Quote from VickVega »Lastly, not to get too crazy but as i mentioned, a grixis splash for cards like gurmag angler has some appeal. Is that just a bonkers notion or is there some value to it.
Quote from idSurge »Helix would be interesting, and they could bring in Path if needed as well in a UWR Version + all the side hate cards.
Quote from Spsiegel1987 »I have to ask---but what exactly is this deck playing surgical for? I can't see it doing much outside of dredge. Ross posted an Izzet sideboard guide but it won't be viewable for a month or so. Kind of frustrating since I'd like to see how to go about it.
Quote from tronix »Quote from headminerve »The third colour leads to a horrendous mana stretch anyway. Outside of an insane benefit we'd get out of a new synergistic card printed, it appears not to be worthwhile.
yeah i definitely noticed how mana can be tight even on UR. normally UR decks lean so heavily towards blue they can just get red online when necessary, but the red requirements in UR phoenix are high. like fetching an island early on definitely bit me in the ass a few times because i only considered what i needed right then rather than what i might possibly need 2 or 3 turns later.
unrelated: so what is the deal with ral, izzet viceroy? is it like some exceptional 1-of? or is it just showing up consistently in lists because that is what people won with. he just looks like a generic 'kill dudes draw cards', so i must be missing something.
Quote from headminerve »The third colour leads to a horrendous mana stretch anyway. Outside of an insane benefit we'd get out of a new synergistic card printed, it appears not to be worthwhile.