GabeCubed Jack of All Trades

Hello Ladies And Gentleman! The name is Gabe! I am a dude who likes Magic, Begleri, Cardistry, Kendama, and many other hobbies. I have been playing since January of 2014.

My favorite formats are Modern and Legacy. I also enjoy EDH, but nobody wants to play where I am, so I just don't play it.

This one is my first of all time, and was a fun one to say the least:


No soup for you!! Mono-blue Control

Casual GabeCubed

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Make sure you all have a wonderful day(and not Joy, but instead Butterscotch Pie)!

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Said on Best cards to ......

#1

Time of Need. Always forgotten, but always there.

May 23, 2017 5:16 p.m.

I run UR Delver/Prowess found here (budget only because I have no Scalding Tarn yet, nor think I need em yet) - Finding New Treasures: UR Delver

The big thing I think you are missing is cantrips. Serum Visions, Thought Scour and Sleight of Hand are the top 3 you really should add.

Besides that, as Wurmlover said, your mana needs work. Increase those duels, or your deck is really gonna suffer.

Another fun prowess addition is Bedlam Reveler, but you are gonna need cantrips for that to work better.

In my opinion, Jeskai Ascendancy is not great here. Just run more spells. 3 mana enchantments that don't necessarily do anything right away, and not a guaranteed win, is not worth the slot. You can cast 3 spells in the time you cast one of those. Just my thoughts though.

Final suggestion, Mutagenic Growth. It's fun, "free", and can beef your creatures pretty well.

Hope that helps, even a bit.

May 21, 2017 4:03 a.m.

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#3

In all honesty, you are not really gonna be able to build much. For it to really work, you need those expensive cards. Control in general is pretty expensive.

Esper I believe is pretty good, and if you feel like a more aggro-control style, I have this:


I have Esper, I have a Delver, Uh, Esper Delver

Modern GabeCubed

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UB doesn't really have the tools itself, but pairs quite well with another color, but all of the color combos cause it to be decently expensive.

The only real pre-Innistrad UB list is Faeries, which is pricey. There really isn't anything else besides that.

May 21, 2017 3:53 a.m.

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#4

Death's Shadow is about the best.

Goblin Guide is one of my favorites.

Aether Vial is pretty boss too.

Not sure what your strategy is, but those are just some good 1 drops!

Edit: Engineered Explosives could technically count, so that's something you'll want (not on one, of course).

May 20, 2017 12:52 p.m.


Value on a Spike (Needs Feedback)

Modern chaskins15

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May 20, 2017 12:31 a.m.

Glad to be of help! Burn/aggro is kinda my jam, as much as I believe control actually is.

May 20, 2017 12:26 a.m.

From your thread before:

  1. Yeah, you need to drop that curve. 5 mana spells and burn don't work together.

  2. Not sure about that sideboard. They are consistently meta-dependent, so worry about that when you start playing with the deck.

  3. Burn seems fine (take out the Banefire though, it's not good here), you need more though. Magma Jet, Searing Blaze, Sudden Shock and Exquisite Firecraft are great options.

Just needs to be more streamline, that's my thoughts.

As an aside, Bedlam Reveler is an awesome addition. I suggest that, it's great.

Hope that helps! If you have any questions, ask away.

May 19, 2017 10:47 p.m.

I've had luck with Shock in a aggressive RW Human deck. I think it would be a good addition. For what, I'm not sure, but out of those, I like it. Incendiary Flow just doesn't look right to me, seeing as it is a sorcery speed 2 drop in an aggressive shell, but that's my opinion. Magma Spray is awesome, Shock compliments it well.

Harnessed Lightning is at it's best in a heavier energy gaining build, which this is not.

May 19, 2017 12:18 a.m.

As a UR fanatic, this deck needs some serious work.

First and foremost, the lands. You need more duals. Scalding Tarn, Steam Vents, Sulfur Falls, Spirebluff Canal and Wandering Fumarole are good additions.

Second, counter spells. Mana Leak, Remand, Spell Snare and Cryptic Command are much better than what you have now.

Third, removal. Electrolyze, Dismember and Roast do work.

Finally, creatures. Delver of Secrets  Flip, Snapcaster Mage, Vendilion Clique, Pia and Kiran Nalaar and Young Pyromancer are stable cards.

I suggest keeping your curve lower. 5 drops are not fantastic in Modern, as you are usually dead by then.

Keep the Lightning Bolt and Serum Visions. Both are great.

For your sideboard, fill it with cards like Blood Moon, Negate, Dispel, Izzet Staticaster, and definitely those Glen Elendra Archmage.

These are just suggestions, so you don't have to follow them, but they give you more options, that can seriously improve your deck.

