I'll test chart a course as well, it seems a nice potential addition.
A question for you guys : I already have an ancestral & a time walk, I'm thinking about which piece of power to buy next - keeping in mind I almost exclusively play UR aggro.
Would you go for a Ruby ? A library of alexandria (not power, but nearly the same to me) ? Or wait 2 or 3 month until you can afford a sapphire ?
I definitely think playing the full "dack-delve" engine is one direction o take the deck. It benefits as well from snapcaster. Being rather mana intensive, it excludes playing wastelands and maybe null rods.
Though I still think going full tempo (with no 3-drops, wastelands, more burn/smash to smithereens) should be an option.
Why do you think wasteland puts you necessarily behind ?
UR Delver used to be my deck of choice before the gush/probe restriction.
Now that Mentor is restricted, I'll probably go back to it.
I'd like to discuss the options for building the deck.
The creature suite
4 delvers and 4 pyromancers would be a given.
Some options for additional critters :
- 1-2 snapcasters for the mid-late game
- 2-4 harsh mentors
4 preordain and the restricted draw/cantrips would be a given
Additional options - not including them would leave more room for creatures / counterspells / mana denial :
- 1-2 dack fayden
- 1-2 jace VP
The mana denial
Optional, better if numerous :
- 1-4 wastelands
- 1-3 null rods
- 0-2 smash to smithering
- White : opens up maindeck swords / stony silence and side containment priest / RiP / stony silence
- Green : mostly for ancient grudge
- Black : mostly for discard (therapy, thoughtseize), yet much less potent without probe
Let's spark the discussion