Quote from sjcelvis »Grindy matchups are usually good:
- BGx(Abzan, Jund), URx(Grixis, Jeskai, Twin variants)
Really, they are the reason we are playing this deck.
Good sideboard options: Outpost Siege, Blood Moon, Leyline of Sanctity, Celestial Purge etc.
Usually board out some sisters, Legion Loyalist (except Abzan), some number of Lightning Bolts.
Linear aggros are usually a race:
- Burn, Zoo, Affinity, Infect, Bogles
Good sideboard options: Spellskite, extra Bolt/Path/Lightning Helix, Wear // Tear, Patrician's Scorn, Stony Silence. Basically more removals. I think Blood Moon can be good vs Infect.
I board out the 2 Purphoros, God of the Forges that are too slow. Boros Charm does almost nothing. I was boarding out Genesis Chamber vs Affinity, but not sure.
Mulligan aggressively, you don't have time to punt.
Combos are also usually a race:
Whatever you have, know their sideboard plan. They have answers against popular hate cards so really think ahead.
e.g. Ad Nauseam has Patrician's Scorn, Open the Vaults has Echoing Truth.
"Go wide" creature decks:
- Abzan Company, Elves, Merfolk, Soul sisters, (Allies, Slivers)
Removals, removals. Similar to linear aggro. Brave the Elements.
- Tron, Amulet, Scapeshift
Hate their lands and protection from their sweepers. Tip: Against Scapeshift, get to 36 life.
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Quote from sjcelvis »For the Tron matchup, you need two things to win: 1) a fast clock, and 2) they screw up.
1) A fast clock pretty much means Norin+Champion or Norin+Sister+Pridemate. Genesis Chamber may work but they have Pyroclasm.
2) Ghost Quarter helps. Sometimes they only got one Karn, Liberated and you have two big dudes, or Genesis Chamber. Sometimes you path their only Wurmcoil Engine. But that's about it.
Brave the Elements
Oh god I totally missed Path to Exile and Dismember. I generally don't mind Path to Exile though as it ramps me up to my 4-drops. I dont mind 1-2 in my sideboard if I have slots.
This card is only playable if you play Ajani's Pridemate.
edit: I guess there's also Vapor Snag. Now it is getting better.
Mark of Asylum
The ping effects in question are Grim Lavamancer, Huntmaster of the Fells and Olivia Voldaren, so basically the whole Jund deck. I don't have much opinion on this card, but that's for some reference.
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Yea you can be doing other things. Like Abbot of Keral Keep.
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I wouldn't mind swapping out that lone Brave the Elements for a 3rd Boros Charm. You haven't run into any situations where Brave the Elements would have saved you when Boros Charm did not? I always get confused about which cards protect from which effects.