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Dec 5, 2017Hmm, I can see how losing a lot of life could definitely be a bad thing. What is considered standard for the number main board? When I first got the deck, I had all 4 main, but in preparation for this tournament I did a little research and just modeled after the list that is on the deck of the day article from CFB (https://www.channelfireball.com/articles/deck-of-the-day-stompy-modern/). I made a few changes, as I didn't expect to face any hardcore blue control decks, and moved thrun to the sideboard along with removing the skylashers from the 75 in total. I added them back in now that I know I could face blue control. The only other competitive decks that I know are apart of my local meta now are tron and affinity. I could easily remove the 4th dismember for another sideboard card, but I feel like 2x main is a good number. Sometimes you just need to remove a blocker or get that extra 5 trample damage.Posted in: Modern Archives - Established
Edit: Wowza! I didn't know that Prowling Serpopard was a card. I think I should definitely get my hands on one of those.
Dec 4, 2017Hello all,Posted in: Modern Archives - Established
I attended my first paper event today. my list was
4x Experiment One
4x Avatar of the Resolute
4x Strangleroot Geist
3x Scavenging Ooze
2x Leatherback Baloth
4x Dryad Militant
4x Vines of the Vastwood
4x Aspect of the Hydra
1x Dungrove Elder
2x Treetop Village
1x Abzan Beastmaster (expected some janky creature decks)
2x Unravel the Aether (For Wurmcoil Engine)
1x Back to Nature
1x Thrun, the Last Troll
1x Relic of Progenitus
1x Chameleon Colossus
1x Loxodon Warhammer (for janky creatures lol)
2x Feed the Clan
1x Creeping Corrosion
1x Prey Upon
It was a smaller event hosted at my school that I managed to go 3-0 in.
Match one 2-0
I was facing against a guy who just put together some BG Midrange Elves.
He won the roll but opted to draw for some odd reason. However, he ended up keeping a pretty bad hand and all I did was dismember his arbor elf and he only casted one more spell before I killed him on t4.
G2, he decided to be on the play and main phase casted a tribal instant that had clash and put two elves into play to tap more mana from his archdruid. He then cast a joraga tree speaker kicked twice, which I dismembered and pumped for the win.
Match two 2-0
I faced a dredgevine deck and he kept a pretty slow hand after a mull to six. I kept my 7 with a scavenging ooze, so it was a pretty easy victory. He did plenty of damage to himself and just couldn't block my pumped guys.
Game two we both mulled to 6 and I kept a somewhat shaky hand. It was experiment one, 2 forest, avatar and 2x dismember. I am pretty sure that should have been a mulligan, but I was hoping that my curve and disruption would have given me enough time to try and draw some hate. The only real highlight of this match was he casted a Bile Blight on my experiment one when I had another on the battlefield, I dismembered it in response and was able to get there. Got pretty lucky that he had bad starts. I got to win with Groundbreaker + Aspect Combo
Match three 2-0
I faced a RW planeswalker control deck and yet again got pretty lucky because my opponent mulled to 5 game one and got mana screwed.
Game 2 he snapped kept and I mulliganed to 6. I kept a hand with experiment one, avatar, dismember, 2 lands and a vines of the vastwood.
He bottled my turn one play and then mana tithed my avatar. Luckily I was able to get my next avatar to stick, and had vines back up, but he helixed the avatar and mana tithed my vines. Then we both kind of did nothing for a few turns as we both got stuck on lands, but eventually I was able to stick my 3rd avatar and rancor it. I got him down to 8 and then swung for 5 + 3 from aspect which he deflecting palmed me. Then next turn he deflecting palmed me again, and I was afraid I was gonna lose to mono deflecting palm lol. Eventually I drew both of my tree tops, one got bolted, my avatar got wrathed, and I was just barely able to get there with my last village when he was on 3. I had a handful of creatures, but he got stuck on 4 lands and I had seen earlier in the event him cast gideon, and ultimate Nahiri for Emrakul. The best part of this match is I got to dismember my Strangleroot Geist which was targeted with a path. Feelsgoodman.
Overall the deck felt pretty good, but I could have gotten paired up with 8-rack and UWR control. Not sure how those match ups are, but I am going to consider myself pretty lucky.
Edit: The prize was 4 iconic master's packs. I got pretty lucky and pulled an Elesh Norn and an Aether Vial. Nice $50 when it only cost 5 to enter the event
Oct 7, 2017What are people's opinion on Thought Scour? I have read the last few pages and all of the discussion seems to be about Remand/Peer through depts and then I vaguely saw other cantrips (peek/opt) mentioned. Also, what is the consensus for the optimal number of kill cards (empty/grapeshot) mainboard.Posted in: Tier 1 (Modern)
My current list has 7 medallion creatures, 3 kill spells, 12 rituals, 4 gifts, 2 PiF, 10 cantrips (2 thought scour), 3 remands, 1 noxious revival and 18 lands I have enough tickets that I could get 2 spirebloof canals, should I? I'm currently running 4 Flooded Strands, 4 Steam vents, 4 Shivan Reefs, 4 Island, 1 Hallowed Fountain (2 wear tear in the board) and 1 Mountain.
I'm also curious on what you experienced MTGO players think the best SB should be?
I'm really new to this deck, but I got my first 4-1 today in the Friendly Competitive league. Felt great!
Oct 1, 2017Why do you think that the current builds are better? They are pretty different decks. One is straight up trying to storm you out before you can blink, while this deck is a control deck with a combo finish. You think that the straight up speed is better in this meta than the ability to interact with your opponent?Posted in: Deck Creation (Modern)
Jun 26, 2015Posted in: Modern Archives - Established
You're probably seeing that card in these lists because of that "Playing On a Budget" guy. That is how I discovered this deck, someone linked me this discussion and I've read it all.
I know of one other person who mentioned a FAQ section, and I definitely think that this discussion needs that so people (most) won't ask about the same cards over and over.
I'm still knew to this deck, and I haven't had the most experience playing aggro and I think it would be good general knowledge for new players to help understand how this deck actually works, since it isn't as easy as "play every creature and turn them all sideways". I've gathered a few tips along the way, but what are the most common lines of play that people should be familiar with?
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