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  • posted a message on Jund
    Quote from NZB2323 »
    Reid posted a list on channel fireball that runs no Bobs, 2 Seasoned Pyromancers, and 4 Bloodbraid Elves.
    That rascal!
    Posted in: Midrange
  • posted a message on Burn
    Quote from VARIV91 »
    Hello, I play burn, In my clab 90% play Hogaak dacks(((
    I want to win but I don’t know what I need Sideboard.

    PLZ help me with Sideboard
    Are you playing Boros or Mardu? Rest in Peace is pretty good gravehate - probably the gold standard.

    There are some artifact pieces available. Tormod's Crypt is played sometimes, as is Grafdigger's Cage.

    If you are on Mardu or Rakdos, Nihil Spellbomb is a possibility.

    Some try to rely on Ensnaring Bridge to buy the time needed to finish the job. Particularly against Hogaak, but not necesarily Dredge, Deflecting Palm might do the trick.

    Others rely on just winning fast enough!
    Posted in: Aggro & Tempo
  • posted a message on Modern Humans
    Quote from Goupil »
    Thank's ! I was also looking this topic and MTG top8. But i don't understand why mana base are always different even if they play the same things in main deck ah ah
    It may have more to do with the non-creature spells present in the side-boards.
    Posted in: Aggro & Tempo
  • posted a message on Modern Humans
    Quote from Goupil »
    Im sorry to ask this, it's maybe not the good place, Im currently buying card to play human, i try a lot of deck online and this is the one i realy like. But i have no idea of which list i should "pourchase". There is many different version, mana base(some play 6 canopy what i understand to recycle and other don't
    ,side are so different. What is a basic side ? Because i know nothing about my local meta. (i start magic again after a 4 years break so...)

    Thank's a lot if i can get and answer !
    Here's a link that will show you recent, competitive Humans decks. Maybe it will help a little.

    Posted in: Aggro & Tempo
  • posted a message on The Rock
    Relic of Progenitus + Tarmogoyf ?
    Seems bad.
    Posted in: Midrange
  • posted a message on BW Tokens
    How many Silent Clearings have you been testing? I've been on three and it has felt like one too many. One shall be dropped.
    Posted in: Midrange
  • posted a message on [Primer] Affinity
    Quote from TheMissingNin »
    Returning to Modern and Affinity after a 3-year break. Went 3-1 tonight with a typical sort of Red Affinity list.

    Hardest matchup, and the one I lost to, was against W/U Control. Teferis, Narsets, Opts and all the accompanying shenanigans.

    Any advice if I'm matched up against this again?

    Managed to stick an Experimental Frenzy in game 1 and that felt AMAZING. But the two games after that ground me to dust.
    Occasionally you can get a turn-three kill if they don't have a Path to Exile, but it's usually hopeless.
    Posted in: Aggro & Tempo
  • posted a message on Burn
    Quote from hellohero »
    Thoughts on Jared Day's list from last weekends Star City Games Invitational Qualifier.

    What's interesting to me are the zero fetches to, I assume, helps preserve his life total. The major thing I noticed with this list was the cut of Goblin Guides down to 2 to make room for a single lavamancer and shard. Personally I don't think I'd cut guides but I do like the manabase and would properly do something like 4 sunbaked, 3 vantage.
    If he swapped Canlands for fetches it's not to preserve his life-total; wait till you start a game with two of them as your only lands! Yes, you probably should mulligan that hand. A starting hand with two fetches is pretty sweet, though, isn't it?
    Posted in: Aggro & Tempo
  • posted a message on BW Tokens
    Quote from pzbw7z »
    [quote from="Kalitraz »" url="/forums/the-game/modern/established-modern/midrange/656590-bw-tokens?comment=4546"]
    Round 3 Ad Nauseum: 0-2
    Game 2, sided in Runed Halo (named lightning storm), Leyline of sanctity, and some other stuff for creature removal, but promptly lost to ad nauseum -> Laboratory Maniac -> serum visions.

    Did he use Angel's Grace or Phyrexian Unlife plus Solemnity before going off? There's not much one can do about Angel's Grace, but Ad Nauseam is a match-up where Anguished Unmaking might be BW tokens best card. Some lists are running one of the newer Jace's in place of the Maniac so Mortify won't necessarily help.

    It's a sad day when one's is thinking of playing Mortify, but Ad Nauseam is such a nuisance. One almost has to win on turn-three - on the play - to get it done.

    Edit: Maybe Generous Gift might do better that Unmaking. I haven't got a copy yet, so I haven't tried it.
    Posted in: Midrange
  • posted a message on BW Tokens
    Quote from Kalitraz »

    Round 3 Ad Nauseum: 0-2
    Game 2, sided in Runed Halo (named lightning storm), Leyline of sanctity, and some other stuff for creature removal, but promptly lost to ad nauseum -> Laboratory Maniac -> serum visions.

    Did he use Angel's Grace or Phyrexian Unlife plus Solemnity before going off? There's not much one can do about Angel's Grace, but Ad Nauseam is a match-up where Anguished Unmaking might be BW tokens best card. Some lists are running one of the newer Jace's in place of the Maniac so Mortify won't necessarily help.

    It's a sad day when one's is thinking of playing Mortify, but Ad Nauseam is such a nuisance. One almost has to win on turn-three - on the play - to get it done.
    Posted in: Midrange
  • posted a message on Burn
    Fanatical Firebrand was - I'm reasonably sure - just anti-Bridge from Below tech. In view of the banning, I'd say forget about the little guy.

