Quote from Papdaddy_44 »I went 3-0 at my local tourney and won it. However I didn't have my Knight of the Reliquary and was forced to play 2 copies of Flinthoof Boar instead, creating drama with what I should be having. The boar did some work tonight! What would you guys think would be best for the deck 2 Flinthoof Boar and one Knight of the Reliquary or should I just go 3 Knight of the Reliquary and no Flinthoof Boar. The Boar has option for haste and allows for adding pressure as soon as it comes into play.
Quote from griffinpride23 »I also had a question in general regarding Aggro mirror matches and what, if anything, should be sided verses those types of matches? I've been running two Weapon Surge in my board to give my creature the edge in a mirror, but I don't notice any cards dedicated in other Sideboards to this situation.
Quote from MonopomanMagic is not a classic bubble, most of the people paying these prices play the game, this is nothing like the tulip bubble that was going on a few hundred years ago. Until we hit the day when we get 10-20k speculators or more that could care less about the game and decide to just speculate endlessly, we won't be in a bubble.
Cards like these are not proving that the game is a bubble at all, someone really wants a foil force most likely to play with it. I don't think many speculators are in on 1000 bucks a copy when you can likely take that 1000 bucks and turn it into a lot more cards that will grow in value at a faster and more noticeable rate.
If these remain super rare though I can see the 1000+ dollar price tag holding quite well and perhaps a slow gain upwards.
The fact remains demand is following these trends, record attendance at tournaments is why we are seeing cards like Scalding Tarn nearly tripling in price over a 1 year period.
Quote from spec.opsHey guys I have been wondering something. Would Signal Pest be a worthy include? It cost 1 colorless. It has evasion and boosts our creatures ATK by one. It sounds small, but all our 2/3s hit for 3 now. In the mirror match that can be big plus to include the evasion. And, with GCR and other pumps he can be a threat too.
Quote from GalerionWell like I said in another thread. The reason GR took off is because Mono-Blue fall out of favor and Mono-Black players are still stuck in the pre-BNG meta with all their Bile Blight, Devour Flesh, even Drown in Sorrow etc. which are all just terrible against GR Monsters.
I twittered to Cedric Philips and Patrick Sullivan also said it on the camera, Mono-Black has all the tools to beat that matchup. They just have to finally switch up their removal suite and play Doom Blade and/or Ultimate Price maindeck again like they did in the beginning and things will start to change again.
Until that happens and/or Mono-Blue picks up again it is certainly a good time to play GR Monsters but the hate is there. It is just a question of how long it will take to catch on.
Quote from gibbousmProtour Valencia is going to be a huge determinant in the meta as many people are simply going to play follow the leader.
Quote from MemoryLapseWith these nested quotes Im not really sure who is saying what, but UB Fae gets facerolled by Zoo. They can dedicate as many slots to beating aggro as they want. Zoo still facerolls UB Fae. The question is, how much Zoo will there be? The answer to that question will answer whether or not UB Fae is viable. What decks currently check Zoo?
Quote from DarkbrewYea i was thinking myself that Anger of the Gods may be the breakout modern card this tourney. It wrecks Zoo AND pod pretty hard.
Quote from LanternI'd say its 35-65 not us. At least in my list. I run rampagers to get over walls, tokens, and finkses, pillars for voice and finks, paths for the same reason, and a ton of hate in the side. Unlike hyper zoo which hits a finks and dies hard, this deck has a bit more give on it, since it has more gas as well.
That videos Zoo was not the best in the world for modern, and looked more like a legacy zoo, legacy maverick, modern hatebears mashup than a Legacy zoo, Gruul zoo mashup as modern should have.
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I am somewhat hesitant about 4 drops right now. It would mean to increase the land count and steal important maindeck space. You trade speed with consistency which is not bad per se, but if you aim for more midrange I think Domri Kibler Zoo is the place to be. It has all the stuff you wish to play and as much 1-drops. Swords are also very slow in Small Zoo, it already sucks to get a dude killed in responce to Rampager, I dont want that to happen on the crucial turn 4. Boarding out 1-drops delutes the gameplan even more.
Quote from LanternZoo: Nothing. Coin flip. Fall out maybe. Charms maybe, out pillar.
Quote from Lantern3. He talks about fink being a problem, makes no reference to pillar of flame. Edit: till side.
4. Talks about how he main decks mind censer because lack of side space and he wants to cover all his problems. I have a different Idea, have a good main deck, so you dont die to inconsistency. It may seem "Dumb" or unintelligent, but having a race option as plan a is really important. Alot of decks you shouldnt win againt you do because you just go faster.
5.Ghor-Clan Rampager- Yes. We use it to make finks less deadly, turning it into single chump, no life gained, no removal. But it really shines vs token/weenie chumps and to kill big midrange blockers like goyf or smiter. He undervalues that card a ton.