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Word of Command: Un-believable
  • posted a message on Jund
    So, I'm back from Madrid and our team didn't perform well.
    There was an incredible number of Affinity and unfortunatly, our Humans's player took the biggest part of them and get destroyed.

    Here is the list that I've finally brought :


    I've moved my 4th Blood Moon for a Chandra, when I bring Blood Moon post-side.

    Here are my results :

    Round 1 :
    vs Sun & Moon

    I quickly identify the deck when he plays a Calice turn 2 with just Sacred Foundry and a Mountain.
    I play a big board and destroy his Ensnaring bridge to kill him in 2 turns.

    For the 2°), he mulligan 5 and doesn't draw anything relevant except a Blood Moon (but I've fetched on basic turn 1 and 2)
    An ultimate of Liliana closes the game

    2-0


    Round 2 :
    vs Burn

    I won the 1st thanks to an agressive hand with Turn 1 IoK on Eidolon, Turn 2 Tarmogoyf, Turn 3 Goblin Rabblemaster

    The 2°) I won a lot of life thanks to Collective Brutality and Huntmaster but this last one is killed by a Searing Blaze and I don't find some other creatures.

    The 3°) is closed, unfortunatly I've discarded the Skullcrack of my opponent Turn 3 before playing a Tarmogoyf then Huntmaster but my opponent draw an other Skullcrack then a Path to exile to deal with my Tarmogoyf and kill the Huntmaster the turn after. I can't come back.

    1-2


    Round 3 :
    vs Affinity

    I stabilize the board and start being aggressive at 8 life but my opponent had one Galvanic Blast and wait for the 2nd one to finish me.

    The 2°) two Tarmogoyfs 5/6 end the game pretty quickly.

    The 3°) I've tried to stop the aggressive start of my opponent with 2 Arcbound Ravager and 1 Etched Champion but can't balance the board and finish to die.

    1-2


    Round 4 :
    vs Abzan Company

    The first one is though, my opponent doesn't play the combo but the grindy style with 2 Kitchen Finks then Eternal Witness on Kitchen Finks, etc.

    The 2°) a turn 3 Blood Moon closes the game pretty quickly while Rabblemaster floods the board.

    The last one is an attrition war but my opponent finish with an empty board and an emtpy hand whereas I've got a Tarmogoyf, a Terminate in hand (in case of he found a Collective Company) and a Raging Ravine (in case of he finds a Path to Exile for my Tarmogoyf).

    2-1


    Round 5 :
    vs Affinity

    At the first one my opponent is too slow and I find enough removals to deal with his board.

    The 2°) is pretty easy, I mull 6 but have a Shatterstorm and Anger of the gods in hand.
    It's a butchery.

    2-0


    Round 6 :
    vs Burn

    I win the first one thanks to a slow start of my opponent and 2 IoK + an unanswered Kalitas.

    The 2°) I have to mull 5 to have some effective cards against Burn, unfortunatly, I can't earn enough life to finish the game.

    The last one, my opponent keeps a hand full of creatures, not the best one against Jund.
    However I've finished at 2 life when he dies.

    2-1


    Round 7 :
    vs Junk

    My opponent starts the game, discards my discard, kills my Dark Confidant and then play a first Dark Confidant (that I killed) then an other one which will stay on the board.
    Too much CA, I can't balance the board or his hand.

    At the 2°) an early Blood Moon (turn 4) makes conceed my opponent when he doesn't have any basic whereas I play a Rabblemaster the next turn.

    For the last one, we have a very long and interesting game, I play a late Blood Moon to shut down his Quagmire and slow him down.
    I deal with his Lingering Souls and keep a Tarmogoyf to protect my Chandra but he finishes me with 2 Siege Rhino thanks to the reach.

    1-2


    Round 8 :
    vs Eldra Tron

    The first one is very long but a Karn finishes the game by himself.

    The 2°), Blood Moon is resolved but my opponent find a Expedition Map to find a Waste.
    He plays some Eldrazi but just one each turn, which is not the best plan against my hand full of removals and Liliana.

    The last one, I make some agressive mulligan to find Blood Moon which is played at my turn 3 when my opponent has 4 non-basic lands.

