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I'm a blue combo/control player that plays mid- to high-level Commander exclusively. Aside from Magic, my great passions include anime, coffee, League of Legends, and spamming .gifs.

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#1

You need ramp, 1-for-1 removal in the format is bad, be more proactive, sen triplets is pretty bad.

January 18, 2018 5:33 p.m.

I'm honestly shocked to see so many people disliking these bans. Ignorance abounds.

January 15, 2018 3:17 p.m.

I'm honestly shocked to see so many people disliking these bans. Ignorance abounds.

January 15, 2018 3:16 p.m.

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#4

New season in League of Legends is starting up, which means getting back on the grind.

Playing with a group of 5 now for teams. Easily the best way to play the game. It's a shame the game is terrible until you get fantastic at it.

January 14, 2018 11:19 a.m.

Torrential Gearulk's probably better in a UWR control list. It's not really great here but it's not bad either.

Tron's not a fast deck. Spreading seas their lands, hope they don't World Breaker or Ulamog, the Ceaseless Hunger your lands.

For infect, have path or chain interaction into verdict.

Ad nauseum is all countermagic.

January 13, 2018 11:03 p.m.

The deck has 8 counters mainboard, snaps, and halo+sphere as catch-all answers. The side opens up counters further.

I think you're too caught up on thinking about counters. Modern is a super wide open format with maybe 20 great decks to chose from. It's literally impossible to build a deck to answer all of those decks. This is why people sometimes say that 'fair decks' aren't that great in modern. You need to do something truly silly to succeed in the format.

The way this deck is silly is that it can use both Field of Ruin and Spreading Seas to constrict someone's mana while not losing card advantage. In addition, Cryptic Command is a great catch-all answer and Search for Azcanta  Flip is a bonkers card that will allow you to chrun through your library in no time. There are some truly unfair things going on in he deck even if 90% is fair blue.

This deck doesn't aim to answer EVERYTHING. It aims to turn the corner and stabilize enough to get to a point where it has access to so many different cards that it doesn't really matter what your opponent does because you'll have the right answer. Form there, you typically win with Celestial Colonnade. It's really the deck's plan A.

Beyond that, you've got the Gideons. THe mini gideons come down early and Fog for you, hold off annoying permanents, and buy you time. There are even times when tossing one out and getting the emblem off will create a significant block for your opponents later on. Thhey can also act as finishers, but this doesn't happen all that much. Nonetheless, they increase the deck's threat density. As for papa Gideon, he does everything you want from a walker; he buys you time, kills annoying things, and ends games.

Looking at the deck, you're probably concerned that going long against something like burn will just have them draw their way into enough burn to finish you off before you can kill them. Although that is a concern, if you can juust get enough cards in your hand, you'll eventually get there. At the end of the game, you'll have 15 cards in your library and they'll have 30. That makes a huge difference. You don't actually need 30 counters when you can use Spreading Seas and Serum visions to cantrip through your deck to find the appropriate answers. Also, there will be times when your opponent plays Turn 1 Cavern of Souls into a Cursecatcher and your counters seem terrible. In those cases, you don't want too many counters. Some people even play UW control in modern with very few counters, although I think that's a pretty bad idea.

January 13, 2018 8:21 p.m.

@ArchonBlue - Your decks is pretty bad, tbh. Please take a look at the list I linked. It is very standard. It's going to get you on the right path.

January 12, 2018 1:55 p.m.

I'm currently considering the following walker package:

Gideon of the Trials is apparently quite good.

For context, here is the untested deck I'm toying with: Modern Azcanta Control. It's pretty stock standard based on what's currently being run in paper and online though, so not tons of innovation. Only questionable card in the list is probably Glimmer of Genius.

January 12, 2018 11 a.m.

My group allows me to play him with the 1 genetic in his cost being errataed to be W.

January 11, 2018 11:01 a.m.

Well, to be fair, if you're playing something like a 3 color Doomsday/Omniscience hybrd, that's still going to be more competitive than what most casual tables can handle. I say it's bad, but it's bad only in the context of the highest levels of EDH.

January 8, 2018 6:09 p.m.

I've seen some interesting jank brews with academy rector and other random cards. They're typically in 2 to 5 colors tho and often run a second win con. I find those decks would be better in 90% of cases if they ran the plan B as their primary over the omniscience plan. Omniscience just requires you make too many deck building concessions. As for mono blue cEDH omniscience, I say it's mostly a noob trap.

Fun in casual tho.

January 8, 2018 4:38 p.m.

There is such a thing as opportunity cost. By committing to something, you're naturally forgoing options other than the one you made. In this case you're opting for Thada Adel, Acquisitor while Teferi, Temporal Archmage has widely been accepted by the competitive community as the best general for mono U stax builds (and also best mono U commander in general).

Part of what makes Teferi so potent is that he is part of a linear strategy. What I mean by that is that Teferi himself can contribute to a combo, allow you to break parity, or dig for needed cards. In addition, the overall card quality in Teferi lists is miles above or at the same level as what you'd find in most other competitive Mono U lists.

January 8, 2018 3:23 p.m.

Also questionable

January 8, 2018 1:59 p.m.

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#15

You're gonna want to wait for the meta to shape up. Don't buy anything before we know where the format is headed. Chill. Wait.

January 8, 2018 1:28 p.m.

Been incredibly busy in my life lately, but I finally got time to do NOTHING over the weekend. Played a full day of commander with my friends on Saturday and played a shit ton of Doom and League of legends on Sunday. Was wonderful.

I even had the time to do some altering Show

January 8, 2018 11:51 a.m.

I think that's honestly a pretty bad direction to go into. Blue has so many redundant counter options that putting one in the command zone does very little compared to a card that is a part of a linear strategy.

January 8, 2018 11:12 a.m.

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#18

Sell it asap even if you can't get the full price. You'll never use it and it's only for collectors. LeaPlath is right.

January 7, 2018 9:24 a.m.

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Unsettling yet incredibly beautiful, I find that silverskin armor is likely the best looking card in magic and incorporates many of the staple features we've come to expect from Nielsen. Love the homage to vitruvian man here and the parallel you can draw between the piece the card is inspired by and the attitudes of the people of mirrodin. I'm also a huge fan of the geometric figures as well as how the figure in the art is incorporate into the abstract surroundings.

January 6, 2018 7:20 p.m.

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#20

It's also possible that WotC had to last minute put replacement cards into slots because they needed to change something about the limited environment. This explains why so many cards are repeated AND why we have no new art.

January 5, 2018 9:09 p.m.

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