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Treasure Cruisin' with Monogreen Stompy
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    posted a message on Death and Staxes
    Yes, I kind of love the new Nicol Bolas, but agree not seeing much that look Modern playable.

    Slightly off-topic, but for the MTGO players, do you guys generally open your Treasure Chest prizes? This is my first Modern deck I've been able to go "infinite" with 62% win rate as opposed to my looonnngg-time go-to decks of Hatebears or regular D&T that would be around 54% - 58%. I have always opened every Treasure Chest and my good performances allow me to replenish tickets and keep going even when I have rough stretches in League play. However, I've also heard arguments against opening them and simply trading them in for tickets. What are you guys thoughts and what do you guys generally do with your treasure chests?
    Posted in: Deck Creation (Modern)
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    posted a message on Death and Staxes
    Hi Guys,
    Starting to see the Hour of Devastation spoilers coming out - anything we're excited about or NOT excited about (still mad at you Fatal Push)?
    Posted in: Deck Creation (Modern)
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    posted a message on Death and Staxes
    Awesome Stabilo! I am only running one but as a Singleton it hasn't come up enough for me to figure out if it's good or not. Thanks for testing ahead for us! I'll try the 2-1 split also.
    Posted in: Deck Creation (Modern)
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    posted a message on Death and Staxes
    Actually, you're right. This could just be a classification issue where Grixis (Snapcaster, Tasigur, Delvers etc) I classify under Control for my tracking/analysis even if the deck runs Death's Shadow. Grixis is an easy match-up and has been propping up my Control wins for sure. My Death's Shadow numbers are strictly the Jund and Abzan versions where I'm 1-6. Good point.
    Posted in: Deck Creation (Modern)
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    posted a message on Death and Staxes
    HI Stabil0,
    Definitely interesting seeing your results. Abzan is bad but I'm 5-6 so still winnable. Why do you think your Death's Shadow match-up is so favorable? That's probably the most stark difference I see in your results. Would love to hear what you think. Is it Chalice doing major work for you?

    Never won a match against Elves (only 3 matches though). D&T, Merfolk, and Affinity are both 35% across 10-15 games each.

    The rest are close enough in range and line up with what I am seeing so that's helpful.
    Posted in: Deck Creation (Modern)
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    posted a message on Death and Staxes
    Awesome. I'll give it a shot as 1 or 2 of - let me know how it goes for you guys. Definitely like the value Matter Reshaper brings though (traded a Matter Reshaper with another Matter Reshaper playing Eldrazi Tron - his picked up an Expedition Map, mine picked up a Stony Silence, which was awesome).

    After playing over 260 MTGO League and 2 Man Queues matches (.61% win rate), these are the decks I'm below .500 on. Does this look similar/match what everyone generally views as Unfavorable Matchups for our deck? Anyone view these as Favorable in their experience? Why or why not?

    Creature Toolbox Combo Variations
    Merfolk
    Affinity
    Death & Taxes
    Death's Shadow
    Elves

    2 OR LESS MATCHES PLAYED AGAINST THE FOLLOWING:

    Bant Spirits
    UB Mill
    Restore Balance
    Slivers
    Faeries
    Lantern Control
    Grand Architect Aggro
    Tezzeret Control
    Posted in: Deck Creation (Modern)
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    posted a message on Death and Staxes
    Could you steal an opponents death's shadow and kill it if you have more than 13 life?
    Posted in: Deck Creation (Modern)
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    posted a message on Death and Staxes
    Hi Redtwister,
    Aside from the times when you just didn't draw enough lands or got land flooded, how did the Mana base feel? I know inspiring vantage fell out of favor with spiderspace, but how did your land mix feel?
    Posted in: Deck Creation (Modern)
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    posted a message on Death and Staxes
    Congrats Red Twister!!! Still a great showing!

    Regarding your losses, Living End makes sense. That deck absolutely folds when we get our bullets, but it's got better tech now from Amonkhet.
    What is Company Counters? Collected Company + Druid combo stuff?
    Abzan Midrange looks like an outlier - even with 4 Siege Rhinos it's a winnable match-up. Looks like he literally got all of the cards he wanted and you didn't. Wouldn't feel bad about losing those at all. Still a great showing and you're still tracking at your 66% win rate in super competitive environments!
    Posted in: Deck Creation (Modern)
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    posted a message on Death and Staxes
    Just went 3-2 in a couple of leagues again. Trying to go above the hump of 60% win rate is difficult. For those of you who keep track, how are you guys faring? In Competitive play (Leagues and 2 Man Queues), I'm 141-90 (61% win rate). What are you guys seeing?

    Spiderspace, with the 3 dismembers, 4 sacred foundries and 2 horizon Canopy isn't that pretty painful for the deck? I see why inspiring vantage should be cut though.
    Posted in: Deck Creation (Modern)
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    posted a message on Death and Staxes
    I have a 12-9 record against control - all types. I think chalice is a must keep in the matchup. Shuts down paths, spell snares, and a lot of their cantrips. It feels like to me if we can't disrupt them early in the game and try to kill them quickly then it's over.

    My build runs 2 selfless spirits though main which shines the most in control where supreme verdicts have to be played twice (and also in tron where Oblivion stone gets nerfed).
    Posted in: Deck Creation (Modern)
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    posted a message on Death and Staxes
    Thanks looks good. And with the rw splash now, does harsh Mentor seem like a viable 2 drop for us now? What do you guys think?
    Posted in: Deck Creation (Modern)
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    posted a message on Death and Staxes
    Spiderspace, stabilo, and Redtwister - been on break for a few weeks, but am loving the new RW development. What are you guys thinking in terms of manabase now? What are your lands? For me, I have a singleton copy of Cavern and Horizon Canopy so have been intrigued seeing your debate on which slot it fills. Rugged Prairie is also interesting. I prefer Aether Hub and more Foundries, but I haven't played any games with the new RW focused manabase yet.

    Let me know what you guys got currently in terms of manabase and I'll give it a whirl. Thanks all - loving the new tech!!
    Posted in: Deck Creation (Modern)
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    posted a message on Death and Staxes
    Hi All,
    What does everyone's build look like these days? Here is mine:

    http://tappedout.net/mtg-decks/eldrazi-staxes/

    For those of you testing out Cast Out, how is it working for you? The 4 mana is steep, but are you guys seeing upside from the Flash and Cycling aspects? I have it in the SB as a 1 of, but may go up to 2 if needed. Agree with Stabilo also that O-Ring effects are needed to just remove annoying non-creature permanents that seriously stifle us.
    Posted in: Deck Creation (Modern)
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    posted a message on Death and Staxes
    Harsh Mentor seems interesting. Assuming you run 2 Caverns, 4 Battlefield Forges, 4 SSG, and maybe the Gemstone Caverns is that enough to reliably cast and put in the sideboard?

    I've also been out of modern for quite some time but just picked up the deck again and won 2 2 man queues with it but against Burn, and RG Ponza.

    Has amonkhet brought out any new tools for us or shaped the meta in a way that we need to make any changes to our stock list? Thanks all.
    Posted in: Deck Creation (Modern)
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