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Re: Random Magic Discussion Thread

Post by Juri » Tue Jun 23, 2020 5:09 pm

Khaos wrote:
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i thought that 2RW overrun spell was insane, for example
It's good but it's not better than the other 4-drops, although there's a case for it being better than Tectonic at least.
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Re: Random Magic Discussion Thread

Post by Rylinks » Tue Jun 23, 2020 5:12 pm

i don't think the deck has enough tokens for the overrun

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Re: Random Magic Discussion Thread

Post by Juri » Tue Jun 23, 2020 5:15 pm

The white cards own btw. Thalia's the worst one by a mile, which feels like a nice place for your colour to be
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Re: Random Magic Discussion Thread

Post by Khaos » Tue Jun 23, 2020 5:21 pm

Rylinks wrote:
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i don't think the deck has enough tokens for the overrun
well, you would put more in over giant growth or whatever

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Re: Random Magic Discussion Thread

Post by seathesee » Tue Jun 23, 2020 5:26 pm

Juri wrote:
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The white cards own btw. Thalia's the worst one by a mile, which feels like a nice place for your colour to be
thats probably the first card i would cut. scorch spitter seems better, but *shrug*
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Re: Random Magic Discussion Thread

Post by seathesee » Tue Jun 30, 2020 2:00 am

first time drafting this:
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first game with it in my deck, first time casting it, it countered this:
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countered the triggered ability off of:
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Re: Random Magic Discussion Thread

Post by Khaos » Tue Jun 30, 2020 2:21 am

lmao

ive had that do sick things to me but not that sick

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Re: Random Magic Discussion Thread

Post by Juri » Tue Jun 30, 2020 3:25 am

i copied a megaladon with that card too

that cards really really good
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Re: Random Magic Discussion Thread

Post by Juri » Tue Jun 30, 2020 3:26 am

seathesee wrote:
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Juri wrote:
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The white cards own btw. Thalia's the worst one by a mile, which feels like a nice place for your colour to be
thats probably the first card i would cut. scorch spitter seems better, but *shrug*
this seems like a reasonable cut to me
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Re: Random Magic Discussion Thread

Post by Juri » Tue Jun 30, 2020 2:19 pm

This deck was really satsifying to draft and to play!

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I first-picked Garruk and second-picked Seasoned Hallowblade. I then third-picked a second Seasoned Hallowblade over Basri's Acolyte, which I wasn't sure was correct, but which appears to have paid off handsomely with this sick aggro deck.
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Re: Random Magic Discussion Thread

Post by KingRamz » Tue Jun 30, 2020 3:15 pm

I think second Hallowblade over Acolyte is correct. Every time I've seen Hallowblade in play it's been fuckin' bonkers

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Re: Random Magic Discussion Thread

Post by Juri » Tue Jun 30, 2020 4:39 pm

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I think second Hallowblade over Acolyte is correct. Every time I've seen Hallowblade in play it's been fuckin' bonkers
Yeah in retrospect I think my problem was that I've heard a lot of people talk about how acolyte is good and have heard basically nothing about hallowblade and i let that kind of lull me into overrating acolyte a little. I'm real glad I ended up picking it at any rate
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Post by Khaos » Tue Jun 30, 2020 4:52 pm

hallowblade is insane but i would take acolyte over the second copy, probably

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Re: Random Magic Discussion Thread

Post by seathesee » Tue Jun 30, 2020 5:20 pm

i think hallowblade over acolyte is correct that early. my experience with acolyte has been a little underwhelming (relative to hype)--it disrupts itself relatively easily if you dont get turn 4 double white or dont curve out on creatures. i think its a great card, its just one that tends to look a little better on paper than in practice i think.
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Post by Khaos » Tue Jun 30, 2020 5:50 pm

hallowblade with a counter on it is really really strong, and the second hallowblade starts fighting for the same resource as the first.

i'd definately take (and have taken) first hallowblade over acolyte though

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Re: Random Magic Discussion Thread

Post by KingRamz » Tue Jun 30, 2020 5:51 pm

It's also common and hallowblade is uncommon, so you're more likely to see another acolyte later.

