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    posted a message on BW Eldrazi Processor
    Quote from Reymon27 »
    Thanks Jim, at the moment, I am switching my sideboard almost every league as I want to try out what is best. I've just scored my second 5-0 league a few hours ago with the following sideboard:

    Thanks for the write-up and glad to see the results. I am still getting used to playing midrange after a very long spell playing aggro decks. Some reflections.... I used Fragmentize but ultimately shifted over to Disenchant because I was seeing a lot of Chalice of the Void and wanted to keep out of the 1-drop slot while also gaining instant speed. Not seeing Chalice so much anymore, but not sure if the mana trade-off is worth it. I tried Gideon, Sorin, Kalitas and ultimately abandoned for reasons set out earlier. But Sorin was the best of them for me. Seemed more controlish which ultimately was where I didn't want to be. Otherwise I agree with all your other choices, though I have been trying out Worship. Still more testing to see if its worth it. Finally, toying with idea of Auriok Champion in pace of Knight of Glory as get benefit against red decks too and some lifegain.
    Posted in: Developing Competitive (Modern)
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    posted a message on BW Eldrazi Processor
    Quote from Reymon27 »
    Just finished another two Leagues both 4-1.
    Thanks for the write ups Reymon27 and congrats on the consistent results. Could you give some ideas about your sideboarding? I am also interested about how you feel using Gideon. I tried him before and felt he was best against fair decks which are already favorable matches for us. What matchups do you bring Kalitas in for?
    Posted in: Developing Competitive (Modern)
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    posted a message on BW Eldrazi Processor
    MTGO League Result 2-3 Not greatest results. Lost to Affinity twice (never saw sideboard cards, but lost in 3 games each match); Lost to Burn in 3 games, and beat Burn (2-0) and GW Elves (2-0). Deck as above.
    Posted in: Developing Competitive (Modern)
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    posted a message on BW Eldrazi Processor
    Quote from schuppius »
    Thank you for the tournament report! I'm hearing more and more people who split between Tidehollow and Matter Reshaper. Maybe I'm also going to give that a try. The only thing that, without having played it, I like less about it is that I lose potential turn 2 plays with this change.
    Thoughts on this?

    I do feel our curve isn't as sweet when not playing 4 Scullers, but after playing a league with no scullers, I really overall wasn't missing. We have plenty of hand disruption, removal or relics to keep us busy on first 2 turns. I am cheating by playing 2, so far ok. I am almost never sad to see a reshaper, since it replaces itself.
    Posted in: Developing Competitive (Modern)
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    posted a message on BW Eldrazi Processor
    Smile
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    posted a message on BW Eldrazi Processor
    MTGO League Result 3-2 I tried a revised deck in league and beat Jeskai Saheeli, Bant Eldrazi & Grixis Death Shadow. Lost to Grixis Death Shadow and Counters Company. The deck:


    Match 1 - LOSS (1-2) to Counters Company. Game 1, I was overwhelmed by multiple CoCo's. Dn't remember all Sideboarding, but did bring in Cage, Wrath, Worship, Surgical, and Flaying Tendrils. Game 2, Flaying Tendrils was key to wipe his board and I beat for win. Game 3 really close. Got his life to 1, but he Chorded for Fiend to exile my TKS and got a CoCo with extra card. His CoCo brought in Duskwatch Recruiter and Qasali which blew up by Sculler and returned another CoCo to him; so I scooped.

    Match 2 - WIN (2-0) to Bant Eldrazi. Strangler was the card that processed each game to exile an Eldrazi from Sculler and kill a Displacer. Game 2 was a top deck war, but Mutavault shone as the extra attacker to the win. Don't remember sideboarding as I didn't take notes.

    Match 3 - WIN vs Jeskai Saheeli (2-0). Game 1 Relic was the star to prevent any graveyard shenanigans. Game 2 Souls got me there. He played a Leyline of Sanctity, but I didn't draw the hate for it, but no matter. Sideboarding: + Cage, +2 Disenchant, + Worship, + 2 Blessed Alliance. - 2 Strangler, - 3 Relic, -1 Ratchet Bomb. Not sure if I boarded correctly. Let me know what you would have done.

