Quote from ppkitty »Silent clearing doesn't need to replace a colorless source though. It can replace a plains or a concealed courtyard. I would test it both ways but start with 4 and work my way down to find the right number.
Quote from Polifemo »Hi everyone. I will play a hard tournament in two months (GP) and im looking for a good modern deck to play. I had played control in modern for years, and now i dont think that play control is a good option, because the metagame is very open and there are a lot of differents decks to face. On the other hand, i dont like the recent UW control decks with planeswalkers and URx variants are very poor now.
Im thinking to play Eldrazi and taxes or mono white taxes. I have enought time to play and test hard the archetype.
Masters of the deck, what do you think about this deck right now in the meta?. I think is versatile and flexible, and it´s a good midrange deck. But I need opinions about it.
Thanks for reeding!
Quote from Polifemo »Hi everyone guys.
Im thinking about what is the correct number of giver of Runes/Silent clearing in Eldrazi and Taxes. I think that in mono white taxes we can play 4/4 because we have more density or threaths and we only play white. However, in Eldrazi and taxes I´m testing 3 giver of runes (i think we need the fourth slot open) and 3 Silent Clearing because we need the colorless mana for thought know-seer and displacer.
I´m testing this mana configuration:
4 Concealed courtyard
4 Ghost quarter
4 Eldrazi temple
3 Silent Clearing
2 Shambling vent
2 Caves of koilos
what do you think about the number of giver of runes and silent clearing?. Maybe we can cut one caves of koilos and take the third shambling or fourht silent clwaring (but i think 4 copies are too much).
Quote from user-100027818 »I have cut Shambling Vent entirely. Now that we have more 1 drops we absolutely need the first two lands to be untapped. I also think cutting the 4th Talia for a 4th Giver of Runes is correct. Seeing as multiples of Talia is bad, and having Giver on t1 is good with all of our two drops (My list also runs Dark Confidant for this reason).
Quote from xotug »I'm going to try a radical change by eliminating the Leonin Arbiter. I cannot remember when was the last time he was more than a bear.
Arbiter is not going to catch anyone anymore. At soon as they see a Vial at 2 activation they are going to fetch.
The Path without drawbacks is not so increible because you are going to Path really annoying creatures that you need to path inmediatly (Hogaak, Phoenix, Wurmcoil, Shadow, Gurmag...) and you cannot afford to wait for him.
Its like the worst topdeck of any Taxes deck. Without him, we can afford to play the Prismatic Vista to balance the triple color manabase of the Orzhov and Azorius versions and also use Field of Ruin instead of Ghost Quarter to avoid losing a land when destroying a vital land of the opponent.
My mana base will be:
4 Eldrazi Temple
4 Caves of Koilos
4 Silent Clearing
4 Concealed Courtyard
3 Field of Ruin
I will also go to the full grip of Giver.
Quote from The Jeskai Way »... Obviously Smasher would be pretty impactful on those matches (I wouldn't side them in otherwise). However, I couldn't cast them without giving up cycling my Silent Clearings into something that could make a difference faster.
Quote from x1uo3yd »Quote from The Jeskai Way »... Obviously Smasher would be pretty impactful on those matches (I wouldn't side them in otherwise). However, I couldn't cast them without giving up cycling my Silent Clearings into something that could make a difference faster.Did you already crack other Clearings before reaching that point?
I ask because "4-lands out, but can't cast Smasher" is a situation that could happen even if those Silent Clearings were Concealed Courtyards. Having more options isn't a bad thing (unless you're driving yourself insane).
That said, if you found you were cracking lands faster than normal in a typical game, and thus reaching 4cmc-5cmc is a couple turns slower in any given game, that's a different story. Going from ~4xGQ being the only consumable lands up to 7x-8x between GQ and SC might actually be a significant increase.
Basically, I'm wondering if it's a playstyle thing, where you have to sandbag a bit more (instead of cycling) when you've sided in Smashers.
Quote from Ethrael »...I've been thinking about picking up Eldrazi and Taxes... how vital is aether vial for the deck to work?... would Thraben inspector be a useable replacement?...
Quote from Ruhmjager »Hey fellows,
So it looks like Mono White hatebears has been doing well nowadays. That makes another variant of the D&T archetype for us to play with, which is great. (:
But that left me wondering; what iteration of D&T is the strongest now? WB? Mono White? Mono White without the Eldrazis? Thalia+Reality Smasher stompy?