GWB Maverick: Sideboard Guide Q1 2020

Sideboard guides can be great one day and rubbish the next, especially in an environment that changes as quickly as the Legacy metagame. Here’s a print-friendly version for your deckbox. I don’t believe sideboard guides are what every single player should follow, it really depends on the type of player you are and if you’re playing the exact 75 as the creator of the guide. That’s really hard for Maverick, an archetype where typically no 2 decklists are the same.

However, as it’s been a question I’ve been asked a lot I thought I’d show my sideboard guide for GWB Maverick to help me with some big upcoming events.

GWB Maverick

Death & Taxes

Side Out (6)
4 Thalia Guardian of Thraben | 1 Gaddock Teeg | 1 Scavenging Ooze
On the Play: 1 Wasteland | 1 Ramunap Excavator | 1 Knight of the Reliquary
Side In (6)
2 Plague Engineer | 1 Council’s Judgment | 1 Palace Jailer | 1 Gideon, Ally of Zendikar | 1 Collector Ouphe
On the Play: 3 Thoughtseize

Maverick

Side Out (5)
4 Thalia, Guardian of Thraben | 1 Gaddock Teeg
Side In (5)
2 Plague Engineer | 1 Council’s Judgdment | 1 Palace Jailer | 1 Gideon, Ally of Zendikar

Stoneblade

Side Out (9)
3 Swords to Plowshares | 1 Knight of the Reliquary | 1 Ramunap Excavator | 1 Wasteland | 1 Noble Hierarch | 1 Thalia, Guardian of Thraben
Side In (9)
3 Thoughtseize | 2 Plague Engineer | 1 Gideon, Ally of Zendikar | 1 Council’s Judgment | 1 Sanctum Prelate | 1 Palace Jailer

Goblins

Side Out (5)
4 Thalia, Guardian of Thraben | 1 Gaddock Teeg | 1 Ramunap Excavator
Side In (5)
2 Plague Engineer | 1 Council’s Judgment | 1 Palace Jailer | 1 Gideon, Ally of Zendikar

Burn

Side Out (3)
1 Sylvan Library | 1 Ramunap Excavator | 1 Gaddock Teeg
Side In (3)
1 Sanctum Prelate | 1 Council’s Judgment | 1 Palace Jailer

Eldrazi

Side Out (6)
4 Thalia, Guardian of Thraben | 2 Mother of Runes
Side In (6)
2 Plague Engineer | 1 Gideon, Ally of Zendikar | 1 Council’s Judgment | 1 Palace Jailer | 1 Collector Ouphe

4C Loam

Side Out (5)
4 Thalia, Guardian of Thraben | 1 Gaddock Teeg | 1 Questing Beast
Side In (5)
2 Surgical Extraction | 1 Tormod’s Crypt | 1 Sanctum Prelate | 1 Palace Jailer | 1 Gideon, Ally of Zendikar

Lands

Side Out (5)
3 Thalia, Guardian of Thraben | 1 Gaddock Teeg
Side In (5)
2 Surgical Extraction | 1 Tormod’s Crypt | 1 Sanctum Prelate | 1 Palace Jailer

Mono R Prison

Side Out (5)
1 Scavenging Ooze | 1 Ramunap Excavator | 1 Wasteland | 1 Thalia, Guardian of Thraben | 1 Swords to Plowshares
Side In (5)
1 Sanctum Prelate | 2 Plague Engineer | 1 Council’s Judgment | 1 Palace Jailer




Elves

Side Out (8)
4 Thalia, Guardian of Thraben | 1 Scavenging Ooze | 1 Ramunap Excavator | 1 Mother of Runes | 1 Questing Beast
Side In (8)
1 Sanctum Prelate | 2 Plague Engineer | 1 Council’s Judgment | 1 Palace Jailer | 3 Thoughtseize

Infect

Side Out (5)
1 Gaddock Teeg | 1 Ramunap Excavator | 1 Scavenging Ooze | 1 Questing Beast | 1 Knight of the Reliquary | 1 Plains | 1 Noble Hierarch
Side In (7)
2 Plague Engineer | 1 Council’s Judgment | 1 Palace Jailer | 3 Thoughtseize

Reanimator

Side Out (7)
2 Stoneforge Mystic | 1 Umezawa’s Jitte | 1 Sword of Fire & Ice | 1 Gaddock Teeg | 1 Questing Beast | 1 Ramunap Excavator |
Side In (7)
2 Surgical Extraction | 1 Tormod’s Crypt | 2 Veil of Summer | 1 Palace Jailer | 1 Council’s Judgment (Archetype / Removal #5)

