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  • posted a message on Knightfall/Bant Company
    So this was my list for the tourney with which I ended up 8th:

    https://www.facebook.com/magicsur.chile/photos/pcb.1735460513405025/1258684640810829/?type=3&theater

    As you can see is primarily selesnya with a splash of blue imitating the approach of Kassis. I am still intrigued by the posibilities of Kira, Great Glass Spinner and Thassa in order to drive more towards blue.

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    Posted in: Midrange
  • posted a message on Knightfall/Bant Company
    Played my own brew of this loosely based on the E. Kassis build on a 40-man tourney. Ended up 4-2 barely making it into the top 8.

    I am very happy with my build, unfortunately it feels that my version of the deck is a tad slower than Naya Company and has issues addressing specific threats. For example, Infect is a nightmare. It also feels like it is clunky hen it tries to transition between game phases (from mid game to late game especially). As soon as they release my decklist I will post it here.
    Posted in: Midrange
  • posted a message on [Primer] Zoo [Video Primer]
    After trying the Oath of Nissa big zoo build I still lean towards CoCo Zoo. It's more resilient and has a lot more answers to changing boardstates. Domri Rade is the bomb and I prefer him to Elspeth and other planeswalkers.

    Now regarding the discussion if Big Zoo or Lil Zoo is the best deck in this realm, I think it's a matter of flavors but the right choice will depend on the Meta. If its a fast, non interactive meta, I would linger towards Lil Zoo. If its more reactive with tons of Jund, Big Zoo is the answer.
    Posted in: Aggro & Tempo
  • posted a message on Knightfall/Bant Company
    A few questions: I have three flexible spots not sure if adding a Thassa, a Vendillion or either Snapcaster would help the deck.

    Also, what do you think about Kiora, Master of the depths?
    Posted in: Midrange
  • posted a message on [Primer] Zoo [Video Primer]
    I won yesterday one of the biggest modern tourneys in Chile with Naya Company Zoo. Won against Jeskai Control (2-0), Burn (2-0), Lost against Grishoalbrand (0-2), Lost against Jund (1-2), Won Against Burn (2-1), and against Burn again (2-0). I placed 7th out of 40. First leg went 2-1 against Jund (the same one I lost previously). Semis went 2-0 against Wilt Leaf Abzan. And in the finals beat affinity 2-1.

    Overall the MVP of the deck were the Phyrexian Unlife, which gave me the edge against all the aggro decks.

    If you want to check my list: https://www.facebook.com/magicsur.chile/photos/pcb.1779808945583801/1242561619089798/?type=3&theater

    Posted in: Aggro & Tempo
  • posted a message on [Primer] Zoo [Video Primer]
    Running big zoo Coralhelm again. It's running like a mofo. Beat dredgevine (2-0), naya burn (2-0), mono white humens (2-1) and naya burn (2-0). Won 4 boosters.

    On sunday I have a big tourney, prolly carrying Naya Zoo. I'll let you know how I doin a meta full of Jund and affinity.
    Posted in: Aggro & Tempo
  • posted a message on [Primer] Zoo [Video Primer]
    Went 3-1 against a diverse field. Beat merfolk 2-0, lost against kiki chord 1-0, beat storm 2-1 and won against tron 2-1 (third game mulligan to five, with two fetches a ghost quarter a blood moon and a stony silence, savage). Very happy overall, I just need to make some improvements to my sideboard to control tool box decks like abzan company and the same kiki chord, they are a pain in the arse.
    Posted in: Aggro & Tempo
  • posted a message on [Primer] Zoo [Video Primer]
    Went 2-2 yesterday with Naya Company. Lost 1-2 against affinity (i kept a really bad hand 3rd game), lost 0-2 against infect (had the answers but he just had very good hands), won 2-0 against RG aggro combo and won 2-0 against Ad Nauseam (i've never lost against it, its just a matter of resolving a qasali game 1 and resolving a thalia and/or a stony silence game 2-3).

    I'm losing faith in Blood Moon as part of my sideboard. Against which decks do you think it should be included? Maybe I am just sideboarding badly. Thinking about replacing it for a grim lavamancer and a phyrexian unlife.
    Posted in: Aggro & Tempo
  • posted a message on [Primer] Zoo [Video Primer]
    I've tried Oath of Nissa extensively and it still doesnt click. It might be my play style but I have always appreciated more a collected company than an oath of nissa midgame, which is the stage of the game I always get to. And the fetched creature or lands that I get have always been lusterless. I will try with two planeswalkers and 3 companies for the forseable future.
    Posted in: Aggro & Tempo
  • posted a message on [Primer] Zoo [Video Primer]
    I went 3-1 with big zoo yesterday. Lost to martyr proc 0-2. Won against 4c gifts (2-1), BW tokens (2-0) and Nacatl Burn (2-0). Domri Rade overperformed. Couldn't figure out how to use Arlinn Kord in the only matchup i saw her (martyr). I need more practice with the card.
    Posted in: Aggro & Tempo
  • posted a message on [Primer] Zoo [Video Primer]
    Last week played with Rliquary Retreat Zoo. Played 2 tourneys and went 6-1-1 overall. Won against mardu burn (2-1), mono black infect (2-0), affinity (2-1), naya burn (2-1), UB faeries (2-0), living end (2-1). Lost against amulet bloom (1-2). Tied against Abzan (1-1).

    Yesterday i went with the same list and did 0-2-1. Lost against gruul zoo (1-2), blue moon (0-2). Drew against Lantern Control. Oh well.. you can't do well all the time.
    Posted in: Aggro & Tempo
  • posted a message on [Primer] Zoo [Video Primer]
    Went to my local tourney did 2-1-1. Victories against UW control and Burn. Drew against UR delver and lost against Affinity. I was able to combo for the first time (against UW control) and it felt great. I drew all the attention from the store attendants. It was awesome.
    Posted in: Aggro & Tempo
  • posted a message on [Primer] Zoo [Video Primer]
    Played at my local store. Went 2-1-1, winning against Abzan (2-0), Extra Turns (2-1), Losing against burn (0-2) and drawing against Bogles (1-1). Never saw the combo online :(.
    Posted in: Aggro & Tempo
  • posted a message on [Primer] Zoo [Video Primer]
    Did pretty badly yesterday with Knightfall yesterday, but I understand it was probably my own fault. Did 1-2-1.

    Won against affinity (2-0 game 1 he was super slow, game 2 I deployed a stony silence and then a kataki and it was all over), lost against Jund (1-2 kept a reactive hand instead of a proactive hand in game 3 and I was punished for it)and Bogles (0-2 fetched for a Breeding Pool game 2, instead of red because that's what I needed at that time didn't see any fetches or red sources later and despite deploying a Spellskite I wasn't able to win considering a vast board advantage) and drew against the mirror (1-1 he had the upper hand game 3 with an annoying Elspeth but I had all the chance in the world of gaining the control back).

    Good thing is that I learned a lot from the matchups where I lost and feel like I could've won them if I had played better. Not the decks fault, but the pilot's.

    I haven't been able to combo thus far. Sometimes too many Retreats in hand feel bothersome. Thinking about reducing it to 2.
    Posted in: Aggro & Tempo
  • posted a message on [Primer] Zoo [Video Primer]
    In really aggro matchups like burn, affinity and infect. Seeing it in multiples sometimes can be quite good but against those matchups you might not be able to go to 4 mana before dying, so I prefer seeing straight answers than company. Regardless of that I dont remove them all, I leave one copy in as its a quite helpful if I am able to weather the storm.
    Posted in: Aggro & Tempo
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