Quote from mario00001 »Two questions.
1- Thoughts on the new B "delver," Bone Picker, does it have a place? I'm eager to try this, upping my MD fatal push to 4. Being a tempo card, rather than grindy card, maybe I'm just dazed by how new and shiny Bone Picker looks
2- I know many will disagree and call PURE JANK on this tech, because it is pure junk that may help with our worst matchup. UW control is the worst matchup, by far. From Condemn, to wraths, to Ancestral Vision, and Spreading Seas, it is a TOUGH deck to beat for DS. The worst part is when you resolve Ranger of Eos, then play 2 DS, everything looks great, you have lethal next turn. Then they cast either Supreme Verdict on their turn or Condemn as you're swinging in. I think I found a dumb solution for the SB in... Heroic Intervention. It plays well with Ranger of Eos - you have 4 mana to cast him, so next turn you can double shadow and hold up Intervention as shadow protection, stopping Detention Sphere, Verdict, and Condemn. Does Intervention seem too crazy to work? I've tried it in MTGO "Tournament Practice" but haven't had the courage to stake my Competitive League entry fee on this, so can't say my data is reliable. I've been trying to get an angle so that the matchup is not 70-30 in their favor; I'm not ready to give up on exploring fringe cards, however maybe I just need to start playing Surgical Extraction in the SB.