Quote from Rutherjc19 »Hey gang! Went to my fnm... first Friday playing modern! I usually have to go on a Tuesday lol
overall everything went great!
DeckMagic OnlineOCTGN2ApprenticeBuy These Cards 1x Celestial Purge
1x Elspeth, Sun's Champion
1x Engineered Explosives
1x Pithing Needle
2x Rest in Peace
2x Stony Silence
1x Supreme Verdict
2x Timely Reinforcements
1x Wear / Tear
Beat Jund 2-0
Beat Lantern Control 2-1
G1: He starts off with Blackleave cliffs, Inqusition of Kozliek, takes my geist, thats fine
I draw a spell snare, and see his dark confidant go right to the graveyard! good start for me. It turns out he really needed that. because he is stuck with that cliffs and a forest. on his t4 after draw i flash in my drawn v clique, reveal a lot of good stuff but he only has 2 lands, so i dont take anything (Iok, K command, Liliana of the V, terminate and bolt).
He bolts it, then i draw my other one, then i repeat and get his goyf out of his hand, and answer a bob on the board with a path before his turn started. I play Elspeth next turn and he takes 7, then i basically ride her to victory. he has a split second of hope when he tops a scavenging ooze, but i top deck an electrolyze and he is pretty upset at this point lol He answers my tokens for a few turns, but i draw a Colonnade and ride that with the elspeth to my g1 win. He was stuck on 3 lands the whole game.
Sideboard- -3 geist, -2 bolt. +2 Rest in peace, +1 Elspeth, Sun's Champion, +1 Engineered Explosives, +1 Pithing Needle
G2: This game, was a lot more back and forth. I got rid of 2 dark confidants, and honestly thats the most significant i can remember of it. It was a lot of back and forth on resources, he was flooding out pretty hardcore and my resources were lining up perfectly. A 'from the hand' bonfire takes care of huntmaster, a zombie left over from a Geth, and a wolf, which felt pretty amazing but horrible to pay 7 mana for lol ride elspeth (4 drop) and colonnade both to the win for this round as well
Loss Abzan Company 1-2 tomorrow
G1: Nothing special here gang, he gets an early ensnaring bridge, and chills until he hits an Ghirapur Æther Grid. i am drawing ok here, and get him down to 5 life with the burn until he kills me. Oh well! first time ever playing against this so.. lets see whats up lol
Sideboard: -2 resto, -1 thundermaw, -1 bonfire, -2 path, +2 stony silence, +1 EE +1 Wear/Tear, +1 negate, +1 dispel, +1 pithing needle (kept 2 in because of spellskite coming in redirecting my burn spells)
G2: turn 1 serum visions, t2 stony silence, hells yeah so he just plays a lot of 1 drop artifacts, but no Ensnaring Bridge! so i lay a V Clique on his draw step t4, and i take an ancient stirings.
i attack with that a few times, i spell snare a Sun Droplet to keep on the pressure and the burn, then start attacking with a colonnade that i drew into. our libraries are revealed, i see he has a ghost quarter coming up, so i ask a judge to be sure, but i pithing needle, naming ghost quarter, so my Colonnade is safe! and he cracks up when i do it lol So i WIN THIS ONE! WHOOP!
G3: so he keeps a no lander, for some reason... i guess his hand was the nuts if he had land, anyways. i go t2 lightning helix, then a t3 geist. t4 i land a clique, then t5 i lay elspeth and a colonnade tapped. he hits his first land on his t3, and doesn't really do much. I wreck him this game. and it feels great lol
i didn't take the same amount of notes. with this deck... there would be like 5 pages lol im stuck on a steam vents and a ghost quarter for the longest time, but he eats both spell snares that i draw. Long story short, i get down to 6, and I swing for 14 from a geist, an on board elsepth, and a thundermaw hellkite for the win!Intentional draw for the last round, the guy had to leave and I was nice.
Sideboard: I honestly have no idea what i brought out, but i brought in a dispel, 2 negate, EE, supreme verdict,
G2: very fast and bad., NO counter magic was drawn, and he infinite life pretty early lol
G3: grindy as hell, but he kills me creature style in combat, in turn 3 of turns. i was flooding out hardcore this game, and no celestial colonnades.
-Bonfire is gone. It's very not good lol
-Thundermaw hellkite is amazeballs.
-I changed Gideon to elspeth knight errant and she was fantastic. Wanting another mainboard. Seriously. She kicked ass.
-electrolyze seems great, I want to put another mainboard if I can.
-Vendilion Clique was awesome. I loved seeing it, 2 mainboard seems great for my build.
-spell snare is the BEEZE-MOTHA-FREAKIN-NEEZE.
- I'm not sure if I'm a control or midrange deck so I posted here and as well as midrange. Would appreciate the input gang
You are clearly a midrange deck. I have no advice for you besides that Eiganjo Castle works wonders alongside geist.