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  • posted a message on [Primer] UB/x Faeries
    the list i ran was


    The deck piloted exactly the same as I remember it. Games with BB on turn 2 play completely different from games where you don't have it. snare does a lot of work against affinity, storm, d&t, and to a lesser extent, coco. the removal suite is fine if you don't run into affinity, which i unfortunately did. i guess an alternative would be like victim of night or something, but i'm not a big fan of that.
    Posted in: Developing Competitive (Modern)
  • posted a message on What's a good anti-supreme verdict/anger of the gods SB card for BW tokens?
    rootborn is best for wrath effects. brave the elements is my go to for red sweepers.
    Posted in: Modern
  • posted a message on [Primer] UB/x Faeries
    so i played a suboptimal version of this deck for the first time about a year and a half and went 2-1 with it. the go for the throats main deck really screwed me over in game 1 vs affinity. i cliqued myself twice to bottom the two i ended up drawing. it was pretty miserable. the issue was compounded with running only 3 fatal pushes (because i only own 3). a few observations i had as i was scraping off the rust:

    1. river of tears may not be that good of a land. the same goes for secluded glen. but i'm not a huge fan of running 4 fetches, as we tax our life total a decent amount already.
    2. i may be off the sword plan in this particular instance of modern. this is strange because abrupt decays are at an all time low, and that's when swords (and bitter blossom) are at their best.
    3. cryptic is still amazing and shouldn't be any less than a 4 of. spell snare is also very good.
    4. the deck still poops on anything uxx. i really don't think we need help playing against decks that like to go long. therefore things like lily aren't really necessary, in my opinion.
    5. serum visions was good in the deck. i haven't tried it with opts yet.
    Posted in: Developing Competitive (Modern)
  • posted a message on Temporary State of the Meta Thread (Rules Update 7/17/17)
    i actually understand what people mean by the top tier decks right now are unappealing. as someone who used to be super into the format and is looking to start playing again, looking at "tier 1" right now, and seeing eldrazi tron, GDS, UW control, storm, burn, scapeshift, and affinity makes me sad. aside from GSD, UW control, and affinity, the play in those decks is so radically different from the days of pod, jund, twin, affinity, and wur. the only deck that actually looks appealing to me because of the type of play it promotes is wur queller. of course, what i'm saying might have a large dose of nostalgia.

    on a side note, big mana (not to be confused with ramp) has been an issue with the format since day 1. there still are no good ways to directly attack big mana. you used to be able to get away with going under them, but since the deck shifted to feature the mistakes of return to zen block, it's pretty hard to do that now.
    Posted in: Modern
  • posted a message on Modern by Framingham MA
    Hi guys, I recently moved here and am looking to get back into modern. The game underground in Natick looks like it lacks events. Is Legends Comix and Games the best place to jam? 5 dollars on a Friday sounds like a good deal. If anyone from the area can chime in on it, i'd appreciate it.

    Moving around makes me really appreciate Albany, NY. Shout out to the guys there who somehow maintain 3 or 4 competing stores that fire events consistently and have a high level of play!

    p.s. what happened to that subforum that had the local meet up information?
    Posted in: Deckbuilding/Playtest Groups
  • posted a message on State of Modern Thread: bans, format health, metagame, and more! (3/13 update)
    Quote from genini2 ยป


    The highest meta share deck before it was jund which was just as expensive and even then didn't post a ton of results in paper.


    if you say results meaning wins, then sure. i agree. but the meta game share stuff on those websites typically indicate top 8 appearances, which is a lot more indicative of a deck's place in the format. and jund has almost always placed well in the top 8.

    we've seen what happens when a top tier deck becomes insanely accessible. look at delver when it had treasure cruise. it was essentially half the price of jund and it shot up to almost 20% (or something around this number) meta game. gb is by far the best shell in the format. if goyfs and lilys were suddenly 20 bucks, you'd bet your ass a massive amount of people would jump ship to play it.
    Posted in: Modern Archives
  • posted a message on State of Modern Thread: bans, format health, metagame, and more! (3/13 update)
    Death's shadow has a 11% (tied with eldrazi aggro) share according to mtgtop8. i'm sure one of the main reasons why it isn't more prevalent is because its shell is one of, if not the most expensive in modern.
    Posted in: Modern Archives
  • posted a message on Your reasoning behind playing one of your favorite decks.
    I play UB fae because i spent the first two years of modern's existence petitioning for the unbanning of bitterblossom.
    Posted in: Modern
  • posted a message on Temporary 3/13/2017 banlist update discussion thread ("No Changes")
    stifle would be a good blue card to help ux strategies. it wouldn't push the control end of the blue spectrum, but it'd greatly help the tempo strategies.

    the only card that's on the ban list that'll help permission blue control is top. and that brings up another batch of issues that wizards probably doesn't want to deal with in modern.
    Posted in: Modern Archives
  • posted a message on [[Official]] SCG Modern Discussions
    from what i see, DS jund is the natural evolution of the jund archetype. people figured out a better way to execute the "jund" game plan and a better deck was created. it's akin to people realizing that the tempo version of twin was better than straight up combo.

    the lack of any "real" blue deck makes me sad though.
    Posted in: Modern
  • posted a message on State of Modern Thread: bans, format health, reprints, new cards, and more!
    before someone chimes in with DTT is banned in legacy, the quality of card DTT is searching for in legacy is vastly superior to that of modern.
    Posted in: Modern Archives
  • posted a message on State of Modern Thread: bans, format health, reprints, new cards, and more!
    it seems people have forgotten that other non-twin blue decks had a lot of game against twin. they were merely average at best against the rest of the field. you take away their biggest source of food, and the other decks (which were kept in check by twin) crushed the non-twin blue decks. wizards really screwed up the equilibrium of the uxx axis of modern.
    Posted in: Modern Archives
  • posted a message on GP Vancouver, GP Brisbane, and SCG Baltimore Modern discussion!
    wait, what happened in the wrapter match?
    Posted in: Modern
  • posted a message on GP Vancouver, GP Brisbane, and SCG Baltimore Modern discussion!
    cast triggers are terrible. we need a torpor orb effect for them.
    Posted in: Modern
  • posted a message on [Primer] UB/x Faeries
    is there a reason why thoughtseize is out of favor?
    Posted in: Developing Competitive (Modern)
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