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Saturday Modern Challenge Results - Sep 18 2021

Saturday Modern Challenge Results - Sep 18 2021

GeneralApathy

Looks like \[\[Sunset Revelry\]\] showed up in 2 decks out of the top 32. I'm interested to see how the card performs long-term because everyone seemed to be really hyping the card in the Modern reveal thread and I wasn't super impressed.


robfetter

The last mode makes mulligans way more forgiving, doesn’t it?


Homedelivery27

No you’ll still be -1 cards than the opponent, assuming opp kept 7.


Jund-Em

If you are on the play its a card that gets one card back and does something else, i would say thats similar to having an extra card in hand. The only thing is that you can't play with the knowledge of having said card.


FarrelMFajar

I didn't take mulligan into account when evaluating the card. At worst, my first impression was that it's a better [[Timely Reinforcements]] as you can cast it a turn earlier while card draw is just a bonus.


MTGCardFetcher

[Timely Reinforcements](https://c1.scryfall.com/file/scryfall-cards/normal/front/6/a/6ae4669c-e526-4c24-9c25-38cb5c5ef59b.jpg?1562645941) - [(G)](http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?name=Timely%20Reinforcements) [(SF)](https://scryfall.com/card/m12/40/timely-reinforcements?utm_source=mtgcardfetcher) [(txt)](https://api.scryfall.com/cards/6ae4669c-e526-4c24-9c25-38cb5c5ef59b?utm_source=mtgcardfetcher&format=text) ^^^[[cardname]] ^^^or ^^^[[cardname|SET]] ^^^to ^^^call


iunoionnis

It might be, but since the control player is normally going to be a few cards up, I think it’s really a question of whether we would rather have 2 bodies and 4 life for two mana, or three bodies and six life for three.


MTGCardFetcher

[Sunset Revelry](https://c1.scryfall.com/file/scryfall-cards/normal/front/6/1/61b39ef1-29d4-4c8d-aece-a3f1ce008e2d.jpg?1631286969) - [(G)](http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?name=Sunset%20Revelry) [(SF)](https://scryfall.com/card/mid/38/sunset-revelry?utm_source=mtgcardfetcher) [(txt)](https://api.scryfall.com/cards/61b39ef1-29d4-4c8d-aece-a3f1ce008e2d?utm_source=mtgcardfetcher&format=text) ^^^[[cardname]] ^^^or ^^^[[cardname|SET]] ^^^to ^^^call


beencaughtbuttering

Stacked Top 8. I really like Spiderspace's version of the Esper reanimator deck (thoughtseize/consider over chalice/gifts). Stoked to give it a try in paper soon.


tempGER

I also really like it, especially the mashup of control and turning Archons sideways.


IAmTheBeaker

Jeskai Phoenix looked really good, but spike even said as a caveat that the meta wasn’t prepared for it, and it could easily get hated out when the meta expects it. It easily fought through chalice, and Rest In Peace in multiple matches, but stuff like surgical/extirpate may just outright end the deck having only 8 threats, may also be soft to rhinos with force at key times or evoked Endurance on some triggers. That said, I expect people will try it because it’s really cheap if you have the lands. I played a league with it today using the all access pass, and as a very bad player I went 3 - 2 with one of my losses being to myself by choosing the wrong colours off of manamorphose. It’s a blast to play, and I hope it sticks around, if only to have a change up from ragavan red decks.


DyingSpartan

Having only 8 threats that are graveyard dependant has been rough. Eventually the deck will need a different threat like the old lists. Yesterday I thought scoured myself milking a phoenix and a demilich and had both surgicaled and had no way to win.


IAmTheBeaker

Game 1 or post board? I think post board your hope is to surgical their first surgical to protect your second threat and/or not dump both into the bin at the same time. But yeah, I could see trimming some spells for 1 - 3 or a second threat. It’s just figuring out which one makes sense. Murktide provides some tension with Demilich exiling the graveyard, but might make sense. I’m not sure what the right play is though.


DyingSpartan

Game 2. Yeah always having surgical for their surgical isn't always possible. Especially if you just bin 2 threats unintentionally (which is definitely rare but still possible). Ideally TITI would be good again as that card also helps with the creature match ups but I think it being soft to prismatic ending is nonstarter for now. Murktide is probably the correct answer, it's still weak to GY hate but there's not a lot of RIP effects currently. It doesn't need to be MB but having access to something else in the sideboard would be helpful.


VowNyx

I love the idea of trying Young Pyromancer. He was great in the old pheonix decks giving you a way to go wide, and not use the gy.


