Modern Becomes a Sanctionable FNM Format in January

  • #179
    Quote from Kaiyla Han
    Was it not true Jace the Mind Sculptor topped 200+ before he got banned?
    Nope, not true. From what I can tell, he topped out at around $100.
    Was it not true Goyf started out at 2 dollars and by the time her rotated out of standard he was going for about 200 a shot?
    Also not true. Tarmogoyf was about $60 at its peak in Standard.

    Goyf is actually half of what he costed then... Jace a third.
    Nope. Tarmogoyf actually costs more now. Jace is about 2/3 of his old price.
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  • #180
    Glad to see even more support for Modern coming down the pike.

    Its official: Modern is the future of non-rotating Magic
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  • #181
    Quote from Lord Seth
    Nope, not true. From what I can tell, he topped out at around $100.Also not true. Tarmogoyf was about $60 at its peak in Standard.

    Nope. Tarmogoyf actually costs more now. Jace is about 2/3 of his old price.


    Jace right now actually costs exactly what he cost at his height in standard - $100
    Look at my name...what did you expect?

    Thank you WOTC for introducing the Modern format, a format where all the whiners can enjoy a level playing field and where they can play with none of the best cards of all time!

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  • #182
    Quote from Kaiyla Han

    mono black is highly viable in modern.


    Really? Show me a list... Seriously, I'd love to play Mono B in modern, I'm not trolling.
  • #183
    Quote from Soulflame
    Thinking about it, I think the odds are fairly high that the first FNM with Modern will have a promo for all participants, just to get more people playing it. A nice uncommon or common or something...

    Or if they haven't planned that, they really should (hint for the MTG brand team. You're welcome)


    I sure hope so! my local store will only do it once in january -.-. If at that point not enough people show up modern is out.
  • #184
    Quote from Goblin Cabdriver
    Really? Show me a list... Seriously, I'd love to play Mono B in modern, I'm not trolling.


    a Smallpox deck should work. make it have a lot of control features, creatuers that come back all the time and a set of Dark confidants. It should be good but i dont know about great. I geuss that means a lot of playtesting.
  • #185
    Quote from nietkijken
    a Smallpox deck should work. make it have a lot of control features, creatuers that come back all the time and a set of Dark confidants. It should be good but i dont know about great. I geuss that means a lot of playtesting.


    The last modern event I was in, I took 3rd with my mono green elf combo deck. 2nd place was a highly insane zombie/pox build that took the game over from making the opponent sac everything over and over until they had nothing left while being pinged to death and having no cards in hand. It was nuts. Reminded me of an old necropotence deck back in the days of ice age. 1st was a w/u control deck.
  • #186
    Quote from germanturkey
    you can basically play a standard deck with upgraded cards and still be quasi-competitive. like playing a delver shell with paths, and bam. somewhat competitive. hell, tempered steel is half way competitive in modern.


    Almost half the decks I've played against are exactly that, a decent standard deck with better costed options from other sets included.
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  • #187
    Quote from Kaiyla Han
    The last modern event I was in, I took 3rd with my mono green elf combo deck. 2nd place was a highly insane zombie/pox build that took the game over from making the opponent sac everything over and over until they had nothing left while being pinged to death and having no cards in hand. It was nuts. Reminded me of an old necropotence deck back in the days of ice age. 1st was a w/u control deck.


    I have to have a list. That deck sounds awesome, I have no idea how it would function though. Are there enough Pox effects? Are you recurring them somehow?
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  • #188
    Quote from Boros_Archangel
    I have to have a list. That deck sounds awesome, I have no idea how it would function though. Are there enough Pox effects? Are you recurring them somehow?


    There are variations of Haakon Rock which fit the description. Raven's Crime, Smallpox, Liliana of the Veil, and Death Cloud for hands/boards, while Haakon+Nameless Inversion, Gravecrawler, Life from the Loam, Bob, and Bloodghast rule the board state.
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  • #189
    Quote from The Nihilist
    There are variations of Haakon Rock which fit the description. Raven's Crime, Smallpox, Liliana of the Veil, and Death Cloud for hands/boards, while Haakon+Nameless Inversion, Gravecrawler, Life from the Loam, Bob, and Bloodghast rule the board state.


    Sounds good, but is it great? I need a list ASAP!

    I love mono-B-contol and i probaly have all the cards.
  • #190
    Quote from Boros_Archangel
    I have to have a list. That deck sounds awesome, I have no idea how it would function though. Are there enough Pox effects? Are you recurring them somehow?


    I didn't play it. But I remember Bloodghast, smallpox, ugh... Dark Confidant.. Geralf's Messenger, Gravecrawler, Lily of the Veil, Thoughtsieze, and all kinds of other hand/creature control. With a sideboard using surgical extractions and other fun toys.

    Top end was the abyssal persecutor and phyrexian obliterator.
  • #191
    I'd like that list very much as well. Maybe we can reverse-engineer a bit of it?
  • #192
    here's a pox control primer. It looks extremely interesting, I always had fun with Death Cloud. I was planning to make RDW first, as it's cheap and I have most of the burn cards, but I really want to make a pox build as soon as possible.
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  • #193
    BG deathcloud was my ish back in extended, I may try Modern out. I think all the cards I would need are legal, except for skeletal scrying, but I can probably live without it.
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  • #194
    Quote from Ogrefoot
    BG deathcloud was my ish back in extended, I may try Modern out. I think all the cards I would need are legal, except for skeletal scrying, but I can probably live without it.


    consider Plunge into Darkness for an effect sort of simillar to Skeletal scrying, but modern legal. Not sure if it really suits your needs, but it might.
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