Tron is a strong matchup. If they are used to playing against Ponza it is only a good matchup.
UWx normally is a good matchup that turns into a great matchup with sideboard (I've run Boil, Choke, and Thrun at times) A few card choices on their end can swing it closer to even such as: Spreading Seas and Wrath over Verdict.
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Sep 19, 2017They've basically promised that they will never print 3cmc LD ever again so no chance we'll see something even better.Posted in: Midrange
Wheel helps our opponents get back in the game more than it helps us win. I get that you're looking for steam, but I don't think this is it.
I've been toying with the idea of 22 lands and 2 birds, with the intent to usually cut them for sideboard cards. Be faster when you don't know what's up and hit harder once you do. Haven't run it yet because I'm trying something new every week.
Sep 18, 2017@Joban8: I wouldn't because we have no way of finding it a 1 of stands more chance of hurting us than helping. Besides I feel the control matchup is favorable anyway.Posted in: Midrange
@Weakatchu: I haven't tried it but I've been thinking about the blue splash. I already run Mistys and if I ever go back to a 4 GDD list then I will for sure give it a full try. I'm not super optimistic about it, and think it will likely be ok, but not quite good enough in the end. I've been thinking about running my Blue Moon list based around this though. What other blue would be worth running in Ponza?
@KenCarson: I too came from LivingEnd for about the same reasons. I like a lot of the choices you made in building the deck. Trinisphere should not be underrated. I personally ended up cutting it a meta choice but it's waiting in the wings. One note about your deck is that most people here go up to 22 lands then they cut Birds.
Sep 14, 2017New list from tonight:Posted in: Midrange
PonzaMagic OnlineOCTGN2ApprenticeBuy These Cards Creature (15)
4x Arbor Elf
2x Birds of Paradise
1x Dragonlord Atarka
2x Goblin Dark-Dwellers
2x Inferno Titan
3x Stormbreath Dragon
1x Thrun, the Last Troll
Instants & Sorceries(13)
1x Beast Within
1x Lightning Bolt
2x Mizzium Mortars
4x Mwonvuli Acid-Moss
4x Stone Rain
1x Sweltering Suns
Planeswalkers & Enchantments(11)
1x Chandra, Flamecaller
2x Chandra, Torch of Defiance
4x Blood Moon
4x Utopia Sprawl
1x Cinder Glade
4x Misty Rainforest
2x Stomping Ground
4x Wooded Foothills
2x Anger of the Gods
2x Faerie Macabre
2x Fracturing Gust
3x Kitchen Finks
1x Relic of Progenitus
2x Thrun, the Last Troll
Skred Red 2-0
Griselbrand Reanimator 2-1
UW Control 2-0
Didn't see Dragonlord Atarka once so no further testing there. I really liked my mixed removal package.
Aug 29, 2017A very strange list came from MTGO today.Posted in: Midrange
MTGO Competitive Modern League #1 Gruul Land LossMagic OnlineOCTGN2ApprenticeBuy These Cards LANDS
1 Kessig Wolf Run
3 Stomping Ground
4 Windswept Heath
4 Wooded Foothills
1 Acidic Slime
4 Arbor Elf
1 Birds of Paradise
1 Dragonlord Atarka
4 Huntmaster of the Fells
2 Inferno Titan
2 Stormbreath Dragon
4 Tireless Tracker
1 Wurmcoil Engine
INSTANTS and SORC.
2 Crumble to Dust
4 Mwonvuli Acid-Moss
4 Stone Rain
4 Blood Moon
4 Utopia Sprawl
2 Ancient Grudge
2 Anger of the Gods
1 Dragonlord Atarka
1 Fracturing Gust
2 Hellkite Tyrant
3 Kitchen Finks
2 Primal Command
1 Thrun, the Last Troll
Dragonlord Atarka immediately struck me as bad, and worse than Bogardan Hellkite instinctively. But cost 1 less and we don't need the flash. It's huge body is a plus as well. ETB damage is similar to Titan's plus the first attack. I don't love this list, but I might try the dragon.
Been away from Modern traveling with work. Should be able to make it to my LGS this week and play.
I like LenX's opinions on a lot of cards. Most creatures are traps that 'Aren't Bad' for us but also completely off track. Also As a fellow Manamorphose lover good to know that I shouldn't try it.
Aug 14, 2017I have zero complaints about your judgement, it came in exactly where it deserved.Posted in: Custom Card Contests and Games
I was just making a stab at Coldsnap.
Aug 14, 2017I get that, Coldsnap is actually one of my favorite sets, it has so many interesting parts.Posted in: Custom Card Contests and Games
I balanced off buyback token spells completely totally expected it to lose out on being underpowered, no one really cares about those spells.
We should have a thread where we rate real magic cards with the same criteria we do here. That sounds fun.
Aug 13, 2017I'm not complaining, or at all want my score changed. Mostly just bringing it up because it's funny.Posted in: Custom Card Contests and Games
My card had point's deducted for being underpowered.
My card was from COLDSNAP have you ever played in a Coldsnap draft? Literally everything is such trash I was worried my uncommon was overpowered. #TribalAuroks4Life
Aug 13, 2017Yes, generally stronger. Not necessarily strictly better, but better in some way.Posted in: Custom Card Contests and Games
Bestow 3WWU(If you cast this card for its bestow cost, it's an Aura spell with enchant creature. It becomes a creature again if it's not attached to a creature.)
Can't be blocked.
T: Exile target creature. Return that creature to the battlefield at the beginning of the next end step.
Enchanted creature can't be blocked and has "t: Exile target creature. Return that creature to the battlefield at the beginning of the next end step."
Aug 12, 2017Because Eternalize removes a card's mana cost as part of making the token copy, he assumed that the same applied from God-Pharoah's Gift.Posted in: Standard Archives
I can understand going for a more aggro approach, similar to how UW uses their early creatures. My problem with what you mentioned is that most of the creatures added don't help very much in getting to our end game, they're just kinda aggro creatures. So i feel a bit of a disconnect between them and the end game. Might be worth tuning, if we get some utility low drops from Ixalan.
I took this in for FNM. Went 2-2
Beat Zombies and Second Sun Control.
Lost to Ramunap Red twice.
Both Ramunap game threes I was 1 turn away from winning.
People were fascinated by the deck all night. Especially if I didn't win game 1. Then on a game 2 win they would be like, "Oh, so that's what your deck does."
What could we board to help with Red?
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