Effective Date: January 22, 2016
Magic Online Effective Date: January 27, 2016
Summer Bloom is banned.
Splinter Twin is banned.
>Modern is now a rotating format: Special Edition
I want to put Reflector Mage from Oath, Emeria Shepherd, and Geist into this.
This Tron player would like to extend his most sincere and heartfelt sympathies to the former twin players.
No really, I was shocked and appalled when I heard the news. I fear for my own deck now. It would seem nothing is sacred.
At least now you have free reign to run train on just about every deck in the format. Maybe people will start playing Ad Nauseam or other combo decks to make up for the lack of Twin.
I am currently running 3. I think the reason people are trying 4 is particularly post-board, but running so many hand-disrutpive spells you want to make sure you hit B. On top of that, eye+borg is effectively 4 mana turn 2 for thought-knot, so IOK/thoughtseize->thought-knot is a great game plan if you dont have heartless. Having eye out without borg as well can sometimes leave you strapped on necessary mana, and eldrazi temple is actually better early game. Having a urborg ghost quartered is almost worse than having a eye at times.
>tfw still need to get eyes in paper magic
This is twice now that wizards have banned a deck I use. First pod and now twin? I know twin banning isn't as back breaking as pod, but it's still a big fuck you. Thankfully I have Infect, but I can only take so much of this shit. Who else was affected by the bannings?
>free reign to run train on just about every deck in the format
Except burn, living end, infect, any (suicide) zoo variant that's fast enough, abzan coco with fulminator + eternal witness recursion, loam pox.
>Modern is now a rotating format: Special Edition
This is the real key here, people are going to fucking freak out every year around the PT, if you thought speculation was bad before...you ain't seen nothing yet.
But here's the thing; Twin wasn't really a combo deck. The combo portion of the deck just acted as a threat to stop the opponent from playing sloppy or not appreciating the situation they're in. It FORCED your opponent to pay attention to what you were doing. And for trying to force Modern to be an interactive format, it paid the price.
If you don't rip the god opener with t3 tron Wurmcoil the burn player is either horribad at sequencing or keeping a sketchy opener if you're not dead by t4. Sideboard helps but burn also has Skullcrack and Path for Wurm. LE is not a bad MU because of the draft chaff in the yard but 4 md Fulminators and Beast Withins which don't even give you the 3/3 beater for long due to Living End still being a 3cmc wrath if they don't get anything to play. After side 4 Ingot Chewers take care of Relic assuming you even rip one.
What if there was no modern banlist?
What would the top decks in the format be?
Well twin and amulet get access to preordain. Offsets the loss of exarch, and preordain is slightly worse than stirrings for bloom. Also takes a little something away from tron. I'm 50/50 on deathrite, but the amount of removal in modern might make it okay. Probably not though.
Tron can exist, it would just make them a little more susceptible to artifact hate. I'm trying for a higher powered format here.
Like nigger Ponder is only trumped by Brainstorm in cantrip power levels. And the difference between the two depends on whether you currently have a fetchland. Without a fetchland in play, Ponder is the best cantrip ever printed.
You've already dumped money into the deck, why not upgrade to the more stable format?
You still t3 exarch into t4 twin with force backup, with brainstorm instead of serum visions and if your combo plan doesn't work, you can bolt snap bolt and have Jace finish out games.
Preordain is actually better for bloom than stirrings. Many lists ran visions and sleight of hand and no copies stirrings. The blue cantrips help you find amulet, summer boom, azusa, hive mind, and pacts while stirrings can only find you amulet and lands and amulet is the only card really wanted of the two.
the metagame is much harsher towards twin in legacy though, its way way harder to catch someone just tapping out t3 then exarch > twin even with force
Or you just die to storm turn 2
The deck does work but its not gonna be top teir like it is in Modern
I find it hilarious that the hyperbolic shitposting from 2011 about Timmies hating counterspells because they don't get to just play lands and big beats is now the standard for which WotC is designing
People who like linear decks should kill themselves, but considering Modern's actually fairly popular, I guess that'd basically be a nerd genocide
the banning of Cloud of Faeries in Pauper to hurt blue's ubiquity makes me realize the retards at WotC have absolutely no fucking clue what makes blue such a good colour
Any format where I get to play Ponder and Brainstorm is a format I'm playing blue.
