Quote from Charm_Master3125 »Good job Marc. It seems you're not running into 8rack at all lately, which means a lot of your fears were probably pretty baseless
I do have a few questions: How good is Epic Experiment as a "win without the graveyard" card, and why Sulfur Falls? Do you think you lose too much life by having the 3rd shockland in there or something?
Quote from MovieMunchies »I'm going to be playing in an upcoming local pptq and had a few questions about flex spots and card choices that I was hoping someone with more experience with the deck may be able to comment on.
Simian Spirit Guide:
Has anyone tried playing a 1of SSG in the maindeck in place of a Pyretic Ritual purely for gifts piles? I've found that sometimes (if I already have a pif in hand or graveyard) I want to gifts for 4 rituals.
Number of cost reducers:
7 cost reducers or 8?
Sideboard Blood Moon:
Many people have had success without blood moon. Which decks is blood moon typically used against and what do people that do not have access to blood moon in their 75 bring in for these matchups instead?
Sideboard Leyline of Sanctity:
Most of the successful storm decks do not include sideboard leyline. Are people off this completely?
Quote from DTG_UR »Hey players, I was at the SCG, drew very bad matchups in the open, Burn *2, deaths shadow, jund, Rock, Eldrazi tron and was taken out in round 7 by a rogue enduring ideal deck. Saw Caleb playing, I'm guessing the 0 fetch plan was a meda call against all the Leonins and avens in modern right now. Based off the decks I saw didn't seem like the right call, blood moon was very good in the meda and you'll want fetches for that. Remand is insanity and was very good in this meda. I can't say I know why Caleb dropped it, but he is a very intelligent player. Based off my experience and calebs list I am going to be trying swan song in the sideboard, besides that, my list was exactly what I wanted. Day 2 I entered the classic, 260 players. My matchups were burn*2, affinity*2, valakut, mono green devotion, baby eldrazi, blue white control, and blue moon. Made top 8 and then lost to burn. Here is my decklist http://sales.starcitygames.com//deckdatabase/displaydeck.php?DeckID=115390
Any matchup questions, I'm keen to reply.
Quote from Boaz »So apparently Caleb Scherer played no fetches to have perfect information what you scryed to the bottom. Between the Peers, Serums and Sleights he keeps track what is on the bottom and in what numbers he has seen the card so he knows the probability of seeing whatever cards he wants to see.
Im not sure if it weighs out against thinning your deck or free rolling some decks with Blood Moon but it does pose an interesting avenue of thought.
Quote from DTG_UR »
Eldrazi: +2 blood moon +3 empty +2 spree +1 dismember +2 pieces -2 gifts -2 Baral -1 PIF -1 grapeshot -2 sleight -1 pyretic ritual -1 peer. This is the only matchup I drop a PIF, they just have so much grave hate that combining normally is practically impossible. Baral is slightly worse than goblin in this matchup with some of their only removal being warping wail. Remand is insane. Game one I always try to next level my opponent and finally succeeded last weekend. Don't play anyturn one sleights and don't play any lands that would suggest your a deck other than shadow, Wait for them to drop chalice on 1 then untap and win! This is a matchup you cannot afford to lose so you have to be prepared.
Quote from Vinality »Just bought the deck but instead of 4 tarns I went with 2 tarns and 2 delta's due to budget issues. So my mana base is now: 3 Strands, 3 Islands, 1 Mountain, 2 Tarns, 2 Deltas, 4 Canals and 3 Vents for a total of 18 lands. I figured that having only one basic mountain, subbing 2 tarns with 2 deltas wouldn't hurt much. What do you guys think?