Season 12, Episode 22 (Bonus): Sultai Crabvine Deep Dive
After Dan crushed the Modern Super Qualifier last weekend with Sultai Crabvine, graveyard decks are back on the menu. Many people have been asking about the list, so it seemed like the perfect time to Venture Deeper into Modern’s most explosive graveyard archetype.
Decklist: https://t.co/UyxtQeureN— Dan Schriever || FaithlessMTG (@CavedanMTG) January 16, 2022
1. Jund 🦀🦀
2. Monored Prowess 🦀🦀
3. Footfalls 🦀🌵🦀
4. 4c Yorion 🦀🌵🦀
5. UW Control 🦀🦀
6. Grixis Shadow 🦀🦀
7. Tron 🌵🦀🌵
8. Boros Prowess 🦀🦀
9. Jund 🦀🦀
QF. 4c Yorion 🦀🦀
SF. Grixis Shadow 🌵🦀🌵
In this episode we sit down with Anthony Mannino, who innovated the current list. We go in depth into the core gameplay, mulligan heuristics, manabase considerations, sideboarding, best and worst matchups, and tips and tricks for sequencing. We also tackle the question on everyone’s mind: why play Crabvine instead of Dredge?
29-6 in my last 7 Leagues with my iteration of Crab Vine – Really good Ragavan matchup’s decent vs everything else besides hammer.— Anthony Mannino (@Amannino33) December 28, 2021
Gaze > Glimpse
Rotting Rats is broken @JaceHelp @MordeToLight
Tagging the dredge master as well @MtgSodek #MTGMODERN pic.twitter.com/O3FoCROOam
If you are curious about Crabvine, or Dredge-style graveyard decks in general, this is the episode for you. Happy brewing!
[2:54] Rotting Crabvine: origins of the build
[5:18] The basics: core game play and mulligan heuristics
[9:26] Wonder is great
[12:27] Glimpse the Unthinkable is bad
[14:58] Tuning the mana base
[17:51] Prismatic Ending: worth the splash?
[22:50] Hardcasting Vengevine
[27:25] Rejected cards & cards to test
[37:59] Best and worst matchups
[41:21] Why play Crabvine instead of Dredge?
[51:02] Tips, tricks, and sequencing pitfalls to avoid
[54:17] Q&A with Anthony Mannino