metalmusic_4 wrote: ↑
2 years ago
I consider mono red and UR pheonix to be very close. I built them both and prefer mono red. They are different, but the idea is about the same. Play a bunch of spells, reanimate phenoix, attack. UR has thing in the ice and card draw, mono red has small prowess creatures and burn spells. Again, different but are similar. I lump them together for meta share comparison too, but I would split them apart if looking at a choice of which deck to play for a given meta or looking at top 8s
I agree. Mono Red is the more all-in version, while Blue Red is the more consistent (due to cantrips), yet slower, version.
I think cfusionpm can lump them because everyone lumped all of the decks that had *redacted in it. RUG Twin, Jeskai Twin (lol since it literally would not have been a thing to anyone, outside a local level, if Alex ? hadn't won a GP with it), UR Twin, and Grixis Twin. Those decks don't all play out the "same" either. If you think UR plays the same as RUG, sorry bud, big difference when you're jamming Goyfs in it too (and not relying on Blood Moon, even if RUG did occasionally do it). More tappy dudes as well... Jeskai, Path, Lightning Helix?, is more like a Jeskai Control running Twin. Nobody, and I mean nobody lumped all Twin decks until WE tried to justify the reasoning behind its banning. I hate myself for bringing this up, but it's the truth. All of a sudden, 6.7 + 6.4 + 2.1 + 1.4 added up to 16.6%. That
is enough reason to ban a deck. It can also be used as reasoning for Faithless Looting when Mono Red and Blue Red share similarities, although being different decks of course.
*On another note, after trying out Finale of Devastation
, I realized that I do not care much about Green Suns Zenith
anymore. Finale has some advantages, like getting stuff from your graveyard, getting non Green creatures, not being shuffled in so you can E Witness it, and it's better with infinite Green mana. I still am pushing for Stoneforge Mystic and Preordain though (even if I don't think Preordain is close to being considered. Many players believe the difference between Serum Visions and Preordain is the same difference between Brainstorm and Reach Through Mists
and you cannot convince them otherwise.) Free Stoneforge Mystic! Let us play something new, even if MH was a breath of fresh air (as well as a demolisher of my wallet, which is 10 pounds lighter right now).