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  • posted a message on Japanese Alternate art planeswalkers
    I played a draft yesterday and opened alt art Sorin and teferi out of my three packs. The draft cost $15, the value of the two rares is about $30.
    Feels good man!

    The price of Japanese packs is up to almost $5 each now, so playing a draft for $15 is the same as buying packs basically but you have a chance to win more.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Judith's horror aka. Rakdos aggro aka. the deck that will define the format
    I'm not sure what you're talking about with Chandra. The deck runs Angrath's rampage main and also plaguecrafter and the elderspell in the sideboard now, so planeswalkers will just get destroyed or sacrificed, no need to attack them.

    The theater is key in outdrawing control decks, as I said before I was able to beat a control deck that had Azcanta flipped and both Teferi's out while I had 2 Theaters out. It helped me draw extra cards and once I dealt 1 damage to the opp I had access to like 7-8 extra cards under both theaters. They are very hard to kill for control decks cause they're usually busy killing your creatures and once you hit 7-8 mana you can easily cast multiple spells off of the theathers.

    There's no way that Chandra is better than theater in this deck but you're welcome to try testing her.

    As for hackrobat, she is really good at any point in the game because she's basically a 2 mana 2/3 that pumps and hits for 4 if the opp has no blockers or she trades with any size blocker due to deathtouch.

    Tamiyo is a headache for this deck, but it's possible to get around it and just attack her to kill her or use heartfire on her.

    Here's the latest iteration of the deck:

    judith's horrorsMagic OnlineOCTGN2ApprenticeBuy These Cards
    3 Carnival // Carnage (RNA) 222
    5 Mountain (RIX) 195
    2 Heartfire (WAR) 131
    7 Swamp (RIX) 194
    2 The Flame of Keld (DAR) 123
    4 Blood Crypt (RNA) 245
    4 Dragonskull Summit (XLN) 252
    4 Footlight Fiend (RNA) 216
    4 Dreadhorde Butcher (WAR) 194
    4 Fireblade Artist (RNA) 172
    2 Spawn of Mayhem (RNA) 85
    3 Hackrobat (RNA) 181
    3 Theater of Horrors (RNA) 213
    4 Angrath's Rampage (WAR) 185
    4 Judith, the Scourge Diva (RNA) 185
    3 Gutterbones (RNA) 76
    2 Cast Down (DAR) 81
    1 Banefire (M19) 130

    4 Drill Bit (RNA) 73
    4 Plaguecrafter (GRN) 82
    1 Banefire (M19) 130
    2 The Elderspell (WAR) 89
    2 Tibalt, Rakish Instigator (WAR) 146
    1 Gruesome Menagerie (GRN) 71
    1 Carnival // Carnage (RNA) 222



    Posted in: Deck Creation (Standard)
  • posted a message on [Primer] Feather, the Redeemed
    I hope you know that Urza's ruinous blast exiles your pillar of origins. However, if you can cast it it will be killer against most red, or green decks since they don't play many legendaries.
    Posted in: Deck Creation (Standard)
  • posted a message on [Primer] Feather, the Redeemed
    Quote from Ryder052 »
    Is it worth going jeskai or is Boros enough?

    Staying Boros helps you with mana, which is relevant for aggro decks. Jeskai is more about what you said: Having that Feather stick. Very different approaches.


    My friend 3-0'ed showdown today with jeskai feather. His opponents didn't know what to expect and how to deal with all the interactions, I watched a couple of his games.
    Gideon and adanto vanguard work really hard in the deck, so I don't get the blue splash for dive down, and a couple of other cards.
    His deck doesn't run any basics though.
    Posted in: Deck Creation (Standard)
  • posted a message on [Primer] Feather, the Redeemed
    My friend swears by jeskai and he is playing a list with 22 lands but no basics, also he is running 3 Gideon main.

    I think the deck doesn't need blue, and especially if you run 3 Gideon you need access to white frequently.

    He doesn't run Aurelia or shalai and relies on feather hitting the board and sticking to win games. Or for Gideon to stay and gain him life through a creature every turn.

    Is it worth going jeskai or is Boros enough?
    Posted in: Deck Creation (Standard)
  • posted a message on Japanese Alternate art planeswalkers
    Quote from Feuerfuchs »
    Currently on vacation in Japan I thought about spending my ME refunded 250$ on japanese boxes of WAR. Somehow it seems that there are no japanese boosters anywhere in Tokyo available. (English is also nearly everywhere out of stock.)
    Is it known when there will be a restock?

    Will travel to Osaka in about 3 days. Maybe I will be luckier there.


    Try machida station, store is named amenity dreams, they have Japanese boxes for 14,000 yen, so about $140 us each.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Judith's horror aka. Rakdos aggro aka. the deck that will define the format
    Quote from HighHolder »
    Dont know what you mean by the edh comment, all cards i mentioned are standard legal.
    Your deck is trying to play an aggro core with random control cards and jank enchantments thrown in. Bedivil is good because it targets pretty much anything at instant speed rather than letting your opponent choose.


