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  • posted a message on GBx Constrictor
    Quote from itazuranarisu »

    Out of curiosity, did you see any particular cards as worrisome or problematic in those match-ups? I feel like Heart of Kiran is the worst card to see on the other side of the table unless you have Harvester out.


    Tbh, heart did hit me twice one game and i got nervous but i topped a push.
    I dont fear the heart cause i run 2 contempt and 3 push main. As well as a brontodon. I have since added two more dino's main and one side tho.

    Shalai is easy to work around but can cause issues if you kept a 'ballista' hand. Tbh, my biggest issue was against a superfriends BANT deck. I handled every shali, lyra and teferi put in front of me but started to gas when karn landed. Hes so darn tanky. then a nissa steward finished me cause i just couldn't keep pace. after i adjusted SB i was fine tho


    Quote from GPash »

    You have ‘23’ next to creatures yet only 21 listed. What are the 2 missing?

    I typo'd in two places. 4x ballista and 3x hydra

    Although in hindsight after my Tuesday games I might go all in on hydra. and might add in a rhonas or two so i can finish planeswalkers easier (with elves)
    Posted in: Proven (Standard)
  • posted a message on GBx Constrictor
    Quote from itazuranarisu »
    I would say I'm sure since we often have gone down on the number of Fatal Pushes, fighting Heart probably has gotten more difficult. Scrapheap and Heart are a tough pair in general.


    I would say this is 100% it. They took advantage of the meta shifting. I think playing less than 3 pushes is a mistake. Maybe dead against control but great against all other matchups. I did decrease from 4 to 3 and added in 1 chupacabra to help fight lyra but she doesn't hose us like you'd think. That deck doesn't play many 'must kill' creatues. I dont waste my contempts on anything except her and teferi. Plow into karn when you can, dont smoke him with spells unless you have no choice. Brontodon is a must. he is A+ right now and jadelight is just a meh now that impulse is out, although i was never on the JL ranger train to begin with.

    That being said...my list from my FNM this past week



    I dominated last time. 5-0, and didn't even lose a game. Played VS rdw, UW control, 2 r/b vehicles and one b/w aggro

    In hindsight, I think I want gonti in or around my deck. With midrange and control emerging this week, i think we can definitely take advantage of him. Especially since hes not a dud vs aggro either.
    Posted in: Proven (Standard)
  • posted a message on Wizard burn
    Quote from Narvuntien »
    The only "6 drop" I like is fight with fire, since we have no trouble getting people under 10 life and the 3 mana mode is good.
    hang on (its been awhile since I used kicker) isn't the R5 an additional cost? Making it 9cc for the 10 damage?


    whoa, he has been casting that for 6? lol. seems good if thats how it worked
    Posted in: Deck Creation (Standard)
  • posted a message on Abzan midrange, work in progress
    So I've been playing GB Snek for months and although I dont mind it, I just want a different strat. I know i want to play karn and Lyra (i think) and a couple black removal. Not sure if i should even play green tho


    This is what I'm thinking. Any suggestions would be apperciated. Our standard tournaments are Tuesdays and I'll prolly rock some variant of this today.
    Posted in: Deck Creation (Standard)
  • posted a message on GBx Constrictor
    Quote from hoser2 »
    Quote from A_E_I_Own_U »
    Quote from Ven0msRage »
    Hello. Have you considered running Gifted Aetherborn? I'm currently running Sultai, but if I was just G/B I would probably have access to them at least in the sideboard. Other than that, I've some success testing Kitesail Freebooter as well. My LGS is all over the place, Control, Aggro, Cats and Ramp.


    I dont have trouble with aggro. I have like 16 2 drops so it usually never gets outta hand.
    If it's the more controlling strategies that are giving you trouble, I recommend up to 2 Lifecrafter's Bestiary for the sideboard. I didn't see any in your most recently posted list. Do remember your free scries (I always forget when I haven't played the card for a while).

    Heroic Intervention is obviously good against Sweltering Suns, but useless against Yahenni's Expertise. Not to mention that we tap out to build a board, so holding up 2 mana for a reactive spell can be unfeasible.

    Splashing U for Spell Pierce and/or Negate seems like a bigger change than you want.



