Quote from blaudemon »Hey all, I was thinking in matches against artifacts, why don't we use dispossess in the SB? It's faster that slaughter games and get the job done.
Quote from ktkenshinx »Quote from Lord Seth »Quote from ktkenshinx »Friendly reminder that Stirrings is SUPER busted and remains a laughable contradiction with Preordain.Ancient Stirrings is fine. I am becoming increasingly convinced that Preordain should be unbanned, though.
Totally fine with this. There are just no good reasons for one being unbanned and the other being banned at this point.
Abzan in the T8 would be sweet. Affinity would be fine, unless it's Hardened Scales with Stirrings in which case I will be even more annoyed than I am now.
Quote from Lord Seth »Quote from ktkenshinx »Friendly reminder that Stirrings is SUPER busted and remains a laughable contradiction with Preordain.Ancient Stirrings is fine. I am becoming increasingly convinced that Preordain should be unbanned, though.
Quote from ktkenshinx »Friendly reminder that Stirrings is SUPER busted and remains a laughable contradiction with Preordain.
Quote from FoodChainGoblins » I have had a problem as of lately. I just feel so lost in Modern. I don't know what deck I should be playing. I have been trying to play a numerous number of decks and haven't stuck with 1 recently. I want a deck that can give me the certain win percentage that I'm accustomed to.
And I can't leverage play skill to win matchups that are just horrible. I can make them closer matchups, but just a few poor draws keep it from happening. Maybe I've been bouncing around too much? Maybe I haven't given many decks their due? I figured I could leverage my play skill with a deck with many decisions to win.
Part of the reason that I bring up this thread is that I feel that Bogles is well positioned right now, but friends of mine don't think I can leverage my play skill here.
So, what do you think about the ramblings here?
Quote from Ratrek »
B) Here's what most people miss. The deck plays Cabal Ritual as one of it's main engine cards which requires getting to threshold. The margins of hitting threshold on Turn 3 (which is when you want to go off) is razor thin even with Probe. Without Probe, getting to Threshold on time is actually hard. It's forcing the deck to go slower to hit critical mana to Ad Naus. As a lover of ANT, I'm playing TES for the time being until we can get the engine going again. Not having Probe has been a big hit in practice even if it doesn't seem like it in theory. I really think Rain of Filth is going to become mandatory for the engine if Cabal Ritual remains part of the package which in turn will make it a more all-in combo deck. And if you're going that route, then you might as well play the better engine that can have a plan B in TES.
Quote from Colt47 »
Different parts of the color pie interact in different ways. It's like the flavor text of Null Rod: sometimes something doing nothing is actually doing something; or in the case of certain keywords, answering something.
Quote from edinburgerboulderer53 »
So not interacting is interaction???
That seems incredibly backwards and counter to the entire discussion here.
Just because that blanks opponents cards (by design) it is entirely context based. In another match up that delve fatty still dies, nothing to do with how it is individually so it's interaction levels never change.
If you think this reeks of elitism then I suggest you reread the last 3 pages because this is not about strength or whining about decks you lose to. It's about working out how interactive a deck is (ignoring context eg bolt 80%+ going to face).
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