    2-1


    Round 9 :
    vs UR Storm

    Turn 1 discard to take off Baral, Turn 2 Tarmogoyf and the next turns, Electromancer and Baral die to my removals while my Tarmogoyf beat my opponent to death.

    The 2°) he plays an Empty the Warrens, unfortunatly I've got Maelstrom Pulse.
    However I don't have enough pressure and die to a Grapeshot.

    The last one, I manage the hand of my opponent who finally plays 4 Ritual and an Empty the Warrens "all-in" style.
    At the end of his turn, I play 2 Bolt and let him at 2 life.
    Draw step : I find my last Bolt and finish him !

    2-1


    I personnaly finish at 6-3, my Affinity team mate fnishes at 4-5 (the deck was expected so a lot of hate).
    As said at the beggining, my Humans team mate suffered during all the week-end and finished at 2-7 (with 5 Affinity in his losses).


    Day 2, I play a side event :

    Round 1:
    2-1 vs Jeskaï Tempo

    Round 2 :
    2-1 vs Affinity

    Round 3 :
    2-1 vs UW Control

    Round 4 :
    0-2 vs Gruul and Loss


    My feedbacks of this week-end :

    - Blood Moon is really strong in the actual metagame and give you the possibility to play against our bad match up (Tron or Valakut)
    - Rabblemaster is an incredible clock if unanswered
    - never go to a large event without silver bullet against Affinity

    My next GP in Lyon will be in February, at Lyon, I will keep the same list than the one played at Madrid.
    Always so happy to play Jund midrange with the possibility to deal against all decks of the format. Smile

    Gus
    Posted in: Tier 2 (Modern)
  • posted a message on Jund
    Quote from Exatraz »
    Quote from Gus07 »
    So tomorrow I take the plane for Grand Prix Madrid in Team Modern Unified, my Merfolck team mate will finally play Humans instead of his fishes.
    Humans / Affinity / Jund (2 agressive decks and 1 midrange).

    Here what I've tested a lot during last weekd and what I'll play this week-end : Jund Moon



    Our other teams are :

    - Jund DS / Burn / Elves
    - Eldra Tron / BW Smallpow / Grixis Reanimator (classic Reanimator but with Kiki-jiki combo and Blood Moon in SB too)

    We'll see wich one go the farest Wink


    Gus


    I he not running Dark Confidant in Humans? That seems like an unfortunate loss for his deck (as Bob is one of the main reasons I personally like that deck). All in all though, good luck to you guys!

    He replaced Dark Confidant by Tireless Tracker (which is pretty good too) Wink


    Gus
    Posted in: Tier 2 (Modern)
  • posted a message on Jund
    So tomorrow I take the plane for Grand Prix Madrid in Team Modern Unified, my Merfolck team mate will finally play Humans instead of his fishes.
    Humans / Affinity / Jund (2 agressive decks and 1 midrange).

    Here what I've tested a lot during last weekd and what I'll play this week-end : Jund Moon



    Our other teams are :

    - Jund DS / Burn / Elves
    - Eldra Tron / BW Smallpow / Grixis Reanimator (classic Reanimator but with Kiki-jiki combo and Blood Moon in SB too)

    We'll see wich one go the farest Wink


    Gus
    Posted in: Tier 2 (Modern)
  • posted a message on Jund
    I've been to GP Lyon last week-end but we rapidly go to Modern side events with my team mates to train for GP Madrid next week.
    I was playing my Jund deck and finished at 3-1 / 3-1 and 2-1-1.

    I've made some changes to upgrade my win rate against Burn.

    Here what I will play next week-end :


    The Blood Moon plan was really efficient for me last week-end, I won against Grixis Death Shadow, Junk and Humans thanks to it.
    I added Huntmaster and a 3rd Collective Brutality to improve my match up against Burn which will be present in team unified.

    I will play with Affinity and UG Merfolck (2 agressive decks and 1 midrange).

    We'll see how we perform Wink


    Gus
    Posted in: Tier 2 (Modern)
  • posted a message on Jund
    Went to a new PPTQ last week-end with Jund.
    Here was my list :


    I was expecting some Burn, Control decks and regular tiers 1 like Valakut, Affinity, Death Shadow and Eldra Tron.

