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  • posted a message on Jund
    As for the gy hate I like Nihil Spellbomb the most. It's the most versatile of them which is why I like it even though it may not be the best against specific decks. At worst it draws you a card which is not terrible and it makes your Goyf bigger. On the other hand I don't like Rakdos Charm. It does more things but neither of them really good-it's slow gy hate and it might be even too late against many decks on many occasions.
    Posted in: Tier 2 (Modern)
  • posted a message on Jund
    2 Pushes would be gas but 2 Pulses is likely too slow on the draw.
    Posted in: Tier 2 (Modern)
  • posted a message on Jund
    Jund really feels good. I agree with Spsiegel Burn matchup not being the best. We might need to add 3rd Collective Brutality if Burn remains so popular. It's not terrible but it doesn't feel good. I just played a match against Burn and won but I didn't like how it went.

    Cascading into Collective Brutality when my opponent had Eidolon in play and 2 cards in hand (land and Bolt) was awesome though.
    Posted in: Tier 2 (Modern)
  • posted a message on Abzan / The Rock
    Quote from guitar90x »
    im coming back to abzan. tried bbe jund by reid duke and tron matchup is unwinnable. anyone have trouble with jace playing abzan?

    I haven't played Abzan since BBE unban but as FlyingDelver said to the poster above Lingering Souls is your best card. Thrun is also good as he can't be removed with target removal and bounced with Jace.
    Posted in: Tier 2 (Modern)
  • posted a message on Jund
    Quote from guitar90x »
    tron is unwinnable playing bbe jund by ried. abzan by ried has better game. dunno how to win with jund. i seems like stony silence is so much superior than ancient grudge. if i splash white it's better to go mardu bedlam.

    I disagree with this. Tron isn't great matchup for Jund but it's definitely not unwinnable. Ancient Grudge is good against it, Bolt is useful as well. BBE is the new toll that gives us another chance of beating Tron by making pressure and rebuilding the board after O-Stone or Ugin. I think this new configuration (with BBE and all other stuff) is the best against Tron Jund had in a very long time. Also comparing it to Abzan I would rather be on Jund if facing Tron than on Abzan.
    Posted in: Tier 2 (Modern)
  • posted a message on Jund
    I can see 2/2 split between Treetop Village and Raging Ravine as an option. Ravine is better at closing games but Treetop being cheaper to activate is great and trample is relevant sometimes as well. Treetop Village is great, by many people underrated card but it does a lot.

    @SiegeDino: I would cut 1 Abrupt Decay. You don't need as it's just a 2 mana removal spell most of the time and thus the worst of removal we have. It's also not very good cascade target most of the time. After that I would cut 1 discard spell, most likely Thoughtseize. Again discard is not very good cascade target and you can fine with only five (I wouldn't go below that number though). You can move that Thoughtseize to sb if you want more discard and bring it in against decks you want it.
    Posted in: Tier 2 (Modern)
  • posted a message on Jund
    Quote from whocansay »
    Real interesting 4C (+blue) list fighting for a top 8 spot at the Dutch Open Series right now. Adds blue for Search, Snap and 2 Jaces - super greedy but hey I can't argue with 6-0-1.

    twitch/dutchopenseries

    edit: and he lost to his own manabase. Ehhh still interesting.

    It's interesting idea for sure but I think it's too greedy to play 4 color deck like this when there are FoR everywhere. It's nice to see he did well but in my opinion it's a bit too ambitious.
    Posted in: Tier 2 (Modern)
  • posted a message on Jund
    I'm testing 25 land right now and it's possibly correct choice although I'm not happy that I should cut 1 Fatal Push for it at all. 26 lands seems very bad idea to me unless you're going to win with lands only somehow. Only land based decks such as Valakut decks play so many lands.

    Not sure if I'll stick with 25 lands though as I was doing just fine with 24 but I decided to give it a try and see how it goes.
    Posted in: Tier 2 (Modern)
  • posted a message on Jund
    Quote from Spsiegel1987 »
    That match was amazing. Reid really saw some fantastic lines. I think I would have lost that game sooner

    Listening to Bueller and Melissa suggest all the wrong lines of play was a little annoying, but holy god is Reid good.

    I know this matchup showcased the no mountain screwing him---but ponza and blood moon is also out in huge numbers where you also want that 2nd forest.


    Hopefully it will be on youtube so I can watch it.

    Who did win btw?
    Posted in: Tier 2 (Modern)
  • posted a message on Abzan / The Rock
    Quote from Spsiegel1987 »
    I wish you guys saw how much trash the Facebook community wrote about Reid's Abzan list without path when he originally wrote that article before the PT.


    Abzan may not be doomed after tomorrow's unban, although it may want to fit a 4th lingering souls if the meta slows down.


    It may not be doomed but it will be worse for sure. I agree with 4th Lingering Souls, it looks good against Jace and BBE decks.
    Posted in: Tier 2 (Modern)
  • posted a message on Jund
    Quote from FlyingDelver »
    In the past I cut KCommand, especially against UW Control. Now with BBE, I dont know if we should do that actually.

    I have the same issue (good one though if I can say so). I played a game against CoCo yesterday and normally I would cut K. Command (at least one copy) but with BBE it's hard to do that. The value between them is just too big to do something like that.

    Maybe it still comes out here and there but definitely less often than before we had BBE.
    Posted in: Tier 2 (Modern)
  • posted a message on Abzan / The Rock
    Quote from FlyingDelver »
    Abzan in the finals, that should be nice. Happy to see an interesting match now after that Tron nonsense...

    That's Magic as intended. I'm very happy that he made it into the finals; I didn't think he would with 4 decks in top 8 being Tron.
    Posted in: Tier 2 (Modern)
  • posted a message on Abzan / The Rock
    Quote from FlyingDelver »
    Quote from Ayiluss »
    Quote from FlyingDelver »
    We got 2 Abzan in the Top 8 of GP Lyon.

    Just saw that, nice to see. I feel that we won't see Abzan doing so good in the foreseeable future though but hopefully it's time for Jund to rise which I believe it will.

    Btw: none of them is playing Path which is interesting but I really like it.


    Its just Reid Dukes approach. And again, just another evidence that Path is not needed for all the people advocating that Path is needed :p

    Yep, that's what I think as well.
    Posted in: Tier 2 (Modern)
  • posted a message on Abzan / The Rock
    Quote from FlyingDelver »
    We got 2 Abzan in the Top 8 of GP Lyon.

    Just saw that, nice to see. I feel that we won't see Abzan doing so good in the foreseeable future though but hopefully it's time for Jund to rise which I believe it will.

    Btw: none of them is playing Path which is interesting but I really like it.
    Posted in: Tier 2 (Modern)
  • posted a message on Jund
    I cut Pushes, Terminate and a few Bolts. I cut Decay as well unless I'm up against UW control-Decay is good here against their Spreading Seas, Search for Azcanta, Detention Sphere and Gideon. Bolt is is not great against control but still better than most of other removal we have. It can hit them or kill a Jace which can be relevant but I don't think we want all 4.
    Posted in: Tier 2 (Modern)
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