MattieTizzle

I wonder how stormwing entity would work as a third threat.


IAmTheBeaker

Problem is it dies to unholy heat, which is why entity fell out of favour with MH2 to begin with.


MykirEUW

Idk that sounds kinda sus. imagine 2 surgicals played vs murktide. then they also have only 1 threat left, so I'm not sure what's the point here.


grixxis

The point is that surgical is actually good against phoenix decks so it's a card worth anticipating.


Reply_or_Not

i could see 1 of something like [[brazen borrower]] or [[bonecrusher giant]] finding their way in as spare wincons. Maybe [[Murktide]] depending on what GY hate people bring


MTGCardFetcher

[brazen borrower](https://c1.scryfall.com/file/scryfall-cards/normal/front/c/2/c2089ec9-0665-448f-bfe9-d181de127814.jpg?1616182088)/[Petty Theft](https://c1.scryfall.com/file/scryfall-cards/normal/front/c/2/c2089ec9-0665-448f-bfe9-d181de127814.jpg?1616182088) - [(G)](http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?name=brazen%20borrower%20//%20petty%20theft) [(SF)](https://scryfall.com/card/eld/39/brazen-borrower-petty-theft?utm_source=mtgcardfetcher) [(txt)](https://api.scryfall.com/cards/c2089ec9-0665-448f-bfe9-d181de127814?utm_source=mtgcardfetcher&format=text) [bonecrusher giant](https://c1.scryfall.com/file/scryfall-cards/normal/front/0/9/09fd2d9c-1793-4beb-a3fb-7a869f660cd4.jpg?1616182066)/[Stomp](https://c1.scryfall.com/file/scryfall-cards/normal/front/0/9/09fd2d9c-1793-4beb-a3fb-7a869f660cd4.jpg?1616182066) - [(G)](http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?name=bonecrusher%20giant%20//%20stomp) [(SF)](https://scryfall.com/card/eld/115/bonecrusher-giant-stomp?utm_source=mtgcardfetcher) [(txt)](https://api.scryfall.com/cards/09fd2d9c-1793-4beb-a3fb-7a869f660cd4?utm_source=mtgcardfetcher&format=text) [Murktide](https://c1.scryfall.com/file/scryfall-cards/normal/front/2/0/20c4aae1-7665-4df7-bd51-a1d95bf8a17d.jpg?1626094651) - [(G)](http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?name=Murktide%20Regent) [(SF)](https://scryfall.com/card/mh2/52/murktide-regent?utm_source=mtgcardfetcher) [(txt)](https://api.scryfall.com/cards/20c4aae1-7665-4df7-bd51-a1d95bf8a17d?utm_source=mtgcardfetcher&format=text) ^^^[[cardname]] ^^^or ^^^[[cardname|SET]] ^^^to ^^^call


wyqted

I think it’s fine. Surgical is so bad against all the other meta decks so no one plays it except mill


FarrelMFajar

I don't remember if it's historic or pioneer but there's a phoenix deck that boards out all Phoenixes for [[Control Win Condition]] cards like [[Niv-Mizzet, Parun]] and alike post board, rendering opponent's GY hate useless. I wonder if it can be done in modern as well.


MTGCardFetcher

[Control Win Condition](https://c1.scryfall.com/file/scryfall-cards/normal/front/3/7/37abc264-94fe-402e-8386-7cb89f54099a.jpg?1629919010) - [(G)](http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?name=Control%20Win%20Condition) [(SF)](https://scryfall.com/card/cmb2/19/control-win-condition?utm_source=mtgcardfetcher) [(txt)](https://api.scryfall.com/cards/37abc264-94fe-402e-8386-7cb89f54099a?utm_source=mtgcardfetcher&format=text) [Niv-Mizzet, Parun](https://c1.scryfall.com/file/scryfall-cards/normal/front/6/f/6f3d2dc5-7b9d-4af6-9f3b-4de90fbf63c9.jpg?1572893767) - [(G)](http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?name=Niv-Mizzet%2C%20Parun) [(SF)](https://scryfall.com/card/grn/192/niv-mizzet-parun?utm_source=mtgcardfetcher) [(txt)](https://api.scryfall.com/cards/6f3d2dc5-7b9d-4af6-9f3b-4de90fbf63c9?utm_source=mtgcardfetcher&format=text) ^^^[[cardname]] ^^^or ^^^[[cardname|SET]] ^^^to ^^^call


