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Jun 4, 2018I am not expecting any now that so many have been leaked without any mention of slivers. Also, since we know where the next 3 sets take place there will not be any new slivers in any of those sets either. The next possible place is Core 2020.Posted in: Deck Creation (Modern)
Jun 3, 2018Regionals was yesterday...Posted in: Deck Creation (Modern)
It was a long miserable day.
I was the most unlucky I can ever remember being.
Round 1 - Abzan Midrange 1-2. Won game 1 with a Diffusion and a Sedge hanging around most of the game. Game 2, Kept a 7 with Swamp, Forest, Watery grave, Vial, Predatory, Blur, Sedge. Turn 1 my opponent leads with inquisition taking the vial, it took 6 turns for me to find a Cavern so all my remaining plays were very late. I eventually cast a CoCo to see 4 lands, CoCo and a Warping Wail, Abzan wore me down and won the game. Game 3, Got blown out by a damnation the turn before drawing a Warping Wail and could not recover.
Round 2 - Eldrazi and taxes 2-1. The match of mulligans, game 1 my opponent mulls to 5 and gets overrun quickly. Game 2 I mulligan to 5 keeping a 1 lander and never see land 2. Game 3 opponent mulls to 6 but fails to match the 5/5 and 6/6s I manage to swarm out.
Round 3 - Affinity 1-2. Game 1, I'm stuck on 1 land again after a mull to 5 but manage to put up a little fight when I draw a vial around turn 4. Game 2 curved out perfectly Galerider into Predatory into Sinew and Striking, easy victory. Game 3 very close game, really needed to see harmonic but it never made an appearance even after I brought in 3 after game 1. Got to a point where after combat opponent blasts my galerider with him at 14, my next turn I could only swing for 13 all in and being unable to block his following turn swing in the air for lethal.
Round 4 - Ponza 0-2. Full tilt here... Game 1, mull to 5 keep 1 lander and never see land 2. I think the opponent felt sorry and never blew up the 1 land. Game 2, saw 8 lands and 3/4 manawefts into the biggest flood ever, held him off for a few turns with tokens from hive but it was simply over.
Round 5 - mono W Taxes 2-1. I'm classifying this as taxes though it was a build I was not familiar with. He scooped in game 1 after I turn 4 CoCo into a blur and a lord with another lord and Galerider in play. Game 2 he got his shalai angel of plenty active and making counters along side odric lunarch marshall and I made a few mistakes to take the loss. Game 3, figured out how to beat Shalai... send a bunch of 5/5 and 6/6s at her... I landed 4 lords in game 3 and won with huge damage.
Round 6 - Mardu pyromancer 1-2. Won game 1 thru my opponents mistake, had predatory and active sedge on board and he attempted to brutality the predatory and bolt the sedge... I was like, ok sedge is a 4/4. Game 2 was another 1 lander on a mull to 5. Game 3 was simply a blow out, he had a removal for every creature and an answer to every spell.
There were 2 more rounds but at this point I was on full tilt due to all the land issues so I dropped and headed home.
2-4 match record
7-10 game record
Good news though, I hear a sliver player made top 16 at another regional via the facebook group.
May 29, 2018I gave it a quick test online, and found out much of what Worldsaverinc is talking about. The 1 drops came out too late and once behind you are done, there is no catching back up. Sure a few matches wont tell all but I feel the deck didnt perform well at all without CoCo.Posted in: Deck Creation (Modern)
Please wish me luck guys, on Saturday I will be playing traditional list in Kansas City at SCG regionals.
May 28, 2018Care to share your list? I'd love to see it as I have 1 more chance to test before regionals this weekend. Very interested to see what you did with the land base and what got added in the place of CoCo.Posted in: Deck Creation (Modern)
May 19, 2018FNM ReportPosted in: Deck Creation (Modern)
21 players - 5 rounds
Round 1 - Jund 2-0. Managed to have a turn 2 manaweft not die and turn into a turn 3 Collected company and drop a sedge and galerider. The jund player didnt have removal for everything like most matchups turn out to be and since I was able to keep creatures and got the win.
Round 2 - Jeskai Control 2-0. Game 1 was a struggle, multiple bolts, helixes and snapcasters kept my board quite empty, but eventually after making my 4th token I massed enough damage to finish him off. Game 2 was a blow out, turn 4 end of opponents turn I vialed in Sedge, it resolves and opponent responded to end by bolting it, I responded with Collected company dropping another sedge and blur into play, sedge survived, go to my turn... drew and played a hivelord and swung for 19.
Round 3 - BTL Scapeshift 0-2. Made a mistake in game 1, failed to correctly time a slivercycle, needed to get a necrotic much sooner but failed to do so in the best timing and a scapeshift went off with 8 lands in play on my opponents side, 21 damage from valakut. Game 2, mulled to a sub par 6, opponent saw a nutty hand where he dropped Sakura tribe elders 3 turns in a row to stop some damage and advance his land count keeping me from being able to get enough damage thru and on turn 5 scapeshifted with 8 lands in play.
Round 4 - Affinity 2-1. Game 1 was not a game, mulliganed to 4 with no land and scry'd a spell to the bottom and proceeded to never draw a land. Game 2 was the opposite, opponent only had the singleton mountain in his deck in play the whole game. Game 3, the only game both players played spells and competed... Turn 4 collected company into a harmonic and sedge and that just about sealed it, the turn 5 coco completed it.
