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Treasure Cruisin' Modern UR Control
  • posted a message on Modern Spirits
    Hibernation is SWEET vs ramp and Elves, Worship too since if they are not in black they can't interact with your creatures.
    Against Mardu you are favored yet, try some spell pierce and instead rips and grafdiggers, try remorseful cleric wich enhaces your tempo.
    Echoing Truth is very good vs mardu's token and vs elves token, i would try as 1-of and the new amulet wich decreases tokens power while hosing burn and combo is good too in the sideboard
    Posted in: Aggro & Tempo
  • posted a message on Modern Spirits
    If you want to play copter, than Tallowisp is just plain better.
    Posted in: Aggro & Tempo
  • posted a message on Modern Spirits
    Yeah, Merfolks can give evasiveness to their mutavault, but their color intensive drops are worse supported by the manland.
    We can usually afford a colorless land even without vial out.

    Returning to tallowisps, those game were a blast, so fun. But it felt like changing the feel of the deck completely and led me to counterproductive plays.
    Posted in: Aggro & Tempo
  • posted a message on Modern Spirits
    I really enjoyed my time with the Tallowisp, but in the end, while it proved cool, probably it led me to too many gimmick. The deck doesn't want to much gimmick, and every card must be impactful on his own.
    I "solved" the card advantage problem, just like Ross, by playing Mutavault.
    In fact having a creature entwined into our lands (wich we must play anyway) can lead to less dead draws and, ultimately, creature advantage. So, while it's not a real card advantage, it's certainly a pseudo form of it.
    We are not too color intensive too, so 5 noncolored lands didn't hurt me too much.

    This is my list ATM

    Posted in: Aggro & Tempo
  • posted a message on Modern Spirits
    Everything said about Tallowisp is true, but even only drawing 1 out of tallowisp is enough to make it worth it. He still is a spirit, gets buffed by our lords and provides a blocker in the worst case scenario.
    And he is a threat the opponent HAS to deal with.
    In fact now I play a minimal Aura box, 3 to 4 is enough and we want to play curious obsession yet, replace one pte with one temporal isolation to grant out tallowisp some flexibility and MAYBE a third one.

    Just my 2c, it proved decent.
    Not gamebreaking as other options, but the more viable spirits are printed, the more it gets viable itself.
    Posted in: Aggro & Tempo
  • posted a message on Modern Spirits
    Quote from seeknayr »
    @TheGratGig How does Tallowisp fetching Steel of the Godhead sound? I really like the toolbox angle that can be added to the deck, I’m just wondering if it’s worth making the slots for?


    Steel of the godhead is God(head)ly with GosT wich is not good enough against too many mu to warrant the spot(s) and is HORRID in multiples.

    Instead of Steel I would everyday play Mirror Mockery wich, with a lord on board, acts as a Hymn Effect or limitless combat protection via cloning selfless spirit or limitless graveyard hate cloning remorseful cleric. In terms of clock it plays the ssme role but has a bonus in versatility wich can make it useful even as a standalone card (acting for example as a pseudo removal for opponent's Goyfs or Death's Shadow.

    What we really miss in this toolbox is an effect blanker. Any idea?

    Said that, beaing able to have access to multiple copies of spot removals proved good, better than naturally drawing into PTEs.
    Posted in: Aggro & Tempo
  • posted a message on Modern Spirits
    Neither Nebelgast Herald nor Phantasmal Images ever really convinced me so i cut them off and tried to solve the Card Advantage problem by playing Tallowisps.

    Yeah, he is non-evasive, dies from bolts, has low stats BUT...

    PROS:

    • He is a nice 2 Drop, flashable, pumpable,with a nice thoughness.
    • Thanks to Curious Obsession he is a reliable form of Card Advantage
    • One of the Worst Cards in our MB is Path to Exile, we can cut it playing a little Aura Toolbox in wich Temporal Isolation will act as creature removal
    • Except in the Drogskol Captain cloning situation Phantasmal Images were not enough impactful but there is a fetchable aura (Mirror mockery) wich can act as pseudo lord, pseudo removal, while triggering Mausuleum Wanderer. Possibly cloninc Remorseful Cleric to always keeping graves in check or bringing pseudo imblockability in the mirror match via Selfless Spirit cloning. A bit situational, maybe, but crazy good as a FETCHABLE 1-of
    • Spirit link can act as pseudo Removal or as Winning Card against Burn or any faster aggro, one of our worse MU.
    • Basically Tallowisp will be our Silvergil Adept, with similar limitations, more resilency and potentially more value, but less reliability.

