quick question, quick answer. Show me some deck lists that have a favourable match-up against the red menace.
It used to be said that Lyonar is good because Provoke is good, but after playing Lyonar for 600 games I don’t see how that is true. Ironcliffs are way too slow, Silverguards aren’t nearly big enough to survive anything and Lyonar in general just doesn’t have the reach/sustainability to fight through a constant onslaught of spread-out ranged units that start hitting you for 5 a turn as soon as you show any sign of weakness. Outside of some nut draws, Lyonar doesn’t seem quick enough to beat Reva at her own game and in general doesn’t have the tools to win the attrition war.
Then I thought: maybe Magmar works. Just play life-gain, removal and hope to starve them out. Someone posted this list a couple of days ago and it felt like a clear answer to Reva (the original list didn’t run Spelljammers, but instead one more Grove Lion, Ephemeral Shroud and Elucidator).
It runs 39 points of heal and almost exclusively answers. Yet it still loses to Reva. The games might take a while, but eventually it just succumbs to the value of infinite ranged threats and kiting.
Soooo… what actually beats Reva? What kind of deck do you need to build to fight her? I’m looking for tested deck lists that win over a significant sample size in at least Diamond rank.
I’m thankful for any sort of help! Right now I’d be happy with any deck that beats her reliably – no matter how teched out it is. I don’t even care if it has a 0% win rate against everything else. Winning over Reva would make me happy enough.