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Magic Market Index for June 8th, 2018
 
Ravnica: The Living Guildpact
 
Magic Market Index for June 1st, 2018
  • posted a message on Merfolk
    I tried it for quite some time. It wasn't as good as the Master. More vulnerable to removal, and more of a mana sink to get going.
    Posted in: Aggro & Tempo
  • posted a message on Merfolk
    The combination of Rejection and Deprive have done well for me against Tron in the past, as has Spell Pierce. I've had games in which the Tron player simply never resolved a relevant spell, which makes it pretty easy to win.
    Posted in: Aggro & Tempo
  • posted a message on Merfolk
    I've been on MHayashi's list for a bit now, and I approve of the shift to Master of Waves. It's simply too good to not play in this metagame. I've been reasonably pleased with Chalicefolk overall; going slower isn't necessarily a bad thing when you have the proper disruption, and Chalice plus a full playset of Dismember seem to be well-positioned at the moment.
    Posted in: Aggro & Tempo
  • posted a message on Merfolk
    I've been finding Dismember useful again of late, so maybe try to sneak that in there. Apart from that, it looks good.
    Posted in: Aggro & Tempo
  • posted a message on Merfolk
    I think our Humans matchup is good, but it's only slightly in our favor. There are Humans hands we definitely struggle to address, such as Noble into Mantis Rider when we don't have a Vial. I don't think it's so favorable that you'd run Merfolk out there as a Humans-killer, and the deck has a negative perception among certain stripes of the community, so only the devoted suit up with it. Most of us do pretty well, but there aren't enough of us to turn the tide, so to speak.
    Posted in: Aggro & Tempo
  • posted a message on Merfolk
    Quote from HugeCanoe ยป
    My results with Merfolk have fallen in a hole again - maybe its time to bring back cursecatcher? Whats your current list @rothgar13?


    This is my current list, and it's been working pretty well overall. I intend to test the maindeck Chalice list MHayashi has done well with next, but right now this is my default.
    Posted in: Aggro & Tempo
  • posted a message on Merfolk
    The problem with Crypt is that it's low-impact; it doesn't turn Goyf into an 0/1, it doesn't deny Scavenging Ooze entirely, and it doesn't get to chip away at the graveyard before the big wipe to prevent Delve creatures or Search for Azcanta. Patching these weaknesses is well worth the extra mana spent.

    As for Rejections... truth be told, the deck feels very strong against Eldrazi as it is. I mostly have them in there for Affinity/Lantern, and as a bonus hedge against Tron.
    Posted in: Aggro & Tempo
  • posted a message on Jeskai Control
    The key thing is that Teferi is a relatively safe finisher. Untapping 2 lands gives Jeskai a plethora of options to protect it, and having 5 loyalty counters once it's used its card advantage generating ability is a heck of a lot more than 3. These factors combined make you much, much more likely to untap with it and begin closing the game. I think it has a heap of potential, and wouldn't be shocked to see it displace Jace altogether.
    Posted in: Control
  • posted a message on Merfolk
    Exactly. Running plain old Islands is often fine. My preferred number is 12, and I wouldn't go lower than 10.
    Posted in: Aggro & Tempo
  • posted a message on Merfolk
    I definitely recommend mono-U Merfolk above all other versions of the deck for competitive play - Master of Waves is excellent in the current metagame.
    Posted in: Aggro & Tempo
  • posted a message on Merfolk
    It stays a creature, yes. The way you beat Bogles mostly revolves around Coronet - if you can counter it (with Deprive or Spell Pierce), bounce it (or bounce other Auras in response to it being cast to blow them out), or fade it, you can win.
    Posted in: Aggro & Tempo
  • posted a message on Merfolk
    I thought 14 would be too low for Deprive as well, but I'm creeping up on 100 matches with the card, and it hasn't come up once. At this point it's doubtful it will.
    Posted in: Aggro & Tempo
  • posted a message on Merfolk
    Architect is cute, but I find myself skeptical. I've seen FANAttIC's 60 with it in action, and it felt kind of clunky.
    Posted in: Aggro & Tempo
  • posted a message on Merfolk
    I have 3 Damping Spheres in my 75. I can't speak for anyone else. That said... Tron has been pretty dead at the moment. I haven't brought them in much.
    Posted in: Aggro & Tempo
  • posted a message on Colorless Eldrazi Tron
    I wasn't really considering the -2 as the ability worth maximizing; I just wanted the +1 and -1 for card advantage. Churning through the deck has a ton of value.
    Posted in: Big Mana
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