[Magic The Gathering Arena] How is it that Theros more enchanted than Eldraine?

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  • BoomerAang SquadBoomerAang Squad Registered User regular
    This just felt filthy. 5-0 deck in Traditional Draft. Only lost 2 games due to mana screw.

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  • furbatfurbat Registered User regular
    I think anax might be the best card in the set. The card is Nissa tier, color defining, good. You don't even care about multiples because playing a second will create 4 1/1s.

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  • KalTorakKalTorak One way or another, they all end up in the Undercity.Registered User regular
    My last two 7-x ranked draft decks have had 0 rares/mythics. I'm not sure what that means, other than that I keep opening duds like Eidolon of Mild Planeswalker Inconvenience

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  • I needed a gnome to post.I needed a gnome to post. i did meet some of the most insufferable people but, they also met meRegistered User regular
    Embercleave is going to be a staple of red-based aggressive decks until it rotates.

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  • Munkus BeaverMunkus Beaver Registered User, ClubPA regular
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    discrider wrote: »
    Main, people just do not read Hushbringers text, do they?

    My favourite so far has been someone flashing a minions return on a creature about to be destroyed.

    oh shit, it prevents that? I figured that was coinsidered an enchantment LTB effect but it..... isnt i suppose.

    It’s triggered by a creature leaving the battlefield.

    Basically anything that triggers because of a death of a creature just fuckin stops,

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  • Munkus BeaverMunkus Beaver Registered User, ClubPA regular
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    This is a pretty jank deck but it might actually get out of silver, who knew.

    It's absolutely hilarious when it works though. When your opponent gets their shit off....and realizes it's doing nothing. He had me at 2 HP at one point

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  • DemonStaceyDemonStacey TTODewback's Daughter In love with the TaySwayRegistered User regular
    Can someone share with me what the current super duper meta deck is? I'm a bit out of the loop.

    The other big one that I was actually referring to was temur reclamation.

    The deck is a monster and one of the dumbest kind of decks. It just says "no" a bunch of turns and then OTKs you.

    RDW is there to try and go under it. Azorious control feels like it actually has the better chance of the two against it however with RDW shooting more to go under Azorious.

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  • KalTorakKalTorak One way or another, they all end up in the Undercity.Registered User regular
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    This is a pretty jank deck but it might actually get out of silver, who knew.

    It's absolutely hilarious when it works though. When your opponent gets their shit off....and realizes it's doing nothing. He had me at 2 HP at one point

    I like the looks of this - I've got a Heliod/Aristocrat deck I've been tinkering with, I think I'll try swapping out the cats for Hushbringers.

  • Munkus BeaverMunkus Beaver Registered User, ClubPA regular
    It gets really hilarious when you use the hushbringers to drop troll after troll that they have no answer for

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  • ArmorocArmoroc Registered User regular
    edited February 10


    I've been messing around with this deck which was featured on MonoBlackMagic's Youtube channel. It's hilarious! When you get the combo off, and have 7 or more 1 dmg pings on the stack, then Ob Nixilis gives of the best evil laugh ever :rotate:
    Deck
    3 Smothering Tithe (RNA) 22
    1 Folio of Fancies (ELD) 46
    3 Hallowed Fountain (RNA) 251
    3 Overgrown Tomb (GRN) 253
    3 Underworld Dreams (THB) 121
    2 Negate (M20) 69
    4 Ob Nixilis, the Hate-Twisted (WAR) 100
    3 Teferi, Time Raveler (WAR) 221
    3 Emergency Powers (RNA) 169
    3 Time Wipe (WAR) 223
    3 Godless Shrine (RNA) 248
    3 Watery Grave (GRN) 259
    3 Fabled Passage (ELD) 244
    3 The Birth of Meletis (THB) 5
    2 Swamp (THB) 283
    1 Island (ELD) 256
    4 Plains (THB) 279
    3 Gift of Paradise (M20) 173
    2 Assassin's Trophy (GRN) 152
    2 Foreboding Fruit (ELD) 88
    3 Kaya's Wrath (RNA) 187
    1 Mirrormade (ELD) 55
    1 Chemister's Insight (GRN) 32
    2 Forest (THB) 287
    I messed around with the mana a bit since I was having problems getting the right mix of colors in my opening hand. There's also 61 cards, but just cut the Folio.

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  • discriderdiscrider Registered User regular
    edited February 10
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    This is a pretty jank deck but it might actually get out of silver, who knew.

