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Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Archenemy Legal
Arena Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Commander: Rule 0 Legal
Custom Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Gladiator Legal
Highlander Legal
Historic Brawl Legal
Legacy Legal
Leviathan Legal
Limited Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Planechase Legal
Quest Magic Legal
Vanguard Legal
Vintage Legal


Creature — Elemental Incarnation

Double strike

When Fury enters the battlefield, this deals 4 damage divided as you choose among any number of target creatures and/or planeswalkers.

Evoke—Exile a red card from your hand. (You may cast this for its evoke cost instead of its mana cost. If you do, this is sacrificed when this enters the battlefield.)

wallisface on Why Do Some Players Keep …

3 months ago

jethstriker i‘m not convinced that legendaries were ever deliberately made to be more powerful because of their inherent drawback - this feels like something that players would intuitively expect to be the case (because it would make sense), but looking through magics history of the strongest cards in formats, we don’t see that to be true - moderns past is littered with staples like Snapcaster Mage, Tarmogoyf, Death's Shadow, Siege Rhino, Arcbound Ravager, Goblin Guide, Bloodbraid Elf, Stinkweed Imp, Fury, Solitude, and Orcish Bowmasters. Yes there’s stuff like Ragavan, Nimble Pilferer and Uro, Titan of Nature's Wrath, but I don’t think there’s enough density/evidence to conclude legendaries are inherently built stronger.

I would also be sceptical of this being the case because it would be weird for Rosewater to be wanting to remove the Legend rule if it served a mechanical purpose

This might be a question for Blogatog?

Icbrgr on Card Discussion: Grim Discovery

5 months ago

Recently I have Been inspired to brew/play 8-Rack in Modern specifically due to all the hype/buzz generated around Scam decks.

In my brewing/research I came across an old primer off of MTG Salvation and a card that caught my eye was Grim Discovery.

This really seems like a neat card but to my knowledge sees virtually no play... I did a quick search on MTG Top8 Modern and found one deck back in 2011 that used it in a Vampires deck.

Does anyone else think this card is worth revisiting as a niche tech choice for today? I remember after the Fury ban people placed bets on scam being a thing... could this maybe do to Subtlety what Undying Evil/similar does for Grief? Or perhaps at its worst just get the elemental/creature back in hand and or recycle a fetchland?... maybe some sort of application in a Yawgmoth, Thran Physician brew?

JacobAGrossman on Glittering Company

6 months ago

Thanks, capwner! It is such a really fun combo, and adds such a layer of depth for the deck. It's just been a Collected Company deck for years, putting as many mini combos inside of it that worked.

It's funny that you mention Fury, because that was one of the pivotal cards that made me have to update and modernize the deck. It focused the deck on just the two card, most efficient combos, but still had to hope for the right drops against the right deck.

Agatha's Soul Cauldron was the final piece of the puzzle. It finally allows the deck to play through hate and interruption, and it adds so much more cohesion to the deck. My version of the deck adds in the Kitchen Finks/Viscera Seer combo, and the Devoted Druid/Vizier of Remedies combo, instead of focusing on the lifegain theme of other Heliod, Sun-Crowned decks. The addition of Glittering Wish makes it so much more consistent as a combo deck as well.

This new version of the deck I'm playing with has Sanctum Prelate as a backup almost playset to help the deck keep moving. Still messing with the numbers of each card, and seeing what I like.

Planning on writing a brand new deck description soon. But thanks for the kind words, and I definitely suggest playtesting it a bit yourself, the deck has been so much fun! :D

legendofa on Dec 4th 2023 Ban announcement

6 months ago

Grief is the best turn 1 scam by far, in a tempo deck where play patterns matter. Fury was good because it had a pretty open window for targeting, and Solitude is kind of in the same boat. Fury's advantage there was that it could clear out a mid-sized target or a swarm of small targets, while Solitude removes one target, take it or leave it. Subtlety is fine, but highly reactive and has a narrow window of utility. Endurance has higher deck building requirements to make its (optional) ability relevant--a flashed-in 4/5 reach creature for and a couple cards in hand is solid in a vacuum, but it's not on the same level as the other options.

I'm wondering if Esper Scam is a viable option. Lean harder into control, the and can be simply flash-evoked and sac'ed if needed (they're still free removal and pseudo-counterspells), and fill in with some of the go-to control cards. The color balancing would be a little harder to work with, but not impossible.

First pass, off the top of my head with minimal consideration:

23 lands

Scam set: 4x Grief, 2x Solitude, 2x Subtlety, 4x Not Dead After All, 1x Undying Evil, 4x Ephemerate

Control: 3x Teferi, Time Raveler, 3x Counterspell, 4x Thoughtseize, 4 Leyline Binding, 4x The One Ring

Finishers: 4x Orcish Bowmasters

Basically, take the Dimir and Orzhov Scam lists and add some of https://www.mtggoldfish.com/archetype/wu-68d6e340-6601-4aab-9a70-4bdccc013e7e#paper.

wallisface on Rakdos Zombie

6 months ago

The list looks good. As someone who played something very similar previously (in a word when Fury was still legal), i’m not convinced you want Aether Vial or Deadly Dispute… the deck functions best when being hyper-aggressive, and while both of these cards serve as strong tempo-plays, they also buy your opponent time to stabilise. I’d rather see more aggressive options like Jadar, Ghoulcaller of Nephalia and/or Ob Nixilis, the Adversary, which both play well into the sacrifice payoffs while also applying more pressure to the opponent.

DemonDragonJ on Modern Banlist

7 months ago

With today's banned and restricted list announcement, I have added Fury and Up the Beanstalk to this list.

wallisface on Ways to STOP T0 GRIEF/FURY …

7 months ago

Wotc printed a nice article today which pretty heavily counters Fury

wallisface on Dec 4th 2023 Ban announcement

7 months ago

I’d suggest for those who haven’t, to watch Wotcs video on the upcoming ban announcement… it feels like they are really trying to be more proactive with bans, more transparent in their decision making, and all-round trying to make a healthier format.

They admit in that vid that the previous ”no changes” B&R was a mistake, and go on to drop a lot of hints as to cards/decks they’re looking to nerf.

The big takeaway is that Fury is almost certainly on the chopping-block (or they’re trolling their community hard).

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