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Which modern deck to play?



 
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Which deck to play?
Splinter Twin
63%
 63%  [ 7 ]
Turbofog
36%
 36%  [ 4 ]
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Selkie



Joined: 22 Jul 2011
Posts: 86

PostPosted: Fri Jun 01, 2012 9:45 am    Post subject: Which modern deck to play? Reply with quote

Hello all!

I'm going to be moving one deck into paper magic, a modern deck. Which one? I don't know! I'm asking your help to figure it out.


Contestant #1: Splinter twin combo



// Lands
9 [LND] Island (4)
2 [WWK] Halimar Depths
2 [EVE] Cascade Bluffs
4 [ZEN] Scalding Tarn
3 [GP] Steam Vents
1 [LND] Mountain (6)
4 [ISD] Sulfur Falls

// Creatures
2 [CHK] Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker
3 [FUT] Magus of the Moon
4 [NPH] Deceiver Exarch
4 [LRW] Pestermite

// Spells
4 [ROE] Splinter Twin
2 [8E] Blood Moon
3 [RAV] Remand
3 [9E] Sleight of Hand
4 [ARE] Serum Visions
2 [DKA] Faithless Looting
2 [TSP] Wipe Away
2 [DS] Echoing Truth

// Sideboard
SB: 4 [M11] Leyline of Sanctity
SB: 3 [NPH] Surgical Extraction
SB: 3 [WWK] Dispel
SB: 3 [NPH] Spellskite
SB: 2 [FUT] Pact of Negation


Splintertwin does the two things I love the most: It plays bloodmoon, so I get to laugh at everyone and their expensive manabases, and it wins, and wins well. It has the added benefit of winning - a LOT. The list is 90% there, I just need to do a bit of tweaking. (Read: I need to play this a thousand times on ML before finalizing the list and getting it)

Cons: hate abounds, it's slightly more expensive, people expect it.




Contestant #2: Turbofog!




// Lands
4 [M12] Sunpetal Grove
4 [SOM] Razorverge Thicket
3 [RAV] Temple Garden
5 [TE] Forest (2)
8 [LND] Plains (1)

// Spells
2 [PLC] Dawn Charm
1 [ISD] Witchbane Orb
1 [NPH] Beast Within
4 [TSP] Angel's Grace
4 [LG] Holy Day
4 [B] Howling Mine
4 [M11] Fog
4 [FUT] Chronomantic Escape
4 [M11] Leyline of Sanctity
2 [CFX] Font of Mythos
4 [M12] Rites of Flourishing
1 [SHM] Wheel of Sun and Moon
1 [ZEN] Luminarch Ascension
1 [ROE] Near-Death Experience

// Sideboard
SB: 2 [ISD] Witchbane Orb
SB: 2 [NPH] Torpor Orb
SB: 3 [HOP] Relic of Progenitus
SB: 3 [8E] Ensnaring Bridge
SB: 2 [ARC] Leonin Abunas
SB: 3 [SHM] Greater Auramancy


The unexpected troll of Modern, turbofog doesn't win- it just doesn't lose. It's cheap, and rouge. It lets me wear a giant troll-face while playing it.

Cons: People that have encountered it before know exactly what to do to beat it. It's not considered a competitive deck, and there must be a reason for it.


When do I plan on playing these decks?

Well, I plan to bring them to FNM's, and if one is in my area, PTQ's.


Thanks all for helping me decide
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GunsAndDope



Joined: 12 Jul 2011
Posts: 261

PostPosted: Fri Jun 01, 2012 10:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

For modern, I really like WB Tokens. Not many people play it, but it's had some very high posts in PTQs.

2 [ZEN] Arid Mesa
2 [GP] Godless Shrine
4 [ISD] Isolated Chapel
4 [ZEN] Marsh Flats
5 [ISD] Plains (1)
2 [DKA] Vault of the Archangel
4 [LRW] Windbrisk Heights
1 [ISD] Swamp (1)

3 [DKA] Gather the Townsfolk
3 [M12] Honor of the Pure
4 [ROE] Inquisition of Kozilek
4 [ISD] Intangible Virtue
4 [DKA] Lingering Souls
4 [CMD] Path to Exile
4 [DDF] Raise the Alarm
4 [SHM] Spectral Procession
3 [LRW] Thoughtseize
3 [ARB] Zealous Persecution

SB: 1 [ARB] Zealous Persecution
SB: 4 [TSB] Disenchant
SB: 4 [M12] Timely Reinforcements
SB: 4 [PLC] Mana Tithe
SB: 2 [MBS] Divine Offering
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Selkie



Joined: 22 Jul 2011
Posts: 86

PostPosted: Fri Jun 01, 2012 10:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Guns, I've narrowed it down to these two lists, so please try to stay somewhat on topic :S
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judas_bcn



Joined: 18 Sep 2005
Posts: 241

PostPosted: Fri Jun 01, 2012 11:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

me being a troll, i prefer the turbofog one. anyway, just a question: playing with whiye, why witchbane orb over leyline? is there any curse that really hurts you? i'm also not keen on angel's grace and so, but that's up to you Smile. i prefer splashing blue for BSZ as alternative wincon and baby jace (extra draw and mill, possible wincon). even new jace, but not sure on that.
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Selkie



Joined: 22 Jul 2011
Posts: 86

PostPosted: Fri Jun 01, 2012 12:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I run the max 4 leylines already, witchbanes are redundancies.
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pg8



Joined: 27 Feb 2011
Posts: 299

PostPosted: Fri Jun 01, 2012 12:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Turbofog has 0 ways to beat Emrakul or Cryptic Command.
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struikje



Joined: 11 Mar 2011
Posts: 108

PostPosted: Fri Jun 01, 2012 1:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

it has ensnaring bridge in the sb!
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GunsAndDope



Joined: 12 Jul 2011
Posts: 261

PostPosted: Fri Jun 01, 2012 2:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

To stay on topic, don't bother putting either of those on paper.
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pg8



Joined: 27 Feb 2011
Posts: 299

PostPosted: Fri Jun 01, 2012 9:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Fine, it has no way of beating Ulamog.
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mtgsoldier



Joined: 17 Dec 2007
Posts: 59

PostPosted: Fri Jun 01, 2012 9:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Play Jund my kid, its the best deck by far
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Selkie



Joined: 22 Jul 2011
Posts: 86

PostPosted: Sat Jun 02, 2012 12:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jund, while it may be the best, and I'd love to play it, is almost a grand to build. At that point, I'd invest in legacy over modern.
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