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Jan 11, 2018The resiliency/top deck is the worse problem. Play vs Draw matters too but we can deal with a T2 Baral/Electromancer and can interact at instant speed. 4 ooze is huge in this MU. I think you need another hate card and getting that into the main seems to be the way to go.Posted in: Deck Creation (Modern)
Jan 8, 2018Yes, a 3/3 split. The idea is to pre-SB a bit. By going down 1 Scooze in the SB (so up to 4 G 2-3) you'll be able to pick up a faster GY hate card in addition, since the GY slots in the SB stay the same. You'll lose a bit of equity in G1 but I think what you'll pick up post board will make up for it, especially in the GY matches.Posted in: Deck Creation (Modern)
I really think this deck can be a favorite vs Storm but only if it is the more controlling version. Reshapper just seems more mid-rangey.
As I said, just try it out for a couple weeks.
Jan 7, 2018Posted in: ModernQuote from Spsiegel1987 »Love Todd Stevens, but this was kinda like akin to a publicity stunt. I don't think he expected to ever hit top 8 with this deck. I don't think this deck is better than what's out there. At all.
Oh for sure. 5-3 is acceptable, but he missed Day 2 didn't he? Still, the FB Modern Eldrazi group went nuts and Delay "spiked". It's interesting to see some new brews and this kind of interaction between a pro and his fans. He's definitely on my radar now, such as it is.
Jan 7, 2018Todd Stevens is running a UB Eldrazi deck.Posted in: Modern
Todd took down Esper Death's Shadow on the play in 2.
I'm just parroting the chat but is sounds like Stevens got the list from one of his stream subscribers and ran it b/c he lost a bet/got 100 subs over Xmas streaming.
Jan 6, 2018Deadkitten posted a message on Incredibly frustrating double sleeve problem. One card will NOT cooperate! Please helpI always use a card to help slide it in. I've got the same token I've used maybe a 1,000 times.Posted in: Magic General
Jan 5, 2018Posted in: Deck Creation (Modern)Quote from Akalah »The more I discuss and talk about Journey to Eternity, the more I like it. It certainly doesn't help in our bad matchups which is legit but there are a lot of decks like grixis, jund, etc that would have a hell of a hard time with instant speed goyfs or hell smashers.
If you can put it on a reshaper the value you get is just insane as long as it sticks and you can kill it. There is value in even using removal on your own guy as it comes back. Wonderful mirrorbreaker card. I'll try it in my 75 but I'm not overly optimistic about it. I hope I'm wrong.
"It's a trap!"
Try 1 in the 75 as a fun-of or something. The Cave half is fine. The aura half is terrible. Let me know what you cut for it. I highly doubt it will be good enough to grind back your own removal spell. And if you do, wouldn't you just be winning that game anyway? I suspect D90Dennis14 is right. But it's definitely worth throwing 1 or 2 in to try out, to definitively know. You'll learn a bit about the shell along the way.
It's nice to see Golgari get one of these flip cards though and great that its good enough to come up in conversation.
Jan 2, 2018Not good enough here. PtE is too prevalent. Rock decks are looking to get to into top-deck mode ASAP so cards need to have an immediate impact and this is pretty slow. Liliana, the Last Hope is probably better.Posted in: Deck Creation (Modern)
Jan 1, 2018Deadkitten posted a message on [POLL] What cards do you want banned or unbanned in the January 15, 2018 announcement?Posted in: Modern ArchivesQuote from ktkenshinx »
Again, we see more than half the ban voters wanting something banned, but very little consensus about what that is. Amusingly, Temple is the current ban frontrunner despite Temple having very few recent results.
If you look at the combined votes for Eldrazi Temple, Ancient Stirrings, the Tron Lands and Cavern, it does seem that a large percentage of people want something banned from Eldrazi Tron. I'm sure the ability to vote more than once is skewing my assessment but you should be able to tease out whether my criticism has any merit from the detail data. I would agree that the results aren't there, though. I think there is just some frustration at Big Mana as a thing in general. You'd need a pretty large knife to carve it out at this point.
Dec 30, 2017Scourge + Scooze is just too slow of an engine. Without being pretty good in a bunch of matches or just plain busted in 1 or 2 it won't get there.Posted in: Deck Creation (Modern)
Red for Ancient Grudge and Crumble to Dust? The black disruption and removal seems much better. How does that red deck beat Storm?
Dec 30, 2017So this isn't a BG list but Eric Frolich just wrote about a RG deck by Bsweitz that went 5-0. I don't really want to clutter up our thread with an off color list but the main deck is something like 10 cards off from Edel's list. Seems like the Green non-tron Eldrazi shell is getting locked down and the question is which color to pair it with.Posted in: Deck Creation (Modern)
I'll admit I just nabbed a playset of Endbringers while they're stupid cheap just in case....
Dec 29, 2017yeah, I honestly think Bearer of Silence is only there to "tutor" up with Ancient Stirrings if you really need the removal part of it. If not, then it just gets sorted to the bottom of your library and you never have see it.Posted in: Deck Creation (Modern)
What really strikes me is the inconsistency in terms of either a T1 bird or T1 Thoughtseize. Typically we see 6 of one or the other. There are the 6 1 drops so I think it's reasonable to expect to have a T1 play but 60% of the time it will be the bird. Is that what you want against 60% of the field? I just don't think so. Only 2 LotV minimizes what seems to me to be the best thing to use the bird for on T2, although I suppose TKS is good too.
So what's the curve supposed to be?
Bird, TKS, Smasher, Endbringer?
Sure, it's good but also seems really fragile to me.
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