I was looking for some interesting new decklists with Hour of Promise when I came across this list from Kanister.
Historic Hour of Promise Field Ramp Deck List - Kanister
Very simple list, yet very effective. Exactly what I was looking for.
32 lands is necessary here to compliment 4 Explore, 4 Growth Spiral, 4 Uro and 2 Grazer, you just need to guarantee that you have extra lands in your hand to put into play.
Having a bunch of Triomes and the Amonkhet cycling lands should help mitigate flooding too much, though you will usually want to make most of your land drops anyway because every land will represent a bunch of zombie tokens
Make sure you mulligan hands without an accelerator. Keeping something like 5 lands, Hour and Ulamog is a great way to die without casting a single spell.
The plan with this deck is super simple, ramp and play Ulamog or Ugin and win the game. Field of the Dead gives you inevitability.
The slower your opponent’s deck, the better the matchup should be for you. Midrange and control is exactly what you want to see across from you.
On the other hand, you can definitely have trouble with the fast monored decks that will deal a lot of damage early with their creatures and then burn you out when you lock up the ground with zombie tokens. Sphinx’s Revelation, Uro and Thragtusk out of the sideboard should help though.
Thoughtseize is another card that should be amazing against you, but they need to back it up with a real clock, like Rotting Regisaur. If your opponent goes Thoughtseize into Witch’s Oven and Cauldron Familiar, that won’t be too threatening.
Let me know what you think of this list in the comments or how it could be improved and good luck finding the best historic deck for the CFB Pro showdown this month!