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  • posted a message on Dinosaur Tribal General Discussion
    I have been running something like this in Arena Traditional Ranking



    I used to run the Clarion's Main, but I am not going against a lot of creature based decks and it is a dead card. Rhythm is never a truly dead card in a matchup. I am open to suggestions. I am not sure I like the 4 Shivan Fire and might switch to Lava Coil. I bring it in against white weenie, RDW, and Thief of Sanity.
    Posted in: Deck Creation (Standard)
  • posted a message on The State of Modern Thread (B&R 11/03/2019)
    I tend to think the seeing the deck list rule will ultimately favor Interactive Decks. They can finally mulligan or choose a hand that lines up with what they want to play.

    I think Aggro and creature-heavy decks in modern have long relied on winning game 1 and squeezing out game 2 now that more information is known. This in someways made Modern the only eternal format with creature-based aggro strategies worked. Control couldn't just have universal answers and sometimes answers didn't line up with what was presented. However, the creature-swarm strategies for the most part coalesced down to humans and spirits primarily because of tribal synergies and the passive/active disruption in their kits or Merfolk because of the spell-based disruption/utility creatures.

    Phoenix and Dredge has killed them further. There is no zoo, elves, and even more spell heavy burn is not doing well. Traditional Affinity isn't doing as well as Hardened Scales which may survive because of resilience and the synergy there.

    I think this will hurt creature-based aggro strategies and continue to push them out of modern. Where are the places to play them? Even Standard isn't like a bastion of those decks (maybe best of 1 arena)
    Posted in: Modern
  • posted a message on [WAR] War of the Spark Previews: Modern Discussion
    Couldn't the new Dovin Baan also work as a Phoenix-hoser for the decks that would like him?
    Posted in: Modern
  • posted a message on The Commander Price Discussion Thread
    It's the new Karn from the set. He can combo with it. Fetch it and the shut off the opponent doing anything due to his static ability to shut off all activations from artifacts that your opponents control.
    Posted in: Market Street Café
  • posted a message on [Deck] Modern Slivers
    I personally wouldn't run it on the whole. We value lands for sliver hive to some extent. I mean its possible for vials and such or weak slivers, but i am not sure it is exactly worth it. Maybe in the sideboard.
    Posted in: Deck Creation (Modern)
  • posted a message on [WAR] War of the Spark Previews: Modern Discussion
    Karn by himself can also shut off some aggro's strategy that deals with a Karn Liberated on the battlefied and that is Aether Vial. This Karn can just hose vial decks including the Ensnaring Bridge, but it also stops tempo plays that allow aggro decks to try to come back even after a Karn is landed. (Aggro Decks don't talk about Ugin). Decks like Humans, Merfolk, Spirits, etc.
    Posted in: Modern
  • posted a message on Modern Horizons Reprint Speculation
    I would enjoy new slivers, plus some legacy sliver options like Crystalline Sliver, Hibernation Sliver, Muscle Sliver, and Hunter Sliver
    Posted in: Speculation
  • posted a message on Need deterent in slivers
    Crystalline Sliver, Hibernation Sliver, Diffusion Sliver are the best sliver-based answers.

    Otherwise you are looking at echantments like Dense Canopy, Ascetism, and the like. Take a look at Sinew Sliver and Muscle Sliver for a more focused Lord based approached to get out of lighting bolt rage. Plated Sliver could help as well.
    Posted in: Multiplayer
  • posted a message on [Deck] Modern Slivers
    Slivers would like Legacy Slivers list by Daniel Nunes especially the 5-Color Chalice (non-Force of Will lists) he was looking at earlier.

    Bant might also be good depending on whether the new slivers could work in that color combination.

    Crystalline, Predatory, Muscle, Sinew is a powerful core. If they print a cheap life-linking sliver, we might be able to ditch black and go pure bant. Hibernation's loss could be felt as would Frenetic, but it might be worth it for sideboard enchantment.

    Either way, I like Legacy Sliver lists or Fast Modern Sliver lists with Crystalline and Hibernation. Striking/Sidewinder/Galerider/Vial for 1 Drops, Lords/Crystalline/Hibernation for two drops. Sideboard would have Syphon, Harmonic, Telekinetic as options.

