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  • posted a message on Modern Spirits
    That's where CoCo, Vial, and Hierarch come in. Spirits isn't that soft to Moon.
    Posted in: Aggro & Tempo
  • posted a message on Modern Spirits
    Why would you run either, to be honest? Knight of Autumn and Deputy of Detention have you covered on artifact/enchantment hate, and they're CoCo-friendly.
    Posted in: Aggro & Tempo
  • posted a message on Merfolk
    I think some folks have been experimenting with Cryptic Command of late, but Benthic Biomancer is pretty stock at the moment.
    Posted in: Aggro & Tempo
  • posted a message on Merfolk
    "Need" is a strong word. We're always in the market for upgrades, but the deck has been doing pretty well lately in terms of results.
    Posted in: Aggro & Tempo
  • posted a message on Merfolk
    Hi everyone, just wanted to say that I have finished the Matchups and Sideboarding section. Let me know what you guys think!
    Posted in: Aggro & Tempo
  • posted a message on Merfolk
    Good job, bud. Strong showing. Smile

    @Shoebaccha: Sorry I didn't get to this earlier. I'd sideboard as follows with your list against Storm:

    -4 Harbinger
    -4 Seas
    -4 Master of Waves

    +4 Relic
    +3 E-Truth
    +2 Dismember
    +2 Retort
    +1 Pierce

    My rationale being that Harbinger/Seas are duds, whereas Master is nice but a bit too slow. E-Truth beats Empty the Warrens, Relic usually slows them down while going off, and countermagic is something you try to line up with Gifts Ungiven or cost reducers as best you can.
    Posted in: Aggro & Tempo
  • posted a message on Merfolk
    Reporting is something I play by ear, to be honest. Some tournaments I have really detailed notes and can really do a play-by-play of what happened, others I'm kind of where you are. I usually scribble down how I sideboarded after the match on the notepad I use to keep track of my life total, though.
    Posted in: Aggro & Tempo
  • posted a message on Merfolk
    E-Truth should have definitely come in, yes. With your 75, I'm probably looking at something like -4 Spreading Seas, -2 PhImage, +2 Sphere, +2 Relic, +1 Surgical, +1 E-Truth. You could mayyyyybe talk me into a 1-of Venser over the 3rd Master of Waves, but I do like Master a lot in the matchup.
    Posted in: Aggro & Tempo
  • posted a message on Merfolk
    That was a great report. Regarding the Phoenix matchup... I generally recommend cutting the Images postboard. They are poor against removal, and that deck has a good amount of it plus tons of ways to dig for it. I've had a lot of success against Phoenix decks, and the way I approach the matchup is going all-out to contain the Phoenixes and Things in the Ice.
    Posted in: Aggro & Tempo
  • posted a message on Modern Spirits
    Don't read too much into the sideboard of decks seeing play in small local metas. Stuff gets kind of wacky in those environments.
    Posted in: Aggro & Tempo
  • posted a message on Merfolk
    http://modernnexus.com/modern-horizons-perspectives-implications/ true name nemesis for modern? Merfolk would be tier 1


    It absolutely would give us a huge boost. I'd be pretty surprised if they did print it, though.
    Posted in: Aggro & Tempo
  • posted a message on Merfolk
    Hi everyone, just wanted to announce that because of the recent changes in the Modern metagame, I'll be overhauling the now rather outdated Matchups and Sideboarding section of the primer. This will take some time, so please be patient, but I hope to have something reasonably comprehensive for you sooner rather than later.

    @jokerstyle00: I always keep my deck up to date in the Sample Decklists section of the primer. Here's a link to it on AetherHub as well.
    Posted in: Aggro & Tempo
  • posted a message on Merfolk
    I'm still on the full 4, yes. I like bringing my Pierces out from the side in matchups where they are good (Burn/control/combo, mostly).
    Posted in: Aggro & Tempo
  • posted a message on Merfolk
    Maindeck looks rock solid. I've been favoring Spell Pierce over Chalice in the sideboard of late, but that's more a matter of taste.
    Posted in: Aggro & Tempo
  • posted a message on Merfolk
    Feeling good about it. Those 3 matchups you mentioned are all in our favor, as are Burn and Shadow (two other major players). Various Merfolk pilots have been crushing it on Magic Online.
    Posted in: Aggro & Tempo
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