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If my opponent has 2 planeswalkers on the battlefield... I am losing. And I am probably not resolving this card. Dack and Jace will make it pretty hard to resolve. One of the reasons Abrupt Decay is still good. On the surface this looks awesome but probably won’t see play.

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This is an answer to a quick Tinker or Mentor, temporarily. Opp goes Tinker Collosus Go. Aside from typical answers like STP, Dack, or Balance, this prevents Blightsteel from lethal attack. Don’t exactly know where this would fit in with typical Blue decks. however this is another Thorn for White Eldrazi.

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Not the best time to be a legendary creature with all the Karakas’s floating around. This still can be bounced by your opponents Karakas.

This does stop the value-Will replay land drop from the graveyard. Also this laughs at the Depths/Stage combo.

I will have to test to see if this is good in a White Eldrazi list. I might have to add Lotus Petal instead of Mox Sapphire.

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I do think this card will be impactful to the extent of what can I or can I not cast. Or what is countered. Online, MTGO will just counter the spells as necessary or not let you click on cards you cannot cast. But in person this is a different story. Kind of like dredge in person versus online. All the triggers stack for you online. Mistakes will be made.

Livinia is another turn one play that doesn’t allow for your opponent to go mox, orchard, Oath. Go.

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I played a pretty stock White Eldrazi list at EW. I ran into Shops 4 times and went 1-3. Overall I was 5-5. I beat Blue and Oath decks. I lost to Shops 3 times, survival once, and red stompy with 2nd turn blood moon both games.

White Eldrazi is a fine deck, but hopeless against Shops. I am not saying anything new or enlightening. This is almost my derpstep torch bearing. Can't beat Shops. Nothing new.

Survival is a bad matchup in my opinion. You need a revoker or Thalia 2.0 or wasteland. But Containment priests are great cards.

posted in Vintage Tournaments read more

Giving this a bump. Proxy Vintage this weekend in Cleveland. We have been getting 12-16 people for these events. Hope to see you there.

Steven

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@fsecco is it foreshadowing then that Dredge will win EW because of this holiday? It would be fitting.

Old school takes the competiveness out of going to a tourney in my opinion. So that helps A LOT of people and may draw more people into playing Old School. Vintage paper tourneys are great. But to me there still competition that makes me want to win. When I play Old School, the want to win is diminished. The EV of Old School is qualitative. The EV for Vintage is... incredibly low and should not be your end goal.

I like both Old School and Vintage equally. At EW, I plan on playing both as much as I can.

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I feel like anytime anyone says they are favored over Shops hasn't tested the matchup enough. Basic Plains are great in the matchup. I will have to do some testing with Spheres.

I think in preparation for EW I recommend putting Priests back in the 60. Dredge and Oath are inevitable matchups in sanctioned magic.

Nice job on the finish. Did you ever try Serenity in the sideboard?

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I do think there is the possibility now for Wizards to reprint Bazaars. I am a big fan a people pimping out their decks. But when my Dredge opponent has a completely foiled out deck except for the best 4-of in their deck it gets me wondering if there are marked cards. Now if there are proxy foil Bazaars supplied by Wizards then there are no marked cards. Problem solved.

i don't know if allowing CE is a good idea. Just because we can doesn't mean we should. (Jurassic Park ref.)

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Giving this a bump.

Hope to see some new faces. Many of us bring old school decks to play as well if Vintage is not your format.

Steven