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Aether Gust Discussion
1 week ago
I’m trying to finish up my Pioneer Prowess deck, I’m mostly looking to trade for the cheaper stuff, I plan to buy the Steam Vents and Spirebluff Canal s this Friday. Just trying to save a bit of money by trading for the smaller stuff.
I just copied my binder from a different trade site I’m more active on, unfortunately it didn’t copy over correct sets, so ask if your interested. I’ll try to get all the sets updated tonight/tomorrow.
What I’m looking for:
- 1x Riverglide Pathway Flip
- 1x Bedlam Reveler (prefer Eldritch Moon printing)
- 1x Aether Gust
- 1x Alpine Moon
- 1x Soul-Guide Lantern
- 2x Dive Down
- 2x Soul-Scar Mage
- 1x Wild Slash
- 1x Stormwing Entity
Edit: I also have a bunch of BFZ full-art lands.
2 weeks ago
Hot takes from a randomer who plays a lot of mill: Meta is pretty fast at the moment with decks like DS, UR aggro and heliod combo. Control is not doing well to keep those decks in check, so Mill has to adapt to become a little more aggressive with cheap spells to deal with them. Luckily, with the printing of the new crab and madenning cacaphony, this has become the natural progression.
So personally, I would consider the following. These are my own opinions based off of playing and seeing which decks are doing well.
- Shelldock Isle is awesome but too slow considering the number of 1 and 2 drops. Most people have stopped playing them. I run one max.
- Darkslick shores is very good, would run at least 2 (you can cut a couple islands or a swamp)
- Ensnaring bridge is sadly too slow. If you cut it you can run Lurrus in the sideboard which is really good when you run out of steam
- Inqui is not that good right now. By that I mean I'd rather be running pushes or drown. When the format becomes slower, I would consider running it, but not now.
- 2x push and 2x drown is not enough. I'd run a combination of at least 6. Which ones depend on your local meta. Generally it's more pushes, but drown has more versatility if you're struggling against combo decks.
- With this mana curve shift, you can go down to 20 - 22 lands.
- Also depending on your local meta, you can move a surgical to the sideboard.
- Sideboard looks quite old - I'm guessing you took it off Sqlut's guide :D a lot has changed since. Generally you need faster answers, like Soul-Guide Lantern , Mystical Dispute , Aether Gust , Bontu's Last Reckoning , Extirpate and of course Lurrus of the Dream-Den !
- Mission briefing is awesome and I love it. A lot of people would argue it's too slow, but I like it.
IMO the toughest part about a mill deck nowadays if finding the right balance of cards. We no longer are looking for cards to supplement our strategy, but finding which cards to cut! As you can tell by my points above, they're all very minor (except maybe the lurrus point). All these cards are powerful and awesome and you have a good deck here. It's just about adapting to the meta. From your deck here, it's going to be about 95% how you play, and 5% the minor adjustments.
Best of luck pal!
3 weeks ago
I’m looking to build my first Pioneer deck, and of course it’s prowess! I have some random cards mostly EDH stuff that I wanna trade for my new deck. If you’re interested in cards under $2 you can look through my binder, can’t promise everything is up to date though.
- 4x Steam Vents
- 3x Spirebluff Canal
- 3x Soul-Scar Mage
- 2x Sulfur Falls
- 3x Riverglide Pathway Flip
- 2x Sprite Dragon
- 4x Monastery Swiftspear (would prefer Time Spiral remastered but any will work)
- 1x Prismari Command
- 2x Shivan Reef *
- 4x Expressive Iteration
- 3x Aether Gust
- 4x Wild Slash
- 1x Alpine Moon
- 2x Crash Through *
- 1x Spikefield Hazard Flip
- 1x Annul or Annul *
- 2x Shock *
- 1x Fry
- 2x Lava Coil
- 8x Island and 8x Mountain *
1 month ago
IIRC, Become immense is usually a 1-of, because its another scale up without drawback if you only have 1. I remember seeing Distortion Strike , but I'm not sure where the space in the list is.
Sideboard options worrying about budget (the heirachs are more important); Wilt , Miscast , Dissenter's Deliverance , Aether Gust , Apostle's Blessing , Mystical Dispute . I remember seeing Viridian Corrupter and the spell that makes 2 infect tokens. I saw mono green once with Blight Mamba and Rancor , and b/g with crusader and thoughtsieze.
2 months ago
Here are my thoughts - many of these have already been echoed by Balaam__ above.
Modern is a very fast format. Most miderange decks typically want to be running cards with cmc between 1-3, with a very few cards at cmc4 (look at Jund, for example, that only runs Bloodbraid Elf and then lots of low-costing cards). In that vein, I think you need to look at lowering your curve. I get that some of your cards can be cast for cheaper with Prowl, but I think you'd only want to keep the very best of these.