AutoMoxen

I'm personally gonna play with Thing in the Ice, though Niv is definitely a bruiser. When looking into stepping around grave hate, I think we've got to ask ourselves what is our overall archetype. Are we a more aggressive tempo deck? if so, Thing and maybe sprite dragon are best. Are we leaning more towards a controlling style? Then Niv and boarding in more control tools is probably best


stinky_garbage1739

Spike, spiderspace, kanister, and nassif? This tpp 8 was more stacked than most pro tours


slipman_

Otherworldly glaze made an appearance on dredge! Interedting. I wonder if the pilot can tell us the experience with the card.


lance_water

Yeah i'm curious too since I got flame on a thread on this sub talking about MID card and I suggest otherwordly gaze would be very good in dredge. Curious if it is indeed good, or if i was wreong all along


slipman_

Hahaha I got flamed to, I made the post and suggested that could be good and got roasteeeed in a BBQ.


secretcharacter

I have learned to never underestimate cards that mills. Never know when a gy deck would want to play a card that let’s them dig 3.


NOTMarkers

Having played with it at the prerelease the card seems kinda like it'd be bonkers in dredge


DangerG

I think it’s hard to completely ignore any type of flashback card with this effect in a dredge shell. It’s certainly not as exciting or explosive as looting. But maybe it can give dredge something to do later in the game.


d7h7n

Tome Scour has been played in Dredge before. You can probably dig through tweets of Sodek tweeting about it after the Looting ban.


Sodek_MTG

That was true, but I came to the conclusion that discard - draw should be better. But I have to say, I underestimated Otherworldly Glaze and it actually could be good as a mill 2 + set up a Reunion more often. On the other hand, I still don't like Silversmote Ghouls :p


Saxophobia1275

25 unique decks WOW


RayWencube

They aren't unique. A big chunk of them are either DRC spells or Cascade payoff.


ExtraEasy

What number of cascade decks would you be happy with in a t32? 2 with totally different pay offs seems great to me.


Saxophobia1275

Just because something runs DRC doesn’t mean it’s even close to a similar deck. Grixis shadow and burn both run DRC, those are very different decks. Besides Lurrus this meta is crazy diverse.


AAABattery03

Even the Lurrus decks are real diverse. Idk why we pretend that Mill/Burn, Hammer Time, and Black/X Midrange shells are somehow all the same thing because they run Lurrus.


Saxophobia1275

I can see why people have lurrus-fatigue but you’re definitely right. Anyone pretending that this isn’t one of the most diverse moderns ever is nuts. It’s a lot of New cards yeah and that can be a legit complaint but it’s a fun healthy format regardless.


jayemmreddit

God i hate modern these days everyone plays one of five so-called "pillar" cards its infuriating the meta is so stale! I hoped MH2 would make the meta open but instead its been totally collapsed into decks containing one of five cards! Plains, island, swamp, mountain, and forest! God its so infuriating to see a list which looks different and then look to the lands and BAM there it is! Its yet another one of these "basic land" decks, again. Even worse, I've noticed some players are starting to play multiple different basics together in the same deck!


ryscott85

Right? Gone are the good Ol days of MDFC lands and Monkey as your only mana sources.


robfetter

No enchantress:(?


Ananeos

Enchantress will never have a tier due to Back to Nature effects existing.


robfetter

Good point! Thanks for that. I do take away something uplifting from your comment, because what you’re saying then is that the archetype itself might be solid, if it wasn’t for the too easy counter play?


Ananeos

Probably, yes. The deck itself packs a lot of flexible hate like Blood Moon or Rest in Peace and can stall until a win.


spekkiomow

MTGO Challenge Top 8 Appearances since MH2: 10 Number of times featured in the new r/ModernMagic banner meant to showcase the modern metagame: 0 Just rename Living End to The Mattress.


bamzing

Updated the sub banner to reflect Modern a tiny bit better.


spekkiomow

I am being a bit facetious, I hope the person that took the time to make it doesn't think I'm crapping on their good work.


bamzing

Oh you're referring to this? https://imgur.com/1KBbdfp I thought you were just poking fun at Path to Exile being more or less dead, so I changed it to Lurrus for laughs. Honestly I could use the above banner. It looks neat **EDIT:** Tried to upload it to the server, it wouldn't work. I'll try again later. Until then we have the lovely Companion Personality.


Jayfeather69

I'm all for keeping it Lurrus, I like to see my enemies in the eyes.


spekkiomow

Yes


Living_End

Congrats to bobthedog for winning it all this week with Living End. It’s a super stock list. I am not sure 1 polluted delta is the most optimal land choice but I think that is just nit picking at this point. Amazing finish with the deck, again congrats and good luck in the future with the deck Nassif!


reekhadol

He exploited the Architects modo bug afaik.


