I've just started playing Vintage and was hoping for some feedback on what cards should be considered to sideboard in unpowered colourless Eldrazi. As of now I'm thinking of playing Grafdiggers Cage and probably Leyline of Sanctity and Leyline of the Void along with Serum Powder. Any other recommendations would be greatly appreciated.
If I may ask, why Serum Powder?
@JACO maybe you can help a lot with this?
I would look at things such as Ratchet Bomb, Tormod's Crypt, Dismember, All Is Dust, Crucible of Worlds, Trinisphere, Thorn of Amethyst I think are all decent ideas. It just depends on what you are expecting in your meta.
@mdkubiak I want to play the powder to split up the Leylines if I go 3 on each Leyline and board in all 3 with 2 serum powder it would help find the Leyline I want for the match having chance at +2 mulligan over 1 Leyline. Thorns in main Ratchet bomb seems reasonable thanks a lot.
Seriously, if you can play proxies in your local events, I'd advise you to not play any proxies at all and play the deck you would sleeve up in a sanctioned event.
It's better to know your deck in and out than play something else. The unpowered Eldrazi decks have a great angle of attack and plenty of efficiencies by not running power.
I wasn't suggesting a white unpowered list, but a powered list. If he plans to take it to a sanctioned event then yes I advocate not playing the powered list. But if he doesn't, I don't see the harm in proxing.
I'm in no way saying he's wrong doing unpowered Eldrazi. I love unpowered Eldrazi. The deck is great for the format.
You have to figure that White Eldrazi is basically a Two Colored Deck, which obviously means it will have more mana issues than Tribal Eldrazi which is One Color (Colorless).
Having played Colorless Eldrazi i will say the deck is certainly good, but it needs ALOT of work to be able to beat Mentor, and I ran 4 Thorn, 4 Rod, 2 All is Dust, 4 Dismember for the matchup.
I know this goes against the common consensus but I've seen a powered tribal eldrazi do some serious damage too. That list had to run Rod in the board for combo matchups instead of main deck, but it had some explosive starts. I'm sure both strategies have merit.