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  • posted a message on The Rock
    UW has been leaning towards Verdicts lately, which makes Thrun better than he was before. Still, his stats aren't that impressive anymore.
    Posted in: Midrange
  • posted a message on Grixis Death's Shadow
    didoguidotti1 (amazing MTGO grinder) has been on the planeswalker sideboard package and i think there's merit to it. He's running 2 Veil, 2 Hope, 1 JTMS to help with the grindy matchups. This is a big boon against UW and BGx.

    Humans is still a massacre I guess.

    I would never run Abrade maindeck in GDS, the deck runs such a tight ship it can't allow for even a single potentially dead card. Maindeck Kcommand is certainly an interesting proposition right now though.
    Posted in: Midrange
  • posted a message on Grixis Death's Shadow
    The only real answer is nobody knows.
    Posted in: Midrange
  • posted a message on Jund
    Yeah, do you want to lose to Tron all the time or 2/3 of the time, is the question regarding Trophy basically.
    Posted in: Midrange
  • posted a message on The Rock
    Humans has a very diverse creature base and -3/-3 is generally not going to cut it.
    Posted in: Midrange
  • posted a message on Jund
    Same here, Decay is looking more appealing with that annoying little new Teferi out.

    Elderspell is a bit too conditional for my tastes and gets blown out by literally every counterspell that UW might run including Spell Snare. The sorcery speed is a major drawback. Trophy, Pulse, Decay. Running Choke in my sb right now but it might be too narrow.

    UW has gotten so many good toys in the past two years, which is fair enough, but man I hope MH helps us out a bit as well. BBE and Trophy alone aren't going to cut it at this rate.
    Posted in: Midrange
  • posted a message on The State of Modern Thread (B&R 11/03/2019)
    Quote from gkourou »
    Karn being run in Mono red prison


    Karn is everywhere now. From Prison decks to Tron to Amulet to Titanshift, it's getting out of hand already.
    Posted in: Modern
  • posted a message on Grixis Death's Shadow
    Quote from Spsiegel1987 »
    Do you mean done for until a meta shift, or gds looking bad as a whole?


    Hopefully the former, but all the top tier decks are getting tougher and tougher for us to beat. Like you said, Blast Zone is rough and it slots into Dredge, Tron and UW alike. It's impossible to interact with and hits us where it hurts, when it hurts - the early turns.

    I'm laying my beloved Traverse Shadow to rest for a bit and switching to UR Kiki, it's just such an uphill battle right now.
    Posted in: Midrange
  • posted a message on Grixis Death's Shadow
    Just play JTMS as a 4-drop if anything. Honestly, between the metagame shifting towards UW, Humans and Dredge, and cards like Veto and Blast Zone being printed, i think GDS is done for.
    Posted in: Midrange
  • posted a message on Jund
    Three Fields in a three-color deck sounds very risky to me. I don't think Jund wants to be playing Ponza mode like The Rock does as we want to be able to close games a bit faster than that. What did you cut for them?
    Posted in: Midrange
  • posted a message on Grixis Death's Shadow
    Hard to say, but your playgroup at work should be very difficult for you to beat. Humans, control and BGx decks are some tough matchups for GDS in general. Merfolk isn't exactly a pushover either. Maybe it's the skill level of your colleagues?
    Posted in: Midrange
  • posted a message on Jund
    If the meta shifts towards Humans / UW / Dredge as it seems to be doing, Jund's a pretty decent choice going forward.
    Posted in: Midrange
  • posted a message on Death's Shadow Jund
    PM sent!
    Posted in: Midrange
  • posted a message on Death's Shadow Jund
    Naturally, Bob's always a must-kill, but between 4 LOTV, 4 Push, 4 Trophy, 4 Field of Ruin and a Pulse, I honestly don't see how the matchup is anywhere remotely close to 50/50. We only have so many threats and we empty our hand very fast.

    I do keep in TBR against Humans. I take it out against any deck that has instant-speed hard removal, Spellskite effects, or when I simply want to play a control role by keeping the board clear until I can take over with my threat (like Grishoalbrand). Keep in mind, this list runs GCR as well for a similar, Traversable effect.

    Are you in the Discord channel yet Funeral? There's a bit of discussion going on there regarding all this.
    Posted in: Midrange
  • posted a message on Death's Shadow Jund
    I'm not too worried about that, we don't really care about Leyline of the Void and we can recover from Spellbombs. Goyf will always do something. RIP is a problem but the main RIP deck right now is unbeatable for us anyway so I don't even consider that matchup. Surgical is annoying sometimes but we have ways to grind out decks that usually bring it in.

    UW and BGx metas are the real issue for our deck, I feel confident enough against anything else.
    Posted in: Midrange
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