Welcome to another Magical Monday, hope you are winning or a least you have a fair shot with a fair mix of playables and lands. Rocked another draft on Friday.
I had a sick deck with a ton of removal, tricks and a few kick ass men. Stand outs were a Guild, Silence the Believers, Doom Blade and Fated Return. Man, Fated Return is insane. Seems like it just wins games. The shop didn’t have enough Theros packs to go Nix, Born, Theros so we did Nix, Born, M14 and the mono white player at the table got a foil Planar Cleansing. I was on the back foot at 4 life and out maned. Back to back removal spells helped me get things simi stable along with a Bubbling Cauldron. Until he plays the 5 man 2/2 double striker. It’s name is skipping my mind at the moment. But i don’t worry because i have Fated Return in hand along with Shrike Harpy in the grave. He attacks for the win, back comes Harpy. Who thanks to Fated Return has a hard time dying. Now on tilt he Planar Cleansings to try and clear my board but realizes what indestructible means the hard way. And smile all the way to my packs.
It was a good night. I should find a standard deck for Fated Return to rock. It is just fun times. Maybe some kind of super dredge deck….
In the mean time i have been working on two deck lists this last week. The first is an updated list from a Magical Monday a few weeks back standard B/G Constellation Combo. I will try and have an updated list for you soon. But for now i want to say Kruphix’s Insight is in fact a magic card. In case you had any other notions.
No this list is my idea of a Red/Black control list
4 Young Pyo
4 Pain Seer
4 Nivmagus Elemental
2 Tymaret, the Murder King
3 Spite of Mogis
2 Bile Blight
3 Doom Blade
2 hero’s downfall
4 Lightning Strike
4 Mizzium Mortars
I have two different sideboard options at the moment, one more rounded for different matchups
4 Brain Maggot
2 Feast of Dreams
2 Searing Blood
1 Devour Flesh or Shock or Magma Spray
2 Anger of the Gods
2 Pack Rat
And one more trans-formative in to to an agroish shell.
2 Spiteful Returned
4 Gnarled Scarhide
4 Tormented Hero
2 Eidolon of the Great Revel
3 Pack Rat
I am not sure what is better but after watching Tom Ross clean up this last weekend i have to bet being able to go even more aggressive then what i have listed would be amazing. I could see things like Seismic Stomp and Rakdos Cacklers being the way to go.
All i know is i think there is a place now for a card like Spite of Mogis. When you are heavy on removal and light on land cards like Spite of Mogis have huge value in the late game when you need to kill two guys in a turn.
So what do you think, now that Ross has shown people the way is Sligh going to make a comeback?