Hey brother. I wouldnt mess with tooth and nail. The best stax resistant combo would simply be labman+tainted pact. It's less dead weight.
November 12, 2018 7:55 p.m.
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I do want to make note that I just read your description in full (I assumed it was just you describing your deck) so I understand you're open to other things. I apologize for not reading it before writing my huge comment. If you want to stick with this specific deck, or a particular card or concept in here, let me know. I can make suggestions (in the modern format) that may help. If not, let me know what kind of concepts you have liked that you've seen so far in magic and I can lead you to other decks that may interest you. Definitely let me know you're budget as well. That can drastically affect the types of cards I suggest.
December 11, 2018 11:34 p.m.
I agree with RedmundR2 in general. The concept of this deck is not something you're going to be able to create competitively in modern. I truly believe you should play with what you love, and if that is casual then by all means continue. The deck still seems fun. However, there is a deck that may be similar that you can play competitively in modern.
One of my favorite combo decks in modern: Grishoalbrand (from Griselbrand and Nourishing Shoal). Seeing as you did not know about the legality of some cards I'm going to assume you are somewhat new to Magic. Disclaimer, this deck is NOT something you can just simply pick up and win at your local FNM. It does require a little bit more knowledge of the rules as well as competitive level thinking. However, if that is a route you want to, start with the deck you want to learn and keep playing until you've figured it out. This deck as many similar concepts to the deck you're trying to build. Also, this is simply one primer. There are more if this one doesn't "click" to you.
In saying all of that, if you want to get this deck more tuned to modern you will need to remove the illegal cards which I see you have taken most out. Pattern of Rebirth and Wild Mongrel NOT modern legal, and Golgari Grave-Troll is specifically banned. Before I continue with suggestions Karnival, are you willing to explore other colors? How competitive do you want to be, if at all? Do you have a budget I will need to remember for suggestions?
I've said this multiple times, sorry to say it again. Play with what you like. If you're more of a casual player with friends, this deck is fine. If you want to try and start competing at modern FNMs, I'm sure we could help try to find tune your deck (with whatever concepts you want to keep). If you want to truly start getting competitive, let us know. We can offer multiple decks that you might like to start and try.
December 11, 2018 11:23 p.m.
I hope that all made sense and helps. If it doesn't, let me know if you have any questions.
Also, you could just switch this deck from Modern to Legacy, and everything would be legal. Legacy is just a MUCH faster format to where this won't be able to compete competitively. For casual though, there is nothing wrong with this deck.
December 11, 2018 11:44 a.m.
Karnival - Not all master's sets are modern only. Ultimate Masters is printing cards from throughout Magic. Those cards are not on the modern banned list because they were never printed in a modern legal set. Modern legal cards are those printed in STANDARD VIABLE SETS from 8th edition and up. Meaning, if the card was played in standard (whatever type of standard was around back then) then it is modern playable now as long as it was printed in 8th edition onward.
This link can help you search for individual cards which there will be a link that says "sets and legality" once you've searched for a card. I've put the link for Brawn as an example since that is a card you have mentioned.
This link is the comprehensive banned list of every card in every paper format. Cards may not be listed simply for the fact that the card was not printed in a legal set for the format.
December 11, 2018 11:31 a.m.
With the lifegain aspect, something you could try is Wall of Reverence and Serra Avatar which doubles your life total every turn, while giving you an insane beater. Individually, they both work with what your deck wants to do and together they combo well. Here, I would so potentially Azor, the Lawbringer and potentially Propaganda to switch out if you want to try these cards. In general, Azor, the Lawbringer can be good, but I don't see a way to blink him. You also have PLENTY of draw spells without the needed obstacle of attacking. If you need something to attack with, a huge beater might be a better choice.
I want to second the suggestion of Beacon of Immortality as it can be a wincon with Sanguine Bond. I use this in my own Oloro deck and an instant speed wincon comes in handy quite often. I forsee you potentially taking out a land here. Even with 37 lands, you have five rocks. You shouldn't have any problems getting your lands with the amount of draw you play.
With the amount of enchantments you have in the deck, I feel that you should replace Norn's Annex with Sphere of Safety. Other lifegain decks can pay that tax, and big creature decks are willing to pay 2 or 4 life with their 20/20 creatures. Sphere of Safety makes people tap even more mana to attack you which could be the difference in whether they actually swing or not.
These are just my initial suggestions, and disclaimer, I did not look through all of your past updates to see what you have tried. These are just my suggestions based on what I see with the deck as of now.
December 6, 2018 1:41 p.m.
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