Legacy Fish Sideboard Help
Posted on Jan. 7, 2017, 10:41 p.m. by Wiggins
I am fairly certain with my regular deck build of (building in process):
The only thing that I might change is Daze by putting Vendilion Clique main board.
The people I'll likely be playing against have Belcher, Dredge, Burn, Death and Taxes, Lands, and Reanimator.
I'm am trying to construct the best general sideboard I can for these matches. Any suggestions?
I would definitely run some graveyard hate for decks like Reanimator, Storm and Dredge in the form of Relic of Progenitus, Grafdigger's Cage or Tormod's Crypt. I think you need 3-4 pieces of graveyard hate.
I personally would also run 2x Back to Basics to punish greedy mana bases like Eldrazi, Lands, Mud, Bug etc. Just be aware that you play it when it does not hurt yourself too much.
I also think that you want 2-3 Dismembers in your sideboard against Tarmogoyf, Gurmag Angler, Stoneforge Mystic or any creature that might prevent you from getting damage through in the matchups, where your islandwalk is irrelevant. They are also very useful against Death & Taxes, which is one of Merfolk bad matchups.
You can also run Echoing Truth against decks that play annoying enchantments/artifacts like Meekstone, Ensnaring Bridge, Moat, Engineered Plague. It is also useful against tokens from Empty the Warrens, Monastery Mentor tokens, Young Pyromancer tokens and Entreat the Angels tokens.
Against Death & Taxes and Stoneblade decks, you could add 1x Manriki-Gusari to the sideboard to destroy their equipments. You can easily find it by copying their Stoneforge Mystic with your Phantasmal Image.
Many sideboards also run some additional counterspells and here there many available options.One of these options is Flusterstorm, which is good at winning counterwars and which is also good against combo decks like Storm and Reanimator.
You can also use counter spells like Negate, Swan Song or Spell Pierce. Personally I would not run 1 mana counterspell due to Chalice of the Void other the Flusterstorm, where the copies does not get countered by Chalice of the Void.
Other that these, you have some flexspots which can anything you need like: Pithing Needle which can name a ton stuff like Sensei's Divining Top, Wirewood Symbiote, Stoneforge Mystic, Grindstone, Sneak Attack etc.
Submerge which is a free bouncespell against decks with forest lands. It is sometimes even a removal spell, if you use it, when they use their fetchlands.
I hope this is helpful for you. :)
January 8, 2017 4:46 a.m.
I'm going to try not to sound redundant, but Back to Basics and Graveyard hate really are musts. I personally like Grafdigger's Cage. Submerge is great against a lot of decks. Also, Mindbreak Trap is very good against storm, and doesn't get countered by your own Chalice of the Void
January 24, 2017 9:46 p.m.
January 26, 2017 7:34 a.m.
You're absolutely right. :-) That's a really specific interaction that actually matters. I might make the change now just because I like how that works lol