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|Starter 2000 (S00)||Common|
|Mercadian Masques (MMQ)||Common|
|Starter 1999 (S99)||Common|
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|Fifth Edition (5ED)||Common|
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|Fourth Edition (4ED)||Common|
|Revised Edition (3ED)||Common|
|Unlimited Edition (2ED)||Common|
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|Limited Edition Beta (LEB)||Common|
|Limited Edition Alpha (LEA)||Common|
|Promo set for Gatherer (PSG)||Rare|
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Stone Rain Discussion
4 days ago
Great deck, glad I found this after thinking about Brood Birthing recently. +1
I was wondering though, in those games when you don't have a lot of action right away can you stabilize game 1? I'm wondering if going down to 3 ofs on some or 2 ofs maybe, of some pieces.
But instead of going up more ramp (I personally think there is lots), going up some kind of filtering effect/card advantage. Something like Seek the Wilds, or maybe Bequeathal to put on an Eldrazi Spawn seems not bad. It feels like if you can play Nest Invader as fast as possible then the deck explodes and is hard to catch.
Also your sideboard suggests to me you face a very heavy artifact and enchantment meta yes? Haha. I think I would personally diversify with cards more like Pyroblast, Relic of Progenitus, Squall/Scattershot Archer, Pulse of Murasa and Raze (since it's a ramp deck)/Stone Rain. But hey the Meta is the Meta.
Maybe back up Wincon with Echoing Courage and the Eldrazi Spawn
Again great deck, sorry for the giant post.
6 days ago
With Jace and Bloodbraid in the format, I figured Ponza could be better with the elf. I also added a copy of Thrun to fight Jace, as he can't be bounced. Thoughts?4xArbor Elf 2xBirds of Paradise 3xBloodbraid Elf 3xInferno Titan 4xStormbreath Dragon 1xCourser of Kruphix 1xThrun, the Last Troll 2xChandra, Torch of Defiance4xBlood Moon 4xUtopia Sprawl 2xBeast Within4xMwonvuli Acid-Moss1xPrimal Command 4xStone Rain
6 days ago
Birds of Paradise, Dryad Arbor, Vengevine and Simian Spirit Guide could be nice for the main deck. for sideboard I agree with adding Ancient Grudge and Scavenging Ooze. I'd also try Ricochet Trap, Dismember, and Stone Rain. I'm not sure if it would be to expensive but you could try Tireless Tracker in the main deck.
6 days ago
I like Courser of Kruphix better than Jadelight Ranger in a normal Ponza build, but the Ranger is better here. Early, she's great at clearing out land pockets and digging for gas. But she's even better in the late-game, with less Lands in the deck and a better chance of Doubling Season in play.
Or just wait for the price to change! :-)
Hornet Nest is great in some match-ups, but it's really frustrating against flyers. And yeah, I will often run some Lightning Bolt in the main ... but even with 4x, the Nest was just too inconsistent for my tastes. Still, in a meta with fewer flyers, it could be amazing!
Except in a meta with a TON of mana disruption (e.g., Spreading Seas and Leonin Arbiter), it's surprisingly easy to get either or easrly, so both Pia and Kiran and Chandra, Torch of Defiance and easy Turn 3-4 plays (and sometimes, even as early as Turn 2). If Blood Sun starts seeing more play in Modern (e.g., to nerf the Jace, the Mind Sculptor decks) our Fetch-heavy manabase will have to chance. But until then, it's surprisingly robust.
Thanks for the thoughts!
1 week ago
I'm not very familiar with Modern, as I mainly play Standard and occasionally EDH. If I had to guess, I'd say that BBE into Liliana of the Veil will make Jund even more powerful, and might even see play in the Death's Shadow lists. She might also be good in Gruul land destruction as she cascades into Molten Rain, Stone Rain, or Blood Moon.
I think that UW Control will be very successful with Jace, and he might even help enable those old Miracle lists again. I personally like the idea of a Grixis control deck with Jaces and As Foretold, but again I have little experience with Modern.
1 week ago
Thanks for the thorough answer. I've been thinking about joining the Ponza crew and you have quite a few options to study the deck from.
I thought about the downside of it, but as your t1 is ramp, t2 probably is Blood Moon or Stone Rain (Or a third opt in my head, Trin) and if we play around the idea of drawing 3 lands by t3, you shouldn't have to play ramp again unless your ramp gets removed (In which case your t2 probably plays a ramper too). It really is a meta call, but I run more in to fast decks that would get absolutely destroyed by trin together with acid-moss/stone rain. I might have to playtest these ponza builds more to have a better understanding. Cheers mate.
2 weeks ago
Love the mainboard!
I would however make some changes to your sideboard
Because of the high level creatures in your deck, you don't necessarily need spot removal like Eyeblight's Ending. Your biggest threat is a control deck or red-burn so I would replace Eyeblight's Ending with either Duress or Feed the Clan. Duress can handle any sort of counter/bounce spell and would be nice against possible graveyard hate cards. Feed the Clan is excellent for your deck since you run multiple big creatures.
I'm not sure why you like Appetite for the Unnatural, I think there are more efficient cards for artifact/enchantment removal. Ancient Grudge, Tranquility or Natural State would be better in my opinion.
Thanks for posting the deck!
4 weeks ago
So here you go:
Welcome to Ponza!
A few quick thoughts on your deck:
- First, it looks very solid. Nice work.
- I recommend dropping the 2x Molten Rain for 2x more Mwonvuli Acid-Moss. The ramp on Acid Moss is great, and it synergizes nicely with Tireless Tracker, while Molten Rain is just a less-good version of Stone Rain.
- I'm not sure about the 2x Ghost Quarter in the side. What do you side them in against?
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