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July 17, 2019 12:43 p.m.
Play Narset, Parter of Veils and make your opponents saltier than the Dead Sea?
July 15, 2019 12:46 a.m.
This list seems super sweet, and it’s also super budget friendly. I approve.
Have you tried any Smash to Smithereens out of the board? I find that against problematic artifacts, being able to further your game plan seems real good
July 12, 2019 2:15 p.m.
I concur. I started this thread as a way to civilly discuss the current state of Modern. Pop some chill pills and move on with your day, people
July 9, 2019 11:12 p.m.
Done! Hope Geist of Saint Traft pulls through!
July 9, 2019 1:20 a.m.
I really wouldn’t run Shock . It really just isn’t enough in Modern when there are so many better options. Even if you’re on ultra-budget, you can still play Burst Lightning , which is just strictly better Shock . I would also replace the Searing Spear with Skewer the Critics and Lightning Strike with Light Up the Stage . These are budget options that will help you transition the deck into something like Boros Burn or Naya Burn over time, as your curve will be way lower and more efficient than it is now
July 8, 2019 1:17 a.m.
Sarkhan420X I didn’t mean either/or; I believe I said or. My reasoning is that, if they don’t go the bans route, then they could unban Seething Song , because they’d demonstrate that they’re okay with absurdly broken crap going down anyways.
July 8, 2019 12:59 a.m.
The reason people want Stirrings gone is because Tron is already Tier 1 and gains a ton from the new London Mulligan rule. People are concerned that Tron will be able to T3 Tron every game; this allows the Tron pilot to use Stirrings to dig 5 cards deep. And, as you know, all of their threats are both colorless and game-ending.
July 8, 2019 12:56 a.m.
July 8, 2019 12:41 a.m.
I can most definitely see Stoneforge Mystic being unbanned. I’ve got no clue why they keep avoiding an unban. If they do, I don’t think a Umezawa's Jitte unban would be wise. We wanna make fair decks better, and Jitte makes combat really unfun.
As for the Hogaak deck running around, I feel like too many people are clamoring for multiple cards to be banned from it (which is a bit much, imo) for WotC to ignore. The main reason for this is that the deck is waaay more resilient to hate than Dredge has ever been. The fact that 2 Surgical Extraction on key pieces of the deck usually isn’t enough is insane, and the Hogaak player’s sideboard is dedicated to fighting through hate.
Admittedly, I’d really like one of two things to happen:
-we get a sweeping ban that hits multiple decks. I’m talking a ban on Stirrings, Looting, and Bridge from Below . Make the upcoming Mythic Championship something more interesting than Hogaak mirrors all day.
-we get a massive, sweeping unban. If people don’t want to lose their busted digging spells, then give the blue decks their own. Unban Preordain or Ponder . Or both, why the heck not? Obviously SFM would be my biggest hope but I don’t feel like they’d do that without giving us a reprint first because that’d be an easy $100 card. Splinter Twin could be fine. Finally, a card I think would be interesting to see back would be Seething Song . It’s not like Storm’s even Tier 2 at this point; while people play it for nostalgia, it doesn’t do well anymore. Song would give it the boost it needs, and it could also spawn some new archetypes, like bigger All-In red. This would be my preferred course of action, but I am insane, so take that with a grain of salt. :)
July 8, 2019 12:17 a.m.
As y’all probably know, the Banned and Restricted announcement drops tomorrow. I don’t think anyone was expecting any changes about a month ago, but then a very scary deck starring Hogaak, Arisen Necropolis exploded onto the scene, and now Modern is incredibly broken and (in my opinion) incredibly unfun to play because of the extreme linearity showcased by the dominant strategies. I mean, I play Bogles, and even I know something’s wrong with how linear these decks play.
Considering the current state of Modern, what cards (if any) do you see getting banned and why? Should Hogaak, Arisen Necropolis be emergency banned as Eye of Ugin once was? Is it finally time to say goodbye to Faithless Looting and all the shenanigans it enables? What about Ancient Stirrings ?
Place your bets, ladies and gents!
July 7, 2019 10:33 p.m.
Hey, sweet list! I noticed you were having some problems with Cavern of Souls . I also run a Mono-Blue tempo variant, and I run 3 Spreading Seas out of the side. It’s also really helpful for not instantly dying to Tron, so there’s that.
My list: NinjaDelverDrake
July 7, 2019 3:56 p.m.
First off, this deck is pretty sweet. I have a mono-red Hatebears list that also runs Crack the Earth . (It’s not a very good list in and of itself, but its good starts are insane.) The main thing I’d suggest is to replace Shock in the sideboard. It’s just strictly worse than a ton of other cards. If you need cheap spot removal like Lightning Bolt , you could try Burst Lightning , which is like Shock except that it hits a whole lot more in the late game. If you want a spicier option for the removal slot in the side, try Sudden Shock . While it is a 2-mana variant of Shock , it has a huge advantage in that there’s really no way to stop it: Split Second makes the Spell uncounterable, and not even activated abilities or pump spells can save the targeted creature. In other words, Sudden Shock dunks on Infect.
Just some things to consider!
July 7, 2019 11:11 a.m.
You should play Mission Briefing . It’s like Snapcaster Mage , except that it allows you to “flashback” Archive Trap for its trap cost of zero. In other words: 2 mana to mill half of opponent’s library
July 5, 2019 5:39 p.m.
A full playset of Cryptic Command ? Dude, respect! I’ve had so many people try and tell me I shouldn’t be running the full four. It’s so nice to see someone else go all in on pure control
July 3, 2019 2:32 p.m.
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June 30, 2019 5:32 p.m.
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