I haven't played Dredge in a very long time. I have played against it a lot. The best part of piloting Drede was that it's non interactive. FOW, Misstep, and the like aren't great against. By playing actual spells in the deck you are turning on your opponents spells. I don't think dredge should be looking at making game 1 more broken. Game 1 has a high probability in the Dredge players favor. They need to focus on combating the hate in games 2/3. The baubles even turn on opponents COTV on zero. But like all things, test it out and prove the nay-Sayers wrong.
Posts made by ssasala
RE: Dredge going into Summer 2017
RE: Green Sun's Zenith
@Brass-Man how about dryad militant Not a card played almost ever, but stops JVP and Snapcaster. Slows Dredge and delve spells. Zero application in Shops and Eldrazi. Stops big Yawg will turns. Not great synergy with any of your own instants, but GSZ does get around militant itself.
RE: Favorite Abnormal Victories
A few years ago I was testing Merfolk vs Dredge matchup. I had the game stalled enough with Tormods Crypt and Cage to where I had 2 TNN on board attacking for lethal. All my graveyard hate was used or burned through because my cage was Natures claimed. I had to pass the turn with lethal on board. My opponent had no ichorids coming back from the dead. He only had a Thug to dredge with. No Bazaar, no cards in hand. No bridges in the yard. For his draw step he had to dredge 4 - bridge, bridge, narcomeoba, bridge. He flashbacked therapy using Nacro, got 3 zombie tokens, flashbacked dread return for Elesh Norn. Never underestimate what dredge can do!!!
RE: [XLN] Sorcerous Spyglass
@Serracollector if you want to hit ravager and ballista then play Null rod right? Playing Ancient tomb in sideboards does seem like decks should be doing this already.
If this card is real, it is strong; however, what do you cut for it in Shops? It should be tested. I will be looking to test this in White Eldrazi. Again, what gets cut? Displacer? TKS?
RE: 5/21 Sanctioned Vintage @ Alternate Worlds (Hunt Valley, MD) - Eternal Weekend North American Trial - Vintage - Results
It's amazing how different the online metagame than in paper. There were 0 Eldrazi lists in the latest Vintage Challenge and in this tourney it was the most represented deck; winning it all too.
I guess White Eldrazi has made a huge shift in the amount of wastelands in the 75. Just 1.
RE: 5/6/17 Sandusky, OH Team Serious Open POP Shop Results
Thanks for posting the lists Nam. It was a fun event. More Ohio events are needed! Glad some of us got to play some old school too. Damn Force Spike!
RE: Vintage 101: Post-Gush Power Nine
Nice read like always. Something that was weird is that you just skimmed over the fact the White eldrazi was the best performing deck win perchentage wise but didn't show any deck lists or talk about it in more depth.
I appreciate you writing about Vintage. Not too many people doing it these days. Thanks.
RE: The state of Blue vs Blue
I feel like I might be cheating on my answer because even though this card is blue people don't play it in blue-draw decks:
I agree with a lot of the above statements, but I feel people have forgot about this card. 4-Gush Mentor made me stop playing Merfolk for awhile and play White Eldrazi. A quick Mentor into chaining Gushes got out of hand. Now that things may slowed down by a half turn, TNN and other Merfolk may have a chance again.
Other blue cards not mentioned yet are Mystic Remora and Misdirection. (Which really just means out drawing your blue opponent.)