Personal Incarnation - One of the first cards I saw that blew my mind.
Erhnam Djinn - I used to beat them down with this Djinn back in the day.
Kjeldoran Outpost - Make a soldier token again and again? I'm in.
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Aug 25, 2018PRAISE OUR LORDS TEFERI and JACE, LONG MAY THEY REIGN.Posted in: Modern Archives
Although I suppose Planeswalkers work really great with the typical control plan of grind your opponent to dust. Control does win late so they can maximize the value of Walkers turn after turn.
Jul 30, 2018Posted in: Modern ArchivesQuote from Pokken »Ugh. Please guys. Humans is what we've been asking for for years - a solid fair deck that helps police the format but has weaknesses to exploit. Sorry it doesn't play snapcaster.
Twin got years. Give humans half the time twin got please.
It even loses (ish) to the same decks as twin (bigger snap decks and jund).
Yeah....not so much.
I never asked for a better Merfolk. I never asked for a nut draw turn 3/4 aggro deck with stapled free protection. I never asked for near perfect rainbow mana with bonus uncounterable rider text.
Please don't even bring up Twin in this context, it's like Twitch chat telling me Land, Land, Land + Karn is 'a control deck'.
Again, I don't want a ban, but we will see a tribal hate card, just like we saw Storm and Tron hate.
Jul 20, 2018Posted in: Modern ArchivesQuote from Skitzafreak »So I must say Stitcher's Supplier looks like one hell of a card, and has already earned some success in Modern.
Jund-Vine decks I think are probably one of the deck archetypes that can use Supplier do it's greatest point, and oh boy do these 5-0 League Lists look sweet.
God I love Magic sometimes.
That's the type of card that makes me want to dust off Abzan Rally / Aristocrats (or esper... would have to test that again). Once again, standard sets showing they are weak and have no impact on modern
Jul 13, 2018I play a lot, and I firmly believe that the 'answers are not sufficient' is not the issue, or I should say was never the issue.Posted in: Modern Archives
The issue was getting those cards, when you need them, while being able to actively progress your own board state. Modern is not friendly to pure 'do nothing' Control. Thats just a fact of life. UWR succeeds on the back of being all of these things.
1. Removal.dec: It can exile or kill nearly anything, and that which it cannot, it can bounce.
2. Intellectual Burn: Its running around 9 Burn spells + 4 Snaps.
3. Reactive disruption: This is why I feel my Hollow One percentages are so good. If you can stop them from doing something stupid (Goblin Lore being a being one) or just you know, Bolt the Hound that is buffed by discard, or counter/bounce the Angler...that deck looks terrible.
4. Huge card advantage via Search, Teferi, Jace.
The issue we had before was not getting the cards we needed (Search fixes this) or simply running out of cards (Teferi/Jace fix this) or being unable to move forward, while keeping ourselves alive (Teferi fixes this). Throw in some 'free' mana disruption in Field of Ruin...and its impossible for me to say UWR is 'bad' even when a lot of people still dont believe in it.
The only issue I have left with UWR, is every game, quite literally, could be a massive grind. 30 min GAMES are not uncommon. Not matches, games. Its impossible to just 'oh lets get in a few matches' with UWR, it takes too long.
UR Breach on the other hand, is pure gas. If it had a way to deal very well with big butt creatures, I dont know that there is much else I want out of that deck, my win rate with it is very high.
Jul 10, 2018Posted in: Modern ArchivesQuote from Grim_Flayer »
Is the format healthier when games in which both players make meaningful decisions predominate over games in which only one or neither player makes meaningful decisions? Yes!
This is only part of the picture because the format is also healthier when there are more viable decks to play. Caw Blade mirror metagame are full of meaningful decisions by both parties, but boy do such metagame suck. They also almost always lead to banning. For instance, Legacy was widely regarded as such a format for years, but has had two of its major fair pillars (Top, DRS) banned since early 2017 because those pillars created stagnant, solved metagames. Yes, those metagames had lots of meaningful decisions within matches. But they weren't healthy in Wizards' eyes.
I agree that meaningful decisions matter alongside diversity. But Modern clearly rewards meaningful decisions. This is why Modern has a consistent contingent of top players whose Modern MWPs are the same as top players in other formats. If decisions didn't matter, the game's best decision makers (I.e. its top players) wouldn't consistently do so well.
Some people just want to criticize Modern no matter what the format does. We get Tier 1 Jeskai. We get Ux decks in the T8 of back to back GP. We get interactive decks of different breeds in the T8 of consecutive GP for the last 6 months. We get Mardu winning a GP. We get MTGO PTQ/MOCS/Challenge events full of viable, interactive decks. We have Wizards on record calling Modern healthy twice in the past 8 months. Despite all this, there are still players who recycle the same, tired narratives about Modern flaws: "decisions don't matter," "matchup lottery," "fair decks suck," etc. They look for any possible cloud in the sunshine and they only talk about that cloud. Some of these players will never be happy until Twin is unbanned and/or they have no matchups worse than 45/55. Others will never be happy until their worst matchup, likely Tron, is hit with a ban. Others just want the Modern equivalent of Temur Energy or Grixis Delver, never mind that Wizards hates such decks. These kinds of opinions are out of touch with Modern's current reality and Wizards' historic management.
Jul 8, 2018Posted in: Modern Archives
Totally fine with this. There are just no good reasons for one being unbanned and the other being banned at this point.
Abzan in the T8 would be sweet. Affinity would be fine, unless it's Hardened Scales with Stirrings in which case I will be even more annoyed than I am now.
Jul 8, 2018RG Eldrazi, KCI, and G Tron confirmed for T8. I think Mardu is in too. Any others people know about? Edit: also Amulet Bloom?Posted in: Modern Archives
Friendly reminder that Stirrings is SUPER busted and remains a laughable contradiction with Preordain.
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