Quote from Josahty »I'm moving hours away for an internship over the summer, so I figured I'd get back to Magic to meet some new people.
I've wanted to buy into Affinity for years (since I started during Mirrodin, really), could someone please recommend some good primers or something?
Also, what kind of sideboard cards should I plan on getting? I don't know the meta I'm going to, but I guess I'd like to have a solid base against Burn, Shadow, Eldrazi, and Tron. Thanks!
Quote from Thrunthelasttroll »Hi Everyone,
I'm planning on playing Titanshift in a team unified modern GP this year, and was wondering if anyone had any sidebord ideas for team. Given the fact that I may not have access to my ideal sideboard list. My teammates are playing Bant Eldrazi and Elves at the moment, although that may change over the course of the next few months.
With Bant Eldrazi being on my team, straight away I don't have access to Grafdigger's cage, EE, or spellskite. Cage can be replaced with a Tormod's Crypt or Relic of Progenitus, so that shouldn't be a problem. Thankfully I still have access to Chalice. I was thinking that cards like Beast within might come in handy to deal with the things that EE normally takes care of for you.
If anyone has any suggestions, I'd be more than happy to read them.
Quote from Sxnr1se »Ended doing 2-2 on my FNM tonight. Won 2-0 against Burn and Grixis Shadow (on G2, I mulled into a 2 lands, Opal, Champion, RIP and Moon, just brutal), lost 1-2 against Jeskai Copycat and Dredge.
Without going in details, again, I just don't like Blast anymore. I think Dickmann is right when he says it's not great in this meta, I was thinking about doing something like 3 Cast and 1 Jar, or 4 Cast.
Also, Rest in Peace is beast, definitely took the Relic spot in my sideboard.
Quote from imPub »Has anyone been sideboarding bloodmoons vs a lot of the greedy manabases for the current modern meta? I feel like it'd just completely hose so many decks that you can just ignore them, continue with beat downs and laugh as they struggle to cast their hand. For example with Jund, hand disruption is usually boarded out vs affinity (not so much on the play I assume) and Jund has a lot of interaction by default with abrupt/ancient grudge/kologhans/fatal push for postboard. But if we bloodmoon, we can laugh as abrupt decay is their only save forcing them to sit back with an open black and green mana source to abrupt after floating when it resolves. I'd imagine it'd stress their hand so much that the game can quickly become unrecoverable.
Apologies for any running on thoughts that are a bit incoherent. Jund has been a chore lately to face off with but this hypothetical scenario just makes bloodmoon look so good currently (even vs many other decks too).
Quote from Sxnr1se »I don't agree, can't do anything about that. I almost always draw one of the four colored lands and Wear // Tear can also be played in response to it like it could do spell Pierce, floating for white.
Anyway... is Sea Gate Wreckage a good SB option, or is it just a decent card?
Quote from Ayiluss »I don't like Wear // Tear against Stony Silence exactly due to the reason that it's very hard to get mana to play it under Stony Silence. You need color man source and Mox Opal and Springleaf Drum don't do anything with it in the play so you basically need Glimmervoid to get rid of it and it's not super likely that you'll draw it. I've had lots of games with Stony Silence on the opposing side and no Glimmervoid so Wear // Tear wouldn't do anything if I had it. As I wrote I hope they don't have it, if they do they do but i wouldn't fill my sb slot for a card that can deal with hate card (although a very good hate card) if it's very possible that I won't be able to cast it at all with that hate card in play.
Quote from Restore_Avacyn_again »Thanks for the responses! It's super helpful. 2 more
Thoughts on blossoming defense?
Blood moon, is it worth messing up our manlands?
Quote from Etcherik »Does anyone have any tips for dealing with Jeskai Control?