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  • posted a message on Elf vs Cat vs Elemental “Competitive/Optimize” Deck
    Quote from FuzzBeast91 »
    Hello there! I’m posting this to get some advice on a “competitive/optimize” deck. I’m mostly a casual player but everyone in my friend group has a deck or two with a turn 3-5 win condition. I’m looking to build my own but I can’t decided between Elves, Cats, and Elementals as I’ve enjoyed all three over the years. For Elves I’m going to run old fashion elf ball, but for the other two I’m not sure. In the past I ran cascading and/or landfall elementals, while cats were token/artifact. But with the return to Zeneikar and the new cat dual types from Lair of the Behemoths, I’m not sure what new and improved mechanics are available now. Mostly just looking for pros and cons from anyone with experience with these sort of decks.


    What format are you wanting to build in?
    Posted in: Magic General
  • posted a message on Weekly MTG first look at Kaldheim landscape
    I like the artwork of the Brightclimb Pathway. Not enough to buy it.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Simic Big Butts
    You could try adding more arboreal grazer against flyers and for a bit of ramp rather than spiders. Btw what spider did you add arista?


    I could for sure. I have such a love/hate relationship with Grazer in this deck. I love it in the opening hand, I hate it anywhere else. I wish I could run 8 Aegis Turtle. I am actually thinking of droping the 2 Grazers for 2 Merfolk Secretkeeper. It would prevent the possible turn 2 Huatli though. Right now there are 2 Sporecap Spider in the side. Again very meta dependent on that choice. If you come up with a Bant List post it up. Smile

    The tinkerer/brewer in me wants to fiddle around with 2 copies of Permeating Mass in the Grazer slot as a sort of pseudo-unblockable effect. Wish it had Flash as well. I think that may be stretching things though.


    What about running Ornithopter as a flying blocker and a zero Mana body


    I've thought about it but it dies to Shock, Stomp, Disfigure, Dead Weight and Wild Slash. That 3rd Toughness is pretty important. If there was an 0/3 flyer for 1 cmc I would be very tempted.

    Hmmm. Could it still work as a sideboard card vs flyers or do flyers decks typically run those spells


    I'm sure it could be a good 2 of in certain metas. If your critters are big enough they are going to plow through any flyers too quickly for it to matter. High toughness equates to pressure, toughness of 2 and 3 gives your opponent time to stabilize from those attacks in my estimation. I will keep it in mind of course. Smile
    Posted in: Pioneer
  • posted a message on Brain dead x MTG collab 12/8/20
    Quote from 0nin »
    Brain Dead is not one person, nor is it one idea. It sits in the space between people.


    Corporate gobblygook that impresses low IQ people.


    “Low IQ people” stop trying to sound like a virgin moron and live a little, get outta your cave my man and stop watching Rick and Morty. Also just putting people in an ignore list because they said something that you don’t agree with is a ***** move.


    Wow lookie what we have here. A one post wonder. Must work for Brain Dead, fitting. Join the list.

    Oh and I'm fine with the company and fine with what they are doing. I just don't like to listen to the corporate dreck they spew out to appear hip/edgy/witty. Show me what you got in the way of your work not a bunch of ephemerate rubbish platitudes Brain Dead. Impress me with what you have. Substance with style over empty words. Brain Dead's work suit/coveralls with Magic cards all over it is mildly interesting. Lets see what else you got.

    We agree to disagree and move on. Anything else is trolling.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Brain dead x MTG collab 12/8/20
    Quote from fleshrum »
    The less exclusive the better. Alternate art/cosmetic crap should be optional from a gameplay perspective, and widely available to those who want it.




    Corporate gobblygook that impresses low IQ people.


    you good?


    Thanks for proving my point. I won't see any response as another name joins my ignore list. Feel free to reciprocate.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Pioneer is a degenerate format now
    P.S.: Thoughtseize is great!


    I see it as a near necessary evil. Its too much of a staple if that makes sense. Any black deck is basically reduced to 52 cards with T'seize and Push. Its a mindless turn 1 play with zero downside. There should be a greater penalty than 2 life for playing it. We will have to agree to disagree on it. Bring Bolt and Path into the format and I would back off my want to ban it immediately.
    Posted in: Pioneer
  • posted a message on Brain dead x MTG collab 12/8/20
    Brain Dead is not one person, nor is it one idea. It sits in the space between people.


    Corporate gobblygook that impresses low IQ people.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Kaldheim set booster box leak
    In fact, it was so poorly received that it is the best-selling set in Magic's history as of September 2019


    Just because it is "best selling" doesn't mean that all those cards ended up in the hands of players. I would agree sales to vendors were probably at an all time high, but that is because they jacked up the print runs at the time as well to historic levels. Of course it is going to be "best selling" when they sell to distributors at hyper-printing numbers. Fallen Empires was a "best selling" set at the time because they printed it to the moon. As of this year you could still buy FE booster boxes on the cheap and packs at like 5 bucks each.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Kaldheim set booster box leak
    Quote from Morphling »
    I noticed the Borealis in the art. Borealis is a natural phenomenon associated with colder regions of Earth.

    Couldn't help but notice that it also naturally manifests in a variety of colors...

    I wonder if Borealis could be some new kind of 'Snow Aura' or something? A brand new mechanic tied to Kaldheim like Energy to Kaladesh maybe?

