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Said on Temur Towers...


I really like Dynavolt Tower too, it's probably the most underrated card in Standard right now. I like the way you built around it. Decks with Tower want energy badly and it looks like you have a great supply. Speaking of which, have you looked at Electrostatic Pummeler? It uses energy really well and might serve as a decent alternate win conduction.

Looks like a great deck even without changes. Great stuff!

March 27, 2017 9:06 a.m.

Said on More Power Scotty!...


That's a good idea, adding Brain in a Jar. I'm not sure what to cut, maybe a couple Digs. I also... dig (get it?) adding Temporal Trespass if for no other reason than to untap the Towers and +1 Jace. I'll try to work that in. Thanks for the feedback.

March 25, 2017 10:04 p.m.

Said on Frontier Mill Deck...


First, I like how you're mixing Sphinx's Tutelage with Fevered Visions. That's a great trick. They're getting it on both ends and it looks hilarious.

I'm not terribly familiar with Frontier, but the lack of removal concerns me. It wouldn't be so bad if it were modern because you could hit them a lot harder with the mill. Of course, it might be different in this format.

I'm looking for a way to get into the format that doesn't involve selling a kidney and this looks great. Does it play well? Do you have any problems with dredge or reanimator (is that even a thing in Frontier?)?

March 21, 2017 11:55 a.m.

Said on Goblin's Dance...


Lightning Strike was in M15, so it's legal. Bolt for 2, not bad IMHO. It plays nice with Goblins because of the low curve.

March 21, 2017 11:12 a.m.

Said on Budget 8-Rack...


I was also thinking of going with Pack Rat, but the cost to copy it seems a little high and I feel like it will distract me from the mail goal of depleting my opponent's hand as fast as possible. The way I see it, I should have their hand empty by turn four or five and I don't think that will happen if I tie up resources in cloning rats.

March 19, 2017 2:20 p.m.

Said on Budget 8-Rack...


It really depends. I'm still messing around with it, seeing what works and what doesn't. I'm happy to say that Liliana does okay in my local meta (yay for rural blue collar). I may end up going with Mists anyways.

It's funny you mention Tasigur's Cruelty because I had that in my original build, but I wanted to try Delirium. It's not very fast, and I have to draw into Smallpox and Augur of Skulls to get it going. I'm not hitting it that reliably, so I don't think it's long for the deck.

Blackmail definitely has a place here once I get more scratch. The good news is that I'll have before my next local modern event. As for Black Cat, what's your experience with it? It looks like fun in mono black sort of way, evil laugh.

I really appreciate the suggestions. It's all stuff that I was on the fence about, and I'm more convinced that they'll make it a much leaner discard machine. Thanks again. Cheers!

March 19, 2017 6 a.m.

Said on 8 rack...


Whispers of Emrakul is fun, especially if you have a creature heavy deck (relatively speaking). Turning on delirium shouldn't be too hard, especially since Augur of Skulls sacrifices himself.

March 16, 2017 1:48 a.m.

What do you think about Tasigur, the Golden Fang? I have a copy and I think I can get him down relatively early.

March 16, 2017 12:52 a.m.

Tbh, Gideon is what I love most about this deck. Between him and AEtherling it's a great win con. I'm also not all in on one particular winner. If all else fails, the Fairies will win... eventually.

March 16, 2017 12:48 a.m.

Said on Dark Visions...


Have you thought of Liliana Vess? Her -2 seems pretty good for draw/go. She has a pretty high CMC for Modern, but that doesn't seem to hard for a deck running AEtherling.

March 16, 2017 12:44 a.m.

Great suggestions, all of them. I sort of forgot about this deck because I was working on my UW control deck. I've learned some lessons from building that one and I'll implement them in this.

So... I have a couple Ob Nixlis and AEtherling cards that don't have any use right now. They're definitely going on here, probably in lieu of Silumgar and a couple Ashioks. The draw is getting an overhaul, as well, per your suggestions and what I have on hand, like Think Twice and Serum Visions. I also have a playset of Victim of Night which will replace Last Gasp.

In short, I'll be implementing most if not all of your suggestions. I have most of the cards and what I lack I'm planning on getting anyways. I appreciate the feedback. Like I said, I sort of forgot about this deck, and I'm all to happy to dust it off and put a little more work into it. Cheers!

March 16, 2017 12:40 a.m.

Said on Dark Visions...


I will always upvote any deck with AEtherling. That card just isn't fair.

March 16, 2017 12:23 a.m.

Nothing that can't be solved with Ghost Quarter and Surgical Extraction... one day.

March 16, 2017 midnight
March 15, 2017 11:58 p.m.

Said on Jace Draw Mill ......


Probably Staff of Nin and Keening Stone. They're both drops and will tie up all your resources for a while. Just think of it this way, you're swapping two artifacts for two others that cost less and impact the board more.

March 15, 2017 7:24 p.m.

Said on 8ยข-Rack...


Agree with above. I'm working on my own budget 8-Rack and I think I'll look at this one more closely once I get my key pieces in place. I like the creature element in this.

March 15, 2017 8:48 a.m.

Said on Dimir Mill...


I like it. I like it a lot. It does a great job of maximizing draw effects so Sphinx's Tutelage becomes a good Mill engine. I have two relatively cheap ideas that might make this a little better. The first is to swap Flaying Tendrils for Drown in Sorrow if you're not counting on the scry effect. It's the exact same thing, but Tendrils exiles its targets which is great against recursion strategies. The second is to add Evolving Wilds and/or Terramorphic Expanse. They maximize your Hedron Crabs and reduce the number of lands in your library to make future draws more effective.

Take em or leave em but it still looks like loads of fun on the cheap (that's my favorite part xD).

March 15, 2017 7:51 a.m.

Said on Jace Draw Mill ......


Looks like lots of fun. With all the draw spells in there, Chasm Skulker ought to get big, fast. Another creature that would work well with that strategy and put a clock on your opponent is Psychosis Crawler. Your opponent loses life as you draw, so one or two big draw spells ought to do it.

March 15, 2017 7:31 a.m.

That's a nifty synergy between Baral and Frost Titan.

March 15, 2017 6:55 a.m.

Misty Rainforest seems like a better choice than Windswept Heath, since it doesn't force you to splash a color.

March 11, 2017 2:16 p.m.


More Power Scotty!

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