clayperce Old School
Open anything decent at any prereleases? I myself attended two going 1-2 the first time and 2-1 the second time.
My first kit only was a Honored Hydra and a promo Heaven / Earth. I got crushed game 1 by a bant deck splashing white for Oketra the True, game 2 I lost in our third round against another Bant deck featuring a Kefnet the Mindful, Nissa, Steward of Elements and an Angel of Sanctions. The other match I cant remember their deck much nothing stood out really that I can recall and I did win this one.
The second event later I opened a promo Kefnet the Mindful, a Hazoret the Fervent, a Drake Haven, an Irrigated Farmland, and a Anointed Procession.I played a U/W cycling deck and I had a fair bit of discard too, so I Was playing kefnet, with Drake Haven, Anointed Procession, and a Irrigated Farmland.
Game 1, I lost to a abzan deck featuring a foil Archfiend of Ifnir along with a Honored Hydra with plenty of cycling. Took forever for our matches to finish since my deck was so slow to win as well as to even beat, and our first match was about 35 minutes?
Game 2 I won against a Golgari deck playing lots of zombies and some cycling cards, it had Hapatra, Vizier of Poisons, Dread Wanderer, Ruthless Sniper, Festering Mummy, Stir the Sands, and Supernatural Stamina and combat tricks in green.
Game 3 was against a Selesnya tokens deck, featuring a Regal Caracal,Champion of Rhonas, and a Sandwurm Convergence. Game 1 I won through drake tokens eventually. While game two with my deck being so slow I couldn't do anything about Sandwurm Convergence which ended up beating me in about 4-5 turns not surprisingly.
My deck featured gate to the afterlife which I paired this thing with 1x drake haven and the synergy was awesome, beyond that I had Annointed Procession for even more tokens. I had 2 of those Sacred Cats to embalm too and 2 Anointer Priest for a ton of life gain and tokens.
That's how I literally won game 3, I attacked them with kefnet 5 times(the cats gave him some more life) and cast 2 Sacred Cats a turn apart, and embalmed them each while gaining life on the original ones dying from gate to the afterlife, and then life again when the token entered because of Anointer Priest. So I just stalled with that even though I was getting attacked over and over.
Only one invocation was opened surprisingly out of like 45-50 kits and 2 boxes worth of prize packs so far. It was an Aven Mindcensor the one.
April 23, 2017 12:44 p.m.
I wasn't happy with that Burn deck.
I felt like I was trying to force something to be Sizzle, and it wasn't working.
Then I was sitting at home, thinking about cards, and it suddenly hit me that might work better.
I've put something together, and initial playtests are going well.
Check it out if you're looking for something different to play this season.
April 20, 2017 2:59 p.m.
Yeah I know about the #1 spot stuff.
I just found it amusing.
Please let them actually print that.
I found a grammatical error on a card recently. I wish I'd noted which one.
Maybe I should start a collection.
April 19, 2017 2:13 a.m.
My deck is currently at second place with 65 votes.
The top deck is on 64 votes.
How does that work? lol
The ways of first place are mysterious. Much like the Ojutai Clan.
April 18, 2017 3:37 p.m.
I know you love a good deck cycle so I wanted to check that you know this.
If you have the Tappedout app installed on a mobile device it gives you an extra deck cycle per day.
April 18, 2017 7:41 a.m.
I haven't written up any play tips for Burn Amonkhet, so I wanted to point out a few things to you.
The Cartouche lets you get two burn spells for the price of one, by returning the burn Enchantment to hand.
It also doesn't make any of the Prowess Creatures have Power more than 2.
Sweltering Suns WON'T wipe any of the Prowess Creatures off the board because they all become 4 Toughness as soon as it is cast.
April 17, 2017 6:52 p.m.
I'm actually still tweaking Burn Amonkhet, so don't plan to sleeve it up yet.
Soul-Scar Mage is amazingly good at shutting down Mardu Vehicles, but I doubt anyone will be playing that deck this season. There are just too many answers for it, now.
I've seen a couple of strong Exert and Bant Control decks, but I REALLY want someone to build a Zombie deck I can test against.
