Legacy: Mono Red Prison Deck Tech & Sideboard Guide
11/09/22 0 comments
Every deck is the same under a lock piece when all lands are Mountains and every spell costs three mana!Edit Article
blue-freedecks in the format. Below is the reference list for the article.
Getting to Know the Deck
Izzet AggroIn a more reasonable Metagame, the Dead//Gone in the main deck would be replaced by Bonecrusher Giant, but as I said before, the lurking presence of Murktide Regent, a card that ignores most of your lock-pieces and has no easy answer, leads to this adaptation and Dead//Gone needs to be part of the 60.
Death & TaxesOnce one of our worst matchups, Fury served to level things up. Although Chalice of the Void looks cool to stop Aether Vial, Mother of Runes and Swords to Plowshares, it actually ends up taking a Flickerwisp and doesn't anything. Their deck is mostly immune to Prison's lock-pieces, so the best way is to get some Goblins in really fast and kill them before Stoneforge Mystic takes over the board. IN:
BurnGame 1 can be easy if you play a Chalice of the Void soon. Fury is wonderful at dealing with their threats, especially Eidolon of the Great Revel. Post-side, Artifacts are no longer a guarantee of a won game, as they bring Smash to Smithereens. IN:
Blue Control (Jeskai, Bant, Grixis and Czech PileWhile Chalice of the Void is good against these decks, they have many ways to deal with it in the main deck — Prismatic Ending, Kolaghan's Command and Hidetsugu Consumes All. Blood Moon (except against Jeskai), on the other hand, tends to kill their game. Game 1 isn't easy at all, you need to know which card you are willing to deliver to a counter and try to carry the second wave to victory. IN:
Grixis, Czech PileOUT:
8-CastThis is a matchup that you gain a huge advantage if you already knew your opponent in advance because here you want to make Chalice of the Void to 0 and not to 1. Don't forget that Blood Moon kills Urza's Saga doesn't just turn it into a Mountain. Unlicensed Hearse can keep Emry, Lurker of the Loch in check, and the second half of Dead//Gone can handle construct tokens. The real problem is Kappa Cannoneer. IN:
StormStorm is a deck that has a lot of trouble playing around lock-pieces, Trinisphere is a real nightmare for them. Fiery Confluence is important to counter the Empty the Warrens plan that they usually bring.