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  • posted a message on Modern Humans
    Hey all,

    Been playing Humans for a long while and my LGS seems to be catching on the the Arclight Phoenix decks. The Arclight/Titi decks seem great vs humans. Which cards shine and how do we sideboard/beat them? Or is this a matchup deemed unfavourable and unwinable?
    Posted in: Aggro & Tempo
  • posted a message on Grishoalbrand / Griselbrand Reanimator
    What's everyone's opinion about Chalice of Void? What do you Sideboard them in against? I assume Death's Shadow, Living End, Burn, Elves, Storm. What other matchups would you bring them in against and what do you normally board them out for them?
    Posted in: Combo
  • posted a message on Grishoalbrand / Griselbrand Reanimator
    Quote from finalnub »
    Which matchups are you siding out Borborygmos in? I almost never side out Borborygmos. One of the appeals to the deck is you can invalidate path/removal and win instant speed. Without Borborygmos, you give your control opponents free reign to tap out on our turn, make path an unbeatable wall, and some other corner case applications like beating bridges, requiring an extra Angel's Grace from Ad Nauseam, mini-comboing with Borborygmos to clear hatebears etc.

    Blood Moon is fine this this meta, but IMO we are a combo deck first and foremost and we need to maximize our G1 win percentage. To me a card that does not contribute to our g1 plan A has no place in the main deck.

    If you do not want to play with Borborygmos, I think you should be playing the Grixis/BR goryo's deck and swap out wurms for emrakuls and the shoal package for cantrips, IMO.

    Lastly, Manamorphose at worst replaces itself, and at best enables instant speed kills when resource constrained by allowing you to make black mana from just SSGs and rituals.

    Thanks for the reply; after playing a bunch of matchups recently I've come to terms and understand the importance of both Borborygmos and Manamorphose. My second comment in regards to MB card decisions is the singleton of Collective Brutality. Do you guys find that this card is better than the third Desperate Ritual or even a second MB Lightning Axe?
    Posted in: Combo
  • posted a message on Grishoalbrand / Griselbrand Reanimator
    Hi all,

    I've been fiddling with the deck for the last week or so and I've noticed that I've been boarding out Borborygmos almost every single match up to the point where I ask whether his two MB slots could be used for something more proactive; in this case MB Blood Moons as they seem to be positioned great against most of the meta.

    I realize that B.B. is used to win out combat lock and sometimes used as a Shoal fodder, however, what are your thoughts?

    EDIT: Furthermore, I don't typically use Manamorphose in many of my matches, unless I've screwed up 'going off', is it cuttable?
    Posted in: Combo
  • posted a message on [Primer] Burn (1/2011 - 11/2015)
    So, I've never played thisarchetype before because I never thought it was tier one until now with the bustedness of Treasure Cruise.

    Now, my question is for all of you red mages out there; Which colour is more potent in terms of both burn and sideboard cards. White or Black?

    White:
    Boros Charm
    Lightning Helix
    Stony Silence
    Wear // Tear
    Etc

    Black:
    Bump in the Night
    Thoughtseize
    Inquisition of K.
    Etc

    I'm currently playing Rbu, but I may test with white. Thoughts?
    Posted in: Modern Archives - Proven
  • posted a message on [Primer] Cruel Control with Ultimatum (8/2011 - 3/2016)
    What's everyone's opinion on augur of bolas and serum visions?
    Posted in: Modern Archives - Established
  • posted a message on [[Official]] Modern Huge Gainers
    Do you guys think that the MM Dark Confidant will stay and hold at $100.00 on SCG? The original Ravnica edition seems to be at $80.00 still, thoughts?
    Posted in: Market Street Café Archive
  • posted a message on [[Official]] Legacy Huge Gainers
    Thoughts about MM Dark Confidant? It seems to be sold out on SCG @ $100.00, where as the originnal Ravnica edition is stagnant at $80.00. Is this price artificially inflated?
    Posted in: Market Street Café Archive
  • posted a message on [Deck] Plunge into Children of Korlis
    Cute idea, I was thinking on similar lines when I was brewing and tweaking the BW Angel Plunge deck that uses death's shadow, avatar of hope, etc.