Living_End

I think the bug isn’t helping the living end player but hurting them. This makes it more impressive. The bug makes it so when you target your opponent with architects they pick the reorder instead of you.


reekhadol

He never targeted his opponent.


Living_End

Yes I’m aware. The bug makes it so targeting the opponent pretty much let’s them scry 3 instead of letting you fateseal 3. He targeted himself which is the normally worse choice but because of the bug prevents your opponent from getting a boost.


Duncana_m

On the topic of there being 18 companions in the top 32, I would like to mention that (according to MTGGoldfish) Lurrus is 26%, Kaheera is 5%, Yorion is 4%, and all other companions are less than 3% each. This adds up to \~40%, yet we often see closer to 50% in the top 32. Companions are not just a high percentage of the meta right now, I think it is clear that any deck with a companion is just more likely to do well than a deck without one. Edit: 19 Companions in the top 32


DailyAvinan

>Companions are not just a high percentage of the meta right now, I think it is clear that any deck with a companion is just more likely to do well than a deck without one. Right and that's why 5 of the top 8.... Don't run them? Sure this is just one event but let's not pretend that Living End, Rhinos, or Murktide aren't tier decks. Burn is high tier too and they didn't run Lurrus until recently just because they can. If a good deck can run a companion, they probably should. If a good deck can't run a companion, they're not worth destroying your deck to force one to fit.


MykirEUW

the last sentence is the truth


kirdquake

The last but one sentence shows how bad the mechanic is


jwf239

As someone who happens to just like decks that are better with lurrus than without, I'd love to see him banned even if it makes my decks a bit worse.


Kras_Masov

Honestly can we just errata the companion mechanic to do nothing? I really enjoy maindecking lurrus in my jank decks, because it’s not a terrible card at all.


x3nodox

I really wish they'd do this. Maybe make it start in the command zone and go "oh hey that isn't a zone you can start cards in in any constructed format other than commander oh noooo". Unlikely, but we can dream I guess.....


gnowwho

>I think it is clear that any deck with a companion is just more likely to do well than a deck without one. That's not a logical conclusion. To deduce that you should show a correlation between having a companion and winning. Here we only see that some decks with companions win. You'd need to see data that show that they win more (so, normalizing the number of decks with and without companions, they still win more on average) We'd need to see the number of registered decks and see if having a companion correlates positively with winning, and that would still be extremely spurious since they are different archetypes than decks without companions, so they are extremely likely to have a different win rate, and you cannot be sure that companions really have a role in the win rate difference.


DailyAvinan

Yeah we'd need a lot more pretty specific data to make a claim that "companion = better than every other option". Especially when there are multiple tier 1 decks not running them top 8ing challenges.


kirdquake

You're right, however, when you ask: "Should I play Lurrus in my Mill sideboard or shouldnt I?" The answer is very clear: yes, you should. Your 15th sideboard card you have to draw will almost never outweigh the Companion as the eight's card in your starting hand. Playing Mill with Lurrus in this sense is clearly better than playing Mill without.


gnowwho

Yes, but that's the argument for the inclusion of any non-flex-slot card of any established deck since the game exist, so it's not a particularly strong one. The important thing is how much edge in the context of meta does companion gives to decks that run them? And the answer is that we don't know and that it's impossible to gauge. What we know is that it's very possible to build powerful strategies that don't gain enough from including them (thanks god). With that said, I agree that companion makes for one of the strongest keyworded mechanics in history, if not the strongest. But "strong" is very context dependant and sometimes even the best card gives the smallest edge.


kirdquake

Yeah youre right that we will never know how big the edge is of playing companion decks in comparison to non-companion decks. We would need huge amounts of data we just dont have, to say anything with statistical significance. I disagree with your first statement. Magic for its whole \~25 years existence was never in a spot where your 15th sideboard slot competed with a card you always have access to at any point of the game. It is a fundamental rule break of the entire game. ​ It is unbelievable that decks, which are already great and which do not need/want to warp themselves to include any companion, just get a companion for free. In this case it is just wrong to not include a companion in your 15th sb slot. This fact really upsets me.