    Again, if you have never played this deck, or against it then don't comment on it.
    Which cards are control cards in this deck, do you even know what control means?

    Bedevil doesn't target everything, if you read the card you'll notice that, also the deck runs many other cards at three mana so there is no space for bedevil in the deck, that's why it's not in there.

    I tested it and it just didn't make the cut, I prefer the two mana removal spells better,and angrath's rampage can deal with artifacts too, so no need for bedevil. Just because you think a card is playable doesn't mean that it should be in every deck.
    Posted in: Deck Creation (Standard)
  • posted a message on Judith's horror aka. Rakdos aggro aka. the deck that will define the format
    Quote from HighHolder »
    Footlight is unplayable, use diregraf ghoul
    Theatre is a do nothing control card
    Ravenous Chupacabra is worth at least 3 slots
    Also, where is your playset of
    bedevil?


    This is not an edh deck but a competitive standard deck, if you don't understand the difference don't comment.

    Theater of horrors is the best card in this deck, it gives it staying power and it helps it win against esper and other mid-range and control decks.

    Why does the deck need bedevil? And chupacabra is too expensive at 4 mana and also doesn't fit the deck theme well, due to flame of keld most of the creatures in the deck must be reddish. And don't ask why flame of keld is there.
    Posted in: Deck Creation (Standard)
  • posted a message on Judith's horror aka. Rakdos aggro aka. the deck that will define the format
    Quote from findogul »
    hello, considering redeeming for this deck on arena, i’m curious about your game 1 against rdw. looking at both your original post and your update, i think you are definitely moving in the right direction. i typically play best of one, but i’m also curious about including cry in the sb, seems antisynergistic.
    additional question, if you were to play the same deck bo1 what changes would you make to the mb, if any?


    I also play bo1 usually and mono red is a 50% win chance, depending on who goes first and what the draws are.
    Cast down helps a lot now, as does Spawn of mayhem since he is not easy to kill.
    Cry is mostly to deal with mono white, they have many small creatures, knights and such so without a pump spell you can wipe their whole board. Usually my creatures will die by attacking and then I can cry.
    Theaters are bomb in control match ups, they are mvp. I beat an esper deck that had two teferis out and azcanta against my two theaters, I actually out drew him by getting access to 3 cards a turn.
    They are insane if the opp doesn't kill them.
    Posted in: Deck Creation (Standard)
  • posted a message on Judith's horror aka. Rakdos aggro aka. the deck that will define the format
    Quote from Abmaiden »
    Doesn't rix maadi fit really well in this deck?

    I tested him but I settled on 3 theaters and 2 sagas. He doesn't add much to the deck and the deck doesn't need more 2 drop creatures since I have enough things to do on turns 2-3-4.
    Posted in: Deck Creation (Standard)
  • posted a message on [Primer] Feather, the Redeemed
    I'll be playing Boros legends with feather, I already have the deck built I just need to fit feather in and change a couple of cards.
    Posted in: Deck Creation (Standard)
  • posted a message on Judith's horror aka. Rakdos aggro aka. the deck that will define the format
    Hello,

    After one FNM last week where I went 2-1 and lost to the mirror match and a few matches on Arena I have changed the deck to this version, this the 2.0 version.

    judith's horrors 2.0Magic OnlineOCTGN2ApprenticeBuy These Cards
    3 Carnival // Carnage (RNA) 222
    6 Mountain (RIX) 195
    2 Heartfire (WAR) 131
    6 Swamp (RIX) 194
    2 The Flame of Keld (DAR) 123
    4 Blood Crypt (RNA) 245
    4 Dragonskull Summit (XLN) 252
    4 Footlight Fiend (RNA) 216
    4 Dreadhorde Butcher (WAR) 194
    4 Fireblade Artist (RNA) 172
    2 Spawn of Mayhem (RNA) 85
    3 Hackrobat (RNA) 181
    3 Theater of Horrors (RNA) 213
    4 Angrath's Rampage (WAR) 185
    4 Judith, the Scourge Diva (RNA) 185
    3 Gutterbones (RNA) 76
    3 Cast Down (DAR) 81

    4 Drill Bit (RNA) 73
    3 Plaguecrafter (GRN) 82
    2 Banefire (M19) 130
    3 Cry of the Carnarium (RNA) 70
    2 Tibalt, Rakish Instigator (WAR) 146
    1 Gruesome Menagerie (GRN) 71

    Posted in: Deck Creation (Standard)
  • posted a message on Japanese Alternate art planeswalkers
    Quote from tronix »
    Quote from xaltair »


    Someone gave me the wrong info then about FNM, I didn't realize that they would give out packs for FNM instead of single cards as they're doing right now. Or do they give the packs to the store and the store decides how to split the cards, I'm kind of confused by the article because at the end they said that the stores will have final say on how they give out the promos, which is a little bit scary.

    The EV for Japanese boxes is probably double the box cost so about $220-240 per box since I've noticed that in a box you will usually get either 1 gideon, 1 liliana or 1 bolas.

