Quote from Boca »It's already in modern, would a reprint really change anything?
Quote from Walked »So I have been dabbling this in a proxied format. I'm still very up in the air with this compared to lantern (which I have a lot of pilot time with).
I really, really like the tutor action that Whir provides, which means there way fewer matches lost to not being able to find a bridge. But it seems more fragile than lantern's lock too.
Thoughts? I dont have the seat time with this one - how's it matchup with a lot of tier 1 stuff?
Quote from the nobodys »I have to say I think affinity is definitely better than 50/50. Foundry, even without sword, is just so good against them. If you can avoid a plating swing on turn two, it's fairly easy to stabilize. Overseer is slow and can risk making bridge better. If I lose matches to affinity it's usually misplay or mulligans.
Quote from radouf »@Ace & @Trav : thanks for the update! Keep us posted. Ace, can you account for some situations where having a Baleful Crane online came up and was relevant?
Have re-worked my list, and will be taking this turbo variant to MegaModern FNM tonight (bigger payoff and turnout):
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Engine4x Tezzeret, Agent of Bolas4x Whir of Invention3x Thopter Foundry2x Sword of the Meek4x Mishra's BaubleBullets1x Relic of Progenitus1x Pithing Needle2x Ensnaring Bridge1x Crucible of Worlds2x Welding jarDisruption1x Executioner's Capsule4x Fatal Push2x Collective BrutalityMana (22 lands)3x Mox Opal4x Pentad Prism2x Ghost Quarter1x Inventors' Fair1x Academy Ruins4x Polluted Delta3x Flooded Strand3x Watery Grave1x Steam Vents4x Darkslick Shores2x Island1x SwampSideboard1x Ghost Quarter1x Pithing Needle1x Grafdigger's Cage1x Quicksilver Fountain1x Witchbane Orb2x Thoughtseize1x Flaying Tendrils1x Damnation1x Ghirapur Aether Grid1x Slaughter Games1x Padeem, Consul of Innovation1x Vendilion Clique2x Herald of Anguish
Am expecting lots of Abzan company and Hatebear business (expected MVPs: Brutality, Push, then Cage, Seize, Tendrils/Damnation, Grid, Padeem and Herald --- Torpor Orb would be amazing but I feel tight on slots) but also lots of Grixis Control (Relic, Jar and Ruins for Bridge, Cage, Thoughtseize, Slaughter Games, Padeem, Clique and Herald --- I only feel soft to Tasigut. Suggestions?) and some Tron and Titanshift representation also, which is why I'm packing the GQ + Crucible AND the Fountain package. What do y'all think? Hope I won't mess up the sequencing of Baubles and Whirs!
Also, Herald of Anguish always seems to be one turn too slow for me, I can never power it out before my opponent gets to open Cryptic command mana. Don't you feel that way, Trav??
Wish me luck, input most appreciated.