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DeckMaindeck hateSideboard hateGame 1 strategyGame 2 strategyInOut, PlayOut, DrawNotes
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5c Niv-MizzetKaya's guileAlmost anything. Ashiok...Should be easy, just do the thing.Same. For G3 adapt to what you saw. +3 thoughtseize-1 Merchant -1 Narcomoeba -1 darkblast-1 Merchant -1 Narcomoeba -1 darkblast
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Ad nauseumPact of NegationUnmoored Ego, Thoughtseize, Echoing TruthPure race. Chill good with Phyrexian unlife.Interaction to slow them down. +3 Claim +3 Thoughtseize -2 Merchant -1 Ox -1 darkblast -1 Ghast -1 Cave -2 Merchant -1 Ox -1 darkblast -1 Ghast -1 Cave
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Amulet Titan1 maindeck Pact of Negation, Bojuka BogCage, Dismember, Beast Within, Rec Sage, EERace. Kill mana creatures unless opp will have Titan mana anyway. Then conflag face instead.Same as game 1, except use hate cards. 3 lands + Moon is a keep. +2 Stain the Mind +2 Moon +1 Blast Zone -2 Merchant -1 Loam -1 cave -1 Ghast -2 Merchant -1 Loam -1 cave -1 Amalgam
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Azorius Controlnarset, winds of abandon, counterspellsRiP, Ashiok, SurgicalGood matchup, do normal stuff. Watch out for force of negation. Kill planeswalkersNormal stuff. Thoughtseize for ashiok, RiP +3 Thoughtseize +1 Claim-2 Reunion -1 Ox -1 Chill-2 Reunion -1 Ox -1 Chill
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Blue mooncounterspellsrelic, anger, ashiokThoughtseize for hate cards +3 Thoughtseize-1 reunion -1 loam -1 narco-1 reunion -1 loam -1 narco
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BoglesN/Acage, hushbringer +3 Claim +3 Thoughtseize +1 Blast Zone-4 Chill -1 Merchant -1 Loam -1 Forgotten Cave -4 Chill -1 Merchant -1 Loam -1 Forgotten Cave
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Burn (Boros)Eidolon, skullcrackRiP, cryptMill chills and win.Same as G1 +3 Claim +3 Axe +1 Blast Zone -3 Merchant -1 Loam -1 cave -1 fetch -1 ghast -3 Merchant -1 Loam -1 cave -1 fetch -1 amalgam
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Cheerios +3 Axe +3 Thoughtseize-1 Chill -1 Reunion -1 Ox -1 Amalgam -1 Thug -1 Forgotten Cave-1 Chill -1 Reunion -1 Ox -1 Amalgam -1 Thug -1 Forgotten Cave
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CrabvineN/ALeylineOn play kill Hedron Crab with Conflag if good cards to discard. Otherwise keep it to finish the game with huge Fireball straight to the face. Don't get milled out. +3 claims +1 leyline-2 Merchant -1 Loam -1 ghast-2 Merchant -1 Loam -1 amalgam
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Death's Shadowstubborn denial, hand attack, drown in the lochplague engineer, ashiok, surgicalGood matchup, just do normal stuff.Thoughtseize for ashiok. If leyline, claim plan.nIf no ashiok or leyline, axe plan +3 thoughtseize +1 Blast Zone-1 Reunion -1 Amalgam -1 fetch -1 darkblast-1 Reunion -1 Amalgam -1 fetch -1 darkblast
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Dice Factorychalice, bridgebridge, tormod, cage +3 claim +1 blast zone-1 fetch -1 narco -1 ghast-1 fetch -1 narco -1 ghast
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Dimir Whirzaspellbomb, counterspells, hand attackashiok, cage, kalitasGo fast +3 Thoughtseize-1 Merchant -1 Chill -1 darkblast-1 Merchant -1 Chill -1 darkblast
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DredgeNoneLeyline of the voidFlip a coin +1 Leyline, +3 claims if they have leyline-1 Merchant -1 Loam -1 Cave -1 ghast-1 Merchant -1 Loam -1 Cave -1 Amalgam
