[Community Discussion]: Modern Chat

Modern forum

Posted on April 25, 2015, 8:42 p.m. by Epochalyptik

This thread is dedicated entirely to Modern. Feel free to post your thoughts on the meta, ideas for your next decklist, and just chat generally about the format!

Of course, you can always start a new thread if you're interested in discussing one particular aspect of the format; this thread should be used for the quick thoughts and informal questions about the format.

This discussion will be ongoing; you are free to post here as long as you're on topic.

This is NOT a deck help thread. Please do not spam deck help requests.

God, this has got to be the fourth or fifth string about this subject...

Still awesome though!

April 25, 2015 8:43 p.m.

JexInfinite says... #3

This is a great idea. No more dumb threads asking about the modern meta again.

April 25, 2015 8:44 p.m.

VampireArmy says... #4

Oh hey this is a thing.

Outpost Siege and Stormbreath Dragon are cards that kill abzan that abzan can't use

April 25, 2015 8:45 p.m.

Scorprix says... #5

Should I accept Ryotenchi's challenge and run Cryptic Command in my Junk deck?

April 25, 2015 8:48 p.m.

I really like the idea of a maybe splash midrange/ramp deck. Birds of Paradise (Noble Hierarch ideally), Lotus Cobra, Knight of the Reliquary, and fetches make for awesome enablers. A possible turn 3 Primeval Titan. Amulet decks can do this too, but I want to be less combo based.


April 25, 2015 8:50 p.m.

Scorprix says... #7

@aeonstoremyliver: I have an idea...

April 25, 2015 8:53 p.m.

Ryotenchi says... #8


April 25, 2015 8:57 p.m.

JexInfinite says... #9

Just put the Twin combo in your Abzan deck. Or the Scapeshift combo in Jund.

April 25, 2015 8:57 p.m.

Scorprix says... #10

Junk (as you described) + Blue. TROLOLOLOLOLOLOLOL...


April 25, 2015 8:58 p.m.

JexInfinite says... #11

Are there any blue cards worth playing in burn? 4c Burn can be forced with Tasigur, but 5c doesn't seem reasonable without Cruise.

April 25, 2015 8:58 p.m.

Ryotenchi says... #12

Kinda iffy on the 4 color burn without Deathrite Shaman...

Dropped the whole white spectrum from mine for testing sadly.. :( Good chance it wont work out. Rakdos Charm doh!! >.>

April 25, 2015 9 p.m.

Scorprix says... #13

Is there a way we can test?

April 25, 2015 9 p.m.


April 25, 2015 9:01 p.m.

Scorprix says... #15

Already did.

April 25, 2015 9:02 p.m.

Dr_Jay says... #16

aeonstoremyliver I have one just like that, except that it uses Baneslayer Angel instead of Primeval Titan.

❀ BANTLOTUS | Competitive Bant Midrange ❀ Playtest

Modern* Dr_Jay


April 25, 2015 9:20 p.m.

Ryotenchi says... #17

Atarka's Command just killed my interest in burn that quick... I thought I could double bolt.. :(

April 25, 2015 9:21 p.m.


April 25, 2015 9:21 p.m.

JexInfinite says... #19

Ryotenchi Atarka's Command made me like Burn again. Don't know what you're on about, but it's great.

April 25, 2015 9:24 p.m.

nashbridges52 says... #20

Skred Red has been performing really well for me lately. But I can't ever seem to beat GR Tron...

I always was running UR Storm, but I recently came across the Twiddle storm lists and I like that a lot better. I'm told it's not as competitive, but from FNM's it's been great.

Here's my two lists: Non-solitaire Storm and Communist Snow Patrol suggestions and critiques welcome!

April 25, 2015 9:33 p.m.

Ryotenchi says... #21

Can I cast it choosing 3 damage twice? Legally? Its the glue that hold my interest..

April 25, 2015 9:37 p.m.

no, it has to be 2 seperate effects.

April 25, 2015 9:38 p.m.

Scorprix says... #23

@Ryotenchi: Stupid lag...