    Yea, the bestiary is awesome against control. I do forgot about it alot too tho! haha. I took it out cause I rarely play vs control but it may find its way back in. Heroic Intervention is hard to keep mana up for.

    Tonight i know i'll play against the following:
    2x Red Deck wins
    1x R/G dinos
    1x Marionette control
    1x Merfolk
    3x Snake variants
    2x Vehicles

    I almost always win vs red/vehicles and the dinos. The MM control can get me if i dont have multiple Contempts. Merfolk is my cousin and i sometimes make play mistakes vs him cause i wanna crush him badly :p

    Other snake matchups usually die to my 3x chups in main

    I just wanted something spicey that no one would expect but would still be a good card

    Posted in: Proven (Standard)
  • posted a message on GBx Constrictor
    Quote from Ven0msRage »
    Hello. Have you considered running Gifted Aetherborn? I'm currently running Sultai, but if I was just G/B I would probably have access to them at least in the sideboard. Other than that, I've some success testing Kitesail Freebooter as well. My LGS is all over the place, Control, Aggro, Cats and Ramp.


    I dont have trouble with aggro. I have like 16 2 drops so it usually never gets outta hand.
    Posted in: Proven (Standard)
  • posted a message on GBx Constrictor
    What i'm mostly seeing is a lot of main deck sweltering suns and main deck yahenni's. I was thinking about putting 1x torment of halefire in the deck somewhere
    Posted in: Proven (Standard)
  • posted a message on GBx Constrictor
    Well, after winning for 3 weeks in a row, people are starting to main-board against G/B snake. Any thoughts on something to spice it up a bit? Mostly an aggro LGS but a couple grindy decks too.
    Posted in: Proven (Standard)
  • posted a message on GBx Constrictor
    Yea, sorry about that. I haven't been on here in a while. I would probably just leave the rangers out at this point. My meta is all aggro and they just dont do much for me (since i already run 24 land, i dont get screwed often at all)

    Posted in: Proven (Standard)
  • posted a message on GBx Constrictor
    Simto: You can download Cockatrice or Xmage and play for free all you want. I play on cockatrice daily at work.

    I went to our weekly tournament at my LGS and dominated again. This week we only had 8, so only 3 rounds.

    RD 1: Mardu Vehicles
    Game 1 he smoked me. So fast, perfect answers. wasn't even close
    Game 2 the complete opposite. I hit two fatal push and two balista and he pretty much couldn't win.
    Game 3 was fairly close but ballista put in work and he couldn't recover

    RD2: Marionette master control
    Game 1 i killed him turn 5. was so fast, he couldn't stop it
    Game 2 he had enough to do like 32 on board when he dropped master. I had kept out gaining him in life with the harvester and he had to keep delaying a turn every time. Eventually i hit a gonti and found a contempt. that mixed with my own contempt sealed the deal.

    RD3: Merfolk (my cousin again)
    Game 1 he had a slower draw and i was able to establish a board before he could kill me. I dropped a harvester and then put gearhulk counters on it. I went to 19 and he could only crack back for 17 after a fatal push and i killed him next turn.
    Game 2 I drew 3 pushes in 3 turns and had a snake t2 and a rishkar after that. Was a stomping.

    Like $400 in store credit in three weeks. Might just buy into modern.
    Posted in: Proven (Standard)
  • posted a message on GBx Constrictor
    Sure can. Can stack em to get dino back and have journey flip
    Posted in: Proven (Standard)
  • posted a message on [Primer] U/G Merfolk
    Quote from Dead_folk »

    This is what I am hoping to try out at fnm. I went with a lower curve to fit the 20 land build to add a couple more spells. Last tournament I played was 20 years ago. I am sure the side board needs work and the main deck too.
    Any thoughts or suggestions would be a great help.
    Thanks


    My cousin has been cleaning up with a 'go wide' merfolk approach.
    Simililar to you except.
    -4 Branchwalker
    -3 jade bearer
    -1 unsummon
    +1 Mist-Cloaked Herald
    +2 Blossoming Defense
    +4 Jungle Pioneer
    +1 metallic mimic

