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  • posted a message on Death and Staxes
    How does everyone think this deck will fare in the new post-Guilds of Ravnica/post-Assassin's Trophy meta?
    Posted in: Deck Creation (Modern)
  • posted a message on Death and Staxes
    Every aggro Deck that is faster than ours. Red Deck Wins, Merfolk, Elves, Spirits, Humans, Goblins
    Posted in: Deck Creation (Modern)
  • posted a message on Death and Staxes
    Pulled together a nice string of 4-1's recently in Friendly League Play which has affirmed my confidence in the power of the WW version of this deck (moved on from the red splash that led to mana inconsistencies, getting pwned by Blood Moon, and starting with less life due to Sacred Foundries and Battlefield Forges). However, still losing to the usual suspects - my all-time record vs the following:

    Bant Spirits: 1-5
    Elves: 2-9
    Humans: 3-12
    Hardened Scales: 2-4

    That said, I am still pleased with how this deck performs otherwise in an open field and the current configuration here. I like the sideboard additions of Settle the Wreckage, Ratchet Bomb, and Disenchant to combat the weak match-ups.

    http://tappedout.net/mtg-decks/eldrazi-staxes/

    Posted in: Deck Creation (Modern)
  • posted a message on Death and Staxes
    Hi guys,
    Current build trying out the Archangel Avacyn 1 of in main plus sideboard configured just to stop Scales/Spirits/Elves/Humans. We'll see how this goes. Still hovering at a 60.5% win rate, but hating how popular these decks are becoming. How's everyone else adjusting?

    http://tappedout.net/mtg-decks/eldrazi-staxes/?cb=1536202641
    Posted in: Deck Creation (Modern)
  • posted a message on Death and Staxes
    GP Prague just happened and Top 8 had Scales winning the whole thing, 2 Humans deck, and 2 Spirits deck.

    http://mtgtop8.com/event?e=19927&f=MO

    KCI, Control, and Infect rounded out the top 8. Agree with spiderspace, KCI is an easy match-up as is Infect and Jeskai Control. However, those aggro decks are the worst and I'm leaning towards exclusively playing the RW version to get access to Anger of the Gods, Engineered Explosives, and Wear/Tear for this current meta.

    https://tappedout.net/mtg-decks/eldrazi-staxes-rw/?cb=1535637772

    In the Archangel Avacyn/Eldrazi Obligator/2nd Smuggler's Copter flex spot, I ran a Moltensteel Dragon for a couple Leagues just for kicks - surprisingly not horrible and actually closed out a game vs RG Ponza, but too much artifact hate/Dismember-able and no Haste made me go back to Obligator.
    Posted in: Deck Creation (Modern)
  • posted a message on Death and Staxes
    Lukaz, my last 2 leagues I went 4-0 before losing to Humans in one league and then losing to Hardened Scales to ruin my chances at a 5-0. I got frustrated that I was literally thinking of putting in a 1x Solemnity into the board. I may do it just to test it out but I also don't know what to take out. May be worth it.
    Posted in: Deck Creation (Modern)
  • posted a message on Death and Staxes
    Spiderspace, I really should watch your stream sometime. Seems impossible to me that you can beat humans 66% of the time. I'll check your channel out and see if I can catch your lines and thinking when playing versus humans. It's a popular Deck so definitely want to improve there.

    It is funny though that you are having issues with control whereas I generally feel confident I can win that match up...uw/jeskai all the same to me 40-18 all time vs jeskai + UW control.

    Really interesting the different perspectives and maybe play styles here with the exact same Deck.

    Posted in: Deck Creation (Modern)
  • posted a message on Death and Staxes
    Nice work. Would love to hear more about how you beat Spirits. What did you side in and what did you side out etc.
    Posted in: Deck Creation (Modern)
  • posted a message on Death and Staxes
    Nice results! Do you remember what you played against? Any Humans/Elves/Spirits?
    Posted in: Deck Creation (Modern)
  • posted a message on Death and Staxes
    Amen brother. Feeling the same way. Still squeaking out 3-2s with this deck but the amount of auto losses I am seeing from these faster aggro decks is really just not fun anymore. Serum Powder Eldrazi was also fun for a bit until I started losing to those same decks also.

    I've been messing around with the Mono Red prison control decks. Hoping to see some exciting stuff come out soon for us though. Been attached to Thalia Stompy since stabilo first piloted it 2 years ago.
    Posted in: Deck Creation (Modern)
  • posted a message on Death and Staxes
    Is anyone still playing this deck? I'm still hovering at 61% win rate with this deck, but the bad match-ups have gotten worse and the good match-ups are about the same as they've always been. Hardened Scales/Modular is an auto-lose and Humans/Merfolk/Elves/Spirits/CoCo decks are all just auto-losses for me at this point and unfortunately these are all Tier 1 decks now (or should be if they aren't at this point).

    I did like Spiderspace's tech of mainboarding a Phyrexian Revoker. I've put that in place of the 2nd Smuggler's Copter and kept the 4x Dismembers.

    Anyone else playing this deck still? Any interesting tech or sideboard cards you guys have been experimenting with?
    Posted in: Deck Creation (Modern)
  • posted a message on Colorless Eldrazi Stompy
    Do you keep track of your losses? Maybe you are getting a high percentage of bad matchups but may soon normalize as you get more reps and leagues in? Are there a few matchups you keep losing consistently?

    I would imagine if I had to play Elves spirits humans and Tron a lot more than I have to this point i might be in a similar position.
    Posted in: Deck Creation (Modern)
  • posted a message on Colorless Eldrazi Stompy
    @ChaoticTyrant

    Have you read all of Jordan's Modern Nexus articles? They've been immensely helpful to me and should be mandatory reading for all. When I play MTGO Leagues with my janky red version of this deck, I literally keep the following articles of his up on my browser so I can reference during matches:

    Mulligan Guide

    Sideboarding Guide

    Mardu and Ironworks Match-Up

    Humans and Affinity Guide

    Currently 16-5 in League play right now and can attest those articles have been super helpful in my learning.
    Posted in: Deck Creation (Modern)
  • posted a message on Colorless Eldrazi Stompy
    4-1 twice so far in MTGO Modern Friendly League play with this janky Red splash version:

    https://tappedout.net/mtg-decks/red-eldrazi-stompy/

    Losses so far only to Mono G Tron, the mirror (who spanked me handily), and Elves for 8-3 record so far from 2 Leagues and 1 2 Man Queue. Wins against Death's Shadow, Cheerios, Storm, UW Control, Erayo Jeskai Combo, Bogles. Ramunap Ruins has won 3 games for me (2 vs Control, 1 vs Death's Shadow) - opponent on 2 life, top decked Ramunap and popped for win.
    Posted in: Deck Creation (Modern)
  • posted a message on Colorless Eldrazi Stompy
    Do you guys have the same complaints with Elves/Merfolk as Humans? Spirits is similar but we talked about how the guys don't get as big.
    Posted in: Deck Creation (Modern)
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