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@chubbyrain1

I cat the showdowns for FOF and now I think I am playing keeper, even more surprisingly its been working.

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I am currently trying to make showdown work in a jeski xerox deck and am finding 2-3 and 2 teferi to be about the right number. The biggest issue am having is between this dreadhordes, mentor, bolts, and the nessicary artifact hate I am running into low blue card density issues. Any good ideas for counterspells that can help make up for not running FON in the shops matchup and aren't completely dead otherwise?

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@protoaddict

No, I spent hundreds of dollars on MTGO and continue to pour money into the hole. I know if they took down legacy, vintage, and modern cues I would just quit and play cocatrice instead ,and I think a lot of people are like me.

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I actually like the idea of the format but I don't think you have any hope of getting it mainstream, you have both the new format issue and the deeply unintuitive rules problem to overcome. However if you ever run a MTGO tournament of it please post on here I would love the chance to take a swing.

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@aelien

You don't necessarily need a reason to dislike something, it makes me unhappy is a perfectly valid response.

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I for one am deeply unexcited and uninterested and really wish they just made them once a year silver bordered sets and went really crazy with the mechanics. I don't think it will kill the game but if they keep on making FIRE level bad design choices and aggressively alienating the community with greed we may be in for a looooooooooong slow decline.

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@ok-boomer

Premodern was created with the intention of capturing a format type and experience that is lacking in modern MTG formats. There is no claim that it is "more correct' or "they way it should be played".

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The other issue is 3 is actually full of scary things like mentor oko dack trinisphere and hullbreacher.

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It all seems awfully mana inefficient to me but Fire/Ice has seen play for years and most of the modes on these are better than that so hard to say.

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So lurrus is unbanned what's is next in the endless crucade?

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The calculation for me is usually either necro and tinker or lurrus. Also oko. Its probably gonna be common but by no means universal.

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Ok reasonable I have now played with it a bit and I agree it doesn't have the lands for delve my current question is how do I stop oko, he has been giving me a very hard time.

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I like how angry this list is my only real question is do you think you have enough spells and wastelands to fit a cruze or a DTT?

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@vaughnbros
That seems like an excellent inclusion. However I often find myself short on mana vs these decks so I would rather play the bolt.

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Collector ophe really hurts and anyone who wants to pick this up I strongly recommend mainboarding a bolt.
Assuming you are starting with chubby's list the card I was least impressed with was pyro, but what you cut is entirely up to you.

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I may like the doomsday side of the deal more because I am very good at playing doomsday and not as good at playing Birgi which would accentuate the weaknesses and make the upsides of doomsday shine brighter in my mind.

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I have now played little of the deck and I am impressed with it's consistency and explosiveness. I have some thoughts.

  1. I really hate not having forces and being both highly venerable to and unable to counter mindbreak trap.
  2. I believe you have here invented an improved version of DPS. Better vs shops, less venerable to grave hate, and better at dodging fluster on the non-combo turn. But in the end it is the sme terrifying life without forces where in many hands a single counter sends you packing.
  3. This is the first deck I have played in a while that makes me happy to have 2-3 voltaic keys in it which is an accomplishment in a vacuum.
  4. Balance is really good in this deck especially with the horn out as you can dump your hand into the horn balance and effectively have a whole additional hand to work with.
  5. Not running forces makes citadel noticeably better. Also citadel and the horn are really good friends and work together incredibly well, citadell filling your hand and the horn keeping the top of the deck clear of lands and other obstructions.

This is not meant to rag on the deck it is an improvement over DPS (at least the lists I have been trying) but it feels to me like they do a very similar thing. (The wishes feel a lot like dark petitions.)

Also I found the meta to be very combo/TOK heavy and am personally favoring decks like doomsday that both have strong clock and a solid counter package. Although I will admit missing this decks absurdly high mana density in shops matches.

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Tinker and the large angry man is a pretty good shops counter. Your run 3monolith, vault, mana vault, and 3 tops and crypt and sol ring. What is the thought on more than one key seems like you have enough good uses for it and it makes VC more consistent.