Tower Defense is a nice way to commit towards a more aggro plan. You probably want 4 Wall of Denial with such a plan in mind. Overall I think it's the best wall.
We draw a lot of air and we miss good walls to fix the weaknesses of the archetype. A good wall to sacrifice to Evolution or a less sketchy combo package would be a good start. As is, the archetype isn't competitive at all, if that's the goal.
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Nov 19, 2018Welcome in the tribe !Posted in: Aggro & Tempo
Humans is tougher to play than most think. Even keeping tracks of +1/+1 counters take players by surprise !
About Whirler Rogue, it seems to be interesting VS UWx and BGx, since you get 3 bodies with one card. It's also very good in the mirror, since you probably want to cut a ton of cards (Thalia, FreeB and Med Mage).
Nov 7, 2018If no money, 1x Westvale Abbey and 1-2x Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx are affordable cards that see play in the archetype. The first one offers lifegain and some wins vs midrange decks that can't deal with it (BGx), the second plays as an extra Archdruid mana.Posted in: Aggro & Tempo
Nov 6, 2018Yeah SL Champ seems worse than Kitchen Finks if the idea is to Evo into a red giant (or a 5 drop of some sort)Posted in: Deck Creation (Modern)
Playing 4x 2RR creatures along with 4x big fatties is already a very huge downside in the deck, I do'nt think you can afford to play Ferox, Surrak and other random creatures.
Noble Hierarch make no sense in terms of color fixing either.
The deck needs a good discard outlet, so there's no random discarding when the combo tries to happen. I doubt Shaman is the right one because she adds another card in hand, which doesn't help being hellbent, but at the same time it's the right way to get wurm in hand... Noose Constrictor maybe ?
It's true that Through the Breach is appealing but it's super expensive. As dumb as it sounds, I could see the combo in a Steam-Kin deck with 8 Rituals. I'll stop here, I'm going way too far !
Nov 6, 2018I like Venerated Loxodon with Throne, and WTTs obv.Posted in: Deck Creation (Modern)
I'm pretty sure Monument + Whitemane is too cute, it might be good if the deck is built around, but here it dilutes the main plan (ie WTTs).
Wouldn't Nissa, Voice of Zendikar be a better 3 cmc token generator ?
Nov 5, 2018Hello !Posted in: Deck Creation (Modern)
1. Your deck is legal in Modern (and older formats), not in Standard.
2. BG Elves is a deck that wins with Ezuri or Shamans pretty well already, and it ignores whether opponents play creatures or not.
If I were you, I'd get my hands on 4x Shaman of the Pack total. I'd also get 4x Dwynen's Elite because they work very well with Heritage. Your manabase should play 2 more lands, duals if possible, fetchlands (the cheapest with "forest" in the text box, like Windswept Heath of Wooded Foothills) + 2 Overgrown Tomb if you have the money (otherwise Blooming Marsh should do the job). If you can't afford that, anyway cut an Urborg and a Swamp, mono black sources are really bad in the deck.
If you really have the money, Elves usually win without the Venom + Lure combo, instead they overload the board with 4x Collected Company and either 3x Chord of Calling or Lead the Stampede (or a split of your convenience). If you play those cards, you'll have a blast !
If you stay on your plan B, I suggest you 4x Wren's Run Vanquisher instead of all your slow poisoners. And I would play Revenge of the Hunted instead of the artifact, because it's way more fun in my opinion ! ^^
3. Depends on your local meta. If you can tell what decks you'll face, we can help. Usually you need Wrath protection (like Heroic Intervention, Duress,...) to begin with.
Nov 5, 2018I don't know where the Alarm Elves topic is right now, but Emmara has probably been mentionned since she's an elf and taps with Heritage Druid. The more I think about it, the more I prefer the Elves shell. But it also leads to the same conclusions as always :Posted in: Deck Creation (Modern)
Alarm is an enchantment, so it's worse than the Devoted Druid + Vizier of Remedies combo because the latter can be tutored, while Alarm can't.
A card like Sumala Woodshaper is a first step into the right direction, but the Play Design Team must offer something better if we want Intuder Alarm to be a playable card in Modern. Actually we'd rather have a creature with the effect of Alarm attached to it. I'd play it even if it's a 4-drop.
Nov 4, 20182 Auriok Champion is ok against Elves, great against Burn.Posted in: Aggro & Tempo
2 Knight of Autumn is likely the stapled number as well.
1-2 Selfless Spirit should be in your SB anyway.
So far, it's a very standard SB.
Prowler is likely to do nothing VS Elves if you don't have it in your opener. Their lords and numbers will be too much.
Izzet Staticaster #3 in your SB maybe ?
In your MD you probably want 4 Reflector Mage, it's necessary VS Burn and Elves, and sometimes it helps VS Primetime.
Nov 4, 2018Have anyone toyed with Venerated Loxodon ? The Babar is appealing with all the counters, and many of the creatures don't attack right away so it's not an issue to tap them (especially the tokens made off Module). We get a tough butt unaffected by artifact/ graveyard hate too.Posted in: Aggro & Tempo
Nov 3, 2018Without Field, Snap is correct, you can tap itself on defense or attack with it alone, pumped by Nobles and the rest of the team who's not gonna block so it's okay to tap them (e.g. the sisters and combo pieces).Posted in: Deck Creation (Modern)
Lingering Souls is indeed pretty interesting, especially in a list with Commune !
I agree with Evo, it's not so great and was initially in a build with Lost Auramancers (that I want to sac on purpose asap). If I play Chord, I think I need to turn Sisters into 4x Essence Wardens, making the T1 play easier on the life total (Basic Forest saves 2 life).
In case of Ensnaring Bridge & other weird scenarios, which the deck can't beat, black may offer Blood Artist + Viscera Seer package. Otherwise something like Detention Sphere also works. i'm speaking of SB material though, and Knight of Autumn is already part of it.
I really like the Witnesses but i'm less convinced about Ref Mage and Bugler, it was just a way to fill the flex slots.
Nov 2, 2018Mothdust Changeling is a bad creature but can be Chorded / Evo'd, can be cast like Emmara with Cavern, chumps flyers, can be found off Commune, triggers sisters... I don't know it's way worse on its own than Copter, but more synergistic with the tools we have.Posted in: Deck Creation (Modern)
Bramblesnap shares the same pros/cons at 2 mana, plus it can attack for lethal the turn we go off, possibly better but doesn't curve as well with Emmara.
Ok so just a few reps with Bramblesnap impressed me a lot !
let me share a list :
The elemental grows big and fast when the Alarm is in play ! You tap all your guys, including itself, then cast a creature so everything untaps, then you can tap your whole team again but Bramblesnap and attack for 5-10 damage ! Turns where I cast 2 creatures were even stronger obviously.
If the opponent plays a creature, you can tap your team and turn it into a nice blocker.
Nov 2, 2018The best opening with such a deck is to T2 Steward > T3 Alarm, make a zillion tokens.Posted in: Deck Creation (Modern)
It's cool that both Emmara (and its tokens) and Steward making a token can crew the Copter for beats in the air.
Besides that, a agame with no Alarm is going to be painful : no interaction, no competitive beatdown plan... Drift is most likely a trap, like all transmute cards but Tolaria West. It's simply too slow in nowadays Magic. I'd rather try to accomplish something with Zur or even Lost Auramancers. Speaking of, what can be done with the latter guy ?
A quick search raises ideas :
With Cartel Aristocrat, we have here a very resilient creature thanks to the tokens we generate. Looks janky as hell though.
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