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Psionic Blast deals 4 damage to target creature or player and 2 damage to you.
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Psionic Blast Discussion
1 week ago
IlGuale I hadn't seen that list. I like the idea of running Psionic Blast though. I don't know if Smuggler's Copter is what I want to run in my build, but I added it to the maybeboard for careful consideration after I get some playtime with this build. Watching his videos made me happy to see fliers working. Thanks for the comment and vote :)
2 weeks ago
If you have trouble getting those last few hits in, Psionic Blast is a super satisfying way to close out a game.
2 weeks ago
I think eldrazi tron really shows the value of Ensnaring Bridge, a card I really think you want still. The ability to stop them from attacking is very valuable and if are then able to get out Elspeth, Sun's Champion you have a win-con, though an alternate win-con could be valuable with this strategy for example Psionic Blast or Approach of the Second Sun. If living end is popping up then I can't stress enough the importance of finally reworking the sideboard finally to include the necessary hate you need for your meta, namely graveyard hate like Rest in Peace and Relic of Progenitus for control and living end.
In my opinion, Chalice of the Void is another important card for prison but seems out of your range and can be played without.
1 month ago
Hello and welcome! First thing, mind your budget: Affinity is relatively cheap compared to other Tier 1 deck, but you have to be prepared to spend a lot of money for playsets of its best cards like Mox Opal and Arcbound Ravager if you want to upgrade your budget list. Btw, if you are interested Magic Aids published a good Tempered Steel build, slightly different from the usual because it is mono-white and uses cards from Kaladesh and Aether Revolt which are easy to find in any LGS.
I would also suggest you to take a look at some alternatives i personally prefer to those you proposed and are competitive for their price:
-Mono-G Elves; upgradable in Elves combo, Gb Elves or Gw Elves. You won't snowball as fast without Collected Company, but the budget alternatives make you sufficently fast the majority of time. Only problem i had with it is i couldn't find Elvish Archdruid, Joraga Warcaller or Ezuri, Renegade Leader at my LGS because Elves are quite popular as a tribe and you too could have problem in that sense.
-Mono-Black Control; upgradable to Mono-B devotion, BG Rock, BR control, Jund and Abzan. A personal favourite, black already has removals, hand disruption, board wipes, card advantage and win conditions on its own. It can be built in a lot of ways from classic devotion (Budget Mono-Black Devotion) to Black Panharmonicon (https://www.mtggoldfish.com/articles/budget-magic-83-40-tix-modern-mono-black-panharmonicon), through midrange Competitive Mono Black Midrange on a Budget or my little project Midrange? No, midnight.).
-BW Tokens or BW Aristocrats. These are both decks with a fairly cheap core and a solid upgrade path for the rest of the deck. Their competitive advantage in the current metagame is that they are resilient to removal and aggro strategies. Neither is a T1 deck, but sometimes someone takes down a tournament with them and they are fun.
-Mono-B vehicles; a sweet list proposed few months ago by SaffronOlive. Here is the article with the matches he played: https://www.mtggoldfish.com/articles/budget-magic-84-50-tix-mono-black-vehicles-modern.
-Mono-U Hatebirds; another recent, juicy build by SaffronOlive. Article with matches is here: https://www.mtggoldfish.com/articles/budget-magic-81-24-tix-favorable-winds-modern. Both lists revolve around one of modern strongest but less played card, Smuggler's Copter, to support an aggressive plan, able to race even with format's top tier. A problem you can have assembling this list in particular is that, after the article was published, Psionic Blast's price spiked. It happens every time Seth builds a succesful list and it is already going back, but you can still have some problem finding and buying copies, so i had to tell you.
1 month ago
Duuland, thanks for the comment. You are right, counters don't solve everything so I really want a Thing in the Ice Flip in my opening hand or draw it as soon as possible. If an opponent can land a few creatures it is game over because mono-blue lacks good removal. Perhaps I should add Psionic Blast or Dismember, at least in the sideboard? Cavern of Souls is a big threat indeed, thanks for notifying that. I'll add some more copies of Ghost Quarter.
N4kk1 on U/W Control
2 months ago
Go up to 4 Mana Leaks, card is great.
If you have the coin Cryptic Command is must.
I have to say that Modern is not good format for new player as you have to know what your opponent is doing to play right. But everyones gotta start somewhere.
Also control deck doesn't need this many creatures. I would creatures to 6. Like 4 Snapcaster Mages and few Spell Queller or maybe Torrential Gearhulks. Those other creatures are more like sideboard cards. Celestial Colonnade is very good finisher so not that many creatures is needed.
2 months ago
Other cool Modern legal wizards-
Other cool Mono U stuff
3 months ago
This is fun indeed (I did play this combo in real tournaments but in Standard)
The problem of modern environment is that it is full of fetchlands, and therefore they may "adjust" their lives, which is a problem with both trisk and the rite.
I think that in modern it is safer to double the Trisk / tree combo with any card that makes the tree lower in toughness, say Ovinize or Turn to Frog and some Collective Brutality or even Psionic Blast :p
You can do this in response to a fetch' too (this is soooo fun).
You just oneshot yourself my dear. Yes, you were at 20.