|Commander / EDH||Legal|
Printings View all
|Modern Masters 2017 Edition||Rare|
Combos Browse all
Nonbasic lands are Mountains.
Price & Acquistion Set Price Alerts
|Have (11)||, CampbellStev , rockleemyhero , DruneGrey , greanbeaner , ZombieFood , Jareht , golgarigirl , capriom85 , DevoidMage , awalloftext|
|Want (8)||TheRealPeaches , AlertKnave8075 , ToolmasterOfBrainerd , Dadaman11 , mcstang1986 , sonnet666 , KB2187 , Spinalripper|
Blood Moon Discussion
4 hours ago
Welcome back to Modern!
I'm very new to Ponza (I'm MUCH more of an Infect player), so please take these comments with some healthy skepticism! There are (at least) two Merfolk decks at my second-favorite LGS but I have yet to play either. But I've been reading up/planning for the match-up, so here are some thoughts:
- Keep Beast Within (for killing Lords) and Bonfire of the Damned (for killing everyone) for sure.
- Blood Moon is actually not terrible, since it shuts down Cavern of Souls and Mutavault.
- Keep some mana up when casting Instants and Sorceries if at all possible, to pay the Cursecatcher/Spell Pierce tax.
- Post-board, expect more Tappers (e.g., Tidebinder Mage, Bouncers (e.g., more Vapor Snags or maybe Echoing Truth), and Counters (e.g., Unified Will).
- Some other cards to consider: Firespout, Sudden Shock, and Trinisphere (I run 2x in sideboard and though I don't know yet how it is against Merfolk, it's been great against other fast decks like Elves and Bogles).
Bottom line: If I was boarding your deck against Fish, I'd try ...
- Out: 3x Stone Rain, 1x Blood Moon, 1x Mwonvuli Acid-Moss
- In: 4x Anger of the Gods, 1x Thrun, the Last Troll
6 hours ago
Also lol let me explain that Mountain, I took this deck from the private to get some feedback and in my original plans I would be playing a Blood Moon sideboard hence my heavy basic land count. I actually want to move that mountain to side and up the Island or Plains
16 hours ago
As for Creeping Corrosion I didn't know that card existed until now. Thanks for the info and I'll consider it.
frogkill45 on BluBur
2 days ago
One thing I did a while back with nivix cyclops and kiln fiend was splashed black for a Playset of Tainted Strike but you would need fetches to color fix. It gets around life gain decks. Leyline of Punishment is also good.
W/B spirits or was it just tokens? That can be a hard match. Echoing Truth can help wipe all the tokens and you need gy hate to stop Lingering Souls from coming back. The anthems would be hard to remove so you need to try to counter those.
Junk/abzan is always a hard match, but that's why it's expensive. One thing that hurts them the most is messing with their lands. Blood Moon or Spreading Seas / Sea's Claim might be useful. Keeping them off colors and bolting dorks slows them down quite a bit. The cards to punish this deck aren't really in your colors. The discard is what hurts the most. Leyline of Sanctity is the best but since it's not color viable for you Nephalia Academy might be a better budget choice.
Just tossing out some ideas. It's hard to sideboard for every deck in modern so sometimes it feels like a game of rock paper scissors. You can't beat rock with scissors but paper will always lose.
Best I've ever done with my version of this was 2nd place and I also lost to junk. I had Gitaxian Probe and Mutagenic Growth with just some unblockable spells on a fiend or cyclops. Spell heart was in there for a while till I played Wee Dragonauts in its place. Keep trying to make it better and the more you play the better your match ups will be.
2 days ago
Mythwind, I'm all too aware of cards like Blood Moon and Back to Basics. They are quite scary. I'm considering running a sideboard of 5 basics, one for each color. What lands should I swap out when placing them in? I'm inclined to replace the Shock Lands when necessary. Thoughts?
2 days ago
I play with a similar deck (..."all hail the Hive!"...) and Blood Moon got me big time the last time.
Also there is another player that has an elf deck that is so much faster than slivers... and still I prefer the hive...
I look forward to new sliver cards, and definitively we should get the 1st 5-color planeswalker.
2 days ago
@ChaosJester true... however that seems pretty awesome... Demonic Pact is black... in the FUTURE i may splurge to upgrade this deck to and get me some Blood Moon to go with it... no doubt will keep that combo in mind! i can dig it!
2 days ago
I think I may have the man for you. well Pair of ogres, maybe just ogre? Doesn't really matter, Ruric Thar, the Unbowed. Though on initial appearances he doesn't look like the commander you are looking for. He truly is what you've described, see you run him toolbox creatures for removal, like Reclamation Sage, Acidic Slime, Spellbreaker Behemoth, Ulvenwald Tracker + Bow of Nylea and our new friend Manglehorn. Throw in some mana dorks and a Blood Moon and you can summon anything you want and your opponents can't do jack. nice thing is, you're running Gruul. You got mana ramp like crazy , some fun planeswalkers, The god of doubling damage, and some cool stompers. Anyone tries to stop you with a counter they take 6 commander damage! I feel like this might be what your looking for. A lot of stompy control with plenty of aggro.