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Sep 10, 2018Went to another PPTQ and got lost in the semifinals (again). Top 4 was 3 tron decks and 1 amulet. I was paired against the amulet Titan and lost in 3. Had to mull to 4. Had I drew a natures claim I could have won, he kept 2 amulets and drew a 3rd and I had a surgical.... so close yet again. I can’t seem to close out. I consistently get top 8 but can’t finish it.Posted in: Big Mana
Tron did end up winning (GR tron) but I’m not sold on the red splash over mono green.
Also I totally won the quarterfinals against spirits with platinum angel. Saved me game 2 when he would have killed me turn 4 (he was on the play).
Sell me on the red splash!
Sep 8, 2018I too went to a PPTQ, only 17 people lol.Posted in: Big Mana
Beat: Counters Company, bant spirits, and nauseum and double drew to top 8. Beat Grixis delver then lost to bridgevine.
In the bridgevine match I mulled to 6 and kept:
Never found the 5th land for ostone else I might have had a chance. He would have had a turn 1 vengevine had I not had surgical.
Aug 14, 2018I believe talks of bannings is against the forum rules. There is a dedicated forum for that.Posted in: Big Mana
I cut worldbreaker from the main to the side and put in a dismember. I still don't want to cut plat angel. Ended up shaving a wail from the side, and replaced loam for crucible, had a discussion with some buddies and loam is cute but crucible is better. I disagree because g2 they are bringing in artifact hate as well as land hate, and loam doesn't fall to artifact hate like crucible. But I will try it for Dallas.
And oppositions to cutting WB from the main?
Aug 12, 2018Another PPTQ, another loss in the quarterfinals in the top 8. The top 8 was atrocious for tron, 2 infect, ponza(ish), devoted vizier company, grixis control, modular affinity, grixis death shadow. I got turn 3 combo'd both games 1 and 3 against vizier company. :/Posted in: Big Mana
Did happen to go undefeated and double ID into the top 8 in a 71 person PPTQ, coming out first overall in standings. Decks I beat:
1) Jeskai Control
2) Ad Nauseum
4) Modular Affinity
5) Grixis Control
Aug 7, 2018Posted in: Big Mana
DeckMagic OnlineOCTGN2ApprenticeBuy These Cards Creatures (9)
3 Walking Ballista
2 Wurmcoil Engine
1 World Breaker
2 Ulamog, the Ceaseless Hunger
1 Platinum Angel
1 Urza's Factory
1 Life from the Loam
1 Graffdigger's Cage
Here is the list I have been having a lot of success with lately at tournaments. I have frequently Top-8'd with it at IQs and PPTQs. Some of my card choices: Platinum Angel - a hedge against the worse matchups game 1, like burn and infect. 3 Ballista - another hedge against the go wide decks, having more sources of pinging has helped me. 0 dismembers main - I have no idea what to cut for some maindeck removal, maybe an Ugin because the format is extremely fast right now. Urza's Factory - in grindy matchups, dead draws late game turn into 2/2's. Helpful chump blockers against agro decks, and late game pressure against control. This card has won me many games because people don't expect it/forget about it.
Life from the loam - allows you to get back multiple utility lands, and costs 1 less than Crucible so against FoR on the draw it can be very helpful. I could see myself swapping it out. Warping Wail - Some of the harder to interact with decks, like living end and storm, can help you counter something (maybe). The exile effect is also very relevant. Emrakul is obviously for the control matchups (and storm). Taking over their turn is game over.
My main issue is trying to fit a dismember in. I really don't want to cut the angel: it is so helpful in some of the worst matchups game 1. I am prepping for the team open in dallas.
Jul 3, 2018In the paper world, is it worth it to do the resiviour plan? Also is there a Sideboarding guide? I went through a few pages but failed to find. I built this and plan to make it my primary over tron until the tron hate dies down a little.Posted in: Combo
Jun 10, 2018I would be interested in a SB guide as well, I have my usuals that I board out but some matchups I am not sure.Posted in: Big Mana
The main reason for needle is to name pesky things, like fulminator, field of ruin, GQ, and colonnade, and any other planeswalkers or abilities that are annoying.
I took the 2nd ugin out because it just seemed really clunky to me, costing 8 forcing you to drop it turn 4 at the earliest when there is so much hate out there kind of hurts.
Yes the all is dust is for the humans MU, I have 4 at my LGS and it was very prevalent at regionals in Texas, but also put the hurt on other decks as well. It was the replacement for the 4th O-stone because o-stone can only pop on turn 4 and AID can come down on turn 3.
That's my thought process, not saying anyone's is right, just how I have noticed the deck run against certain MUs.
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