Quote from BlazingRagnarok »I made Top 8 in the 72-player MCQ, going 5-1 over the first six rounds into an ID in round 7. Unfortunately, I scrubbed out in the first round of the single elimination due to some incredible mana flood.
I faced a lot of Oko in the tournament, including the middle four rounds that I played, and I went 3-1 against them. Those Oko matches were bookended by an Azorius deck that never really interacted with me in a meaningful way and a Golgari adventure deck that sputtered in games 2 and 3 after beating me in game 1.
I ended up playing a playset of Noxious Grasp for the tournament alone, though I'd never get away with that in my LGS meta. I was highly relevant and useful every time I drew it, except when my opponent had Summer Veil.
Overall, Corpse Knight was an absolute all-star. It forced through life loss in situations where I could not attack, tore through opposing life totals in conjunction with Worthy Knight, and acted as a valuable source of reach to enable Knight of the Ebon Legion. Sorin and Archon were decidedly less than impressive in the Oko matchup, unfortunately.
Quote from pzbw7z »Quote from The Fluff »I have a mardu build. Curry Favor and Alter fate from the black knights are too spicy to pass up. Red for the vanguard and steelclaw lance.
Wondering if we need some removal.. or just try to be fast and aggressive to win?I've been playing Disfigure in Standard. I would probably swap those for Fatal Push. I also run Murderous Rider and Blacklance Paragon in Standard. The former for Swift End - real removal - and the latter for his EtB ability which is sort of pseudo-removal. I've also got some little guys with Deathtouch.
It might be difficult for a Mardu build to support Rider - or at least painful.
I like Stoneforge Masterwork way more than Steelclaw Lance but I might be optimistic in my assessment.
Quote from The Fluff »I have a mardu build. Curry Favor and Alter fate from the black knights are too spicy to pass up. Red for the vanguard and steelclaw lance.
Wondering if we need some removal.. or just try to be fast and aggressive to win?