Hello everybody. I'm Max, i joined MTGNexus from the get go, but this is my first post on these forums.
I've been part of the Modern Humans yourney from the very beginning and have been active on the MTGsalvation forums for a good amount of years.
Lately i've noticed a shift in activity on my main topics from salvation to nexus, so today i descided to permanently continue here.
I've had a break from modern for about 13 months in which I got hooked to brewing and playing EDH exclusively with friends. But now with a magicfest event (open metagame) coming up, i'd like to bring at least one of my modern decks with me to play in case i choose to participate. Which will be either or both GBx midrange or Humans.
I've always been advocating that to be good with Humans, you need to know the metagame. So i've been trying to catch up with what is going on. And there is a lot going on
It's good to see that Thalia, Heretic Cathar
gets some love again, she has been in many a list in the past as my weapon of choice against Tron and greedy decks. From what i've been reading, she does work so i'm glad i have my copies.
In the same vein, i will get and add two copies of Collector Ouphe
for the board and two copies Deputy of Detention
as a catch all answer either main or board. What about Plague Engineer
It also strikes me that with the banning of Hogaak/looting, humans have dropped some, if not all gravehate. Is this correct in an open metagame?
The thing i'm very curious about is the addition of Unsettled Mariner
From the spoiling of said card, i've been a little hyped and had a feeling this would be a perfect fit for Humans alongside my all time favorite card, Thalia, Guardian of Thraben
. But i've seen little use of the changeling. How is everybody feeling about this? Any experiences to share?
Regarding new cards releasing into modern this Friday. The card that pops into my eyes most is Charming Prince
. To me, this could be a one off in the main and be exceptionaly good in retriggering ETB's, Growing and untapping humans, protecting humans when keeping up Vial and gaining life against metadecks like burn.
I'm currently feeling like this could be the (sorta)5th copy of every value human we have and is never a truly dead card, but can also be easilly swaped out for something betterin games 2 and 3. It's just that the lists are so tight