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  • posted a message on [Primer] Modern Knights
    I like The Haakon smallpox aproach actually. Smallpox and Vial are great buddies too. If we only had a Hand Disruption Knight Frown
    A disruptive loop with Smitten Swordmaster might be a On-tribe way to finish the game.
    Posted in: Deck Creation (Modern)
  • posted a message on RWx Indomitable Creativity (Sword & Shield)
    I can see the appeal of Blue and Little Tef, BUT I don't own any copies of him, and he's far too expensive right now for me to buy a playset. Additionally, on the matter of replacing the Looting effect, even though we did lose Speed and Consistency, I feel that from all the looting reliant decks that are now trying desperately to replace it, the Creativity combo is one of the least affected. Let me explain.

    I can understand that looting was our go-to Draw-power, Selection, and CA generator, pitching lingering Souls when needed and sending Emrakul back to our deck for the combo. Fortunately, and different from strategies like Dredge, Phoenix, and Grishoalbrand, those upsides of looting aren't even the deck's central strategy or even dependent on its early use, making it that much easier to replace. For example, going for a Full-playset of Nahiri, the Harbinger. It helps with removal, it loots away stranded emrakuls in hand and also those L.Souls for value. Nahiri also grants an alternative wincon with her Ult and synergizes extremely well with Chandra, Acolyte of Flame, as I've mentioned on my last comment. I'm up for Boros creativity, with a black splash and with B.Moon maindeck (like old Mardu Pyro) as so many strategies right now have greedy manabases.
    with 4 Chandras, 4 Nahiris, maybe even war of the Spark Saheeli as none of those actually get hurt by B.moon's land taxing.

    Marc, you stick to the Jeskai, I'll experiment with the colors I have access to right now!!! hope you get some awesome results

    PS: Nice damn playmat bruh
    Posted in: Deck Creation (Modern)
  • posted a message on [Primer] Modern Knights
    Maindeck Haakon might be enough to stall against any black deck/control deck who would play Witch's Vengeance. I feel people often think of Knights as just another Merfolk/Humans deck. Right now IMHO Knights can be more, we have removal knight, Reanimator Knight, Gravedigger Flying Knight, Indestructible Lord Knight, 2 mana Lord Knight, Planeswalker Knight-token-Bitterblossom, Equipment synergic Knights... we have so much room for brewing. I'll surely post a list or 2 here soon.


    My first Try: Mardu Vial Knights, it'll be fun.
    Posted in: Deck Creation (Modern)
  • posted a message on [Primer] Modern Knights
    Fervent Champion with Sunforger, Puresteel Paladin and Stoneforge Mystic seems like a real deck actually
    Posted in: Deck Creation (Modern)
  • posted a message on RWx Indomitable Creativity (Sword & Shield)
    I wasn't really worried about replacing it, with the format slowing down the selection and CA Looting gave got a bit less relevant overall, so I focused on reactive relevant cards like K.Command and Kaya's Guile, which did WONDERS on my first playtests against those midrange-control decks as well as the aggro matchups. I'm quite sure though that discard is getting less relevant with so much CA being around, When I lost, it was mostly due to the OVERWHELMING card advantage some decks could generate out of the blue, rendering my fair cards really useless in the late-game. Goblins and Ringleader, SFM tutoring of a topdeck, Dredge, control, Affinity with Mystic Forge, Jund and W&6... So I'm thinking it would be better to move Discard to the sideboard against combo only, and focus our Maindeck on our combo and consistency + Overall catch-all removal like dunno, Anguished Unmaking to get creatures as well as PW, enchantments and artifacts. I know this seems CMC heavy, but we have flexible card choices to curve into.

    The PW route seems quite appealing also, testing the Nahiri list + Chandra felt really really good. Little Chandra Helps Nahiri Ult as well as giving token fodder for the Creativity ALONE, Nahiri's +1 gives the selection we lack + Removal + alternative win-condition, to curve Legion's Landing into Raise the Alarm into either of these PW is a powerful curve giving little room to our opp to breathe and many angles of attack.
    Posted in: Deck Creation (Modern)
  • posted a message on RWx Indomitable Creativity (Sword & Shield)
    So, I've recently reassembled this deck together and EVEN without Nahiri or little Chandra I cruised to a 4-1 finish at my LGS. I'll be farming for those walkers very soon, i'm really impressed. MarcWizard, START FOILING THOSE WALKER MY MAN, LET'S MAKE THIS DECK A THING AGAIN!!!!
    Posted in: Deck Creation (Modern)
  • posted a message on [Primer] Modern Knights
    What about the 2 Mana lord? high push for red/Bolt/agressive Build. Mardu Knights sure sounds metal as fu**
    Posted in: Deck Creation (Modern)
  • posted a message on [Primer] Modern Knights
    Get ready everyone, KNIGHTS are getting PUSHED with Throne of Eldrane. it's INSANE right now. what are your thoughts on the spoilers?

    Posted in: Deck Creation (Modern)
  • posted a message on Modern Spirits
    Here's my take on the Whole SFM thing. Since unfair decks will likely slow down a WHOLE lot after looting and Gaaks banning, most tempo/creature/control decks will shift for targeted POINT removal again. It's good against SFM, against tribal and tempo too. From THIS standpoint I actually think Rattlechains IS more relevant now than ever, a creature once overshadowed by the format's overwhelming speed will now likely be a 2 for 1 in most cases. NOT only that, but one of the things I love having acess to in control/combo matchups is instant-speed cards, mr. chains allow you to play on whatever speed you may like. Sure you can play SFM, it will be good at times, and it will make your leftover creatures better, sure. Or you can fly over all the other decks with consistent pressure, disruption and protection. I would bet much higher in a tempo U/W or Esper build right now than I would a Bant SFM one.