    It's absolutely hilarious when it works though. When your opponent gets their shit off....and realizes it's doing nothing. He had me at 2 HP at one point

    4 hushbringers
    2 trolls
    4 Dawn of hope
    3 Kaya Usurper
    3 Ashiok what exiles graveyards
    3 Mortify,
    3 Murderous Rider
    4/5? Prison realm/banishing light
    4 Kaya's wrath
    3 Adventure Shepard's
    2 Doom foretolds
    1 Kaya's puppy

    And lands, notably Locthwain
    Got me to Plat last season, and I'm in Gold 1 at the moment.

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  • Munkus BeaverMunkus Beaver Registered User, ClubPA regular
    Just hit gold 4 with jank lifegain nonsense

    we climbin bay-bee

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  • DocshiftyDocshifty Registered User regular
    Kinda funny facing a ramp deck, letting them ramp and it just not matter.

    Using Sorin3 to buff Pontiff and chip away, Dire Moon vamp to sack and give pontiff indestructible if needed, then Sorin4 to bring back Dire Moon for deathtouch blocking.

    And two cruel celebrants just to be mean.

  • discriderdiscrider Registered User regular
    It's kinda funny facing a Sorin deck and exiling their graveyard so he just sits there getting loyalty tokens.

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  • discriderdiscrider Registered User regular
    edited February 12
    I'm not sure why Gold 1 is such a slog when you're facing Gold lower ranks and you've climbed through Gold otherwise without breaking a sweat.

    Like I expect to faceplant going up a rank, not perform a random walk in Gold 1 after performing well before then.

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  • DocshiftyDocshifty Registered User regular
    discrider wrote: »
    It's kinda funny facing a Sorin deck and exiling their graveyard so he just sits there getting loyalty tokens.

    Literally the only reason I have Dawm of Hope in there haha.

  • jakobaggerjakobagger LO THY DREAD EMPIRE CHAOS IS RESTORED Registered User regular
    So for the Theros Mastery, one of the levels' reward is entry to a traditional draft.

    Just got to 6 wins in mine for 2100 gems and 6 packs, on top of the cards from my deck which included some constructed playable rares. Pretty solid return on investment there already, I'd say.

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  • Styrofoam SammichStyrofoam Sammich WANT. 5386-8443-8937Registered User regular
    edited February 12
    Wrong thread

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  • ElbasunuElbasunu Registered User regular
    jakobagger wrote: »
    So for the Theros Mastery, one of the levels' reward is entry to a traditional draft.

    Just got to 6 wins in mine for 2100 gems and 6 packs, on top of the cards from my deck which included some constructed playable rares. Pretty solid return on investment there already, I'd say.

    I went 0-2 :(

    I'd rather they have more gems baked in as opposed to gambling chits. BUT! I did still like getting one.

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  • hiraethhiraeth Registered User regular
    get those gold drafts in! they're taking them away in a bit over a day

  • milskimilski UNTZ UNTZ UNTZ UNTZ Registered User regular
    So playing Wednesday Brawl with the Gitrog Monster, I'm not sure that it's actually good when it's basically removable by any other commander and you can't play lands from your graveyard.

    That said, when you get Gitrog Frog out with Underrealm Lich and you can draw your entire deck, it's almost like playing EDH. Almost.

    You can't write me off like that! You're just a voice, pal! You don't know a DAMN THING ABOUT RACING!!
  • ArmorocArmoroc Registered User regular
    edited February 13
    Finally ended up using my Traditional Draft entry token. I finished the run pretty good at 4-2. I'm satisfied with that and had a good time!
    I thought I would end up picking sub par cards, but R/W colors lined up perfectly and my rares were awesome.
    I went on the play EVERY single one of those matches! My loses were to opponents with really good black removal spells though :bigfrown:

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  • BoomerAang SquadBoomerAang Squad Registered User regular
    Took a short break from Arena and found out Ranked Theros Draft is going away? Let's do one more before then!

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    Had two consecutive opponents scoop to T4 Elspeph. FeelsGoodMan.

  • dporowskidporowski Registered User regular
    They're doing 2 weeks on/2 weeks off with draft, since their numbers showed people actually played it less when it was available all the time. Given how horribly I've been abused by my opponents in the last 2 I've done, I welcome "more people who are hopefully not all of a massively higher rank than I am".

