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  • posted a message on The State of Modern Thread (B&R 08/07/2019)
    I don’t expect Bridgevine to stay competitive without one of its namesake cards so I suppose the meta will go back to the pre Horizons meta of decks like Humans, Azorius Control, Izzet Phoenix, Dredge, Tron, and Amulet Titan. So basically big mana will come back and Dredge will take back its place as the go to graveyard deck. And then decks that have been rising in the Horizon meta like Eldrazi Tron, Mono Red Phoenix, and Jund will get knocked back down a little because of the return of big mana.
    Posted in: Modern
  • posted a message on The State of Modern Thread (B&R 08/07/2019)
    Bridge was the obvious choice but not because of any reason listed by wizards or anyone here. It was the obvious choice because wizards always bans the oldest card. Hogaak is brand new, altar is new to modern, and bridge was already around. With the exception of Treasure cruise and dig through time, I can’t think of a single time the format broke because new cards busted previously unbroken things and it was the new cards that got the ax. Wotc doesn’t take action against the newest cards unless it absolutely, unquestionably, without any shadow of doubt have to.
    Posted in: Modern
  • posted a message on The State of Modern Thread (B&R 08/07/2019)
    I can see this however the one major tournament (GP) there was, as well as the SCG team event, didn’t show that the deck was all that oppressive. Only 2 copies in the top 8 doesn’t quite live up to the hype of this obscene win rate wotc claims and isn’t exactly tier 0. UW Control also put 2 copies in the same top 8 and we aren’t calling for bans on Control.
    Posted in: Modern
  • posted a message on The State of Modern Thread (B&R 08/07/2019)
    Another ban on a tier 1 combo deck. Why does wizards refuse to allow combo to be anymore than tier 2 at best? Pod, Twin, Bloom, KCI, now Bridge. Sends a strong message that combo has no place in the modern format.
    Posted in: Modern
  • posted a message on Burn
    The 3/3 split of Crypt and RIP was a great meta call as Bridgevine was the deck to beat that weekend; we saw Burn lists running that same amount of gravehate around the time of Creeping Chill’s Dredge resurgence.

    Also it’s sad to see Burn’s metagame share continue to drop despite that first place finish and another in the top 8. It looks like Mono Red Phoenix is the red deck of choice for players now.
    Posted in: Aggro & Tempo
  • posted a message on What is you favorite deck to play against?
    I was reading through the least favorite decks to play against thread and thought to open the opposite discussion. Instead of the deck you can’t stand to be paired up against, how about the deck the you most enjoy playing against. It could be because it’s a challenging matchup for your deck of choice, or maybe they play cool cards, or you just enjoy stomping their face in because the matchup is so easy and you like winning. Whatever the reason may be.
    Posted in: Modern
  • posted a message on Burn
    I’ve noticed Burn decks lately on MTGO and some SCG events have cut Skewer down to 2 in favor of more Helix and Chained to the rocks over path in the sideboard. Any thoughts?

    Also, how good is Skewer? I’ve run into trouble casting it against Grixis Shadow because creatures just can’t get in for damage when I need them to. Always getting stopped by removal or giant blockers.
    Posted in: Aggro & Tempo
  • posted a message on Burn
    I’ve tested the horizon land sunbaked canyon in place of inspiring vantage and it’s felt really great. Whether this is correct or not is up for debate but it’s just to get me some experience with it. Drawing that extra card can is overall a minor difference and in many games doesn’t even come up. When drawing that extra card does come up, it is helpful and feels very good. The only thing to watch out for is cracking it when you really want that extra card because you’re topdecking but it’s your only white source. I cracked it hoping for an extra bolt and got a helix and was like yeah maybe not the smartest move sacrificing my only white source haha. Anyway, I love the card. It’s a nice subtle boost to burn.
    Posted in: Aggro & Tempo
  • posted a message on The State of Modern Thread (B&R 11/03/2019)
    What’s with Amulet Titan’s performance at SCG? The deck put 2 copies in the top 8 in Philadelphia, yet was completely absent in the top 32 of both GP Bilbao and Tampa.
    Posted in: Modern Archives
  • posted a message on When do you have to have to choose/reveal the creature to be placed onto the battlefield by aethervial?
    The creature entering the battlefield is the resolution of Vial’s activated ability. Your opponent can respond to you tapping Vial and putting the ability on the stack but they don’t get any knowledge of what you might put onto the battlefield. So yes you can certainly change your mind from what you had intended to put on the field if your opponent takes an action that changes your mind either way your opponent won’t know whether or not you changed your mind or not. Also, once the creature enters its etb abilities trigger right away. It’s also important to know that your opponent doesn’t get the chance to affect your choice of copy for cards like Phantasmal Image since it enters as a copy it’s not a trigger.
    Posted in: Magic Rulings
  • posted a message on Prized Amalgam (missed) triggers
    In Comp REL Peter is right; sucks to be you, you missed it, no Amalgam for you. But at FNM, unless your opponent is a dick, they should let you put Amalgam on the battlefield especially since it’s in the upkeep. FNM is a casual for fun environment, at least it’s suppose to be.
    Posted in: Magic Rulings
  • posted a message on The State of Modern Thread (B&R 21/01/2019)
    Ideally, I’m hoping Modern Horizons brings in old extended archetypes that don’t have a home in Legacy.

    I am fearful though that this product introduces too many new cards too quick and changes Modern more rapidly than usual. For me, I enjoy the slow paced Modern evolution as each Standard set releases a few Modern playables. With this set entirely designed as new cards for Modern, be they old pre 8th Edition or brand new cards entirely, it could change Modern much quicker than ever before. Besides rotation, another aspect of Standard that I dislike is how much of a drastic impact a new set has upon the format so I don’t want to see this happen to my favorite format Modern.
    Posted in: Modern Archives
  • posted a message on The State of Modern Thread (B&R 21/01/2019)
    Awesome! Old cards in Modern, now reprint Psychatog!!!
    Posted in: Modern Archives
  • posted a message on Burn
    What do we think of adding Kor Firewalker to the side? With the rise in popularity of Mono Red Phoenix and the consistent high prevalence of Burn, maybe it’s better now than ever. I know it has been a very narrow sideboard card in the past, only good in the mirror really, but now with another red deck on the rise it finds a home against two decks in the meta instead of just one
    Posted in: Aggro & Tempo
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