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Counter target spell. Choose 1, 2 or 3 at random. Its controller mills that many cards, then exiles cards from the top of their library until they exile a nonland card with a different name than that spell. They may cast that card without paying its mana cost. Then they put the exiled cards on the bottom of their library in a random order.
5 days ago
I got the opportunity to play this weekend after a long time away, and had a blast with the newest version of the deck!
Descent into Avernus was an allstar, and pretty well received across the whole table. This is the epitome of Red effects to me, and loved having it out.
Got to use Memory Jar for the first time in probably years and I stand by this being the best wheel effect available to Red.
The deck is just as bursty and unpredictable as ever. I wish we had even a little bit of lifegain to combat all the sources of self damage, but I can't complain. I was a constant element in every game.
The addition of treasures was exactly what this deck needed. I played more aggressive with my lands than I've ever been able to thanks to them.
This particular makeup of lands, ramp, and treasures felt just right, riding the edge of too many and too few just like I like, but I could see someone needing as many as 34 lands if they didn't have as many fetches or treasure cards.
It looks like I will be able to play 8-10x more often than I have been the last year, so I will be doing a lot more tuning and updates than I have been. Stay tuned!
3 weeks ago
Wow, I didn't expect to get this many responses after posting this and going to bed. Thank you to all the suggestions! Right now I'm leaning towards the board wipe punishes like Stalking Vengeance and Vicious Shadows. Also forgot that Tibalt's Trickery existed, definitely need me a copy of that.
RinceRaven on krenko
3 weeks ago
Alright alright so I got asked to give a bunch of suggestions so here we go. Hoo boy. Gonna try to keep most suggestions low on budget but will include the best slightly expensive cards. Should also mention I got a lot of things I know from this primer, cheers. https://deckstats.net/decks/82803/752805-competitive-krenko/en
First the draw pieces you missed: Rundvelt Hordemaster, Dark-Dweller Oracle, Skullclamp, Subira, Tulzidi Caravanner, Reforge the Soul, Conspicuous Snoop, You Find Some Prisoners. The only actual good ones you got in this draft are Idol of Oblivion and Wheel of Misfortune imo, though most are servicable.
Next up ramp: Mana doublers are too slow for a deck as fast as Krenko, and you don't have the card draw to support such cards in mono-red. Not really. Also with the 4 mana commander having 2 mana ramp becomes much, much more valued. Cheering Fanatic, Liquimetal Torque, Generator Servant, Wily Goblin, Infernal Plunge, Fire Diamond (Yes I know, I think it's fine here).
Haste: Giving Krenko (and his tokens) haste literally puts you a turn ahead over not having it. Crashing Drawbridge, Ashling's Prerogative (Even gives tokens haste too), Generator Servant (multipurpose? Whoa), Goblin Chieftain, Goblin Motivator, Lightning Greaves, Mass Hysteria, Thousand-Year Elixir (tad pricey but repeatable Krenko seems good) Bloodlust Inciter.
Wincons: gotta end the game somehow. Combo's are good: Breath of Fury, Staff of Domination, Thornbite Staff, Umbral Mantle are the best combo lines for Krenko afaik. If not/next to combo, we have good old damage: Coat of Arms, Eldrazi Monument, Impact Tremors, Obelisk of Urd, Skirk Fire Marshal, Purphoros, God of the Forge, Shared Animosity, Devilish Valet, Quest for the Goblin Lord, Throne of the God-Pharaoh.
If we let our opponents do whatever they want we'll have trouble winning, even with our speed. Luckily red has quite some options. Don't forget Liquimetal Torque can turn things into artifacts so we can shoot them easier. Abrade, Chaos Warp, Gempalm Incinerator (great removal spell, terrible creature), Goblin Assassin (wipes the floor with creature decks), Goblin Bombardment, Goblin Cratermaker, Goblin Sharpshooter, Goblin Trashmaster, Goblin Welder (hits opponents too), Mogg Salvage, Pashalik Mons, Skirk Fire Marshal (your board survives this with Coat of Arms or Eldrazi Monument), Furystoke Giant, Shattering Spree, better than Vandalblast, Wild Magic Surge.
I'm tired and my brain is dying so here's a dump of things I forgot or for didn't have a place to mentioned yet :)
Heirloom Blade, Chandra, Torch of Defiance, Blood Moon, Brash Taunter, Impulsive Pilferer, Jeska's Will, Goblin Chirurgeon, Goblin Sledder, Mogg Raider, Pyroblast, Red Elemental Blast, Tibalt's Trickery, Mogg War Marshal, Legion Loyalist, Legion Warboss, Brash Taunter, Fable of the Mirror-Breaker Flip, Hobgoblin Bandit Lord, Muxus, Goblin Grandee (idk at what math this is good I'm sure someone did it already somewhere on the internet), Siege-Gang Commander, Zo-Zu the Punisher, Goblin Ringleader, Goblin Piledriver, Arms Dealer, Grotag Night-Runner, Goblin King (get 5th or 6th edition art btw).
Good luck on figuring things out. I'm off to bed
1 month ago
Meekstone doesn't stop any combos off the top of my head but it sure does put a damper on aggro. Can be grabbed with Urza's Saga. What I meant by fits the strategy is it is a stack tax of 3+ power and everything you run is 2 or less.
Ensnaring Bridge does as well and synergizes with Subrina ability.
I'm gonna push back on Ghitu Encampment. It's the only manland in red, fits Subrina requirement and will add to your damage/card draw. Out of the 29 lands you run it would be the only one that etb.
1 month ago
1 month ago
I've got 3 suggestions that hit different niches.
First is Rograkh, Son of Rohgahh with Ardenn, Intrepid Archaeologist. Colossus Hammer hits really hard when it comes down turn 2 :D. The deck is combat based, and plays similarly most games. Most equipment cards are really cheap, so you can cherrypick the equipment you want in the deck.
Second is a Codie, Vociferous Codex combo list. The deck runs ~60 Dragon's Approach, Tibalt's Trickery, Reshape the Earth and all the Gate lands. The idea is to spin into Reshape the Earth, get 9 Gates and Maze's End and win the next turn. This is the most competitive of the 3, but the deck plays exactly the same every game; there is almost 0 variance.
Third is my personal favorite. Sasaya, Orochi Ascendant Flip. Search for a bunch on lands into hand, flip Sasaya, then go wild with big X spells and massive creatures. Deck plays similarly every game in the beginning, but then has lots of unique options lategame.
2 months ago
Tibalt's Trickery seems odd here, too, especially when you have access to straight counterspells in . Why run the risk of what Trickery might drum up if you don't have to? If you are running it for the mill effect, it really doesn't seem worth it.
Solemn Simulacrum seems like another cut. You're running plenty of ramp already, and there are better ways to draw card in .
On a side note, this deck seems like an absolute nightmare to play against.