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Awesome. Thanks for recording that. I bet most users ignore the post and keep talking about obscure rhetorical examples of how Bloom is broken, but some of us are paying attention to your work!
Question: can you post a distribution of the win turns? Something like this (using made-up data).
Turn 1: 0
Turn 2: 10
Turn 3: 20
Turn 4: 40
Turn 5: 10
Turn 6: 5
Turn 7+: 5
Something like that would give us a good sense of both the average win turn and the distribution of those win-turns. Naturally, this data would only include wins (can you add in the overall Bloom win-rate in those games too?).
Quote from Lord Seth »When goldfishing, the victory turn should be evaluate as the turn of actual victory, not the turn you just did something powerful but not gamewinning.
Quote from Lord Seth »That turn 2 kill seems implausibly high. [...]
Quote from Oopssorryy »Where [sic] these Goldfish numbers or matches against any particular deck?
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Quote from ktkenshinx »What I'd really love to see is 100 Amulet Bloom goldfish games played out, ideally by 3-4 different players in 3-4 different tests. That would give us 3-4 independent runs of 100 games, and we could probably get a good idea about the win rate then. I'm currently working on an AV in Twin project though, so I don't have time myself to do this.
Quote from BatHickey »Have you thought about taking the bloom/amulet engine and applying it to gifts? turn 1/2 gifts seems pretty sick and I'm missing the cards to brew it up myself. Trust that you'd pull off something cool.
I also think we're as a thread undervaluing thoughtscour into angler/tasigur as a proactive mainboard option to win games outside of gifts. Chapin build what I consider a perfect 'control' deck for the current meta, but we're trading crytpics for 'locks' and some great options at the expense of not being able to snap-bolt and ending up higher up the curve.
Quote from daviusminimus »[...] don't be shy in removing both your pact of negations in the faster match-ups. I know you said you don't like doing it, but it's a very rare case where the right play (in a fast game) is to fetch pact of negation. [...] All I would add, an opening hand with pact of negation in these fast match-ups always feels a bit crappy, unless your other 6 are perfect. That's why I drop them pretty fast.
Secondly - on the Dromoka discussion. [...]
Third - the Oracle of Mul Daya [...]
Fifth - you asked if you over-sideboarded a couple of times. [...]
Quote from TheNoob »I guess what I am trying to say is; DLD does not have the impact I want from my sideboard cards. If we were not limited to 15, than sure, DLD would easily have room. But as of right now, my sideboard is so tight I can not justify giving her a spot over other options. Sigarda, Thragtusk, Elderscale Wurm and Melira are all much better at their specific match ups and have more general application than DLD.
Quote from TheNoob »Grats on the finish and welcome to the thread. Don't worry about any missed lines of play or being a "noob" with the deck, I dont think its is actually possible to play 100% through a whole tournament with the deck; there are just too many lines of play and most often none are obviously correct over the other.
How do you find DL Dromaka? I still dont see how it is better than some of our other options, but more and more people are playing it so maybe I am missing something.
Quote from dull »This Friday, I will try to attend a tournament at a different LGS than the one I normally go to. This store has a very high prevalence of UR Twin. What would you guys consider to be the optimal build to beat Twin?
Also, what's the strategy for beating little kid Junk? Norn doesn't seem good enough in most situations.
Quote from DragonGhola »Been a while, but I managed to top-4 a 14-person GPT for Vegas on Monday. My List. I went 5-0 in the swiss rounds, defeating Infect, UWR Control, Jund, Mono-Blue Delver, and Tribal Flames Zoo. I lost my first top-4 round to Merfolk. I really liked my list, but was a little sad to not see many of the decks that I had sideboard cards for (that was likely a good thing though). Best part was never playing against Tron. Any comments or criticism of the list are more than welcome and greatly appreciated!