Quote from FoodChainGoblins »Of the choices you listed, I would go with these in this order...
1. Traverse Shadow - you know how to play it well and it still is a solid deck in my opinion. I could be mistaken, as I don't really know how the recent meta changes affect it, but if you can beat UR Phoenix and KCI or hang with them, that's a plus.
2. Grixis Shadow - it is also a solid option. Not spectacular. Matt Sperling nearly ran it at the MCQ in Oakland, but won instead with UR Phoenix.
3. Speaking of Phoenix, I know it's not one of your options, but I would suggest it. My first 4 rounds at Oakland, I ran into this deck on the draw for me. I think this deck on the play (or probably otherwise) is a good place to be.
The next section may be a bit harsh and definitely biased -
1. Blue Moon is a worse Phoenix deck, UW Control can get it done, but a LOT, and I mean a LOT of things have to go your way, Jeskai is okay I guess, Grixis Control I believe is stronger than most people think; still it's pretty bad, and I would never try Abzan Traverse, even if it sounds fun. I literally had months where I looked forward to getting paired vs. one of these at my LGS (during the reign of G Shadow). The deck is SO weak to grave hate and has a terrible clock. It's really hard to Jund/Junk people out nowadays - too many angles.
Quote from Galerion »Well if you want to play GDS it's certainly better to get reps in sooner than later. Deck is notorious for being difficult
Quote from FoodChainGoblins »Hoping for a quick response!
I am playing a Modern Cash event today. These are the decks I expect to face - UR Phoenix, Bant Spirits, Burn, and Tron all in that order. These are the decks I have with me - Grishoalbrand, Abzan Company, Abzan Evolution, Elves, and possibly Scales. Which would do the best vs. these? (there will be plenty of other decks, but I have to pick what I'll beat) Other suggestions are welcome too!
*And yes, I should have thought this out earlier. Yes.
Quote from Galerion »I must say that I would hardly classify Amulet as a Combo deck to begin with. The old versions with Hive Mind sure. But the ones with Primeval Titan as the main game plan are pretty much Ramp decks just like Tron. All the land interactions just feel combo-y
Quote from Davidalb »I have GDS built and am looking for another deck that's good in a meta where GDS isn't. I also have Burn almost fully built just to have as a secondary deck on days where I'm tired and want games to be quick.
Any ideas? I enjoy tempo decks.
Quote from JonnotheMackem2 »Quote from Davidalb »I have GDS built and am looking for another deck that's good in a meta where GDS isn't. I also have Burn almost fully built just to have as a secondary deck on days where I'm tired and want games to be quick.
Any ideas? I enjoy tempo decks.
Izzet Phoenix? You already have the manabase and a lot of the key cards.
Quote from Davidalb »Is Mardu pyromancer still a deck? Thinking of building that one when the meta is unfavored towards my death shadow. Or will it have the same bad matchups as shadow does?
Should I be looking at burn or combo decks?