Huey Jensen on Gabriel Nassif: "Completing the trifecta of the three best Magic players of all time is Gabriel Nassif. Dimir Death’s Shadow will be coming to a game store near you (provided you live near Fresno, CA) this October, as I plan to buy myself the cards I’m currently missing for my birthday. Those being White-Blue, Green-Black and the Red-White or Mardu Vehicles decks," he explained. Damnation is much worse than Verdict and you struggle to deal with Angler and Tasigur. Even though he has already been successful with the deck, noone is perfect, and after playing more with the deck Blohon said he might change a few cards for the next big tournament. The matchup where you benefit the most from having Push over Path, I’m currently 4-0 against the deck and I’m not even sure I’ve lost a game yet. "I played two leagues on Magic Online with the more aggressive delirium deck and it seemed good in the mirror, but it's worse against the other top decks. "At the Pro Tour we played Mindwrack Demon, but I cut them for Tireless Trackers in the tournament on Magic Online last weekend. I prefer to play more lands. Change ), You are commenting using your Google account. Help | You can now import it in the MTG Arena client. Thankfully, I think we have some options: Grixis Shadow’s Red splash also allows it access to more sideboard cards than Blue-Black Shadow, cards we’ll have to replace in the Dimir version. Like a lot of control decks, you can tune it to make the matchups you expect to face better. (Yay, a birthday gift for me!) TappedOut.js Blog Widget. Close matchup. "Some decks can probably be built, like midrange decks with Aetherworks Marvel, since that's a very powerful card. Modern’s seen a lot of Death’s Shadow variants, ranging from Jund to Esper to 4-Color to my personal favorite, Grixis. I experiment. My luck turned around, though. Scarab God is also probably worse than Gideon Jura. When the dust started to settle at the end of the first day in Warsaw it was quite clear that two decks stood out as both the most popular and the strongest. Tolarian Community College Decks - Modern. The matchups have felt close, but I’m 0-3 or 0-4 against the deck. Avg. Grixis Shadow’s mana base is its greatest internal weakness. This site © 2020 TappedOut.net, LLC TappedOut.js Blog Widget. I had always assumed that when it came to control in Modern, there was little reason to play U/B over U/W, and I had never really bothered to try it. One thing that Ulamog has going for it besides exiling your opponent's best threats is the ability to exile lands. Victoriano Lim's Eldrazi Ramp deck put up an impressive 7-3 finish in the Standard portion of Pro Tour Battle for Zendikar. These one land hands would be keepers if we could cast our spells. Melissa is a former Magic pro player and strategy writer who is now working in R&D on the Play Design team. And that made me want to play the more controlling version". But in the late game it's only a 4/5 flier. Magic the Gathering, FNM is TM and copyright Wizards of the Coast, Inc, a subsidiary of Hasbro, Inc. All rights reserved. But there’s one variant I have yet to see: Dimir Shadow. Modern Decks; Pioneer Decks; Vintage Decks; Deck Resources. You can now import it in the MTG Arena client. I’ve only played once against Abzan, it seems like the matchup should be fine since it’s okay with U/W and Push should almost always be better than Path (don’t forget to save a fetchland for revolt if you can afford to). GU (Simic) The Ukrainians version actually looks like a sweet mix between the versions with as many creatures that utilize delirium as possible and going a bit larger with Kalitas, Traitor of Ghet, fast Verdurous Gearhulk and he has access to even larger threats like Ishkanah, Grafwidow in his sideboard. I am thinking about building a blue/black control deck for modern FNM. While you don’t have access to cards like Stony Silence after board, Collective Brutality is a house in the right matchups, and Relic of Progenitus and Nihil Spellbomb haven’t made me miss Rest in Peace (some U/W players even prefer Relic to RiP now). Just like U/W, it was a lot of fun to play and I decided it was performing well enough to play it in the MOCS. Congrats to him for piloting a successful and unique deck! So even when piloting established decks, I tweak. Take the U/W shell, replace Supreme Verdict with Damnation, Path to Exile with Fatal Push, Celestial Colonnade with Creeping Tar Pit, throw in a couple Scarab Gods as win conditions, add a few Thoughtseize/Inquisition of Kozilek for good measure, and voila! ( Log Out /  Or if only splashing Blue for a single card might make it "Moist Jund", that is Wet Jund that is slightly less wet than Wet Jund. is a fun deck that can be a big surprise for your opponent. Touching the topic of Standard in General, Blohon said that he feels like the format is still unexplored. Oblivion Sower is a powerful card that has the ability to steal your opponent's lands, which makes it easier to cast your ten-mana Eldrazi, Ulamog, the Ceaseless Hunger himself. There are ten color pairs: white and blue, white and black, blue and black, blue and red, black and red, black and green, red and green, red and white, green and white, and green and blue. The current top 8 decks are: Burn — 958 decklists Jund — 939 decklists Red Deck Wins — 828 decklists Humans — 638 decklists Eldrazi Tron — 583 decklists Dredge — 582 decklists Land Destruction — 466 decklists Amulet Titan — 457 decklists Get the decklists and a complete metagame overview in our Modern section ☝️ ( Log Out /  "White-Blue is probably the best deck in standard right now, but I feel like I am slightly ahead against it. After the Pro Tour the format has slowed down a little, and Tireless Tracker is just a better, more grindy card.". There’s no easy way to fix the matchup except possibly to play more cards like Think Twice and Glimmer of Genius. Deck Price: MAIN DECK. I think you’re slightly favored, but obviously cutting Push for Go for the Throat wouldn’t help. I got decent matchups and mounted an incredible comeback, winning out and qualifying for November’s MOCS, beating Affinity twice, Burn, TitanShift, Tron, and Storm. Aside from the obvious inclusions of Languish and Crux of Fate, Catacomb Sifter from Battle for Zendikar plays a key role here. Not the greatest results, but pretty solid in a format like Modern. I wasn’t quite ready to give up, and after another few modifications, I won 6 or 7 matches out of my next 10. This site © 2020 TappedOut.net, LLC Attention! One of my moderators created the poll: Affinity, 4c Humans Company, U/W Control… and Scarab God Control. Today, I’m launching another of those experiments, one I’ve been thinking about for a while now. Low. Posted in GRAND PRIX WARSAW 2016 Privacy statement | Your Spreading Seas, Tectonic Edges, and Mana Leaks are way more effective throughout the game, and having a couple of discard spells can go a long way, especially combined with Snapcaster Mage. Because that set will release fairly closely to when this blog post goes live, I’m holding off on providing a full Dimir Shadow decklist. Being able to Surgical Extraction Valakut after sideboard helps. From the Comprehensive Rules (September 25, 2020—Zendikar Rising). Feeds | The current top 8 decks are: Gruul Adventure — 1811 decklists Dimir Rogues — 1498 decklists Rakdos Midrange — 682 decklists Esper Doom — 627 decklists Red Deck Wins — 620 decklists Mono Green — 613 decklists Dimir Control — 377 decklists Golgari Adventure — 332 decklists I had toyed with a prison version of the deck, but without much success, winning probably around half of my matches. And I'm using the same list for Warsaw. For today's deck, we're going to be looking at a Modern deck that uses a mechanic from Battle for Zendika... Today on Daily Decks, we'll be looking at one of the more hateful strategies you can play in Legacy.