Quote from hoser2 »This list 8-0ed the Standard MOCS on 11/24/18:
Quote from Sliv3r »Honestly out of all our pumps Benalish Marshal most of the time seems to me like the weakest one. If I'd have to choose between Heroic Reinforcements, Venerated Loxodon, History of Benalia and Benalish Marshal I'd drop the last one for sure because he is the least threatening by himself out of all 4 of these. I wouldn't drop him in pure mono W version for sure though.
Quote from Hugerest »So I registered just to ask a question in this thread. First off, great insights so far. I've been away from the game for 5 years and am really enjoying trying to get back into standard with a deck like this. 2 questions:
1) Why not run an ajani pridemate lifegain package? I'll admit it's not working for me, but I think that might mostly be my lack of skill.
2) Some of the material on ChannelFireball suggests that they thought venerated was just too slow since you have to tap down everything for a full turn, rather than beating. Are they wrong, or is that an issue of being monowhite, rather than Wr?
Would really appreciate any insights.
Quote from hoser2 »The Magnus Lantto article posted in the OP has detailed sideboarding plans.
Quote from Hugerest »Quote from hoser2 »The Magnus Lantto article posted in the OP has detailed sideboarding plans.
He wrote a great explanation of the boros build, but almost none of this applies to the monowhite build.
Quote from hoser2 »Are you kidding? Unbreakable Formation seems nuts to me. Counters plus a free attack where I can't lose anything and don't even tap stuff (except to Settle).
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Fifth place at Star City Games Classic Dallas with Mono-W
Quote from hoser2 »This Boros list made the Monday 5-0 dump:
It leans midrange and I thought it could grind and take a Chainwhirler and keep on trucking. I tweaked (worsened) it a bit to match my existing Arena collection and am just 1-2 on ranked Bo3. Early days, but it seems to lack the explosiveness of the 'whirler-be-damned version I have been grinding on ranked Bo1.
Quote from Tiemuuu »I tried different splashes but like mono white the best. I don't think Deputy is particularly strong outside of the mirror match. Counterspells also seem like a trap to me.