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  • posted a message on "What Deck Should I Play" thread
    Quote from Davidalb »
    How about Izzet Phoenix? It's the new hot ***** and putting up some serious numbers. Grin

    Won't it be another UR wizards?
    Sometimes those decks come up but never stick, and the phoenixes are quiet an investment. :/ I own almost all the rest thought.


    https://www.channelfireball.com/home/i-thought-modern-arclight-phoenix-decks-were-a-flash-in-the-pan-i-was-wrong/?_ga=2.161746809.412362529.1544451310-699078655.1510146774

    Deck is real, meta will adapt and numbers in top 8 will drop, but is a good deck.

    to be honest UR wizards is still a thing (a tier 3 that can make a top8 at any time), at the end is just a delver/burn deck.

    Posted in: Modern
  • posted a message on The State of Modern Thread (B&R 26/11/2018)
    [quote from="idSurge »" url="/forums/the-game/modern/801804-the-state-of-modern-thread-b-r-26-11-2018?comment=529"]Lol there are no 90/10s between real decks.

    My ears always perk up when I hear someone say, "90/10 matchup." 80/20s happen in my opinion, but are rare, but the 90/10 is truly a super rare unicorn. [/quote

    and that unicorn is called soul sister vs burn :p
    Posted in: Modern
  • posted a message on "What Deck Should I Play" thread
    Quote from DesuBunny »
    So! I need help deciding on what deck I should make. For the past few weeks, my friend has been letting me play his Jeskai Control deck and I've been overperforming with it regularly ending up in the top 3 out of 30 ish people. Personally, I can't afford that deck though but I've seen two decks that I could make in its place. The first deck was the last deck I played in Standard, Jeskai Saheeli. For the most part, I'd want to build it as a semi-value control deck with things like Crackling Drake, Gideon Ally of Zendikar, Reflector Mage, 2 Snapcaster Mage, Lightning Bolts and Helixes, Path and a few counterspells with maybe a Nahiri in the main or side and a target for her. The other deck I was thinking of is Mardu Pyromancer with more white than usual for Path, Gideon and the white sideboard cards since they are all pretty powerful cards to have here. I'm really torn between the two. I typically played control in the past and my modern experience is limited so I'm not really sure which to build. On one hand, I really know Saheeli since I spent a long time playing that deck in standard. On the other hand, Mardu Pyro is a better deck but Faithless Looting feels soooooo wrong to me by throwing away the card advantage. So! I'd like some advice on which to make and any tips on how to build them best :p


    i like saheeli, but lets be honest, mardu pyromancer is the winner here. And while i firmly believe that mastering a deck is important in modern, having played in standard against a totally (subpar?) different meta is not relevant experience IMHO. its a totally different experience playing a mirror saheeli in standard that knowing how to play against humans or KCI in modern.
    Posted in: Modern
  • posted a message on The State of Modern Thread (B&R 26/11/2018)
    Quote from idSurge »
    Quote from ElectricEye »
    With what is essentially a turbo xerox deck winning the last SCG Open, I really do not think Preordain or Ponder are coming off the banned list anytime soon, if ever.

    Interestingly, both Tron and KCI are almost turbo xerox themselves because of Stirrings, the Chromatic cards, Ichor Wellspring, Expedition Map, and others.


    What is Turbo Xerox? I've seen it describe Vintage decks, Legacy, and now Modern, but all the decks look very different.


    https://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/feature/ub-trippin’-2005-04-21

    in short: low number of lands, high number of cantrips, with a couple of cheap threats and usually some disruption
    Posted in: Modern
  • posted a message on The State of Modern Thread (B&R 26/11/2018)
    Quote from Depian »
    Quote from idSurge »
    Quote from BlueTronFTW »
    http://www.starcitygames.com/articles/38040_Can-We-Just-Unban-These-Cards-Already.html

    When one of the most notorious control players tells you splinter twin is miserable to play against and should stay banned, pay attention.


    When Pro's tell us Jace will ruin the format...wait hows this supposed to work?

    Wow, and that article is an absolute lie...normally I like Shaheen, but Modern was absolutely not 'flailing at the time in popularity'.

    Top 10 Anime Betrayals...


    Yeah, it's difficult to take this article seriously, even more when he states that Ponder and Preordain are safe unbans but Punishing Fire would be too good when paired with Grove of the Burnwillows

    Exactly what I was going to chime in and say. While I personally think that Ponder is safe to unban, a lot of players and presumably Wizards of the Coast, doesn't like seeing the format become more "Turbo Xerox" in any shape or form. Ponder is strong enough to make it lean towards that.

    Also, Shaheen Soorani doesn't like Twin. That much is obvious. Not sure why out of a lifetime Esper/UW Control player, whose matchup vs. Twin wouldn't be as good as something like Grixis, but still should be fine. While Twin can play out like a Control deck, it is mostly a tempo deck that has a Combo finish. That's part of what made it so strong; so many dimensions.


    agree i even remember that some great GBx players (duke? edel?) say that BGx vs twin was a 50/50 match up when the pilot was good
    Posted in: Modern
  • posted a message on "What Deck Should I Play" thread
    Quote from CthuluHoops »
    Hey everyone!

    I recently finished building Dredge and am having a blast with the deck so far, but I'm really needing an option that is less graveyard based for when my local meta inevitably overcorrects and starts running absurd amounts of graveyard hate.

    Ideally if like to try something new, and while I'm open to buying the cards I need I'd like to limit my budget to around $600. Previously I've played Storm, Death and Taxes, UW Control, Titanshift, Affinity, Merfolk, Esper Draw Go, and Mardu Pyromancer.

