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Re: Magic: The Gathering
« Reply #1860 on: January 21, 2019, 04:28:34 PM »
Sealed Deck:

1x Deface
2x Spear Spewer
1x Bladebrand
3x Grave-Hide Goblin
1x Drill Bit
1x Grotesque Demise
1x Act of Treason
1x Burn Bright
1x Clamor Shamen
1x Rakdos Roustabout
2x Carrion Imp
3x Dead Revels
1x Vindictive Vampire
1x Dagger Caster
1x Rakdos Firewheeler
2x Rubblebelt Recluse
1x Get the Point
1x Rakdos, the Showstopper
1x Gate Colossus
7x Swamp
8x Mountain
2x Rakdos Guildgate
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Sealed Pod:
1x Twilight Panther
1x Concordia Pegasus
2x Impassioned Orator
2x Justiciar's Portal
1x Sentinel's Mark
1x Summary Judgement
1x Expose to Daylight
1x Haazda Officer
1x Angelic  Exaltation
1x Rally to Battle
1x Watchful Giant
2x Shimmer of Possibility
1x Slimebind
1x Clear the Mind
1x Eyes Everywhere
1x Thought Collapse
1x Chillbringer
1x Prying Eyes
1x Bankrupt in Blood
1x Plague Wight
1x Priest of Forgotten Gods
1x Blade Juggler
2x Catacomb Crocodile
1x Clear the Stage
1x Light up the Stage
1x Spikewheel Acrobat
2x Saruli Caretaker
1x Gift of Strength
1x Root Snare
1x Titanic Brawl
1x Tower Defense
1x Gatebreaker Ram
1x Sagittars' Volley
1x Axebane Beast
2x Wrecking Beast
1x Azorius Locket
2x Lawmage's Binding
1x Senate Griffin
1x Final Payment
1x Impervious Olgiarch
1x Mortify
1x Vizkopa Vampire
1x Basilica Bell-haunt
1x Clan Guildmage
1x Savage Smash
1x Frenzied Arynx
1x Ravager Wurm
1x Applied Biomancy
1x Simic Ascendancy
1x Zegana, Utopian Speaker
1x Hallowed Fountain
2x Orzhov Guildgate
2x Simic Guildgate

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Should I drop anything/replace anything or just quit the event without even bothering out of all these? I'm not too sure, and I've only played "Sealed" like 2 times from the past two pre-releases.

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Re: Magic: The Gathering
« Reply #1861 on: January 21, 2019, 07:57:54 PM »
Off-hand, I would cut at least 2 of those Dead Revels and play Light up the Stage and Clear the Stage. I would also cut the Deface, and add the Plague Wight. Replace a Gravel-Hide Goblin with Priest of Forgotten Gods.
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« Reply #1862 on: January 21, 2019, 08:31:23 PM »
I'm kinda partial to those 2 Dead Revels for the sake of bringing creatures back, since it's about the only 3-of in my card-pool for this.

I saw Light up the Stage and saw "exile" and went "pass," but does using the cards while they're exiled remove them from the exile? I saw someone use it at the pre-release to play a land that was exiled and that land stayed despite being "exiled" earlier?

Clear the Stage might be good if I dropped one of the Dead Revels.

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« Reply #1863 on: January 22, 2019, 10:23:08 AM »
It's functionally the same as playing a card out of your hand, it either goes onto the battlefield or into your graveyard after you play it. If you don't play it by the end of the turn though, then it stays in exile for the rest of the game. It's pseudo card draw, which is something you want in limited. Dead Revels are pseudo card draw too, but you run the risk of drawing multiples early on and not having anything to get back with them.
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Re: Magic: The Gathering
« Reply #1864 on: January 22, 2019, 08:53:39 PM »
Krark-Clan Ironworks is banned. And nothing of value was lost.

i mean, it does feel like slight pandering to the obtuse, but mostly agree it was a no good, dirty rotten scoundrel of a deck.

you gonna revamp your burn list? with this KCI banning and spectacle cards i'm dropping most 2 drops (eidolon to the SB), and flipping to rakdos bump burn feat luts and skewer. pretty hard to assess how good it is, seems v good, i just need to run it out now.
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« Reply #1865 on: January 23, 2019, 03:06:27 PM »
I haven't messed with my Burn deck in a while, but I definitely would like to try Skewer and Light up the Stage before I run it again. My newest pet deck is Pyro Prison, which combines two of my favorite cards (Blood Moon and Ensnaring Bridge) with Goblins. And jank.

