Where is Oath right now?

  • I have been enjoying Punishing Oath list with mixed results recently in the Leagues 4-1 and 2-3 (couple of great games I lost VS BKelly and a WEldrazi opp yesterday).
    Anyways, Im quite satisfied with the deck and I dont think it is too far off but I was thinking last night that "maybe" the sideboard plan should focuss on being semi-transformational rather than relying on more hate cards.
    Im honestly thinking of possibly throwing in 2-3 Pyromancer and maybe a Mentor in my Sideboard. Then to rely on Dack + PunishingGrove, etc... to generate value while chumping Spirit tokens and outdrawing my opp who loaded up on Priest, Cage, Natures Claim, Krosan grip, Ray of Revelation, Karakas, JtMS... At this stage, probably only thinking of trimming: 1 Grisel, Dragon's Breath, 1 Oath. From my side, remove 1 Natures claim, 1 Bolt, 1Misstep.
    I might give it a swing tonight.

  • Mouhahahah just finished 5-0 in the league with my transformational side!
    Screw you Priest & Stuff. Below is pic of my last game!alt text

  • and previous Opponent round 4 game 3. Screw you Cages! alt text

  • This the Oath I played at a vintage trail. I went 4-0-1 and got 3rd place losing a game in second round of top 8 mainly due to mis-plays.


    4 Oath of Druids
    4 Saheeli Rai
    1 Dack Fayden
    4 Force of Will
    4 Mental Misstep
    1 Ancestral Recall
    1 Time Walk
    1 Brainstorm
    1 Ponder
    1 Dig Through Time
    1 Treasure Cruise
    1 Imperial Seal
    1 Vampiric Tutor
    1 Sylvan Library
    1 Memory's Journey
    1 Pernicious Deed
    1 Maelstrom Pulse
    3 Preordain
    2 Flusterstorm
    1 Blood Moon
    2 Sun Titan
    1 Mox Pearl
    1 Mox Ruby
    1 Mox Emerald
    1 Mox Sapphire
    1 Mox Jet
    1 Black Lotus
    4 Forbidden Orchard
    1 Forest
    1 Island
    1 Tropical Island
    2 Underground Sea
    2 Volcanic Island
    4 Misty Rainforest
    2 Scalding Tarn

    1 Ancient Grudge
    3 Abrupt Decay
    3 Nature's Claim
    4 Tormod's Crypt
    2 Show and Tell
    1 Emrakul, the Aeons Torn
    1 Iona, Shield of Emeria

    I think winning the turn you Oath will be critical. I know there was Tendrils and Vault/Key but some way to just win the turn you Oath appears to critical. Also, board disruption over board control also appear to critical elements. I played Blood Moon and Pernicious Deed main deck and they were very important factors.

  • List with transformational side here
    PS: And it seems that k_f_chicken also finished 5-0 on that day with a different Punishing Oath list

  • @tribet It seems that you still play Oath after transformation boarding. Isn't it a pretty bad card then, possibly just getting a Pyromancer out of the deck?

  • This is an individual who has clearly not accepted Griselbrand as their lord and savior... The salt is real out there folks! http://oi66.tinypic.com/33tkxvq.jpg

  • @ephemeron said in Where is Oath right now?:

    This is an individual who has clearly not accepted Griselbrand as their lord and savior... The salt is real out there folks! http://oi66.tinypic.com/33tkxvq.jpg

    TheRuinsWeHold is the Phil Hellmuth of MTG.

  • I remember seeing @tribet oath into DRS about 4 years ago. Everyone involved was surprised. I'm pretty sure that he won that game though...

  • @rbartlet hehe yeah that was in semi against Brian Matthew on Moon Shop. Pretty ballsy plays! I dug up the old deck tech/tourney report, good fun reading it again.link here

    @aelien, yep depending on the matchup, I often leave some numbers of Oath into the deck (roughly speaking 2 against Control or Mirror, 4 MUD/Eldrazi/Dredge). I adjust the number of Orchard as well, cutting on lands VS Control and 99% of the time swapping 1 for Mountain.
    If I suspect that Cage is their main answer, I Oath regardless to fetch/draw and play my Mentor or Pyromancer. If Im unlucky and draw Emy, I just Dack/Jace him away.
    Priest decks are a little more annoying to play around but I generally max out on Abrade against them or I dig hard to naturally draw and play Pyro & Mentor.

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