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Sunday Pre-release went really well. I went Mardu with my Rakdos kit and let me tell you attrition is a real strategy in limited. Played against Gruul, Simic, Rakdos, and Bant(azorious kit).
My removal package... 2x Skewer the Critics , 1x Get the Point , 1x Grotesque Demise , 1x Bedeck / Bedazzle , 1x Bladebrand , 1x Sky Tether 2x Noxious Groodion , 1x Hackrobat , 1x Twilight Panther ... made life very difficult for my opponents
Hackrobat was an absolute beast getting in and hitting for 4 at least once almost every time i played it. Since I was controlling their board they were always hesitant to block because of the potential deathtouch. Same goes for Twilight Panther . It didn't deal as much damage but could usually be used to activate spectacle since people wouldn't block it.
Judith, the Scourge Diva also proved to be very problematic for opponents and a lot of fun to play with. So much so that I decided to try and build a commander deck for her.
I was very lucky being able to play 4 of my 6 rares. I don't know if I could expect this kind of consistency again but I would be willing to try if I had the chance. I will for sure be looking at all these cards carefully during draft weekend.
January 22, 2019 10:44 a.m.
I would think the reason is simply that Big G didn't offer much as far as a theme to build the deck around.
Using Ruric as the face card makes the direction of the deck clear, and easier to put together with the available card pool than say Borborygmos Enraged who is cool and unique, but whose mechanic isn't really supported by his tribe. Original Borborygmos is simply a big beater which is great for gruul, but it doesn't offer much deck building direction.
January 18, 2019 11:29 a.m.
I am SUPER happy with those guild kits.
Not only did they include a decent money card in most but all of them look super playable AND there are a lot of good standard cards I expect to be staples in the upcoming season.
I am preordering them all like I did with the last ones so I can finish my Battle Box. The decks will remain as they are and my group will draw a random guild dice out of bag and be assigned that guild, play some round robin, have people bring a pack for prize and bingo-bango you got a fun replacement for draft when you're friends and you are broke.
The new art is really awesome too. Teysa is the weakest of the new arts IMO simply because its less dramatic. She looks good in it though. Ruric Thar, the Unbowed is amazing and I may have to build a commander deck for him just because i like the art so much. Zegana, Utopian Speaker also looks way better (IMO) than he rather stale card in the set. It also makes me wonder what her story is because I never saw her as a warrior like that... its awesome.
January 17, 2019 10:13 a.m.
For sure, I haven't seen the Pre-Prerelease yet so thats helpful thanks.
My heart likes to play big splashy creatures and since Gruul is out I think Rakdos is next in line with some powerful finishers. Simic has a few too im just usually bad at piloting blue.
Orzhov is a favorite of mine but I think I like most of the cards for commander reasons and that is skewing my desire to play it.
I also think going Rakdos makes sense logically because going jund would be easy if I happen to pull a lot of good gruul on top of my seeded rakdos pack
January 14, 2019 11:03 a.m.
I called my LGS the day after the set was fully spoiled to preregister... Gruul was already sold out. 1 Day after spoilers. They are clearly the early favorite for strongest limited potential.
I can't decide if I want to go Rakdos or Orzhov. Mostly just for the solid removal I will likely need against gruul and simic folks.
I like Rakdos, the Showstopper a lot more in limited than Kaya, Orzhov Usurper and I think in general Rakdos has more solid limited cards. The new Teysa is awesome and all but it would be tough to build around her for limited... so if im gonna pray for a bomb rare/mythic I think I should go Rakdos. Thoughts?
January 14, 2019 9:44 a.m.
We've seen 13 mythics so far right? If I am counting correctly (not including the buy a box promo haunt of hightower).
It looks like we have a mono colored mythic in all colors except green so far so I would think that would be one, and we also haven't seen a mythic artifact, so that could be the other.
Im just wondering what if the mono green mythic is ruric thar or borborygmos and they have somehow calmed the f down? Hahaha I just know how many of us were hoping for a new ruric or bygmos so just wanted to offer a glimmer of hope.
January 9, 2019 4:25 p.m.
I was thinking the same thing. I thought for sure today would be a gruul spotlight day.
Don't get my wrong the new enchantment that gives all your nontokens riot and uncounterable might as well be rare, freaking love that card. But I still want my splashy fun cards! The new Domri should be interesting but im more curious about who the new legend is, I was never a fan of Borborygmos so im kinda hoping he's gone.
January 4, 2019 1:41 p.m.
The card is fun. I want to build hell tribal now.
January 3, 2019 1:29 p.m.
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