I don't see why you cannot pump your own creature before fighting. The 2 power pre condition is only for the +2/+2, not for fighting.
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May 23, 2019Posted in: Aggro & Tempo
You'd hit for 7 in this case, as E1 would have base power 6 and 1x +1/+1 counter. As AmicDeep and thatmarkguy stated this is why it's not that bad to use it on an Avatar, as it's always a +3/+2 pump, however, being a sorcery makes it a bit hard for us to justify playing it.
May 13, 2019Posted in: Aggro & TempoQuote from Ellimist »2) In reference to how Narnam's Renegade gets counters, just to make sure I have it right, the Renegade gets the +1/+1 counter if, at any point in the turn before the Narnam is cast, a permanent like a fetch leaves the battlefield. This could also apply to any creatures that go to the graveyard from the battlefield if you cast Narnam EoT?
3) My current deck runs 4X of Pelt Collecter/Experiment One/Dryad Militant. is it best to run 4 Experiment One OR 4 Pelt Collector but not necessarily both? Or would a 4/2 split, in addition to the 4 Dryad Militant be more ideal?
2) You do not necessarily cast Narnam Renegade to get the +1/+1 counter. For example you can get a narnam from a Collected Company and +1/+1 would still be placed on it if a permanent you control have left the battlefield that turn.
3) I'd say 4 Dryad Militant is a must nowadays. And 4 Experiment One is almost trivial to play. However, I do not like having more than 4 evolve-like creatures as I run 1-2 Torpor Orb in the sb against Merfolk, Humans, and Snapcaster Mage decks. And somehow more than 4 1/1 creatures seem a bit clunky when you draw them in multiples.
May 9, 2019Posted in: Aggro & TempoQuote from Myrmadillo »I noticed that Damping Sphere isn't included in the primer and no one appears to be running it in their sideboard. Is there a reason why Stompy doesn't use it at all?
Also, what are your recommendations for combating Thing in the Ice and Arclight Phoenix decks?
Thanks in advance!
I run 3x Damping Spheres, and 1x Grafdigger's Cage in the sideboard, even though cage hurts Strangleroot Geist. Spheres are good against top 2 decks (tron and izzet phoenix) and the top 7th deck (amulet titan) according to mtggoldfish, and the Cage is a good card to have in the opener, but it might still help you even if you cannot play it turn 1.
Against Thing in the Ice, your best cards are Rancor and Dismember, as Rancor lets you be aggressive and Dismember is our best removal.
Feb 17, 2019Posted in: Deck Creation (Modern)Quote from N_Trauman »After trying different combinations of creatures i've returned to original list with two smuggles copters. Seems my results are more constant that way, and maybe creatures are actually fine.. So, now i'm trying to up the spells, and specifically the SB-options. I dropped surgicals for two heroic intervention to survive annoying boardwipes, and swapped 3xceremonious rejection to 2xunified will and an extra spell pierce. Nissa is still powerhouse for any game that goes longer, and ancient grudges and life goes on will stay too, but otherwise i'm still mulling it over.
Any lists on how u guys side for specific MU's w'd be appreciated...
For reference: in my games the absolute best start is
T1: breeding pool/botanical sanctum and raptor/E1
T2: any land+wolf+pongify
T3+ trying to hold interaction up while adding creatures one by one..
Problem has been the lack of powerful interaction: spell pierce and bolt do nothing to goyfs and such, and lose value quickly
Can you please share your list?
Nov 18, 2018So, you are running this deck:Posted in: Aggro & Tempo
Against the decks you struggle, you can play Torpor Orb, Grafdigger's Cage, Thrun, the Last Troll.
Nov 10, 2018Thanks, I have one thing to note though, instead of Experiment One/Pelt Collector, it might be better to write as Experiment One/Pelt Collector, so that people can see the cards. Same thing for Vines of Vastwood/Blossoming Defense, which I have just realized. They are in the Core decklist by the way.Posted in: Aggro & Tempo
Nov 5, 2018A few advices from my latest friendly league matches:Posted in: Aggro & Tempo
- On Game 1, play Dryad Militant on turn 1 if possible, even over Experiment One. This is a meta call because of Dredge, and gives us a chance against an almost unwinnable game 1.
- Damping Sphere helps against Ad Nauseam. I am no longer looking for a blue splash to deal with that deck. I run 2x in the sideboard.
