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
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.
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?
February 21, 2021 10:20 a.m.
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.
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.
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.
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.
I built the deck, You better watch where you step