    Round 1 :
    vs Jeskaï Control

    The 1°) and the 2°) games were very similar : I did some disruption and CA, he did some CA and dealed with my threats, I finish at 3 life he was at 2 but with all its cantrip, draws and/or scry, he always find the messing burn spell or Snapcaster to finish me.
    Some close games but it's hard to deal with multiple resolved Ancestral Vision.

    0-2


    Round 2 :
    vs B&W Eldrazi & Taxes

    One of my team mate who used to play Merfolck but wanted to change his deck for a while.
    The 1°) was quickly finished with 2 Reality Smasher.
    The 2°) was more interesting, we traded some different resources but when we were both in top decks mode, I drew 3 lands when he found one TKS, then one Displacer.

    0-2


    Round 3 :
    vs Storm

    I knew he was playing Storm because one of my team mate won against him in he previous round.
    The 1°) I did discard T1, Tarmogoyf T2, discard + Decay on Baral T3, thanks for coming.
    The 2°) was exactly the same game but with 8 discard spells post side boarding, it was really hard for him.

    2-0


    Round 4 :
    vs Esper Control

    The 1°) the game was really long but little by little I've lost the game because my oppponent drew more than me thanks to Esper Charm, Think Twice or Ancestral Vision.
    The 2°) I mulligan 5 with a mediocre hand but I couldn't go to mull 4, he played Gideon Jura T5 then Elspeth T6 ... ("I chose violence" - Cersei Lannister)

    0-2


    Round 5 :
    vs Affinity

    Not a really good opponent, I used to play against Affinity (one of my team mate is a really good Affinity player) and I played like control player until he had no more board and no more hand, before attacking with my creatures and killed him.
    Both games were the same, never felt under pressure.

    2-0


    Round 6 :
    vs Aura Hexproof

    I knew he played Hexproof, I started the 1°) and kept a hand with IoK T1 and Liliana T3, I discarded his only creature and he would never find an other one.
    The 2°) he played 2 creatures and fetched for a Dryad Arbor to deal with an eventual Liliana but my Jund Charm completly destroyed his board ... he gave up when I played Tarmogoyf T4 then Liliana T5.

    2-0


    I finish at 3-3, really disappointed by my results.
    I think it's time to adapt to this hostile meta game and playing Blood Moon main deck seems the right choice.

    Here what I will test for the following months, in prevision of Grand Prix Madrid team trio (Modern) :


    I find the approch of Tyler Lutes to play Chandra and Stormbreath against UWx decks s a good one, but Chandra is really bad against some deck so it's more a side board card in my opinion (I prefer having one Kalitas in my main deck).

    Thanks for your attention (and sorry for the eventual mistakes) !


    Gus
    Posted in: Tier 2 (Modern)
  • posted a message on [Primer] Infect
    With Lingering Souls getting more and more popular against Grixis DS and Eldra Tron, what's your thoughts about Echoing Truth in SB ? (as a 1-of)


    Gus
    Posted in: Tier 2 (Modern)
  • posted a message on [Primer] Infect
    After some tests, I recognize that the splash B hurts a lot and is not necessary if you play Spellpierce MD.

    But I want to have an Infect creatures in my opening hand that's why I play a pair of Ichorclaw Myr.

    Here is the list I've started to play since yesterday :


    I've completly destroyed Eldra Tron (2-1 before side boarding and 4-2 post side boarding), we are to fast for them and if you keep attention on Walking Ballista or Chalice of the void, you should win (Chalice is definitivly not game over, it's hard but I've won some game with Chalice at 1).

    Against Affinity, I've won 2-0 before side boarding then 2-3 post side boarding (Ghirapur Aether Grid and/or Walking Ballista is pretty hard when it sticks the board).
    I've played against Skred too, a T2 Blood Moon without fetch for basic forest and/or Spellpierce hits but after that, the match up is favorable for us.

