Arran Sahota | 15th October 2018
Now that Guilds of Ravnica has been released and Standard is starting to shape up nicely with the rotation changing the format. As well as a positive reinforcement to Standard, Modern has also found some hidden gems in the new set. OF COURSE, we all know Assassin’s Trophy is already making an impact in Modern, bringing decks like B/G (The Rock) back into the light and improvements to Jund, as well as people making (A pretty sensible) move from Jund to Golgari itself. Alas, we aren’t here to talk about that deck.
I actually play Dredge, I’ve had the deck for a few months, and I really enjoy it. It’s fast-paced, a little different and just complicated enough to keep it interesting. Now the new Ravnica set gave us the release of a card called ‘Creeping Chill’ which has almost single-handedly dragged dredge back up into the competitive Modern format. This made me wonder how well it had really done. Right away I looked towards Mtgtop8 and MTGO Modern Challenge. I have linked below three decks which made it into the top 8 and then one which was in a top 16. That is four dredge decks really hitting hard and making a stand for what dredge can do as a deck.
If you haven’t seen what Creeping Chill this is what it looks like:
This card adds a bit of reach to the deck, helps closing at games and if your getting knocked down in life, you get three back. There is no cost to this card in Dredge as you will most likely mill it out the deck and just get a free trigger.
This card makes the deck different and warps the deck almost, making Insolent Neonate not as strong and this card has been replaced with Shriekhorn and the reason why this is happening is that you are losing dredges and lowing the number of cards with Dredge mechanic on them.
Are graveyard decks coming back and will people start putting in more Rest in Peace, Surgical Extractions, Leyline of the Void, Grafdigger’s Cage and Relic of Progenitus.
MTGO Modern Challenge : https://www.mtgtop8.com/event?e=20227&d=332024&f=MO