    I've been playing three Canopy-style lands in another deck and it has felt like one too many. Eight strikes me as nuts. Burn is different, but eight still seems like suicide.

    I haven't tried LutS, so my opinion might not be worth much and I don't think I'm going to, but if I did, it would be a one-of or maybe a two-of.

    Some of the side-board is obviously anti-Hogaak tech. It remains to be seen how much grave-hate is needed now.
    Posted in: Aggro & Tempo
  • posted a message on BW Tokens
    Quote from Break84 »
    Hi guys, I hope it is ok that I ask Smile

    I actually play this BW- Token Deck on Budget, it was originally the Modern Event Deck, with some Minor tweakings:



    What would ya say, actually I ahave a budget from further 50$ to tweak it a bit, what would u suggest besides two further copies from IoK ?
    For starters, I think I'd get two more Concealed Courtyards to replace those Cities of Brass. That'll set you back about $4; I'd use the rest to buy some Windswept Heaths. They're about $11-$12 apiece so you might get all four and stay under or at your budget. An alternative is to get a couple of Godless Shrines and as many Windswept Heaths as you have money left for. Two Shrines is about all you will want ultimately so I wouldn't buy more that two.

    The Windbrisk Heights are not really worth playing in my view and you really want to cut down on the Swamps, the Isolated Chapels and the Caves of Koilos. The latter two are strictly budget cards and both are bad in multiples. Swamps also make it tough to cast your Spectral Processions in a timely manner. Generally one Swamp is what you want but you need fetches to get there.

    Unfortunately, even Flooded Strands are significantly higher in price that Windswept Heaths. Marsh Flats are significantly more expensive than Strands, but I'm not sure I'd spend money on Strands.

    Two more Courtyards, two Shrines, and four Windswept Heaths would be a very good start but all together they are a little more than your budget. These will really improve your mana-base. Smile
    Posted in: Midrange
  • posted a message on [Primer] Affinity
    In the for-what-it's-worth category, tonight I played a zero-land hand. Moreover, I didn't draw a land the whole game.

    The draw was Mox Opal, Signal Pest, Springleaf Drum and four zero-drop creatures. I never drew another mana source. It was actually a pretty quick game and my opponent couldn't get his Storm going so the 'Bots won.

    How weird is that?
    Posted in: Aggro & Tempo
  • posted a message on [Primer] Modern Knights
    A Puresteel Paladin or Sigarda's Aid list could steal some games with Colossus Hammer. I wouldn't be surprised if one could run UW and throw in enough counter-magic to make it work more reliably.

    Protection is big, and right now, I think Protection from W is what's needed. Perhaps a BW list with Sigarda's Aid could crush UW Control. Of course, with Phyrexian Crusader on board, the combo is insta-kill.

    I suppose Esper might be do-able, especially if one limits the U to one-CMC counters.
    Posted in: Deck Creation (Modern)
  • posted a message on [Primer] Modern Knights
    Quote from Vintrastorm »
    Hi.

    I've been reading this thread and others on and of for the last 2 days. It's been interesting, but now my head is so filled with info that I can't keep it straight. Wink

    I've seen a lot of green and white decks but not so many mono-white decks. Altough I saw a couple of Puresteel builds earlier in this thread or in some other thread that looked interesting, but a bit to expensive. Puresteel + Stoneforge (legacy) + jitte(legacy)/sword of X+Y/batterskull etc. all seems interesting though.

    Here's my Mono-White list.


    Notes:

    I often play casually vs 1-3 opponents (1vs1 or multiplayer) where format is less important. Decks can be anything from vintage legal (often due to using 1 tinker or 1 Sol Ring ) to modern legal. So if you have any tips on (budget) cards that are legacy/vintage then please share

    Sigiled Sword is really slow but will give value over time if matches drag out, which they are more inclined to do in multiplayer. It's also somewhat of a pet peeve of mine, so I'm inclined to keep it.

    +1 student of warfare (when it arrives) and -1 tempest of light (was playing in a local tournament with many enchantment heavy control decks)

    Always watching costs 1 more than Honor of the pure, but vigilance has really paid of. Especially in multiplayer. Thinking about getting another one.

    Regarding Aether Vial: My experience with vial is that it, at best, lets me play an extra 2-drop at turn 3 and then it might provide an extra 3-drop at turn 4. Also, it let's me vial in at end of turn. Sure, it's great but maybe not great enough. Drawing a 2nd vial at turn 3 isn't the most fun either. The number of combat tricks with Knights is a lot less compared to my Legacy Slivers and my Modern Eldrazi and Taxes so Vial seems a bit lackluster. Maybe it's not worth it?



    Cards I own and like, but never found a home for:




    What do your mono-white lists look like? What would you add/remove if you had access to legacy legality?



    This was the last list I posted. It was nearly five years ago. It was great when 75% of the kids at the LGS played Zombies, Rakdos, Burn or Goblins. I don't think it would beat anything in the store these days.

    A Puresteel Paladin deck might steal some games now with that ridiculous new Colossus Hammer; but I can't really bring myself to believe mono-W Knights are ready for a comeback.

    I still dream of Knight of the Reliquary and especially Haakon, Stromgald Scourge decks, but I've never gotten around to either. There are certainly decks that use KotR, but they aren't Knight decks and Haakon is pretty much just a gimmick. Still, I will probably continue to dream.
    Posted in: Deck Creation (Modern)
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