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« Reply #1866 on: January 23, 2019, 07:47:23 PM »
On the one hand I'm glad they banned an actual problem card instead of trying to wound a problematic deck, but on the other hand they could have banned Scrap Trawler and probably accomplished the same thing.

Ironworks could theoretically produce a hilarious deck at a later date (I'm thinking of the one that was around during Mirrodin era Type 2, for example) while the terrible creatures in that deck will never ever do that.

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« Reply #1867 on: January 23, 2019, 07:53:37 PM »
At my Ravnica Allegiance prerelease my first round opponent was a pleasant person but they were coming back to the game from Arabian Nights (!!!) and it was a pretty brutal match for them. When they reported the result to the owner / employee they were kind of exasperated and the owner / employee said, "Don't worry about it, [Karakand] is a really good player." Even though I know that's not true and it was meant to cheer my opponent up it was still nice to hear.

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Re: Magic: The Gathering
« Reply #1868 on: January 24, 2019, 10:55:12 AM »

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« Reply #1869 on: January 24, 2019, 12:38:11 PM »
It's a lazy mechanic (like too many of the mechanics in Guilds and Allegiance) but it's reasonably supported in limited which is more than you can say about Undergrowth, or to a lesser extent Convoke which really coasted on 2 extremely powerful cards with the mechanic.

Love to see the premier normie plane get R&D's top creativity.

Also SHARKTOCRAB.

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« Reply #1870 on: January 24, 2019, 12:49:10 PM »
All that matters is that 2-3 years after saying that Lightning Strike was too powerful for Standard, they’ve accidentally printed Lightning Bolt again in the same Standand as Shock and Lightning Strike. Pyromancers rise up!
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Re: Magic: The Gathering
« Reply #1871 on: January 24, 2019, 06:37:27 PM »
Off-hand, I would cut at least 2 of those Dead Revels and play Light up the Stage and Clear the Stage. I would also cut the Deface, and add the Plague Wight. Replace a Gravel-Hide Goblin with Priest of Forgotten Gods.

Well, did my jack shit. Played against two opponents that had bombs within 3 turns while I had jackshit going on in terms of either flood or manascrew.

Resigned instead of facing a third loss, because seriously: Fuck that.

At least the Pre-release code this outing was draft, so that'll be a bit more "fun" because I can actually choose and bait the AI over "this is what you get, tough shit" in terms of RNG booster bullshit.

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Re: Magic: The Gathering
« Reply #1872 on: January 24, 2019, 07:51:33 PM »
All that matters is that 2-3 years after saying that Lightning Strike was too powerful for Standard, they’ve accidentally printed Lightning Bolt again in the same Standand as Shock and Lightning Strike. Pyromancers rise up!

viashino, ghitu and tribal bolt  :lawd

Sam Black, Ari Lax and others calling out Spectacle as the weaker of the mechanics   :heh

https://twitter.com/PascalMaynard/status/1087921828889272324  :ufup

https://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/mtgo-standings/competitive-modern-constructed-league-2019-01-22
ctrl-f light up the stage  :obama

http://www.starcitygames.com/articles/38111_First-Look-At-Ravnica-Allegiance-With-Special-Guest-Cedric-Phillips.html

