Storming in Dominaria, Decklist Update.

In the last months I’ve been tinkering with new ideas for my beloved Storm deck, and after some thought, testing and realizing that the meta will shift and our opponents will gain new angle of attack, I came to realize that we need to change some cards in order to keep up with our opponents. Also I want to express my thanks to our great community on discord storm server, they have had a HUGE hand on guiding this deck and honestly I wouldn’t have done it without them, so a big shout out to all of you! So below I present to you, Gifts-Storm version 2!

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So what happened?

So as you can see, main deck has stayed exactly the same. This is simply due to the fact that meta has stayed fairly open and there are loads of viable strategies available so I feel there is no need to tune the main board. However in the sideboard you can see some pretty major changes, I’ll cover them below more specifically, but in a nutshell I added: Wipe Away, Abrade and 2 more Pieces Of The Puzzle and took out: Blood Moons, Shatterstorm and Repeal. So why these changes? Well let’s have a look at those cards individually.

Kuvahaun tulos haulle mtg wipe away

Wipe Away is a card that I’ve been looking at for a long time, I finally settled on this card for few reasons:

– Split second can really be a surprise factor sometimes, for example if Affinity goes all in on Inkmoth Nexus, Boom! Or returning Phyrexian Unlife back to hand when they are on 0 life, can’t even respond with Angel’s Grace.

– It’s a bounce spell with different name, this makes Gifts Ungiven better. Since we already have Repeal in main board. So now you can search Wipe Away, Repeal, Echoing Truth and Noxious Revival and basically get 2 bounces for sure.

– Also deals with Chalice Of The Void and other hateful lock pieces. (Well to be exactly honest if they have Chalice@3 that we can’t Wipe Away but heh we don’t care about Chalice@3)

Kuvahaun tulos haulle mtg pieces of the puzzle

Well I finally came to my senses, 4 Pieces is pretty amazing! Blood Moon hasn’t been performing for me anymore and our local players know that I play(ed) the card so they always see it coming. In regard of that info, I have chosen to drop Blood Moons for now and just run with Pieces to fight those grindy decks and graveyard hate.

Kuvahaun tulos haulle mtg abrade

Abrade has been added mainly because I’m expecting to face loads of Damping Sphere and this card also does multi purpose by killing many annoying creatures like Thalia and Meddling Mage to name a few. If you want more info about the little ball of doom and how to deal with it, check this article. Since we just can’t side Shattering Spree against GBx decks, but Abrade we can. Not only will it blow up Damping Sphere or Grafdigger’s Cage, it can also deal with Scavenging Ooze, Dark Confidant or any manlands if they happen to go for those! Can also slow down Affinity or any creature deck. Shatterstorm has just been too slow against Affinity so that also affected my choice. Only downside here is that this won’t deal with Chalice Of The Void on 2, but for Chalice we have other cards prepared.

So why still fetches then?

I’m fairly sure this question would pop up and to answer it honestly, I like my fetchlands. And obviously that is no argument but like I already said in my Deck-Tech article, they thin the deck and other fact that I forgot is that it can bluff that you could be on let’s say Blue Moon for example. This has actually come up few times. So call me dumb but fetches it is for me!

Sideboarding and how does it change.

Here you have the updated sideboard plan, not too many things change here. There are also few new matchups that have popped up, but those have been updated to the other articles as well. This section will only cover how we sideboard, if you’re interested on more indepth info, check this out.

GB Midrange (Jund, Abzan, GB)

In: 2 Empty The Warrens, 3 Lightning Bolt, 1 Abrade, 4 Pieces Of The Puzzle.

Out: 2 Gifts Ungiven, 2 Goblin Electromancer, 1 Past In Flames, 1 Unsubstantiate, 1 Noxious Revival, 1 Baral, Chief Of Compliance, 1 Opt, 1 Merchant Scroll.

