Poor Brigid. I genuinely love the card and I like unique effects. Nonetheless, something has to make room, and there’s no question of finding a spot for the Crusader.
I think Justin will miss Pristine more than I will. She is a solid creature, but cuts are tough and the white-six spot is tougher. And Mana Tithe won my heart.
A cut that feels weird, but man has it been a while since Akroma was played. The Hero showed up once already, and totally rocked faces. Not that there was any question.
As I said in my Guild article on SCG, I felt that we had a surplus of Wrath effects. Martial Coup is the weakest, so it’s the one. Parallax Wave is a card I’ve been wanting to try forever, and this seemed like the time.
Probably should have done this sooner.
Planeswalker removal seems about right, and the Cutthroat was more-or-less placeholder anyway.
I wanted to try adding more discard, which is what this swap and the next one is about.
I guess the Scudder is where you start to think about the difference between “efficient” and “aggressive”.
After the Guild decks, I felt that red needed more straight-up burn, and Spikeshot has been ok but not outstanding.
Adding burn and things that work with burn. We had Wheel of Fortune in a while ago, but red was so bad at the time that I’m not sure it got a fair chance.
As I thought, we overshot a bit on the artifact destruction.
Also from the guild thing- I felt green had a surplus of land fetch that doesn’t ramp.
I enjoyed Mindslaver, but it doesn’t break my heart to see it go.
One of those cards I’ve been wanting to try. Do wish I hadn’t sold my FTV one, though.