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by hamfactorial
Tue Aug 13, 2013 12:31 am
Forum: Scalding Tarn (Modern)
Topic: [Article] - Winning my way into Modern.
Replies: 162
Views: 7463

[Article] - Winning my way into Modern.

I'd believe it, Khaos. My LGS has no Modern scene, so my testing is entirely against tier 1 copy/paste stuff on MTGO. Goblins might fare better, but I've been trying as hard as possible with the stock AiR list that Alex posted.
by hamfactorial
Mon Aug 12, 2013 7:03 pm
Forum: Scalding Tarn (Modern)
Topic: [Article] - Winning my way into Modern.
Replies: 162
Views: 7463

[Article] - Winning my way into Modern.

The AiR deck is fun to play, but routinely gets stomped. I can barely keep a 50% win rate in the tournament practice room on MTGO. It either needs more reach, tougher creatures (folds hard to Pyroclasm) or operate on an axis that popular decks (uwr, Jund) can't easily target.
by hamfactorial
Sun Aug 04, 2013 11:54 pm
Forum: Scalding Tarn (Modern)
Topic: [Article] - Winning my way into Modern.
Replies: 162
Views: 7463

[Article] - Winning my way into Modern.

Want me to edit that last post out and move it over to the new one?
by hamfactorial
Sun Aug 04, 2013 11:38 pm
Forum: Scalding Tarn (Modern)
Topic: [Article] - Winning my way into Modern.
Replies: 162
Views: 7463

[Article] - Winning my way into Modern.

I've been thinking about AIR after adding a splash color.

[mana]B[/mana] gives us Dark Confidant, which may be quite useful for "free" CA, Rakdos Charm and edict effects like Devour Flesh, Geth's Verdict and the ultimate walking edict, Gatekeeper of Malakir.

[mana]W[/mana] gives us really sexy sideboard tech with Rest in Peace, Stony Silence, Suppression Field, Path to Exile and some sweeper protection / direct damage in Boros Charm and Wear // Tear as you mentioned.

[mana]G[/mana] gives us above-the-curve creatures (Flinthoof Boar, etc) and artifact/enchantment removal (
Naturalize
, Krosan Grip and creature protection (Vines of Vastwood).

[mana]U[/mana] gives us card draw stapled to removal with Electrolyze, Izzet Charm and cheap tempo with Vapor Snag. Maybe more, I'm not much of a blue mage.

I like the possibility of RW most.
by hamfactorial
Sun Aug 04, 2013 11:16 pm
Forum: Scalding Tarn (Modern)
Topic: [Article] - Winning my way into Modern.
Replies: 162
Views: 7463

[Article] - Winning my way into Modern.

After a bunch of testing against Tron, I've discovered that Magus of the Moon is too slow and simply swinging through his Wurmcoil Engine with Firefist Striker is the better way to go.

Maybe some number of Skullcrack are necessary to help with the lifegain matchups like Soul Sisters and Hexproof. Alternatively, Stigma Lasher for maximum lulz.

It doesn't fit within the budget theme of the deck as-is, but I'd love to swap my 8 fetches in and run Geth's Verdict and laugh at the hexproof decks I keep seeing.
by hamfactorial
Sun Aug 04, 2013 9:55 pm
Forum: Scalding Tarn (Modern)
Topic: [Article] - Winning my way into Modern.
Replies: 162
Views: 7463

[Article] - Winning my way into Modern.

I keep getting shit on by fringe decks like Soul Sisters and GW Auras.
by hamfactorial
Mon Jul 29, 2013 6:34 am
Forum: Scalding Tarn (Modern)
Topic: [Article] - Winning my way into Modern.
Replies: 162
Views: 7463

[Article] - Winning my way into Modern.

Christen » Sun Jul 28, 2013 10:26 pm wrote:That Treasure Hunt list.... I must play it.

I laughed out loud when I saw the decklist. Losing to this would put me on a mixture of tilt and amazement that I might never recover from.

Yet another reason why I love my 4 sideboard Rakdos Charm.
by hamfactorial
Mon Jul 29, 2013 2:16 am
Forum: Scalding Tarn (Modern)
Topic: [Article] - Winning my way into Modern.
Replies: 162
Views: 7463

[Article] - Winning my way into Modern.

This is an excellent idea, Alex, thank you for starting this up. I've already acquired most of the Modern cards I need for a few decks (aggro, burn) but I've never tracked winnings relative to the purchase price of a deck.

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