• posted a message on 5/01 Random Card of the Day: Nacre Talisman
    Painter's Servant naming white.
    Nacre Talisman
    Isochron Scepter with Cabal Ritual on it while you have threshold.
    You will also need 5 startup mana.

    Pay 2 to tap the scepter making 5 black, pay 3 to untap the scepter with Nacre Talisman. You've paid 5 mana and gained 5 mana. Rinse and repeat for infinite storm count, when you're storm is high enough just cast Tendrils of Agony for the win. Most convoluted combo ever.

    EDIT: Apparently this card is part of a cycle. You could just use Onyx Talisman and cut Painter's Servant out. As a 3 card combo this actually isn't the stupidest thing ever.
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  • posted a message on Monastery Siege on sideboards
    Even if they went first they still played played 7 mana worth of spells when they would have had at most 6 mana.
    Posted in: Modern
  • posted a message on Monastery Siege on sideboards
    Quote from volrathy »
    its barely slowing down burn

    turn 3 cast monastery siege (you take 2 damage from the Eidolon of the Great Revel) in response they lightning bolt and lightning helix you.
    their turn they cast a 3 mana lava spike triggering prowess on the swiftspear and attack you for 6 with the goblin guide + swiftspear + eotgr you take 9 this turn and are dead

    Leyline of Sanctity is good because you can play it when it matters before the burn deck has mana and can cast stuff
    Quote from volrathy »
    its barely slowing down burn

    turn 3 cast monastery siege (you take 2 damage from the Eidolon of the Great Revel) in response they lightning bolt and lightning helix you.
    their turn they cast a 3 mana lava spike triggering prowess on the swiftspear and attack you for 6 with the goblin guide + swiftspear + eotgr you take 9 this turn and are dead

    Leyline of Sanctity is good because you can play it when it matters before the burn deck has mana and can cast stuff
    Quote from volrathy »
    its barely slowing down burn

    turn 3 cast monastery siege (you take 2 damage from the Eidolon of the Great Revel) in response they lightning bolt and lightning helix you.
    their turn they cast a 3 mana lava spike triggering prowess on the swiftspear and attack you for 6 with the goblin guide + swiftspear + eotgr you take 9 this turn and are dead

    Leyline of Sanctity is good because you can play it when it matters before the burn deck has mana and can cast stuff


    Wait what? My opponent has swiftspear, goblin guide, and eidolon all in play on turn 3 with 3 open mana up? Was there a Simian Spirit Guide in there somewhere? Most likely this card would actually be a significant speed bump for burn that would allow a control player to survive into the long game where they are just better.
    Posted in: Modern
  • posted a message on Cards that should be reprinted to enter the Modern card pool
    Quote from Galerion »
    Oh and also Snuff Out. I want an alternate to Slaughter Pact that really is free.
    But keep the Liliana art.
    I highly doubt we will ever see Snuff Out in Modern. Wizards is very careful with printing free spells and Snuff Out is a bit over the top. Besides, between Slaughter Pact, Murderous Cut, and Dismember black has enough cheap removal already.
    Posted in: Modern
  • posted a message on The Wombo Combo
    Quote from canspeak »
    You might as well just use Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth instead of Blood Moon.


    This would be a lot easier than bloodmoon. Also you could just play Boom//Bust and combo that with Flagstones of Trokair or Gods' Eye, Gate to the Reikai if you're trying to be ultra fancy.
    Posted in: Modern
  • posted a message on How common it is for a player to be searching his/her library in modern?
    Seven to ten fetches is probably more accurate.
    Posted in: Modern
  • posted a message on [Reid Duke article] Is Modern "less challenging" than legacy and vintage?
    I dont understand how that is the case. If both had been naming jace than the other player could have just used his time vault unimpeded, he wouldnt have needed to get rid of the evokers.
    Posted in: Modern Archives
  • posted a message on 5/01 Random Card of the Day: Nacre Talisman
    Zurgo number 5-8 in tribal orc decks maybe? A 2/2 for R seems pretty good until you factor in that it will almost never be attacking on turn 2 anyways. Still if it had cooler art I would consider it for tribal orcs. Turn 1 Zurgo followed by turn 2 drop 2 of these would give you some pretty respectable damage output.
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  • posted a message on 5/01 Random Card of the Day: Nacre Talisman
    Unexpectedly Absent wasn't out at the time but that does seem like an awesome call. I like the idea of using dorks + Edric to keep the advantage train rolling as well. I might just draft this deck up again.
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  • posted a message on 5/01 Random Card of the Day: Nacre Talisman
    I played a Bant colors deck that revolved around putting cards on top of it's owner's library. It seemed really cool but my deck actually had a problem winning. Something like 4 of these, 4 Excommunicate, 4 Temporal Spring, 4 Hinder, 4 Memory Lapse, 4 Lapse of Certainty, 4 Azorious Charm, 4 Primal Command and then some Stoic Angels as my win condition for my control list. It seemed to work just fine until your opponent tried to doom blade her eot. I still think the idea has potential and my execution was just wrong. I'd love to see someone else's top deck control deck.
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