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Solid point, I think there are times were the difference between a planeswalker and a creature are relevant, but I think the dack comparison is most apt. I can imagine it being relevant in something like RUG or BRUG planeswalkers depending on your meta, but Dack seems like it will generally be better.

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+1 to using a rental service. I think 500 tix rental capacity on cardhoarder is like $15/week, which is sort of expensive but takes about half a year to catch up in price, and also let's you change up decks as much as you want. I have gone back and forth in terms of MTGO. I think ultimately i like the interface better than arena, even though it is a little clunky. It feels like it has all the nuances of "real" magic to me. You will lose games to the interface for the first couple weeks though. It sucks but it is real.

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Oko can make 3/3s under humility for the same reason mishra's factory activated with humilty out is a 2/2. Both abilities are setting power and toughness, so what matters is time stamps. If humility is out and I +1 oko, the result is a 3/3 because the timestamp of that ability is later.

Oko is already winning most creature fights at a lower mana cost. Maybe Humility adds some percentage to that, but it is also a 4 mana card that isn't super impactful against several archetypes. I just don't see it being worth the deck slot.

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Humility is also bad against oko, just generally which is a real concern in vintage I would think.

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@desolutionist and I just played a set of matches that were lots of fun the 4x Tinker, PO, Vault, Key deck beat xerox but definitely got a bit lucky. And then gush tendrils lost to xerox. Fun was had, this reminds me of vintage in 2014/15. I haven't tried to play against shops yet though. Overall the format is explosive but not like actually that much more insane than some of the versions of the format I actually played in.

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@BlindTherapy That is not accurate jegantha and chalice are not friends confirmed by Eli Shiffrin on twitter.

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Not to turn this into a B&R thread cause i believe there is a dedicated thread for that, but why "Yay"? I thought people were pretty happy with the current format.

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So generally from nothing the line is: intuition -> 3x breach, then cast breach cast intuition for lotus/led, brainfreeze, x. I think you need 4 cards at the start to win? The mana cost is 2U + 2U + 1R.

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Intuition + Breach is just so good, it basically is a one card combo with sufficient mana. I mean so is Demonic tutor but you need to have black then and you are limited to 1.

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I mean that is also a different plan. That would also work in the context i am talking about, but i would play Intuition and Sevinne's Reclamation in that xerox list I think. That is what I am advocating for, not the particular other/main plan.

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I think that is one of the reasons i like intuition, you can shed a lot of the graveyard reliant cards and move into a different plan (tinker, mentor, thassa + consult) and just have enough to keep the main plan available (like 1 copy each of freeze, led [lotus you have anyway], and maybe a couple breach cause it is a fine value card, and like maybe 1 sevinne's reclamation).

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Honestly i am still trying to figure out the best version of breach, but tbh i think it wants to run Intuition. It is insanely powerful with breach and makes it easy to set up kills in one card.

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I am playing tinker in my list as an additional copy of LED/Lotus and since it is already good there, also a way to grab citadel. Which while it isn't as good as it is in PO is still pretty dang impactful.

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So a non-oath list won the challenge this week which had breach as a one-of. I have been at around 70% win in league with my multiple breach list that is 4 color (no green), anyone else experimenting ? Is it time to make a couple deck threads?

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I appreciate that the emphasis in all of these is on the fun that was had. There are so many places to get information about strategic content, but so little, relatively, about the great parts of our community.

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hmm, I guess if you have karn main, I would rather have 1 sideboard? Since they are pretty close to each other in functionality. It depends on the deck though.

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So both those are reasonable if you read the meta right. I would also say that depending on what budget means (0-proxy vs 5-10 proxy vs infinite proxy) and also how much money is budget for you ($400 vs $1000 vs anything but power/shops/bazaars) makes a big difference in answers to this question.

In general I would tend toward unpowered blue deck over something like red prison in vintage? In a 5-proxy meta I would do this every time (3 mox/lotus 1 time walk 1 ancestral, and the rest of the deck is legacy cards).

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Yeah i can't imagine tinkering for this over citadel. Value tinkering is not a thing that most people have done historically.