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  • posted a message on Death's Shadow Jund
    Quote from GolgariMage »
    I'm very surprised with Cindervines
    I will try it in my current two decks DS Jund in Modern and AggroLoam in Legacy
    Probably two of them in the main (in both cases).
    Quote from GolgariMage »
    I'm very surprised with Cindervines
    I will try it in my current two decks DS Jund in Modern and AggroLoam in Legacy
    Probably two of them in the main (in both cases).


    Against what do you bring it in?

    Obviously UR phoenix but then? Uw Control?

    Since the KCI ban, not sure it's good enaugh; (maybe im wrong)
    Posted in: Midrange
  • posted a message on Death's Shadow Jund
    In traverse, we should not cut more than 2 Wraith post sb. No matter against what.

    You are right about land drop but the biggest reason is to enable traverse.

    Affinity doesnt kill your threat so having creature in your GY is though.

    Posted in: Midrange
  • posted a message on [POLL] What cards do you want banned or unbanned in the January 21, 2019, announcement?
    Ross Meriam himself wrote an article about phoenix and said Grixis Shadow was one of the tougher.

    Source:

    «The matchup isn't a slam dunk, but it's one of the tougher ones I've encountered from the Izzet Phoenix side and very difficult to navigate, so an experienced Grixis Death's Shadow pilot can take advantage of weaker players picking up the new popular deck.»

    http://www.starcitygames.com/articles/38139_Modern-Trends-Leading-Into-SCG-Columbus.html

    But you are right, Fair magic is underrepresented;; so phoenix is doing well.

    Yeah Titan valakut did pretty well lately. Maybe because it's also great against phoenix.
    Posted in: Modern Archives
  • posted a message on [POLL] What cards do you want banned or unbanned in the January 21, 2019, announcement?
    Quote from Shwivle »


    This is obviously just relevant if Phoenix continues to put up the numbers is has, but the deck seems incredibly solid and its only bad MUs seem to be decks like Mardu which are seeing no play. I would be very sad if Manamorphose would die for the sins of Phoenix though.


    It's far from unbeatable. My winrate against the deck is so high because
    I play fair magic. (Arround 12-2)

    Bad/medium phoenix matchup;

    -Dredge
    -Shadow
    -Jund
    -Uw control
    -Hardened Scale
    -Humans

    sources:
    -My own experience
    -https://www.channelfireball.com/articles/the-ghosts-of-portland-massive-modern-matchup-analysis/
    Posted in: Modern Archives
  • posted a message on Death's Shadow Jund
    Hi guys,

    recently, we've seen in a jund shadow list 2x Scab-Clan Berserker in the sideboard.

    https://www.mtggoldfish.com/deck/1575220#paper

    It looks good against alot of matchup;

    -KCI
    -Burn
    -Izzet Phoenix
    -Tron
    -Storm
    -Uw control (pressure + can finish a planewalker)

    Anyone tested it?
    Posted in: Midrange
  • posted a message on The State of Modern Thread (B&R 26/11/2018)
    1 year ago; gds was midrange.. and grindy.

    it changed alot..
    Posted in: Modern Archives
  • posted a message on [POLL] What cards do you want banned or unbanned in the January 21, 2019, announcement?
    Quote from idSurge »
    Go look up KCI's match win percentage, over 2018 (Plus Oakland if you like) and get back to us. I see you are new around here, but its been discussed to death.

    The funny part is, even that 5% of the meta, has the most GP Top 8's of the year. :]


    well said haha!! The deck is almost not represented and reach 4 slot in a top 8.. :p
    Posted in: Modern Archives
  • posted a message on Death's Shadow Jund
    Quote from DeFish »
    The deck just does exactly what I want to do in Modern, it's playing a Jund game that doesn't flood out and just aims to disrupt and kill your opponent as fast as possible. I honestly haven't felt this in-sync with my deck since I was playing Jund before the Twin ban.

    It's funny, because when I first switched to Grixis from 5-Color (before Grixis adopted Baubles) I felt exactly the opposite, that Grixis was so much easier to play because there were less micro-decisions that could come back to haunt me. That scale has definitely shifted now, and I find the Jund version much easier to pilot.

    I have pretty differing sideboard philosophies for Jund vs 4C. With 4C, when going to sideboard I primarily think about how I want to interact with my opponent, since I can interact with them/their stuff in every way possible. I think that finding the right balance of discard, countermagic, removal, land hate, and graveyard hate post-board across all of your matchups is the biggest learning curve that 4C has. In general, I felt like when I had a well-built sideboard and knew how much of each kind of interaction I wanted (and didn't lose to my mana base) my winrate against more linear decks was very high.

    I'm still learning how to sideboard with Jund Shadow, but in general I think of the deck as having two complimentary halves. There's the "Jund" half, with Inquisition, Tarmogoyf, Liliana of the Veil, and all of the removal. Then there's the "Shadow" half, with Thoughtseize, Death's Shadow, and Street Wraith. In general, I find that I like to lean on the Jund half for fair matchups (Izzet Phoenix, U/W/x, B/G/x, Shadow mirrors, Burn, and most creature decks), and the Shadow half for unfair matchups (KCI, Tron, Dredge, Hollow One). Independent of either strategy are cards like Traverse the Ulvenwald and Mishra's Bauble, which are just cogs in the machine that make it easier to execute either strategy and find the correct threat for the matchup.

