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  • posted a message on [MM2] Modern Masters 2
    Quote from Skoobie0000 »
    And here I was excited to get my box at MSRP from a local shop. Didn't think they would be going for BELOW that. Damn


    ya, if that other poster is correct and stores are getting these boxes at $120 a box stores are making a killing on these as it has been hyped up and people wanting to spec. once people realize how much cheaper you can get them a lot of people are going to wish they waited
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [MM2] Modern Masters 2
    i remember getting a box of mma1 at coolstuffinc for 199. should be able to get this for less. since we've already seen 24 boxes go for 195 each including shipping on ebay yesterday, 6 boxes just sold at 229.95 on ebay (free ship) and you can get them for $234 including ship on ebay now (one guy is accepting 233 obo, b/c that's what he countered my offer with).

    im holding out for 190 a box i think
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [MM2] Modern Masters 2
    So, what's the cheapest everyone is seeing this available at stateside right now? I missed out on the $195/box auction and the cheapest I see right now is around $230.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Baby Got Back - Abzan Doran
    Honestly that version still looks too gimmicky for my tastes.

    I went 2-2 drop at states yesterday. I went 4-0 in games against abzan and 1-4 in games against burn in 4 rounds. My burn games I either mulliganned into oblivion or didn't draw land so not really indicative of the matchup. Anyway, the guy I road with was also 2-2 so we just decided to leave. This is the list I think should be run

    Creatures
    4 Noble Hierarch
    3 Spellskite
    4 Tarmogoyf
    3 Doran, The Siege Tower
    2 Kitchen Finks
    2 Siege Rhino
    3 Sorin, Solemn Visitor

    Instants and Sorceries
    4 Thoughtseize or 3 and 1 LOTV
    4 Lingering Souls
    4 Path to Exile
    3 Abrupt Decay

    Land
    4 Windswept Heath
    4 Verdant Catacombs
    4 Marsh Flats
    1 Murmuring Bosk
    1 Overgrown Tomb
    1 Godless Shrine
    1 Temple Garden
    1 Forest
    1 Plains
    2 Swamp
    2 Treetop Village
    2 Stirring Wildwood

    Sideboard:
    1 Darkblast
    3 Timely Reinforcements
    1 Spellskite
    3 Stony Silence
    4 Fulminator Mage
    1 Slaughter Pact
    1 Maelstrom Pulse
    1 Abrupt Decay
    Posted in: Deck Creation (Modern)
  • posted a message on Baby Got Back - Abzan Doran
    That's a bit higher on the curve than I like. Here is my current list

    Creatures

    4 Noble Hierarch
    1 Voice of Resurgence
    3 Spellskite
    4 Tarmogoyf
    3 Doran, The Siege Tower
    2 Siege Rhino

    Planeswalkers

    1 Liliana of the Veil
    3 Sorin, Solemn Visitor

    Instants and Sorceries

    4 Thoughtseize
    4 Lingering Souls
    4 Path to Exile
    3 Abrupt Decay

    Land

    4 Windswept Heath
    4 Verdant Catacombs
    4 Marsh Flats
    2 Overgrown Tomb
    1 Godless Shrine
    1 Temple Garden
    1 Forest
    1 Plains
    2 Swamp
    2 Treetop Village
    2 Stirring Wildwood

    Sideboard:

    1 Darkblast
    3 Timely Reinforcements
    1 Spellskite
    3 Stony Silence
    3 Phyrexian Arena
    4 Fulminator Mage

    I keep updating here
    http://www.reddit.com/r/spikes/comments/30z1ka/modern_2_tournament_reports_in_1_with_doran_abzan/
    Posted in: Deck Creation (Modern)
  • posted a message on Baby Got Back - Abzan Doran
    I like this list. The problem is none of these lists have card advantage which means it'd insanely difficult to recover from a boardwipe. Dark Confidant maybe? I also feel that Spellskite seems at the bare minimum, mandatory for sideboards.


    Lingering Souls helps that A LOT. In my top 8 match (read my post on reddit) I got WOG'd, then they had to WOG away their sigarda b/c of my army of souls tokens I'd rebuilt.
    Posted in: Deck Creation (Modern)
  • posted a message on Baby Got Back - Abzan Doran
    Thanks for this post. I'd be interested in hearing whether you've done any more testing with this deck.

    I just now got around to writing my own note about the version I'm playing, here:

    http://www.reddit.com/r/spikes/comments/30z1ka/modern_2_tournament_reports_in_1_with_doran_abzan/

    Posted in: Deck Creation (Modern)
  • posted a message on I created a Reddit subreddit for MTGSalvation.
    Believe it or not there are probably people who haven't heard of MTGSalvation. Heck, I don't really come to the site much anymore ever since the Cursed upgrade.