April 25, 2015 9:38 p.m.

Ryotenchi says... #24

Exactly... Thats my problem with it.. I thought it was cool.. now its irrelevant ramp, a bad Skullcrack or half a Zealous Persecution that only equates to that amount at 3-4 creatures..

Too bad Young Pyromancer isnt fast enough. :(

April 25, 2015 9:39 p.m.

Ryotenchi says... #25

Oh shiz, get booted again Scorp?

April 25, 2015 9:40 p.m.

Scorprix says... #26

Yep. lag is fucking STUPPED.

April 25, 2015 9:41 p.m.

xzzane says... #27


April 25, 2015 9:43 p.m.

Lol Ryotenchi Command is considered to be op right now

April 25, 2015 9:44 p.m.

Scorprix says... #29


April 25, 2015 9:44 p.m.

Ryotenchi says... #30

ThisIsBullshit Ill get over it.. I just need to find a strategy that I feel better takes advantage of it.. Im learning..

April 25, 2015 9:45 p.m.

Scorprix says... #31

My lag always comes at the worst times...

April 25, 2015 9:48 p.m.

lemmingllama says... #32

So should Esper tokens be a thing? Or is the B/W deck superior?

Also should I try to build a Heartless Summoning midrange deck?

April 25, 2015 10 p.m.


April 25, 2015 10:01 p.m.

Scorprix says... #34


Nope. It's been done too many times. What you can make is a Junk deck that runs Siege Rhino and Cryptic Command...

April 25, 2015 10:11 p.m.

Johnny5 says... #35

Has anyone had experience with Tezzeret, Agent of Bolas in Tron? I built U/B Tron as my first Modern deck and took it to 2-2 against a highly competitive field of 18 people on Thursday and I want to know if this kind of Tron has ever been a viable deck. I found some old Tezz Control lists from Shouta Yasooka, but that's all I can find.

April 25, 2015 10:12 p.m.

not great in tron, but still playable.

April 25, 2015 10:14 p.m.

Femme_Fatale says... #37

All bant decks should run Worship. Because Voice of Resurgence, Sylvan Caryatid, Kira, Great Glass-Spinner and Collected Company are all awesome Worship enablers.

April 25, 2015 10:21 p.m.

Are you sure its modern legal? if so, coolcool.

April 25, 2015 10:22 p.m.

Femme_Fatale says... #39

It's ninth edition bud, course it's legal.

April 25, 2015 10:23 p.m.


I dont do modern, so...

April 25, 2015 10:24 p.m.

Ryotenchi says... #41

Jeebus Femme... That is starting to sound out right mean.. o.o Lock peeps out of the game...

April 25, 2015 10:26 p.m.


April 25, 2015 10:28 p.m.

Ryotenchi says... #44

Iffy on the Obliterators.. challenge wise.. if your just converting your percy jackson deck.. then if it suits yeh. :P

April 25, 2015 10:28 p.m.

asasinater13 says... #45

I really want Lotleth Troll to be a thing outside of dredgevine. He's so good, especially if he gets to come down after a turn one like, Birds of Paradise for keeping regenerate up the whole game.

April 25, 2015 10:29 p.m.

Scorprix says... #46

That's the point. The Obliterators are just fucking... Well... Fucked up.

April 25, 2015 10:30 p.m.

lemmingllama says... #47

@Scorprix But Cryptic Command isn't as classy as Ojutai's Command. Think of the dream of countering a spell AND reanimating a Tarmogoyf!

@Femme_Fatale I've seen Worship as some sideboard tech before, but never as a mainboard thing. Time to brew!

April 25, 2015 10:31 p.m.

Controller101 says... #48

Does anyone have a good decklist for Modern Turbofog?

April 25, 2015 10:31 p.m.

Controller101 plz dont do that. its good, but it isnt...fun.

April 25, 2015 10:32 p.m.

lemmingllama says... #50

@Controller101 Are you looking for the Extra turns lists, or the Ebony Owl Netsuke build?

April 25, 2015 10:33 p.m.

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