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    Re: [Deck] Dreadstill - Enter the Fist

    Quote Originally Posted by Reeplcheep View Post
    Maverick isnít playing that anyways; elves sure. Complaining about decay/fow/pyro in your monoU dreadnought deck seems silly. Uro is the most played creature in the format which should be reason enough to play it. Not to mention game 1 bolt to the face is more common than pyro.
    Maverick is playing Scryb Ranger and GSZ. You dump this nonsense on KotR and it free-attacks you on your turn, then they untap it using Scryb Ranger and you just got double striked. The game ends, and you have cards in hand you never got to roll out in the correct sequence because your "removal" just stole your time to use life as a resource. You don't get to spend life without reliably knowing what your life total is going to be moving into your next untap step.

    So when we think about KotR, we know a 1cmc permanent is going to get countered by Chalice and killed by Decay [AggroLoam], and you know that Scryb will untap it +/- Maze sustaining that untap [Maverick]. Without ever playing a single game vs KotR, you definitively know that you now need 1 SB slot for every mainboard copy of Bind the Monster you can't side out fast enough - so what's that removal spell you're willing to give up ~20% of your SB slots to?

    ^This is why you still play Dismember main, and if you want a 1 mana local enchant, you have the option to reach for just 2x SB slots of Mind Harness (which re-ups summoning sickness if it's removed).

    Edit: you're also gonna feel real bad when you realize tapping down a Collector Ouphe means you still can't use Scroll of Fate.

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    Re: [Deck] Dreadstill - Enter the Fist

    Comparing a new card to niche matchups isn't really that productive; there will always be decks that can work around new cards. You aren't beating Maverick with your removal anyways, they have way more threats than you have answers, in any version. You win with playing early Delver backed up with countermagic or combo-ing a Dreadnought with countermagic. In that context, just tapping down a blocker so Dreadnought gets in for more damage is still viable. Your argument about RUG/Snowko matchups makes more sense...except the key cards that you want to stop are Arcanist and Uro. You have a mana-advantage by forcing them to use Force of Negation or Abrupt Decay on your U enchantment, which leaves you the option to commit more resources to fighting on the stack or taking attention away from Dreadnought. I'm not saying this is a perfect card, but it could be a good one. If you can deal with their best threats (Arcanist, Uro, Oko) and you can land a Standstill I think that's how you beat Snowko.

    Objectively, before testing, we know that Bind the Monster isn't the next best removal for blue. However, it's efficient enough to be tested to see if it's worth any slots. I am guessing this would only ever be 1-2 copies in a list regardless of what version you're playing. It gives more options to mono-blue. Is it as easily incorporated as Brazen Borrower was? No, not by a long shot. Is it better than Vapor Snag and Echoing Truth? Maybe.
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    Re: [Deck] Dreadstill - Enter the Fist

    The problem is it's every matchup that is suspect for Bind the Monster. I don't want to cast it anywhere near Elves/Maverick [untappers], DnT/Esper Vial [blinkers], any deck with Chalice, any deck with Marit Lage, any deck with Delver or Dreadhorde or Uro + Red blasts, postboard vs any Reclaimer deck [FoV], any deck with Grisel [draws your opponent 7 cards with the lifelink hit]. It's actually incredibly challenging to find any deck that I'd want this against; like maybe Shadow I guess...and, uh...I'm kinda blanking on any other deck where this would be good.

    The thing about discussing fringe scenarios is that it's the only thing left to discuss. This is the only place to find any reason to ever play this card.

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    Re: [Deck] Dreadstill - Enter the Fist

    With Oko banned we've been able to drop the worst card in our deck: Daze. Winrates up about 5% with UR's move to Karn, FoN, and Mystic Reflection. Currently testing Ascendant Spirit, which is showing more promise than Delver (net loss of instant/sorc dropped delver to a 1-2x). It has also been nice to get off creature type human.

