Quote from jayjayhooks »Quote from ElvesotShelves »Wilderness reclamation is a pretty darn good reason to run green. Try casting it holding up a cryptic command. Followed up by Tef/Nex. It also makes azcanta stupid good for string extra turns. You can easily get two interactions out of it, with the end result being azcanta tapped with or without teferi.
It's definitely busted if you manage to flip an azcanta and you're not under pressure, and they can't answer azcanta. Or when you have the perfect draw of reclamation, planeswalker, cryptic command, azcanta and you're opponent durdles until turn 5. But what about the times when your draw is like, cantrip, spiral growth, reclamation, terminus, and some lands and your opponent is playing literally anything other than control, meaning they are actively trying to get you dead? Now you gotta find threats and interaction ASAP.
Look, I think it's a very powerful card, it's just not a control card. Control needs cards that are powerful without needing very specific support cards - if you don't have a massive supporting cast on deck exactly on turn 5 plus the exact right amount of interaction to stave off death before turn 5, Reclamation is going to get you killed.
Quote from ElvesotShelves »Wilderness reclamation is a pretty darn good reason to run green. Try casting it holding up a cryptic command. Followed up by Tef/Nex. It also makes azcanta stupid good for string extra turns. You can easily get two interactions out of it, with the end result being azcanta tapped with or without teferi.
Quote from Eloy017 »Curious as to why you would think that. A thoughtful explanation and reasoning to your assessment would help garner better dialogue.
I look forward to your thoughts.
I will state that this deck strategy does not really fold to anything. It maybe unfavorable by +/- 20% but nothing is really unwinnable. Tokens, while a challenge without red for Temur Battle Rage, I am really not concerned about. Not very many people play that strategy. The other archetypes you named are part of the meta. I have played all of them numerous times and had success. Nothing is a given but understanding the matchup and what you are playing toward helps.
Anyways, like I said, if you could provide your reasoning, it will help promote better discussion.
Quote from Eloy017 »Hello everyone,
I have been a long time fan of this version of the deck. I used to have a Death's Shadow list when Deathrite Shaman was still around. I loved that card. Anyways, I live in the Dallas area and there is a Modern Grand Prix this summer. I don't get to play as much as I used to so I can't play test as much as I like but I wanted to post my list and start tuning it for that tournament later this year. I plan to play tonight and will try and do a write up either later this week or on the weekend. Below is the list:
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LANDS4 Polluted Delta4 Verdant Catacombs2 Misty Rainforest2 Watery Grave2 Overgrown Tomb1 Breeding Pool1 Forest1 Island1 Swamp18 LandsCREATURES4 Death's Shadow4 Tarmogoyf3 Snapcaster Mage4 Street Wraith15 CreaturesSPELLS4 Thoughtseize4 Inquisition of Kozilek4 Fatal Push4 Mishra's Bauble3 Stubborn Denial3 Travers the Ulvenwald2 Abrupt Decay2 Liliana of the Veil1 Dismember27 SpellsSIDEBOARD3 Collective Brutality3 Echoing Truth3 Ceremonious Rejection2 Shadow of Doubt1 Stubborn Denial1 Surgical Extraction1 Spellskite1 Yixlid Jailer
I don't own any but I do plan to take out the Abrupt Decay for Assassin's Trophy and possibly LotV for Liliana the Last Hope. I will also try post my SB strategy but can't right now. Time to get ready for work.
EDIT: I was unable to go tonight afterall. Hope to get out on Friday so I can write an update.