JohnnyCRO says... #1

@SynergyBuild

I'd be interested in some particular decks. Specifically some I am playing/have played/want to build some day; Kess, Yisan, Teferi, Edric, Tasigur, Rashmi, GAAIV...

When I fix the issues I really could drop by!

January 16, 2019 11:41 a.m.

SynergyBuild says... #2

Hulk/Druid with Tymna and Thrasios costs about 200 online, 5k IRL according to MTGGoldfish at https://www.mtggoldfish.com/deck/881748

Sry that you might not be able to play tho!

January 16, 2019 9:23 a.m.

JohnnyCRO says... #3

@SynergyBuild

Unfortunately not. The main reason is that, well, moth my pc and interenet at home are dying. Meaning that I only have cccess to a working PC and network at school or at work. And it's kinda obvious why I don't want to play there. Also the emergence of Arena isn't helping, since I'm afraid that my money will just go down the drain in case WotC undercompensates MTGO players after it eventually dies/becomes less relevant.

But out of curiosity, how much $$$ would it approximately cost me to make a few competitive decks there? I'd love to take some cards for a spin before I spend money for physical copies and I'd love to play some actual cEDH games once in a while after I solve my network/hardware problem

January 16, 2019 9:16 a.m.

SynergyBuild says... #4

JohnnyCRO, tanks a ton, also, do you play on MTGO?

It is really cheap!

January 15, 2019 8:59 a.m.

JohnnyCRO says... #5

@SynergyBuild

Well thank you! I'm not playing cEDH so that's probably why. The thing is I'm above the vague "75%", but I don't have the crew or the budget to go into full-on cEDH (so decks like Doomsday Zur, Edric turns, Najeela, Stax Meren, GAAIV stax and whatnot are quite common, but ABU duals and Mox diamonds are a rare sight). So though I'm far from building/seeing optimized decks, I like having my ear to the ground, being up to date with the latest competitive trends rather than buying into (reddit) hype.

The key is to determine early (online a message or two, rl a few seconds) whether arguing with another person has any sense, then handle the situation accordingly. Do they offer compelling arguments and show enough logical thinking that you might really profit here or are they just pushing their ideas disregarding anything else? If it's the former, go for it because no matter if you're "right" or "wrong" you'll be smarter and have a better perspective afterwards, possibly even getting a friend by the way. If it's the latter, no amount of reasoning and good will will help, accept that as a fact. No matter if they're "right" or "wrong", a person worth the time should be able to properly defend their stance. Take a deep breath, repeat to yourself that this discussion doesn't matter at all, and then compose a polite response. Sit through the rest with a smile on your face and move on.

Honetstly, practice makes perfect. I work with people and my (future) job is very demanding in that aspect.

January 15, 2019 8:49 a.m.

SynergyBuild says... #6

JohnnyCRO

I have always found your comments to be like enpc's, albeit with what seems like less research, (enpc is insanely dedicated and insightful), but you have always been respectful and good on that tier list. Best of luck to you.

Btw I wish I could keep my chill like u, teach me!

January 15, 2019 8:20 a.m.

JohnnyCRO says... #7

@SynergyBuild, Soren841

Wow, tnx for dropping by to warn me guys, I really appreciate it!

And for what it's worth I don't intend on arguing there because, if nothing else, it's spamming (I know how bad I feel to drop by just to see spam).

BTW - love seeing you guys there. I'm mostly a lurker there, but I love reading some actual discussion and you often end up being a key part of the conversation. Good job guys, sorry I'm not gonna be seeing Soren around any more.

January 15, 2019 8:14 a.m.

Soren841 says... #8

I mean it's pretty obvious I was banned because the tier list mods don't like me and because I don't agree with their opinions.

January 15, 2019 7:55 a.m.

SynergyBuild says... #9

Hey, just gonna let you know if you debate on the tier list you may get banned, Soren841 was without even being told why. Good luck to you.

