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Standard is now Banned in Standard [Magic The Gathering Arena]

DanHibikiDanHibiki Registered User regular
edited November 21 in Games and Technology




with that out of the way, let the gathering of Magic begin!

https://magic.wizards.com/en/mtgarena


might as well plug some magical Youtube channels yall might like:
M20 Commander: all things Elder Dragon

Tolarian Community College: Product reviews and other valuable MTG information, I mean you've probably seen the Professor if you've watched any MTG video, he's slowly infecting everyone.

Mono Black: Fun MTG Jank on Arena

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  • ElbasunuElbasunu Registered User regular
    I'm loving LRR's Sick Rips videos.

    This one was made back in 2015 but they are putting it up now.

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  • Munkus BeaverMunkus Beaver Registered User, ClubPA regular
    Oh Jesus Christ I laughed way harder at that than I should have

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  • BizazedoBizazedo Registered User regular
    edited August 2
    Had a game with Chromatic Black where I managed to get Golos down and trigger him. I immediately drew 3 lands.

    I calmly, yet sternly, explained to the game that I was a whale and did not deserve that treatment and tried it again on the next game. It kindly gave me Niv Mizzet, Zacama, and Mastermind's Acquisition.

    I felt we connected in that moment. Truly, the shuffler is not random.

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  • Zombie HeroZombie Hero Registered User regular
    Rule of Law sure is an enjoyable way to shut down experimental frenzy. Threeferi and Rule of Law sure is a great way to feel like a big jerk and have all the fun.

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  • VyolynceVyolynce Registered User regular
    Oh Jesus Christ I laughed way harder at that than I should have

    Their Jund deck tech yesterday was brilliant.

  • R-demR-dem Registered User regular
    In lieu of actually playing Magic, I instead watch Day9 before falling asleep.

    Good Lord is he funny, and I love it when he just says Eff It and plays jank.

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  • WinkyWinky rRegistered User regular
    Elbasunu wrote: »
    I'm loving LRR's Sick Rips videos.

    This one was made back in 2015 but they are putting it up now.


    Goddamn birds with swords

    Jace and I remember that meta well

  • DanHibikiDanHibiki Registered User regular
    R-dem wrote: »
    In lieu of actually playing Magic, I instead watch Day9 before falling asleep.

    Good Lord is he funny, and I love it when he just says Eff It and plays jank.

    for pure roller coaster mtg comedy I highly recommend MTG Arena Original Decks:
    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCP4rccaiVAo1DvOze5vnmUw

  • Munkus BeaverMunkus Beaver Registered User, ClubPA regular
    WotC gave me 10k gold to refund the two drafts I entered where I encountered the gamebreaking pass-turn bug.

    I had paid with gems to enter the things, but it's better than nothing.

    Squeaky wheel gets the grease and all.

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  • ElldrenElldren Is a woman dammit I'm a good person yes it's trueRegistered User regular
    DanHibiki wrote: »
    R-dem wrote: »
    In lieu of actually playing Magic, I instead watch Day9 before falling asleep.

    Good Lord is he funny, and I love it when he just says Eff It and plays jank.

    for pure roller coaster mtg comedy I highly recommend MTG Arena Original Decks:
    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCP4rccaiVAo1DvOze5vnmUw

    I love this

    fuck gendered marketing
  • VyolynceVyolynce Registered User regular
    edited August 3
    Just won a game vs. Esper... Teferi, I guess? Was running both plus Spark Double for maximum annoyance. Wincons appeared to be Bell-Haunt, repeatedly bouncing Oath of Kaya, and maybe pinging me to death with Sorin. I Desparked the only Sorin I saw, Wrathed away at least two Bell-Haunts, and eliminated Teferis as the opportunity presented with the tools at my disposal. I get them down to 6, they draw and give me the GGs. This is followed by Doubling little Teferi and bouncing my threat.

    O...k...? Still haven't presented me a winning board state here, so let's earn that GG, bucko.

    I mostly let them have their fun, bouncing things and drawing extra cards while keeping the time mages under control if possible. Eventually one of their Big Teferis threatens an ultimate. I topdeck Oath of Kaya and shoot it; they... respond by hitting their own PW with Vraska's Contempt? They must have been watching their life total, but I was watching their library. (EDIT: They must have been preventing me from gaining 3 life. That tracks if their wincon was 3-damage packets.)

    More extra cards drawn, including Chemister's Insight and the new Dig Through Time. Eventually it looks like they will be able to use their last Bell-Haunt and Oath to get there, but they tuck the Bell-Haunt in their library for reasons that are unclear to me. Possibly to avoid decking? I dunno, because that's how they ultimately died with me still at 4 life and what I'm assuming was a grip full of kill spells and/or lands.

