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Treasure Cruisin' Modern Big Red
  • posted a message on Mardu Pyromancer
    Does anyone else have problems with the Storm matchup? The primer lists it as favourable, but I've had real difficulties with them answering my hate and going off - or, if they can't immediately answer my hate pieces, having a lack of a clock to be able to pressure them before they can dig for their answers to my hate and go off.

    Admittedly, I'm down a single Kambal in the board, which doesn't help, but I still feel like the matchup is unfavourable.
    Posted in: Midrange
  • posted a message on The State of Modern Thread (B&R 02/07/2018)
    Quote from Wraithpk »
    I know this is changing topics, but does anyone else find it odd that enchantments are the only permanent type that can only be destroyed/exiled by two colors of the color pie instead of 3+? It's something I've been aware of for a long time, as I tend to gravitate towards Grixis decks, and Grixis colors have 0 ways to permanently deal with a resolved enchantment. Enchantment destruction is only in white and green. Meanwhile, Creatures can be destroyed in all 5 colors to some degree; artifacts by red, white, and green; Planeswalkers by black, red, green, and white; and lands by white, red, and green.

    I thought of this again when I read a comment in the ban/unban thread about Blood Moon, how part of the problem of Blood Moon is that red can't destroy enchantments, so Blood Moon kind of protects itself. I think I would actually like to see enchantment destruction given to blue. Blue can't really deal with anything else after it's resolved, so it would give it a new angle since they've powered down everything else that blue does these days. Also, enchantments are kind of like persistent magical spells, so blue destroying them would be like them dispelling the persistent spell, so it works on a flavor level. Any thoughts?


    I do think this is odd. You might want to bring it up with Rosewater on his tumblr, since he's very big about the colour pie.
    Posted in: Modern
  • posted a message on Pro Tour 25th Anniversary Discussion Thread
    Not having Daze in Modern limits the ability of UB Death's Shadow in Modern, I think.
    Posted in: Modern
  • posted a message on Mardu Pyromancer
    Usually against Abzan, I find Blood Moon strongly restricts their ability to actually... do things. But while I think we're favoured, we're not that favoured.
    Posted in: Midrange
  • posted a message on Raphael Levy's Loam Pox
    Hoogland did a video on the Jund Haakon Loam deck recently, although he called it Abzan Loam Pox. Deck performed very well, and Jeff was really enjoying it. You can catch the vod on his youtube channel if you'd like to see it in action. I'd definitely play it if Lilianas and Verdants weren't so expensive.
    Posted in: Deck Creation (Modern)
  • posted a message on BR CrackPox - The cracks begin to show...
    If I was going to make a single suggestion even before I try the deck (I'm gonna try the deck, it looks sweet!) it'd be that you should probably have a basic Mountain in the manabase. When we're destroying our own lands as much as we are, getting locked off of red by a Field of Ruin or a Ghost Quarter could be very bad for us. Further, there are times when you just need to be able to fetch a red source that comes in untapped and doesn't shock you.
    Posted in: Deck Creation (Modern)
  • posted a message on Raphael Levy's Loam Pox
    You done yet? Coz we're not changing to a different thread.
    Posted in: Deck Creation (Modern)
  • posted a message on Raphael Levy's Loam Pox
    Tier 1, despite the deck putting up almost zero results.

    The word 'tier' does not mean what you think it means.
    Posted in: Deck Creation (Modern)
  • posted a message on The State of Modern Thread (B&R 02/07/2018)
    I've seen people playing TES where they swapped Probe for Thoughtseize and didn't miss a beat. I don't see why ANT can't do the same.

    I'm glad Probe's gone in Legacy as well as Modern, being able to look at an opponent's hand without having to pay mana is a very powerful effect, especially when you've got "draw a card" attached.
    Posted in: Modern
  • posted a message on The State of Modern Thread (B&R 02/07/2018)
    I'm honestly willing to reconsider Treasure Cruise's brokenness with Gitaxian Probe out of the format, to be honest, but I'm aware I'm in a minority here.
    Posted in: Modern
  • posted a message on [Primer] Mardu (Dega/BWR) Midrange
    I agree, in general, but I feel that Leyline is simply the most powerful GY hate effect we have access to that doesn't screw our gameplan over. Nihil Spellbomb can be decent, but a one-off effect rather than a static one is often just not good enough.

    I don't think the "pitch it to Looting" argument magically makes Leyline good, I just think that it offsets the downside of Leyline enough to make running it for graveyard matchups - which do come up - the best option, rather than less effective hate pieces.
    Posted in: Modern Archives - Proven
  • posted a message on [Primer] Amulet Titan
    Sigarda can also help against Emrakul decks - take the hit, don't sac, and try to kill on the backswing.
    Posted in: Big Mana
  • posted a message on [Primer] Mardu (Dega/BWR) Midrange
    As much as I dislike Leylines as cards in general, it's the general plan I go too, if only because we can throw them away for value if we draw redundant pieces.
    Posted in: Modern Archives - Proven
  • posted a message on Core Set 2019 Spoiler Discussion Thread
    The main use of Amulet to me seems dunking on Token Strats so specifically it seems best for stopping Mardu Pyromancer granted it doesn't actually kill the tokens or stop them from blocking so...dubious use.


    Using an artifact hatepiece against a deck which mains 3 K-Commands anyway also seems somewhat difficult.
    Posted in: Modern
  • posted a message on [Primer] Mardu (Dega/BWR) Midrange
    I rarely cast a turn 1 Looting unless I need to hit another land drop.

    As a general rule, I think that you want to use your discard before you start looting, but even that's context dependant.
    Posted in: Modern Archives - Proven
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