Quote from CatParty »What this deck really could use is a Nerset in the sideboard to bring in against decks that go really long like UW Control. That deck shuts down if they can't draw more than once per turn, and we need her dig ability to find answers that can close the game - like Lightning Bolt.
Quote from MikePemulis »Not going to bother with a full report on a lackluster night, butI'll say this. You know how Jund runs you out of resources? How would you like to have 5 cards in hand, with 5 lands on board, plus a Goyf and planeswalker on turn 5? Because that's where I was at. I think W6 is the engine we've been waiting for, and all we have to do to play it is ditch 2 flex instants / sorceries anyway. In exchange, we get a machine gun against x/1s, never miss a land drop, and a win con on a different axis. It's great.
Quote from CatParty »
My faith in this deck is restored, though it was against a sampling of 2 decks. What this deck really could use is a Nerset in the sideboard to bring in against decks that go really long like UW Control. That deck shuts down if they can't draw more than once per turn, and we need her dig ability to find answers that can close the game - like Lightning Bolt.
Quote from Mikefon »
You did play against the best decks for W6 to shine. I'd like to know how they perform in other MUs. Glad that we have another option though.
Quote from MikePemulis »You know how sometimes decks play Grim Lavamancer from the side to deal with small creature decks? Wrenn and Six is like that stapled to Dark Confidant, and you get to choose the most relevant mode each turn, and it activates right away, and it doesn't die to Bolt if you don't want it to. I get that it doesn't flip Delver, but at some point the raw quality of the card overcomes the being slightly off plan.
I'm also debating swapping my Sleight of Hands for a pair of Faithless Looting. I've thought about the swap for a while but have been hesitant to lessen the number of blue cards. But I think I can balance it, and the extra selection combined with the synergy with W6 might make it worth a swap.
Quote from slipknot72102 »the card itself really isn't worth the card board its printed on...does it serve a purpose? Sure its a blue 1 drop that might not be a 1/1. I would not put it in a list and expect to win a PTQ or GP though.
Quote from Echonance »Hey all,
I’m new to the deck and have just bought in on paper, after having practiced some against friends as well as online. I’m definitely a fan of the (MikePemulis/stubb list) 4 Hexdrinker 2 W6 4 Force of Negation package, and over the next few months I’ll be doing some bouncing around European events playing primarily this in modern.
Mostly I am interested in what our sideboard should look like considering the hogaak + Phoenix ban. I’ve moved up an Ancient Grudge as a hedge against Whirza.
The Royal Scions looks interesting but I don’t know if there’s room for a planeswalker on 3 in this list. Also reduces possible delver flips?
Quote from MeraSC »Damn! Here I was, very sad, thinking that the only deck I enjoy playing in Modern had completely died...
Quote from ashtonkutcher »They still get a 3/3, but us not being down a card is huge. We can also grow our own guys in a pinch (Snapcaster? Goyfs when they have RIP?), and it grows Goyf if milled or discarded. Also critical that it doesn't rely on the GY, unlike Magmatic Sinkhole. What do you guys think?