Awesome art again from Seb Mckinnon! Looks like a regular playing card, Jack of Spades probably
Love the tech too.
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Jun 17, 2019It has been quiet in the midrange sections of the forums lately. Knightfall does get some attention, but i feel Abzan is in a great position to grind out even the fastest graveyard decks. We can load up on-strat gave hate and have more in the sideboard. We have access to maindeck Scavenging Ooze, Kaya's Guile and even Kalitas, Traitor of Ghet. That's more that any other deck in the format if i'm not mistaken. We can only add to that from the side.Posted in: Midrange
I also think that with the fast aggro currently dominating and able to operrate on a very slim manabase, the disadvantages of Path and Trophy ar neglible. Of this, i'm not quite sure. But it has happened to me before that i flood with zoo style decks with nothing else to do.
With this i must admit, modern has lost some interest since we (our playgroup) went allin on EDH and i havn't been to FNM voor over 8 months. Though if i would take my beloved Abzan deck to one now, i'd be trying to tune my traverse list to a more oldskool midrangey approach with added card draw to go trough our deck a little better.
What would everybody else be doing with the deck now that the new set is out?
Jun 16, 2019Posted in: Commander (EDH)Quote from Pokken »This card needed to cost 3 mana. If it had, it would have been a staple in multiple formats, and still not broken. WOTC really boned up making atarka's and dromoka's command cost 2 and KC cost 3, and this and silumgar's overpriced. I don't even remember the other one. Silumgar's woulda been rock solid at 4 too, at least in standard.
Alternatively, if the CMC was up to 3 and it was permanents, it would be quite good, or even if the counter clause was just counter target spell.
I'll never understand who decides what cards to push, but this card was a flop.
At its cost I just can't justify playing it over so many other options. Despite how much I love the promo art, and will probably never get rid of them.
In the card's defense, Counter Trarget (creature)spell + draw a card at 3cmc would be broken as hell.
Just picture Cryptic Command in modern UW- and Jeskai control being 3cmc!
Jun 16, 2019Posted in: Aggro & Tempo
I don't think this is the way to go. Lightning bolt does provide reach, but you could very well be playing Zoo by that time.
Also like said before. The disruptive cards that are added to the human tribe have been very very good and made humans what it is today.
I guess we have to accept that with the rise of the Human archetype in the last few years we got a little less support. But we can certainly tune to the current meta and we absolutely should include some form of strong grave hate to take care of Phoenix and carious dredge decks.
Apart from that, Unsettled Mariner is the very best card to support our strategy from recent printings.
Jun 16, 2019Posted in: Commander (EDH)
I absolutely love this card, it's been in my binder for ages andnhave never found a deck (any format for that matter) to fit it in.
Jun 14, 2019I agree with everything said above. Cards enter my brain and brews at an absurd pace and it feels forced this way. Horizons isn't even in my hands yet and the next cards are allready being spoiled. War of the Spark prerelease feels like yesterday.Posted in: The Rumor Mill
Quote from cyberium_neo »Quote from Shea_0 »
WoTC's product releases are so close together - we may as well all be paying monthly subscriptions! The effect is the equivalent
I don't recall last year being this bad. It's probably going to slow down after c2019 is out.
Unless, of course, that the new expansion is about a rumored Nordic plane with wolves/bears/snow theme to it.
Yesss… Tolsimir would love that
Jun 12, 2019SmauG posted a message on [Brew] - Tolsimir, Friend to Wolves - Selesnya Elves and WolvesGood to see some minor activity in this topic. Like NimBalor has said, my list differs some in that it sacrifices the Blink package for a combo backup. This goes well with the tutor package allready in the deck. Though to be fair, i've never won a match using them. The matches i won with the deck were due to outvaluing and controling my opponents and the board with many wolves.Posted in: Multiplayer Commander Decklists
Since i figured out the deck's capabilities i did some changes to support this strategy but didn't play the deck since then. There is a good chance this weekend it comes out again.
I'll post an updated list when i have the chance.
Jun 3, 2019Posted in: Commander (EDH)Quote from Rumpy5897 »We've been Londoning in my group since the original announcement, and it works fine. We're not super high on the power level though.
Same in what we consider to be focussed a.k.a. 75% level.
The rule is fine and no one uses it to dig for specific combo pieces.
May 31, 2019Posted in: Aggro & TempoQuote from r497 »Unsettled Mariner also taxes spells that targets you. So, in Storm that means Gifts costing 1 more to play, Grapeshot needing 1 mana for each copy, discard spells from random decks costing 1 more, Liiana's -2 costing 1 mana to use, Grim Lavamancer activations, Settle the Wreckage and Cryptic to tap the team, Valakut triggers from Scapeshift, Tron can't land a T3 Karn to take out a creature nor a card from our hand with this on the table...
The fact that it taxes spells and abilities targeted on our creatures AND on ourselves is what makes it good. I think we can go down to 3 Thalias and use the 2 flex slots to have at least 3 copies of it in the main. Maybe go down 1 Phantasmal Image to have the 4th one?
That's along the lines i was thinking. Great summary.
The only major removalspell that's not affected is Abrupt Decay, true. As an Abzan player (too) i can say that most copies have been replaced with Assassin's Trophy. So chances you'll face those a lot are slim.
May 31, 2019Funny topic! Is anyone else feeling slightly stupid for trying to pronounce each other's written words with different sylables out loud?Posted in: Commander (EDH)
It's pretty hard to make a topic or comment on pronunciation on a message board isn't it, especially if English isn't your native language
The various -potences named earlier get me the most.
I pronounce them all the same like Om-nipotence, Nec-ropotence. To me that just flows better.
May 30, 2019Wat does everybody think of Unsettled Mariner as another Thalia. This looks like it's a sweet addition for a similar effect and could maybe let us trim the Legendary Human, which is awkward in multiples, whereas this one is great in multiples.Posted in: Aggro & Tempo
Copying this with Phantasmal Image is also sweet vs removal heavy decks. It's a shame the copy can't protect itself.
May 28, 2019I have had some time to let my initial emotions on Kaya's Guile settle, and have come to the conclusion that this card is even better as i thought this morning. Half asleep, i totally missed the "choose two" line.Posted in: Midrange
In my revaluation it's as close to or even better than jund's Kolaghan's Command for it's flexibility in the current meta. I'm very convinced this card will see modern play, fits one of my stronger modern decks, is pre-order worthy and i will try some number of them in my list.
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