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  • posted a message on Jeskai Control
    How do you feel about abrade? I have changed my sideboard to that 15 card approach as well except 2 abrade. Its pretty versatile in the current meta vs affinity, humans, etc

    What do you think?
    Posted in: Control
  • posted a message on Stompy
    Havent posted in some time. I have had alot of success with this list. The baloths were replaced by the champs.



    The deck feels great and I feel is really tight in its play. Has answers for alot of decks and I am hopeful that with the printing of damping sphere it will give it a huge chance vs what i feel is the toughest matchup(tron).
    Posted in: Aggro & Tempo
  • posted a message on [Primer] Affinity
    So I mentioned the other day that baby Karn could put affinity on the ban hammer radar again.
    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=xtHE-LRkxLQ&list=PLVfwJL8w3MecJpU8p6rUAOlIEKLzkFvF0

    I think Zyrnak proves this point pretty well. Turn 2 7/7 followed by turn 3 8/8...

    This is some very powerful stuff. Good sh** Zyrnak love your content.
    Posted in: Aggro & Tempo
  • posted a message on [Idea] Grand Architect
    I see. Well you are right. Im a noob on this deck. But after looking through the forums i realize this is more of an aggro deck not a ramp into fatties deck.
    Though can you explain to me why the inclusion of master of etherium?

    I just dont feel his potential is that great in this deck. There isnt very many artifacts. Wouldnt it be better to play equipment or something? Instead of master?

    Idk if you run him or not but i see alot of others do.
    Posted in: Deck Creation (Modern)
  • posted a message on [Idea] Grand Architect
    whats wrong with it? Its just a different take. I dont understand the point of saying you see something wrong and offer no points of views or issues you think you see. This list is solid. Its not the best but I never claimed it to be. I beat jund and esper control both 2-0 today so the results are there. Jeskai control however was a different story.
    Posted in: Deck Creation (Modern)
  • posted a message on [Idea] Grand Architect
    im new to this board but was drawn to this deck because of zahid and artificers assistant. Both of which i dropped out of the deck upon playing.
    I also dropped loadstone golem as I prefer to put in more powerful or useful threats. This is my current build. I am even considering main boarding amethyst as a two of bc the affect is good but just not on a 4 drop creature imo.



    I originally had the assistent and a zahir djinn of the lamp. Both are sub optimal. Sage imo is far better then the bird especially if you cant land a artifact till turn 3-4 which makes your bird just sit there. Sage is perfect and the inclusion of fetches helps so much if you only want 1 out of the four he filter. Glint nest crane helps so so much when you are set up with no place to go. I have managed a turn 4 inkwell leviathan and myr superion off of a turn 1 sage, turn 2 glint nest crane and turn 3 architect into a immortal sun. Which is a segway to the next point.


    My previous build suffered in that it dumped its hand and was set up with no place to go. Immortal sun is the truth. i run 2 because it is just so so good and sage has pretty good synergy with it too.

    Secondly, glint nest crane took the place of etherium sculptor. Late game after removal has been administered by my opponent i find sculptor to be a really poor draw. Where as glint nest is can refill the hand to something you may need or can use in that moment like a ballista or hangarback.

    Anyways i think this build helps alot with consistency. I have never played lodestone golem as i just cant get sold on it. As i mentioned above If i need the effect i bring in the amethyst which is really good against control and the like as you all probably know. I also believe the inclusion of spellskite mainboard should be looked at more closely in this meta especially his ability is just made for this deck. Protect the engineer and architect so we can get the fatties out. Anyways still testing any advice is great.

    Posted in: Deck Creation (Modern)
  • posted a message on Convoke Ruling and Question
    thank you very much

    meant to put bolt in parenthesis like removes (bolts) it as an example of what removal. thank you.
    Posted in: Magic Rulings
  • posted a message on Convoke Ruling and Question
    Okay lets say I cast a sage of epityr turn one and a chief engineer turn two.

    I can now convoke a myr superion.

    However lets say that upon the chief engineer etb my opponent removes bolts it. Can I then tap both creatures for convoke mana for the myr superion? or can they only be tapped at the exact moment I want to cast the myr?
    Posted in: Magic Rulings
  • posted a message on [Idea] Grand Architect
    My bad thought i replied to him shoulda quoted it
    Posted in: Deck Creation (Modern)
  • posted a message on [Primer] Affinity
    all valid and good points to consider.

    Though plating can be placed on djinn to get him real fat if needed. Through my testing Djinn has been pretty good in some match ups though in all honesty i cant say if a karn would have been worse or better or the same. I encourage others however to at least try 1 or 2 in place of karn (i wouldnt play them together in this deck) What ive been doing is playing 2 djinn mainboard and 2 karn sb and i just switch them out post board just to test out more cards. I am planning on doing the same with antiquities war.

    Right now is prime brewin time with all these new cards so thats all im up to.
    Posted in: Aggro & Tempo
  • posted a message on [Idea] Grand Architect
    but dont they have to keep recasting a mox or something? I thought the combo worked by recasting mox and saccing it and getting it back and so on and so forth. Damping Sphere makes things more expensive so after they do it 2-3 times they wont have mana for it.

    Im not sure why you mention architect and creatures. I was responding to Ace when he mentioned KCI combo.
    Posted in: Deck Creation (Modern)
  • posted a message on [Idea] Grand Architect
    Damping sphere beats the combo doesnt it?
    Posted in: Deck Creation (Modern)
  • posted a message on [Idea] Grand Architect
    Hey guys first time posting here

    I have made a really sweet mono blue standard deck based on artificers assistant, djin of the lamp, blackblade reforged, voltaic servant, mirage mirror and icy manipulator with of course karn and alot of support. It has been very successful and has lead me to try djinn of the lamp and karn in affinity. And both are great as 1-2 ofs (not together however)
    Ill sideboard karn and mainboard djinn and put karn in djins place post board. It has been pretty successful

    Anyways my success with artificers assistant in standard and djinn in standard and affinity has lead me to want to build a deck similar to my standard one as both cards are modern viable.

    I stumbled upon this deck as its basically the perfect spot for these two cards.

    What do you guys think of zahid, djin of the lamp in this deck as a one or two of?


    He is really strong and is hard to remove with really only a path or lili able to do it.

    Traxos imo is a dud. The bark is louder than the bite. Even in my standard deck i had traxos in originally and i took him out for zahid and the deck is far far better.

    Also have you guys tried mirage mirror as possibly a 1 of or even some sideboard tech?

    Ill post my very noobish grand architect deck soon.

    Any feedback would be great
    Posted in: Deck Creation (Modern)
  • posted a message on [Primer] Affinity
    The tokens karna create are more fragile than the djinn.
    Fatal push, abrupt decay, pulse, not to mention they shrink if your other artifacts die and they have no evasion.

    Djinn has flying and has a heavy mana cost so push cant deal with it and boarded in artifact removal cant either. It is almost a certain 5 damage every turn. Thats how it can be faster then karn.
    Posted in: Aggro & Tempo
  • posted a message on [Primer] Affinity
    Have any of you guys tested with zahid, djinn of the lamp?

    I just played a few games and he was pretty solid.

    Can even come out turn 2 and is really tough to deal with outside of path for many decks

    Guys should consider it, he is a faster clock than an early karn
    Posted in: Aggro & Tempo
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