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  • posted a message on UBx Tezzeret, Agent of Bolas Control
    do we think jace will just get banned again at the next announcement or nah need to know whether to fork out for a playset.
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  • posted a message on UBx Tezzeret, Agent of Bolas Control
    @tugatog what kind of rumours, and from who?
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  • posted a message on UBx Tezzeret, Agent of Bolas Control
    Quote from racing089 ยป

    KCI has its benefits but I am still firnly against running the third piece. The games I lose because I can't instant win with thopter/sword are far fewer than the games where time seive or KCI are do nothing cards.


    i agree, i think i'd much rather run a witchbane orb main to combat combo, and decks with a lot of reach. i can see keeping the sieve in the side for grindy matchups so you can just hit the oops, i win button.
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  • posted a message on UBx Tezzeret, Agent of Bolas Control
    so given the pro tour result, i feel we need to ask the question... what do we do if bridge gets banned? i dont think it'd be that devastating to us since we can play a more removal heavy list but it would definitely hurt. main damnations? glint nest cranes and hangarback walkers?
    Posted in: Control
  • posted a message on UBx Tezzeret, Agent of Bolas Control
    ok so lots of aggro and tron at the pro tour. good news about aggro since we dont usually have issues with many aggro decks, the high number of tron is annoying though, so we ideally need to start finding more/better ways of dealing with that deck, but otherwise i feel like we could be reasonably well positioned?!
    Posted in: Control
  • posted a message on UBx Tezzeret, Agent of Bolas Control
    only just noticed the link to the write up on the page of that list i posted yesterday: http://tappedout.net/mtg-decks/modern-stax-ub/deck-update/221996/

    storm, tron, E-tron and burn all beat pretty handily. seems that without the SSG to power out stuff a turn earlier it just kinda folds a little bit
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  • posted a message on UBx Tezzeret, Agent of Bolas Control
    https://www.reddit.com/r/ModernMagic/comments/7tmuyp/thopter_foundrysword_of_the_meek_too_slow_for/ so lots of hate for the combo on reddit, but theres a couple interesting comments that i think might be talking about the same deck (link below). apparently someone top 8'd an event in canberra with a list running chalice, thoptersword, trinisphere, crucible and witchbane orb in then main, and relic, needle, and fountain all in the board. looks spicy as hell and goes back to what i was saying a few weeks back, could we be undervaluing trinisphere in modern? I still think crucible might just be a pipe dream but i've always been impressed with quicksilver fountain.

    i guess the SSG are there for turn 1 chalice, turn 2 bridge/trinisphere etc. might put a similar list together and try it out! what does everyone else think? and do we know if this person is on the thread, i'm gonna message the guy on reddit as well since i'd like to chat to him about the list Grin

    http://tappedout.net/mtg-decks/modern-stax-ub/
    Posted in: Control
  • posted a message on UBx Tezzeret, Agent of Bolas Control
    we got some content today, is this anyone here? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YzpePNj1GOY&t=990s
    Posted in: Control
  • posted a message on UBx Tezzeret, Agent of Bolas Control
    @taurocks the rebukes are something i continuously think about but have never got round to testing out, please report back after testing, would love to hear more about them! you can count brutalities as removal so BatB isn't really necessary, so that could be your second search.

    why only 2 opal? is it a budget concern? or because you're on the low end with your artifact count? perhaps a single talisman of dominance over the 4th prism as it is a permanent ramp effect?

    other than those the list looks sweet, would also like to hear more about field of ruin!