  • hiraethhiraeth Registered User regular
    heck yeah we plat all up in this hizzouse etc

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    i had just over 100k gold saved and have enough for one more left so i've probably done 23-24 drafts? i've no idea how to extrapolate a win rate from that?

    i never got the hang of the b/r sac theme, i loved the r/g decks impending doom on a nexus wardens is my fave thing to do
    dporowski wrote: »
    They're doing 2 weeks on/2 weeks off with draft, since their numbers showed people actually played it less when it was available all the time. Given how horribly I've been abused by my opponents in the last 2 I've done, I welcome "more people who are hopefully not all of a massively higher rank than I am".

    that's probably true i wouldn't argue against them about it, but with the world champs on this weekend it seems like super bad timing to take the latest set away

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  • furbatfurbat Registered User regular
    edited February 13
    Can someone share with me what the current super duper meta deck is? I'm a bit out of the loop.

    The other big one that I was actually referring to was temur reclamation.

    The deck is a monster and one of the dumbest kind of decks. It just says "no" a bunch of turns and then OTKs you.

    RDW is there to try and go under it. Azorious control feels like it actually has the better chance of the two against it however with RDW shooting more to go under Azorious.

    You have it reversed. Azorious control is pretty well positioned against RDW and Temur basically stomps on Azor control but can't deal with RDW.

    With Birth, Glass Casket, Threeferi, absorb, banishing light, and shatter the sky you can stall the game out until garbage time mostly. I hit mythic like day 6 of the season this month with Azorious and I'd say half of my matches were against RDW.

    It sucks that this meta is basically rock paper scissors, but it is what it is.

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  • DemonStaceyDemonStacey TTODewback's Daughter In love with the TaySwayRegistered User regular
    edited February 13
    furbat wrote: »
    Can someone share with me what the current super duper meta deck is? I'm a bit out of the loop.

    The other big one that I was actually referring to was temur reclamation.

    The deck is a monster and one of the dumbest kind of decks. It just says "no" a bunch of turns and then OTKs you.

    RDW is there to try and go under it. Azorious control feels like it actually has the better chance of the two against it however with RDW shooting more to go under Azorious.

    You have it reversed. Azorious control is pretty well positioned against RDW and Temur basically stomps on Azor control but can't deal with RDW.

    With Birth, Glass Casket, Threeferi, absorb, banishing light, and shatter the sky you can stall the game out until garbage time mostly. I hit mythic like day 6 of the season this month with Azorious and I'd say half of my matches were against RDW.

    It sucks that this meta is basically rock paper scissors, but it is what it is.

    Yea the bolded is what totally sucks right now.

    Especially since if you want to be anything but one of those 3 it feels like they are just too far away to feel even a little bit good and fun.

    And yea it may be reversed. My data was just from watching a bunch of Diamond+ games very early on. It may have settled even more by now. But the person I was watching only had 1 lost match as Temur and that was against azorious after some very long grindy games. But not a single RDW (or anything else)managed to take a match against him.

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  • DanHibikiDanHibiki Registered User regular
    Playing Brawl and everyone is either playing agro or that one Golos deck that scoops when you steal his Field of the Dead.

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  • Munkus BeaverMunkus Beaver Registered User, ClubPA regular
    furbat wrote: »
    Can someone share with me what the current super duper meta deck is? I'm a bit out of the loop.

    The other big one that I was actually referring to was temur reclamation.

    The deck is a monster and one of the dumbest kind of decks. It just says "no" a bunch of turns and then OTKs you.

    RDW is there to try and go under it. Azorious control feels like it actually has the better chance of the two against it however with RDW shooting more to go under Azorious.

    You have it reversed. Azorious control is pretty well positioned against RDW and Temur basically stomps on Azor control but can't deal with RDW.

    With Birth, Glass Casket, Threeferi, absorb, banishing light, and shatter the sky you can stall the game out until garbage time mostly. I hit mythic like day 6 of the season this month with Azorious and I'd say half of my matches were against RDW.

    It sucks that this meta is basically rock paper scissors, but it is what it is.

    Hey, what's your decklist btw? I'm about ready to stop with jank and actually try to grind up

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  • furbatfurbat Registered User regular
    edited February 13
    Pretty sure I hit mythic last Wednesday with it? But I haven't played much since then so keep in mind it probably needs updated. Thing about Bo1 is you really have to pre-board against whatever the meta as it changes. I was facing like 50% aggro, 30% control, and 20% rando stuff/temur. The list I was playing tried to favored vs aggro but still have game against the other half of the field with chemisters insights and narsets.

