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  • posted a message on Eggs
    This is the list I'm going to try out, featuring Sidisi for deterministic and decent easy to get combo:


    Sideboard


    Deterministic kill with repeatable loop:
    With Sidisi, Undead Vizier's Trigger on the stack targeting himself, activate Conjurer's Bauble targeting Faith's Reward to shuffle it back into library, activate Pyrite Spellbomb to deal 2 damage to opponent. Let Sidisi trigger resolve, grab the Faith's Reward again. Pop all your artifacts to cycle and activate Lotus Blooms, Ghost Quarters, and Mox Opal to gain mana, Cast Faith's Reward. Rinse and repeat.

    This loop is also not 100% needed as you can do the classic version where you loop faith's rewards to thin your deck to only have Faith's Rewards and Open the Vaults in Library and loop with Pyrite Spellbomb
    Posted in: Deck Creation (Modern)
  • posted a message on Eggs
    I feel like maybe we need to go back to the similar to Stanislav Cifka’s list with Faith's Reward. I really think Thopter Foundry Sword of the Meek combo just isn't good.

    Ramp:
    Reshape + Lotus Bloom
    Ghost Quarter + Faith's Reward

    Conjurer's Bauble on Faith's Reward or Open the Vaults to put back in library. Ghost Quarter and/or fetch lands or other tutor effects to shuffle library to get it off bottom. You eventually end up with your library with only Faith's Rewards and Open the Vaults. Then Loop Pyrite Spellbomb over and over.

    Another combo I'm interested in, which I'm nost sure is even viable in Modern due to basically no mana positive mana rocks is Shimmer Myr + Aetherflux Reservoir. Its a classic EDH combo where you cast artifacts at instant speed. The reason you do this is not only able to combo off on opponent's turn, but you respond with Aetherflux triggers on the stack. The trigger checks total spells cast, not spells before the trigger, which means the life gain gets out of control and you can easily get 50 health easily. Thing is, like i said, it relies on mana positive rocks. So if we have discounted artifacts then maybe we can somehow do this, idk
    Posted in: Deck Creation (Modern)
  • posted a message on Living End
    Hi, I'm new to the deck. How does it win through Grafdigger's Cage or Rest in Peace?
    Posted in: Combo
  • posted a message on The State of Modern Thread (B&R 11/03/2019)


    There's a lot of things we can argue that this guys said, but its probably been done beofre. I'm just going to look at his closing statement:
    As to my personal views, I’m unsure of whether the card was too good for Modern, but I definitely think that the banning was poorly executed and poorly explained. As such I think WOTC ought to unban the card, and then if necessary do a proper banning, with hard numbers and clear arguments, as they did with KCI.

    There's many cards you can say the same thing about. Actually, I would even argue that the vast majority of cards up until the last few (in which wotc has been very good about) Didn't quite receive a proper banning.

    Posted in: Modern
  • posted a message on The State of Modern Thread (B&R 11/03/2019)
    I agree, i think Containment Priest is a great fair magic card that could benefit modern a lot
    Posted in: Modern
  • posted a message on The State of Modern Thread (B&R 11/03/2019)
    Quote from cfusionpm »
    Quote from gkourou »
    You want splinter twin unbanned, but that's not enough. You also want it's fair backup blue moon plan be a great deck also by it's own


    Another side note: the card Counterspell does little to nothing to help anything meaningful in Modern. We need free or 1cmc counters to help fight the free/1cmc threats. Never mind all the uncountereable shenanigans through Vial/Cavern/etc.

    I think something like Pernicious Deed as well as something like Counterspell, or literal Counterspell existing in the format would probably make it better.

    Also whats your guys' thoughts on cards like Red Elemental Blast or Blue Elemental Blast being in Modern?
    Posted in: Modern
  • posted a message on The State of Modern Thread (B&R 11/03/2019)
    The UU casting cast is also a huge factor on why Counterspell is pretty balanced tbh
    Posted in: Modern
  • posted a message on The State of Modern Thread (B&R 11/03/2019)
    Yep, and I hope Modern Horizons helps us here
    Posted in: Modern
  • posted a message on The State of Modern Thread (B&R 11/03/2019)
    Twin is not the answer. A "I win" button is not he answer, and I'm going to leave it at that.

    Good answers to threats is the solution to make Modern great.

    Control is totally fine, as it has always been, you are 100% correct. It has a high conversion rate, good win rates, etc.

    I think the important thing when discussing modern control is how the answers line up with the treats in Modern, which is what I think people really are complaining about when they complain about control being bad.

