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    posted a message on Grishoalbrand / Griselbrand Reanimator

    I agree. He's the first Streamer I'd donate some money to. Grin


    As long as he has a Griseldaddy Icon, I will sub immediately Grin

    Greetings,
    Kathal
    Posted in: Developing Competitive (Modern)
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    posted a message on Nissa, Steward of Elements
    There is currently no home for her, cause she is in the wrong colours to say it this way. UGx is a colour combination, which doesn't mesh well with the 0 ability (aka the main reason to run her). If you go into Bant, there are way better options (Knight as a utility creature and Gideon, Ally of Zendrika as PW). Other colour combinations have better PW to say it this way.

    Greetings,
    Kathal
    Posted in: Modern
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    posted a message on Grishoalbrand / Griselbrand Reanimator
    Always when I hear about the BR Grisel Control versions, I have to think immediately about this version: http://www.starcitygames.com/events/coverage/necrotic_ooze_combo_deck_tech_.html

    Of course, completely outdated, but as a base it would be interesting to go from it.

    Greetings,
    Kathal
    Posted in: Developing Competitive (Modern)
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    posted a message on I will be stepping down in the next two weeks as Moderator.
    So, you are passing on the Lantern?

    Couldn't pass up the opportunity to make this pun Grin

    Either way, since I am and was Mods in different forums I know, what hell of an job this is, though still sad to see you step down.

    Greetings,
    Kathal
    Posted in: Modern Archives
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    posted a message on Temporary State of the Meta Thread (Rules Update 7/17/17)

    Thank you. Yes, my favorite deck in all formats is the pinnacle of interactive. :p

    @Colt - I know. That's what I used to tell people when I played Griselbrand. My best defense vs. decks like Infect and Affinity was honestly just winning on turn 2 or 3. That's mostly how I beat them, at least before board. Some Affinity games after board actually became pretty long and interactive. I hard cast Griselbrand the most often vs. Affinity, at 3 times. Smile


    Hard casted the same Griselbrand 3 times against Meerfolk once and finished the game with a hardcast Worldspine Wurm thanks to Manamorphose and the old green splash for Revival...

    That was a match I never want to play again...

    Greetings,
    Kathal
    Posted in: Modern Archives
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    posted a message on Serum Visions vs Opt? You Choose
    It solely depends on the Control deck. For example, UW Control would rather play Visions, cause of the rather awkward mana curve the deck has and thus wants to hit its silver bullets more reliant. On the other hand, Esper Control might want Opt more, cause the deck is a classic draw and go one.

    Greetings,
    Kathal
    Posted in: Modern
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    posted a message on Most Fun and Awesome Self inflicted Loss
    Drawing with Griselbrand and than noticing, that you do not have 7 cards left in the library ^^

    Greetings,
    Kathal
    Posted in: Modern
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    posted a message on Grishoalbrand / Griselbrand Reanimator
    I tested baby Jace last year after the PT, since he looked rather great in the PT version (so Grixis no Shoal/Soul Spike/Fury version with Emmi). He was decent in there, especially since he bought a ton of time when you were able to flip him.

    However, the downside was, he was very clunky and didn't progress you game plan more often than not. Multiple times I just played him on turn 2 (since I had to play him to start looting stuff away), just so that he dies to a simple removal spell (afaik there is no played removal spell which doesn't kill him). To make it even worse was, that the turn 1 Lootings were most of the times really bad with him, cause he would flip on turn 3 pretty consistent, which sounds great, but than you release you just lost your "draw engine".

    You can see it with the "recent" developments of the Japanese guys, they switched the Jaces with Collective Brutality (this was pre Death Shadow Jund btw), since it was apparently just better than Jace in that shell.

    I tried him in the Shoal version too, but the tax of going into U (life and manabase) combined with the overall problems of that card I went back to the classic BR Shoal version.

    The only version, where I would play Jace (if I could find the room/a proper design for it) would be the Necrotic Ooze version. Here the question is, do you want to play G for Grisly Salvage (best cantrip for that deck) or do you want to go into blue for 1 mana cantrips + Jace (+SB cards), which is just nuts in that deck, since it is a combo Midrange deck.

    So, tl;dr: I wouldn't play Jace in any version atm but the Ooze version.

    Greetings,
    Kathal
    Posted in: Developing Competitive (Modern)
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    posted a message on Grishoalbrand / Griselbrand Reanimator
    Regarding Storm, nope, only the initial card gets countered. If the Storm copies would get cast, you would generate an infinite loop with no stop (since the storm copies would trigger storm again) ^^

    Same reason, why you can Replicate through a Chalice.

    Btw. if you get a Chalice on 2 out vs Storm, they are most of the times dead either way. They cannot combo through a chalice on 2 at all and would need to find a bounce spell, which again is most of the times the Echoing Truth which is shut down too.

    Greetings,
    Kathal
    Posted in: Developing Competitive (Modern)
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    posted a message on [[Official]] Legacy Ban List Discussion Thread (Read OP before Posting)
    I always hear that argument of "Chess clock this", "Chess clock that".

    In real life it is not possible, as simple as it is, as long as the stack exists. Just go through an average turn, how often does the Priority change between your Upkeep and the Clean up step?

    In the end, you would slam more on that darn clock than actually playing the game.

    Greetings,
    Kathal
    Posted in: Legacy (Type 1.5)
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