Saturday, September 20, 2014

[Legacy] Red Devotion Goblin Deck

Very fast decks, and mono-red, or RDW (Red Deck Wins), annoy many players. I played this deck just enough to optimize it, but no more, since I am not a fan of playing very quick RDW games, either by playing RDW, or by playing against RDW. I could optimize this deck a lot more, but I don't want to alienate the three people who play Legacy Just for Fun. (Just kidding, but not really kidding, after 50 or so games, you begin to recognize usernames with such a small pool of players.) The deck is too fast for a four drop artifact....

Here is a game against an Ensnaring Bridge-Isochron Scepter deck. If you can't destroy both of these artifacts, you can't win, especially when the card that Isochron Scepter is playing is Lightning Bolt, and the critter on the board is the Izzet guildmage from Ravnica: City of Guilds, and the guildmage copies Lightning Bolt: a sick combo.

And then there are the matchups where by turn 5 I am ready to deploy an invincible army of Goblins. Those games are not that much fun, and I shy away from playing RDW for that reason. Also, RDW tends to be a linear strategy and gets boring really quickly.