>"We've decided to ban Leatherback Baloth as its restrictive casting cost warped decks' land bases and necessitated edge-case removal spells to deal with. We don't want cards like Leatherback Baloth to push out other contenders in mono-green decks, and its presence in the format made any other consideration impossible. With this ban, we believe mono-green decks will be far healthier and diverse now that they can play a variety of different creatures instead."
Decks with a linear gameplan, but many lines of play are fine. Legacy Storm is a good example. The plan is always to cast Tendrils of Agony of 20, but the way you get there through your opponent's disruption is different every time.
Guys. I've figured it out I think, the Twin ban was part of Oaths design all along.
Playing in the prerelease, the new colourless/wastes is literally a 6th colour you can't fix for in limited, but wizards has insisted that colourless isn't just a 6th colour.
It's not the 6th colour, it's the 5th colour, they're just nuking blue (their most hated colour) to make way for the colourless decks in Modern.
Really, all they needed to do was ban Deceiver Exarch, so that the twin combo would be boltable.
This opinion has been echoed so much by people across the internet that it amazes me that nobody in wotc thought of it.
Not any time soon, because blue is basically dead in the new format.
Like, as an Esper control player, one of my best MUs just got banned, and two of my worst MUs (Burn and Tron) were just buffed.
Going to have to cut some flex spots for maindeck Condemn for Zoo/Burn/Infect. Aggro really isn't a bad matchup for Esper and most of the time it feels like 50/50 if you play competently. The main knock against Condemn is that it doesn't hit Bob/Flip Jace but those cards won't be seeing too much play after Twin gets banned.
The only way you're beating Tron with Esper is to play a lot of V Cliques and Surgical Extractions, hitting their tron lands with Ghost Quarter.
>tfw when linear get better and better just not the ones you like
Fuck those faggots at wotc, why is boring garbage like burn or infect allowed but actual fun linear decks aren't?
This is my current list with Esper.
4 Celestial Colonnade
2 Hallowed Fountain
2 Watery Grave
2 Drowned Catacomb
4 Path to Exile
4 Esper Charm
3 Supreme Verdict
2 Sphinx's Revelation
2 Snapcaster Mage
4 Flooded Strand
3 Polluted Delta
2 Ghost Quarter
4 Think Twice
1 White Sun's Zenith
4 Spell Snare
4 Logic Knot
3 Cryptic Command
1 Shambling Vent
1 Godless Shrine
1 Leyline of Sanctity
1 Vendilion Clique
SB: 2 Stony Silence
SB: 2 Celestial Purge
SB: 3 Thoughtseize
SB: 1 Baneslayer Angel
SB: 1 Elspeth, Sun's Champion
SB: 1 Consume the Meek
SB: 1 Teferi, Mage of Zhalfir
SB: 2 Runed Halo
SB: 2 Rest in Peace
In the main I'll probably just go -1 Dismember, -1 Leyline, -1 Logic Knot, +3 Condemn.
SB I'm going to cut Teferi, Elspeth, Purge and replace them with two more Cliques, 4th Thoughtseize and probably move the Leyline to the SB.
I was testing this out before the bans.
The Twin ban totally blindsided me. I was all on the SFM unban train, but now it seems pretty naive to think WotC would actually make the correct decision.
I'll probably drop the Calciform Pools for another Ghost Quarter or Drowned Catacomb, cut the Halos for something else. Maybe a Condemn and a Mystical Teachings. Find a spot for Surgical Extraction in the sideboard. Cut Teferi for more Aggro or Tron hate.
I'm really considering cashing out of Modern and building Storm and Death and Taxes in Legacy. I don't like the way WotC has handled the format. At this point the bans are like a rotation.
>for each PERMANENT put into a graveyard this turn
See, what I think will happen is people will flock to Tron/Eldrazi, then people start playing Burn/Zoo/etc. to shit on Tron, so Esper can just tailor its sb to beat aggro (honestly I feel like most aggro matchups are 50/50 game 1 and favored post-board for me) and just give up the tron matchup.
Blistering Rage isn't anything new. It's fun on paper, but realistically you need to win the turn you go off.
