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  • posted a message on [[Official]] Modern Prices Discussion
    Quote from Colt47 »
    Vivian Reid is completely replaceable and hardly a factor in Modern. Core 2019 was a dismally opened set and the singles from the set are incredibly volatile. The mythics from that set are going to go through some of the most dramatic shifts in price that we've seen in ages because of just how badly it was opened. The cards that have modern value from core 2019 are not that expensive right now because the archetypes they slot in are not currently a thing in standard.


    I'm after her ability to destroy artifacts and enchantments... as a catch all answer against people in our FNM who use ensnaring bridge and worship. Well, pirate Vraska has a similar ability, but I can't use Vraska in RG Ponza... so I really have to wait for Vivien to go down in price.
    Posted in: Modern
  • posted a message on Living End
    Own the white leylines, but I don't feel good trying to put cards I need to aggressively mulligan to be able to use, so I'll pass. Can still fight through the burn, discard, and grave hate present in our FNM.
    Posted in: Combo
  • posted a message on Shaman of the Great Hunt
    Was looking for a creature to test in Ponza when I came up on the card. It's a decent midgame creature, but sadly dies to too many thing so I can't use it. Have discussed it today at length with someone, and not good enough.
    Posted in: Modern
  • posted a message on The State of Modern Thread (B&R 01/10/2018)
    It's hype. I think the best build is BR honestly I'm just waiting for the 26th to go in on it.


    I lurk around the Mardu Pyromancer thread, and there has been some talk there of adding an arclight package to the deck.
    Posted in: Modern
  • posted a message on Shaman of the Great Hunt
    The abilities are good.. haste, 4 power, card draw, and the ability to enlarge creatures.. but it is somehow balanced because he is easily killed with only 2 toughness. Have been trying to find a home for this card, but so far no decks to slot him in yet. Has anyone been able to make Shaman of the Great Hunt work in their deck?

    Almost feels like a "win-more" card, but there might be something I'm not seeing here.

    Posted in: Modern
  • posted a message on Please stop shuffling opponent's deck if you don't know how
    I'd lose my ***** if someone damaged my decks. It would be ugly...


    haha, I don't want to be the one to split your sleeves then. XD
    Accidentally damaging sleeves of my deck is fine. As long as it's not the actual card that got damaged. People at our store know each other, and are pretty laid back. The usual "shuffle" here is a cut or someone puts cards into piles then puts them back again. Only a few regulars actually shuffle, and they do it gently. Well, I guess one reason for the laid back environment is we are only playing for a few packs and passing time. In large events, where bigger prices are at stake, I expect people to be more vigilant in shuffling.
    Posted in: Magic General
  • posted a message on [POLL] What cards do you want banned or unbanned in the November 26, 2018 announcement?
    Quote from Pistallion »

    Another card I'd like to see unbanned is Punishing Fire. Maybe its too good, but who knows.


    Would like to see that unbanned too. Never had the chance to own a Punishing Fire deck before, looks fun to try. Grove of the Burnwillows is also cheap to get right now. I remember this card got banned because WoTC thinks it is unfair against tribal decks that rely on 2 toughness creatures. Not much tribal decks around anyway.. the creature decks that roam around modern these days have 5/5, 4/5, 4/4. https://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/feature/explanation-december-2011-br-changes-2011-12-20
    Posted in: Modern
  • posted a message on Please stop shuffling opponent's deck if you don't know how
    I keep 3 or 4 spare sleeves in my deck box, just in case someone damages the sleeves of my deck. Fortunately, I have not yet met someone who shuffles hard... people at our FNM don't want to damage each other's cards. The worst guy I met is someone with greasy hands, my sleeves got clouded a bit from the grease. Frown
    Posted in: Magic General
  • posted a message on [POLL] What cards do you want banned or unbanned in the November 26, 2018 announcement?
    Quote from tronix »
    yeah i would expect around goyf levels of play. even if it only got to like the levels of tireless tracker, thats still far more influence than thopter sword.

    i can understand the argument that sfm is safe BECAUSE there is a lot of ways to deal with it. but beyond that the old 'it dies to doomblade' argument falls short because it would mean you are playing against a deck with removal. if the opponent wants to trade resources, sfm is fine in that setting.

    the other end of the spectrum, where sfm as a standalone play isnt as powerful as the decks trying to play past you. alright, but what does that have to do with a midrange creature? youd have to be under the assumption that midrange decks are unplayable, and that is demonstrably false.

