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  • posted a message on What does Midrange need to thrive?
    Something like R "Exile target card from a graveyard or exile target artifact" would help. Making an option that unifies sideboards a bit.
    Posted in: Modern
  • posted a message on Cards that should be reprinted to enter the Modern card pool
    Yes it is. Aluren is essentially The Rock with better Splinter Twin as a finisher. BG is usually better then UR in modern, and Splinter Twin was already deemed too good for modern.
    Posted in: Modern
  • posted a message on (Rant Alert) Blue is out of control in Pauper
    I don't think free spells and counters are the problem, it is pushed threats. Delver decks play 1 mana 5/5s on turn 2, 3/2 flyers turn 1, creatures that counter spells and draw cards and close out games.

    Take Nimble Mongoose, which as a 3/2 with shroud for 1 mana is underpowered in the pauper format, along with mongrel and werebear and arrogant worm. If threats weren't so pushed and easily splashable blue would be a control deck and not tempo.win
    Posted in: MTGO Pauper
  • posted a message on Random Card of the Day: Praetor's Counsel
    Blue zombies has been a thing for a while so it seems reasonable pie wise. The color pie is more what you might call guidelines anyway.

    Sad to think that threats are so strong that this is a bad card. 5 mana for a single 4/4?? 7 mana for 2? Get out of here and bring me my barely playable Entreat the Angels.
    Posted in: Commander (EDH)
  • posted a message on 12/17 Random Card of the Day: Horned Turtle
    For a long time it was restricted in vintage and banned in legacy. When standstill was a dominant deck it provided more long term damage, and in really old days draw sevens were cheap.
    Posted in: Casual & Multiplayer Formats
  • posted a message on 12/17 Random Card of the Day: Horned Turtle
    One of my favorite cards of all time. It is only okay now but in the days of draw-go it was 6 damage for 1 mana guaranteed.

    I still run it in Legacy Burn, usually deals 4 damage out as an opener which is still better then lava spike style cards.
    Posted in: Casual & Multiplayer Formats
  • posted a message on Cards that should be reprinted to enter the Modern card pool
    Not only would counterspell not be broken, it wouldn't even be good. The movement to hyper aggro and tribal decks means its blank except against already bad midrange decks and control decks, who are also the only decks that would want it.

    Does nothing against aether vial and Cavern of Souls. It is bad against affinity, dredge, burn, humans, spirits, merfolk, hollow one and arclight. It doesn't actually help any control weaknesses, it just makes U slightly more effective against rock decks.
    Posted in: Modern
  • posted a message on What does Midrange need to thrive?
    I think the relevant categories are:

    Aggro: little to no disruption.
    Hollow One, Dredge, arclight.

    tempo:disruption lasts just long enough to win. Splinter Twin, Merfolk, Delver, Death's Shadow

    midrange: Disruption and aggressive elements are split, tries to grind opponents out.
    BGx, Jeskai Control

    Control; Almost all disruption, tries to achieve a locked game position where the opponent can no longer rrasonably achieve victory and then kills opponent.
    UW Control, Lantern Control

    All of the good tribal decks in modern are tempo decks IMO. They usually win exactly one turn before they would run out of resources and fall apart. Midrange suffers from being one turn too slow for the current meta, either lacking a sufficient disruption to upset the aggro and tempo decks or a threat to race them.
    Posted in: Modern
  • posted a message on What is the worst deck you've ever lost to?
    A Battle of Wits deck when I was playing a green stompy deck.
    Posted in: Opinions & Polls
  • posted a message on It's that time of year again - $40 No Holds Barred. Best Deck
    Something like 5C ramp/control with Hivemind could work.

    Play classic green land ramp like explore, sakura, search for tomorrow, etc. Throw a couple board wipes and the like in, the goal is to land Hivemind and then cast a pact or more cheaply Final Fortune. You get to stack its trigger so each opponent gets a turn and then loses at the end of it, no paying their way out.
    Posted in: Multiplayer
  • posted a message on [Pauper] Ultimate Masters Spoilers!
    Pump spells probably. It could actually be pretty fun in bogles for instance, but also just sticking infect style pump spells in a deck and making a giant thing.
    Posted in: Paper Pauper and Peasant
  • posted a message on Legacy v Modern
    Another major difference between Legacy and Modern is that Legacy is less susceptible to combo decks. The best deck is almost always a FoW deck because combo in legacy is so sleek, and combo can be allowed to be so powerful because FoW decks keep it from taking over.

    Right now the best deck is Grixis Control, then Death's Shadow and Sneak and Show. Three totally different decks that all share Force.
    Posted in: Magic General
  • posted a message on Legacy v Modern
    Modern is cheaper then Legacy in paper but often more expensive onlime. RUG Delver is 4K in paper but $500 online, Jund is 2K paper and $700 online.

    That is because of the lands, basically. Legacy's none-land cards are so overshadowed in price by their reserve list lands that they don't got bought up as much, while Modern's cheaper lands and larver player base leads to more expensive creatures and spells.

    Online where lands are very cheap Legacy becomes more affordable, like 12 Post costing 5K in paper or $100 online.
    Posted in: Magic General
  • posted a message on Random Card of the Day: Praetor's Counsel
    I think there are some benefits to changing colors, I don't think the snake is therefore strictly better. Mongrel dodges color specific removal (which used to be very prevalent.)
    Posted in: Commander (EDH)
  • posted a message on 12/17 Random Card of the Day: Horned Turtle
    From back when people didn't take a children's card game so seriously.

    I have a few of these and other oddball goblins like goblin snowman from back in the day. I don't think these are even good enough for draft chaffe anymore.
    Posted in: Casual & Multiplayer Formats
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