That said, this thing with red cantrips and pump spells such as Manamorphose and Temur Battle Rage is fucking absurd if they do not answer it when it comes down. It has the potential even more now that Expidite is coming out (R: Target creature gains haste until the end of the turn. Draw a card)
>all these doomsayers
Amulet was expected to get the axe and honestly I figured Twin was going to get a key piece banned too just I thought it'd be Exarch and not Twin itself. Calm your tits they aren't going to ban Cranial Plating , Goyf or Bolt or any other ridiculous ban you think they're going to do. They like creature based aggro so nothing from Burn , Affinity or Memerange will ever get the axe.
alright I see what you're saying, get a lot of spell copies on the stack to feed the nivmagus, I still don't think it's a good idea. what happens if he gets removed after you burned your hand out pumping him?
Itt: a bunch of fucking cry babies. Twin was a degenerate deck that warped the format and gave my unskilled players free wins. All of you can fuck off. And affinity isn't going to do shit because everyone and their mom will be siding for it, even more so with the free sideboard slots. And I very sure a deck will rise to knock trons dock in the dirt.
You path their guide, spell snare their Command/Skullcrack/etc. (most of burn's power cards are 2 mana). Esper Charm pushes burn into topdeck mode and you have enough draw to dig into stuff. When played optimally, you can win but its usually going to be at like 2 life. Burn isn't easy, but its not a nightmare matchup at all. I'd much rather play burn than Tron.
Zoo is not that hard, Snare/Path/Condemn interact with their creatures very well and Verdict cleans stuff up. Eventually you resolve Zenith and kill them with kitties. I usually feel favored against Zoo.
Infect depends on how many dispels they draw. If they don't hit any, you're favored. The more dispels they draw, the worse the matchup is for you. Infect is about 50/50 in my experience.
Affinity comes down to not letting Cranial Plating resolve. It costs 2 mana, and if you're like me and run 4 spell snares, it probably won't resolve. Just don't let them resolve their payoff cards and you're favored. If Plating does resolve though, you're probably in trouble. You have Verdict to deal with Etched Champion, so its not even that big of a deal. Once you stabilize, affinity has a lot of really bad topdecks, so you can close out the game with collonade pretty quickly. Affinity is actually a pretty good matchup for Esper if you're not a retard.
The problem decks for Esper are big mana decks and combo decks that are hard to interact with.
You do realize you're an idiot right? Twin was one of the less linear decks and rewarded smart plays, not idiots playing the deck.
All this ban does really is show Aaron Forsythe is a fucking idiot. Seriously read his Twitter.
I'm taking it you play black or red,right?
Unfortunately, the other three colors can't interact on the stack efficiently. It was unfair that abrupt decay and those two red spells were the only great answers to the combo. Discard is only available in black.
Quit being aggressively defensive and swipe than damn salt off your damn shoulder. Twin was all bolt and remand until you could combo with dispel backup. Not everyone who plays twin is "skillful". Quit fooling yourself.
>Putting something together for next Friday
>Need 4 Serum Visions
>Realize that, shit, I got got plenty of Serum Visions now since I've got 2 playsets and will breaking Twin and Bloom Titan down
If this is the first time you've been affected by bans, get used to it. I've long gravitated toward broken decks and have been hit by ban plenty of times over the last 15 or so years. It happens and is part of the game. Always has been.
>Play a lot of Drafts and a bit of Standard with the cards I get from them
>Want to get into modern so that I can play more often.
>mfw the competitive modern meta
Not only they are fucking expensive but they make a very uninteractive meta. I just want a fun deck to play that won't cost me a harm and a leg to build while still being competitive.
Right now the only viable budget deck I saw is UR Ingest and this deck is both braindead to play and so cancerous that I couldn't bring myself to play it against a friend.
Any idea of a fun, competitive deck to play in modern ? I don't want to build a homebrew to regret it when I'll get crushed at my LGS.
Some months ago, I was playing against Open the Vaults and the guy "accidentally" sided out his wincon.
I made him go through the motions even though he had plenty of momentum... only to watch him go through his entire deck for nothing.
Never give up, never surrender.
