Quote from motleyslayer »been hearing this probably too much for me to ignore at this point, a bunch of people are saying that modern right nwo rewards you for playing a linear, less interactive deck more so than playing control decks, which leads me to a question.
I've pretty much been playing URx control/tempoish decks since I've been playing modern (mostly Grixis variants,I had a bit of local success with GDS and control early last year and won a GPT late 2016 with Jeskai Nahiri), so I'd like to think I'm okay at those types of decks. Currently on blue moon and finding it's reasonable. I really love casting JTMS and LOTV
But I also have a rough dredge list together but I have no clue really how to play the deck. On the one hand, modern can really reward getting the reps in and playing what you know. but on the oter hand, people are saying linear decks are the place to be right now
what's the best call?
Both are true. If you put in the reps and tune your deck you can do moderately well with just about anything, because of this the format is so diverse and it's because the format is so diverse that you should play a linear deck. The format is to open to have game against everything, rather than try to meta against everything the safest option is to just do your own thing and try to have just enough generic disruption to stall your opponent long enough to win. Storm decks have Remand, Humans have Kitesail Freebooter, Affinity has Galvanic Blast. All of these cards disrupt your opponent just a little and can still be used to advance your game plan. I play Jeskai control because it's the deck I love. I put in the reps and I pilot my deck well. Counterspells give me broad answers so I never get caught with my pants completely down. Now even with all that said I know it's impossible for me to have game against everything. Decks like Dredge, Lantern, KCI, Tron, and Amulet Titan can all be rough matchups. I'm not completely dead against any of them but I also can't sideboard against all of them and still have slots to sure up my other match-ups post board. So every time I go to a big event there is always a match-up or two that I am just hoping doesn't come up.