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  • posted a message on Jeskai Tempo /Delver/Prowess ("The Jeskai Way" )
    Hello again,

    I uploaded two more videos which I'd like to share.

    The first video shows the third game against 8Rack in a match that I won 2-1.
    8Rack can go pretty terrible and therefore I want to show how everything can still turn out fine after loosing game 1 Smile
    My opponent had won the first game thanks to a timely Smallpox which killed my Geist and set me back to two lands. He drew the exactly right amount of discard spells and Racks so I died quickly. Second game was a close race but I finished him quicker...
    In this third game he doesn't draw enough discard and Azcanta seals the deal.

    The second video shows the third game against Grixis Control in a match that I won 2-1.
    Grixis control can be tough too but I really like how this third game went. I love Surgical against them because they often Thought Scour their own Snapcaster into their graveyard and he's the prime extraction target. Surgical absolutely steals this match and it's awesome Smile
    I am not sure if it was right here to play Geist on turn 3 instead of waiting until turn 4 to play him while holding Spell Pierce up. I try to kill them quickly because they usually have the better lategame (see both Charms...).
    I am testing Shadow of Doubt here (2x from SB) because many of you were mentioning it and it worked pretty well. I am still not a 100% convinced though because of the UU cost.
    Posted in: Deck Creation (Modern)
  • posted a message on Jeskai Tempo /Delver/Prowess ("The Jeskai Way" )
    Hi Kaberb,
    Welcome to the forum. Since we have some new members I thought it might be interesting to post this link:
    Jeskai Delver decks that fared well at tournaments

    This forum is already over 100 pages strong and I know that no new person will go back and read them all (even though I recommend to start at around page 90 before posting anything here since a lot of ideas, sideboard cards etc. have been discussed already).

    The link I posted shows some interesting Jeskai Delver builds. Some of them have been posted here but it's tedious to skim through all the pages and look for them. There are some YP lists, some burn heavy lists (GofyTomcat1, you might like Andrea Forti's deck), some cool lists with Thundermaw Hellkites as top ends, and even lists with a black splash. I find it inspiring to look at these lists. Smile
    It's also interesting to see how the core of about 25 spells is the same in all of these (and our) decks.

    CurdBros, are you having any problems in the Burn match up? For me this seems like one of the easiest match ups in the whole meta game. At a tournament, an opponent who plays Burn seems almost like a bye.
    I run 4 cards main that gain me life (3x Helix, 1x Jeskai Charm). I usually board in 1x Dispel, 2x Palm, 1x Purge, and 1x Worship. If I suspect Blood Moon then even 1x Wear//Tear (which also kills their graveyard hate and Eidolon). During the last two years I ran a lot of different sideboard cards against Burn and Rest for the Weary & Kor Firewalker were very efficient. I just cut them because other cards do more against a bigger variety of decks.

    GofyTomcat1, I like your list but I have a few questions. How did you came to the conclusion that you want to run 4x Goblin Guide and not 4 Delvers (who should flip quite often with 23 enablers)? Did you test them both and the Guides lead to better results?
    The only thing I don't like about the deck is that you dedicate 3 SB slots to Leyline. Personally I don't like running three when I know that I add at least two dead draws to my deck.
    Posted in: Deck Creation (Modern)
  • posted a message on Jeskai Tempo /Delver/Prowess ("The Jeskai Way" )
    Hi CurdBros,

    Sounds like you had a blast too Smile
    Doesn't happen that often but it's always nice if Bob kills your opponent or if they have to kill their own Bob to not die. Muahaha.
    And yes, I too like Search for Azcanta a LOT.

    As for the final FNM round:
    First game I had to take 3 mulligans because I had 0 lands or 1 land and nothing to cast. So I started with 4 cards and he played turn 1 Swiftspear into turn 2 Kiln Fiend. Turned out he played a UR Glasscannon deck with 4x Swiftspear, 4xThing in the Ice, 4x Kiln Fiend and 2x Bedlam Reveler. I was dead turn 3.
    Second game I boarded both Deflecting Palms, Dispel, Negate and Purge. He played a Thing in the Ice with 4 counters and I decided to go for a Geist turn 3. He played Manamorphose, Manamorphose, Mutagenic, Mutagenic, Temur Battle Rage and I died... 0:2
    So round 4 was very disappointing but I was happy that his deck was able to go 4-0.
    We played one more game for fun because the first game was so bad and that third game was really interesting.
    I bought time with Vapor Snag but he was able to flip Thing a few turns later. I tried to stop his attack with Snap+Vapor but he had Apostle's Blessing and therefore Protection from Blue and hit me for 7. Next turn (I already had five lands in play) I played Geist and held up Deflecting Palm. He attacked and took 7 dmg thanks to Palm. The following turn I played Worship and he had no answer to Worship+Geist (except for flipping a new Thing to bounce all my creatures, but he didn't live that long...).
    Posted in: Deck Creation (Modern)
  • posted a message on Jeskai Tempo /Delver/Prowess ("The Jeskai Way" )
    Hello,

