I went through the last few pages and didn't find any discussion on this, so I'd like to ask about everyone's philosophy on how to sideboard out cards? I'm on Naya with Cats specifically, but I think this could apply to any build.
Deciding what to bring in is generally easy, but the deck's redundancy means that boarding out cards can be awkward. At what point is a sideboard card more valuable than a Bolt equivalent? Here are some of the rules I abide by.
- Searing Blazes come out vs. creatureless or big creature decks (RG Breach, Tron. non-Delver UWx decks)
- Eidolons out on the draw vs. Affinity
- Atarka's Commands stay in against decks that I suspect might have Anger
- Goblin Guides out on the draw vs. the mirror and slower UWR decks
- Rift Bolt is generally the worst of the Bolts, especially if I suspect Spellskite
- some non-Eidolon creatures and Atarka's Command out on the draw vs. Jund (turn 2 Goyf eats almost everything)
What does everyone else think? Are there any obvious guidelines I might be missing?
Things I ask myself a lot:
- Do I keep Eidolon in in the mirror?
- When do I board out Nacatls?
- What's the right time, if any, to take out player-only burn (Lava Spike, Boros Charm, Atarka's Command)?
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Oct 22, 2015Posted in: The Rumor MillQuote from DHamlin »Quote from DarklingScribe »Why do I get the feeling that next block WOTC will have everyone cracking as many packs as they can afford to get one of six golden tickets...
Yep, and each winner will get to choose 1 reserved list card to have reprinted in the next MM set as a Super Special Spectacular Mythic Rare (The new rarity). They'll be 1 in 360 cases, all textless full art foil.
Finally, I can have my textless full-art foil Ice Cauldron!
Mar 12, 2015Myth RealizedPosted in: The Rumor Mill
Whenever you cast a noncreature spell, put a lore counter on ~.
2W: Put a lore counter on ~.
W: Until end of turn, becomes a Monk Avatar creature in addition to its other types and gains "This creature's power and toughness are equal to the number of lore counters on it."
Spoiled on the latest episode of The Eh Team.
Official preview article
Mar 12, 2015Entropy posted a message on LoadingReadyRun Spoiler(s) - Vial of Dragonfire and Wandering TombshellThe most awkward part of the Vial/Weaponsmith interaction is that you can't even reliably draft it--Weaponsmith is an uncommon from a set you'll only be opening one pack of, which happens to be the last pack of the draft.Posted in: The Rumor Mill
Mar 6, 2015I really don't understand what makes the Elemental a mythic. Just the low CMC? Its defensive ability leaves it extremely vulnerable unless you can hold up 5 mana, and it can't even be given any sort of evasion? I might just biased because of the Aetherling comparison, it probably doesn't go in the same decks Aetherling would but the non-Narset mythics in this set have been largely disappointing.Posted in: The Rumor Mill
Mar 6, 2015I'm adding to the brownnosing, but the poster is known not to be a troll. If this adds any legitimacy to his claims, he recently sold a BGS 9.5 Beta Lotus for $25k.Posted in: The Rumor Mill
For anyone following that Facebook group, he also posted a cropped image of a misprinted Ulamog with Beleren font as well. The misprint was a SMS of 10 instead of 11, and he similarly claimed there were <5 of them worldwide. Does anyone know what happened to the post/card?
Oct 17, 2014Posted in: ModernQuote from Squirrel Token »Since when is zoo weak to LD and blood moon? The deck consists of 1 and 2 CMC cards and the deck also plays singleton forest and plains so that it doesn't die to BM.
While Gruul/Naya Zoo might not be as vulnerable to LD/Moon effects as you say, the deck in question is Domain Zoo, which is the only version that runs Tribal Flames. Considering that version wants to have full Domain (is that the right terminology?), so t relies on shocks and fetches even more.
On a side note, having played Naya Zoo since the Nacatl unban, I've noticed that while boarding Bloon Moon in against it is probably incorrect, I've lost a few games to it just because sometimes you don't draw the Forest or green fetch in time. Still need the set of Wooded Foothills/Windswept Heaths though, so I'd imagine that makes games go a bit more smoothly.
