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  • posted a message on Mono White Riddle of Steel
    When you check MtgTop8 you can see that all Legacy DnT decks that did well over the last months had 1 or 2 copies main and even more in the SB.
    I think 1 or 2 copies would be a good addition main since you'll know what your opponent is playing until turn 3.
    Against Tron I'd name 7 I guess, against Karn and All is Dust.
    Against Control: 4 - against Cryptic, Jace and Supreme Verdict
    Against Combo: 0 - to prevent Living End or Summoner's Pact
    Against Jund I'd name 2, since it stops Wrenn and Six, Eliminate, Assassin's Trophy/Abrupt Decay, or 3 if they already have W6 to stop Lily and K-Command
    Against Burn and UR Prowess naming 1 can buy enough time to get to Batterskull, and naming 2 in game 2 stops artefact hate (Smash to Smithereens, Wear, Abrade)
    Against Dredge: 2 - to stop Cathartic Reunion and Life from the Loam
    Against Eldrazi Tron naming 4 stops pesky Karn, the Great Creator
    And don't forget that my deck runs 29 creatures. If they use removal turn 1 and/or 2 they might not have an answer to this card right away...
    Posted in: Deck Creation (Modern)
  • posted a message on Mono White Riddle of Steel
    I just saw the MH2 spoiler. Seems like

    is going to be the Buy-a-Box promo!
    That's another very good white Human to add to the deck Smile
    Posted in: Deck Creation (Modern)
  • posted a message on Mono White Riddle of Steel
    I'd actually recommend changing 1 Plains to 1 Cavern. I just don't want to pay that much money for a 2nd copy of Cavern on MTGO.
    You can name Human with one copy and Kor with the other.
    Posted in: Deck Creation (Modern)
  • posted a message on Mono White Riddle of Steel
    But I just did... in my last post
    Posted in: Deck Creation (Modern)
  • posted a message on Mono White Riddle of Steel
    Played a few more matches:
    2-1 vs Dredge
    1-2 vs Dimir Inverter
    2-0 vs Hammertime
    2-0 vs G Tron
    2-1 vs Mono Red Obosh Aggro
    2-1 vs Amulet Titan
    2-1 vs Sultai Vengevine
    2-1 vs Death and Taxes
    2-0 vs UR Gifts Storm
    2-0 vs Mono Red Prowess
    0-2 vs Hammertime
    2-0 vs Fish
    2-0 vs Mono Green Stompy
    2-0 vs Affinity
    65-18 now with the deck! (14-2 since I switched back to 2x Mirran Crusader main)
    After more than 80 matches with this version (without Aether Vials) I am still having a blast, even though I am not playing any other decks.
    I wish I could play this at a GP or at least at an FNM.
    Posted in: Deck Creation (Modern)
  • posted a message on Mono White Riddle of Steel
    53-16 now with the deck.
    After the matches I posted above I played against a lot of different other decks as well in tournament practice:
    1-2 vs Gruul Utopia
    2-1 vs GB Elves
    2-0 vs RB Burn
    0-2 vs Naya Zoo
    1-2 vs Squirrel Stoneblade
    2-1 vs UW Control
    2-0 vs Abzan Stoneblade
    2-1 vs Winota
    2-0 vs BR Zombies
    2-0 vs Jund
    2-0 vs G Tron
    2-1 vs Temur Midrange
    0-2 vs 5c Niv
    2-1 vs Yawgmoth Toolbox
    2-1 vs Gruul Utopia
    1-2 vs UB Mill
    2-0 vs Boros Damage Control
    2-0 vs RW Tokens
    2-0 vs Dredge
    0-2 vs Landless Belcher
    1-2 vs Amulet Titan
    2-0 vs 5c Humans
    2-0 vs Naban Wizards
    2-0 vs Death and Taxes
    2-1 vs Mono Black Pox
    0-2 vs 5c Niv
    2-0 vs 5c Humans
    2-0 vs Dredge
    2-0 vs Goblins
    2-1 vs Mardu Stoneblade
    2-1 vs Amulet Titan
    Against Amulet and Belcher I got mana scr*wed even though I am running 24 lands which was pretty annoying.
    During the two losses against 5c Niv I felt like I have no chance at all. This must be one of the worst match-ups for this deck.
    I am now back to 2x Mirran Crusader main just like in the last Vial version (only since the last two matches).
    Posted in: Deck Creation (Modern)
  • posted a message on Mono White Riddle of Steel
    I changed two cards in the deck: Thalia, Heretic Cathar was the one flex card in the deck and I went back to Silverblade Paladin for more explosiveness. I also cut Oketra's Monument. It's really good when you cast it early but it's terrible late game (even though it helps casting Elesh Norn). Instead I went back to an old favorite: Angelic Destiny - also a very nice thing to hide under Windbrisk Heights.
    A few minutes ago I played an awesome match against a mono black Yawgmoth Toolbox deck and in game three Angelic Destiny was the winning top deck that led my Humans to victory against the forces of evil Smile
    Posted in: Deck Creation (Modern)
  • posted a message on Mono White Riddle of Steel
    That sounds awesome, megatog201! Really looking forward to watch your stream. Will it be on Twitch only or are you planning to upload on Youtube as well?
    Btw, I added the new version on Tappedout as well. I am always updating the score there after a few games. Including today's win against Temur Midrange my win rate is 78% in exactly 50 matches. I hope the deck will work as well in your hands as it does in mine.