    Currently the options I'm looking at are Merfolk, Ad Nauseam, Titanshift, Infect, or some sort of absurd tier 3 jank that I can relax with on my weeks off Dredge. Probably something like 7 Land Belcher. Absurd, yes? Glass cannon? Also yes. Bad deck? Absolutely. Still fun though.

    Mostly just looking for opinions or suggestions. I'd like to stay in the realm of combo decks if possible, Merfolk is the exception as I really enjoyed that deck the last time I played it.


    Ad Nauseum is the best creatureless combo deck in modern (and i would say it was the best combo deck until storm got new toys, like baral)

    for tier 3 combo (to me land belcher is no tier since i dont think have put any real result in tournament) i like Jeskai Ascendancy combo because i love palying Glittering Wish in combo. Other than that, there are several tier 3 decks that are build around a card ( Soulflayer, Kiln Fiend infect like, Saheeli/cat like twin...etc).

    pd: i forgot seismic swans! pretty funny deck IMHO
    Posted in: Modern
  • posted a message on "What Deck Should I Play" thread
    Quote from asmodeus666 »
    Hey guys,

    I want to get some advice which deck might be a good choice for midrange.
    I got Bg elves right now (including caverns).

    But I wanted to invest for a midrange deck to have 2 avaible modern decks.
    RG ponza and mardu pyromancer I'm interested the most with. (moderns deadguy ale also, since I played it.. but sold it 2 years ago or so)

    what are your thoughts on these decks?
    rg ponza i would love to play BBE, but some say its sometimes very dissapointing because of bad variance
    pyromancer I dont know if the powerlvl is that fine
    deadguy hasnt got a good finisher

    own: 1 LtlH, 3 assassins trophy, singletons fetches because edh, souls, IoKs, fatal pushes, the shocklands
    nothing so much that it leads drastictly into any direction

    rly difficult for me. Aiming for bg rock is a long way for the whole package of LotV, goyf and confidant

    any advice would be great guys


    If you really enjoy midrange, play mardu pyromancer! i believe you are on the "i would play jund but lilis/tarmo are too expensive" train, so mardu pyromancer is an excellent choice, RG ponza is a great deck, but "can play BBE" is not a good argument for playing it (its more a blood moon deck that deny basic with land destruction)
    Posted in: Modern
  • posted a message on [[Official]] Modern Prices Discussion
    Quote from Spsiegel1987 »
    I've had an interest in picking up Nobles and Caverns---how long do you think I should wait?


    caverns right now, nobles can wait
    Posted in: Modern
  • posted a message on "What Deck Should I Play" thread
    tron: t3 karn
    storm: have baral, resolve gifts ungiven, untap, win
    amulet titan: drops lands, win (with some help hehe)
    Hardened Scales: affinity on crack...win match 1 and lose 2 & 3 to hate, unless you are a great player
    Posted in: Modern
  • posted a message on Another Ixalan set
    Quote from SilverWolf_27 »
    Quote from Mana Goat »
    From what I have heard the set did not sell as well as other sets, not a lot of people wanted to open the boxes. So there is a chance it is going to see a similar fate as Kamigawa and Lowryn.

    But the setting, disconnected from gameplay, was popular, wasn't it? Kamigawa failed in both gameplay and worldbuilding.


    do you have a quote/source on that?

    Posted in: Speculation
  • posted a message on What Deck Should I Play Since I'm on a budget?
    lets see:

    cheap and competitive? UR storm, its a 300 combo deck that can win a GP right now, but i dont think you have anything right now.
    https://www.mtggoldfish.com/archetype/modern-storm-46456#paper

    with the cards you have i believe you can make skred red, a mono red control deck, while not a good meta choice right now, is always a tier 3 deck that can win if your meta is full of aggro creatures (humans/bant spirits)
    https://www.mtgsalvation.com/forums/the-game/modern/established-modern/control/718932-skred-red
    https://www.mtggoldfish.com/deck/562904#paper
    http://www.starcitygames.com/article/36462_Modern-Mayhem--Skred-Red-.html
    Posted in: Budget (Modern)
  • posted a message on Prerelease mtg arena spare code..?
    and if you have another i gladly take it Smile
    Posted in: Magic General
  • posted a message on Switched from Yugioh to Magic recently. Advice on choosing a color?
    Quote from LeviatanCL »
    powerful creatures that are hard to remove= green!
    forms of control to keep my opponent from= disruption = black (proactive/ discard or blue (reactive /counterspell)

    So i think green splash blue/black would be a good starting poin for you (get mtg arena, you can test if you like the deck or not!)

    https://www.mtggoldfish.com/archetype/standard-blue-green-stompy#paper
    https://www.mtggoldfish.com/archetype/standard-mono-green-stompy-50868#paper

    (note that both are almost mono green with splash for disruption, duress and negate are the key card in sideboard)


    pd: some cards are rotating in one month, see https://whatsinstandard.com/ for more details
    Posted in: Magic General
  • posted a message on Switched from Yugioh to Magic recently. Advice on choosing a color?
    powerful creatures that are hard to remove= green!
    forms of control to keep my opponent from= disruption = black (proactive/ discard or blue (reactive /counterspell)

    So i think green splash blue/black would be a good starting poin for you (get mtg arena, you can test if you like the deck or not!)

    https://www.mtggoldfish.com/archetype/standard-blue-green-stompy#paper
    https://www.mtggoldfish.com/archetype/standard-mono-green-stompy-50868#paper

    (note that both are almost mono green with splash for disruption, duress and negate are the key card in sideboard)
    Posted in: Magic General
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