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Gifts Ungiven Discussion
15 hours ago
There’s nothing banned here?? Seedborn Muse for Prophet of Kruphix , Trade Secrets , Flash , Gifts Ungiven , Leovold, Emissary of Trest . Why not run Flash Hulk? Necropotence for Leyline of Anticipation .
5 days ago
Love the primer, but why are you even running Unburial Rites ? With Gifts Ungiven I would love the ability to actually return artifacts from your graveyard to your hand/the battlefield. Snapcaster Mage doesn't even help, although it is great for replaying answers.
1 month ago
@DuTogira: You're not really thinking about where Chrome Mox fits into the format vs. Simian Spirit Guide . Simian Spirit Guide is like an uncounterable Lotus Petal that isn't shut off by Stony Silence with the only downside being you can't recur it. Chrome Mox requires you to pitch a card and it's an artifact that has to be activated.
Where does that even fit in Modern? Cascade decks don't play it because Violent Outburst into Chrome Mox is all kinds of feel bad. Storm doesn't really want it because of the card disadvantage. You could do something stupid like Island -> Chrome Mox -> Exile red card -> Goblin Electromancer , but that leaves you with only 3 cards to try and win with (4 on your draw step). They basically have to be Gifts Ungiven , ritual, ritual, Manamorphose . If your opponent Lightning Bolt s the 2/2 or blows up the Chrome Mox , you won't be able to do anything other than cast Gifts Ungiven and pass. Griselshoal is in a similar spot, where it's already struggling to get the combo running. And Urza decks aren't even playing a full set of Mox Amber , so it's not like another mox that struggles to work because 70% of the deck is colorless is adding anything.
So where does that leave Chrome Mox ? Probably in a similar position from when it was in Extended. It gets used like another copy of Aether Vial for aggro decks or another mana rock for midrange. The most likely places you'd see Chrome Mox are in decks like D&T, Infect, Fish, Ponza, and the odd combo deck like Oops! All Spells or Griselshoal.
I'm just speculating and obviously I can be wrong. I think, though, that a more serious question needs to be had regarding Modern's banlist. If we can unban Jace, the Mind Sculptor and Bitterblossom , maybe we need to reevaluate what cards are problematic and what cards are on there because they were too good in Standard, Extended, or previous versions of Modern. We also need to consider which cards are causing other cards to get banned, Urza, Lord High Artificer or Ancient Stirrings being good examples.
Grind on MimeoPlazm
2 months ago
2 months ago
So, I had been thinking about some possible play patterns for this deck (jin-gitaxias ones to be precise) and I am convincing myself that you could very well run most of this deck at instant speed. What I am thinking is a Gifts Ungiven type setup where you can pull 2-3 creatures and 1-2 reanimator spells which might help things be less random. A pile could be something like jin-gitaxias + Zombify + Makeshift Mannequin + Dimir-doppleganger. This would mean putting the Makeshift Mannequin back in, but it would also give you the option of reanimating jin at your opponents end step to eliminate their entire hand. The timing would dodge any free Force of Negation casts and possibly tap them out so you can play something uncontested on your turn.
What I'm also considering though is whether or not dimir doppleganger will be needed in this deck much longer. It seems to me that the more the deck changes the less it's needed. I dunno, but it kinda defeats the original idea if that is the case. Hmm...not something that matters a lot to me, but it might to Jackfrost23.
3 months ago
You would also have to list the fact that you are using Gifts Ungiven since it is not clear otherwise, meaning it'd be a 5 cards for a 2 card reanimation interaction.
3 months ago
Only having shape anew to quickly get a citadel into play seems very suspect to me given that you're far more likely to land a borderpost into play. If you wanted a sure fire way to get a citadel into play you could try using Gifts Ungiven with a pile that would either leave you a citadel to cast or the ability to put it back on top (Noxious Revival) to shape anew from there. Something like Noxious Revival, Bolas's Citadel, Shape Anew, and Trash for Treasure. The combinations could look like this:
Get revival and trash. Use trash to put it into play sacrificing one of your borderposts.
Get Revival and shape anew: Put citadel on top with revival and shape anew it into play.
Trash and shape: Use trash.
Get citadel and whatever: Just cast citadel.
No matter which way they could split your cards you could get a citadel into play and combo from there. The best part about it , is the fact that you can gifts on your opponents turn and then combo on yours. If you wanted to try this plan you could modify your land base to many different named lands that could be gifted for to decrease the lands left in the deck. (example island and snow covered island count as 2 different lands).
Other than that I would probably suggest investing into a copy of Echoing Truth/other bounce spell just in case your opponent has a leyline of sanctity of their own on the battlefield. The citadel sac is good but may not leave you enough permanents to repeat very often.
I like what you've got going on here, let me know how it goes sometime.