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Also, isn't it too obvious that the best Preordain deck would be a combo deck?. I mean, you might like combo decks and all, but that's not the direction WOTC wants Modern to be headed. After Ad Nauseam's strong performances over the years, UR Storm still on its legs, and Griselbrand making some waves, i think everybody should agree that banned blue cantrips have a grave in Modern UNLESS the direction of the format changes.
Quote from bizzycola »Traverse again is a terrible land cycle card until you have jumped through the needed hoops.
Sorcery, U (1)
Search your library for a blue instant card, reveal it, put it into your hand, then shuffle your library.
Delirium — If there are four or more card types among cards in your graveyard, instead search your library for a sorcery or instant card, reveal it, put it into your hand, then shuffle your library.
Quote from LightningBolt550 »Almost all of those are cornercase scenarios that no one tried to force (I won't miss Snap into probe turn 2 and everytime I did it it was a mediocre play I was never happy with) or things that are essentially the same argument as "Bolt is good because it deals 3 damage and can kill a creature" Looking at your opponent's hand for K command or brutality is a negligible advantage, drawing after a Serum Visions was not a game changing play, drawing lands seems like a bad excuse since we cut the land for the probe and now added it back, I was rarely ever forced to play probe to feed a turn 2 Tasigur. This just seems hyperbolic with a bunch of made up pros to probe half of which never happpen during a regular tournament or are just praising the parts of probe that you could replace with peek.
I'm not saying that the deck didn't need them, but lets stop pretending like the world is falling apart because we don't have "look at your hand draw a card for U" anymore.
Quote from rick90 »totally agree with you in all points (especially the last one about the UR spell bannings etc) even if I do not think that the loss of a card that most lists played in 2 copies will make the deck too much worse! For sure it is a big loss, but if it was a staple of the decks we would have played in 4 copies!
This does not change the fact that WOTC has really no idea how to handle with modern. A format where gitaxian probe is banned, but it is possible to play non-sense decks like Tron or Eldrazi creature.
Quote from bfrie »Being able to cast stuff t1 without taking damage is huge in many matchups, and coming in tapped later rarely matters due to the low cost of our deck
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Last, what is people opinions on a singleton squall MD?
Quote from stonecrowe »Any thoughts on Ceremonious Rejection as a sideboard option
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One final flex choice question I have for you all is 2 k commands mainboard. I can see drawing 2 as being clunky against fast decks, but we often play a second in the sb anyway. Is it so clunky that we can't run 2 main and use that now free sideboard slot for a strong anti aggro card? Is that a metagame decision or just bad deckbuilding? Thanks!
Quote from MarcWizard »Gonna chip in and say there's one counterspell I've been eyeing a loooong time.
Yea, we don't have Leyline of Sanctity available to us, but this comes pretty close. From the SB, this could come in for black based dicard, "IOK me? I IOK you!". It's a 1 card 12 point life swing if you counter a Lightning Helix aimed at our face. Kommand to retrieve your Goyf and target me for discard? I got bad news for you. Spell Mastery is easy peasy for us, which means just about any spell thrown at our face, we'll be able to counter it- and then throw it right back at them.