I'm almost there building abzan midrange (damn lili spike! ) and have always wondered, what does abzan traverse provide over regular abzan?
I allready run 3 baubles to cycle, fix and grow goyf. Would the traverse package be worth it over more disruption and removal spells?
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Mar 20, 2018It's a form of reach, and as demonstrated in a match versus Jeskai control from Zan Syed, it's a nice comback after a wrath. Though i''m not convinced by the utility Pia and Kiran provide in this deck. Pia Nalaar offers the same base body, human creature type but her abilities are easier to our mana base. Only trading one thopter for one mana discount. After a wrath she can be used to keep blockers in check, provides a manasink and some form of reach trough evasion.Posted in: Aggro & Tempo
Also, like Pia and Kiran, makes multiple copies of Aether Vial worthwile.
I run her as my utility creature of choise in standard at the moment. Just my 2cts.
Mar 15, 2018Posted in: Modern
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It's fine if you don't feel POD would break the format, but I question what you understand about this format on a fundamental level if you can't realize all of this, and that you think you'd prefer CoCo.
Fundamental level, jajajaj, I'm not idiot man, where are the admins here?
I assume you said about the same about Jace and BBE. Powerlevel has changed. Would you kill before turn 4 with POD? hint: NO.
Shut up your mouth.
Turn one birds, turn two pod sac birds for spellskite to protect combo. Turn 3 play finks, sac finks getting felidar guardian targeting pod, sac finks again getting resto angel targeting felidar guardian targeting pod, sac felidar guardian getting Kiki win the game on turn three
How will you play AND activate pod on turn two?
Mar 15, 2018I actually like the way how the modern metagame is presented right now. It stimulates people to play decks they like and have spent time on building and tuning, not play decks they've seen that beat the rest of the field and trow a bunch of money at it I don't dislike people netdecking, but I do praise people for being part of the growth and evolution of a deck archetype.Posted in: Modern
Mar 15, 2018Posted in: Aggro & TempoQuote from Phelan93 »Hi guys needing a bit of help with an issue due to a modern unified modern event, currently the team is using two decks with seachrome coast wondering if there is an effective way to pivot this out of humans without disrupting the mana to much ? ive seen the use of Reflecting Pool and just cant agree with it, is going up on basics doable with a deck like this ?
What's the other deck which needs Coast? One of the stronger points of Humans is the complete lack of lifeloss in the Manabase. I was on fetch-shock before, but came to realize this aspect of the deck, while still a race, is really important vs. Affinity and Burn decks.
Quote from headminerve »For Grixis, Burn and even Jund to some extend we can play Fiendslayer Paladin
If ever Mardu and other bolt decks take a good chunk of the meta, Paladin en-Vec may rise in the discussion. It attacks through Bedlam Reveler, Young Pyromancer and cie, Dredge and Hollow One various creatures, Burn and BRx Midrange. It's a slow clock though, but hard to deal with outside of PtE. Still waiting for a new Human being better in that role. #crossmyfingers
Back to Benalish Marshall, I think what could've made this card work is if it had been a X/4, aka a decent answer to red decks overall (Anger decks and Burn).
Paladin en-Vec vs Fiendslayer Paladin in an interesting one. It's a matter of Protection vs quasi hexproof. the former blocks Black delvers for days but I also feel the lifegain of the latter vs. Burn is very important, in my first Bant COCO build of Humans i've had the Burn player concede upon sight.
Mar 13, 2018Posted in: Aggro & TempoQuote from headminerve »
We are playing a deck with expendables creatures. If we want a good creature that is not, we play Mirran Crusader. Path ot Exile deals with it but Bodyguard is also inefficient against that card. I'm still waiting for a Human that doesn't lose to Path and/or Bolt, and Bodyguard ain't that card. Knight of Malice might be better VS PtE decks.
For Grixis, Burn and even Jund to some extend we can play Fiendslayer Paladin. Goyf and Lili can be troublesome though. Here Mirran Crusader is better. Bolt though... Take your pick.
Mar 13, 2018Currently I'm running-Posted in: Aggro & Tempo
DeckMagic OnlineOCTGN2ApprenticeBuy These Cards Main
3 Voice of Resurgence
1 Qasali Pridemage
3 Lightning Helix
2 Scavenging Ooze
2 Thalia, Guardian of Thraben
1 Selfless Spirit
2 Stony Silence
2 Destructive Revelry
-As my two drops of choice.
Those are pretty talored to my local meta but serve me well.
Mar 12, 2018I've never been impressed with Collected Company in Naya because of the Burn we want and often times need to play.Posted in: Aggro & Tempo
With Bloodbraid Elf you can cascade into Lightning Helix or Lightning Bolt at worst to gain immediate value.
She has been nothing but stunning so far! Lines like Bloodbraid Elf into Renegade Rallier into Tarmogoyf or Voice of Resurgence happened more than once. One time the turn after Damnation wiped my board.
Mar 11, 2018Is anyone still playing the deck?Posted in: Deck Creation (Standard)
I'm still rocking Jund and am doing very well with it. If I ever attend a Standard FNM (I play modern usually) i'll be sure to try my list.
I still feel it has great potential, though I'm a little disapointed that there aren't any big results with the deck. This is probably because the decks that it's strongest against didn't make it to the top either. I.e. the tribal creature decks. I've noticed the removal suite has problems with big dumb creatures. The GBx Snek deck in particular feels generally stronger than Jund in those matchups.
I feel that Walk the Plank and Unlicensed Disintegration could have place in the 75 somewhere to have some more answers against those decks.
Nonetheless, i've found one great result in a 34player tournament.
Some interesting choises there, no phoenix, no push, Only one Summit but 4 Contempt, planeswalker package. Carnage Tyrant, to name a few.
For now I feel the deck has fair game v.s. the field, with some matchups a little tougher than others.
Those are: UWx Approach, GR Monsters, Vehicles
Mar 9, 2018Bloodbraid Elf into Mantis Rider is bonkers! But is the splash of blue (and black!) really worth the hassle over Naya? What if the LD theme pops up? I have two ponza players in my inner circle who give me headache sometimesPosted in: Aggro & Tempo
Mar 1, 2018It looks like a good take off point and it contains the utility staples and the the Naya manabase aswell. It has a lot of upgrade potential!Posted in: Aggro & Tempo
With that in mind, Birds of Paradise instead of Noble Hierarch is totally fine.
I'm not quite sure if Lingering Souls has a place in the deck though. Those could be swapped with some other three drop to cascade into.
Feb 28, 2018Used to play and love this in my very first years of Magic. Awesome reprint, love a foil just for nostalgic value.Posted in: The Rumor Mill
In retrospect, it should have had flash for it to be truely an awesome piece. Nowdays this card is a somewhat worse Reflector Mage in most situations.
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