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Ancient Grudge Discussion
2 days ago
Personally if this were my build I'd be looking to drop creatures and raise the number of instants and sorceries that fuel the few creatures. Predator's Strike or Colossal Might could replace Ghor-Clan Rampager because it provides the same bonus to Blistercoil Weird or Monastery Swiftspear but gives more to Kiln Fiend. The 4 damage from Vexing Devil is okay, but you could get more benefit from a damage spell like Lava Spike because it's 3 direct damage, but it triggers your creatures which does 2 things: 1) raises the potential damage 2) lowers the chance of being able to ignore the devil with chump blockers or killing it with something bigger. Lastly you don't seem to have much in the way of artifact destruction in your sideboard in case of affinity or tron. That being said Smash to Smithereens is a good one for getting some points in or a lot of people like Ancient Grudge for the flashback.
Also side note if you go with some of the creature to instant swaps I suggested it would bring Spite of Mogis to a possible mainboarding position
3 days ago
Prepare for the mirror match. Affinity has been very prominent of late, so pack some Ancient Grudge to help down your opponents' robots.
1 week ago
Things i'd recommend:
Vendilion Clique, Roast, Electrolyze, Dispel, +1 Remand, +1 Deceiver Exarch, -1 Pestermite, -3 Thirst for Knowledge, -1 Steam Vents +1 Stomping Ground +4 Misty Rainforest, 3 or 4 Sulfur Falls, Desolate Lighthouse.
1 week ago
On sideboarding question: You should be able to deal with most combos with Thoughtseize, and occasionally with Abrupt Decay or Ancient Grudge. So I'd board primarily for aggro, based on what you posted (though it wasn't clear whether not you expect U Tron).
I agree that Hooting Mandrills/Nourishing Shoal should go, but Feed the Clan might not be the best overall replacement. I think there was a version of suicide zoo at some point that used Rite of Consumption and Spoils of the Vault. Rite would be a big reversal against a lot of decks, and gets something out of Death's Shadow rather than only hosing it, like Clan would. You could also consider Phyrexian Unlife, which also helps Shadow while hosing the opponent. I think the same might be said for Spellskite, but he's less relevant to your playgroup from what I could tell.
1 week ago
Suicide Zoo's weaknesses are decks that are faster than it.. I.E. Affinity and Burn for the most part or attrition decks than can grind it to a halt such as Jund.
(So glad I dont even have an Abzan deck in my meta, or a true burn deck.)
The problem I have with this current sideboard is the large amount of space dedicated just to burn and the lack of better affinity answers, and much worse other matchups..
Specifically Tron and collected elves/slivers. All 3 of which I should be faster than..
I would like to have:
- Stony Silence or Kataki, War's Wage for affinity and other artifact matchups. Though I feel without the body strapped to the inferior one I may be hurting my decks competence.
(I dont like the idea of siding Mishra's Bauble when stony silence comes in.. as this deck often needs to draw a few extra cards.)
So the proposed sideboard would be:
2x Abrupt Decay
-Tron/Boggles(hes selling it, got wrecked for not reading Engineered Explosives.)
At least two Affinity decks.
Three Sliver Decks (2 are Collected Company.)
One Collected Elves deck.
One Maze-Titan deck. (Build like BloomTitan without the karoo lands and amulet.)
Potential Bant-Sisters Rogue deck.
Carl, whose got one of those coco-sliver decks and may or may not still have his Abzan Liege deck.
Bloodchief Ascension tribal-pyres..
Should I side for these Land-Combo decks or just concern myself with the decks that draw and playout as fast or faster than me?
1 week ago
Because if you cast an Isochron Scepter it will be destroyed immediately by Abrupt Decay. Also it is hard for even a control player to establish it and protect it from things like Ancient Grudge. Now if you throw in grand arbiter then it's much more efficient, but Arbiter is just another thing to be hit by Abrupt Decay. Also any deck runnign Ancient Grudge probably has Lightning Bolt, at least in modern.
1 week ago
I would suggest (sorry) trying to splash green, or white, since they have the best artifact/enchantment removal. Nature's Claim, Naturalize, Ancient Grudge (not so much for enchantments), whatever. There isn't much enchantment hate in Grixis. Have you tried looking through some of the older colorshifted cards and seeing if they have anything to offer?
2 weeks ago
I can't believe this thread is still up. Let me help it not die. Here' s a short list of modern playable cards that weren't around back when SFM was printed that can help deal with it.
Ancient Grudge (Jund mostly)
Destructive Revelry (For burn)
Kolaghan's Command (Jund/Grixis)
Reclamation Sage (Elves)
Rakdos Charm (Mardu & maybe Jund/Grixis)
Wear / Tear (Jeskai & Mardu)
Abrupt Decay (Jund, Abzan, Lantern Control (Like a boss))
These all show up in decks all the time. It's just a matter of adding 1 or 2 more and then calling it good. The one card that I think would end up most affected though is Spell Snare. Also the price of Inquisition of Kozilek might go up. decks without could not really afford to play without 3-4x Spell Snare post SFM unbanning. Abzan would probably start running 4x Inquisition along with 4 of it's own SFMs. That's just my guess anyways, I don't play Abzan myself. Just seems like the logical thing to do since Inquisition hits both the swords and SFM.
Oh besides Splinter Twin obviously wanting some SFM the creature also does make Ojutai's Command insanely good. Not worth running 4 of them but I think at least 1 copy in the main is fine if you're playing with SFM. (Assuming the format is modern of course. I dont' want that slow jank in Legacy)
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