Keeper vs. Countersliver sideboarding

Beyond Dominia: The Type One Magic Mill: Keeper vs. Countersliver sideboarding

By DigDug (Digdug) on Sunday, April 14, 2002 - 01:00 pm:

1 Jayemdae Tome
1 Zuran Orb

1 The Abyss
1 Diabolic Edict
1 Vampiric Tutor
1 Demonic Tutor
1 Mind Twist

2 Morphling
1 Ancestral Recall
1 Fact or Fiction
4 Force of Will
4 Mana Drain
1 Mystical Tutor
1 Stroke of Genius
1 Braingeyser
1 Time Walk

1 Sylvan Library
2 Gaea's Blessing
1 Regrowth

1 Moat
1 Dismantling Blow
1 Enlightened Tutor
1 Swords to Plowshares
1 Balance

1 Vindicate

1 Black Lotus
5 Moxen
1 Sol Ring
4 City of Brass
1 Library of Alexandria
1 Plains
1 Strip Mine
4 Tropical Island
4 Tundra
4 Underground Sea
1 Wasteland

2 Powder Keg
1 Scrying Glass
1 Tormod's Crypt
1 Circle of Protection: Black
1 Circle of Protection: Red
2 Compost
1 Engineered Plague
1 Sacred Ground
2 Seal of Cleansing
2 Counterspell
1 Timetwister

Here's my question. Most slivers cost the same as the Scrying Glass. When sideboarding, I take out The Abyss and Enlightened Tutor and add two Powder Kegs. Should I also swap the Scrying Glass for the Jayemdae Tome?

By Dozer (Dozer) on Sunday, April 14, 2002 - 01:45 pm:

Facing a multicolor sliver deck I think it's hard to make a correct guess even after you've seen their hand because they can draw every color. I'd keep Tome in, or put Engineered Plague in that slot.

By Rakso, Patriarch & Rules Ayatollah (Rakso) on Sunday, April 14, 2002 - 05:08 pm:

No red, no Pyroclasm... You could try siding Oath over the marginal sideboard cards.

By Triple S (Sssmwc) on Sunday, April 14, 2002 - 06:36 pm:

You could side in an Oath kit w/ a Weaver and a Crater Hellion

By jpmeyer, keeper of ur mom (Jpmeyer) on Sunday, April 14, 2002 - 09:08 pm:

Keep in the Abyss because after you send their team home with Powder Keg all you need to stop is their Crystalline.

By FeverDog (Feverdog) on Monday, April 15, 2002 - 12:09 am:

Wow, i cant believe no one is bashing him for not including red! I agree with JP about the Abyss, and keep it green man!

By Rakso, Patriarch & Rules Ayatollah (Rakso) on Monday, April 15, 2002 - 12:27 am:


No red, no Pyroclasm...

That was as far as I wanted to go.

By Freddie Williams II (Freddie) on Monday, April 15, 2002 - 09:08 am:

If you are open to adding red, then you have access to pyroclasm and dwarven miner.

I have found that undermining the mana base of any zoo/ aggro contol deck (nearly any deck for that matter) is a good tactic.

kegging for 2 doesn't combo well with it, but keg early and then mine away the land.

Dust bowl is not all that out of the question either.

outh is a really good idea as well, as morphlings that cost (1G) are pretty good.


By Matt D'Avanzo, the Sylvan Librarian (Matt) on Monday, April 15, 2002 - 09:51 am:

Slivers? Side in Powder Kegs, proceed to win. Actually Chainer's Edict might not be bad.

Pyroclasm is iffy because Muscles make them touch nothing but the winged slivers.

A lot of the problems might come from the fact you're running chaff cards maindeck like Vindicate, Enlightened Tutor, etc.

If you insist on running blessings over will (it is NOT 1997) then I see no reason to not SB 2 Oaths.


P.S. FeverDog, DigDug etc. I don't think greener keeper is necessarily worse than red-heavy varients depending on the envirionment. I don't want to lose to mono-U, thus I want my REBs.

However this has a low chance in hell of beating other control decks because he's not siding anything better than a Counterspell against them and has no shaman (an all-around useful card) and only 2 Strips maindeck (huh?). If you can't use Rebs at least add 3 Duress to the SB. I'm assuming this is a low powered envirionment, but even then, I'd probably ack at least the strips since I'd expect to beat bad decks and want to bone up my chances of killing any other strong decks that pop up.

I would also run a pair Compost in the SB. They are god if you have enough green.

By Rakso, Patriarch & Rules Ayatollah (Rakso) on Monday, April 15, 2002 - 09:19 pm:


Pyroclasm is iffy because Muscles make them touch nothing but the winged slivers.

No, unless he has two Muscles out, Pyroclasm deals 2 damage to everything.

Muscles take 2 and die. Wingeds take 2 and die.

Then Crystalline, Acidic and/or Hibernation become 2/2s again and die.

By DigDug (Digdug) on Tuesday, April 16, 2002 - 07:48 pm:

Thanks for the advice. I'll work on my sideboard to get Oath back in. I'm thinking maybe a third for transforming into Oath, a third against control, and a third for standard sideboard cards.

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