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  • posted a message on 8/07 Random Card of the Day: Venser's Sliver
    Does anyone think they were being too literal with the artwork?
    Posted in: Casual & Multiplayer Formats
  • posted a message on "What Deck Should I Play" thread
    Quote from inanimateblob »
    Hello, everyone! I've been looking for a new Modern deck for a while, and after playtesting a lot of decks, I really feel like I can't find one that really sticks with me. I used to play Ad Nauseam right before Death's Shadow took off for about two years, but the deck seems to be unable to win against that and a few other popular decks like Humans.

    A lot of this stems from my Legacy experience — after picking up Death and Taxes about a year ago, I've found I don't enjoy any other deck nearly as much, which sort of turned me off to Modern for the last six months or so. I've tried both Modern DnT in all forms and Humans, but neither really fits with my enjoyment of Legacy humans (the DnT mainly because it isn't a great deck). Help me out! I'm open to all sorts of suggestions, and will list important information below.

    Cards you already own

    I can flex hard enough into a different deck that I don't mind acquiring cards. The only caveat there is I would rather not have to deal with getting Mox Opals or Chalice of the Voids, as I feel they are crazy expensive right now and won't keep their value if we get a legitimate reprint in something like Masters 25.

    Cards you like to play

    Man, Stoneforge Mystic is rad. That card alone and the various lines of play afforded to me in Legacy feels both rewarding and satisfying, mostly as though I've been able to set up a good gameplan. I can also analyze well where a line went wrong, which I also love to do. Other cards that can slow down fast combo are nice as well, because it feels good to have my opponent be thrown off their game plan.

    Style you like to play

    Well, Legacy Death and Taxes, that style of deck. Mainly a deck that prefers to get to the midgame, because 50-minute rounds really suck (I've played some slow decks in the past and hoo boy do GPs suck without bathroom breaks). I played Ad Nauseam as well, and I've owned Living End for about five years now and play it off and on, although I prefer it being a backup deck. The first Modern deck that really got me into the format was Amulet Bloom back in the day, even though I've had Living End for longer.

    Not sure what else to say — let me know and I can try to provide more information! It seems like a combo-midrange deck would be good (pls Twin unban). I would have to say I do not like playing Blue decks as much, but prefer White/Black strategies.


    Some decks that might interest you
    Blitzkreig - blood moon control
    Company combo
    Posted in: Modern
  • posted a message on "What Deck Should I Play" thread
    Quote from micarc »
    Thanks for your suggestions darksteel88 Smile I've been playing UW tron for a couple of years and actually I did like it, but with the banning of eye of ugin i just disassmbled it (no emrakul wincon, and the gift package emrakul + sphinx's rev + gifts + X seemed just too slow and cluncky). I should probably try the mindslaver + crucible version again. I'll return to the thread to have a look to the recents developments of the deck Smile
    I will also give a try to UB Living End, that just passed under my radar.
    Thank you again Smile


    Would something like aristocrats interest you?
    You ca on tweak it wimp the skmething like solemnity and geralf's messenger as the win condition.
    Posted in: Modern
  • posted a message on What Deck Should I Play Since I'm on a budget?
    I'm mainly a Commander person, but my friends are pressuring me to try a 60 cards format, and since I am on a budget, this seems like a good place to start.

    Cards you already own
    Plenty of planeswalkers, mostly black or with black in their color identity, including Ob Nixilis Reignited, Tezzeret the Schemer, Vraska Scheming Gorgon and Sorin Grim Nemesis. The main issue is that I procured these planeswalkers as part of my Commander experiments, so I only own one copy of each. I also own a few black staples like Dismember, but with them, too, I have the problem of only owning one copy each.

    Colors you like to play
    Black, mostly. I can adapt to multicolor decks that include black, but my main concern is the difficulty of getting the mana base of a multicolor deck to work without the most expensive lands.

    Styles you like to play
    While I can adapt to most styles, I really have a soft spot for planeswalkers, and I like to build around them. As such, a control-oriented deck that can allow my planeswalkers to truly shine would be ideal: I of course don't expect to fit all the planeswalkers I listed above to fit into one singular deck, but if I could find a way to build a deck around even a single one of them, I'd already be happy. I also like to play themed cards, as in, cards that quote or reference the planeswalker I'm building around (hence why I own the Nissa vs Ob version of Doom Blade, the Sorin-quoting version of Mortify etc), although that is of course not a strict requirement.

    Budget you have
    I absolutely cannot spend more than 70 euros per month in magic cards, as that's the maximum portion of my wage I can dedicate to non-essential expenses: with that being said, nothing forbids that I spread out the construction of a deck over two or even three months, so I can afford to spend 140 or even 210 euros on this in total.

    Level you want to play at
    FNM will suffice for now.

    You know what I REALLY love? Artifacts. So yeah, between the reasoning about planeswalkers and themed cards and this bit about me loving artifact, it would seem that a Tezzeret-themed deck would be ideal. However, that might be a problem because I hear that Tezzeret-themed decks are really going strong these days, so I imagine their key cards would be very pricey. When it comes to planeswalkers I like and would like to see valorized in a deck, Ob Nixilis comes a very close second, so perhaps he could be the most reasonable one to focus on. You know how control decks often eschew creatures, only summoning the occasional big scary threat after seizing control of the field? Yeah, I own a copy of Wurmcoil Engine (from Daretti's precon I once got myself for Commander), so if that is the kind of strategy you would like to suggest, I suppose it wouldn't kill me to get another one. Not more than one (so not more than two total in the deck) though.


