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Magic Market Index for April 20th, 2018
Pauper Review: Dominaria
The Limited Archetypes of Dominaria
  • posted a message on The State of Modern Thread (B&R 16/04/2018)

    *Anyway, I don't know how these cards will be able to "get" into Modern, unless WotC is willing to do Modern only sets.

    Both cards are not that good in standard. Standard is not a fast format, not countering the first few turns play is not essential as it is in fast eternal formats. Daze would still be strong and heavily played, but not oppressive.
    Posted in: Modern
  • posted a message on [[Official]] Modern Prices Discussion
    At this point, I think the best course would be for Wizards to announce that next year's masters set would be a Modern Masters. That would stem the inflation a bit; at least put a ceiling to how high people are ready to bet on chase cards.
    Posted in: Modern
  • posted a message on The State of Modern Thread (B&R 16/04/2018)
    A few comments:

    1. Endlessly debating an interaction scoring system is mostly bike-shedding. Unless you plan to actual use the system to build some stats, it's just endless hair-splitting.

    2. I don't think cards that interact after they're played, like ensnaring bridge and, similarly, chalice of the void are what most people consider being interactive. In fact, those two cards would pretty much fall into the non-interactive side, reducing what can be done. A prison deck should not end up being the summum of interactions.

    Yes, I realized my point #2 is exactly what I'm talking about in point #1. Irony.
    Posted in: Modern
  • posted a message on The State of Modern Thread (B&R 16/04/2018)
    Quote from Ashiok »

    In tron, you need three cards out of 12 to get to 7 mana, which they can usually achieve on turn 3. [...] So you need 1 card of 4, early in the game.

    What are you talking about? Tron need 1 out of 4 THREE times, not 3 out of 12. With cloudpost, a single cloudpost enables your entire busted mana base, which can be done off a single map or sylvan scrying. Tron can be thrown off with a single ghostquarter, not post. There are a few scenarios where tron is better, but they're the miority. Most of the times, post is way better.
    Posted in: Modern
  • posted a message on The State of Modern Thread (B&R 10/02/18)
    While it's true that SFM is no human, it's often correct to not name human for some lands. (For example, currently, naming illusion for phantasmal image.) Plus aether vial just doesn't care. As such, it's not yet clear that SFM you not be played. I don't think it would be, but maybe a few swords as silver bullets?

    Edit: I somehow thought the batterskull germ token was colorless.
    Posted in: Modern Archives
  • posted a message on GP Hartford Discussion
    Quote from Spsiegel1987 »

    These aren't good results, in a garbage top 8 of uninteractive trash.

    Hello Mere Opinions! How are you doing?

    Did you watch the games? The final games of KCI vs Amulet was pure interactions and skill. The very first match I watch of the GP, Storm vs Jund (Reid Duke) was also very interesting from the storm player side, who showed how it's done. I liked watching them. Yes "liked" not "what a modern match should be". Opinions are just that.
    Posted in: Modern
  • posted a message on [[Official]] Modern Prices Discussion
    Or ban them. It's not like control is running the show in modern. I'd call them fine if at least they cost life to activate, like boseiju, who shelters all.

    If find amusing that people say SFM is innocuous and yet think she'll spike to 60$ if unbanned. Cards that reach 60$ are universal in-color power-houses, not one-trick poneys. If you speculate she'd get to 60$, it really shows your inner thoughts.
    Posted in: Modern
  • posted a message on The State of Modern Thread (B&R 10/02/18)
    1. Linear deck are easier to play initially, but knowing to play against hate is harder.

    2. Most linear decks also have more dead hands. Hollow one without it's discard spells is an auto-mulligan. Non-linear deck tend to be more resilient.

    3. I think this is not tied to linearity per-see. It's about average mana cost. Many non-linear decks have low curves too. It's just that linear decks tend to all be about winning quickly, so they do not play high CMC cards. Modern always has been a low-to-the-ground format, with a few obvious ramp exceptions.

    4. Non-linear decks also tend to have fewer horrible match-up. Linear decks have unwinnable matchups.

    5. This is the same of linear deck. The only difference is about which player drew better or won the die roll. They also need a good SB to beat the other linear decks. Linear deck also tend to have effective hate cards played against them in SB.

    I agree that there is a kind of SB lottery, where what you decide to bring can put you down in a given meta-game. But I tend to favor versatile open-ended SB. I always have a few GY hate, I always have EE, I always have a few shattertorm-like cards.
    Posted in: Modern Archives
  • posted a message on Dominaria tokens
    Makes one wonder why they commissioned two knight tokens. Maybe they commissioned the stained glass one after seeing the very forgettable first...

    That goblin sure looks bigger than a 1/1.

    That horror is deliciously horrible.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Thran Temporal Gateway, The Mending of Dominaria
    I guess the thran thingie does not reveal card from the library, so it's not another aetherworks marvel in the making, but still...

    The mending is nice, but slow.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Sporecrown Thallid
    Two mana uncommon tribal lords seem to be a shtick Wizards loves recently. Oh! I totally approve.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Aryel, Knight of Windgrace
    This is the exact type of card that leave me cold. Slow engine, somewhat powerful but not great, can kill stuff, sometimes. Like DRS, this type of card read more like a weird PW than a creature. She's like a gideon: can attack, can make token, can kill stuff with a condition... just no ultimate.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Skittering Surveyor & Bloodtallow Candle & Navigator's Compass & Orcish Vandal

    Why not? What other major played piece of removal does -5/-5? Is it not standard to compare one card to another similar card?

    You know, there is a skill of knowing when to bow out gracefully. Stop digging is my advice. You are not the one looking good here.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Mothership spoilers 4-10 Kwende and more
    Replicator is costly for the unfortunate fact that it is bonker with moxen. They had no choice to put its CMC high and P/T low. (Also almost as great with other-zero cost artifacts like ornithopter, etc.)

    Kwende is just a wee bit too expensive for consideration in modern human. Making Thalia double-strike just is not enough of a pay-off.

    Familiar is good in limited, maybe constructed.

    Edit: oh wait, I missed that the self-replicator replicates itself... yeah, pretty bonker with moxen and sol ring.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Baloth Gorger & Elfhame Druid & Hallar, the Firefletcher
    4/4 for 4 at common? Ugh. Not sure I'll like the draft environment. You do not want to stumble on mana with this around.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
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