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    posted a message on Colorless Eldrazi Tron
    Quote from Sebben019768 »
    As a Newer Eldrazi Tron player i think that Westvale Abby has great potential in a deck like this, but i think that for making it able to work consistently, an Eldrazi Tron deck wil have to play Blight Herders and potentially Oblivion Sower, to get more cards into exile. I think that type of build would be better against Control decks because with Oblivion Sower it is alot easir to get to 8+ Mana and play Ugin as a two off instad of Karn but suffer in the Mirrors that Use Endbringer


    I think you have described why no one is really trying Abbey. It will take a lot of changing of the deck and watering down its efficiency just to run a card that gets a 9/7 flyer with some other perks. Might as well fine tune the deck to play a much BETTER card in Ulamog, the Ceaseless Hunger as the big finisher. He fits into the deck without having to make changes and compromises. My inner "Timmy" longs for Ormendahl but I scratch that itch with Ulamog, others should consider that. Thanks for the post though. Smile
    Posted in: Tier 1 (Modern)
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    posted a message on [[Official]] Modern Prices Discussion
    Quote from Daeyel »
    Attune with Aether is another, but they get basics. Evolving Wilds does that, and puts it into play. Sylvan Scrying will get any land.


    That was what I was trying to say. Traverse will get any land if on Delirium plus the ability to snag a creature as well making it more utilitarian. In a post-Modern format, Traverse will spike quite a bit higher although it currently sits around 5 bucks.

    I'll reiterate, we should probably keep the discussion on Modern pricing. Smile
    Posted in: Modern
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    posted a message on Colorless Eldrazi Tron
    Quote from sicsmoo »
    Quote from sicsmoo »
    Yep, G1 in the finals my opponent had turn 3 tron into Karn on the play, which is really the best possible draw. Had no chance.

    @WarMachine I didn't get to see their lists, but I didn't see anything out of the ordinary during the matches.


    Thanks. Could you tell if either were running Ulamog in their main?


    Nope, never saw an Ulamog on my opponents' side in any of the 5 games.


    Hey thanks for the reply. To follow up did you side in your Ulamog in any of those game 2 or 3's? Wondered if it got stuck in your hand or not.
    Posted in: Tier 1 (Modern)
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    posted a message on Colorless Eldrazi Tron
    Quote from sicsmoo »
    Yep, G1 in the finals my opponent had turn 3 tron into Karn on the play, which is really the best possible draw. Had no chance.

    @WarMachine I didn't get to see their lists, but I didn't see anything out of the ordinary during the matches.


    Thanks. Could you tell if either were running Ulamog in their main?
    Posted in: Tier 1 (Modern)
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    posted a message on Colorless Eldrazi Tron
    Quote from sicsmoo »
    Well I took the deck to a 41 player PPTQ today and got 2nd place (womp womp).

    R1: Eldrazi Tron (0-2)
    R2: Abzan Delirum (2-0)
    R3: Storm (2-0)
    R4: BW Tokens (2-1)
    R5: Grixis Shadow (2-1)
    R6 draw into top 8

    Quarters: Mardu Burn (2-0)
    Semis: Grixis Shadow (2-0)
    Finals: Eldrazi Tron (1-2)

    I got pretty lucky to dodge the multiple Affinity players, and to have even or favorable matchups every round except BW tokens which isn't good but was able to win. Only losses were to the mirror which is just a coinflip. Whoever has the most mana wins and it wasn't me. Happy with the result anyway, bagged a nice amount of store credit. List I played:



    Congrats. Smile

    Out of curiosity, did you get to see your E-Tron opponents whole decklists? In other words what were they running different than you? Thanks.
    Posted in: Tier 1 (Modern)
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    posted a message on [[Official]] Modern Prices Discussion
    I happen to think you are incorrect on the death of Modern in two years. It may come someday, but not within two years.

    As for speculating on cards at a quarter a piece there isn't a whole lot of risk unless you are buying thousands of them.

    And as for fetches in a post-Modern format, there is Traverse the Ulvenwald in which I would think would spike way harder than Sylvan Scrying being a Rare and that it sees current play as well.

    I think we should keep the conversation on Modern pricing. Smile
    Posted in: Modern
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    posted a message on [[Official]] Modern Prices Discussion
    And I have another question about the canals themselves. Do you think they will drop hard once they rotate out of standard, or will they still retain some value?


    Look at the prices of the allied fastlands and you will get your answer. They have some use in Modern so they will retain value.
    Posted in: Modern
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    posted a message on [[Official]] Modern Prices Discussion
    Personally I'd love Goyf to hit 30-35 bucks as I don't have any and my hard cap on singular cards is that 30-35 dollar range. That self imposed cap means I really have to be up on prices and trends to avoid spikes.