    Opt is inscredibly good, it helps to filter and draw some needed solutions.
    I've never sided in Shapers' Sanctuary so I don't have any opinion about it, I think we should play it against heavy removals'decks like BGx, Jeskaï Control or even Burn (Searing Blaze, Lightning Bolt, Lightning Helix, Grim Lavamancer, Rift BOlt, Path to Exile)


    Gus
    Posted in: Tier 2 (Modern)
  • posted a message on Jund
    Quote from FlyingDelver »
    I am always up in the better half of the participants but am struggling to reach to number 1. I feel there are just too many bad or hard matchups for Jund where we just have too many dead cards. We are the king of removal, but against all those Scapehisft, Tron or Control decks it feels at least a third of our deck is just dead. Sometimes more, sometimes less. So its definitely hard to pilot the deck and adjusting it to the meta when half of the meta just dodges most of our goodstuff cards.

    Completetly agree with this statement and I have the exact same feeling from Championnat of France's Modern PPTQ and my 2 last PPTQ.

    With less deck based on creatures, we are less efficient. To have a perfect tournament you should face Vizir Company, Affinity, Elves or other decks like those, but if you play against UW then Valakut or Tron, you already know that you won't finish on the top places ...


    Gus
    Posted in: Tier 2 (Modern)
  • posted a message on [Primer] Infect
    Hi guys,

    I used to play traditional Jund for the last 3 years but the deck is not as strong as he was before and I'm more and more considering "fair decks" as "prey decks" for control deck.

    I've always loved and respect Infect for its capacity to punish opponent without discard and/or removal, but also because you have to play the deck carefully against skilled opponent who know how to deal with it.

    So I'm wondering which version do I want to play.

    As a traditionnal Jund player, I know the power of discards, Fatal Push and Abrupt Decay, so I've started to look for Golgari Infect.
    But with Lingering Souls getting more and more popular, Plague Stinger won't pass.
    That's why I start to look for UG version with Blighted Agent and cantrip to filter my draws.
    But I feel there is something missing (discard or Abrupt Decay to deal with Calice of the Void, which destroys the deck).

    So here is my final question : why don't you play Sultai Version (BUG) ?

    Here what I was thinking about :



    Thanks in advance for your answers.


    Gus
    Posted in: Tier 2 (Modern)
  • posted a message on Jund
    Peronally I play a split 3 Bolt / 3 Fatal Push / 3 Terminate and I'm pretty happy about it.


    Gus
    Posted in: Tier 2 (Modern)
  • posted a message on Jund
    Did anyone try 1 Eternal Witness in MD ?

    I see a lot of The Rock / Junk listes playing 1 or 2 slots of the human shaman and she makes great CA.

    I understand that her CCM3 might be dangerous with Dark Confidant regarding or other slots (LotV, Maelstrom Pulse and K. command), but bring back a discard card against combo, a creature against Midrange / control, a removal against creatures deck, etc. seems attractive.

    What are your thoughts about it ?


    Gus
    Posted in: Tier 2 (Modern)
  • posted a message on Jund
    Damnation was a good card against decks with fatties (Eldra Tron, Grixis DS) or swarms (Allies Company).
    I didn't play against Elves or Merfolck but those 2 decks were present during Day 2 too so having at least 2 sweepers seemed to be right.

    And 2 Damnation + 1 Shatterstorm definitively make Affinity an easier match up post-board because you can deal with Etched Champion.


    Gus
    Posted in: Tier 2 (Modern)
  • posted a message on Jund
    Hi everybody,
    I'm back from GP Birmingham with Jund and, as promised, is here my report.

    So I took the following Jund for GP Birmingham :


    I was expecting this kind of meta game :

    - Grixis Death Shadow
    - Eldra Tron
    - Valakut
    - Affinity
    - Burn
    - UW Control
    - Mono-W Hatebears
    - UR Storm

    And because decks based on grave yard always avoid grave hate and arewell positionned in the high tables, I was expecting some Dredge and Living End too.
    My main target was to make Day 2 in a hard meta game for Jund. If would do Day 2, I wanted to have a better record than last year at GP Lille (I finished at 9-6), to have a Pro Point.

