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1 week ago
Champion of the Parish, Thraben Inspector, Thalia, Guardian of Thraben, Thalia, Heretic Cathar, Grand Abolisher, and Thalia's Lieutenant would give you a humans sub-theme making Cavern of Souls and Aether Vial possible inclusions, as well. It's probably more important in mod Modern that you have hate bears (creatures with tax effects) that limit your opponents instead of creatures that pump your vehicles. You need to slow down the pace of play to make your vehicles impactful. Monastery Swiftspear would also be a cool inclusion since you could trigger Prowess off of casting artifacts to help it crew larger vehicles.
If you play a creature list with more hate bears, you definitely want something like Oblivion Ring or Shatterstorm in the sideboard to fight off Chalice of the Void on 1 and 2 because Disenchant and Ancient Grudge will get beat by Chalice, too.
Have fun with the vehicles!
1 week ago
For Affinity, maybe a sweeper? I like Shatterstorm because it nerfs the occasional Welding Jar, but some folks prefer the versatility of Shattering Spree or Vandalblast. Or even Fracturing Gust, if Bogles or Enchantress are part of your meta.
1 week ago
Lol it will be my pleasure, friend.
So Kess says only during your turns, and also an instant/sorcery. Automatically, that means I wanna move away from tons counterspells and more towards a value-based shell. Instants are still fine, since sometimes you'll need to respond, but you won't be able to flash back a counterspell very often, probably. Looks like you've already anticipated that, though, with some solid top-end value.
I'd prioritize focusing on a) your low-curve, and b) your threats.
For goal a) look at Ponder, Preordain, Anticipate, Minds Aglow, Diabolic Tutor, etc. Maybe some limited non-basic LD like Molten Rain (but not too much bc ppl will h8 u). Mass discard like Delirium Skeins will hurt your opponent more than you, probably. Artifact hate like Shatterstorm or Shattering Spree or Vandalblast will kill opponents' mana rocks. Graveyard hate like Learn from the Past and Commit / Memory. In general, you wanna pick spells that will help you survive into the late game, when Kess will shine. Card draw, cycling, and scry will help smooth your mana, too, and keep your hand/graveyard full of value. Oh, and stuff like Goblin Electromancer, Jace's Sanctum, Arcane Melee, and Curious Homunculus Flip will be good.
Goal b) is up to you. Wanna cast Leviathans like Shipbreaker Kraken or Stormtide Leviathan? Wanna put in tons of cycling-themed finishers like Archfiend of Ifnir, Shadowstorm Vizier, and Drake Haven? Or just go straight value with Melek, Izzet Paragon and Talrand, Sky Summoner? Personally, I'd try to pick a neat theme, since Kess is fairly value-oriented by herself. I would be afraid of making it a "goodstuff" build, because those get boring to me after a couple of rounds.
Great start! Best of luck.
2 weeks ago
Following up on your question about the upcoming IQ ...
- Maybe some Bonfire of the Damned, for 1/1 Tokens from Lingering Souls and Young Pyromancer?
- I personally prefer more Ancient Grudge than Shatterstorm vs. Lantern, since it still works from the 'yard. Sure they have 2x Pyxis of Pandemonium, but it helps vs. their 4x Codex Shredders.
- I really want to find room for some big removal (besides Chandra's -3). Beast Within, Roast, or Mizzium Mortars are all contenders. Idk though ...
- You might want to check out this discussion on Facebook and this one on Reddit.
1 month ago
Thanks, agree with pretty much everything there. Prefer By Force over Shatterstorm so I don't blow up my own stuff. Stormbreath Dragon and Ensnaring Bridge is a bit of a nonbo, which is why I hadn't chosen any creature win-cons, but I guess Abrade could be used to solve that.
1 month ago
You are a little light on win conditions. If you don't find one of your six planeswalkers, you are giving your opponent a lot of time to draw out of your lock. I think 4 Blood Moon, 4 Blood Sun and 3 Magus might be too much, 2-3 of them could be Goblin Rabblemaster or Stormbreath Dragon. Magus seems worst, since you are running Anger of the Gods.
The Madcap Experiment plan doesn't really work unless you board out all the 8 mainboard artifacts, which will rarely be correct. Dragon's Claw can be your anti Burn technology.
Vandalblast gets countered by your own Chalice, try By Force, Shattering Spree or Shatterstorm instead.
1 month ago
I've been toying around with a Dragon Control list myself. What I've been thinking of is:
4x Anger of the Gods
3x Blood Moon
4x Lightning Bolt
2x Planeswalkers (likely Chandra, Flamecaller and/or Garruk Wildspeaker)
4x Search for Tomorrow
4x Utopia Sprawl
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The idea is to just sit on removal, toss out ramp spells, then curve into large dragon after large dragon. If you add blue in your list, I'd prioritize Serum Visions, Sarkhan Unbroken, and Silumgar's Scorn. Courser of Kruphix is also a good option, and you have those in your list.
If you're not going to use Anger of the Gods and Pyroclasm maindeck, I'd strongly recommend Birds of Paradise over the other mana dorks in your list. Even then, I'd play Search for Tomorrow alongside it. That way, you set yourself up for consistent turn 3 dragons into more dragons on turn 4.
1 month ago
, clayperce, Bovine073: Take a look at this small write-up and tell me what you think. Having the toolbox really helped against burn even though I lost due to not seeing the optimal line. I sided the EE's out against jund since I didn't want to 2-for-1 myself and adding the 2nd colossus and Thrun in from the side just increased my ability to find one anyway post-board. I would include a Shatterstorm or the 3rd Grudge if I took this to a larger event, but since nobody has Affinity in my meta it is currently adjusted.