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  • posted a message on The State of Modern Thread (B&R 26/11/2018)
    Quote from ed06288 »
    Skullclamp could be okay-ish if there was no dredge or affinity. Still annoying, much like mental misstep.
    I guess stoneforge and twin are okay to come in the format.
    Still not a huge fan of the bloodbraid elf unban. just a personal preference though.
    maybe something will happen with kci.


    The unban that did absolutely nothing for jund except for a three month span?

    Stop.
    Posted in: Modern
  • posted a message on Grixis Death's Shadow
    Quote from Jonny_Tempel »
    I play both, UR Phoenix and GDS, and i can tell you the MU can be pretty miserable for both sides but overall GDS should be favored. If you have an early threat backed up by discard and removal for Thing and Drake it's pretty hard for the phoenix deck to win but they can also have their multiple phoenix + bolt draws that cannont be broken up via a single Discard spell and run you over in a hurry.

    After boarding the MU becomes even more favorable for GDS.


    What should the sideboard plan be for GDS against Phoenix decks?
    Posted in: Midrange
  • posted a message on Death's Shadow Jund
    Man, you're obviously doing something right, as you're topping tournaments.

    I played against one of the guys who recently got first place in the SCG tournament at my store. Game 3 I made a mistake scrying to the bottom a steam vents I needed for my Shadow against him as Hollow One in game 3. I instantly regretted it the second I bottomed it. The tiny decisions you make in Grixis multiple turns ago can be disastrous. I feel like Jund Shadow has less of that.


    There isn't that much info on an expansive sideboard with Jund Shadow and 4C shadow. I would love to see one and write it down.

    Ben Jones twitter account really helped me board correctly with Grixis. Just need enough references.
    Posted in: Midrange
  • posted a message on The State of Modern Thread (B&R 26/11/2018)
    I think I agree, Grixis Twin would be where it's at.

    You also have to look at how other decks would adjust. Grixis Shadow is adjusted to THIS meta. Grixis Shadow could grind like crazy in it's old build as long as you weren't UWx.

    With Shadow around, I don't feel like UR Twin would be the way to go anymore.

    Grixis could afford to maybe play---2 field of ruins?

    I doubt AV would be played. Jace, however, would be pretty sweet. Would you guys really play the new Ral over Keranos or Jace, though?

    Wraith, a turn 2 Goyf used to be disastrous for Twin with a turn 1 to turn 3 discard. I can't imagine UR Twin being happy at the sight of Shadow.
    Posted in: Modern
  • posted a message on Death's Shadow Jund
    Nice, job, man! So, if you could, what would you use those two tracker spots for? Something grindy, more removal?
    Posted in: Midrange
  • posted a message on The State of Modern Thread (B&R 26/11/2018)
    Oh, please, Mengucchi is full of *****. He wrote that second statement because he doesn't want to see the repercussions of his original feelings. I also think there's a reason CFB stopped giving him modern content and regulated him to mainly legacy articles, sprinkled with standard.


    This all being said, banning KCI won't fix an inherent problem modern is facing---it is very much a format with decks ignoring one another. KCI is just another powerful, problematic deck---but it's not solely to blame.

    I truly think it's time to unban some powerful, risky cards like Twin. If not, then I feel like WOTC is going to have to continue to ban decks like this and we have to hope to god to continue to have very fair, meaningful cards enter the pool.

    Or, some type of cards that bypass standard and enter modern.
    Posted in: Modern
  • posted a message on The State of Modern Thread (B&R 26/11/2018)
    I'm not asking for a KCI ban, but I really wouldn't be upset. It's not like modern is better for it being around.
    Posted in: Modern
  • posted a message on The State of Modern Thread (B&R 26/11/2018)
    This deck diversity looks like hot garbage.

    50% aggro, a bunch of different decks that are just shades of the same deck.


    It doesn't even feel like midrange decks stop these aggro decks.

    Banning a bunch of things will just anger people.


    And what will SFM fix? Seriously? It'll change the scapeshift of modern for 2 months when people are excited to play the card.

    Posted in: Modern
  • posted a message on The State of Modern Thread (B&R 26/11/2018)
    Quote from ElectricEye »
    Would Chrome Mox be okay in modern?

    It can't really be played in any of the Stirrings decks, and I'm not sure if the Looting decks could make much use of it either (certainly not dredge or phoenix at least). For Spirits and Humans, I'm pretty sure Aether Vial is just better but I could be wrong. Grixis Death's Shadow would also never touch this card.

    The only decks I would worry about abusing it are Storm and Devoted Druid combo, because of the ability to play turn 1 Baral/Electromancer/Druid and go off on turn 2. Granted, these plays are still promptly dealt with by one mana removal spells. But if it would end up increasing the consistency of turn 2 or turn 3 kills from these decks, it's a big no-no.







    These bans and unban suggestions suggested---have not been on point. At all.

    Fast mana helps broken decks more. Period. End of Story. This would make the entire meta more degenerate. Tax decks already have bad topdecks, this will help combos more than a turn 1 Thalia.

    And the decks you did suggest it would help---enables games were someone is denied from playing by turn 1?

    Turn 1 Stony Silence---go.

    Turn 1 RIP. Go.

    Turn 1 Chalice. Go.

    Turn 1 Leon. Go.


