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  • posted a message on Cards that should be reprinted to enter the Modern card pool
    But Affinity is already the best creature deck against Bridge, due to Thopter and Pest and having the possibility to move Plating and counters around. Hence, Meekstone is not a card against them.

    Greetings,
    Kathal
    Posted in: Modern
  • posted a message on Cards that should be reprinted to enter the Modern card pool
    Keep in mind, that Meekstone fits in totally different decks than Bridge. You can play Meekstone in Eternal Command but not Bridge, same is true for any deck that wants at least some amount of cards in their hands.

    Greetings,
    Kathal
    Posted in: Modern
  • posted a message on The State of Modern Thread (B&R 26/11/2018)
    Quote from Wraithpk »
    Well, I've decided to pull the trigger and trade out of Cheeri0s and into Grishoalbrand as my "linear people out" deck. Can't resist $15 Goryo's and Breaches. Sorry @ktkenshinx, I've failed you :'(
    Welcome our Lord and Savour Griselbrand Wink

    Quote from Wraithpk »
    And the deck has a real fail rate. It's decently consistent, but you do brick sometimes. Hoogland just played a game on stream with it where he had 3 Shoals and the Manamorphose he needed in the bottom 9 cards of his deck.
    From the few thousand games I have from playing Griselbrand, usually you only fizzle when you do not know what to do. Also, I do not consider stopping the chain draw to get another untap and win as a "fizzle" since you still win.

    @ktkenshinx, the moment where I found out how to easily beat ADN showed me again, how much depth that deck actually has (Note: It is by abusing the Clean-up step Grin ). However, honestly I'm currently steering away from the now traditional Shoal package towards a Ooze package since Mausoleum Secrets allows some very interesting adaptations to the deck. It is btw. still a pitty for the deck that Razaketh, the Foulblooded as the "another" instead of "a" clause, would have been Griselbrand 5-8 otherwise Frown

    Greetings,
    Kathal
    Posted in: Modern
  • posted a message on Cards that should be reprinted to enter the Modern card pool
    Removing the land clause from Rise/Fall (and instead make it to "target player discards two cards) would make it overall worse, the only reason why Hymn is so obnoxious is, cause it can randomly hit the only two lands in your hand and than you are a sitting duck.

    Greetings,
    Kathal
    Posted in: Modern
  • posted a message on Cards that should be reprinted to enter the Modern card pool
    Quote from ElectricEye »
    Hymn to Tourach or a functional equivalent of, but without the random aspect.
    Rise/Fall mate.

    Greetings,
    Kathal
    Posted in: Modern
  • posted a message on Grishoalbrand / Griselbrand Reanimator
    Quote from purklefluff »
    Hi guys. Traded into all the cards for the deck over the GP Liverpool weekend.

    Would appreciate any current lists that everyone is considering suitable at the moment. I realise we may be in a lull in terms of meta and popularity but I've been wanting to trade into grishoalbrand for years. Apparently now was the time.

    Without knowing anything about the deck I've been wondering whether cards like woodfall primus are a good sideboard option as a breach target against tricksy noncreature permanents. Maybe? Likewise hornet queen. Would like to hear your thoughts.
    Hope you didn't sold Eternal Command man :p

    Regarding lists, there are currently two different approaches, lists with Discovery and lists without Discovery (basically 4 Discovery + 2 Whispers vs 4 Whispers and 2 Hugs/Tormenting Voice). All of them are "straight" BR with maybe a tiny G splash for Trophy/Grudge (if you want to play those cards), most common lists looks like this: http://www.starcitygames.com/decks/125454

    Regarding possible SB Breach targets, I would rather play Emmi above (close to all of) them. And even than I wouldn't really want her, cause I do not rate it that high. The thing is, Breach creatures should do the following things:
    - Win the game on their own (either at the spot or leave bodies behind)
    - or gives you such a huge advantage, that it is hard to lose (Emmi)

    Woodfall Primus would leave a body behind, which is more often than not to small (5/5 is meh against Goyfs, Anglers, Champions, Dredge and Lightning Axe decks). Hornet Queen sucks even more on this regard, since it doesn't even win the game on it's own (would rather play Bitterbloosm above it). There are some creatures which looked nice (Darigaaz Reincarnated due to the TTB synergies and Razaketh, the Foulblooded cannot sac himself (would have made him instantly playable, since he would allow to chain Goryo's together on his own)) but had a glaring issue or two.

    So nope, currently little no no reason to play anything else than Grisel, Wurm, Borbor and maybe Emmi if you want to.

    Greetings,
    Kathal


    Posted in: Combo
  • posted a message on [[Official]] Modern Prices Discussion
    Yeah, I'm also pondering to make the jump on MTGO, cause of the cheap prices atm.

