The Ultimate Dredge Sideboard Guide - 2018 Edition

by Zen Takahashi on 27 February 2018, Tuesday

Zen Takahashi

The Ultimate Dredge Sideboard Guide – 2018 Edition

 


Hello everybody!

Recently, I competed in Pro Tour Rivals of Ixalan, where I played my pet deck for the past two years – Dredge. During the event, I had multiple people come up to me and thank me for the Dredge sideboard guide that I produced last year, so I thought that this would be a good time to share with you my updated sideboard notes that I produced for this Pro Tour. 

Since in last year's guide, which can be found here,
 I went over the general sideboarding rules, I will not be going over them again as they have largely remained the same.

However, in this year's guide, I have sideboard notes for every single matchup, in addition to the list of relevant cards to play around – a feat that took me about six hours to complete on the Wednesday before the Pro Tour, as I laid my deck out and thought about how I wanted to sideboard against each of these decks. 

For reference, the following was the list I played at the Pro Tour. I was very happy with the list I submitted, and assuming the metagame largely remains the same, I will not change anything going forward. 

 

 

Contents

The following are the matchups that I will be covering below. I have compiled a list of all the relevant cards you need to play around for each matchup, and how to sideboard against them. 

1) 5-Color Humans 
2) 8 Rack 
3) Abzan 
4) Ad Nauseum 
5) Affinity 
6) BG Midrange 
7) Blue Living End 
8) Bogles 
9) B/R Hollow One 
10) Burn
11) W/B Eldrazi and Taxes 
12) Counters Company 
13) Dredge 
14) Eldrazi Tron 
15) Grishoalbrand 
16) Grixis Shadow 
17) R/G Land Destruction 
18) W/G Company 
19) Jeskai Control 
20) Jund
21) Jund Shadow 
22) Knightfall 
23) Lantern Control 
24) Living End
25) Mardu Pyromancer 
26) Merfolk
27) Titan Shift 
28) Tron 
29) U/G Infect 
30) U/R Storm
31) U/R Through the Breach 
32) W/U Control 

 

 

Mantis Rider Kitesail Freebooter Unclaimed Territory

1) 5-Color Humans 

+1 Lightning Axe 
+1 Collective Brutality 
+1 Darkblast 
+1 Ancient Grudge 
+1 Engineered Explosives 
+1 Abrupt Decay

-2 Insolent Neonate
-1 Life from the Loam
-1 Haunted Dead
-1 Bloodghast 
-1 Dakmor Salvage

Main: 4 Meddling Mage, 4 Reflector Mage, 3-4 Phantasmal Image, 0-1 Kessig Malcontents 

SB: 2 Izzet Staticaster, 2 Grafdigger's Cage, 2-3 Sin Collector, 0-1 Anafenza, the Foremost, 0-2 Auriok Champion, 1-2 Xathrid Necromancer 



Wrench Mind Raven's Crime The Rack

2) 8 Rack 

+2 Ancient Grudge 
+1 Engineered Explosives 
+1 Nature's Claim 
+1 Maelstrom Pulse 
+1 Abrupt Decay

-2 Lightning Axe
-3 Conflagrate 
-1 Haunted Dead

Main: 4 Inquisition of Kozilek, 3 Thoughtseize, 4 Smallpox, 3 Wrench Mind, 0-3 Bontu's Last Reckoning, 4 The Rack, 4 Shrieking Affliction

SB: 4 Leyline of the Void, 0-2 Bontu's Last Reckoning, 0-2 Surgical Extraction, 0-1 Collective Brutality, 0-2 Flaying Tendrils, 1 Night of Souls' Betrayal 


 

Siege Rhino Lingering Souls Scavenging Ooze

3) Abzan 

+1 Lightning Axe 
+1 Maelstrom Pulse 
+1 Engineered Explosives 
+1 Abrupt Decay

-1 Narcomoeba 
-2 Conflagrate 
-1 Dakmor Salvage 

Main: 2-3 Scavenging Ooze, 0-1, Liliana, the Last Hope, 3 Fatal Push, 1 Maelstrom Pulse, 2-3 Path to Exile, 3 Thoughtseize, 3 Inquisition of Kozilek

