- The Fluff
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Mar 21, 2018Posted in: Aggro & TempoQuote from binmaa10 »I am currently on 2 Rhonas, 3 Dungrove Elder with 21 lands. I am currently undecided if I should go 4 Elf, 1 Rhonas or cut 1 Wasteland Viper and make 4 Elf, 2 Rhonas.
Nice to see another person playing with Elder in the main. I have one in the main as well.
Quote from phaircaron »@The Fluff: How many 1 drops are you playing? I'm running 3 playsets of 1 drops with 8 fetches and I'm running only 2 Leatherback Baloths, so I'm planning to just replace those 2 with the new elf. However, for no fetches build I'd play 2 playsets of 1 drops, 4 elf + 2 baloth and 2x Blossoming Defense with 22 lands probably. I wouldn't want my 3 drops to get path'ed or push'ed easily.
Currently have seven 1 drops and a full set of rancor + 4 vines in the main. Currently on 6 fetches and only one cipt land. Have also temporarily removed Rhonas from the deck, replaced him with one Elder.. Rhonas has become a liability since my meta is even more removal heavy these days. Wanted to try Blossoming Defense, but currently don't have any - well, vines would do for now.
My build is a UG with 0 Aspect of Hydra list. Turn 1 dryad or another one drop creature ... turn 2 rancor + vines or stubborn denial or spell pierce backup is my usual play.
Quote from MagicYio »Right now I have 5 3-drops, being 3 Baloths and 2 Rhonas. I'm thinking about whether to go 3 Champion 2 Rhonas, or go 4-1. Going into a blind meta, what do you guys think about this? I'm tempting to go 3-2, but I'm not sure yet.
EDIT: the full-art version of Champion has been spoiled/leaked!! (It's a rare, by the way)
How has 2 Rhonas worked for you, and what kind of decks do you usually face?
Do you have a link to the pic please? I want to see too. Thanks.
Mar 21, 2018Posted in: Aggro & TempoQuote from binmaa10 »I also do not run Narnam Renegades but I fell in love with Wasteland Viper. Versus the Hollow One decks you can just deploy them as blockers for their Hollow Ones, and against other decks they are pseudo removal or really annoying threats if combined with Rancor.
The important thing when playing against Hollow One is to acknowledge that they are most of the time the faster deck. Therefore the only thing we need to do is to play the defensive game until our creatures get bigger than theirs. (Our three drops)
As For the Phoenix as they are only 2/2 you can take some hits from them. So I usually wait until I can play an Avatar of the Resolute with at least one counter on it. Then we can block them with reach without loosing our creature.
Also any of our creatures equipped with Rancor can trade a Hollow One 1 for 1.
Forgot to say... I like your idea of an avatar with a counter for blocking the phoenix that Hollow One decks use.
Speaking of our strong 3 drops..how many 3 drops would you keep in the main once the new 5/4 elf is available? I'm on 22 land, and plan to have 4 elf and 1 baloth in the main.
Mar 21, 2018Posted in: ControlQuote from moz.the.blessed »Hi guys, not this archetype player, but stumbled upon this thread and wondering why Lone Missionary instead of Kitchen Finks? Yes it has a downsides (harder to hardcast), but seems better in every other aspect. (I mean, Finks doesn't even get mentioned in the first page)
What's the reasoning behind that? Thanks!
The missionary comes down a turn earlier, and we are already overloaded on 3 drops - the 3 drop area is filled by a mix of flickerwisp, court hussar , and Blade Splicer on my list. The splicers are important in my meta where Affinity is always around, the golem tokens block and kill Etched Champion.
Mar 20, 2018The Fluff posted a message on Changing how the forums are structured - Looking for community feedbackI find it convenient to look for specific threads now. Good work.Posted in: Modern
Mar 20, 2018Posted in: Aggro & TempoQuote from treachtv »I'm kinda high on Ringleader reprint, looks more realistic than Matron. Anyhow, even if we don't get anything spectacular in Dom, we still can hope for Core set to include some goblins.
A ringleader reprint would greatly increase the power level of this deck. I've seen the legacy goblins in action, and ringleader is one of the cards that keeps the deck going.
Mar 19, 2018Deleted my previous post by mistake.Posted in: Aggro & Tempo
Anyway, I do agree that Hollow One is the faster deck. Ooze are valuable in getting rid of any phoenix they dumped into their yard with discard. I also side in one Deglamer, to serve as extra removal for the Hollow One - Hollow One is the only artifact in their deck, but shows up often enough that Deglamer almost always has a target.
One thing I noticed is most Hollow One decks have little or no removal. Angler is the only thing bigger than our baloth, and they don't always have it.
Mar 19, 2018Posted in: Aggro & TempoQuote from amicdeep »new stompy build going forward
(very not-budget abzan build)
seems to work well in testing (cant wait for steel leaf release )
DeckMagic OnlineOCTGN2ApprenticeBuy These Cards Creature (27)
1x Dryad Militant
4x Experiment One
4x Narnam Renegade
4x Avatar of the Resolute
2x Scavenging Ooze
4x Strangleroot Geist
2x Winding Constrictor
2x Rhonas the Indomitable
3x Steel Leaf Champion
1x Anafenza, the Foremost
2x Blossoming Defense
3x Dromoka's Command
1x Fatal Push
2x Vines of Vastwood
3x Aspect of Hydra
2x Blooming Marsh
2x Horizon Canopy
1x Murmuring Bosk
1x Overgrown Tomb
1x Temple Garden
1x Treetop Village
2x Misty Rainforest
4x Windswept Heath
4x Wooded Foothills
Yeah, also excited about the new steel leaf.
About your build.. why so many Dromoka's command in the main. Against what decks do you use them for?
And I hope there are not many Ponza decks in your meta. With only 3 forest in the main, your deck folds easily to Blood Moon.
Mar 17, 2018A question to people who have experience playing against the BR Hollow one decks. How do you deal with them Game 1, and what do you bring in from the sideboard for Game 2? They can be surprisingly fast.. what usually kills me are their fast hands that produce two Hollow One + a certain number of phoenix right away. I usually rely on Strangleroot Geist as a blocker to survive the early assault, then use Baloth to outclass their 4/4's.. but it's still tough. Do others here have a good strategy for dealing with that deck? Thanks.Posted in: Aggro & Tempo
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May 1, 2017The Fluff posted a message on The World of Mirrodin II: Darksteel and the Fifth DawnThank you for the effort in writing this. Enjoyed it.Posted in: Articles
I quit during Onslaught block and resumed playing in Zendikar, but have a very keen interest in knowing about Mirrodin + the adventures of Glissa and friends.
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