Oct 16, 2014Domain Zoo can play both, as they're the most mana-efficient burn there is. The deck never really took off though since it's so fragile to land destruction/Blood Moon, and the damage you're taking from your own lands becomes relevant when you only play shocks and fetches. I wouldn't be surprised to see more people try it out with the allied fetches now in Modern, although I'm not too sure how that affects the deck in practice. Still, Tribal Flames-Snap-Tribal Flames is still ten damage with two cards...Posted in: Modern
Jul 27, 2014Posted in: The Rumor MillQuote from leslak »Quote from Tengu Drum »I'd still not expect it to go for MSRP even with less appealing cards for most Buurning of Xinye is 100 on SCG right now and Rolling Earthquake is at 150.
Both cards were only printed once and are casual favorites...
from data we can have a better idea:
http://www.mtggoldfish.com/price/Portal Three Kingdoms/Hua Tuo Honored Physician#paper ( this card's price is stable but you have the highest price before gtc $102 and lowest at $40 sometime afte commander 2 release)(the commander copy is under $1 ...)
but yeah we should do this with a card that only saw a reprint in a FTV product...:
Sun Quan, Lord of Wu after FTV printing it was a $16 card(FTV version) and now in under $7 ranger(it goes under $4 sometimes)
http://magic.tcgplayer.com/db/magic_single_card.asp?cn=Sun Quan, Lord of Wu&partner=MAGCINFO
http://www.mtggoldfish.com/price/From the Vault Legends/Sun Quan Lord of Wu#paper
Burning of Xinye althought its a $80+ card now it has this price only cause its hard to find and people like this card , but otherwise its not competitive soo its price is only based on its rarity
http://magic.tcgplayer.com/db/magic_single_card.asp?cn=Burning of Xinye&sn=Portal Three Kingdoms
http://magic.tcgplayer.com/db/magic_single_card.asp?cn=Hua Tuo, Honored Physician&sn=Portal Three Kingdoms
[email protected] cards are only pricy cause of its limited print run
I expect Rolling Earthquake to retain some of its value, as it's functionally the only X burn spell that hits everything, including fliers.
Jul 7, 2014Entropy posted a message on [KTK] MaRo confirms - There are cards seeded in M15 to support Khans mechanicsI think Warden of the Beyond seems a little out-of-place--my guess is Khans will have an Imprint-like mechanic that the Warden punishes. Would a consistent 3-mana 4/4 with Vigilance be too powerful?Posted in: Speculation
May 17, 2014Entropy posted a message on [[CNS]] Pro Tour Spoilers - Conspiracy (StP, Brainstorm)I really can't wrap my head around the logistics of Lore Seeker. I can't watch the video/stream right now, so could anyone clear this up for me?Posted in: The Rumor Mill
Assuming this is pack 1: You draft Lore Seeker. Your next pick is from the new pack. What happens to the pack that was supposed to be passed to you (from your right)? Do you just get new two picks next pack? Do you draft Lore Seeker and the next pack's first pick simultaneously? Does it replace the pack Lore Seeker was in?
May 14, 2014My first thought was sticking this in Legacy Burn, but I guess if Boros Charm wasn't enough to make the splash, this wouldn't be either.Posted in: The Rumor Mill
Come on Wizards, give me my 2CMC 4-damage non-Flame-Rift burn spell
May 11, 2014Posted in: The Rumor MillQuote from leslakQuote from Entropy1 rare or mythic rare or special
1 premium foil card (any rarity, including the extremely rare premium foil Power Nine card); OR 1 Power Nine card
This bit is kind of confusing--as it reads, it seems like (nonfoil) Power can take up a Rare/Mythic slot or a foil slot?
you get a foil from vintage master ( all rarities) or a power nine.
I understand that Power takes up a foil slot, but can they also take up a rare slot?
Assuming "special" rarity = "Power 9" rarity,
1 rare or mythic rare or special (Mox Jet in this slot)
1 premium foil card (any rarity, including the extremely rare premium foil Power Nine card); OR 1 Power Nine card (Mox Ruby in this slot)
This just doesn't seem right to me.
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