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Dec 7, 2018I don't have much experience against Tron, but my understanding is that you're all on on Discard/counterspells and TBR.Posted in: Midrange
You might get a chance to blow up some artifacts.
But mainly you're just trying to go fast/play tempo if you can
Dec 7, 2018I don't really know what you're supposed to do about martyr proc, but Amulet is pretty straightforward. You're just trying to put bodies on the board and disrupt them at the same time, so a lot of your cards are naturally good. Noble into KoA is a great start, especially if they only have one Amulet.Posted in: Aggro & Tempo
Arbiter can shut down/slow down their transmute chains, and maybe a Mindcensor wouldn't hurt either. Worship should be good too, you've just gotta watch out for Ballista and Firespout. Keep your Paths in, and if they grab a Tolaria West off of Titan, you should Path it in response to the bounce trigger before they can grab their Pact of Negation. They'll just grab a Pact for another Titan instead, but depending on their mana development it might save you a turn
Nov 28, 2018Well ideally you hope to dodge Bogles, I wouldn't devote any slots to specific tech for them.Posted in: Midrange
Board out any non-bolt removal, board in EE, any extra Stubs and any other relevant counters you have.
Save your counters for the really important enchantments. If you're lucky you can strip their threats from hand (if they don't see their Leyline), or blow them up with EE. Blowing up key enchantments with EE is okay too if they have Totem Armor online already.
Then you're basically all in on TBR
Nov 28, 2018Oh you're right, I wasn't thinking clearly about Surgical. My brain is fuzzy before I've finished my coffeePosted in: Midrange
Agree with everything you said. On top of not affecting the board, those cantrips should be finding you the cards you're casting Secrets for anyways, and Snap can take care of the rest
Nov 28, 2018Are you sure you want to run Secrets?Posted in: Midrange
We don't have a whole lot of creatures, and we typically only end up with them
in the yard on accident. I suppose you can tutor a Surgical on 0, but otherwise even
Getting to 1 for a Shadow/push/thoughtseize can be tricky. If you want this type of effect you
Should probably just play Traverse
Nov 27, 2018I actually just playtested like a million games against Hardened Scales last night.Posted in: Midrange
The matchup didn't feel great, but not horrible either. Our gameplan is to try to play tempo until we can make an opening for TBR
They don't vomit their hand like Affinity so keep in all your discard, board out Street Wraiths
My best games usually went something like Discard > Removal > Last Hope > Shadow/Delve Threat, or if you can pump out a Gurmag on turn 2 and follow it up with removal. Anger of the Gods is also way better than it seems at first. Shutting off Modular is really useful, even if it only ends up being a 1 for 1 on a hangerback or something. Don't bother with Lavaman, Thoughtseize is better here
Sorry everything I wrote is kind of a jumble
Hey welcome man, I'm new to this deck as well
I don't think we're particularly good at the moment, but we aren't bad either
No Spirits is definitely a hard matchup, especially if they're throwing in Reflector mages too.
Tribal aggro decks with really good interaction stapled onto creatures is such a nightmare. Humans is a hard enough matchup, Spirits are hard in similar ways except they all fly too lol. Post board you just turn into a bad control deck.
Bring in Lavaman, Brutality, Last Hope, Kommand, EE, Abrade, any sweepers you have
Take out Wraiths, Delve Threats, Stub D's, maybe a TBR if you have enough cards to bring in
Nov 21, 2018I think Damnation absolutely should be played. Even though it nukes our creatures too, Goyf and Scooze are usually higher quality than your opponent's attempts to rebuild. Hard resets are especially good in the Midrange mirror.Posted in: Midrange
Last Hope is great at cleaning up lingering souls, elementals, etc (things that you really don't want to use Push on, but can't ignore)
And her Ult is absolutely game winning against anything other than decks that ignore the board (combo, Burn, etc) so even if she does nothing but come down t3 against control and + on an empty board, she still needs to be answered. I've played 1 copy in the main of any BGx deck since she was printed
I agree about Ashiok and Nissa though. Nissa is great in Bant but I don't think she's what we want here.
Nov 19, 2018I really like Eidolon of Rhetoric for Storm.Posted in: Midrange
If you see Tron a lot I'd consider Gaddock Teeg in the Sideboard (and Stony Silence of course)
Valakut is reeeeally really tough without devoting sideboard space to it (flashfreeze and stuff)
Nov 16, 2018There's some Esper Gifts talk in the 4C Gifts thread.Posted in: Control
I run it some times but there's a bunch of different ways to build it and Esper isn't especially popular in the first place so it's hard to say if one version is strictly better than another. I think it's more of a tailor to your meta type of deal
Nov 14, 2018I don't think it's where we want to be. Bant Company/Knightfall is focused more on individual card power like a Midrange deck.Posted in: Midrange
Image does really well in tribal decks because those decks function mostly off of synergy (mainly lords)
Nov 10, 2018Went 3-1 with this list last nightPosted in: Midrange
Was previously opposed to running Bojuka Bog in the sideboard
But after getting manhandled by Dredge I think it's a necessary evil. Creeping Chill is just Too. Damn. Good.
Wins were over Esper Shadow, Grixis Delver, and Jund
I can do a loose writup of how the matches went if anyone cares.
Was my first time playing with Jace though and he's honestly great for us. Was especially powerful when paired with Nissa, Steward of Elements.
Against Jund I was able to Brainstorm a Reflector Mage from my hand to the top of my library, cast Nissa for X=4, then 0 in Reflector and hold up Path to deal with BBE + Goyf, protecting my walkers long enough for a win
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