Quote from Stay_On_Target »Hey everyone. I played my first game last week against neoform/allosaurus rider. I died game 1 and 3 on the draw turn 1. What's our strategy versus this deck? Obviously we can't win without any lands and not playing our first turn. My only thoughts are turn 1 pass and hold path to exile in response to griselbrand. On turn two, play two lands and hold skullcrack to prevent the lifegain from the draw engine? Leyline of punishment out of the board (gasp)? But then we don't do any damage or advance our game plan.
I'm interested in your thoughts on this matter.
Quote from headminerve »Your main deck relies on having Vial or mana sources a bit more in the MUs where you want to land Big Thalia. Just be aware of this when you look at your opening hand. I don't think she's better than Crusader or Mantis VS Hogaak though.
Big Thalia is good vs Tron, but often gets bounced by Titi or bolted before Phoenixes come back, so her power is very relative. It's a gamble that may pay off in your favour !
Your SB is very diverse, and this is usually something you do either because you don't know the power of the cards and you want to test, or because you know exactly what you're doing after analysing the expected meta. If I were you I would narrow down a little. I'd probably play 2 Crusaders and cut Icon of Ancestry. This card is a 3-cmc noncreature spell. In my book it's a big no (only 19 sources to cast it). The max I wanna pay is 2 mana for a noncreature spell. Now you have a reason to play this card. Will it be stronger than a proactive Crusader ? Idk !
Spyglass is suspicious too. It's a card that prevents from losing, but doesn't help you win. You already have a million cards vs Urza, and I bet a 2nd Cage over the 2nd Crypt would help more VS Copycat and Vizier if you really expect them. The more reactive cards you play, the longer the games will last, and that's how some combo decks take over Humans usually. Don't give those decks time, aim for the godlfish aggro start.
These are just general suggestions, I may be a bit off about the power of certain fancy cards I haven't tested myself.
Quote from Carcasanchez »
This list looks super dope! Congrats for the, even if not perfect, good performance. I have some questions, though:
-What took you to drop mana slivers? Combined with cloudshredder, they seem like a nice inclusion.
-What's the meaning behind Hollowhead? It seems like there are a lot of better options.
-Did you try Unsettled Mariner over/paired with Diffusion Sliver? Protection is worse, but it extends to lands, chalice and vial, and stats are better.
-How well Horizon Lands performed to you?
-Four Dregscape slivers is not a bit overkill? Card is great, but looks more like a 2-of
-Will you continue to play with that exact list, or there are any change you would like to try?
Again, congrats for the record and cool list.
Quote from HappyMTG »Hi more experience Human players. Now from what Ive been seeing with Humans it can be anywhere from a somewhat fast aggro to a mid range deck. I have a question about playing a more ramped up hyper type along the lines of Red Haste type speed stuff.
Can a card like Tajic, Legion's Edge fit into a Humans deck to help go fast to race when needed and still be strong enough in the mid range game?
I get there are so many good 2 and 3 man cards it will be hard to cut and add things.