M:tG Cribbs #38: Black-Green Dredge in Standard

Cribbs has fun in a Standard Daily Event with a Black-Green ‘Dredge’ deck that focuses on graveyard synergies and fat dudes.

You can find Ryan on Twitter @mtgcribbs.

  1. Once more a sweet and interesting deck :)
    I definitely like your standard videos! (esp. when they deal with my fave colour combinations, blue/green and green/black :D)

  2. Hi Ryan- I’m excited to work on the BG-base selfmill, but I don’t know what’s good in the SB. Would you please explain which SB cards improved matchups the most? Would you talk about what you’d change with regard to the SB? Thanks!

  3. Hi,
    in match 2, am I wrong or in final round you were able to win a turn earlier? Monstrosity nemesis, discard demon and attack with all? Opponent was all tapped out.

  4. Thank you everyone for the support:) To Chris, the sideboard I was using seemed ok but could use some improvement. I don’t think you need the Lifebain Zombies for the monster match up. Their best card against you is Scavenging Ooze, so maybe more spot removal like Doom Blade or Hero’s Downfall is needed. I would also like to add more Discard for the control match us then just one Duress.Also, the Burn match u doesn’t seem in your favor, so you might need some dedicated cards for that match up. Here is a sideboard that I would like to try out:
    2 Gift of Orhova for Burn
    3 Duress for Mono Black/ UW
    2 Golgari Charm for UW
    2 Whip of Erebos for Burn and grindy Match ups
    2 Doom Blade for Monsters
    1 Hero’s Downfall for Monsters
    3 Mistcutter Hydra for Blue devotion
    Against control and mono Black you want to to cut mana dorks, except for Saytr, because they are terrible in the late game as these matches tend to go. Against Burn, you want to cut some expensive creatures and heralds because you don’t want to draw more than one or two of any of those. And for Monsters, I would suggest cutting some of the enablers like Grisly Salvage and Commune. And to henryks, you are right. I could have won a turn earlier but I got sidetracked by the fact that I drew Demon to kill the Dragon.

  5. Hey Ryan,

    I liked this deck so much that I felt compelled to comment on it. It seems like a really fun deck, and a real maverick in terms of the current meta. I’ve actually convinced myself to try and find the cards and make a derivate of this deck so that I can finally get into standard. I noticed you said you need more spot removal for creatures such as Scooze. Have you considered Drown in Filth for the deck or perhaps Grisly Spectacle for the instant speed and the synergy with Nighthowler?
    Great video, I’ll be sure to watch more.