    I arrived from Paris to Birmingham in the evening, tested a little bit with my team mates before going to restaurant and go back to the hotel for more tests and some rest.
    Here started the GP :

    Round 1 :
    Bye
    1-0-0

    Round 2 :
    vs Grixis Control

    I thought he was playing Grixis Death Shadow because he played all his shockland untapped and was at 11 life quickly in the game. I didn't see any threats and when I didn't have any more removal to deal with his 3rd Tasigur, I lost.
    The second one was more intense and longer but I did less CA than him and cannot finish him.
    0-2
    1-1-0

    Round 3 :
    vs UW Taking Turns

    The 1st one was a butchery, I know the deck and how to play against and the key is to kill their cards giving some draws like Howling Mine or Dictate of Kruphix.
    At the 2nd one, he put a Leyline of Sanctity on the board whereas my hand was 1 Collective Brutality, 1 Inquisition of Kozilek, 1 Thoughtseize, 1 Liliana of the Veil, 2 lands and 1 Dark Confidant. However, I've started to put some pression on him thanks to Lili and Bob who gave me more threats.
    Huntmaster of the Fells was a house thanks he was flipping when my opponent started to take extra turn or doing nothing, waiting for my turn to play Gigadrowse, making a board full of tokens. I let him at one and finally found a Maelstrom Pulse to destroy Leyline of Sanctity, wanted to attack with Ravine, he played Cryptic Command to bounce it, I finished him with the drain life mode of Collective Brutality.
    2-0
    2-1-0


    Round 4 :
    vs UR Storm

    The 1st game my opponent mull to 5 when I was on the play with 2 discards, he conceded pretty quickly.
    Post-board, with my 9 discards and removals, it was really hard for him to put some pressure on me whereas my Goyf beat him to death.
    2-0
    3-1-0


    Round 5 :
    vs Grixis Death Shadow

    The 1st game I was far behind during all the game and never find an ooporunity to change the situation.
    The 2nd one was more interesting, I had a 5/6 Tarmogoyf cursed by +1 of Liliana, the Last Hope whereas she was at 4 counters and my opponent was at 4 life with only 3 lands on the board. My opponent at 1 life won't be able to fetch any more and if I found my Fulminator Mage to start to destroy its lands, it would be game. Unfortunatly, he found his only Godless Shrine he played tapped then 2 Lingering Souls to protect his Liliana until her ultimate.
    0-2
    3-2-0


    Round 6 :
    vs Jund Death Shadow

    I won the 1st pretty quickly because my opponent was searching for disruption and did a lot of damage to himself with 3 consecutive Street Wraith, I finished him with Kolaghan's Command and Lightning Bolt when he played a Thoughtseize on me. Smile
    Game 2 was different, he had Lingering Souls and 2 Death Shadow and I didn't find any of my 2 Damnation.
    The last one was really frustating, I keep a hand with : 2 lands, Dark confidant, 1 Fulminator Mage, 1 Fatal Push and 1 Inquisition of Kozilek. I start with discard and take of his only removal to play Bob the following turn, which I did, trigger of Dark Confidant, an other Dark Confidant and a Terminate, no land, he find a top decked Fulminator Mage and play it, I've got 2 Dark Confidant trigger's and a draw to find some land, no lands in three more cards ... He played Kolaghan's Command to take back his Fulminator Mage and kill a Bob, I finally founnd a land but he would destroy it with Fulminator Mage and kill Dark Confidant with a Fatal Push. The game was lost.
    1-2
    3-3-0


    Round 7 :
    vs Ad Nauseam

    The 1st game was impossible to him thanks to turn 1 discard, turn 2 Tarmogoyf, turn 3 Liliana, turn 4 double discard.
    The 2nd one he played a Leyline of Sanctity but I have Maelstrom Pulse in hand and don't really care, I started to play Raging ravine then land to play Dark Confidant. Turn 3, my opponent stayed block with only 2 lands but had 2 Pentad Prism with Sunburst 2 on it, I played my Maelstrom Pulse on it to avoid a turn 4 kill and didn't pay attention for Leyline, just played threats to put some pressure on him and finish him with Ravine.
    He told me he had Ad Nauseam and Angel Grace in hand when I destroyed its Prism.
    2-0
    4-3-0