    After testing, I found spellskite mb to be very useful. I'd probably replace Immolating Souleater for it.
    Posted in: Deck Creation (Modern)
  • posted a message on Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx - Price Speculation
    Hello all,

    Not sure if this has been discussed yet, but what do you think the value of this card will be in the next while? It has started to see some attention in the modern community with devotion decks. Should I pick up a placeset if I see them at $7.00?

    Thoughts?

    I think you should add card tags. Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx. -Galspanic
    Posted in: Market Street Café
  • posted a message on [Deck] The Aristocrats: Act III
    I agree with the rest. Although I dont see the point of Blasphemous Act, Boros Reckoner, Restoration Angel and Kiki....
    Posted in: Deck Creation (Modern)
  • posted a message on Brimaz, King of Oreskos Speculation
    That's a little disappointing as I purchased a playset. lol I just assumed that it's value would increase as the rest of the set looks pretty janky.
    Posted in: Market Street Café
  • posted a message on Brimaz, King of Oreskos Speculation
    Not sure if this has been discussed somewhere on here already, but I was wondering what you guys think this card's value will be in about 1-3months?

    Personally, I think the card is a steal at $25.00 at the preoder price. I can't see this card dropping lower than $15.00 at any point as it is a legendary, a mythic and a very efficient beater

    Thoughts?
    Posted in: Market Street Café
  • posted a message on [Deck] GW Vial Humans
    You should really consider using 4 Knight of the reliquary and possibly student of warfare instead of Skarrgan Pit-Skulk and Accorder Paladin. Also, it is crucial to run 4 cavern of souls as they really shine vs control
    Posted in: Deck Creation (Modern)
  • posted a message on [Primer] Soul Sisters
    Ajani's Pridemate
    I have tested this card in here, and it seems to be inconsistent a lot of the time. The only life gain in this deck is from the 7 soul sisters. It does not have the support that the monowhite deck has, therefore, I feel that Dark Confidant could easily take its place. In other norin builds that I have seen; he is only a 3 of. Champion of the Parish although slightly slower does the same role in here with all of the humans and etb triggers off norin.

    Grim Lavamancer
    He originally was not in the deck, however, after testing I found him being great when tutored with Ranger of Eos. He isn't the greatest early game. I could see myself taking him out if he becomes inefficient.

    Ghitu Encampment
    This terrible manland is in here to help fight against control decks. There were games where I was playing against UWR control and they would burn/removal/counter all of my creatures. This MAY help push through a couple damage inbetween dead draws. I was thinking of using the BR Manland from Worldwake, but 3 mana activation for a 2/2 seems really overcosted. This only is a 2/1 first strike. If it does not test well, I'll probablly take it out.

    Blood Moon
    I worked on my mana base for quite a while after referring to a Channelfireball article to "perfect" my mana so I will not be having a hard time casting things on my turns. My deck does not have any double coloured mana symbols in the entire deck. If I side in the 4 "bloodmoon effects" I will often side out bob to help with not getting screwed. After all I have 8 fetchlands that can search for any 3 of my basic plains. With the moon out, obviously, I would have a hard time playing red spells. lol Blood Moon-effects win games on their own. not to mention uncounterable ones with cavern of souls.

    Proclamation of Rebirth
    This is not part of the big picture, it is in the board to simply bring back my electrolyzed/ bolted creatures later game to apply the lack of pressure against control decks.

    Burrenton Forge-Tender
    She has saved my but quite a few times. Affinity Whipflare, Tron Pyroclasms, random bolts, not to mention that she is a perfect blocker and can be searched and returned with Proclamation of Rebirth.

    I have done decently thus far at my LGS, the two times I went with this deck, I have placed top 4 both times.

    Please also note - The ONLY black card in this deck is the 3 dark confidant, which has 14 black mana sources to cast him on turn two.

    I used this article for my manabase:
    http://www.channelfireball.com/articles/frank-analysis-how-many-colored-mana-sources-do-you-need-to-consistently-cast-your-spells/
    Posted in: Aggro & Tempo
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