UW Control (Azorius)

In: 1 Empty The Warrens, 4 Pieces Of The Puzzle, 1 Gigadrowse, 1 Swan Song, 1 Wipe Away.

Out: 2 Gifts Ungiven, 1 Past In Flames, 1 Noxious Revival, 1 Unsubstantiate, 2 Goblin Electromancer, 1 Pyretic Ritual.

UWR Control (Jeskai)

In: 2 Empty The Warrens, 3 Lightning Bolt, 4 Pieces Of The Puzzle, 1 Gigadrowse, 1 Wipe Away.

Out: 2 Gifts Ungiven, 1 Noxious Revival, 1 Past In Flames, 2 Goblin Electromancer, 1 Grapeshot, 1 Unsubstantiate, 1 Pyretic Ritual, 1 Baral, Chief Of Compliance, 1 Opt.

Grixis Control

In: 2 Empty The Warrens, 4 Pieces Of The Puzzle, 1 Gigadrowse, 1 Swan Song, 1 Wipe Away.

Out: 2 Gifts Ungiven, 2 Goblin Electromancer, 4 Baral, Chief Of Compliance, 1 Past In Flames.

Esper Control

In: 2 Empty The Warrens, 4 Pieces Of The Puzzle, 1 Gigadrowse, 1 Swan Song, 1 Wipe Away.

Out: 2 Gifts Ungiven, 2 Goblin Electromancer, 1 Unsubstantiate, 1 Past In Flames,  1 Grapeshot, 1 Noxious Revival, 1 Pyretic Ritual.

Storm

In: 3 Lightning Bolt, 1 Swan Song.

Out: 1 Grapeshot, 1 Repeal, 2 Opt.

Collected Company Decks (Abzan, Bant, GW Company)

In: 3 Lightning Bolt, 1 Wipe Away, 1 Abrade.

Out: 2 Opt, 2 Remand, 1 Empty The Warrens.

Bant Knightfall

In: 3 Lightning Bolt, 1 Wipe Away.

Out: 2 Remand, 2 Opt.

RG Scapeshift

In: 1 Wipe Away.

Out: 1 Grapeshot.

RUG/Bring To Light Scapeshift

In:  1 Gigadrowse, 1 Swan Song, 1 Wipe Away.

Out: 1 Unsubstantiate, 1 Grapeshot, 1 Opt.

Tezzerator (UB/BUG)

In: 4 Pieces Of The Puzzle, 1 Shattering Spree, 1 Abrade, 1 Wipe Away.

Out: 1 Unsubstantiate, 2 Gifts Ungiven, 1 Goblin Electromancer, 2 Opt, 1 Grapeshot.

Grishoalbrand

In: 1 Swan Song, 1 Shattering Spree (If they have Chalice Of The Void), 1 Wipe Away.

OutOut: 1 Empty The Warrens, 1 Opt, (2 Opts if you need Spree).

Classic Tron (RG, GW, MonoG)

In: 4 Pieces Of The Puzzle, 1 Shattering Spree, 1 Wipe Away.

Out: 2 Gifts Ungiven, 1 Empty The Warrens, 1 Unsubstantiate, 1 Repeal, 1 Noxious Revival.

Mono U Tron

In: 1 Shattering Spree, 4 Pieces Of The Puzzle, 1 Gigadrowse.

Out: 2 Gifts Ungiven, 1 Noxious Revival, 1 Past In Flames,  1 Grapeshot, 1 Goblin Electromancer.

Eldrazi Tron

In: 2 Empty The Warrens, 1 Shattering Spree, 1 Wipe Away.

Out: 1 Noxious Revival, 1 Grapeshot, 1 Opt, 1 Unsubstantiate.

Colorless Eldrazi

In: 1 Shattering Spree, 4 Pieces Of The Puzzle, 1 Wipe Away, 1 Abrade.

Out: 2 Gifts Ungiven, 1 Goblin Electromancer, 1 Noxious Revival, 1 Past In Flames, 2 Opt.