    Match 4 - LOSS to Grixis Death Shadow (1-2). Game 1 was smooth for him as I flooded and he went to plan. Game 2, went T3 TKS into T4 Smasher and he was short on creatures and removal. Game 3 was brutal for me. I mulled to 5 (no lander; then 1 mutavault), but had good cards on the 5 plus the draw. He went T1 Thoughtseize, T2 Collected Brutality, then eventually Kolaghan's Command, Snapcaster Kolaghan's Command to wreck everything. Wasnt pretty. Sideboarding: +Cage, 2 Blessed Alliance, 1 Worship, 1 Surgical; -1 Herder, -2 Sculler, -2 Matter Reshaper.

    Match 5 - WIN(2-1) vs GDS. Game 1 was easy for him as I was stuck on 2 lands. Game 2 had 2 Temples and 2 TKS dealt so was T2 T3 TKS. Easy win. Game 3 went long. Top decked multiple Souls to hold off an early Tasiger. Survived late game activations with careful and lucky picking. Eventually got there with a top decked Path to remove a newly played 8/8 Shadow which let me attack with more fliers for the eventual win.

    All-in-all liking the deck, but not sure about the Lands. 2 Mutavaults seem right as does 1 Ghost Quarter since I play Fulminator Mages in the side. I am torn between another Shambling Vent in place of either Wastes or Vault. I like the toobox approach tot he lands when they are out. So far, I also like the 2-of with Sculler and Matter Reshaper - I always like getting a card either in Reshaper dies. In fact it was the blocking of Reshaper that gave me the Path in last game of last match for the win. Finally, I am mixed about sideboard. Not sure to put in more cards to help unfavorable matches or go for cards that make close matches more winnable. For example the 3 Fulminators.....

    Welcome comments and suggestions
    Posted in: Developing Competitive (Modern)
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    posted a message on BW Eldrazi Processor
    Quote from Polymorph »
    Promoted to "Developing Competitive"!

    Running wiht Tidehollow Sculler today, still not happy wiht teh build - 2:1.
    Really believing that Matter Reshaper is teh way to head on!
    Hey Polymorph. After my last go in the league with Matter Reshaper I am back testing Tidehollow Sculler. So far, can be really good, or really bad. Wondering about a 2/2 split of the two cards rather than 4-of. Will do some more Tourney Practice Room on MODO and then jump into a league Monday. So far today with 4 Scullers, I have beaten Lantern, WG Coco, and Elves. Lost to Taking Turns, Eldrazi Tron, and W.
    Posted in: Developing Competitive (Modern)
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    posted a message on BW Eldrazi Processor
    League Result 2-3
    So I played a league with the deck I listed in the post #2453 earlier on this page. I really feel the deck is competitive despite the end result. I beat Grixis DS twice, but lost to Gifts Storm, Dredge and Scapeshift.

    Match 1 vs Gifts Storm L(0-2) This was a tough match-up. I was able to get in beaters and bring life total down, but never drew a Relic in either game or any of sideboard cards Cage to stop graveyard, nor Wrath nor Ratchet Bomb in second game to deal with his Warrens. Sideboarding: -2 Path, -1 Herder, -1 Strangler; +1 Wrath, +2 Ratchet Bomb, +1 Cage.

    Match2 vs GDS W (2-0) I really feel this deck is made to beat GDS. Star was Souls for sure. In Game 2, Cage shut down Snapcaster and Blessed ALliance forced sac of Gurmag Angler. Sideboarding: -1 Shaper, -2 Strangler, -2 Brutality; +2 Blessed Alliance, +1 Wrath, +1 Cage, +1 Fulminator Mage.

    Match 3 vs GDS W (2-0) Much like previous match, but was a grind. Sorin helped. Souls still the stars. A late game Herder created too many creatures for his low life total (was stuck with a 11/11 DS).

