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Pauper Review: Dominaria
 
The Limited Archetypes of Dominaria
  • posted a message on Colorless Eldrazi Stompy
    If your meta is very tron heavy, do you think I should cut a Scavenger Ground to have 4 GQ? My meta has some graveyard decks and I know of a few midrange decks, but tron is definitely the most heavy archtype on any given night.
    Posted in: Deck Creation (Modern)
  • posted a message on Colorless Eldrazi Stompy
    I'm sorry, I meant when would we want it in the sb. I am running his build with Chalice but my meta is full of tron, storm, humans, hollow one, mardu and some random decks here and there like ponza, elves, infect, DnT. Usually 20 of us but it isn't uncommon for 3 humans 5 tron and 2 storm.

    Any advice for this sb? I'm on Jordan's sb except an extra spatial over gut shot.
    Posted in: Deck Creation (Modern)
  • posted a message on Colorless Eldrazi Stompy
    I have read the SB article and all he mentions about Gx tron is that it is a good matchup.

    He also doesn't mention when Ghostfire blade should be a flex spot, only that it can be as a one of, and that it should be MB in a chalice-less build.
    I didn't notice that other article that you tagged, so thank you!

    EDIT: I already did a search for the ghostfire blade question and didn't find my answer, that is why I asked.
    Posted in: Deck Creation (Modern)
  • posted a message on Colorless Eldrazi Stompy
    When would you want to have a Ghostfire Blade in the SB?


    Also, how do you guys side against G/x Tron? I'm currently cutting chalice for 2x Sorcerous Spyglass. My meta is very tron and humans heavy, so I wouldn't mind an optimized SB for those matchups.

    Edit: OTP, would you guys keep a hand of: Temple, Relic, MR, Dismember, 2x Eternal Scourge, and a Powder. I ended up powdering it away because it was too land light and the 2 scourges made it seem like it was worth losing the one temple for future hands.
    Posted in: Deck Creation (Modern)
  • posted a message on Colorless Eldrazi Stompy
    Is the mono white death and taxes/hate bears deck a good or bad match-up? Any of you have any pointers for the match-up? Their land destruction and first strikers seem really rough.
    Posted in: Deck Creation (Modern)
  • posted a message on Colorless Eldrazi Stompy
    Also, I've had a few people concede to my turn 1 chalice when I have no idea what deck they are on. How do you guys approach a situation like this?
    Posted in: Deck Creation (Modern)
  • posted a message on Colorless Eldrazi Stompy
    Why do you think it is correct to play 3 Gemstone Caverns, Jordan? I have played about 15 leagues and have had many feel bad moments where I already have it and drew another when I needed a land.
    Posted in: Deck Creation (Modern)
  • posted a message on Stompy
    Hmm, I can see how losing a lot of life could definitely be a bad thing. What is considered standard for the number main board? When I first got the deck, I had all 4 main, but in preparation for this tournament I did a little research and just modeled after the list that is on the deck of the day article from CFB (https://www.channelfireball.com/articles/deck-of-the-day-stompy-modern/). I made a few changes, as I didn't expect to face any hardcore blue control decks, and moved thrun to the sideboard along with removing the skylashers from the 75 in total. I added them back in now that I know I could face blue control. The only other competitive decks that I know are apart of my local meta now are tron and affinity. I could easily remove the 4th dismember for another sideboard card, but I feel like 2x main is a good number. Sometimes you just need to remove a blocker or get that extra 5 trample damage.

    Edit: Wowza! I didn't know that Prowling Serpopard was a card. I think I should definitely get my hands on one of those.
    Posted in: Modern Archives - Established
  • posted a message on Stompy
    Hello all,

    I attended my first paper event today. my list was

    4x Experiment One
    4x Avatar of the Resolute
    4x Strangleroot Geist
    3x Scavenging Ooze
    2x Leatherback Baloth
    4x Dryad Militant
    3x Groundbreaker
    4x Vines of the Vastwood
    4x Aspect of the Hydra
    2x Dismember
    1x Dungrove Elder
    4x Rancor
    2x Treetop Village
    19x Forest

    SB:
    1x Abzan Beastmaster (expected some janky creature decks)
    1x Thragtusk
    2x Unravel the Aether (For Wurmcoil Engine)
    1x Back to Nature
    1x Thrun, the Last Troll
    1x Relic of Progenitus
    1x Chameleon Colossus
    2x Dismember
    1x Loxodon Warhammer (for janky creatures lol)
    2x Feed the Clan
    1x Creeping Corrosion
    1x Prey Upon

    It was a smaller event hosted at my school that I managed to go 3-0 in.

