I dont see why Diffusion Sliver is great. It slows them down by 1-2 turn (and you by 1 turn), does nothing against Awoken Horror and Anger of the Gods
Maybe Harmonic Sliver should be played mainboard because Whir seems unwinnable without it. Affinity still a big player and it does something against Tron
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Mar 18, 2019Posted in: Aggro & Tempo
I found this strategy is legal as specifically said by Toby Elliot in comments of https://blogs.magicjudges.org/telliott/2019/01/21/policy-changes-for-ravnica-allegiance/
I think I had a Watery Grave instead of the Swamp actually and didn't remember it correctly
Mar 18, 2019As the opponent? Listen to judge's ruling.Posted in: Magic Rulings
As for what I feel should happen, I'm ok with official policy in every REL
Sorry I didnt get "Should the Pact player now not be responsible for their "lose the game" trigger just because *you* didn't remember it"
As for my case I convinced myself its cheating
I choose timing for trigger, thats not what rules say
I'm aware of this, I do this intentionally and I do this to gain advantage
So yes investigation should be considered
If I'm mistaken please point where
Mar 17, 2019If my opp draws a card to help him pay for trigger or to gain information what lands is better to use for trigger then this definitely a cheatingPosted in: Magic Rulings
Manipulating trigger's timing is cheating in this case
And this resembles situation when you wait good moment to put opp's trigger on the stack
Mar 17, 2019Posted in: Aggro & Tempo
I like Dismember, Id definitely replace one or two pushes with it. It kills many things and its price starts from 1 generic manaQuote from Dosequiguy »How the hell did you lose to Amulet AND Tron?!?!?! The amulet matchup has been a landslide every time I played it. Damn, I'd be so mad too. Especially after beating both shadow and humans... You must have felt like it was your tournament. Pretty *****ty to run into the super low meta Sultai Reclamation.
Just read all the amulet matches... Sounds like you would have played it the same way I would have lol. A pact trigger is not something an opponent just forgets. I wonder how many other times this has happened to people. I think I remember an Amulet player missing a pact trigger on camera. Maybe it was the same guy you played?
I like adding the 3rd push to the main and was only different from you with playing the 3rd bridge in the side and a couple different sideboard cards but I'm sure it was essential to beating shadow and humans so maybe I'm wrong with that. Nice report.
Did the extra Echoing Truth pay off for you? I've always felt comfortable with 2 sideboard slots devoted to non creature permanent removal in the sideboard, especially with Mission Briefing in the deck.
I never cast the Echoing Truth, but I did side it in a few times. I feel like it was important to try to have a better way of dealing with multiple permanents like Phoenix, Amalgams or Gurmag Anglers since Fatal Push is iffy against them.
Mar 17, 2019Im not sure if waiting till opp taps out can be considered cheatingPosted in: Magic Rulings
You dont call out a trigger, this can be considered as breaking the rules of the game
You do this intentionally
You do this to gain an advantage - to put it on the stack when opponent will be tapped out thus winning the game (vs him paying for pact)
Yes I know it is ok to not call opp's trigger
But this situation is different from just not calling a trigger
Mar 17, 2019Thank you for your answers.Posted in: Magic Rulings
If opp misses trigger, draws, casts his stuff and uses all his mana, what should be the decision if I remind about trigger now? I heard because of "significant decisions have been made based on the effect not happening" the trigger will not pe put on the stack at all because he cant pay now.
Also is it legal to remind about trigger now if I knew he missed the trigger the moment he drew?
Mar 11, 2019Posted in: Magic Rulings
They are same from game theory point of view."Choosing to do nothing" is not the same same thing as "choosing to do something".
Game in state A, player chooses a move to progress the game to either state B or state C. He has two moves available and he has to choose one of them. Same situations.
If this game was played in mtg arena, game engine wouldnt fast forward like you cant do anything, it would stop at every step because player would have a choice: use Necropotence ability or pass
Mar 11, 2019I think rules involved are inconsistent with discarding Nexus of Fate with Lich's Mastery on the other side rulingPosted in: Magic Rulings
Both players (Nexus and Necropotence) make a choice (and I'm using choice in general sense, not as mtg term) but one is forced to end the loop and the other is not
Mar 10, 2019Opponent has Necropotence but no threats in his whole deck to kill me or get rid of my permanents and he decides to do nothing on each of his turnsPosted in: Magic Rulings
I have Lich's Mastery on the board but no threats in my whole deck to kill my opp either
I eventually deck myself by drawing cards for a turn but I dont die thanks to Mastery
Now I have 7 irrelevant cards in hand and my opp has 7 irrelevant cards in hand with 30 cards left in his library
And we start taking infinite turns
Is my opp required to take actions (use Necropotence) and eventually kill himself because he can do so?
Mar 6, 2019Posted in: Aggro & Tempo
I wanted to make a thread in rules section but thats just a no brainer for meQuote from Lojek »
Per a lvl 2 judge I asked specifically about the discard loophole you mentioned
Q: If a player is just discard a card and passing the turn, either Nexus of Fate specifically or otherwise doing nothing until they reduce their library to only Nexus of Fate via this process of draw, discard, pass turn - am I able to call a judge to stop this tactic, and when can I do so?
A:If you feel that the player can make a play that isn't discarding Nexus, you can call a judge to confirm this.
Q: would that include discarding another card and losing the game?
A: Correct. An exception would be if they could move the game forward, like attacking with a 1/1, and use the nexus discard to stay in.
I feel like this is wrong, i'm asking some judges, and there is a difference between casting endless turn without wincons and just discarding to handsize.
When you discard to handsize, you make the game move forward, cause your opponent got their turn, draw their cards, and do some stuff.
Corner cases can be if the mill player got himself immune to mill. But i can't see discarding to handsize beiing a problem, if it doesn't take 1 minute to do.
Of course you can discard Nexus to hand size
Thats not a loop
Game progresses for sure as your opp draws a card and is one step closer to decking himself
Mar 5, 2019I checked mtggoldfish statistics and it actually showed more Dragons finishes than Classic Skred over the last yearPosted in: Control
Recent Dragons lists gravitate towards including Simian Spirit Guide and not including Draconic Roar and Heart of Kiran
Also Thunderbreak Regent is often substituted for Verix Bladewing
I think this makes a lot of sense, SSG enables t2 Blood Moon and t2 Sarkhan t3 5mana dragon
Draconic Roar looked bad to me from start, Dragons dont care much about 3 toughness creatures and thats a not a very aggressive deck like Burn
I like Verix Bladewing more too, 3 damage isnt much if you have no dragon but mana sink and card advantage are nice
Mar 1, 2019I dont know why wouldnt they sell another modern masters. If iconic masters was a failure they can learn from their mistakes and make a good masters set.Posted in: The Rumor Mill
Reprinting legacy stuff for modern is not what modern wants, let legacy be legacy and modern be modern.
Modern wants modern reprints to be excited to open them and to make modern cheaper.
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