Deck Highlight: Grzegorz Kowalski’s Historic Naya


Historic Naya by Grzegorz Kowalski


Historic is now ruled by Jund Sacrifice after the banning of Uro, Titan of Nature’s Wrath.


Yasharn, Implacable Earth


Yasharn, Implacable Earth is your best card against the deck, but it doesn’t seem like it has found a great home yet. Previously, Yasharn was a good way to give Sultai a huge boost in the Sacrifice matchup, but that deck seems to be a thing of the past – at least for now. 

Greg was trying Yasharn as a sideboard card in Gruul, which makes sense to me. 

I feel like Jund has a slight edge in the matchup, but Game 1 is mostly about whoever wins the die roll. If you have a huge trump like Yasharn in your sideboard though, that should definitely improve your odds in the post-sideboard games. I do see two small problems with the plan though.


Fabled PassageInspiring VantageRamunap RuinsShatterskull Smashing // Shatterskull, the Hammer Pass


First, even though the eight white sources seem free thanks to the Pathways, I would like to have a few more than that. Fabled Passage is not a card I’m willing to put into a Gruul aggro deck though, so perhaps a few copies of Inspiring Vantage could work instead of some of the Ramunap Ruins or Shatterskull Smashings


Noxious Grasp


The second problem is that Jund will bring in removal spells like Noxious Grasp, which are already amazing against your deck, so you aren’t really bringing anything that would attack them from a different angle. 



Still, I think this is a great idea worth exploring more because Jund really is the undisputed best deck of the format right now and Gruul has been doing very well recently as well.



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