Quote from StevomatUWR »Hi guys,
Unfortunately I can't afford Rekindling Phoenix on MTGO to test it (or I'd rather don't want to pay the crazy prize) so I am testing a version with 2 little Gideons atm and I am having a lot of fun. Haven't played against the current Tier 1 decks yet but I've already beaten Tron and a few brews.
I attached a screenshot of the current deck if you're interested. I also included 2 Slip Through Space since CurdBros is always using them
They're good with Geist AND with Gideon since he lacks evasion. What I really like about this deck is that six CMC3 threats are really hard to answer for my opponents.
I like your deck and that you're finally using 21 lands
Looking at your deck it seems like Affinity would be a nice match-up. Are you loosing to their infect plan or to Ravager messing with your removal?
In both cases Stony Silence and Deflecting Palm should help. Combined with Wear/Tear and Ceremonious Rejection these cards should make this almost impossible to loose.
Yeah, I am working on that slot for 2 years now...
Venser, Shaper Savant
Hero of Bladehold
I love all these cards but they don't have enough impact in a format where your opponents are playing 5/6 Tarmogoyfs for two mana or 5/5 Gurmags or 7/7 Shadows for one mana.
was fun too but it's just much better in a two-colored deck with Blood Moon.
is good but only with the right 2-drops. I'd run it together with Young Pyromancer and/or Jötun Grunt.
So far I've had the best results with a 1-of
Hazoret the Fervent
in the CMC4 slot.
I think Entrancing Melody also counts as CMC4 and I am trying that one now in my SB.
I love the updated list Stevomat! I may have to give jeskai charm a try in my build. I'm glad you are liking Slip Through Space. Especially in game one I just want to get damage through as quickly as possible while maintaining a modicum of control. Slip is amazing with Geist and also gives us another cantrip for prowess triggers and for cards for your Grim Lavamancer to munch on.
I loved reading your list of options you have tried. I sooooo badly wanted Ral Zarek to be good. I even played a jeskai ral zarek deck for a little just to use him. It was a fun deck with Savor the Moment and Lightning Angel/Mantis Rider (once it was legal) to take extra turns. It was no where near as competitive as our current list, but it was fun.