Posted on Nov. 22, 2021, 11:06 a.m. by StoryArcher
I've been playing this mono-green counter deck and having a lot of success with it lately. I'm thinking about taking it big-time so I wanted to open it up for thoughts and suggestions by those who know what they're talking about.
The short version is that it usually gets really big, really fast and has more direct removal than the usual mono-green. I'm concerned about what types of decks it might struggle against, and potential fixes for that without changing the whole core mechanic of the deck. Thoughts?
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November 22, 2021 12:26 p.m.
The deck looks fine. There are a bunch of cards that feel too slow to run personally (most notably Gyre Sage, Swarm Shambler, Tireless Tracker, Voracious Hydra). There’re also a bunch of cards i’d be expecting a deck like this to have which appear to be missing (Pelt Collector, Rishkar, Peema Renegade, Cloudfin Raptor, Thrummingbird). So the list overall feels ok, but not as fine-tuned as it could be, imo.
As far as bad matchups, that’s where your sideboard comes in - at the moment I would suggest this is the spot that needs the most attention if you’re getting competitive.
Some sideboard cards to consider:
Now, the quantities of the above will depend on your own local meta, as well as how badly they scare your deck. Sideboard choices should always be focused towards your local competitive playgroup. Saying that, the above mentioned suggestions are likely to come in handy.
Other things to consider as far as good-vs-bad matchups, for your sideboard choices:
don’t worry about control, imo. You should be aiming to be fast enough to have the advantage. Saying that, do consider the likes of Veil of Summer if it’s an issue (though i would say, if it is an issue, it’s because your mainboard isn’t tuned enough).
Board wipes feel like they could pose a big threat for you
Burn, and other hyper-aggro decks are probably going to have an advantage