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    Sarven McLinton
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    PRIMER: DR SUESS

    This archetype is a far more Tempo-focused version of Blue Moon, employing similar principles of the moon ‘lock out’ but instead lays an early threat and backs up that tempo with soft permission. A full primer is still forthcoming, but for now we have the latest list shared by Andrew Vance, who coined the excellent name for this deck:

    For posterity:
    A lot of people have been talking about more aggro versions of blue moon. This is an *extremely* aggro version of roughly that called Dr Suess (AKA blue/red fish).

    The list below is from Andrew Reid‘s 3rd place finish at nats last cancan; so it’s a few sets out of date but is a decent starting point.

    It’s very fast, and has some out of nowhere kills when you have some stuff and then take two additional turns.

    3rd Andrew Reid – Dr Suess (UR Delver)

    Lands (21)
    Arid Mesa
    Bloodstained Mire
    Flooded Strand
    Misty Rainforest
    Polluted Delta
    Scalding Tarn
    Wooded Foothills
    Wandering Furmarole
    Spirebluff Canal
    Tectonic Edge
    Shivan Reef
    Desolate Lighthouse
    Steam Vents
    Volcanic Island
    Sulfur Falls
    Island
    Island
    Island
    Mountain
    Mountain
    Mountain

    Creatures (11)
    Delver of Secrets
    Goblin Guide
    Monastery Swiftspear
    Zurgo Bellstriker
    Abbott of Keral Keep
    Jace, Vryn’s Prodigy
    Jorien, Ruin Diver
    Snapcaster Mage*
    Stormchaser Mage
    Young Pyromancer
    True-Name Nemesis*

    Instants & Sorceries (27)
    Gitaxian Probe
    Mental Misstep
    Brainstorm
    Burst Lightning
    Chain Lighting
    Daze
    Lightning Bolt
    Ponder
    Preordain
    Thoughtscour
    Counterspell
    Incendiary Flow
    Incinerate
    Izzet Charm
    Mana Leak
    Price of Progress
    Remand
    Searing Blaze
    Time Walk***
    Collective Defiance
    Exquisite Firecraft
    Rift Bolt
    Fact or Fiction
    Force of Will*
    Gush
    Misdirection
    Treasure Cruise*

    Planeswalker (1)
    Chandra, Torch of Defiance

    SB: Red Elemental Blast
    SB: Pyroblast
    SB: Flame Slash
    SB: Blood Moon
    SB: Vendillion Clique
    SB: Tormod’s Crypt
    SB: Counterflux
    SB: Grim Lavamancer
    SB: Mindbreak Trap
    SB: Smash to Smithereens
    SB: Shattering Spree
    SB: Izzet Staticaster
    SB: Anger of the Gods
    SB: Pyroclasm
    SB: Chandra, Fire of Kaladesh

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    So I have had only limited testing of some of the changes I’ve made since this list was played at cancon, but, if I were to show up at an event tomorrow this is the version of this list I would play. Which I figure I should post since it does come up every so often on discord and this way there’s a record of the point in time version:

    Dr Suess – August 2019

    Creatures (12):
    Monastery Swiftspear
    Soul-Scar Mage
    Goblin Guide
    Delver of Secrets
    Snapcaster Mage *
    Jace, Vryn’s Prodigy
    Stormchaser Mage
    Young Pyromancer
    Abbot of Keral Keep
    Adeliz, the Cinder Wind
    Spellseeker
    God-Eternal Kefnet

    Instants (15):
    Mental Misstep
    Brainstorm
    Thought Scour
    Lightning Bolt
    Burst Lightning
    Counterspell
    Remand
    Mana Leak
    Daze
    Izzet Charm
    Mission Briefing
    Incinerate
    Price of Progress
    Gush
    Force of Will *

    Sorcery (10):
    Gitaxian Probe
    Preordain
    Ponder
    Rift Bolt
    Chain Lightning
    Incindiary Flow
    Time Walk ***
    Collective Defiance
    Exquisite Firecraft
    Treasure Cruise **

    Planeswalkers (2):
    Narset, Parter of Veils
    Chandra, Acolyte of Flame

    Land (21):
    Arid Mesa
    Bloodstained Mire
    Flooded Strand
    Misty Rainforest
    Polluted Delta
    Scalding Tarn
    Wooded Foothills
    Volcanic Island
    Steam Vents
    Shivan Reef
    Sulfur Falls
    Spirebluff Canal
    Wandering Fumarole
    Desolate Lighthouse
    Tectonic Edge (Should be field of ruin)
    3 Mountains
    3 Islands

    Sideboard (varies a lot):
    Pyroblast
    Red Elemental Blast
    Saheeli Sublime Artificer
    Counterflux
    Tormod’s Crypt
    Anger of the Gods
    Pyroclasm
    Smash to Smithereens
    Shattering Spree
    Electrolyze
    Vendilion Clique
    Earthshaker Khenra
    Misdirection
    Fact or Friction
    Chandra, Torch of Defiance

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