Dirty Gramma is Back!

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Magic News

The Wolf Pack Arrives!

So many exciting spoilers this week! For me, the biggest was the new Tolsimir, Friend to Wolves card! https://twitter.com/wizards_magic/status/1113958886116155392?lang=en
I’ll be creating several new Wolf Pack decks of various formats! Whoot! I used to play wolves all the time! There is a new Arlinn, Voice of the Pack to go with it as well. The new  Vivien, Champion of the Wilds will be a must have for my decks too!

Magic Card of the Week

I haven’t heard if Jaya Ballard will be back in The War of the Spark, but I certainly hope so! Last year, I played a deck I called “Dirty Gramma”. It was a fun “burn to your face” red and black deck that featured no creatures, just Jaya Ballard and Chandra, Torch of Defiance.

I’m revisiting my Dirty Gramma deck with some new cards and some old ones I dug up (and got some fun red promos to use!) See the deck list at the bottom of this post!

image from http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=460125

MTG Arena Madness

The Selesnya fight continues for me on MTG Arena. Slowly grinding my way back up to Platinum since the season changed and I got put back down in Gold again.

An interesting … actually, EXTREMELY annoying deck that I’ve been fighting against on Arena is one that uses Dovin’s Acuity + Mastermind’s Acquisition + Unmoored Ego (Esper Acuity).

UGH!

It is a really long fight that I am having lots of trouble with.

Here’s an example deck from MTGGoldfish:
https://www.mtggoldfish.com/deck/1785609#paper

Have you played this deck? What are some of the ways you’re using it and/or fighting against it? Do you think it’s a viable deck in real life Standard Meta? I’d love to hear your thoughts!

image from: http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=457312

MTG Cool Tools

Get this loaded on your phone: https://scryfall.com/ and then add it to your icons because you will use it ALL the time! It’s got a very powerful search engine that allows you to drill down to the card that you’re trying to find.

Right now, I use it to quickly see the ongoing War of the Spark preview cards. Images are clear and there are a ton of tech/links to use on each of the cards.

What have you been up to this week in Magic the Gathering? Any favorite cards or decks? I’d love to hear about them! See you next week!

Dirty Gramma Deck List

1 Blood Crypt
3 Cinder Barrens
4 Dragonskull Summit
11 Mountain
2 Swamp
1 Angrath, the Flame-Chained
1 Banefire
4 Burn from Within
1 Chandra, Bold Pyromancer
2 Chandra, Torch of Defiance
3 Gut Shot
2 Incendiary Flow
2 Jaya Ballard
2 Light Up the Stage
1 Lightning Bolt
3 Lightning Strike
3 Risk Factor
3 Searing Spear
2 Shock
2 Sovereign’s Bite
2 Spark Jolt
1 Unstable Footing
4 Vicious Rumors

Sideboard:

2 Cast Down
3 Divest
4 Duress
1 Fanatical Firebrand
2 Fight with Fire
1 Open Fire
2 The Flame of Keld

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