Possible use for Crafty Cutpurse in GRN?

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Posted on Sept. 24, 2018, 2:37 p.m. by Levithelord1998

So I'm looking through all the cards that will be in standard when Guilds of Ravnica is released and I noticed that Crafty Cutpurse would (possibly) be a sideboard option when going against token oriented decks. Cards like March of the Multitudes and Divine Visitation can be shut down by Crafty Cutpurse

Am I missing something or is this already common knowledge?

cdkime says... #2

I would not be surprised to learn Wizards was considering GRN when they printed Crafty Cutpurse. Boros and Selesnya are both known for token generation, and this card makes that strategy pretty dangerous.

That said, I'm not sure how much value Crafty Cutpurse has as a sideboard card though for a number of reasons. First, keeping four mana open is a lot. Second, the card is highly situational--for it to work, not only must you have drawn into it, but your opponent must be using a very specific activation. Even in matchups where it works, you're more likely to draw it at the wrong time or only net a couple soldier tokens. The latter is not bad, but still not that exciting. Third, there are better options with wider applicability. While Crafty Cutpurse can put you vastly ahead, I'd generally rather have a counterspell or wrath. Those at least have general utility, and can be useful whenever you draw them.

September 24, 2018 4:58 p.m.

cdkime that's true, I didn't think of that. With all the 1/1 tokens it would be better with things that can wipe those and/or counter the spell like you said. Thanks :)

September 24, 2018 5:50 p.m.

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