@Ice_In_Disguise Did I stutter? :P No, it's an interesting looking list with some odd cards. Plague Stinger is a Horror, which is cute against Thing in the Ice.
WAR rumor, unsubstantiated
@SliverQueen It's looking like the Tibalt set.
Also still on bird site, I have far less issues with them
@SliverQueen I'm chatting with a friend right now who's friend went to uni with Autumn. 4 degrees of separation with a pro 😍 And obvs they're just amazing
Not playing much lately but oh man this top 8 makes me too happy. Gotta root for Autumn! https://www.twitch.tv/magic
WotC has just confirmed that MagicFest London is happening the same weekend as War of the Spark pre-release. Ugh. Why make players choose? I don't see what problem WotC is trying to solve by scheduling things like this. Don't even get me started on the impact this has on LGS's, London-based or not.
Abzan Company is a very fringe deck, I'm only considering it because a local Bant Company player recommended it to me when I asked him what CoCo deck I should try. Whilst I like the idea of just being able to combo people out of the game, I'm not sure I like the specific midrange suite that the deck has to offer when not comboing. Has anyone seen some good lists for this deck?
Spirits looks to be the new flavour of the month (or maybe just behind? Bird site makes it seem like Amulet Titan is picking up, but this might be exaggerated). Popularity aside, this seems to be the best way to go in pursuit of 'fair' Magic in Modern. The only pieces I currently have in paper are the more expensive core bits, the Spirits themselves aren't really played outside of this deck which worries me a bit.
Phoenix decks look really fun right now. I'm a little wary of being stonewalled by Bant Spirits, but otherwise I think this deck seems like a more midrangey version of Burn that can go for a longer gameplan. Also destroys Tron, which is a matchup I hate losing to after >1 year of GBx.
The decks in the discussion right now are:
- UR Phoenix, or possibly just mono-R Phoenix
- Bant Spirits
- Abzan Company
@0x1C3B00DA The deal is we get to make cool sounding numeronysms that don't at all reflect the values of the word they're meant to be capturing. "a11y" is a big pet dislike of mine.
@DialMforMara I'm glad they didn't ban Ancient Stirrings. I think people comparing it to Ponder & Preordain are just wrong. Ancient Stirrings has deckbuilding constraints, no matter how trivial, whereas P&P just require you to have blue mana sources.
Banning Ironworks itself shows that WotC really does not want >10 minutes of nondeterministic looping to be the future of modern.
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Formats: Modern, but looking at giving Standard a shot probably after the rotation
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