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  • posted a message on [Deck] NO RUG
    @ Dyne: that su***, but what can you do?!

    Regarding your list, have you ever thought about replacing your 2 basics with another fetch (Scalding Tarn) and another Taiga (or Trop) and cutting Daze to make room for some number of Spell Pierces?

    How do you like Ooze in the maindeck?
    Posted in: Aggro
  • posted a message on [Deck] NO RUG
    How do you guys add Sylvan Library without messing up the blue count for FoW?
    Posted in: Aggro
  • posted a message on [Deck] NO RUG
    Any thoughts on Scavenging Ooze or Terravore in NO RUG?
    Posted in: Aggro
  • posted a message on The Official New Phyrexia in Legacy Thread
    Quote from Dyne
    Ya, but you just strengthened my point.

    I didn't say Spell Snare doesn't see play, I said it doesn't see play in EVERY Blue deck, just like this won't see play in EVERY Blue deck, much less EVERY deck like people are proposing.


    Agreed. Most decks won't even have room for it, as their game plan/strategy is much more important to follow than adding a conditional counter for random stuff. Statements like: 'I like how it protects my creatures from getting STP'ed, PTE'd or Bolted' are no reasons to play the card in your 75. It would feel the same like playing 4 Sinkholes without any more LD next to it.

    Well, you get the idea.

    Of course Mental Misstep will most certainly always have a target, but that's not the point. It can mess up the consistency of many decks that follow a particular strategy/plan, so for most decks in Legacy it wouldn't be maindeck material like some people think. Also it seems kind of narrow as a sideboard card, unless there are specific one drops the deck has serious problems with.

    Accidental system triple-post edited. No warning necessary as this was the same exact post 3x. -Warden
    Posted in: Legacy (Type 1.5)
  • posted a message on The Official New Phyrexia in Legacy Thread
    Quote from Dyne
    It's a good card, don't get me wrong, and it will see play, but it WILL have to find a home first and it does not go in everything. Just like Spell Snare doesn't go in everything. It doesn't even go in every Blue deck.


    Spell Snare goes perfectly in Supreme Blue Countertop builds as a 2-off; it's often used next to 2 Counterspell (2-2 split). I can see Spell Snare getting replaced by 2 Mental Missteps (and 2 more in the board), as it's a perfect answer to Vial and Stifle; by far the 2 most problematic cards for 4C Countertop to deal with.
    Posted in: Legacy (Type 1.5)
  • posted a message on The Official New Phyrexia in Legacy Thread
    Quote from Rith-Shadowbane
    I guess what I'm asking is, where in Legacy control does Mental Missteps fit? Other than being an answer to a Vial while on the draw, is there any pressing use for such, or would it be delegated mostly to the board? In such a case, what would this be knocking out?


    In Countertop decks (Supreme Blue/Intuition Countertop). It's finally an answer to Vial, as well as GSZ and Lackey. Those were some of the most problematic cards for Countertop to deal with. It's also an answer to Stifle, another annoying card for 4-colored Countertop decks. Countertop decks can easily run 4 Mental Missteps in their board, as it will give 4 more answers to all of their problematic cards, instead of just 4 (FoW).
    Posted in: Legacy (Type 1.5)
  • posted a message on Mental Misstep
    This is a dream card for Countertop decks (Supreme Blue/Intuition Countertop), as it's finally an answer to Vial AND GSZ. Countertop suddenly has 8 answers to their most problematic cards (Vial/GSZ/Lackey) with Misstep and Force of Will.

    I also think the card will be most effective when you run it next to more countermagic (FoW, Daze, Counterspell or whatever), so to me it doesn't seem to make any sense in the board of a Goblin deck for instance.

    Mental Misstep will most likely make Countertop a top tier deck again.
    Posted in: New Card Discussion
  • posted a message on [Deck] Bant
    NO PRO countertop with 4x Spell Snare in the side comes in against Survival. The deck will become even better again with the banning of Survival of the Fittest.
    Posted in: Legacy Archives
  • posted a message on ITT: Favorite/most hated things about Legacy.
    Quote from Alfiriel


    Pro:

    I am able to play a different deck on any tournament and get at least 3-3 with the weirdest ideas you can think of as a deckbuilder thanks to the big card pool.

    always moving meta which allows you to try new things every month


    Well, YOU are able to play a different deck on any tournament, certainly not everybody. Those 'weird' decks should at least have duals/other legacy staples to be really succesful on a big tournament, so it would still mean 'money'.

    I dislike the meta shifting, as most players can only afford 1 great Legacy deck. When the meta is shifting, it also means that certain very expensive decks suddenly become like ****. Not something you'd want when you put all your money on a Countertop Progenitus, 4c Countertop build or a Landstill build. For like one or two months a deck can be top tier and the next month it could be garbage already.

    I think Countertop should always remain succesful in Legacy, as it's more than just a deck (it's been around for ages). Just like Merfolk and Goblins, Countertop should stay on the top, very high. VV Survival just ruins this. If I had the money to buy a different deck because of a meta movement, I'd probably do that in a heartbeat, but that's not the way it should work, nor do people have all the money for it right away. So, I really DISLIKE the meta shifting all the time. Someone who owns a Goblin, Merfolk, Zoo AND Countertop deck would probably love all the meta movements all the time.
    Posted in: Legacy (Type 1.5)
  • posted a message on ITT: Favorite/most hated things about Legacy.
    DISLIKE:

    that some great decks (including Countertop) suddenly become worse and need all kind of changes because of the printing of a new card that changes the format again (VV).

    If I were the big man of WOTC, I'd try everything to prevent this. Seriously, think about it. Someone puts all his money on an a very expensive Countertop, Landstill or Zoo/Merfolk deck and suddenly the deck becomes much worse that it was supposed to be, only because of 1 new card from a new set. It would be more fun if Wizards would print cards that would just complement the existing tier 1/1.5 decks instead of having that big inpact on the format. This would also solve all the talk about banning cards, which is another quite annoying thing. Legacy is an indecisive format and personally I'm not waiting on any big changes anymore. New cards are fun though...but they shouldn't be too much fun.

    That's really the most aweful thing in Legacy to me. It's almost an illusion to play a great legacy tier 1/1.5 deck for about a year, while still performing like a beast in big tournaments.
    Posted in: Legacy (Type 1.5)
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