    The flexibility to transition up and down the agro/control -> midrange scale is a commonly praised hallmark of Grixis Shadow, and while I think it's not possible for 4 color to effectively do the same thing, Jund Shadow is very much able to move up and down that scale, as well. That flexibility is the core of why I think both 3 color versions are superior to the 4 color one. I think that the decks do it differently, though, with Grixis more dependent on using its sideboard to move up and down the scale, while Jund Shadow is less dependent on its sideboard (and less helped by it) and more dependent on adjusting the way you're actually playing in-game. I typically play to the Jund half by being more conservative with my life total and boarding out a couple of Street Wraiths. I will often fetch basics early on against U/R decks like Blue Moon and Izzet Phoenix, because if you don't give them the chance to burn you out its actually pretty hard for them to win because they do such a poor job of killing your creatures. In these matchups, I treat Death's Shadow as more of an insurance policy to guarantee that my opponent won't be able to out-race me, and don't worry too much about powering them out early.

    I've actually been thinking about recording a deck tech and a couple leagues and putting them up on Youtube, because I don't see anyone else talking about this deck the way I think of it.


    Wow !! Same here; I'm on jund 3 color shadow since BBE unban. I play it exactly the way you do and my win% is so high.

    I like the way you explain it tho.. "jund half" and "shadow half" so true.

    Not having to be aggresive and fetching basic early the game happens so often.

    Goodjob, great text.
    Posted in: Midrange
  • posted a message on The State of Modern Thread (B&R 26/11/2018)
    Quote from BlueTronFTW »
    Deathrite Shaman was a broad answer...and nobody wants that card back.


    As a GBx player, I want DRS back ! But the problem is that the card itself is a problem haha!

    It would repair a problem by another problem.
    Posted in: Modern Archives
  • posted a message on [POLL] What cards do you want banned or unbanned in the January 21, 2019, announcement?
    Unban: Stoneforge Mystic
    More white based midrange/control played means more decks playing Stony silence and Rest in peace to combat KCI)

    Ban nothing (warning list: KCI, Faithless loothing, Stiring) But it's not their time yet.
    Posted in: Modern Archives
  • posted a message on The State of Modern Thread (B&R 26/11/2018)
    Quote from ktkenshinx »


    And here are the numbers for just regular GP, excluding Team events and Pro Tours.

    1. KCI: 13 (12.5%)
    2. Gx Tron: 10 (9.6%)
    3. UW Control: 7 (6.7%)
    4. Jeskai Control: 7 (6.7%)
    5. Humans: 6 (5.8%)
    6. Bant Spirits: 5 (4.8%)
    7. Burn: 5 (4.8%)
    8. Abzan: 3 (2.9%)
    9. Hardened Scales: 3 (2.9%)
    10. Affinity: 3 (2.9%)
    11. Bogles: 3 (2.9%)
    12. Elves: 3 (2.9%)
    13. GDS: 3 (2.9%)
    14. RG Eldrazi: 3 (2.9%)
    15. UR Phoenix: 3 (2.9%)
    16. Hollow One: 2 (1.9%)
    17. Mardu: 2 (1.9%)
    18. Infect: 2 (1.9%)
    19. Amulet Titan: 2 (1.9%)
    20. Bridgevine: 2 (1.9%)
    21. Jund: 2 (1.9%)
    22. Storm: 2 (1.9%)
    23. Traverse Shadow: 1 (1%)
    24. Titanshift: 1 (1%)
    25. Abzan Evolution: 1 (1%)
    26. Bant Company: 1 (1%)
    27. Bant Knightfall: 1 (1%)
    28. BG Rock: 1 (1%)
    29. BtL Scapeshift: 1 (1%)
    30. Death and Taxes: 1 (1%)
    31. Dredge: 1 (1%)
    32. Faeries: 1 (1%)
    33. Grishoalbrand: 1 (1%)
    34. Jeskai Tempo: 1 (1%)
    35. Martyr Proc: 1 (1%)
    36. Lantern: 0 (0%)
    37. UR Pyromancer: 0 (0%)


    What about; how many players has been playing the decks in the whole tournaments?

    Exemple:

    KCI ---> 12,5% of the top8 -----> while 1,5% of players played the deck.

    I'm pretty sure KCI is not played alot and is still the number 1 deck.

    (sorry bad english)
    Posted in: Modern Archives
  • posted a message on The State of Modern Thread (B&R 26/11/2018)
    Quote from gkourou »

    PS: I am uploading a bans/unbans poll in a few hours.


    Please link the URL here when it's done Grin !
    Posted in: Modern Archives
  • posted a message on The State of Modern Thread (B&R 26/11/2018)
    Quote from izzetmage »


    Phoenix is another deck that seems problematic.


    I have to disagree with this..

    Phoenix is an easy matchup for fair deck..

    Gbx and Uw control just rekt the deck.

    I am 6-1 against the deck with jund shadow.. (12-2)

    If the meta shift and modern get more fair.. The deck will go down in %.

    No nerf is needed for phoenix.
    Posted in: Modern Archives
  • posted a message on The State of Modern Thread (B&R 26/11/2018)
    Quote from Bec Storm »
    Also, IF, KCI were to eat a ban, the deck would most likely use the Thopter Foundry / Sword of the Meek combo seen in the second place team at SCGCol this weekend with minimal changes.


    Yeah but this combo seems way weaker to surgical extraction.

    At least every color combinaison would have access to a great answer to the combo..

    It could be fine for me.
    Posted in: Modern Archives
  • posted a message on The State of Modern Thread (B&R 26/11/2018)
    When will the b&r modern POLL thread will be on?

    Is there any release date?
    Posted in: Modern Archives
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