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  • posted a message on Modern Horizons Discussion Thread
    Quote from Lectrys »
    Holy moly, will you look at Splicer's Skill! It's got Splice onto instant or sorcery for 3W, and it makes a 3/3 colourless Golem artifact creature token. On its own, it's a sorcery that costs 2W. UWx Control tends to be a spellslinger nowadays, so Splicer's Skill might fit there as long as you like expensive cantrips, removal, and counterspells. It also makes late-game targeted discard better if you feel like this in Junk Midrange. Yes, the token is produced after the Terminus this is spliced to tucks all creatures. And yes, this is nuts Spliced onto Storm and Replicate spells before they copy themselves.

    I misread the card initially; I thought it was spice onto Arcane. Splice onto instant/sorcery is amaaaazzingggg. Being a sorcery itself is weird, but splicing onto an instant at instant speed is bonkers good for repeatable blockers/threats.
    Posted in: Modern
  • posted a message on The State of Modern Thread (B&R 20/05/2019)
    Yeah, new Teferi is nuts, new Narset is nuts, new Ashiok is nuts. I just personally hate playing the game at sorcery speed, especially when it comes to threats. The only love WOTC is giving to flash tempo plays are things either very overcosted or very underwhelming. As mentioned a bit ago, Nimble Obstructionist was an awesome step in the right direction. Unfortunately, they seemed to run away from that quickly in favor of so many planeswalkers.
    Posted in: Modern
  • posted a message on Modern Horizons Discussion Thread
    Quote from Arkmer »
    I also don't think Logic Knot is the same 99% of the time, but that could be a whole new thread.

    I spent 6 months casting Knot in UW (and find it unplayable in just about every other blue shell for various other reasons). It was Counterspell most of the time. But it's mediocrity wasn't due to not being able to pay enough for X. Rather, the largest factors for its mediocrity were on-cast triggers, activated/triggered abilities, Cavern of Souls, and Aether Vial. Counterspell just ain't what it used to be. They're much more effective when trying to protect what you're doing than trying to stop what they're doing. Battlecruiser at its finest.
    Posted in: Modern
  • posted a message on Modern Horizons Discussion Thread
    I'm not expecting Counterspell. Especially after Prohibit Flusterstorm, and Force.

    Even if it was in, it's functionally the same as Logic Knot 99% of the time. It would be a good upgrade from that, but nothing crazy good or format altering.
    Posted in: Modern
  • posted a message on Jace, the Mind Sculptor, Modern vs Legacy
    Quote from Bearscape »
    Quote from cfusionpm »

    Fateseal is just OK
    Bounce a creature is sometimes really awful (etbs)
    Brainstorm ain't the powerhouse it is in Legacy


    I *strongly* disagree, especially on the last point. If you get two Brainstorms and a shuffle in, the game is over.

    If you and your Jace live long enough to do that, sure?
    Posted in: Modern
  • posted a message on The State of Modern Thread (B&R 20/05/2019)
    Quote from BlueTronFTW »
    Comically enough, the "flurry of small spells" one is handled by the other big blue reveal of Flusterstorm.

    Not one after the other, each resolving independently (such as Burn), which is why I specifically phrased it as I did. Smile

    Quote from Melkor »

    What card deals with that? Stifle meets FoW meets Flusterstorm, meets I don't even know what else. in the Modern cardpool, I don't think I could find a set of cards that could do all of those things. FoW itself or actual Counterspell don't deal with half of that list between them

    Not a counterspell? Counters in general are pretty bad in Modern overall, and have been for years. Printing more of them doesn't solve that problem. The ones we got are neat, and I'm glad to have them, but they aren't really going to be fixing any problems the top decks are presenting. Hence my view on them.
    Posted in: Modern
  • posted a message on The State of Modern Thread (B&R 20/05/2019)
    Quote from idSurge »
    2 in the board is all I'm going to bother with. Replacing (probably) a Pierce, and Negate.
    I hate that this is probably correct. :/
    Posted in: Modern
  • posted a message on The State of Modern Thread (B&R 20/05/2019)
    Relevant things Force of Negation doesn't deal with:

    • Hardcast Primeval Titan
    • Dredging from natural draws
    • Cast triggers for Phoenix
    • Cast triggers to flip Thing
    • Any creature put in with Vial
    • Any creature with haste
    • Any creature with relevant ETB/Cast triggers
    • Flurry of small spells
    • Spells cast on your own turn/upkeep/combat/end step, etc

