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  • posted a message on [Primer] Gx Tron
    Just finished 13th in my RPTQ with Mono Green Tron!!

    Decklist:

    2x Ulamog, the Ceaseless Hunger
    3x Wurmcoil Engine
    2x Walking Ballista
    1x World Breaker
    4x Karn Liberated
    2x Ugin, the Spirit Dragon
    4x Expedition Map
    4x Chromatic Sphere
    4x Chromatic Star
    4x Oblivion Stone
    4x Sylvan Scrying
    4x Ancient Stirrings
    3x Relic of Progenitus
    4x Forest
    1x Horizon Canopy
    4x Urza's Mine
    4x Urza's Power Plant
    4x Urza's Tower
    1x Ghost Quarter
    1x Sanctum of Ugin

    Sideboard:

    1x Emrakul, the Promised End
    3x Thragtusk
    3x Thought-Knot Seer
    2x Surgical Extraction
    1x Grafdigger's Cage
    3x Nature's Claim
    2x Spatial Contortion

    Record 4-2

    Round 1:
    2-0 Against Burn
    Game 1 won with a turn 3 Wurmcoil on the play
    Game 2 had another turn 3 Wurmcoil and he had no path. GG.

    Round 2:
    0-2 Against Mono-Red Pheonix
    Game 1: Died on turn 3 on the draw. He curved double Swiftspear into double phoenix from the yard.
    Game 2: Game lasted a little longer but I couldnt find a lifegaining threat in Wurmcoil and Thragtusk. Just got burned out with Fiery Temper and Bolt. GG.

    Round 3:
    2-1 Against "Tron" Mirror
    Game 1: won with turn 3 karn on the play
    Game 2: died to turn 4 Emrakul the Aeons Torn off of Aetherworks Marvel. Weird tron deck but I got-got
    Game 3: Another turn 3 karn on the play. GG.

    Round 4:
    2-1 Against Bant Spirits
    Game 1: Won with curving Wurmcoil into Ugin on turn 5, opponent's clock wasnt fast enough
    Game 2: Opponent had a great mix of disruption and clock, I didnt draw a sweeper, the perfect recipe to beat tron. Side note: Remember that Phantasmal Image CANNOT copy a creature that it enters with off of Collected Company. My opponent tried this and I called a judge, the first judge said that he could do it so I asked for the head judge and the head judge confirmed that Phantasmal Image must copy a creature that was on the battlefield prior to the collected company since it is an "as it enters" effect in which there is no time to respond. Dont be fooled people.
    Game 3: My opponent kept a 1 lander with vial and got screwed. GG.

    Round 5:
    1-2 Againt Burn
    Game 1: Had turn 4 Wurmcoil on the draw but it was too slow.
    Game 2: Quick thragtusk with no Skullcrack effect, GG.
    Game 3: Made a misplay, cracked my sphere when i had a nature's claim in hand when i should of waited to hit it with claim. He had the 4 creature draw and I played thragtusk but he won through it. GG.

    Round 6:
    2-0 Against UR Pheonix
    Game 1: My opponent kinda just durdled with a bunch of faithless lootings. Surprising that i won when my opponent casts 3 brainstorms haha. I had trn 4 tron with endless threats.
    Game 2: Opponents hand was a bit better but still kinda durdly. I had turn 4 ulamog exiling 2 lands which he countered with ceremonious rejection. He couldnt counter all my threats and I overwhelmed him. GG.

    Overall with the limited experience i have in the new pheonix matchups i can agree that mono red is unfavorable and the UR version is favorable. The mono red version is just much faster and has plenty of reach. Tron is a great deck people, keep up the good work and beat the haters!!


