Human not Sideboarding in SOI Sigarda?

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Posted on Aug. 4, 2018, 2:55 p.m. by Hexaflexagon

When I first looked at the Humans decklist, I was like, why didn't they have Sigarda, Heron's Grace in sideboard? Sure, she costs 5, but gives all your humans (and you) hexproof and can be easily ramped out with Noble Hierarch. She also has a manasink, allowing you to create chump-blockers and giving +1/+1 counters to Thalia's Lieutenant and Champion of the Parish. I've compiled a list of what she helps with and benefits:

  • Burn by giving everything Hexproof

  • Removal and/or Pacifsm effects

  • Pumping up your guys

  • Using your now unused mana

  • Top of the curve at 5

  • And last but not least, she costs only a dollar or two.

What's not to love?

Flooremoji says... #2

List of counter-reasons:

  • She can be targeted by removal.

  • CMC 5, 5C humans wants to be in a position to win or have already one by turn 5.

  • Aegis of the Gods already gives you hexproof and is a 2CMC human, though it is excluded from many competitive lists anyway.

  • She does not grant boardwipe evasion, excluding Settle the Wreckage effects, Xathrid Necromancer however, does.

  • Humans would rather have card draw than a mana sink.

  • The extra lands needed to cast her on a regular basis wouldn't help to cast anything in the else deck, and Aether Vial on 5 wouldn't do anything but help cast her.

  • What would you take out for her? Typically people side in boardwipes, not targetive removal like push, and the argument about her not having hexproof is relevant also.

I hope this answers your question. :)

August 4, 2018 3:19 p.m.

lukas96 says... #3

Thedeck plays 20 if you have 5 mana to cast her you are in a very bad position and tere are plenty of cheaper alternatives for those effects

August 4, 2018 3:39 p.m.

IMMG54 says... #4

You'd be better off playing shalai to be honest.

August 4, 2018 6:08 p.m.

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