alright guys, I need help and this is not something I can test anywhere because, well, it's not a format. MTGO doesn't have it....local game stores don't have it...so I'm going with a deck in theory....No Banned List Modern. At the SCG Invitational (or SCGCON as they are billing it this year), the invitational starts on Friday, and if I scrub out like I did laast year, I am going to play in the open. the problem - it's a no banned list modern open. we're talking real affinity with skullclamp, Jittes, Blazing Shoals, and hypergenesis all over the place. Oh, and there alwyas drawing your entire deck with elves...that's a thing too.
Think about this before answering....would throwing 4 chrome mox in the deck, replacing three gemstone caverns and a ritual make this deck good enough to compete? How about doing that and throwing in a few trinispheres? Or is that just a bad idea? Would be really funny if I made top 8 at the open again with this in a no banned list modern format.
Let me know your thoughts? am I nuts or would a super fast format that thrives on turn one emrakul and drawing 48 cards off skullclamp be weak to a turn one blood moon or chalice of the void?
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Mar 15, 2018 Posted in: Deck Creation (Modern)
Mar 15, 2018Dev, you are correct. 100%. Ray's initial win is what put this deck on the map and all credit for it and it's evolution go to him. If you google my name, you'll see that I made top 8 at an IQ several months before the Open with Ray's EXACT LIST, except I was dumb and used snow covered lands to try to fake out my opponents to get them to think I was on a blood moon Skred Red strategy....DOH!Posted in: Deck Creation (Modern)
Ray and I are cut from the same cloth. We both like prison strategies from a long time ago. Without talking to him, I can tell we both like Smokestack, Tangle wire, winter orb, stasis strategies that negate everything our opponents are trying to do. Still waiting for that meekstone reprint in a modern legal set....
Mar 14, 2018Oh, I love how he's like...."This deck was brewed while I was under the influence of Jace Madness...." Riiiiiight....making top 8 in two SCG events in as many months had absolutely nothing to do with your "brewing" of this deck....come on SCG writers. Nobody cares about credit until you don't give it. Little life lesson here.Posted in: Deck Creation (Modern)
Alright, rant over....continue with your day...
Mar 14, 2018So, I'm reading a star city games premium article and this is smack in the middle.....Posted in: Deck Creation (Modern)
0th Place at Test deck on 3/14/2018
2 Magus of the Moon
4 Simian Spirit Guide
4 Chandra, Torch of Defiance
4 Jace, the Mind Sculptor
1 Koth of the Hammer
4 Cascade Bluffs
4 Polluted Delta
4 Scalding Tarn
2 Steam Vents
1 Gemstone Caverns
4 Chalice of the Void
4 Ensnaring Bridge
4 Blood Moon
4 Desperate Ritual
4 Pyretic Ritual
2 Grafdigger's Cage
3 Relic of Progenitus
2 Magus of the Moon
3 Ricochet Trap
2 Pia and Kiran Nalaar
3 Anger of the Gods
This deck was brewed while I was under the influence of "Jace Madness," which is the strange affliction where you just add Jace, the Mind Sculptor to every deck.
One of the weaknesses of All-In Red is that it doesn't have enough sticky threats to ramp into that both dodge removal, ignore Ensnaring Bridge, and provide a way to run away with the game before your opponent can catch their breath (or even take their first turn, ideally). Chandra, Torch of Defiance is great, but not quite enough to carry the deck by herself.
Splashing for Jace, the Mind Sculptor might seem like a bit of a leap to solve this problem, probably because it is, but it kind of works. Manamorphose and Cascade Bluffs help to make sure you have double blue to cast Jace early on, and the mana works quite well for being so strange. All of Jace's modes work especially well if you're ramping into Jace before your opponent has much of a battlefield. You can bounce an opposing creature, draw cards to find Ensnaring Bridge, or just use Jace's fateseal to lock up a game where you're ahead.
Has anyone thought of adding Jace and the full 12 rituals to this deck?
