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Mystical dispute over mystic sanctuary?

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Going green with the ‘Drazi would require us to abandon lists of old and build from the ground up. Just because it’s Eldrazi, doesn’t mean we have to build a worse prison deck with green in it. White Eldrazi has that covered.

Two Eldrazi cards to look at are World breaker and vile redeemer.
(I’m sure I’m missing some good Ones)

Non-Eldrazi cards are obviously Channel, Fastbond and crop rotation.

There’s gotta be a way we can make a Green Eldrazi combo deck instead of some pseudo prison deck with green splashed.

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Flexibility is sweet. Still wish it cantripped or something. Is there a spot for this in current BUG lists? Or is ATrophy just better?

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I'd take Vexing Shusher and Thrun, over this beast any day.

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Wow, Belcher not only took down the thing but left such a lasting impression on player(s) post game?
Can't remember Belcher taking first place in vintage...(in a very loooong time)
Can we call it Goblin Salt-shaker from now on? 😂

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@Mike-Noble
The creature doesn't get haste, btw.
Unless I'm missing something.

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The logic against MM is laughable to say the least.
I'm In the minority here, but that's ok.

To consider windfall to be unrestricted at any point is ludicrous as well. But I guess since they've "paid attention to vintag these past few months",they're probably correct. Lol.

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@ChubbyRain

I wouldn't mind MM, or anything for that matter, being restricted. Except, it's highly unlikely wotc will revert it's decision if MM was the incorrect call.
I think proving a restriction was incorrect months from now would be highly improbable, especially if they hit multiple cards at once and/or unrestrict something. Not to mention new set releases may influence the meta by then.

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On Mental Misstep:

Honestly, mental misstep is what keeps the meta interactive. Otherwise we would have players goldfishing on both sides of the table more often than we do now. (Storm doesn't need to be better.)
I like MM keeping restricted cards like ARecall and 1cmc tutors in check outside of them being restricted as well. Unfortunately, MM is necessary with all the 1cmc cantrips in existence at this point.

My 2cents anyway.

Edit:
@Smmenen
Duress effects will not get better with the restriction of MM. Duress effects aren't as good now because we have so much draw available than before.

Let's see..
the decks that run Karn, don't necessarily run MM. So, Duress could be used against them, except Duress has to happen before the taxing effects come down on the other side.

If Narset goes unrestricted and MM gets hit instead, Narset isn't going to be weaker. Duress here won't do much either. Decks running Narset have the big blue draw engine already to stay ahead.

Duress and effects like it, are weaker now, not because of MM but because of the powerful card draw available now. Let's face it, Duress effects are huge tempo loss in most decks now, unless they can win on the spot. (DPS/ANT)
Not only that but we have Collective Brutality available to us, which dodges MM and it's more versatile.

In the case of Dredge, Force of vigor/Negation would be more at fault for its current strength, not Misstep.
Also, Deathrite Shaman is doing just fine in the current meta. Doesn't look like MM is keeping it oppressed.

Spell pierce

Oi, this card used to be compared to Mana drain and as such, competed for slots in blue decks. Spell pierce is purely defensive, where MM can be proactive as well.
One of the main reasons Flusterstorm took the spot over pierce was simply because you can be more aggressive with your plan than you otherwise would be if you ran Pierce or other narrow counterspells.
If MM needs to be restricted merely on the grounds that Pierce and Duress is not played anymore/as much, then Flusterstorm should follow suite because it pushed Mana Drain out, as well as suppressing strategies relying on mostly instant and sorceries.

I hope I expressed myself well enough, apologies if I didn't.
I'm a bit under the weather but had to post my thoughts before they're rendered irrelevant by tomorrow's announcement.

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@vindicator said in [C19] Dockside Extortionist:

I'm not sold on this helping storm decks ramp into mana any better than other options. Even if your opponent has 5 artifacts (and you're not dead to PO or locked against stax/shops), that's only +3 overall mana gained, which is the same as a threshold cabal ritual.

...That isn't hit by duress (and discard like it) flusterstorm, pierce, or effected by Thorn and Thalia. If they hit this gobo with removal, that's gravy, but not likely if he comes in from SB, since oponents are likely to side out removal game two, against most storm decks.

He can block an attacker which can sometimes mean the difference between winning and losing a game when you play storm.
Of course it has to be tested to have any kind of data to determine if it's any good or not.
If I'm wrong, I'm wrong but we won't know until then.

I for one, am excited to see this goblin.