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  • posted a message on Mothership spoilers 8/18 - Grenzo, Havoc Raiser and Skyline Despot
    Honestly, I could see grenzo seeing play in legacy goblins. He seems rather insane.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Burn
    A few of you have asked about the judge situation, so here's what i do know.
    1)He is Level 2.
    2)He was the Head Judge at the event, so I didn't want to be a jerk and do that.
    Posted in: Modern Archives - Proven
  • posted a message on Burn
    Hey fellow bolt lovers!

    I participated in a PPTQ for Modern over the weekend (with Burn, obviously). It was my first PPTQ, and I made Top 8 with a 5-1 record! I have gotten alot out of the posts here, so i felt it was time to pass it forward with a little report of my own! My list will be below. I forgot how to correctly format it, and cannot find where to go to learn, so if someone would like to do that, I have no problems with it!

    Creatures(the beats)
    4 Wild Nacatl
    4 Goblin Guide
    4 Monastery Swiftspear
    4 Eidolon of the Great Revel
    1 Grim Lavamancer
    1 Bedlam Reveler

    Spells(the zaps)
    4 Lightning Bolt
    4 Lava Spike
    4 Rift Bolt
    4 Atarka's Command
    4 Boros Charm
    3 Searing Blaze

    Lands(the manas)
    4 Wooded Foothills
    4 Bloodstained Mire
    3 Windswept Heath
    3 Sacred Foundry
    2 Stomping Ground
    1 Copperline Gorge
    2 Mountain

    Sideboard(the others)
    3 path to exile
    4 destructive revelery
    2 lightning helix
    1 grafdigger's cage
    1 relic of progenitus
    1 deflecting palm
    1 searing blaze
    2 ancient grudge

    Round 1: Blue Moon
    G1: Honestly, this game in one word: Obliteration. Complete and Thorough. I was on the draw, didn't matter. 8 mins, including shuffling.
    G2: See game 1, add hat my opponent had a dispel and a negate, still didn't matter.

    Round 2: Merfolk
    G1: Close, he got a master, and that was that. Not terribly one sided, however. Felt pretty fair, even with it being a bad matchup. (in my mind)
    G2: Out paced him on the play, had a blaze and a nacatl(shines in the matchup). Fast and aggressive, he couldn't handle the pressure.
    G3: Both of us mulled to 6, I kept a risky 6(i think 3 lands?), and so did he. He just drew better, tbh. Good fair games, wasn't too upset bout the loss

    Round 3: Burn
    G1: On the draw, but I pulled ahead at the end, and outplayed a stack for the win here.
    G2: His hand was actual gas. 2 Blaze for both my dudes. Perfect hand basically.
    G3: I was very aggressive, had a guide, awesome hand. Really interesting interaction though for the mirror here I want to make sure everyone is aware of. Had him at 6, swung with my guide, revealing kor firewalker. He goes to 4. He untaps, slams firewalker, then casts a spike, setting himself to 5. I have a command in my hand. I untap, draw my 3rd land. I fetch basic, casting command wit modes that he can't gain life and bolt him. He gains one in response goes to 3. My last card was a spike to close it out. Felt very techy of me, lol.

    Round 4: Scapeshift (with Titan)
    G1: Close, but I got it very close before he had the combo.
    G2: Fair game, but he gets me for exact lethal off a Titan. Little mad, but whateves, i get the play next game lol.
    G3: See game 1. I was a little more aggressive then he could handle.

    Round 5: Burn
    G1: He wins the roll, and we all know how G1 goes at that point, right?
    G2: I got it off the back of awesome hand.
    G3: Kinda stole this game. I had the path for his firewalker, and had a lavamancer to control his board as i ripped him apart with spells. 2 different turns he should have been able to kill me, but i guess he drew jank. He probs should have got it.

    Round 6: R/B Midrange
    Before the game, I checked my standings, and my tiebreakers were bad, so I had to play, unfortunately.
    G1: I had seen this deck in a previous round. Kinda grindy like jund, but takes less damage off it's lands. also mains Vampire Nighthawk, and Blood Moon. Kind of a brew, but he was doing pretty well i guess lol. I got G1 after a hella long grindfest. We were both hellbent for a couple turns, he just couldn't find action. He double THoughtsiezed this game, which I found questionable.
    G2: He had a both for my guide, another one for the eidolon, and just had threats. He had a great hand for the matchup.
    G3: This hand was actual Godlike. T1 nacatl, T2 Nacatl and Rift bolt suspend, T3 Command plus bolt. was just a massacre honestly.

    Top 8 Round 1: Grixis Shadow
    G1: I get it after burnng the crap out of him EOT with a shadow in play.
    G2: I had the kill next turn, but he had exacties with a shadow plus the rage.
    G3: THIS IS A MAJOR LEARNING MOMENT FOR ALL NEW BURN CHILDREN. PLEASE READ. Game was going pretty well, all things considered. I'm at 14, he's at 2. He has a Shadow in play. I cast Eidolon, thinking I've got it wrapped. He says it resolves, I [ass the turn. He starts to pick up his card for the turn, then stops. He turns to the judge and asks if he can cast something in response to the eidolon. I say no way. Judge says yes, since nothing in the gamestate has changed or whatever. So he taps a red, and casts a gut shot, putting me to 13. I'm mad at this point(am I wrong?). He attacks wit the shadow, putting me to 2, then casts a Gurmag Angler(a 1 of in his list.) He passes the turn. I was hellbent at this point, and thought I couldn't cast a spell cause my own Eidolon. I draw for the turn, it's searing blaze. I have an uncracked Foothills in play. I could have won. The simple way to do it is attack with the eidolon. It must be blocked. I then cast the searing blaze after fetching to 1. I however did not see this. I scooped up my cards too early. I was tilted at the judge, and it affected my play. Needless to say, I was pissed. So ya. Lesson learned and all that.