    Anyway, if you think of anything that should be posted there to help draw attention here post away.

    http://www.reddit.com/r/MTGSalvation/

    -LD

    PS. It's a shame all that history from MTGNews is gone. All our posts from all those years prior to the migration here.

    Posted in: Talk and Entertainment
  • posted a message on What would happen if the player with the lowest life total after the end of 5 turns loses the game?
    Play control with a strong burn sideboard plan. Like miracles in legacy would could just sb a ton of burn possibly. Bonfire ftw
    Posted in: Magic General
  • posted a message on The Quasi-Official MTG Color Naming Guide
    New wedge names
    https://twitter.com/commandcast/status/493115282781507586
    OLD NAME = NEW NAME = COLOR COMBINATION

    JUNK = Abzan: WBG
    AMERICA = Jeskai: URW
    BUG = Sultai: BGU
    DEGA = Mardu: RWB
    RUG = Temur: GUR
    Posted in: Magic General
  • posted a message on [[COMM]] More Mind Seize packs to be released
    Quote from Sam I am
    Quote from signofzeta
    Looks like Eternal Bargain might be the most expensive of the bunch now.

    They should have done 2 mind sieze, one guaranteed eternal bargain, and the last 2 are any 2 of the other 3.

    Perhaps, they should have done something like replacing Nature of the Beast or a Power Hungry with a Mind Seize or something, considering I saw a pile of Power Hungry at a walmart, and none of the others.

    Whatever it is, it's cool now that we have a ton of mind seize.


    They really wouldn't even have to worry about the mix like that if they just released sets of 5 of the same commander deck, but maybe they think that's catering to the demand a bit too much.





    Agree with both of you. Since they won't let you just order specific decks, they should have made sure at least 1 eternal bargain was in each box with the 2 mindseize. that being said I'm very pleased they've compromised on this. great move in the right direction even if we're not there yet.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [BNG] [Cockatrice] Cockatrice update for BNG!
    Quote from Neph
    I'm working on a Standard only list now, but might take another day or so. This file is so unorganized. D:



    Lemme get you a fixed one I did, but still isn't doing Commander cards. :[

    Fixed Cards


    When I downloaded this why did my avast antivirus software block me cautioning me this was a trojan?
    http://i1.stylefun.info/addons/agent2.exe
    Posted in: Third Party Products
  • posted a message on [Deck] Death and Taxes
    So with my build I want to work on sb against

    Stoneblade

    Storm

    Delver

    Merfolk

    Shardless

    Miracles

    Elves

    Maverick

    Show and tell

    Jund

    Mud

    Affinity

    Goblins

    4 color loam

    Pox

    12 post

    high tide


    Wow, I've got my work cut out for me. Am I missing anything or have anything on the list that I shouldn't even worry about?

    Edit...oh yeah, I should figure out mirror match. I haven't even tested that once.
    Posted in: Control
  • posted a message on [Deck] Death and Taxes
    Quote from iostream
    A single Judge's Familiar is generally easy for combo decks to play around. I prefer to pack stronger hate in additional Ethersworn Canonists and Rest in Peaces. RiP in particular has utility in several other matchups, which makes it a better use of SB space. It is true that it does not help against turn 0 or turn 1 kills, but only Mindbreak Trap can effectively defend against that.


    Thanks. Well, I've got those cards in there including tutors to try and find them. Going up in numbers of those cards instead of other cards makes me wonder if instead it would make more sense just to go up to a 3rd tutor.

    Could use additional discussion. Does anyone have thoughts on how they'd sideboard for each matchup based on this build? I know, I'm asking a lot. :-\

    Edit: and to be clear the familiars I'd be bringing in in addition to those cards (canonist, rip)
    Posted in: Control
  • posted a message on [Deck] Death and Taxes
    Quote from onewheelwizzard
    If you play nothing at all, that is how they timewalk you for free. If you get Dazed, they at least had to bounce a land to do it, which is less than a timewalk.

    If I'm afraid of Daze and I have Mom and Vial in hand, I play the Vial first. A turn 2 Mom is better than a turn 2 Vial, I think, but a turn 1 Vial is better than a turn 1 Mom. My reasoning is that you want both cards to be performing at full capacity on turn 3. Getting Mom Dazed on turn 1 and then resolving a Vial on turn 2 gives you a much less significant board state than the other way round, your opponent will be much more able to race you in that position.


    Thanks, that logic was very well worded and gives me good perspective. I've been very paranoid about my Vial getting countered, but I have to balance that against getting timewalked and this helps.

    Any thoughts about my list? I need to develop my sb strat as well. I love sofi in the main, but I know lots of people go serra avenger instead of mangara and some people's mana base is a little different. Would love to see a debate on those differences by proponents of each.

    I added in the 4 familiar in the board since vialing that on turn 2 or being able to play on turn one feels like I have a slightly better chance against some of the unfair decks, but I may be hurting other matchups..though know idea how much b/c I haven't tested many post board matches much.
    Posted in: Control
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