    He has stomped every top teir deck at our shop.
    Posted in: Deck Creation (Standard)
  • posted a message on GBx Constrictor
    Went 4-0 on tuesday with my list. I haven't changed much except sideboard based on my meta


    Round 1: Esper Control
    He really could do enough to handle all the threats. He played a gearhulk with no targets and I had a contempt in hand. He died turn 6. Game 2 was more of game one. Him taking tons of damage and just drawing cards with nothing substantial to gain.
    SB:
    -4 Push
    +4 Duress
    -2 rishkar
    +2 Journey to Eternity

    Round 2: Artist Formally known as Rumunap Red
    Game one he had me at 4 by turn 4 and ran outta gas. I slowly came back with an aethersphere harvester with 4 gearhulk counters on it. He'd deal 7, i'd gain 7 and i'd be safely at 1 life. he never drew any help. Game 2 I absolutely got smoked. Curved out and had me dead on turn 5 without any real hope. Game three i kept a hand with hashep oasis and aether hub. I only had one creature, branchwalker. I hit the land and was able to push two khenra's and curved out and smashed his face.

    SB:
    Not a darn thing, deck is already solid vs red

    Round 3: my cousin playing merfolk
    Game 1 he got me to 8 and i played 3 push, 2 chups and a contempt. Finally had a ballista with a snek. Game 2 i was able to get another push t1, snake turn 2, push and branchwalker turn 3 and chup turn 4. Turn 5 was a ballista with a blossoming defense up and he had nothing left of merit. He beat me last week for the win so i was a little more prepared.

    SB:
    +2 yahenni's expertise
    -2 rishkar (i end up trading aggressively so he can't get a board set up so rishkar is a dude with no guys)

    Round 4: Sultai Snake
    Game 1 I had been on the offensive and smashing him. I was at 16 and he was at 9. I gearhulked on turn 5 and hit him for 8. I had a couple other guys out. Made two 5/5's and one 3/3. on his turn, he blossoming defensed his gearhulk that was a 6/6 already and hit me with hadana's climb that i forgot about. 16 flying. I coulda forced a block if i woulda made two 6/6 and left the 2/2 as is. He woulda been at 2 instead of 1 but had no creatures on the field. Bone head move i know. Game 2 i smashed him. T2 snake, it died, his t2 snake died. i played another and had branchwalker, rishkar, ballista push and gearhulk in my hand. was fast. Game 3 he had me on the ropes. I had lost my pushes to a lost legacy (weird i know) but i had board advantage. Hostage taker took my snake and left me with two smaller creatures that would only get in for 2 at best. I attacked and baited him into easy blocks. He did and i Yahenni's and cleared his board cause of that. Got my snake, played one with yahenni's and played a ballista ftw.
    SB:
    +2 yahenni's expertise
    +1 naturalize (i casted this on his hadana's climb game two and he had a heroic intervention in hand and absolutely still won me the game. He saved that and lost two creatures next turn)
    +2 gonti
    -2 siphoner
    -1 gearhulk
    -1 skysoverign
    -1 branchwalker


    I'd have jadelight ranger in the main in place of the harvester but i dont wanna pay 15+ for a rare that will be 3-4 in a few weeks. He's not a must have for me.
    Won $100 in store credit and bought 6 flooded strands and paid for next tuesday's tournament in advance.
    Posted in: Proven (Standard)
  • posted a message on GBx Constrictor
    Rhonas is that guy i always hold and hold and hold until i need to give one of my guys trample for the win. He could be an enchantment 99% of the time. I currently dont have one in the deck, but I have had a few instances where I wish I had. Mostly he was good against whirler virtuoso and now that he doesn't seem to be in every matchup, rhonas doesn't seem as important.
    I do think i'd like to slot in 1 or 2 thrashing brontodon's in the deck. Maybe take one one branchwalker and one gearhulk.
    Posted in: Proven (Standard)
  • posted a message on GBx Constrictor
    Yea, I streamlined my list. Works much better now. I musta just been keeping bad hands against his great hands. Stomped him today.

    @simto
    I usually only pull him in vs G/r monsters and some of the other midrangey decks.
    Posted in: Proven (Standard)
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