    I dunno. Just a random thought I had. I think that might be very cool thing to do in the set. Smile


    A good point but I wanted to point out that we have the Northern/Borealis and Southern/Australis lights because our Geomagnetic and Geographic poles are fairly close together. If a planet or even our Earth were to have the Geomagnetic poles at vastly different regions, say on the equator, then the Lights would occur in those areas. So its possible the lights could occur anywhere and could occur everywhere if that planet had a very strong solar wind coming from its Sun. Just a thought. Smile
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Pioneer is a degenerate format now
    Not gonna lie I'm pretty new to pioneer I mostly play commander. One of the things that makes commander fun is that people self regulate and don't play unfair decks. It occurred to me that this could be possible in pioneer although not likely because people are trying to win and unfair decks typically give easier wins.


    Its pretty much the opposite of Commander. Its Spike/Cutthroat/Winatallcosts play the fastest most busted cards available. Hardly anybody plays for fun of the game and anyone that plays fun brews gets labeled pejoratives like Janklord. It is designed to be competitive but we don't need OP FIRE cards every set warping the meta. It didn't take long for the format to warp and it will stay that way until WotC bans a LOT of cards.

    It also shows that interest in the format is at an all time low. If I would have posted this 6 months ago I would have a legion of members calling me crazy. All I had to do was mention to ban Thoughtseize and BANG I would be called crazy by several members on the board. This format is tetering on the brink of death unless something is done.
    Posted in: Pioneer
  • posted a message on Simic Big Butts
    You could try adding more arboreal grazer against flyers and for a bit of ramp rather than spiders. Btw what spider did you add arista?


    I could for sure. I have such a love/hate relationship with Grazer in this deck. I love it in the opening hand, I hate it anywhere else. I wish I could run 8 Aegis Turtle. I am actually thinking of droping the 2 Grazers for 2 Merfolk Secretkeeper. It would prevent the possible turn 2 Huatli though. Right now there are 2 Sporecap Spider in the side. Again very meta dependent on that choice. If you come up with a Bant List post it up. Smile

    The tinkerer/brewer in me wants to fiddle around with 2 copies of Permeating Mass in the Grazer slot as a sort of pseudo-unblockable effect. Wish it had Flash as well. I think that may be stretching things though.


    What about running Ornithopter as a flying blocker and a zero Mana body


    I've thought about it but it dies to Shock, Stomp, Disfigure, Dead Weight and Wild Slash. That 3rd Toughness is pretty important. If there was an 0/3 flyer for 1 cmc I would be very tempted.
    Posted in: Pioneer
  • posted a message on Pioneer Banned List Speculation
    Here is what I would ban in Pioneer



    I would also port in through a Pioneer Masters




    If Red or Blue get too strong at that point then start surgical cutting from those colors. And with Ramp the way it is Green needs to be put on notice as well.

    Time to clean this degenerate format up and inject better answers into it. 7,339 legal cards in the format and only about 200 or 300 are playable. 95% of the cards in the format are being held hostage by pushed degenerate cards. (Yes I know a huge chunk of those 95% are unplayable draft chaff.) Pioneer is basically Modern now in the course of barely a year. Time to tone it down.
    Posted in: Pioneer
  • posted a message on Pioneer Banned List Speculation
    Quote from VladPutin »
    So we are now back to Thoughtseize and Teferi, Time Raveler mucking up the format again. Frown

    I think Lotus Field needs to go as well. Uro is almost as bad Oko ever was. Wouldn't shed a tear to see him go. The format seems to be withering. I think some fresh bannings would stir interest NOT lower interest.

    The format needs a Pioneer Masters set now not in a year as well.


    Pretty much. The metagame looks pretty diverse on goldfish until you realise that a third of all decks are some just variation of abusing Omnath and/or Uro and/or T3feri with a lot of them splashing black for Thoughtseize. Its easy to tell how much lower interest there is in the format now compared to when it opened up. WOTC needs to drop some ban hammers quick if they want to salvage this.


    Couldn't have said it better myself. The format is dying on the vine. They will use covid as an excuse but its way more than that. Its all Thoughtseize, Fatal Push, Spirits, Teferi and a bunch of degenerate decks that abuse some mechanic to put them over the top. Only certain mythic and rare creatures can be played. 95% of the Pioneer cardpool is effectively banned as it is jank versus the pushed cards.
    Posted in: Pioneer
  • posted a message on Kaldheim set booster box leak
    Quote from Simto »
    Quote from tiasian »
    Quote from Simto »
    Quote from leslak »
    Neat arts, hopefully they deliver good cards and intesting mechanics again in this set.

    Again we were mistaken in the past but the set box art screams snow lands return.


    I can't imagine how disappointed everybody would be if they don't have snow mechanics in a Viking themed set. Would be a massive flavour failure for sure, but it does look like snow is coming Smile


    Like Zendikar without Eldrazi. Yep I went there. Wink


    Zendikar is much more interesting without Eldrazi. Yep I went there.


    Just have a bit of both, cool adventure landfall themes and inter dimensional tentacle titans hehe. I like both.


    Exactly, you get it. Smile
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Bant buttheads
    Love the name. Grin

    I may put this one together and give it a spin. Let us know how it works out for you.
    Posted in: Pioneer
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