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Deck Highlight: Historic Simic Ramp

Historic Simic Ramp by PLATINUM-MYTHIC RANK PLAYER

Uro, Titan of Nature’s Wrath is the best card in Historic (and one of the best cards in every format that it’s legal, for that matter). If you bring blue and green mana with three or four copies of Uro, you’re doing pretty well – regardless of what the rest of your deck looks like. 

With that in mind, let’s take a look at Simic Ramp and see what sets it apart from the other Uro decks in Historic.

The most popular way to use Uro comes in Sultai and Four Color Midrange decks featuring Thoughtseize, removal spells and a healthy amount of other interaction. This makes them well suited to handling a variety of situations. In short: classic midrange.

 

Growth SpiralExplore

But what are they not prepared to handle? Maybe someone who skips all of that interaction stuff and ramps straight to something incredibly powerful. I often find Uro mirrors coming down to “who resolves the most powerful card?” and Simic Ramp wants to take that trophy each and every game. With the full eight copies of Growth Spiral and Explore, Simic gets to have its ideal ramp opening as often as possible.

 

Cavalier of ThornsNissa, Who Shakes the World

I love this particular player’s choice of Cavalier of Thorns as a payoff card. It further ramps you, provides guaranteed value, and gives you virtually unlimited fuel for Uro. (Remember, your best card). I’m surprised to not see Nissa, Who Shakes the World alongside Cavalier.

 

Zagoth TriomeUlamog, the Ceaseless Hunger

If I were to tinker with the deck list, the first things I’d look at would be swapping Ketria Triome for Zagoth Triome, that way you can keep the illusion that you’re a normal Sultai deck for a little bit longer. I’d also be interested in sprinkling in uncounterable ramp payoffs. There’s already Hydroid Krasis in the main deck and Shark Typhoon in the sideboard, which are great starts, but I wouldn’t mind seeing an Ulamog, the Ceaseless Hunger somewhere as a cherry on top. 

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