Forbiddian: MonoBlue or Splash?

Beyond Dominia: The Type 1.5/1.X Magic Mill: Forbiddian: MonoBlue or Splash?

By Ophidian on Sunday, December 02, 2001 - 01:26 am:

This is my classic forbiddian deck:

14 Island
4 Thawing Glaciers
4 Wasteland
2 Dust Bowl

4 Ophidian
2 Masticore
2 Rainbow Efreet

4 Force Spike
4 Force of Will
4 Counterspell
2 Forbid

4 Impulse
4 Brainstorm

2 Nevinyrral's Disk
4 Powder Keg

And this is my Forbiddian with splash of black and green:

4 Bayou
4 Underground Sea
4 Tropical Island
12 Island

3 Masticore
4 Shadowmage Infiltrator

4 Counterspell
4 Force of Will
4 Force Spike
2 Forbid

4 Pernicious Deed
4 Powder Keg

4 Duress
4 Impulse

The monoblue version worked very well the last four months but, when i saw the forbinkel version of the pro tour, i wanted to try it, but i don't know wich version is better and i don't think the monoblue deck can handle some decks like secret force, reanimator, trix...

Can you give me your opinion? Any help would be apreciated.

By TracerBullet on Sunday, December 02, 2001 - 02:10 am:

I'd be worried about having nothing to deal with non-basic lands. With your version, you have no non-basic hate whatsoever, and that is what wins against a large number of currently available decks. Still, I like the idea of being able to run duress, finkel, and deed, but I'm not sure if it's worth the mana-base tampering. It does allow for some fun sideboard stuff. I think i'll ask you what you think of the deck. Btw, Secret Force and Trick are not a terribly bad matchup, I'd almost go out on a limb and say that they're favorable. With my own Forbiddian build, I know I have a favorable record.
All in all, i like the idea, but without playtesting it, I don't know how much help I can give you. Running that many non-basics does worry me, and I'd like to take a look at your sideboard.

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