This ban announcement has really made everyone lose their minds. Normally people are calm and will tell you to wait until the next big event before drawing conclusions...now they're running around, flailing their arms, asserting that Modern is ruined forever. Allow me to be the voice of reason: there's a PT in 3 weeks, so let's wait until the results are in, shall we? If it turns out banning Twin was a bad move you'll have my full support.
Not the right time to get into Modern. The death of Twin means a hell of a shakeup, for better or worse, so any advice you could get will be speculative and any online primers will be outdated.
I'd say give it until this time next month.
The evidence is pretty overwhelming here. This is easily the most mystifying decision Wizards has made with regards to the format. It's the first time I've ever looked at a Modern ban since the initial banlist and felt like wizards doesn't know what they're doing.
Yea conceding early is a huge mistake versus combo decks. Should I expect any one to research my deck for the next FNM or will I continue to do well based off of other people's ignorance? All four of the people I played either never seen the combo before, or didn't realize I couldn't win despite having the combo.
>Tron. vs. Infect/Affinity for the PT.
What about Jund?
Seems like it's poised. Crumble to Dust, Ancient Grudge/Shatterstorm in the side, along with something to reliably bust up Infect (which will have a hell of a time anyway because of a rise in Affinity)... I wouldn't be surprised to see Jund in the top 8.
And burn is decent against Affinity, Infect and Tron.
Jund is going to shoot down to the realms of tier 3, unplayable trash.
Jund has an awful Tron matchup that's extremely hard to win (Its about 75/25 in favor of Tron), and even the other linear decks are becoming better against Jund.
Jund has been good because Twin was pushing those linear decks down a few pegs. Without Twin, Jund can't do that anymore. Its a bad deck now.
It makes sense if you assume Wizards wants new Eldrazi cards to headline Modern events. Basically they're rotating the deck that beats the decks they want promoted out of the format.
They know exactly what they want for Modern.
And why? It didn't cross any of the criteria wizards has set. It was at best 15% of the format, which isn't overcentralizing. It wasn't winning to early. All of the reasoning I've seen put forth about why it was banned is total shit.
As PVDR said: Sure it was previously an autoinclude in UR but banning it doesn't fix that, it makes UR un-fucking-playable.
The original comic is that they've lost the child, so here it's we've lost twin.
Can it goldfish t3? Can it beat Tron at least half the time? If the answer is no, then its not viable.
This modern meta is going to be about goldfishing and racing people and if you can't do that, put the deck down.
Because this is one of the most questionable bans they've made in a long history of questionable bans. Twin didn't break the 4-turn rule, it was successful without being oppressive, and it was more interactive than most of the other decks in the format. More importantly, Twin played a very important role in keeping decks like Tron in check. It was widely assumed that if they decided to ban something, it would be Deceiver exarch as it would weaken the combo, exarch sees 0 play anywhere else, and it would allow for more interaction by making bolt a consistent answer.
Instead, they banned the lynchpin that the entire deck was built around. Yes, Kiki-Jiki exists, but it's more fragile, comes down a turn slower, and generally isn't anywhere near as good.
It also doesn't help that the decks that most benefit from this, specifically big mana colorless decks, are the decks most likely to use cards from the most recent set about big, colorless creatures. Even if that's completely coincidental, it's extremely convenient and leaves a really bad taste in peoples' mouths.
Maybe Jund isn't it. Maybe Abrupt Decay isn't going to carry Jund like it used to, but I think it's going to be something with red that can shit on Infect, Affinity and Tron. Some mix of Blood Moon or Crumble to Dust with Bolt and Ancient Grudge/Shatterstorm ought to be decent.
That's how it feels. Blue decks aren't good right now, and this makes them pretty unplayable.
Honestly, it feels like they banned the decks that weren't getting anything from the new set. The pro tour is an advertisement, and twin and bloom don't advertise the new set.
I like how this one turned out, it's as if Pestermite can't even stand to look at him
Stop playing the best deck in the format Spike.
Next on the line is Tron and it's all the fault of people like you who netdeck like bitches and begged on your knees for Modern to be a PT format.
If you already own Twin, you can afford both.
UR Kiki is ok. -4 Twin +4 Kiki is fairly similar because, like it or not, the duplicate Twins are dead cards in your hand anyway. Deceiver + Kiki dodges Spellskite nicely, too. Cascade Bluffs is a must, however. And you gotta play around burn spells all the time now. Tier 2.5-3 material right here.