    Don't forget any new cheap new sliver options that hopefully provide Stack Interaction, Graveyard Interaction, Card Advantage, or Cheaper/New Utility (2 mana lifelinker for example).
    Posted in: Deck Creation (Modern)
  • posted a message on [Deck] Modern Slivers
    So theorycrafting,

    Harmonic x 3
    Frenetic x 2
    Warping Wail x 2
    Chalice x 3-4
    Telekinetic x 1-2
    Syphon x 1-2
    Striking x 1-2

    What is Damping Sphere for that Chalice can't cover? Tron or Storm? Storm isn't as good as it once was and I am not sure how reasonable Storm hate is in the side. Tron is rough, but I think we can just perhaps Chalice/Telekinetic and rush um. Necrotic and Mutavaults are good in that match up.

    Main

    20 Lands

    4 Galerider
    4 Manaweft (Gemhide)
    8 Lords
    4 Diffusion (i think is better than 3 now)
    4 Sedge
    2 Blur
    2 Necrotic
    1-2 Darkheart
    1-2 Striking

    4 Collected Company
    4 Aether Vial
    2 Dismember

    This is just probably something that I would play at the moment.

    As for Grixis Whirl - its basically lantern control with better card selection and less mill.

    So Harmonic/Necrotic/Telekinetic are probably the biggest winners. For the matchup, Flying, Mana, Sedge, Blur, Necrotic are the only main deck cards after sideboard that probably matter. Diffusion might matter as well.

    Be prepared to for example for them to get Torpor Orb for Harmonic, Pithing Needle for Vial/Mutavault/Necrotic (although it does work all that well, they have to name each and every sliver type for it to truly work), and Ensnaring Bridge. Whirl works as an instant so Warping Wail isn't great. Chalice can be good on Zero, 1, or 3.

    They have a faster clock with Thopter Sword Combo, but that can dealt with and we could probably cause a draw with Syphon Sliver, galeride rand lords. They heavily rely on Whirl to get them what they need as they don't have a huge ton of filtering. Its a race, but we tools to defeat them.
    Posted in: Deck Creation (Modern)
  • posted a message on [Deck] Modern Slivers
    It does slow them down a turn, but what else you got without Crystalline?

    If they want to cast your spells, they gotta go to the face and that is ok (as long as we have get our life gain slivers in there).

    On the whole, the match isn't much of a race. They are going to faster and Thing in the Ice makes it difficult. We need to Tempo them out, which should be the general goal. There isn't much we can do.

    Elves is terrible against Izzet Phoenix and Merfolk is only better because island, but also merfolk trickster and counterspells. What can slivers do? We can tempo with Diffusion (forcing them to attack our face), we can have Darkheart and Syphon to help buy time. Telekinetic could also stop a turn of Awoken Horror.

    Diffusion allows us to have a board state for us to work around. Them taking a turn and using all or most of their mana also tempo delays Thing and Phoenix. Which allows us perhaps to cast Company or something else. Maybe also bring Frenetic in for Thing flips. We don't need them to come back to hand, but perhaps staying on board might help later. We have to us the tricks available to us. Whether it is smaller tricks, wierd combat tricks, and first strike.

    It isn't fool proof, but I don't see betrer solutions. Maybe Surgical Extraction is better against Phoenix/Dredge than Relic (although more expensive).
    Posted in: Deck Creation (Modern)
  • posted a message on [Deck] Modern Slivers
    It looks like Slivers is a go! Just gotta figure out an ideal composition.

    Diffusion Sliver is probably a rock star against Phoenix and we beat normal creature combat even in the air. Phoenix is Dangerous, but we can have solvable board states against it. I am not sure Damping Sphere does enough though. Warping Wail and Chalice seem like ok answers to it and has benefits elsewhere.
    Posted in: Deck Creation (Modern)
  • posted a message on Modern Horizons Discussion Thread
    I wonder if they will print more tribal lands. I mean there are some tribal lands they could reprint like Wirewood Lodge. They could easily also print more variations and powerful variations of Cavern of Souls. Perhaps even Tribal Legendary Lands like providing mana-cost reduction per chosen tribe or other benefit while still providing colored mana.
    Posted in: Modern
  • posted a message on [Deck] Modern Slivers
    No, but I am obsessing over the possibility of Modern Horizons to get us really good and necessary Legacy Slivers Crystalline, Hibernation, Muscle), plus the possibility of new Slivers that could be valuable in this modern environment.
    Posted in: Deck Creation (Modern)
  • posted a message on Your Modern Horizons Wish List
    Crystalline Sliver
    Hibernation Sliver
    Muscle Sliver
    Hunter Sliver
    Winged Sliver

    These are the cards that I most want, especially the first 3. I basically want to play with Daniel Nunes Legacy Sliver list with or without the Force of Will
    Posted in: Paper Pauper and Peasant
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