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  • posted a message on [Primer] G/W Auras (Bogle)
    Quote from Kamerkhan »
    Quote from Joban8 »



    Yeah, a Spirit Mantle that cantrips would definitely be up for possible play. I feel that Wizards doesn't want to push Bogles any more than it is already.


    Considering we've gotten almost zero support from the last four or so years of standard, I'd say that you're probably correct. I always wish Legacy Bogles was a thing, but then I remember Infect exists Frown


    If you think in GW Bogles this is correct. However, Curious Obsession is really good if you want to splash blue.


    I'm all for trying out non-traditonal lists, but even when you consider auras/enchantments of any color that have been printed since RTR, the short list of playable cards is pathetic. Especially considering there was an entire 3-set block built around enchantments during that time span. Regardless, Bant is an interesting option that has always seemed like it'd have potential; I'd like to see someone tap into it and put up some tournament results.
    Posted in: Aggro & Tempo
  • posted a message on [Primer] G/W Auras (Bogle)



    Yeah, a Spirit Mantle that cantrips would definitely be up for possible play. I feel that Wizards doesn't want to push Bogles any more than it is already.


    Considering we've gotten almost zero support from the last four or so years of standard, I'd say that you're probably correct. I always wish Legacy Bogles was a thing, but then I remember Infect exists Frown
    Posted in: Aggro & Tempo
  • posted a message on [[Official]] Modern Prices Discussion
    Quote from idSurge »
    Hmm. I'll hold my breath a bit. Dom was fine, Battlebond was fine, and M19 is fine. My Alpine Moon's are NOT like Dom cards though, thats for sure, and the only Battlebond I have, are foils already double sleeved...since my house is a molten inferno of humidity right now (Vancouver Island living folks.../dies)

    I just dont buy enough product at all, to really say, but Ixalan was easily the worst I've seen. Feels like paper.


    I hear you. Aside from drafting Battlebond/Conspiracy, the only sealed product I've opened in somewhat large amounts has been Masters sets up until IMA. I have my bulk organized by set, however, so it's been pretty easy to identify warping. I took a break from the game around Future Sight and it's crazy how my Future Sight bulk is arguably in the best condition compared to that of every other set I have, aside from Battlebond.

    I'd like to be optimistic that WotC has sured up the QA issue, but I'm not holding my breath. Unless, the increased price of booster boxes for distributors is due to long-term improvement in card stock and WotC is just passing the buck down the chain. Who knows.
    Posted in: Modern
  • posted a message on [Primer] G/W Auras (Bogle)
    Bummer Unquestioned Authority got reprinted in Commander '18 vs a Standard set; a Spirit Mantle that cantrips for an additional mana would be nice to have.
    Posted in: Aggro & Tempo
  • posted a message on [Primer] RG Ponza / Modern Land Destruction
    Quote from LennX »
    Splashing white for SB options is a valid strategy that should be considered. KCI is getting popular and it just stomps ponza. I prefer BoPs over Noble Hierarch personally.


    Nice, I've played around with the number/type of mana dorks in a few different builds and I think there's a handful of viable options depending on how you go about the rest of the list. Lately I prefer to strip out the Arbor Elves & Sprawls entirely in favor of Birds and Nobles; early ramp is sacrificed for more mid-game options and the decision was entirely based on staying competitive in my local meta. However, I've also had success running it on MTGO, so YMMV. Compared to the other GRw lists I've played, the BoP/Noble route eases the burden of running a third color alongside Moon and increases the odds of cascading into something with utility. Hitting a BoP or Noble off of BBE still isn't the most desirable outcome, but Noble's exalted trigger lets BoP push across damage in what would normally be a stalled board state and can be a difference maker over the course of a game if not dealt with. Even when the dorks just serve as lightning rods for removal, they boost the survivability of bigger threats. Either way, being able to tap into w has been huge in a meta with multiple KCI decks running around; Stony Silence and Rest in Peace alone are fantastic tools to have access to as they sure up more than just KCI matchups.

    Despite being ridiculously redundant, KCI can be exploited by most decks with access to W. Whether it's a shift in the meta toward U/W control & Humans or just a general uptick in SB preparedness, I don't think it'll be long before KCI is figured out and its share of the meta decreases. Until then, I'll most likely stick with Naya colors whenever I'm playing Ponza.
    Posted in: Midrange
  • posted a message on [[Official]] Modern Prices Discussion
    Thanks for the info. Good to know foil quality is improving; hopefully it's sustained. Also good to know that Spell Snare got a reprint; ***** you not I must've cracked 40+ boosters playing limited and still had no idea it was in the set... Happy Confused
    Posted in: Modern
  • posted a message on [Primer] G/W Auras (Bogle)
    Good catch. In that case, I wonder why they didn't just reprint Keen Sense? Maybe due to Walking Ballista being in standard at the same time and Keen Sense not specifying combat damage?
    Posted in: Aggro & Tempo
  • posted a message on [Primer] G/W Auras (Bogle)
    I am using Sixth Sense instead of Keen sense.


