Kjartan says... #1

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May 15, 2019 3:16 a.m.

Kjartan says... #2

Toxicnerve. Link me and I'll take a look once I get the tike to :)

May 15, 2019 2:59 a.m.

Toxicnerve says... #3

Hey Kjartan, so I don't want to intrude or anything, but I have a deck style I'm unfamiliar with that I want to learn and I have a deck idea that I could use some pointers on as my idea is a bit scattered. I'm a bit out of my element and was hoping, if it's not too much trouble, if you would mind helping me out?

May 14, 2019 4:42 p.m.

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Your sideboard doesn't seem that problem-solving. A couple of spot removal things are not a bad idea, but you should include cards that really put up a fight against unfair decks.

Like Stony Silence , Runed Halo and Rest in Peace .

May 25, 2019 3:26 a.m.

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#2

NP.

Is it for monetary reasons you've chosen to run 3x Lightning Bolt and 3x Searing Spear instead of 4/2?

May 24, 2019 5:24 p.m.

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#3

Yes Lightning Bolt is cheap, effective and flexible.

May 24, 2019 4:47 p.m.

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#4

The problem with Dash Hopes and being behind is that if your opponent gets into a situation where losing 5 life without changing the board state isn't a big deal, they're just gonna take the life-loss and call it a day.

The other way around, if you're they're winning and you're just looking for the final couple of damage, they are not gonna care about the spell.

You are always going to get the effect you desire least, (if your opponent isn't playing badly.)

But both effects are powerful, so when you're in a situation where both of them are valuable, the card is really good.

A general rule of thumb, cards that give your opponent a choice are not as good as they look, (but often underrated.)

As for War's Toll , can't say I find it good. It's pretty expensive for such a slow effect, and you're on a relatively fast deck. The first effect mostly just punishes control decks and the second mostly just creature heavy decks with a few fliers.

May 24, 2019 4:21 p.m.

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Dash Hopes has a huge issue with being a do-nothing card when you're behind, but ultimately it's fine. It's great when you're ahead.

May 24, 2019 3:26 p.m.

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There is a format specifically for Alpha/Beta cards if you're interested. You don't have to play modern with it, though I suppose nothing is stopping you.

Anyways, welcome back.

May 24, 2019 8:55 a.m.

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How about some consistency spells.

You know, Serum Visions and such.

With all this ramp the new "Scour all Possibilities"

May 23, 2019 8:25 a.m.

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#8

Furor of the Bitten is fine. Not great, just fine... You having Vampire Nighthawk helps it a lot.

The problem with it is that outside of Nighthawk, the fact that it invites your opponent to destroy two of your cards with just one of theirs is probably not worth +2/+2 and a mild downside.

If your early kills were more consistent I would be a bigger fan, but you're more of a turn 5-6 deck than a turn 3-4 deck.

It is a decent threat though, and I'm not inherently against playing it in a Nighthawk list.

May 22, 2019 4:14 p.m.

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Don't like your enchantment package though... And I think you could need some Lightning Bolt s

May 22, 2019 8:23 a.m.

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Not saying it's perfect or anything, but this is by far, by miles really, the best first deck I've seen.

May 20, 2019 6:16 p.m.

How about temur Ponza. That sounds pretty cheap.

May 20, 2019 4:39 p.m.

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I feel like all your 7 sideboard cards are far better than most of your maindeck cards.

Also Innocent Blood sadly isn't modern legal.

May 20, 2019 3:36 p.m.

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I don't like Liquimetal Coating . I think there are just too few situations where you have between 6 and 9 mana, a Karn, and your opponent has an activated ability that practically wins him the game.

Would definitely take Pithing Needle over spyglass. You're fetching it once it's needed after all, so spyglasses additional ability is not that important.

Platinum Angel would be the card I would include instead of coating. It's a straight up auto-win against some of your toughest matchups, and it will always lead to a win if it's your followup to lattice.

May 18, 2019 6:31 p.m.

Yeah, modular seems like a really good fit.

Have you ever seen the deck Hardened Scales Affinity

It seems like you're slowly building towards it without realizing it.

May 17, 2019 4:16 a.m.

Firstly, by just fast enough, I mean you can afford to play cards like Walking Ballista and that you should play some interaction, (Like the removal you already have enough of, so that's solved,) but that you also need to apply at least some pressure.

Pia's Revolution is surprisingly not a card that allows for some particularly fast kills. It's a weird card that generates value over time, if you can give your opponent a reason to not just take three. It's a tempo card. It requires both a way to grind out the game and a way to bring the beats to really work.


As for Vexing Devil , like Pia's Revolution it's a punisher card. They key to making a punisher card good is to make both it's effect as desirable as possible as often as possible.

You've built your deck to take advantage of Revolution sticking around and making life hard for your opponent. It's supposed to be good both when you're on the semi-fast plan and the semi-slow plan.

Devil, quite often, will only be good when you're on the fast plan, and it doesn't synergize with the artifact sub-theme. If they have a removal spell they can let it stick, kill it and Pia's Revolution won't do anything with that.

But I do think it's good enough here. I just find it a little bit iffy.


Chromatic Star will trigger when it's destroyed by a card effect, or sacrificed by for example Shrapnel Blast


Don't like Impact Tremors . You already have too many clunky cards that you can't help but include. Having yet another one probably won't improve it.

I've never built a deck like this before, so take what I say as a surface analysis. I know the competitive side of MTG, and definitely modern. But I never really play with punisher effects.

May 16, 2019 6 a.m.

Cool idea. Can't remember seeing a deck using Pia's Revolution and Hidden Stockpile together. I've thought about doing it before, but never really got around to it...

I don't think this deck is very fast, but I don't think it needs to be. It just needs to be fast enough to make your opponent think twice before just taking 3 from Revolution.

I don't think Pain Magnification is that good, but you seem to have come to the same conclusion as well. It takes too much setup, and it quickly runs out of potential as your opponent runs out of cards in hand.

Wrench Mind is fine, but I personally wouldn't play it outside of a discard themed deck.

Vexing Devil I'm on the fence about. I usually only really think it's good in really fast zoo decks, and Claim / Fame burns. Since you're not super fast, your opponent can pretty easily take the 4 damage a lot of the time. However, it is pretty good with Hidden Stockpile . Ultimately I think you can do better.

Not sure you have enough Instants to support Isochron Scepter , but if you do, the card is really, really powerful.

Mishra's Bauble , Chromatic Star , Lightning Helix (to replace Lightning Strike ), Bomat Courier , and Arcbound Ravager _(which is extrememly expensive, but also OP af) could be some additions/replacements

May 16, 2019 3:14 a.m.

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May 15, 2019 3:16 a.m.

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Toxicnerve. Link me and I'll take a look once I get the tike to :)

May 15, 2019 2:59 a.m.

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Skull Rend is probably your worst card and an easy cut. After that, it becomes kinda difficult.

Normally, I would say Lost Legacy but I think it's pretty good right now, and since your deck's overall power level is already subpar, it can't hurt to include.

Avatar of Discord perhaps?

May 9, 2019 5:12 a.m.

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#20

I see you own some Terminate s.

Should probably move those to the mainboard.

May 9, 2019 4:32 a.m.

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