Quote from Simto »Little sideboard question
Do you guys prefer to side graveyard hate in or leave them for Karn to fetch against decks where you'd want Tormod's Crypt and Grafdigger's cage
I'm main decking to Relic of progenitus, I'm just curious what you prefer.
Would you rather be able to hit a Tormod's Crypt before having Tron or Karn in play? or do would you rather find Karn (which there's a better chance of) so you can fetch them af few turns later?
Quote from Phelpssan »Quote from k0no »Engineered explosives also wasn't ever a major player in Tron decks because of the heavy colour requirements. If you came across it back in the day, that would have very much been an exception rather than the rule.
I played EE in my SB during the GDS and Eldrazi Tron meta, when Chalice of the Void was all over the place. It's good answer to Chalice that has reasonable uses in other matchups and can be found by Stirrings. I was also running GR at the time, so I could EE for 2 easily, making it even more flexible.
Quote from k0no »Engineered explosives also wasn't ever a major player in Tron decks because of the heavy colour requirements. If you came across it back in the day, that would have very much been an exception rather than the rule.
Quote from sicsmoo »Hey guys, I just finished writing a new primer after the previous OP was deleted due to the EU regulations stuff. I've been playing the deck regularly for the past couple weeks and it's been fun. I mostly made the switch from Gx Tron because Burn is super popular online right now and I wanted a better matchup. I wouldn't say the deck is in a great position right now - it kinda got left in the dust after 2018 brought so many wide and fast decks plus powerups for midrange and control, but it's better than it's been in a while with Burn, UR Phoenix and Grixis Shadow all among the top decks and Chalice being very good against them.
Quote from Avatardante »
So yesterday I went to a small 30 man charity tournament (5 rounds of Swiss then cut to top 8). I took mono-G tron and I managed to make top 4!!!
U/W control (loss 1-2)
Prison brew with land destruction (win 2-1)
(I lost the first match because 1) mb bmoon and 2)although I got o-stone, he kept destroying my lands so in the end I only had 4 mana and he beat me down with his creatures.
Jund (win 2-0)
B/G Rock (Win 2-0)
Classic Affinity (Win 2-1)
Top 8 was: 2 mono-G tron (including me), GDS, classic affinity, Ponza, mono-blue living end, dredge and 1 other which I do not know.
R1: Ponza (win 2-1): the one match up I didn’t want to face.
G1 I lost.
G2 I managed to cut him off of red early thanks to WB, which left him stranded with 3 BBE in his hand.
G3 was a nailbiter, we both made mistakes. My mistake was that when I was at 1 I should not have attacked with wurmcoil because he had 2 attackers (he had a bbe and tireless tracker). His mistake was after that he played bmoon but didn’t crack a fetch before playing it which would have generated a clue, he could’ve sac the clue for tracker and attack for lethal(after my swing with wurmcoil). I managed to get there in the end.
R2: Classic affinity (0-2)
G1-mulled to 6 but kept a hand with 2x ballista, tower, mine, scrying and o-stone. I kept because all I needed was either an egg, forest, map or even the 3rd tron piece. Lucky for me my opponent kept a slow hand. Unlucky for me I did not see any of those cards until 6 turns later and it was too late unfortunately. I only saw 1 other land and it was a GQ.
G2-I was steamrolled but that happens with affinity (he had the nut draw and I had to mull to 4).
Overall I’m happy with how it turned out! I picked up a scalding tarn and got a sweet play mat.
Maybe I need to shuffle better because it seems that I was either drawing all lands or all non-lands during the tournament (one of the matches I had 3 of each of the urza lands out lol). Urza factory helped a lot when I was facing jund as I was drawing nothing but lands but I was able to chump block tarmogoyf until I found a threat.
I’ve been thinking of replacing the 3rd ballista with a 4th wurmcoil but I’m not 100% sure yet.
Finally I would like some advice on how I should SB against U/W control. I see some discussion earlier but it seems to be RG tron while I’m mono-G.
Thanks for reading and have a great day!
Quote from sicsmoo »I like Dismember more than recently as well. Grixis Shadow does seem to be getting more popular now, despite one of its best matchups, KCI now being dead. Though maybe now Humans resurges which would repress Shadow. Either way, I've always seen the Shadow matchup as very good but it seems like 2 Disdainful Stroke is becoming the norm in their SB, as opposed to 0-1 before. This is actually a fairly big deal as it allows them to counter Thragtusk more often which is the key card post-board. So Dismember is a card I would be looking at to keep the matchup favorable. It's also good against TiTi, Counters Company and any Prime Speaker Vannifar brews people will be trying out.
Quote from PlainsAngels »Got into a debate at my LGS tonight. What’s everyone’s opinion on our matchup with G/W Value Town? I smashed it last week 2-0 easy peasy and then lost to it 2-1 this week. My feelings are, it’s an okay matchup. They have to GQ us and have disruption otherwise it’s lights out. Thoughts?