On the above note, personally I would drop Zareth San, the Trickster and Notorious Throng entirely. Their cost is waaay too high, especially in a deck with 22 lands, and they don't do enough to justify their spots. I would also drop a few Earwig Squad - it feels like you want to be playing either 2 or 3.... maybe mainboard 2 and have a 3rd in the sideboard against decks that you really need to disable?
I would echo what has already been said above that some good cmc1 cards would be very useful to the the deck. Consider Fatal Push , Thoughtseize , Inquisition of Kozilek . You probably want at least 8ish cards that are 1cmc so your first turn isn't wasted.
On the subject of lands, I would recommend swapping both Sunken Hollow and Rogue's Passage for both of Darkslick Shores and Drowned Catacomb . The Hollow just has too many scenarios where it's going to slow you down, and the Passage is both going to hurt your mana base, and be unlikely to get any benefits (you need 5 lands in play and nothing else to do, to make use of it). If the beforementioned cards are too expensive, i'd suggest just running basics over what's happening now.
If you have the money, I'd strongly suggest ditching Thieves' Fortune in place of Aether Vial . It'll make your deck multiple-times stronger than where it is now, and and also Vial will be able to slot seamlessly into any other future tribal-based decks you make, if that is your preferred way of playing. Another option for this deck in particular could be Bitterblossom . I do think Thieves' Fortune is probably a card you'd want to ditch, though perhaps this is a slot that could also be happily consumed by the beforementioned 1cmc cards too.
3 months ago
Filtering, evasion, less mana. It’s the best vehicle they’ve printed imo, it’s been banned in multiple formats.
3 months ago
@DuTogira Personally, I disagree about Splinter Twin stifling diversity in the Modern meta. Before its ban I was running a homebrew Mardu deck that had an incredibly favorable win-rate against Twin. The deck's win-rates also varied amongst the other decks in the format with its worst matchup being burn. Ever since Twin's ban aggro has swarmed the format outpacing my deck harder than before.
My homebrew deck's most defining piece was utilizing an Evershrike in the graveyard and using a Spirit Loop or Rancor to make it a constant presence in the late game. Graveyard strategies weren't as common back then either as I believe Living Death was the only significant graveyard strat at the time, so most decks wouldn't dedicate too much room to graveyard hate. With Twin gone other faster and more efficient graveyard strategies arose and graveyard hate out of sideboard became all the more frequent which made winning games 2 and 3 much more difficult for my deck. Not only that but those graveyard strategies that couldn't exist with Splinter Twin around ended up getting Faithless Looting banned. As a non-blue deck Faithless Looting was the glue that kept my deck together as getting a certain 5-CMC creature in the grave and an aura in hand is difficult and slow enough as it is. My deck could handle Jund/Abzan's hand disruption and their Scavenging Ooze 's, but with much more graveyard hate, more aggressive aggro decks and no Faithless Looting I would argue banning Splinter Twin killed my deck even though I never used that card in the first place.
I feel the banning has only diversified aggro and phased out slower decks like mine that had better win rates against Twin and BGx. I also think it's a false positive as there have been a huge slew of new modern-viable cards that have been printed since Twin's banning. The format was going to grow regardless of if Twin were to be banned or not, the real question was by how much? I also feel like there have been many more cards printed during this time that could be made excellent sideboard cards against Twin than there have been new cards printed to help with Twin's strategies. I remember the times when Combust was one of the answers used at stopping Splinter Twin and then they printed Rending Volley which took countering the strategy even further. Since then I've seen more and more cards printed in Standard that I feel could further help in keeping Twin in check today more than it ever was before. These are cards printed after it's banning that could be used against it now if it were ever unbanned: Sinister Concoction , Thalia, Heretic Cathar , Unsubstantiate , Spell Queller , Authority of the Consuls , Lost Legacy , Fatal Push , Harsh Mentor , Trespasser's Curse , Tocatli Honor Guard , Rampaging Ferocidon , Kinjalli's Sunwing , Kitesail Freebooter , Cast Down , Assassin's Trophy , Unmoored Ego , Dovin's Veto , Force of Negation , Force of Vigor , Veil of Summer , Fry , Aether Gust , Brazen Borrower , Hushbringer , Deafening Silence , Mystical Dispute , Drown in the Loch , Wilt and Necromentia . I've likely missed a couple more due to how many sets have been released since and there will always be more cards that will be printed in future that can disrupt the strategy too. Since there have been many new deck archetypes that have emerged and been developed and improved upon over the many years in a non-Twin environment I'd like to see how they'd stack against Twin now just to see if it really is still an obstacle.
6 months ago
Some of the top 8 decks run the following in their sideboards: Brazen Borrower, Force of Negation, Deprive, Tidebinder Mage, Aether Gust, Engineered Explosives, Mystical Dispute, and Entrancing Melody.
You can look here for current Modern top 8 Meta: mtgtop8.com