Quote from Dimmez » Does anyone know if escalate increase its converted manacost when it is on the stack - so that spell snare cant touch it?
Quote from shinbatsu »I just recently stood this deck up as a reasonably priced 2nd modern deck.
In early playtesting (around 10 games), I have some early observations. A lot of games this deck just runs out of steam with no way to keep the momentum going. I'm going to try cutting my 2x main Ghost Quarters for Sea Gate Wreckage. Also, I know the primer says run a singleton, but I feel like going up to 2x Sorin SV is the way to go, as he really makes spirit tokens and pretty much everything else in the deck into huge life swings. With just one, you pretty much never see him (most of all since this deck lacks card draw) so he might as well not be there. I'm also running Displacer over Reshaper as I feel the former is just a way better mana sink for when the game goes long. I'd love to run 2x if I can find the room, I already cut to 3x Proggy Relics as I run a playset of Tidehollow and double O Ring which equal a lot of incidental exile.
I also feel like if you draw the parts out of order, the deck also gets really clunky. The bright spot I've seen is the manabase works very well with its current ratios. I'm running 13 w / 13 b and 11 <> with 2 mind stones. 23 lands total instead of 24. I just kept flooding.
I'll post my list once I refine it a bit more, but I was just a bit disappointed with my results vs all of the positive outcomes I've read on this thread. I know YMMV and all, but maybe you can fill me in on what this deck is supposed to do if the game goes long or if you draw your curve out of order, as the deck doesn't feel terribly consistent.
Quote from Underused Cards »Anyone go with an Esper Version? It seems on paper to be pretty strong with access to Drowner of Hope and Delay
Quote from SBurani »I don't know, i'm not sold on Eternal Scourge, i'd rather play more Matter Reshaper
Quote from deaddrift »
I am happy to write reports if some readers like them enough to let me know. Would side in/out notes be useful? More detail about key cards? But maybe just coming by every few days to report more reliable success with the build--which is what I continue to find at my LGS--isn't really the most productive way to use our time and bandwidth.