Sunday, May 10, 2015

The Modern Bible of RG Tron chapter twelve: Sideboard Candidate Cards part one

In this and the next chapter of the Modern Bible, we are going to discuss the candidate cards for the sideboard. All of this document is supposed to be a living document that can be updated and that may be the most true for these two chapters. If you feel that a sideboard card needs to be included, please say so in the comments.

Cards to consider for your sideboard (part 1 of 2)

All is Dust: Oblivion Stone #5. Probably very hard to fit in. Searchable with Stirrings.
Ancient Grudge: Affinity. Easy to cast. I tend not to like this card as I want to kill ALL their artifacts, but the instant speed is a huge advantage. Hits Nexus.
Autumn's Veil: Any protection against LD is probably too tricky. In a LD-heavy meta, do not play Tron.
Beast Within: Flexible removal. The 3/3 can prove difficult.
Boil: Scapeshift, Twin, UWR. Superior to Choke.
Chalice of the Void: Very versatile. Can be used for 1 without hurting us too much. You could possible play more Prophetic Prisms if you run Chalice. Chapter fifteen will be all about Chalice of the Void.
Choke: Inferior to Boil as they get to use their island once and that might be all they need.
Combust: Splinter Twin, Merfolk. Very common SB card. Not searchable. Deals only with one card.
Creeping Corrosion: Affinity. Hits us. Harder to cast than Vandalblast. Does not hit Nexus.
Crucible of Worlds: Any protection against LD is probably too tricky. In a LD-heavy meta, do not play Tron.
Defense Grid: Splinter Twin, Merfolk, UWR. Removeable. Searchable with Stirrings.
Dismember: Infect. Often serves the same role as Combust but can be countered. Damage hurts.
Dragon's Claw: You do not want to bring in Smash to Smithereen targets against Burn.
Elixir of Immortality: Maybe against Burn. Too little life gain. Inferior to Nature's Claim.
Feed the Clan: Maybe against Burn. Superior to Elixir of Immortality.
Firespout: Zoo. Merfolk possibly. Should probably replace Pyroclasm in Zoo infested metas. CC similar to All is Dust for this specific deck.
Ghost Quarter: Mirror. Goes with Crucible of Worlds.
Grafdigger's Cage: Storm. Removeable
Krosan Grip: Inferior to Nature's Claim

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