This deck got me to Master from Diamond yesterday after some tinkering. I was complaining about how many of these current meta decks have one or two 'best cards' or 'most important cards' and it was pointed out to me that Rain of Frogs
is the solution to that. So here's your average Temporal Control list, but with two (i feel) important changes that make the deck good.
One - Find the Way
. This is crucial. I was finding that the 7 merchants were frequently having to trade out cards I wanted, and I always needed more power. Originally the list played 4 Seek Power
but I feel this is optimal.
Two - Rain of Frogs
. This is the card that makes this deck so good right now in my opinion. All of the decks my other, greedy decks were losing to lose to this. Originally, I tried one in the market but I found I grabbed it almost every game and still wanted more. Here's a list of typical silver bullet targets:
Grenadins: Stonescar Scrapper
If you get one, good. If you get both, they usually just concede.
Jund: Display of Ambition
, then Regent's Tomb
or Red Canyon Smuggler Display of Ambition
is how you lose this matchup. If you grab it, then all Jund is is a pile of big guys and some sites. Dizo's Office
doesn't matter much (we don't really play units and the unit it makes isn't very relevant), however Regent's Tomb
is essential to remove. Elias, the Broken Wing
is very difficult for us to beat if they don't lose the Displays. and it's hard for us to kill a site that comes down so early. Additionally, it's good for discarding your draw spells early if you're draw light. Red Canyon Smuggler
is so they can't grab Bore
, as our win condition is essentially two relics.
Reanimator: Grasping at Shadows
, then Vara, Fate-Touched
, then Azindel, Revealed
This matchup actually isn't that difficult. You can just wait until they do their big reanimate turn and then Harsh Rule
. However, removing their reanimation spell in the first place is good too. Then, grabbing Vara is good since they can still play her later, then Azindel since they can't even cast him now. Additionally, we play Lumen Reclaimer
in the market to stop this too.
Any aggro deck: Doesn't really matter.
These matchups I felt I won pretty often due to all the early removal, but getting rid of anything in the top end is usually good.
Peaks: Display of Instinct
or Heart of the Vault
or Xo fo the Endless Hoard
You want to strip them of card draw and counters. Peak doesn't matter much when there's nothing good to copy or kill, and we can just wrath until there's nothing left.
I'd love to answer any questions about this deck as it is my favorite right now, and I'll be posting updates if I find any good changes.