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  • posted a message on "What Deck Should I Play" thread
    Well, KCI has bitten the dust. I had been trying to test Amulet Titan over the last few weeks in preparation of the impending shakeup, but I haven't really been loving the deck. It just feels much more janky and inconsistent than KCI. I don't want to question the results of pro Amulet players like Daryl Ayers, but is the deck really that great? Obviously it has insane potential, but it seems to be much much harder to get to a level of proficiency with the deck. Are there other strong combo decks at the moment? I haven't really heard about Storm making any waves at all, and haven't seen anyone but the Storm Bros playing the deck in any big tournaments lately. I have UW Control which I'll probably play more of now, but I feel I'm more a combo player at heart.
    Posted in: Modern
  • posted a message on The State of Modern Thread (B&R 26/11/2018)
    I'm sad the whole deck had to go, but super happy with the amount of transparency in this article. I would have liked to hear about any discussion on what might be able to be unbanned, but I guess that would just feed into speculation-buying for the next go-around and wouldn't actually contribute anything unless they actually unbanned something.
    Posted in: Modern Archives
  • posted a message on The State of Modern Thread (B&R 26/11/2018)
    Quote from DarthDrac »
    I have a feeling that KCI is going to cop it and SFM is coming back. January is usually the B and R where things change. The only thing I can say with any certainty is that there is a tornado of rage about to hit the corners of the internet where mtg players post in about 4 hours.


    I'd agree on KCI and probably on SFM, except if we are going back to Phyrexia then; the mana won't return, infect won't return, metalcraft might, but they have probably played in that space enough, proliferate they tried to bring back and couldn't, living weapon is interesting and has plenty of space, but can it be brought back safely with SFM in the format? I suspect SFM means that living weapon never comes back, or will never be stronger than Batterskull...


    I don't think we'd necessarily see Living Weapon in a return to New Phyrexia. It wasn't exactly the splashiest of designs, and I honestly think Infect is the pinnacle of Phyrexia-flavor, closely followed by Proliferate, but it works best when paired with Infect. I'm not wholly convinced we'll go straight to NP anyways; I have a feeling we'll get a new plane, and maybe a Theros return to recruit Elspeth, as she is the other main anti-Phyrexia walker we have, after Karn.
    Posted in: Modern Archives
  • posted a message on The State of Modern Thread (B&R 26/11/2018)
    I take a breather and come back to over a full page of almost exclusively Twin-talk? At this point I honestly want it unbanned just so I don't have to go back three pages in this thread to find an original post.

    I'm excited for tomorrow, I've been steeling myself for the expected KCI ban, but I'm still holding out that they actually do some thinking and use a scalpel with a Wellspring ban (looks silly on the banlist, but so does Summer Bloom). As for unbans, I personally think SFM is totally safe, and I'd enjoy letting Blue decks have the chance to have an A-grade cantrip for a change, but I'm pretty sure SFM is the choice I'd make if I were a betting person.

    Do people think the KCI-crew will just slot into Amulet Titan? I've been play testing and watching some vids, and it really just seems much less consistent than KCI. I really appreciate watching Daryl Ayers on it, but it might just take me much longer to "learn" Amulet Titan than KCI did. I suppose that's what people are looking for in their fantasy metas, though; combo decks that they can disrupt with Path to Exile and which new players will never show up to tournaments with.
    Posted in: Modern Archives
  • posted a message on [POLL] What cards do you want banned or unbanned in the January 21, 2019, announcement?
    Quote from cfusionpm »
    Quote from Mtgthewary »
    Quote from cfusionpm »
    Well, this is interesting. Matt Nass's take on banning KCI. As in he wants to ban KCI itself, not one of the middle enablers or mana acceleration.

    https://youtu.be/KyEWZEUdvuQ
    why we need to destroy this deck? Maybe weaker OK, but destroying??

