Yes, four Caves of Koilos is a bad thing. One or two may not be so bad, but it's not a card one ever wants to see in multiples.Quote from nordberg94 »Alright, it's me again. Had a great time playing against Eight Whack Goblins! For timing reasons, I had to run Burrenton Forge-Tender instead of Auriok Champion, but still I was able to take roughly 60% of all games played.
Basically, it all came down to me being able to answer his Legion Loyalist in time. Zealous Persecution turned out to be just the card you want when facing all those Foundry Street Denizen.
One thing I also noticed was that I should replace my 4 Caves of Koilos as soon as possible. I suppose I could go for 4 Silent Clearing, as I was flooding quite some games, and also since I don't yet feel like buying Fetches and Shrines (budget again).
Up next I will probably also face a friend's GR Aggro(ish) deck quite a lot, running cards like Atarka's Command, Dryad Militant and Pyroclasm. Would it be smart to go for a bit more discard to try and prevent the surprise blocks with Atarka's or board wipes?
Really looking forward to your helpful answers as always
Some number of Silent Clearing is definitely in the no-brainer category. Without Bitterblossom, I wouldn't worry much about running four, but I'm going to start with three. Two of those in one's opening hand is worse than two Caves of Koilos. I run four Horizon Canopies in a deck, but tokens has the pseudo-card-advantage thing going with the token producers, so it isn't as desperately in need of draw as some other decks are.
Marsh Flats are what you really need, but the budget allows what the budget allows. The Clearings can also trigger revolt although not in a useful manner until turn-three. Two Godless Shrines is about all you want ultimately. If you are short on fetches, as indeed you are, one more Shrine wouldn't be the worst idea in the world, but another fetch or two is probably a better idea.