Quote from Creevian_Legacy »Due to the increase of popularity of discard and Jace, I am going to test sideboard Leyline of Sanctity in place of my graveyard hate. I think that many decks that we use the graveyard hate for, we could also bring Leyline in for. I also like it as surprise protection versus Ad Nauseum, Valakut decks, and the mirror.
Quote from Max WB »I understand all of this. I think an important thing to factor in is that unbannings were not put in place until after the GP. I think for that particular GP, it may have been a good meta play. But yeah, the current decks in the meta where Bridge would matter are the decks that are running answers to them.
Quote from Max WB »Nice stuff.
Anyways, I noticed more decks running Ensnaring Bridge at GP Lyon. Any thoughts?
Quote from mrPandarian »Hello ppl. There is one idea I want to discuss with You: Metagame Driven Deck Development.
We all read tonns of various Primers where all our options precicely considered and for each card was given a value... in vacuum. That's it. All this precilations about how bad vexing davil is, or how wonderfull searing blaze was given related to some average situation.
But, do we have such average situations in th day-to-day basis? I bet no. I bet most of your games takes place in a tight community with barely 3 dozens of players, who LITERRALY knows each other from personal cooking tastes to exact sideboard builds, psycology and in game patters of decicion making.
So, what if we are terribly wrong when we make a decition to play or not to play some card? Let me make a concrete exapmle. Most of my fellow competitive players are quite aware of my deck choice. So they always aware of what kind of play I tend to make at 1st, 2nd, 3r tuns.
So, when we are speaking about any dedicated player, who met me in battle, all my "perfect card choices" eventually becomes less valuebale. When any UWR mage around knows that You are That Burn Guys, is Your Boros Charm still THE BEST DIRECT DAMAGE? HELL NO, It's just a 1 to 1 exchange with a Spell Snare or a Spell Pierce! Or our All-Star-Eidolon, if he the best guy here? Nope again. It's just a basic RR sorcery speed Shock! In my last 7 daily tournaments that guys never ever managed to survive in a game where he was rellevant. And here a question arises. Shoud I still play with Eidolons while every serious opponent I face will keep a bolt, a snare or a PtE 146% sure? Maybe its better to swapt Eidolons for basic Shocks, as soon as they do exact same damage in the given meta? At least shocks are way faster. Maybe 2nd turn Shrine Of Buring Rage is better that an Eidolon, assuming they can not kill th Shrine with a Bolt from a starting hand?
Is the RIP still the best grave hate, when everyone knows that You do play exact one + 2 cages? So when they discard it with an Inqusition, they definety have nothing to fear? If if worthy to play Grave HAte at all, If anyone who depends on grave are aware of Your particular choices?
Quote from rothgar13 »Speaking of Naya, based on what I've seen from the MTGO meta thus far, the pendulum may be swinging back in that variant's direction. There's a downtick in aggressive decks (so the extra damage that variant takes from extra fetching for Atarka's Command matters less), and there's an uptick in annoying enchantments (so the relative value of Destructive Revelry has gone up). Has anyone else observed something similar?