    There was a great post on reddit:
    "There's nothing unfair about fast mana inherently...The issue is when your accelerated threats can't be effectively.If you gain too much speed, then card advantage is irrelevant because you've won the game. This why Faithless Looting initially started to creep up in GDS. Card advantage became much less important than card quality..."

    Faithless Looting is not an inherently overpowered Magic card. Faithless Looting being SO good right now is a symptom of Modern's problems, not the cause.

    Answers to threats need to line up with threats themselves. When we are forces to play something like Anger of the Gods or Terminus, cards that are not easy to fit into decks, of course its going to heavily affect deck building, and in turn the meta itself.

    Side note: i kind of find it funny that Looting is so good now. When I first joined mtg, people would try and fit in looting into some red decks. I would call it a noob trap card and laugh. Nowadays it is at the forefront of the meta game lmao
    Posted in: Modern
  • posted a message on The State of Modern Thread (B&R 21/01/2019)
    The back end of Looting then comes down to deck building and what the deck is trying to do, which doesn't have to do with color. a 3 mana draw two discard two is not a unbalanced card.
    Posted in: Modern Archives
  • posted a message on The State of Modern Thread (B&R 21/01/2019)
    I don't really agree. If Faithless Looting didn't exist, and only Careful Study did, would there be a big difference?
    Posted in: Modern Archives
  • posted a message on The State of Modern Thread (B&R 21/01/2019)
    If Ponder was legal in Modern, would it even benefit the fair blue based decks? I really think thinking about card selection tools based on color just doesn't make sense. How Faithless Looting works in a red deck compared to Preordain in a blue deck, they are just so different. Direct comparison of those 2 types of cards don't work, and we talked about this before a million times.

    The "blue doesn't even have the best card selection tool" is completely wrong. Faithless Looting does what Red does, digs for cards on that turn, not caring about card advantage. Compare that to Serum Visions, and if we are talking about card selection in general, then Serum Visions is actually better! The only difference is that Looting does it right here right now, while Serum Visions you have to wait a turn to do it, and you get the benefit of +0 card advantage rather than -1. Serum Visions digs 3, while Looting digs only 2.

    So if we throw out the color based argument, now we are left with the same question of if they would even play Ponder/Preordain in the decks you really want them to play in. GDS and Phoenix will undoubtedly benefit the most, alongside Storm. So would the meta even be different?

    Lastly no on talks about the fact that Blue control decks have a very solid conversion rate and MWP out dated but the only one i could find for now. Does blue control decks even need help?

    The only reason I want Preordain and even Ponder unbanned is because I like powerful cards and think the original reason they are on the banned list is outdated and nonsensical. The real factor is the implications on the current meta and possible powering up of already the top decks of Phoenix and GDS.

    As for Stirrings, LSV but it best when he said that there's 4 main decks that play it (Tron, Amulet, Hardened Scales, Prison) and all are vastly different in play patterns, which seems very reasonably and fine.
    Posted in: Modern Archives
  • posted a message on The State of Modern Thread (B&R 26/11/2018)
    It was pretty much 100% Scrap Trawler and the slight innovations of Nass to include stuff like buried ruin, inventors fair and EE. Thats why I Think Scrap Trawler should be banned because it's the real reason the deck is busted. The reason why it goes infinite and the reason why it's resilient to all non persistent grave hate.

    Old eggs could exist without both KCI and Scrap Trawler but is no where as good
    Posted in: Modern Archives
  • posted a message on [POLL] What cards do you want banned or unbanned in the January 21, 2019, announcement?
    Quote from purklefluff »
    even though I own the deck, I'd be fine with a KCI ban.

    stirrings though? that'd be a *****ty move. there are a bunch of completely reasonable decks that would be blind-sided by such a ban, it wouldn't be a sensible choice.


    I agree with this. I think Wellspring is a much fairer ban because it will only hurt KCI and KCI alone.

    I think Scrap Trawler should be the ban. Force them to go back to Eggs style
    Posted in: Modern Archives
  • posted a message on The State of Modern Thread (B&R 26/11/2018)
    I don't think Twin talk should be off limits, but it needs to be stifled some tbh. Theres many times we begin talking about something on this thread and someone mentions Twin, and the same points come up over and over and warps the whole conversation. Things like KCI ban discussion, "winners meta" discussion, data points about Stirrings, etc, gets drowned out once Twin gets mentioned because a lot of people see it as The Solution to "fix Modern. I think it should be moved to a separate topic because it really has become its own topic that is outside the current meta and future of Modern discussion
    Posted in: Modern Archives
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