Shadows over Innistrad, pt. 4 – The Mandatory Monored

Even if you are not planning on playing a monored deck, there’s a strong reason to build such a deck, because you are going to be playing against one. Interestingly enough, I didn’t see any Atarka Reds at GP Paris, but when rotation happens, we are going to be in a situation, where decks are going to need tuning in order to fight the red decks, so red is strong in the beginning.

Here’s two new options:

falkenrathgorgersinprodder

[card]Falkenrath Gorger[/card] is just a 2/1 in this deck. We don’t have other vampires to use the ability, but at least it doesn’t have a downside. [card]Sin Prodder[/card] has been a topic of discussion on the net, where pros seem to hate it, with some exceptions. I think its at least worth a try. Its reach, if nothing else.

And then there’s this…

goldnightcastigator

Using [card]Goldnight Castigator[/card] means that the manabase has to stretch a bit further than usual, but I’m guessing 22 Mountains is good enough, if we don’t play too many of them.

[deck]
[creatures]
3 Zurgo Bellstriker
4 Falkenrath Gorger
4 Lightning Berserker
4 Abbot of Keral Keep
4 Dragon Whisperer
2 Immobilizer Eldrazi
4 Eldrazi Obligator
2 Goldnight Castigator
[/creatures]
[spells]
4 Fiery Impulse
4 Titan’s Strength
2 Exquisite Firecraft
1 Brute Strength
[/spells]
[lands]
14 Mountain
4 Shivan Reef
4 Battlefield Forge
[/lands]
[/deck]

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