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by hoser2
3 months ago
Forum: Developing Decks
Topic: Arena NPE "Starter" Decks, Modifications and Other Budget Deck to Grind With
Replies: 20
Views: 11435

Re: Arena NPE "Starter" Decks, Modifications and Other Budget Deck to Grind With

With the release of Theros Beyond Death, I have been drafting and playing sealed. Having achieved effective rare completion of the new set, my attention turns to constructed. For two accounts, I just look to work them to Gold. Hence I fell back to an old budget standby to see if it could still work ...
by hoser2
3 months ago
Forum: Competitive Decks
Topic: Mono-Red Aggro
Replies: 11
Views: 543

Re: Mono-Red Aggro

Seth Manfield updates his take with video here (caveat: I haven't watched this video).
by hoser2
3 months ago
Forum: Competitive Decks
Topic: Jeskai Fires
Replies: 3
Views: 397

Re: Jeskai Fires

This deck has had notable successes recently. Nick Prince dishes on TCGPlayer.
by hoser2
3 months ago
Forum: Competitive Discussions
Topic: Meta Information
Replies: 15
Views: 579

Re: Meta Information

My lack of contributions does not reflect the rich and evolving Standard metagame. Out of Worlds 2020, it looked to some like a solved metagame of Mono-R, Temur Reclamation, Azorius Control and Jeskai Fires. But not to Aaron Gertler. After taking it to the top of the Arena ladder, he brought Temur C...
by hoser2
3 months ago
Forum: Standard
Topic: Standard Meta Discussion
Replies: 32
Views: 1343

Re: Standard Meta Discussion

There is no denying the history, but Standard is fantastic right now. There are a variety of competitive decks along with many somewhat competitive decks and an evolving competitive meta. A local store in my area has even revived Standard and we've fired it twice. The interesting question is about t...
by hoser2
3 months ago
Forum: Developing Decks
Topic: White Devotion (THB)
Replies: 0
Views: 110

White Devotion (THB)

Frank Karsten proposes a Mono-White Devotion deck on Channelfireball.
SaffronOlive at MTGGoldfish discusses a similar deck from James Gustafson here.
by hoser2
3 months ago
Forum: Developing Decks
Topic: Constellation (THB)
Replies: 4
Views: 509

Re: Constellation (THB)

Frank Karsten brews up an "Abzan Auras" Constellation deck on ChannelFireball.
by hoser2
4 months ago
Forum: Competitive Decks
Topic: Temur Adventures
Replies: 0
Views: 225

Temur Adventures

Martin Juza takes a version of a spin on Channelfireball here . Arena Import: Deck 4 Escape to the Wilds (ELD) 189 6 Forest (THB) 287 2 Mountain (THB) 285 4 Beanstalk Giant (ELD) 149 4 Bonecrusher Giant (ELD) 115 4 Brazen Borrower (ELD) 39 4 Island (THB) 281 4 Edgewall Innkeeper (ELD) 151 4 Fae of W...
by hoser2
4 months ago
Forum: Competitive Decks
Topic: Mono-Red Aggro
Replies: 11
Views: 543

Re: Mono-Red Aggro

Apparently, Mono-R is good. Nick Prince here and Aaron Barich (on HardcastMTG) seem to agree that it has a sneaky combo-ish strength. I played the Mengucci-Manfield version in the Arena event and it was fine. It didn't seem fantastic, though. I mean, you can't complain about tier 1, right? Seth Manf...
by hoser2
4 months ago
Forum: Competitive Discussions
Topic: Meta Information
Replies: 15
Views: 579

Re: Meta Information

Nick prince analyzes Standard informatively here.
by hoser2
4 months ago
Forum: Competitive Decks
Topic: Mono-Red Aggro
Replies: 11
Views: 543

Re: Mono-Red Aggro

Bobby Fortunately (top 4 SCG Team Open Philadelphia) makes a case for "Small-Red Aggro" on Channelfireball.
by hoser2
4 months ago
Forum: Competitive Discussions
Topic: World Championship XXVI - Standard and Draft - 2/14-16
Replies: 0
Views: 85

