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I had run Shinka, the Bloodsoaked Keep rimfire24 for a very brief time pretty early on. The only reason I don't now is how tight I find the mana base to be. I run a couple of basics, a rare few utility lands that produce colorless mana but with pretty extreme value, and the rest are all at least 2 color lands that ETB untapped at least most of the time. Adding Shinka, the Bloodsoaked Keep would fit well enough, and is a good alternative to some of the lands in the deck, but I don't personally run it anymore. Still, a really great option.

December 3, 2018 9:14 p.m.

maxvantage, you are correct. That combo has to be stopped, the damage cannot be prevented. My favorite way to stop it is to steal the card and beat them with it. Following this, I like to exile or at least destroy one of the enchantments. Each iteration requires a trigger to go on the stack, and then resolve to trigger then next enchantment trigger. You can interrupt this with standard instant speed interaction. Not as classy as stealing the enchantment, but still effective.

As for aggression, you should be as aggressive as you can be without placing yourself in a position of the target of the table. Aggression should be masked as being defensive. Always ensure that your aggression is understood as attacking a direct threat, even when it is preemptive. I think my best work on this subject was in the section on achieving a true aikido ethic in MTG. That was a breakthrough for me.

Thanks for the upvote and the comment, I am glad that you like it.

November 27, 2018 10:52 p.m.

Thanks for the comment Patolea. It is inspiring to hear that Marchesa is an international phenomena.

As for the Forcefield, I am not sure I run it because it is great, or because it is a rare and super fun card, and I have one. It can be replaced without much loss of function.

November 21, 2018 6:58 p.m.

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