I am not claiming to be a master of the archetype. I am absolutely not. And would not like to seem to be claiming it. I normally play other type of decks. But Dredge obsesses me. Because I like it. I find it one of the most linear yet powerful decks of our format.
For this reason I have been playing Dredge every week for the last 2 years in our play testing sessions at our LGS...I have tested all the versions possible and have drawn my conclusions on how to sideboard what I take out and what I bring in. And the results have been really good.
I know some things might seem counterintuitive, but if you don´t try it you will never see the possible outcome. Everyone should draw their own conclusions according to their play style and way of thinking. What works for me does not have to work for you for sure. And the other way around.
I also was reluctant not to play Serums in the main at first, but I saw a guy in our LCV who top8ed with Dredge without SP so I gave it a try and never looked back. I normally try to keep a wider range of hands that you would as I try to play games without BoB on purpose.
Because we all know how to play the other games Dredge play. I know it and you know it. So what can you do to keep on playing the deck and try to squeeze it a little more? Try other options to broaden your approach.
When I say the people tend to mulligan against Dredge I am not saying that is my strategy, it is a fact. Well, maybe bad players try to win vs. Dredge without hate. Good luck with that. But above all, have fun with that strategy :)))))
Petrified is in the board just to play against Wasteland decks.
Because Wasteland is the card I have come to realize is the one that hurts the deck most. Yes, you can always draw the double BoB hand. But Petrified helps fight the worst menace the deck has to face.
I am not trying to convince anyone of anything, I'm just sharing my thoughts on the matter.