Greetings fellow travelers of the multi-verse. If you have found yourself here then I assume I have commented on your deck or forum post, if so I hope I helped in some small way.

I've been playing Magic on and off since 1997, possibly I started playing before some of those reading this were born. I tend to get into Magic again when a mechanic or card suddenly takes my interest, since even when I'm not playing I follow Maro's Blogatog (http://markrosewater.tumblr.com/). Mostly I'll play Modern or Casual with EDH on occasion, though, I'm not a massive fan of shuffling that many cards...

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Said on Mono Red Burn ......

#1

This looks like a Standard deck (it is tagged as such) and could be one bar Pyre Hound, I'm not sure I'd play many of the cards listed in Modern though. In particular Guttersnipe is simply not the all star you think and I'll take a moment to explain why. Guttersnipe costs 3 mana and does nothing if you cast it on curve at turn 3 assuming you haven't missed any land drops. Rather than Guttersnipe instead say you cast Shock and Lightning Strike that is 5 damage to your opponent, which is 5 points closer to a win. So lets say you took the 4x Guttersnipe out, in standard you could replace it with Skewer the Critics which like Wizard's Lightning will net you 3 damage and has an achievable cost reduction. That is an extra 12 damage in your deck, do you believe Guttersnipe will net you that?

That was in Standard, Modern has an even larger card pool which includes spells like Lightning Bolt / Lava Spike / Rift Bolt and creatures like Monastery Swiftspear

Honestly my advice is for you to look at the decks people play in Modern, I want to be clear here, it is a turn 4 format. What I mean by that is the deciding turn is 4 or in some cases earlier, decks need to use the most efficient cards they can and at present your deck isn't. For a local Standard magic game it might be fine, though even there you will probably want to refine this list. I hope this helps, good luck and have fun brewing your deck no matter what format.

July 15, 2019 11:41 a.m.

Said on Janky graveyard...

#2

Fauna Shaman is a magnet for removal since it simply isn't used in "fair" decks, I've tried it myself in casual play Casual Reanimator so please believe me. Add to this that using a reanimator spell like Vigor Mortis is considered too slow for modern, given a card like Collected Company Primevals' Glorious Rebirth is on the edge, without a lot more support, something like Semblance Anvil for example.

Depending on how casual you want to stay I could make other suggestions, but certainly a factor to consider is that in a playgroup which is Modern aware graveyard hate is going to be a factor.

July 15, 2019 11:10 a.m.

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