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Collected Company Discussion
53 minutes ago
Shane True, I'll give it a try and see how it plays.
filthyc4sual Getting around Grafdigger's Cage is significant since it is a card used very often in sideboards and having both Collected Company and Chord of Calling neutralized by Grafdigger's Cage would be pretty rough. Lead the Stampede has Summoner's Pact beat though I think. The sheer explosiveness and devastating card advantage it gives you is killer against many decks. Opponents sometimes audibly groan when I play it, not even Collected Company solicits a reaction like that.
3 hours ago
N4kk1 I agree that the Devoted Druid+Vizier of Remedies does have a lot of potential, especially if I made the deck into an Elf deck with 4 Collected Company and 4 Chord of Calling main-deck and no Lead the Stampede at all, I'll have to try it out.
Is infect really a dead archetype? I don't really go to FNM's and Modern Tournaments that much so I wouldn't know but Infect just seems like a tier-1 deck to me.
7 hours ago
17 hours ago
Yes you will.
The creature must have power 3 or greater as it enters the battlefield, orElemental Bonds ability wont trigger. Static abilities that raise (or lower) a creatures power are taken into account. However, you cant have a creature with power 2 or less enter the battlefield and try to raise its power with a spell, an activated ability, or a triggered ability.
If you played them at the same time like with Collected Company you will 2 draws.
20 hours ago
Kiki-Chord is pretty fuckin' boss now that Eldritch Evolution has been printed. I'd recommend going that route. You get to go higher up on your curve than Collected Company, as well as more consistent "Oops? I win!" combos.
Hell, you don't even need Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker. There's a bunch of lists floating around that are pure value decks.
There's a bunch of these different variants being played that either play fewer copies of Collected Company or none at all.
20 hours ago
@Xica: That kind of misses the point. Tarmogoyf and Snapcaster Mage aren't included just because they're staples. They're staples because they're powerful cards, thus a deck needs a good reason to not play them when the deck is in those colors.
Tarmogoyf rewards you for just playing Magic. You fetch up a land and cast Inquisition of Kozilek. You now have a 3/4 that just grows larger the longer the game goes on. The only thing you had to do was do what you'd normally do.
Snapcaster Mage is just a Swiss Army knife. He can be Ashcoat Bear or Anarchist. He's blue. His effect is an ETB which opens up a lot of room to use bounce spells. If you're a blue deck with lots of instants and sorceries, you have to have a specific reason not to play him.
Tarmogoyf isn't something you play in Collected Company because your deck is basically creatures and lands, meaning he never grows beyond a 2/3. Nor is it something you play in Tron, because by the time you can play Tarmogoyf, you're a turn away from casting Wurmcoil Engine.
Snapcaster Mage isn't something you play in Storm because you're already playing Past in Flames or Noxious Revival. By the time you can flash something back with Snapcaster Mage, you could have just won with Past in Flames.
So despite being format staples and incredibly powerful cards, there are definitely reasons not to play either one. There's also high-tier decks that don't play either one.
The issue with Mardu is that it needs something that rewards you for just playing Magic, is versatile, or generates a bunch of value on its own. Young Pyromancer comes really close. In fact, I'd say it's on the same power level as Snapcaster Mage. The problem is Modern doesn't have all of the high-value, low casting cost instants/sorceries that Legacy has (like Hymn to Tourach or Swords to Plowshares). Nor does Modern have all the fast mana of Vintage so you can cast more expensive spells the same turn you play Young Pyromancer (such as going turn 2 Young Pyromancer -> Mox Sapphire -> Mox Pearl -> Gush -> Time Walk).
Mardu really needs something like Stoneforge Mystic that generates a ton of value immediately, but unbanning it will just mean Abzan is still the stronger deck.
I think what Mardu really needs and could actually be fine for Modern is Goblin Bombardment. Not only do you get to ping your opponent to death with Gravecrawlers and Bloodghasts, you get to do dumb things with Tidehollow Sculler and Fiend Hunter.
1 day ago
A tiny bit of background: I'm a relic of Pod era, and I was actually 80% done with Pod when the ban happened -- no problem, I mainly play blue decks anyways.
Flash forward to now, and you see all kinds of pod-like Abzan decks, all featuring Collected Company. Thing is, I don't like Company -- it's way too random, and not really a toolbox card in the sense that I like about "Pod" decks. In all honesty, I just want Pod. Anyways, a card came out semi-recently that I noticed hasn't seen a whole lot of play, usually it's second fiddle if used at all -- Eldritch Evolution. Is it possible that a truely grindy/toolbox Abzan value/combo deck is viable without Company, and with this instead?