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  • posted a message on Japanese Alternate art planeswalkers
    Am I the only one on here and Reddit that absolutely loves the Ral art? The same artist did Karn here too, those are some high quality pieces.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Infinite Lives or Phyrexian Unlife?
    You should look up the Vizier Combo decks in Modern. It plays with Devoted Druid for infinite mana that can be played in different ways. Melira's been bumped for Vizier of Remedies.
    Posted in: Casual & Multiplayer Formats
  • posted a message on Where to post?
    What format? If you know it would go into that section.
    Posted in: Magic General
  • posted a message on Why I hate Mono red burn
    Quote from AtraxianShade »
    Quote from TBuzzsaw »
    Quote from AtraxianShade »
    If you can endure the game for another 3 months the standard rotation will take away some toys from red decks


    Six months. Rotation is in the fall, never summer.
    I was under the impression that the first rotation happened with M20 coming, which is in a little more than 3 months.


    I don't understand the confusion why so many people think this. It's never rotated with core sets before nor in the summer, just look at last year for example.
    Posted in: Magic General
  • posted a message on Why I hate Mono red burn
    Again it's popular because it's Bo1 where aggro is king and it goes quick for people to complete dailies. Anywhere else it's not a good deck to play in Standard. Why does it matter if everyone else is playing a red deck for dailies? It just means it's guaranteed to go fast. If you want to build a counter deck to it, go ahead. No one is stopping you or judging you for doing so. As I said in another post, I made a Selesnya Angel deck to play against red decks when they flare up.

    Playing a top tier deck does require skill to pilot. Just because you have Ferrari doesn't mean you know how to drive it in a race in the most optimal way. Sure it raises the chances of a win, but in closer matches and match ups it requires a lot of skill to know what lines of play to make. Mono Blue in standard is a prime example on a great deck that needs a great pilot to be successful with. Do you use Dive Down or Spell Pierce to protect your creature from a removal spell, do you risk tapping out to play a Tempest Djinn or keep the mana open with a counter in hand and risk dragging a game out longer than it should? Mono red has an advantage over Esper, but a bad player can trip on themselves with just one wrong play that costs them the game. You can't imagine how many red players complain about Esper being unbeatable but they never bothered learning why they have the advantage and the right strategy to take against control.

    Instead of criticizing people for playing net decks, maybe you should study those decks or play them yourself to understand deck building better instead of jamming 78 cards into your deck and not understanding what needs to be cut. I'm going to sound like an a-hole for saying this but you not understanding how to cut down your massive deck to 60 cards shows your skill level and not understanding the game as much as you're trying to criticize.
    Posted in: Magic General
  • posted a message on New to MTG
    First off buying packs/boxes are a massive waste of money because you are always getting less than what they are worth. It's always recommended to buy singles, especially if you know what you want.

    Draft is a good way to learn the game since it teaches you how to deck build and evaluate cards. There's no right way to draft, whether picking money cards or not, but the general rule is to stick with two colors and prioritize removal spells.

    I would look into playing Magic Arena since it's a F2P game. It's good practice and it'll help you decide what you like to be able to purchase in real life.
    Posted in: Magic General
  • posted a message on Why I hate Mono red burn
    Quote from AtraxianShade »
    If you can endure the game for another 3 months the standard rotation will take away some toys from red decks


    Six months. Rotation is in the fall, never summer.
    Posted in: Magic General
  • posted a message on Why I hate Mono red burn
    Between here and reddit, there's so many posts about "I've been playing MtG for so long, I hate _____ decks!" Quite honestly I'm surprised it's not another Esper control rant.

    1. Literally every top deck can count as a cookie cutter net deck. It's not unique to just red decks. There's no problem in playing good decks, because against other good players, you better know how to pilot the deck.

    2. That's how aggro decks work if they have a good hand. Mono Blue and WW can do the same if they have a good start. Control with a good starting hand can also shut down aggro to ensure they'll probably not win.

    3. Wildgrowth Walker decks beat them. Selesnya decks beat them. Any combo with B or W can beat them with the amount of removal and playable lifegain cards beat them. Burn decks run out of steam quickly if they don't get you down to the danger zone. Every color has something that can be backbreaking to them such as Moment of Craving, Knight of Autumn, Absorb, Shalai, Voice of Plenty, Lyra Dawnbringer, etc.

    4. Funny, yesterday when I went through some Bo1 matches and noticed a high amount of red decks so I switched over the Selesnya Angels and didn't drop a single game against red. No deck is unbeatable, RDW is especially beatable if you play a deck to counter it compared to something like control.

    5. You're playing Bo1, where aggro is king because once a sideboard is involved, they just lose. RDW isn't even a top deck in the meta right now because of that reason. Just look at the meta competitive breakdown: https://www.mtggoldfish.com/metagame/standard#paper
    People like to play fast games to get their dailies so it's an expected choice to play red because either they win or lose fast.

    6. They don't need any nerfs because as I said, it's not a good deck. It's really laughable to say as an "old school" MtG player that you think burn spells is better now compared to the past when it's not.
    Posted in: Magic General
  • posted a message on Standard Bogles
    Unfortunately all the auras in Standard are really bad right now other than Curious Obsession, which is played in Mono Blue Tempo in a way that it kinda works like Bogles in that you protect your evasive small threat and gain card advantage.

    Other than that you might want to play with Vine Mare and Hadana's Climb.
    Posted in: Deck Creation (Standard)
  • posted a message on Finale of Promise
    UR Phoenix would probably want a copy or two of this.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on God-Eternal Kefnet (Cedric Phillips preview)
    So judge question, since it's a "may reveal", when must you choose to reveal the card drawn, as it's drawn or after you've seen it yourself before making the decision?
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Hi, Goblin Deck Help
    You're an aggro deck though, you don't want to be trying to get big mana because you can't afford to draw the game longer than it should, not to mention those cards will just be bad if you don't have Prospector on the board.
    Posted in: Deck Creation (Standard)
  • posted a message on Hi, Goblin Deck Help
    Your deck is a bit clunky and slow for goblins. You should be running something closer to this: https://decks.tcgplayer.com/magic/standard/sithdragon33/goblin-weenies/1345761
    Posted in: Deck Creation (Standard)
  • posted a message on Orzhov Lifelink - Where to cut?
    You're still pulling your deck in two directions when I said it's a really bad idea. Again, either go all in on vampires or don't. Seeker and Lieutenant are really bad if half your creatures aren't even vampires. When you have a single plan, it's more consistent and powerful.
    Posted in: Deck Creation (Standard)
  • posted a message on New Red Cards
    Tibalt is the only card worth playing for now, and he's in the sideboard. In order to replace something in the main, you have to think what it's replacing and if it's worth the slot. The answer is no, Neheb and Chandra don't impact the board very well, especially on the turn they drop. Neheb is pretty bad since your hand is pretty much empty by the time it drops and unlike Hazoret in the past, you actually want cards in hand.
    Posted in: Standard New Card Discussion
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