Posts made by wfain
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Basic Island is probably very bad.
Access to Grudge and Pyroblast can be very helpful.
Gush is probably a lot worse than Deep Analysis, Treasure Cruise, or Sylvan Library.
Good luck everyone!

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This guy is arguably better in some cases, since he doesn’t force your other guys to suicide attack. Obviously worse because the tokens don’t have the option to attack in that first attack step.

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@zaefermalkav
Honestly, I see no reason why the Mox Diamond version doesn’t also play Leovold? It has so many lands already that incorporating a Bayou and a Jet can’t be a problem.

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I can’t imagine a reason Hollow One isn’t a 4 of in the main.

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@rat3de in my experience developing Survival, that’s not really true when you play normal cards. Phoenix, for example, is castable and is a decent clock. Wasteland/Strip Mine are fine cards and offer a quality plan even without using Loam. They just happen to work together.

Edit: I lied, not working on this. Phoenix are over 50 tix. Not spending that much to brew rn.

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There was a thread for Bazaar control, by @YakuzaXRock I think. Perhaps some inspiration can be found there?

In fact, I think I’ll work on something this afternoon. I’m thinking Loam/Wasteland/Strip Mine all sound lovely. Ancient Grudge, Deep Analysis, maybe even Accumulated Knowledge...

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Deep Analysis seems too good not to play, right?

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@desolutionist
You’re encouraging me to bust out some Lake of the Dead... that’s not nice!

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@13nova
Pack Rat is another reasonable choice in lieu of the Oath idea.

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@aeonsovarius
I almost always side out a VV. Sometimes 2. Idk what you took both with Squee and Wonder our for, or in what matches, but it’s not an awful plan.

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My suspicion is, at least in Vintage, that this rule would make mulliganing your average 7 correct. If you have 1-2 more lands than you might want or whatever that you’d probably keep now, this new rule encourages you to ship it instead. I don’t think that’s good.

The other issue I see is in paper, it will make it easier for bad actors to cheat during the mulligan process.

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@gutocmtt
That’s interesting, I actually prefer Null Rod vs Shops. Hurkyl’s was something I fiddled with to be good vs PO while keeping my blue count high post board for FOW

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@gutocmtt hurkyl’s is pretty good vs PO too. It basically works like Counterspell in that matchup.

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@aeonsovarius
Based on what you expect, it’s worthwhile to consider Hurkyl’s Recall over Energy Flux. It’s far better against PO while still being something against Shops if you happen to run into it.

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@vaughnbros
I had a FoW version with Crawlers and Amalgams that was very reasonable.

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@ajfirecracker
Because when they beat you it’s because they locked you out (most of the time) not because they attacked you with stuff. Our creatures are already better (aside from Ravager/Ballista stuff, which Pahroah doesn’t help against).

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@ajfirecracker
What deck exists where you want Pharaoh? He isn’t helpful in the mirror and isn’t very good angainst Shops. What other creature decks even matter? I guess if Eldrazi were to become more popular it would be a fine way to fight them.

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@mergalf
I don’t see Library of Alexandria being good in this deck, basically ever. I’d be much more inclined to play some other blue card, creature, or even Squee #2 over it. I do think Time Walk is good too.
Edit: Wonder. Wonder is the card you’re missing.

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I don’t love the Pithing Needle. If you really want that Revoker seems better. I’d also cut the ESG for another Diamond in this version. Sphinx is certainly interesting. Do you ever find yourself not having enough relevant creatures in the SB games? That’s the concerns I’d have.

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@GutoCmtt
That being said, do you think the Dark Confidant/DRS version might be better? Still has Leo but leans on Ancient Grudge and Pyroblast to fight PO? I liked that version better against Shops and the mirror anyways.