I got my remaining needed cards this Saturday, and this is where my build sits at the moment. The sideboard is still being worked on.
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Oct 13, 2017Good morning fellow cardboard junkies,Posted in: Magic General
I apologize if this topic has been beaten like a dead horse, but this is my first time encountering this issue. To start off, my only focus in MTG is Modern and EDH. I have been playing for about 6 months now and my collection has hit over 4k cards total, and I want to thin out the jank. Since starting Modern, my card collecting attitude has changed 180 Deg; 90% of the cards I own have been pulls, other 10% purchased and now I am in the mindset of buy what I need.
As of now, I have 4 EDH decks that I care about "Omnath, locus of rage, an early Karlov build, Meren, Clan of Nel Toth, and my Ur dragon "on hold for its need a better land base". My Modern deck is my Golgari CoCo Elves.
For starters, any C/U cards that I have more then a playset of, into the bulk sell box it goes, same goes for all vanilla cards. What is a good way to determine what cards are jank an not? About two months ago, I have discovered Metamox, and they give cards a rating of Chase, Money, and Jank. What I don't know is how accurate their ratings are. Any advice/tips is greatly appreciated.
EDIT: My end goal is to create a toolbox that will work within both formats, tailored for modern and EDH staples.
Oct 12, 2017Hello group,Posted in: Modern
I have been an observer of modern for the past several months, and this week I finally made my way into the format, took a deep breath and just jumped right in. The Golgari CoCo Elves deck is my starting point.
While I am running this deck, and after I build my sideboard, I want to starting in the famous...Infamous... shock and fetch lands. The shocks I have so far are (2) overgrown tombs, (1) steam vent and (1) blood crypt. My question is, When building up my land base, is it smarter to start with pairs of each? I don't know enough about the general landbase throughout the decks. At lest for now, the decks I run in EDH are pretty heavy in BRG, mainly Gruul and Golgari, and that is my comfort level at the moment. I have been experimenting a bit more in Orzhov.
Aug 14, 2017Bluetron, I'm quite familiar with the professor as I have watched many of his review, and even some of his lore videos. I was not aware that he did Modern videos and low and behold, he has a video on an elves deck. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TIQXfZiYJzEPosted in: Modern
The elves deck is a strong possibility for me. I have not played mono green before as a tend to lean towards black as a primary choice, but green has been one I have intent to learn. Blue tends to be a bit tough for me.
Aug 14, 2017Yup. Shocklands and other fastlands are on my to buy list as they would also be useful in my EDH decks.Posted in: Modern
I was just listening to Modern Masters and they were talking about the Affinity build. I will look more into it. Elf tribal also sounds like fun. A tribal deck for sure is something that I am interested in too. It also helps that I pulled a Cavern of Souls yesterday too. Not just for modern but EDH '17 decks. Got my eye on the dragon tribal deck.
Aug 14, 2017Good morning group. This weekend I decided to start honing in my focus to two formats, EDH for Casual and Modern. I have zero interest in standard for the simple fact that cards rotate out. Although I am still quite wet behind the ears in the world of MTG, I want to have long term goals and that is competition.Posted in: Modern
The reason for EDH and Modern is I like the fact that I have a wide variety of cards to choose from and not worry about those cards rotating out with the exception of banned cards. I am very aware that Modern will have a higher upfront cost compared to standard, but I would rather invest $$$ into eternal and know my investment will be playable 2 years from now. My goal is to start with a basic version of decks that can be powered up to competitive levels. As I am still learning what my play style is, I would like to start with budget decks, roughly within the 100 rage. From what I have played sofar, I do like token and agro style decks. I purchased my ydris and Mizzix deck to learn more about the spell side of the game.
Looking into the skeleton of the format, I am confused to what makes a Tier_ deck a Tier_ deck. Also, what would be some good "non burn" decks that would be a good starting point to look at, well, their non-tuned versions.
When it comes to the competitive level, do the players stick with known decks "soul sisters, WB tokens..etc..." or is it more fluid in builds.
Thanks in advance.
Aug 2, 2017yep. did some more review reading/ trusted youtube sources...and nope. running away from that garbage firePosted in: Market Street Café
On another note, I have been using deckbox for my card inventory purposes, but not for trading. has anyone had any experience with their system?
EDIT: Just closed my puca account...yea.
Aug 2, 2017Good morning group,Posted in: Market Street Café
I want to venture into the trading aspect of MTG, and my LGS does not have a large trading group outside of FNM and friday's are no good for me as it alternates for a Friday with the wife and hosing game night "Pathfinder/D&D." My LGS hosts EDH on saturday and drafts on tues/wed shop depending.
For trading stock, they are mostly low value bulk cards from drafts, booster packs, duel deck "not doing that again..." etc. I came across Pucatrade as I like the idea of trading off my low value cards to gain points for higher/needed cards for builds.
I am starting to dip my toe, but am unsure of what to expect or even if Puca is worth it.
Jul 18, 2017The general feeling I get at my LGS is more of a friendly environment than one that is more fun then competitive. We had one player who went the infinite combo route, but the other games have been more low key.Posted in: Commander (EDH)
This deck is not intended for a 1v1 EDH. I didn't know there was a difference for a multiplayer EDH deck compared to one for 1v1.
Jul 18, 2017Outcry, I guess I am not following what you are getting at with an end goal. Are you referring to Archtype, or how the deck is intended to be played? This concept is new to me.Posted in: Commander (EDH)
My end goal is to flood the board with 2/2 drakes and not sure spell wise yet. I'm sure i will get a better picture when I go through my cards a bit closer this next time around.
Gatta say, it was fun to flood the board with myr tokens with myr battlesphere
Jul 18, 2017Krovikan, I was initially going to use jori en, ruin diver, but after playing my Breya, Etherium Shaper deck, I learned I liked token decks so i figured that would be a good transition. Plus, learning to build a mono deck limits my selection and increased what I know about a color I am not familiar with.Posted in: Commander (EDH)
Jul 18, 2017Good morning group,Posted in: Commander (EDH)
This is my first venture into building an EDH deck. All my prior experiences in the last 2.5 months of playing have been draft(7) builds along with HoD Midnight release event. I have also played a few rounds of EDH at my LGS with my Breya pre-con.
Generally when building sealed, I noticed that I have been going the U/R route more often than not. This is the reason for Talrand.
Being sealed deck, I have been very creature heavy, and this is why I chose Talrand. 1) mono-blue, 2) spell heavy. I can add a list of the current cards I have thus far later this afternoon, but from what I my initial thought is to use the breakdown for card content from as a starting point: https://edhrec.com/commanders/talrand-sky-summoner
I do not want to net deck this build as I feel nothing will be learned or gained; this will not be my deck but another's.
I have my creatures picked out already, (6) various mirfold wizards and my deep sea kraken just for fun "focusing on its suspend".
Spell wise, how do you look for your balance between spell/instant...etc.
Land wise, I am looking to buy cards that will be a good fit in my EDH staples binder, more bounce lands, maybe an original dual land, shock. This is where my inexperience is getting the best of me. I don't mind paying more upfront to have them be added to a staple binder for future builds. Same goes for other card types. I'm looking at you Sensei's Divining Top.
Jul 18, 2017An update per yesterday's inquiry:Posted in: Commander (EDH)
All card that had multiples of went into the trade binder, any foil that had a non-foil version, the foil went into the binder and for the .25 cent lands I held onto 4 copies of each and the rest went in. Not a lot of rares yet, or high dollar cards.
What is the best way to get cards for trade stock? Is draft one of the better?
This is my first real venture into the trading side of anything.
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