Thanks for the comments! Ill try running my Mono-Black this way for a week and see how it works, but I had absolutely considered going with heavier discard.
Ill leave a +1 on your Grixis deck :)
October 28, 2017 4:56 p.m.
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November 23, 2017 5:13 p.m.
Try dropping one each of some of the 4 ofs for slots. I feel like your deck lacks a way to close out the game. Try 2 Lightning Runner and 3 Multiform Wonder in place of one each Decoction Module Aethertorch Renegade Aether Chaser Aether Poisoner Die Young
November 22, 2017 8:11 p.m.
November 22, 2017 5:29 p.m.
You will want to change the hub to frontier or modern as shadows block has rotated out of standard. If you are going to try and upgrade some, artifact creatures like Scrapheap Scrounger and Millikin would help, as would any enchantment creatures
November 21, 2017 11:32 p.m.
Bramblecrush is great and hits planeswalkers too. I really like Root Out since you get some draw out of it. also any spells with multiple modes like Blessed Alliance Sultai Charm Orzhov Charm any charm spell or escalate spell really since they are seldom dead in your hand. What to cut? When you play with the deck, everytime you draw a card and wish it was something else right down the card name. After you see some repeat 3-5 times you can drop them for other stuff since you don't get value out of them anyway.
November 21, 2017 5:36 p.m.
November 21, 2017 5:21 a.m.
You are making sense. Yes, you only need mana for whichever half you are casting. Because of cards like Brain in a Jar people would cast the bust half of Boom/Bust when a Brain in a Jar only had 2 counters on it. Wizards corrected the rule with aftermath cards. I just wanted to make sure you werent trying to get a much cheaper spell than the rules permit now. As far as the mana, you would figure out how you plan to use the card, for your example I personally would want to cast both halves the same turn so I would count it as a 4 drop. But if you plan to cast 1 half at a time count it as a 2 drop
November 20, 2017 9:16 p.m.
To clarify, if you can cast a spell cmc 3 or less for free, you can't cast Reduce / Rubble as it is 6. If Reduce / Rubble has been cast and is on the stack, Thoughtbind will counter either half, but Disdainful Stroke won't since the cmc is only 3 while on the stack. It is troublesome that as it goes from any zone to the stack you count both halves but on the stack you only count the half being cast.
November 20, 2017 6:10 p.m.
The rules changed for these cards recently. The converted mana cost for Reduce / Rubble for example is 6. However, when on the stack, each half is only 3. Brain in a Jar would need 6 counters on it to cast Reduce / Rubble and would only be able to cast reduce, as the other part would need to be in the graveyard.
November 20, 2017 6:05 p.m.
Torment of Scarabs is pretty good with all those -1-1 counters you have flying about.
November 19, 2017 7:40 p.m.
Looks like it should work well. This is a modern deck though not standard.
November 19, 2017 1:18 p.m.
Depending on your collection, and with thr changes to the planeswalker rules that might be an interesting way to go. I have bought a pair of 1 planeswalker for each set and have since started making them into more casual decks. I have a nissa/garruk hybrid, a jace deck, and a gideon,ajani,elspeth version. They are kinda fun to be honest. Might be worth it if you have the stuff
November 18, 2017 1:11 p.m.
Just curious if you tried Shattergang Brothers as a general or in the 98? Seems like it would be on theme and help out a ton.
November 17, 2017 11:31 a.m.
Looks really fun! If I may the rules might be slightly better if Elixir of Immortality type effects were also prohibited. It seems like that would be the only thing that could make it unbalanced(aside from milling). If you would like, my playgroup has a lot of the planeswalker precon decks laying around, we could test it out and let you know thr results.
November 17, 2017 11:26 a.m.
Does it ruin the format? Absolutely not. Does it rob players of feeling the satisfaction of brewing? Aboslutely. I think the topic has been thoroughly covered above, but I will compare it to looking up top 8 deck lists. A friend of mine always buys and plays the deck that won the pro tour, every time there is a top deck he buys it. The problem is he doesn't understand how to use the sideboard correctly, and with the exception of the red deck, most of the interactions these decks contain. He usually does poorly at fnm. I think that anyone using these resources can do well, just on a player by player basis. It is nice to have a place that shows me cards I may have overlooked when building, but I would never solely rely on it.
November 17, 2017 9:35 a.m.
I never considered running a third color solely as a way to have an izzet commander. If that is something you would consider my money is on Narset, Enlightened Master. If the rest of your deck is solely non creature spells you can get a ton of free casts off. Not to mention coming with hexproof means that it is that little bit harder to remove.
November 15, 2017 7:37 p.m.
For sure maindeck Hollow One, even a possibility of a turn 1 4/4 is crazy and with Burning Inquiry it is possible. Just my thoughts anyway, but the only other card I can think of at 4 power turn 1 is Vexing Devil and everyone just takes the 4 damage anyway. At least test it out.
November 15, 2017 1:29 p.m.
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