SB: 2 Surgical Extraction, 0-2 Nihil Spellbomb, 0-1 Flaying Tendrils, 0-1 Liliana, the Last Hope 

Notes: 2-3 Scavenging Ooze in 75, 2-4 GY Hate in SB



Angel's Grace Ad Nauseam Phyrexian Unlife

4) Ad Nauseum 

+3 Thoughtseize 
+3 Collective Brutality 
+2 Ancient Grudge 
+1 Nature's Claim
+1 Maelstrom Pulse (if they bring in Leyline of Sanctity)
+1 Abrupt Decay (if they do not bring in Leyline of Sanctity)

-2 Lightning Axe 
-1 Darkblast 
-2 Bloodghast 
-1 Dakmor Salvage 
-3 Conflagrate
-1 Haunted Dead

Main: 3 Pact of Negation, 4 Phyrexian Unlife, 4 Angel's Grace

SB: 4 Leyline of Sanctity, 2 Thoughtseize/Duress



Cranial Plating Etched Champion Steel Overseer

5) Affinity 

+1 Lightning Axe 
+1 Darkblast 
+1 Nature's Claim 
+2 Ancient Grudge 
+1 Abrupt Decay

-2 Insolent Neonate 
-1 Life from the Loam
-1 Bloodghast 
-1 Haunted Dead 
-1 Dakmor Salvage 

Main: 3-4 Galvanic Blast 


SB: 2 Thoughtseize, 1-2 Rest in Peace/Grafdigger's Cage, 0-2 Stubborn Denial/Spell Pierce, 1-2 Whipflare

Notes: Usually 2-4 Thoughtseize/Counterspells, and 1-2 GY Hate in SB



Tarmogoyf Abrupt Decay Liliana of the Veil

6) B/G Midrange 

+1 Lightning Axe 
+1 Maelstrom Pulse 
+1 Engineered Explosives 
+1 Abrupt Decay

-1 Narcomoeba 
-2 Conflagrate 
-1 Dakmor Salvage 

Main: 3 Scavenging Ooze, 0-1 Kalitas, Traitor of Ghet, 1 Liliana, the Last Hope, 4 Inquisition of Kozilek, 4 Thoughtseize, 2 Maelstrom Pulse, 4 Field of Ruin

SB: 2-3 Nihil Spellbomb/Surgical Extraction, 2 Collective Brutality, 0-1 Flaying Tendrils, 0-1 Night of Souls' Betrayal, 0-1 Liliana, the Last Hope 


 

As Foretold Living End Ancestral Vision

7) Blue Living End
 
+3 Thoughtseize 
+3 Collective Brutality 
+1 Nature's Claim
+1 Abrupt Decay 
+1 Maelstrom Pulse

-3 Conflagrate 
-1 Dakmor Salvage 
-2 Bloodghast 
-1 Darkblast 
-2 Lightning Axe

Main: 1 Nimble Obstructionist, 4 Remand, 4 Cryptic Command, 4 Living End, 0-2 Spell Pierce, 0-2 Spell Snare, 1 Bojuka Bog, 3-4 Tolaria West 

SB: 4 Leyline of the Void, 0-2 Surgical Extraction 


 

Slippery Bogle Ethereal Armor Daybreak Coronet

8) Bogles 

+3 Thoughtseize
+1 Nature's Claim
+1 Engineered Explosives 
+1 Maelstrom Pulse 
+1 Abrupt Decay

-1 Life from the Loam 
-2 Bloodghast 
-3 Conflagrate 
-1 Dakmor Salvage

Main: 2 Path to Exile, 1 Spirit Mantle, 4 Daybreak Coronet, 0-2 Unflinching Courage, 0-2 Spirit Link 

SB: 0-2 Spirit Link, 3 Rest in Peace, 0-1 Path to Exile, 3-4 Leyline of Sanctity 



Hollow One Burning Inquiry Goblin Lore

9) B/R Hollow One 

+1 Lightning Axe 
+1 Nature's Claim (if they have Leyline of the Void)
+1 Maelstrom Pulse (if they have Leyline of the Void)

