Quote from k0no »i've been playing a version of this deck that runs faithless looting, street wraith and hollow one, in addition to the cycling creatures.
it's grixis, primarily UR.
i'll post the list later. got to go to work now but i've done fairly well with it while testing with friends. haven't yet made the plunge to play it when i've got to pay an entry fee yet. not tried electrodominance but I reckon it'll give the deck a boost for sure.
Magic is the least expensive hobby i can think of.
What does Damnation hit that Languish doesn't?
Quote from ernest_theweedwhackerguy »I forgot about conquistador.
You play viscera seer. It's not as good at dealing damage as tracker/conquistador. Sure, you can sac a creature that's being targeted to get to scry, but that's not worth taking up 4 cards in the main 60. Late game after a board wipe, you draw Seer. I, personally, would much rather have a creature that has potential to finish closing out the game in a couple turns rather than have a creature that, at best, is a chump block->Sac->Scry after a couple turns.
Quote from edinburgerboulderer53 »Quote from Earthbound21 »Xerox decks remain the problem, despite players loving to play them. There is very little counter play in existence to them. It's no surprise Chalice, Tron, and Amulet decks are rising.
That channel fireball article is interesting and I'll finish it later. But I disagree with preordain being unfit for modern play.
I feel like it is the line that would ensure control decks can hit their land drops while also lowering overall land count, stopping them control decks missing their land drops so they just die.
You could say but it also allows them to dig for combo pieces but I feel like the gain for decks that beat combo/xerox would be better than for the xerox (faithless looting is probably more powerful than preordain in the current meta).
Quote from Earthbound21 »Xerox decks remain the problem, despite players loving to play them. There is very little counter play in existence to them. It's no surprise Chalice, Tron, and Amulet decks are rising.
Quote from metalmusic_4 »Kci instead of mox opal, BBE instead of DRS, summer bloom instead of primeval titan.
This is the idea of tailoring bans to a specific deck with out affecting the rest of the format as much as possible.
The only ban IMO that flies in the face of this idea is probe because there were a few decks using it to verify they could go for the kill that turn. If we look at the original modern ban list we find some other cards that are staying banned because so many decks would use them, GSZ and a few others. The cantrips like ponder were banned specifically to make combos less consistent, but i think they kinda fit into this too. There is a president for hitting something like faithless looting but I expect that to be WOTC's next move.
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Can you suspend rift bolt with a chalice on 1 since suspend is an ability?