This. Drop a Nacatl turn one. A nacatl or guide and another guide turn two and then turn 3 Atarkas Command is game if they're playing Tron. You also have extra mana open for an additional bolt just in case they gained any life somehow.
I highly doubt that the Twin banning is going to take a tier 1 deck all the way down to tier 3. It's more like tier 1.5-2 now. I also don't have Twin however I was building towards it. I have a playset of Mistys. Honestly as it stands now building Scapeshift would be way less expensive.
Twin was the frailest combo and the only playable control/tempo deck.
You want to see "degenerate", from next week on there will be ZERO reasons to play midrange or control because they absolutely cannot beat Tron.
>standard rg tokens
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Crumble to Dust is UNPLAYABLE!
Right now you're a deck that can win turn 4 without colored permanents, you're Tron, or you're Tier 3 crap.
A lot of Tier 2 decks and both Jund/Junk just got made unplayable because half the meta will be Tron and Tron is UNBEATABLE for mid-range, control, swarm and colored permanent-based combo.
>when this exists in standard.
Yo /tg/, I just got my ass handed to me in the sealed Prerelease today. Two of my losses came from bad plays on my end and I only really felt like I was in control of the game for one or two matches. I used to play pretty regularly until I took a break a few years back.
Am I gonna have to pay and get my ass beat in drafts for the next several weeks until I get back into the groove again?
If Tron dominates the meta too bad, would they ban Ugin/Karn, Map/Stirrings/Scrying, or Tronlands?
Two days ago i would say they'd just ban Karn, but seeing what happened to twin makes me think they'll bust up the whole deck
Look at Abzan Pod.
Look at UR Twin.
Now look at Tron.
What do they all have in common?
>They don't break any of the Modern rules.
What happened to Abzan Pod?
>It was banned for being too important. Nothing left.
What happened to UR Twin?
>It was banned for being too important. Nothing left.
What will happen to Tron?
>The deck will be killed in cold blood. There will be nothing left. The lands (aka Urza Tron) will be banished.
Pod had the problem that as new cards got printed it got way stronger, and eventually oppressive. The option was to ban multiple creatures, basically making only certain types of pod decks allowed(while also removing those cards from non offending decks) or to ban pod in an attempt to be more "fair" about it. In the end the "fair" choice was made and I don't blame them for that. Twin is different, in that it is slightly, and I mean slightly, more played then other decks and this was the main reason used in it's ban. We're literally talking about a 3% higher in the meta, and WAY less top 8% then pod was.
Kiki-Chord is that except with more creatures
Do you think the format is going to be more diverse because there aren't any huge decks that can control the game like twin? I have a lot of hope for good brews now, I might put in 150 to build Jeskai Ascendancy Combo alongside my Infect and Naya Zoo
>Twin is viable in legacy
It has been tried
It isnt fast enough. You need 4 mana for it to work, the amount of Stax decks and stifles in legacy makes that impossible.
I had a guy play against my Canadian Threshold deck with his legacy-ised Twin deck, it was an absolute joke. He just couldn't do anything
A combo deck in legacy needs to be able to do it by turn 2-3. You wont be able to protect your combo if its all in, you wont be able to tempo out most legacy decks if you go Temur or something
Right, now find space for them while also reliably being able to dig for the combo, protect the combo or run a lot of combo pieces. Storm is entirely different
People place with legacy Twin, but do they in large tournaments?
The reason people do well with twin is that people don't see it coming and don't play around it. Outside of that, its very easily hated out and just kind of worse than other combo control shells.
Literally every card I just listed is colorless. The only card that storm gets access to that u/r Twin does not is dark rit, but grixis Twin is perfectly reasonable
Don't get me wrong, I'm not saying it's a good legacy deck. I'm just saying that speed has absolutely nothing to do with it not being a good legacy deck. It isn't good in legacy because storm is a better combo deck, Delver is a better tempo deck, and Legacy is powerful enough that there's no benefit to running a hybrid deck like Twin.
where can I go to enter my deck online and share it with you all? something where you can highlight the cards if you're unfamiliar with it.
