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  • posted a message on BW Tokens
    Quote from nordberg94 »
    Alright, it's me again. Had a great time playing against Eight Whack Goblins! For timing reasons, I had to run Burrenton Forge-Tender instead of Auriok Champion, but still I was able to take roughly 60% of all games played.

    Basically, it all came down to me being able to answer his Legion Loyalist in time. Zealous Persecution turned out to be just the card you want when facing all those Foundry Street Denizen.

    One thing I also noticed was that I should replace my 4 Caves of Koilos as soon as possible. I suppose I could go for 4 Silent Clearing, as I was flooding quite some games, and also since I don't yet feel like buying Fetches and Shrines (budget again).

    Up next I will probably also face a friend's GR Aggro(ish) deck quite a lot, running cards like Atarka's Command, Dryad Militant and Pyroclasm. Would it be smart to go for a bit more discard to try and prevent the surprise blocks with Atarka's or board wipes?

    Really looking forward to your helpful answers as always Smile
    Cheers
    nordberg
    Yes, four Caves of Koilos is a bad thing. One or two may not be so bad, but it's not a card one ever wants to see in multiples.

    Some number of Silent Clearing is definitely in the no-brainer category. Without Bitterblossom, I wouldn't worry much about running four, but I'm going to start with three. Two of those in one's opening hand is worse than two Caves of Koilos. I run four Horizon Canopies in a GW deck, but BW tokens has the pseudo-card-advantage thing going with the token producers, so it isn't as desperately in need of draw as some other decks are.

    Marsh Flats are what you really need, but the budget allows what the budget allows. The Clearings can also trigger revolt although not in a useful manner until turn-three. Two Godless Shrines is about all you want ultimately. If you are short on fetches, as indeed you are, one more Shrine wouldn't be the worst idea in the world, but another W fetch or two is probably a better idea.
    Posted in: Midrange
  • posted a message on Burn
    Quote from Ilitch »

    Hi,

    Have you seen the new little elemental: Thunderkin Awakener ?

    https://www.mtgpics.com/card?ref=m20162

    Can not he potentially change in depth burn? With the strong returns of spark elemental and Hellspark elemental ?
    There is probably a deck for this guy, it may be a completely new deck. It's probably not for Burn.
    Posted in: Aggro & Tempo
  • posted a message on Modern Zombies
    Quote from The Fluff »
    splash U for tomebound lich? Looks like it is good for card selection. And with lords boosting it's power, the lifelink would be helpful as well.

    He's unlikely to do much damage as he's outclassed by just about every creature in Modern, but U might still be worth considering; I really like Soul Diviner.

    Dino does look like a viable candidate. There's a fair few ways to get Zombies back from the dead and it's probably not that hard to get hellbent anyway.

    The trouble is, there seems to be so much value in W. I'm wondering if an Esper build can be effective. Obviously, a Humans-like mana-base would support any color-combination of creatures, but part of the value would be in running spells. There certainly are Esper decks, Esper Control is sort of a thing, maybe I'm worrying unnecessarily, but Esper Control isn't running any BBB spells. I haven't scoured the Internet for deck-lists, but I'm certain that that is the case. Smile
    Posted in: Deck Creation (Modern)
  • posted a message on Modern Zombies
    A White "Zombie" with surprising utility is Mirror Entity. In addition to the obvious, "pump the team" ability, it can kill the entire team in response to Terminus - so they go to the graveyard - or just to get ping triggers if you're running Diregraf Captain or something similar.
    Posted in: Deck Creation (Modern)
  • posted a message on Modern Zombies
    Quote from Ace1 »
    ok so here's my first attempt at post modern horizons zombies. I'm starting with a mono black version because i don't have the lands for BW yet.
    It is very value centric and features unearth, which i think should be a staple for the deck.


    There is only 20 lands because there is a lot of card draw and the curve is relatively low. Unearth can bring back any creature which is why i put 2x fleshbag marauder. You can do sac shenanigans with relentless dead and it makes unearth a one mana edict. Unearth can also be a one mana stone rain with fulminator mage from the sideboard, and can bring back all other creatures in the deck.

    I really can't wait to play the deck, i'll be testing tomorrow and see if this works.
    Unearth does seem to be a good fit.

