Quote from Sakura-Tribe ElderFor those of us who are working with a budget, what suitible replacements are there for goyf? Do we just switch goyf's out for Countryside Crushers, or do we even go the Bloodbraid elf route? Perhaps the extra card off BBE could be a huge benefit. Most of the spells are playable off her, including seismic.
I realize that there is no "replacement" for goyf, but this deck looks like way too much fun to not try something else. The extra $400 is just a bit steep.
I just traded for the Bob's and Lilly's. It is just a bit impossible to find someone willing to trade a goyf, let alone 4.
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Lands4 Blackcleave Cliffs2 Blood Crypt1 Fire-Lit Thicket1 Forest2 Ghost Quarter3 Graven Cairns1 Horizon Canopy1 Lavaclaw Reaches2 Scalding Tarn1 Mountain1 Overgrown Tomb2 Stomping Ground1 Swamp1 Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth4 Verdant CatacombsCreatures4 Dark Confidant4 TarmogoyfSpells4 Faithless Looting3 Flame Jab3 Inquisition of Kozilek4 Life from the Loam2 Raven's Crime4 Seismic Assault3 Liliana of the Veil2 Noxious RevivalSideboard2 Ancient Grudge2 Jund Charm2 Nature's Claim2 Obstinate Baloth1 Terminate2 Thoughtseize1 Thrun, the Last Troll1 Deathmark1 Combust1 Go for the Throat
Quote from diabloknkI'm new to the aggro loam archetype, and I'm running l3dzppln's list, but I just have a few questions:
1. Are 3 Thoughtseizes really necessary? In my experience, thus far, 3 IoK, 2 Raven's Crime, and 2 Thoughtseize are more than enough to go against control. Instead, I'm thinking of going -1 thoughtseize, +1 Kitchen Finks to help with Jund/RDW. Also going to use the empty slot for another finks.
2. Why Go for the Throat over Terminate? Is there some pro-red creature that's causing the list problems? I figure that killing Wurmcoil Engine is important enough to run terminate, and that we don't have any real problems casting it over GftT. And if there is such a creature, is it so bad that a 1/1 split in sb isn't worth it?
I apologize if these questions are stupid, as I said, I am new to the archetype.
Quote from l3dzpplnIn reference to number 2, go for the throat was Carrie's idea, and a brilliant one at that. The reason it is not a terminate is because Go for the throat cannot be redirected to spellskite in the splintertwin matchup