I'm a newbie player working off a starter deck and a few little trades I made and want to get some input on my deck and maybe some tips on what I should be using.
Is there a database somewhere where I can search for a player and watch their matches?
Youtube has matches sorted by events usually, I'm wondering if I can view matches sorted by player instead.
Or even better, search for a specific match by searching by a specific player vs a specific player.
That's the deck. Again, kinda newbie. Going for a mono-white aggro deck. My friends play two-color decks, but I strictly want to go one color because I've seen them get trashed because they'll draw nothing but Mountains when they have Forest creatures in hand. I don't want to see that happen to me.
As I asked the question I was actually in the middle of using that website. The deck builder seemed very barebones with its text-only input system. I didn't realize it actually showed people what cards I chose when I finished.
>tfw eventually every deck will be popular enough to ban
What sort of system is that?
Hey is this card worth anything mint from a starter deck from 97? I don't play this yet and have just come across a basically untouched Portal Second Age starter deck and boosters that my fiance never fucked with because she was 6 back when she got them. I'm pretty sure I heard a friend say something about this card before, but since I found it he's been a silent dick. Sorry for the shit res.
What do those names mean? The people introducing me to the game are half assign I feel. I only know colors. I've played a white and a green deck before. Have enough given to me to maybe make a blue or red, maybe black. I'm the cat that posted the question about the temporal manipulation card. I'm trying to get into the game because my friends have been playing it for years, but fuck if it doesn't seem daunting all at once.
Tron is a deck that focuses on getting 3 lands in play that together make a lot of colorless mana and then you play big haymakers and win the game. The rest of the deck is focused around surviving and finding those lands.
Look at this deck for an example
I'm going to miss comboing off with you Anon-chan. We had so much fun together.
I think Gruul-chan is more your speed.
Me play tron lands. Me slap down big golem. Me smash and win.
well i have two in the sideboard but i was changing the burn sideboard around since twin is now banned and was wondering if it was worth.
right now the sideboard is
3x Destructive revelry
1x Smash to smithereens
2x Deflecting palm
2x Sudden shock
1x Path to exile
2x Stony Silence
2x Molten Rain
Notice that there are no Kor firewalkers as the meta doesn't call for it at my shop
Manlands such as celestial colonnade, inkmoth nexus, and dryad arbor on steroids wich means enchanted by: rancor, spirit mantle, unflinching courage, daybreak coronet and of course yoursodonetramplemegadrillurassaura
You're in the wrong place, friend. Your deck belongs in the Standard general while this is the Modern one. But just by looking at it I don't think it's very good. By only have a single copy of some cards, you're reducing the consistency of your strategy. Along with that, a lot of the cards don't really have much synergy with each others. It's more like they just happen to be in the same deck because they're white too. Focus on getting a good creature curve going, some decent removal, and cheap and effective combat tricks. Stay away from Auras because they'll just make your creatures target for removal themselves.
I thought you were pulling a troll. Well, twin was really popular and was banned.
Tron is gaining popularity, you may not want to build the deck despite the good willing anons that advice because in the long run it may also get banned.
That being said, don't worry about it, play duels, it was that way that I started to play. This years game on steam is called Magic Origins or Duels, last years were paid.
And draft at your local game store (lgs) it helps improving and building a collection.
Gewd Luck anon
Haha. I'm past trolling these days. It's just not as fun.
Dude, thanks for the info. You've already told me more than my friends have haha. I wish I had a way to play you and learn, but being a poor (responsible) adult means no gaming platforms.
Proof is in the pudding my good invertonigger
>Do you think the format is going to be more diverse
No, it's Tron vs Burn/Infect/Affinity.
Twin could win turn 4, but most of the time games lasted much longer as the opponent had a chance to deffend themselves or the Twin player had to make sure he wasn't walking into a trap.
Trondoes not win turn 3, but the game ends as soon as Urzatron is online. Often as soon as turn 3. The longer the game goes the easiest it becomes for Tron, so the only way to make sure your Tron game is fair to possitive for you, is knowing for sure that can you win in turn 4 with colorless permanents or non-permanent spells.
That is not diversifying the format, that is Tron and whichever of the aggro trifecta that was less hated on this particular tournament making 1/2 of top 8 each.
