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  • posted a message on The State of Modern Thread (B&R 02/07/2018)
    i think that pros prefer std not because of skill, but because of fewer decks viable in the format

    If you know that you gonna play against 3 decks, maybe you can get an edge because of testig and new side technology

    In modern, you can tune your deck to beat mardu, jeskai, tron, humans and storm, and in the first 2 rounds you are paired against monored and you go home empty
    Posted in: Modern Archives
  • posted a message on The State of Modern Thread (B&R 02/07/2018)
    maybe it's just me, but tron and kci are everywhere at gp sao paulo
    Posted in: Modern Archives
  • posted a message on The State of Modern Thread (B&R 02/07/2018)
    Quote from ktkenshinx »
    Quote from Sabertooth »
    why people keep comparing stirrings with preordain in terms of power level when it feels even more powerful than ponder?
    if stirrings is legal, both blue cantrips should be in our format

    Eh, I don't know about that. Let's not go too crazy with the Preordain/Ponder and Stirrings comparison. There's a real argument to be made about Stirrings being banned or Preordain being unbanned in lieu of a ban. But both? Why does blue now get twice the Stirrings effects? Because 4 copies of Stirrings somehow match 8 copies of P&P collectively? That doesn't track at all.

    Re: data restrictions
    It's true that Wizards does deliberately restrict data to prevent formats from being solved. And yet, they get solved anyway. Even with the data embargo, Legacy, Standard, Vintage, and Pauper all homogenized towards a few top decks and got "solved" at various points. Outside of the obviously busted Eldrazi Winter, Modern has not yet been solved despite many people trying. Modern also creates as much, if not more, incentive to solve it than in most of those other formats that were still solved sans incentives. In my experience, I'm guessing this is because Modern is actually healthier than those other formats. This is because there aren't top-tier decks that can do to Modern what decks based around Top, DRS, Probe, Gush, Drake, and energy did for their respective formats. This isn't because of data embargoes. This is because Modern is extremely resilient to solving, because all decks have bad matchups and dozens of decks are viable. People who want this to change have wishes that do not align with how Wizards envisions competitive formats, especially their flagship format.


    Blue is the colour of filtering and card selection/draw, so... green should have better tools than blue?
    Posted in: Modern Archives
  • posted a message on The State of Modern Thread (B&R 02/07/2018)
    why people keep comparing stirrings with preordain in terms of power level when it feels even more powerful than ponder?
    if stirrings is legal, both blue cantrips should be in our format
    Posted in: Modern Archives
  • posted a message on Collected Company Elves
    awesome! i was afraid about the need of cavern, but i had the same opinion than you. Thank you so much!
    Posted in: Aggro & Tempo
  • posted a message on Collected Company Elves
    Awesome! i have a playset of territory so i have to playtest
    Posted in: Aggro & Tempo
  • posted a message on Collected Company Elves
    Hello, new to the deck. I think that gb elves fits my playstyle more. Im building my manabase, and, for now, i only have 1 cavern of souls. Can you help me with that? thank you so much
    Posted in: Aggro & Tempo
  • posted a message on The State of Modern Thread (B&R 16/04/2018)
    humans is the real problem here. With humans (and maybe hollow one) being so powerful, players try to beat it with jeskai and mardu (and jund), decks that tron predates. At the same time, humans keep combo decks (natural hosers of tron) at bay. This creates a perfect storm for tron to be so prevalent

    Im not saying that stirrings needs a ban or not, but i think that the problem is not the deck per se

    edit: LSV on humans at las vegas
    "A sea of humanity. There weren’t actually infinite Humans decks in the tournament, but many high-profile players were on the deck, and we spiked a lot of mirrors. Explaining that whoever draws more Thalia’s Lieutenants is probably going to win is not the most enthralling part of coverage."
    Posted in: Modern Archives
  • posted a message on The State of Modern Thread (B&R 16/04/2018)
    i hope that these cards are a sign that nothing will be banned, and not like when fatal push was printed. banning gitaxian probe at the same time :/
    Posted in: Modern Archives
  • posted a message on The State of Modern Thread (B&R 16/04/2018)
    Quote from BadMcFadden »
    One thought on twin and new cards, isn't it possible that twin with these new cards would be oppressive? Just like "sure there are some good blue decks now but only because of new blue cards printed after twin ban" I don't know if twin would play search, teferi, opt, ancestral vision, jtms etc but maybe it would and that bumps it ahead the same amount that these new blue decks have gone.

    Maybe more relevant if we think about peordain and stoneforge coming off. Twin would be a blue combo deck gaining on preordain, and I think some people really feared "twinblade" as a deck.

    We can't really know, but there's some risk that all the cards coming out to push blue and control forward would also push twin forward beyond what people remember the deck as being.


    At least, i think that the classic ur build probably would be easily outclassed. Jeskai and grixis twin are, imo, better decks atm
    Posted in: Modern Archives
  • posted a message on The State of Modern Thread (B&R 16/04/2018)
    stirrings is a reaaally powerful card, but i think that it would be a lot better to reduce the banlist with preordain (and even ponder, that, to me, has the same power level as stirrings, but anyway)

    with humans being such a powerful deck, jeskai rises, so tron and such emerges to prey those kind of decks

    Do you Remember when a lot of people were crying for a ban on death's shadow? what happened? nothing, the deck is fine, and valakut? and eldrazi temple? and grapeshot?

    WOTC should stop banning and testing unbans and more universal answers
    Posted in: Modern Archives
  • posted a message on The State of Modern Thread (B&R 16/04/2018)
    well but that argument can be applied to any combo deck, so i think that it doesnt really fit

    At the same time, i think that the format needs more powerful (or maybe more flexible) answers and tools to find those answers

    For example, is wasteland too good for modern? at this point, i think that the power level of the card is not so far from the rest of the format. The same for ponder, preordain, GSZ, stoneforge and things like brainstorm and fow too

    It is time to get new modern cards that are not std legal
    Posted in: Modern Archives
  • posted a message on The State of Modern Thread (B&R 16/04/2018)
    i prefeer unbannings (ponder, preordain) than banning stirrings to be honest. Stop banning XD
    Posted in: Modern Archives
  • posted a message on The State of Modern Thread (B&R 16/04/2018)
    maybe wizards told SCG to run a NBL modern tournament to test cards for unbannings
    Posted in: Modern Archives
  • posted a message on [POLL] What cards do you want banned or unbanned in the July 2, 2018 announcement?
    ban: nothing
    unban: ponder, preordain, SFM, GSZ AND Maaaybe splinter twin (this is the more "dangerous" card)
    Posted in: Modern Archives
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