    @mosrael this list looks super cool! love that people are experimenting with stuff. If you're only playing the 2 IoK main, wouldnt they just be better off at thoughtseizes?

    looks like a 1-of seeker is becoming a common thing, which is awesome. the crane/platings are cool and allow some interesting shenanigans with bridge.

    have you considered one or two copies of chalice of the void, seems great with a crane build?!
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  • posted a message on UBx Tezzeret, Agent of Bolas Control
    this comes up every now and then in the lantern thread but i was wondering if a single copy of noxious revival might be worth the addition? we already splash green and have tons of fixing meaning we wont need to pay the 2 life that often, and the lifegain off thoptersword makes it irrelevant anyway. it can be an extra copy of thopter foundry, ensnaring bridge, whir of invention, tezz or extra removal when we need it. and it sits low on our curve.

    my main reasoning for this suggestion is that we have gone down to 3 tezz (sometimes i see people playing 2) saying he is clunky. and i find myself waiting for a stable boardstate to play him (which might never come). so playing 3 tezz and a noxious revival (3.5 tezz) means we can (in certain situations) play tezz into an unstable boardstate, profit from an activation, let him die then just bring him back when its convenient. or if we get to another copy, bridge, whir or combo then we just do whatever. it would also help retrieving sieve, there are times i draw sieve early and just discard to brutality, then later in the game i want to be able to go infinite and just win.

    i duno, just brainstorming, let me know what you think
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  • posted a message on UBx Tezzeret, Agent of Bolas Control
    i think its been discussed before but how do people like tidehollow strix? yes it doesn't cantrip like baleful strix but other than that its effectively the same card, and we're most of us playing bauble at the moment anyway and some fatal push too, but playing a couple copies of strix means we can whir for removal, can hit removal of tezz +1 and block, kill a dude then sac to foundry to gain a life and a thopter. so yes it might not be the best card but neither are a lot of what we play, but the synergy those cards have in this deck makes it work, similar to affinity.

    i know this opens us up to creature removal no longer being dead cards for our opponent and without the cantrip we wouldnt see any value from tidehollow. buuuut we can regenerate with welding jar to prevent said removal or even to keep it in play to kill 2 creatures, and in some cases where we can only whir for 2 instead of 3 we can use strix to remove a problematic dude which might buy us enough time to slam bridge or the combo?
    Posted in: Control
  • posted a message on UBx Tezzeret, Agent of Bolas Control
    what are people's thoughts on azor's gateway? similar to search for azcanta but its an artifact, we can run cards from 0-5 CMC so flipping it isnt impossible, could enable us to whir for a blightsteel colossus, or just make a ton of thopters, more than doubling our life each turn. even if it doesn't flip, card selection is useful and i find i usually have unspent mana. im thinking of some sort of build using cranes, a ballista, hangarbacks etc and maybe 2 whirs. a handful of discard and fatal push for our 1 CMC slot, a couple big tezz and some lili, go back to a more old school build.

    Posted in: Control
  • posted a message on UBx Tezzeret, Agent of Bolas Control
    @boomforest nice to have you back on thoptersword. why have you replaced lili in your list? i've had a nice time with my 2 in the main Smile acquisition seems fun, since we can essentially play a 75 card deck in 60 cards, but at 4 mana its likely gonna be too slow to fetch anything relevant against tron, scapeshift or something similar, so we have to ask, whats it really there for? though i slept on whir when it was spoiled so y'know :p
    Posted in: Control
  • posted a message on UBx Tezzeret, Agent of Bolas Control
    as for a transformational sideboard... turning into deaths shadow is a bit random, it would take a lot more than 15 cards to turn into a half decent version of a shadow deck. by all means try it out but i highly doubt its in any way competitive. hope that doesn't sound rude, not trying to be :p
    Posted in: Control
  • posted a message on UBx Tezzeret, Agent of Bolas Control
    http://www.starcitygames.com/events/coverage/4228_day_2_metagame_breakdown.html

    looking at this breakdown, bridge and/or chalice shuts down most of the field. and a chalice on 2 shuts down stuff like storm and affinity moreso than us (providing we can land bridge against an empty the warrens and to stop the onslaught of small robots from affinity). and chalice on 1 only stops us playing our discard whereas it likely blanks more of our opponents cards. is it just wishful thinking or could chalice actually be good again right now?
    Posted in: Control
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