    Match 4 vs Dredge L (1-2) This was a tough loss. Both games I lost I never saw a Relic or and PtE for his creatures. I still made it a game with Vault keeping life total up while removing his creatures, and Matter Reshaper was useful replacing itself. But couldn't get there without the graveyard hate. Game 1, I flooded (ended with 13 lands on field). Game 2, I successfully kept dredgers out of graveyard with Relic and PtE and Thought-Knot Seer. Got there with beaters. Game 3 was much like game 1 with no relic or cage showing up. I could have won on my last play if I drew a Relic as I had Wrath in hand and enough mana to cast relic, wrath and then exile all with Relic with triggers for recursion on stack. But it didn't come. I can see how Kalitas could be useful in this MU. Sideboarding: -2 Strangler, -2 Fatal Push; +2 Blessed Alliance, +1 Cage; +1 Wrath.

    Match 5 vs Scapeshift L (0-2) Game 1 I drew few lands and could have Ghost Quarter'd his Valakut, but I didn't as I was hoping for one maore land to cast my 2 Smashers. Never saw the Temple. Game 2, was overwhelmed as he ramped and went off, also with benefit of playing a Tracker that could trade with my smasher. Just didn't get there before he went off.

    All in all, happy with the deck, tho Sorin wasn't much of a factor overall. Also not sure if this aggro plan is better than Sculler. There were times where I definitely wished I had a sculler over the Reshaper or 1 Scourge, so will tinker some more.

    Hope this helps. Comments welcome.
    Posted in: Developing Competitive (Modern)
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    posted a message on BW Eldrazi Processor
    Latest Testing I have been testing a list, which is along the lines of Polymorph's latest posts, and I am very happy with it. I have only tested in MTGO Tourney Practice Room, but I have gone 7-0 over last matches going 14-2 in games. I have beaten Affinity, Jeskai control, Grixis DS, Grixis Control twice, Jund, Mono-W. I find not having to struggle to get WB on T2 helpful and I am still exiling enough cards for Strangler or Herder. So far Matter Reshaper has been just okay, but I don't think any other card fits. I might try going back to 2 Scullers, but only after I run a few leagues, which I hope to do soon. I am happy with the land package. Sea Gate Wreckage has been relevant as have Mutavaults. I think numbers are just right.

    So here's the list:


    Welcome any thoughts/comments/suggestions.
    Posted in: Developing Competitive (Modern)
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    posted a message on BW Eldrazi Processor
    Quote from Polymorph »
    Quote from Jim_Prov »
    Quote from Polymorph »
    6-1 in a 89-player tournament today.

    I've cutted Tidehollow Sculler totally, which has been absolutely right.
    Placed 5th and won and Aether Vial in Foil + Store Credit.
    Congrats Polymorph! Can you post your deck list? Can you give a brief synopsis of your matches and sideboarding? Which cards were all-stars? thanks


    My decklist is attached to this reply.


    Thanks Polymorph. While I have always liked Sculler for the curve, I do agree with your analysis and will give your creature configuration a try. Thanks for the write up. Always great to see match-ups. I will try a league this week and submit my own write up.
    Posted in: Developing Competitive (Modern)
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    posted a message on BW Eldrazi Processor
    Quote from Polymorph »
    6-1 in a 89-player tournament today.

    I've cutted Tidehollow Sculler totally, which has been absolutely right.
    Placed 5th and won and Aether Vial in Foil + Store Credit.
    Congrats Polymorph! Can you post your deck list? Can you give a brief synopsis of your matches and sideboarding? Which cards were all-stars? thanks
    Posted in: Developing Competitive (Modern)
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    posted a message on BW Eldrazi Processor
    Deck that went 5-0 in MTGO league. Congrats to the pilot, Esteat! Very similar to GP Kobe winning deck

    https://www.mtggoldfish.com/deck/678093#paper
    Posted in: Developing Competitive (Modern)
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    posted a message on New Aristocrats (Orzhov, Abzan, Mardu variants)
    Quote from budaBR »
    You're correct, it is 4x Rally and 4x CoCo, sorry! I did some testing with 3x Rally, 4x CoCo and 1x Eldritch Evolution (the value of sac'ing Voice, getting rallier, a token and returning voice is insane) but I didn't test enough.


    This is the correct list:
    ...

    I'm saving this list so I can later use it, because I had a lot of fun with this deck. Here were my matchups:

    ...

    This deck is insanely fun to play, and I also find the blisterpod/doomed traveler version together with Abzan Ascendancy and Copters really fun. I tested both and this one I'm using was more to my taste. My sideboarded is adjusted to my local game store (combo decks, affinity, burn) and I strongly suggest that you come up with your own as well!


