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@mike-noble said in [ELD] Deafening Silence:

Anyone that thinks that a top 8 performance in 7 round events is a solid metric for card/deck playability should know about the time I made top 8 of a 65 player event with 4 Shardless Agent, 4 Daze, and 0 ways to manipulate the top card(s) of my library in my maindeck. That deck was trash despite this result and the win I got at a 20 person Mox Pearl event.

That reminds me a deck that I saw. When broodbraid elf was released, a person played a 4 BBE, lands and singletons.

He won the tourney.

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I like it, but it's true that It has a feeling like Fact or Fiction, a card that it's not played at all, even if Narset doesn't affect It. I
don't know if it's better or worse

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@gutocmtt said in The Restrictions Are Just a First Step Toward Fixing Vintage: Brian DeMars:

To me it's more about how busted the deck is. If the deck has a 14% metagame share with other decks having to pack 7-10 dedicated slots to play against it, it's clearly warping the metagame. Dredge is the deck we kinda get used to waste 6 sideboard slots. Pre-ban the sideboard had to be 12-14 slots for dredge and artifact.

About the 'island' comment, you should compare island to wastes. When we see a land with 'tap to add UUU. Use this mana only to cast instant or sorcery spells' it will make sense. Mishra's workshop has made a lot of cards get restricted so that it doesn't need to, and that's a pretty loud fact.

Jejeje... It was only a "joke". But, it's funny that Manu people are speaking about highlander mud, when blue decks are commander decks with 4 fows since... when? 2008?

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"Mishra’s Workshop is directly responsible for SIX restrictions now"

I would like to know how many cards are restricted due to islands...

But..., nice article.

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The version i'm thinking about has some more lands, 4 dakmor + 4 paradise + 2 "free slots" (It could be petrified field, riftstone portal, wasteland and strip mine...) And 4 Diamonds.

As I said, it's more combo focused, but It has 2 FoV, though It could be 4 (i'm afraid not having enough green cards)

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Brawl it's a minicommander, 60 cards. WotC launched for standard, but I suppose that could be adapted to any format

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In the fatesticher version, LED it's the best card you can draw, apart of bazaar. It lets you dredge from t1, and unearth fatesticher. That's a 95% chance of T1 win. I don't know why you would play any other rock over it.

With London mulligan, I'm thinking in play full set of mox diamond and dakmor savage, in addition to the 4 mana rocks (Lotus, LED, shapphire and petal). Obviously it's even a more combo version, with less interaction.

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@blindtherapy

Because survival has other lines of plays. You don't need that bazaar is 100% of times in your starting hand.

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Well, reanimating It gives you 8 cards...

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New Griselbrand for oath. Each orchard gives you two cards. Misstep too. Lose the crypt flip is not as bad as before. Kills baleful strix...

I don't know if he's better than Griselbrand, but he is bigger.

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@vaughnbros

A turn 3 bazaar, doing nothing in t2, and having to have 2 other lands... I can't see It, sorry...

Maybe in survival, but not in dredge.

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@vaughnbros said in [M20] Elvish Reclaimer:

I will definitely play this in Dredge. Or at least try.

Why? It's very bad in the archetype, specially now, that pitch dredge is the best version.

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For that cost, I prefer Fact or Fiction. I think it's not playable in vintage.

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@fsecco said in [MH1] Echo of Eons:

This will get LED banned in Legacy.

It's the 53° end of Magic

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@blindtherapy

If it's what I've seen, it's fake. (Sorry, WhatsApp group, so no link)

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@nba84 said in [WAR] Bolas's Citadel:

@chubbyrain

Hey Chubby,

this card provides for so many interesting interactions between cards that perhaps a list is required.

  1. (as above) Mind's Desire let's you see 'between' the shuffles. Thus you shuffle, exile the top card, then unlike without Bolas' you look at the top card and can play it before the next storm resolves. So a play of 4 storm could look like, exile card (tendrils), look at top card (mox) play, look at top card (ritual) play, look at top card (something random) exile, etc.
    Can someone confirm that interaction?

Only instants. You have copy of the desire on the stack.

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Ehh... That is not criticism. I like your articles a lot.

That was only a suggestion to complete the picture.

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I think you should speak about Spanish Vintage players. They won all European vintage championships.

They don't play MOL, but they are really good players.

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Actually, the first iteration of the deck wasn't manaless. Dread return or narcomoeba had not been printed yet, and people used ichorid and ashen ghoul to win.