-1 Dakmor Salvage 
-1 Insolent Neonate (if they have Leyline of the Void)
-1 Conflagrate (if they have Leyline of the Void)

Main: 4 Burning Inquiry, 4 Lightning Bolt, 0-2 Collective Brutality, 0-4 Fiery Temper, 0-1 Insult//Injury 

SB: 3 Thoughtseize, 0-3 Nihil Spellbomb, 0-4 Leyline of the
Void, 0-1 Collective Brutality 



Boros Charm Goblin Guide Eidolon of the Great Revel

10) Burn

+3 Collective Brutality 
+1 Gnaw to the Bone
+1 Lightning Axe 
+1 Abrupt Decay (if they have Grafdigger's Cage/Rest in Peace)
-2 Insolent Neonate 
-1 Bloodghast 
-1 Haunted Dead 
-1 Dakmor Salvage 
-1 Conflagrate (if they have Grafdigger's Cage/Rest in Peace)

Main: 4 Skullcrack

SB: 2 Grafdigger's Cage/Rest in Peace/Relic of Progenitus
Notes: Most lists play 2 GY hate in SB. 



Thought-Knot Seer Tidehollow Sculler Wasteland Strangler

11) W/B Eldrazi and Taxes 

+1 Lightning Axe 
+1 Darkblast 
+1 Nature's Claim
+1 Maelstrom Pulse 
+1 Engineered Explosives 
+1 Abrupt Decay

-2 Insolent Neonate 
-1 Life from the Loam
-1 Bloodghast 
-1 Haunted Dead 
-1 Dakmor Salvage

Main: 4 Leonin Arbiter, 4 Tidehollow Sculler, 4 Flickerwisp, 3 Wasteland Strangler, 4 Thought-Knot Seer, 0-1 Thalia, Heretic Cathar, 4 Path to Exile 

SB: 2-3 Rest in Peace, 0-1 Orzhov Pontiff, 0-1 Burrenton Forge-Tender, 0-1 Zealous Persecution, 0-2 Kambal, Consul of Allocation 



Devoted Druid Vizier of Remedies Collected Company

12) Devoted Company 

+3 Collective Brutality 
+1 Darkblast 
+1 Lightning Axe 
+1 Abrupt Decay

-2 Insolent Neonate 
-1 Life from the Loam 
-1 Bloodghast 
-1 Haunted Dead 
-1 Dakmor Salvage

Main: 1 Walking Ballista, 1 Scavenging Ooze, 3 Eternal Witness, 4 Kitchen Finks, 0-1 Selfless Spirit, 0-3 Tidehollow Sculler, 0-1 Fiend Hunter, 0-1 Sin Collector, 0-1 Orzhov Pontiff, 0-1 Spellskite, 4 Chord of Calling, 4 Collected Company 

SB: 1 Burrenton Forge-Tender, 2 Path to Exile, 0-3 Tidehollow Sculler, 0-1 Selfless Spirit, 0-1 Orzhov Pontiff, 0-1 Fiend Hunter, 0-1 Loaming Shaman, 0-1 Sin Collector, 0-1 Scavenging Ooze 



Cathartic Reunion Stinkweed Imp Life from the Loam

13) Dredge 

+2 Collective Brutality (play)
+1 Collective Brutality (draw)
+1 Darkblast
+1 Gnaw to the Bone (draw)

-2 Lightning Axe 
-1 Life from the Loam (play)
-1 Conflagrate (draw)

If they have Leyline of the Void, bring in Nature's Claim and Maelstrom Pulse instead of Collective Brutality.

