This poll is for the next spotlight deck. The current post information can be found at https://www.mtgsalvation.com/forums/the-game/modern/established-modern/aggro-tempo/782962-burn?page=79#c1583
Matchup Spotlight (Currently Humans) - Single Choice
Ended Nov 5, 2018
Quote from j192 »I've been playing online and ran into some tough spots that I'm pleased to report the deck has gotten itself out of.
I was previously on X-Mage, I got a cheap PC for the sake of getting MTGO, and you see so many more real decks.
1. Jeskai control/Tempo. I think this is one of our biggest boogie men. 3-4 Helix in the main with Snapcaster Mage to bring it back. I've had 6 life gained on me on multiple occasions and gotten the games. The articles about burn vs counters is great. I read it maybe over a year ago, but getting the reps in to practice against it has been huge. I think one of the things that has helped me the most is understanding the pressure they've got on me.
When I started playing, I'd get them close to dead and then offer up spells as I top-decked them. This often gets met with a counter. I had this internal panic--if they're not dead after so long, control will always win. Turns out, burn makes it hard for other decks to put pressure back on you. If they activate up their Cellestial Colonade, then they won't have the mana for multiple counterspells.
The other thing--I've beaten two collective brutalities in multiple matchups of late. Holding up a skullcrack with a swiftspear on board obviously destroys that card. But a lot of times guys are discarding 2 cards and despite us being in a bad position--they have no pressure on us. I used to think that 1 was usually GG. But now that I've played my way through 2 on multiple occasions, It's doable.
Quote from xElianx »what do u think about siding in roast against Etron?
Quote from sp00nman »Hey guys. Long time burn player here and I've been on another deck for a while. Looks like I'll be sleeving up burn again and had a few questions.
What is the verdict on chain to the rocks?
Any new tech to help the Eldrazi deck or Ad Naus?
Those always felt like my worst matchups.