- Torpor Orb helps against Humans. Dealing with all their tricks is a lot better than having a 3/3 Experiment One. Side out E-Ones, and side in Torpor Orbs (I run 2x in sb), Prey Upons (I run 1x in sb), Pithing Needles (I run 2x in sb)
I am very happy with the state of Stompy in the current metagame, we have game against every deck apart from Death's Shadow decks, which I haven't seen in the last 6-7 friendly leagues in mtgo. I have faced 2x Grixis DS in one competitive league though, and I can say it's our worst matchup. However, they are in a big decline in the meta, so maybe I was unlucky in that league I guess.
Nov 1, 2018Posted in: Aggro & TempoQuote from tokaok »Dismember at minimum 2x is just great. He'll even against some bad matchup game 1 you can use on your own creature to benefit
This is a really important point. I've won many games against tron in which on my turn 3 I Dismembered my Strangleroot Geist when it was certain that they weren't going to be able to assemble tron or Oblivion Stone in the next 1-2 turns.
Nov 1, 2018Damping Sphere helps agains Tron, Storm, Amulet Titan ( which is built around Amulet of Vigor + lands like Boros Garrison ) decks.Posted in: Aggro & Tempo
The good part of having a Damping Sphere is obviously it stops these decks. However, the bad part is you cannot count on Spheres alone. An end of our turn Nature's Claim, Echoing Truth, Abrade, Engineered Explosives, or Oblivion Stone removes it from the board and we are vulnerable. That's why you either need a way to protect them, or have some additional hate cards.
Against Tron, I run:
- 1x Natural State: Destroys Map and keeps them from ramping, also a good answer to Oblivion Stone
- 2x Deglamer: Does what NS does, plus deals with Wurmcoil Engine
- 2x Pithing Needle: Shuts down Map, Karn, Ugin, O-Stone
Against Storm, I run:
- 2x Relic of Progenitus + 1x Grafdigger's Cage to deal with the graveyard.
- 1x Prey Upon: to get rid of their creatures, extra removal helps against them.
- We also have really good mainboard answers to Storm in terms of Dryad Militant, Scavenging Ooze, and Dismember. That's why I don't side in any more cards
Against Amulet Titan, I run:
- 1x Natural State + 2x Deglamer: We need to somehow deal with those Amulets since we are not running any Ghost Quarters.
- 2x Torpor Orb: Stopping the etb trigger of PrimeTime gives us an extra turn or two, depending on if you can deal with him or not the next turn.
- 1x Prey Upon: Efficient way to get rid of Lost Lady, also you might get rid of PrimeTime with a combat trick + this.
- Again we have some mainboard answers to them: Vines of Vastwood helps a lot as it stops giving haste to PrimeTime.
So, my point is even though Damping Sphere is powerful, it cannot win the game alone, it is no Blood Moon. You need a way to protect it or have additional hate cards. If you want to make sure your Spheres stay on the board and if you have an additional use of the card, you might try Heroic Intervention. It has its uses really, in terms of Anger of the Gods, Supreme Verdict, Gigadrowse, Conflagrate, etc.
Oct 26, 2018I've tried white splash for a while and even though Blessed Alliance and Dromoka's Command looks good while deckbuilding, requiring 2 mana is a big concern. However, I haven't faced many bogles to test the true power of Blessed Alliance. However, in the end I decided to replace spells we have with 1 cmc ones. So, here are my points:Posted in: Aggro & Tempo
1- Why do you guys deny Dismember and go for Nature's Way?
- After thinking of and playing with white for a while, for Stony Silence-Dromoka's Command-Blessed Alliance-Path to Exile, I didn't feel like gaining any advantage.
- Afterwards, I thought of red for a while, but not tested it, for Ancient Grudge and Alpine Moon, I thought I already have enough hate against any kind of affinity in terms of 2xNatural State, 2xDeglamer, 3xDismember, 2xPithing Needle, 4xVines, and Damping Sphere against tron, and Torpor Orb against Primeval Titan, so I decided I do not need those 2 cards. Orb also helps against humans and spirits, and of course Snapcaster Mage.
- So, now I'm thinking of splashing blue for Spell Pierce, Ceremonious Rejection, Vapor Snag, and only 2cmc card Echoing Truth. I still haven't come up with a full sideboard list though.
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