Main: 3 Conflagrate, 0-1 Darkblast, 0-1 Scourge Devil/Rally the Peasants 

SB: 0-1 Gnaw to the Bone, 0-4 Ravenous Trap/Leyline of the Void


 

Eldrazi Temple Reality Smasher Urza's Tower

14) Eldrazi Tron 

+1 Lightning Axe 
+2 Ancient Grudge 
+1 Maelstrom Pulse

-1 Insolent Neonate 
-1 Bloodghast 
-1 Conflagrate 
-1 Dakmor Salvage

Main: 4 Walking Ballista, 2 Dismember, 2 All Is Dust, 0-2 Warping Wail, 4 Chalice of the Void, 0-2 Relic of Progenitus

SB: 2-3 Relic of Progenitus, 2 Grafdigger's Cage, 0-2 Warping Wail, 0-1 Surgical Extraction 

Notes: 4 Warping Wail, 4 Chalice of the Void, 3-4 Relic of Progenitus and 2 Grafdigger's Cage in 75.



Griselbrand Nourishing Shoal Goryo's Vengeance

15) Grishoalbrand 

+3 Thoughtseize 
+3 Collective Brutality
+2 Ancient Grudge (if they have Chalice of the Void)

-2 Lightning Axe 
-1 Bloodghast 
-1 Conflagrate 
-1 Dakmor Salvage 
-1 Conflagrate/Darkblast (Both if they have Chalice of the Void)
-1 Haunted Dead (if they have Chalice of the Void)

Main: 1 Lightning Axe, 1 Collective Brutality

SB: 0-3 Chalice of the Void, 0-1 Lightning Axe, 0-2 Anger of the Gods 



Death's Shadow Kolaghan's Command Snapcaster Mage

16) Grixis Shadow 

+1 Lightning Axe 
+1 Maelstrom Pulse 
+1 Engineered Explosives 
+1 Abrupt Decay

-1 Bloodghast 
-2 Conflagrate 
-1 Dakmor Salvage 

Main: 3 Stubborn Denial, 1-2 Temur Battle Rage

SB: 1 Stubborn Denial, 0-1 Izzet Staticaster, 0-1 Kozilek's Return, 0-1 Liliana, the Last Hope, 2 Surgical Extraction/Nihil Spellbomb 


 

Stone Rain Mwonvuli Acid-Moss Blood Moon

17) R/G Land Destruction 

+1 Darkblast
+1 Lightning Axe 
+2 Thoughtseize (if they do not have Madcap Experiment)
+2 Ancient Grudge (if they have Madcap Experiment)

-1 Golgari Thug 
-1 Narcomoeba 
-1 Conflagrate 
-1 Dakmor Salvage

Main: 2 Inferno Titan, 0-1 Obstinate Baloth, 0-2 Thragtusk, 0-2 Scavenging Ooze, 0-2 Chandra, Torch of Defiance, 4 Stone Rain, 3 Mwonvuli Acid-Moss, 0-2 Bonfire of the Damned, 0-1 Primal Command, 4 Blood Moon, 0-2 Relic of Progenitus 

SB: 2-3 Relic of Progenitus, 2 Kitchen Finks, 0-1 Bonfire of the Damned, 0-2 Anger of the Gods, 0-1 Grafdigger's Cage, 0-2 Scavenging Ooze

Notes: 2-3 Relic of Progenitus and 2 Scavenging Ooze in the 75. Some lists may have 4 Madcap Experiment/2 Platinum Emperion in the main or sideboard.



Collected Company Eternal Witness Aven Mindcensor

18) W/G Company 

+3 Collective Brutality 
+1 Darkblast 
+1 Lightning Axe 
+1 Abrupt Decay
+1 Maelstrom Pulse

-2 Insolent Neonate 
-1 Life from the Loam 
-1 Bloodghast 
-1 Haunted Dead 
-1 Dakmor Salvage 
-1 Conflagrate 

Main: 1 Eternal Witness, 1-2 Scavenging Ooze, 1-2 Aven Mindcensor, 0-1 Selfless Spirit, 4 Path to Exile, 4 Collected Company, 4 Ghost Quarter 

SB: 0-1 Fairgrounds Warden, 0-1 Ghostly Prison, 0-3 Kitchen Finks, 0-2 Surgical Extraction, 0-1 Scavenging Ooze 


 

