Quote from Sheepz »Splicers are one of of the best main deck affinity bashing options out there. I know stuff has really changed, but I think it has a place as a two off. Depends on the build I suppose.
Quote from Jendo87 »With this talk of Wisp, why are people still running blade splicer? It's a three mana creature that doesn't really help against most of the meta game right now. Its a shame since it can't really block Goyf/anglerfish/Tasigur/Eldrazi by itself, also against those decks you need something to stop them, wisping splicer calls for blow outs like mentioned above, however wisping their attacker will always cut off an attack if it hits the battlefield.
Now I know I'm biased, I think I probably will be with this card. Even in Monowhite.
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Vial, with thought knot seers and smasher the vials become less good. The threats are more spread out over the curve
Quote from TheMcFearless »2mrPandarian
1 Sorin MB is, in fact, an experiment of mine. My meta is crowded with Naya Zoo or Naya Burn decks, and it feels like an ok card to MB. Much like a singleton Batterskull in UR Delver/Blue Moon shells, it is a good card to access some life gain and stabilize the game after some creatures hit the board. If I don't see it, probably won't miss it. If I can't cast it due to missing land drops, it is a single dead card in my hand. It should probably be replaced with a proper 3rd Smasher if I feel like it annoys me more than helps. TBH, it was able to provide HUGE life swings in the matches I've found it. Unfortunately, it was the kind of match life gain was not so relevant, like game 1 vs Nahiri Control. Still, by turn 4 even a 4/1 lifelinker Flickerwisp is relevant in an aggro matchup.
Now, for the 2 SB Leylines, I just want some game against Burn, discard effects (BGx decks and 8-rack) and the occasional combo that needs to target players to win. Grishoalbrand comes to mind, although vs Ad Nauseum it is a mistake considering Laboratory Maniac. It can also be sided in vs storm if I pair it with Zealous Persecutions, covering both Grapeshot and Empty the Warrens. It really shines when I can get it out of my hand before the game begins vs Jund and the like, as it blanks 2 to 3 cards in their hands. They usually pack MORE discard and MORE removal against me, and Lily's -2 is back breaking against my Smashers. Is there a better way to shore up at least Burn and BGx matchups? Is Fiendslayer Paladin a real card expecting Pyroclasm or Anger of the Gods type of effects out of our opponent's sideboard?
Quote from LtGlitter »Quote from lvg »
Vial, with thought knot seers and smasher the vials become less good. The threats are more spread out over the curveThe deck has pretty much the same cmc curve. Blade splicer becomes strangler, and resto angel becomes TKS.
Quote from Chalupacabra »Quote from LtGlitter »Quote from lvg »
Vial, with thought knot seers and smasher the vials become less good. The threats are more spread out over the curveThe deck has pretty much the same cmc curve. Blade splicer becomes strangler, and resto angel becomes TKS.Unless you run the Smashers as well, which does warp the curve a little.
What warps it more is Tidehollow Sculler, which led to me eventually cutting it and smoothing the curve overall with early-game artifacts and less WW and WB cards. With 4 TKS, and 2 Smasher, as long as you limit it to 8 2-drops, you'll have 13 3-drops to profit nicely off Vial.
In Lorwyn's brief evenings, the sun pauses at the horizon long enough for a certain species of violet to bloom with the fragrance of mischief.
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One last thing. I'm sure you guys have covered what I'm about to say but please enlighten me. What the consensus on Declaration in Stone as sideboard tech for extra removal? Is Dismember still the best option? I mainly need an edge against grixis delver.
Quote from Chalupacabra »I agree that Sorin can be great in WB. I ran him when I was still playing the Anafenza combo and Flip Lili in the deck (before I switched to Lingering Taxes). He's fantastic, but rough to cast, and is functionally similar to Vault.
Leyline is only good if in your opener. The likelihood of this with only 2 is small. Late game it can be okay, but not against Jund or Burn.
If you have it, try Auriok Champion in those slots instead. It has great game against both decks.