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  • posted a message on What does Wizards of the Coast need to do to improve magic the gathering?
    They need more PLAYABLE/powerful CREATIVE cards. Not just pushed by being 1 mana less, unique effects.

    It hurts the game that they removed land destruction, good counterspells, great enchantments and such from the game. New card types would help.
    Posted in: Magic General
  • posted a message on [POLL] What cards do you want banned or unbanned in the February 12, 2018 announcement?
    I was sure WOTC was smart enough not to unban Jace for cost reasons.

    Guess Hasbro just doesn't care and cares about short term profits over long term MTG health. Shocking...
    Posted in: Modern Archives
  • posted a message on The State of Modern Thread (B&R 10/02/18)
    Quote from pizzap »
    I think they chose Jace over SFM as they were looking for 4 mana main fase cards, requiring you to tap 4 lands unlike TKS. Also, M25 is a huge incentive to unban him. After the last Masters set they need something to create a hype. Don't forget they are a company, and companies need to make money.

    Myself I don't like the unban at all. There already was a recent rise in blue control, so I don't feel it needed such help. I think it would actually reduce diversity. Also, people were already complaining about Lantern, and now they can enjoy being fatesealed. Anyway, we will see...


    Don't get it twisted. Jace got unbanned for 1 reason. Hasbro told wizards 'Jump'. Wotc replied 'How High?' and Hasbro said Jace TMS please. And thus a card unbanning was born.
    Posted in: Modern
  • posted a message on [Primer] Mardu (Dega/BWR) Midrange
    Dreadbore over terminate goes without saying at this point. It was already close as dreadbore helps against tron, BGx, and Chandra. Now its a great 1 maybe even 2 of maindeck. Also 4 thoughtseize before ANY iok. Burn may tick up a bit, so keep that in mind though.
    Posted in: Tier 2 (Modern)
  • posted a message on The State of Modern Thread (B&R 10/02/18)
    Quote from Ayiluss »
    Quote from thewrush »
    Does this kill Grixis Death Shadow now? I can't see it doing well vs any Jace/Ux Control deck ever now.

    It will make GDS weaker but will it kill it? We have to wait and see. I assume though that Traverse Shadow will be better option of the two from now on because it's faster and this is what you need against control if you play a Death's Shadow deck. You need to kill them fast (actually this was already the case now and it will be so much more important with Jace being part of Modern) because you can't win long game against them. Traverse Shadow does it better than GDS.


    Maybe this will be claim/fame's time to shine seeing as it can give a goyf or deaths shadow haste out of nowhere.
    Posted in: Modern
  • posted a message on The State of Modern Thread (B&R 10/02/18)
    Burn should make a pretty nice comeback on this news. Burn gives 0 *****s about Jace. I expect to see more swiftspears and young pyromancers around - going wide against Jace is pretty nice.
    Posted in: Modern
  • posted a message on [Primer] Mardu (Dega/BWR) Midrange
    Zealous is a great SB card but its not worth maindecking in MOST metas. Maybe if you have tons of elves/affinity in your meta.
    Posted in: Tier 2 (Modern)
  • posted a message on Vance's Blasting Cannons
    Losing probe makes it impossible for this to see play
    Posted in: Modern
  • posted a message on The State of Modern Thread (Rules Update 27/10/17)
    Shocked they didn't unban at LEAST BBE. BBE is super safe... oh well.
    Posted in: Modern Archives
  • posted a message on [POLL] What cards do you want banned or unbanned in the January 15, 2018 announcement?
    The biggest issue with unbanning Jace is the card will be extremely expensive. Stoneforge and BBE aren't too bad. Jace would be $150 if it was unbanned and make modern more expensive again.

    I think they DO look at that somewhat.

    I say BBE and Stoneforge come off.
    Posted in: Modern Archives
  • posted a message on [Primer] Mardu (Dega/BWR) Midrange
    Quote from ffeJ »
    Where are you guys at on the creature base? I'm not a huge fan of swiftspear. Is she necessary? What about some running 1-2 pack rat? It would let us discard late game land/dead draws and also discard souls.


    Pack rat is too slow to be in a tier 1 deck in modern. Avoid it.


    Swiftspear is super efficient. Its about playstyle. You want to be aggressive run 2-4, otherwise you will need to play a control game in SOME matchups.
    Posted in: Tier 2 (Modern)
  • posted a message on [Primer] Mardu (Dega/BWR) Midrange
    https://imgur.com/a/mllQf For those asking about Deaths Shadow in this deck.

    What do you guys think? Its mardu midrange with a DS twist. Lots of lifeloss, Super aggro, insane amount of removal, some recursion and value. Let me know. The only card i am questioning before I run this through its paces is Tidehollow sculler x2. The other options are

    Abbott of Keral Keep (pretty good for Claim/fame)
    Selfless Spirit(protect your DS from push and hits for 2 in the air)
    Harsh Mentor (solid vs fetch decks, great vs affinity and lantern, meh against a decent number of decks)
    Posted in: Tier 2 (Modern)
  • posted a message on [RIX] Rivals of Ixalan: Modern discussion
    The best in the set is probably the U +1/1 Curiosity that forces you to attack. Could be useful in a blue version of bogles.
    Posted in: Modern
  • posted a message on [RIX] Rivals of Ixalan: Modern discussion
    Wow this may be one of the worst sets in a while outside standard. No standout cards. The best card might be a 4 mana 2/2 that brainstorms.

    Every card thats 'good' in this set is GLACIALLY slow. Like 20 turn standard games to be any good slow. The flip cards are all super safe/slow.
    Posted in: Modern
  • posted a message on [RIX] Rivals of Ixalan: Modern discussion
    Ascend is such a terrible mechanic. At least in execution. 6 Permanents but more reasonable effects would make these cards maybe playable outside standard. Is it stands theyre useless, control only standard cards. Just awful.

    Lesson 1 of MTG. Good cards= Comes into play effects, effect the board right away.
    Bad cards= cards that play into wraths, cards that require tons of cards to do anything.
    Posted in: Modern
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