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I really like Delver. I like that it is aggressive, plays blue cards, Pyroblast, Null Rod and Wasteland.

I considered playing it at Champs but decided to go with Survival instead because I was wary of playing a fair deck in a large tournament (and Survival is the new hotness, etc) but I had a decent amount of success (in the small sample size that I was able to play) with both URg and URw online. I was especially liking URg:

I went 33-7 with a few different versions of URg Delver in August and September of this past year. Some leagues, a lot of tournament practice matches. I especially beat up on DPS and Outcome but I didn't play Shops much and didn't trust that matchup because of that.

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@fsecco @wfain Good points, thanks.

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@wfain Exciting list. Is Life from the Loam better than Ramunap Excavator in the board here?

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@wfain very interesting list. I like it.

One thing: you went with Deathrite + Bayou over Hierarch despite being solidly in Bant. This is very possibly correct as I hate playing the mirror when my opponent has Deathrites and I do not. The flip side of that is that I also hate it when my own Deathrites don’t tap for mana, especially in the face of Graveyard hate that is already hampering my deck post-board.

Do you think that Deathrite is just better in Bant full stop or is there something about the FoW approach (as opposed to Thalia) that leads you to choose it over Hierarch?

Edit: or is Leovold that good? I realized he was in here just after I posted. 🙂

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This deck is incredible. I love draw sevens. Very excited to try it out. And nice run!

Somehow I’m feeling the need to add two Goblin Welders to this...

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@spook very interesting. Thanks.

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@spook Well I probably should have been able to parse that properly anyway. Thanks for the breakdown.

If you already have this handy: how many of each variety were there?

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@spook I assume GWUR is Other, here. Does anything else fall in that category?

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I finished 7-3 for 38th place at Champs. I lost vs shops in the last round when I punted several times including missing the win on board in game one. My brain was completely gone after a long day but it was a good run for me. I loved my deck and I’d change only -1 Kataki, +1 Trygon Predator in the board. I’ll write up a bit more later.

My decklist is here

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I have a theoretical BUGR list. It’s not too far off @wfain‘s from a few posts above. The main deck seems solid and there are a lot of great sideboard options but I feel like I have too many good cards here. How would I side vs PO? How do I get my blue count high enough vs Shops in games two and three?

4 Basking Rootwalla
3 Deathrite Shaman
1 Elvish Spirit Guide
2 Leovold, Emissary of Trest
1 Squee, Goblin Nabob
1 Trygon Predator
4 Vengevine
1 Wonder
4 Hollow One

1 Black Lotus
1 Mox Emerald
1 Mox Jet
1 Mox Ruby
1 Mox Sapphire
1 Ancestral Recall
1 Brainstorm
1 Flusterstorm
3 Mental Misstep
4 Survival of the Fittest
1 Time Walk
4 Force of Will
1 Treasure Cruise

2 Bayou
4 Bazaar of Baghdad
1 Forest
4 Misty Rainforest
2 Taiga
2 Tropical Island
3 Windswept Heath

1 Tormod's Crypt
1 Grafdigger's Cage
2 Pyroblast
2 Ancient Grudge
2 Assassin's Trophy
1 Hurkyl's Recall
2 Null Rod
4 Leyline of the Void