Np clayperce. It's a really neat deck. It inspired me to build something of my own in the similar (UR similar) vein. Let me know what you think. I tried it out today on MTGO and it had long (read: annoying) games against cats and swept UB Control
January 24, 2018 4:59 p.m.
Hey, thanks for the upvote on UR Modules ... Really?!? (RIX)!
January 24, 2018 4:07 p.m.
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Thanks for the upvote on Metalwork Dino! Cheers!
February 17, 2018 8:49 p.m.
Nice deck! I run an straight RG dino list that does decently well, but is fun to play so that is the important part. I like the idea of the blue splash for counters out of the board. I play tested a few times and either had all my green sources or all my blue sources. Tappedout also never wanted to give me any of the turn 2 ramp no matter how much I mulliganed so that didn't help much... That said I'd consider going up to 24 lands. I tried my deck with 22 lands and Commune with Dinosaurs and 23 lands and the same ramp package. I found that in both iterations I'd have opening hands with 2 lands and some ramp and a 4 drop and then never get my 4th land. I also only run a single Thrashing Brontodon in the main with some in the board I like having it as a silver bullet against tokens to get Hidden Stockpile but otherwise the card was pretty medium for me. I also tried just running Naturalize in the board which is much faster and instant speed which is really nice, so that comes down to preference. I like running Abrade in the main to help deal with fast aggro, like Red and Mardu Vehicles. It's good for those hands that don't happen to get any ramp and don't give you anything to do until turn 3/4. Hope this helps and good luck with the deck!
February 17, 2018 8:56 a.m.
sylvannos I worry about Miracles because it was already gaining some steam in a UW control shell with Riverwise Augur as a poor man's Brainstorm. Now, add Jace and you get your Brainstorm effect as well as another built-in win/con. I am not saying it will dominate modern, but it has the potential to do so. We have already seen Jace dominate a format in UW lists while it was in standard and now give him access to a much larger and stronger card pool..It seems risky. I don't think Lantern wants Jace. Once the lock is in place, you aren't in the mood to use any of the 3 modes. I could maybe see it as a way to speed up the Lantern clock, but I don't see where he would improve the deck all that much.
February 12, 2018 2:23 p.m.
Does Jace unban make UW miracles a dominant archetype?
February 12, 2018 12:22 p.m.
Love Colossus. One of my favorite cards and one of my favorite decks before Sanctum of Ugin rotated(then I just built it in modern). I like the direction so far, but I feel like it can be faster. Let me ponder and do some testing and get back to you. +1! Happy Brewing!
February 8, 2018 8:12 p.m.
After investigating colton815 pattern on this site he appears to be a jerk, so he has been banned by me.
February 8, 2018 10:59 a.m.
colton815 I tried my best to be diplomatic but it appears you just want to call people names and be generally not nice. Hope you have a good day.
February 8, 2018 10:42 a.m.
colton815, lukas96 and xaerusblade let's all calm down. I don't want everyone mad at each other over some differences of opinion on some card choices. The beauty of this game is that there are countless ways to build a deck and express one's creativity. You have all made some valid points, but I think the deck in it's current form above is a good place to begin some more testing. I may play around with adding Groundbreaker and some of the combat tricks mentioned above, but I like the current state of the list.
It is also fine to talk about curving out perfectly and having x power on the board by turn 3/4 but we know that things never go to plan when playing Magic. Your opponent is trying to win too and will do everything possible to disrupt your gameplan while executing theirs. It is very likely that my one or two-drop gets Thoughtseized or Fatal Pushed so adding card such as Nykthos seems risky. The most devotion I can have on turn 3 with no disruption is 3, unless I am missing something, so attempting to curve out with Experiment One -> Strangleroot Geist -> Leatherback Baloth would be the same with 3 forests and 2 forests and a Nykthos. The bad part about Nykthos is if I don't curve out like that or my creatures are killed, I now can't cast a Leatherback and I am behind in the game and on board. The type of curve and deck Nykthos would want is something like Forest Elvish Mystic -> Nykthos Burning-Tree Emissary -> Burning-Tree Emissary = 5 mana on turn 2 -> cast something big.
The same can be said for mana dorks, I want to curve out like a described above. I want relevant creatures that can attack, not ramp. If I curve out like this deck wants, I will have attacked for 9 by turn 3 and put 9 power on the board (or even attacked for 15 by turn 3 with a Groundbreaker on t3). There is a case for causing similar damage curving out with t2 baloth into multiple Strangleroot or a Groundbreaker, but it has a higher risk of being disrupted causing you to be behind on board, in my opinion.
This is how I decided to build this deck, but as I said there are hundreds of ways to build it. If anyone wants to try a build this deck with Nykthos or Llanowar Elves or Sylvan Advocate or Courser of Kruphix or any number of other cards be my guest! I am sure it will be sweet and fun and might even win some games. Cheers and thanks again for all your input and help and PASSION!
February 8, 2018 10:06 a.m.
Thanks to LordNeely, lukas96, Snap157, xaerusblade and colton815 for all of the feedback! Many of you mentioned Avatar of the Resolute and I agree completely. I made this with cards I owned and did not own any Avatar, but I will work on acquiring some. I am cutting the utility lands but not Treetop Village. That land has been fantastic. It avoid sweepers and has trample which are 2 very relevant things. Sure it comes into play tapped, but I don't always get to play on curve due to disruption from my opponent. They could turn 1 thoughtseize my 1 drop leaving me with a 2 drop and nothing to do on turn 1, but playing a treetop on turn 1 is a very relevant play. It has also won me a good chunk of games. I will need to look into acquiring Scavenging Ooze as I do not own any. It is certainly a great card and would fit the deck while providing some very good utility. I am not sure Thrun, the Last Troll is worth the price tag (at least from my point of view). Great Sable Stag has been an all-star out of the sideboard. It wrecks Death's Shadow and many UB strategies. I'll have to do some testing with Groundbreaker. I like the idea of a 2/2 split between it and Leatherback Baloth and Groundbreaker is a much better top-deck when you need to get through the last couple points of damage. I agree with lukas96, my curve is much too low to have a need for Nykthos. xaerusblade your deck looks very sweet, and I like your SB suggestion of Shapers' Sanctuary. I have played with that card in standard and you can see the pain on your opponent's face when they kill your creature and that on the battlefield. I'll be considering and playtesting many of the other suggestions (Vines of Vastwood, Dungrove Elder, Apostle's Blessing etc..). Thanks again!
February 7, 2018 9:52 a.m.
I have been playing with this mono-green deck for a while and it has been doing surprisingly well. Aspect of Hydra is insane in this deck and a single unblocked creature can straight up kill your opponent. Rancor is either really good or really bad. Strangleroot Geist, Garruk's Companion and Leatherback Baloth are all great but can be hard to cast with my insistence on the colorless utility lands. Treetop Village has won games on its own and Ghalta, Primal Hunger has been hilarious against decks that don't run Path to Exile. The other cards have all been fine, except Nylea, which is likely coming out for sure. I think I'd rather run Rhonas the Indomitable if we're comparing God to God. Champion of Lambholt is a pet card of mine and has won a good chunk of games for me.
I'd really appreciate some feedback as the deck is missing something. Perhaps there are too many lands? I also could use some more trample creatures since I often find myself stonewalled by Lingering Souls when trying to eek out the last couple points of damage. Sideboard is also kind of medium. I put in a lot of artifact hate, but it's not as diverse as it needs to be in a metallic such as modern.
I appreciate all feedback and happy brewing!
February 6, 2018 1:10 p.m.
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