I board out 1 Arid Mesa when I board in one and 1 scavenging ooze + 1 arid Mesa when I board in two. I usually only board in two against big mana.
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Jul 10, 2018Posted in: Aggro & TempoQuote from NeoHaunter »
Hey man I've been playing this list for about a month now but I was wondering if you had a general sideboard guide that you follow?
I'm a "does this feel right?" kind of sideboarder. I don't have a set plan for matchups. Usually it's pretty obvious (bring in Damping Sphere against Storm? Duh!) but sometimes a healthy use of discretion is appropriate.
Updates I'd make to this right now?
- 1 Destructive Revelry
+ 1 Stony Silence
Lots of spikes are picking up KCI.
If you want to experiment, try Remorseful Cleric in the SB.
Jul 5, 2018Posted in: Aggro & TempoQuote from J1lberto »I am sorry but I needed to talk about it.
Shiege Rhino, Mantis Rider, Voice of Resurgence, Geist of Saint Traft, Anafenza, Bloodbraid Elf, Kolaghan's... everything, in a deck.
Has anyone tried it?
I have no idea. But I would like to meet a 4c Player.
Does mana work?
Worst matchups? I imagine the Blood Moon Decks, ... it can not be all good.
Kibler played a Pillar list on SCG like, 4 years ago.
This idea has been around for a while -- it's just one that tends to not get a ton of steam due to it's weaknesses.
Jun 28, 2018Posted in: Aggro & TempoQuote from Mogensen »Hi guys.
In what matchups and situations are the Dromokas Command good?
I see a lot of you guys are playing it both mainboard and sideboard.
I know the utility spreads across a lot of different situations, but was wondering what matchups in the meta you feel it shines against?
Thanks in advance.
It's very good against any deck playing Lightning Bolt. It's also good in green mirrors. It shines where stats matter. Sometimes you snag something stupid like a Spreading Seas or a Search for Azcanta but usually that mode just hits a Rancor and you're sad.
Jun 26, 2018Posted in: Aggro & TempoQuote from SmauG »So if i interpret this correctly, in small scale tournaments chances of winning with fringe strategies or brews are more likely rather than when playing top tier decks?
Please correct me if i'm wrong with this assumption of "all-in strategies"
An "all-in" strategy is like Grishoalbrand or Bridge from Below/Hollow One/Vengevine. These are decks that are very explosive and can be hard to beat if you don't have the appropriate SB cards. However, if you're attending a small local like FNM or a Thursday win-a-box regularly, you'll have difficulty bringing Grishoalbrand every time since more and more people will start packing the appropriate SB answers -- operating under the assumption that you will show up.
Jun 26, 2018People in small rooms have hesitations playing all-in strategies because the matchup becomes known in the room, people start packing the correct SB cards, and you end up having a much worse GW% than if you were playing an all-in strategy in a big room.Posted in: Aggro & Tempo
Jun 26, 2018Posted in: Aggro & TempoQuote from Zulander »
Deck is primed to beat up on the fair decks right now, which is why naya midrange will always be a good tier 1.5-2 deck in the format. Fast, efficient creatures that put pressure on an opponent + best sideboard colors in modern = tier 1.5-2 consistently.
Yes. With an asterix -- as usual.
It also has to do with how people are building their midrange decks -- dropping Terminates and Abrupt Decays for Fatal Push and Lightning Bolt. With our bevy of powerful 3 drops, those are unreasonable propositions. Jund, as Lantern has said before, typically has a good MU against Zoo. However, given the Humans menace, they have to build in such a way that they are not well suited to handle Zoo right now.
This deck also wrecks Mardu Pyromancer with how they currently build it. Wrecks it. Mardu, built to prey upon humans, gets the actual shaft everytime I sit down. This makes Zoo a great meta reactionary aggressive midrange deck -- typically where we want to be and where big zoo has been successful in the past.
Jeskai, while previously a great MU, is now just fine. Teferi did a lot for them -- a weak draw from us and they can close the door quickly. I think we just have to ensure that our 1-2 SB slots devoted to midrange/control actually appropriately answers Jeskai -- otherwise we're dumping 4 mana into something that isn't relevant.
I'd also note that, in small rooms, people are often hesitant to play all-in strategies week-in and week-out. I've played against largely tier 2 decks for the past couple tournaments. Our sample size is also <500 games. I think Big Zoo is in a good spot right now but I think we should temper our big room expectations. We're winning games where both players expect the game to last at least 4 turns.
Jun 25, 2018Posted in: Aggro & TempoQuote from SmauG »
I played with Molten Rain prior to the PW redirect "fix" and it was not great. It's worse now (can't redirect to Lilly). I like cards like Damping Sphere, Blood Moon, Tectonic Edge...
Scapeshift and Tron pull you different directions currently but Molten Rain is a pretty expensive and inefficient way to impact their mana development. Personally, I'd look elsewhere.
Jun 25, 2018Posted in: Aggro & TempoQuote from lugger »
Played this at a tiny tiny modern event in Corning. $30 but less than 16 people so cut to top 4.
I waltzed into first seed and we chopped.
2-0 Coralhelm Company
2-1 GR Madcap Experiment
Everything was on EZ mode. I only dropped a game to Madcap cause he had the nut draw game 1. Wrecked him games 2 and 3.
Jun 21, 2018Posted in: Aggro & TempoQuote from Maximum_Granddad »I suppose you are right. I was getting a bit concerned about my own 3 cmc creature base and thought splitting Knight, Loxodon, Finks and Rhonas was too much. It seems to me Knight and Loxodon were the two that stood out without anything else being as beneficial.
What kind of cards would you be suggesting in the hatebears category?
What decks do you want to beat?
Right now, I don't maindeck any "hatebears" outside of Voice of Resurgence. There's always a variety of hatebear idiots in the board.
Lantern's primer is still up to date. A lot of your general questions can be answered there, on page 1 of this thread.
Jun 19, 2018Posted in: Aggro & Tempo
These are the two so far that stick out to me.
Remorseful Reverend is the type of card we always wanted instead of RIP.
Seems excellent to bully your opponent in the rare Knight of the Reliquary mirror.
GY strategies aren't prevalent in the current state but it's easy to imagine, in 6 months, that reality.
Edit: Remorseful Reverend is spill-over tech against Snapcaster decks too! : DDDDDDD
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