Quote from rothgar13 »I think Chalice of the Void is underrated in the current meta. I used to run it in my sideboard, and I've considered running it mainboard a few times. Anything that keeps the Lightning Bolts away while hosing the likes of Affinity and Elves is welcome in my book. That said, it's a bit of an awkward play in games where you don't get an opening hand Æther Vial.
Quote from CoBTyrannon »Give those guys with Chalice maina bit more credit please.
They don't play it because they come from legacy. They play it because it works good for them. They are actually winning with it, so there has to be some merit doing so.
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Quote from FANAttIC »I won so many tournaments with 20 land that 19 was never in contention. No reason to change what works.
I could see myself side out a land against Path decks, for obv reasons.
The best Merfolk results in Modern were with 20 lands, someone corrects me if I am wrong (all GP top8, all RPtq (except Greece) and Wmcq wins...).
It is funny that my Legacy Merfolk has 21 lands without 4-drops and with free spells, so that makes me even less inclined to play 19 in Modern.