Deck Time: B/G Warriors

As a brewer, one of the things you tend to do, is just read cards. All the time. Just make queries on Gatherer or, read through the cards and you’ll get ideas. Especially, when you are loose on your queries.

Like this time. I was looking through warriors to see if I had missed any for my BR Warriors. I just forgot to limit the colors, so I ended up going through all the warriors, and found a couple of good ones.

First, why warriors? Because I like the Blood-Chins. They are cannibalistic cult within the Kolaghan Brood, but they are also very good. [scryfall]Blood-Chin Rager[/scryfall] is hard to block and [scryfall]Blood-Chin Fanatic[/scryfall] gives pretty good reach. They also work with warriors.

Therefore, I played them as a part of the BR Warriors deck, which I won a GP Trial with in Krakow (and thus the list was published on DailyMtG, so its not a secret anymore). That deck had a lot of other cards I liked, such as [scryfall]Tymaret, the Murder King[/scryfall], as well as burn (also good reach), but it still felt like red was a very secondary color.

White is usually the color of choice, but what about green? There aren’t that many good green warriors, but a few. [scryfall]Den Protector[/scryfall] is obviously the card of choice, but there’s also [scryfall]Heir of the Wilds[/scryfall] and [scryfall]Surrak, the Hunt Caller[/scryfall].

So, the preliminary list:

4 Blood-Chin Fanatic
4 Blood-Chin Rager
4 Bloodsoaked Champion
4 Brutal Hordechief
4 Den Protector
4 Heir of the Wilds
1 Mardu Strike Leader
1 Merciless Executioner
2 Surrak, the Hunt Caller
4 Hero’s Downfall
4 Thoughtseize
4 Forest
4 Jungle Hollow
4 Llanowar Wastes
7 Swamp
4 Temple of Malady
1 Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth

That’s a bit awkward curve, but I think it would work well enough. However, I think there’s plenty of other options here. [scryfall]Brutal Hordechief[/scryfall] is great, but can’t be activated. Activating it is pretty much an autowin, so you might want to be able to do that (Abzan Warriors? Jund Warriors?)

Another way to go might be to go CoCo (that would be [scryfall]Collected Company[/scryfall]). In this case, I’d cut all the four-drops and put in more [scryfall]Merciless Executioner[/scryfall]s or maybe [scryfall]Mardu Strike Leader[/scryfall]s. So, my first test of this deck will probably have a transformational sideboard to let me go this way.

4 Collected Company
2 Merciless Executioner
3 Minister of Pain
3 Windstorm
3 Self-Inflicted Wound

It probably needs more removal and some situational cards. Perhaps [scryfall]Bile Blight[/scryfall], [scryfall]Reclamation Sage[/scryfall], [scryfall]Duress[/scryfall] and [scryfall]Ultimate Price[/scryfall]. We can cut the [scryfall]Collected Company[/scryfall] package after testing it anyhow, so there’ll be room.

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