Snapcaster Mage Lightning Bolt Path to Exile

19) Jeskai Control 

+2 Collective Brutality 
+3 Thoughtseize

-2 Lightning Axe 
-1 Narcomoeba 
-1 Conflagrate 
-1 Dakmor Salvage

Main: 4 Snapcaster Mage, 4 Spell Queller, 0-1 Vendilion Clique, 0-1 Torrential Gearhulk, 4 Path to Exile, 4 Cryptic Command, 3 Lightning Helix, 4 Lightning Bolt, 3 Logic Knot, 2 Electrolyze, 0-1 Spell Snare, 0-1 Negate, 0-2 Supreme Verdict 

SB: 1 Celestial Purge, 0-1 Supreme Verdict, 0-1 Izzet Staticaster, 0-2 Relic of Progenitus, 0-2 Runed Halo, 0-1 Detention Sphere 



Abrupt Decay Lightning Bolt Maelstrom Pulse

20) Jund

+1 Lightning Axe 
+1 Maelstrom Pulse 
+1 Engineered Explosives 
+1 Abrupt Decay

-1 Narcomoeba 
-2 Conflagrate 
-1 Dakmor Salvage 

Main: 2-3 Scavenging Ooze, 0-1 Liliana, the Last Hope, 2 Kolaghan's Command, 1 Maelstrom Pulse, 3 Inquisition of Kozilek, 3 Thoughtseize 

SB: 0-1 Liliana, the Last Hope, 0-2 Anger of the Gods, 2-3 Nihil Spellbomb/Grafdigger's Cage/Surgical Extraction, 0-1 Kitchen Finks, 0-1 Kozilek's Return 



Death's Shadow 

21) Jund Shadow 

+1 Maelstrom Pulse 
+1 Engineered Explosives 
+1 Abrupt Decay

-1 Bloodghast
-1 Conflagrate 
-1 Dakmor Salvage 

Main: 2 Temur Battle Rage, 0-3 Stubborn Denial, 4 Inquisition of Kozilek, 4 Thoughtseize, 0-2 Kolaghan's Command
 
SB: 1-2 Nihil Spellbomb/Surgical Extraction, 0-1 Grafdigger's Cage, 0-1 Stubborn Denial, 0-1 Liliana, the Last Hope, 0-1 Izzet Staticaster 

Notes: 2 GY hate in SB, and if they play Blue, they have 3-4 Stubborn Denial.


 

Knight of the Reliquary Retreat to Coralhelm

22) Knightfall 

+3 Collective Brutality 
+1 Darkblast 
+1 Lightning Axe 
+1 Abrupt Decay
+1 Maelstrom Pulse

-2 Insolent Neonate 
-1 Life from the Loam 
-1 Bloodghast 
-1 Haunted Dead 
-1 Dakmor Salvage 
-1 Conflagrate 

Main: 2-3 Scavenging Ooze, 0-1 Selfless Spirit, 4 Spell Queller, 4 Path to Exile, 4 Collected Company, 1-2 Retreat to Coralhelm

SB: 1 Bojuka Bog, 2-3 Unified Will/Negate, 2 Izzet Staticaster, 0-2 Surgical Extraction, 0-2 Kitchen Finks 



Ensnaring Bridge Lantern of Insight Codex Shredder

23) Lantern Control 

+3 Thoughtseize 
+2 Ancient Grudge 
+1 Nature's Claim
+1 Maelstrom Pulse 
+1 Engineered Explosives 
+1 Abrupt Decay

-4 Prized Amalgam
-2 Lightning Axe 
-1 Darkblast 
-1 Dakmor Salvage 
-1 Conflagrate

Main: 4 Inquisition of Kozilek, 3 Thoughtseize, 4 Whir of Invention, 1 Abrupt Decay, 1 Grafdigger's Cage, 3-4 Ensnaring Bridge, 1 Witchbane Orb

SB: 2 Welding Jar, 2 Leyline of Sanctity, 0-1 Grafdigger's Cage, 0-2 Surgical Extraction 


 

Living End Horror of the Broken Lands Violent Outburst

24) Living End 

+3 Thoughtseize 
+3 Collective Brutality
+1 Nature's Claim (if they have Leyline of the Void)
+1 Maelstrom Pulse (if they have Leyline of the Void)

