How is BG Rock compared to Jund these days?
By - jokerstyle00
Far too early to say. It depends a lot on whether Ragavan/Dragon's Rage Channeler becomes the new one drop of choice in Jund.
What have you seen with Channeler? I'm not seeing anything on this sub about it at the moment. I played the card during the prerelease and immediately thought it'd be cool to try out...
My guess is that channeler is best in a deaths shadow shell alongside traverse. Just incredibly high threat density, low to ground, finishing power, good interaction, good tempo, and the consistency of like 12 fetches, 8 cyclers, and a tutor.
I personally love BG but the maindeck land destruction was one of the strong points and I’m not seeing a lot of tron at the moment on MTGO.
So I’m on Jund trying out Ragavan and enjoying being able to close out games with direct damage.
Just my personal experience from doing a league or two a night since MH2 dropped.
The main advantage of BG was always it's more consistent and less painful mana base, I havnt seen a lot of super aggressive decks however so jund is probably in a better place. That and Kuligans command is suddenly super relevant again
I love that too. Blitz is still really big and there are a lot of Dragon Rage Channeler Decks now too. But when I played BG I did find that I ran low on ways to kill fliers than Jund did. Scooze is way better in BG but it is usually hard to scooze up all the odds and ends like Baubles and card types that aren't creatures.
It casts Dauthi Voidwalker a lot easier though, and I love that card so far. I'd love to see a post MH2 BG list if anyone is having killer results with it.
I havnt seen anything specific yet. I've seen a lot of people playing around with Tourach and voidwalker though.
Personally I think Jund will be the stronger/more popular choice. Both Ragavan and Channeler are very strong one-drops and I think the flexibility in card choice will be better than the less painful mana.