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  • posted a message on Pioneer White Weenie thread
    other 2 drops you might consider Anafenza, Kin-Tree Spirit or metallic mimic.

    these are some of my favorites Abzan Falconer Wingmate Roc Timely Hordemate
    Posted in: Pioneer
  • posted a message on Jeskai Tempo /Delver/Prowess ("The Jeskai Way" )
    I played FNM
    played Jeskia mantis rider
    went 2-2 it has been a while since I played so I was a bit rusty and I was playing in a different game store.

    jund 0-2
    I had no answers to his golfs. (I had forgot to include Path back into the deck from last build) Match was good, his spells all target my things if I could have hit the burn side of the deck I think I could have had a better chance. game 2 I try for control and keep a hand of counters, he gets 2 golfs(5/6) on board with an ooze(4/4). I try to deflecting palm his ooze, he push's his ooze I veto his push, he push's again. I lose next turn. If palm resolved I could have boros charmed him for the win.

    steam kiln burn 2-0
    I staved off his creatures and burn, he gets me down to 5 life T4 I play geist, T5 I put spear of godhead on him. I hold up mana and blockers playing around burn spells (turns out he was only holding 4 land cards in hand) T6-7 I play Rider, and rider swinging in for win

    G2 he gets layline combustion out, and plays a more conservative burn, He kills off my delvers, I hold burn in hand only casting the helixis, I get the red mana in my deck when I really want more blue. This limits my plays and forces me to play opts and visions over creatures. I miss play and allow a scared mage to block a rider. I win a few turns later with Royal scions (this card is very good)..

    mono green control, liquid metal coating/artifact destruction 2-0
    both games were fun and interactive. game 1 I drew and played the burn side of the deck, killing his mana dorks and burning his face. He killed off my lands and creatures but had no answers for my burn. His creatures were tiny and were not a good threat. I kept drawing into lands and manipulated my fetchs to cover what ever mana I was losing.
    Game 2 he did not get Liquid metal online, so he could not shut down my creatures. he did get land destrution going which forced me to play draw and go style opting and burning as I lost lands. With such a variety of lands i was never off color for more than a turn. he pithing needled my geist (which I am not sure is legal, but it looked good). So I had to play a Rider next turn instead of godheading the geist. I start to go on the offensive with 2 riders and geist for the win.

    last match up Boggles 1-2
    he lands an early threat I play to disrupt his enchantments, he gains tempo as I have to hold up mana to counter. I disrupt enough to have 5 lands in play 2 riders and a delver(unfliped). boros charm in hand but no mana left to cast. I have to block a 10/9 boggle taking 3 damage, I forgot about the lifelink, my opponent was at 8 life post attack.
    game 2 boggles player keeps a hand with no creatures and a layline of hexproof. I kill him with geist and riders. Boggles loses to Boggles.
    Game 3 He plays another layline of hexproof, he is short on mana, I am able to counter a few spells keeping his board open for turn. I have to hold up mana trying to counter slowing down my plays.I play a rider t4, he paths my early rider. I think I am safe with a settle the wreckage in hand (I did not realize that it targets players) I play flooded strand but his attack next turn puts my life at 1.

    i had fun it was nice to play jeskia again.
    I will have to strongly edit my deck and sideboard for this meta. I am not going to post this deck because I plan to change it when I get a chance. I think more burn main deck and control sideboard. Delver under performed, I will go back to Ypyromancer or try Thing in the Ice.

    Posted in: Deck Creation (Modern)
  • posted a message on Jeskai Tempo /Delver/Prowess ("The Jeskai Way" )
    I do not mind the pain lands that much, they can easily be played around so they do not cause you that much damage in comparison to shock lands.
    Get comfortable with the deck and upgrade or adjust it as you go. no rush.
    Posted in: Deck Creation (Modern)
  • posted a message on Jeskai Tempo /Delver/Prowess ("The Jeskai Way" )
    @JeskaiBeginner
    Mana base looks good. The rest of the core cards also look good.

    I play 4 heaths and rarely have trouble finding the right combo of lands I need.
    You are playing a lot of value creatures that love Instants or sorcery. Instants can give you a lot of value on your opponents turn. silence is cheap and fun to play. abrade is a good catch all. card draw is always good.
    Posted in: Deck Creation (Modern)
  • posted a message on What Are you using for a Deck Box?
    What I will end up doing in reality is building a deck, convince myself I am going to play it, put it in a box and then store it for 3-5 years before reopening it. With this reality in mind I am going to have to avoid cardboard, and wood boxes due to the high acid content.

