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  • posted a message on Mono White Riddle of Steel
    I have to say: I love this deck.
    I've played a few matches with this version now on MTGO and in paper and everything just feels right!
    Combined score on MTGO and yesterday's FNM is now 13-4, so not bad at all.
    The only two things I changed since my last post is cutting one Prince for one more piece of interaction: Fateful Absence
    (Bought it on MTGO as soon as it became legal and even drew one copy out of three boosters I bought before FNM :))
    and cutting Elspeth for Maul of the Skyclaves. Two Planeswalkers are enough.
    Posted in: Deck Creation (Modern)
  • posted a message on Mono White Riddle of Steel
    I have build something completely different again today.
    The possibilities in mono white are nearly endless Smile



    Brought Back is such a wonderful card with Solitude, Ranger-Captain, Selfless-Spirit, Flagstones, fetch lands, and Planeswalkers!
    Posted in: Deck Creation (Modern)
  • posted a message on Mono White Riddle of Steel
    Well, at least it shuts down Cascade/Suspend Smile
    I was able to beat all the Mtgtop8 Tier 1 decks with my deck on MTGO even though I don't always win.
    But with all the new white goodies in Midnight Hunt I guess I'll be playing a completely different deck again after launch.
    Intrepid Adversary, Fateful Absence, Sungold Sentinel, Sunset Revelry all beg to get tested!
    Posted in: Deck Creation (Modern)
  • posted a message on Mono White Riddle of Steel
    The Humans package was too weak, so I am back to SFM.



    The cards next to the lands are my "control" package. The JP card is Mana Tithe.
    Magistrate has good synergy with Mask and with Spellbinder.
    Ajani and Mila are basically flex spot fun cards. I could add a 3rd Ranger-Captain, an Elspeth, or a Maul of the Skyclaves instead...
    Posted in: Deck Creation (Modern)
  • posted a message on Mono White Riddle of Steel
    Hi,
    because of the crazy power creep with MH2 my win rate went down to 50%.
    But last week I found a sweet combo and implemented it in my deck.
    Tested it on MTGO and was very pleased so I bought it in paper too.
    Here's what I'll take to FNM tomorrow:


    As soon as Magistrate and Mask are both in play, if the opponent has no answer in hand, the game is over.
    I am still testing if the Humans synergy with Lieutenant is powerful enough. If so I can sell my SFM package and put a few hundred USD more in crypto Smile
    Basically I have to decide between
    SFM package (light): 3x SFM, 1x Batterskull, 1x Kaldra
    or
    SFM package (full): 4x SFM, 1x Maul or SoF&I, 1x Batterskull, 1x Kaldra
    or
    Humans package: 4x Thalia's Lieutenant, 4th Champion of the Parish, 1x Thalia, Heretic Cathar



    Posted in: Deck Creation (Modern)
  • posted a message on Mono White Riddle of Steel
    So I've tested with the new cards and ended up with this:



    Cut down on the SFM package in favor of more creatures (31), especially more Humans (19).
    So far I am very pleased with this new version.
    Yesterday I won against the new Enchantress deck, today against the new Urza's Saga Affinity deck.
    Posted in: Deck Creation (Modern)
  • posted a message on Mono White Riddle of Steel

    Now the good stuff is coming! Another auto-include Grin
    Posted in: Deck Creation (Modern)
  • posted a message on Mono White Riddle of Steel

    This seems like the best new addition for my deck so far.
    But what should I take out? Maybe switch the Champions of the Parish for these?
    Or go all in on Humans again with this and Champion of the Parish and add Thalia's Lieutenant again?
    Much testing needs to be done Smile
    Posted in: Deck Creation (Modern)
  • posted a message on Mono White Riddle of Steel
    Hi, how's everyone doing?

    I am still playing this deck but since STX came out my win rate is not at 75% anymore.

    Here are a few upadates:
    - tested Spellbinder but I am not that happy with him
    - added my beloved Elspeth back main instead of Sun Titan
    - switched one Path for an Ephemerate which is good with quite a few creatures in the deck
    - added Linvala to the SB because I hate these Heliod decks
    - since I had a Vista I added it for deck thinning

    Here's the current version:


    Today I won a nice match against Jund and I uploaded games 2 here and game 3 here for your viewing pleasure.

    A few days ago I lost a match against Jund DS utilizing this new card: Tend the Pests
    Love it! Sacking a Shadow in response to Path to get like nine Pest tokens...brilliant Smile
    Posted in: Deck Creation (Modern)
  • posted a message on Mono White Riddle of Steel
    Yep, that's true.

    Btw, STX has not been good for my deck so far.
    Take the Dredge match-up for example:
    Before Strixhaven
    2-0 vs Dredge
    2-0 vs Dredge
    2-1 vs Dredge
    After they added Thrilling Discovery
    0-2 vs Dredge
    0-2 vs Dredge
    Ouch!
    Now I really need to add RiP to my SB.
    I have also lost my last two matches against Heliod Combo. Maybe I'll add Deicide to my SB as well Happy Confused
    Posted in: Deck Creation (Modern)
  • posted a message on Mono White Riddle of Steel
    Quote from WickedApp »
    sweet deck stevo. noticed it on mtggoldfish. great results.

    Hi WickedApp, yeah, I asked Seth to add it to the FishTank Smile
    Have you found a good Jeskai build for the current Modern meta? Even though I am on mono white now it's sad to see that the Jeskai Tempo primer is dead.
    Posted in: Deck Creation (Modern)
  • posted a message on Mono White Riddle of Steel
    Played a few more matches:
    2-1 vs Mono Green Devotion
    0-2 vs UG Tron
    2-0 vs Urza Thopter Sword
    1-0 vs UW Control
    2-0 vs Mono Green Devotion
    2-0 vs UB Rogues
    2-0 vs GW Bogles
    After the Tron game I added 1 copy of the new Elite Spellbinder for a Ranger-Captain main.
    And since I bought a card on Cardhoarder I used the opportunity to finally add a 2nd Cavern of Souls to the deck.
    The Spellbinder actually won me a game against the Urza deck.
    76-22 - two more matches to go but I made it to 75% again!
    Posted in: Deck Creation (Modern)
  • posted a message on Mono White Riddle of Steel
    New results since the last ones I posted:
    2-0 vs Goblins
    2-1 vs Vizier Druid Combo
    0-2 vs G Tron
    2-1 vs Orzhov Stoneblade
    0-2 vs GB Elves
    1-2 vs Hardened Scales
    2-0 vs Yawgmoth Toolbox
    2-0 vs Hardened Scales (opponent had two unlucky mulligans)
    Three more losses but still on track.
    So now I am 70-21, nine more matches until I reach 100 and I need to win five to achieve my goal: a 75% win rate in a total of 100 matches (just like with the Vial version).

    It's interesting that I am doing really well against other Stoneblade decks. So far I played:
    2-0 vs Bant Stoneblade
    2-0 vs UW Stoneblade
    1-2 vs Squirrel Stoneblade
    2-0 vs Abzan Stoneblade
    2-1 vs Mardu Stoneblade
    and now
    2-1 vs Orzhov Stoneblade
    That's also something I like about playing in MTGO tournament practice: there are so many different decks!
    Posted in: Deck Creation (Modern)
  • 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)
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