"please don't play Light up the Stage in (modern)burn" - Bryan Gottlieb and Gerry T lol. Maybe the old lists, but im still betting it becomes a staple to lower cmc lists and lists rocking 20 2 cmc cards become old hat
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« Reply #1873 on: January 24, 2019, 08:04:15 PM »
I like the idea of running it in Rakdos Burn with Bump in the Night as Lava Spike 5-8. I hate cutting Eidolons, but Skullcrack, Lightning Helix, and even Boros Charm can get cut. Then you could probably drop down to 18 lands.
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« Reply #1874 on: January 24, 2019, 08:07:45 PM »
seen some lists dropping rift bolt. not a fan, but it is a nonbo with luts. eidolon and boros charm would be the last 2cmc cards to cut, though i could see moving some eidolon to the side depending on the expected meta... so it's gonna be a white splash for me
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« Reply #1875 on: January 24, 2019, 08:15:03 PM »
Fortunately the white splash basically costs nothing. You just run 2 Blood Crypts and a Sacred Foundry instead of 2 Sacred Foundries and a Stomping Ground.
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« Reply #1876 on: January 24, 2019, 08:27:15 PM »
played a stock boros list for the first time the other night and went 3-1. should've won against the resident GP grinder on gds but i prematurely pulled the trigger on a deflecting palm as i had 2 lands and lethal on the crack back but played straight into a stubb  :(. i really liked having 3 mountains. 1-3 points of damage made the difference in 3 of the 4 matches i played though skewer bump lists have a faster clock, so im banking on that making up for taking more damage. got my stages and skewers ready for next week!
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« Reply #1877 on: January 24, 2019, 08:31:52 PM »
trying to get Sceneman to play my burn list at next weeks tournament so i can give a UR Pteramander x Yung Pyro list a go.
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Re: Magic: The Gathering
« Reply #1878 on: January 25, 2019, 01:52:12 AM »
All that matters is that 2-3 years after saying that Lightning Strike was too powerful for Standard, they’ve accidentally printed Lightning Bolt again in the same Standand as Shock and Lightning Strike. Pyromancers rise up!

I may be misquoting here, but iirc Mark has said the following: 1. designing Red commons is very hard and 2. because of 1., they usually work on Red's commons early in a set, so that means that not only did Skewer the Critics get looked at several times, it got looked at several times over the life of the set's development. :lol

RE dropping Rift Bolt: The card plays very well with Skullcrack so if you're going to move Skullcrack to the sideboard and / or drop it altogether I can see why you'd experiment with dropping Rift Bolt too. I'd rather cut Lightning Helix instead, but I'm also not an expert on Modern Burn.

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« Reply #1879 on: January 27, 2019, 05:54:18 PM »
The Bore represents in the Top 8 this weekend.  8)

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« Reply #1880 on: January 27, 2019, 08:56:24 PM »
Sold the Hydroid Krasis in my MODO prerelease kit for 40 tickets. :money

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« Reply #1881 on: January 27, 2019, 08:57:15 PM »
Speaking of the Mythic Championship announcement, my #brand at the store I draft at is that all my shit is prehistoric (Hobby Japan deck box from 2002, old formula KMCs in colors you can't get anymore, et cetera). At the paper prerelease I went to I mentioned MODO during a conversation between games with my opponent and they replied, "Magic Online? You mean Arena?" Welcome to my shitty #brand, MODO. 8)

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« Reply #1882 on: January 27, 2019, 09:02:18 PM »
Speaking of the Mythic Championship announcement, my #brand at the store I draft at is that all my shit is prehistoric (Hobby Japan deck box from 2002, old formula KMCs in colors you can't get anymore, et cetera). At the paper prerelease I went to I mentioned MODO during a conversation between games with my opponent and they replied, "Magic Online? You mean Arena?" Welcome to my shitty #brand, MODO. 8)



Speaking of Arena, I got bots out here passing me two Bedevils, two Skewers, and two Light up the Stage. Well, don't mind if I do.
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« Reply #1883 on: January 28, 2019, 01:41:36 AM »
Drafting against humans gave me this.



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Re: Magic: The Gathering
« Reply #1884 on: January 28, 2019, 08:59:41 AM »
I beat several Azorius drafters, but Gruul took me to poundtown with Fires of Yavimaya 2.0: This Time it Stacks. Let me play this 2/2 creature, just kidding, it’s a 4/4 Big Chungus with haste.
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Re: Magic: The Gathering
« Reply #1885 on: January 28, 2019, 10:41:11 AM »
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« Reply #1886 on: January 28, 2019, 12:39:52 PM »
I beat several Azorius drafters, but Gruul took me to poundtown with Fires of Yavimaya 2.0: This Time it Stacks. Let me play this 2/2 creature, just kidding, it’s a 4/4 Big Chungus with haste.

The early consensus on the tiers is something like: Orzhov, Rakdos, Azorius, Gruul, Simic but that's drafting against hue-mans.

The one round I played against Gruul with that deck was bad but they drew and played Ravager Wurm twice. Glad this is a prince format!

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« Reply #1887 on: January 29, 2019, 03:28:09 PM »
Small Brain: Goblin Chainwhirler is a great creature, you should run it in Mono Red Burn.

