Booby trap

The Kitchen Table forum

Posted on Feb. 20, 2021, 10:20 p.m. by grennpowerhouse

Hello everyone. So me and my friend decided to do a little deck building challenge. The challenge was that we both got a obscure card and had to build a deck around it. The card I have to do is Booby Trap . Does anyone have any recommendations

Caerwyn says... #2

You seem to have posted this in the forum for Standard, yet Booby Trap is not a Standard-legal card. Which format did are you building in?

February 21, 2021 12:24 a.m.

Whoops you’re right I didn’t know that

February 21, 2021 1:48 a.m.

x12721 says... #4

So, the first thing would probably be to either cheat the mana cost or reduce it somehow. From there, you could either build a control shell (being able to see everything they draw is a great way to know what to answer) or maybe double down on artifact recursion and make it your wincon.

February 21, 2021 2:01 a.m.

So I assume we're talking 60 card kitchen table?

How about a basic shell with Zur's Weirding and Words of War ? You can easily put Booby Trap into this build.

February 21, 2021 10:20 a.m.

Caerwyn says... #6

This thread was moved to a more appropriate forum (auto-generated comment)

Edit: Since you did not answer my format question, I am assuming you meant 60-card kitchen table, I have moved it to the kitchen table section of the forums. If you meant something like Commander or Modern, let me know.

February 21, 2021 11:41 a.m. Edited.

DavidBray says... #7

February 21, 2021 4:47 p.m.

enpc says... #8

I would look at using cards like Praetor's Grasp and Extract so that A) you can get a good look at your opponent's library to help you pick cards and; B) this will help cut down the number of options of cards your oppoent has to draw, making it more likely that they will hit the card named with Booby Trap .

February 23, 2021 1:18 a.m.

ConnorMo says... #9

Lantern of Insight to know what cards your opponents will be drawing with Booby Trap . Alongside the Lantern you can slot in more cards that synergize with "Lantern Control" builds.

Treasure Mage and Trinket Mage to find these important artifacts.

While you're in blue, you could play additional artifact synergies and Academy Ruins to re-lay your traps!

February 23, 2021 3:52 p.m.

jethstriker says... #10

I like the suggestion of Lantern of Insight . Maybe you could play it in a stock Modern Lantern Control shell? The deck has Artifact tutors and recursion along with good disruption. You can then use Booby Trap as your finisher.

February 23, 2021 6:21 p.m.
February 23, 2021 7:20 p.m.

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