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clayperce on Sideboarding Ponza for competitive(ish) meta?

4 days ago

I'm playing Ponza at an upcoming PPTQ, and I'd love your thoughts on sideboarding.


Serious Ponza

Modern clayperce

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Considering the current meta and especially the Tops 32s from Birmingham, Sao Paulo, and Richmond, here are my thoughts on sideboarding, based on the match-ups I'm expecting and my personal win percentage against them:

Mainboard is fine; no sideboard slots needed

  • Bant Knightfall: 100% (2-0)
  • UW Control: 83% (5-1)
  • GBx Midrange: 80% (4-1)
  • Jeskai Control: 75% (3-1)
  • Death's Shadow: 70% overall (6-2 vs. Grixis DS, 1-1 vs. Jund DS)

Needs Artifact hate: 3x Ancient Grudge

  • Affinity: 57% (4-3)

Needs more Lifegain and Sweepers: 1x Obstinate Baloth, 3x Kitchen Finks, 1x Bonfire of the Damned

  • RDW, 53% overall (1-0 vs. RW Burn, 3-1 vs. Mono-R Goblins, 2-1 vs. Mono-R Burn, 3-6 vs. Naya Burn)

Needs more Land hate: 1x Beast Within, 3x Surgical Extraction

  • Eldrazi Tron: 50% (2-2)
  • Gx Tron: 50% overall (1-0 vs. RG and mono-G, 0-1 vs. BG and GW)
  • Titan Shift: 50% (1-1)

Needs more Removal and Sweepers: 1x Beast Within, 1x Bonfire of the Damned

  • Hatebears: 50% (1-1 vs. Mono-W)
  • GW Company, ~50%? (It feels like 50% in testing, but I've never faced the deck IRL)

Needs Combo hate and more Removal: 3x Trinisphere; 1x Beast Within

  • UR Storm: 0% (0-2)

Based on all that, I'm thinking of a sideboard like this:

THANKS IN ADVANCE FOR YOUR THOUGHTS!

clayperce on Sultai Infect: Back on the ...

6 days ago

A spicy Sultai Infect brew (and some minor variants) made a bit of a splash last week on MTGO:

  • CHILLINGLAUGE, 5-0 in Competitive Modern Constructed League (8/11/2017).
  • IIXXJCXXII, 5-0 in Competitive Modern Constructed League (8/8/2017).
  • IIXXJCXXII, #24 at MTGO Modern Challenge (8/6/2017).


IIXXJCXXII's Sultai Infect

Modern clayperce

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Think this is just a one-hit wonder? Or is it the start of Infect's come-back tour?