Galaxy Brain: Chainwhirler is a crutch for cowards, play Guttersnipe instead.
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« Reply #1888 on: January 29, 2019, 04:10:03 PM »
I've considered it and should test. Going to give a mates standard rdw a jam at this weekends ULTIMATE STANDARD(? something like this) tournament. RDW feat Chainwhirler definitely been outperforming non-Chainwhirler lists so far. I assume people have been testing with and deciding against Guttersnipe, but i haven't tried it myself. Chainwhirler is pretty great in the mirror, but is underwhelming otherwise.
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« Reply #1889 on: January 30, 2019, 02:28:42 AM »
https://soundcloud.com/propoints/pro-points-ep-31-opening-the-draft-gates-strategy

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« Reply #1890 on: January 30, 2019, 03:05:35 PM »
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Williams_(card_game_player)

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Re: Magic: The Gathering
« Reply #1891 on: February 01, 2019, 01:53:37 AM »
I'm a dick, lol. (My opponent was at 6 before I attacked with the Undercity Scavenger.)



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« Reply #1892 on: February 02, 2019, 05:23:48 PM »


 :snob

Unranked, but still. I haven't played Standard in a minute and I wanted a paper deck for under $20 to fart around with at FNM.
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« Reply #1893 on: February 03, 2019, 06:05:27 PM »


Ah, I see you're a man of culuture as well.



I have the feeling the people drafting these Persistent Petitioners are the same people that were running 4+ Duress in M19 drafts.   :jeanluc
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« Reply #1894 on: February 03, 2019, 11:34:15 PM »
Bigger news is that opponent not scooping after doing the math.

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« Reply #1895 on: February 04, 2019, 08:39:18 PM »
Mill will always be the ultimate trap for scrubs
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« Reply #1896 on: February 05, 2019, 01:28:12 PM »
I’ve been having a lot of fun drafting (mostly) Orzhov on Arena. The bots value Orzhov really highly, so it’s not uncommon to see packs totally tapped out by the 5th or 6th pick, but what can I say, I’m a simple man. I see removal and I take it. The one-two punch of Mortify and Final Payment is really strong. Afterlife does make removal a little worse than usual, but white has a lot of bubble butt fliers to deal with the rabble.

I did manage to draft a really good Simic Gates deck once, with a lot of the good payoff cards. Speaking of which, I’ll almost always play Gate Colossus, and Gatecrasher Ram is worth splashing for in most decks.
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« Reply #1897 on: February 05, 2019, 09:44:12 PM »
Finally got a chance to draft Azorius Walls and it's glorious.
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« Reply #1898 on: February 08, 2019, 11:20:25 AM »
Went from dead as hell to gg when I top decked Mass Manipulation and stole his Gate Colossus and Grasping Thrull. He was at 22 life and I was at 1 after I untapped. :dsp

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« Reply #1899 on: February 09, 2019, 10:32:58 AM »
Nothing gives me greater joy than curbstomping the idiots playing mill and gate decks in the casual play section of Arena with precons as I'm getting my daily quests out of the way for dat gold
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« Reply #1900 on: February 09, 2019, 09:14:33 PM »
limited orzhov when you get the big late game pieces (knight of the last breath, ethereal absolution) and the common staples  :lawd
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« Reply #1901 on: February 10, 2019, 04:43:55 PM »
Nothing gives me greater joy than curbstomping the idiots playing mill and gate decks in the casual play section of Arena with precons as I'm getting my daily quests out of the way for dat gold

Play Rats versus those Protestors or whatever in Pauper right now. :doge

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« Reply #1902 on: February 15, 2019, 11:35:41 PM »
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Unranked, but still. I haven't played Standard in a minute and I wanted a paper deck for under $20 to fart around with at FNM.

