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    I was playing TW during the Lurrus era. I think itís a good compromise if you want to play 1-2 of that effect, avd then the chaining problem isnít really a problem.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pelikanudo View Post
    the bad thing about TW is that you cannot chain into TW as aopp to RoF.
    I tried several things in the form of GMonolith, the problem was it costed me 1 game because of its CMC - tried also to max out Opals and taking out Tendrils, and in the end I felt RoF seemed less worse. but I liked GMonolith it was super powerfull, maybe I should invest more time in that approach...
    happy new year to all!
    Monolith builds are the best I've played, their mana base and middle game are rock solid.

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    Alex McKinley (@vivarus_) reviews his MOCs Legacy Qualifier TOP 8 FINISH!!! With main deck Carpet of Flowers AND no Rite of Flames.

    This is a video you won't want to miss!

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    Re: [Deck] T.E.S. - The EPIC Storm

    Quote Originally Posted by Final Fortune View Post
    Monolith builds are the best I've played, their mana base and middle game are rock solid.
    Hi,
    can you provide me your current 75 - I wanna brew something new - I've been tinkering with GMonliths and they have their pros and cons - no much time to spend on MTG...

    I'm more likely inclined to a 4veil/3TSeize disruption, but 7discard is something I don't discard - the thing I am more worried about is opp. Veils, how do you handle this? I in theory do not see a way to overlap this...
    let me know a quick howtoside vs 3shold, urzas, 4colorcontrol, miracles
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pelikanudo View Post
    Hi,
    can you provide me your current 75 - I wanna brew something new - I've been tinkering with GMonliths and they have their pros and cons - no much time to spend on MTG...

    I'm more likely inclined to a 4veil/3TSeize disruption, but 7discard is something I don't discard - the thing I am more worried about is opp. Veils, how do you handle this? I in theory do not see a way to overlap this...
    let me know a quick howtoside vs 3shold, urzas, 4colorcontrol, miracles
    Same list as before, I change the numbers here and there but it never makes a real difference. The Veil deck has better disruption, so you have to take the time to discard it or force them to cycle. They probably have the edge, but I don't worry about combo mirrors so much as beating counter spells. I mean people are running MD carpets fwiw, so the whole building up a manabase thing has merrit.

    SB is really up to you, I am a bit out of the loop these days with a new baby in the house.

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    Re: [Deck] T.E.S. - The EPIC Storm

    Quote Originally Posted by Final Fortune View Post
    Same list as before, I change the numbers here and there but it never makes a real difference. The Veil deck has better disruption, so you have to take the time to discard it or force them to cycle. They probably have the edge, but I don't worry about combo mirrors so much as beating counter spells. I mean people are running MD carpets fwiw, so the whole building up a manabase thing has merrit.

    SB is really up to you, I am a bit out of the loop these days with a new baby in the house.
    I wish you all my best FFortune!

    yesterday played a local and went fine - standar list with veil/Echo, only added 2 truths instead of CoV for thse cjalices/karns, it worked really well...
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    Re: [Deck] T.E.S. - The EPIC Storm

    Hi TES stormers!

    the other day I tried a build consisting in -4RoF = +4th Opal, 3 Tinder Wall! and really don't know how much relevant they were but it was successfull!, I believe it is more because of 4th Opal than other thing, I really believe there is a strong tension between 4th Opal and 4th RoF, and finally determined it was going to be 4th Opal. really love the fast deployemnt opal offers and want to have it in my initial 7.

    Another good change I've been stablished in the side is: Old friend Vexing Shuser!!!:
    - lately some Counterbalance decks I've been facing and VS with all the fast mana deployment + Carpet of Flowers has been an all star vs all those DD, CB and excess of counters in the form of fow, fon, fluster.
    - also is a decent answer against chalices.
    - can be played proactively and pass turn to save mana or the same combo turn,
    - the goal is to cast a veil under vexing and things should go much easier from that.

    another thing I've been doing is to cast wishclash and activate it ASAP, having in mind possible answers - the curious thing is that most of the times opponent is reulctant to activate it in the next turn, so you save mana or will have another answer, the more I play WT the more I like the card... some scenarios involved hate permant cards and just activating WT into decay, next opp activates into another hate, and next activate for 2nd decay is just a good chess move!

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    I asked them about tinderwall in the past. Vivarius seems to think the difficulty in chaining them and holding up veil is not worth it.

    One alternative I had was jeweled amulet. It helps opal a lot, and is an additional green and black IMS.

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    Re: [Deck] T.E.S. - The EPIC Storm

    Quote Originally Posted by Reeplcheep View Post
    I asked them about tinderwall in the past. Vivarius seems to think the difficulty in chaining them and holding up veil is not worth it.

    One alternative I had was jeweled amulet. It helps opal a lot, and is an additional green and black IMS.
    in deed, I' ve not played too many games to reach that conclusion, this was my main conecrn however, when playing I think it was irrelevant to play TW or RoF during the matches.

    the thing is: If I am going to play 4 TW/RoF, sure I'd play 4 RoF, but along the time I am just preferring to go with 4 opals, then 3RoF/TW, sure If I have to play 2 TW the same turn and protect with Veil I need 3 G IMS, and that would be a problem, but don't think that scenario will happen too much.

    Some Pros I've found:
    - potentially can be a +RR if unchecked
    - it is potentially Instant Speed
    - can be used to avoid life loss
    - can be used proactively to be played vs hatebears in 2nd/3rd games as Swords will go out and then will save mana
    - TW somehow seems to be more casteable than RoF with manabase current - that is a feeling.

    I've been trying als some GrimMnolith builds and they are fine, but still have issues with lifeloss and taking out Tendrils/Echo doesn't seem to me a good move.
    anyway, Vexing Shusher seems to me good right now, will experiment more with this...

    Another thing I've been doing is vs control just side out all CM, with all those FoW/FoN + flusters , doesn't seem viable to try to win quick with CM... just want to avoid CDisadvantage as much as poss.

    EDIT: no, jeweled amulet does nt worth even evaluation. GrimMon is the GoTo if goal is to max out on artifacts - once considered on SnowSwamp + Astrolabe, but same.
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