    I would have probably scooped to Jace at any point but he just wasn't in the deck. *shrug*

    I did not GG them when their library was empty on my last turn.

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  • ShadowenShadowen Snores in the morning Registered User regular
    I never GG first when I think I'm about to win unless there is literally nothing on the board that can stop me from killing them this turn and they have nothing they can cast. 1. It's rude. 2. It's tempting fate.

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  • VyolynceVyolynce Registered User regular
    Shadowen wrote: »
    I never GG first when I think I'm about to win unless there is literally nothing on the board that can stop me from killing them this turn and they have nothing they can cast. 1. It's rude. 2. It's tempting fate.

    I don't GG first unless it's followed by my own concession. Although if I'm dead on board I'll usually let them finish.

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  • YiliasYilias Registered User regular
    I've had two different people today use Negate on a Spell Pierce.

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  • milskimilski UNTZ UNTZ UNTZ UNTZ Registered User regular
    Yilias wrote: »
    I've had two different people today use Negate on a Spell Pierce.

    Stonks

    You can't write me off like that! You're just a voice, pal! You don't know a DAMN THING ABOUT RACING!!
  • Munkus BeaverMunkus Beaver Registered User, ClubPA regular
    I don't GG unless I am either dead on board or I have my own lethal attack.

    And if they can stop my shit then I respond with a Nice!

    It's only polite, I think.

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  • jmcdonaldjmcdonald I voted, did you? DC(ish)Registered User regular
    Just went 7-2 in the 2020 draft with a temur elementals deck. Only had one risen reef and it still did a ton of work. Can’t imagine what a second would have done.

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  • initiatefailureinitiatefailure Registered User regular
    Yilias wrote: »
    I've had two different people today use Negate on a Spell Pierce.

    most of this game is about sending a message

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  • ShadowenShadowen Snores in the morning Registered User regular
    jmcdonald wrote: »
    Just went 7-2 in the 2020 draft with a temur elementals deck. Only had one risen reef and it still did a ton of work. Can’t imagine what a second would have done.

    I have accidentally decked myself tuning my temur elemental deck against Sparky, so...

  • initiatefailureinitiatefailure Registered User regular
    Hey did they ever do anything with the vault? I'm at about 90% now and I don't know what happens these days when you max it out?

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  • EchoEcho Moderator mod
    edited August 3
    Wow. Electrostatic Field + Chandra's Spitfire, killing me on turn 3 by getting me down to 12 with various stuff to the face, buffing Spitfire to 13/3.

    Echo on
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    Let they who have not posted about their balls in the wrong thread cast the first stone.
  • EchoEcho Moderator mod
    Hostage Taker'd some guy's Sephara and he alt-f4'd on the spot.

    Echo wrote: »
    Let they who have not posted about their balls in the wrong thread cast the first stone.
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  • ShadowenShadowen Snores in the morning Registered User regular
    Hey did they ever do anything with the vault? I'm at about 90% now and I don't know what happens these days when you max it out?

    I'm pretty sure you still just get 1 mythic, 2 rare, and 3 uncommon wilds.

    Yes, that's it, for (at minimum) 300 uncommons, or 900 commons, or some mixture.

  • EchoEcho Moderator mod
    Why can't they start the weekend events on Friday or Saturday instead of 5 pm on Sunday my time?

    Echo wrote: »
    Let they who have not posted about their balls in the wrong thread cast the first stone.
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  • EchoEcho Moderator mod
    My grod, people in this event. Yes, treasure is a trigger, stop staring at it for 20 seconds each turn.

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    Let they who have not posted about their balls in the wrong thread cast the first stone.
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  • SniperGuySniperGuy Also known as Dohaeris Registered User regular
    How long does this ixalan treasure event last anyway?

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  • SnicketysnickSnicketysnick The Greatest Hype Man in WesterosRegistered User regular
    Til tuesday same as last time

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  • milskimilski UNTZ UNTZ UNTZ UNTZ Registered User regular
    Oh my god Karn is stupid in this event, he stops your opponent from using treasure tokens and if your opponent is aggro enough to threaten him, you can just kill treasure tokens so he's 6 loyalty and they probably won't stop you from wishboarding in something stupid next turn.

    You can't write me off like that! You're just a voice, pal! You don't know a DAMN THING ABOUT RACING!!
  • ElbasunuElbasunu Registered User regular
    hahaha i completely forgot about karns static ability

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  • initiatefailureinitiatefailure Registered User regular
    I wonder if I can just win with mono red...

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  • TomantaTomanta Registered User regular
    I wonder if I can just win with mono red...

    Probably can. I made a very janky RDW and powered through my last few matches. Worst case, you win or lose quick.