    How about black white tokens or tempered steel aggro?
    Posted in: Budget (Modern)
  • posted a message on Wayward Swordtooth in Azusa
    I would play gaea's touch before this
    Posted in: Commander (EDH)
  • posted a message on Banned and restricted list updates
    what about lost legacy and thopter arrest?
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Bx Devotion
    Quote from catman2021 »
    I went 2-2 (nearly 3-1) tonight.



    Sideboard:
    3x Bontu's Last Reckoning
    1x Yaheeni's Expertise
    3x Fulminator Mage
    2x Pithing Needle
    2x Nihil Spellbomb
    1x Extirpate
    1x Vampiric Link
    2x Lifebane Zombie


    Round 1: Won 2-0 against BR burn. Nothing to write home about here.

    Round 2: Lost 2-1 (narrowly) against Abzan Midrange. Struggled against tokens game 1 when I didn't have any sweepers. All three games were incredibly grindy.

    Round 3: Won 2-1 against BW Vampires. It was a pretty spicy brew, tbh, a great combination of old and new school vamps.

    Round 4: Lost 2-0 against G Tron. Tron... I got him down to 4 game one (at 36 life) and he won. 2nd game I got mana screwed. Terrible matchup, wish I could improve it further as mono B.

    Notes and improvements after tonight:
    Very happy with Herald of Torment. Played it both as a 3/3 Flyer for 3 and for its bestow cost for 5. Lifebane Zombie did some work, especially against Abzan and Vampires. Not thrilled with Vampiric Link, I may go back to running 1-2 Collective Brutality in SB.

    Otherwise very happy. Would love tips on beating Tron.


    Tron is and will always be an uphill battle.
    You need to put early pressure on them and disrupt them.

    The most important cards to attack


    fulminator mage is too slow against them. ghost quarter is much better. surgical extraction and extirpate are also good in the SB, I've used it to strip ancient stirrings.
    Posted in: Deck Creation (Modern)
  • posted a message on Experiences with bad cards cube?
    I've played in a reject rare draft and it was an absolute blast.
    You need to explain what certain cards do like rebirth, when I played it did nothing.
    Posted in: The Cube Forum
  • posted a message on "What Deck Should I Play" thread
    Quote from Exares »
    Hi, guys!

    I've been playing Standard for like three years now. Before that, I played Magic until Torment, so most cards in Modern are like a mystery to me, besides from the ones that see Commander play. I love Standard, but usually when a deck dominates the format, it gets boring, and I need new things to try. So yeah, I want to start with Modern.

    Cards I own? Not really a problem here. I'm missing too many but I plan on getting the cards I need in some months, and I'm ready to make the investment. Obviously, I'd prefer to avoid excessive costs.

    What do I like? Black and blue, specially the former. Discard, land destruction, black control, suicide black decks. I like more or less all archetypes, but maybe control and midrange more than aggro. I like combo too, but I fear it's too risky.

    Some time ago I started to build Ad Nauseam. I love the colors and I like the combo, but now I feel that I'd rather play with something more interactive so I can get to know the environment before started playing combo.

    8-Rack seems like a great deck, but my issue is that I understand it's not really competitive. Apart from that one, Grixis Death's Shadow and Dredge look like decks I'd like to play. Maybe old faeries decks, Merfolk could be interesting As I said, I love black, I love Liliana, I like discarding and black control rocks for me. Considering that I don't know much about Modern, it would be better to play a deck with a good learning curve, as I know some decks are really hard to master.

    What I'd rather not play? Burn, Affinity, anything Eldrazi, mono white, mono green.

    For now, I'd play mainly LGS tournaments and FNM, and for what I've been told, the Modern scene in my LGS is quite competitive.

    Thank you!


    Maybe RB blitzkreig would interest you.

    http://www.mtgsalvation.com/forums/the-game/modern/deck-creation-modern/601240-blitzkrieg-b-r-control-shock-and-awesome?page=79
    Posted in: Modern
  • posted a message on Dominaria - Throwback Speculation
    I am hoping that we get cards that do classic locations justice.

    we got urborg, tomb of yawgmoth

    I would like a cycle of cards for popular characters/locations: serra, sengir, mishra, urza, etc...
    Some new Djinn & efreet, slivers, etc....

    Proper cards about the weatherlight and crew would be nice too.

    I know its unpopular, but i would like the original art style back. give them freedom to follow their muse.
    Posted in: Speculation
  • posted a message on Blood moon is gonna get banned in modern
    It is also possible that they're printing a safety valve for a future set. Maybe there will be a new cycle of manlands in the near future. It could also be a way to deal with ramunap ruins, ixalan transform lands, etc......
    Posted in: Baseless Speculation
  • posted a message on Print this Wizards (so I can play it in modern)
    Chains of Mephistopholes Bear WB

    creature
    If a player would draw a card that is not the first card drawn during their draw step, that player must discard a card. If they cannot, they draw no cards instead.

    2/2
    Posted in: Modern
  • posted a message on Bx Devotion
    Quote from Ocitrebla »
    Not much action in this thread lately, but I do feel that this is a real strong mid-range deck in the current meta.

    Scored a record of 4-1 & 3-2 in the last 2 FNM's I have gone to within the last month.

    Let's discuss!



    Sideboard:
    2x Abrade
    2x Collective Brutality
    1x Mindbreak trap
    2x Ratchet Bomb
    3x Blood Moon
    2x Flaying Tendrils
    3x Leyline of the void


    How reliable has gravecrawler given there are only 6 other zombies?


    Posted in: Deck Creation (Modern)
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