gnowwho

I don't think the fact that companion is an eighth card in hand really matters, specifically. In the end of the day you are still choosing the best 75 for your strategy, if they are living end, bolt or Lurrus specifically it's not important. You are always including them over something else because you believe they are better than the alternatives. I personally dislike the mechanic a lot, so it's not like I'm trying to defend it, it's just the fact that having an eighth card in hand is new and has never happened before. At one point in magic paying time instead of mana to cast spells have been a new thing to evaluate to understand if a card is worth including or not: it broke the fundamental rules of the game, but it was weak, so nobody complained about it. When talking about free inclusions I tend to agree with you much more, tho. Even if, to be fair, it doesn't factor too much in why I dislike it, because I believe they are more fundamentally problematic. By design the only possibilities were that they'd be either useless or in tune with some archetypes, which is a problem, since they are tutorable, and being at rare they couldn't design them only for limited (like they did with dices and dungeons in D&D) so they ought to be a disaster... And so they were.


slipman_

Fuck I will be so happy when that mechanic gets reworked or erased.


gibbie420

I'm just gonna assume that ETron was on that Yavimaya because it was like all they had or something. I see 0 green spells and a few sad Dismembers.


Open_Caregiver_4801

E-tron player here. There’s 3 reasons for the yavimaya in the list. 1. Is to help conceal that we are e-tron and to make our opponent think we are on mono green tron or g/rg e tron. 2. Black is pretty heavy in the meta and urborg is more likely to help our opponents fix their mana than yavimaya is. 3. Last one is sundering titan. You’re more likely to come against black decks than green decks right now so yavimaya gets you one more land to hit off your opponent than urborg would most of the time. Those are all small hedges and jury is still out if those are more/less impactful than running urborg since you have dismember since both have the upside of going against void mirror. More data/testing needs done but that’s the general idea of it


krazeboi

Yavimaya plays around Void Mirror.


gibbie420

So does Urborg, and the only colored spell we run is Dismember.


DailyAvinan

Awesome showing for a lot of decks, I wonder how the Faithful Mending decks are going to be going forward. I really like the card. Also how did Kanister not lose any games but also didn't get first? Kinda confused on that one.


bamzing

It cuts to top 8, then he lost in the semifinals


DailyAvinan

Oh I see, thanks for the clarification


PanzerPeach

Why is the ponza list running [[karplusan forest]] if he doesn’t have any cards requiring colorless? Isn’t [[copperline gorge]] just way better


justMate

no, karplusan is always untapped. You can just pay basics costs with it and not hurt yourself. I would never play a fast land in ponza.


PanzerPeach

19 lands though, that’s fastland mana count. Plus it weakens you to faster decks with the mana pings with no blood moon out


justMate

> 19 lands though, that’s fastland mana count. don't think you should be thinking about manabases like that.


PanzerPeach

can you elaborate? the probability of hitting a karplusan forest after having 3 lands out on a 19 land deck seems to be quite low which is its only upside over the copperline gorge. I could do the math too if you’d like


x3nodox

I think they mean you should be considering the question "how badly do I want/need my 4th+ land to be untapped" which seems like a thing ponza wants more than most decks in the format. Also weight that answer against "how likely am I to take meaningful damage off this pain land?" which is usually a very small amount of the time.


man0warr

Only reason that particular list is running Karplusan is to have enough sources (~15) for untapped Red or Green on Turn 1 to make sure they can cast Ragavan or Arbor Elf/Sprawl. Copperline would probably also fit the bill most of the time but the rare instance where you draw it as your 4th land and you don't have Blood Moon out to make it come into play untapped is non-zero. It's probably not enough to matter either way.


MTGCardFetcher

[karplusan forest](https://c1.scryfall.com/file/scryfall-cards/normal/front/6/f/6f1406d4-0568-40eb-8002-f882105cd11b.jpg?1562404699) - [(G)](http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?name=karplusan%20forest) [(SF)](https://scryfall.com/card/c16/305/karplusan-forest?utm_source=mtgcardfetcher) [(txt)](https://api.scryfall.com/cards/6f1406d4-0568-40eb-8002-f882105cd11b?utm_source=mtgcardfetcher&format=text) [copperline gorge](https://c1.scryfall.com/file/scryfall-cards/normal/front/2/8/28f1d784-f286-418d-a712-bc07ad10d4a2.jpg?1562815756) - [(G)](http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?name=copperline%20gorge) [(SF)](https://scryfall.com/card/som/225/copperline-gorge?utm_source=mtgcardfetcher) [(txt)](https://api.scryfall.com/cards/28f1d784-f286-418d-a712-bc07ad10d4a2?utm_source=mtgcardfetcher&format=text) ^^^[[cardname]] ^^^or ^^^[[cardname|SET]] ^^^to ^^^call


kirdquake

Nothing to be seen here, except for the obligatory 18/32 ~ 56% Companions that made our format to Commander.


