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I got into magic with New Phyrexia and just play for fun. I am really into EDH due to the variety of combinations you can create with 100 cards. My biggest goals with my decks is to have fun, but be competitive at the same time.

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capriom85 says... #1

I need to update the hell out of my binder. Soon as I do I'll let you know. I still need the harvesters

March 3, 2017 10:21 p.m.

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Thanks for the great input. My deck is Naya Human Blitz if you wish to take a look at it. I do not have any creatures at 3 power so I will probably replace Experiment One with something else. Probably will be the swift and/or Berserker. I may try sneaking in x2 copies of the captain in my build and see how it runs. Since I have not played in a Modern tournament yet I am assuming that graveyard effects will be popular so I will make sure to include Rest in Peace in my sideboard. For some reason my deck linking is not working.

March 26, 2017 6:12 p.m.

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Those definitely some good suggestions. Did you have an idea of what could be taken out? I was thinking that Mentor of the Meek could be replaced by either Duskwatch Recruiter  Flip or Tireless Tracker. I am not sure what would be a priority removal for the other cards.

March 26, 2017 2:35 p.m.

Hey, I am glad I came across this deck because I will definitely use it as a reference for my deck. I was curious, have you ever ran the cards Experiment One and Hamlet Captain in this build? I have them both in my version and was wondering how they performed. I was thinking Experiment would not be too bad of an option due to the Evolve mechanics, but am worried that Hamlet Captain is too slow. I am currently working on getting my decklist set up before I buy all of the cards I am missing to complete the deck. Your input on Collected Company was interesting as well because I was thinking the same thing about that card when I was playing testing my deck when I had it in there. Lastly, do you have many problems when playing against graveyard based decks?

March 26, 2017 2:20 p.m.

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I was say somewhat budget. I am willing to splurge for a playset of Collected Company, but a playset of Noble Hierarch is way out of my price range. So recommendations for cards in the $10-15 range would be okay.

March 26, 2017 1:53 p.m.

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Thanks for the input. I am not sure what the meta is like at my local shop so if I face a lot of graveyard based decks I will definitely keep this card in mind!

March 26, 2017 10:03 a.m.

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I appreciate all of the advice that I received from a previous forum I posted, and I decided to build a G/W humans deck rather than Naya for more consistency. The deck I built is G/W Modern Humans, and is geared around humans buffs and a few +1/+1 counter effects. Any advice on the sideboard, experiences anyone has playing a similar deck, or the maybe cards I have listed for my 3-drop slot would be very much appreciated.

March 25, 2017 3:24 p.m.

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Hey, I have a Izzet Signet from MM3. Here is My binder if you want to look and see if anything else I have catches your eye.

March 25, 2017 3:13 p.m.

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Well, I really liked what xyr0s said as a response to the forum so I started to work on a G/W counter based deck. That way I can compare a G/W build to the Naya build I modified yesterday. I came up with this card list in Hardened Humans so I am wondering what you all think. I have seen other builds that use allies that come in with counters on their own, and then the counters can be duplicated again if another ally enters the battlefield. Of course, Hardened Scales makes the counters even more effective. The card I am questioning a little bit is Metallic Mimic because it does not come on the battle field with counters, but it does let the rest of my humans come in with counters. I worry that missing out on counter development to play the card will slow be down too much. I am not sure if I am looking into this too much or if my concerns are valid.

March 19, 2017 8:05 p.m.

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You are correct with not being able to place a 3-color deck under budget. I meant "budget" under the terms of cards I have already. I really wanted to make a Bogels deck, but did not want to put the money into it just in case I do not like the format. I have adjusted my Naya deck to what land cards I already have and what cheaper creatures cards I would buy.

I did forget about Metallic Mimic from decks I looked up earlier today. Would that mean a Burning-Tree Emissary would come in with a counter on it?

