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Treasure Cruisin' Modern Big Red
  • posted a message on GWx Vizier Company
    Athreos is awful with kitchen finks


    It’s certainly has some negative chemistry with Finks, but it makes the rest of our creatures better in those grindy, removal-heavy matchups.

    What about something like Return to the Ranks?
    Posted in: Combo
  • posted a message on GWx Vizier Company
    Bitterblossom could be sweet.

    Some other options off the top of my head for removal heavy matchups:

    Shapers Sanctuary
    Thrun, the Last Troll
    Athreos, God of Passage
    Fiendslayer Paladin
    Phyrexian Arena
    Posted in: Combo
  • posted a message on GWx Vizier Company
    I think you’re seriously underrating Finks.

    Finks is better than knight against midrange and control. The reason being that it generally eats 2 removal spells.

    BRx decks hate to see Finks.

    I think Knight is certainly better against Tron though.
    Posted in: Combo
  • posted a message on Grixis Death's Shadow
    As with most creature based matchups, we want to be the control deck. Ben’s sideboard plan against Humans works well against spirits too.
    Posted in: Midrange
  • posted a message on Colorless Eldrazi Tron
    Where do we sit on the karn vs baby karn decision currently?
    Posted in: Big Mana
  • posted a message on GWx Vizier Company
    I did not perform as well at the IQ as I should have. The deck felt fine but a couple of misplays really cost me. That’s what I get for being rusty.

    Spoiler: I ended up going 2-2 and dropping to save time.

    Round 1: Jeskai Control 1-2
    I lost the dice roll.

    Game 1: Opponent opens with scalding tarn into Hallowed Fountian and I know I’m in for a fun one. I don’t remember much about this game. It went long and I was on the beat down plan for most of it. I got him down to 2 but could not finish him off. Azcanta+Teferi was too much.

    Out:
    1 Qasali Pridemage
    3 Vizier of Remedies
    1 Chord of Calling
    In:
    3 Sin Collector
    1 Scavenging Ooze
    1 Selfless Spirit

    Game 2 goes better for us. I curve Hierarch into Spirit into Finks into Shalai and he uses all his resources to clear them out of the way. I drop Druid and combo off shortly after.

    Game 3 was another grind fest. Again I was able to get him low a sphinx for 4 was able keep him alive. I had one last chance to untap and combo but my opponents single card in hand was a path for my Druid. Colonnade beats sealed the deal.

    We finished this round with about 3 minutes left. Overall it was a fun match against a really nice guy.

    Round 2: Burn 2-0

    I lose the dice roll and opponent opens with Goblin Guide. My opponent was a young kid and showed that he was still pretty new to the game. I was able to exploit it by comboing easily game 1 and 2.

    Out:
    3 Eternal Witness
    1 Qasali Pridemage
    In:
    3 Sin Collector
    1 Burrenton-Forge Tender

    Round 3: Burn 0-2
    I lost the dice roll again.

    Game 1: My opponent leads with a swift spear. I didn’t know my opponent was on burn and kept a hand that was pretty punishing. Horizon Canopy + Fetchland with no dork and no finks. I lost handily before I could do anything.

    Out:
    3 Eternal witness
    1 Qasali Pridemage
    In:
    3 Sin Collector
    1 Burrenton-Forge Tender

    Game 2: My first hand consisted of only one land, a Gavony township. I mulled and the second hand had no lands. I mulled to 5 and kept Land, Land, Hierarch, Chord, CoCo. My opponent plays turn 1 Grafdigger’s Cage and shuts off half of my hand. I proceed to draw Township, land, BoP, and another chord. He durdles on draws for a little while and I put some significant pressure on with Gavony beats but ultimately lose.

    I didn’t see a Finks or Shalai either game.

    Round 4: U/W Control
    I won the dice roll.

    Game 1: My opponent decides to drop a Search for Azcanta instead of pathing my Druid and I combo off. (He didn’t know the combo)

    I sideboard the same as round 1.

    Game 2: I am putting significant pressure and feeling confident with 2 Finks and a selfless spirit. He plays terminus and then beats me down with colonnade.

    Game 3: I play around the terminus and am able to out value him.

    Overall, the deck felt fine. I omitted my crucial play mistake that I made against the second burn player because I don’t feel like typing THAT much. I felt like I played fine other than that one critical mistake.

    There were times when I wasn’t sure if I should just ‘go for it’ against Jeskai or hold back and play smart. I need more reps with the deck.
    Posted in: Combo
  • posted a message on GWx Vizier Company
    Congrats on the solid finish. I’m getting ready to take the deck to an IQ this weekend.

    Have you tried Kitchen Finks and just not liked it?

    Reason being, he’s a house against Jund and Death Shadow. He always buys me enough time to stabilize.
    Posted in: Combo
  • posted a message on GWx Vizier Company
    Is there another place with discussion on this archetype?

    E: like a Facebook group or subreddit
    Posted in: Combo
  • posted a message on GWx Vizier Company
    Where do you guys stand on the Shalai vs Rhonas issue?

    One protects the combo and is better on its own.

    The other is a better secondary win condition and can be hit off of CoCo.
    Posted in: Combo
  • posted a message on GWx Vizier Company
    Hey guys, just curious how you sideboard against the field with the deck?

    Here is the list: https://www.mtggoldfish.com/deck/1090357#paper

    I have a general idea of what to bring in for each matchup, but I’m having a hard time decided what to cut.

    Is it ever correct to shave a vizier?

    The main cards I look to cut is pridemage and scooze in matches where they aren’t great, and I’ll sometimes trim witnesses and some chords.

    Any help is appreciated.
    Posted in: Combo
  • posted a message on GWx Vizier Company
    I kind of disagree. It’s a formidable body that can act as a win condition with the combination and can protect the combo.

    I was a fan of Rhonas in this spot but I think Shalai is better.
    Posted in: Combo
  • posted a message on Grixis Control
    The last couple lists to 5-0 on MTGO ran 3 Search for Azcanta and 1 JTMS. I guess Search is the better card when it comes to Control in Modern.
    Posted in: Control
  • posted a message on [Primer] Blue Moon: UR Blood Moon/Shackles Control
    Which version would be better for a meta full of tron and storm? The kiki combo or TiTi?

    I was going to go with TiTi because I think it might be better overall, but the MetA seems kind of bad for it.
    Posted in: Control
  • posted a message on [Primer] Blue Moon: UR Blood Moon/Shackles Control
    So what’s the verdict on the madcap sideboard package? I’m also considering the shackles in the sideboard. Is it still a good card? What do you bring it in against?
    Posted in: Control
  • posted a message on [Primer] Ad Nauseam
    Just wondering how you guys have been battling all the Thoughtseizing going on now thanks to Jund.
    Posted in: Combo
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