No one has, yet. I can't be bothered doing it myself.
I'm sure it's going to be the strongest build this season.
April 17, 2017 6:45 p.m.
Thanks for letting me know about that thread, I wasn't aware of it. Probably will now keep an eye on the discussion there now.
As you said yourself already, it might be hard knowing where Nissa will fit, but I do think she has potential in the 75.
April 16, 2017 10:36 p.m.
I have been considering trying Nissa, Steward of Elements in infect actually.
Her second ability could be very useful considering how many low 1-2 cost creatures and of course lands infect has, and with noble hierarch you could play Nissa turn 2 and I think this opens up a new way to play infect a bit differently, maybe even better.
I will be likely looking to acquire 2 copies to give a try at some point.
April 16, 2017 9:32 p.m.
Just when I'm ready to pack it in with Standard they have to go and release a whole lot of amazing Minotaurs, which only happen to be my favourite Tribe.
On an unrelated matter, why is it so much harder to cut one card from a 100 card deck than it is from a 60 card deck?
April 16, 2017 10:08 a.m.
I think Gwafa Hazid, Profiteer could be useful as a political Commander.
Offer to put a Counter on a Token so an Opponent can draw a card.
Offer to stop a Creature that is taking over the game, even if it's Indestructible.
I would guess that it works against Planeswalkers or Gods who become Creatures.
April 5, 2017 7:19 p.m.
I'm yet to be inspired by anything in Amonkhet.
The Cycle Lands interest me for EDH, but I think they are too slow for Standard.
I think we're gonna try playing FNM at some different shops.
Mardu Vehicles won every single game to take first place at the last FNM I played. Fucking tired of the fact that Players just wait for decks to win the Pro Tour then play them, and there are not enough good answers to them.
A new LGS might be the answer.
April 2, 2017 7:31 a.m.
March 29, 2017 5:25 a.m.
Oh and I had hoped that Frontier might take off at our LGS, but not many people seem interested in it.
March 28, 2017 8:04 a.m.
Yeah StuBi and I got our six Standard tourneys ticked off and have now decided that we are only going to play Standard once every two weeks now, instead of three times a fortnight.
We were very dedicated Standard players but things are always the same now.
People wait until the pro tour, buy the winning decks, and then that's all you face off against.
AND there are no easy/effective answers to those decks in the format.
Since I've worked out how to build better EDH decks, and found a play group that suits us better, we're playing that format a lot more.
So I understand you gravitating towards Modern. I can't see myself ever playing that format as I like longer games.
March 27, 2017 12:14 a.m.
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Thanks much for the upvote on Dogs and Gods (AKH)!
April 24, 2017 11:56 a.m.
Like InfuriatedBrute mentions, Noose Constrictor seems like a worse two-drop than the others already in the main, mostly because it can't Crew Heart of Kiran without a discard. I'm keeping it on the maybeboard though in case we end up with more Flyers in the meta than Heart can handle, and I want the Reach effect.
April 24, 2017 11:53 a.m.
UR Delver wouldn't be too bad budget-wise, but I'm not sure about the deck. I think it's maybe just that Grixis Delver seems so much more powerful, and I'm not a fan of that deck at all. Thanks though!
Thanks for the suggestion! For whatever reason, I hadn't even looked at Blue Moon, and it looks really fun. I don't have any Snaps though, so it's out of range for now.
Thanks again, everyone!
April 24, 2017 8:24 a.m.
Sounds like some great games! Congrats on the record, and welcome to 2HG!
April 23, 2017 8:49 p.m.
Just wanted to say thanks for the +1 on Hellbent Amonwolves (AKH)!
April 23, 2017 8:16 a.m.
Almost forgot: An opponent played Compulsory Rest last night as United Customer Service. LMAO.
April 22, 2017 12:09 p.m.
Oh, those are great! Keep 'em coming!
Sorry about that. I know better, too!
I went with "Car-Touch" for the Cartouches. Because I'm also 5, and love giving opponents the Intentional Mispronounciation Test (last night, 3 snickered and 1 tilted). Which also explains why I really want to see Eugene back in the storyline again ...
