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3-2 FNM —April 24, 2015
Went 3-2 at FNM with a bad sideboard. I feel like this could easily be a real deck, just needs some tuning. Fast aggro and weird combo stuff is what I lose to, so I trimmed a bunch of fat out of the sideboard for Crux of Fate. Also switched from 4x Treasure Cruise to 2x Cruise and Dig Through Time. Hopefully this can fill out some more consistency for the deck. Also trying to find a home for two Master of the Feast in the main. Will have to try them out.
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Honestly, I think you have a few too many delve cards... I would consider getting rid of Gurmag Angler and adding Silumgar, the Drifting Death or dashing in some red (you already have the fetch lands I see) for Dragonlord Kolaghan. He can seriously screw with people once he hits the field in a control deck...
April 12, 2015 12:06 a.m.
This surprised me a lot, but too much delve has not been a problem I encountered. Between tons of fetches and spells that pitch things into my graveyard, I can reliably delve three cards in a turn mid-game. I like both of those dragons in a pure control deck, but this actually isn't control. It's "wreck your hand and give me value", so closer to combo or high-synergy. Neither has delve, which is absolutely crucial to creatures that I run in the deck. Essentially, all the stuff I'm doing with spells means that I have little mana to spare on creatures, and keeping delve guys in the board is pretty necessary. I appreciate the feedback though, and I definitely need some combination of fatty flyers in the sideboard to handle certain matchups. I'll play with a couple combinations in the coming weeks, and see what shakes out.
April 12, 2015 12:23 a.m.
Oh wow.. Waste Not is still standard legal? Shows how much I keep up with standard.
Thanx for clearing that up dude. I got no suggestions, but def +1. Discard in standard has to be mean.
April 12, 2015 1:58 a.m.
What do you think about adding Ashiok, Nightmare Weaver in there? It could be pretty useful to steal your opponent's creatures and mill them at the same time. The exiling effect is also helpful against other delve decks.
April 13, 2015 4:25 p.m.
I'm definitely curious about Ashiok. He might be a cool addition. If I can pick up one or two, I'll try him out. Thanks for the suggest :)
April 13, 2015 5:37 p.m.
I do love the deck, but I feel like there's far too much delve competition going on for too many of your serious threats.
Delving in order to draw cards you intend to delve as well is really iffy in my opinion.
I think the deck setup and make-up as far as draw/threats/engines is good though. Just specific card choice may be slightly detrimental.
April 13, 2015 6:43 p.m.
Delve surprisingly hasn't been an issue so far. To be fair, I've only playtested for a couple matches, so far my cards haven't stepped on each other too much as long as I play smart. That said, I'll definitely be keeping an eye on it in the coming weeks, and if I do notice it slipping, I'll probably switch to Divination.
April 13, 2015 6:48 p.m.
Master of the Feast, Ashiok, Nightmare Weaver, Dig Through Time, Crux of Fate (maybe), Risen Executioner. Those are some suggestions. Idk if you will run into Esper Control, but Virulent Plague could ruin your day.
April 14, 2015 9:14 a.m.
Ashiok is on my maybeboard if I pick up a couple. Crux of Fate is going into the side. Played with Risen Executioner, and the fact that he doesn't block is really detrimental actually. Master of the Feast is going in as soon as I get a couple. As for Virulent Plague, my only real answer is Despise and countermagic, or remove their threats so that I don't need tokens. Definitely ideas to consider though, thanks for the feedback.
April 15, 2015 1:14 p.m.
Also, Master of the Feast is the perfect card for this deck. Mostly because there are no instant speed discard abilities in standard right now (at least to my knowledge), and so once your opponent has no hand, you have to make them draw in order to make them discard. This makes the 5/5 flyer for 3cmc a boss.
April 19, 2015 3:20 p.m.
Yeah, I'm thinking it's time I definitely picked up a couple. Too many good points to ignore.
April 19, 2015 8:04 p.m.
I'm a little surprised no one has mentioned Diplomacy of the Wastes. It's a thoughseize for 3!