World Championship XXVI - Standard and Draft - 2/14-16

World Championship XXVI will be partly Standard on Arena at Honolulu, Hawaii, USA on February 14-16 starting at 11 a.m. PST / 2 p.m. EST / 7 p.m. UTC. Info and hype here including decklists Reid Duke metagame breakdown here Reddit threads: r/MagicArena ; r/spikes Streaming at twitch.tv/magic and VOD...
by hoser2
4 months ago
Forum: Competitive Decks
Topic: Mono-Red Aggro
Replies: 11
Views: 543

Re: Mono-Red Aggro

Andrea Mengucci takes a look on channelfireball here.
by hoser2
5 months ago
Forum: Competitive Decks
Topic: Temur Reclamation
Replies: 4
Views: 250

Temur Reclamation

Martin Juza dishes on Temur Reclamation at ChannelFireball here.
by hoser2
5 months ago
Forum: Competitive Discussions
Topic: Meta Information
Replies: 15
Views: 579

Re: Meta Information

Nick Prince surveys the Standard field on Tcgplayer. Not much evaluation, but a wide overview. Seth Manfield focuses on three Standard decks, also at Tcgplayer (Caveat: a week old, but maybe some still useful ideas).
by hoser2
5 months ago
Forum: Competitive Decks
Topic: Mono-Red Aggro
Replies: 11
Views: 543

Re: Mono-Red Aggro

A followup from Josh Silvestri at Channelfireball with 3 updated Mono-R lists.
by hoser2
5 months ago
Forum: Developing Decks
Topic: Constellation (THB)
Replies: 4
Views: 509

Re: Constellation (THB)

SaffronOlive at MTGGoldfish demonstrates GW Auras, a bogles-type deck.
by hoser2
5 months ago
Forum: Standard
Topic: Standard Meta Discussion
Replies: 32
Views: 1343

Re: Standard Meta Discussion

I've seen people come in to play Standard events because of Arena, but I can't tell how many are not coming because of Arena, so I can't say the net effect. The effect I am sure of is the effect of bad Standard. Aetherworks Marvel, Cat Combo definitely caused people to lose interest. Oko was the sam...
by hoser2
5 months ago
Forum: Competitive Decks
Topic: Mono-Red Aggro
Replies: 11
Views: 543

Re: Mono-Red Aggro

Here is a Reddit thread about the latest iteration: Anax, Phoenix and lots of Embercleave, go! I guess Reddit User jsilv is Josh Silvestri. He talks more about Mono-R at ChannelFireball here.
by hoser2
5 months ago
Forum: Developing Decks
Topic: Constellation (THB)
Replies: 4
Views: 509

Re: Constellation (THB)

Merchant has a video with Abzan Eidolons here.
by hoser2
5 months ago
Forum: Developing Decks
Topic: Constellation (THB)
Replies: 4
Views: 509

Re: White Devotion Constellation (THB)

Ford Freestar has a video and decklist for a Selesnya Constellation deck they copied that heavily overlaps this. Video has profanity, so beware.
by hoser2
5 months ago
Forum: Competitive Discussions
Topic: Meta Information
Replies: 15
Views: 579

Re: Meta Information

Martin Juza goes into deep water with 5 Thassa brews. I'm considering a rampy version myself after having my butt kicked by one. Agent of Treachery, flicker Agent is very good.
by hoser2
5 months ago
Forum: Competitive Decks
Topic: Esper Hero
Replies: 24
Views: 963

Re: Esper Hero

The punishment is strong here. BBD would approve. Dream Trawler is another interesting consideration.
by hoser2
5 months ago
Forum: Community Software Feedback and Bug Reports
Topic: THB Preview Some Normal Art Rares Filter Strangely
Replies: 3
Views: 131

THB Preview Some Normal Art Rares Filter Strangely

Apologies in advance if this is just me being ignorant. I went to Full Previews off the front page then I deselected everything but the rares. Then I got a listing with the regular art followed by the cards not openable in normal packs, then the alternate arts. In the normal art section I didn't fin...

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