    I’d be interested in how you sideboarded for the Phoenix matches. Good job on the results!
    Posted in: Big Mana
  • posted a message on [Primer] Gx Tron
    Ended up going 3-1-1 for a top 4 finish this week. Still love the deck, it’s been a blast to play. I beat G/B Tron, Dredge and Tooth and Nail. I drew with a B/U planeswalker deck. I have a question though, although I defeated dredge, I was wondering if it was correct for me to surgical his discarded cathartic reunion? The dredge player thought it was wrong, but I kept him off of drawing what he was looking for long enough to win. What are your thoughts?
    Posted in: Big Mana
  • posted a message on [Primer] Gx Tron
    Played last night for the first time in a while and went 3-2 for 7th place. Lost to U/R Phoenix and Goryo’s vengeance. The Phoenix game 1 I kept a bad hand and then found the wrong end of my deck on game two. Honestly, the matchup seemed favorable. The goryo’s vengeance game however... I lost on turn 3 game one and turn 2 game 2. Does anybody have a sideboard guise for either of those two decks? I am running a pretty stick mono green list. Thanks!
    Posted in: Big Mana
  • posted a message on Stompy
    In response to the post about losing to terminus. Vines, defense, heroic intervention etc do nothing to battle terminus. Defense grid at least makes them do it on their turn, most likely. Sideboard our some of the cards mentioned above and bring in hexproof threats like Thrun so you don’t have to save creatures with spells. Still loses to terminus, but gives another angle for Stompy.
    Posted in: Aggro & Tempo
  • posted a message on Stompy
    What about something like defense grid for the control matchup?
    Posted in: Aggro & Tempo
  • posted a message on Jund
    Just dropping in to say I played Jund last night for the first time and had a great time. The deck was so much more fun than what I had been playing in the past. I ended up at 2-3. My losses were to Abzan Traverse, Titan Shift and Bogles. Shift seems terrible, bogles player has leyline prior to the start of both games. Abzan was close, but I didn’t have great draws.
    Posted in: Midrange
  • posted a message on Jund
    Well said.
    Posted in: Midrange
  • posted a message on Jund
    Leyline of the void seems like the best answer to the graveyard decks, is Bob the reason I haven’t been seeing it in lists?
    Posted in: Midrange
  • posted a message on Jund
    I did want to ask a question, with all of the graveyard decks/creatures currently, is Kalitas worth having in the sideboard? I know I’m new here so if that’s been discussed, let me apologize. I guess he doesn’t come down until turn 4, so that could be too late, but his effect is powerful.
    Posted in: Midrange
  • posted a message on Jund
    I could do either, I’ve been reading through the posts about positives/negatives. I’m more drawn to the lists without it personally, but that’s probably just because I like Bob as a card more.
    Posted in: Midrange
  • posted a message on Jund
    Just wanted to drop in and say I’ve played a large quantity of modern decks in the past 8 months. I’ve always admired what Jund brings to he table with being a well built deck and numerous options in each game. I never tried building it just due to not wanting to shell out the cash. That’s all changed now, I traded my two other decks and bought into Jund. I’m here for the long haul, I’m ready to Jund em out!
    Posted in: Midrange
  • posted a message on Coco Walls
    Quote from daviusminimus »
    i think assault formation is better than Doran... unless you want 10+ copies of the effect!!??!? I think that'd be a bit too much. Arcades does look the part though. The card draw and bolt-proofness is pretty great!


    Do you have a list you are working on you wouldn’t mind sharing?
    Posted in: Deck Creation (Modern)
  • posted a message on Coco Walls
    Does this deck want both Doran and Arcades? Makes the deck have 8 copies of an effect. I’m interested!
    Posted in: Deck Creation (Modern)
  • posted a message on Bubble Hulk
    Ashen Rider does a lot of work for us from that aspect. We aren’t casting it in the red/black list that I’m trying but it works with both footsteps and through the breach. Inferno Titan gives you the ETB trigger with footsteps but that’s just a 3 mana bolt.
    Posted in: Combo
  • posted a message on Bubble Hulk
    How about something like Inferno Titan with Through the Breach? Let’s you hit for 12.
    Posted in: Combo
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