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  • posted a message on The State of Modern Thread (B&R 21/01/2019)
    While there's a lot of linear decks in Modern at the moment, I feel like the format is moving back towards being somewhat more interactive.

    My main deck, while it definitely has it's busted draws, is one of the most intellectually enjoyable decks I've ever played (Amulet Titan), and most match-ups are fun puzzles.

    And, well. People are brewing with the new cards - the Sultai Wilderness Reclamation deck is a beautiful pile that is incredibly interactive and skill-testing and while it might not have that long of a shelf-life, the fact that we've got a format where that kind of deck is actually managing to put up some results is encouraging for me.
    Posted in: Modern
  • posted a message on The State of Modern Thread (B&R 21/01/2019)
    Quote from The Fluff »
    What is this "anti settle" tech that Gruul has. A card in Standard that is effective against Settle the Wreckage? I'm just curious to know.


    Gruul Spellbreaker, which has seen some porting into Modern.
    Posted in: Modern
  • posted a message on The State of Modern Thread (B&R 21/01/2019)
    The Twin discussion is done, over. There's nothing more to say, it's all been said, we know what's happened and we can't change it.

    Get down off the cross, use the wood to build a bridge, and get over it.
    Posted in: Modern
  • posted a message on Which decks do you think have the most staying power in Modern?
    Amulet Titan fits all of the categories, I think. You have trouble against Blood Moon, but if you didn't they'd have to ban something from it. Again.
    It's also pretty cheap to build, but that's offset by the fact that it doesn't really share any major cards with any other decks.
    Posted in: Modern
  • posted a message on The State of Modern Thread (B&R 26/11/2018)
    Quote from gkourou »
    All in all though, Birthing pod could be a card that could be OK at the moment. Maybe not. Just throwing this out here, to have a meaningful discussion about it. Thanks for hearing me out!


    Most definitely not going to happen, especially not with Vannifar just being printed.
    Posted in: Modern Archives
  • posted a message on Where did the EldraziTron thread go?
    The originator was probably from the EU, didn't agree to the new terms, and had their account terminated due to new EU laws.
    Posted in: Modern
  • posted a message on [RNA] Ravnica Allegiance Previews: Modern Discussion

    Well well well.
    Posted in: Modern
  • posted a message on The State of Modern Thread (B&R 01/10/2018)
    Please don't take away my Faithless Lootings. Frown
    Posted in: Modern Archives
  • posted a message on The State of Modern Thread (B&R 01/10/2018)
    Quote from ElectricEye »
    Does anyone know why the Amulet Titan decks are playing Adventurous Impulse over Oath of Nissa? It just seems like the latter is strictly better, although in the context of this deck they function in the same way.


    Strictly speaking, it's mainly because the extra type can pump Tarmogoyfs. Otherwise, they're functionally the same in the deck, since it doesn't run any planeswalkers, at least in the stock lists.
    Posted in: Modern Archives
  • posted a message on Mardu Pyromancer
    Storm, Lantern, KCI. Worth bringing in against Control, too, sometimes, as an additional threat that's a "must answer".
    Posted in: Midrange
  • posted a message on [Primer] Amulet Titan
    MTGO Only
    Expect to time out while getting used to the play patterns. Taking the time to think out your decisions will be more valuable in the long run than rushing, though it might burn through tix.
    If you play on MTGO, be aware that Amulet of Vigor, Vesuva, and Cavern of Souls are all bugged.
    Amulet: If you have two copies of Amulet out, MTGO will try to automatically place all of the untap triggers if nothing else is left to be placed on the stack. You can avoid this by having any other trigger (such as a bounce) be the last trigger you place on the stack. This bug will stop you from getting to activate Slayer’s Stronghold an extra time if you are not careful, which can cost you games.
    Cavern: You must name the first creature type on a card. This is currently not relevant, but lists sometimes play Tireless Tracker, which sometimes makes Scout the correct name in real life but not online.
    Vesuva: Still works by the pre-Rivals rules. This would be extremely advantageous except you will get your account suspended if you abuse this… so you might want to avoid that.

    from: https://www.channelfireball.com/articles/how-to-play-modern-amulet-titan-2nd-place-at-grand-prix-hartford/


    Article is out of date. They've made some changes now and some of those bugs are fixed.
    Posted in: Big Mana
  • posted a message on Runaway Arclight Hyper-Aggro
    I gave this deck my first run in paper today. Played against Affinity, Abzan, and 4c Saheeli. The deck is pretty ridiculous. My Saheeli opponent had a Lyra Dawnbringer on board since turn 3 and I still just eventually beat him to death.

    My main comment for this deck is that is is very tempting to keep one landers with this deck, but if you don't have Faithless Looting that, uh. Doesn't work out great.
    Posted in: Deck Creation (Modern)
  • posted a message on Exquisite Blood Combo, Best modern combo?
    Your combo relies on two pieces that are both CMC>4.

    Without some way to interact and keep the opponent from killing you, this is too fragile to be particularly competitive.
    Posted in: Modern
  • posted a message on The State of Modern Thread (B&R 01/10/2018)
    ...you do realize that every time you respond to a "twin-hater" or whatever, it's you choosing to engage, right?

    Rather than banning all Twin-talk, just... don't engage.
    Posted in: Modern Archives
  • posted a message on The State of Modern Thread (B&R 01/10/2018)
    Quote from gkourou »
    I said multiple times in the previous articles that I believe it was nerfed. And indeed it was.
    Also, Probe further nerfed some lower tier tempo decks as well, such as RUG Delver, or UR Pyromancer.
    This is fine, because Probe was busted, and I do get that. But wouldn't it be legal for us to ask for a print to help tempo decks, like a better Tempo charm or something else? Maybe a UG card also.


    Who knows, maybe the next Ravnica set will cure what ails you.
    Posted in: Modern Archives
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