Hope that helps, even a little.

May 19, 2017 12:11 a.m.
May 19, 2017 12:01 a.m.

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#11

Yeah, of course! Glad to be of help! If you have any more questions or anything, give me a shout.

May 18, 2017 6:20 p.m.

Said on Pipe it up ......

#12

Seems super janky. Fun, but janky.

If you aren't super competitive, I wouldn't worry about doing the Tron thing. Tron is also pretty expensive, but that's a whole other story.

I see where you are coming from, but having a good secondary plan that's not just all about protecting the queen is always a good idea.

And yeah, you are gonna need more Garruk. It's a great card, especially when you start to chain em.

Also check out Mono Green Devotion and Tooth and Nail decks. They will give you good inspiration.

May 18, 2017 5:54 p.m.

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#13

Huh, interesting. I'm taking the deck in at face value, so those were just my initial thoughts.

And that makes a lot of sense. I think Esper would be fantastic. I've tried Esper Rites before, and I was a huge fan. You get access to card draw and Gifts Ungiven too, which also gets you closer to your win cons. It would be a huge overhaul, only issue.

Edit: You also get Academy Ruins, which is a sweet card.

May 18, 2017 5:46 p.m.

Deck is here -


Jeskai Does Stuff

Standard GabeCubed

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My questions are:

  • Should I adjust the amount of counters I have, or adjust numbers of some of the counters? Not sure if they are good.

  • Is Glorybringer or Linvala, the Preserver a better finished to bring in when I need more threats?

Honest opinions please, and explanations. Thanks!

May 18, 2017 5:39 p.m.

Said on Pipe it up ......

#15

Yeah, you're welcome. And I feel ya. Happens. Especially with cards that have the Modern border, but aren't legal in any Modern sets.

May 18, 2017 2:22 p.m.

Said on Stink Blade...

#16

This deck looks awesome, but as the above comment says, looks a bit slow.

My question is how are your matchups against the top tier decks? With the lack of Path to Exile and Fatal Push, which is a bit odd, I can see why you don't, but I really do think you need them both, in some number. Your speed isn't fast enough to keep up the aggro decks of the format, but that's my opinion, I think you should add some more early game interaction, and possibly switch the Iona out for the Elesh Norn.

Also, have you thought of using Grave Titan as another target? I just really like that card, so it's a slight bias there.

Final thoughts, Abrupt Decay could be helpful here. Not at all sure how to fit it in, but I think it could do work.

Hope that helps a bit!

May 18, 2017 2:21 p.m.

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#17

To be honest, as you have predicted, Elvish Piper is a pretty fragile way to cheap out some big Eldrazi.

If you gave it haste (Akroma's Memorial, Mass Hysteria), that could help a bit. Chord of Calling can help you retrieve it, but that's about all you got.

The more efficient ways of doing these things is the Urza Lands (Urza's Tower, Urza's Power Plant, and Urza's Mine). You could also use Through the Breach and Goryo's Vengeance.

But, if you do want to keep it this way, there are some things you can do. Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx is a good addition. This means that upping the amount of Garruk Wildspeaker wouldn't be a bad idea.

Get rid of Vile Redeemer, Seeker of Skybreak (not Modern legal either), Hydra Broodmaster and Prowling Serpopard. More mana ramp could be used, Chord of Calling, Burning-Tree Emissary, Eternal Witness, and Birds of Paradise.

Hope some of that helps!

May 18, 2017 2:09 p.m.

Here's this!



It's my main competitive deck, and usually is my first step to test against when I have a new idea.

May 18, 2017 1:54 p.m.

If you are at the Kitchen Table, you can do way better than that.

For cards that search, run Brainstorm, Ponder and Preordain. If you feel like it, Mystical Tutor and Dig Through Time are both amazing, just a bit more pricey.

Your card draw also can be way better. Treasure Cruise is the hallmark for awesome card draw, while also being really really cheap. Concentrate is also an acceptable answer.

The only tutors for your said combos are Mystical Tutor, as mentioned before, but Trinket Mage can also help you find any zero mana artifact.

Hope some of that helps!

May 18, 2017 1:08 a.m.

Usually having just one combo is the best. It gives you less to look for, and opens up more slots for other protection cards, or card draw.

Having a interchangable combo isn't a terrible idea, like have it in your sideboard, but if this is for the kitchen table, I wouldn't worry about it.

Edit: Use one combo. Make sure you use the easier combo for you to collect the pieces of.

May 17, 2017 11:56 p.m.

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I have Esper, I have a Delver, Uh, Esper Delver

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UGh, another Delver deck..

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SCORE: 3 | 3 COMMENTS | 668 VIEWS | IN 2 FOLDERS

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