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Post Post #7275  (ISO)  » Fri Dec 23, 2016 2:42 am

I play (and judge — I'm Level 1), but not on Magic Online, because I'm broke. Sorry. :/

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Post Post #7276  (ISO)  » Wed Jan 04, 2017 2:05 pm

In louisville this weekend. Battling.
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Post Post #7277  (ISO)  » Wed Jan 04, 2017 2:08 pm

Good luck.
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Post Post #7278  (ISO)  » Wed Jan 04, 2017 11:59 pm

In post 7276, Thestatusquo wrote:In louisville this weekend. Battling.


Wish I could be there. Good luck!
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Post Post #7279  (ISO)  » Fri Jan 06, 2017 9:26 am

In post 7276, Thestatusquo wrote:In louisville this weekend. Battling.


See you there.

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Post Post #7280  (ISO)  » Fri Jan 06, 2017 4:36 pm

This set seems pretty great.

Fatal Push is amazing and will see modern play.

There is a new "splinter twin" in standard with Saheli and this white cat thing.

Revolt mechanic has just allowed for some really good cheap cards.
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Post Post #7281  (ISO)  » Sat Jan 07, 2017 7:33 pm

tbh I really, really doubt the Saheeli Rai/Felidar Guardian combo will actually take off; it might do well occasionally in some metas, but it's way too easy to just hold up mana for Shock if you're in red and hold up mana (as well an Evolving Wilds or something else that can leave the battlefield for free) for Fatal Push if you're in black. it's a really good combo if your opponent can't play around it; if your opponent can play around it, it's just... nothing.

I feel similarly about the Wandering Fumarole/Crackdown Construct interaction; it, again, dies really easily (though not quite as easily), and an arbitrarily large blocker has some allure (just in case you run into an Electrostatic Pummeler???) but it's absolutely useless against Emrakul, which is the biggest reason you'd potentially want a huge blocker. it'll be okay. but even if it's a cool combo, it's not a game-winning combo most of the time.
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Post Post #7282  (ISO)  » Sat Jan 07, 2017 11:00 pm

Afinity is basically in standard now lol
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Post Post #7283  (ISO)  » Sun Jan 08, 2017 3:54 pm

I used up all my luck for the year already. I won 10 packs at FNM and I opened a Lotus Petal and Foil Chandra =/

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Post Post #7284  (ISO)  » Sun Jan 08, 2017 6:41 pm

Went 11-4 in Louisville. Very happy with my performance.

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Post Post #7285  (ISO)  » Sun Jan 08, 2017 8:53 pm

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Can you cast disallow in response to the sac trigger to prevent this effect from happening?


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Post Post #7286  (ISO)  » Sun Jan 08, 2017 9:06 pm

Yes.

The Crackdown Construct combo is sketchy because Construct is a little too unplayable by itself, but the Saheeli/Felidar combo is legit and I can almost assure you some sort of jeskai deck will be playable with it. Whether it supercedes WU Flash, gets slotted into the control shell, or something else happens is beyond me, but this is the type of combo that is good enough and incidental enough that it not seeing play would be stranger than otherwise.

We have decent answers in any case with Dampening Pulse and Authority of the Consuls.
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Post Post #7287  (ISO)  » Mon Jan 09, 2017 2:57 pm

lmao that banlist

Banning Reflector over Gideon seems sketch though.
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Post Post #7288  (ISO)  » Mon Jan 09, 2017 3:03 pm

Banning anything in standard... whoa...
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Post Post #7289  (ISO)  » Wed Jan 11, 2017 3:13 pm

I don;t get this-

While you’re casting your free spell, the Expertise spell is still on the stack. It will be put into its owner’s graveyard after the free spell is cast. The free spell can’t target the Expertise card in your graveyard. It can target the Expertise spell on the stack, but the Expertise spell will become an illegal target before the free spell resolves.
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Post Post #7290  (ISO)  » Thu Jan 12, 2017 12:20 am

For the spells in the set that allow you to cast cards for free (i.e. ___'s Expertise), the 'free spell' half resolves before the Expertise card hits the 'yard. You can't Archaeomancer/Mnemonic Wall for free off of the Expertise spell, to get the same Expertise spell back. Well, immediately, anyway.

Also of note, the first part of the Expertise card resolves (e.g. Act of Treason for the red one), then you cast the 'free spell' from your hand, then triggered abilities that triggered if the first part of the Expertise spell had any targets. But if said target becomes illegal (e.g. in response, sac my creature) you don't get the free spell at all. (source)

Btw... you can use one of these Expertise cards to cast both halves of a Fuse card (Beck/Call, Breaking/Entering) for free, yeah?
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Post Post #7291  (ISO)  » Thu Jan 12, 2017 12:30 am

I think so. That's how Brain in a Jar works- it checks to see if either half of the Fuse card meets the requirement, and then you can cast the whole thing, including Fuse, for free if it does.
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Post Post #7292  (ISO)  » Sun Jan 15, 2017 10:44 pm

Opened Tezzeret and Herald of Anguish at the prerelease. Feels good.
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Post Post #7293  (ISO)  » Mon Jan 16, 2017 4:27 pm

Will be battling in CBus this weekend.

Here's the current list though that might change over the next few days of testing:


Main:

2x Anticipate
4x Harnessed Lightning
1x Negate
1x Quarantine Field
2x Blessed Alliance
4x Disallow
3x Saheeli Rai
3x Radiant Flames
3x Felidar Guard
4x Glimmer of Genius
2x Nahiri, the Harbinger
1x Fumigate
3x Torrential Gearhulk
1x Descend Upon the Sinful
4x Port Town
4x Aether Hub
4x Wandering Fumarole
3x Spirebluff Canal
3x Insipiring Vantage
4x Plains
4x Island

SB:

4x Spell Queller
3x Dispel
2x Negate
1x Fumigate
1x Quarantine Field
3x Fragmentize
1x Linvala
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Post Post #7294  (ISO)  » Mon Jan 16, 2017 4:39 pm

Lol, I didn't take you for a twin player.

I'm curious to see how well jeskai control does with that combo.
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Post Post #7295  (ISO)  » Mon Jan 16, 2017 4:40 pm

What do you think of Baral?
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Post Post #7296  (ISO)  » Mon Jan 16, 2017 5:04 pm

I have a really wide range. But also I did play quite a bit of twin in modern and I've played quite a bit of control, which this deck is, just with an "oops I win" combo attached.

Baral was meh in my testing. The problem is the number of counters in this deck isn't super high. The discount is nice, but you don't really need it that much and he doesn't really help you in implementing any of your main gameplans.
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Post Post #7297  (ISO)  » Mon Jan 16, 2017 5:10 pm

I found his expertise to be pretty sweet too. You can bounce 3 things and then glimmer on turn 5.
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Post Post #7298  (ISO)  » Mon Jan 16, 2017 5:16 pm

I'm not sure that tapping out for a 5 mana sorcery is quite where I want to be in this format.
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Post Post #7299  (ISO)  » Mon Jan 16, 2017 5:19 pm

In post 7281, xyzzy wrote:tbh I really, really doubt the Saheeli Rai/Felidar Guardian combo will actually take off; it might do well occasionally in some metas, but it's way too easy to just hold up mana for Shock if you're in red and hold up mana (as well an Evolving Wilds or something else that can leave the battlefield for free) for Fatal Push if you're in black. it's a really good combo if your opponent can't play around it; if your opponent can play around it, it's just... nothing.

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