I was not sure if G/W would have enough power to hit quick enough. With me running smaller creatures with lord effects I figured I would need to end the game sooner rather than later. Granted, with playing only two colors I could narrow down my mana base and spell selection.

March 18, 2017 8:11 p.m.

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Thanks for the feedback. I figured my original Naya Deck needed a lot of tweaking because I had yet to add fetches to the mix. I have always been told that Modern is a fast format so I figured the Paladin and Rampager was going to have to come out of the deck due to removal threats. The biggest thing I was wanting to make sure of is that Naya Humans is a viable option.

The changes I had first thought of were:
+4 Thalia's Lieutenant
+4 Monastery Swiftspear
+2 Thalia, Guardian of Thraben

-3 Silverblade Paladin
-3 Ghor-Clan Rampager
-3 Rancor

I will make a decision on either Kytheon, Hero of Akros  Flip or Soldier of the Pantheon replacing the Elites.

Is Gather the Townsfolk something that I should keep in the deck, or should I swap it out for more removal or another creature?

I know Caverns would be ideal for this deck, but that was severely take it out of the budget range that I had in mind. I was thinking I could splurge for Collected Company, but the Caverns are a little steep for my blood.

March 18, 2017 7:13 p.m.

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I have decided that I would like to try and make a Modern Deck, but I am thinking of creating a budget build first to make sure I even like the format. I already have several of the cards needed to make an effective humans deck, but I am just not sure what color combination I should use. I have watched a few videos on a mono-white deck that has been effective, but it is also very vulnerable to Chalice of the Void and Engineered Explosives. So I thought I could create a G/W build that allows me to sideboard is artifact destruction to prevent being overpowered by these two cards. I then thought about possibly making a Naya Humans deck similar to one I used when I played standard several years ago. This is the deck, Naya Human Blitz, and it has been modified a little bit to include a few non-standard cards after the deck rotated out. Would something similar to this Naya build I used to run workout, or should I stick to G/W or Mono-white? The basic idea I have for this deck is to stick with the low-cost creature route with spell support for protection and/or removal.

This is where I can use the most advice because I do not know what decks are the most popular ones I will be facing. Obviously I need to guard against Chalice and Explosives because they can really slow my deck idea down. Are there any other cards that are popular in the format right now that I will find myself struggling against? I realize a Naya build may be difficult with Blood Moon being popular, but would this color combination provide me with the best firepower? I just want to make sure that I do not create a deck that sets me up to fail against every other modern deck. I realize each and every deck out there has their good, bad, and terrible match-ups, but I just want to make sure I avoid the terrible ones as much as I can!

I appreciate you taking your time to read this and am looking forward to any advice that can be provided.

March 18, 2017 5:56 p.m.

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Hey, I purchased a box of MM 2017 today and updated my binder with my more expensive hauls. I also updated by wants binder so I am looking to make some trades. Let me know if we can work something out. Here is my binder

March 17, 2017 9:43 p.m.

I too broke down today and bought a box. My pulls include:
Scalding Tarn
Verdant Catacombs
Abrupt Decay
Craterhoof Behemoth
Stony Silence
Temporal Mastery
Past in Flames
2x Path to Exile
2x Inquisition of Kozilek
Serum Visions
Terminate
Terminate
Golgari Signet
Izzet Signet
Explore
Molten Rain
Lone Missionary
Pyroclasm
Flickerwisp

The rest consists of a lot of 50 cent foils and $1-2 rares.....I was hoping for a more epic pull like Tarmogoyf or Liliana of the Veil, but I never seem to get that lucky. It was fun to actually open a big set like this though.

March 17, 2017 8:49 p.m.

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Yeah, unfortunately I cannot find anything else from your binder in the $3 range I would be interested in. Thanks for looking. Maybe we can work something out next time.

March 12, 2017 9:39 p.m.

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What about just the fatal push?

March 12, 2017 8:43 p.m.

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#16

I would just be interested in trading for one

March 12, 2017 7:20 p.m.

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