Quote from Xaanto »Forget Leyline of Sanctity. We have access to Witchbane Orb and Orbs of warding.
Besides, hexproof is worthless against valalut, because they will use valakut triggers to destroy all our creatures instead, clear the board, and attack with primeval titan easily.
Do (trinket mage / Basilisk collar / Hangarback walker ) deserve a slot main deck ? That is a big question. Not everyone agrees on this...
And about Batterskull, I'm done with this card. It's slow, weak to Stony silence, , has anti synergy with Siren StormTamer, Blinkmoth Nexus, copter and grand architect's +1/+1 ability. Everytime I played Batterskull , I wished it was a wurmcoil engine instead (except one match against Burn where the 6/6 body was not relevant but the 5 mana cost was). Overall I do not recommend to play it.
Quote from Karavek »Yeah the deck is pretty strong ! In fact all my losses are against Valakut, that's why I was wondering how other players were dealing with it. By the way I play the deck since 6 weeks and not 6 months. ^^
Quote from Herbstweide »Went 4-0 and 4-1 in recent modern FNMs. Won against Affinity both times, 2-0 and 2-1. Once you got a feel for it the deck just crushes. Concerning the sideboard I strongly recommend Spellskite. The 1 loss was a 0-2 to Elves, Matchup is propably 15/85.
Quote from SMERBECK »I had success with Ratchet Bomb versus DS and auras. Thought about EE though.
I assume being able to use EE the same turn you play it let alone tutor for it makes it much nicer, perhaps ratchet bomb is completely subpar.
40+ tickets on modo eeeek, well at least the deck is generally cheap.