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Treasure Cruisin' Modern UR Control
  • posted a message on Core 2019 Prerelease experience
    This limited environment did seem less bomb heavy, as well as a little lighter on removal. I ended up with a W/G deck that didn't feel strong but ended up playing well on curve and having creatures with decent toughness that traded well with all the small guys running around. Ended up 4-0 and opened Ajani in the prize packs.
    Posted in: Limited (Sealed, Draft)
  • posted a message on BW Tokens
    Can you share your decklist P00pE?
    Posted in: Midrange
  • posted a message on Bloo AKA UR Kiln Fiend/UR Prowess/UR Aggro and others
    Quote from ChainVeil »
    I went 5-0 with the list linked below at a particularly competitive Modern Night yesterday. Sometimes when I periodically come back to this deck I am just blown away by how powerful it an be in the right meta.

    2-0 Affinity
    2-1 Eldrazi Tron
    2-0 Storm
    2-1 Grixis Control
    2-1 B/R Hollow One

    http://tappedout.net/mtg-decks/bloo-v31-copy/?cb=1526631815


    A little surprised to see no Stubborn Denial in your list. Out of favor at the moment?
    Posted in: Deck Creation (Modern)
  • posted a message on Stompy
    Quote from Cirnu »
    I would run something like this list for company:

    I have run a list similar (mainly leatherback baloth over Steel Leaf) before with some decent success.

    Groundbreaker limits the use of Collected Company to being cast in your own main phase. Part of the appeal of Collected Company is that it lets you play around board wipes. Overloading on haste creatures limits that effect and playing one-shot damage sources, like Groundbreaker, works directly against it.


    So, expounding on what thatmarkguy said, here is what I have told others about using Collected Company in regards to Groundbreaker.

    1) I am casting it during the pre-combat main phase on my turn to try to find haste and/or devotion to either get in lethal or push it close. Groundbreaker is great here in both ways.

    2) I am casting it during my opponents combat step, after attackers are declared, to attempt to flash in some blockers. Groundbreaker is usually good here as it can usually get a kill or at the least soak up some damage that I could not afford to take.

    3) I am casting it during my opponents end step. This is the sneakiest part because, even though at first glance it doesn't seem so, Groundbreaker is strong here too. With the way the rules work, during the end step, all "at end of turn" triggered abilities trigger before players are able to cast spells or activate abilities. Therefore, if I put a Groundbreaker onto the field with Collected Company at that point, the time for the sacrifice ability to trigger is already passed for the turn and has to wait until the next end step (on my turn) before it can trigger, giving me the chance to still attack with it before having to sac it.

    There are very few times that I will be casting Collected Company outside of those 3 scenarios (maybe in response to hand disruption). In those rare cases I just hope I don't hit any of the 4 Groundbreakers.


    As for the haste, you are correct that it is wasted if used at end step, but the plan is to be fast in general, and the haste is partly trying to make the difference of not having as many smaller creatures; getting in the damage hard and heavy more than swarm. Generally, I am not worried about a couple of creatures not making use of haste if I just so happen to get them with Company to block or at end step. I feel that I making more use of the benefit of haste than what is being wasted at those times.

    However, that was all prior to Steel Leaf Champion, which, as I said, I mostly just switched for the Leatherback Baloths. When I ran this deck before, I did not have 2 creatures of comparable power like Steel Leaf and Baloth, and I haven't had a chance to test to see how it would do with both of them and dropping the Boggart Ram-Gang. I feel it would probably be stronger but slower. Gotta say, I really just love ram-gang though, as it is part of the turn 3 win scenario for this deck. But, I need to try the heavier version when I get the chance.
    Posted in: Aggro & Tempo
  • posted a message on Stompy
    I would run something like this list for company:



    I have run a list similar (mainly leatherback baloth over Steel Leaf) before with some decent success.
    Posted in: Aggro & Tempo
  • posted a message on [M19] Commons leaked in Dominaria Packaged Product
    Is Frilled Sea Serpent just a giant serpent shaped lion fish?
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Online Trading?
    I've heard talk about Cardsphere as an alternative to Pucatrade, but have not used it myself. Also rather on the downswing is MOTL (http://forums.magictraders.com/Ultimate.cgi), but there are still people trading there.
    Posted in: Magic General
  • posted a message on Brawl feels like a solved format

    3) Adapt. Play Baral


    fify?

