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  • posted a message on Is MTGSalvation Dying?
    This thread sorely needs some actual data. Personal anecdotes are of little value in determining the actual trends, because each of us is a biased observer of a small sample size. I looked around a bit on google and the most recent I could find is that Magic as a whole was doing very well in 2013, was up 2% in 2014, and I can't find much since then. Their 2015 numbers probably aren't out yet.

    As far as this site is concerned, a peak in traffic in December may explain your relative experience of short term decline. I don't think it's indicative of any long term trend, per say.
    Posted in: Community Discussion
  • posted a message on R/G Werewolves
    If you play red too you can also play zada with secure the wastes and expedite. But that's probably a bit too much to ask for.
    Posted in: Standard Archives
  • posted a message on R/G Werewolves
    What about using white? Then you could skip your turn to flip your werewolves, and still use your mana to cast archangel avacyn or secure the wastes.
    Posted in: Standard Archives
  • posted a message on Clue Deck (U/W and maybe G)
    So the big payoff for playing clues, as of right now, is tamiyo's journal. Getting to tutor up anything in your deck for 0 mana at instant speed is pretty broken. Currently I've been trying out blue and white, despite the fact that green has better investigators, because blue and white have fantastic draw-go options that create a sort of soft lock once you've got three clues and a tome. My current package is ojutai's command, archangle avacyn, and confirm suspicions.

    I think I'm sold on thraben inspector, not as a 1-drop but as a follow up to erdwal illuminator or bygone bishop. jace, vryn's prodigy is another must-kill little creature, putting pressure on their spot removal. Reflector mage can help buy you some time while you're setting up.

    So in the end, the deck has a consistent early game, with a lot of 3 and 4 of 2 drops and 3 drops, which are value creatures that give you more gas until you can draw a tamiyo's journal. At that point you've got access to a huge 1-of toolbox of answers and threats, some of which are at instant speed.
    Posted in: Standard Archives
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