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    posted a message on Abzan Cocowisp
    Congratulations! Very exciting to see the deck get some attention. I think it has only up to go. I also greatly appreciated your spread sheet on matches. Plenty of food for thought when it comes to developing.
    Posted in: Deck Creation (Modern)
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    posted a message on "What Deck Should I Play" thread
    Hey everyone. Had some great advice from this thread previous, so am hoping to indulge your experience again.

    I am wondering if there exists a Simic list for Modern? I came across the Thing in the Ice one, but it's a full year outdated. I had heard that a Simic list did rather well at an event this year, but have somehow managed to miss it. Does anyone know of any present decks utilising a pure or majority of these colours?

    Thanks
    Posted in: Modern
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    posted a message on [[Official]] Modern Prices Discussion
    Well, I feel that discussion comprehensively answers my question so thank you all. Smile
    Posted in: Modern
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    posted a message on Abzan Cocowisp
    Hello everyone, not posted here for a while but wanted to give my report and garner your feedback. Took my Cocowisp to FNM last night and scored a very average 2-2. My wins were against a R/U brew (but a very new player using a lot of standard legal cards) and an Exalted Enchantment deck. I am more interested in discussing the losses though, as I found that I had very little response to Through the Breach.

    Game 2 was against a Valakul / Emrakul deck. I didn't see any of my hand disruption cards before he cast Breach at turn 4 and Emrakul won the game. Second round I sided in Sin Collector and Ethersworn Canonist and managed to take a Through the Breach from his hand as well as a ramp card he wanted early. I killed off his mana critter and beat him down to 11 before a second breach off the top ended the game. Should I have taken the Emrakul, instead? He was running 4 copies so it was the same chance as drawing a second Breach. Anyone got any advice vs this combo?

    Game 3 was against a Red Wins. Turns out Goblin Guide with Monastery swiftspear and every bolt in the game is quite consistent. I found my defenders were falling faster than I could put them up and it was over exceptionally fast. I side Burrenton Forge-Tender and Kor Firewalker but with the games lasting only a few turns neither showed up. Any thoughts?

    I am simply looking to improve my game and appreciate your honest appraisal.
    Posted in: Deck Creation (Modern)
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    posted a message on [[Official]] Modern Prices Discussion
    Hi everyone. I am looking for some advice regards Nahiri, the Harbinger. At one point, she was ~£25 at an absolute minimum and I couldn't find her for anything else. I am not really a fan of spending that sort of money, so I didn't invest. For the last 2-3 weeks however I have been finding Nahiri at closer to 12, and even 10 in one occasion. Before I consider investing, could anyone give me an idea as to why this price may have collapsed? Are there better options for that spot? Or an abundance of easy ways to take care of her which didn't exist this time last year? I am looking to play her within a Restore Balance shell, if that helps. Thanks.
    Posted in: Modern
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    posted a message on ESPER Sphinxes
    What a great idea. Always nice to see new and exciting tribal themes appearing. How is the deck handing? From the looks of it you have to survive a fairly long time before coming back into the game, which considering blue is a bit meh in Modern does sound like a challenge. Anyone experiencing difficulty in these colours?
    Posted in: Deck Creation (Modern)
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    posted a message on Esper/UB control
    I love the list. It looks very well formed. Do you find that 6 threats is enough? I have been playing Esper with 5 and am finding I often don't get into the game until late, which is quite hurtful.

    Question to those running Archfiend of Ifnir, how many cycle cards are you finding is enough? I am presently running Censor but it is not performing and I want to replace it. I don't want to harm my Archfiend though.
    Posted in: Established (Standard)
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    posted a message on Esper/UB control
    Hi everyone. I would like to throw my own draft onto the "needs help" bonfire. Having seen what's in my meta, this is the control deck I want to try. It's not perfect, but it will change as I play it and discover what is lacking. Any obvious mishaps here please let me know, but mostly I am needing help on the land. I just can't quite get my numbers right to hit those perfect figures for all the double colours. Any thoughts? Much appreciated.

    Posted in: Established (Standard)
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    posted a message on Esper/UB control
    Considering a lot of people are running W/U lists, can I ask why no one has considered Cataclysmic Gearhulk? I have not done any testing, but am interested why it's not so far been considered for the list.
    Posted in: Established (Standard)
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    posted a message on Esper/UB control
    Is Fatal Push a must have now? I've been avoiding it due to rising cost (and the fact no one wants to trade them) but it seems for anyone including black you pretty much have to. I am very pleased to see your Esper list working and look forward to hearing about it's growth. I am just about ready to draw up my first draft, which I'll probably sleeve up and test this weekend. Not sure I am going to be ready for Game Day, but will be good to see how Control does overall in that less competitive environment.
    Posted in: Established (Standard)
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    posted a message on Esper/UB control
    Has the development of the meta and pro-tour dominance shifted anyone towards particular builds or colour combinations? Are there any "must have" cards yet for the meta?
    Posted in: Established (Standard)
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    posted a message on Esper/UB control
    Well, I confess I am trying to fit Approach of the Second Sun and Dovin Baan in there, so I may very well be creating my own issues here. Overall though I think you have managed to develop the most competitive list, even if U/W is also viable. If anything, I am attempting to build a U/W list and keep finding that I need either Kalitas, Traitor of Ghet or Archfiend of Ifnir to make the deck play. The removal just becomes easy additions once that justification has been made. I'll need to do some more thinking...
    Posted in: Established (Standard)
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    posted a message on Esper/UB control
    You thinking of playing the Kalitas, Traitor of Ghet as well as Archfiend of Ifnir, or instead of? I am also trying to build a list that involves the Archfiend, though I am increasingly finding it difficult outside of a more traditional discard based deck. Are you finding it powerful enough even with the very few cycle based cards you use? I imagine even with all that draw you're not dropping hand=size often enough to make end of turn discard a thing?

    Having tried to put this deck together I kept coming back to Esper. Mostly because I just can't get away from needing an alternative win-con in either Kalitas or Ifnir, and then finding I miss either the counter magic or control of Blue/White too much to drop either colour.
    Posted in: Established (Standard)
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    posted a message on Esper/UB control
    How exciting. Sphinx tribal, anyone? Glyph Keeper alongside Curator and Final Word. Perhaps I can dream!

    I agree with you regards first week. I am simply getting my head around what is available and what may find itself being the best pick. Grixis is surely to pick up as those are the suggested colours for Nicol Bolas, though I do maintain hope that Esper has a future (or U/B control more likely). A late game build around Approach of the Second Sun comes to mind, though I worry it'll simply not see play. It's a massive shame that card can't be cast using Torrential Gearhulk
    Posted in: Established (Standard)
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    posted a message on Esper/UB control
    I have not decided. I didn't actually build Esper in the end, mostly because I knew Amonkhet was coming soon. Just looking at my options, really. Any particular new cards that take your fancy, Chaos?
    Posted in: Established (Standard)
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