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  • posted a message on [M20] Scheming Symmetry - Andrea Mengucci Twitter
    Awesome art again from Seb Mckinnon! Looks like a regular playing card, Jack of Spades probably Smile
    Love the tech too.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Abzan
    It 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.
    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?
    Posted in: Midrange
  • posted a message on Random Card of the Day: Blasted Landscape
    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. Frown 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!
    Posted in: Commander (EDH)
  • posted a message on Modern Humans
    Quote from patbou »
    There’s a new Jeskai Humans deck that is posting good scores on MTGO.

    Frankly, I don’t like the manabase, but the deck has main deck Lightning Bolt for some reach and interaction. What do you guys think?

    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.
    Posted in: Aggro & Tempo
  • posted a message on Random Card of the Day: Blasted Landscape
    Quote from tstorm823 »
    Ojutai's Command

    Some clean 2-for-1 options in here.

    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.
    Posted in: Commander (EDH)
  • posted a message on Core 2020 Preview Schedule
    I 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.

    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 Smile

    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [Brew] - Tolsimir, Friend to Wolves - Selesnya Elves and Wolves
    Good 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.
    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.
    Posted in: Multiplayer Commander Decklists
  • posted a message on London Mulligan in Commander
    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.
    It's fine.
    Posted in: Commander (EDH)
  • posted a message on Modern Humans
    Quote 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.
    Posted in: Aggro & Tempo
  • posted a message on Odd Pronunciations
    Funny topic! Is anyone else feeling slightly stupid for trying to pronounce each other's written words with different sylables out loud?
    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 Smile

    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.
    Posted in: Commander (EDH)
  • posted a message on Mirrodin Besieged
    Wow. Straight into my latest brew!
    Cool card.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Modern Humans
    Wat 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.
    Copying this with Phantasmal Image is also sweet vs removal heavy decks. It's a shame the copy can't protect itself.
    Posted in: Aggro & Tempo
  • posted a message on Unsettled Mariner
    This card makes for a pretty nice Human next to Thalia, non-legendary might mean Thalia can be trimmed down even.
    This card taxes and is fine in multiples.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Pashalik Mons
    Also some additional reach for 8whack and aggro goblins. Makes it possible to attack into otherwise unprofitable board states. Very nice card.

    Modern Horizons is getting better and better.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Abzan
    I 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.
    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.
    Posted in: Midrange
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