    That would be my hope for a card that gets unbanned - for it to see moderate levels of play and create or help decks that aren't that good already.

    Unfortunately I am in IdSurge's and CFusionPM's (among many, many others) camp in believing that it won't make that many waves. Of course initially many people will jam it into decks. There will be players that take advantage of that and play decks that beat SfM decks. Then the play should die down to a minor amount of play.

    I mean, Legacy has Umezawa's Jitte for Heaven's sake! It's hard for me to fathom how Jitte was "okay" in Extended for so many years, but it is seemingly way to powerful for Modern (but I do believe that it IS way too good for Modern).


    In Legacy she is considered among the strongest creatures that cost only two mana, the others being bob, goyf, and snap. Of course, Modern is a totally different environment.. no Brainstorm and Jitte here. Nahhh.. I don't intend to argue hard over this topic.. whatever will happen... will happen once WoTC allows her out of jail. I've already ordered two promo batterskull since SCG has a sale this week. If SFM does not go out of jail, I'll find other decks to put them into. Smile

    Quote from gkourou »
    Quote from cfusionpm »
    I would be THRILLED to play against nothing but Stoneforge decks. I would LOVE my opponent to tap out for such a devastating creature. I mean, can you imagine how crushing it would be to have your opponent tap out for a Stoneforge Mystic instead of like... dredging 15 power into play? Or playing a bunch of free 4/4s while wrecking your hand randomly? Or hitting you for a ton infect damage? Or putting 10 goblins into play? Or playing a bunch of 1 mana 5/5s after stripping your hand? Or fetching their third Tron piece to slam Karn? Or infinitely loop artifact eggs? Or casually play an early Primeval Titan?

    For goodness sake, if someone's afraid of Stoneforge Mystic, they must simply not play a lot of Modern. I would play against those decks all day any day.


    Hey, why do a bunch of 5/5 after stripping your hand is such a bad deck to play against? After all, this is a super interactive deck Wink


    I've played a lot against GDS, and it's a totally fine deck. The local versions we have here use the banana king + kommand loop as a backup grind plan, and I know to scoop when they start doing that when I'm in top-deck mode. However, the GDS variants here can be killed if aggroed hard early.
    Posted in: Modern
  • posted a message on [[Official]] Modern Prices Discussion
    I would say that Vivien Reid's price is closer to $23, so the $30 price may be local or a store markup. I'm assuming it's because of Standard's GB decks.

    Sad thing is that it was a card that I considered speculating on when I saw her at $6 because big Green planeswalkers usually hit a high price in Standard unless there is a replacement, but I just thought that Vivien was just not that good. Ragrets...


    Yeah, I guess you're right. I saw the 30$ price at SCG, and prices are sometimes inflated there.

    Was planning to try Vivien in Ponza, thinking she is still 10 dollars... I guess the testing would have to wait until her price goes down. XD
    Posted in: Modern
  • posted a message on [[Official]] Modern Prices Discussion
    Ok, I see now. Thanks for the info. Smile
    Posted in: Modern
  • posted a message on [[Official]] Modern Prices Discussion
    Two questions..

    1. Why is Vivien Reid 30$ right now?

    2. Did Path to Exile spike a little? Now 7-8$... the last ones I bought a few months ago were only 4-5$ range.
    Posted in: Modern
  • posted a message on Stompy
    Plenty of strong W sideboard cards. Path, RiP, and Stony. Nice tech with the 3 Firespout, the green side is also useful for killing flyers like spirits. He has a good sideboard.

    His plan game 1 seems to be all-in aggro. Then game 2, the deck can interact more with the opponent using sideboard cards.

    Posted in: Aggro & Tempo
  • posted a message on Wickerbough Elder
    Ok, thanks for the clarification. Smile

    +1
    Posted in: Magic Rulings
  • posted a message on Wickerbough Elder
    Hi, can I remove the -1/-1 counter on Wickerbough Elder even if there is no artifact or enchantment to destroy?
    Posted in: Magic Rulings
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