Control in the new age

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By now, we all know how completely bonkers Treasure Cruise is. In the King of Eternal tournament here two weekends ago, six of digthroughtime.fullthe eight decks in the T8 featured it, if I recall correctly – I will be doing an analysis of the T8 in question once it’s posted online. But what about the other Delve card that got hype before the release of Khans of Tarkir, Dig Through Time? It has seen some play in Delver decks as well, as a random one-of. The selection of card it provides is obviously excellent, and the Instant speed of it is great as well, the issue is that it will always cost double-blue meaning that these powerful Delver decks will rarely be able to cast a Dig Through Time in its own turn and chain it into a few other spells, like the same decks do with Treasure Cruise. It’s likely that the little brother of the two Delve spells is better in the aggro Delver of Secrets decks.

However, Delver of Secrets based aggro is far from the only decks that could utilize these spells – I give you Gold Digger:

Link to the deck on TappedOut.net.

1 Academy Ruins
1 Arid Mesa
4 Flooded Strand
4 Scalding Tarn
3 Tundra
2 Volcanic Island
3 Island
1 Plains
1 Mountain

3 Stoneforge Mystic

4 Swords to Plowshares
4 Brainstorm
4 Ponder
2 Preordain
4 Force of Will
4 Dig Through Time
3 Counterspell
2 Treasure Cruise
2 Misdirection
2 Pyroblast

2 Engineered Explosives
1 Batterskull
3 Jace, the Mind Sculptor

Granted, the deck is very much in testing phase and the brewing is very much alive in this thread on The Source. The Stoneforge Mystic isn’t quite standard, but I like how it shores up Burn, which otherwise seems like just about the only rough match-up the deck has. I’ve only played it for a couple of spins around Cockatrice, but my initial reaction is that I am very impressed. The two maindeck Pyroblast might look like a joke, but it’s a good Miracles tech. The Dig Through Time set gives the deck incredible card selection, much better than what I experienced when I was trying out Miracles.

Take it for a spin, seriously. It’s the real deal.

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  1. psykopatmullvad

     /  November 10, 2014

    Im not a big fan of it. Sure it seems like a sweet card, and it probably is, but the double blue paired with the fact it is a blue cards makes me shy away from it. And honestly, im nog gonna read up on it or do any kind of research. But Im for sure gonna play it in commader if i ever build a blue deck .D

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  2. Grim Lavamancer

     /  November 10, 2014

    I like the control in the new age! It reminds me very much of control in the old age, needs a few more Morphlings and maybe an Ophidian or two, but it’s definitely starting to look like the good ol’ days ;).

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