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    posted a message on Grishoalbrand / Griselbrand Reanimator
    Got my old account back ^^

    Greetings,
    Kathal
    Posted in: Combo
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    posted a message on [POLL] What cards do you want banned or unbanned in the February 12, 2018 announcement?
    GDS, JDS, UW Control, Jeskai Control and BRw Pyro

    Greetings,
    Kathal
    Posted in: Modern Archives
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    posted a message on Pro Tour Rivals of Ixalan Modern Discussion
    Quote from idSurge »
    What unban's are going to realistically improve this format, as shown by the PT though?

    Skullclamp /jk

    It purely depends on the respective player. Some would want Jace, Stoneforge and BBE, others would look at DTT, Dark Depths or Preordain.

    Greetings,
    Kathal
    Posted in: Modern
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    posted a message on [POLL] What cards do you want banned or unbanned in the February 12, 2018 announcement?
    Oh boy, you have no idea on how good 12 Post was before it got the Axe. While back than there was both the UW "Control" shell and the Gx one which did well (especially at the PT), both pale towards the version popping up post PT, pre banning: The Amulet of Vigor version.

    The deck did basically the same as the (now banned) Summer Bloom deck, heck, it even played Scapeshift to super accelerate. Why should I care about playing a turn 3 Karn if I instead can play a turn 4 old Ulamaog and/or a turn 4 old Emrakul. Both lines did the deck fairly consistent, it is (for the current "Modern standard") just gross.

    Here are some videos about that deck:
    Mono Green:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_P6EEB5ofkY
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z2IpMYRRYX4
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Ti0Ck2uJPg

    GR Post:
    Deck tech: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u5LK6jW0T0M
    Game 1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D1OiNSl86sE& - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FtmSICRELBk - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zdyyzh7sgwg

    I rather get Karned on turn 3 and have a shot at winning that getting Emrakuled on turn 4...

    Greetings,
    Kathal

    PS: Also, it is way easier to interact with Tron lands than it is with Post lands. With Tron you just need to turn of a single one of them that they do not get any big mana of it, with Post you need to turn off all the Cloudposts.
    Posted in: Modern Archives
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    posted a message on [POLL] What cards do you want banned or unbanned in the February 12, 2018 announcement?
    Pyromancer Ascension combo says hi (aka I loop Bolts till you are dead).

    Sure, the premier combo deck would vanish in its current form, but others would pick up steam, due to the shift of the metagame.

    Greetings,
    Kathal

    PS: Though, I would hate it, if they would ban anything in the format atm.
    Posted in: Modern Archives
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    posted a message on [POLL] What cards do you want banned or unbanned in the February 12, 2018 announcement?
    Please keep in mind, that Modern is vastly different of Legacy and DTT got banned due to fundamentally different reasons in each formats AND they had also a very different power level in the respective formats, especially due to the different set-up tools (Probe, Brainstorm, Ponder, Preordain,... vs Thought Scour, Probe and Serum Vision (nowadays without Probe ofc)).

    As previously said, if a card is banned in Legacy and in Modern, it is always within the context of the format. There is a reason, why DRS was garbage in Standard but the opposite in Legacy/Modern.

    Greetings,
    Kathal
    Posted in: Modern Archives
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    posted a message on [POLL] What cards do you want banned or unbanned in the February 12, 2018 announcement?
    Playing DTT in GDS means, that you cannot really play any Delve creatures, which is HUGE for that deck, since it already has a rather low creature density. A Grixis version with a Green splash for Goyf could fix that problem, but the mana base will become really wonky because of this. Though, maybe a BUG Shadow could evolve from there, but this is purely theory atm.

    So while I can understand your concern about GDS, I'm more concerned about UW and Jeskai Stuff, since they can reap the full value out of DTT.

    Besides those three decks, the list of decks I mentioned is way longer. Delver is ***** tier atm, same with RUG Scapeshift. Both would benefit a lot from DTT to get back to at least playable tier.

    Hence, as I said previously, while I doubt that DTT will come back anytime soon, it would be something worth exploring in my opinion.

    Greetings,
    Kathal
    Posted in: Modern Archives
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    posted a message on [POLL] What cards do you want banned or unbanned in the February 12, 2018 announcement?
    Please explain how DTT broke Legacy in half? Right, it didn't power up tier 2 or 3 decks (which it would do, if there was no UW/Jeskai stuff running around) but already an established Tier 1 deck in Omni Show and also Miracles. That the first one evolved to a rather interesting monster due to Dig is mainly based on the cantrips which are legal in Legacy.

    Otherwise, besides from the Grixis Delver decks, not many decks played that card or didn't "break" the format in any way. It was just two decks which were the problem...

    Could this happen in modern? Maybe, I have no idea. Is it realistically that it happens? Currently no due to how the current format functions.

    Greetings,
    Kathal
    Posted in: Modern Archives
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    posted a message on Grishoalbrand / Griselbrand Reanimator

    I agree. He's the first Streamer I'd donate some money to. Grin


    As long as he has a Griseldaddy Icon, I will sub immediately Grin

    Greetings,
    Kathal
    Posted in: Combo
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    posted a message on Nissa, Steward of Elements
    There is currently no home for her, cause she is in the wrong colours to say it this way. UGx is a colour combination, which doesn't mesh well with the 0 ability (aka the main reason to run her). If you go into Bant, there are way better options (Knight as a utility creature and Gideon, Ally of Zendrika as PW). Other colour combinations have better PW to say it this way.

    Greetings,
    Kathal
    Posted in: Modern
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