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  • posted a message on [Primer] GW Hatebears
    Quote from dougmtg »
    This deck has sparked by interest quite a bit. How much worse does the deck become if I use birds of paradise over the Hierarchs?


    You really do use the exalted triggers a lot, at least a few times a match. The extra damage gets you wins for sure. But if you want to cut the price of the deck by 2/3s use Brushland instead of Horizon Canopy and Birds of Paradise instead of Noble Hierarch.
    Posted in: Aggro & Tempo
  • posted a message on [Primer] GW Hatebears
    Quote from DMRxITxUP »
    As the modern meta has continued to develop, unfortunately I have started to drift away from this deck; it just seems to lack power compared to many other decks. Has anybody else been experiencing this lately? The lack of counter spells, hand disruption, and targeted removal just makes this deck inferior to other decks. Don't get me wrong, I love the dream hand of the Ghost Arbiter lock, but how often does it happen? It seems like twin combos off and kills us on turn 4 way more than we lock them out. Hatebears tries to play the game fair and force the opponent onto a level playing field, but at that point why don't I play Abzan and be able to go over the top in fair matchups? Plus, it seems unfair that they get to play legacy staples while we play some past-standard staples that barely cut it in modern as vanilla beaters. With all this being said, don't get me wrong, I still love the deck. However, it just feels inherently very weak to me. I don't know where the deck will go from here, I guess it just depends on innovation from you guys keeping the deck alive. Hopefully some new things can be printed to boost the power level of this deck, but for now, I guess I'm probably retiring it.


    Against Twin, the in games 2 & 3 when they play the long game, Kolaghan's Command // Snapcaster Mage loop can be really annoying. Still haven't found the best answer to that.

    Siege Rhino is also annoying in every format ever.

    But there's Gaddock Teeg to deal with Collected Company.

    Before Collected Company became popular, I was running 2x Crucible of Worlds and 2x Elspeth, Knight-Errant main deck. Both were great in grindy matchups. Now I run 2x Gaddock Teeg, 1x Thrun, the Last Troll, and 1x Sigarda, Host of Herons so I don't Teeg myself. I think planeswalkers are especially strong in modern as most decks have few ways to kill them. And Elspeth is one of the best. I would like to bring her back at some point.
    Posted in: Aggro & Tempo
  • posted a message on [Primer] GW Hatebears
    Quote from Lincae »
    After a long period playing burn, i`ve been testing this deck for a while, and the matchup that really scares me is Affinity: i`ve never been able to win a single game against that deck.


    You'll never need 3x Aven Mindcensor. 2x is the absolute max.
    I would take out 1x Kitchen Finks and 1x Aven Mindcensor and add 2x Mirran Crusader to your main deck.
    That way you can add 1x Stony Silence and 1x Choke to your SB. Two key cards that will win you games.
    I would also remove either 1x Spellskite or 1x Kataki, War's Wage for 1x Disenchant
    Posted in: Aggro & Tempo
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