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Have been playing consistently since Innistrad....missed everything between Urza's block and Innistrad, though, so I am trading heavily to balance my EDH decks with lost goodies from missed sets. I play only EDH and Standard because the "pay-to-play" mentality of Modern and beyond keeps me out of the formats. I run multiple Bant variation EDH decks, Azami Self Mill, and am currently working on building something centering on Oona, Queen of the Fae . For standard I am American control all the way. I also run G/W Aggro from time to time but don't spend as much time tweaking and testing with it since it is a more straight forward build and wins are less rewarding to me. I am currently devoting most of my trading to trying to hunt down Tundra and Tropical Island to finish off my Bant EDH land base. I am here mostly to trade, so feel free to make me offers. I am married to nothing in my binders. Thanks for looking!
|Playing since||Limited Edition Alpha|
|Avg. deck rating||18.67|
|Favorite formats||Standard,Commander / EDH|
|Last activity||2 hours|
nah, thanks, I actually have more Sword of Light and Shadow s than I need at this point. If you have a Sword of Fire and Ice (especially MM), or maybe Sword of Feast and Famine to trade, I'd consider that. If it was the Judge promo SoLaS, I could maybe trade for that, though.
I know, right?! The most easy to believe scenario my friends and I came up with was that he was someone that had no clue about MtG whow as working that day and inventoried some stuff in the wrong binder because the shop had Power 9 stuff and ABR Duals in the case at correct pricing, to our disappointment.
I took a trip with my friends to New York state for a weekend...it was a guys outing, no MtG intended to happen, but we ended up in this hole in the wall shop in Syracuse and the guy had a $1 rare binder. Thumbing through that sucker I managed to find Vendilion Clique , Gilded Drake , Sword of War and Peace , and a Chord of Calling . I double-checked to make sure I didn't misread the label and the store owner says, "Wel, some of those in there are a little more valuable than the $1 rares." Apparently he really meant only a little bit because I walked away with the 4 of them for $12!!!! My friends also managed to grab Liliana of the Veil and Elspeth, Knight-Errant for like $3 apiece as well. It was a good "mistake"
Hey, thank you for keeping Bant alive. It's my favorite archetype. So, let's get the shameless plug out PSB 2.0, check mine out.
So I have a few comments/questions:
How does the Caryatid work for you? I am struggling with whether or not to ramp at all in my version of Bant midrange.
Heliod in here is a mistake...you'll never get the devotion out and Thassa's ability would be more relevant. Trostani is a nice trick...I tried him, too. Unfortunately, he never gets to really populate the way we probably intend and when he does it's "win-more".
Spootyone, I know what you are saying about the Sylvan Caryatid and mana fixing in 3 color build that has a triple W 7 drop. Honestly...all Angel of Serenity is there to do is open the gates to a finish. She will most likely come out in agro matches to make way for Centaur Healer which can hose a lot of the agro out there now. I am worried, however, because I have been coming up short in the triple W when needed department. I added some a plains in place of an Island and Forest. Man, do I miss that perfect mana! I'd hate to have to make this a GW build simply because I lose all card draw. I think the real question here is do I want to waste T2 on the Caryatid with no 1 drops or do I want to paly a Voice or Lion? This seems more like a play Caryatid or not issue than should I ramp or not. Some games, with all the control and midrange out now, can come down to if the 3 damage that the Lion could have inflicted T3 when I played a Caryatid instead.