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Re: Random Magic Discussion Thread

Post by drk » Tue Jun 30, 2020 10:34 pm

Khaos wrote:hallowblade with a counter on it is really really strong, and the second hallowblade starts fighting for the same resource as the first.

i'd definately take (and have taken) first hallowblade over acolyte though
You can't expect to draw both of them, though. More likely, you'll have one a lot more often. And so much of the strength is in the threat of activation so they don't stack very poorly. I think an impact 4 drop is easier to find than an impact 2 drop, I would probably take the second Hallowblade.

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Re: Random Magic Discussion Thread

Post by Juri » Wed Jul 01, 2020 4:55 am

I had two hallowblades on the board at once, pitched cards to both of them over several turns and felt very comfortable doing so.

Manaless 1-for-1s that don't set you back on the board any just feel really good, especially when you're pitching lands and dead cards.
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Re: Random Magic Discussion Thread

Post by Khaos » Wed Jul 01, 2020 5:11 am

your deck is pretty well set up for pushing through 4 toughness dudes even without the acolytes as well

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Re: Random Magic Discussion Thread

Post by Aeldaar » Wed Jul 01, 2020 5:24 am

Juri wrote:
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I had two hallowblades on the board at once, pitched cards to both of them over several turns and felt very comfortable doing so.

Manaless 1-for-1s that don't set you back on the board any just feel really good, especially when you're pitching lands and dead cards.
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Re: Random Magic Discussion Thread

Post by seathesee » Wed Jul 01, 2020 7:35 pm

i have been having a great time with this deck:

https://www.mtgtop8.com/event?e=26264&d=399721&f=ST

its really nice if you like getting 7 wins in standard events, or imagining your opponent yelling "what a stupid card" or "i hate this fucking game" at their monitor.
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Re: Random Magic Discussion Thread

Post by seathesee » Thu Jul 02, 2020 2:37 am

never mind. people are playing narset and counterspells now.
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Re: Random Magic Discussion Thread

Post by Doug » Thu Jul 02, 2020 2:44 am

Well that was a fun seven hours though
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Re: Random Magic Discussion Thread

Post by seathesee » Thu Jul 02, 2020 7:52 pm

well, it was more like 24+ hours (i dont post a deck without putting it through its paces for a while). it was great when everyone was running aggro and counterspelless control, but now theres a lot more control, and better tuned control to beat it. it may be a good deck to come back to when the meta shifts later.
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Re: Random Magic Discussion Thread

Post by Khaos » Thu Jul 02, 2020 7:57 pm

what is this strange format where you bring your own cards

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Re: Random Magic Discussion Thread

Post by Juri » Fri Jul 03, 2020 8:21 am

Khaos wrote:
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what is this strange format where you bring your own cards
Never heard of it, frankly
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Re: Random Magic Discussion Thread

Post by Juri » Fri Jul 03, 2020 10:08 am

Aeldaar wrote:
Wed Jul 01, 2020 5:24 am
Juri wrote:
Wed Jul 01, 2020 4:55 am
I had two hallowblades on the board at once, pitched cards to both of them over several turns and felt very comfortable doing so.

Manaless 1-for-1s that don't set you back on the board any just feel really good, especially when you're pitching lands and dead cards.
Wild mongrel good card
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Re: Random Magic Discussion Thread

Post by Aeldaar » Sat Jul 04, 2020 5:11 am

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Re: Random Magic Discussion Thread

Post by seathesee » Sun Jul 05, 2020 6:54 pm

i took your advice, khaos, and tried a traditional draft. it went well!

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6-1 in games with this. it felt very strong with pretty much every game, except two in the last round, being a blowout. the best build maybe doesnt have speaker in it, but i pulled it off turn 3 one game (and won quickly), and was going to pull it off turn 3 another game if my opponent didnt eliminate it turn 2.
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Re: Random Magic Discussion Thread

Post by Khaos » Sun Jul 05, 2020 6:57 pm

i think tryanodon is very good. and i would have considered that 5 drop unicorn over dreadmaw number 3. but definately over one of your one drops

also not sure about the fountain

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