Sleeved up this deck and took it to FNM tonight, went 3-0. I beat Esper Control, Sultai Midrange, and another Mono Red. I only dropped one game to Sultai.
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« Reply #1903 on: February 15, 2019, 11:41:36 PM »
I've been playing that deck on Arena and muderizing people in the scrub queues, thanks based Joe
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« Reply #1904 on: February 16, 2019, 12:22:49 AM »
Wizards printed a critical mass of playable burn spells and a card that almost just reads “R - Draw two cards” AND nobody’s even complaining that red is too powerful so Wizards needs to ban a bunch of cards and/or make Red suck for next two years to fix it. Truly we are #blessed.
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« Reply #1906 on: February 17, 2019, 04:09:50 PM »
pretty great that white weenie, mono u and mono red are all good -> great rn, and despite what looks like, and is, a great pile of burn and card draw red is competitively disappointing :lol mono U is a fun af deck. been playing versions of that and izzet drakes on arena. i really thought red was going to be a powerhouse staple in this format, but it's merely ok now in best of 1 queues and drakes/mono U and white weenie all feel pretty great against it in game 1. haven't lost a mono R match with U or drakes yet.
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« Reply #1907 on: February 17, 2019, 04:13:22 PM »
im so on board with guttersnipe. maybe not a 4-of, but i feel like it's a very under-used card rn.
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« Reply #1908 on: February 17, 2019, 11:46:47 PM »
Two weeks ago I drafted a really fun Simic deck (on two separate occasions my opponent said, "Gross!" in frustration when I did nonsense with +1/+1 counters) that could maybe have won FNM but I dropped a match and ended up in third place. Then I got caught in a downpour walking home and ended up catching pneumonia.

Anyway, this week at FNM I drafted a disgusting Orzhov aggro deck and cruised to a convincing first place. 8)

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My favorite match was against a do nothing Azorius deck that just drew a bunch of cards. Drew into Orzhov Racketeers and shredded that beautiful hand. My least favorite was the one where I had to cast Mortify on a Coral Commando to sneak in 6 damage. :yuck

Liking this set a lot more than Guilds of Ravnica, and not just because it's full of fun enchantments. :bolo

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« Reply #1909 on: February 21, 2019, 01:40:56 AM »
This version of Chaos Draft on MODO seems pretty bad unless you like drafting W/x fliers, but I did manage to make this happen. :pimp

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« Reply #1910 on: February 21, 2019, 01:44:20 AM »
Also PTQs are back and I'm feeling all sorts of nostalgia rn. Might go scrub out of a limited one if it's ever held nearby. (I haven't competed in one since ~2004.)

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« Reply #1911 on: February 24, 2019, 08:39:14 PM »
The Top 8 at the Pro Tour I mean MYTHIC CHAMPIONSHIP had Mono Red Aggro, Mono Blue Aggro, and Mono White Aggro. :rejoice

Even though he didn't win, I like LSV's Izzet Phoenix deck. The Stronghold Shocks tie it all together.



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« Reply #1912 on: February 24, 2019, 08:40:57 PM »
I've been running 4 Stronghold shocks in my Rakdos burn deck. Its awesome
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« Reply #1913 on: February 24, 2019, 08:45:24 PM »
I found some in a box from when I played back them, and I've been using them too. :D I also have Invasion Opts, but I bought those online recently.
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Re: Magic: The Gathering
« Reply #1914 on: February 25, 2019, 12:40:16 AM »
Damn, that's a solid deck at a glance. What is [Ral, Izzet Viceroy] there for?

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Re: Magic: The Gathering
« Reply #1915 on: February 25, 2019, 01:00:00 PM »
Repeatable card draw + removal, and I guess you can occasionally pitch a Phoenix with it’s +1.
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Re: Magic: The Gathering
« Reply #1916 on: February 25, 2019, 05:38:03 PM »
Gonna be sleeving up this bad-boy for FNM

https://tappedout.net/mtg-decks/worlds-best-standard-deck/

I got obsessed with wanting to cast Revival // Revenge in a burn deck :(

NGL test hands are pretty promising
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Re: Magic: The Gathering
« Reply #1917 on: February 25, 2019, 06:12:19 PM »
The bad thing about Revenge is that by the time you're able to cast it, it may only do a couple of points of damage. :lol
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Re: Magic: The Gathering
« Reply #1918 on: February 25, 2019, 06:39:05 PM »
yeah I figure it'll still be good if it deals 4 gains 7 or something (and gets them in the range of a lethal Risk Factor). This deck previously was the rakdos 8 browbeat list but I found I was always dying to an alpha strike when I had lethal burn the next turn and so on. Adding more critters (chainwhirler pulls weight on the field) into the mix with good targets for Revival seems good
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Re: Magic: The Gathering
« Reply #1919 on: February 25, 2019, 09:21:14 PM »
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 :snob

Unranked, but still. I haven't played Standard in a minute and I wanted a paper deck for under $20 to fart around with at FNM.

In all honesty I should be just sleeving up this weapon :lol I have all the cards so why not lol
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