Last weekend I played a PPTQ. I didn’t do well, but whatever. I think my deck choice was pretty good. I just wasn’t playing optimally myself. However, what I wanted to talk about was Saheeli Rai.
The previous night, I was going to sleep, but for some reason I went back to thinking about my sideboard. My list was this (copied mostly from a SCG 9th place finish the previous weekend):
I was thinking of using the following sideboard:
I wasn’t sure about this, but I thought Jason Bennett (the original designer) had a better idea about what he was doing than I did, so I followed his plan with a couple of exceptions. His list (at least the version on SCG.com) was missing a couple of cards and of the cards listed I was missing the fourth Glorybringer. So, I made some additions and changes.
At last minute (not exactly, but for dramatic reasons, let’s call it ‘last minute’) my mind went to Saheeli. Would she fit here? Would she be good in some grindy matchup? I thought the answer would be yes, because I could always bring her in in the very grindy matchups. She’ll kill the opponent eventually, if they don’t have anything for her.
Probably not, but still, here’s a list (think Copy Cat without having to delve into white):