I'm gonna try my best to help out here.
motleyslayer wrote: ↑
2 years ago
what do people think of devoted druid decks right now? I almost bought into it
I don't necessarily think it's well placed, but I usually tend to do well when I play it every once in a while. The GP where UW beat Hogaak in the finals had Devoted Devastation at more than a 53% win rate. I don't know if that's good enough, but it's definitely not BAD per se.
However, Hogaak is severely weakened and played much less; that was a solid matchup for the deck. So I think you have to dodge some things. UR Phoenix isn't good. Most decks with Bolt aren't good. I feel that UW can be 50/50 with a good enough SB. It mostly depends on what your meta is. But I do in fact think that it isn't as good against Midrange as it was before, due to cutting Chord of Calling and especially Collected Company. It could be time to not be just super fast and have some mid game as well.
Tempius wrote: ↑
2 years ago
I've been playing Magic casually on and off since 2003 and I decided to play a bit more seriously on LGS level. Though, my biggest problem right now is that I simply can't decide what deck I want to play. Stuff like LGS meta is kind of hard to impossible to predict because the LGS is the only one around here, so everyone and their mother go to that shop. This turns every FNM into mini GPs (40-50 players every week for modern, 60-70 standard) and it's roughly 50/50 fully fledged and budget decks. Because of my on and off relationship in the past, my collection is all over the place with some staples of a couple of decks, though none of them appeal to me, but I'm willing to sell some of them to bolster my budget if needed. I'm willing to invest roughly 800€ plus the said cards I could sell (should be around 4-500€).
I like to play midrange the most, aggro and tempo as runner-ups, but I don't mind playing big mana strategies either. With that in mind, I was thinking about The Rock or some sort of Eldrazi because with Rock you already have quite a bunch of the BG/x staples, so turning it into Jund or Abzan wouldn't be too hard (if needed at all). Same goes for the Eldrazi creature and land base and it covers most of my preferred archetypes. I'm consuming quite a lot of youtube and twitch content for Eldrazi and BG/x decks and I'm really 50/50...One day I'm determined to buy into Eldrazi and the next day I'm 100% The Rock. Send help, please!
I think Eldrazi Tron has done well recently, even after the banning of Bridge from Below
. That bodes well for the deck. Jund also seems solid with Wrenn and Six
being Dark Confidants 3-6, except they only hit lands each turn. I feel that E Tron is a bit better placed, mostly due to Chalice hosing (some) quick decks while the nature of the deck gives fits to Midrange and Control.
Exares wrote: ↑
2 years ago
I recently moved, and as in my new city the Commander scene is almost non existent, I will have to finally start playing Modern seriously.
I've had a couple decks before: two or three years ago I played Ad Nauseam for a while, and last year I built 8-Rack, but while I loved each and every card, I had a difficult time against all kinds of decks.
What I like? Though I like combo, right now I want to play midrange or control. Black is the color I want to play, and any color combination will be accepted. I love deck archetypes like discard, land destruction and the good old control with a solid finisher. That said, fast and brutal aggro decks are also of my liking, but I'm not really into Burn.
Some months ago I started putting together Grixis Death Shadow, but as I understood lately Shadow is not in a great shape. Is this right?
I think Shadow is fairly well positioned. I think you can win nearly every matchup that is played often, outside of Humans and Dredge (depending on SBed games of course). UW Control and GB Rock are tough in my opinion and from my experience, but some Grixis Shadow players feel that it's 50/50, so they are probably that much better than their opponents, lol.
I would say Grixis Shadow is close to a top 5 deck and 100% a top 10 deck. (My opinion of course.) Why not try Esper Shadow though?