As was foretold, we've added advertisements to the forums! If you have questions, or if you encounter any bugs, please visit this thread: https://forums.penny-arcade.com/discussion/240191/forum-advertisement-faq-and-reports-thread/

[MtG] Oaths are in, Twin is out

KilroyKilroy timaeusTestifiedRegistered User regular
edited January 2016 in Social Entropy++
Not Tom Keating, who won the SCG Legacy Open in New Jersey with a deck playing every color except blue.

Cast off the shackles of blue mages and talk about this dumb game in this dumb thread.

Kilroy on
«134567100

Posts

  • I needed anime to post.I needed anime to post. boom Registered User regular
    oh you mean abzan red

    liEt3nH.png
  • ElaroElaro Apologetic Registered User regular
    No, you mean Mardu Green

    Children's rights are human rights.
  • I needed anime to post.I needed anime to post. boom Registered User regular
    no mardu's a three-colour deck

    liEt3nH.png
  • KilroyKilroy timaeusTestified Registered User regular
    I'm super glad that keating won because I like his deck a whole lot

    knight of the reliquary is my very favorite magic card

  • initiatefailureinitiatefailure Registered User regular
    How exactly do you stop storm besides watching it brick itself?

  • RadiusRadius Registered User regular
    I love any deck that tells blue cards they can't be played.

    Everyday we stray further from God's light
    Steam Switch FC: 2799-7909-4852
  • PinfeldorfPinfeldorf Yeah ZestRegistered User regular
    How exactly do you stop storm besides watching it brick itself?

    Aegis of the Gods, believe it or not. By the time it's on the field they don't have time to kill you, and then sideboarding is a nightmare for them, assuming they even won game 1.

  • APODionysusAPODionysus Registered User regular
    Radius wrote: »
    I love any deck that tells blue cards they can't be played.

    Can I interest you in Lantern Control?

    Opponent can't play blue spells if they can't draw them.

  • PeccaviPeccavi Registered User regular
    Kilroy wrote: »

    Cast off the shackles of blue mages and talk about this dumb game in this dumb thread.

    I'll keep my Vedalken shackles, tyvm

  • The BetgirlThe Betgirl I'm Molly! Registered User regular
    i need to put together GR scapeshift

    blue's been holding me back for too long!!

    Steam PSN: YerFriendMolly
    ineedmayo.com Eidolon Journal Updated
  • initiatefailureinitiatefailure Registered User regular
    i need to put together GR scapeshift

    blue's been holding me back for too long!!

    I liked the one list from Pittsburgh. It was more like I'm gonna beat the hell out of you with prime time and you know what screw it take some valakut!

  • The BetgirlThe Betgirl I'm Molly! Registered User regular
    That's the one I'm talking about, in fact!

    Steam PSN: YerFriendMolly
    ineedmayo.com Eidolon Journal Updated
  • The BetgirlThe Betgirl I'm Molly! Registered User regular
    will a deck without brainstorm winning a legacy event stop jeff hoogland from whining about brainstorm in legacy?

    signs point to 'no'

    Steam PSN: YerFriendMolly
    ineedmayo.com Eidolon Journal Updated
  • ph blakeph blake Registered User regular
    How exactly do you stop storm besides watching it brick itself?

    The three main ways are permanent based hate (Gaddock Teeg, Ethersworn Cannonist, Eidolon of the Great Revel, etc), counter magic (everything blue but especially countertop), and hand disruption. The main thing is you need a clock to go along with your disruption; if you just just play hate pieces then storm has time to sculpt the perfect hand and find answers. It's why sultai delver generally does so well against storm; they have hand disruption plus counter magic plus big dumb creatures that kill you dead fast.

    7h8wnycre6vs.png
  • DaebunzDaebunz Registered User regular
    That's the one I'm talking about, in fact!

    i thought about it myself until i saw how much scapeshifts were right now

    the good news is i own everything else if I ever find shifts?