    I LOVE the idea of FoN and you better believe I am jamming some number of them into just about any blue based deck from now until the end of time. But I am under no delusion that it is anything other than a niche card (like Spell Snare or Dispel). This is not something you just jam 4 of into every blue deck. Even I probably won't ever have more than 1-2 main and 2-3 in the 75 of any deck at any time. And I play decks with 4 Remand and 4 Cryptic.
    Posted in: Modern
  • posted a message on The State of Modern Thread (B&R 20/05/2019)
    Quote from Darkonekosuke »
    Having played the matchup from both sides, GDS is slightly favored vs tron and uw with percentage points going to the more skilled pilot.

    With regards to UW, I found the matchup feels like it goes from 90/10 to 10/90, and that shift is 100% dependent on how many Stubborn Denials you draw.
    Posted in: Modern
  • posted a message on Modern Horizons Discussion Thread
    Quote from Depian »
    Quote from cfusionpm »
    Quote from Hellgrammite »
    Nobody really hyping up Urza because they want to lock in their copies at a reasonable price first? Laughing

    I'm almost positive that this will either be banned or unofficially shunned from Commander (it's true home). It's wholly irrelevant to Modern, and just... really encourages broken awful play lines in Commander. It's an enabler and payoff all in one card. It's GROSSSSS.


    It's not irrelevant IMO, it makes the Thopter-Sword combo generate inifinite mana that you can use for the Mind Desire ability and win on the spot

    I mean sure, but that is a clunky 3-card combo that would require either a tight build-around combo or hope that control elements keep you alive long enough. It'd be cute for FNM, and give you some "gotchas" but I don't see it doing any more than that.
    Posted in: Modern
  • posted a message on The State of Modern Thread (B&R 20/05/2019)
    Quote from BlueTronFTW »
    We get it, its infinite blinks or bust for you. Let the rest of us enjoy the new cards.

    Do you feel the need to personally attack me, even at totally unrelated comments?

    I'm not a fan of Silence effects whatsoever. I'm sorry that this view bothers you?

    Edit: Speaking of neat cards, how about a Sneak Attack for Planeswalkers? EEK!
    Posted in: Modern
  • posted a message on The State of Modern Thread (B&R 20/05/2019)
    "Your opponent can't cast noncreature spells this turn."

    What a fun, interactive, and engaging design. bunny
    Infraction issued for spam. --CWP
    Posted in: Modern
  • posted a message on The State of Modern Thread (B&R 20/05/2019)
    Quote from cfusionpm »
    Well I guess that settles whether or not we ever get Preordain.

    Hopefully this does not mean Wizards is done scouring all possibilities, although it's probably nearly 100% at this point that Preordain won't see the light of day in Modern. Sad for many...

    Maybe it means that they are going to Scour all Possibilities and see how it does; disclaimer: we know it will be pretty poor in Modern. The message is a bit cryptic too in that when we try to guess the future, it leads to many more questions.

    I would have traded Flashback for Instant speed any day. Anticipate is terrible, but 2 mana Instant Preordain is downright reasonable. But a 2 mana sorcery speed cantrip in Modern is totally unplayable in almost all but the most extreme of cases (like Discovery being played in Grishoalbrand).
    Posted in: Modern
  • posted a message on Modern Horizons Discussion Thread
    Quote from Hellgrammite »
    Nobody really hyping up Urza because they want to lock in their copies at a reasonable price first? Laughing

    I'm almost positive that this will either be banned or unofficially shunned from Commander (it's true home). It's wholly irrelevant to Modern, and just... really encourages broken awful play lines in Commander. It's an enabler and payoff all in one card. It's GROSSSSS.
    Posted in: Modern
  • posted a message on Jace, the Mind Sculptor, Modern vs Legacy
    Same as what most said.

    Fateseal is just OK
    Bounce a creature is sometimes really awful (etbs)
    Brainstorm ain't the powerhouse it is in Legacy

    Lack of free protection makes it hard to slam it on 4 (even new Force doesn't stop counters or removal on your turn)
    Lack of actual Brainstorm and good top of deck manipulation makes Miracles a variance lottery.

    I still jam him in my blue decks, but he often feels like the worst card I can cast most of the time, and is really only there as a win condition for grindy games because most win conditions are even worse.
    Posted in: Modern
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