Boil

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Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Casual Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Masterpiece Series: Amonkhet Invocations (AKHMPS) None
Eighth Edition (8ED) Uncommon
Seventh Edition (7ED) Uncommon
Classic Sixth Edition (6ED) Uncommon
Tempest (TMP) Uncommon

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Boil Discussion

clayperce on Ponza.dec (Deckbuilding Primer)

1 week ago

multimedia,
Thanks much! We just really love Ponza, and hope this will help others get going in the archetype.

Like we say in Step 2, this is the "average" competitive Ponza deck according to MTGdecks.net, so we don't plan to change the numbers until they change irl, based on tournaments results. For sideboard, we went with most popular sideboard cards from MTGgoldfish tournament results (though I just noticed we never mention that in the description), so there too, it'll change as more tournaments are added. It's good feedback though ... I'll tweak the description to make that more obvious. It also reminds me that now would probably be a really good time to update the main and sideboard, since the tournaments from last weekend should be included by now.

All that said, I'm with you on more Trackers in the main, especially in a Traditional or Monster list. I'm usually on a Traditional list, where I love 3-4x (here's my personal list in case you're interested). Moonbar has been on an Eldritch list lately, where we can get by with fewer.

On sideboard, while I might not recommend Boil or Choke for a "generic" meta, they're great cards for sure and I often run 1-2x Choke in my personal deck. I disagree though that Abrade and Ancient Grudge do the same thing. Sure, Abrade is a worse Lightning Bolt and a worse Ancient Grudge, but it's a superb use of limited sideboard slots. I recommend it for any meta with small Creatures or troublesome artifacts (e.g., Aether Vial, Ensnaring Bridge, Shrine of Burning Rage), and highly recommend it for a meta with both (e.g., vs. 5c Humans and Merfolk). By the way, have you looked at Guttural Response? It's another great answer for Blue decks, with the added bonus that it doesn't turn off our Spreading Seas'd lands. :-)

Thanks again and draw well!

clayperce on Ponza.dec (Deckbuilding Primer)

1 week ago

multimedia,
Thanks much! We just really love Ponza, and hope this will help others get going in the archetype.

Like we say in Step 2, this is the "average" competitive Ponza deck according to MTGdecks.net, so we don't plan to change the numbers until they change irl, based on tournaments results. For sideboard, we went with most popular sideboard cards from MTGgoldfish tournament results (though I just noticed we never mention that in the description), so there too, it'll change as more tournaments are added. It's good feedback though ... I'll tweak the description to make that more obvious. It also reminds me that now would probably be a really good time to update the main and sideboard, since the tournaments from last weekend should be included by now.

All that said, I'm with you on more Trackers in the main, especially in a Traditional or Monster list. I'm usually on a Traditional list, where I love 3-4x (here's my personal list in case you're interested). Moonbar has been on an Eldritch list lately, where we can get by with fewer.

On sideboard, while I might not recommend Boil or Choke for a "generic" meta, they're great cards for sure and I often run 1-2x Choke in my personal deck. I disagree though that Abrade and Ancient Grudge do the same thing. Sure, Abrade is a worse Lightning Bolt and a worse Ancient Grudge, but it's a superb use of limited sideboard slots. I recommend it for any meta with small Creatures or troublesome artifacts (e.g., Aether Vial, Ensnaring Bridge, Shrine of Burning Rage), and highly recommend it for a meta with both (e.g., vs. 5c Humans and Merfolk). By the way, have you looked at Guttural Response? It's another great answer for Blue decks, with the added bonus that it doesn't turn off our Spreading Seas'd lands. :-)

Thanks again and draw well!

clayperce on Ponza.dec (Deckbuilding Primer)

1 week ago

multimedia,
Thanks much! We just really love Ponza, and hope this will help others get going in the archetype.

Like we say in Step 2, this is the "average" competitive Ponza deck according to MTGdecks.net, so we don't plan to change the numbers until they change irl, based on tournament results. For sideboard, we went with most popular sideboard cards from MTGgoldfish tournament results (though I just noticed we never mention that in the description), so there too, it'll change as more tournaments are added. It's good feedback though ... I'll tweak the description to make that more obvious. It also reminds me that now would probably be a really good time to update the main and sideboard, since the tournaments from last weekend should be included by now.

All that said, I'm with you on more Trackers in the main, especially in a Traditional or Monster list. I'm usually on a Traditional list, where I love 3-4x (here's my personal list in case you're interested). Moonbar has been on an Eldritch list lately, where we can generally get by with fewer.

