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Magic Market Index for April 20th, 2018
 
Pauper Review: Dominaria
 
The Limited Archetypes of Dominaria
  • 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
  • posted a message on Dominaria General Discussion
    I am definitely enjoying the stories so far. They are fast paced, but don't seem really rushed. Also, there is a lot of time to cover to get to when Jace is supposed to arrive.
    Posted in: Magic Storyline
  • posted a message on BW Tokens
    Quote from ChainVeil »
    Quote from rick90 »


    I did a bunch of testing with this list, and I have to say that I'm impressed. I was admittedly a little skeptical at first, but this setup does a lot of things well. It's as fast as traditional aggressive builds, but packs almost as much disruption and removal as the top control-focused Tokens lists. Little Gideon is perhaps the weakest card in the mainboard, but he works, and works well at that, which I think stands as a testament to how much synergy this deck has and how well balanced it is.


    Quote from rick90 »
    Quote from ChainVeil »
    [quote from="rick90 »" url="/forums/the-game/modern/developing-competitive-modern/656590-bw-tokens?comment=3849"]Hello guys! After almost a year I am back on tokens to face this new Jace and Elf meta! I started testing this list. I took the base from a guy who brought to recent GP Lyon with a decent result (for being a tier3 especially) and I changed some parts!

    Let me know your impressions! Thanks


    I did a bunch of testing with this list, and I have to say that I'm impressed. I was admittedly a little skeptical at first, but this setup does a lot of things well. It's as fast as traditional aggressive builds, but packs almost as much disruption and removal as the top control-focused Tokens lists. Little Gideon is perhaps the weakest card in the mainboard, but he works, and works well at that, which I think stands as a testament to how much synergy this deck has and how well balanced it is.


    Hello ChainVeil. All credits for the list goes to Marcofra17! I saw the list on an italian facebook group reported by him playing it at last GP Lyon and i decided to test with some little changes (the 4th path and changing a field of ruin for the vault of archangel) and I was impressed too! I tested a lot online and I won almost every match against midrange and aggro (4-0 against Jund currently). Also against combo the list is super fast and with the support of discards we can win by means of a fast race! The most impressive thing is that the deck can also change to a more control gameplan by means of the Gideons pack. I am really enjoying the list, for sure some changes can be done but right now it is super fast!



    What sideboards did you both work with. Did the changes in the deck bring much changes there?
    Posted in: Midrange
  • posted a message on Best Place To Buy Your Fat Pack?
    If you are looking online as well, check out Miniature Market. They usually have them for like $30-$35 with $6.00 For shipping, with faster more expensive options as well, and free shipping on purchases of $99.
    Posted in: Magic General
  • posted a message on Erebos, God of the Dead
    Quote from d1on »
    Just a quick question that I've wondered about--what is the upside to Erebos, God of the Dead's "As long as your devotion to black is less than five, Erebos isn't a creature." ability?

    Not a rules question. Moved to Magic General. -MadMage



    Can't be exiled by path to exile, or such cards, when you have less devotion. Also, most enchantment hate is destroy, so it is very hard to remove when not a creature; much harder than when it is a creature.
    Posted in: Magic General
  • posted a message on Rivals of Ixalan Planeswalker Deck Lists
    Sad that they wasted slots on Gilded Sentinels in each deck when they could just as easily been more vampires or pirates.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Is Magic Attendance and Sales dropping?
    I think that it is a little ironic that in the midst of terrible standard play-wise, the support for FNMs is even worse than before. Like, they are not willing to try any of multiple ways to get people to play standard.
    Posted in: Magic General
  • posted a message on BW Tokens
    A possible sideboard card?

    Posted in: Midrange
  • posted a message on Stompy
    Some more potential Sideboard options:

    Spellskite
    Grafdigger's Cage
    Pithing Needle
    Torpor Orb
    Wheel of Sun and Moon
    Posted in: Aggro & Tempo
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