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Put all creatures on the bottom of their owners' libraries.
Miracle [[symbol:W[[ (You may cast this card for its miracle cost when you draw it if it's the first card you drew this turn.)
20 hours ago
Will361405 Not every deck would run Chrome Mox, in the same way that not every Legacy deck runs Lotus Petal or Chrome Mox or Mox Diamond or Dark Ritual . All of those are legal but no fair deck plays them. Card disadvantage for acceleration isn't always worth it. Similarly not many decks play Gitaxian Probe . Not every modern deck played it when before it was banned. Why would they play it now? Every deck does play 4 Mental Misstep , except those that play Chalice of the Void . But Misstep is extremely good for keeping all the broken unfair stuff in check. It requires the degenerate decks to have some level of resilience.
Yeah the current modern meta dies. This is a different format, so of course the tiered modern decks aren't viable. But screw the current modern meta. Screw humans, screw spirits, and screw Phoenix.
Elves is a very good deck in MNBL. Glimpse and Skullclamp are great cards. Except that they die to Mental Misstep . And it's a creature deck, so it's extremely vulnerable to Terminus (recall that miracles has a lot of toys on the ban list). And Elves is very bad at interacting, so the faster combo decks can also beat it. My point is that the meta wouldn't be unbalanced and busted. All MNBL that has been played shows that it's actually a really healthy and fair format.
22 hours ago
ToolmasterOfBrainerd - I disagree, a lot of the cards that break legacy are in Modern, and therein lies the problem.
Looking at MTGTop8, the top few Legacy decks right now are:
Miracles - 8% - while you loose a lot with the transition from Modern to legacy ( Force of Will , Counterspell , and Brainstorm ), the core of Legacy Miracles is Terminus and an aggressive pack of topdeck manipulation ( Ponder , Brainstorm , and Jace, the Mind Sculptor ).
Ultimately, you lose some of the control spells in the transition from Legacy to MNBL, but the core elements of the deck still will work.
Stoneblade - 8% - the core of this deck is Stoneforge Mystic into Batterskull , Umezawa's Jitte , and Sword of Fire and Ice , all Modern-era cards.. With the exception of True-Name Nemesis , the remainder of the deck tech would need some adjustments, but nothing that would break the core elements of the deck.
This deck might lose its core ramp package in the switch to Modern, but there's already a similar Modern deck--Tron--which would happily take the Eye of Ugin , so you would still end up with a powerful Eldrazi deck.
Note, Tron is not played in Legacy not because it not good enough for the format, but because Wasteland is legal.
A lot of the core components of many top Legacy decks are from the Modern-era (in fact, 11 of the top 20 cards in Legacy are Modern-era cards). The biggest losses when moving from Legacy to Modern are not the core threats of the decks, but rather some of their control elements. Many of the decks themselves would survive and thrive in the slower Modern environment if the Modern banlist was removed.
23 hours ago
2 days ago
Thrun, the Last Troll has lost a lot of luster against UW in my opinion. Terminus and Settle the Wreckage are both clean ways to get around Hexproof and regenerate, it feels so good to resolve against Cryptic Command mana, but he doesn't seal the opponent's fate on the spot anymore.
A more janky suggestion is if you're considering Jace, the Mind Sculptor to tuck your pod targets back in the deck, Riverwise Augur is much lower power level, but it is poddable. I don't know how often this would come up, I would personally say either aren't worth it.
5 days ago
Animar is a creature based deck. You have some of the best sweepers ever in your colors. Use Toxic Deluge , Wrath of God , Damnation , Fumigate , Cleansing Nova , Terminus , Hallowed Burial , Rout , Decree of Pain , and others to beat it. I would include 6-7.
Killing animar is next to impossible in your colors. Maybe consider Unstable Obelisk ?
1 week ago
1 week ago
1) Replaced Thwart with Force of Will for 0 cost hard-counterspell, as the first is ideal when Stasis in play, but in other circumstances returning 3 island to my hand would put me too much behind in the following turns.
3) Done some changes to the boardwipe section. As much as I love Fumigate for the extra lifegain effect, I'd rather have a different result than simply destroying creatures (already achieved through Supreme Verdict or some of the choices provided by Cleansing Nova and Austere Command ): the choice fell on Terminus , as the bottom of the library is a worst place than the graveyard for decks lacking tutoring, plus it can deal with indestructible creatures; the miracle casting cost is of course a plus in a deck that can control what it is being drawn next. Also, Planar Cleansing was too much of a drawback for me and the casting cost has to be considered: I find Cyclonic Rift a much better alternative to set back the opponents.
2 weeks ago
Thanks for your inputs, y'all.
SynergyBuild, here's a good thread to better understand the difference between DnT and Hatebears ;)
Running Death's Shadow and Night's Whisper sounds bad, unless you're going all in Abzan to take a lot of damage on purpose and play Assassin's Trophy for extra shenanigans with Leonin Arbiter , but even then that really seems a lot of effort for a bit of synergy.
rockleemyhero, Thoughtseize in that kind of deck is especially good T1 if you have a good disrupting hand. You take out the most 'problematic' piece or their earliest threat, drop Thalia and tempo them a whole lot. Also, casting a 1-mana spell through Thalia isn't impossible you know :)
ToolmasterOfBrainerd, indeed Terminus is a real problem. Could Nevermore be a good answer? Or Mana Tithe ? Mhhh idk. Maybe it's just a bad matchup among others. Arbiter seems a lot weaker nowadays too that's true, hence the suggestion I made to 'reconsider/rethink our approach of the deck based on the current Modern Meta'.
Could a kind of hybrid between Abzan Little Kid and DnT work? Or would it be better to go all in on Eldrazis?
Terminus occurrence in decks from the last year
Commander / EDH:
All decks: 0.03%
W/U (Azorius): 0.11%
W/U/B (Esper): 0.24%
All decks: 0.12%
All decks: 0.05%
W/U (Azorius): 0.5%