Unfortunately, this deck isn't good for my local meta then. There's at least 3-4 Jeskai/UW decks usually in a pool of 8-10 people. It feels rough to have to dodge those.
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Jan 12, 2018Are Thrun and Chameleon Colossus still required in the sideboard?Posted in: Tier 1 (Modern)
Thrun can get spell-quellered against Jeskai - otherwise it's a house.
Colossus IMO is getting important again given the resurgence of GDS.
I'm still keeping those 2 in the side, but am curious what you all think.
Dec 29, 2017Had a pretty torrid fnm for 3 rounds.Posted in: Tier 1 (Modern)
1st match against GB Rock, I thought I had it in the bag when I won game 1 handily with an on curve turn 4 titan. However, Game 2 he had the perfect curve into t1 IoK t2 goyf T3 Lotv to beat me. G3 was worse, he casted no less than three fulminators and surgicaled my valakut after I was finally forced to expose it. I never did get up to 6 lands for prime time. Post game he showed me the playset of fulmins he boarded in.
2nd match against eldrazi tron was textbook. Quick 2-0 win.
3rd match against Whir lantern, I finally felt the power of Whir. 1st game he couldn't establish the lock in time and omen landdrops killed him. G2 he went t1 lantern t2 double shredder t3 thoughtseize plucked my relevant plays and it was over. G3 I had scapeshiift on 8 lands fetching 2 valakuts 6 mountains and I thought I won with 36 to face. In response to the valakut triggers, he whirs for witchbane orb. I was not expecting it to say the least (haven't really been playing this past two months). 2 turns later he established the hard lock
After weighing my options a few more turns later, I scooped it up.
Whir of Invention, man. Nuts.
Dec 1, 2017Yeah arcbound is a bomb which makes kozileks return tricky. I do like damnation but I'm on the blood moon build at the moment. Plus you gotta remember damnation at 4cmc can be too slow when on the draw. Affinity also brings in blood moon against us, making double B a bit tricky.Posted in: Tier 2 (Modern)
Nov 10, 2017No problem, I love this deck and I try to keep an eye on this thread. Post PPTQ season I've been bouncing between different BGx decks.Posted in: Tier 1 (Modern)
Even though I'm running only 3 bolts and 3 angers in my 75 right now, I think access to the 4th bolt is getting more important in the evolving metagame. With humans on the rise, merfolk getting a small bump in popularity and Taxes decks running rampant, Anger can sometimes prove too slow (both mana-cost and sorcery-speed wise). Thalia into Leonin into GQ... brrrr. Happened to me twice in the last month. Never missed bolt so much.
The problem is sideboard space. You're proposing 4 pieces of graveyard interaction - I think 3 is sufficient. If you're expecting a lot of storm I won't even bring the deck. As for GDS, 2 relics is the sweet spot. They can always eschew reliance on the graveyard and kill with shadows. Better off dropping freewin colossi on them - and you already have 2 in the side.
Given your concerns, I'd make the following changes to your 75:
- 1 Hour of Promise (3 gets clunky)
- 1 Lightning Bolt
+ 2 Relic of Progenitus
- 1 Relic of Progenitus
+ 1 Lightning Bolt
Personally I run all grave hate in my side. Post board I bring in a full playset of Leylines and 2 Relics against problematic decks
Nov 10, 2017Posted in: Tier 1 (Modern)Quote from FoodChainGoblins »Quote from enmanja »Hi everyone,
A quick question, as I can’t decide on my own. Regional PTQ is coming next week and I can’t decide which deck to play, scapeshift or abzan. Thought maybe there are some pros and cons that I’ve missed? It’s an unknown meta, in Nurneberg, Germany. Currently I am leaning towards abzan because storm just pees on Titanshift and ressurgance of infect scares me, but I kinda feel that I know valakuts better. Also regionals results are not giving hope
I am also considering playing Titanshift for my RPTQ. I'm probably around 75% for Titanshift as of today. The RPTQ is in 3 days. Personally, I feel most players are just going to run the decks that they had success with at the PPTQs. I know most of the winners in my area and feel confident vs. most of them personally.
However, some will metagame. I expect Storm because I think some players won't be scared to run into Burn and have a plan for GDS or feel they can dodge it. I am probably going to run 2 Relic of Progenitus main board. I am thinking about what to cut. Here's my deck. Any suggestions?
I'm really considering running 2 Relic of Progenitus main with 1 in the SB with 1 Grafdigger's Cage.
Cut a promise and a bolt. You don't want to lose too much ramp or too much interaction or your density of wincons.
Nov 6, 2017Looks like Titanshift didn't put up much results at all during Regionals. I would've thought with the increase in human and merfolk decks, our deck is better positioned in this meta. What happened?Posted in: Tier 1 (Modern)
From my experience, we are good against Etron, decent against affinity and GDS. What's keeping us down, the sheer power of storm alone?
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