January 15, 2019 7:45 a.m.

JohnnyCRO says... #10

@MightyDarknut

Yes I do and yes, I'd love to. Sent you a friend request! ^^

January 9, 2019 6:54 p.m.

DiverDown says... #11

Do you have a Discord? Feel free to add me at Darknut#6332! I'd like to chat with ya about our takes on GAAIV. :)

January 9, 2019 6:35 p.m.

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#1

Sorry for the spam Allergy, but I have a story related to Clyde_Bankstons comment that I just have to share;

I recently played a game that boiled down to me and my Edric vs a friend piloting their Jhoira storm. He imprinted a Dispel onto a scepter hoping to stop me from going off. Next turn I topdecked a Personal Tutor , went for Notorious Throng that ended up winning me the game in the end without the need for me to cast a single instant.

( I play both Personal and Mystical, but this is a sweet corner case I just had to share)

January 21, 2019 4:41 p.m.

Hahaha, seems someone is enjoying casual lately :D

Nice partner combination, glad to see your take on it. I’m studying atm, but I’ll be sure to take a closer look a bit later.

Cheers!

January 20, 2019 12:57 p.m.

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#3

@SynergyBuild

I'd be interested in some particular decks. Specifically some I am playing/have played/want to build some day; Kess, Yisan, Teferi, Edric, Tasigur, Rashmi, GAAIV...

When I fix the issues I really could drop by!

January 16, 2019 11:41 a.m.

Said on JohnnyCRO...

#4

@SynergyBuild

Unfortunately not. The main reason is that, well, moth my pc and interenet at home are dying. Meaning that I only have cccess to a working PC and network at school or at work. And it's kinda obvious why I don't want to play there. Also the emergence of Arena isn't helping, since I'm afraid that my money will just go down the drain in case WotC undercompensates MTGO players after it eventually dies/becomes less relevant.

But out of curiosity, how much $$$ would it approximately cost me to make a few competitive decks there? I'd love to take some cards for a spin before I spend money for physical copies and I'd love to play some actual cEDH games once in a while after I solve my network/hardware problem

January 16, 2019 9:16 a.m.

Said on JohnnyCRO...

#5

@SynergyBuild

Well thank you! I'm not playing cEDH so that's probably why. The thing is I'm above the vague "75%", but I don't have the crew or the budget to go into full-on cEDH (so decks like Doomsday Zur, Edric turns, Najeela, Stax Meren, GAAIV stax and whatnot are quite common, but ABU duals and Mox diamonds are a rare sight). So though I'm far from building/seeing optimized decks, I like having my ear to the ground, being up to date with the latest competitive trends rather than buying into (reddit) hype.

The key is to determine early (online a message or two, rl a few seconds) whether arguing with another person has any sense, then handle the situation accordingly. Do they offer compelling arguments and show enough logical thinking that you might really profit here or are they just pushing their ideas disregarding anything else? If it's the former, go for it because no matter if you're "right" or "wrong" you'll be smarter and have a better perspective afterwards, possibly even getting a friend by the way. If it's the latter, no amount of reasoning and good will will help, accept that as a fact. No matter if they're "right" or "wrong", a person worth the time should be able to properly defend their stance. Take a deep breath, repeat to yourself that this discussion doesn't matter at all, and then compose a polite response. Sit through the rest with a smile on your face and move on.

Honetstly, practice makes perfect. I work with people and my (future) job is very demanding in that aspect.

January 15, 2019 8:49 a.m.

Said on JohnnyCRO...

#6

@SynergyBuild, Soren841

Wow, tnx for dropping by to warn me guys, I really appreciate it!

And for what it's worth I don't intend on arguing there because, if nothing else, it's spamming (I know how bad I feel to drop by just to see spam).

BTW - love seeing you guys there. I'm mostly a lurker there, but I love reading some actual discussion and you often end up being a key part of the conversation. Good job guys, sorry I'm not gonna be seeing Soren around any more.

