Well, I hope that traditional lists don't become obsolete, mostly because I enjoy the gameplay they currently offer. Plus, that would be a lot of new foils to get... Unsure how I feel about messing with the Gigadrowses/Exhaustions. So far, making a meta call mostly meant deciding on a 3/4 or 4/3 split. And timewalkinonsunshine also didn't consider messing with them immediately. Can't say much about the As Foretold version in that regard.Quote from herkamurjones »I like both, but prefer short, 1 match videos. You can always put all 5 matches of a league in a playlist but much easier to digest in shorter 20-45 min videos.
Edit: I appreciate both sides of the Dictate/As Foretold debate. They are two different types/styles of deck though. Is there a hybrid lurking somewhere in there? I believe so, but not sure exactly what/where it is.
I do want to try both versions and try to land on a single "hybrid" that has JtMS, Search, As Foretold, Dictate, "the usual suspects" and probably AV.
I'm also thinking that with Jace, we probably want to prioritize Gigadrowse and Remand because the line could be (worst case on the draw):
T1: island, go
T2: island, go, on your upkeep giga your two lands
T3: island, either exhaustion or go
T4: land, Jace, maybe set up miracle
T5: miracle, land, dictate or as foretold or go..
You can probably see where I'm getting at, and it may have been mentioned in one of the 50+ comments since THE GREAT UNBANNING announcement, but we want 4x Gigadrowse in one style of the new deck.
Funny that the first Turns list to win the decklist publishing roulette Wizards introduced is a fairly stock list that is just jamming the full playset Jaces.Quote from herkamurjones »
Edit2: Just browsing MTGGoldfish and came upon a 5-0 deck list piloted by Klump (not sure if we've been graced with their presence in here yet). Here's the list:
Klump 5-0 MTGO League Mono-U TurnsMagic OnlineOCTGN2ApprenticeBuy These Cards 2x Snapcaster Mage
4x Jace, the Mind Sculptor
4x Serum Visions
2x Cryptic Command
4x Time Warp
2x Part the Waterveil
1x Walk the Aeons
4x Temporal Mastery
3x Howling Mine
4x Dictate of Kruphix
1x Minamo, School at Water's Edge
1x Oboro, Palace in the Clouds
2x Radiant Fountain
4x Dragon's Claw
1x Spreading Seas
3x Sun Droplet
1x Laboratory Maniac
They were clearly hedging against a burn meta and not affinity. Also probably expected something like choke or boil with the 2 different non-basic sources. I feel like we will be seeing more of those hate cards along with Guttural Response
Things to note in these decklists:
- A bunch of Jaces, especially considering that it includes decklists from before the unbannings going live.
- Many playsets/3 copies of Jace and three decks that play mainboard Disrupting Shoals alongside them.
- There's an absolutely bonkers list among these that plays Blood Moon, As Foretold + Ancestral Vision and JtMS & BBE. I suppose these weirder lists (there's also BW Superfriends and Naya Boom/Bust Midrange) really benefit, so to say, from the changes to the publishing policy.
Awesome! Maybe not the actual results, but seeing the deck in action. I'm not opposed to trying out Gigadrowses in the sideboard in your new "experimental" version, interested to see how that turns out. I'm also wondering whether the Tolaria West + Chalice synergy is really relevant. If you've gotten to transmute it, it's likely to late for it anyway (maybe it's fine against Burn in some situations, since you'll want to play it on 4 mana against them); that said, running Tolaria Wests makes a single Engineered Explosives a must-have in the sideboard if you ever splash a color.
No, not at all! Really. Your English may be slightly rough around the edges, but so would be mine and besides, people regularly watch Andrea Mengucci leagues, so that should also not be an issue.Quote from necrosed »And yes, I have an annoying voice. But hey, it's there. I'll play some more and thing I'll record a league of something.