Hello and welcome to another addition of Droppin' Baums! This week we are looking at a very powerful shell. Most decks have a rough time beating BOTH of the top two decks in the format, but I do believe this deck has great game against control shells and Mono-Red Experiment decks. Being able to have so much card advantage mixed with powerful and tough to deal with threats is a very dangerous combination. Let's check out this spicy number!
This deck is all about getting a powerful Drake or Dragon down and then protecting it. Most of the time it only takes two attack steps to close out a game once a creature lives. That's big game for creatures that are hard to kill because they have at least four toughness.
This deck does have one serious weakness, though: The Eldest Reborn. Being able to play a spell that comes down and deals with Niv-Mizzet, Parun and gets it back and doesn't trigger Niv-Mizzet, Parun's ability is super strong. That also means that planeswalkers like Teferi, Hero of Dominaria, and Ral, Izzet Viceroy have the same kind of devastating impact. Besides those weaknesses, I think the deck has game against everything.
It's still early and there are about 100 different decks popping up right now, (which is awesome) so it's not easy to write a guide for every matchup but I will list the big ones. Let's check out the sideboard guide!
This matchup is all about stemming the bleeding. Being able to kill enough early creatures till you can drop a big Drake or set up a Deafening Clarion turn to blow them out.
Being able to have access to so many ways to destroy there whole board is super important. This should be a very good matchup.
This matchup is a nice one. We just have so much more value going on than they do. Niv-Mizzet, Parun on turn seven backed up by a Dive Down is almost game over as well. Even if they fight through that and can kill it, they are behind so many cards.
I had a blast with this one and I have so many sweet ideas for the coming weeks. New Standard is just the most exciting thing to be a part of. A Lot of different strategies are very good and nothing seems to be unplayable. It's a great time to be brewing up some Baums! I have big plans, along with some special guests in the coming weeks. Thanks for watching!
See you next week,