Ixalan Brews, pt. 10 – Jund

1) Currently, the available lands provide a better manabase for shards than wedges.
2) I want to play [card]Vraska, Relic Seeker[/card]
3) I think [card]Unlicensed Disintegration[/card] is going to be pretty strong in a world full of dinosaurs

So, Jund it is.

The easy part: I want to play these cards:

[draft]Fatal Push
Unlicensed Disintegration
Chandra, Torch of Defiance
Vraska, Relic Seeker[/draft]

Not necessarily a full set of Vraska, but otherwise probably. We just need to flesh out the rest of the deck somehow. Let’s look at some possible choices for fives.

[draft]Glorybringer
Regisaur Alpha
Skysovereign, Consul Flagship
The Scorpion God
Nissa, Vital Force[/draft]

What do they bring to the table? [card]Glorybringer[/card] is very strong, but might be outclassed by dinosaurs. [card]Regisaur Alpha[/card] is also strong, but might not be that good without other dinosaurs to give haste to. [card]Skysovereign, Consul Flagship[/card] requires a critical mass of creatures to function properly, so maybe one. [card]The Scorpion God[/Card] has the clear benefit of being able to block [card]Carnage Tyrant[/card] beneficially, so at least one of those. [card]Nissa, Vital Force[/Card] is a card advantage engine. Maybe of mix?

[draft]The Scorpion God
The Scorpion God
Nissa, Vital Force
Skysovereign, Consul Flagship[/draft]

We need a lot of mana sources here, but I’m not sure what the balance is going to be. Can we afford to play [card]Attune with Aether[/card] or [card]Channeler Initiate[/card]? I would go with the latter. Playing a turn three Chandra is nice as well.

The problem with this brewing is that this isn’t a very proactive deck and in order to be reactive, you need to understand the metagame, which we can’t really do at this point. However, I would play this as of now and I’m tilting this to work against dinosaur-based decks a bit, even thought there’s plenty of removal for other things as well:

[deck]
[creatures]
4 Channeler Initiate
4 Dreamstealer
2 Ripjaw Raptor
2 The Scorpion God
[/creatures]
[spells]
4 Chandra, Torch of Defiance
1 Nissa, Vital Force
3 Vraska, Relic Seeker
1 Skysovereign, Consul Flagship
4 Fatal Push
4 Unlicensed Disintegration
4 Abrade
1 Trial of Ambition
[/spells]
[lands]
4 Dragonskull Summit
4 Rootbound Crag
4 Canyon Slough
4 Sheltered Thicket
2 Mountain
2 Swamp
2 Forest
4 Evolving Wilds
[/lands]
[/deck]

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