    I've been eyeing Mirrodin & MM Oblivion Stone recently as it seems to be bottoming out once again.
    Posted in: Modern
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    posted a message on [[Official]] Modern Prices Discussion
    Quote from D90Dennis14 »
    Expedition Map, really ?
    I think this is overreacting.


    Agreed.
    Posted in: Modern
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    posted a message on Ixalan FNM / Game Day changes
    Um, you actually can't hone your skills on a kitchen table, or online, or any other way.


    Speak for yourself. I work on aspects of my game every time I sit down to play.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
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    posted a message on Colorless Eldrazi Tron
    Quote from RyZenXP »
    As someone who played 4 SSG main for a while it does let you have some impressively fast opening plays especially when paired with Gemstone Caverns. But as stated, it is a pretty feel-bad topdeck mid to late game although it can always be used for 1 mana. Turn One TKS sure was fun for a while. Smile

    Mind Stone is slower, but overall better.


    I just thought that since we lose to some combo decks and Robots, maybe we could nab some games where it would feel like the deck is somewhat on legacy level when doing that very early TKS & Chalice...

    It just feels good when you play a somewhat like "Force of Will" effect in SSG... Especially for Dismember...

    This deck solves the late game no hand problem with Sea Gate Wreckage & Endbringers if ever it comes to that...

    Plus, was thinking about splashing red for By Force since those Robots are a problem... Crumble to Dust against other Tron decks & Valakut...

    I know people don't like it, but I guess it's worth a shot for further innovation... I don't see a lot of Eldrazi Tron winning lately... Maybe it's time to evolve...

    Peace...



    No problem, decks evolve continuously. I had a lot of fun casting turn one Chalice on one, Reshapers, TKS and even pulled off a turn one Smasher off Gemstone Caverns, Temple and 2 SSG's. It was a bit inconsistent though. Mind Stone (which I hated at one point) does smooth out the consistency at the loss of speed.

    If you are going to splash R as well it will mess with your flex land slots. If you are running Cavern of Souls, SGW, Sanctum and Ghost Quarters then at least 3 or 4 of those are going to have to go in place of R sources. Then if you are running 4 SSG and 3/4 other sources of R it would feel like Lightning Bolt could have a slot in there somewhere. If you try it, good luck and let us know your results. Smile
    Posted in: Tier 1 (Modern)
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    posted a message on Ixalan FNM / Game Day changes
    Wow awesome. I hope Wizards keeps this up. I can't wait for some more awesome FNM giveaways they could try.

    1. Foil Advertising cards
    2. Blank foil cards (front and back)
    3. Foil date stamped Punch-out cards.
    4. Mythic foiled promo date stamped Players Rules Card
    5. The 3 of spades
    6. An old Polaroid photo of your Uncle Jim's tube sock


    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
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    posted a message on Colorless Eldrazi Tron
    As someone who played 4 SSG main for a while it does let you have some impressively fast opening plays especially when paired with Gemstone Caverns. But as stated, it is a pretty feel-bad topdeck mid to late game although it can always be used for 1 mana. Turn One TKS sure was fun for a while. Smile

    Mind Stone is slower, but overall better.
    Posted in: Tier 1 (Modern)
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    posted a message on State of Modern Thread: bans, format health, metagame, and more! (3/13 update)
    Interactive and control are two different things.


    Its funny but when I hear interaction, all I envision is control. To me discard, counter, permission, removal and combat tricks are all controlling the outcome of what an opponent does. Interaction would be an opponent responding to an action played against them. When I hear players saying they want more interactive decks I hear "I want to control what you do." Its just how I look at it. I know its not how the entire Magic community views it but its how I see it. Its all control in a way. Even a linear, "non-interactive" goldfish deck is trying to control the outcome of the game.

    Just a random thought, not trying to incite anything, just bringing up a point. Smile
    Posted in: Modern Archives
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    posted a message on State of Modern Thread: bans, format health, metagame, and more! (3/13 update)
    Quote from idSurge »
    Hey just throw a tweet at Aaron and Maro and Sam. "Twin shouldnt be banned anymore."

    I get you, I'm not mad at eldrazi players, of course they use the deck if they like it. I'm frustrated that Aaron is full of it, lied, and was wrong about Twin. :p


    Contacting them is something I can do. Whether or not they read it, that's in their court. I purchase a reasonable amount of cards from the secondary market. I can pass that plea along to those as well. I can also try to talk to fellow players on their positions. Hey I'm all for good solid competition. If Twin came back and wasn't oppressive, warped the Meta or led to a drastic decrease in players I would see that as a good thing. I'll be honest I don't think a lot will agree with it making a comeback but I'll try to do what I can. My advice is keep the pressure on Wizards and Wizards alone. Build bridges to other players and try to convince them an even more varied Meta will be good in the long run. Probably a long shot but if you love the deck, fight the right people for it. Smile

    Posted in: Modern Archives
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