    Odd card choices that I suggest at least giving a try: Pride of the Clouds with Lingering Souls, Hanged Executioner and Phantasmal Image

    1- sky lion: Is great at pressuring, is great at grinding too and works WONDERS with Vial. May not be a spirit but sure benefits from all the flying. Works GREAT with Mausoleum and L.Souls to sneak 9-10 points of flying damage VERY early, just try it, you will love it.

    2- Hanged boi. Much like Lion and L.Souls it is a 2 for 1 in most matchups. It IS the creature matchup KILLER and stacks very well the +1/+1 bonus from our lords.

    3- Image is a pet card of mine, My local meta is full of big mana and eldrazi, so vialing in a Phantasmal image to copy a BIG DUDE, only to detention sphere or path it later is AWESOME. It IS a combat trick with vial, since you can vial before blockers and trade. You can also more consistently Hexproof-lock people with Drogskol Captain

    4- Lingering Souls. No one doubts the power of this card, in a grindy and slower format this was KNOWN as the bane of midrange, even helped spawn abzan to completely shadow JUND for a while as the KING of midrange. this card WITHOUT spirit synergy is BONKERS, imagine with a lord on the field, the damage and the board and damage output stacks REALLY fast, up to the point where Phoenix (with looting) had to leave risen back Phoenixes to block 3/3 or 4/4 tokens.

    I still don't know why, but we really haven't seen a black splash be viable (or at least popular), so I will try to advocate it here because it is my favorite deck to play and right now it IS better than ever. I ran it to consistent 4-1 and 5-0 at my LGS (which is quite darn competitive) and I would love to have some feedback. I'm still working on a manabase and sideboard

    Posted in: Aggro & Tempo
  • posted a message on [Deck] Pillow Fort Prison- White-X Enchantment Control
    Wow, that nevermore list seems sweet. Im sure to give it a try.
    Posted in: Deck Creation (Modern)
  • posted a message on Modern Angry Birds
    So, I stumbled upon this thread while searching for modern decks with Pride of Clouds as a maindeck card. Until now I'm really impressed. this decks have a lot of similarities to UW spirits, but as many here have said already, it plays and functions VERY differently.

    That being said, we have options on how we approach deckbuilding, we can go for the tempo route, Aether Vials, Pride of clouds, Lords and anthems couples with very aggressively costed and disruptive Flyers, down the Hussars and up the cheap Card Advantage cards like Chart a Course and Winged Words. Possible cards that COULD be in this list are: Smuggler's copter, Phantasmal Image, Selfless Spirit, Empyrian Eagle, Lingering Souls, Battle Screech, Kitesail Freebooter, Spell Queller.

    The other route, which is more similar to the one this thread's creator wrote on, a Grindy, value oriented midrange list. with extremely grindy cards, a draw engine and some lock pieces. Stormscape familiar is a REAL find, the fact that it stacks its effects are just insane. Battle Screech and lingering souls can be both cast and flashbacked in the same turn VERY easily, creating insane preassure out of NOWHERE. this against control is GAS, against DS is almost a guaranteed win (be on the watch for Battle Rage Though). A list like this could benefit GREATLY from the new Sephara, Sky's Blade. Explosive turns with loads of flyiers + the mana cost reduction from Stormscape Familia + the protection and pressure from the new legend... seems quite insane to me.

    I'll be testing both approaches soon, and WILL be posting results and lists. I hope this thread in specific does not flop, as I really belive this deck has true potential. thanks for reading guys, I'll be back soon.



    Posted in: Deck Creation (Modern)
  • posted a message on Modern Spirits
    Do spirits have a discord??? I think with the new spoilers there is a lot of testing to do, and since the site is closing, maybe we could have one.
    Posted in: Aggro & Tempo
  • posted a message on [Primer] Modern Ninjas
    I really Agree with the list above. Personally, I like splashing red for K. Command and Bolt, it adds reach to a rather slow/beatdown/tempo deck. As for the Naga ninja, I think that, without evasion or disruption (beyond only the Spellstutter), it is just bad. The card that could really make it go out of control is Tetsuko Umezawa, Fugitive, it REALLY takes games away if left unchecked, otherwise, it just gets walled by a lot of creature decks or token decks (even affinity can easily block a non-evasive 3/1). since we do have loads of wizards, I guess we could run Wizard's lightning also. as a 6-8th copy of bolt.
    Posted in: Deck Creation (Modern)
  • posted a message on RWx Indomitable Creativity (Sword & Shield)
    Marc, how about a Discord server? I guess a lot of primers here are migrating there, I sure would support it. If we could, I guess we should merge with the polymorph thread, we can create multiple "polymorph" like channels.
    Posted in: Deck Creation (Modern)
  • posted a message on Modern Zombies
    So, Plague Belcher hás been great. He's att his worst a 3/2 menace that pings, but in this deck, with vial up, his uses range From a combat trick tô a beatdown finisher in almost every match he shows.
    Since he is a 3 drop I only run 2-3 of him in paralel tô 3-4 Diregraf Colossus.
    With Gravecrawler on The field he's reliably a 5/4 menace For 3 that pings for one. You can vial It in response to Paths tô save your relevant creatures when The SAC outlet isnt on The field,and also tô Tidehollow trigger to permanently exile a card from opp hand. He's redundancy for The aristocrats finisher, and finally, he's evasive and thats surprisingly relevant.
    Posted in: Deck Creation (Modern)
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