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  • posted a message on Jeskai Tempo /Delver/Prowess ("The Jeskai Way" )
    Now I have to try Mana Tithe and also the Electrodominance package. I already had enough on my plate with the new cards to brew with and now this! Thanks Stevomat. I agree about modern right now. It's a ton of fun to play right now, especially for a deck like ours that can deal with a wide range of decks. I will likely have a bit more time at the end of this coming week to do a little brewing/playing finally.

    I REALLY want to brew up a URw wizards deck with Rielle, the Everwise and I also want tweak my UR prowess list to include Sprite Dragon. I can't wait to see what else comes out. We also have the new Narset coming out as well which is very likely real which could be a great addition to any jeskai midrange/control deck.
    Posted in: Deck Creation (Modern)
  • posted a message on [Primer] Green Nykthos Devotion (includes Tooth & Nail)
    Quote from Rendroc »
    Fiend Artisan is quite similar to Fauna Shaman, but it actually comes at more of a cost since discarding a creature is better than having to sac a creature you already cost. It adds one converted mana cost to the casting cost essentially as well. I think the ability is worse than that of Fauna Shaman, except maybe vs countermagaic, but that fact that it can become a threat itself might make it better.

    Vivien, Monster's Advocate looks great actually but it's 5 mana. I'm a huge fan of the card design though, and if I was still playing magic, which I haven't been able to do for a while now, I'd be testing her out! Smile


    What happened? Are you ok? Did you get burnt out or was it a personal issue (obviously don't need any specifics if you don't want or can't provide). Only asking because if there is a way we can help you know we will!
    Posted in: Big Mana
  • posted a message on [IKO] Rielle, the Everwise
    I am already brewing some crazy modeern wizards decks with this and Magus of the Bazaar, Izzet Charm, etc. This card looks fun
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [Primer] Green Nykthos Devotion (includes Tooth & Nail)
    So Fiend Artisan and Vivien both look interesting...

    I know I will be brewing with Vivien and Genesis Hydra Smile
    Posted in: Big Mana
  • posted a message on Jeskai Tempo /Delver/Prowess ("The Jeskai Way" )
    I really love some of these decks guys! Modern is great right now. I feel modern is in a place where you can run 4-5 drops and actually get them in play often. I don't know how I played before Force of Negation existed. I relied heavily on spell pierce, but FON is way better. I agree with what Stevomat said that you do need to have some card advantage in the deck right now to succeed and it looks like both of you have that covered.

    On another note, I am very excited for the new set. It looks like we are going to get some really cool jeskai goodies!

    The new UR mythic wizard looks like a ton of fun. I am not sure how good she will be in play, but she can be a card advantage machine with cards like Izzet Charm, Magus of the Bazaar, etc and also with goblin lore, burning inquiry, etc.
    Posted in: Deck Creation (Modern)
  • posted a message on Jeskai Tempo /Delver/Prowess ("The Jeskai Way" )
    This deck looks amazing! I haven't tried the electrodominance package yet, but I have wanted to get a giver into my jeskai deck. Once I get some time to try it I will definitely let you know. Keep us posted because you may have broke it!
    Posted in: Deck Creation (Modern)
  • posted a message on Jeskai Tempo /Delver/Prowess ("The Jeskai Way" )
    Sorry I have been absent for a bit. Work got really crazy and of course the virus. I will make sure to keep on this so we can make sure the thread doesn't perish.

    I was not planning on Ikoria being anything to write home about, but we have gotten some fun toys. The UR flyer with haste and super prowess looks like a ton of fun. The three drop UR guy the copies a spell would have been an auto include if it copied an opponents spell also but could be fun, and if narset is real there may be a really fun standard jeskai list and a lot of really fun new jeskai toys!

    I have been running my own build of UR delver for a bit with brineborn cutthroat and have been loving it. Once Ikoria comes out with all the jeskai goodies I may have to get back to jeskai for a bit. I still have my jeskai list built, but haven't had a ton of time to play so I have just been playing UR when I can. I personally love The royal scions in my current build. It does need a deck that can go a little later in the game to get enough value. if you are more aggressive it can feel underwhelming.

    I hope everyone is well and I promise I will be posting more often.
    Posted in: Deck Creation (Modern)
  • posted a message on Jeskai Tempo /Delver/Prowess ("The Jeskai Way" )
    Quote from ManDolphin »
    That card seems incredibly powerful and certainly worth testing, but unfortunately I think I may have confused you. This was the deck that I played a few weeks back. It's not the Underworld Breach combo, but the Through the Breach/Emrakul, the Aeons Torn combo. Still, I feel that the new Jeskai walker, if it indeed stays as you mentioned above, could be a contender, but there's so many strong Jeskai walkers. It either has to have insane synergy with the deck, or be busted on its own like Teferi, Time Raveler. We'll see where the she ends up though!