    Two weeks have past so it's about time for a new post. Smile

    After the pretty awesome winning streak on MTGO I took my deck to FNM a week ago. I was very confident but I ended up 1:2.
    The problem with the deck at that FNM was that it ran out of gas too fast and by topdecking I wasn't able to win.
    So I did some slight changes again: replaced 2 Mana Leaks with Remands again and the 2nd Clique with Hazoret. This week I tested the new build online and the winning percentage was just as good (about 90%). Yesterday I went to FNM with my deck.



    I had a blast yesterday.
    First round I beat Eldrazi Tron 2:1. First game was decided by Geist who was better than his Karn. Second game he had turn 3 Though-Knot into Smasher and won. Third game I drew the burn half of my deck and finished him quickly Delver, Bolt, Snap+Bolt, Jeskai Charm and double Helix.
    Second round I beat Grixix Delver 2:1. First game went very long and flipped Azcanta turned the tide in my favor. Second game he pulled of a turn two Tasigur and I had no answer... Third game I was able to surgically extract all his Bolts. I flooded but with four lands in play and land, Path in hand I drew Hazoret. I resolved her, exiled his blocker and attacked. Long story short: Grixis Delver has no answer to Hazoret and without Bolts he couldn't race me. Smile
    Third round I beat Counters Company 2:1. First game I killed of all his creatures (Bird, Druid, Tracker, Voice) with Bolt, Path and double Snapcaster. Spapcaster beatdown followed up by double Geist finished him. Second game he had a fast start with a turn 3 Company into Geist & Voice. I couldn't kill Geist and lost. Third game I drew Remand and Mana Leak and he missed a land drop so he was behind the whole time. He recovered with Witness and Tracker but I was able to resolve Geist + Worship and to finish him eventually with 2 Delvers in the air.
    Final round against the only other player with 9 points will follow...
    Posted in: Deck Creation (Modern)
  • posted a message on Jeskai Tempo /Delver/Prowess ("The Jeskai Way" )
    @Need_More_DPS: CurdBros is right. At that point he would have died to his own attack thanks to Palm so there was no need to use Mana Leak. I was lucky that he didn't cast the dragon when he tried to resolve the Batterskull though Smile

    @Irdna: Azcanta in less grindy games... Well, against very aggressive decks like Burn, Goblins and Affinity I boarded my single copy out but against most decks I try to leave it in the deck. I can't really say how it is in less grindy games because they often end before I draw Azcanta. But in the grindy games like vs Esper Control and even vs Lantern Control it was really good!

    @CurdBros: My landbase is still the same

    8 fetches, 6 targets to fetch, 3 fastlands, 2 checklands & 2 utility lands
    The two utility lands don't cause problems often. I have to be really unlucky to miss one of my three colors until turn 3, for example if would have Inspiring Vantage and Shinka in my starting hand and then only draw Mountain or Sacred Foundry, but that doesn't happen often...otherwise I wouldn't have reached my current score Smile
    Stronghold is so awesome because it "only" needs two other lands to do something really strong. I also liked Fumarole but the 4 mana activation cost often meant that I had to tap out so that I couldn't do anything else.
    Posted in: Deck Creation (Modern)
  • posted a message on Jeskai Tempo /Delver/Prowess ("The Jeskai Way" )
    Quote from StevomatUWR »
    Hi,
    I am recovering from a surgery atm so I am at home and I found the time to play 11 games with my newest build (the list I just posted with Search, Stronghold, 2 Mana Leaks) since Oct 29th on MTGO. It went pretty well Smile

    2-1 vs Boros Burn
    2-0 vs Lantern Control
    2-1 vs Vampire Aggro
    2-1 vs UB Control (Budget)
    1-2 vs GR TitanShift with Breach
    2-1 vs UR Aggro with Fiend, Thing, Enigma Drake
    2-1 vs Naya Burn
    2-0 vs a strange Sultai Ramp/Control Brew including Valakut
    2-1 vs Affinity
    2-0 vs Mono Black Devotion
    2-0 vs Grixis Aggro Brew with hand disruption, Brutality, Swiftspear, Enigma Drake and Chart a Course