-2 Lightning Axe 
-1 Bloodghast 
-2 Conflagrate 
-1 Dakmor Salvage 
-1 Darkblast (if they have Leyline of the Void)
-1 Bloodghast/Conflagrate (if they have Leyline of the Void)

Main: 3 [[TAG_CARD_NAME="Faerie Macabre"]], 4 [[TAG_CARD_NAME="Fulminator Mage"]], 4 [[TAG_CARD_NAME="Archfiend of Ifnir"]], 2 [[TAG_CARD_NAME="Beast Within"]] 

SB: 0-4 Leyline of the Void, 0-1 [[TAG_CARD_NAME="Faerie Macabre"]], 0-2 Gnaw to the Bone, 0-2 Thragtusk 



Young Pyromancer Kolaghan's Command Lingering Souls

25) Mardu Pyromancer 

+1 Darkblast 
+1 Nature's Claim (if they have Leyline of the Void)
+1 Maelstrom Pulse (if they have Leyline of the Void)

-1 Dakmor Salvage
-1 Golgari Thug (if they have Leyline of the Void
-1 Narcomoeba (if they have Leyline of the Void)

Main: 4 [[TAG_CARD_NAME="Bedlam Reveler"]], 4 Inquisition of Kozilek, 3 Thoughtseize, 3 Kolaghan's Command, 0-2 Collective Brutality, 0-2 [[TAG_CARD_NAME="Forked Bolt"]], 0-2 Lightning Helix, 0-2 Blood Moon 

SB: 1 Kambal, Consul of Allocation, 0-2 Blood Moon, 0-2 Nihil Spellbomb, 0-2 Surgical Extraction, 0-4 Leyline of the Void 



Silvergill Adept Lord of Atlantis Cursecatcher

26) Merfolk

+1 Lightning Axe
+1 Engineered Explosives 
+1 Abrupt Decay

-1 Insolent Neonate 
-1 Bloodghast
-1 Dakmor Salvage

Main: 4 [[TAG_CARD_NAME="Cursecatcher"]], 4 [[TAG_CARD_NAME="Harbinger of the Tides"]], 0-2 Spell Pierce, 0-2 Dismember, 4 [[TAG_CARD_NAME="Spreading Seas"]]

SB: 4 Relic of Progenitus, 2-4 Negate/Unified Will



Primeval Titan Scapeshift Valakut, the Molten Pinnacle

27) Titan Shift 

+3 Collective Brutality 
+3 Thoughtseize
-2 Lightning Axe 

-1 Narcomoeba 
-1 Conflagrate 
-1 Dakmor Salvage 
-1 Conflagrate/Darkblast

Main: 2 [[TAG_CARD_NAME="Sweltering Suns"]], 3-4 Lightning Bolt, 0-2 Relic of Progenitus 

SB: 0-3 Relic of Progenitus, 1-2 Anger of the Gods, 2-3 Obstinate Baloth 
Notes: 3 Relic of Progenitus and 1-2 Anger of the Gods in 75.



Urza's Tower Karn Liberated Ancient Stirrings

28) Tron

+3 Thoughtseize 
+2 Ancient Grudge

-2 Lightning Axe 
-1 Narcomoeba 
-1 Conflagrate
-1 Dakmor Salvage

Main: 1-2 Walking Ballista, 2 [[TAG_CARD_NAME="Ugin, the Spirit Dragon"]], 0-1 All Is Dust, 3-4 [[TAG_CARD_NAME="Oblivion Stone"]], 0-3 Relic of Progenitus 

SB: 0-3 Relic of Progenitus, 2-3 Thragtusk, 0-1 Warping Wail, 4 Collective Brutality (GB), 2 Thoughtseize (GB), 0-2 Ravenous Trap 

Notes: 3-5 GY hate between Relic of Progenitus/Ravenous Trap in 75.



