Magic Market Index for April 12, 2019
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  • posted a message on Is Modern Color-Balanced?
    In short, no. For one, Modern doesnt lend itself to 'fair" decks (at least not currently). That's just not what the format is trying to do for the most part. Your friend's Jund is one of those "fair" decks. They also have to be careful (at least until Modern Horizons became a thing) because the cards they print have to be reasonable for both Limited & Standard play. I dont ever see a scenario where a design team says " x isnt being played in modern so we should rectify that". IMO it has to happen more organically
    Posted in: Modern
  • posted a message on Why I hate Mono red burn
    There's nothing wrong with wanting to brew your own decks. But, Arena isnt the same as kitchen table magic and that seems to be where some of the disconnect lies. There is an established Standard meta on Arena just like in competitive paper magic and those are the decks anything you brew is going to have to contend with. Every deck is gonna have its bad matchups....there's no getting around that. You either have to accept the bad matchup or go back to the drawing board
    Posted in: Magic General
  • posted a message on Why I hate Mono red burn
    Life gain doesnt stop burn? Since when? Red dumps its hand very quickly. If you throw off its clock by gaining life, you'll beat it more often than not. That's why BO1 answers to it have included decks like Esper Acuity, GW Midrange, etc.

    Regarding Risk Factor, its better than its predecessor Browbeat, but its less good than Experimental Frenzy. Typically cards that give your opponents options are just bad.

    Regarding the amount of Red you see online, a lot of that is because Arena has brought a lot of new players to the game. As such, they typically gravitate to the decks that are more straight forward while they learn. To Teia's point, red is more skill intensive than most give it credit for. That said, its also the easiest to blindly pilot because sometimes it just wins on its own
    Posted in: Magic General
  • posted a message on What is the strategy to keeping/mulling an opening hand?
    Hey all! I am a newer player. I just built my first non-precon deck for EDH. Anyway, what I wanted to know is what are you looking for an opening hand and when do you know whether to mull or keep? Is there some kind of method to the madness? Whether it is draft or EDH, I do not know how to strategize for it. So I was wondering what your advice was for on this for a new player who just has not figured out what to do.

    1) you want a mix of spells amd lands that are able to cast them (obviously)
    2) ideally you want those spells "on curve", meaning a 2 mana spell to cast on turn 2, a 3 mana spell to cast on turn 3, etc
    3) spells specific to the deck youre playing against in an attempt to disrupt their game plan. This is more relevant games 2 & 3 when you sideboard in cards to improve the matchup
    Posted in: Magic General
  • posted a message on Mythic Invitational 2019/Pax East Boston - Duo Standard - 3/28-31
    @Mods: Probably worth a preemptive "No Turtenwald" talk, no? We all know how allowing that discussion will wind up...

    On to the questions above. I hate the term eSports. These are games, not sports. Not sure what to expect of the meta. I have a hunch the pros do and will come well prepared for the "more simple" approach I expect out of the streamers, who Im not expecting much from playing a slew of HOFers
    Posted in: Standard (Type 2)
  • posted a message on MTGWAR - Possible Emblem Interaction?
    Im not so sure lack of emblem interaction is the problem. I think the bigger issue is the power lvl of emblems in general. More often than not they just read "you win the game".

    That said, I highly doubt we'll see anything that does interact with them. Its far too narrow of an answer in terms of card design. An increase in cards that can interact with planeswalkers should be sufficient. We have Spyglass. A wrath for walkers, Needle, a new Hexmage, or any number of "in color" answers would go a long way
    Posted in: Speculation
  • posted a message on Looking for a fun annoying deck
    1) Define expensive
    2) Simic Nexus
    Posted in: Standard (Type 2)
  • posted a message on Every booster will have a planeswalker in WAR
    Quote from The Fluff »
    Since some people mentioned Immortal Sun. Maybe WoTC will make a version of it at 4 cmc or even at 2 cmc, work like a Stony Silence that stops walkers from activating?
    I dunno about IS, but I fully expect a grixis colored wrath effect for walkers. We already have Sorcerous Spyglass. Some are speculating we could get a Pithing Needle reprint. Some sort of Vampire Hexmage variant seems like a no brainer as well.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Ravnica Allegiance (RNA) and War of the Spark (WAR) General Discussion
    Quote from NZB2323 »
    Isn’t the woman with the staff Narset?
    No, Narset is #25
    Posted in: Magic Storyline
  • posted a message on Every booster will have a planeswalker in WAR
    Clearly speculation, but based purely off something mentioned in a recent article, im guessing #4 is Jace's mother. The cloak she's wearing seems similar to his own. Could #12 be a descendant of Umezawa? Or perhaps an ascended Ayesha?
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Mono green creature based deck help. Heavy removal meta.
    Perhaps something like Fecundity?
    Posted in: Multiplayer
  • posted a message on Modern Spirits
    Quote from jokerstyle00 »
    On a random note, which do people think I should run 2 of MB, Reflector Mage or Deputy of Detention?
    Deputy. Far more versatile
    Posted in: Aggro & Tempo
  • posted a message on /new Mulligan Rule being tested at Mythic Championship London
    Really dislike this idea. Im all for exploring new solutions to what is perceived as a problem with the current mulligan, but imo the answer is not to replace it with something that lends itself to abuse and a certain style of deck. The bigger the card pool, the more room for abuse.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on BLUE and RED OP Yes or NO
    are we talking BO1 or BO3? The answer makes a world of difference. If we're talking the former, then issue you're addressing is everything that's wrong with BO1 and why (I would argue) it's a horrid format.
    Posted in: Standard (Type 2)
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