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    Sarven McLinton
    Sarven McLinton
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    The BW Tokens strategy has received a large amount of discussion as of late! Consequently, we thought it best to create a thread for it as the archetype develops in the hands of multiple players. Below is the go-to decklist courtesy of Jimbo Dowling, which dumps 3 of its Points into Mox Jet *** as a point sink, however a Budget alternative is available if you’d like to play Strip Mine ** and Wasteland *

    BW Tokens (courtesy of Jimbo!)

    Land (24)
    1x Arid Mesa
    1x Bloodstained Mire
    1x Caves of Koilos
    1x Fetid Heath
    1x Field of Ruin
    1x Flooded Strand
    1x Ghost Quarter
    1x Godless Shrine
    1x Isolated Chapel
    1x Marsh Flats
    4x Plains
    1x Polluted Delta
    1x Savannah
    1x Scrubland
    1x Shambling Vent
    2x Swamp
    1x Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth
    1x Verdant Catacombs
    1x Westvale Abbey Flip
    1x Windswept Heath

    Instant (4)
    1x Fatal Push
    1x Malicious Affliction
    1x Secure the Wastes
    1x Swords to Plowshares
    Creature (11)
    1x Blade Splicer
    1x Bloodghast
    1x Brimaz, King of Oreskos
    1x Dark Confidant
    1x Deathrite Shaman
    1x Kalitas, Traitor of Ghet
    1x Mirran Crusader
    1x Mother of Runes
    1x Orzhov Pontiff
    1x Stoneforge Mystic *
    1x Thalia, Heretic Cathar

    Sorcery (8)
    1x Council’s Judgment
    1x Hymn to Tourach
    1x Inquisition of Kozilek
    1x Lingering Souls
    1x Open the Armory
    1x Sram’s Expertise
    1x Steelshaper’s Gift
    1x Thoughtseize

    Planeswalker (6)
    1x Elspeth, Knight-Errant
    1x Gideon, Ally of Zendikar
    1x Liliana of the Veil
    1x Liliana, the Last Hope
    1x Sorin, Lord of Innistrad
    1x Sorin, Solemn Visitor

    Artifact (6)
    1x Mox Diamond
    1x Mox Jet ***
    1x Skullclamp **
    1x Sword of Feast and Famine
    1x Sword of Fire and Ice
    1x Umezawa’s Jitte *

    Enchantment (1)
    1x Bitterblossom


    SB highly dependent on your meta, but further hand disruption is highly important (Duress, Gerard’s Verdict, etc.) since Combo is one of your weak matchups!

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    petehead
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    Loki has asked me to add a few of the lists I’ve played for the archetype, so in the interest of helping others try out BW Shitters, here is the first iteration of this archetype I started with, which is currently only 6 points I believe.

    //Land
    1 Marsh Flats
    1 Polluted Delta
    1 Windswept Heath
    1 Bloodstained Mire
    1 Godless Shrine
    1 Scrubland
    1 Shambling Vent
    1 Isolated Chapel
    1 Wasteland
    1 Mishra’s Factory
    6 Plains
    5 Swamp

    //Creatures
    1 Thalia, Guardian of Thraben
    1 Thalia, Heretic Cathar
    1 Spirit of the Labyrinth
    1 Recruiter of the Guard
    1 Kambal, Consul of Allocation
    1 Athreos, God of Passage
    1 Dryad Militant
    1 Hero of Bladehold
    1 Stoneforge Mystic
    1 Brimaz, King of Oreskos
    1 Selfless Spirit
    1 Dark Confidant
    1 Tidehollow Sculler
    1 Mesmeric Fiend
    1 Mother of Runes
    1 Restoration Angel
    1 Leonin Arbiter
    1 Aven Mindcensor
    1 Palace Jailer
    1 Ethersworn Canonist

    //Sorcery
    1 Inquisition of Kozilek
    1 Thoughtseize
    1 Hymn to Tourach
    1 Collective Brutality
    1 Council’s Judgment

    //Instants
    1 Fatal Push
    1 Swords to Plowshares
    1 Path to Exile
    1 Enlightened Tutor

