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Why is boat brew dead?



 
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sys_down



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PostPosted: Mon Jun 22, 2009 1:47 am    Post subject: Why is boat brew dead? Reply with quote

It seems to have a favourable match up vs many decks but somehow is not played anymore... anyone know why?
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HuDat



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PostPosted: Mon Jun 22, 2009 2:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

what deck do you mean?
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cram320



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PostPosted: Mon Jun 22, 2009 2:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

it might beat jund but looses to the rest of the meta:
fae, tokens, swans
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DS_McWerp
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 22, 2009 3:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Boat brew is essentially a tokens deck. Unfortunately its a huge dog to BOTH GW and BW tokens, so it basically died when players started playing those two decks.

Dont feel too bad for it. Those decks are just the next evolutionary step of boat brew Razz.
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LordLink



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PostPosted: Mon Jun 22, 2009 4:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Boat Brew was an aggro deck that generated an insane amount of card advantage so that it could grind through the popular 5c decks, as well as race the rest of the meta.

Nowadays Figure, Siege-Gang and co. are all way too slow to compete with the other token decks.
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gluedman



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PostPosted: Mon Jun 22, 2009 7:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

LOL, I have been crushing people with brew lately.

BW is a bad matchup, but fixable, GW is worse, Swans is unwinnable. Elves and Fae are 50/50 and everything else (red control lark) is really good for you.

The metagame has kinda come full circle in the last 6 months.

Just don't play shaff like ajani or procession and you will dodge all the token hate while still crushing with heights.
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monogamy



Joined: 07 Mar 2005
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 22, 2009 8:18 am    Post subject: Re: Why is boat brew dead? Reply with quote

sys_down wrote:
It seems to have a favourable match up vs many decks but somehow is not played anymore... anyone know why?


it's not really dead it's just chagned. people have learned that the UW build is superior to the RW because it nets more card advantage and has better matchups therefore people play it more.
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Delicious



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PostPosted: Mon Jun 22, 2009 9:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

gluedman wrote:
LOL, I have been crushing people with brew lately.

BW is a bad matchup, but fixable, GW is worse, Swans is unwinnable. Elves and Fae are 50/50 and everything else (red control lark) is really good for you.

The metagame has kinda come full circle in the last 6 months.

Just don't play shaff like ajani or procession and you will dodge all the token hate while still crushing with heights.


how is it unwinnable?

Just pithing needle seismic or path to exile swans..deck is dead
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Hmmmmmm



Joined: 27 Sep 2004
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 22, 2009 9:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Delicious wrote:
gluedman wrote:
LOL, I have been crushing people with brew lately.

BW is a bad matchup, but fixable, GW is worse, Swans is unwinnable. Elves and Fae are 50/50 and everything else (red control lark) is really good for you.

The metagame has kinda come full circle in the last 6 months.

Just don't play shaff like ajani or procession and you will dodge all the token hate while still crushing with heights.


how is it unwinnable?

Just pithing needle seismic or path to exile swans..deck is dead


Pathing Swans just means they go off in response. Costs them one land. Needle hurts, but is solvable either with primal command, deny reality, or wickerbough elder.
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ik
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 22, 2009 11:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

or Maelstrom Pulse Wink
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center
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 22, 2009 11:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

b/c the deck didn't do anything
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dboy1



Joined: 20 Dec 2004
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 22, 2009 11:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

gluedman wrote:
LOL, I have been crushing people with brew lately.

BW is a bad matchup, but fixable, GW is worse, Swans is unwinnable. Elves and Fae are 50/50 and everything else (red control lark) is really good for you.

The metagame has kinda come full circle in the last 6 months.

Just don't play shaff like ajani or procession and you will dodge all the token hate while still crushing with heights.


dude. how is having a 50/50 mu vs the most popular deck good? and bw is right behind it. wtf.
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Alphadonk



Joined: 03 Jun 2009
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 22, 2009 11:45 pm    Post subject: Brew Reply with quote

Boat Brew isn't totally gone. Smile
You will still see it at random events. Personally I wouldn't play it, but you people do knowing that it doesn't cause concern in the meta game like other decks often do.
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Atrum_X



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PostPosted: Wed Jul 01, 2009 10:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Because the boat.... hit an iceberg... ya know, and it's sinkin
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Alphadonk



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PostPosted: Thu Jul 02, 2009 5:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

rofl
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