slipman_

Hahaha so yeah running kahera it's clear proof that lurrus is also broken.


wizards_fix_pls

People rightfully talk smack about MH2, but it did reconcile some problems. Relevantly, Murktide Regent created a delver shell that deviates from Lurrus supremacy, and the more inclusion of free spells eases the horrendous on-the-play advantage


justMate

yeah like we need more 3+ cmc strong permanents.


deathpunch4477

Is this sarcastic? If so, why? Having strong 3+ CMC permanents sounds like a great way for the format to not have such a perception of being warped by lurrus. If stuff like JTMS, LotV, etc. was still being played, I don't think people would be complaining as hard about Lurrus.


justMate

no it's not


Brickhouzzzze

I'm hoping phoenix might be one of those permanents


Soraftw

Sounds like hogaak needs unbanned.


AAABattery03

While Hogaak might be a bit much, I think unbanning Uro would unironically do a lot to curb the Lurrus supremacy right now… With so much Murktide and Hammertime in the format, Uro wouldn’t become the only best deck like it once was, but it would definitely be there to apply pressure to the Red/Black Darcy/Monke/Lurrus piles.


Titansjester

Are yall just sitting around waiting for the challenge results to be posted every week so you can whine about this?


AAABattery03

Right… Can they not just… look at Jeskai Phoenix and Esper Reanimator and feel the joy that the rest of us do????


TheRecovery

They’ve been trained by Wizards that if they whine enough, Wizards will ban something.


HosserPower

They’ll keep complaining until it’s gone so then there will be something fresh to complain every week about. It’s exhausting.


kirdquake

Just no. I have been playing magic since 18 years, and I personally have never complained about magic, instead I always defend it when people attack it. The companion mechanic, though, is by far the most awfully designed mechanic Magic has ever seen. It is a fundamental rule change, it will pollute Modern as long as it is legal. If I wanted to play commander, I'd play commander, but I dont, I play Modern since its inception. I'm sorry for everyone who does not see it and hope that the people responsible at Wotc will act rather soon than late


HosserPower

It's been a mechanic for over a year and already seen an errata, so keep dreaming. Modern gameplay is great right now. Is there too much Lurrus? Maybe. But there's no reason to do away with an entire mechanic because of one card especially after they already largely fixed the issue with the original rules (which was an obvious mistake, admittedly). Calling it Commander is hilarious. Modern gameplay is still deep and competitive; also, there are MANY decks that neither require nor benefit from a Companion. Your mileage may vary, of course, but to my eyes Modern is doing incredible right now, both on MODO and in my local meta. Your years of playing the game are irrelevant to this discussion, sorry to say, though I do love it when people bring that up as if anyone playing for X years suddenly holds more weight. You're welcome to the opinion, of course, and I know it's shared by others. But it's like you folks lie in wait for every challenge post to give us some dumb data on companions.


TheRecovery

On a glance it looks like he brought up the years he’s been playing to say he’s not usually a complainer, not as some measure of superiority. I think you got a little too defensive on that once.


kirdquake

It's not dumb data, its called facts, sorry to say.


man0warr

You don't have the facts though. Only WOTC has that data.


justMate

magic boomers are something else.


DailyAvinan

That's my take away lol.


wizards_fix_pls

Do you really think that’s a bad stat? For a type of card that theoretically has no downside (I’m attempting to be cheeky saying that), it feels as if it could be a lot worse.


kirdquake

They fundamentally change the way we play Modern. You just get the cards for free, lurrus in mill and kaheera in control decks show how bad the ability is designed. It could always be worse, but consistently having >~30% metashare is a very concerning fact for me


wizards_fix_pls

I haven’t played enough to form that experienced of an opinion. You could be right, but, and this might be pessimistic, 50% of the metagame still seems like to me there’s ample space to play the game without having to resort to companions. I do agree with you in that I certainly prefer to play the game with unconventional decks that generally excludes Lurrus and Kaheera and other companions


ryscott85

I don’t follow mtgo, anyone have an idea as to why attendance was so low for a Saturday challenge? Usually Sunday’s numbers are only around 100 ppl.


VowNyx

Woh super cool to see 32nd Jund Unearth move to a more aristocrats style with goblin bombardment! I love seeing tweaks like that. Bombardment seems like a card that can really take people by surprise, so happy it has a home.