    Match one 2-0
    I was facing against a guy who just put together some BG Midrange Elves.
    He won the roll but opted to draw for some odd reason. However, he ended up keeping a pretty bad hand and all I did was dismember his arbor elf and he only casted one more spell before I killed him on t4.
    G2, he decided to be on the play and main phase casted a tribal instant that had clash and put two elves into play to tap more mana from his archdruid. He then cast a joraga tree speaker kicked twice, which I dismembered and pumped for the win.

    Match two 2-0
    I faced a dredgevine deck and he kept a pretty slow hand after a mull to six. I kept my 7 with a scavenging ooze, so it was a pretty easy victory. He did plenty of damage to himself and just couldn't block my pumped guys.
    Game two we both mulled to 6 and I kept a somewhat shaky hand. It was experiment one, 2 forest, avatar and 2x dismember. I am pretty sure that should have been a mulligan, but I was hoping that my curve and disruption would have given me enough time to try and draw some hate. The only real highlight of this match was he casted a Bile Blight on my experiment one when I had another on the battlefield, I dismembered it in response and was able to get there. Got pretty lucky that he had bad starts. I got to win with Groundbreaker + Aspect Combo Smile

    Match three 2-0
    I faced a RW planeswalker control deck and yet again got pretty lucky because my opponent mulled to 5 game one and got mana screwed.
    Game 2 he snapped kept and I mulliganed to 6. I kept a hand with experiment one, avatar, dismember, 2 lands and a vines of the vastwood.
    He bottled my turn one play and then mana tithed my avatar. Luckily I was able to get my next avatar to stick, and had vines back up, but he helixed the avatar and mana tithed my vines. Then we both kind of did nothing for a few turns as we both got stuck on lands, but eventually I was able to stick my 3rd avatar and rancor it. I got him down to 8 and then swung for 5 + 3 from aspect which he deflecting palmed me. Then next turn he deflecting palmed me again, and I was afraid I was gonna lose to mono deflecting palm lol. Eventually I drew both of my tree tops, one got bolted, my avatar got wrathed, and I was just barely able to get there with my last village when he was on 3. I had a handful of creatures, but he got stuck on 4 lands and I had seen earlier in the event him cast gideon, and ultimate Nahiri for Emrakul. The best part of this match is I got to dismember my Strangleroot Geist which was targeted with a path. Feelsgoodman.

    Overall the deck felt pretty good, but I could have gotten paired up with 8-rack and UWR control. Not sure how those match ups are, but I am going to consider myself pretty lucky.

    Edit: The prize was 4 iconic master's packs. I got pretty lucky and pulled an Elesh Norn and an Aether Vial. Nice $50 when it only cost 5 to enter the event Smile
    Posted in: Modern Archives - Established
  • posted a message on [Primer] RG Ponza / Modern Land Destruction
    Why wurmcoil over another Titan?
    Posted in: Midrange
  • posted a message on [Primer] RG Ponza / Modern Land Destruction
    So, I realize this is a good meta-deck, but what is the best list for an open-meta?

    I pretty much only play on MTGO, so I'm not sure what the most efficient build would be
    Posted in: Midrange
  • posted a message on RG Super Vengevine
    How does deck compare to the RG hollow vine variants? For reference, I've been playing the Vengevine Zoo one from Dewaschina on Reddit
    Posted in: Deck Creation (Modern)
  • posted a message on [Primer] GW Hatebears
    This deck has sparked by interest quite a bit. How much worse does the deck become if I use birds of paradise over the Hierarchs?
    Posted in: Aggro & Tempo
  • posted a message on UR(W) Pyromancer Ascension
    Why do you think that is the key to this deck? We really only have blue cards with CMC of 1, and I'm not too certain what cards you'd want to be countering.
    Posted in: Deck Creation (Modern)
  • posted a message on [Primer] UR Storm
    What are people's opinion on Thought Scour? I have read the last few pages and all of the discussion seems to be about Remand/Peer through depts and then I vaguely saw other cantrips (peek/opt) mentioned. Also, what is the consensus for the optimal number of kill cards (empty/grapeshot) mainboard.


    My current list has 7 medallion creatures, 3 kill spells, 12 rituals, 4 gifts, 2 PiF, 10 cantrips (2 thought scour), 3 remands, 1 noxious revival and 18 lands I have enough tickets that I could get 2 spirebloof canals, should I? I'm currently running 4 Flooded Strands, 4 Steam vents, 4 Shivan Reefs, 4 Island, 1 Hallowed Fountain (2 wear tear in the board) and 1 Mountain.

    I'm also curious on what you experienced MTGO players think the best SB should be?

    I'm really new to this deck, but I got my first 4-1 today in the Friendly Competitive league. Felt great!
    Posted in: Combo
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