Greenbelt Rampager in Energy decks

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Posted on Nov. 22, 2017, 7:16 p.m. by Argy

We've been using Greenbelt Rampager to great effect in StuBi's Dirty Energy

I'm surprised it doesn't see more play.

It's great to have a 3/4 on Turn 2, which often happens if you lead with Attune with Aether.

A late game 3/4 is nothing to sneeze at, either.

It synergises well with Winding Constrictor.

Its only issue is that it takes up Glint-Sleeve Siphoner's place on the curve, but that thing dies to a stiff breeze, anyway.

LeaPlath says... #2

Glint Sleeve says "remove me or die", and the energy is better saved for things like a near impossible to kill 4/3, a shit ton of tokens, some early removal or anything else than a vanilla 3/4.

November 22, 2017 7:18 p.m.

Argy says... #3

A vanilla 3/4 on Turn 2 must ALSO be dealt with, which is harder to do at that stage.

Ramunap Red HATES it.

We've had no problem keeping on the board once Bristling Hydra comes into play. As I said, if Winding Constrictor is down, Greenbelt Rampager often pays for itself.

We use kill Destroy/Exile spells, so we don't waste on Harnessed Lightning.

There is more than one way to skin a cat.

November 22, 2017 7:26 p.m.

Boza says... #5

I play my temur energy a bit more aggresive - I have 2 rampagers and 4 hellions in the main, they really catch opponents by surprise and with 4 toughness are very effective against the removal currently in standard.

November 23, 2017 3:04 a.m.

Argy says... #6

That's been our experience, Boza

People expect you to be playing a carbon copy of the pro decks, and plan to Harnessed Lightning your Longtusk Cub on Turn 3, when suddenly BAM there is a 3/4 on Turn 2 to deal with.

November 23, 2017 8:18 a.m.

dthoreson813 says... #7

Wouldn't you need to cast it twice with Winding Constrictor?

The rampager says pretty clearly that you don't get any energy until it's in your hand from being bounced for not having two in the first place.

November 23, 2017 8:47 p.m.

Argy says... #8

Yes, but then the second time you cast it, it sticks.

Rather than the third time.

November 24, 2017 3:18 a.m.

dthoreson813 says... #9

Gotcha.

November 24, 2017 5:21 p.m.

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