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@john-cox

Nothing that much better than Black Knight, other than Vampire Hexmage which has some other utilities.

Kalitas, Traitor of Ghet is also one of my favs. Thrashing Wumpus a classic.

Dread of Night.

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I like Chains of Mephistopheles against PO, since they usually don’t have enchantment removal against DPS. Chains shuts down much of their deck. You may need Karakas or Liliana against BW PO because they bring in Kambal.

Against Thalia, I like creatures. Phyrexian Obliterator, for his immunity to Ballista, as the finisher, and a collection of variable underlings such as Pack Rat, Black Knight, and Plague Spitter. This usually catches them off guard.

I haven’t played against the new card , Lavinia, but I would probably cut Dark Petition and go back to Burning Wish.

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This card is really really good. This is coming from someone who plays 2-4 Cabal Therapies, Dark Confidants, Monastery Mentors, and other utility black creatures out of the sideboard. It’s unfortunate that the effect can only be used once per turn, but it DOES have menace, which combined with Bobs, supports the aggro plan.

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**“The concept derives from @Smmenen talking about his approach to beating PO via Jeskai (via podcast i believe). His summary was, and hopefully is, not to beat PO via stony silence/null rod, but perhaps attacking the artifacts 'on the field'. Thus his SB features Fragmentise rather than SSilence.

As a Jeskai player is that correct?“**

I don’t know the deck that you’re talking about, but

I think artifact removal could be better against PO than Stony Silence because they pick up card advantage and remove the opponents ability to draw cards from PO. You also don’t turn off your own mana sources in the process.

But Stony Silence is pretty good against Outcome. Sometimes you need something like that just to stay in the game. Id probably play both Stony Silence and artifact removal against PO.

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@moorebrother1 said in Eternal Weekend / Vintage Champs thread:

@13nova Outcome is the only reason I even like Vintage right now. Mentor needs to be banned along with all of the delve spells. We will see how it all plays out.

There was like two or three Xerox decks in the top 30 of the last Vintage challenge. The meta looks very healthy; with like 4-5 competitive blue decks and nothing standing out as the very best deck.

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@garbageaggro

I would try a list that doesn’t force the Tendrils kill to happen all in one turn. And instead uses the lifegain to keep going with Necropotence. Depending on the speed of the format, can look into Cabal Coffers, Lake of the Dead, and Consume Spirit. And also some multi-function black creature that can either attack for those final points of damage or have some kind of useful ability in the meta; maybe similar to Hypnotic Specter.

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So can play Cabal Ritual, Tendrils, Necro, Yawgmoth’s Will, Lotus Petal. Let’s build storm!

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Brainstorm + Fetchland
“Sac then tap” (smokestack and tangle wire)

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Maybe then UR aggro is too slow for Vintage rather than Preordain being the one too slow.

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The flavor text on this card is pretty wild. Has a magic card ever referenced an earthly beverage before?

Is the coffee grown in the city?

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Empty and Mentor are good, but there are a lot of options in straight UB for playing around hate cards. Other than blue's bounce spells and Tinker, black has a strong creature game with cards like Pack Rat and Phyrexian Obliterator. I like to just play whatever I think my opponents will be the least prepared for.

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I think @Smmenen wrote a SCG article a long time ago about a tournament of decks from the different eras of Vintage. GAT won I believe.

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@moorebrother1 said in Xantcha, Sleeper Agent:

This may fit awkwardly into Oath of Druids.

Yeah it would help you to Trigger Oath

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Ninja of the Deep used to be a semi-popular / good card in Fish. I’ve played Prophetic Flamespeaker in Fish and it was really good. I like this card. Maybe there’s some good ETB effects you can use with this like Baleful Strix.

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Empty is a versatile alternate win condition. You wouldn’t want Blightsteel against a 4x Dack Fayden deck, but they could also have something clever such as Leyline if Sanctity; so it’s just about having alternate win conditions that are versatile and very strong against something like Fish

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I need Chrome Mox, Dark Confidant, and Phyrexian Obliterators if anyone has any for trade before the tournament

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I tried listening but BK's sound quality is really awful. 😞

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Drawing three cards every turn is a game winning effect for a blue deck. I think this card is playable, even though the argument for Seeker makes sense. Personally I don't like playing a bunch of cards like Time Vault and Voltaic Key so I would never play Seeker anymore. The token generating walkers have been getting some love in Vintage recently, so why not? Worse case, its netting the same as JTMS.

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I’m in LA now. I just don’t know if I can get to this right now since it’s Father’s Day and I gotta show face for the in laws

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Would you considering upping the proxy limit? (Since the cards are an expensive entry themselves)