Gonna have to go with Boros on this one. I have a thing for girls who are physically powerful but are otherwise kind/submissive.
It's why I read gentle giantess fiction
I'm surprised she didn't end up with a name like Angelica or Angelina though.
Kinda reminds me of Yugioh
>Deck is Tier 1
>Popular cards in the deck are in current selling sets
>Sets stop being sold
>Cards from popular deck get banned and the deck becomes too slow or unplayable against the rest of the meta
With all the shit that has happened this past year, I don't think I can keep going.
>MMA2 is garbage
>LGS no longer accepts store credit as payment for entry fees
>Zach Jesse banning
>M15, BoZ, OGW are shit
>Zendikar fetchlands only get a limited print run as expeditions
>Splinter Twin banning
>Aaron Forsythe's tweet saying they ban cards before the PT to keep it interesting
I quit. I'm done with modern, and mtg altogether. Modern was my favorite format, and I've been playing affinity for three years. I don't feel safe playing a deck, knowing the DCI will ban it once it wins one too many times. This, along with WotC's PR and overtly jewish behavior is what kills it for me. I hope you guys have an enjoyable experience, because I know I wouldn't.
Get fucked twinfag. You and that Modern Nexus fuck are salty as hell, you guys never screamed the sky was falling when Storm got crippled and Pod got banned, but now you're on full "I quit" mode.
Green has some nice tutor effect cards for creatures, like Chord of Calling.
Counterspells aren't often too relevant but you have options (Creatures that can't be countered, cheating in creatures, etc.)
Also Primeval Titan is a must-play regardless of your budget.
That is really fulfilling my salt deficiency
You should know that Loam Pox is in its core, a value deck. You really cant compare 8rack with loam Pox because they play differently. Loam loves grinding games out vs fair decks, and fast aggro decks by recurring lands to fuel raven's crime and/or molten vortex, and clogging up the board with zombie tokens from Zombie Infestations.
The red splash is traditional, giving you access to Squee for extra recursion, Molten Fortex, Flame Jab and Conflagrate for reach and Terminate for great spot removal.
Some replace the black with blue so you can play it sort of like Delver with Snapcaster Mages, Thoughscours to save your Loam from GY removal or dredge Loam at instant speed.
I believe currently, its in a rough spot right now with the Twin bannings since it doesnt like fighting vs Tron or Eldrazi, or any deck with way better inevitability than it does. It's certainly one of the more unique decks in the formats
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Is modern actually a rotating format now? It just seems like the top decks are actually pretty weak to tier 2 decks and lower tier decks are just going to get better. DnT might get a bit better desu
I actually want to build it since it can recur ghost quarter against tron. With 8rack I usually board in my four smallpox and surgical extraction hoping to get one of their lands. I think it is well positioned in the meta since infect is also going to become more popular.
Honestly the deck is solid, one of the biggest gripes about it is how your manabase hurts. You're always going to have to bolt yourself no questions on turn 1, then turn 2 either play a shock untapped or fetch for a shock/basic.
What are some good 3 cost White creatures?
The only thing illegal in my deck, as far as I see, is the Hushwing Gryff which I didn't even realize was illegal when I traded for it today.
My strategy so far is to just flood the board with low-cost high-value creatures and beat down my opponent.
The modern nexus guy is a complete tool, however. I wonder how Patrick Dickman is holding up. I met him once at GP Charlotte, and he seemed like a pretty nice guy. I feel sorry for him and Twin players everywhere.
Because there was good reason to ban storm because it broke the turn 4 rule of modern. Pod ban sucked but at least their reasoning was understandable. Their reasoning for twin makes no sense, control decks won't get better if you ban one of their best matchups and something that kept their worst matchups in check.
>YO CALL THAT TAPPING MANA
>LOOK AT THIS FAGGOT CANT EVEN COMBO OFF- OHH YEEAAHH ITS CAUSE WE BANNED TWIN
>WHAT U GONNA CRY LOOSSEERRR
>*PT player rips off shirt, screaming, his glistening glowing-white sweaty fat globs blinding the audience temporarily*
>*PT flips table in rage, uses it to beat judge in the face*
>YOU CALL THAT A TABLE FLIP? PLEASE IVE SEEN 1/2 LITTLE GIRLS DO BETTER!