    //Artifacts & Enchantments
    1 Bitterblossom
    1 Skullclamp
    1 Sensei’s Divining Top
    1 Batterskull
    1 Sword of Fire and Ice
    1 Umezawa’s Jitte
    1 Smuggler’s Copter

    //Planeswalkers
    1 Gideon, Ally of Zendikar
    1 Liliana of the Veil
    1 Elspeth, Knight-Errant

    //Sideboard
    SB: 1 Burrenton Forge-Tender
    SB: 1 Kaya, Ghost Assassin
    SB: 1 Worship
    SB: 1 Stony Silence
    SB: 1 Rest in Peace
    SB: 1 Eidolon of Rhetoric
    SB: 1 Defense Grid
    SB: 1 Suppression Field
    SB: 1 Oblivion Ring
    SB: 1 Seal of Cleansing
    SB: 1 Toxic Deluge
    SB: 1 Orzhov Pontiff
    SB: 1 Humility
    SB: 1 Duress
    SB: 1 Pithing Needle

    This deck was definitely fun, but possibly a bit too cute. I came into building it just wanting to play Deadguy Ale and play ET, as a possibly worse but possibly more flexible Steelshapers Gift game 1, with cute SB tech options games 2/3. As Sarv has stated, combo can be hard, but there are definitely was to improve it including more discard and a few different hatebears that have been recently printed.

    If I were to put down my Moons and sleeve this archetype up currently, I’d likely start with something like this. Full credit for this list goes to Tom Anderson (@awanderingbard). He jumped into a GP with this archetype and played pretty much this 75 to a win a NLG Team Eternal event early December last year. Only change I made to his list was removing a Rishadan Port for a Bayou to play the back half of DRS.

    // Lands
    1 Bloodstained Mire
    1 Flooded Strand
    1 Godless Shrine
    1 Horizon Canopy
    1 Isolated Chapel
    1 Karakas
    1 Marsh Flats
    4 Plains
    1 Polluted Delta
    1 Bayou
    1 Savannah
    1 Scrubland
    1 Shambling Vent
    1 Strip Mine
    4 Swamp
    1 Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth
    1 Volrath’s Stronghold
    1 Wasteland

    //Creatures
    1 Brightling
    1 Dark Confidant
    1 Deathrite Shaman
    1 Dryad Militant
    1 Hallowed Spiritkeeper
    1 Mirran Crusader
    1 Mother of Runes
    1 Palace Jailer
    1 Phyrexian Revoker
    1 Recruiter of the Guard
    1 Remorseful Cleric
    1 Restoration Angel
    1 Ruin Raider
    1 Scrapheap Scrounger
    1 Stoneforge Mystic
    1 Thalia, Guardian of Thraben
    1 Thalia, Heretic Cathar
    1 Thraben Inspector
    1 Tidehollow Sculler
    1 Tymna the Weaver

    //Sorceries

    1 Council’s Judgment
    1 Gerrard’s Verdict
    1 Hymn to Tourach
    1 Inquisition of Kozilek
    1 Lingering Souls
    1 Thoughtseize
    1 Vindicate

    //Instant
    1 Dismember
    1 Fatal Push
    1 Mental Misstep
    1 Swords to Plowshares

    //Enchantment
    1 Bitterblossom

    //Walkers
    1 Elspeth, Knight-Errant

    //Artifacts
    1 Skullclamp
    1 Smuggler’s Copter
    1 Umezawa’s Jitte

    SB: 1 Cataclysm
    SB: 1 Collective Brutality
    SB: 1 Duress
    SB: 1 Faerie Macabre
    SB: 1 Grafdigger’s Cage
    SB: 1 Kaya, Ghost Assassin
    SB: 1 Kor Firewalker
    SB: 1 Liliana, the Last Hope
    SB: 1 Null Rod
    SB: 1 Perish
    SB: 1 Seal of Cleansing
    SB: 1 Stony Silence
    SB: 1 Sword of Fire and Ice
    SB: 1 Wall of Omens
    SB: 1 Zealous Persecution

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