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|Revised Edition (3ED)||Uncommon|
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Destroy all artifacts. They can't be regenerated.
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1 week ago
I like the update in general, but I'd like to pick your brain on some of the numbers. I'll start by saying that nobody likes Courser in Ponza lists more than me, but 3 seems like 1 too many. Courser isn't a great threat by itself, so I'd rather have another big threat like Thragtusk or the 3rd Stormbreath. Also, I'd like to know why you've chosen to MD Crumble to Dust over the 4th Acid-Moss or another threat? Finally, I've also been seeing more lists running Bolts in the SB. Which decks are you bringing those in against?
I had a pretty bad testing session last week that's made me worried that Ponza might not get me there in the RPTQ, but it was mostly against Affinity and Counters Company. I'm swapping out a relic in my SB for a Grafdigger's Cage to help out that matchup since I expect to see some number of those decks. I also decided that I should have a 2nd Shatterstorm if I want to beat affinity. Do you side in both Ancient Grudges against Eldrazi Tron, or only 1? I'm hoping to nail down my SB plan and write it out before this weekend is why I'm asking all these questions. Thanks in advance!
2 weeks ago
Thank you for the suggestions ArcticJohn!
You are 100% right about Faithless Looting & Dragon Fodder. I have also cut Volcanic Fallout and 1 Mountain for 3 Infernal Plunge. I know if has a sac condition to it, but it allows the combo to trigger on T3 even with just 2 lands.
As for the sideboard, I have just moved and don't know the meta of the modern group that plays on Saturdays. There are staples like Shatterstorm and Molten Rain in the maybeboard that can be added to it, but I will wait to see what is played.
2 weeks ago
I would like to second the Claim / Fame option. It returns any and ALL creatures you play. Vexing Devil combos with it very nicely. Also, if you're going to play black in burn then maybe look into Inquisition of Kozilek and Thoughtseize at least in the sideboard, and possibly in the mainboard.
Personally, I don't like your mana base. That is a lot of fetches that you really don't need. I'd probably go with no more than 8. 4 Bloodstained Mire and 4 of any other red fetch. Shocks could be two Blood Crypts, 4 Blackcleave Cliffs, and then 4 Mountains. That's 18 lands which is fine for your deck being that the highest CMC is 2 (excluding Rift Bolt being that you're going to suspend it).
Personally I'd say Rift Bolt is better than Shard Volley. Yes Shard Volley is instant speed, but if you are truly utilizing it to hit a creature to save yourself then you're probably already losing. I'd also lower Searing Blaze down to 2 because the landfall trigger won't always be hit, plus, you could replace it with a card with one mana. Upping Rift Bolt or adding in Claim / Fame. I would take out Gonti's Machinations altogether. I understand the use it has (as well as the reason for all of the fetches that I said didn't seem very good) but I believe you want to utilize the damage immediately in the form of other burn spells, rather than play something that takes a turn or two to activate.
Sideboard options. I would consider Shattering Spree and Shatterstorm. Great against affinity, and Shattering Spree's replicating get around a Chalice of the Void on one. Potentially Pithing Needle to hit planeswalkers, Lightning Storm in Ad Nauseam decks, and a lot of different cards in affinity as well as tron. Ratchet Bomb against Slippery Bogle decks because otherwise you have ABSOLUTELY NOTHING against them. They can't be targeted, and they have plenty of lifegain enchantments. Plus, it can hit others things. Albeit a little slow, but still another board wipe if necessary. Graveyard hate I usually prefer Relic of Progenitus because it is a cantrip. Tormod's Crypt is definitely a great option though. OF course, also Thoughtseize and/or Inquisition of Kozilek if you don't feel like they have a place mainboard. Collective Brutality is a solid card. I'm not sure how viable it is since you probably don't want to discard your burn spells, but a solid consideration. Dismember should be considered as a lot of people are going to bring in their pro-white stuff against you. Kor Firewalker is a serious threat to you since none of the black cards you have can actually target it. Also, Dismember can help you get rid of really big stuff like Tasigur, the Golden Fang, Gurmag Angler, and can bring other stuff lower so you can bolt them like Primeval Titan and Death's Shadow. Lastly, Dragon's Claw for the mirror. Whoever gets theres onto the battlefield first usually wins.
3 weeks ago
Thanks much for the kudos, and you've very welcome.
One of the blessings and the curses of Ponza though, is that there isn't really a stock list ... you know how on a "normal" deck you tweak the sideboard almost every week based on the expected match-ups? Well, Ponza is like that, but across the whole deck! So while I'm super-pleased (and frankly a little intimidated) that you chose this deck as your starting point, please understand that you're probably going to be tweaking the deck a LOT as your meta and playstyle change.
Thanks again and draw well!
3 weeks ago
Shatterstorm is better because it says the artifacts can't be regenerated. Creeping Corrosion doesn't beat Welding Jar which is common in affinity and sometimes Lantern Control lists. Otherwise they function similarly. It's why people run Wrath of God over Day of Judgment.
4 weeks ago
4 weeks ago
Cool deck, I like seeing Nivmagus Elemental in Modern.
The sideboard is going to be pretty metagame-dependent, but I think a good starting point would be:
Some artifact/enchantment removal to get through things like Ensnaring Bridge or Solemnity/Phyrexian Unlife. Maybe Wear, Shattering Spree, or Shatterstorm. Echoing Truth can also work for the turn you go off.
Something to make your creatures unblockable to combat decks that go wide (like Elves, Merfolk, Tokens, etc). Distortion Strike is good.
Blood Moon can shut alot of decks down.
Lightning Bolt if you feel like you need removal.
You could also try adding Hive Mind as an alternate wincon.
1 month ago
APPLE01DOJ thanks for the advices. I was thinking about splashing but i am afraid to lose my devotion. I could put 4 Dragonskull Summit in the main deck to put 2 copies of Shatterstorm or 2 copies By Force in the side. How do you see that?
I could put 2 Bloodstained Mire and 2 mountains in the deck