April 22, 2017 11:47 a.m.
Here are the official descriptions of the new mechanics, plus some short videos, from the Mothership.
And here's a really good primer from ChannelFireball.
If you're wondering how well it works though, idk yet either! :-)
April 22, 2017 12:07 a.m.
I'll kick this off with ...
April 21, 2017 7:08 p.m.
I enjoy using goofy names when I cast spells (especially at casual-leaning events like Pre-release).
Anyone got any good ones for Amonkhet yet?
April 21, 2017 7:06 p.m.
I'll give Tireless Tracker a try; thanks much! He's not a great fit when ahead on board (because at that point the deck would rather pitch top-deck lands for discard effects), but the extra draw when behind on board could be REALLY nice.
Key to the City is for the "can't be blocked" effect vs. decks that go wide ... the discard and draw pieces are really just incidental. We'll see how the meta shakes out of course, but I'm guessing those 2x sideboard slots will either go to Key, a Trample effect, or a sweeper.
I frankly worry about Control too; tempo plays seem like they're going to be especially rough. I haven't done much testing yet, but I'll let you know how it goes ...
Thank you again!
April 21, 2017 6:55 p.m.
That's a really thought-provoking question, Crayfish ... thanks for asking!
I frankly have no idea what I'm actually know for.
Hopefully though, it's for ...
- Giving thoughtful deck advice that doesn't make assumptions about the recipient's meta/playstyle/budget/etc.
- Building a sense of community for folks who are passionate about the same quirky things I am (e.g., Werewolves, Zada, Hedron Grinder / Mirrorwing Dragon, and Rith the Awakener).
- Politely but firmly pushing for inclusive language in every thread I host.
April 21, 2017 6:29 p.m.
- Turn three was absolutely critical. It seemed like every game came down to "Do I tap out for Drake Haven or do I hold some mana up to counter Rhonas the Indomitable?" I could never figure out what the right answer was, but some God-hate in sideboard might make the decision easier.
- A couple times, I found myself REALLY wishing for "just one more" card with Cycling or a discard effect. It's probably just variance or me not playing your deck optimally, but I wanted to mention, in case the ratio of Cycle/discard cards to payoff cards is slanted just a little too much towards payoffs.
- I've no idea how the meta will shake out of course, but if you want some God-hate, I've found Oblivion Strike, Burn from Within, and -1/-1 counter effects (e.g., Soul-Scar Mage) to be especially oppressive.
Good luck (and good skill) on the brew!
April 21, 2017 6:17 p.m.
So I absolutely love UG Infect, but it's in such a poor spot in the meta right now that I'm thinking of picking up a new "funzies" deck. I think either RG Ponza or UR Prowess would suit my playstyle and budget (since I already have a bunch of the pieces for both). But I'm having a hard time choosing.
April 21, 2017 5:26 p.m.
Just wanted to say thanks for the upvote on Hellbent Amonwolves (AKH)!
April 21, 2017 4:39 p.m.
Thanks much for the upvote on Hellbent Amonwolves (AKH)!
April 21, 2017 4:39 p.m.
Thanks much for the upvote on Hellbent Amonwolves (AKH)!
April 21, 2017 4:38 p.m.
I wasn't sure about hellbent either ... it frankly started just because I wanted some discard effects to get Honored Hydra into the 'yard (for Embalm), then I pushed to heckbent with Hazoret the Fervent, then next thing you know I was adding RoboWolf!
The deck really wants to hit its land drops, so I started with Attune with Aether (and Greenbelt Rampager, so I had something to do with the Energy), but I found Oath of Nissa was better late-game, when a Creature is often more useful. Plus I'm still messing with Arlinn Kord Flip and Chandra, Torch of Defiance, and Oath is great with both.
Nahiri's Wrath is great when it works, but it's a painful top-deck when hellbent. And it's even more painful when I pitch my hand to cast it, just to have it countered :-) ... thanks though!
April 21, 2017 2:49 p.m.
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