    This deck looks awesome! Keep us posted on how it goes. I watched squacheif play against someone playing UR breach and it looked great. I bet jeskai is even better!
    Posted in: Deck Creation (Modern)
  • posted a message on [Primer] Green Nykthos Devotion (includes Tooth & Nail)
    Quote from dos_rogue »
    one other side note,

    this list surfaced on tcdecks

    https://www.tcdecks.net/deck.php?id=33483&iddeck=297004

    seems similar to yours curbros


    That looks great! This is very near my Leyline list. I LOVE Genesis Hydra, Llanowar Tribe, etc. Once Upon a time ban hurt these lists, but only by a little.

    Magus of the Moon played a Tooth and Nail deck the other day on his Twich stream and went 4-1 with it! It looked really good...so I think Tooth and Nail is viable again too! It's a great time to play Green Devotion.
    Posted in: Big Mana
  • posted a message on [Primer] Green Nykthos Devotion (includes Tooth & Nail)
    Right now I feel a lack of good turn 2 plays if we don't hit turn 1 ramp. Used to have burning tree emissary here but I feel that tribe does a better job at hitting that sweet 6 mana spot on turn 3. And has the potential for 19 mana on turn 3. Currently about to test conjures closet in wishboard, might test with some low curve etb effects. Already have things like sundering titan, terastodon, hornet queen, primeval titan. Goose has been really nice so far, really helps the deck grind though some matchups. What are our defences against dredge outside of karn grabbing hate like tormods/bridge, also does the deck type have a discord?


    Totally agree. I play way more 1-2 drop cantrips than most...which tends to get me out of these scenarios (and allows for some keeps even when you don't have a dork...but this is a HUGE issue with the deck. This is why in most of my decks in the past I have played less three drops and more 1-2 drops.

    I have been seeing a LOT more success with my Curio deck lately. I don't know if it is just the meta, the addition of Uro, or my just playing better...but I have been surprised recently by its success. Here is the list:



    I know it seems weird with all of the control running around; but I've found that the current control decks are far more reliant on countering ONE spell each turn....and if you throw enough at them they simply can't handle it. For those newer to the primer, this is actually an infinite combo deck....so it is played more like a combo deck. Cloudstone Curio does a lot in a deck like this. The combo comes from "looping" two mana-producing planeswalkers...but you also get "loops" from 1-drop enchantments to draw as many cards as you have mana for, etc. You can loop Eternal Witness, Wall of Roots, etc. as well. Any ETB effect can be abused.

    I do miss Genesis Hydra...and I will find a way to get at least one in there Smile (hopefully two); but Wave has been pretty darn strong and tends to play a little stronger in the Curio Combo builds when it can be played. You can always replace the Waves with Hydra's if control is super heavy in the meta (although I honestly haven't had a huge difficulty with control yet)

    I'll post more about it later...but I did want to post this as I have been pleasantly surprised that it seems to be back in a place where it is strong again.
    Posted in: Big Mana
  • posted a message on Jeskai Tempo /Delver/Prowess ("The Jeskai Way" )
    Quote from ManDolphin »
    Quote from CurdBros »
    Hi all! I hope all is well. I am still playing my UR prowess deck and I think modern is in a great place right now. I am working on adding white to see if the added color helps without hurting the deck too much. I will keep you all posted. I hope all is well

    I've been doing great CurdBros! Haven't had much time to brew decks lately with midterms happening at school. My group managed to pull 19 people together for a sanctioned modern tourney last weekend so that was fun. I came in second with a Jeskai Breach list, but lost to Jund Shadow in the finals. Great matches and it seems we found a group of modern players waiting for a place to play. Outside of this I've been testing pioneer because of the upcoming SCG Open taking place nearby and it's going to be pioneer. I hope your Jeskai transistion goes well!


    That's awesome that you found a modern group!

    Great finish at the event. I wish you would have won, but second is still a fantastic finish. I bet the jeskai breach is a really awesome deck. Also great luck in the SCG event!