    Mono-B without Geralf's Messenger makes me sad. Frown

    I've been getting Silent Clearing on eBay for $10.50, all of the others are going for more.

    I can't decide on the colors; I'm considering a Humans-like mana-base and three or even four-colors. Yes, it's probably crazy.

    Bx Devotion is also calling to me and there is the eternal beckoning from Haakon. . . I just don't know which way to go.
    Posted in: Deck Creation (Modern)
  • posted a message on Jund
    This card, might, I say MIGHT, just be worth a side-board slot. . .
    Posted in: Midrange
  • posted a message on [Primer] Modern Knights
    Quote from D90Dennis14 »
    The activated ability is just very expensive and you'll often time walk yourself if you want to leave up mana for it.

    Student is much easier on the mana and stays a 3/3 with first strike after just a 2-mana investment.
    Student is a good man. This new guy might be better for Haakon's crew; it probably depends on the color one splashes.

    And that's the question isn't it? There are arguments for all four colors.

    The new Cavalier of Knight might be playable in B Devotion, but five-CMC looks like too much for Darth Knights. Sorry Haakon.
    Posted in: Deck Creation (Modern)
  • posted a message on Modern Zombies
    Rotting Regisaur

    As the man says, "Now that's a Zombie!"

    Getting hellbent shouldn't be too tough and having things that don't mind being discarded shouldn't present a problem either.

    I just keep thinking how silly this would be with some Madness cards!

    A little G splash for Rancor would make this guy nasty.
    Posted in: Deck Creation (Modern)
  • posted a message on [Primer] Modern Knights
    So has anyone considered running a Humans-like mana-base and going three or four-colors? I probably wouldn't run many if any Ancient Ziggurats, as there will still be a need for some spells since Knights don't have as much interaction as Humans.

    Still, I just REALLY want to play a Haakon deck! I have for years!
    Posted in: Deck Creation (Modern)
  • posted a message on [Primer] Modern Knights
    Finally got a 1-drop that can keep up with the power-creep! That is one solid knight right there. Y’all have no idea how happy I am all these tribes (like Goblins, Slivers, Angels, etc.) are finally getting some attention in Modern. Let’s be honest, we all were originally drawn to Magic because of the nerdy, fantasy-loving part of us that wants some Tolkienesque (and by extension, Warhammer/D&Desque) tribes to go head-to-head. Or maybe that’s just me. Either way, I’m really stoked.
    Maybe Haakon will ride again!
    Posted in: Deck Creation (Modern)
  • posted a message on [Primer] Modern Knights
    Also, it looks like the Cavaliers are going to be a cycle. That’s pretty awesome. Can’t wait to see the other colors. Is Cavalier of Dawn playable in a GWx build with Hierarchs and Birds?
    If I had to guess, I'd say no. Five mana and Knight of Autumn is usually better?
    Posted in: Deck Creation (Modern)
  • posted a message on Modern Zombies
    Quote from D90Dennis14 »
    Quote from pzbw7z »
    Is there a card in Modern that gives an opponent control of a creature one controls? If there is, Blightbeetle would be SO cool.

    Harmless Offering and Bazaar Trader (also Role Reversal).
    Thanks for humoring me; it's a knuckle-headed idea.
    Posted in: Deck Creation (Modern)
  • posted a message on Modern Zombies
    Is there a card in Modern that gives an opponent control of a creature one controls? If there is, Blightbeetle would be SO cool.

    Give them Blightbeetle, cast Geralf's Messenger and Blasting Station and move out the way when the table flips!

    I realize that it's a four-card combo - if it even exists - but it's still just hilarious.

    Someone posted Blightbeetle on Facebook and the discussion centered on things like Walking Balista and Affinity, but I thought how bad it would be to play Blightbeetle and see Messenger come down. Face-plant time.
    Posted in: Deck Creation (Modern)
  • posted a message on Modern Zombies
    Another "Zombie" who can kill all of your Zombies at instant speed is Mirror Entity.
    Posted in: Deck Creation (Modern)
  • posted a message on Modern Zombies
    Blasting Station is a time-honored sacrifice outlet. The Gravecrawler machine gun is still fun. The idea of Geralf's Messenger, Soul Diviner and Station just makes me giggle. It makes me also want to play Price of Betrayal. Smile
    Posted in: Deck Creation (Modern)
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