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Moorland Haunt Discussion
5 days ago
Now that I look at it. I do seem to have a "pillow fort". In the form of Ghostly Prison and Dovin Baan. I assume I should lean to a more aggro side. So unless someone says other wise I will take them out. I think I will replace Cancel and Ghostly Prison with Spell Pierce. At least 2 of them but would more be preferred? Going aggro I would think that two would be fine.
Moorland Haunt is like the best thing ever. I'm so happy you told me about that card. Its like everything I need out of a land.
I really like the Phantasmal Image but how many would I put in. I would think around 2 because it shouldn't be the stable of the deck but you still want to have a good chance to get it by turn three or four. I calculated that if I have around 2 of them, getting them by turn 4 would be around 31%. But like I said, that shouldn't be a huge issue because it shouldn't be the "key"(for lack of a better term) of the deck.
So Dreamcatcher seemed really good at first (mostly for its mana cost) but I think that Mausoleum Wanderer , Rattlechains and Nebelgast Herald would be way better (specifically Mausoleum Wanderer) or would Rattlechains be better? Or all three?
Now Invocation of Saint Traft seems really good. At this point though idk where he would fit. I could see it also helping with creatures (if I add it) Eidolon of Countless Battles. I really like Invocation of Saint Traft but if it isn't reasonable then I won't add it.
Now my favorite card in this deck is Anointed Procession. But is it even reasonable to have all 4 of them in? Having Spectral Procession pop out 24 spirits is nice..really nice (that math is correct right? 32=62=12*2=24?) but having 4 isn't exactly budget and I usually (i don't think ever) dont have had all 4 out at once.
Now the last thing I want is some suggested sideboard budget cards that you think I might need just so I have something to work off of when I buy the deck.
Btw I just want to say thank you so much. When I first was getting into magic it seemed kinda intimidating. But building (at least semi competitive decks) is so much fun and I get to learn so much from doing it. I really enjoy the game and I want to thank you for helping me along the way, you have made my magic experience better and SUPER fun. I even got two of my friends into it so now I have more irl propel to play with and not just at fnm.
5 days ago
2 Geist of Saint Traft sounds just about right.
Get rid of Cancel. To put it very simple: That is not a modern-card. Add another Drogskol Captain, since it's a lord that gives hexproof (I've played a lot of merfolk, and know how good lords are, and with hexproof... SRSLY?!? I would play 8 of them in any deck). And add a Phantasmal Image - it doesn't have flash, but it can copy the captain, and then they both have hexproof.
2 weeks ago
I playtested it and always wanted 1 more land though.
Even a colorless like
1 month ago
Spirits. If you have to pick one of these, spirits is by far the most competitive. I'm not sure counterspells are so great in modern that you should bring 16 of them, but who knows - maybe the era of counterspelling in modern is about to start. Anyway, a Moorland Haunt would be good with spirits.
1 month ago
11/12/17 Update: I decided to make a few adjustments to the list:Mainboard-1 Island-1 Plains-1 Bygone Bishop-3 Unclaimed Territory+ 2 Seachrome Coast+1 Kataki, War's Wage+2 Moorland Haunt+1 Geist of Saint Traft
With a top end of CMC 3 in my curve, 24 lands were probably too many, so I cut down to 23, and I'll see how that plays. Unclaimed Territory seems good still, but not having colored mana to cast Lingering Souls, Fatal Push, or Path to Exile seems a little bit sketchy. If I'm going to run colorless lands, I'd rather that they do something proactive, like Moorland Haunt which can create additional threats or blockers. I picked up a second copy of Geist of Saint Traft, so Bygone Bishop is now out. Finally, I moved a copy of Kataki, War's Wage into the mainboard, both as an additional 2 mana aggressive creature, and to hose any decks utilizing artifacts. This list doesn't have any artifacts, so Kataki seems quite versatile.
