This is an excellent deck: very ferocious, hard to control, and broken. You all are doing great work.
Posts made by brianpk80
RE: Vintage Challenges - April 2018
And the highest overall win percentage goes to....
*** drum roll ***
Oath of Druids.
-featuring Arlinn Kord.
Even in a sea of infinite turns, Blightsteel Colossus, blazing fast Shops, Turn 0 kills, out-of-control Zombies, and 5,000 Monks, her Wolves cannot be stopped.
Thanks for putting the data together.
RE: Oath and Griselbrand
...contains some metrics to influence the game-play experience that they believe would somehow increase the program's profitability.
Tinfoil hat time!
Nah, just recognizing that it's a good rule of thumb to err on the side of assuming corruption in an American institution rather than lack thereof. :-)
As for the correct number and identities of Oath targets, I would say it varies, but I do not recommend less than three unless you're playing one of the terrible cards to mitigate that (Memory's Journey, Gaea's Blessing, or heaven forbid, Krosan Reclamation). That dead slot is probably just better as creature #3.
Chrome Mox, while a dreadful accelerant in many lists particularly on the control side, is surprisingly nice in Oath since you can realize some utility for the otherwise chaff cards in hand, whether they are uncastable creatures, inapplicable nuisance counters v. Shops g1, or redundant copies of Oath of Druids. I liked it a lot, especially as it can help make Tolarian Academy viable.
RE: MTGO Decklist Publication
That article is so strange. They are a business that says "we know our customers want more data, so we're giving you less."
In a related note: a challenge for @brianpk80 : 5-0 with an Oath deck so different from other Oath lists that we get 2 Oath decks published. The threshold is 20 cards, and I think it's in the 75.
That could probably be done.
One disappointment I had is that a few weeks ago, I 5-0ed with a list I was looking forward to seeing publicized. I don't care much either way if they publish a result with another instance of an Oath or ordinary 1xGush deck I placed with, but this one was special. They had routinely been posting results for maybe 60 days without interruption and then they randomly decided not to publish any results that day. It was a Glint-Nest Crane deck with oddities such as The Immortal Sun, Coercive Portal, and Whir of Invention. It also had Mishra's Workshop. Not giving this deck its day in the sun was a tragedy.
RE: Math and Max: A statistical analysis of "100 Matches with the Best Deck in Magic"
@womba said in Math and Max: A statistical analysis of "100 Matches with the Best Deck in Magic":
Additionally, I had MULTIPLE OPPONENTS keep cards like Mental Misstep and Gush in against me, on the draw no less.
Good points added. It's generally not right to keep Misstep in but I figured I would add that Oath pilots should generally keep 1 (possibly 2) in post sideboard due to the importance of stopping Grafdigger's Cage. If they weren't on Oath, they probably have no excuse aside from "I just had so many Pyroblasts and Flusterstorms I didn't have enough cards to take out" in which case, again, no excuse. :-D