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  • posted a message on Grixis Death's Shadow
    Quote from DaveJacinto »
    Quote from Jonny_Tempel »
    Nice report man!

    I'm also eager to try out Baby Jace in both legacy and modern Shsdow lists, glad he worked out for you!

    The only critism i have is why only 3 thought scour? With Jace as a filter outlet, Looting seems out of place in your list and i would ditch it for the 4th scour.

    Edit: I've been trying out Sleight of Hand over Visions in a couple of games and i cannot complain so far
    I'm going to be honest with you. I was playing 61 cards with the 4th Scour in. To be honest I'm not 100% set on the cantrip suite I should have. I had too many times where I had too many TScours in hand and looking for that specific card, typically a land, and Looting helps more than TScour in that. Looting is a Dark Ritual for Angler like TScour is, while having the chance to filter your hand and get rid of dead cards which is particularly interesting on G1.

    It has its merits and its flaws. Jace is a good filter but it's susceptible to removal so I avoid getting it out on curve, while the Looting doesn't have that problem.

    On SV thing, I hate the card with so much passion, but it works wonderfully on this deck. I play UW Control and I refuse to play it ever since Opt got printed. On GDS it's a really amazing card. The drawback of drawing before scrying is mitigated by the fact that we are super mana constrained that it has little impact. For a Control deck it's way more important to draw the right card right away, but for us it doesn't matter. Sleigh of Hand feels really subpar, it's a combo card because there's not enough good cantrips in the format. That's my take on it.


    Thank you for you insight! Smile
    Posted in: Midrange
  • posted a message on Grixis Death's Shadow
    Nice report man!

    I'm also eager to try out Baby Jace in both legacy and modern Shsdow lists, glad he worked out for you!

    The only critism i have is why only 3 thought scour? With Jace as a filter outlet, Looting seems out of place in your list and i would ditch it for the 4th scour.

    Edit: I've been trying out Sleight of Hand over Visions in a couple of games and i cannot complain so far
    Posted in: Midrange
  • posted a message on The State of Modern Thread (B&R 11/03/2019)
    Quote from gkourou »
    Quote from idSurge »
    There is no way around a Looting ban. The card is way too powerful.

    People are packing a bunch of gy hate and dredge still has a 56% winrate. That is ridicolous


    A ban of looting, would REQUIRE a ban on Stirrings, which would then REQUIRE a ban on Terminus.

    It will not happen, when a simple unban is all that is required to start to apply pressure on these proactive decks.


    Yes, Stoneforge Mystic would be a great addition to Modern.


    I fear SFM won't have the impact you all are hoping for. Even a Turn 3 Batterskull won't prevent Phoenix, Dredge and Titan from doing their powerful and unfair stuff. Of course i would highly appreciate it if they finally unban SFM.

    And i don't have a problem with Titan and Phoenix being around because both decks can be attacked quite well by fair decks like GDS or Golgari Rock. It's dredge once again that just stomps all those fair decks and creates this kind of *****ty metagame...
    Posted in: Modern Archives
  • posted a message on Do you enjoy modern right now?
    Quote from cfusionpm »
    After tonight, I have a hard time not switching my response to #5. What a miserable experience, again. Horizon can't come soon enough.


    Be careful what you wish for. I fear Horizon will deliver much less to the format than many players hope and i'm pretty sure it will not be the savior of modern without wizzards throwing away their recent design philosophy. And i doubt they are able to print answers into the set that are in line with the current/future powerlevel of modern.
    On the other hand i really hope i'm just plain wrong with my assumptions and modern will be in a better place after Horizons hits the stage...

    Until then i will enjoy playing Pauper and especially Legacy, which is in a great condition since Deathrite Shaman got axed.
    Posted in: Modern
  • posted a message on Modern Spirits
    Quote from redtwister »
    I prefer 2 Dromoka's Command to the 2 PtE in the sideboard, but otherwise that is my exact list. DC is there for Burn, UWR Control and the new BUG combo deck. I just like it's utility a little better.


