Quote from ruckusmh »I think you'll like the two copies of Become Immense. From reading your most recent reports it seems like most of your matchups are pretty fast, but in anything that has a tendency to get grindy it is an absolute all-star.
I have won a number of games recently from 1-2 poison counters with something like a single infecter, pendlehaven, hierarch and boom rip a BI after a long game of getting 1-1'd.
Quote from AtticusBlaqk »I run 3 Blessing and 4 Stinger with 2 maindeck Wild Defiance.
I feel like this allows us to swing past those pesky lingering souls and potentially trigger a free pump.
Quote from Ranting_Lemming »I've been considering giving Infect a try as my 2nd Modern deck in paper (first being GW DnT). I used to play lots of Wee/Fiend style decks when I still played Pauper on MTGO, so I've long enjoyed the aggro/combo play style (Wee/Fiend just doesn't feel nearly as powerful in Modern w/ the absence of blue cantrips). I've been researching on the deck and trying to determine whether I'd prefer to go UG or BUG and have a question regarding BUG.
Every BUG list I've seen appears to default to 4x Plague Stinger and upping the Apostle's Blessing count to a 4-of (usually from 2x) as well. I was curious why this is? With the added creature count, I can see raising the Blessing count, but why all the way to 4x? Why not instead 2x Stinger and 3x Blessing and leaving room for a few more spells?
I don't mean to imply it's right or wrong, but would like to know what those that have played it think. Do you ever feel like you either have too many creatures/protection or not enough pump? Or does it improve consistency of protecting an 'all in' approach? Curious to hear others' thoughts.
Quote from Kovo »I find a 4x vines and 4x blessing a must. But thats my taste.
Quote from Renwotac »Should this really be Tier 1 after the Pro Tour? These type of events tend to be very inbreed. You had a team of very powerful players all play this deck. just about any deck they played would have put a few people in the Top 32, the players are that good. Not a single Infect player made the Top 8. I feel like this will not be a Top Tier deck and we should hold off on what is "Tier one" until we have more results than one inbred event.
Quote from ktkenshinx »Tyler Hill doing an AMA on Infect today:
Quote from ktkenshinx »Quote from Renwotac »Should this really be Tier 1 after the Pro Tour? These type of events tend to be very inbreed. You had a team of very powerful players all play this deck. just about any deck they played would have put a few people in the Top 32, the players are that good. Not a single Infect player made the Top 8. I feel like this will not be a Top Tier deck and we should hold off on what is "Tier one" until we have more results than one inbred event.
Forum updates are monthly now, not quarterly. There is no way this would have made tier 1 with quarterly data, but with monthly data it gets the nod. A lot of people don't realize that this deck was already performing pretty well in paper AND MTGO even before the PT. Also, it's misleading to say that the deck didn't get into the T8. Tyler Hill had the second highest Modern-only point score of any player. Finkel had the 8th. So although their draft performance kept them out of the overall T8, Infect sent 2 players to the Modern-only T8.
If the deck was just a PT flash in the pan then it will be gone in a month. If not, then it sticks around.
[–]Kov0 1 point 6 hours ago
Why UG instead of BUG?
[–]MrPhysics13[S] 1 point 2 hours ago
BUG tends to shock itself more that UG, which is painful in an already difficult and prevalent burn matchup. Also, I find plague stinger mediocre, and the U/G sideboard options nearly as good as their black counterparts.
Quote from PatrickOnTheGo »I know all the cards serve their functions and all, but Tyler Hill's smorgasboard of 1-ofs is driving me nuts. :))