Blighted Agent Glistener Elf Become Immense

29) U/G Infect
 

+3 Collective Brutality 
+1 Ancient Grudge 
+1 Lightning Axe 
+1 Darkblast
+1 Abrupt Decay

-2 Insolent Neonate 
-1 Life from the Loam
-2 Bloodghast 
-1 Haunted Dead 
-1 Dakmor Salvage 

Main: 1 Spellskite, 4 [[TAG_CARD_NAME="Blossoming Defense"]], 1 [[TAG_CARD_NAME="Distortion Strike"]], 2 Spell Pierce, 4 [[TAG_CARD_NAME="Vines of Vastwood"]], 1 [[TAG_CARD_NAME="Apostle's Blessing"]] 

SB: 2 Grafdigger's Cage, 0-2 Relic of Progenitus, 0-1 Spellskite, 0-2 Kitchen Finks 



Gifts Ungiven Past in Flames Baral, Chief of Compliance

30) U/R Storm 

+1 Lightning Axe 
+1 Collective Brutality 
+3 Thoughtseize

-2 Insolent Neonate 
-1 Bloodghast 
-1 Haunted Dead
-1 Dakmor Salvage

Main: 3 Remand, 1 [[TAG_CARD_NAME="Noxious Revival"]], 0-1 [[TAG_CARD_NAME="Unsubstantiate"]]

SB: *Nothing*



Snapcaster Mage Through the Breach Emrakul, the Aeons Torn

31) U/R Through the Breach 

+3 Collective Brutality 
+3 Thoughtseize 
+2 Ancient Grudge (if they have Madcap Experiment)

-2 Lightning Axe 
-1 Narcomoeba 
-2 Conflagrate 
-1 Dakmor Salvage 
-1 Conflagrate (if they have Madcap Experiment)
-1 Darkblast (if they have Madcap Experiment)

Main: 4 Snapcaster Mage, 2 Vendilion Clique, 4 Lightning Bolt, 4 Remand, 2 Spell Snare, 1 Electrolyze, 3 Cryptic Command, 4 Through the Breach, 3 Blood Moon 

SB: 1 Anger of the Gods, 0-1 Izzet Staticaster 

Notes: Some lists may have 4 Madcap Experiment/2 Platinum Emperion in the main or sideboard.



Celestial Colonnade Cryptic Command Supreme Verdict

32) W/U Control 

+2 Collective Brutality
+1 Nature's Claim
+1 Engineered Explosives
+1 Maelstrom Pulse 
+1 Abrupt Decay

-2 Lightning Axe 
-1 Narcomoeba 
-1 Conflagrate 
-1 Dakmor Salvage 
-1 Darkblast

Main: 2 Snapcaster Mage, 0-1 Vendilion Clique, 2 [[TAG_CARD_NAME="Gideon of the Trials"]], 1 [[TAG_CARD_NAME="Gideon Jura"]], 0-1 Jace, the Architect of Thought, 4 Path to Exile, 3 Cryptic Command, 3 Supreme Verdict, 1 Negate, 1 [[TAG_CARD_NAME="Sphinx's Revelation"]], 0-1 Spell Snare, 0-2 Logic Knot/[[TAG_CARD_NAME="Mana Leak"]], 0-1 [[TAG_CARD_NAME="Settle the Wreckage"]], 2 Detention Sphere, 4 [[TAG_CARD_NAME="Spreading Seas"]], 1-2 Runed Halo 

SB: 2 Rest in Peace, 2 [[TAG_CARD_NAME="Timely Reinforcements"]], 0-1 Celestial Purge, 0-1 [[TAG_CARD_NAME="Settle the Wreckage"]], 0-1 Surgical Extraction, 0-2 [[TAG_CARD_NAME="Geist of Saint Traft"]], 0-1 Runed Halo 



Dredge Away!

I hope you enjoyed this article as I covered how to sideboard with Dredge, as well as what cards you need to be aware of in each matchup. Even if you are not planning to pick up the deck, knowing what your Dredge opponent's sideboard plan is against your deck is important to know.

Over the next couple of weeks, I will be delving into Rivals of Ixalan Limited! I have very much enjoyed playing this limited format thus far, and there are a couple of Grand Prix and RPTQs coming up – so this format is highly relevant for the next two months! 

Until next time!

Zen Takahashi
@mtgzen on Twitter 




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