    Like, this sounds awful, and these are the scenarios YOU picked out.

    Just. No.

    We need new cards. SFM needs to be unbanned as it's a joke.

    Preordain would be nice, but between Grixis, Phoenix and Storm it looks rough.

    Maybe GSZ. Maybe Twin.

    Don't think there's many other options outside of hoping for new cards to help modern.
    Posted in: Modern
  • posted a message on [[Official]] Modern Prices Discussion
    Are those bolts foils or non foils?
    Posted in: Modern
  • posted a message on The State of Modern Thread (B&R 26/11/2018)
    Sword of plowshares would make shadow in modern unplayable

    I think you guys took me saying I FEEL as too much. I specifically said feel because I have no data to back up my feelings.

    I also dont think banning is a right call anything. The format does need a slow down and more interaction but printing good cards iz hopefully the answer
    Posted in: Modern
  • posted a message on The State of Modern Thread (B&R 26/11/2018)
    The format definitely FELT faster with Twin banning, except for the year that Grixis Shadow reined supreme.

    -Eldrazi Winter
    -Summer of Dredge and Infect
    -Shadow (slowed down)
    -Humans

    Right now we're maybe in a Phoenix meta? Phoenix may actually slow down the meta, as it's weak to combo decks and looks soft to decks like GBx/GDS.
    Posted in: Modern
  • posted a message on UR Phoenix
    Humans/Bant Spirits
    Out: 3 Thought Scour, 2 Swiftspear
    In: 2 Abrade, 2 Anger, 1 Rending Volley

    Jund/Golgari Midrange
    Out: 3 Gut Shot
    In: 2 Abrade, Ral ** Azorius Control/Jeskai ** Out: 3 Gut Shot, 1 Bolt, 2 TitI
    In: 2 Surgical, Ral, 2 Spell Pierce, Dispel

    Ironworks
    Out: 3 Gut Shot, 3 Bolt, 2 Drake
    In: 2 Ceremonious Rejection, 2 Spell Pierce, 2 Surgical Extraction, 2 Abrade

    Dredge
    Out: 2 Gut Shot, 2 Lightning Axe, 1 Crackling+Drake
    In: 2 Spell Pierce, 2 Surgical Extraction, 2 Anger of the Gods

    Burn
    Out: 3 Gut Shot, 2 Monastery Swiftspear
    In: 2 Spell Pierce, Dispel, 2 Abrade

    Mono-Red Phoenix
    Out: 3 Gut Shot, 1 Opt
    In: 2 Surgical Extraction, 2 Abrade

    Izzet Phoenix
    Out: 3 Gut Shot, 2 Monastery Swiftspear
    In: 2 Surgical Extraction, Dispel, 1 Spell Pierce, Rending Volley

    Hollow One
    Out: 3 Gut Shot, Izzet Charm
    In: 2 Abrade, 2 Surgical Extraction

    Infect
    Out: 3 Thought Scour, 2 Monastery Swiftspear
    In: 2 Abrade, 2 Spell Pierce, Dispel

    Hardened Scales
    Out: 2 Monastery Swiftspear, 2 Thought Scour
    In: 2 Ceremonious Rejection, 2 Abrade

    Grixis Death's Shadow
    Out: 1 Gut Shot
    In: Dispel

    Mono-Green Tron
    Out: 2 Lightning Axe, 2 Lightning Bolt, 3 Gut Shot
    In: 2 Ceremonious Rejection, 2 Spell Pierce, 1 Abrade. 2 Alpine Moon

    Storm
    Out: 3 Gut Shot, 2 Crackling Drake
    In: Dispel, 2 Spell Pierce, 2 Surgical Extraction


    That was on reddit as a sideboard list. It's the first time I've seen a thought out sideboard for the deck. It should be put on the primer unless there's better info out there
    Posted in: Aggro & Tempo
  • posted a message on The State of Modern Thread (B&R 26/11/2018)
    I would quit modern if any of Gemini's stuff came true. You ban Goyf then I absolutely don't find any deck safe to invest.


    The format is a little stale, it's Stirrings, loot, noble or bust. I don't think you can just ban those cards either, that would be so disastrous in modern.

    At the same time, who would seriously ever pick up Izzet Phoenix when you could just play Splinter Twin? I sure as hell wouldn't.

    We need some serious shake up unbans. If they unban just SFM that will be such a joke. Unless---SFM gives Azorious such a quick clock it runs the aggro decks out of town?

    Dredge is still a stupid mechanic that will ALWAYS be a risk and I wouldn't mourn the death of the deck dying off, tier 1 or not.


    That being said, a few years ago---thoughtseize, lightning bolt, Goyf and Snapcaster were the face of modern. It transitioned into Loot, Stirrings and Noble. It could just be a phase.

    Posted in: Modern
  • posted a message on The State of Modern Thread (B&R 26/11/2018)
    https://www.channelfireball.com/articles/ranking-the-decks-of-modern-from-easiest-to-most-difficult-to-play/?fbclid=IwAR3kEjK4QTdjKObmQwzuluOFVCiMb6g0xVi6YL-rW1i8MqZtKOKT9a48F0k


    Opinions on the difficulty of the popular decks in modern. Looks fairly reasonable. Gds one of the harder decks
    Posted in: Modern
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