GeminiSpartanX Eschewer of Obfuscation

I love playing Modern, and am always looking for a new rogue deck to play. I've been a pretty avid player since Ravnica/Timespiral, but took a break during the Zendikar Block (worst mistake ever!) I'm about the only person in my meta that enjoys playing modern. Everyone else is either a newer standard player or Legacy snobs who keep themselves interested in magic by playing standard. I'm always looking for a bunch of random cards to make rogue modern decks or upgrade one of my 3 Commander decks, so please check out my trade binder and see if we can help each other out!

clayperce says... #1

I just wanted to say thank you for your comments on my "Impact of Ramunap Excavator (aka Magus of the Crucible)" thread. I'd say thanks there, but it was about a leaked card ... and considering the BIG leak, I've asked YeaGo to delete the thread.

June 15, 2017 6:22 p.m.

KIngWiggins says... #2

I actually offered the Chancellor in a trade already, I apologize.

No worries if we cannot make a trade.

June 15, 2017 10:55 a.m.

KIngWiggins says... #4

I'd have some interest in:

Sphere of Safety or Sphere of Safety Junk Diver from Urzas Destiny

Mainly. Most of what I'm looking for atm is lands or edh cards.

June 11, 2017 1:20 a.m.

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#1

JexInfinite- How would you improve the BW tokens list (other than obviously adding Bitterblossom)? And what do you mean by adding MB tech with burn?

Bovine073- Another vote for burn! However, what do you mean when you say including GY hate is easier for burn than storm?

June 21, 2017 4:12 p.m.

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rothgar13- I see you're listed as one who is familiar with Grixis Shadow on the list of Modern User Specialties. How do you feel about grixis shadow's position atm? Also, have you played grixis shadow against Sun & Moon? I lost to that deck last night as storm, and was wondering what that matchup is like from the Grixis side of things.

June 21, 2017 10:50 a.m.

Wizards certainly seems to be going hard on the 'hoser' cards. I agree with the decision to do so, but I guess I won't be building RG Pummeler after rotation any more.

June 20, 2017 2:56 p.m.

I'm keeping a running tally of the votes I'm getting on this thread here if you're interested in following/seeing what other players have to say.

June 20, 2017 2:32 p.m.

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GlistenerAgent- I thought burn was a decent choice against most forms of shadow decks. Do the 3-4 copies of Stubborn Denial in Grixis' 75 make that much of a difference in the MU?

I'm actively trying to get a set of Shadows on ebay, but there don't seem to be a ton of sets there. I'll be testing out the list linked above once I get them though.

One vote for Grixis Shadow, and another vote for Storm!

June 20, 2017 2:24 p.m.

Darn, my decks seem to be on the decline. Either way, I love seeing the data you've compiled. Keep up the good work!

June 20, 2017 10:19 a.m.

That scavenger grounds could be interesting. It costs more than Bojuka Bog, but you can play it earlier in the game and save the effect for when you need it. I think it's an auto-include for eldrazi decks in modern and legacy for versions that want GY hate (moreso in legacy I think since the land tutoring is better). I don't think it will replace Bog in Knight of the Reliquary SBs though.

June 20, 2017 10:09 a.m.

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ToolmasterOfBrainerd- I've noticed that many grixis shadow decks are skimping on the black discard. I've been seeing more lists go down to just the set of Thoughtseizes while omitting IoK's in favor of more removal/counters/etc. I've found BW Tokens to be really good against shadow, which is why I'm considering it, but it does fail against any version of Tron and some faster aggro/combo decks. It's main benefit is the traditional black/white control scheme- Push, Path, + 7 MD discard spells and good white SB cards. Ponza is good in any matchup where Blood Moon is good, but doesn't have much consistency if disrupted. I'm also hesitant to run old-school Company since grave hate seems to be on the rise again, although I know that the deck is perfectly capable of winning without the combo.

rothgar13- I'll put another vote for burn!

June 20, 2017 9:52 a.m.

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I find that what you've mentioned about sideboarding against mill is often the case Zaueski! Unless their SB is packing Leyline of Sanctity that is. Which tweaks would you make Zaueski? I've been having decent success with storm lately, although I haven't finished 1st yet in a weekly modern event. There's always one loss each week that stains my perfect record lol

I'll add 1 vote for each of those decks!

June 20, 2017 9:29 a.m.

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I unfortunately don't have the Devoted Druids to make that version of Abzan Company (hence the 'old version' label). However I'll start the tally with 1 vote each for Burn and Storm!

