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If you find you are having issues with rdw, Essence Extraction does a pretty good job of keeping you in the game and removing a threat. May not be the best card to main deck but a few in the side miht be worthwhile. Unless of course the meta shifts completely away from aggro.
September 24, 2017 10:54 a.m.
Yeah you could do that or come down on some creatures. Honestly it is pretty much hard removal against creature decks so you could even main deck it and take out a creature that isn't preforming well enough. I was running mardu control and I now run grixis control both with lots of planeswalkers but in either case a turn 1 scrutiney will almost always remove something you don't want me to cast. Essence Extraction is really underrated since it causes you to gain and removes a creature it is better than it looks. That red deck can struggle to finish the game out if you gain life. If you set it up to wipe their board anyway, as of now only like 2 creatures in the deck survive the extraction. My best advice would be to have at least one copy of any card you would sideboard in your main deck since it can save you from losing.
September 22, 2017 3:25 a.m.
September 21, 2017 6:59 a.m.
Cut / Ribbons and Torment of Hailfire are made for this deck. With all the discard hailfire will almost always be removal if not mutliple Lightning Bolts! if you can squeeze in 2 copies. Cut / Ribbons is great removal and can really close out a game if you aftermath when you top deck a land. Looks fun tho.
September 19, 2017 8:41 a.m.
Looks really solid. Time will tell how well it will work but I don't forsee any major issues at fmn. The only hole you don't have filled would appear to be something to interact with graveyards if need be.
September 19, 2017 7:16 a.m.
Essence Extraction is really good against those red aggro decks. With ixalan i bet it would be great with the expertise to take out small guys and a big dino
September 18, 2017 9:46 p.m.
If I catch you in time before the event more hand disruption in the side. With the format changing soon more control decks are porbably popping up it will help with that.
September 15, 2017 7:27 p.m.
Throw it together and run some practice hands. Odds are good you could win 2 rounds with all that shit. Strictly better mtg on youtube should have a 5 dollar standard mono black too. Check him out
September 15, 2017 10:14 a.m.
September 15, 2017 10:04 a.m.
If you have the cards then by all means do so. Without posting your whole collection cards to suggest are tricky. Sanitarium Skeleton is pretty decent in a toolbox. Scrapheap Scrounger is annoying too. Cut and Torment of Hailfire are really good. There is a fair amount of graveyard hate in my meta so I wouldn't run too much recursion. Hand disruption between Transgress the Mind Lay Bare the Heart and even good old Mind Rot. Run sets of 2 and 3 of copies of utility cards. You could be real annoying and be able to sideboard pretty well without ruining your consistency. Eternal Scourge is awesome. A single Akoum Firebird is a good mana sink. Try and ignore having a theme, and run something fun to play. If you have any sort of good lands other than Blooming Marsh let us know what they are and we can build around it. Any cycle lands?
September 15, 2017 9:32 a.m.
Run rakdos. Main deck a bunch of removal and some hard to deal with red/black creatures. Sideboard a ton of discard and a couple planeswalker removal spells. An optimal build would be like Shock Abrade Murder Insolent Neonate Gifted Aetherborn Kari Zev, Skyship Raider etc. Basically any creature with some relevant keyword ability and removal. Maybe a few draw spells like Tormenting Voice and Painful Lesson. I would keep the curve low, topping at 4 for your Kalitas, Traitor of Ghet and then mainly run 1 and 2 drops with just 4-6 (no more than 8) spells that cost more. Run 22 lands and test it out.
September 15, 2017 6:49 a.m.
Figure out what you want the deck to do first. How do you intend to win. Then upgrade accordingly. The deck is already pretty control oriented, so going off that including Time Warp and other extra turn effects is a cool direction to head.
September 15, 2017 4:49 a.m.
I would say it is less about the risk/reward and more about how you wish to spend your money. Are you making an investment, playing the lottery or getting carda you need for decks? If you are investing or playing the lottery buy boxes, dont open the boxes for investing and open everything if you are lottery. If you are just deck building singles is far superior financially. As someone mentioned above you going to draft is also a good way to get the most for your dollar.
September 12, 2017 7:37 p.m.
That seems like a good choice. A lot of people don't realize Tezzeret's Touch works like that with vehicles. I ran it in a dimir shell based around tezzeret.
September 12, 2017 7:23 p.m.
They both become 5/5 fliers when enchanted. I understand if they don't fit with the theme but the Heart of Kiran also getting vigilance seems relevant. To each his own.
September 12, 2017 6:13 p.m.
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