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 Post subject: Sunbringer
PostPosted: Sat Jan 27, 2018 8:56 am 
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So after checking out what's being played in standard these days, I decided that Sweltering Suns is probably just about as good as Fumigate right now, and I would much rather be playing [card]Vraska's Contempt[/card] than [card]Ixalan's Binding[/card]. So, I switched my RW deck to RB, and this is what I ended up with.


4 Rekindling Phoenix
4 Glorybringer
4 Raptor Hatchling
4 Ravenous Chupacabra
2 Unlicensed Disintegration
2 Hour of Glory
4 [card]Vraska's Contempt[/card]
4 Reckless Rage
3 [card]Liliana, Death's Majesty[/card]
4 Sweltering Suns

4 Canyon Slough
4 Dragonskull Summit
2 Cinder Barrens
7 Swamp
8 Mountain

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 Post subject: Re: Sunbringer
PostPosted: Tue Jan 30, 2018 3:37 pm 
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-4 Aethersphere Harvester
-4 Fatal Push
+4 Unlicensed Disintegration
+4 Reckless Rage

Jesus, this list of changes does not do the last several hours of testing justice. I tried every viable removal spell, tried switching back to RW briefly, tried RWb with an aggressive set of creatures, went back to BR with less removal and more two drops, then eventually came back around to something very similar to the original list.

Aethersphere Harvester is gone because it was the only thing in the deck that Abrade was really good against, so it just ate an Abrade almost every single time, setting me back a turn. Disintegration is just Murder, but there's no Doom Blade or Ultimate Price in standard right now, and I want removal that just kills what I wanna kill, no questions asked. Speaking of which, I switched to Reckless Rage after determining that I could usually handle the downside. Fatal Push is good at killing Heart of Kiran, but I don't really care abut any other 2-drops, since they die to Sweltering Suns. Reckless Rage kills Glorybringers at instant speed for 1 mana, which is pretty sweet.

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 Post subject: Re: Sunbringer
PostPosted: Tue Feb 06, 2018 11:17 am 
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Did you try Walk the Plank? I know it’s sorcery speed, but it is 2 CMC.

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 Post subject: Re: Sunbringer
PostPosted: Tue Feb 06, 2018 5:07 pm 
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Didn't try Walk the Plank specifically, but I did try Cut to Ribbons, which is mostly the same thing right now. Unfortunately, between Heart of Kiran and Glorybringer, sorcery speed just doesn't cut it in the current format unless it can kill an artifact or comes with some other big bonus. It's stupid, and I think it's part of what makes this standard really shitty to try to innovate in, but that's where we're at.

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