    Wink
    Posted in: Magic General
  • posted a message on Dominaria General Discussion
    Quote from 5colors »
    Really you see I don't think Jace's Plan with Vraska is going to smoothly. I think Vraska probably dies for Jace Angst, maybe Lili snaps and kills her. What amazes me actually is Bolas (to our knowledge) never sent anyone to check on Vraska Story? She apparently turned Azor and a bunch of others into Gold Statues seems Bolas could have an Agent walk over to Ixalan and look around to see any evidence of such amazing feats.


    They pointed out in the memory that Vraska did the gold trick cuz she had a boost from the immortal sun. Also Bolas is arrogant and has no reason at all to think Vraska would betray him.



    Or even beyond whether she would betray him, I doubt he thinks that she could hide it from him if she did betray him. I doubt he would look super close for outside tinkering in her mind after seeing that her thoughts showed what he wanted.
    Posted in: Magic Storyline
  • posted a message on Dominaria General Discussion
    So, after all this time and the hype, I felt that Jodah was rather meh. I mean, I haven't read the old material with him just recaps and such, but from what everyone said, he seemed super hyped.

    Also, Ajani seemed rather pointless here. If he only showed up to meet up with the gatewatch and go elsewhere, what was the point of meeting with Jhoira and the Weatherlight, especially as he already knew where he was supposed to meet the gatewatch?
    Posted in: Magic Storyline
  • posted a message on Aryel, Knight of Windgrace
    Will probably be forgotten like the Triad of Fates


    I don't know. It's possible, but Aryel seems much stronger. The +1/+1 is very big in itself. Also having vigilance to have the possibility to attack and then use the ability is fairly strong. And then, the first ability is very useful by itself, not needing to use the second ability for it to be good, and it gives a reason to hold mana, causing question to whether you have removal or are going to create instant speed creatures. The second ability is just icing, if you are able to reach it. Consider what you would think of it if it didn't have the second ability. Would you consider it comparable to Triad or just a much better card. It is also strengthened due to knight tribal.

    All of this not to say that it is amazing and will be played a ton (although who knows), but that I personally feel that comparison is poor, even if they are the same color and cost and have multiple abilities, as Triad is very clearly a much weaker card.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on BW Tokens
    So, should Benalish Marshal be considered for anything here? An extra anthem with a body from sideboard, after they supposedly side out spot removal, possibly?
    Posted in: Midrange
  • posted a message on Dominaria General Discussion
    Newly spoiled navigator's compass I guess closes the door on the Weatherlight and crew planeswalking.
    Posted in: Magic Storyline
  • posted a message on Shalai, Voice of Plenty .:. Star City Games Preview
    Quote from Etherium Sage »
    Quote from Etherium Sage »
    Quote from Joao Wockeez »


    Oh, I have no doubt she's Standard-playable.
    At her worst, she's eating the Push out of your opponent's hand. But then you probably drop Lyra Dawnbringer the next turn, and your opponent wishes they still had removal.
    At her best, she's keeping all your other goons alive FTW.


    True, i completly forgot about STD


    In other words, you completely forgot about one of the formats these sets are designed for.


    I mean, if they don't play or keep up with that format, they won't be likely to judge cards by it or even necessarily know what would be used or how.


    I know that, but it's the part where they said that they couldn't think of any other format than EDH or a few specific decks in Modern that led me to say that.

    Just because one doesn't like a certain format doesn't mean they should forget that format exists, or that that format is a major factor in why cards are designed a certain way.



    That's fair.

    I know that I tend not to think about standard application so much either, as I haven't played it in a few years, but stuff printed in new standard sets most certainly apply there.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Shalai, Voice of Plenty .:. Star City Games Preview
    Quote from Etherium Sage »
    Quote from Joao Wockeez »
    Quote from Joao Wockeez »
    I will be using Shalai on my Souls Sisters deck, but that's about the only place i can see her being played (other then EDH)

    EDIT

    She could also see play as a sideboard option for BW tokens in modern.


    Oh, I have no doubt she's Standard-playable.
    At her worst, she's eating the Push out of your opponent's hand. But then you probably drop Lyra Dawnbringer the next turn, and your opponent wishes they still had removal.
    At her best, she's keeping all your other goons alive FTW.


    True, i completly forgot about STD


    In other words, you completely forgot about one of the formats these sets are designed for.


    I mean, if they don't play or keep up with that format, they won't be likely to judge cards by it or even necessarily know what would be used or how.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
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