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Eldrazi TronScavenger groundsTormod, cage, bridgePresent early board to keep Karn in check, don’t lose too much life in order not to be killed by Smasher or Ballista. Watch out for Chalice on 1 on draw.Same, but be prepared for cage or bridge +3 claim +1 blast zone +1 thoughtseize-2 Merchant -1 darkblast -1 fetch -1 ghast-2 Merchant -1 darkblast -1 fetch -1 amalgam
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Gifts stormN/AN/AGo fast. Don't worry about warrens, kills discount bears. Watch out for remand.Same as G1. +3 Axe +2 Thouhgtseize-1 darkblast -2 Merchant -1 Copperline Gorge -1 ghast-1 darkblast -2 Reunion -1 Copperline Gorge -1 Amalgam
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GoblinsField of ruinrelicControl planControl plan. Can add a claim on the play to destroy vial. +3 axe -2 merchant -1 ghast -2 merchant -1 ghast
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Heliod CompanyN/Ascooze, mirran crusaderPrioritize early pressure, kill combo pieces.Break up their synergies by interaction, win the long game. +3 Axe +3 Thoughtseize +1 Blast Zone -4 Chill -1 Merchant -1 Ox -1 Copperline Gorge -4 Chill -1 Merchant -1 Ox -1 Copperline Gorge
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Humansmeddling mage, deputy, thalia, reflector mageauriok champion, cageKill creatures ... conflag to kill 2 is good enough. Stinkweed imp to attrition them out.Blast zone answers Auriok champion and cage. Or narcomoeba blocks. +3 Axe +1 Blast Zone-1 Loam -1 ghast -1 fetch -1 merchant-1 Loam -1 ghast -1 fetch -1 reunion
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InfectN/AcageKill creaturesHard control plan +3 Axe +3 Thoughtseize +1 Blast Zone -4 Chill -1 Ox -2 Merchant -4 Chill -1 Ox -2 reunion
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Izzet BreachCounterspellsanger, ashiok, relicGo fast. They likely win on T5.Thoughtseize for ashiok +3 Thoughtseize-1 reunion -1 darkblast -1 narco-1 reunion -1 darkblast -1 narco
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JundScooze, removal, hand attackAshiok, Cage, Kalitas, Spellbomb, Surgical, Fulminator, Plague engineerJust go fast, good matchup. Remove scooze. Don't lose to T1 thoughtseize.Plan to fight scooze, try to be on the board before Ashiok. If leylines: Switch to claims. If ashiok: Switch to thoughtseize. If 2+ cages: Add a claim, remove an ox +3 Axe +1 Blast Zone -1 Merchant -1 darkblast -1 Narcomoeba -1 Fetch -1 Merchant -1 darkblast -1 Narcomoeba -1 Fetch
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Living EndBeast withinashiokDon't have to return your stuff ... can leave them in until opp living ends ... play like a burn deck. +3 Thoughtseize-1 darkblast -1 Merchant -1 Amalgam-1 darkblast -1 Merchant -1 Amalgam
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Merfolkcounterspells, spreading seaschalice, ashiok, relicDestroying vial is okay. +3 Axe +2 thoughtseize +1 Blast Zone-2 Reunion -1 darkblast -1 Merchant -1 fetch -1 ghast-2 Reunion -1 darkblast -1 Merchant -1 fetch -1 ghast
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Millsurgical, crypt incursion, field of ruinashiok, bridge, cage, torpor orbLet them do all the milling. Keep an untapped fetchland to safe bloodghasts from crypt incursion.Focus on early board to fight ashiok, playing to avoid milling out, save payoffs from surgical/crypt incursion. +3 thoughtseize +1 blast zone +3 claim-2 loam -3 reunion -1 darkblast -1 cave-2 loam -3 reunion -1 darkblast -1 cave
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Mono-green tronReliccage, relicGo underSame as game 1 +3 claim-1 Merchant -1 darkblast -1 ghast-1 Merchant -1 darkblast -1 Amalgam
