I do think this card will be impactful to the extent of what can I or can I not cast. Or what is countered. Online, MTGO will just counter the spells as necessary or not let you click on cards you cannot cast. But in person this is a different story. Kind of like dredge in person versus online. All the triggers stack for you online. Mistakes will be made.
Livinia is another turn one play that doesn’t allow for your opponent to go mox, orchard, Oath. Go.
I played a pretty stock White Eldrazi list at EW. I ran into Shops 4 times and went 1-3. Overall I was 5-5. I beat Blue and Oath decks. I lost to Shops 3 times, survival once, and red stompy with 2nd turn blood moon both games.
White Eldrazi is a fine deck, but hopeless against Shops. I am not saying anything new or enlightening. This is almost my derpstep torch bearing. Can't beat Shops. Nothing new.
Survival is a bad matchup in my opinion. You need a revoker or Thalia 2.0 or wasteland. But Containment priests are great cards.
@fsecco is it foreshadowing then that Dredge will win EW because of this holiday? It would be fitting.
Old school takes the competiveness out of going to a tourney in my opinion. So that helps A LOT of people and may draw more people into playing Old School. Vintage paper tourneys are great. But to me there still competition that makes me want to win. When I play Old School, the want to win is diminished. The EV of Old School is qualitative. The EV for Vintage is... incredibly low and should not be your end goal.
I like both Old School and Vintage equally. At EW, I plan on playing both as much as I can.
I feel like anytime anyone says they are favored over Shops hasn't tested the matchup enough. Basic Plains are great in the matchup. I will have to do some testing with Spheres.
I think in preparation for EW I recommend putting Priests back in the 60. Dredge and Oath are inevitable matchups in sanctioned magic.
Nice job on the finish. Did you ever try Serenity in the sideboard?
I do think there is the possibility now for Wizards to reprint Bazaars. I am a big fan a people pimping out their decks. But when my Dredge opponent has a completely foiled out deck except for the best 4-of in their deck it gets me wondering if there are marked cards. Now if there are proxy foil Bazaars supplied by Wizards then there are no marked cards. Problem solved.
i don't know if allowing CE is a good idea. Just because we can doesn't mean we should. (Jurassic Park ref.)
Thanks for putting the lists together @nartman99 .
Merfolk Trickster didn't really have a time to shine any time during the day. My opponents weren't playing Pyro or DRS. (Maybe it won't ever shine...)
That brings me to a neat interaction/tech from the card: Ratchet Bomb. Nam had servant in play and cast ratchet bomb. Neat way to get counters on ratchet bomb at end of turn. Definitely helps when wanting to get rid of my Energy Flux.
These kinds of TSOs lead one to either play broken stuff or play Null Rod. I play Null Rod. Fun day.