June 20, 2017 7:26 a.m.

So my local shop is holding a modern PPTQ next month, and I need to decide on a deck to use. I'm only 4 Death's Shadows away from owning Grixis Shadow, but I feel that I might not be able to get in enough reps once I get those cards to be proficient with that deck by the time the tournament starts. My other options include: Infect, UR Storm, Burn, GR Ponza, BW Tokens, Abzan Company (old version), Bogles, or if I just want to have fun, Cheerios or UB Mill. It's a lot of decks to choose from, but let me know which you think would be the best in an unknown meta. I'd like to have a good matchup vs death's shadow, affinity, and burn if possible with plenty of GY hate in the board for Living End, Storm and Dredge. Which would you pick? I've also started a thread here if you'd like to discuss this more.

June 20, 2017 6:44 a.m.

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So my local shop is holding a modern PPTQ next month, and I need to decide on a deck to use. I'm only 4 Death's Shadows away from owning Grixis Shadow, but I feel that I might not be able to get in enough reps once I get those cards to be proficient with that deck by the time the tournament starts. My other options include: Infect, UR Storm, Burn, GR Ponza, BW Tokens, Abzan Company (old version), Bogles, or if I just want to have fun, Cheerios or UB Mill. It's a lot of decks to choose from, but let me know which you think would be the best in an unknown meta. I'd like to have a good matchup vs death's shadow, affinity, and burn if possible with plenty of GY hate in the board for Living End, Storm and Dredge. Which would you pick?

Tally:

Burn- 5

Storm- 3

Grixis Shadow- 2

Abzan Company- 1

UBw Mill- 1

June 20, 2017 6:43 a.m.

Winterblast- ...Yes...yes it would. Darn, I must get it now! :O

June 20, 2017 6:18 a.m.

Perhaps you could add something in the SB as an answer against Blood Moon? I know you have the discard spells, but something like Fragmentize or Disenchant or Celestial Purge might help. Either that or adding a basic Wastes to your manabase in place of a mutavault should do it.

June 15, 2017 2:20 p.m.

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Ah, I see. It's all good. Well if the Chancellor is no longer an option either, I guess we'll just hope for better luck trading next time.

June 15, 2017 11:01 a.m.

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The Snapcaster came in just fine. Thanks for the trade!

June 15, 2017 6:52 a.m.

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As far as trading you things in your wants, I do have 2x Prized Amalgams and a Deploy the Gatewatch if you're interested in them.

June 15, 2017 6:38 a.m.

I would remove the Stoke the Flames and the Browbeat for additional copies of Rift Bolt and Lava Spike or Skullcrack. Your creatures have haste and such, so normally they won't be untapped for the convoke on Stoke. Additional 1 mana bolts are better than a conditional draw 3 for browbeat. For example, if your opponent knows they're going to win on turn 4, you spending your turn 3 drawing 3 cards and passing will lose you the game. Burn's biggest strength is its consistency, so you normally want cards that will be guaranteed to do damage.

June 15, 2017 6:34 a.m.

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1st PLACE! Bitter-less BW Tokens

Modern GeminiSpartanX

SCORE: 1 | 6 COMMENTS | 800 VIEWS | IN 1 FOLDER

Jeleva, Temptress to Your Spells

Commander / EDH* GeminiSpartanX

SCORE: 4 | 3 COMMENTS | 2214 VIEWS | IN 5 FOLDERS

Bruna. Win.

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SCORE: 1 | 14 COMMENTS | 1731 VIEWS | IN 1 FOLDER

Plain ole Sneak and Show

Legacy GeminiSpartanX

SCORE: 5 | 10 COMMENTS | 1488 VIEWS | IN 5 FOLDERS

Sweet, chocolaty CoCo! (competitive Abzan Company)

Modern GeminiSpartanX

SCORE: 5 | 10 COMMENTS | 877 VIEWS | IN 5 FOLDERS

Milling in Modern, now with white!

Modern GeminiSpartanX

SCORE: 3 | 6 COMMENTS | 735 VIEWS | IN 4 FOLDERS

Chord of Collected Elves

Modern* GeminiSpartanX

SCORE: 4 | 17 COMMENTS | 543 VIEWS | IN 1 FOLDER

Junkzaban Tournament-buster!-AKH Champ!

Standard GeminiSpartanX

SCORE: 25 | 42 COMMENTS | 6907 VIEWS | IN 14 FOLDERS

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