    Round 8 :
    vs Affinity

    I lost the game 1 by a turn 3 kill when I was on the draw (classic Affinity).
    Game 2 a Dark Confidant helped me to find my Shatterstorm to eradicate its board with 2 Etched Champion and Signal Pest on it. Then I played Olivia to close the game.
    Game 3 I kept a mull6 hand only because I have Shatterstrom which I played on turn 6 (didn't find my 4th land) when I was at 5 life. Never cracked a fetch and played around Glavanic blast.
    2-1
    5-3-0


    Round 9 :
    vs Coco Allies

    When I played Inquisition of Kozilek on him on turn 1 and saw Aether Vial, Expedition Envoy, Bushwacker and 4 lands, I thought it was a kind of Zoo aggro deck but didn't think it could be a deck with so many triggers (more like Human tribal). Kabira Evangel was a nightmare because he gave protection against the color of your choice when you play an ally, but with Aether Vial and Collected Company, it tricks all time long and in combat phase, your defensive creatures are useless because all its allies go though them.
    For game 2, Damnation helped me to deal with an important board but a Collective Company found a Magus of the Moon. Thanks God, I had a Lightning Bolt in hand to deal with it or the game would be lost.
    The last game, we played until the additional turns but a Kalitas combined with removals gave me the ultimate win of the day.
    2-1
    6-3-0


    Day 2 !
    My first wish was realized.
    Now, I wanted to make a good Day 2 with regular and expected decks and no more weird decks like Taking Turns, Allies Company, etc.


    Round 10 :
    vs Eldra Tron

    I've won the 1st one after having stabilized the board and finished him with a 6/7 Tarmogoyf and Raging Ravine.
    Game 2, he played Calice at 2 on his turn 3 and I didn't find Abrutp Decay or Kolaghan's Command so I was blocked, playing some Liliana to earn time but didn't help me.
    Game 3, I put a lot of pressure on him, destroying his hand thanks to discard (took his 2 Karn), my 6/7 Tarmogoyf was a good blocker for his Smasher so he didn't played it and he didn't have Tron online. I attack with my 2nd goyf to try to close the game as fast as possible, knowing he has All is Dust in hand and Smasher. I'm at 4 life, he is at 10, next turn is lethal thanks my 2 goyf, Raving and Liliana at 3, he just need his last Tron land to play All is Dust and Smasher in the same turn, even an Expedition Map wouldn't help him because he didn't have enough mana. Draw. Missing land, casted All is Dust, played Smasher and finish me ...
    1-2
    6-4-0


    Round 11 :
    vs BW tokens

    Almost an unwinnable match-up for us between Intangible Vertue, Gideon and all the different kind of tokens.
    Lost the 2 game in 15 minutes.
    0-2
    6-5-0


    Round 12 :
    vs UB Faeries

    Game 1 my opponent mull 5 and conceded quickly after discard on his only removal and 2 Tarmogoyfs played turn 2 and 3.
    Game 2 he had a slow hand and no threats whereas I played Tarmogoyf, Huntmaster of the Fells and Liliana.
    I think he wasn'nt in the game because he made some missplays and was upset against his deck.
    2-0
    7-5-0


    Round 13 :
    Grixis Death Shadow

    He won the 1st one with a pretty fast hand whereas mine was only removals, lands and 1 Ooze I wanted to play after a discard to be sure he would stay alive, but it wasn't enough.
    Game 2 he had only 2 Death Shadow in hand when I start to play Liliana and Tarmogoyf, he had to loose some life to play them but I've got Maelstrom Pulse in hand and finish him.
    The last one was a grindfest, using all our resources to deal with the board of the other one, playing Liliana of the Veil both side and trying to find some answers. He finished at 4 life and me at 7 but he finally found a Gurmag Angler then a Snapcaster on Kolaghan's Command to close the game.
    1-2
    7-6-0


    Round 14 :
    vs UB Faeries

    This game was a joke, I didn't find a threat during all the game, just drew land and receiving 11 hits from a lonely Spellstutter Sprite which finished me with Mutavault and Creeping Tarpit.
    The 2nd one, I was outclassed by all his drawing spells, Tasigur' abilities and fliers, I felt really weak against the deck whereas I just crunched the same one 1 hour before. Weird sensation ...
    0-2
    7-7-0


