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  • posted a message on Jund
    Quote from PlainsAngels »
    Leyline of the void seems like the best answer to the graveyard decks, is Bob the reason I haven’t been seeing it in lists?

    It can be bad along with Bob but it's more because the card itself is just dead draw or at least a lot worse if you draw it later in the game. In Mardu for example you have Faithless Looting to discard it (as you can do for other useless cards) while there's nothing like that in Jund so it will sitting there in hand doing nothing.
    Posted in: Midrange
  • posted a message on Jund
    Quote from FlyingDelver »
    Quote from Ayiluss »
    It's not that easy. Sure, you can sideboard in more removal or something else (like Kalitas) against aggro decks when you're trying to beat it but it might not work or not s easy as it once was. Aggro decks are much more efficient today and some even play disruption (Humans). When you combine their speed with disruption it means they can easily kill you before you stabilize. Jund has answers to deal with most of them but then it's always that "draw the wrong half of your deck" problem and they can punish you very hard by just one bad top deck on your side. This is not that rare to happen as Jund is not very consistent at finding its answers at the right time which may cost you a game a lot of times even if you should win it in theory. I think this is what FlyingDelver is trying to say.


    Exactly, but didn't I said that? Maybe I am missing something, but for me it seems I said the same thing (which yriel has a problem with apparantly)

    This is what I said-I wanted to say what you are trying to say and this makes perfect sense to me but apparently not everyone sees it.
    Posted in: Midrange
  • posted a message on Mardu Pyromancer
    @already pumuky: I would suggest (as FlyingDelver already said) to play 2nd Dreadbore over 2nd Terminate. I think Dreadbore is better right now due to the popularity of control and Tron. Collective Brutality is great card in this deck as it has a lot of synergy with it but I feel like 3 Collective Brutality is too much (I tested it felt that way) unless you have lots of Burn in your metagame. I would play Liliana the Last Hope instead. She's good against lots of decks and I've been happy with her. Other than that your list looks fine to me.
    Posted in: Midrange
  • posted a message on Abzan / The Rock
    Quote from Brightmist »
    I don't think anyone is happy to be playing against Bridgevine. It's a pretty busted deck that can just get random free wins if stars align.

    That's true. I don't like these kind of decks because they don't make fun games in my opinion but I agree that with Abzan Traverse you have a game against it.
    Posted in: Midrange
  • posted a message on Mardu Pyromancer
    It feels too slow and mana intensive for my taste. You also have enough other options for creature removal in the form of instants/sorceries which have better synergy with the rest of the deck.
    Posted in: Midrange
  • posted a message on Abzan / The Rock
    Perhaps Abzan is better equipped to handle them than Mardu but I beat them with Mardu without Leyline, Surgical or Spellbomb so saying Mardu can't handle them without these cards isn't exactly true. I admit I got lucky and that these games are rare and you should lose against them under normal circumstances but I believe that without gy hate any midrange deck will have hard time against them anyway.

    Anafenza (I don't like her in general), Path, Cleric, Surgical and Spellbomb definitely helps against Bridgevine but I'm not still not thrilled about playing this mu from Abzan's side.
    Posted in: Midrange
  • posted a message on Jund
    It's not that easy. Sure, you can sideboard in more removal or something else (like Kalitas) against aggro decks when you're trying to beat it but it might not work or not s easy as it once was. Aggro decks are much more efficient today and some even play disruption (Humans). When you combine their speed with disruption it means they can easily kill you before you stabilize. Jund has answers to deal with most of them but then it's always that "draw the wrong half of your deck" problem and they can punish you very hard by just one bad top deck on your side. This is not that rare to happen as Jund is not very consistent at finding its answers at the right time which may cost you a game a lot of times even if you should win it in theory. I think this is what FlyingDelver is trying to say.
    Posted in: Midrange
  • posted a message on Abzan / The Rock
    Gy based decks are doing great right now. Leyline of the Void is the best gy hate against them (although it's annoying that you need it in the opening hand otherwise it's much worse or even useless a lot of times). I decided to go with it in my Mardu list again but I'm not sure about playing it in other midrange decks, including Traverse Abzan.

    I feel that Mardu has the most game against these decks as long as you are playing Leyline but Abzan Traverse could be fine as well with Path, Anafenza, Ooze and some gy hate from the sb. You're very likely not beating their best draws with this but you probably have a game against their slower starts.
    Posted in: Midrange
  • posted a message on Abzan / The Rock
    Lingerings Souls is the best card against GDS but there's no way I would keep TBR in because of that. You should always board out TBR against attrition based decks because you don't want to get 2 for 1'ed in case they have removal. Izzet Staticaster may be an option although most recent lists don't play it and it seems a bit narrow because it only answers spirit tokens. I would much rather bring in EE which they should anyway since it answers our planeswalkers and most creatures (and most of them being 2 cmc it makes it even better).

    I wouldn't bring in Surgical, it's bad against grindy decks although exiling a set of threats may be appealing since GDS is low on threats. It's still CA disadvantage which you don't want in that kind of matchups.

    Also keep in Abrupt Decay. It kills Death's Shadow and Lilianas which they will bring in.
    Posted in: Midrange
  • posted a message on Mardu Pyromancer
    Bogles is pretty tough mu and you will have very hard time beating them without some help of sb cards or them being unlucky and drawing air. As others said EE and Wear//Tear first comes in minds, especially EE is great against them. Blood Moon can be pretty decent too but it can be too slow occasionally, especially on the draw. As already mentioned Ensnaring Bridge is decent option as well if you want to have even more hate against them.
    Posted in: Midrange
  • posted a message on Jund
    I don't see any good reason to drop red tbh. Red offers us so many good cards in Lightning Bolt, Terminate, K. Command, BBE and some nice sb options, most notably Ancient Grudge.
    Posted in: Midrange
  • posted a message on [POLL] What cards do you want banned or unbanned in the August 20, 2018 announcement?
    Unban: nothing because there is no reason to do so

    Ban: Ancient Stirrings. The card is too good. It adds so much consistency to colorless decks which makes it harder for other decks to interact with them. I think Wizards should make these decks weaker and Ancient Stirrings is the most reasonable card to ban.
    Posted in: Modern Archives
  • posted a message on Grixis Death's Shadow
    @M1sgu1ded1: take a look at Dylan Hovey's Youtube channel. I think he's a pretty decent GD player and streams it regulary, multiple times per week. You have lots of videos of him playing GD there.

    You also have two articles about Grixis Shadow (one more in general and one about sideboarding) that he wrote. Here's the link to the site where you can find them: http://www.topdeckproductions.com/articles/.
    Posted in: Midrange
  • posted a message on Mardu Pyromancer
    Some people just sucks and get regarded.

    Sadly it happens and it's not that uncommon.
    Posted in: Midrange
  • posted a message on Mardu Pyromancer
    Leaving Blood Moon against the mirror (if this was indeed the case) is so off. Why would someone even do that?
    Posted in: Midrange
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