RG Eldrazi

In: 3 Lightning Bolt, 4 Pieces Of The Puzzle, 1 Echoing Truth, 1 Abrade.

Out: 2 Gifts Ungiven, 1 Past In Flames, 1 Noxious Revival, 1 Grapeshot, 2 Opt, 2 Goblin Electromancer.

Death’s Shadow Variants (Grixis, Esper, 5c, Jund)

In: 2 Empty The Warrens, 3 Lighting Bolt, 4 Pieces Of The Puzzle, 1 Gigadrowse, 1 Wipe Away.

Out: 4 Baral, Chief Of Compliance, 2 Goblin Electromancer, 4 Gifts Ungiven, 1 Merchant Scroll.

Burn

In: 2 Empty The Warrens, 3 Lightning Bolt, 1 Swan Song.

Out on the play: 2 Opt, 2 Gifts Ungiven, 1 Noxious Revival, 1 Goblin Electromancer.

Out on the draw: 2 Gifts Ungiven, 2 Remand, 1 Noxious Revival, 1 Opt.

Goblins

In: 3 Lightning Bolt, 1 Echoing Truth.

Out: 2 Remand, 1 Unsubstantiate, 1 Noxious Revival.

Death&Taxes Variants (MonoW, GW, BW Eldrazi)

In: 2 Empty The Warrens, 3 Lightning Bolt, 4 Pieces Of The Puzzle, 1 Abrade, 1 Echoing Truth.

Out: 4 Gifts Ungiven, 2 Remand, 1 Goblin Electromancer, 1 Past In Flames, 1 Merchant Scroll, 1 Noxious Revival, 1 Opt.

Ad Nauseam

In: 1 Empty The Warrens, 4 Pieces Of The Puzzle, 1 Swan Song, 1 Wipe Away.

Out: 4 Gifts Ungiven, 1 Noxious Revival, 1 Grapeshot, 1 Repeal.

Jeskai Ascendancy

In: 3 Lightning Bolt, 1 Swan Song, 1 Wipe Away, 1 Echoing Truth.

Out: 1 Unsubstantiate, 1 Repeal, 2 Opt, 1 Goblin Electromancer, 1 Empty The Warrens.

Taking Turns

In: 1 Gigadrowse, 1 Swan Song, 1 Wipe Away.

Out: 1 Empty The Warrens, 1 Repeal, 1 Opt.

KCI Combo (Eggs)

In: 1 Shattering Spree, 1 Abrade.

Out: 1 Grapeshot, 1 Empty The Warrens.

Elves

In: 3 Lightning Bolt, 1 Abrade, 1 Echoing Truth.

Out: 2 Remand, 1 Repeal, 1 Empty The Warrens, 1 Unsubstantiate.

Affinity

In: 3 Lightning Bolt, 1 Shattering Spree, 1 Abrade, 1 Wipe Away.

Out: 2 Remand, 2 Opt, 1 Unsubstantiate, 1 Empty The Warrens.

5C Humans

In: 3 Lightning Bolt, 1 Echoing Truth, 1 Abrade.

Out: 2 Remand, 2 Opt, 1 Goblin Electromancer.

Zoo (5C, Naya)

In: 2 Empty The Warrens, 3 Lightning Bolt.

Out: 2 Remand, 1 Noxious Revival, 2 Opt.

Lantern Control

In: 2 Empty The Warrens, 1 Shattering Spree, 1 Abrade, 4 Pieces Of The Puzzle, 1 Wipe Away, 1 Echoing Truth.

Out: 4 Gifts Ungiven, 1 Grapeshot, 2 Remand, 1 Unsubstantiate, 1 Goblin Electromancer, 1 Noxious Revival.

Living End (Jund)

In: 4 Pieces Of The Puzzle, 1 Swan Song, 1 Echoing Truth.

