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  • posted a message on Top 32 players announced for revamped Pro scene
    ??? He protested WOTC poor treatment of pros such as taking away benefits and the small prize pool.

    Arena though really does fix one problem for WOTC in an actual ESPORT setting, its far more dynamic to watch and you can actually see the cards and what they do in real time.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on The Rabiah Scale.
    It's obvious the decision to "punish" Azor on Vraska's behalf was a female SJW intern's idea.


    I mean you sure it wasnt classic putting Jace over the top? You want SJW stuff that be in my book more shown in Dom with Jhoira being the greatest ever and Teferi pretty much a failure. Teferi needs Jhoira to get his spark, Jhoira and his daughter to solve a puzzle...Jhoira doesn't need Teferi to fix the Weatherlight. Then Jhoira and the new crew are shown just as strong as Teferi, Karn and Jaya against a damn specter.

    Though I think SJW gets shouted about too much
    Posted in: Magic Storyline
  • posted a message on The Rabiah Scale.
    The issue is two-fold Jace is never around to do his job and Azor made the best deal he could or is the argument that as an Oldwalker Azor should have just killed all the other guilds instead of a compromised?
    Posted in: Magic Storyline
  • posted a message on New planeswalker named Davriel
    I mean the girl is young but this guy seems middle aged 30 or 40s.

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    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on The State of Modern Thread (B&R 26/11/2018)
    Yeah Red has good cheap direct damage for getting that last bit of reach on life totals and clearing out small weak creatures and its pretty good at killing artifacts. Plus Rakdos provides some very nice spells in Terminate, Dreadbore and of course K-Command. Granted Golgari also has some nice cheap and effective dual color cards which quite frankly is what lets most color pairs down. How many good 2 or 3 cost spells can most color pairs actually count on?
    Posted in: Modern
  • posted a message on The State of Modern Thread (B&R 26/11/2018)
    Quote from Galerion »
    Esper is definitely my favorite too if my signature hasn't given that away already.
    It's a bit of a funny color combo though along with Sultai because you would think those would be a great color combos if you look at all the power that is in those colors but nothing has really panned out yet.


    Two things lack of powerful multicolor cards based on the color the pairs and the third being okay and not great at weakness covering. I think especially it boils down to UB and UG only wanting one color these days Red and White respectively basically its important to rate the power of Color Pairs not just the Individual Colors.
    Posted in: Modern
  • posted a message on The State of Modern Thread (B&R 26/11/2018)
    I appreciate the work ESPER is my favorite color trio. Here hoping Ravnica Allegiance gives Azorius and/or Orzhov something that makes it good or at least viable.
    Posted in: Modern
  • posted a message on The State of Modern Thread (B&R 26/11/2018)
    Quote from idSurge »
    I am mean it disappeared for months on end so I don't think it got a quick dismissal from Tier 1. If a deck is not putting up any results and is meta share is shrinking for months on end then it deserves to get demoted from Tier 1 status if you ask me. It can be re-elevated to that level when it starts picking up meta share and Top 8s again. Lets not go full historical revisionism here and say that GDS has been delivering all year long based on the data it has not.

    Lets see how GDS holds up with people considering it an actual threat again in the upcoming weeks before the next Ravnica Set comes out and maybe changes things again.


    I think this is a demonstration of the issue that people only consider decks tier 1, if they have the representation to be such.

    Is Amulet still able to pull down a large event? 100%
    Was Dredge, pre-Chill, still doing so? 100%
    Was GDS 'bad' or simply out of favour due to meta?

    These powerful decks do not just become 'bad'.



    Well sure but I don't think not being Tier 1 make a deck bad. That is what Tier 1.5 or 2.0 is for right? I consider Tier 3 to be bad.

    To me a Tier 1 Deck is relatively high in meta share and routinely pulling down Top 8s and winning.

    If a Deck can sneak in once a month for Top 8s and wins that is more a Tier 2 or Tier 1.5 to me.

    Also I mean the meta shifts and waxes and wanes thanks to new cards, unbans, bans and innovation so yeah a Deck that was Tier 1 can no longer be Tier 1. I mean GDS fell off due to new cards bolstering Humans and UWx Control. KCI or Amulet Titan were new innovations? I mean I don't think they got new cards of note recently. Dredge and the Izzet Decks have risen off Chill and Arclight. The Rock decks got a shot in the arm from Trophy.

    I think part of the question is how many bad performances over what time length does a deck need before it loses Tier 1 status? Or how many good performances over what length of time does a deck need to rise to Tier 1? I am not sure but in my book GDS definitely fell from Tier 1 and one good week of performances after such a drought does not get it back Tier 1, IMO.

    And that gets to another thing should a more established deck rise and fall faster like Dredge use to be great therefore I am more inclined to jump it back to Tier 1 way faster then I am to say Izzet Arclight is Tier 1. So for instance I think Dredge is Tier 1 as of today but Izzet Arclight? I am going to need to see more performances before I make such a definitive statement. However, Arclight and Chill the cards that boosted these decks came out in the same Set. So its tricky.

    Posted in: Modern
  • posted a message on The State of Modern Thread (B&R 26/11/2018)
    I will amend my response then but I don't think is all that clear in the wording quite frankly.
    Posted in: Modern
  • posted a message on The State of Modern Thread (B&R 26/11/2018)
    I am mean it disappeared for months on end so I don't think it got a quick dismissal from Tier 1. If a deck is not putting up any results and is meta share is shrinking for months on end then it deserves to get demoted from Tier 1 status if you ask me. It can be re-elevated to that level when it starts picking up meta share and Top 8s again. Lets not go full historical revisionism here and say that GDS has been delivering all year long based on the data it has not.

    Lets see how GDS holds up with people considering it an actual threat again in the upcoming weeks before the next Ravnica Set comes out and maybe changes things again.
    Posted in: Modern
  • posted a message on New Magic Novella by Brandon Sanderson introducing a new planeswalker
    He doesn't like Necromancers either...some him dumping on Lili would be legit.
    Posted in: Magic Storyline
  • posted a message on New Magic Novella by Brandon Sanderson introducing a new planeswalker
    Do we know what these things are? Did we miss some ancient war where Sorin crushed the Local Religions
    Posted in: Magic Storyline
  • posted a message on New Magic Novella by Brandon Sanderson introducing a new planeswalker
    Lol I love him mostly because I can use him to bash Lili...a Demon Expert on Innistrad that Lili could have consulted with lol...
    I appreciate the versatile spell casting though.

    Affably Evil is overdone but surprisingly absent from Magic right now so archetype filled.

    I would guess we see him off Innistrad first as we only tend to get back around every 4-5 years.

    Posted in: Magic Storyline
  • posted a message on [RNA] Leaked promo card
    I think its more if you plan to Balance or Heartbeat you build your deck to maximize your benefit.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Jeskai Control
    Not a fan of Teferi going against the grain then for Jeskai.
    Posted in: Control
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