Quote from Metzgerw »Can we get some Pox math going? Trying to learn the best times to Pox
Quote from Obzul »Hello folks! This is a my working in progress Rack Pox. What do you think about?
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Land (24)1x Barren Moor1x Bojuka Bog4x Marsh Flats4x Mishra's Factory2x Mutavault4x Swamp4x Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth4x WastelandInstant (1)1x Murderous CutSorcery (20)4x Hymn to Tourach3x Innocent Blood1x Pox4x Sinkhole4x Smallpox4x ThoughtseizeArtifact (6)2x Sensei's Divining Top4x The RackPlaneswalker (4)4x Liliana of the VeilSideboard (15)4x Dark Ritual2x Engineered Plague2x Ensnaring Bridge2x Pithing Needle3x Surgical Extraction2x Tormod's CryptMaybeboard (1)1x TombstalkerCreature (5)4x Bloodghast1x Nether Spirit
Quote from MrConfusion »I have just built this deck, so haven't gotten a chance to try it out in a tournament yet, but has anyone considered a 1-of Malicious Affliction? I think activating the morbid should be pretty easy, and we can easily deal with the BB mana-cost. Seems better than murderous cut to me.
Quote from Darth Bunny »Round 4: BIG MISTAKE
At this point, I'm at 2-1. This the last round. My opponent is on high tide. I could probably beat him and get into Top 4. However, I decide to draw with him in the hopes that we both get into Top 4. There's a 1/3 chance I'll play him in the Top 4 and I want to stack the odds in my favor.
The math plays out so that the only way we don't get into Top 4 is if the top guy loses his match and the guy who is paired up wins his match. Very unlikely.
And so it happens.
So I don't get Top 4.
Conclusion: I could have secured a top 4 by beating my last round opponent, but I got greedy and decided to shoot for an opportunity to rig the top 4 in my favor. Of course, if I played out round 4 that would have depended on me beating the high tide player. In theory, its a good match-up but I've never played against high tide before and the other guy seemed very experienced with the high tide deck. Hindsight is 20/20 though. I was happy to beat both death and tax players as the match-up always felt difficult to me. Experience really seems to pay off in the match-up. Man, I really wanted that Top 4
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Quote from Laser Brains »
Nice tournament report!! Interesting that you beat up on Death and Taxes but lost to Delver. I have problems with Death and Taxes but always beat Delver. I run a different build though.
Quote from ExpiredRascals »
I was your opponent at the end there. I really feel bad about how that played out. Live and learn, I suppose. Frown
All that aside, it was pretty impressive watching your list cut through the competition. I hadn't seen a list packing big pox in years and it was interesting watching people try to re-acclimate to "pox math" when playing against you.
EDIT: Regarding the match-up, I think you probably were favoured. My appraisal of the match is that I'd be hoping to win the die roll and be able to combo you out early after tempo-ing you with remand (I was on Solidarity, not Spiral Tide). Land destruction is super rough for High Tide-based combo, and Solidarity is much more vulnerable to discard than Spiral Tide (since spiral tide is much better suited to winning off of 1 or 2 cards in hand).