4-drop for BG midrange

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Posted on Nov. 16, 2023, 12:09 p.m. by ShodoPhan

Hi guys, currently I am running 2x Sheoldred, the Apocalypse (don't have more), but looking for 1-2 extra 4-drops to fill and I am currently testing new Blossoming Tortoise x 2 with 2x Restless Cottage, 2x Hive of the Eye Tyrant, 2x Castle Locthwain and 3xField of Ruin + 2x Virtue of Persistence to have way to return milled creatures back to the game.

It feel fun to play and revarding, but maybe it is lacking in overall value and competitive way, so I was thinking about: Esika's Chariot vs Nightpack Ambusher (both do kinda simmilar thing, but... I am not really sure which one is better to run as 1 or 2 copies)

I have othervise standard BG (ROCK) shell

Thank you for help!

magwaaf says... #2

Got it in list form?

November 17, 2023 2:43 p.m.

Maybe give new Bedrock Tortoise a shot? I'm not a pioneer player, but a 6/6 that protects your creatures against Instant speed removal and has potential to increase combat damage seems pretty ok.

November 18, 2023 7:40 a.m.

Argy says... #4

Buy more.

November 19, 2023 8:08 a.m.

abby315 says... #5

Probably depends on if you need the 4 drop to stabilize or be aggressive more - Sheoldred is probably the best card at doing both and I don't think there's a comparable option out there. Esika's Chariot is probably the best in that it's classic and gives you both blockers and a threat, but I don't think it's quite the same. Other options... maybe Gonti, Lord of Luxury? Is Kalitas, Traitor of Ghet no longer power-crept enough (or is the GY exile at all useful anymore)? Questing Beast if you want a pure threat?

November 24, 2023 2 p.m.

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