    Not all of these are Tier decks but the games were all fun!
    During these eleven games I'd say that these have been my Top6 MVP cards: Snapcaster Mage, Deflecting Palm, Lightning Helix, Mana Leak, Slayers' Stronghold and Search for Azcanta! The last two surprised me because they are much better than I had expected.
    Well, Delver, Geist, Path of course also did a lot of work... I guess there is not a single card in my deck that I don't love Smile

    Btw, until now I uploaded videos with gameplay twice here in this forum and I was wondering if these were interesting? If many of you have watched them and found them helpful somehow (without comment and all) I can upload some interesting games from the ones I listed up above.

    Next I will finally try to compete in a competitive league.


    Hi everyone,
    Since my last post I've played 9 more matches and won all of them, so now I am 19-1 with my deck in the tournament practice room (I didn't change the deck during these 20 matches). Smile

    1:0 vs Training Grounds & Umbral Mantle combo
    2:0 vs UG Spirits Brew
    2:0 vs Skred Red
    2:1 vs Mono Green Devotion with Genesis Wave
    2:0 vs Goblins
    2:1 vs Naya Burn
    2:0 vs Turbo Fog
    2:0 vs Esper Gideon Control
    2:1 vs Lantern Control

    I don't play Reveler or Hazoret as a finisher in my deck since my mana curve ends at CMC3 (for the mainboard). However, the deck has an excellent endgame thanks to Slayers' Stronghold and Azcanta. Azcanta is insanely powerful in longer games.

    I uploaded the second game against Skred Red here: Click to watch
    Spell Pierce and Azcanta really shine in that game Smile

    It's rather easy to capture the videos with Tinytake but unfortunately it takes pretty long to upload them online in order to share them, so this time I'll post only this one video.

    Posted in: Deck Creation (Modern)
  • posted a message on Jeskai Tempo /Delver/Prowess ("The Jeskai Way" )
    New Delver art in From the Vault: Transform is online. Not a big improvement in my opinion, but I am sure many Delver fans will get these new foil versions Smile

    Posted in: Deck Creation (Modern)
  • posted a message on Jeskai Tempo /Delver/Prowess ("The Jeskai Way" )
    Hi,
    I am recovering from a surgery atm so I am at home and I found the time to play 11 games with my newest build (the list I just posted with Search, Stronghold, 2 Mana Leaks) since Oct 29th on MTGO. It went pretty well Smile

    2-1 vs Boros Burn
    2-0 vs Lantern Control
    2-1 vs Vampire Aggro
    2-1 vs UB Control (Budget)
    1-2 vs GR TitanShift with Breach
    2-1 vs UR Aggro with Fiend, Thing, Enigma Drake
    2-1 vs Naya Burn
    2-0 vs a strange Sultai Ramp/Control Brew including Valakut
    2-1 vs Affinity
    2-0 vs Mono Black Devotion
    2-0 vs Grixis Aggro Brew with hand disruption, Brutality, Swiftspear, Enigma Drake and Chart a Course

    Not all of these are Tier decks but the games were all fun!
    During these eleven games I'd say that these have been my Top6 MVP cards: Snapcaster Mage, Deflecting Palm, Lightning Helix, Mana Leak, Slayers' Stronghold and Search for Azcanta! The last two surprised me because they are much better than I had expected.
    Well, Delver, Geist, Path of course also did a lot of work... I guess there is not a single card in my deck that I don't love Smile

    Btw, until now I uploaded videos with gameplay twice here in this forum and I was wondering if these were interesting? If many of you have watched them and found them helpful somehow (without comment and all) I can upload some interesting games from the ones I listed up above.

    Next I will finally try to compete in a competitive league.
    Posted in: Deck Creation (Modern)
  • posted a message on Jeskai Tempo /Delver/Prowess ("The Jeskai Way" )
    Quote from CurdBros »

    StevomatUWR- Once again you have said what I was trying to say only in a much more concise and informative fashion. I tend to get a little verbose so I'm glad you are around to help me out. I couldn't agree more. I think the jeskai delver/prowess deck has really solidified into to major "styles" both with their own inherent strengths and weaknesses. As always, I love your list. You have been on the Delver deck longer than most so thanks for staying strong. It was tough during the pod and jund days, but we promised through richer or poorer :).

