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- Abrade deals 3 damage to target creature.
- Destroy target artifact.
2 weeks ago
there're wayyy to many tap lands. I get that it is probably for budget considerations, but play some buddy lands like Glacial Fortress and such. Also, I feel any deck with red should run at least 2 Abrade . Good luck!
3 weeks ago
Casual Pioneer Tournament Result 2-2
Match 1 4C Super-friends - Result 2-1 Round 1 was long and painful as he proceeded to play and ultimate 2 Teferi, Hero of Dominaria in addition to 3 Teferi, Time Raveler , 2 Narset, Parter of Veils and an Oko, Thief of Crowns . Round 2 went much better with Noxious Grasp removing the first 2 planeswalkers and finishing off the match with some hasty gearhulks. Round 3 was a wash as he was unable to fix his colours.
Match 2 Versed Izzet Phoenix - Result 2-1 Lost Game 1 to 3 instances of Treasure Cruise which just overwhelmed me with card advantage. Round 2 went much better with Leyline of the Void proving backbreaking for the cheap phoenix plan. Game 3 was very close as I was lucky to have to correct removal for the threats presented. E.g. Declaration in Stone and Cut / Ribbons to remove his Thing in the Ice Flip before it was able to flip. Combustible Gearhulk was a standout hitting the opponent for 17 damage with an amazing blind flip.
Match 3 Gideon Tribal - Result 0-2 This was short and painful as I was unable to really interact with the deck apart from Cataclysmic Gearhulk forcing him to sacrifice an excess Gideon. Abrade was helpful against Heart of Kiran but without one in hand I was just dead.
Match 4 Mardu Vehicles - Result 0-2 This match-up has a very similar problem to the previous game where I was unable to interact with my opponents vehicles Heart of Kiran + Smuggler's Copter , Planeswalkers Gideon, Ally of Zendikar + Liliana, the Last Hope which get around the sorcery speed of most of my removal or even his creatures with Hazoret the Fervent being indestructible.
3 weeks ago
Abrade is strictly better than Shatter and Wild Slash is strictly better than shock. Nice looking list overall! Maybe take out the PW's (1 of's are too inconsistent) and Bolts for playlet of Chart a Course . Also playset of Opt to smooth out draws seems needed for the deck. Best of luck!
4 weeks ago
Also, Rekindling Phoenix is just awesome against removal decks. Or creature decks that try to block over and over. Flying gives great evasion against certain decks too. Atarka's command is... interesting in this list. Wild Slash seems good in this deck along with maybe 2 copies of Lava Coil . I would say all red decks in Pioneer should run some Abrade as the versatility it has is too great to ignore. Apologies on the long message... Hope some of it helped
1 month ago
By Force 's relevancy depends on your meta, if there are alot of powered Urza decks or artifact based stax decks, By Force and Meltdown are great additions, jury's still out over Meltdown vs. By Force but my consensus is that if you care about your rocks, By Force is for you. If you don't, Meltdown is your best bet.
If you find yourself in each game with a lot of red mana, or a lot of control players, Shattering Spree is all around better than the alternatives because it copies itself rather than being a single spell, want something gone with your opponents having open mana, target it twice to make them burn 2 interaction spells.
1 month ago
Welcome back to Magic, and especially back to Ponza!
A few thoughts:
- Pillage is legal now, and is a solid swap for Stone Rain (if you don't mind the slightly more difficult cost ... 1RR on T2 is ~4% less likely that 2R), especially considering all the Artifact decks in the competitive meta now.
- Speaking of Artifact decks, I would recommend at least 3x Ancient Grudge and/or Abrade in the side (in addition to Pillage in the main). Meta-call of course, but there seem to be MANY more targets now. I'd personally skimp on Grafdigger's Cage to make room. Dredge and Neoform are still threats, but nowhere near as dominant in most metas.
- Oko, Thief of Crowns is a real problem in many metas, and the deck may need some ways to deal with it. Veil of Summer , Beast Within , and more Hasty Creatures are all good options.
You may want to post the deck for comments on r/PonzaMTG, over on Reddit. We're a friendly community (IMO, anyways) , and always happy to comment on decks!
Good luck (and good skill) with the deck!
1 month ago
Yo! Former Ponza player here. I know there aren't many of us on Tappedout (and the internet period) so I'll try to be of assistance.
I don't know if you look at any newer lists but a lot of them are running Karn, the Great Creator along with Mycosynth Lattice /an artifact package in the sideboard. To my knowledge it gives the deck a lot of flexibility it didn't already have before and might be an answer to some of your sideboard questions.
Here's a list if you're interested in what I'm talking about: https://www.mtggoldfish.com/archetype/modern-gruul-karn#paper
In my opinion, you need some number of Abrade in the main. You'd be surprised how many Modern decks these days run artifacts, and the ones that don't usually have creatures that can be sniped down with it. Speaking of artifacts, Pillage was recently printed in Modern Horizons, so you could probably replace Bramblecrush and maybe 1 Boom / Bust with those. I remember hearing all the Ponza guys raving about it when it was printed, so it's got to be good, right?
Abrade occurrence in decks from the last year
Commander / EDH:
All decks: 0.02%
All decks: 0.09%
All decks: 0.1%