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  • posted a message on [C19] Aeon engine
    Play it in Legacy and assert your dominance.

    But seriously, in a multiplayer game, you pass to the next player, activate it during their turn, and then you take the next turn after that; player 4 hates you.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [C19] Mothership spoilers 8/8 - New version of Chainer, curse of fools wisdom and big game hunter reprint
    Quote from SilverWolf_27 »
    Does Madness count as casting from hand or not? It says exile first, then cast, so Madness creatures should get haste from Chainer as well, right?

    I do believe it works exactly how you want it to work.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on 4C Gifts
    I'd love to take a look at it.
    Posted in: Combo
  • posted a message on 4C Gifts
    Quote from EoTGifts »
    'Moist' Mardu

    Please, gawd, no....

    I am a fan of the list though. It actually gave me an idea for the singleton version I was working on. Maybe I take it 5c to get as many "redundant" copies as possible, playing it a bit more like Jund splashing UW.
    Posted in: Combo
  • posted a message on [C19] Tahngarth, First mate (new and improve Tahngarth)
    I can't wait to load this up with a ton of Sword of XandYs and go swinging
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on C19 Another Bust?
    Scavenging Ooze wasn't a reprint.

    Also, how many of those were worth more than a few dollars when the product was released?
    Posted in: New Card Discussion
  • posted a message on [C19] mothership - Atla Palani, Nest Tender, Full Flowering, Roc Egg reprint
    Quote from Melkor »
    *checks Gatherer to see if Egg tribal is remotely possible*

    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on 4C Gifts
    Under Knight of the Reliquary, wouldn't a single activation to get a fetch give it +2/+2? 1 land is sac'ed to ability and 1 is sac'ed to fetch?
    Posted in: Combo
  • posted a message on {C19} Mystic intelect full deck list + command zone preview card - Elsha of the Infinite
    I now have a Jeskai deck to build...
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [C19] Sudden Exchange
    Quote from Crazy Pierre »
    Quote from DoogieBHB »
    I’m struggling to understand what this does, is the translation incomplete or am I just not smart enough?

    Say they cast an Ancestral Vision, target themselves. You get their Ancestral Vision and give them some junk Myr token that's on the battlefield. Note you don't need a creature, it's just any creature out there.
    Fun, but super mean, card.

    It's an exchange, so the player whose creature was selected will get control of the spell.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on "What Deck Should I Play" thread
    I have a weird inquiry: what deck should I play if I want the 75 to be as singleton as possible in Modern and/or Legacy?

    I am mainly a Commander and Canadian Highlander player, so I have a singleton collection and don't mind picking up new/powerful cards; just not multiples of them.

    I have been an "avid" merfolk player (read as "on and off and have now built the deck 3+ times") for years, and prefer aggro strategies, but am open to anything for smaller/shorter events. I have recently considered a more singleton approach to Gifts, but it gets caught up in the graveyard-hate crossfire. I'm really just looking for something for FNMs and GP/MF side events.
    Posted in: Modern
  • posted a message on [Primer] 4C Gifts
    I haven't yet. So far I have only proxied it up and played a few test games against a buddy of mine. When I have some actual games under my belt with it, I will report back.
    Posted in: Modern Archives - Established
  • posted a message on [Primer] 4C Gifts
    Quote from EoTGifts »
    There are a few things that come to my mind when browsing through your list from a few posts ago.
    • Your discard suite is all over the place, you want T1 discard almost all the time, hence maximize on Inquisition and Thoughtseize, the usual split is 3/2 with Raven's Crime and 4/2 without Raven's Crime. Brutality doubles as a discard spell but is in a different mana slot, that's the 7th piece alltogether. Note that it doesn't hit enchantments, artifacts, planeswalkers or creatures. Thought Erasure and Castigate sound nice on paper, but are too slow and hence low-impact for Modern.
    • For removal more or less the same applies, personally I like a couple of Fatal Push in the main as it is one of the most efficient answers we have. The go-to number for me always was 2, but feel free to toy around a little. Removal turn 1 can also free up turn 2 ramp in certain matchups. Similar to discard, I tend to play 8 spot removal pieces without counting LotV for either as she serves multiple roles. On top of this, Damnation and Engineered Explosives also act as removal.
    • Your utility only contains one Liliana? I have always considered her as one of the central pieces of the deck, I would not go below 3 if you are on the disruptive game plan with a heavy lean on discard. She makes assembling profitable Gifts piles much easier as well, you can just discard unwanted cards for later use and get the full 4 cards value in your pile. Do you need the 2 Spellbombs for your local meta?
    • While 3 utility lands are fine, I'd go up to 2 manlands, Creeping Tar Pit being the best option, otherwise Celestial Colonnade or Shambling Vent. You want black, green/blue mana in the early stages of the game and mainly in this sequence. White is a tertiary concern and mostly needed for the reanimation package or Path, which you don't want to cast too early anyway.
    • The ramp package is unfocused: While 6 pieces are in principle fine (if a little much for my personal taste), I would go with a playset of Caryatids as they almost always survive a turn. I used to play Birds in 2016/17, but they tend to die on sight even more often in the age of Izzet/Mono R Phoenix. An alternative could be Steve or most recently Paradise Druid, which guarantees at least ramp for the next turn. Lotus Cobra doesn't give you anything when it comes into play (unless in e.g. Saheeli Evolution decks off of a T1 Bird) and is easily removed, making it a tempo loss and hence terrible T2 play.
    • The mana base is a little off, you play 8 basics and only 6 fetchlands, the usual ratio is 4-5 basics and 9-10 fetchlands to ensure the hungry mana requirements are met properly, especially black on T1 is important. I would roughly follow this guideline, Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth can further supply you with black mana, especially relevant with the double-B costs of Liliana and the Loam/Crime package, allowing you to retrace Crime the maximal amount of times.

    I believe you missed the part that the reason I built the deck the way I did was because I wanted it to be as singleton as possible to coincide with my Highlander collection, so I took Trixster's list and went from there. Because of that, I have to try some weird things, but it has actually been a lot of fun. The singleton Thought Erasure was actually super useful in that regard.
    Posted in: Modern Archives - Established
  • posted a message on [Primer] 4C Gifts
    I was thinking more about your suggestion of Viridian Emissary over Lotus Cobra and Kiora's Follower. This may very well be my inexperience with the deck, but I'm leaning more towards the latter than the former for the following reason:

    Cobra and Follower entice your opponent to remove the creature to keep you from untapping with more mana; spending their removal on it rather than on our win condition. Emissary entices your opponent to actively leave it alone; they will hold their removal to not ramp you.

    Is this incorrect?
    Posted in: Modern Archives - Established
  • posted a message on [Primer] 4C Gifts
    1. I have a general Sideboard idea in mind (more or less the same one in your list), but im focusing on getting a maindeck hammered out/acquired.
    2. Kiora and Cobra were last second include to get up to 8 ramps spells; I do like the Emissary though.
    3. I do have a Raven's Crime and Loam, they were a part of the general sideboard plan, but I can certainly move them mainboard.
    Posted in: Modern Archives - Established
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