Quote from Jund Em In »What about the sacred foundry instead of the stomping ground, for lingering souls and wear//tear out of the side?
Quote from deaddrift »Disclaimer: All of the below pertains to my perspective on the RB build.
I have considered a second Stomping Grounds but I decided that's not correct. Normally T1 puts us at 17, and then Street Wraith knocks us around too. We definitely want both R and B by T2, and we have only 18 lands. Doubling the chances of a Mountain that hits us for 2 in our opening hand is not good. Abrupt Decay doesn't really seem needed for this deck, and actually casting it would certainly come with a lot of pain. To me, it's not worth the tradeoff of being more resistant to milling our only source of G away (or having it destroyed)--instead I think we just prioritize fetching it right away when we're expecting to need it.
Personally my sideboard is close to yours, but I think you need Brutality instead of Thoughtseize, unless you can be certain you don't have Burn in your local meta. I'm also not sold on Lili, since BB on T3 is far from guaranteed, and I'm not really sure what matches I'd want it in.
Quote from pizzap »In Gruul colors I am not entirely happy with the available graveyard hate. Leyline of the Void, the best hate, becomes really bad drawing it, Scavenging Ooze is too slow, and my current hate, Tormod's Crypt is only good as a one-shot, but bad against continuous GY pressure. Also, most GY hate doesn't help you progressing. So, I was considering Dryad Militant as it is pro-active, and useful against many decks. The only loss for Gruul players would be a potential miss on flashing back a Faithless Looting. Thoughts?
Also, did anyone test Goblin Chainwhirler? I guess it will not be terrible as sideboard card as a one-of against various token strategies.
After not having played the deck for ~2 months, I played 2 Leagues, but they both went poorly (1-4), while I was used to a 75% win rate. Am I getting rusty or did the meta change?
Quote from Crimson Lancer »Got 8th place at Regionals in KC. Here's the Report: https://www.reddit.com/r/spikes/comments/8oegyt/tournament_report_scg_regionals_kc_top_8_with/