Round 5 - Grishoalbrand 2-0. Game 1 opponent mulled to 5, and was only able to Shoal a worldspine wurm to delay the inevitable for 1 turn. Game 2, opponent mulled to 4 and it wasnt much better than game 1, at end of turn 3 he was at 13 and i had 12 power on board, I proceeded to warping wail for a 1/1 at end phase and he scooped it up.
May 15, 2018I am not aware of any. Every now and then a regular streamer will pick the deck up for a league and stream it, but no one regularly to my knowledge.Posted in: Deck Creation (Modern)
I've been struggling lately with humans match-ups. Does anyone have any suggestions for combating Humans? I'm thinking a Torpor Orb in side to stop their +1/+1 counters, freebooters and reflector mages. The Orb would replace the 1 Relic that I have left in my list.
May 15, 2018If it were to be added to traditional sideboard, I think we'd have to up the forest count in the deck to compensate for the additional green only spell. That may not be a bad thing, just switch all shocks to Overgrown tombs. The question is what does it replace? I think if it goes in it replaces Frenetic, instead of a 50% removal dodge we'd get a reload. Think I'll give it a test and see how it goes. Trying to get ready for regionals in a few weeks...Posted in: Deck Creation (Modern)
May 14, 2018Anyone else testing any spicy brews?Posted in: Deck Creation (Modern)
Been online testing out a coco and vial-less build with Lead the Stampede. 36 creatures, 4 Lead, 20 lands.
4 of's Virulent, Striking, Sidewinder, Galerider, Predatory, Sinew, Leeching, Diffusion, Lead the Stampede.
2 of's Blur, Manaweft
4 Cavern, 4 Hive, 4 Territory, 4 Mutavault, 4 Forest
Mixed results so far due to sub-par draws but its been super fun re-loading with Lead.
May 5, 2018Good day all,Posted in: Aggro & Tempo
Looking for advice for re-building into spirits. I've played spirits before, attempted UW and bant in the past with limited success. I've been on the fringe playing slivers forever and am looking into re-building spirits. What is your current opinion of Geist of Saint Traft? Are any of you still running it?
Apr 30, 2018Back to paper magic tonight after a couple weeks off. Damping Sphere makes its debut.Posted in: Deck Creation (Modern)
Monday night Modern.
Round 1 - Dredge, 2-0. Opponent fell flat on his face both games. Was not close. It was so fast I cant even remember much of the match-up. Sideboard +2 Warping Wail +1 Relic +2 Syphon -2 Dismember -2 Necrotic -1 Diffusion.
Round 2 - Budget Burn, 1-2. Came out too slow in game 1 to make any ground and lost to multiple burn spells. Sideboard: +2 Syphon +2 Darkheart -2 Dismember -2 Necrotic. Landed a turn 2 Darkheart and that was the game, opponent could not get rid of anything without me gaining life. Game 3, this was not a game... I mulliganed to 5 cards eventually keeping a 4 land hand. Each of the mulliagned hands were 5 lands. I played 2 spells and died in game 3.
Round 3 - Affinity, 2-0. Game 1 managed to pull off the upset in game 1 due to my opponent never seeing any payoff card, no plating no ravager no champion no master no overseer... Sideboard: +3 Harmonic -3 Diffusion. Game 2 was much closer, but I eventually saw all 3 Harmonics and even though I was stuck without a swamp forever it seemed the 3 Sedges in play were awesome. Finally top decked a godless shrine to finish my opponent.
Round 4 - Ponza, 2-1. Got out to a fast start and never let my opponent in the game. Sideboard: +2 Harmonic +2 Frenetic -2 vial -2 dismember. Fetched an overgrown tomb turn 1 into a cavern turn 2 and a manaweft, which then got bolted immediately (should have played the diffusion) and then followed up with a Blood Moon. That was game over. Sideboard: +2 vial -2 Frenetic. Game 3, Kept a 1 lander with a vial... T1 Shocked in Watery grave, cast Vial. T2 cast galerider, vialed in striking. (stone rain my 1 land) T3 vial in manaweft, cast manaweft off sliver mana. T4 vial in Sinew, attack for 8. T5 win.
Never got the chance to bring in the Damping Sphere, but I am ready for when they will be good. Had some very powerful draws and great CoCo's, so much better than I ever see online. For whatever reason, the deck draws and plays MUCH better in paper.
I did get an online match in today as well.
Amulet Titan, 2-1. I did get to use the Damping Sphere in this one. Game 1, I managed to Necrotic 3 Primeval Titans to get the win. Game 2 didnt see the Sphere but got really close to the win but fell prey to a titan. Game 3, dropped a turn 3 Damping Sphere... it shut down his deck. He pact'ed for a titan and then the following turn had to ghost quarter one of his own lands to get a second green source to pay the pact.
Apr 22, 2018Look what we have here...Posted in: Deck Creation (Modern)
Looks like a toolbox build. Only 2 CoCo, 3 main Homing, only 1 Sedge... very interesting.
I like the addition of Venom Sliver to the deck. I've been running into a lot of Hollow one online and I think it could improve our chances in that matchup. If we can get the combo of Striking and Venom out it'd be hard for the hollow ones to do much. I am going to start running a couple Venom in side as a test.
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