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I play modern and commander, but most of my competitive focus and knowledge is in modern. Control is definitely my archetype of choice, especially reactive countermagic control.

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Said on RNA Abzan Afterlife...

#1

1-2 copies of Mausoleum Secrets might serve you well. Being able to grab a Kaya's Wrath or Mortify when you need it seems pretty powerful.

February 13, 2019 11:22 a.m.

Said on Esper Blink...

#2

Correct, but when it re-enters you get a second ETB effect. So you get to permanently exile one creature, plus exile another until it dies. Yes, it does work the same with Tidehollow Sculler , but you have to use the blink effects as you play it for cards to be exiled permanently. Sin collector you can flicker whenever you have the extra mana/cards and they'll still be exiled permanently.

February 12, 2019 2:50 p.m.

Said on Esper Blink...

#3

Cute idea. Blinking a Sin Collector will let you rip your opponent's hand apart. You can also exile something permanently by flickering a Fiend Hunter while it's ETB ability is on the stack. A little strange, I know, but here's how it works:

You cast Fiend Hunter, it resolves, it enters the battlefield. Now, Fiend Hunter has two abilities. The first one, which says "when Fiend Hunter enters the battlefield, you may exile another target creature." goes on the stack. You can respond to that trigger by casting something like Cloudshift on your Fiend Hunter. Cloudshift resolves, and flickers your Fiend Hunter. This makes its second ability, which says "when Fiend Hunter leaves the battlefield, return the exiled card to the battlefield under its owner's control" go on the stack. It then re-enters the battlefield, causing its first ability to go on the stack again. So we resolve the stack top-down:
1) The second ETB trigger resolves. You exile something under Fiend Hunter.
2) The first LTB trigger resolves. It looks for the card exiled by the FIRST ETB trigger. Since nothing has been exiled by that trigger yet, nothing happens.
3) The first ETB trigger resolves. You exile something under Fiend Hunter.
Now, if Fiend Hunter leaves the battlefield again, it's LTB trigger will go on the stack. This will only return the card exiled by the matching ETB trigger - so they'll get back the creature exiled in step 1, but not the creature exiled in step 3.

Think of it this way: every time Fiend Hunter enters the battlefield, you make a new box (entering the battlefield 10 times = 10 individual boxes). For each box, you get one chance to put something in and one chance to take something out. If you try to take something out of the box before you've put anything in it, then you've wasted your only chance to take something out of the box, so whatever you put in there is there forever.

February 12, 2019 9:29 a.m.

Said on Lovebirds...

#4

dbpunk Thanks for the suggestions! I did consider Grave Pact and Dictate of Erebos , but I generally build my decks by a simple rule: If I wouldn't enjoy playing against it, I try not to include it.
Since those cards turn every Krav activation into a Plague Wind , I can't imagine it would be fun to play against. For a deck geared toward higher power gameplay, though, they would be great suggestions!

February 7, 2019 3:25 p.m.

Teysa and Elenda are girlfriends, thank you for acknowledging this
Also Mr Cortez is a hilarious off-the-wall card that I never would've expected to see in a list like this, but your explanation for him makes perfect sense. Bravo!

February 6, 2019 8:28 p.m.

Specialties

Modern - Control

Decks

Ms. Atraxa's Neighborhood

Commander / EDH* Silverdrake

SCORE: 4 | 1673 VIEWS | IN 1 FOLDER

Lovebirds

Commander / EDH* Silverdrake

SCORE: 7 | 5 COMMENTS | 679 VIEWS | IN 2 FOLDERS

Fun Police - UW Variant

Modern Silverdrake

SCORE: 2 | 2 COMMENTS | 585 VIEWS | IN 2 FOLDERS

Fioran Politics

Commander / EDH Silverdrake

SCORE: 3 | 1 COMMENT | 185 VIEWS | IN 2 FOLDERS

Tainted Beacon Combo

Modern Silverdrake

SCORE: 12 | 3 COMMENTS | 624 VIEWS | IN 6 FOLDERS

Oloro Permission

Commander / EDH* Silverdrake

119 VIEWS | IN 1 FOLDER

Finished Decks 57
Prototype Decks 32
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Playing since Tenth Edition
Points 80
Avg. deck rating 4.85
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Helper Rank 573
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Good Card Suggestions 254
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