October 1, 2018 12:01 p.m.
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That definitely works.
I would not want to start the game off down 4 life though
October 17, 2018 1:19 p.m.
Boza Glimpse the Unthinkable mills plenty of cards for a cheaper price yes, but they are sitting in the graveyard only and there are plenty of potential ways to bring those cards back or play them from the yard. Ego at the very least exiles its targets. Memoricide or Slaughter Games both cost more and both have restrictions on what you can target so both would be weaker cards to me than Ego. We don't have to agree on the card's effectiveness. I just think it might have a little more use than people are expecting.
October 17, 2018 12:53 p.m.
Boza While the -1 card advantage is accurate, it is not true about the card replacement. If I remove 0 cards from their hand they draw no cards which means sure I spent a card, but they have lost up to 4 from their deck. I still like the card in a mill deck
As for Surgical Extraction sure it may be cheaper to cast, and doesn't replace cards removed from the hand, but it does potentially cost you life and is limited to what your opponent has in their graveyard. Ego does not share that limitation. If you know what your opponent is playing you can target it on turn 3. The same can not be said of Extraction
October 17, 2018 10:43 a.m.
Maybe I'm missing something, but isn't there a benefit to seeing what your opponent is playing? You do get to search their entire library. Also, you can target land so in anything multi-color you could put them at a disadvantage when trying to draw into mana. Not to mention those highlighting the card draw replacement as a negative, are either missing or overlooking that it only happens if cards are exiled from your opponent's hand. If you exile from the library or graveyard they get nothing for it.
My thoughts are you'll see this card sideboarded into decks as an answer to problems once a player has seen the deck one time. Would play very well into a mill deck in my opinion
October 17, 2018 8:45 a.m.
How do you think something like Heroic Reinforcements would work here? Maybe in sideboard? Two additional 1/1's but given haste and +1/+1 then mentored in addition? Played behind a Deafening Clarion could be a great combo
October 12, 2018 10:31 a.m.
Also, you mentioned what you opened to work with a Boros, but what did you open that would work in other guilds? I only ask because you may be able to trade some of the guilds you're not using for the things you want/need for the Boros deck. I always try and check with the people I play with at my local shop on trades before I spend money on specific singles unless they are harder to get cards. Your fellow players may be in the same boat as yourself, just looking for those last couple Thief of Sanity and willing to move some Boros to get it done
October 12, 2018 9:13 a.m.
Honestly, I think you can build a decent Izzet deck using just the cards from GRN available right now. You can be competitive with the opportunity to really solidify or splash in that third color as you familiarize yourself with the new set and if you stick around for the upcoming future sets. It would definitely be helpful for everyone to see what you have available, or what your favorite cards in this set, that you may want to build around, are.
October 11, 2018 3:19 p.m.
Yeah, you'd probably be fine under modern with this but definitely not a standard deck. Also, you might want a few more lands. 21 might leave you with long runs of no new mana.
October 10, 2018 3:24 p.m.
I just didn't want to leave anyone out cdkime. Super amazing, thorough explanation though.
October 9, 2018 6:40 p.m.
Hey, there. Let's pretend I'm someone who totally understands why the Ravager story is funny, but just in case there are people reading who don't; why would the Bolas revert to its owner upon ability activation?
What am I missing?
October 9, 2018 4:36 p.m.
So my gut reaction is that you'll never see Mara Jade unless she is a throw in character from her more nefarious days in one of the animated series as a shout out to the fans that recognize who she is.
However, in my hopeful heart, I can always wish for a movie that shows the time after Jedi but before Force Awakens that follows Luke and his budding relationship with Mara. She can be the one who helps direct him to rebuild the Jedi order, but his focus being pulled in two directions can be what leads to its eventual downfall and the creation of Kylo. At that point she can either go into hiding or have perished further driving the wedge between Luke and young Ben. This movie can be stand alone, and would obviously need to re-cast Luke but I would still watch it.
October 9, 2018 11 a.m.
PTsmitty I checked out your binder. Nothing is really jumping out at me. Some of the ninjas are super fun, but I don't see anything I really want to add right now. I may end up just keeping the trophy for now, seeing how they bottom out and then making a trade. Just seems better than trading them now, getting something that has held value a while, and then seeing the Trophy drop in value in return.
October 5, 2018 9:50 a.m.
My play tests have shown that Radical Idea and Chemister's Insight are essential to this deck. If I don't have Niv out, they help cycle through to pull Niv. If I do have Niv out then they are the beginnings of a nasty cycle of damage I'm about to deal in response to any attempt to remove Niv or to finish the game. More than 50% of the people I play have been quitting in the arena when I start the cycle of card draw, damage, jump start in arena.
I understand the rationale behind people suggesting Ral, Izzet Viceroy but he just doesn't fit this deck in my opinion. His +1 doesn't trigger Niv and wastes a card I may need if it isn't a jump start card. His -3 is fine, but better suited for a Wizard deck with more spells than I'm running. Sure it's sold removal, but it only keeps you from hitting his ultimate that much longer. His -8 is the only valuable part of the card and I have to make it there. He is extreme late game and I don't think I should ever be playing that late. Sarkhan, Fireblood on the other hand directly feeds Niv with his first +1, helps cast Niv with his 2nd +1, and throws out 4 monsters to clutter the field and possibly provide an alternate win con if you never see Niv.
October 5, 2018 9:07 a.m.
No problem. Glad it helped someone rather than going to waste somewhere in my collection. I'll take an invite to your discord if you want to send it.
October 5, 2018 8:40 a.m.
Two codes for anyone else interested. PartyJ I sent one to you on your board.
October 4, 2018 11 p.m.
The best part of this deck? Watching the realization dawn on your opponent what exactly it is you're doing. The worst part of this deck? Arguing with the few who don't understand
I would +2 it if I could
October 4, 2018 4:31 p.m.
I go to my local store every Friday for draft knowing full well I'm probably going to only get two rounds in. The guys I play with either appreciate the bye to help the position in the tournament, or play someone else that is hanging out waiting during that time. I've never seen one person complain about getting a bye at my store. I get wanting to play but I also go to hang out with my group of players, and build my collection.
October 4, 2018 3:57 p.m.
No problem. I've been looking at numerous Izzet decks recently and the Karn just threw me as something I hadn't seen before. If you find it to be working when you play test, roll with it. Good luck in your build!
October 4, 2018 3:25 p.m.
I wholeheartedly disagree with them on Niv not seeing competitive play. I've built something around him myself, and from my early playtesting it causes quite a bit of trouble. I know the reasons to build around Niv, but in this current build he seems like a toss in that doesn't totally fit. Check out what I've put together and let me know what you think. Under my build I use Sarkhan as my planeswalker to help ramp into Niv.
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