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Trygon Predator

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Whenever Trygon Predator deals combat damage to a player, you may destroy target artifact or enchantment that player controls.

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HorrorAvengers on The Path of Progress; Now without Maros!

1 week ago

Exploration is actually not in there for the first turn play. It's in there because when I go off, being able to drop the nykthos (or Gaea's Cradle , when I get one) for some extra mana for doubling cube, as well as a Reliquary Tower , in case something goes wrong, is extremely useful. That's the only reason it's in here will while burgeoning was cut, because while Burgeoning is only good early game, Exploration is great early and late game.

I've thought about Bane of Progress , I'll test it out for sure

I'm assuming you mean a different card other than Through the Breach XD Harrow is a meta call over cultivate/reach, there is a LOT of land destruction in my meta, so being able to turn that destroyed land into 2 new ones at instant speed is usually enough of a tempo play for me to start creeping ahead (or blow them out next turn.) But normally yeah, cultivates would be better.

there aren't enough good 3drops in my colors :/ Maybe Trygon Predator ? eh, I have bad experience with the card, it gets removed more often than not, I'd rather have an ETB trigger. If a good 3drop comes to mind feel free to link it

Spellskite is a good suggestion, I'll add it to the side. Horay for being tezzeret searchable!

sylvannos on Pro Tours will now be ...

1 week ago

@vampirelazarus: They should support Modern because it's been shown how much people enjoy buying sets with older cards. Vintage and Modern Masters sold like Wildfire . They don't make money off of singles, but they can make a ton from making more reprint sets.

@fluffybunnypants: Vintage has traditionally held 7 to 12 tier one decks. Right now, those decks are Kuldotha Forgemaster MUD, Stax, Grixis Control, Fastbond Gush Combo, ANT, Reel Fish, BUG Fish, Death and Taxes, and Burning Oath. Dredge and Noble Fish come in close behind all of those (they're more meta dependent).

Prior to Lorwyn era Extended, there were multiple tier one decks. I remember when Urza's Saga was still in Extended, there was Goblins, Miracle Grow, Affinity, U/W Control, Elves!, Reanimator, Storm, RDW, Life, Stax, Madness...the list goes on.

But what do these formats have that Modern doesn't? You hit the nail on the head: they've banned so many critical pieces of decks and often times arbitrary reasons. When you let people use powerful cards, they will often counter other powerful cards. Part of why BUG Fish does so well in Vintage is because it can drop a Trygon Predator turn one and start attacking your opponent's mana base. There were so many decks in Extended because they didn't go ban hammer happy. It was only when a large section of the card pool rotated out that Faeries (and later Cawblade) took over and killed the format.

In Modern, they just won't let us have nice things. Aggro could get a huge bump if Swords to Plowshares was in the format. Now, everything above 1 CMC doesn't have to have 3 toughness or do something insane (like Dark Confidant ). But nope. Swords to Plowshares is "too powerful for Standard."

@Gidgetimer: Aaron Forsythe said all Pro Tours would be Standard. Check out the Pro Tour Schedule:

2015 PT Schedule

All four Pro Tours are Standard and Draft.

LadyKay on Damia: Turn To Stone

2 weeks ago

Thank you enpc for your suggestions!

  • I have a Leyline of Anticipation lying around somewhere, I'll definitely swap it out! You're absolutely right, the possibility of starting with it on the battlefield at the beginning of the game is just better. Dunno why I didn't think of it!

  • Funny enough, at our weekly mtg game night, my friends looked over my deck and asked my why Dissipate wasn't in it. I didn't really have an answer for them, or for you. I also have this card lying around and will swap it in right away! However, I'll probably take out Undermine over Cancel just because of the 3 solid color casting cost over 2.

  • This is where I have to disagree with you a little bit. So far, Jarad's Orders has been a HUGE asset to this deck. I use it to grab Genesis for my graveyard and Prophet of Kruphix to my hand if I don't have it already. I'll think about putting Diabolic Tutor in because tutoring for things is always helpful :) but I think I'll pass on Increasing Ambition . Its just a little to high cost for my taste.

  • Glissa, the Traitor is still on the fence for me BUT I will definitely think about putting her in if Executioner's Capsule goes in because damn.

  • Again, friends mentioned that Prime Speaker Zegana isn't that powerful in this deck like you but so far I've been lucky with her, drawing no less than 5 cards each time I've used her. She might have to be pulled but not until I get bad luck with her :P

  • Yisan, the Wanderer Bard . Done.

  • Great minds think alike. After last night, I'm pulling Homeward Path from my Marath deck and putting it into here.

  • Wurmcoil Engine is definitely a good card, no question, I'm just not so sure it has a place here.

  • So Trygon Predator I think definitely has a place in this deck, I just think I'd rather take out Cold-Eyed Selkie or Lu Xun, Scholar General over Nature's Claim . Or both and put in Bident of Thassa like you said :)

Thank you again for your suggestions, they did indeed help! Now I have to go find some of these cards :D

enpc on Damia: Turn To Stone

2 weeks ago

Looks like a really cool deck to play. A few changes you might consider:

Hope this helps :D

Krapak on Splinterhive

3 weeks ago

Nice deck! I had an early version of the splinter-myr landshaper combo deck! This one is really good and consistent! The real king is here Trygon Predator , maybe add some more and Aqueous Form to get him trough for sure! +1 Polymorphist's Jest maybe against agressive-combo decks?

ExileThis on Vorel, HGTV Host Extraordinaire

1 month ago

I find your lack of Trygon Predator disturbing.Sure, it doesn't play well with vorel, but it answers many threats in EDH, a format where you need all the answers you can get.

Dreno33 on Give and Take (There's no Give // Take)

1 month ago

On a side note, have you ever thought of running 1 or 2 Lightning Greaves .

enpc on Stone Sage's Revenge

2 months ago

Actually, I gave the creature list another thought. With Damia, you want lots of fast stuff. Otherwise you run into the problem of having a few fatties in hand and you can only play one per turn, which makes Damia useless. So things I would put in are things like:

Experiment One , Coiling Oracle , Mistcutter Hydra , Polukranos, World Eater , Marrow-Gnawer , Pack Rat , Trygon Predator , Lorescale Coatl , Winged Coatl , Mystic Snake , Venser, Shaper Savant , Baleful Strix , Fauna Shaman topping out at things like Damia and Wurmcoil Engine .

Sword of Feast and Famine and Skullclamp should be auto-includes. If you really feel like splashing out, Bitterblossom is a solid aggro card. Worth looking into things like Reanimate and Vampiric Tutor too.

These are all if you want to go down the beats road. Price

Low Avg High Foil
$0.32 $0.9 $2.47 $5.25
Power / Toughness 2/3
Color(s) U, G
Cost 1UG
Converted cost 3
Avg. draft pick 2.03
Avg. cube pick 9.53


Format Legality
Legacy Legal
Vintage Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Modern Legal

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Set Rarity
Modern Masters Uncommon
Dissension Uncommon