@Goffman10: Wow, I really like your list! Congrats on your tournament finish! I sleeved the list up and will take it to an upcoming FNM.
The list does all I tried to do with my previous grixis control versions, but better. Thanks foe sharing. So what are the minor changes you might make? Did you miss a sweeper or two in your SB like tendrils, anger, or damnation?
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Mar 13, 2018Posted in: Control
I like your list a lot, especially the discard bundle. But I dislike the 3-of logic knot, especially without Thought Scour. I personally would play 2 at most. And I don't see any form of cantripping or deck manipulation. IMO, you need at least one playset of a draw spell of your choice (Scour, Serum Visions, Opt, etc.).
Mar 8, 2018Posted in: ControlQuote from darkvoidman »
what about this deck guys? what do you think of it?
Errrm, what deck? I don't see a link
Edit: Oh, I guess this one: www.mtggoldfish.com/deck/975360#paper
Well, I get what might be appealing about this list. But for my taste, this list is too far away from what constitutes the (grixis) control archetype such as rather long, grindy games with an according set up phase. The list is sweet, no worries, but it rather focusses on tempo and cheap interaction, justifying the low land count. In addition, you don't have the "tarpit beats" game plan sleeved up. The deck might lose vs supreme verdict etc. (especially since you only play 2 commands to recurr your pyros).
Just my 2 cents.
Mar 6, 2018Hi folks, long time lurker here. Been following this thread for about a month now and I really enjoy the discussion and diversity in this threadPosted in: Control
So I recently started out with Modern. Had been playing Legacy and French Commander for a long time but decided to switch to Modern due to the abundance of play opportunities.
To start things off for me, what do you guys think of discard spells in the main, especially in non-Jace lists? I always felt like for instance 2-of Inquisition is a bit too random and unrealiable. In what kind of matchup do we want them? What are they good against in particular?
I will probably post my current list at a given time to ask for some experienced feedback from you
Jun 21, 2016Posted in: 1 vs 1 Duel Commander (French)Quote from FearDReaper »
It doesn't have to be in the deck. He can grab it from outside the game right?Quote from francisfrancis »
No, in dc and multi edh also u can only have cards in your deck which match your commanders colors
Outside the game means in the sideboard. DC does not use sideboards tho
Jun 18, 2016SanityLost posted a message on [[Duel Commander]] Duel Commander Primer (Introduction, Ban List, Rules, & More) [12-01-2017 Update]Posted in: 1 vs 1 Duel Commander (French)Quote from KriggY »Hey guys, Im looking for some suggestions: I played blue decks from time I started playing competetive DC: It was nin, keranos, now its wanderer and jori en and Im slowly getting sick of it. ALso, my meta is not realy developed so most of the time I play against casual decks and while my oponents usualy dont mind, the games just dont seem fair (Im not talking about tournament games, just random games we play against each other) Anyway, Im thinking about building something nonblue, at least little proactive, possibly competetive but not realy super tier. Can you suggest something for me? There were some Adun Oakenshield decks but anyone still plays that one? Isnt it just better to play Meren ?
I know that feel bro. I assume you do not want to avoid more controllish playstyles (that you have with playing blue). Therefore, instead of more aggressive decks like Anafenza, Doran, Marath and stuff, how about something like Orzhov Control/Midrange? There are very cool Obzedat and Teysa lists out there, ranging from midrange/combo/semi-control to hard-control. If I had to stop playing blue for a while (which I assume will never happen) I would go for Orzhov. Besides that, Rakdos midrange (e.g. Olivia Voldaren) or Selesnya (e.g. Gaddock or Captain Sisay) seems promising. Oh and did I mention Golgari decks? Meren is a thing, so is Gitrog Monster (which is, btw, a total pain in the a*s)
Jun 8, 2016SanityLost posted a message on Grand Arbiter Augustin IV - Control versus Midrange - Updated Lists and Card DiscussionPosted in: 1 vs 1 Duel Commander (French)
I have noticed while playing GAAIV that you need your threats. I had many situations where I ran out of gas, and the colors Blue and White are not famous for having the best top decks. Therefore, I run both: Titan and Ojutai. They are no substitutes but rather supplements. Each of them serves another spot in the deck, additionally they are not the same CC so theoretically you can cast them in two succeeding turns and it is nice to fall back on the other card when one of them gets handled, which happens very often. But in case I HAD to cut one of these, it would be Titan due to the "randomness" of his trigger (but getting back Vedalken Shackles is worth him a thousand times).
@Brago: I agree, he is not worth it. He needs a deck designed around him. In GAAIV, most of the time he is doing nothing or too little.
Apr 30, 2016Posted in: 1 vs 1 Duel Commander (French)Quote from Tutussaurorex »At the moment i will start to test an ojutai deck.Made the list in my friend login on tappedout and forgot to put council in, maybe i will swap path for council or just cut 1 land for council.
Im' trying to use the maximum of flash creatures cause i love to play in my oponent's turn.
