Quote from SwissRolls »Here is just my two cents. I've played the deck for three years now, I'm still learning new stuff and angles. However the skills floor of this deck is actually pretty low, if you've played control before I'm sure you can figure the deck out. But just proxy it up or play it on a free online platform (I'd suggest this when thinking about playing any deck). Blue Tron is a definitely a fun and rewarding deck when you master it.
Tldr: proxy it up. Play it proxied with friends for like two weeks. Decide after that.
Quote from jonhwoods »Here's an analysis of the latest top 8 decks according to mtgtop8.com, spanning from early June to mid July. The goal is to figure out what are the current trends in top performing Dredge decks in term of card choices.
Manabase: Almost everybody plays 20 lands where the first 17 are always 6 Fetches, 6 Fetchable lands (2 RG, 2 RB, 1 Moutain, 1 Moutain/Forest) , 4 Copperline Gorge and 1 Dakmor Salvage. Decks typically run 2 lands producing blue between Gemstone Mine, City of Brass, Mana Confluence and Steam Vents. The last few slots are filled with an additional Dakmor Salvage and/or one-of such as Blackcleave Cliffs, Ghost Quarters and Sheltered Thicket/Canyon Slough. Most decks only require red fetchlands, which should be diversified to confuse the opponent and play around Pitching Needle.
Core (33 cards):
Payoffs: 4 Bloodghast, 4 Narcomoeba, 4 Prized Amalgam, 3 Conflagrate.
Dredgers: 4 Stinkweed Imp, 2 Golgari Thug, 4 Life from the Loam
Enablers: 4 Faithless Looting, 4 Cathartic Reunion
There are 7 flex slots left, 4 of which are additional enablers. Some people are going with the traditional Insolent Neonate, but old-school Shriekhorn/Tormenting Voice is becoming more popular. Notably, people don't mix them.
Everyone plays at least 1 Darkblast in the current meta, and top decks are evenly divided between the last dredger being an additional Darkblast or Thug.
The last card is most often Scourge Devil, with Haunted Dead being currently out of flavor. Other options are Lightning Axe, Driven/Despair, Collective Brutality, or additional dredger/enabler/land.
Quote from CTonyJab »I was thinking about getting back into Dredge after some time off from it. Is Shriekhorn the norm now? How good is it?!
Quote from FoodChainGoblins »Is the Antiquities War in the SB? That's pretty sweet to beat Jund like that!