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PlavecCZ Thing in the Ice Flip is fine, but it's not for this list - as currently designed. It would require cutting cards, and I don't think the list has room that. It could maybe be tested in the Supreme Verdict slots. That being said, TITI is probably better in a red shell with Lightning Bolt.
June 15, 2017 1:40 a.m.
jonmaior I see. Thanks for sharing the context behind your thoughts. I'm on the fence about it. The Serum Visions build is by no means bad, as it makes the Snapcaster Mages better and digs for relevant cards.
I'm giving him a shot because I like the theory behind it. While your findings prove a point, it's a really small sample size versus an aggressive rogue deck. Dark Confidant isn't meant to improve my linear aggro matchup per se, it's meant to act as a lightning rod or punishing decks that skimps on removal - Tron, Devoted Company, Storm, Dredge etc. Against these tiered decks critical mass of cards is the key to get a grip on the game.
I play tested multiple matches versus Merfolk last week, and went so far ahead each time I drew Confidant. I never ran out of removal, had souls for days and accelerated hard with Esper Charm. In matchups where he's bad, like the one you tested, I'd side him out for more relevant cards. Game one you'll have to swing each turn hoping hit removal / trade, or leave him to block. Game two;
Against Delver I could se myself bringing in Batterskull, Blessed Alliance, Detention Sphere, Runed Halo, Supreme Verdict and Vendilion Clique.
That being said I've been comparing Confidant in my list with a typical Jund build, and I do see I lack some md life gain. Especially the two Supreme Verdict seems a bit awkward. For it to work optimally I think the Confidant build needs to be tuned. For example I think the sweepers can be shifted to the side, swapping them for Blessed Alliance. Or I could test Flaying Tendrils mainboard instead of the Verdicts.
These are my thoughts. I was impressed enough last week to keep testing it.
June 14, 2017 3:33 p.m.
jonmaior that's a really vague reply. I need more info than that. Have you tested it? How many games? What did you play against?
June 14, 2017 12:09 a.m.
June 3, 2017 2:11 p.m.
tazleon7 I might add some number of CC back in. The build has been through a lot, and lately I've enjoyed the "making the opponent hellbent" with Liliana and Esper Charm plan. Cryptic and Liliana really strain the mana base, but maybe two copies are fine. Might add the old 4 CC list somewhere for reference purposes.
June 3, 2017 6:08 a.m.
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