    Round 15 :
    vs Valakut

    I won the 1st one thanks to Lightning Bolt into top deck Lighning Bolt.
    The 2nd one was a classic kill turn 5.
    The last one, I played a discard and see Baloth, I played a turn 3 Liliana and didn't activate her +1 then he hard casted Baloth. I'm pretty sure he top deck the 2nd one and want me to make him discard, but unfortunatly for him I've got Pulse in hand and a Tarmogoyf on the board. I played the +1 ability of Liliana, he discarded / played free Baloth, I kill both thanks to Maelstrom Pulse and start the beat down with Tarmogoyf and find a second one.
    He is at 10 life, I've got 2 Tarmogoyf on the board, he had no card in hand, fell pretty confortable. First draw, Titan, kill the 1st Tarmogoyf, 2nd draw Titan, kill the 2nd Tarmogoyf, attack with the 1st one and finish me.
    1-2
    7-8-0


    This Day 2 was a real nightmare, I've met some weird decks like BW Tokens and UB Faeries which I wasn't expecting in at this state of the tournament. I finished 455 / 1739.
    Whereas I was pretty happy of my deck after the Day 1, I felt abandon by it during all the Day 2. Nothing happened correctly.
    That's happen, but it's hard ... especialy when you know that your deck is not really positioned in the actual meta game and that you will need to drive it perfectly for good results with a little bit of success or luck.

    Anyway, if I should play my Jund for an other wilde open event such as GP, I would change 2 card in my SB to improve my match-up against U decks, without changing everything.
    Here what I would play :



    Out :
    • Twilight Mire was more often a bad card in my opening (because I play 4 Ravine) than a good one, I think I will take it off.
    • The 3rd Nihil Spellbomb was for a meta game full of grave strategy's deck, 2 is a better option for a open environment.
    • Olivia was ok but too slow in my opinion and she juste finished the job when I was ahead.

    In :
    • The 9th fetchland (Bloodstained Mire) to filter my deck and to trigger Revolt for Fatal Push to deals with card like TKS or Restoration Angel.
    • The 3rd Fulminator mage is important even if it's not a game break card, we play an attrition war and this card, which can deal damage, block creatures and destroy land, is the perfect example of the essence of Jund.
    • Painful Truth is really good when you are in a bad situation and when you need to find some answers, I used to play it and didn't take it for Birmingham, I think it was a huge mistake.

    Anyway, I hope you enjoyed my report.
    Next tournaments will be two PPTQ in Modern in September and be sure of one thing ... I will play Jund Wink
    Thanks for your attention.


    Gus
    Posted in: Tier 2 (Modern)
  • posted a message on Jund
    Hi everybody,

    I'm leaving Paris this afternoon to go to Birmingham for the GP in Modern with my Jund list.

    I expect the following meta :
    - Grixis DS
    - Eldra Tron
    - UW Controle
    - Affinity
    - Valakut
    - Burn
    - Mono-W Hatebears
    - UR Storm
    - Junk

    I know I'll meet some GY strategies in high tables (players who didn't face GY hate in the previous games) like Dredge and Living End.

    Here is the list I've been tested for the last weeks with my team mate :


    Even if the actual meta game is pretty hard for Jund, I hope to make Day 2 and go as far as possible (I just have 1 Bye).
    I'll write my report newt Monday, when I'll be back in France.

    See you guys !


    Gus
    Posted in: Tier 2 (Modern)
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    Quote from FlyingDelver »
    Do you guys play Anger of the Gods still in the SB? Against the top decks according to goldfish, Anger doesn't seem that amazing. Almost makes me wanna change that to a second Damnation.

    You need Anger against Dredge and decks with a lot of small creatures like Affinity, Counters Company, Elves, Merfolck or decks playing Lingering Souls.

    I've always played 2 Maelstrom Pulse (one in the MD and the other in the SB) and never wanted to have less than 2 in my 75.

    Right now, here is my side board (preparing GP Birmingham in 3 weeks) :



    Gus
    Posted in: Tier 2 (Modern)
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