Quote from RaalicI don't like Doran in the deck, as it weakens Thalia, and it's too mana intensive for a deck that is essentially GW.
I don't like Fauna Shaman in the deck (after substantial testing..), as it dilutes the game plan. We are here to kick ass, not to take names. I don't care what I am facing, I'm dropping a t2 smiter and smashing face.
Don't get me wrong, the meta-focused elements of this deck are hugely important, but if you get too carried away with the hate aspect of the deck, you lose sight of what makes this deck win 90% of the rest of the time, and that's generic, unabashed, uncounterable, ridiculous pressure. Kibler had it right when he designed the deck in the first place. Get too far from the concept, and you're going to weaken the deck.
Aim for a potent mid-range aggro deck, and spruce it up with hate bears. Wilt-leaf Liege and Gavony Township are there to give you favorable combat scenarios, not to stop any one particular deck. Yet they are the heart and soul of the deck. Build for generic dominance, tweak and sideboard for the matchup or for the meta.
Quote from lightbeardI hear there is a new list where Kibler is now running 2 Sword of Light and Shadow, but could not find it online. I'd imagine that's what the primer should use - anyone know where to find it?
Quote from doc.brownis any new card from GTC worth considering for this deck? maybe blind obediencein sb?
Quote from RaalicI like Illness in the Ranks in the SB. Stops twin completely, makes quick work of enemy spirit tokens. Yours will live if you have a liege.
Blind Obedience has a niche, somewhere. Not sure this is it. Certainly has the upside of keeping blocks at a minimum.
Quote from DaMan1248I think you're really going to want 2 mindcensors in the main. With Jund neutered I think there will be a fair bit of pod running around.
I also don't know if its right to cut Lingering souls, this deck can abuse it so well with Wilt-Leaf and gavony. It is also a big help against affinity and infect. I expect infect's numbers to rise a bit as well.
Quote from monovfoxSorry I haven't been able to finish the primer as fast as I said I would. Storm received a banning, and I have a PTQ next week, so I am trying to get bogle together, and this have been neglecting this thread <3
Quote from NiddFratyrisI'd volunteer to write the Primer for this deck, but I can't promise I'll be able to keep it up to date all the time. I'd probably also include some stuff you guys haven't seen so far, as I've been playing a similar deck with a slight twist, but I think this deck fares better in the upcoming Meta, so I'll do the switch over to this deck, if it convinces me.