    Greetings,
    Kathal
    Posted in: Modern
  • posted a message on Kiki Chord / Kiki Company / Kiki Evolution
    So, had some time today, you forgot those cards:

    Ignot Chewer (bad Shatter)
    Shriekmaw, Big Game Hunter, Intrepid Hero, Fleshbeg Marauder and co
    Archangle of Tithe (bonkers vs Humans, Spirits and Dredge btw)
    Thalia, Guardian of Thraben
    Thalia, Heretic Cathar
    Glen Elendra Archmage
    Melira, Sylvok Outcast (If Infect would return)
    Kitesail Freebooter Small Sin Collector
    Keranos, God of Storms (vs Control)

    Non tutorable stuff:
    Bant Charm

    Otherwise, great list!

    And now I just have to fiddle together a list Grin

    Greetings,
    Kathal
    Posted in: Combo
  • posted a message on Kiki Chord / Kiki Company / Kiki Evolution
    Do you have a list too?

    Greetings,
    Kathal
    Posted in: Combo
  • posted a message on The State of Modern Thread (B&R 26/11/2018)
    Quote from idSurge »


    All more cards like Damping Sphere do, is push us into sideboard games even further. Like unless you ACTUALLY account for it in your main deck (aka warping) no fair deck has game against Dredge Game 1, yet are probably favoured Game 2 because of the massive amount of hate that can be directed at the GY or Exile zone.

    Thats literally Modern design right now.

    None of you want to hear it, or you can respond with 'thats curing Cancer with Ebola' as I have seen on Twitter but Twin, and the pressure it puts on the format to interact, leading to a rise in Jund/Junk/UW/GDS LITERALLY fixes this overnight.

    I'm not wrong! Grin

    Regarding "fair" deck vs Dredge: Humans, Counter-Cat and Kiki-Chord all have even-ish match-ups pre board (at least pre Chill printing, would need to test again to see, how it currently looks like).

    Greetings,
    Kathal
    Posted in: Modern
  • posted a message on The State of Modern Thread (B&R 26/11/2018)
    Quote from cfusionpm »

    Did you catch the one, single, and glaringly obvious format staple missing from your list? The one that never saw its replacement for 3+ years? That thousands of players have tried for years to replace, replicate, or find anything like it, and failed every time? Or did that one just slip your mind during this trip down memory lane?

    Delver (Ponder + Preordain, Treasure Cruise, Probe)? Loam + Bug Midrange/Control (Deathrite)? Zoo (Note: they unbanned Nacatl after close to 4 years being banned)? Gifts Control (Seething Song, DTT)? Pod (Company is not Pod...)?

    I could list even more decks (Infect till the printing of Become Immense, Second Breakfast till now KCI,...) but Twin is anything but a special snowflake in this regard...

    Greetings,
    Kathal
    Posted in: Modern
  • posted a message on Counter-Cat (Nacatl Delver)
    Quote from Mikefon »
    Sideboard question @ anybody who plays the deck.
    Against UWx do you keep path post side? If so how many copies? I usually keep 3 because of colonnades and angels (lyra, baneslayer and sometimes restoration).
    What do you think and do?

    2 Path, sometimes I go down to 1, but it mainly depends on what exactly I have in my board.
    Quote from Donkin »

    I like keeping 2. By the time you see it, you'll need it but likely no sooner.
    On another note, I've been really liking pithing needle against UW. it hits colonnade but more importantly it hits their nasty planeswalkers. I've been trying a few different artifacts in my SB as a way to hedge against our own mana base but I think Needle and cage are the keepers.
    Needle, EE and Cage are all allstars, so no reason to not play them when the metagame demands for such answers.

    Greetings,
    Kathal
    Posted in: Deck Creation (Modern)
  • posted a message on The State of Modern Thread (B&R 26/11/2018)
    I'm thankful, that they do not talk about possible Unban/Ban cards, would affect the secondary market REALLY hard.

    Greetings,
    Kathal
    Posted in: Modern
  • posted a message on [POLL] What cards do you want banned or unbanned in the November 26, 2018 announcement?
    Quote from MikePemulis »
    I've had a playset of Preordain in my RUG box for the whole time I've been on the deck. #MakeDelverGreatAgain
    Delver needs Ponder to be good again, not Preordain (which would be overall worse than Serum Visions).

    Greetings,
    Kathal
    Posted in: Modern Archives
  • posted a message on [POLL] What cards do you want banned or unbanned in the November 26, 2018 announcement?
    Quote from ktkenshinx »

    If I remember the numbers correctly, traditional Affinity actually wins on T3 more than Devoted Company (8% vs. roughly 6%). By comparison, UR Storm was winning about 10%-12% of games on T3 about 10 months ago. That deck didn't get banned so there's no reason whatsoever a deck that wins half as frequently on T3 should be banned. Decks are allowed to win on T3 in Modern. Even T2. They just can't do so a) consistently and b) as a top-tier deck.
    Griselbanned has a T3 win rate from roughly 19% and did not see a ban cause it was simply not relevant.

    Also, would be kinda interested on what the kill percentage form Infect is in this regard.

    Greetings,
    Kathal
    Posted in: Modern Archives
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