It could work, but have you seen the new hate card? It ffing kills dredge in one go.Grafdigger's cage, it's called.
Dredge has been overcoming permanent-based hate like Tormod's Crypt, Relic of Progenitus, Nihil Spellbomb, Leyline of the Void, Wheel of Sun and Moon, and now Grafdigger's since it came into existence. It has the options from its sideboard to beat all those cards. Just look at these solutions...Chain of VaporNature's ClaimIngot ChewerWispmareAncient GrudgeRay of RevelationI have a feeling the best way to beat Grafdiggers is just dreding as hard as always, and I think that'll prove to be right. Ingot Chewer + Golgari Thug will beat Cage hard. Since we don't have to mulligan aggressively to find Chewer, we are much better off than people think. Maybe they don't know about this tech yet, but they will.
Ancient Grudge doesn't help. Because the Cage shuts off casting from the graveyard, you can't dredge into your anti-hate, then cast it for cheap. You have to actually draw into it. This is the reason why it hoses Dredge decks so much. Unlike Reanimator, where they can continue to fill the yard and otherwise enact their gameplan with the Cage in play, Dredge has to stall the game until they get their anti-hate in hand. Then once they've played it, they start the game over from turn 1.Now, I don't think the deck will disappear. It will just have to adapt. I'm not even sure if the Cage will see long-term play in Legacy since it seems a little weak.@igri: I don't see how you can say you don't have to mulligan aggresively to get to your anti-hate. You can't sit there and do nothing for several turns while you wait for the Thug to be played and die.
@igri: I don't see how you can say you don't have to mulligan aggresively to get to your anti-hate. You can't sit there and do nothing for several turns while you wait for the Thug to be played and die.
@igri: I don't see how you can say you don't have to mulligan aggresively to get to your anti-hate. You can't sit there and do nothing for several turns while you wait for the Thug to be played and die.Sit there and do nothing? I'm dredging. I can still dredge under Cage. If a black mana is necessary, I include 1 or 2 Dakmor Salvage. If my opponent wont attack into Thug, I can access Darkblast in the turns he isn't attacking me. These aren't even stretches of the imagination. The odds of dredge digging out an arbitrary card is much better than you finding Cage in the first place.
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I can't believe you're so scared of an artifact. It's just going to be popular once it comes out, but I don't think it's stronger than Crypt or Relic, only different. People will want to play with it simply because it's the new thing. Then, its popularity will slowly recede. Legacy is one big fashion trend, if you've noticed.
use Nature's Claim.
I wanna build my dredge deck so bad. Some of the people at the shop I regularly visit are bandwagon players and are probably going nuts about this. After taking time to look at it and really consider this card in a game, I don't really care about it. It's overpowered, it dismantles many strategies, EVERYONE'S gonna taylor half of their sideboard to this card, I might even look for reliable ways to run artifact hate MB since my meta is gonna have a few Affinity decks anyways. It'll suck to be opposing this card but It'll suck even more relying on it. Dredge seems to have endless options. I don't think card is going to keep it's problem status for long.