Mar 14, 2018Nice. The old stock list, strikes again!! Nicely done fluffy!Posted in: Deck Creation (Modern)
Mar 12, 2018Pyro it is. No changes to list, although, damping sphere will most definitely make an appearance in our board.Posted in: Deck Creation (Modern)
Mar 12, 2018Oh, did anyone see the legacy red prison list that made top 4 in Madrid GP? Looks awfully familiar.....now if we could only afford those city of traitors....time to consult the banker and see how much I can get for taking out a 2nd mortgage....Posted in: Deck Creation (Modern)
Mar 12, 2018Don't forget how many games are won with body language and misdirection. Zayl watched me Jedi mind trick an opponent last night on MTGO and I stole a win from the clutches of defeat! The pros will tell you that this part of the game is not as important as technical play, but I disagree. I think it's just as important and sometimes, more so. Lead on Mutavault, act like your opening hand sucks and get 'em!Posted in: Deck Creation (Modern)
Mar 12, 2018I would play prison because of all my decks, it gives me the best chance to win. Jund is a problem, but you may not see it, or could see it three times in your first 6 rounds. It's modern . Field is wide open and anything can do well.Posted in: Deck Creation (Modern)
Mar 12, 2018Posted in: Deck Creation (Modern)Quote from Jaken105 »And how is our match up vs ponza?
Much better now that BloodBraid elf is around. Why is that you ask? because before the elf, ponze used Land Destruction followed by quick planeswalkers, like chandra and Garruk to get the job done. Now, elf has taken the place of those planeswalkers, which is a big win for us. Bridge can't stop a planeswalker, but it can stop a titan, elf, and tireless tracker. So, the move towards elf meant their threats have a much harder time connecting.
Now, post board, we're still on defense. shatterstorm, shattering spree, and ancient grudge are all problems to contend with, but once again, because of elf, they have left Fracturing Gust in the board and usually only side in one shatterstorm, if any. I've played vs this deck several times with Clifford (my new name for the deck!) and it's felt much better than before.
I might be streaming Pyro Prison tonight to see how we do now that the meta has calmed down a bit. Ball Breaker was a ton of fun, but it feels like it's lacking something...probably speed. even if we go turn two 6/1, turn three 6/1 turn four, 6/1, that's only 18 damage with ZERO interaction with out opponent. That's the problem. It's on average slower than burn, with less interaction, and easy to defend against. That being said, last night we EOT Coco, got two Ball lightning, untap, main phase Coco, got two GroundBreakers, and attacked for 24 trample damage! If that's not fun in your eyes, you need to play a different game.
Mar 10, 2018Sorry chat. I was supposed to play in an IQ today, but family emergency detailed my whole weekend....two modern IQs Saturday and Sunday, both in my backyard, and I can't attend either. Such is life as an adult.Posted in: Deck Creation (Modern)
Mar 9, 2018Posted in: Deck Creation (Modern)Quote from Mtgthewary »Gemstone 35 Dollar now
The card is literally chrome mox when on the draw. It's busted. Ray gets all the credit for that one!
Mar 9, 2018Posted in: Deck Creation (Modern)Quote from DevTheRevRyan »Seth gave the deck a shout-out in his recent video. Its the stock list, but its mislabeled as Mono-Red Prison.
Either way I thought it was cool that even though he's a no Rabs type-of-guy, and more a Free Win Red player, that he put the right list up there.
at like 6:20 if you wanna skip to us
That's awesome! Go go Pyro Prison!!
Mar 9, 2018That new 2cc artifact is really good. Second glance.....stops the obvious, Tron and storm. Also hinders snapcaster mage and blood braid elf. Just saying.Posted in: Deck Creation (Modern)
Mar 9, 2018I read the email tire document in 10 minutes.....leading me to believe that there's more cards in the set than what was released.like, makes.no sense to reprint some goblins and then only have three or four in the whole set. I bet more cards are in there.Posted in: Deck Creation (Modern)
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