    Hi, CurdBros!
    Thanks for your feedback, as always. Smile
    Don't worry that your posts are too verbose because I always enjoy them. I rather fear that my posts are often ineloquent. Hahaha.
    My deck changed a little bit during the last weeks. Remand often felt underwhelming in my deck because I wanted to stop threats for good rather then giving them back to my opponents so I switched to 2 good old Mana Leaks instead. I also cut the one Logic Knot again because I didn't like the UU cost. I kept 1 Remand though because it's so good with Snapcaster and because it's my only cantrip next to Serum Visions.
    I settled with a balance of 9 burn spells and 5 counter spells (putting the versatility of my other spells aside) and I think the deck is kind of a jack-of-all-trades now but a master of none...which might not sound awesome but it is. Smile
    The jack-of-all-trades has a good matchup against almost any other deck and considering how manifold the Modern meta is right now, I'd be very confident to take this deck to a big tournament.
    A few weeks ago my deck had even more burn (when I went to the tournament in Hamburg it had a second Boros Charm and 1 Electrolyze) but I often wished I had a counter in hand. I am still not sure though which solution is better. A build with 12 burn spells in total (4 Bolt, 3 Helix, 3 Boros, 1 Jeskai Charm, 1 Electrolyze) can finish the opponent very quickly but occasionally looses to even faster unfair decks/combo without enough disruption...

    Edit: Just watched the first video against Eldrazi Tron... Well, I am glad that GreatNate picked your deck and that I could finally see it in action, but it pains me to see how bad he sideboarded. Not bringing in the 2 Deflecting Palms and Shattering Spree was a huge mistake. They are perfect answers to everything the opponent played: Smasher, Witchbane Orb, and Batterskull -_-
    Posted in: Deck Creation (Modern)
  • posted a message on Jeskai Tempo /Delver/Prowess ("The Jeskai Way" )
    Quote from GreatNateMTG »
    Hi everyone. I asked my viewers which deck they'd like to see next (http://www.strawpoll.me/14242602), and I am hoping to get some feedback from this thread on which Jeskai Delver build to focus on. The main benefit I see to running a delver list over the popular Tempo lists, is tjat you have an earlier clock, and in theory the matchups like RG Valakut should be better.[/url]


    Hi Nathan,
    awesome to see you here in our forum. Of course I voted for Jeskai Delver. I am watching your videos on a weekly basis but when I saw your post I checked FB where I asked you for advice when I started playing MtG again back in summer 2015 with a UW Delver list Smile
    About 2,5 years have past since then and for 2 years I've been playing UWR Delver and nothing else, and I am still loving it.

    There are several "valid" approaches for playing Jeskai I think and I would mainly divide them in three categories: lists with 24 lands, lists with 20-21 land, and lists with 18-19 lands. The Jeskai Geist list you played so long on your channel fits the first category. Other land-heavy lists would be Kiki Control, Nahiri Control and pure Jeskai Control.
    The main lists you'll find here are either aggressive lists like CurdBros' or MrTzoulis' lists with 18-19 lands or slower lists like mine or from GofyTomcat1. The aggressive lists usually run 7-8 CMC1 threats (4 Delvers + 3-4 Swiftspears) and 8-10 cantrips, the slower lists with 21 lands only run 4 Delvers, no Swiftspears and 4-8 cantrips. The aggressive type might have a better matchup against RG Valakut but of course I'd love to see you play a list like mine with 21 lands.

    I'll post my actual list here for reference.


    The list works very well and I'd love to see you give it a shot, but no matter which Jeskai Delver list you choose to play: please play a list without Spell Queller. There are too many videos online already with those lists... Good luck and have fun! Smile
    Posted in: Deck Creation (Modern)
  • posted a message on Jeskai Tempo /Delver/Prowess ("The Jeskai Way" )
    I am trying Search for Azcanta and Young Pyro as 1-ofs atm and thanks to Black_Dog I am giving Elspeth another chance (attached picture is my mainboard, lands & SB are the same). I don't them very often but when I do they're both great. Have played 6 games since yesterday with this build on MTGO and won all of them. I won against Boros Burn, UR Storm, BW Tokens, Temur Tempo, Bant Company, and Goblins.

    Quote from Black_Dog »

    I hate Jeskai Charm. Too little value for 3CC. A choose one and none of the choices are outstanding. If Geist or Electrolyze or Clique are the benchmark @ 3CC, Jeskai Charm feels really bad.