    7yh4xczljsym.png
  • The BetgirlThe Betgirl I'm Molly! Registered User regular
    it's funny, even if scapeshift isn't like a 'good' deck, it's always around the $20 range

    Steam PSN: YerFriendMolly
    ineedmayo.com Eidolon Journal Updated
  • DaebunzDaebunz Registered User regular
    pre-reprint daybreak coronets was the same deal

    like it obviously had a viable home despite not being tier1 so it was dollars anyway

    7yh4xczljsym.png
  • initiatefailureinitiatefailure Registered User regular
    I actually kind of want to put a valakut into my daretti edh deck just because mono red fun. Free burn in a deck that really like welding solemn simulacrum and burnished hearts repeatedly

  • PiptheFairPiptheFair Frequently not in boats. Registered User regular
    How exactly do you stop storm besides watching it brick itself?

    leyline of sanctity

  • The BetgirlThe Betgirl I'm Molly! Registered User regular
    I actually kind of want to put a valakut into my daretti edh deck just because mono red fun. Free burn in a deck that really like welding solemn simulacrum and burnished hearts repeatedly

    You should! There's really no reason not to.

    Steam PSN: YerFriendMolly
    ineedmayo.com Eidolon Journal Updated
  • initiatefailureinitiatefailure Registered User regular
    I actually kind of want to put a valakut into my daretti edh deck just because mono red fun. Free burn in a deck that really like welding solemn simulacrum and burnished hearts repeatedly

    You should! There's really no reason not to.

    I think when I made that comment about "we'll see who turns into a monster over edh in my playgroup" I was just preparing my heart to accept that it's going to be me

  • The BetgirlThe Betgirl I'm Molly! Registered User regular
    adding a single valakut to a daretti edh deck is a million miles away from being a monster in edh

    talk to me when you're playing with deadeye navigator

    Steam PSN: YerFriendMolly
    ineedmayo.com Eidolon Journal Updated
  • APODionysusAPODionysus Registered User regular
    Speaking of Commander.

    People want to know what kind of Magic stuff to get me for Christmas. Since I'm not going to task them with getting me Singles, I'm thinking of asking for one of the new Commander Precons - in case I get into the format or to play around at shops before events.

    Which should I get? I really have no idea how to evaluate them

  • The BetgirlThe Betgirl I'm Molly! Registered User regular
    what 2 colors do you like? get that one

    Steam PSN: YerFriendMolly
    ineedmayo.com Eidolon Journal Updated
  • PinfeldorfPinfeldorf Yeah ZestRegistered User regular
    Speaking of Commander.

    People want to know what kind of Magic stuff to get me for Christmas. Since I'm not going to task them with getting me Singles, I'm thinking of asking for one of the new Commander Precons - in case I get into the format or to play around at shops before events.

    Which should I get? I really have no idea how to evaluate them

    I'd say the two that take away as the best are BG and GU, with RU being a close second. The RW deck is fine, having some really sweet individual cards in it, but the BW one is kind of a mess.

    They're all good, though, really. The BW one is just trying to do two different things at once and kind of only half-succeeds at both, where the other decks are all only trying to do one thing and do it well.

  • initiatefailureinitiatefailure Registered User regular
    adding a single valakut to a daretti edh deck is a million miles away from being a monster in edh

    talk to me when you're playing with deadeye navigator

    No I know... But I can feel the siren song. It's the whispers in the wind telling me that darksteel forge and nevinryal's disk belong together with an unwinding clock and maybe even a mycosynth lattice for good measure.

    It's gonna get bad before it gets better is my fear

  • The BetgirlThe Betgirl I'm Molly! Registered User regular
    no that sounds dope, do that

    Steam PSN: YerFriendMolly
    ineedmayo.com Eidolon Journal Updated
  • KilroyKilroy timaeusTestified Registered User regular
    my brain is incapable of processing the interactions needed to be a monster in edh

  • The BetgirlThe Betgirl I'm Molly! Registered User regular
    basically anything with a 'destroy something' or 'bounce something' etb with deadeye navigator'll make you a monster

    or squirrel nest + earthcraft

    Steam PSN: YerFriendMolly
    ineedmayo.com Eidolon Journal Updated
  • PinfeldorfPinfeldorf Yeah ZestRegistered User regular
    adding a single valakut to a daretti edh deck is a million miles away from being a monster in edh

    talk to me when you're playing with deadeye navigator

    No I know... But I can feel the siren song. It's the whispers in the wind telling me that darksteel forge and nevinryal's disk belong together with an unwinding clock and maybe even a mycosynth lattice for good measure.