On sideboard, while I might not recommend Boil or Choke for a "generic" meta, they're great cards for sure and I often run 1-2x Choke in my personal deck. I disagree though that Abrade and Ancient Grudge do the same thing. Sure, Abrade is a worse Lightning Bolt and a worse Ancient Grudge, but it's pretty good at being both, and it's a superb use of limited sideboard slots. I recommend it for any meta with small Creatures or troublesome artifacts (e.g., Aether Vial, Ensnaring Bridge, Shrine of Burning Rage), and highly recommend it for a meta with both (e.g., vs. 5c Humans and Merfolk). By the way, have you looked at Guttural Response? It's another great answer for Blue decks, with the added bonus that it doesn't turn off our Spreading Seas'd lands. :-)

Thanks again and draw well!

multimedia on Ponza.dec (Deckbuilding Primer)

1 week ago

Hey, a lot of work here. I admire your dedication to the archetype.

Consider more Tireless Tracker? She's just consistently good. Tracker is a great way to get ahead with draw as well as growing a big creature after destroying your opponent's lands. 8x Fetch lands is also very good with Tracker. I think Tracker can have much more impact than Huntmaster, Thrun and Command. These cards seem like they're thrown in here only for the purposes of being different. Consider cutting these for more Tracker?

For the sideboard I suggest adding 2x Boil or Choke replacing 2x Abrade to diversify sideboard answers. I don't think you need both Abrade and Ancient Grudge as both are doing the same thing, but Grudge is better at what you need it for, slowing down Affinity.


Twanicus on Could Blood Sun be a ...

1 week ago

While it's easy to compare Blood Sun to Blood Moon, any cursory examination shows that the sun doesn't deal with Tron lands at all. I, along with most modernists I've spoken to, dismissed it shortly after as a land hoser. A thought occurred to me though. Wizards has long been vocal about their dislike of broken mana (Amulet Titan, sol ring, the lack of one mana ramp in standard for the foreseeable futer) as well as uninteractive non games (Blood moon, ensnaring bridge). Could they be getting ready to drop (cycle out?) 8th edition from modern? Let it be known that I am not a fan of this, but cards like Boil, Choke, blood moon and bridge all hail from a different era of MTG, and I could see them doing this. I'm not trying to be alarmist, just curious whether anyone has heard anything one way or the other, as well as thoughts and opinions on the idea.

SkullOfPoison on I'll Steal the Land From Right Beneath Your Feet

1 month ago

Cards that destroy all lands of a certain color like Boil and Flashfires might work out good.

Caaarrlll on Elemental Bolt

1 month ago

Sideboards can go one of two ways: you can build them for your local meta, or for the general meta. Your local meta is just what you play against at FNM or wherever you play on a regular basis. This sideboard fully depends on the decks you often play against. Playing against a lot of lifegain? Leyline of Punishment or Skullcrack are good. A lot of Elves or Merfolk? Maybe Anger of the Gods or Sweltering Suns could be useful. Your opponents relying on their graveyards? Relic of Progenitus or Tormod's Crypt work well. Red has a ton of artifact removal, so take your pick there. Boil is always fun against blue decks. Like I said, this is completely dependent on what you normally play against.

As for the general tournament meta , Jeskai Tempo, Storm, Humans, Affinity, Death's Shadow, Tron, Burn, and Scapeshift encapsulate what most people are playing. You can see the details of the general meta at mtgtop8.com. Having a one-color deck really limits your sideboard in terms of versatility. For instance, you have no access to enchantment removal in mono-red (which isn't a big deal with this meta, but just making a point). This is why people will often add a second or third color to a deck, such as white, to open up more sideboard options. The above suggestions for the local meta can be used for the general meta, especially the boardwipes and the graveyard and artifact hate. What I suggest doing is browse through the decks on mtgtop8.com. Look at the most popular decks and figure out what makes them tick. Then, you can see how to hinder or even stop them. Once you've done that, look at the decks of the same color as yours, and see what they are putting in their sideboards and think about why they put them in there. Having done that, you'll be well on your way to building an optimal sideboard.

Looking at the mainboard, I think you may be able to cut one, maybe two lands, but one seems the safer option. I like being able to cast Crack the Earth on main phase 2 and basically lose nothing, but I'm not sure if it'll set your opponent back by any significant margin. Other than that, it looks pretty fun rather decent (don't take that as me saying it's tournament ready).

I hope I've helped, and if you have any more questions feel free to ask anytime!

Hyperalgialysis on SEA CREATURES!!!!

4 months ago

I run a very similar deck to this, with slightly different top deck manipulation but the goal is the same. Simic Sky Swallower is pretty amazing to include. Also if you have Steam Vents a few Boil is game breaking with the Stormtide Leviathan out. I know this next part hurts, but fetch lands are so important in a deck like this. Thinning out your library could mean the difference between winning and losing. I also keep my deck at 20 lands, 8 of which are fetch lands. A solid draw spell is pretty important too, Telling Time is pretty good since you can do it with the temple up before the trigger to put a creature on top, Sea Gate Oracle is good card advantage too.

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