    I think this is the one point you're wrong about. Let me show you my last game against Goblins. Without gaining 8 life with Jeskai Charm I would have lost. And that's just one awesome mode. I have finished countless games just by shooting 4 dmg to the face. And not so long ago I had a funny (for me) match against a green list running Hornet Nest. I had a flipped Delver and a Geist in play but attacking into the Nest would have been terrible. Fortunately I had Jeskai Charm and put it back on top of his library, then attacked for 9. He did recast the Nest on his next turn but I had Vapor Snag too for the win Smile
    Posted in: Deck Creation (Modern)
  • posted a message on Jeskai Tempo /Delver/Prowess ("The Jeskai Way" )


    Hi Black_Dog, very interesting how similar our lists are!

    I run 14 threats which are very similar to yours:
    4 Delver of Secrets
    4 Snapcaster Mage
    4 Geist of Saint Traft
    1 Vendilion Clique
    1 Hazoret the Fervent
    I also love Thundermaw and Elspeth but I am not confident to cast a CMC5 card and a card that costs WW. I played Elspeth for a long time and most games she was very good. I'll test her again online.

    Our spells also look very similar, atm I run the following counters:
    2 Remand
    2 Spell Pierce
    1 Logic Knot
    1 Swerve
    Your fun-of Shadow of Doubt is a fun-of Swerve in my deck. I guess both cards are a bit narrow but much fun when they work.
    Personally, if I wanted to prey on my opponent's mana base I'd run 3 copies of Squelch because you'd want to use them on turn 2, but I understand that you can always cast Shadow because you need no target.
    I think that Spell Pierce is the best counter spell in a Delver Deck and really recommend trying 2 copies mainboard.

    4 Serum Visions are an auto-include in a Delver deck.

    My Burn/Removal package:
    4 Lightning Bolt
    3 Lightning Helix
    1 Boros Charm
    1 Jeskai Charm
    4 Path to Exile
    I was also running Valorous Stance for a while but I returned to playing 4 Paths. The spell is just too effective to not run a full playset.
    Your Electrolyzes are two Charms in my deck. They don't draw new cards but they do more for the mana imho.

    The last two spells I am running are 1 Vapor Snag and 1 Emerge Unscathed for protection and tempo. They never disappoint me Smile

    I am also running 21 lands and I think it's the right amount for our kind of deck. My mana base is a bit kinder on the life total than yours I think. However, looking at your lands I included Stronghold again (Fumarole had to go) and so far I really like it.
    Lands (21)
    2 Arid Mesa
    3 Flooded Strand
    3 Scalding Tarn
    1 Hallowed Fountain
    1 Sacred Foundry
    1 Steam Vents
    1 Mountain
    1 Island
    1 Plains
    1 Shinka, the Bloodsoaked Keep
    1 Spirebluff Canal
    1 Inspiring Vantage
    1 Seachrome Coast
    1 Sulfur Falls
    1 Glacial Fortress
    1 Slayers' Stronghold

    What's very different is how we build our sideboards.
    I also run
    1 Dispel
    1 Disdainful Stroke
    1 Ceremonious Rejection
    1 Wear // Tear
    1 Supreme Verdict
    but the rest is different. I would never cut the following six cards from my sideboard
    2 Surgical Extraction
    2 Stony Silence
    2 Deflecting Palm
    but maybe it's a meta thing that you don't need them. The rest of my sideboard looks like this:
    1 Grim Lavamancer
    1 Celestial Purge
    1 Sulfur Elemental
    1 Worship
    Your Young Pyromancers in the board look interesting. Against which decks do you board them in?

    All in all I am very happy with my deck atm. On MTGO my win is about 80% (last 30 games).
    I am sorry that I can never add something to the Opt topic but the card just doesn't fit in this deck.
    Posted in: Deck Creation (Modern)
  • posted a message on Jeskai Tempo /Delver/Prowess ("The Jeskai Way" )
    Quote from EncaliburMTG »
    Shattering spree on Chalice? Wouldn't work right? when they chalice at 1 (the most disruptive to delver + swiftspear lists).