    It's gonna get bad before it gets better is my fear

    My Kurkesh deck runs Contagion Engine with Scepter of the Magistrate. Those three cards in combination equals a lot of "what the fuck?" from people, so I try not to do it very often.

    Now, Kurkesh + Contagion Engine + Clock of Omens + Lux Cannon? I rub my hands together like some kind of Bond villain as nobody feels like ever attacking me again. And then someone plays a Wave of Vitriol and all I want to do is crawl inside my own ass and die.

  • TerrendosTerrendos Decorative Monocle Registered User regular
    Or Time Stretch. Don't put Time Stretch in your deck.

  • KilroyKilroy timaeusTestified Registered User regular
    I'm just going to play melen and a bunch of creatures with etb effects

    probably gonna turn a lot of those creatures sideways

  • TomantaTomanta Registered User regular
    Pinfeldorf wrote: »
    Speaking of Commander.

    People want to know what kind of Magic stuff to get me for Christmas. Since I'm not going to task them with getting me Singles, I'm thinking of asking for one of the new Commander Precons - in case I get into the format or to play around at shops before events.

    Which should I get? I really have no idea how to evaluate them

    I'd say the two that take away as the best are BG and GU, with RU being a close second. The RW deck is fine, having some really sweet individual cards in it, but the BW one is kind of a mess.

    They're all good, though, really. The BW one is just trying to do two different things at once and kind of only half-succeeds at both, where the other decks are all only trying to do one thing and do it well.

    It also depends on if you want to use it mostly as-is or modify it (or just get it for the cards). The BW one's commander seems fantastic, just not the deck as-is.

    I got to play with/against all of them a couple of weekends ago. The GU one was surprisingly good and the RW wrecked face. I wasn't thrilled with the others - the RU one (like the BW one) doesn't seem to really take full advantage of the default commander. The GB one - my personal favorite - also had problems but that may have just been a bad draw.

    My suggestion is to pick which colors you like or which commander you want and run with that one. They are all decent bases to build from.

    Or, because I know you like mill, go RU and build a deck with Arjun and Sphinx's Tutelage.

  • TynnanTynnan seldom correct, never unsure Registered User regular
    or squirrel nest + earthcraft

    I love me some mono-green Twin.


    I should put those two cards back into Karametra... hmm.

  • I needed anime to post.I needed anime to post. boom Registered User regular
    http://www.viz.com/node/1006272

    there will be an artbook for shadows over innistrad, much as there was for BFZ

    liEt3nH.png
  • DaebunzDaebunz Registered User regular
    i was hoping they'd keep doing them

    7yh4xczljsym.png
  • TerrendosTerrendos Decorative Monocle Registered User regular
    i was hoping they'd keep doing them

    I was hoping they'd team up with the D&D team and make campaign settings, but I knew that wasn't going to happen.

  • TomantaTomanta Registered User regular
    Terrendos wrote: »
    i was hoping they'd keep doing them

    I was hoping they'd team up with the D&D team and make campaign settings, but I knew that wasn't going to happen.

    That's probably what they should do, if they are otherwise just going to sit on D&D.

    2 setting books a year with setting info and a mini-campaign based around the events from the block, re-use art from the cards could save on costs.

    5th edition would let it be fluff-heavy, so it could sell to Magic players who otherwise don't have much interest in D&D.

    Ah well, the art books are pretty cool on their own.

  • ph blakeph blake Registered User regular
    Play Gaddock Teeg EDH and every stupid hate card you can get your hands on.

    Stopping everyone else from having fun can be very fun.

    7h8wnycre6vs.png
  • Blue mapBlue map Hello darkness, my old friend. Registered User regular
    PiptheFair wrote: »
    How exactly do you stop storm besides watching it brick itself?

    leyline of sanctity
    To add to this: Thalia and Gaddock are also big roadblocks.

    My Steam profile thing: http://steamcommunity.com/id/Blue_map/ Battlenet: BlueMap#1493
This discussion has been closed.