Exploring the Pioneer jungle - Bogles
11/29/19 0 comments
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DECK GOALBogles is a deck we can bring from Modern to Pioneer. The game plan is simple: throw a cheap creature with hexproof and put a lot of enchantments on it!
DECK BUILDINGThere are a few ways we can build this deck. You might initially consider using only creatures with hexproof (such as Bassara Tower Archer and Gladecover Scout) or putting Sram, Senior Edificer (kinda like Kor Spiritdancer in Modern) to draw more cards and always keep your pace in the game. Having eight hexproof creatures in our deck means we have a 65% chance of finding at least one of them at every 7 cards.
CARD SUBSTITUTIONBogles Pioneer is a cheap deck, but we can make it even cheaper. Cartouche of Strength can help if you don't have Dromoka's Command on top of giving trample to our creature. Sentinel's Mark is also a great card as it gives vigilance and +1/+2 to our creature. Leyline of Sanctity is pretty expensive, so we can use Aegis of the Gods to avoid being targeted by spells. Oppressive Rays can also help us at the beginning of the game, as the opponent must pay 3 to attack or block with the targeted creature, and its abilites cost 3 more mana to activate. Here's the list with the modifications:
CONCLUSIONThis deck is well structured, fun and can place well in tournaments. You first need to assemble the key cards from the deck and from there you pick up what is missing. Another thing is to do the math tightly, because this deck takes advantage of the London Mulligan, as it can Mulligar up to 3 times and still easily get back in the game. Leyline of Sanctity is a common addition to Bogles decks because it can prevent both discard spells and targeted sacrifices, which are two of the few ways an opponent can interact with our strategy.