    Hi, this should work just fine as long as you Replicate the spell at least once. The original spell gets countered but the copies are created on the stack, they are not cast so Chalice has no effect on them.
    Posted in: Deck Creation (Modern)
  • posted a message on Jeskai Tempo /Delver/Prowess ("The Jeskai Way" )
    Hi CurdBros,

    I can't really give you any input on your Opt build since I haven't tested with the card and I don't intend to use it. I would have to change my deck completely and use a much lower mana curve again like you do. However, I think there are several ways to build a good Opt deck and your's is one of them. The other would be more reactive (maybe 4 Remands and even Squelch) with Pyromancer. Maybe I'll give it a try on Xmage, then I don't have to spend money on it Smile

    For my part I am still using the same deck I played in Hamburg. In the tournament practice room it's pretty successful (17-2) but like I wrote before there are many brews...
    The Electrolyze is my flex slot in which I tried Hazoret and Venser, Shaper Savant and both were awesome when I drew them up at the right time. I think that as a 1-of either one is a fine addition to the deck.

    Despite the great results I had with the deck in Hamburg and at MTGO I went 0-3 with it last FNM and that really shocked me. I just drew up the wrong half of my deck consistently that evening. Either no burn/removal or no interruption when I needed it or no fetches/spells to fill the graveyard, when I had Lavamancer in play... That experience made me think about consistency. How can make the deck more consistent? Really difficult to answer Frown
    Posted in: Deck Creation (Modern)
  • posted a message on Jeskai Tempo /Delver/Prowess ("The Jeskai Way" )
    Yesterday I felt like a zombie and wasn't able to type anything down but today I want to post some thoughts.
    I just checked the Top 8 Decklists and now I am pretty sad that I didn't make Top 8 because 6 out of these 8 decks are pretty good match-ups (4x Shadow, 1x EldraTron, 1x Affinity).
    If you check the metagame you see that Shadow and Burn were very popular and I kind of "won the lottery" three times during my nine rounds Smile
    Even though I couldn't find the time to take detailed notes on every match here's what I played against and what I can still remember:
    Round 1 - 2:0 vs UW Control Geist won both games, one game I had Geist and Emerge in my starting hand but he took my white mana with Spreading Seas, so I had to pressure him with Delver and Lavamancer. He killed both with Verdict but the next turn I got my white mana and could play Geist...
    Round 2 - 1:2 vs Boros Burn Lost this one very unlucky. First game I got stuck on 2 lands for too long and lost the race. Last game Delver didn't flip for several turns. Still got him down to 1 life with flipped Delver on board and Spell Snare in hand. I was at three life and he top decked a Lava Spike.
    Round 3 - 2:0 vs Naya Burn Easy win with 2 Deflecting Palms
    Round 4 - 2:1 vs Bosos Burn Pretty easy win again. Used the same 6 card "Burn package" from my SB like in the games before (Dispel, Spell Snare, 2x Palm, Celestial Purge and Worship).
    Round 5 - 2:0 vs Amulet Bloom Killed his Sakura-Tribe Scout and Azusa the second the came into play. Snatched one Azusa from his hand with Clique. He couldn't find amulet both games. He got to Titan but he lost the race both times.
    Round 6 - 1:1:1 vs Company That was a interesting combo version with Scryb Ranger + Knights of Reliquary and Vizier + Druid and a lot of stuff to grind opponents down. We both won a game and the last game ended with a draw because the time was up. I was too scared to get comboed out so I might have wasted too much burn to kill his combo pieces when it wasn't necessary.
    Round 7 - 2:0 vs Esper Shadow Won both games thanks to Deflecting Palm and Path+Snap+Path / Burn+Snap+Burn. I think one game I raced him with Geist.
    Round 8 - 1:2 vs RW Blink That was one of the decks I feared to encounter. Aether Vials, Restos and Wisps flickering Blade Splicers and Thraben Inspectors. First game he drew like 4 extra cards thanks to his Inspector. That card is much better than it seems. I hardly drew any burn that game and lost. Second game I was able to kill him pretty quick. Third game was long and painful and eventually 2 Resto Angels killed me. During these 3 games I didn't see a single copy of my Geist playset -_-
    Round 9 - 2:1 vs Edrazi Tron These were intense and interactive games. First game Spell Pierce saved me from Chalice and I raced his Elrazi with Geist + Burn. Second game Delver revealed Palm so he couldn't attack with his Smasher but assembled Tron and destroyed my 2 Delvers and then me with 2 ever-growing Ballistas. Third game I had 2 Delvers in my starting hand and drew 2 more until round 4. He couldn't beat that much pressure.
    After the tournament I have to say that Snapcaster is the best card in the deck hands down. Never run less than 4 copies! Almost every opponent had to read Emerge Unscathed and I catched several opponents on the wrong foot with it. Deflecting Palm did some good work too.
    That's all that comes to mind right now.


    Posted in: Deck Creation (Modern)
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