So, has your testing been conclusive ?
It seems that only powered white lists have shown results lately, maybe colorless is no longer fit for the metagame ?
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RE: UR Delver
Thank you for your insights !
@stsung : splashing white, would you play a singleton mentor maindeck ? I feel like I would only like to fetch a tundra for a side silver bullet, and that without the full moxen, it would be harder to protect. I'd love your advice there.
RE: UR Delver
I definitely think playing the full "dack-delve" engine is one direction o take the deck. It benefits as well from snapcaster. Being rather mana intensive, it excludes playing wastelands and maybe null rods.
Though I still think going full tempo (with no 3-drops, wastelands, more burn/smash to smithereens) should be an option.
Why do you think wasteland puts you necessarily behind ?
UR Delver used to be my deck of choice before the gush/probe restriction.
Now that Mentor is restricted, I'll probably go back to it.
I'd like to discuss the options for building the deck.
The creature suite
4 delvers and 4 pyromancers would be a given.
Some options for additional critters :
- 1-2 snapcasters for the mid-late game
- 2-4 harsh mentors
4 preordain and the restricted draw/cantrips would be a given
Additional options - not including them would leave more room for creatures / counterspells / mana denial :
- 1-2 dack fayden
- 1-2 jace VP
The mana denial
Optional, better if numerous :
- 1-4 wastelands
- 1-3 null rods
- 0-2 smash to smithering
- White : opens up maindeck swords / stony silence and side containment priest / RiP / stony silence
- Green : mostly for ancient grudge
- Black : mostly for discard (therapy, thoughtseize), yet much less potent without probe
Let's spark the discussion :)
RE: SMIP # 68: Hour of Devastation Vintage Set Review
@Brass-Man I'd be very interested in some feedback on your tests, if you had time to do some. Do you have enough gas to beat mentor ?