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  • SnicketysnickSnicketysnick The Greatest Hype Man in WesterosRegistered User regular
    I just wish it was pre-cons all the way down for these events, what's the point in a farewell tour of Ixalan if it's RDW and Superfriends for both of my 2 games this evening?

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  • YiliasYilias Registered User regular
    Ramp seems pretty good too. I just had an opponent open with shockland > growth spiral into forest > arboreal grazer into land > go. 3 lands in play on turn 1.

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  • initiatefailureinitiatefailure Registered User regular
    Precons for these events would make me actively want to play them instead of begrudgingly do it without being able to give it time to deckbuild something fitting the format

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  • EchoEcho Moderator mod
    Yilias wrote: »
    Ramp seems pretty good too. I just had an opponent open with shockland > growth spiral into forest > arboreal grazer into land > go. 3 lands in play on turn 1.

    I brought the "Cascade" deck into this and that's what I do.

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    Let they who have not posted about their balls in the wrong thread cast the first stone.
  • milskimilski UNTZ UNTZ UNTZ UNTZ Registered User regular
    Deck based matchmaking felt in play during this event and my sample size was small, but decks that felt good during this event:

    RDW: Not necessarily actually good, but extremely fast and capable of explosive starts with Steamkin that punish any durdling. Probably best to shave lands and go with the more all-in wizards and efrenzy package than the Bo3 builds that have Chandra's Spitfires and Ember Haulers.

    Ramp in general: Turning temporary treasure resources into permanent resources is huge. Scapeshift obviously benefits here too, but doesn't actually speed up that much because the trick is getting seven lands, not a lot of mana.

    BR Mayhem Devil: Hilarious. Every treasure token pings something for 1.

    Mono-Green Tron: Turn 2 Nissa (with elf) or turn 2 Karn are both a ridiculous beating. Put two amulets of safekeeping in your wishboard and Scapeshift basically can't kill you. 2x Sorcerous Spyglass, 1x Graffdigger's Cage, 2x God-Pharoah's Statue, 1x Scyscanner, 2x Meteor Golem, 1x Fountain of Renewal, and other stuff to taste is probably what I'd settle on as the core "this saves me in most every situation" board. Note if you don't want to pull in a card because your Karn is at risk, you can just blow up a treasure and -2 when you actually have mana to cast things.

    You can't write me off like that! You're just a voice, pal! You don't know a DAMN THING ABOUT RACING!!
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  • KalTorakKalTorak One way or another, they all end up in the Undercity.Registered User regular
    Mayhem Devil triggers off Treasures, if you want to play around with that. Woodland Champion too, though that's less fun.

  • SmurphSmurph Registered User regular
    Not a huge fan of this treasures event. Seems like a recipe for "Whoever has the most planeswalkers wins" which IMO is the worst kind of Magic.

    Lavinia, Azorius Renegade dropped on turn 1 can mess people up though.

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  • ElldrenElldren Is a woman dammit I'm a good person yes it's trueRegistered User regular
    edited August 4
    milski wrote: »
    Deck based matchmaking felt in play during this event and my sample size was small, but decks that felt good during this event:

    RDW: Not necessarily actually good, but extremely fast and capable of explosive starts with Steamkin that punish any durdling. Probably best to shave lands and go with the more all-in wizards and efrenzy package than the Bo3 builds that have Chandra's Spitfires and Ember Haulers.

    Ramp in general: Turning temporary treasure resources into permanent resources is huge. Scapeshift obviously benefits here too, but doesn't actually speed up that much because the trick is getting seven lands, not a lot of mana.

    BR Mayhem Devil: Hilarious. Every treasure token pings something for 1.

    Mono-Green Tron: Turn 2 Nissa (with elf) or turn 2 Karn are both a ridiculous beating. Put two amulets of safekeeping in your wishboard and Scapeshift basically can't kill you. 2x Sorcerous Spyglass, 1x Graffdigger's Cage, 2x God-Pharoah's Statue, 1x Scyscanner, 2x Meteor Golem, 1x Fountain of Renewal, and other stuff to taste is probably what I'd settle on as the core "this saves me in most every situation" board. Note if you don't want to pull in a card because your Karn is at risk, you can just blow up a treasure and -2 when you actually have mana to cast things.

    There is no tron in standard

    No urza lands = no urzatron = not tron!

    It’s simple! Call it something actually descriptive and less massively confusing because I have no idea what you’re talking about

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  • milskimilski UNTZ UNTZ UNTZ UNTZ Registered User regular
    It's still "mono-green ramp into casting big colorless spells", and easy to find by googling. I've also talked about it in the threads multiple times.

    You can't write me off like that! You're just a voice, pal! You don't know a DAMN THING ABOUT RACING!!
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