@wfain I’ve tested Jund and it felt really strong.
Wheel has always felt really strong to me. You also get faithless looting which can give you a lot of action in certain situations and let you have some selection later in the game.
Also Domri Felt really good in those colors especially in post board grinding matches
Also get ancient grudge and the new Red madness creature that lets you pitch your hand and draw three cards. Which I really want to test.
@wfain I mean lately I see a lot of jailer and priest. Some cage and a lot of trap. And crypt is normally is specific decks smattered around.
Trap is easy enough to play around especially in a jund build that might play looting which makes it even easier.
Seems like he could be a strong 1-2x as a beater and a way to buy time.
Obviously if we start to see more RIP that analysis changes but not sure we will.
Another card I’ve been considering in the board is scroll of fate. It probably sounds lame but it lets you grind out games really hard against fair decks. Not only can you put beaters face down but you can also manifest lands and other random dead cards mid-late game. Let’s you put pressure on the opponent when you are otherwise stalling (and yes you can hide a dreadnought which I’ve defitniely been testing just because I love that card). A lot of decks will just lose to a 2/2 every turn plus hardcasting other stuff.
Not sure if it has legs yet but it shows promise for sure.
Has anyone done any testing with Glory?
I ran it in my board when I was playing survival lands as a way to protect hexmage and Marit Lage. It worked well there but that was a rather odd build with plenty of mana to soak up the cost.
In a normal build it may be slightly mana intensive but I can’t help but feel it has utility against decks like bug where you can have your rootwalla chump a goyf all day and use it as a way to push through damage. As well as mirror matches in the case of a board stall. Lastly it saves your guys from being picked off the board by removal. Oh and it has that super sweet promo foil printing(style points).
The down sides being it is mana intensive as mentioned above and it does get shut off by jailer and it’s mana intensive cost requires white mana.
Just thought I’d bring it up. It’s a card I think can use some thinking about.
White splash gives us lots of good hatebears, but black splash gives us Leovold. And that drawing-cards-bottleneck is SO good. Hell, it even impacts Dredge! Is it possible that fitting in Leovold/Narset is better against the field than Thalia, Lavinia, Containment Priest, etc?
To some degree, you’re correct. You do, however, need to keep colors in mind while building. For example; it is damn near impossible to play Leo, Lavinia, and Pyroblast. You’re just not going to cast things a lot. Of course plan A and B don’t require much (aside from G), but the normal creature games or the long games definitely need you to have the right mix to cast these different pieces.