That looks like a fine UW Control list to me, good work! Although I do not know whether Ojutai is superior to GAAIV in any case. But you can swap those too at any time I guess. Oh and yeah, I would cut PtE, I highly dislike it in DC due to the fact that it brings your opponent one mana closer to casting his general.
Apr 29, 2016Posted in: 1 vs 1 Duel Commander (French)
Yes, I came to this conclusion, too. You most often don't want to draw it and nobody guarantees us that we survive till it is cast.
Apr 15, 2016Hey Mister 3drinks, I heard you are the personified color RED of our beloved MTG. I am going to sleeve up some Zurgo madness and think of going with something similar to this list:Posted in: 1 vs 1 Duel Commander (French)
Any suggestions right away? I guess the list could need some nonbasic lands, aye?
Apr 12, 2016Just a small remark on the meta-level:Posted in: 1 vs 1 Duel Commander (French)
To me it sounds pretty audacious to claim certain cards are "trash", especially in such a vast format like DC. IMO it is not possible to judge a card purely on the basis of its textbox without seeing the context of a deck/strategy/enablers and so on. Entering the nutshell and stating that "this or that card is total trash" will not lead us anywhere. And in case your deck needs redundancy due to lets say dozens of Narsets around, the card surely is good even though it is inferior to Diabolic Edict.
Apr 11, 2016SanityLost posted a message on Duel Commander newb looking for help with the colors of SultaiTo me, your list look s like a decent straight-forward control route, so nothing to criticize here, although I kind of have my problems with your commander. When I see it right Vorosh is your go-to main win condition, which is fairly unreliable imo. He costs 6 and does not have immediate impact. You might want to include cards that win you the game, such as Ugin, the Spirit Dragon or Karn Liberated. Due to the fact that you are a (slow) control heavy list you can afford to run such high CMC.Posted in: 1 vs 1 Duel Commander (French)
I sort of compare this list with my former Thraximundar list, which was similar: control the game (lots of counter and removal) and finish with your general. But he has the upside of having haste and an immediate relevant effect.
PS: You REALLY want Mystic Confluence in your 99. It is totally busted in control shells. Oh and is there a reason not to play Liliana of the Veil and Jace, the Mind Sculptor? In my opinion they are a must.
PSS: You might want to look at some Sidisi, Brood Tyrant lists. You might like them! For instance this one: http://mtgtop8.com/event?e=11880&d=267963&f=EDH
Apr 8, 2016Still tuning my Geist list, what is your guys opinion on sweepers in general in Geist? I see many lists only running Supreme Verdict, some run Wrath of God in addition and some lists do not run any sweeper at all. I see that they are useless in many cases with Geist on the board, but in case you are behind and facing a bunch of creatures, a sweeper seems inevitable.Posted in: 1 vs 1 Duel Commander (French)
What are your thoughts on Maze of Ith? Any experiences? It kinda sucks in the early game of course but it enables attacking with geist into blockers. I don't know whether to play it or not.
Apr 7, 2016SanityLost posted a message on Grand Arbiter Augustin IV - Control versus Midrange - Updated Lists and Card DiscussionPosted in: 1 vs 1 Duel Commander (French)Quote from Jeff2302 »Out of these 3 PWs, if u had to choose only 2, which one would u leave out for a classic GAAIV build?
Jace, Unraveler of Secrets, Elspeth, Knight-Errant, Jace, Architect of Thought
Personally, I am leaning on leaving Jace, AoT because the +1 is not very relevant and the -2 gives your opponents the choice
Well, a classic build - for me - would be a heavy control build. In such a list, Knight-Errant wouldn't be that great, because you do not run a lot of creatures. With a more midrange build though, including equipments and stuff, she would be better. But over all I would play Sun's Champion over Knight-Errant at any time.
I personally like Jace, AoT, although he is pretty mana expensive for what he does. But his -2 is very good imo, repeatable (mini) Fact of Fiction is awesome (in case you can protect him). In most cases I -2 him twice and he dies, but at this point he has generated a lot of card quality.
EDIT: About Intuition: I dislike it in here. It is totally playable in decks like Nin or Keranos when you are looking for mass land destruction or comparable redundant cards. In GAAIV though, you have to respect the fact that you dump 2 of the 3 cards. So in case you need a mass removal, you Intuition for lets say Supreme Verdict, Day of Judgment, Wrath of God (Rout etc.), play it to sweep the board and have NO sweeper left in your deck. Whereas when you are looking for land destruction (Armageddon, Cataclysm, Ravages of War), that is totally legitimate because you win the game after that most of the time. So it depends on your list I guess.
Apr 5, 2016SanityLost posted a message on [[Duel Commander]] Duel Commander Primer (Introduction, Ban List, Rules, & More) [12-01-2017 Update]Currently streaming some Duel Commander, feel free to hang out with usPosted in: 1 vs 1 Duel Commander (French)
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