Quote from Szasss »I am planning to play some local PTQ this month and I found this deck is very similar to what I play in legacy: Painted Stone. In Modern format I think the most powerful cards could be Blood Moon, Leyline of Sanctity and Ensnaring Bridge(or Ghostly Prison).
Blood Moon shuts down most three color decks and we can play Koth for the win con.
Leyline of Sanctity shuts down Storm, Burn and Scapeshift. It also beats Thoughtseize, Inquisition of Kozilek and Lightning Bolt.
Ensnaring Bridge is a very powerful card which beats most beat down decks but not Affinity. Ghostly Prison could be better in some situations but it can not beat Tarmogoyf.
Some decks could have answers like Abrupt Decay and Cryptic Command. So I will play at least one copy of Privileged Position or Greater Auramancy.
Ajani Vengeant and Assemble the Legion could be very good here. Ajani can win the game alone and Assemble the Legion is nearly unbeatable in Modern.
Idyllic Tutor is slow, but it could be helpful if you are playing many one-ofs main deck such as Rest in Peace and Stony Silence.
Lightning Helix and Anger of the Gods are very good answers in many situations.
But I found Affinity could be a very bad match up. It's just too fast for us to set up a lock and it's very difficult to lock Cranial Plating without Stony Silence.
This is the deck I will play this weekend.
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Lands8 Plains2 Mountain4 Arid Mesa4 Temple of Triumph4 Clifftop RetreatCreatures4 Simian Spirit GuidePlaneswalkers2 Ajani Vengeant1 Koth of the HammerSorcery and Instants4 Lightning Helix2 Anger of the GodsOther Spells3 Leyline of Sanctity4 Blood Moon4 Ensnaring Bridge1 Greater Auramancy1 Idyllic Tutor1 Stony Silence1 Rest in Peace2 Nevermore1 Assemble the Legion1 Sphere of Safety2 Ghostly Prison2 Porphyry Nodes2 Runed HaloSideboard1 Leyline of Sanctity2 Torpor Orb2 Stony Silence2 Defense Grid1 Damping Matrix1 Lightmine Field1 Rest in Peace2 Combust3 Boros Charm
Quote from Manchego »Has anyone tried Blind Obedience? It's janky but seems like it could be a 1-of hedge against Twin, Tron, Affinity, artifact combo, and give some slight resource grind against control where most of your stuff is getting countered and games go super long.
Quote from Viomonk » Any thoughts as to the best cards in the matchup?
Quote from ravenklath »That is currently my thinking, that with the Temples it will be awkward with Bolts and Paths, But I dont think that the Temple is a Turn one play like it is in standard, I feel it is more of a turn 3-4 play so you can set your draw a little easier.
Quote from from="Viomonk »ill be playing my r/w list, as seen in the OP, this saturday at a PTQ and ive been having trouble against BG Rock variants. Any thoughts as to the best cards in the matchup?
Quote from Manchego »Please report how Temples work in the 4 bolt/4 path list. Seems like it could leaf to awkward draws in theory but in practice could be ok.
Quote from Raystack » There any number of different evolutionary directions where Waste Not can go. Would it be O.K. if we take it out of the wrapper, and play with it for a little while? If and when it falls apart, we collectively promise that you can say, "I told you so".
Quote from AndyLMD08 »Has anyone done any testing with magus of the moon and bloodmoon mainboard in a boros bridge shell? Something like:
4x magus of the moon
3x blood moon
3x lightning helix
4x lightning bolt
3x pentad prism
3x ensnaring bridge
3x assemble the legion
2x ajani vengeant
2x elspeth, knight errant
4x wrath of god
4x ghostly prison
I've been testing mainboard bloodmoon and it's stolen a lot of games. Even against mono coloured decks, in game one it shuts off any manlands/effect lands. Of course we'd board these out game 2.
Also, does magus of the tabernacle have a place in the bridge based strategies? Or would he be only used in the landkill/tax strategy?