    And there are a lot of teferis in Japanese boxes (I opened two boxes and got 1 in each box, my friend opened 4 boxes and got one in each box as well which is 6 teferis in 6 boxes, I don't think that's a coincidence).

    Also my friend got 3 bolas and 1 liliana out of his 4 boxes which also makes me think that my previous estimate of one BIG mythic per box is true. I also opened two boxes and got 1 Alt art Gideon in each box which also matches my theory, although this is for Japanese boxes only.

    As for being able to trade the cards I live in Tokyo so people here want Japanese cards more than English ones, so my original post was also correct about trading the Alt walkers while they're hot and before people get more of them and then the price will go down.
    the way i understood the article is that 'promo packs' would be replacing all different promos for any events. the store then gets to decide how they rewards the packs, as in they technically shouldnt be opening them. im basing this off the article saying 'But they'll be in packs of four, giving players more cards'. from what comments ive seen from lgs owners though, is that unless you are one of the biggest most popular stores that can meet the new WPN requirements then stores wont be getting many packs overall (compared to how many promo cards they got).

    yeah, my apologies, i assumed you were in the US/NA out of ignorance. if you live in tokyo then they will be everywhere


    Yeah, that's why I said that there's a chance that the lgs owners or whoever runs the tourneys will crack those packs of 4 cards and give them out to the players one each or two each to make it reach more players for that month. If they only get 16 packs in a month and they're running 4 fnms and 4 standard showdowns then they're ok, but if they only get 6-8 packs per month and they're running those tourneys it might be better to crack the packs and split the cards so everyone in the top 4 gets something at every tourney.

    I'm not a store owner so I don't know if they'd do that, but since wizards is leaving it up to them to decide how to give out the goodies I'm pretty sure the opening of packs and splitting of cards will happen somewhere.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Japanese Alternate art planeswalkers
    Quote from tronix »
    Quote from xaltair »
    Quote from SpeedGrapher »
    Just so everyone in this thread knows. The Japanese alternate art planeswalkers are going to be given out in promo packs to stores to hand out as prizes world wide. This will happen for Core set 2020. So don't go too nuts with spending money on these alternate art cards. They will be more available than you think. You can get one at a FNM as a prize.


    Not fnm, standard showdown only, and you have to win those packs, and maybe you'll get mostly uncommons ones. Also they period will run for 3-4 months only.

    So, if you want them you should get them soon, don't wait for the showdown packs.
    Either way I'm trading mine now, cause I can always buy more packs later.
    https://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/news/introducing-new-wizards-play-network-2019-03-12
    And what about giving them out? That's simpler than ever. They're discretionary. (Store: "How do we give them out?" Wizards: "However best serves your players.") They're event-agnostic. (Store: "Which events are these for?" Wizards: "Whatever's best for your community.") You get the idea.
    so yeah its whatever event your store wants to give them out at.

    your logic for trading them away btw is exactly why people shouldnt try to get them soon. stores were caught flat footed ordering JPN boxes. i imagine within the next few weeks US stores will start getting their orders fulfilled, and stores WILL have ordered them; the alt art walkers put box EV way above cost.

    getting packs/boxes and opening is alright if your into that sort of thing, but online/lgs singles prices will drop accordingly. i will note though that opening product yourself for the walkers leaves you holding a lot of foreign cards that are historically hard to move.


    Someone gave me the wrong info then about FNM, I didn't realize that they would give out packs for FNM instead of single cards as they're doing right now. Or do they give the packs to the store and the store decides how to split the cards, I'm kind of confused by the article because at the end they said that the stores will have final say on how they give out the promos, which is a little bit scary.

    The EV for Japanese boxes is probably double the box cost so about $220-240 per box since I've noticed that in a box you will usually get either 1 gideon, 1 liliana or 1 bolas.

    And there are a lot of teferis in Japanese boxes (I opened two boxes and got 1 in each box, my friend opened 4 boxes and got one in each box as well which is 6 teferis in 6 boxes, I don't think that's a coincidence).

    Also my friend got 3 bolas and 1 liliana out of his 4 boxes which also makes me think that my previous estimate of one BIG mythic per box is true. I also opened two boxes and got 1 Alt art Gideon in each box which also matches my theory, although this is for Japanese boxes only.

    As for being able to trade the cards I live in Tokyo so people here want Japanese cards more than English ones, so my original post was also correct about trading the Alt walkers while they're hot and before people get more of them and then the price will go down.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Japanese Alternate art planeswalkers
    Quote from SpeedGrapher »
    Just so everyone in this thread knows. The Japanese alternate art planeswalkers are going to be given out in promo packs to stores to hand out as prizes world wide. This will happen for Core set 2020. So don't go too nuts with spending money on these alternate art cards. They will be more available than you think. You can get one at a FNM as a prize.


    Not fnm, standard showdown only, and you have to win those packs, and maybe you'll get mostly uncommons ones. Also they period will run for 3-4 months only.

    So, if you want them you should get them soon, don't wait for the showdown packs.
    Either way I'm trading mine now, cause I can always buy more packs later.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
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