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Trygon Predator Discussion
3 days ago
Been chatting to some people. Thought I would throw out my economic predictions on Khans.
-Fetches: When they leave the format, demand is going to decrease. I can see fetches dipping slightly (about 3-5 dollars of dip) and then slowly rising again for modern/legacy. If you have your playsets, hold onto them, and any extras try and trade into older cards.
-Treasure Cruise: This card is worth picking up in foil. Vintage and cube Players love their shinies (check out Trygon Predator for proof) and a lot of decks will want Cruise. Once Khans stops being opened and there are a few vintage events, I think we will see a price rise. Trade now while it is $10 and hold onto it till it hits $20+
-Dig Through Time: I'm trying to currently pick up my foil playset. Legacy players also love some pimping and Dig sees some play in decks like Miracles. Trade for foils post rotation, hold onto a player of normals.
-Jeskai Ascendancy: Still the most powerful ascendancy. The effects this card produces are insane and I still think we will see another deck or two come out of it, in addition to the 2 combo decks we have already. That said, I don't think it will have as much wide spread appeal now the OP deck got a nerf with a cruise banning. If you can pick them up cheaply (5 dollars or less of stuff you don't care about), do so but expect to be waiting a while.
-Siege Rhino: This card is amazing. It has seen heavy play in modern and standard. It has even seen some fringe legacy play in Nicfit and Nicpod. If you can pick them up in foil, do so. Expect a slight dip after they rotate out, but provided Wizard doesn't print a 4 mana 5/5 who helixs for 4, it should be a fairly good investment.
-Become Immense: It is seeing some play in Infect in both modern and legacy, and being an enabler for the Shadow Aggro gimmicky awesome deck. In foil, it is worth getting and waiting for post rotation to trade. If infect keeps putting out the good numbers, I could see it being 10-15 dollars in foil within a year or so.
-Monastery Swiftspear: Just like Young Pyromancer, I can see normal copies trading at like 3-4 dollars post rotation, but foils going up and hitting the 30-40 mark. It is simply an amazing 1 drop for so many decks.
-Murderous Cut: Another card that is seeing some play in a few decks. With Pod gone in modern, the other decks running black don't really want this, and legacy isn't the biggest fan. However, it is a solid card that I can see being a fringe playable. Another card to pick up cheaply now, and hold onto for a while.
If people enjoy this, I might do the next bit of the block too. Any questions or comments, let me know.
3 weeks ago
Canditates to be taken out:
Madcap Skills - (possible swap: Trailblazer's Boots)
Goblin Bombardment - (possible swap: Food Chain)
Avenger of Zendikar - (possible swap: Shivan Harvest)
Body Double - (possible swap: Archetype of Imagination)
Diluvian Primordial - (possible swap: Xenagos, God of Revels)
Dracoplasm - (possible swap: Bazaar Trader)
Greater Gargadon - (possible swap: Dosan the Falling Leaf)
Molten Primordial - (possible swap: Mob Rule)
Mulldrifter - (possible swap: Bident of Thassa)
Reclamation Sage - (possible swap: Trygon Predator)
Reef Worm - (possible swap: Cytoplast Manipulator)
Sea Gate Oracle - (possible swap: Edric, Spymaster of Trest)
Time Warp - (possible swap: Lighthouse Chronologist)
1 month ago
Half the ban list is eliminated because there no longer needs to be a turn four rule with Force of Will keeping everything in check. The ban list can focus more on oppressive combo decks, rather than arbitrary turn count. It's been shown time and time again in Legacy and Vintage that all-in, glass cannon, turn one kill combo decks aren't very good when your opponent can two-for-seven you by paying one life.
I've also argued repeatedly (both online and in real life) that Lightning Bolt and Snapcaster Mage have been more format-warping than most of the bans WotC has implemented. It's the reason we don't see aggro decks unless they're Birthing Pod or Delver of Secrets Flip status. Lightning Bolt -> Snapcaster Mage -> Lightning Bolt not only presents opportunities to wipe your opponent's board clean, it also functions as a win condition.
Swords to Plowshares, while a much better, more powerful removal spell, doesn't give you a win condition. It's a dead card in multiple matches and doesn't do anything against planeswalkers. However, it means creatures like Lodestone Golem, Trygon Predator, Merrow Reejerey, or Serra Avenger aren't trash because the same card that kills them also kills Ulamog, the Infinite Gyre, Blightsteel Colossus, and Primeval Titan.
As it is, Lightning Bolt is the default removal spell. It's the most played card in Modern, seen in 37% of all decks as a four-of. We don't see aggro decks in the format because anything that costs more than one mana has to have four or greater toughness OR it has to do something amazing (Young Pyromancer, Scavenging Ooze, Azusa, Lost but Seeking, etc.).
I doubt WotC will ever reprint either one in a Modern-legal set because of what it does to Standard. Force of Will wouldn't be warping. Would we seriously two-for-one ourselves to stop Satyr Wayfinders? It'd likely be hard-cast most of the time, using its free mode to tap out for a planeswalker and stop something like Hero's Downfall or Stormbreath Dragon from landing.
Swords to Plowshares, on the other hand, would mean they'd have to seriously increase the power level of creatures or risk the format turning into Magic: the Planeswalkers.
1 month ago
this is glorious
so much simpler then the two aether charge decks I've developed
and a new one I just started working on
I do have a possibly suggestion though that I think would be fabulous in this set up
Doing another quick search in gatherer to see if anything else might be worthwhile I also came across
1 month ago
Trygon Predator, Coiling Oracle, Momir Vig, Simic Visionary, Elvish Piper, Edric, Spymaster of Trest, Blue Sun's Zenith, Tooth and Nail, Summoner's Pact, Worldly Tutor, Mystical Tutor and Fact or Fiction could be great utility for this deck.
1 month ago
What I'm noticing is that Torpor Orb shuts you down significantly. Aside from casting Ulamog, you have no way of destroying prison/lockdown cards that hinder Animar (unless it's a non-issue in your meta). Creatures like Trygon Predator, Nantuko Vigilante and Steel Hellkite help dealing with ETB blocking effects.
You could also benefit from slotting in Cloudstone Curio as it combos with your numerous eldrazi cards. It doesn't return artifact creatures like Deadeye Navigator but it does return stuff for free and is harder to remove since it's an enchantment.
1 month ago
Voltron is always fun but have you considered Opposition? With just a few early creatures you have almost a complete lock starting turn 4.
What you currently have for an Opposition style deck:
Turn 4: Opposition. Pass. During opponents upkeep tap all their lands.
You can use Flickerwisp to get rid of one of their lands until it leaves so that even if they play first, assuming the both of you dropped a land every turn they are no longer ahead on lands.
This start just gets even more oppressive when you draw into Prophet of Kruphix.
If you like this play style consider adding Seedborn Muse as Prophet #2 and Winter Orb, or Static Orb and adding Mother of Runes and Birds of Paradise for the turn 1 creature. Also if you drop a dork turn 1 or 2 then turn three you can still play a 3 drop creature and cast Enlightened Tutor so that on turn four you draw into Opposition. After this it's just a matter of time until you top deck Avenger of Zendikar.
Finally if you really want to go all the way with this the finishing touch is Orb of Dreams which ensures that even if somebody does draw the Path of Exile or Swords to Plowshares to exile your Prophet or Seedborn they can't cast it because their lands come in tapped.
|Power / Toughness||2/3|
|Avg. draft pick||2.32|
|Avg. cube pick||11.4|
|Commander / EDH||Legal|
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