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  • posted a message on Modern Horizons Discussion Thread
    We need ringleader to team up with matron now!
    Posted in: Modern
  • posted a message on The State of Modern Thread (B&R 11/03/2019)
    Just taking modern into account, phoenix was a very powerful deck at the pro tour. Im surprised about how the deck performs even with a red dot on their head. Not in a bad way. It's a very powerful fair deck
    Posted in: Modern Archives
  • posted a message on The State of Modern Thread (B&R 11/03/2019)
    maybe nicol bolas could team up with jace to give grixis control a boost?

    The top 8 of this gp looks awesome, or at least not bad. I find interesting that faithless loothing found a new shell. The card seems very powerful
    Posted in: Modern Archives
  • posted a message on Modern Horizons Discussion Thread
    why all the people seem to hate combo decks when the problem with modern at the moment is not spell based combo decks like storm or ad nauseam? to be honest, the only time when modern had problems with this kind of decks was on the very first modern pro tour. Since then, all the good "combo" decks in the format had creatures as central part of their strategy. I dont see why we cant have some goodies in modern horizons. Of course, i want better fair cards (GDS is my current deck of choice), but im a storm player too
    Posted in: Modern
  • posted a message on The State of Modern Thread (B&R 11/03/2019)
    what do you think about an emergency ban? i dont want it, dont get me wrong... but modern seems awful
    Posted in: Modern Archives
  • posted a message on The State of Modern Thread (B&R 11/03/2019)
    4 phoenix in the top 8 of tampa... healthy
    Posted in: Modern Archives
  • posted a message on The State of Modern Thread (B&R 11/03/2019)
    you cannot go full fair in eternal/non-rotating formats and win a lot. It doesnt work. Look at legacy, you have miracles, but it has terminus (1 mana wrath), counterbalance, and monastery mentor for a fast kill. You need something "broken" in your deck to succeed. That's why in modern, all the good fair decks in the history of the format had some kind of nut draw. Double fenix on turn 2, twin combo, turn 3 bloodbraid into lili or seize into goyf into lili and so on. I dont see this kind of things as problem, when you take into account that other strategies has 7 mana planeswalkers on turn 3, or 12 power on turn 2, etc. As the card pool gets bigger, you just need more powerful strategies to win
    Posted in: Modern Archives
  • posted a message on The State of Modern Thread (B&R 11/03/2019)
    i think that control decks in modern have all the tools to dismantle linear strategies, but the problem are that:

    1. There are a lot of strategies that need specific answers ASAP (and the sideboard has just 15 slots)
    2. The time to find those answers is really short before its too late

    so, i think that the problem of control decks in modern is the lack of good card selection. The problem with this is that every good cantrip you print in modern is used not just in control, but in unfair decks too, so you should print things like fow, hymn and flusterstorm. They are very powerfull cards, but whatever
    Posted in: Modern Archives
  • posted a message on The State of Modern Thread (B&R 21/01/2019)
    counterspell
    goblin ringleader
    goblin matron
    wasteland
    rishadan port
    flusterstorm
    force of will
    sword to plowshares
    karakas
    baleful strix

    any of them would be awesome

    GIVE ME BRAINSTORM
    Posted in: Modern Archives
  • posted a message on The State of Modern Thread (B&R 21/01/2019)
    im more worried about the potential bannings with this new rule. I mean, of course bazaar of baghdad will be restricted, but i dont care about vintage. Modern on the other hand... it will be a mess i supose
    Posted in: Modern Archives
  • posted a message on The State of Modern Thread (B&R 21/01/2019)
    leyline buyout incoming
    Posted in: Modern Archives
  • posted a message on The State of Modern Thread (B&R 26/11/2018)
    while i think that this is a very cool article to read, it seems that there are some contradictions in it, and some paragraph are... strange. I dont like any unbans, but we'll see
    Posted in: Modern Archives
  • 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
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