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  1. Thread: (s)NO and Tell

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    Re: (s)NO and Tell

    Dryad Arbor does seem important, even if it hurts the Snow count. You need enough easy fodder for NO. Facing removal you can fetch Arbor and immediately cast NO without passing priority, giving...
  2. Thread: 4 Card Blind

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    Re: 4 Card Blind

    Right. Even if W waits to trade until Tower is on the battlefield and untapped, U gets to cast the 2nd Mage before W gets a chance to play anything, so Apprentice never hits the table.

    With an...
  3. Thread: 4 Card Blind

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    Re: 4 Card Blind

    "The named card can't be played."

    Unlilf3's deck unfortunately matches up poorly in the mirror.
  4. Thread: Cheeri0s

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    Re: Cheeri0s

    Another answer to Chalice @ 0 or Counterbalance is Multani's Presence. It's a Glimpse alternative where you don't need to resolve the cards to keep drawing, but it works better in the Kobolds build...
  5. Thread: 4 Card Blind

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    Re: 4 Card Blind

    He doesn't have Addle, just 2 Mages. When you're OTP he can only get one Mage down before you untap both lands. He names Assassin. You cast Dodecapod. Then he can't attack into you so you draw. When...
  6. Thread: 4 Card Blind

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    Re: 4 Card Blind

    Sorry to burst your bubble, but I think you lose on the draw.

    T - tapped land
    W - tapped land

    T - tapped land
    W - tapped land

    T - Assassin
    W - If you sac only Tinder Farm, then you tap...
  7. Thread: 4 Card Blind

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    Re: 4 Card Blind

    FTW: Plains, Swamp, Gerrard's Verdict, Spectral Lynx

    1. Asthereal (TO): OTP I play Swamp. You play Reef Shaman. I play Gerrard's Verdict and we draw. OTD you lead with Shaman. I play Swamp. You...
  8. Thread: RG Beats

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    Re: RG Beats

    BBE is too slow, it's a midrange card. Even RUG Waterfalls started cutting it, and that's a grindy lategame deck optimized to get the most value from it.

    I think Rabblemaster is too slow too...
  9. Thread: RG Beats

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    Re: RG Beats

    How often does the SSG 2/2 body matter in your matches? It's the least efficient creature in the deck.

    What about an even more beatdown plan?


    //1 drops: 12
    4 Elvish Reclaimer
    4 Narnam...
  10. Thread: 4 Card Blind

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    Re: 4 Card Blind

    Read the reminder text on Fading, and notice it's different from Vanishing. (Edit: Fading 5 is basically Vanishing 6)

    He would lose hard to Daze or Snuff Out, but those cards surprisingly didn't...
  11. Thread: RG Beats

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    I don't understand the point of Manamorphose. ...

    I don't understand the point of Manamorphose.

    You don't need bad cards like Edge of Autumn and Lava Dart to enable revolt. Fetchlands/Wasteland do it 90% of the time, especially with Wrenn and Six...
  12. Thread: 4 Card Blind

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    Re: 4 Card Blind

    This checks out. H wins both.

    Unlife - Mind Swords. H keeps 1 land and Avatar
    H - tapped storage land

    Unlife - upkeep Nether
    H - 1 counter

    Unlife - attack to 18
    H - 2 counters
  13. Thread: 4 Card Blind

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    Re: 4 Card Blind

    Other decks I considered were
    Island, Cloud Sprite, Daze, Daze
    Swamp, Rampart Crawler, Snuff Out, Vendetta

    There was also a viable Foil deck with Foil, Island, Nether Spirit, Trickster Mage but...
  14. Thread: 4 Card Blind

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    Re: 4 Card Blind

    FTW: Saprazzan Skerry, Island, Rishadan Cutpurse, Indentured Djinn

    For all matches: When I'm OTP, if you play a tapped land turn 1, I play turn 2 Cutpurse and kill your land, so you have to play...
  15. Thread: 4 Card Blind

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    Re: 4 Card Blind

    Great to have you join! That was a tough block, lots of draws. Each block will change the format a lot! Hope you keep playing.

    Edit: See Whoshim below. You lose the race.
  16. Thread: 4 Card Blind

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    Re: 4 Card Blind

    FTW: Swamp, Ostracize, Vebulid, Vebulid

    1. Asthereal (TO): OTP I Ostracize Priest but Lurking Evil deals me 20 faster than 2 Vebulids can deal 10. OTD I trade a Vebulid with Priest and Lurking...
  17. Thread: Pitch Delver

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    Re: Pitch Delver

    What are you playing in the Mystery Open Slots? More pitch cards? More threats?
  18. Thread: DarkDepth-Hogaak

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    Re: DarkDepth-Hogaak

    Maybe 1 in the SB? In my testing Loam is worse than Satyr Wayfinder or Sylvan Library.

    Loam is slow. This deck wants the card right away, not long-term card advantage, and the body+mill from...
  19. Thread: DarkDepth-Hogaak

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    Re: DarkDepth-Hogaak

    It's great to see the deck picking up attention and getting wins!




    I cringed through all the misplays in his MOST matchup, but overall it was fun watching him stomp Delver decks. Hogaak is...
  20. Thread: 4 Card Blind

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    Re: 4 Card Blind

    Asthereal and I got outraced by a 1/1 rat token. All the win conditions are anemic!
  21. Thread: DarkDepth-Hogaak

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    Re: DarkDepth-Hogaak

    Great results!

    There's been some discussion about whether this is better than traditional Depths.

    I think the relevant question shouldn't be "how often did it just win with Marit Lage?", but...
  22. Thread: 4 Card Blind

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    Re: 4 Card Blind

    I almost submitted that deck too (with Verdant Force). Then I decided turn 2 combo was too easy to stop in this block and went for disruption instead.

    I'm surprised no one ran Sphere of...
  23. Thread: 4 Card Blind

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    Re: 4 Card Blind

    FTW: City of Traitors, Lotus Petal, Coercion, Scalding Tongs

    1. Asthereal (TO): OTP my Tongs wins the race. OTD your Tongs wins the race. WL 3-3
    2. Whoshim: OTP my Tongs wins the race. OTD your...
  24. Thread: Pure Blade.

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    Re: Pure Blade.

    With all due respect... based on this, there's no evidence to support that the choices you're defending are less nonsensical or help consistency.



    Have you done any real world testing yet?...
  25. Thread: Pitch Delver

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    Re: Pitch Delver

    Arguably Ponder could be cut or at least have copies reduced (Ponder + Shardless is a 4-mana play, something this deck won't do). Those decks don't always use Ponder. But every competitive Shardless...
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