    Thanks for the write-up. I am still playing Orzhov version I listed a page or so back. I couldn't get enough speed in the Abzan version though when it would go off, it was insane! May test the Saffi/Rallier version some more down the road....

    I am in another league and will do a fuller write-up after I complete it. Right now I am 2-1, with victories over Jund and Eldrazi & Taxes, and loss to Living End. Loss was due to a misplay on my part, so I think the deck has action, tho unfair decks can really be a challenge. I play 3 Path and 2 Push in main plus 1 Wrath and 3 thoughseize in the SB. Definitely need removal and hand disruption.... good luck all!
    Posted in: Deck Creation (Modern)
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    posted a message on New Aristocrats (Orzhov, Abzan, Mardu variants)
    Quote from budaBR »
    Today I went 3-0-1 and won a 13-man-championship, the list I used was the following:




    The deck has 3 main stratagies: saffi+rallier combo, rally and sac-wave and voice/aristocrat beating with their bare fists. I'm now thinking of going Vizier company...
    Am I correct to assume the last 8 cards of your deck are 4CoCo and 4 Rally? What about your sideboard? What decks did you face? Thanks.
    Posted in: Deck Creation (Modern)
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    posted a message on New Aristocrats (Orzhov, Abzan, Mardu variants)
    Results - MTGO Friendly League: 2-3
    Just giving a report on recent mtgo friendly league I played with WB Aristocrats. I felt the deck was very competitive, and really enjoyed playing despite the overall result. Here is the deck:


    MATCHES
    1. Bant Knightfall - LOST(0-2). I just can't seem to beat this deck. Game 1, faced 2 Scavenging Ooze so nothing to Return for. I was still in game with flying tokens and just needed one more Drain Creature to sac and win, but didn't get there. Game 2, multiple Spell Queller blocked the air assault, and Ghost Quarter my Vault. Eventually multiple CoCo's brought in Izzet Staticaster before I could get Drainer on board to sac.

    2. Grixis DS - Win (2-0). Game 1 got in some early damage and double Return to the Ranks got me there. Game 2, He mulled to 4 and I had Thoughtseize to take care of his hand. He was way behind but tried. I got there with beats.

    3. Affinity - Win (2-1) Game 1 an early Path to Exile removed a Ravenger, while multiple Lingering Souls gave me enough blockers on a Plated Inkmoth. Got in some damage and then sac'd for win. Game 2 I had Fragmentize, Paths, and Stony Silence, so kept his board light, but I only saw 2 lands and eventually died to 3 Ornithopter beaters with Signal Pest. Game 3, he kept a greedy opener with no lands and a Mox Opal, which I hit with Fragmentize. Pumped a Champion and multiple beats early on, he scooped.

    4. Vizier/Druid Combo - Lost 0-2). Game 1, he went off on Turn 4, and I had no removal for the combo. Game 2 went really long. I drew removal and hand disruption. We both threw down a lot of creatures and I was setting up to sac for the win. But he played Linvala, Keeper of Silence to stall my sac, and then Chorded for combo again.

    5. Jeskai Control - Lost (1-2). Jeskai is also a very tough MU in my opinion. Games went super long. I wish I had a Liliana for this MU. Game 1 I grinded out and eventually sac'd for win. Game 2 was very tense. I stayed in game with tight play against his counters, and Returned twice to keep pressure. He was at 8 life and I was down to 1 life with attackers for 5 and a Blood Artist but no sac creature. He had a Restoration Angel on the field. I had a Wrath of God in hand and he had an unknown card in hand. I attack, he blocks, and second main I wrath. Turns out his card was Lightning Helix for the win. Game 3. We grinded out and I was at 19 life and he was down to 4, but I lost on time. He ended with 25 sec.!!!!!

    Still a blast to play. Shelldell, I teied for a while the Abzan version you posted but just found it too slow, though I admit would have been better against the control decks I faced. Just feel more comfortable with the faster Orzhov version. Will continue to look to tweak the deck and play more leagues.

    Welcome any feedback.
    Posted in: Deck Creation (Modern)
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