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  • posted a message on Jund
    Quote from Yong92 »
    Just something in my mind.

    Why can't we run 1 or 2 Kessig Wolf Run to deal with problematic flying tokens which mostly probably our weakest match ups?



    Skarrg, the Rage Pits seems better to me if you're going that route. However, making colorless mana is not where you want to be. There are occasions when even Twilight Mire is a pain in the ass and that makes two of our prominent colors but not red. So you can easily get hosed with bad opening hands. Not to mention, this way seems like a very roundabout way to deal with tokens. Why not play Grim Flayer instead?
    Posted in: Midrange
  • posted a message on Abzan Liege / Wilted Abzan / Liege Rhino
    opinion?

    https://www.mtggoldfish.com/archetype/modern-abzan-65818#paper

    I'm going to buy it

    it could work?

    any change?


    Kitchen Finks is not a card that excites me but this is about as basic as Abzan Aggro/Midrange gets. I'm not sure you still want a full play set of Path to Exile if you're also going to play that many Assassin's Trophy, but I do like that combo of spells for my removal suite. I'm also certain Loxodon Hierarch is supposed to be Loxodon Smiter instead. Loxodon Hierarch doesn't really make sense to me. There are way better 4-cmc spells we could play while staying aggressive. That said, playing 1 or 2 wouldn't be the worst thing in the world. I just don't think it's a card that normally sees play in this shell.
    Posted in: Aggro & Tempo
  • posted a message on Jeskai Control
    Quote from tlhunter07 »
    The thing is that the deck doesn't need selection, not really. We play a combination of cards that through Search triggers or cycling/casting Heiro we can find the cards we need without playing weaker cantrips. The strength of Heiro is that its good to cycle early game, but it's not a *****ty rip in the lategame like Visions is. I think if you play with only Serums and then you play with only Illuminations, a clear winner emerges.


    While I generally like some number of Hieroglyphic Illumination, it's largely for its speed and flexibility (can be cycled early, more keepable opening hands, etc) instead of its card drawing "power." I say "power" because the fact that these are the cantrips we're debating about shows how bad Modern cantrips are. That said, I still like Serum Visions if I'm playing more silver bullets from my sideboard. The real problem I have with it is that it's a sorcery. They each have their uses though.
    Posted in: Control
  • posted a message on Jund
    Maelstrom Pulse seems pretty bad against Scales Affinity from my recollection. You generally need/want instant speed answers.

    EDIT: Scales Affinity is one matchup where Kalitas is far more useful than Huntmaster as well.
    Posted in: Midrange
  • posted a message on Jund
    But Kalitas doesn't affect your creatures Confused
    Posted in: Midrange
  • posted a message on Jund
    Quote from pzbw7z »
    Quote from cfremont »
    Cherry on top would be the keyword you "May" exile them to get Dredge when Kalitas isn't out and to get Zombies when he is.

    When there are two replacement effects, doesn't the player who controls the effects get to choose which one is used?


    True. If there are multiple replacement effects, the owner of the object chooses which one will affect it.
    Posted in: Midrange
  • posted a message on Jund
    Quote from rcwraspy »
    I don't believe that's the case any longer. Tron, Scapeshift, Amulet, UW Control, and Lantern are all poised to be good now and all have positive matchups against Jund. Burn is still good and I believe that matchup slightly favors Burn. Affinity has morphed into a harder deck to beat with Hardened Scales. Jund has a positive matchupu against Storm, but that isn't overly prevalent right now. Humans and Spirits are probably 50/50 - Jund does well against creature decks but those 2 decks pack a lot of disruption on the bodies, which brings the matchups closer.


    Lantern is a bad matchup?? How??

    Also, Tron is definitely 50/50.
    Posted in: Midrange
  • posted a message on Jund
    Quote from Ceaucescu »
    I thought there would be way more activity on here since the banning. I'm not sure why people think it's a bad thing for Jund though? If someone can try and explain that to me? Affinity is a fine matchup if that rises again. We can tune to a heavier burn meta. Pulse of Murasa is a surprisingly playable card

    And if we're expecting whir and affinity and hardened scales, Night of Souls' Betrayal looks really good, honestly. It's also good against dredge - makes the only relevant threats into 4 2/2's which is beatable. Against spirits it's nice, too. They have a lot of mopey creatures. Not great against humans, but not sure which I'm expecting more of right now between that and spirits as the disruptive aggro deck of the format

    I've never been sold on Ishkanah. I'd rather play Pia and Kiran for a similar effect at a lower mana cost and a more relevant ability. People already bring in some grave hate against us



    Pulse of Murasa is an "expensive" card CMC-wise for a matchup that gets done in a hurry. If we were worried about Burn, I think we should play more Collective Brutality and move on with life.

    Night of Souls' Betrayal is great at stopping those decks' common mode of winning (via x/1's), but it doesn't win the game and can still be played around. I would rather play Kalitas to shut down the modular triggers instead (as well as Hangarback Walker's trigger). Even then, those decks can still outpace you fairly easily even when they're on the draw.
    Posted in: Midrange
  • posted a message on Jund
    I must be the only Jund pilot who isn't cheering the KCI ban. To me, it's almost as bad as the Splinter Twin ban for Jund's win percentages.
    Posted in: Midrange
  • posted a message on UB(x) control
    Nice list. How have you liked running Settle the Wreckage with Kaya's Wrath? I feel like those two cards didn't necessarily want to be in the same deck.
    Posted in: Established (Standard)
  • posted a message on Jund
    That... actually seems amazing against Spirits. Ishkanah still has better upside because the delirium ability still makes Reflector Mage a little weaker.
    Posted in: Midrange
  • posted a message on Jeskai Control
    That makes no sense to me because UW control has been having a harder time than Jeskai.

    The format is getting increasingly linear and is somewhat hostile to Lightning Bolt in small ways. The fact that a lot of UW pilots are having a hard time tells me that I'd rather have Bolt than not. Terminus was great when everyone laid all their cards on the table by turn 2. That's not the case any more. The name of the game is resiliency. Phoenix decks get the explosive draws while being able to navigate a longer game if necessary. Their ability to sideboard between aggression and the controlling end of midrange gives it a lot of flexibility too. The other decks that are rising due to this don't make for a suitable UW control environment at all imo (Amulet Titan, Shadow decks). Jeskai has some game just because it has Lightning Bolt. Terminus and, more importantly, Rest in Peace are really nice sometimes, but that deck has such a difficult time closing out games against decks that aren't GBx. I gotta say that personally just adding Rest in Peace to my Jeskai sideboard has been good enough for me to not want to go to UW control.

    Random sidenote: Whatever happened to Jex (I'm not even sure that's the correct handle)?
    Posted in: Control
  • posted a message on Jeskai Control
    I don't know about all that. There have been several lists just from the last two or three months that did just fine without Terminus. I doubt Seth Manfield and company on the Pro Tour play badly tuned decks. It's also been doing fine on the SCG Tour as well.
    Posted in: Control
  • posted a message on Jeskai Control
    Secure the Wastes seems questionable. It's not really good against anything right now.
    Posted in: Control
  • posted a message on Modern Esper Draw-Go
    PimpDonny used to play Jeskai and Esper control religiously on twitch.tv. Maybe he uploads videos on youtube as well? I doubt it though since he's usually playing music.
    Posted in: Control
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