    CONS
    • Temporal isolation is not a REAL removal
    • Any aura suck @Topdeck
    • Tallowisp doesn't trigger out of Aether Vial
    • Tallow himself is Meh @Topdeck if we don't immediatly see another spirit
    • Tallow can generate a fixed amount of advantage, and in my list that number is 5.
    • Non-Evasive *****

    Here is the list. 61 if you like 60 you can cut 1 Remorseful Cleric or 1 Curious Obsession.

    Posted in: Aggro & Tempo
  • posted a message on Modern Spirits
    Is Dungeon Geist good enough?
    Think about it, it's pacifism on a 3/3 flier, with a somewhat affordable mana cost, and can be flashed in thanks to Rattlechains.
    Maybe it's not gamebreaking, but it IS way more powerful than neblegast if you run out of gas.
    I think I'm gonna try it as a 1 or 2-of as top of curve.
    Posted in: Aggro & Tempo
  • posted a message on Modern Spirits
    Vial with 20 creatures is meh, plus spirits have all a relevant texts, making those spells less impactful.
    I LOVE remand and Cryptics, but they just don't fit too much in a Vial Shell.
    Posted in: Aggro & Tempo
  • posted a message on Amulet of Safekeeping
    Doesn't really do much against storm. My Seething Song doesn't cost 1RRR, but my Lightning Bolt costs 1R. It does make Grapeshot cost 1R, so there's that. It's a stumble, but not a Sphere of Resistance-level stumble.

    The second ability, however, does do something against Empty the Warrens. Of course, all you need is one goblin lord to render it moot.

    And no, it doesn't hurt Ghave too much. You still have options like Aristocrats, Cathars' Crusade, Epic Struggle, Beastmaster Ascension, and infinite mana and Exsanguinate. But it can hurt Marath or Rith if one of your win conditions was Warstorm Surge.
    actually it counters every copy of grapeshot. Rip.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Modern Spirits
    In my humble opinion 4 mb Paths are way too many, alongside with 4 nebelgast, I like the list tho, it's very solid and "squared".
    The sideboard seems all out of place too, what's exactly deprive in vs? every single card seems only towards a single mu, wich leads you inevitably to leaving some corners open.
    I think you will enjoy my own SB wich I gladly share.

    Posted in: Aggro & Tempo
  • posted a message on Modern Spirits
    I would play 3 to 4 Remorseful Cleric mainboard, It's just TOO F GOOD agaisnt a huge part of the field.
    As I pointed out b4 he has a role (just as situational and impactful, if not more impactful, as selfless spirit) in so many mu that it's crazy.
    Shuts down the Delve mechanic, Snapcaster Mages, Pyromancer Ascensions, Hollow One, The Flashbacks from Mardu, Laughs @ goyf and @ KotR. Renders the whole delirium mechanic worthless. saves us from cryptic incursion from Mill, from Reanimator, Blue and Cascade living end, Solar Flare, Ironworks Combo, negates eternal witness in vizier combo (ultimately killing our opponent), removes finks and murderous redcap forever and everything proactively and on a 2/1 flying body wich enhances our tempo.
    Testing it proved the cleric WAY more impactful than the new lord. Give it a shot, he is growing in me.
    Posted in: Aggro & Tempo
  • posted a message on Modern Spirits
    After extensive testing I decided to bring back Remand, wich is Just too good against so many fair decks (expacially since we usually play @ instant speed) and keeping Remprseful Cleric maindeck.
    As a beater, he is just a good beater and a flyer but can randomly hose SO MANY STRATEGIES I couldn't even think of.
    Today I exiled Lingering Souls, a lethal snapcasted bolt, some Bloodghasts, a Graveyard against Pyromancer Ascension, the graveyard vs a Living End deck, after reading a delve creature I made it impossible to cast, and ultimately my own gy vs a crypt incursion of a UB mill.

    Remand kept Worship off the field vs eldrazi tron and this is enought to me (and countered an anger of the god just the time to let me drop another lord from the tol of the lybrary.
    Posted in: Aggro & Tempo
  • posted a message on Modern Spirits
    May be Ancestral Vision the place we may wanna be as a T1 play?
    Yes, it delays our tempo plan a bit but provides us MASSIVE card advantage later on. Sure it seems weak against aggro decks in general but maybe it's something we want to tinker with.
    Posted in: Aggro & Tempo
  • posted a message on Modern Spirits
    What's your thought on Spirit of the Labyrinth as more taxes?
    It maybe deserves a spot in the SB?
    She doesn't fly, so this may keep her out from the mainboard, but almost every deck in modern likes to draw.
    And she is a 3/1 so pretty aggressive on her own.
    Posted in: Aggro & Tempo
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