Quote from chewyf5 »Congratulations! Especially last Game was interesting with mull and nissa!
Could you post your Decklist?
Quote from 0oSunnYo0 »Quote from limitless »How much of a difference does Chandra, Torch of Defiance do in our deck? Is she worth 1 or 2 slots in our Main Board? Thanks!
Chandra is so good in Ponza that she can justify 2 main deck slots in almost every meta.
IMHO when building Ponza the core threat line up starts from here;
4x Tireless Tracker
2x Chandra, Torch of Defiance
2x Inferno Titan
And then is adjusted according to meta, style, flavour, and mana curve.
Quote from limitless »How much of a difference does Chandra, Torch of Defiance do in our deck? Is she worth 1 or 2 slots in our Main Board? Thanks!
Quote from MarcWizard »are we really that hungry for more 3 drops? between 8 rains, 4 trackers and some of us are running voices and coursers, i think there are plenty.
I was looking at another aspect of the deck which our BBE doesn't play well with: the dorks.
They're so important on turns 1 and 2... and afterward we're not too hot on seeing them, or cascading into them. Side issue: 60% of them die to bolts and pushes.
I've been thinking of solving this problem by changing up 2 birds for Simian Spirit Guide.
It enables 4 mana on turn 2 a lot more consistently. Arbor/Sprawl + guide in any combination will let you BBE or Acid-moss on turn 2.
It also makes the turn 2 blood moon/rain far more reliable, since they can't interact with it outside of discard.
When hit by BBE, its a 2/2 body.
While it ignores removal in the early turns, the mana ramp is not repeatable.
For all its worth, 2/2 non-flying isn't the bee's knees. Still beats arbor elf or birds in terms of offensive power tho.
Quote from lord_darkview »Currently, if you deal direct damage to a player, you can choose to redirect that damage to a planeswalker they control.
This rule is going to be changed so planeswalkers are targeted directly. Many cards will receive errata. Cards that target a player will have planeswalker added to the list of potential targets (think Lightning Bolt). Cards that damage without targeting will work as written, and will lose the ability to incidentally damage planeswalkers (think Earthquake).
Quote from Mcnealstash »I don't have to test the card to know it has a built in failure rate in this deck- ponza plays multiple 4, 5, and 6 cmc cards- there are going to be times when hazoret isn't going to do anything. Even if hazoret worked say, 75% of the time, which seems fairly generous, it still would not be worth mainboarding as like I said, many other good, proactive options in the 4 cmc slot exist. Hazoret is better in a deck like jund or mardu as a midrange mirror breaker sideboard card because you can actively discard your hand to the likes of liliana and collective brutality to get her online.
Quote from Mcnealstash »There's no reason to ever play a 4 mana do nothing in modern- hazoret is a card with a built in fail rate- sometimes it's going to work and you'll be happy about it, other times you're going to spend 4 mana to do nothing because you have inferno titan and multiple other spells in hand. Modern is a format that punishes those who aren't trying to have a proactive strategy- and sometimes hazoret is not proactive at all. There's just no reason to include a card like this when there are so many other completely fine options available that readily impact the board when they come down- chameleon colossus, huntmaster, P&K, chandra, mwonvuli acid moss, etc.
Quote from RegurKenaid »Hazoret is nothing comparing to Inferno Titan. It's a big mistake not playing him.
Also Nissa is useless in general, but especially when you don't play Birds and Pia and Kirans.