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  • posted a message on The State of Modern Thread (B&R 20/05/2019)
    It'll be fine.
    Posted in: Modern Archives
  • posted a message on The State of Modern Thread (B&R 20/05/2019)
    Remember way way back when we were asking if Modern was going to be Little Legacy or Big Standard? At this point I think it is fair to say that Modern is Little Legacy. Historic is going to be Big Standard. It will be a lower powered non-rotating format post New World Order.
    Posted in: Modern Archives
  • posted a message on The State of Modern Thread (B&R 20/05/2019)
    So you're saying that those of with the deck should play as much as possible online before the B&R date. Well if I must, I can take one for the team. For the sake of the format.
    Posted in: Modern Archives
  • posted a message on Dredgevine
    Honestly I think boarding out the vengevines is wrong. My 20th land is a second Overgrown Tomb to go full aggro through the hate. I also like a Crypt Breaker somewhere in the 75. It is a discard outlet but can let you upgrade some of the more durdly stuff in the face of a leyline or Yixlid Jailer.
    Posted in: Aggro & Tempo
  • posted a message on The State of Modern Thread (B&R 20/05/2019)
    Quote from The Fluff »
    the image of the new colossus hammer. Reminds me of the size of the banhammer that will hopefully come down July 8.


    That is absolutely a Banhammer!
    Posted in: Modern Archives
  • posted a message on The State of Modern Thread (B&R 20/05/2019)
    A Neoform or Eldritch Evolution off a Birds for Yixlid Jailer should be fast enough to keep up with Hogaak. It's a toolbox sort of shell so should have other applications as well. Pair with some counter magic to protect the Jailer, drop some decent beaters and it isn't the worst plan. A hard counter should put some pressure on the meta game share.
    Posted in: Modern Archives
  • posted a message on Dredgevine
    18 lands. WOOF! I'm still at 20. Prob should be 19 but I'm mulliganing a bit and I think it helps there. I've def got the 4 leylines SB, and a couple of Abrupt Decays MB. Also a Faerie Macabre or two for the mirror. I'm still learning the interactions. I tried a few Hexdrinker in the SB to try a transformational SB plan to just straight Aggro but it just isn't any better than trying to fight the hate. It's been pretty resilient.
    Posted in: Aggro & Tempo
  • posted a message on The State of Modern Thread (B&R 20/05/2019)
    Quote from Lord Seth »
    As someone who plays this deck, I don't think banning Bridge from Below is enough. I think there has to be multiple bans, like Hogaak AND Altar of Dementia or Hogaak and Bridge from Below. I personally don't think a turn 2/3 8/8 Tramply fellow is all right for Modern. But maybe I'm wrong? Stitcher's Supplier is another card many forget about and is one of this deck's best draws. That and Faithless Looting...

    If the deck does turn out to be too good, I actually do wonder if Stitcher's Supplier might be the right ban; practically all of the crazy starts the deck can get rely on that card. The only "crazy start" I can think of that doesn't require it is turn 1 Faithless Looting, drop in two Vengevines, turn 2 cast two 1-mana creatures, which is fairly unlikely to be able to pull off.


    When I first put the deck together I didn't have them in my collection. Went through a League and did pretty bad. Put them in after that and it really is night and day.
    Posted in: Modern Archives
  • posted a message on Dredgevine
    Bought into the deck this weekend. OMFG. When it is on, it is on. But here comes the MD hate. Ugh.
    Posted in: Aggro & Tempo
  • posted a message on Dredge
    Quote from Lectrys »


    An interesting development I'm seeing in MTGO results is a Dredge build with 4 Hogaak, 4 Altar, 4 Bridge From Below, and no Narcomoeba.


    It is certainly kicking my rear end.
    Posted in: Combo
  • posted a message on The Rock
    I've been playing the Hexdrinker/Dark Confidant list on moto for a bit. It's interesting. I've not played with bob before now and shifting gears from a more controlling Rock list has been an adjustment. I also haven't played for a bit so learning the new metagame as well. The Rock really just isn't what it used to be. Oh-well.

    I was wondering though, if it isn't Tier 1 anymore, could it be focused more to prey on some portion of the field at the expense of another? There is so much graveyard shenanigans around. And I feel like even against aggro, the post board matchups still seem good. I'm wondering about just leaning into that and completely giving up on the big mana matchups. That should free up some board space. And I'd like to get some more MD graveyard interaction. Basically, what is scooze 5-6?
    Posted in: Midrange
  • posted a message on The Rock
    I was surprised at how often Hex Drinker just came down as a 4/4 pro instants. It's a pretty decent top deck and not a bad opener. Better than just playing out a ETB tapped land for sure.
    Posted in: Midrange
  • posted a message on The Rock
    But the right sort of card filtering, no? Oath of Nissa isn't the worst. I was playing a BG Eldrazi deck a while back and loaded up on Oaths and Ancient Stirrings. It was problematic because at the end of the day, we're not a xerox deck. We need to deploy threats, which means we would need something like Oath stapled onto a decent body, preferably at 2 mana. That's a tall order but the Horizons spoiler reads like a U wishlist so maybe there's hope.
    Posted in: Midrange
  • posted a message on Abzan
    I'm running her with the trackers, and they work so well together. The life gain has been good, especially since flipping her off bob hurts. What do you think the best number for her is. I'm currently only running one, but I'm thinking about running a second one in the side.


    3 is too many main for sure. A 1/1 split would be fine a suspect assuming you've got the space. Basically, I suspect BG can lean just a tad towards either control or aggro. There just aren't really that many flex spots but the couple that are there basically reveal how quickly you're trying to close the game out vs how long you're willing to let it go.
    Posted in: Midrange
  • posted a message on Abzan


    How has she been performing for you?


    Actually pretty good. Yes, she is sometimes a 4 CMC 1 for 1. Stupid Bloodbraid Elf. But if she sticks she does work. I typically drop her, minus and then just plus to cannibalize the manabase until something worthwhile hits the board. My top end are 4-drops so I could see how running her could impose a deck building constraint. The lifegain is surprisingly relevant against burn. She is stupid good alongside Tracker. I've used her ultimate a few times. Once I should have just kept the card draw engine going but a couple of times the opponent is out of cards with no board.
    Posted in: Midrange
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