    Because you can target an opponent's creatures or just because? I suppose the potential extra utility could be handy in rare situations, but the majority of the time you'll want to enchant your own creature and not let the opponent determine when you get CA. Either way, if you were to run a Curiosity-eque aura, either one will get the job done.


    Also, anyone check out the Commander 18 spoilers yet? I'm drooling over Estrid, the Masked; never thought I'd see Totem Armor printed on anything ever again.
    Posted in: Aggro & Tempo
  • posted a message on [Primer] RG Ponza / Modern Land Destruction
    Nice, I splash white as well and it certainly opens up a plethora of solid SB options. They're expensive, but IMO Noble Hierarch is basically mandatory for any Ponza list that needs white to cast stuff in the MB.
    Posted in: Midrange
  • posted a message on [[Official]] Modern Prices Discussion
    Quote from idSurge »
    Quote from BlueTronFTW »
    Latest word from Rudy is that prices of new sealed product is going up 9/1.


    Is that including packs, or just boxes/cases?

    99.9% of the time I just get singles anyway, but is this to recover the cost of the better card stock, just inflation type stuff, or milking players?


    Based on what Rudy said in the video, the price increase is a 2% bump across the board for sealed product, but WotC will not be raising the MSRP. So the answer is both yes & no. MSRP of packs/boxes will remain the same, but we all know that MSRP means little when it comes to purchasing sealed product at the consumer level. IMO, the decision essentially means distributors have more influence within the supply chain and smaller LGSs in close proximity to a Target or Walmart are basically SOL. I'm curious to know the number of official distributors, because that influences the narrative quite a bit. If an LGS has multiple distributors with whom they can order from, it may turn out to be less of an issue due to price competition. However, if there are only like 4 distributors total then economics says that's no bueno.
    Posted in: Modern
  • posted a message on [Primer] G/W Auras (Bogle)
    Bogles top a SCG classic!
    Interestingly, the list plays Keen Sense...

    https://mtgtop8.com/event?e=19654&d=326162&f=MO


    Nice! x4 Keen sense is indeed a bit unusual; also, I really hope they had x4 Daybreak Coronet rather than the x4 Daybreak Chaplain on that list lol
    Posted in: Aggro & Tempo
  • posted a message on [[Official]] Modern Prices Discussion
    Interesting. Yeah, I've just been following the price trend and been wondering if it managed to find a legitimate foothold in a non-standard format. I'm currently brewing with Tezzeret, Artifice Master, but I'm thinking it'll end up being one of those walkers that look great in theory, but never find the right shell to fit in. In Modern anyway, I think it may have some legs as a niche card in certain Legacy builds; it doesn't appear to be getting much play in Standard at the moment, so I'll probably keep one for EDH and sell my other copies while he's still holding just under the $20 mark.
    Posted in: Modern
  • posted a message on [[Official]] Modern Prices Discussion
    Quote from The Fluff »
    Another goyf price drop...

    About one week ago it was this.


    SCG pulling levers and pushing buttons to change the prices of cards on their own site isn't indicative of market demand, so trying to read into it will only get you a headache.


    In other news, how's new Karn working out? He seemed to be the bell of the ball around release, but I've noticed a lot of Affinity lists dropping him altogether. Not sure if he sees Modern play elsewhere, but if so I'm curious to know where.
    Posted in: Modern
  • posted a message on [[Official]] Modern Prices Discussion
    Quote from The Fluff »
    Have noticed that Tarmgoyf M17 price have dropped back to the 60's again. Is this because there is no strong goyf deck in Modern right now?


    Goyf and the rest of the Jund band had slight price bumps following BBE's unban; since then Jund w/ BBE has been underwhelming, so prices are probably readjusting. Lilly is dropping back to Earth as well. However, I wouldn't be surprised to see its price creep up over the next few months due to organic Legacy demand. No more DRS = more Goyfs in Legacy. I had a play set listed on eBay for ~220 prior to the DRS ban, but took it down real quick once I noticed a spike in views/offers. IMO Goyf will need to be a force in Modern again to get back to the 100 mark, but shaking up the Legacy metagame should at least raise the floor on its price for a bit.
    Posted in: Modern
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