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Likewise!

For me, I feel like dragons aside, we have 10x flex slots that are more/less meta dependent, split among permission, reanimation, and single-target removal. Could be a good starting point for tweaks to address meta issues:

permission: Stubborn Denial Swan Song

reanimation: Animate Dead Reanimate

draw/filter: Faithless Looting Chart a Course

targeted removal: Nature's Claim Swords to Plowshares Abrupt Decay Assassin's Trophy

March 27, 2020 10:11 p.m.

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I hear you, for sure . . . unfortunately, the power creep in my local meta just means that value engines/combo decks tend to win faster/more reliably.

Mudslide would be good if we went away from the dork plan, gave our dorks flying via an anthem effect, and/or went into rock-only ramp. Bloom Tender and Faeburrow Elder are usually so necessary and so good here, though, that I wouldn't make that exact shift but wonder if there's an angle we aren't seeing in re a stax package.

Though if anything, I would look to have more stack-based interaction in the build, and that's even less fun to me here vs cutting the overall dragon count, which was already a bit painful (emotionally).

And if we're looking at graveyard hate, it should probably be asymmetrical—so WotS Ashiok? Soul-Guide Lantern?

So far I'm happy with Opportunistic Dragon and Verix Bladewing, but only as they are early-game durdle pieces with potential payoffs later in the game. There's also upside with Opportunistic Dragon in that you can munch whatever you name (humans are also very much a thing you see!) w/ Korvold, Fae-Cursed King, who is increasingly a primary tutor target for me.

Verix Bladewing isn't great, but sometimes rebuilding your board for cheap or even just getting a vanilla on-tribe body out early does do work. It might be a pet card for me, fair warning, as I like the flexibility but also the art on both the card and the token. So I might be overly self-justifying its continued inclusion (along with the need to push the overall CMC down lower).

March 27, 2020 4:51 p.m.

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