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To be honest the deck needs better mana and, more importantly, more lands. You're relying on hitting a minimum of three lands per game to function and will often need more. Yeah, the Trial of Mysteries triggers are sweet, but in the games you don't have it or your opponent kills/counters it immediately I'm not seeing the deck doing too much. It should probably be something like 3x Island, 3x Plains, 6x Forest, 2x Flooded Strand, 4x Windswept Heath, 3x Temple of Mystery/Yavimaya Coast, 2x Temple of Plenty/Mana Confluence/Basics, cutting one Hidden Dragonslayer, one Obscuring Aether, and one Temur Sabertooth. The deck seems really soft to mono-red, but I don't know how you should best remedy that. Also, the deck seems hard-pressed to beat fliers with only Icefeather Aven as an out to the garden-variety Stormbreath Dragon in the main and only two additional outs are in the sideboard.
April 16, 2015 2:46 p.m.
Also, for those interested in the deck who have the resources, I would run the full four Thoughtseize in the sideboard over one Minister of Pain, one Murderous Cut, and both Nylea's Disciples after making the changes listed above. Thoughtseize is an amazing tool in this deck, but the format is aggressive enough for me to want it only out of the sideboard.
April 2, 2015 2 a.m.
In response to the above, I've switched over to Abzan "C" Team in Dragons of Tarkir (Abzan Aggro with Collected Company and Chord of Calling) so I haven't really thought much about the deck. I assume the changes I would make to the deck would be -1 Pharika, -1 Torrent Elemental, -1 Sidisi, Brood Tyrant, +1 Whip of Erebos, +1 Dragonlord Atarka, and +1 Sidisi, Undead Vizier in the main and -1 Whip of Erebos, -2 Bile Blight, -2 Merciless Executioner, -1 Reclamation Sage, -1 Silumgar, the Drifting Death, +2 Ultimate Price, +2 Minister of Pain, +1 Torrent Elemental, and +2 Self-Inflicted Wound in the sideboard, but I would have to test. The main deck changes are adding stablizing cards and cutting some of the slower cards while the sideboard changes are to improve my match-up against UW/Esper Control, Tokens/Mono-Red, and improving Bile Blight. Minister of Pain is better in this deck against the token strategies because it can be whipped back and there are no mirror matches for this deck in the two meta-games I'm a part of.