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  1. Re: Let's Draft the Timespiral Again! Timespiral remastered

    Some of these cards are incredible as old-art bordered. I am definitely picking up a couple Yawgmoths and I would love to get a set of Thoughtseize/Vampire Hexmage for Turbo Depths. I like this so...
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    Re: [Primer] Nic Fit

    Trophy hits lands, but doesn't actually deal with Marit Lage. While I agree it's a fine instant-speed answer to Stage activations, it still doesn't play around Crop Rotation. Yes, Trophy is a super...
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    Re: [Deck] Dreadstill - Enter the Fist

    Check out ELD's Time Vault games on YouTube, there are a handful of matches where Rood is playing his signature Ur Dreadstill list. Pretty good insight on how to play the deck, Rodney has been...
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    Re: [Primer] Nic Fit

    Is there a way to deal with Marit Lage outside of white? I know Diabolic Edict has been used in the past, but their board needs to be all-clear for Edict to actually nab the 20/20, and coming from a...
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    Re: [Deck] Hypergenesis

    If going for the more threat density/diversity route with Hypergenesis, I always liked having maindeck Ashen Rider, Jin-Gitaxias, Core Augur,Iona, Shield of Emeria, and Omniscience. They get your...
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    Re: [Deck] Hypergenesis

    This was a pet deck of mine for ages, and I didn't even play Show and Tell due to cost. I don't have Emrakuls or Griselbrands anymore, but those aren't hard to acquire. Without Brainstorm this can...
  7. Re: Strixhaven (Back to School[s of Magic] this April)

    Bingo, this is what I was thinking. Delver archetypes in general need some form of card advantage, at least out of the sideboard, to help offset the fundamental weakness of their archetype (as Fox...
  8. Re: Strixhaven (Back to School[s of Magic] this April)

    To be fair, there is a higher deckbuilding cost to Collective Brutality compared to the new golgari charm. One requires BG, the other needs spare cards to pitch to gain the same modality. One is a...
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    Re: Strixhaven - The Old Coatl control

    That's fair, I was just thinking that some decks can fight through Grixis fairly well like Goblins overloading and Elves combo-ing out early. I think both of those decks stand to gain quite a bit in...
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    Re: [Primer] UB Death's Shadow

    Spell Pierce is probably fine for now. Being a Thoughtseize + Force of Will deck does a lot against combo, and without worrying about Oko in the format you don't have to have the extra Forces to stay...
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    Re: Strixhaven - The Old Coatl control

    I could definitely see an argument for playing maindeck Brazen Borrower in place of Gurmag Angler. It's a tempo boost with card advantage, a threat, and feeds into Thoughtseize/Hymn, which is already...
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    Re: [Primer] UB Death's Shadow

    So I'm not sold on the Price of Progress right now. I think the maindeck bolts and sideboard Pyroblasts are enough reason to splash red. One way to avoid the anti-synergy of PoP with Wasteland is to...
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    Re: [Deck] Turbo Depths

    You get hexproof from blue and black...Thassa's Oracle is blue. Maybe I'm way behind the times, but I thought Oracle was the win condition of choice with Oops.

    I've been meaning to watch the...
  14. Thread: Ruby Storm

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    Re: Ruby Storm

    I got some incredible insight from the most recent Leaving a Legacy podcast: Rite of Flame x1 in the sideboard is correct, not because you will ever Burning Wish for it alone, but with Bonus Round...
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    Re: [Deck] Turbo Depths

    Plus the uptick in Submerge from RUG Delver. With the uncertainty of RUG Delver's spot in the format currently, it looks like UR, Grixis, and maybe even BUG Delver will become the popular variants....
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    Re: [Primer] Nic Fit

    Yeah, I'm hesitant on playing too many sacrifice outlets but 2x Village Rites is probably good. I really like what Yawgmoth can do to the board as a sacrifice outlet, rather than just attacking...
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    Re: [Primer] Nic Fit

    I don't think Drainpipe Vermin is quite good enough to be playable, but I totally forgot about Village Rites. If there was ever a deck that could take advantage of Village Rites, it's Nic Fit.
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    Re: [Primer] Nic Fit

    Yawgmoth, Thran Physician laughs at Baleful Strix. One ping and it's down, and we get to draw cards, too. The important thing is to have enough dudes that can also create card advantage by...
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    Sticky: Poll: Re: All B/R update speculation.

    For the game company itself? Absolutely. For the players? No, not even close to the worst thing to happen to a game. Completely ruining the mechanics (I'm looking at you cascade) is much higher on...
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    Re: [Primer] Nic Fit

    Yeah, I want Birthing Pod and Yawgmoth shenanigans! There are some pretty great threats that have been printed along the curve in green and black recently, I'm mostly looking at these:

    Sarulf,...
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    Re: [Deck] Turbo Depths

    Well, I hadn't gotten around to converting my mana base to the rainbow setup for Stifle and now I think I won't. Pithing Needle seems to be a lot more valuable shutting down multiple Wastelands and...
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    Re: [Primer] Nic Fit

    I don't think so, but it definitely gets better as the premier Wasteland-resistant mana-base deck. I'm going to finally pull the trigger and buy some Birthing Pod's now that Oko can't elk them, but...
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    Sticky: Poll: Re: All B/R update speculation.

    This was a good set of decisions, if only to promote an intense shakeup that will make diversity increase. I think a card that gets a fairly big boost is Stoneforge Mystic. With DHA being the premier...
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    Re: [DECK] Grixis Death's Shadow

    Cool, thanks for the response. I'll re-tool the deck to make sure I have Dismember maindeck in some number, probably 2 copies, and replace the SV's with Opts.

    Is Unearth a potential card? Or Claim...
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    Sticky: Poll: Re: All B/R update speculation.

    My predictions:

    Legacy - Oko banned, due to format homogenization

    Legacy will be discussed with a 'watchlist', probably emphasizing Arcum's Astrolabe and Uro.

    All formats - cascade mechanic...
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