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|Masterpiece Series: Amonkhet Invocations (AKHMPS)||Common|
|Modern Masters 2017 Edition (MM3)||Common|
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Spell Pierce Discussion
17 hours ago
Darth_Savage I appreciate the input! In my last comment I talked about the Hivelord and Sliver Legion being overkill, I considered them and for a bit had the Legion in my sideboard, but the card costs ~$50 and isn't an essential thing. I also brought up my main Modern deck, Merfolk, and how the two remind me of Master of Waves and how they're either a "I already have lethal/more than enough on board" card or a "crap I needed another merfolk lord or something else because I'm in a tight spot" card and there's no in between without expending all mana and leaving yourself vulnerable to removal/etc spells. Two-Headed Sliver isn't bad and I've considered it, but there's so many 2 CMC slivers I need out as well, that being said it was a card I heavily considered and will playtest/order and play with to see how it feels and make a final decision. Sedge Sliver I've also looked at, but the biggest cause for me not to is manabase. It's only a guarantee if you get Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth out unless I really rearrange my manabase around, and I feel as though that would throw stuff off quite a bit. I think my manabase is in a pretty good spot as of right now. Speaking of which, Ancient Ziggurat was actually in mainboard and I playtested it for a while, but the biggest problem is counter/removal spells. A lot of times when playtesting I was doing okay on mana with a Ziggurat on the board, but on T2 or T3 I can't even play a Mana Leak , Spell Pierce or otherwise because even though I could play another Sliver, chances are my other 1 or 2 land(s) wouldn't be blue and I would essentially be manaless for counterspells, which makes me 1) vulnerable and 2) kind of at a loss for even putting Mana Leak , or even a Spell Pierce or Swan Song in for counters, and would basically be like having dead cards unless it came to maybe T4 or later which usually I've already missed what I needed to counter or don't really have much on board. Throne of the God-Pharaoh looks like a really interesting play, idk how much use it would be but I had never heard/seen the card before and will most likely end up picking up 1 or a couple copies of the card and playtesting it in heavily to see how useful it is. With my modern dragon's deck (http://tappedout.net/mtg-decks/temur-dragons-blue-eyes-white-dragon/) I ordered pretty much every modern legal dragon (or numerous copies) because they were all SUPER cheap and just built the deck and would play my friends decks with it to see how this felt, how that felt, and then adjust lands/creatures/etc. until it felt about as consistent as a dragons deck would/could be in Modern. THANK YOU!!!!
23 hours ago
Sorry if my posts are disjointed I’m just brain storming haha.
Along this same line of thinking, Spell Pierce and Thought Erasure replacing Negate and Opt works to still provide the deck some ability to dig into your library. What you lose in card draw by removing Opt , you gain in tempo and controlling an aggro creature/burn deck. Red aggro usually runs out of gas quicker than other decks.
I love Unmoored Ego . Looks like such a fun card. Good way deal with decks that rely on a “key card”. I agree that’s a consideration for sideboard.
This decks curve topping at 2 is also beneficial against red aggro so I would probably keep in as a sideboard option.
23 hours ago
23 hours ago
Would you suggest running Spell Pierce on the sideboard, and Thought Erasure mainboard? In tandem to this, is Unmoored Ego a reasonable sideboard and would you recommend taking any cards out of the mainboard as well?
23 hours ago
My apologies I just realized Thought Erasure is in your sideboard. Instead of replacing Negate , Spell Pierce could replace the slot that Opt currency occupies (unless digging into your deck with scry is part of the builds plan)? I really like Chart a Course in this deck. You’re playing an aggressive deck too so playing this after combat is easy to get rid of the downside to this card.
23 hours ago
So quicker counter magic is needed for the aggro creature/burn red match ups. Spell Pierce may be a card to consider. Red aggro wants to cast on curve and quickly. Having one mana up at the ready to counter early turn non-creature spells could be more efficient than Negate for these match ups.
Red aggro will not be the type of build that keeps floating mana to counter
If you are playing first and have this in hand, you can shut down your opponents first play if it’s a non-creature spell. Turn two is when Thought Erasure can start to pick apart their low cost creatures in hand.
I’m guessing this one-two combo would be more effective for these match ups as let’s you start to dismantle your opponent a turn early and on curve.
1 day ago
As an Infect player, I like both vs burn. If burn is currently your biggest issue, side 2 Wild Defiance and keep both spellskites in. If you're still having issues look at more Dispel , Negate , Spell Pierce etc to side in, so your deck turns more from aggro to control. Personally I'm not a fan of Kitchen Finks , I've always felt it dilutes your wincons but that's up to you. I don't see any reason for nissa, if you want another 3-drop then finks would fit better.
A side note, consider switching Mutagenic Growth for more Apostle's Blessing . They are a lot more flexible and can help shove damage through. I know you don't run a lot of fetches but a mainboard Dryad Arbor is good as an emergency chump block, or to respond to a -2 from Liliana of the Veil
on UR Delver
1 day ago
I love delver so good luck with the list!