Are you a broken disk or what?
Yes, we need more data.
Yes, we need the meta to adjust and adapt (few months ago ‘omg Phoenix too broken, they are all over in the top8!’).
Yes, we need to chill out.
Don’t feed the troll, I guess.
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Jun 16, 2019People who don’t want to pack graveyard hate in the sideboard deserve to be punished for it, by the way. It’s not 2003 anymore, guys.Posted in: Modern
Stop complaining and start being constructive, for god’s sake.
Jun 16, 2019Like it never happened before. People tend to play the ‘new big thing’. I still remember people crying for the top8 dominated by Jund Shadow and Grixis Shadow. In three months they became Tier 2.Posted in: Modern
If you keep jamming Bad Midrange, on the other side, you can’t pretend to have good results consistently. And, yes, in the meantime you should up the count of your graveyard hate. You won’t ‘lose against the field’ when half the field is making use of graveyard sheenigans.
Jun 15, 2019Posted in: Control
DeckMagic OnlineOCTGN2ApprenticeBuy These Cards Lands (24)
2x Blast Zone
4x Flooded Strand
4x Polluted Delta
4x Creeping Tar Pit
1x Celestial Colonnade
1x Watery Grave
2x Hallowed Fountain
4x Snapcaster Mage
1x Torrential Gearhulk
2x Vendilion Clique
4x Archmage's Charm
4x Esper Charm
4x Force of Negation
4x Cryptic Command
4x Path to Exile
4x Fatal Push
1x Hero’s Downfall
DeckMagic OnlineOCTGN2ApprenticeBuy These Cards Sideboard (15)
2x Kaya's Guile
2x Blessed Alliance
2x Spell Pierce
1x Dovin's Veto
1x Detention Sphere
1x Vendilion Clique
4x Nihil Spellbomb
2x Settle the Wreckage
So, I’ve got a 4-0 today. Paired against Izzet Phoenix (2-0), UB Turns (2-0), AltarVine (2-1) and Humans (2-1).
In three tournaments, I’ve got 4-1, 2-2, 4-0 changing little. Force of Negation immediately impacted the deck, cause it’s basically a mono blue that splashes two colors. Turn 0 protection is exactly what the deck was lacking, and it showed today against both AltarVine and Humans in game one (Looting, Vial). It’s also the perfect way to deal with opposing walkers in counterwars (Cryptic and Charm suddenly become WAY more appealing even in the mirror).
Swapped a Torrential Gearhulk for a Hero’s Downfall, cause Narset and little a Teferi needs to be solved. Same reasoning for the Detention Sphere in the sideboard.
Lately I’ve been immersed in testing with UR/Grixis Bloo and Phoenix variants, but I feel that it’s a good time to play this deck.
Jun 15, 2019The opposite. With the addition of Shadow Humans becomes worse, and so Affinity, Dredge/Altarvine, Burn (which is still decent) and any aggressive strategy. BGx, Combo and Ux Control becomes better. It’s basically a matter of the expected metagame.Posted in: Midrange
Jun 15, 2019Posted in: ModernYour choices to be competitive are to play something linear/prison lock, or accept that your deck is fundamentally worse than linear/prison decks and be fine with not winning as much
Three Tiers in Modern are Humans, UW Control and Phoenix. Two of them are fair decks, the last is the same, just disguised.
How to win over estreme statements.
Jun 15, 2019Deck has been just developed. As always, time will tell, and in the meantime people will adapt.Posted in: Modern
And, again, I don’t get all of all this ‘playing fair’. Three Tiers in Modern are Humans, UW Control and Phoenix. Two of them are fair decks, the last is the same, just disguised.
Jun 15, 2019Then, stuff five cards worth of Grave hate. In Vintage several decks run even 6 to 7. So what?Posted in: Modern
In the same way as you run X counterspells in Control, or Y discard spells in B-strategies.
There’s nothing wrong about it. It can be enjoyable or not, depending by the person who is playing, but certainly it isn’t ruining the format.
Jun 15, 2019Mah, I think that most people (and i’ll Put myself in “those people”) are having plenty of fun. Fun is subjective, so all we can do is talking about a) cards too strong for the current modern (there aren’t), b) issues due to the time (see KCI).Posted in: Modern
In merit of unban, I already expressed my opinion: it’s fine to unban things such as Stoneforge Mystic. But I don’t see how those changes are going to have a great impact in Modern, tbh.
Neoform Combo is a glass cannon like many others. I mean, we already had Griseshoalbrand and Belcher, it is more extreme, but certainly not a ‘good’ deck.
Jun 15, 2019UW has been a fairly positive matchup, while URx variants tend to be more difficult.Posted in: Midrange
Pia and Kiran Nalaar are meant to have a shot against Lily decks. They’re by far your worst matchup preboard, and BGx have a hard time dealing with it when you’re not already in a losing position. Obviously they’re also good vs Control, but if you want to have another edge specifically with them I would go for Crackling Drake.
I’m still meddling with the list. As of late I played UR Bloo quite intensively, but now that Affinity and Burn are underplayed I’m not sure it’s still better than going Grixis. Humans is a nightmare, though.
Jun 15, 2019I’ll repeat this: whoever is comparing the new Haakon deck to any of the many Eldrazi lists during Eldrazi’s Winter... either he didn’t play much during Eldrazi’s Winter or he’s deliberately provoking the community. The power level was on another level. In my limited testing with UR Eldrazi I had 92% win rate against non Eldrazi strategies - which is totally INSANE. Haakon is a strong deck with its weaknesses.Posted in: Modern
But people were saying the exact same about Grixis Death’s Shadow two years ago.
Then, Hollow One was too good.
Tron always the strongest.
Keep calm and evolve your decklists.
Jun 13, 2019To be fair, I only like Arcanist in Grixis shells where I can also target discard spells. There are some synergies in this list, but it seems a little too farfetched. Yet, I didn’t test it, so no reasons to dismiss it at first glance.Posted in: Aggro & Tempo
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