    Bad player experiences, bad coverage, long turns, difficult to understand, difficult to interact with, etc. It has all the worst attributes of both original Eggs and Summer Bloom. It's even more obnoxious than Lantern because it has been monumentally successful across large tournaments all year long. It's creates terrible games, on top of the speed, tournament success, "battle of sideboards" nature, and long turn tournament logistics.


    Have there been any logistical issues at all for this incarnation of the deck? I know everyone loves to tout the issues Eggs had, but KCI is only ever "long" on its last turn of the game, and it actually has demonstrable loops which speed it up. I just haven't seen any information showing the deck is similar to Eggs or Legacy Top-Miracles.
    Posted in: Modern Archives
  • posted a message on The State of Modern Thread (B&R 26/11/2018)
    I think most people are fairly certain SFM does not deserve to be on the banlist, but I hope most of us have a healthy level of skepticism when it comes to the Ban/Restricted Team recognizing that fact.
    Posted in: Modern Archives
  • posted a message on [RNA] Ravnica Allegiance Previews: Modern Discussion
    I don't think we'll see Electrodominance, at least not in Living End. It's a cool card, but I don't think the deck wants a bad Blaze that only works if you draw Living End.
    Posted in: Modern
  • posted a message on [RNA] Ravnica Allegiance Previews: Modern Discussion
    Kinda sad we didn't get any real UW Control worthy cards (if not from Ravnican Azorius, when?), but I guess that's to be expected with how much Teferi's printing screwed the pooch in terms of Standard Control's power level. I doubt we get any Modern-pushed control cards until he's rotated out.
    Posted in: Modern
  • posted a message on [POLL] What cards do you want banned or unbanned in the January 21, 2019, announcement?
    I guess I just haven't been on the end of double Arclight Phoenix much? Sure, there are some busted things that Faithless Looting does, but I can race those things. When my opponent does Ancient Stirrings, find Krark-Clan Ironworks, I know that I am dead at 4 mana. No specific amount of damage, just Engineered Explosives for any number less than 6 and infinite damage in 2 point intervals.

    *I guess Ancient Stirrings is technically also "raced" by killing them before they have 4 mana, but it is easier to see damage on the board than knowing when your opponent will have 4 mana (opponent with Mind Stone and Mox Opal) AND have the other necessary pieces. I mean, it's sort of assumed that they have the other pieces, but it is not always the case. When creatures are attacking you, you will take the damage each turn unless you kill the creature or block it.


    But Phoenixes have haste, and there are tons of ways to get them into the graveyard. It's the same exact thing as a combo. You don't see anything from them, then there are 3 3/2s coming at your face. The only difference is they usually can't kill you immediately, but having you on a 1-turn clock is pretty good, especially when destroy effects are meaningless.
    Posted in: Modern Archives
  • posted a message on Possible name of the upcoming set
    Nowhere yet, chances are we'll be seeing quite a few more Zombie creature types in April.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Possible name of the upcoming set
    Probably just a stylized way of saying a bunch of Planeswalkers are fighting over junk.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [POLL] What cards do you want banned or unbanned in the January 21, 2019, announcement?
    I've hit two Azusa's, two Trinket Mages, and a Sakura-Tribe Scout off Stirrings before. Not technically impossible.
    Posted in: Modern Archives
  • posted a message on Ravnica Allegiance Mythic Edition
    As much as Daretti is main storyline I guess... Yeah gonna pass on this one. Partially just on principle after how God awful the last time was, and these PWs are less chase-worthy than Teferi. Also not crazy about the arts this time around.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on New Judge foils: Rhystic Study and Food Chain
    Beautiful. If I played legacy or cutthroat EDH I would totally grab that Food Chain.

    Hopefully the Rhystic ends up printed somewhere else with that art, it is lovely, although I do enjoy the old art as well.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on New Quick Draft paper format modeled after Arena
    "Players love this format"... Is this actually true? I had heard things weren't so hot with Bo1s.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
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