    @Xcric
    "I do not find puddles, Puddles find me"
    Posted in: Commander (EDH)
  • posted a message on Eggs
    Emry, Lurker of the Loch
    jeskai ascendancy
    mirrodin besieged
    mystic forge

    this should give you close to an infinite loop into a win con.
    Posted in: Deck Creation (Modern)
  • posted a message on What Are you using for a Deck Box?
    So I now own:

    ultra pro's deckbox pro 100+

    Ultra Pro Satin Deck tower

    Legion Dragon Hide Vault V2 (coming in mail, should hold 2 decks)

    I ordered some Dragon sleeves for one commander deck. I will try them out.

    I bought these but they are too small for DS. 2
    Ultra Pro 81147 2-Piece 150 Count Clear Card Storage Box
    Posted in: Commander (EDH)
  • posted a message on What Are you using for a Deck Box?
    @ wizardMN
    Thank you for the in depth reply. It will save me quite a bit of money and hassle. As I start to look into my builds I realize some of them might be worth protecting.

    I currently use KMC Perfect size inner sleeves and Legion for the outer sleeve. Both have held up extremely well over the last 6+ years (average play time once or twice a week). The oldest most used Legion sleeves have a slight curl at the edges. I have not had one split on me yet. They also are nice to hold and are easy to sleeve into and out of.

    I have not tried the Dragon Shield, but they seem to be the most popular. I will give them a try ( I like to have different sleeves for each deck/style).

    I have just bought an Ultra Pro Satin Deck tower (it was cheap). I find it matches your description just right. Just enough room for 100+ cards DS.
    Posted in: Commander (EDH)
  • posted a message on What Are you using for a Deck Box?
    Quote from Randuir ยป
    Can I mention the exact brand and type of box I use on the forums, or would that fall under anti-advertisement rules?

    Either way, I suggest looking for boxes that are specifically being marketed for 100+ cards. Chances are that those can hold 100 cards double-sleeved, with the '+' coming into play if you don't double-sleeve.


    I have used 100+ card boxes in the past but find with double sleeved cards it becomes too small. The last box I used was one of these, I stored the cards and years later I came back to the deck to find it not double sleeved (when I did DD sleeve they no longer fit).

    I cracked the edge when It fell, the cards were fine but it did make me worried about how fragile the case is. It was an Ultimate Guard 100+ case.

    as for the anti-advertisement rules, I am specifically asking for brand names and such. It would not be UN-solicited. Of course if you WORKed for such a company I would like that to be disclosed Wink
    Posted in: Commander (EDH)
  • posted a message on What Are you using for a Deck Box?
    thank you both. I will look into that.
    Posted in: Commander (EDH)
  • posted a message on What Are you using for a Deck Box?
    I am building a few decks in paper and I have been double sleeving. The deck boxes I have are all too small. What is every one else using to hold your treasures?
    Posted in: Commander (EDH)
  • posted a message on Modern Hollow One discussion
    Tormenting Voice already exists. Instant speed does not help cast Hollow One, although it would be nice as a combat trick. This is the card I added 2 of in my deck, but I still feel it is too slow.
    Posted in: Aggro & Tempo
  • posted a message on Modern Hollow One discussion
    I started off with prized Amalgam in a Grix. I totally agree it is a bad H1 design. With out Loot we are a slower H1.
    Posted in: Aggro & Tempo
  • posted a message on Jeskai Tempo /Delver/Prowess ("The Jeskai Way" )
    Fires of Invention Enchantment
    You may only cast spells during your turn, and can't cast more than two spells each turn.
    You may cast spells with converted mana cost less than or equal to the number of lands you control without paying their mana costs.

    Could be really good in a jeskia deck. If we abandon normal thinking and go full aggro. The "may" has me concerned. usually may is an option but in this context I think it is a command. Imagine a savor the moment deck
    Posted in: Deck Creation (Modern)
  • posted a message on Modern Hollow One discussion
    I made similar changes +3 skelementals, +2 unearth, - 1 phoenix. I have been wondering if ramping with the deck might be better/easier now?
    Posted in: Aggro & Tempo
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