    Hope you enjoyed the report!
    Few Notes:
    1) Nacatl is great. I personally love it, and will always include 4 now. Party Cat is fantastic, and i believe others have detailed why on other pages of this forum.
    2) Reveler is terrible. Didn't cast him once. Boarded him out in most matchups. I will probably remove him for the 4th blaze or the 2nd lavamancer.
    3) I didn't pack firewalkers, and regretted it. I got real lucky. Almost a necessity with some many mirrors and Zoo macthups.
    4) If you want a sideboard guide, i can try, bur I didn't get to right any of them down, so it may not be entirely accurate.
    5) I love all y'all hooligans on this page!

    Keep burning the world down,

    Posted in: Modern Archives - Proven
  • posted a message on Gathering Magic: Olivia's Dragoon
    Now THIS is an enabler. Finally.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Thoughts for new Liliana?
    I really like animar's design. Seems very strong, but balanced enough to make an impact on standard at the bare minimum.
    Posted in: Speculation
  • posted a message on Thoughts for new Liliana?
    Personally, based on the trailer, I think it may be possible this will be a tokens based Lili, as to my knowledge black does not yet have one. Maybe she could start at 4 loyalty for 6 mana, +1 to make 2 zombies? I have no ideas on the other abilities though. The first minus will almost certainly kill creatures though.
    Posted in: Speculation
  • posted a message on Burn
    Hey guys, I am a new member to the burn family(Goblin Guides are on the way, woop!), and would like some advice on my sideboard. I really appreciate all the things you guys do here, and any extra help would be greatly appreciated! TCGPlayer States is next weekend, so I'm trying to make my deck is competitive as possible. I have about $15 extra, so the card(s) must be less than that. Currently, my sideboard is:
    4 Destructive Revelry
    3 Path to Exile
    2 Kor Firewalker
    2 Ancient Grudge
    1 Grafdigger's cage
    1 Deflecting Palm
    1 Searing Blaze(other 3 in main)
    1 ???
    I'm wondering if the one last card needs to be another Cage, as it helps in the Abzan Company matchup. I was also thinking a Pillar of Flame? Any other ideas? I will be taking notes during the tournament, so I shall hopefully have a decent tournament report for you all of you lovely people next Sunday! Thanks in advance for the help!
    Posted in: Modern Archives - Proven
  • posted a message on Modern Abzan Reanimator aka Junk Rites
    Hey, I really appreciate it! Currently I'm building burn for Charlotte in a month, but this deck is for sure on my list. Ill proxy it up and test it, for sure. I'll occasionally post and check up in here to see how the deck is coming along! Good luck and happy brewing to you all!
    Posted in: Deck Creation (Modern)
  • posted a message on Modern Abzan Reanimator aka Junk Rites
    Hey guys, this deck looks hella dope. I've wanted to play a reanimator strategy in modern for a while, all my lists have never panned out. These lists look super solid, I just had a few questions.
    1)how does turn 2 rhino work? Just not seeing it.
    2)manabase? I can't get the catacombs right now, so what could we do for a budget base? I have heaths, and a few of the shocks.
    Thanks in advance guys!
    Posted in: Deck Creation (Modern)
  • posted a message on [Primer] G/W Hardened Scales
    Hey guys, I've been lurking this Thread for a while, and I've got to say that I love the deck
    idea. However, hangar back walker is way out of budget(high school probs, no time for a job), so here's a budget list I came up with. Would anyone of you fine people assist in making it better? I already had den pro, btw.

    4 servant of the scale
    3 honored hierarch
    4 avatar of the resolute
    3 den protector
    4 managorger hydra
    1 Abzan falconer
    2 tusk guard captain
    2 high sentinels of arashin

    4 hardened scales
    2 citadel siege
    4 dromoka's command
    2 valorous stance
    3 gods willing

    22 land
    Posted in: Standard Archives
  • posted a message on Rakdos Wins! ($40)
    Hmmmm... Maybe a rakdos cackler or two could fit? A 2/2 body is nice, indeed.
    Posted in: Budget (Modern)
  • posted a message on My take on a budget Affinity(new to modern, please help.)
    I'm new to this forum and to modern, so please excuse any mistakes. I am trying to break into the format, and i really like the idea of affinity. It might not be the "best" deck, but i think the version i have come up with may be good? Thanks for any feedback, and if someone can instruct me on how to post a decklist, that'd be great. Thanks!

    Land: 18
    4 darksteel citadel
    14 island

    Artifacts: 12
    4 cranial plating
    4 springleaf drum
    4 welding jar

    Creatures: 23
    2 etched champion
    2 master of etherium
    4 memnite
    4 ornithopter
    4 signal pest
    3 steel overseer

    Enchantments: 3
    3 ensoul artifact

    Sorceries: 4
    4 thoughtcast
    Posted in: Budget (Modern)
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