Hey look I'm here! Sorry about last week everyone. Last week I had nothing. It is that week before the first tournaments with the new set but the new set has been out awhile, so I don't have much to write about. I'd rather miss a week than write something that people won't enjoy reading.
But that's in the past. This past weekend was the first time I got to play with the new cards in a tournament. My local store runs Type II for Friday Night Magic and on Saturday night runs another Type II for cash. I played in at least part of both events with my Orim's Chant deck that I mentioned last time. However, I have made changes from the initial deck listing that I created, and I'll go over the current deck and things that should be changed here.
The deck performed surprisingly well. Friday night I went 3-1 before dropping because I had to get up the next morning, and Saturday night I ended up 1-2-1. I honestly expected 0-2 or 1-2 performances, so I was pretty happy. Here's the current decklist:
Yes, it is not very complicated. You
drop Howling Mines, you draw Chants and play them as
often as possible, you run your opponents out of
The support spells are trickier. I am convinced this deck needs hard counter magic like Absorb and Counterspell. The problem is making sure you have the white mana you need for Chants. I'm tempted to work in Islands, but worry that may be problematic. After the Coastal Tower and Adarkar Wastes the only option for multi-color is City of Brass, which is a big no-no in this deck due to the fact that a lone Rishadan Port can kill you. A possibility are the new tri-lands. I believe it is Treva's land that allows you to play U/W/G, you could play 2-4 of those and see how that works for you. Since it doesn't come into play tapped, it could be worth the time.
Finally, the sideboard. The first
card you want to put in is 4 Gainsay. This card is
phenomenal in this deck, it allows you to fight
counter wars with U/W decks and is cheap to cast.
Beyond that, I ran Tsabo's Web and a bunch of other
cards that were either poor or inconsequential
choices. Let me know what you come up with that
might work better in the sideboard.