    Deck
    2 Dovin's Veto (WAR) 193
    8 Island (THB) 281
    3 Banishing Light (THB) 4
    6 Plains (THB) 279
    4 The Birth of Meletis (THB) 5
    3 Elspeth Conquers Death (THB) 13
    3 Dream Trawler (THB) 214
    4 Shatter the Sky (THB) 37
    4 Omen of the Sea (THB) 58
    4 Absorb (RNA) 151
    4 Teferi, Time Raveler (WAR) 221
    3 Chemister's Insight (GRN) 32
    2 Narset, Parter of Veils (WAR) 61
    4 Hallowed Fountain (RNA) 251
    4 Fabled Passage (ELD) 244
    2 Castle Ardenvale (ELD) 238

    I don't really enjoy playing the deck, but I really hate playing reclamation decks and I really really hate playing RDW. So I'll probably just abandon this set until something changes. I wish they'd go back to a lower powered set like GRN.

    Game feels too much like, "Blockers? Pfft, I play EMBERCLEAVE! I WIN!" It's pretty fun to do high powered stuff the first 10 times and then after that you realize that blockers don't mater anymore and the game is less interactive.

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  • VyolynceVyolynce Registered User regular
    edited February 13
    DanHibiki wrote: »
    Playing Brawl and everyone is either playing agro or that one Golos deck that scoops when you steal his Field of the Dead.

    Yesterday I ran into a Golos deck that scooped before Arena could stop hanging and finally show me my opening Torbran hand. *shrug*

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  • MugsleyMugsley Registered User regular
    Day9 was playing a version of Azorious earlier this week. I have yet to see a Dream Trawler

  • Styrofoam SammichStyrofoam Sammich WANT. 5386-8443-8937Registered User regular
    Playing reclamation decks is way too much work.

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  • EnigmedicEnigmedic Registered User regular
    I was watching saffron olive play some bant monstrosity with kraken and emergency powers. But during the video it really looked like emergency powers should be ran in azorious decks, because that card would make sphinx super huge, and if you chained a couple of them together with the addendum then its a combo kill.

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  • KalTorakKalTorak One way or another, they all end up in the Undercity.Registered User regular
    You can't chain Emergency Powers with addendum; it only lets you cheat permanents

  • 21stCentury21stCentury A lovely pixel artist and gamecrafter [They/Them]Registered User regular
    Ok.

    I had a REALLY dumb idea.
    Deck
    3 Purphoros, Bronze-Blooded (THB) 150
    3 Drakuseth, Maw of Flames (M20) 136
    3 Unsummon (M20) 78
    2 Unexplained Disappearance (GRN) 56
    3 Nightveil Sprite (GRN) 48
    3 Embercleave (ELD) 120
    4 Spectral Sailor (M20) 76
    4 Fervent Champion (ELD) 124
    3 Oread of Mountain's Blaze (THB) 146
    2 Thrill of Possibility (THB) 159
    2 Thrill of Possibility (ELD) 146
    2 Winged Words (M20) 80
    2 Bonecrusher Giant (ELD) 115
    13 Mountain (THB) 285
    11 Island (THB) 281

    Purphoros + Drakuseth + Embercleave + Bounce spell (if necessary).

    I tried it out once in an absolutely insane game where

    I played Purphoros
    They played Elspeth Conquers Death
    I surveiled to find Purphoros already
    I played Purphoros
    They played Elspeth Conquers Death
    I surveiled to find Purphoros again
    I played Purphoros
    Purphuros stuck

    Anyway, it's not supposed to be a serious deck or anything so im wondering what choices of mine are bad.

    My thought process is that i want to be able to sift through my deck quickly to find the proper pieces asap.

    Thoughts?

  • KalTorakKalTorak One way or another, they all end up in the Undercity.Registered User regular
    Putting Embercleave on a hasted Drakuseth is a one hit kill (assuming you can aim the 4 damage at their face and use the 3 damage shots to clear blockers out of the way), so bounce spells might not be necessary; you could just stick to mono-red and use burn or Tibalt to deal with incidental lifegain.

    Pulling off the Purph/Enbercleave/Drakuseth combo is still tough though; you need Purphoros to stick, have both Embercleave and Drak in hand, and have 8 mana to activate him and cast Embercleave.

  • dporowskidporowski Registered User regular
    I have lost 100% of the games I have played this evening, and only one of them was to a deck that actually led to an interactive game. I did, however, complete 2 dailies.

    Someone please tell me I did not waste my time and frustrate myself for nothing tonight.

  • discriderdiscrider Registered User regular
    I don't know, but it might be unethical to provide content for whales too.

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  • DarkewolfeDarkewolfe Registered User regular
    This is just not a great set.

    What is this I don't even.
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