    On another note, did you all see the possible leak of narset from Ikoria? It's not verified yet, but if it's true then she will be one we will want to try. Here is the supposed text"

    1UWR

    +1 - Add one U, W, R to your mana pool. Use this mana only to cast non-creature spells

    -2 - Draw a card, then discard a card. Deal damage equal to the discarded cards mana cost to a creature or planeswalker

    -6 - You get an emblem that states : Deal 2 damage to any target when you cast a non-creature spell"

    4 Loyalty

    This looks really fun, but extremely broken with underworld breach with 0 costed artifacts. If it's real, your jeskai breach deck may be the best deck in modern! What do you all think?
    Posted in: Deck Creation (Modern)
  • posted a message on Jeskai Tempo /Delver/Prowess ("The Jeskai Way" )
    Hi all! I hope all is well. I am still playing my UR prowess deck and I think modern is in a great place right now. I am working on adding white to see if the added color helps without hurting the deck too much. I will keep you all posted. I hope all is well
    Posted in: Deck Creation (Modern)
  • posted a message on [Primer] Green Nykthos Devotion (includes Tooth & Nail)
    Hi there, been a long time lurker to green devotion, Moved onto other decks and brew and wanted to give the deck another run since it got some considerable upgrades over the last ~year or so. Veil of summers, ouat, Castle, and karn are nuts for the deck. I like to play a more toolbox kinda style deck that likes to fetch answers and such. Not sure how to upload a decklist with links new to posting. Still not entirely sure how to format things correctly but theres the list Im working on. Last 15 are sideboard.


    So glad you posted! Glad to have you here.

    You are absolutely right we’ve had a lot of upgrades this last year. I do agree that Karn is incredible. Gives us the interaction we need in a nice little “Oatha-able” package. I still say we are the best for Karn.

    Your list plays a lot of high drops. Llanowar Tribe facilitates this well. It’s such a crazy ramping card. I haven’t played with it in a little while (only because the meta I play in got a little hostile to smaller creatures and I’d rather they bolt a fork than my 3-drop)...but it is crazy powerful. I gotta try it out again Smile

    Cool list!

    _____

    I’m kinda surprised standard players haven’t noticed the interaction between Kiora, Behemoth Beckoner and Uro, Titan of Nature’s Wrath. I don’t know much about Standard though.
    Posted in: Big Mana
  • posted a message on [Primer] Green Nykthos Devotion (includes Tooth & Nail)
    I also have been trying out Uro. Went to the dark side though (aka Leyline Smile )

    There were multiple synergies I wanted to try out; so I have been playing:



    It’s a little different than my other decks; as I’ve always been extremely high on Utopia Sprawl, Arbor Elf, Oath of Nissa, and Abundant Growth as a core to begin Devotion Decks with. There is just a really high rate of Engineered Explosives and Chalices running around in my meta...so I wanted to try out Leyline.

    I really did also want to look into the synergy between both Kiora’s And Uro as well. Uro is great with both:

    1. Uro enters the battlefield before it is sacrificed; so with the 3-drop Kiora you draw 2-cards, gain 3 life, and put another land in.

    2. 4-drop Kiora puts cards into the graveyard; so you can actually get some cards into the yard for the escape cost.

    Leyline also works well with both Kiora’s as unlike Garruk; the Kiora’s can also u tap creatures.

    I’ve been pleasantly surprised with the speed of the deck. I didn’t think it would be as consistently fast as my Karn deck (only because it uses Simian Spirit Guide); but it is. You have to mulligan a little more aggressively; but I’ve kept multiple hands without Leyline that worked out great.

    The deck essentially just overloads the opponent (forces them to have answers and lots of them quickl) and has a tiny bit of interaction to answer what absolutely has to be answered. Genesis Hydra into Woodland Bellower, into Wistful Selkie is nuts...and with a Kiora Behemoth Beckoner on board that line essentially becomes a 6-for-1.

    Like most of my decks, once you get a board presence; you pretty much can draw, untap, play a land, untap, etc. until you draw out the deck/dig to what you are looking for.

    The board is more dedicated to the combo decks in the format (as most fair decks can’t beat this). I’ll post more tonight after play.

    I wrote out a little blurb about Leyline to add to the primer and will let you know when it is up. I’m not a Leyline aficionado yet; so it may miss something you guys could add to it.
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  • posted a message on [Primer] Green Nykthos Devotion (includes Tooth & Nail)
    Quote from kysg »
    It also has land destruction built in, which is really rare. Didn't even know green could do that. I knew it wierd stuff like hurricane

    side topic is a devotion deck possible going in a stompy direction? I also saw in the primer some elves builds are those still possible?


    You could definitely go Stompy (3-drop Kiora is great in Stompy versions)

    Yes...Elves is always a possibility because of Ezuri.

    There are two ways you can go with Elves...the Leyline Version can actually lead to infinite combos with Devoted Druid and Ezuri; but just straight up aggro with Joraga Warcaller and/or Ezuri is great too. Elves lend themselves to Devotion so well because they have amazing mana-sinks. I only stopped posting the Elves lists because Elves at the time just took on Nykthos and didn’t consider themselves a Devotion deck (so I didn’t want to take away from that Primer...at the time I ran it as well).
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