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  • posted a message on Modern Hollow One discussion
    Quote from pizzap »
    Quote from WickedApp »

    @Pizzap; I noticed in the past you ran Become Immense in the main board. Are you still running that and do you feel it is an improvement over Ghor-clan?
    I don't know which one is better, because I never tested the Rampager. It depends how much space you have for Delve. Become Immense has I think a higher Oomph-factor and may get opponents tilted. I often side it out though, but I like if my opponents see it, because they will try to play around my singleton BI.


    Funny, I thought Rampager was the tiltier card. Sure BI is bigger, but between trample blowing through a chump and Rampager being immune to counterspells that’s two real ways to tilt someone that BI doesn’t offer.
    Posted in: Aggro & Tempo
  • posted a message on Modern Hollow One discussion
    Just for the lols - in RG vengevine variants, Sarkhan fuels ... Chameleon Colossus? :p
    Posted in: Aggro & Tempo
  • posted a message on RG Super Vengevine
    Glad to see this still getting some love. It really disappoints me that Myr Superion is so hosed by Fatal Push ... just when I was starting to find homes for Superion is when modern got Push, removal that was strictly at its best against drawback laden low cost creatures like Superion.

    When m19 spoilers came out I immediately took note of Goreclaw, Terror of Qal Sisma and its ability to make Myr Superion free (and bigger and tramplier). But just getting to the point where we could cast Goreclaw is a bother.
    Posted in: Deck Creation (Modern)
  • posted a message on Stompy
    We don’t play 4 drops and we don’t generally play things with generic mana costs that this could reduce. Taking 2 generic off Leatherback or Steel Leaf ... does nothing.

    Without any self-hurting mechanism that hydra is seldom more than a pricier Endless One is a slower nonhating Mistcutter Hydra, neither of which gets used.

    A 5 drop is way out.
    Posted in: Aggro & Tempo
  • posted a message on [SS1] .:. Signature Spellbook: Jace .:. Packaging and Contents
    A ‘playset’ of mystical tutor? The term playset usually means 4 because 4 is the most you could have in any constructed deck - if you have a playset of something that means you have enough to put as many in a deck as you are allowed to.

    But for a card that’s banned in legacy and restricted in vintage... isn’t a playset ... *one*?
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Modern Soulflayer
    That’s no ‘guy’.

    I dunno I’d have it slightly ahead of Wayfinder (this is a T1 drop that, if you got a single fetch, enables a t2 soulflayer; Wayfinder isn’t a T1 except in mana-accelerant flavours) or Shreikhorn (doesn’t dig quite as deep for t2, isn’t a creature so can’t pitch on Lotleth). I would be more inclined to consider it in builds that sacrifice it for value though - a deck running, say, Eldritch Evolution that could sac it into something like Nighthawk or Lannery or Mantis Rider or Flamewake would be a role that could squeeze more use out of it.
    Posted in: Deck Creation (Modern)
  • posted a message on [[Official]] Modern Prices Discussion
    Quote from Colt47 »
    Valakut is pretty easy to reprint into a standard set without breaking things


    You're saying this with the knowledge that Scapeshift is in M19? Don't they really like to avoid 2-card-combo in Standard?
    Posted in: Modern
  • posted a message on [[Official]] Modern Prices Discussion
    Quote from idSurge »
    Valakut only has a single printing right?


    It was the release-weekend promo for Zendikar. So there’s a decent amount of extra supply out there from that relative to most other Zendikar rares.
    Posted in: Modern
  • posted a message on Liliana, Untouched by Death
    Quote from Gutterstorm »
    Quote from Gerrard"s Mom »

    Rooftop Storm and, say, Geralf's Messenger? Nantuko Husk enabling for only 4 cards :p


    I'm thinking more along the lines of any 1 drop zombie, Phyrexian Altar, and Tendrils of Agony.


    If you're playing the Phyrexian Altar and cheap zombie game, this is just a more expensive redundant Gravecrawler. We've had 1-drop-zombie recursion engines before and they didn't cost 4.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [[Official]] Modern Prices Discussion
    Don’t be like the fool that waited for rotation thinking it would make Collective Brutality cheaper (read: me). If it’s played in modern it’ll hold or even rise.
    Posted in: Modern
  • posted a message on Stompy
    Exactly. Until recently, Stompy was in dire need of playable 1 drops. Militant would have been a contender just as a hybrid Savannah Lions. The fact that it comes with a nice hate side effect (in addition to the aforementioned it shuts down flashback of all sorts - Faithless Looting is a big one these days - and in a world where delve has become so big it neuters that too by making so much delve fuel not-fuel) makes it a staple.
    Posted in: Aggro & Tempo
  • posted a message on Modern Soulflayer
    Is Sagu Mauler over Carnage Tyrant purely a budget move? Or do you actually see relevant lines of play where playing Sagu Mauler via morph (or playing it to chump block and go to grave where it's useful) happens?
    Posted in: Deck Creation (Modern)
  • posted a message on Stompy
    I wonder if the greater fear isn’t the return of Infect... but the rise of Stompy. In the mirror, Vines counters Rancor, Aspect, Blossoming, and ... Vines!!

    :p
    Posted in: Aggro & Tempo
  • posted a message on [[Official]] Modern Prices Discussion
    Quote from Ratrek »
    Quote from Colt47 »
    I pray that Karn and Teferi dominate the Pro Tour so I can cash in. Glad I bought those Teferis when people where saying he be garbage in Modern granted I may be biased he is one of my favorite walkers so that could have bit me in the behind.

    As for Lyra it depends do you play standard? If so and you like any white deck you probably need her if not well dont but presumably Ravnica will give some good fliers.....


    Yeah, it's not too common to see a set where both walkers are seeing modern play. Karn is seeing play across multiple formats.


    Fact.

    Affinity has been hot garbage in Legacy for years and that's being nice. Karn pumped the deck into a top 4 finish at GP Birmingham at the first opportunity. Some legacy players are slow to change, but he's starting to pop up and if Vintage Shops players haven't nabbed him yet, they're going to.


    Despite being all shiny, he isn’t actually an arfifact. Are shops players likely to take the risk on a card they can’t actually use Workshop mana to get cast?
    Posted in: Modern
  • posted a message on Modern Hollow One discussion
    I can’t imagine mass bounce for 3. I wonder about mass tap though - you can win a slugfest race if you can tap all your opponent creatures at instant speed, especially if they gets a ‘skip next untap’ rider. Icy Blast is the right idea but that sort of effect in a way that doesn’t need to scale mana with go wide opponents.

    Any potential for fogs? Something like Angelsong can turn their alpha strike against you as their own death (or if fogging is inopportune can just be cycled for replacement or cycling-matters side benefits).
    Posted in: Aggro & Tempo
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