Out: 4 Gifts Ungiven, 1 Noxious Revival, 1 Merchant Scroll.

Living End (Blue)

In: 4 Pieces Of The Puzzle, 1 Gigadrowse, 1 Swan Song, 1 Echoing Truth.

Out: 4 Gifts Ungiven, 1 Noxious Revival, 1 Past In Flames, 1 Unsubstantiate.

Dredge

In: 4 Pieces Of The Puzzle, 1 Echoing Truth.

Out: 3 Gifts Ungiven, 1 Repeal, 1 Unsubstantiate.

Blue Moon

In: 1 Empty The Warrens, 4 Pieces Of The Puzzle, 1 Gigadrowse, 1 Swan Song.

Out: 2 Gifts Ungiven, 1 Noxious Revival, 2 Goblin Electromancer, 1 Past In Flames,  1 Grapeshot.

UR Breach

In: 1 Empty The Warrens, 2 Pieces Of The Puzzle, 1 Gigadrowse, 1 Swan Song.

Out: 2 Gifts Ungiven, 1 Noxious Revival, 2 Goblin Electromancer.

UR Kiki

In: 3 Lightning Bolt, 4 Pieces Of The Puzzle, 1 Gigadrowse, 1 Wipe Away, 1 Abrade.

Out: 2 Gifts Ungiven, 1 Repeal, 1 Noxious Revival, 2 Goblin Electromancer, 2 Opt, 1 Past In Flames, 1 Grapeshot.

BR Hollow One

In: 2 Empty The Warrens, 3 Lightning Bolt, 4 Pieces Of The Puzzle, 1 Abrade.

Out: 4 Gifts Ungiven, 1 Noxious Revival, 2 Remand, 2 Opt, 1 Merchant Scroll.

8 Rack

In: 2 Empty The Warrens, 4 Pieces Of The Puzzle, 1 Echoing Truth

Out: 2 Remand, 1 Unsubstantiate, 2 Goblin Electromancer, 1 Baral, Chief Of Compliance.

BW Smallpox

In: 2 Empty The Warrens, 4 Pieces Of The Puzzle, 1 Echoing Truth.

Out:  1 Unsubstantiate, 2 Goblin Electromancer, 2 Baral, Chief Of Compliance, 1 Repeal,  1 Merchant Scroll.

BW Tokens

In: 4 Pieces Of The Puzzle, 1 Echoing Truth.

Out: 1 Unsubstantiate, 1 Empty The Warrens, 1 Goblin Electromancer, 2 Gifts Ungiven.

Merfolk

In: 3 Lightning Bolt, 4 Pieces Of The Puzzle, 1 Abrade.

Out: 2 Remand, 2 Gifts Ungiven, 1 Noxious Revival, 1 Empty The Warrens, 2 Opt.

Amulet Titan

In: 3 Lightning Bolt, 1 Wipe Away, 1 Abrade.

Out: 1 Grapeshot, 2 Opt, 1 Noxious Revival, 1 Goblin Electromancer.

Infect

In: 3 Lightning Bolt, 1 Wipe Away, 1 Abrade.

Out: 2 Remand, 2 Opt, 1 Empty The Warrens.’

Ponza

In: 3 Lightning Bolt, 1 Echoing Truth, 1 Abrade.

Out: 1 Grapeshot, 1 Noxious Revival, 2 Opt, 1 Unsubstantiate.

Mardu Pyromancer

In: 2 Empty The Warrens, 3 Lightning Bolt, 4 Pieces Of The Puzzle, 1 Abrade.

Out: 2 Gifts Ungiven, 1 Past In Flames, 1 Noxious Revival, 2 Goblin Electromancer, 1 Repeal, 1 Remand, 1 Unsubstantiate.

Bogles

In: 4 Pieces Of The Puzzle, 1 Wipe Away, 1 Echoing Truth.

Out: 4 Gifts Ungiven, 1 Noxious Revival, 1 Grapeshot.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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