I really like the deck by the way. How do you feel about the Trinket Mage package? Would you change anything?
I would change it if the metagame changed. Its geared towards beating Stompy and Delver (deck #2 and #3 in the metagame last week in the dailies) while not giving up the Cloudpost matchup ... but if storm became a factor again (Grixis is only #5 and UR Storm - famously labelled a tier #1 deck, is only #8) I would consider switching card between the main deck and SB. Maindecking duress seems very nice in a storm-heavy environment but the card does very little against Stompy and Delver.
Also having the Nihil in the SB is a metagame choice, it could replace a trinket in the main deck (probably a capsule) if Tortured Existence ever came back (not even in the top 12 right now).
One thing I have learned is that trinket mage needs AT least 6 targets, you never want to play him as a dry gray ogre
Three 4-0s and three 3-1s last week, its been crazy
Post by Fan of History on Aug 25, 2012 4:17:56 GMT -5
Also, there could be metagame changes where the deck has to be discarded, but right now it has highly favorable matchups against the top 12 decks and the real dangers are not even making getting 3-1s, as they lose to too many of the current top decks
awesome ~ grats. Would love to see the deck featured on pauper to the people (hint.. hint) or maybe have mikey take a run with it on his vids. It must be gaining a little popularity (unless it was you I've faced off against) in the tourney/ casual rooms I've seen it now a couple of times. The augur is the bomb.