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  • posted a message on The State of Modern Thread (B&R 26/11/2018)
    I cannot look at the last 6+ months of Modern, and say 'yeah SFM should stay banned, and nothing needs to be tweaked'. I DO assume Wizards are either fools, or have ulterior motives with how they manage the ban list beyond 'format health' and the fact they can crow about 'no changes' while providing ZERO meaningful information over the year on the actual health of the format which they have intentionally hidden from us?

    Puts me into a massive tailspin.

    You are probably right, Twin wouldnt really help fair decks, as GDS would probably do the job Jund used to do. Its almost like more changes would be required to really make playing fair worth it.
    Posted in: Modern
  • posted a message on Bant Draw-Go Control
    I believe this could be good enough for Modern for sure, Wilderness Reclamation is NUTS, and powering it out with Growth Spiral is just gross in Standard.

    EDIT: Oh no Nexus? I'd look at if you can put that into the list.
    Posted in: Deck Creation (Modern)
  • posted a message on Wildcards, 3 Colour Mana Base - Its busted.
    Yeah, I'm convinced there are issues with the mana in Arena, the fact it screws around with '2 hands' is enough to know that its forcing some issues. I take the same deck into MTGO, and the mana behaviour is completely different.

    I know 'confirmation bias' and 'you dont know random' and all the other arguments, but I'm sorry, its just messed up.

    Maybe I'm too used to filtering, cantrips, fetch thinning, and so on, but in that case, I dont know how Standard only players live with this.
    Posted in: MTG Arena
  • posted a message on Mardu Humans
    Threw this together on MTGO (because I have UWR on Arena, and no way in hell can I build another 3 colour mana base any time quick/cheap) not finished at all on the sideboard, as I have no idea what kind of meta is even on MTGO and...Arena hasnt needed sideboards. :p

    Been fun in a few games, I was a big fan of Blood Artist decks when I started playing Modern, gave it another shot with Rally the Ancestors but as we all know, Modern is a tough hill to climb to 'viable'.

    EDIT: 3 Duress and 4 Mortify in the 75, also swapped up the lands to emphasize B and W.

    Posted in: Deck Creation (Standard)
  • posted a message on The State of Modern Thread (B&R 26/11/2018)
    Quote from gkourou »
    Quote from idSurge »
    Just to clarify, if Twin was unbanned, I wouldn't hope for any bans, to address Pestilence57.

    As to me taking it personally, even if it's just a game. I do probably take it too seriously. :p


    Nice. This means we are going to have some bans.


    If Wizards/Forsythe, and the rest, were actually on the same page as what is self evidently the 'correct' path, I wouldnt have many issues with the format, I somehow do not believe there will be banS, but I think a ban/unban (something out of KCI, and SFM) are likely.
    Posted in: Modern
  • posted a message on The State of Modern Thread (B&R 26/11/2018)
    Just to clarify, if Twin was unbanned, I wouldn't hope for any bans, to address Pestilence57.

    As to me taking it personally, even if it's just a game. I do probably take it too seriously. :p
    Posted in: Modern
  • posted a message on Ajani's Pridemate errata
    100% it was made for Arena, there is literally no other reason to do so. It DOES change enough about the card, its literally a functional change and the OP brought up 2 cases for it to NOT be changed. Its a bad idea to do this, when they could literally add some kind of 'yield always' mechanic to the application.
    Posted in: Magic General
  • posted a message on The State of Modern Thread (B&R 26/11/2018)
    No, it wont be fine honestly. I posted a hypothetical, was mocked and dragged through a few posts over it, on what it would take to 'fix' the format, and yes I do mean fix, because I think its actually broken right now.

    Now, do I want KCI dead? Not really, not at all. I want it powered down, but I unlike many dont want KCI itself to be removed because I believe Combo has just as much a right to exist as anything else.

    There are absolutely more decks I would try and rein in so that I could enjoy Modern more that I do right now, but its not realistic at all to see that happen.

    This is why (all imo) KCI needs to be nerfed, not killed, because it is THE clear best deck and its not really close as of this moment in time, and secondly we need 2 unban's, that would force the format to slow down.

    Thats my ideal scenario, but people will call me out as Satan for even suggesting a few of these unbans, you should see how Twitter reacts to it.
    Posted in: Modern
  • posted a message on The State of Modern Thread (B&R 26/11/2018)
    Quote from Pokken »
    Be careful about the graveyard hate thought - a deck maindecking 3 engineered explosives and a sideboard full of nature's claims doesn't care that much about yard hate. it's basically presideboarded to prevent it and gets even better after the sideboard


    Anyone claiming 'just board in GY hate' hasnt played against the deck. Period.
    Posted in: Modern
  • posted a message on Wildcards, 3 Colour Mana Base - Its busted.
    LITERALLY BUSTED.

    I dont know how much I will have to spend to put together another (UWR is mostly done) 3 colour mana base. Shocks, Checks, you need 20+ rares RIGHT THERE.

    I have mythics kicking around I dont even CARE ABOUT, but I am starved for Rares.

    /rant
    Posted in: MTG Arena
  • posted a message on The State of Modern Thread (B&R 26/11/2018)
    Quote from Galerion »


    I don't support any bans currently so there is nothing on that front.


    You legit think the format is fine? I cant. I cant look at KCI's win rate and top 8 conversion rate in comparison to its meta share, and say that its 'fine'.
    Posted in: Modern
  • posted a message on The State of Modern Thread (B&R 26/11/2018)
    Man why did nobody ever think of using graveyard hate against KCI? It was so simple? all this time? That's some revolutionary stuff right there.

    Side note: I'm quite looking forward to the next state of modern thread. Imagine the uproar if wizards announces 'no changes'.


    Quote from DeFish »
    After the frenzy that the Modern community in general has whipped itself into for this B&R, 'no changes' would be a hilarious outcome. Bonus points for no changes across the board with no further explanations for any format.


    I'm almost positive that if that happens, I will need to take a break for a week from the forum and just play Arena, because I will be incandescent with rage.
    Posted in: Modern
  • posted a message on State of Standard Thread: bans, format health, metagame, rotation, etc!
    So I dont generally lurk around these parts, but after a few hours last night in Arena, things I would watch for.

    Light up the Stage and Skewer the Critics make burn a real issue. A very cheap and basic list can do some stupid things by Turn 3 if they get a Steam-Kin to stick on Turn 2.

    Wilderness Reclamation with Growth Spiral support, is dumb. Its going to do dumb things. If you have the mana for Demystify, or Mortify, you should look at them for your 75, because that in a Bant, RUG, or even just UG shell, gets obnoxious very quickly. Hydroid Krasis + Nexus of Fate, just scoop.

    Posted in: Standard (Type 2)
  • posted a message on Post Guilds of Ravnica: Jeskai Control
    I would start with the France World Cup list up a few posts.

    https://www.mtgsalvation.com/forums/the-game/standard-type-2/proven-standard/798841-post-guilds-of-ravnica-jeskai-control?page=4#c84

    I would then look at adding Absorb and maybe even some numbers of Quench, as right now (Arena) there is a flood of very fast red decks and you'll need those points of life.
    Posted in: Proven (Standard)
  • posted a message on The State of Modern Thread (B&R 26/11/2018)
    The flaw in your premise is that it's 'a large part of the meta'

    It is not, yet it claims the most Top 8 slots, as it is undeniable as the best deck.
    Posted in: Modern
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