Sneak & Show

Side Out (8)
1 Questing Beast | 3 Swords to Plowshares | 2 Abrupt Decay | 1 Noble Hierarch | 1 Scavenging Ooze
Side In (8)
3 Thoughtseize | 1 Sanctum Prelate | 2 Veil of Summer | 2 Surgical (If on Intuition)

Storm

Side Out (12)
4 Swords to Plowshares | 2 Abrupt Decay | 1 Scryb Ranger | 1 Questing Beast | 1 Knight of the Reliquary | 1 Ramunap Excavator | 2 Knight of the Reliquary
Side In (12)
1 Sanctum Prelate | 1 Collector Ouphe | 3 Thoughtseize | 2 Surgical Extraction | 1 Tormod’s Crypt | 2 Veil of Summer | 2 Plague Engineer

Belcher

Side Out (11)
4 Swords to Plowshares | 2 Abrupt Decay | 1 Scryb Ranger | 1 Questing Beast | 1 Ramunap Excavator | 2 Knight of the Reliquary
Side In (11)
1 Sanctum Prelate | 1 Collector Ouphe | 3 Thoughtseize | 2 Surgical Extraction | 1 Tormod’s Crypt | 2 Plague Engineer | 1 Council’s Judgment

GB Depths

Side Out (6)
3 Thalia, Guardian of Thraben | 1 Gaddock Teeg | 1 Questing Beast | 1 Noble Hierarch
Side In (6)
1 Council’s Judgment | 1 Palace Jailer | 2 Veil of Summer | 2 Plague Engineer

GW Depths

Side Out (5)
4 Thalia, Guardian of Thraben | 1 Gaddock Teeg
Side In (5)
1 Council’s Judgment | 2 Plague Engineer | 1 Palace Jailer | 1 Gideon, Ally of Zendikar

Dredge

Side Out (5)
1 Noble Hierarch | 1 Ramunap Excavator | 1 Abrupt Decay | 1 Gaddock Teeg | 1 Knight of the Reliquary
Side In (5)
2 Surgical Extraction | 1 Tormod’s Crypt | 2 Plague Engineer




Miracles

Side Out (9)
3 Swords to Plowshares | 1 Knight of the Reliquary | 1 Ramunap Excavator | 3 Noble Hierarch | 1 Gaea’s Cradle
Side In ( 9)
3 Thoughtseize | 2 Plague Engineer | 1 Gideon, Ally of Zendikar | 1 Council’s Judgment | 1 Sanctum Prelate | 1 Palace Jailer

UR Delver

Side Out (7)
1 Gaddock Teeg | 1 Qasali Pridemage | 1 Ramunap Excavator | 1 Sylvan Library | 1 Gaea’s Cradle | 1 Thalia, Guardian of Thraben | 1 Noble Hierarch
Side In (7)
2 Plague Engineer | 2 Veil of Summer | 1 Council’s Judgment | 1 Palace Jailer | 1 Sanctum Prelate

RUG Delver

Side Out (5)
1 Gaddock Teeg | 1 Qasali Pridemage | 1 Gaea’s Cradle | 1 Thalia, Guardian of Thraben | 1 Green Sun’s Zenith
Side In (5)
2 Plague Engineer | 1 Council’s Judgment | 1 Palace Jailer | 1 Gideon, Ally of Zendikar

BUG Delver

Side Out (7)
1 Gaddock Teeg | 1 Qasali Pridemage | 1 Questing Beast | 1 Thalia, Guardian of Thraben | 1 Noble Hierarch | 1 Green Sun’s Zenith | 1 Plains
Side In (7)
2 Plague Engineer | 1 Council’s Judgment | 1 Palace Jailer | 2 Veil of Summer | 1 Gideon, Ally of Zendikar

Grixis Delver

Side Out (7)
1 Gaddock Teeg | 1 Qasali Pridemage | 1 Questing Beast | 1 Thalia, Guardian of Thraben | 1 Noble Hierarch | 1 Green Sun’s Zenith | 1 Gaea’s Cradle
Side In (7)
2 Plague Engineer | 1 Council’s Judgment | 1 Palace Jailer | 2 Veil of Summer | 1 Gideon, Ally of Zendikar

Grixis Control

Side Out (6)
3 Swords to Plowshares | 1 Thalia, Guardian of Thraben | 1 Qasali Pridemage | 1 Gaea’s Cradle
Side In (6)
2 Veil of Summer | 2 Plague Engineer | 1 Council’s Judgment | 1 Gideon, Ally of Zendikar

Snow Control

Side Out (8)
2 Knight of the Reliquary | 1 Scavenging Ooze | 1 Ramunap Excavator | 4 Swords to Plowshares
Side In (8)
1 Collector Ouphe | 1 Council’s Judgment | 1 Gideon, Ally of Zendikar | 2 Plague Engineer | On the play 3 Thoughtseize




Feedback & Ideas

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