    List is experimental at this time, but is shredding most things people are trying. Most of the work is being done on the SB. Smaller sample size, but we're clocking in a little north of 75% winrate. Eventually the format will devolve into Hymn vs Echo vs CB; maybe at that point I'll look at moving some things around.

    2x Ascendant Spirit
    3x Lavamancer
    2x TNN
    2x Dreadnought

    4x Standstill
    3x Shark'nado
    2x Scroll of Fate
    2x Karn

    4x Bolt
    4x BStorm
    4x Fow
    4x Stifle
    2x FoN
    1x Mystic Reflection

    21x standard land kit.

    SB in flux atm figuring out balance of wish/red blasts/yard hates/shatter suite. In terms of maindeck, mostly waiting for a manland that doesn't exist yet, or a Desert Fetchland; either one would make it easier to get in the second copy of Reflection. No interest in the U or R spell lands at this time, though the red one is quite close to being played.

    On the more humorous side of things someone tried to play UR artifact lands/PainterGrindstone/Liquimetal maindeck. The Liquimetal maindeck stuff is not acceptable, and as these things go, they jammed a Viashino Heretic, only to get responded to by our SB Gorilla Shaman. They conceded to 3 mana Rain of Salt. As silly as ye olde Gorilla is, it's been making a strong case for its SB slot.

    Edit: unfortunately they banned Dreadhorde, which was supposed to keep Delver losing to us. The price of that will unfortunately be the unavoidable race to the bottom, as Delver decks are completely unable to hate down Hymn and CB (whilst we turn to address Echo, until it is inevitably banned). Maybe there will be a few months until total hand destruction goes back to 25% of the meta, but I think it'll be sooner than this.

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    Hey dreadstillers!

    I'm considering picking up legacy after a long abscence, and thinking about ventering unto MTGO (which ive never tried before). Before I rush headlong I'd like to watch some streams to see how MTGO works in general and how dreadstill fares in particular. I heard Rood and Fox streams sometimes? Would you/anyone mind sharing their streams? anyone else's too for that matter?

    Incidentally, anyone cares to share some general remarks on MTGO. Is it alright to play on or is it super buggy / not enough players etc?

    Thanks!

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    Re: [Deck] Dreadstill - Enter the Fist

    Check inbox for instructions on joining Dreadstill discord.

    On the mtgo interface, it's pretty miserable, but the bugs are generally addressed in a timely manner. I know of no bugs affecting us at this time. There are pretty significant questions about the shuffler's programming. It's a little too high on the rate of sending back a card you put on top post-cantrip/shuffle. Other than the shuffler annoyance, the 25 minute chess clock doesn't really account for the time lost for clicking through things we would shortcut in paper. Any time left over from sideboarding should probably be refunded to clock (especially as the format descends into the sheer stupidity and time-wasting that is the Hymn and CB meta).

    There are a few videos up on Piproberts' youtube, though these are pre-Oko ban, and the deck has changed considerably.

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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 involved with the deck for a long time with good results.

    Edit: DOH! I wasn't paying attention; you specficially asked about MTGO content. Sorry!
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    Re: [Deck] Dreadstill - Enter the Fist

    Thanks both of you (stream of IRL plays are also interesting!)! I remember Rood from when I used to lurk this thread about eight years ago. Correct me if I'm wrong but weren't you around here also, Fox? I guess it might make sense to wait a bit with "buying in" on MTGO now that Oko has been banned. But I heard there are sites from where you can rent cards? Might be a nice idea in the interim, I guess. Although my "entertainment budget" is anyhow nowhere near spent since there was pretty much nothing to spend it on last year!

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    MTGO is horrible for anything involving loops (rip food chain/bomber man) and the ui can be unintuitive. The community is small enough you do recognize people but itís definitely less social than irl. For most decks the timed saved shuffling vastly outweighs the losses of clicking through things.


    MTGO is absolutely worth it if you want to become a better player. Being able to take any brew and play against some of the best in the world whenever you want is great. Itís very clear about priority, phases and other rules qwerks you would miss in paper. Chess clocks rewards tight play instead of having to hound your opponent for slow play.

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