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  • posted a message on The State of Modern Thread (B&R 11/03/2019)
    People really need to drop the collective delusion that Tron is UW Controls worst nightmare. From personal experience and from PT/GP data the MU is very close to 50/50, even slightly favorable for UW.

    Tron is good right now, because it has a good Humans, phoenix and dredge MU. And it also is very good against decks like BGx, Mardu etc.
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  • posted a message on The State of Modern Thread (B&R 11/03/2019)
    How does she know anything? She is only a streamer, from what I know.
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  • posted a message on The State of Modern Thread (B&R 11/03/2019)
    Guys don't twist their words. They did not say that Stoneforge Mystic is too powerful etc.

    They said it is a very efficient threat and there would be very Little reason to play Tarmogoyf or Grim Flayer over Stoneforge Mystic.

    Good example would be Legacy, where almost every Midrange deck is Wxx Stoneforge Mystic.
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  • posted a message on The State of Modern Thread (B&R 11/03/2019)
    Faithless looting ban won't kill phoenix. There was a 5-0 list that looked very good without Looting on magic online.

    It just slows the format down.
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  • posted a message on The State of Modern Thread (B&R 11/03/2019)
    Alot of these arguments for Looting are similar to Vengevine and Survival in Legacy. Wotc won't stop printing Phoenix, chills etc so the best cause of action is to simply ban looting
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  • posted a message on The State of Modern Thread (B&R 11/03/2019)
    There is no way around a Looting ban. The card is way too powerful.

    People are packing a bunch of gy hate and dredge still has a 56% winrate. That is ridicolous
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  • posted a message on The State of Modern Thread (B&R 11/03/2019)
    Maybe there is some really good PW for 2-3 mana in WAR that is good against looting decks. Something like a Kaya on steroids.

    Otherwise I don't understand the decision for looting to remain in the format. The format is miserable right now and Modern Horizons is some months away.
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  • posted a message on The State of Modern Thread (B&R 21/01/2019)
    To be fair a not long time ago, Legacy Miracles played 4 SDT and 4 Brainstorm and 0-2 Ponders for years. Until they found out it was suboptimal and then almost everyone played 4 Ponders.

    Maxing out on cantrips is very potent and would be very dangerous with Preordain.
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  • posted a message on The State of Modern Thread (B&R 21/01/2019)
    Quote from Pokken »
    Quote from cfusionpm »
    given their salt-the-earth policy on blue card draw.


    Wizards: Let's print Opt to throw blue players a bone so they can run a suite of 8 decent cantrips

    Players: Wizards hates blue

    Wizards: Let's print this cool Phoenix thing that synergizes with cantrips, and multiple iterations of strong fliers that synergize with cantrips

    Players: Wizards keeps crapping on blue by not unbanning preordain

    Wizards: OK, that didn't work, let's print a new pushed delver-esque creature that synergizes with cantrips

    Players: SALTED EARTH SALTED EARTH

    -------------------------------------------------

    I didn't even get into spell queller or teferi or any of the other cool things wizards has been doing for blue (printing new cards to synergize with the cantrips you have, especially).

    If what you mean is Wizards has a cautious take toward 1 mana blue draw spells justifiably since Serum Visions (which is unplayable in legacy) is the second most played card in Modern with Opt at #6, then yes, they do.

    Preordain is a significant upgrade over opt. It's not about whether it compares to serum visions, since people would run both.

    TL;DR The blue persecution complex seriously has got to end :p After jace, with Serum visions and Snapcaster in the top 1 and 2 spots in their categories, it's time to just let it go.
    Quote from Pokken »
    Quote from cfusionpm »
    given their salt-the-earth policy on blue card draw.


    Wizards: Let's print Opt to throw blue players a bone so they can run a suite of 8 decent cantrips

    Players: Wizards hates blue

    Wizards: Let's print this cool Phoenix thing that synergizes with cantrips, and multiple iterations of strong fliers that synergize with cantrips

    Players: Wizards keeps crapping on blue by not unbanning preordain

    Wizards: OK, that didn't work, let's print a new pushed delver-esque creature that synergizes with cantrips

    Players: SALTED EARTH SALTED EARTH

    -------------------------------------------------

    I didn't even get into spell queller or teferi or any of the other cool things wizards has been doing for blue (printing new cards to synergize with the cantrips you have, especially).

    If what you mean is Wizards has a cautious take toward 1 mana blue draw spells justifiably since Serum Visions (which is unplayable in legacy) is the second most played card in Modern with Opt at #6, then yes, they do.

    Preordain is a significant upgrade over opt. It's not about whether it compares to serum visions, since people would run both.

    TL;DR The blue persecution complex seriously has got to end :p After jace, with Serum visions and Snapcaster in the top 1 and 2 spots in their categories, it's time to just let it go.


    So true. I mean seriously I can get behind believing that SFM and Twin are safe/ good for the format.
    But the Legacy cantrips no way. Miracles with 20 Lands and 4 Preordain, 4 Serum, 4 Opt looks dangerous.

    UW control is a really powerful deck that *****s on less refined/ bad decks.
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  • posted a message on The State of Modern Thread (B&R 21/01/2019)
    That is actually a really nice idea. I doubt Combo decks would play that card, but Control decks looking for card selection definetely would.
    But it is maybe too powerful for Standard.

    Personally I think Ponder is way too powerful to be ever even considered for Modern. Ponder is restricted in Vintage, because it is much more powerful in a format with Fetchlands. Preordain seems more likely, but given the success of Serum Vision decks I doubt Wotc wants to boost them further.


    I hate Serum Visions with passion, it is good when looking for lands and setting up for future turns. But when you are flooded drawing another land feels sooooo bad.
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  • posted a message on The State of Modern Thread (B&R 21/01/2019)
    Meerfolk is not a blue deck, they deceive you with their Islands but in reality they are just an aggro deck (a very uninteractive one, even burn is more interactive) with 30 creatures that ignores the opponent and smashes face.
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  • posted a message on The State of Modern Thread (B&R 21/01/2019)
    To be fair every company does research on the internet. They would be ******* stupid to not read free feedback on their product.

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  • posted a message on The State of Modern Thread (B&R 21/01/2019)
    Regarding the sword of the meek thing:

    Didn't he say something like: "wouldn't Sword make Lantern obnoxious?"

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  • posted a message on The State of Modern Thread (B&R 21/01/2019)
    You know every fair white deck does play SFM in Legacy, whereas Delver is not played in every blue fair deck.

    I'm personally hoping for a Dark Depths unban, because it's not even that strong compared to:

    -)insert combo deck killing you on turn 3
    -) would boost fair decks
    -) we have more answers with Field of Ruin than in the past



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  • posted a message on The State of Modern Thread (B&R 21/01/2019)
    I just don't get the logic of comparing SFM, a Legacy staple 2 drop, with Ancestral Vision, Bitterblossom, Sword (all fringe playables at best in Legacy) or even worse comparing it with 4 mana cards.

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