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Rishadan Port Discussion
5 days ago
Rishadan Port is a land that has an effect that costs to tax them of their lands at instant speed. You draw it and it can be used right away or sit there and used whenever necessary. That's why it's still a viable card. Sinkhole is a sorcery spell that only is effective early game and against certain decks. It's good against Burn and Show and Tell. Wasteland and Smallpox are enough for the current state of the meta now. The format is "go wide" with little mana resources. Also, the only deck that plays Rishadan Port now is Death and Taxes. Lands dropped it in favor of Ghost Quarter and only because it works out better for them and it's searchable with Crop Rotation. Pox is an anti meta deck, so if your meta is filled with decks that run a shit ton of basics or Sneak and Show then I can see why you're running it. Otherwise, Pox decks need to run a little more critter destruction now. I replaced 2 copies of Sinkhole with Fatal Push and 1 copy with Toxic Deluge.
6 days ago
If that is true then why is Rishadan Port still a viable card? Think hard on this.
2 weeks ago
It's really hard to do because you don't have Cloudpost, City of Traitors, Mishra's Workshop, and so on. Part of the reason artifact Prison is possible in older formats is because you have a "symmetrical" effect that isn't symmetrical because one side has more mana than the other.
We also don't have anything close to Wasteland (or even Rishadan Port) in Modern. The closest thing is Ghost Quarter'ing your opponent and them failing to find after you've done it to them over and over via something like Crucible of Worlds or Life from the Loam.
Maybe we'll have a prison deck viable if WotC goes nuts and unbans Cloudpost or prints something that makes turn 2 Tron consistent. Or if we get some sort of new mox/Lotus Petal-style card that allows for a turn 1 Trinisphere.
3 weeks ago
I think the following would be good bets at rare or mythic:
1 month ago
1/ Upgradable to Legacy
Well, the idea is that both formats require different hate cards, but there is overlap. You need basically 3 Karakas, 4 Rishadan Port, 4 Wasteland and 4 Stoneforge Mystic and probably Batterskull, Sword of Fire and Ice and Umezawa's Jitte and 4 Swords to Plowshares and the newer lists play Recruiter of the Guard and Sanctum Prelate. and that is just the main board.
There is overlap but very minimum. I would ignore it.
2/ Death and Taxes is just not a good deck. Modern is quite a cheaty format. You either cheat on how much mana you have(valakut decks, tron), how many spells you can cast in a single turn (affinity, storm) or have 10/10s for a single mana (Death's Shadow) something, while death and taxes does none of that - it is a fair deck.
3/ Burn has all the qualities you list and is super easy to port to legacy.
1 month ago
Fair decks built around 1 or 2 colors aren't punished by Blood Moon. Banning it means there's less incentive to play fair, 2-color decks.
I think if anything, Blood Sun will make prison-style decks more feasible in Modern. You get Magus of the Moon, Blood Moon, Chalice of the Void, and Trinisphere. The only thing missing is something like Elvish Spirit Guide, Chrome Mox, or a sol land (like Ancient Tomb). It's unlikely they'll ever print a card like that for Standard, but then stuff like Eldrazi happens.
3 months ago
But yeah, this is a more mid-rangey Goblin variant that plays more like Death and Taxes. The weakness is that you don't get nearly as many hate cards or Stoneforge Mystic + Batterskull. The upside is that you have more "free" spells, tutoring, and card advantage.
I'm still missing 3x Rishadan Ports. I'm hoping the price comes down with Iconic Masters and I can pick some up.
3 months ago
@shrapnel_: Grenzo, Dungeon Warden is fantastic when your hand is empty but have multiple Aether Vials, Rishadan Ports, etc. You end up with a lot of extra mana, but not anything to do with it. Even planting him on turn 2, he still flips every goblin in the deck except Krenko, Mob Boss and Earwig Squad. He's more of a mana spell that puts the bottom goblin of your deck into play.
I used to have the Lightning Crafter combo in here, but took it out because it gets clunky if you don't have anything in play or a critter you want to stay.
I diddn't know Grenzo, Havoc Raiser was a card. I'll have to look into getting one!