    Edit: Updated the link after updating the results on there.
    Posted in: Deck Creation (Modern)
  • posted a message on Mono White Riddle of Steel
    Here's a list of what I've played against with this new version (see attached pic):
    2-1 vs Jund Vengevine
    2-1 vs Temur Snow
    2-0 vs Mono Blue Devotion
    2-0 vs Grixis Shadow
    2-1 vs RW Tokens
    2-0 vs UB Mill
    0-2 vs Elves
    2-0 vs Jeskai Geist
    2-1 vs Orzhov Control
    0-2 vs Lurrus Jund
    2-1 vs Blue Steel
    1-2 vs Eldrazi Tron
    2-1 vs Traverse Jund
    2-0 vs 4c Control
    2-0 vs 8-Rack
    1-2 vs Temur Marvel
    2-1 vs Boros Burn
    2-0 vs G Tron
    2-0 vs Hammertime
    2-0 vs Gruul Midrange
    1-2 vs Hammertime
    2-0 vs Izzet Prowess
    2-0 vs Bant Stoneblade
    1-2 vs Enduring Ideal
    0-2 vs Izzet Prowess
    2-1 vs Fish
    2-0 vs Bogles
    2-0 vs Jund Shadow
    2-0 vs Jund
    2-1 vs GW Midrange
    1-2 vs Living End
    2-1 vs UB Rogues
    2-0 vs UB Tezzeret Control
    2-0 vs 4c Omnath
    2-0 vs GB Rock
    2-1 vs Nissa Tribal
    2-0 vs UW Stoneforge
    2-0 vs UR Gifts Storm

    I love the new metagame!
    Posted in: Deck Creation (Modern)
  • posted a message on Mono White Riddle of Steel
    I am totally convinced of the new version now. 5-0 again in yesterday's and today's matches (against Jund, Rakdos Death's Shadow, Fish, GW Midrange, Bogles). And winning with this deck is so much fun. Drowning your opponent in card advantage feels great. With this deck you're playing nine additional cards (3x Ranger-Captain, 3x Stoneforge Mystic, 3x Windbrisk Heights) and a Sun Titan for even more card advantage. I added the Titan as top-end next to Elesh Norn and the two Broodmoths. Broodmoths + Givers are a nightmare for every opponent. Batterskull keeps me alive long enough to play the top-end cards and win.
    Btw, during my 35ish matches with the Heights version my Windbrisk Heights didn't get destroyed even once by Ghost Quarter or Field of Ruin. I encountered two Blood Moons and the GW Midrange opponent used Mwonvuli Acid-Moss but all in all I got to activate them pretty reliably.
    Posted in: Deck Creation (Modern)
  • posted a message on Mono White Riddle of Steel
    I think it doesn't really matter if you run the version with 3 Vials and 2 Mirran Crusaders main or the version with 3 Windbrisk Heights and Shepherd/Elesh Norn top end. Both Vial and Heights can make your game more explosive and are good against counter spells.
    Heights might be slightly better since it's card advantage, it's not a dead draw compared to a late second Vial and it makes the deck $100 cheaper.



    The win percentage stays at about 75% so either version seems absolutely fine Grin
    Posted in: Deck Creation (Modern)
  • posted a message on Mono White Riddle of Steel
    Here's game 3 of a match I just played with my new build.
    I love Elesh Norn! 10-2 now with this version. It's closer to my Vials deck than the version above.
    Posted in: Deck Creation (Modern)
  • posted a message on Mono White Riddle of Steel
    I stumbled over this interesting 5-0 White Weenie list the other day.
    The deck can cast Emrakul only with Windbrisk Heights but I liked the idea so I built a Windbrisk version:


    It's only loosely based on my other deck. 3 Vials became 3 Windbrisk Heights. All a bit more midrange-y.
    I chose top end cards that I can also cast normally. Shepherd is a pretty cool card to cast after combat.
    The whole top end with Hero of Bladehold, Shepherd and Elesh Norn is really brutal.
    So far I've played 6 matches with the deck and won all six. It's fun.
    I might also try to convert my usual deck into a Windbrisk version.
    Posted in: Deck Creation (Modern)
  • posted a message on Mono White Riddle of Steel
    Hi megatog201, what do you mean with Glimmering Steel?
    Posted in: Deck Creation (Modern)
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