As for the sideboard, Relic of Progenitus seems less useful than Rest in Peace, which acts as a permanent piece of graveyard hate that also hoses persist and undying creatures. I was initially worried about the negative synergy with Lingering Souls, but if I need graveyard hate enough to board it in, I'd rather have reliable graveyard hate than the flashback from Lingering Souls. I also dropped Pithing Needle,as, even though it's quite a powerful card, generally my deck wants to be more aggressive and proactive. I added in 3 copies of Duress instead, since I had 3 spots open after moving 1 copy of Kataki, War's Wage to the mainboard. Duress seems versatile by hitting planeswalkers and combo pieces from my opponent's hand. Creatures aren't as much of a concern, since I'm running so many removal spells, so I didn't feel as though Thoughtseize was warranted. Lastly, I replaced the 3 copies of Ceremonious Rejection with an equal number of Disdainful Stroke,which despite costing 1 more mana seems far more reliable and useful in its application. Let me know what you think!
2 months ago
As said before by thehat an indicative budget could help when searching for cards that cuold be add to your deck.
Lingering Souls and Raise the Alarm are very good cards. I'd prefer them to Timely Reinforcements (remember that you need to have less creatures than your opponent or Timely Reinforcements won't give you any token).
As for the lands: consider some Flooded Strand. Personally I don't like so much Moorland Haunt and Forbidding Watchtower and, in my opinion, you should reduce them to 20 in order to don't see them too often. Moorland Haunt is a land that provides you colorless mana and needs 2 specifical mana and a creature in a your graveyard to put a 1/1 token, Forbidding Watchtower enters tapped and needs 2 mana to became a 1/5 creature. Furthermore, I'll reduce to 2 the Mystic Gate. If you don't want to spend money on Flooded Strand consider Glacial Fortress.
I'd cut Acrobatic Maneuver that needs 3 mana cast and you will just use it to bounce a creature and get a +1 +1 on Champion of the Parish or Thalia's Lieutenant if one of them is on the battlefield. If you really want to go this plan I'd add Essence Flux or Ghostly Flicker.
Another good card you could consider, if your opponent plays lot of creatures, is Ghostly Prison. If you want to control more the board an option could be Detention Sphere or Path to Exile. Wrath of God is a good card but consider also Supreme Verdict.
As for Beguiler of Wills, I understand you really like it, so won't ask you to cut it.
xyr0s on U/W Flicker
2 months ago
Mana base: You could add a couple of Prairie Stream to have some really good targets to fetch. A single copy of Moorland Haunt could also be useful, of only to make use of your graveyard. Also, you need a bit more land (you have only a little card draw, and want to both play creatures and keep mana up for playing things in your opponents turn). But you'll need 23 or 24 lands, so you are sure to hit land in the early game. At 20 lands, you hit the first 3 turns (mostly), but after that it takes a while before you hit land number 4.
Bounce: I'm not too keen on bouncing your own creatures (when you could blink them). In general, it takes more mana than you'll have available in a typical game of modern. In many cases, you use instant-speed blink to avoid removal spells, and if you Unsummon your own creatures, they're still removed, from your opponents point of view (even if it's a bit less permanent than they would have liked). More Cloudshift, less Saving Grasp.
Consider whether something like Janjeet Sentry really is worth it. 3 mana for a creature with a tap-ability, which also requires some payment. Perhaps Blade Splicer seems boring, because "it's what everybody uses", but ask yourself how often youd like to have a 1/1 and a 3/3 creature for 3 mana (with and additional 3/3 token for every blinking of the 1/1 creature), and how often you'd wish for Janjeet Sentry for the same mana. There might be legitimate scenarios where sentry is better, but in general I think Blade Splicer is the better card. Besides, tap-abilities and blinking are a really poor mix.
Mill: erhm... you've nowhere near enough mill to actually have that as a viable win-con. Especially Merrow Witsniper seems like a miscalculation - you spend 2 cards (say, Saving Grasp and Merrow Witsniper), to mill 1 card. It's going to take some time and effort, before that reaches the level of a Tome Scour. Minister of Inquiries maybe seems like it could be ok, if you have something really good to spend eneergy on (2 energy for 1 mana is ok, right?).
Soul Warden should be in SB. Good card, but not useful in all games.
Flickerwisp deserves mention. It does not have flash. But you can blink it with instants and that's almost as good. The real strength of that card, is that it can target any permanent, including your opponents. It can break up tron for a turn, reset a planeswalker or Aether Vial or... or... so many other things.