    Yeah seems like a god fit, thx!
    Posted in: Aggro & Tempo
  • posted a message on The State of Modern Thread (B&R 21/01/2019)
    Quote from gkourou »
    Modern finals decklists here: https://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/mtgo-standings/modern-finals-2019-02-18

    Winner: 5c DS
    Runner-up: Hollow One

    Top 8:
    Dredge x 4
    5c DS
    Hollow one
    Mono R prison
    Whir of invention prison

    Top 32:(total)
    Dredge: 9
    UR Phoenix: 4
    BG Midrange: 3 (2 Rock, 1 Jund)
    Scales Affinity: 3
    Mono R phoenix: 2
    Hollow one: 2
    5c DS
    Mono R Prison
    Burn
    GDS
    Spirits
    B/W Eldrazi and Taxes
    Bant Company
    Eldrazi Stompy


    WTF...?!
    Posted in: Modern Archives
  • posted a message on Modern Spirits
    So a quick update on my Bant list post Ravnica Allegiance:



    I really enjoy the deck as it is atm, would not change a single card. Going back to rattlechains and moving GoSt to the side have been very important steps and really increased my overall win percentages.
    Posted in: Aggro & Tempo
  • posted a message on Blitzkrieg - B/R Control - Shock and Awesome
    So is anyone still tinkering/playing with the deck? I'm really interested in putting together an updated version of my old Blitzkrieg deck..
    Posted in: Deck Creation (Modern)
  • posted a message on Grixis Death's Shadow
    The "typical" land count is 17, spread out like this:
    10 fetchlands
    5 schocks
    2 Basics

    So with 4 Mire, 4 Delta and 2 Flats you are good to go because black is your most important colour. No need for an arid mesa at all.
    Posted in: Midrange
  • posted a message on The State of Modern Thread (B&R 21/01/2019)
    Quote from Ym1r »
    Quote from Jonny_Tempel »
    Ad Nauseam at 3%? Linear as hell meta? Good that there has been no coverage to watch...
    How is this linear as hell with control at 8%, 2 interactive semi-aggro decks (humans and spirits) and Jund at 3%? Granted that there is a small prevalence of some linear combo decks, but even among combo there is diversity. Also, I don't see what is bad with burn at 12% in a field which is still coming back from the KCI ban.

    I'm pretty sure that the sarcasm went over your head on this one.


    I'm pretty sure as well Smile
    Posted in: Modern Archives
  • posted a message on The State of Modern Thread (B&R 21/01/2019)
    Ad Nauseam at 3%? Linear as hell meta? Good that there has been no coverage to watch...
    Posted in: Modern Archives
  • posted a message on Modern Spirits
    If your meta is creature heavy i would advice you to not cut Reflector Mage from the main. Geist of Saint Traft is a lot weaker in that particular case.
    Posted in: Aggro & Tempo
  • posted a message on Grixis Death's Shadow
    Quote from Skamler »
    Hi guys!

    I'm currently on this list:



    Overall I'm happy with it, but I'm not sure in the Serum Visions/Faithless Looting 1/1 split. Usually, we lose the scry as a consequence of the high number of fetchlands. Surprisingly, I get flooded a lot of games even the fact that I'm playing only 17 lands, so looting is nice in that situation. On the other hand, looting is a terrible topdeck because it does nothing (I've to wait until my next turn to play it).

    What are your feelings about Serum/Looting?


    This is a question i belive will not be answered until they print/unban something really good like Preordain (which will not happen anytime soon with GDS, Phoenix and UWx all being good decks). We've been discussing this multiple times now and there seems to be no correct answer.
    Most play about 10 Cantrips distuingished between Visions, Looting, Bauble and Scour, whereas the exact composition is completely up to personal experience/style.
    I'm on 3/3/3 and 1 Looting atm but may go back to 2 Visions and 4 Scours/Baubles.
    Posted in: Midrange
  • posted a message on The State of Modern Thread (B&R 26/11/2018)
    I really like that they gave us a detailed article about how they approached their decision and what they are keeping an eye on in the future. Not seeing a SFM unban is kinda rough but overall well done WOTC!

    Posted in: Modern Archives
  • posted a message on UR Phoenix
    Quote from Davidalb »
    Hey guys, I'm very interested in this deck, it looks very fun.

    How is it's game against burn and aggro matchups such as humans, elves.

    Is it an easy deck to learn and master? I can't go to many fnm's per month.


    It's more on the easier side of the modern spectrum and nowhere near the complexity of KCI or GDS. Sequencing is the most important part besides some basic skills (remeber your triggers, fetch before casting Serum Visions etc). The deck wants to tap out pretty much every turn so many of your decisions are straight forwarded.

    Burn is one of the tougher MU's whereas humans should be in your favour, same with spirits.

    Edit: For example when i picked up the deck i played like 3-4 goldfish games and then did okay at the next 3 FNM's going 3-1, 3-1 and 4-0 without much further practice.
    However this was when people did not expect the deck and had no clue what was going on. Should be a lot harder now that the deck is well known.

    Posted in: Aggro & Tempo
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