- Renegade Rallier
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Jun 30, 2019Posted in: Modern ArchivesQuote from idSurge »Quote from BloodyRabbit_01 »How was it. “Hogaak will dominate everything!”.
So far, my prediction was more than accurate. Hogaak Tier 1, nowhere near to being oppressive.
Hard to deny at this point. Honestly I enjoyed the games watching that, more than most Phoenix games I watched, but with Phoenix whiffing on the GP for the first time (I think?) well now people can just say 'everything is fine, nothing to see here!'
No Changes, and with UW x 2 in the GP? lol @ SFM.
There's still top 16/32 which will provide a more accurate picture of Hogaak + other decks' performance.
Not surprised UW did well, it's got so many tools the past year or two.
Jun 30, 2019Posted in: ModernQuote from The Fluff »yeah, on her first print into standard.. Baneslayer took a lot money from people years ago. Only on the printing of the 6 cmc titans did she start to calm down.
On another thing. Checked today. Prismatic Vista still rather expensive at 25-27$.
Not many modern decks are using it, so I'm wondering why the price is still so high?
Legacy, the UW miracles and blade decks run vista as the fetch of choice after Flooded Strand. These are the main culprits as they tend to run 6-8 basics.
Jun 30, 2019Claiming that something is fine in Modern because the same practice is fine in vintage.Posted in: Modern Archives
In case you didn't know. Things don't needed to be tier 0 to be banned. They just need to be too good or if WOTC just feels like coming up with some arbitrary BS reason to remove it.
DRS Jund, Twin, Pod, TC Delver, GGT Dredge, Probe Infect, Titan with summer bloom where never Tier 0 decks.
Jun 23, 2019July 5th is when it starts for paper I believe. So depending on the paper modern event calendar after that... well we'll just see how it goes.Posted in: Modern Archives
1st SCG Modern Open post LM is 27/28 July.
1st Modern Magic Fest seems to be Barcelona 26 July.
So uhhh yeah, won't expect anything until end of August for paper magic to impact any decisions. Only online data for pretty much the whole of July.
Jun 23, 2019Posted in: Modern ArchivesQuote from BloodyRabbit_01 »As predicted, metagame already started to shift again. People just understood that they had to run some Grave hate in the sideboard.
If an average of 6 pieces of GY hate per deck still lets a graveyard deck to take up half of a top 16 is considered reasonable adaptation, I'm super curious as to what you consider to be warping.
Jun 23, 2019Meanwhile we have this:Posted in: Modern Archives
It's getting pretty funny.
Average of 6 pieces of GY hate for the 8 non-hogaak decks too.
Jun 17, 2019Posted in: Modern ArchivesQuote from wtyyy »https://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/mtgo-standings/modern-challenge-2019-06-16
Four copies of Hogaak in the top 8, taking 1st to 3rd positions.
1st to 3rd Hogaak: 4 leylines
4th Mono-red Phoenix: Side - 2 Ravenous trap, 2 Tomod's Crypt
5th UW control: 2 Sugicals, 4 RiP
6th Mono-red Phoenix: 2 surgicals, 2 tomods, 1 ravenous
7th Dredge: 4 leylines
8th Hogaak: 3 Nihil Spellbomb
9th Infect: 2 ravenous trap
10th Eldrazi Tron: 1 surgical, 1 tomod, 2 ravenous, 1 cage
11th Battle of wits?: not gonna bother
12th Eldrazi Tron: 1 relic, 1 cage
13th Hogaak: none
14th 5C Humans: 4 leylines
15th Whirl/sai/urza: 1 cage, 4 leylines
16th WR Humans: 1 cage
Jun 17, 2019Posted in: Modern ArchivesQuote from FoodChainGoblins »
If players are not willing to adjust like I've seen a million players here say again and again, then they DESERVE to lose. I'm sorry for being blunt. Players during Eldrazi Winter that played me usually were not willing to play the best deck. They usually lost. All they could say is that "it will get banned." Well, during that time in which I bought the Eldrazi pieces that I was missing (only the new ones), I netted $1,300 worth of cash and prizes. I'm okay with it getting banned. That was obvious. It didn't mean that I was going to force myself to lose before it does actually get banned.
Refusing to straight up buy a new deck = deserve to lose because not willing to adjust? Is this a joke?
There were 2, maybe 3 decks during that period that could hang with Eldrazi. In a format as expensive as this, you seriously expect people to buy a new deck in the name of adjustment just to be able compete in some events?
This isn't being blunt, it's being stupid.
In some metas yeah, but using Eldrazi Winter as an example of players deserving to lose because of lack of adaptation is dumb af.
Jun 16, 2019Like it or not, this is the new reality of Modern. Modern players can accept it (and play 4+ pieces of GY hate in the 75) or futilely defy it, but we cannot deny the reality of it. There's no indication that the powers that govern the game see any issue with this.Posted in: Modern Archives
Modern can still be fun but the novelty of the format wears out fast.
In the 5 years I've played in this format, game play has never been less engaging and shallow than it is right now.
1) Find X hate card
2) Find answer to X hate card
This is the strategic depth of most of the format currently.
Anyone remember those months and years gone by where people complained that Modern is a battle of the sideboards? Those times are a pleasant memory compared to what's going on currently.
Jun 9, 2019The results from the latest modern challenge are quite hilarious. Pretty good showing for new Modern Horizons cards regardless.Posted in: Modern Archives
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