January 15, 2019 8:14 a.m.

@NoOneOfConsequence

I’m not gonna get into a discussion with you bc of everything I’ve seen over the past week or so. But I will explain myself.

It’s funny to read that in a format with a card pool this wide and wehere a single mana more or less makes the difference between a staple and unplayable a whooping 6 mana difference doesn’t matter. I’m not playing Seton so I don’t know if it’s really so and frankly I don’t couldn’t care less.

You just gave me a good laugh. I’m not looking to get into discussion about something this unimportant to myself, but you cracked me up. Nothing more, nothing less.

January 15, 2019 4:21 a.m.

"(the extra 6 mana makes no difference)"

best.quote.ever!

January 14, 2019 5:16 p.m.

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#9

to save everyone some time;

@justinhohenshelt - it's in the deck already. It's an instant (one of the reasons why it's good), so you might be missing it. ctrl+f for it

@enpc - there was a discussion about it on Edric discord and everyone, including Allergymedsandcats, agreed that the deck has wide enough selection of attackers that we can be picky, so a simple " Flying Men with a slight upside" doesn't cut it these days. There is a guide for grading attackers in the primer so this all could make more sense if you take a look there. But it's cool that budget versions just got a new solid attacker.

January 14, 2019 7 a.m.

Looks good, but then again I wasn't expecting any less of you.

Now, I might be missing something, but there are a few cards I'm not sure about;

  • Radical Idea & Think Twice - these would be solid in a budget storm deck. But unless I'm missing something big, aren't there cantrips that would go better with your overall gameplan?

  • Coldsteel Heart - it's not a bad card, it's probably the best tapped rock. But in 2c, without a rock hoser that demands a critical mass of rocks (PE or Isochron), without obvious color-hungry plays on t4, idk if you need this one. Also it's 2 life with AdNaus, which is worse than 1 or 0.

  • Whispering Madness - is there an obvious use other than wheeling I'm missing? Bc 4 mana for a second copy of Windfall seems meh.

  • Trinket Mage , Dimir Infiltrator , Trophy Mage - these seem quite narrow in here. 3 mana for such limited tutors at sorcerly speed seems like much of a drawback.

Some suggestions;

It's your deck though. So ultimately you know what works or what doesn't work in here better than I do.

January 14, 2019 5:14 a.m.

Said on JohnnyCRO...

#11

@MightyDarknut

Yes I do and yes, I'd love to. Sent you a friend request! ^^

January 9, 2019 6:54 p.m.

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#12

Yep, the value for speed thing is exactly why I'm hesitant to adapt cEDH lists to my meta/budget. There are so many little choices specific for the meta that can make the conversion very hard. Plus random creature damage is relevant here and must be accounted for in a control deck in my experience.

January 9, 2019 6:49 p.m.

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#13

Hi!

I love the deck. Glad to finally see a "true" paper list; neither a cEDH list costing as a car nor a casual/75% deck heavily constrained by budget or "spirit of EDH".

How long have you been playing this? Any comments on overall gameplay?

I've been working on a similar GAAIV deck for a while, care to take a look? The Nope Pope. We already have a GAAIV pilot in the meta, but he's going more all-in on stax than I'd like to. Meta isn't cEDH but it seems to be a bit meaner than what you're facing, and it's not uncommon to see decks like stax Najeela or Doomsday Zur; basically cEDH strategies done without RL cards. But our metas share a few decks like Meren stax, Narset turns and a few other creature-based strategies, forcing me, and probably you too, to have crowd control in mind.

January 9, 2019 6:06 p.m.

@NoOneOfConsequence

1) read one

2) read another

3) think really hard how and why one could be strictly better than the other

January 8, 2019 11:27 a.m.

Watch out what you say everyone. Sheleon’s hate of the Engine might yet bear fruit...

January 7, 2019 1:46 p.m.

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