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Mono-red Blitz or ProwessN/ACage, Tormod, or LeylineKill the creaturesSame, but look for claims. If no leylines, +1 claim, +3 axe, +1 blast zone +3 claim +1 axe +1 blast zone-2 Merchant -1 Loam -1 fetch -1 ghast-2 Merchant -1 Loam -1 fetch -1 amalgam
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NeobrandN/AN/AHope they fizzle. If they scry top, shriekhorn. Early pressure for less Griselbrand.Same +3 thoughtseize-1 Merchant -1 Loam -1 cave-1 Merchant -1 Loam -1 cave
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Red Prisonbridgetormod, anger, cage Try not to waste Conflagrate - kill Goblin Rabblemaster and Legion Warboss. Kill Karn, early board presence. +3 claim-1 Merchant -1 darkblast -1 ghast-1 Merchant -1 darkblast -1 ghast
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RG Mid-rangeKlothyscage, anger, relicGo underSame. Use claims, darkblast, blast zone to keep them off ramp. +1 blast zone +3 claim-1 merchant -1 fetch -1 ghast -1 loam-1 reunion -1 fetch -1 amalgam -1 loam
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SnowbladeField of ruin, counterspellsAshiok, RiPKill batterskull and anything that can wear it. Kill Stoneforge to prevent batterskull. Don't let field of ruin cut off colors. Watch out for Force of NegationInteract to slow down, take hate cards. Claim takes Batterskull. +3 Thoughtseize +2 Claim -2 Chill -1 Loam -2 Merchant -1 Chill -1 Loam -2 Reunion -1 Ox
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SoulherderForce of negation, Deputy of Detention, Winds of abandon, Ashiok, cage, auriok championBe fast. Watch out for Force of Negation. Darkblast is great.Look for thoughtseize to take Ashiok, RiP, Winds of Abandon from hand. +3 Thoughtseize +1 Blast Zone -1 Loam -1 Reunion -1 Merchant -1 Copperline Gorge -1 Loam -1 Reunion -1 Merchant -1 Copperline Gorge
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Spiritscounterspell dudesRiP, Ashiok, remorseful clericDarkblast is great. +3 Axe +2 Claim +1 Blast Zone-1 loam -1 Merchant -1 Narco -1 fetch -2 merchant-1 loam -1 Merchant -1 Narco -1 fetch -2 reunion
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Sultai Snow Controlhand attack, counterspellsashiok, leyline, surgicalIf no leylines, cut claims +2 Thoughtseize +3 Claim-2 Reunion -1 Ox -1 narco -1 ghast-2 Reunion -1 Ox -1 narco -1 amalgam
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Titan Fieldsee Amulet Titan
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Titan ShiftN/Aanger, cage, relic (not bog??!!)Race. Kill Dryad, otherwise go face.Same as game 1, except use hate cards. 3 lands + Moon is a keep. Blast zone is for cage. +2 Stain the Mind +2 Moon +1 Blast Zone +1 Thoughtseize-2 Merchant -1 Loam -1 Forgotten Cave -1 ghast -1 narco-2 Merchant -1 Loam -1 Forgotten Cave -1 Amalgam -1 narco
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Twiddle StormPure raceDiscard Psychic Puppetry +3 thoughtseize -1 Merchant -1 Loam -1 Forgotten Cave -1 Merchant -1 Loam -1 Forgotten Cave
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Urozacounterspells, tormodashiokGo fastsame, thoughtseize for ashiok +3 Thoughtseize-1 Merchant -1 Chill -1 darkblast-1 Merchant -1 Chill -1 darkblast
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YawgmothN/Aashiok, thoughtseize, yixilid jailer, plague engineer, lost legacyGo fast. Kill birds, other x/1 that don't recur.same, thoughtseize for ashiok and jailer +3 Thoughtseize +1 leyline-1 merchant -1 loam -1 ghast -1 narco-1 reunion -1 loam -1 amalgam -1 narco
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