Today's ban announcement is out which affects how companions work.
I'm assuming that this would affect how they would work in commander too for those that run them.
>Once per game, any time you could cast a sorcery (during your main phase when the stack is empty), you can pay 3 generic mana to put your companion from your sideboard into your hand. This is a special action, not an activated ability. It happens immediately and can't be responded to. It can't be countered or stopped by cards like Phyrexian Revoker.
>You’ve seen the changes to companion (you can check them out here). As far as Commander goes, we fi... keep reading on reddit ➡
I finally made the switch from MODO to Arena this year, and while I’ve started to really enjoy the Arena experience I’ve become quite irritated by the way Arena pushes BO1. I understand that it’s more inviting for less experienced players, or those short on time, but it’s especially striking with this brand new Arena cube.
BO1 cube is not the optimal experience. I love the decision points late in a pack when you have good sideboard options next to dual or Tri-lands. I love when you are able to board in a few spells and change the tone of the matchup. And in cube, when decks tend to be more focused, it’s more important than ever that we are able to adapt to opponent’s game plan.
As it is, many of the fun decks are going to get stifled by aggro. There are far too many strong aggro spells, and those decks tend to overperform in BO1. They’re also kinda fun-police even in BO3, and a huge turn off to this format. My first draft was a really sweet value/reanimator list, and I lost my firs... keep reading on reddit ➡
New Companion Rule
Once per game, any time you could cast a sorcery (during your main phase when the stack is empty), you can pay 3 generic mana to put your companion from your sideboard into your hand. This is a special action, not an activated ability.
Hey r/spikes, my name is Jana Amari and I am a MTGA Twitch streamer.
I created a document of Gabriel Nassif and Seth Manfield's Jeskai Lukka lists and created a sideboard guide of how they sideboarded against match ups they faced in the MFO Weekly a week ago, which helped me create my own list found at the bottom for ELEAGUE when I participated last Wednesday. I have since updated the guide to include Nassif's version (probably the best version of the deck right now) he placed 2nd with in MFO Season 2 Finals just this past weekend.
Summary of Match Ups (further detailed in the guide)
Aggro (Rakdos Lurrus, Mono Red Obosh, Boros/Jeskai/Mardu Cycling): Unfavoured, better post sideboard. Hyper aggro is the weakness of... keep reading on reddit ➡
Hey there r/spikes, I’m back again with another spicy brew. As you might remember from my biography back when I made Mythic for the first time, I’ve been a long time lurker and even longer time control player. I began playing Magic around Mirrodin block, but in the last year began to use the game as a competitive outlet. Unfortunately, with law school being what it is, I’ve had less time to play during the year – so I had to settle for only making Mythic twice thus far (once with Esper Control and once with WB Vampires). However, with the ending of my 1L year, I am back and – holy shit, Magic is weird now. Before I get into my deck and methodology, I want to again extend my thanks to everyone in this community for being fantastic resources, great support, and a community to share in some of my saltiest bad beats stories. Y’all make the hours I spend writing these posts and brewing worth it and I love hearing your feedback and thoughts.
After writing up my Esper Control g... keep reading on reddit ➡
I'm on a boros kuldotha build and I feel confident about most of my matchups, except for snow control. I rely heavily on non-creature spells and I'm not sure I can beat counterspells + uro + supreme verdict.
current deck iteration: https://www.mtgsalvation.com/decks/14752-kuldotha-white
probably going to take the advice of everyone here and make some changes to the main and side soon though
I've been brewing an Amulet Titan build for quite some time and I've got two flex slots in my sideboard for fighting the current meta, and with the rise of Lurrus, the top tier deck is Burn. I've already got extra life gain in the sideboard in the form of 2x Obstinate Baloth (can be Courser of Kruphix also, as they can synergize very well with my bounce lands, with my Explores and with my SB Tireless Tracker, haven't decided yet), but I was looking for a two-of versatile counterspell that I could bring against several different matchups.
Specs for the spell are:
A good overall versatile Swiss army knife
Cheap mana cost (1-drop ideal, 2-drop acceptable)
So far the candidates are:
[[Aether Gust]] - Good vs red and green for countering and removal, it's one of the the new kids on the block along with Mystical Dispute, Disdainful Stroke and Ceremonious Rejection, very hot right now
[[Negate]] - Pretty good vs most of the decks, can also wreck combo pieces and counter planeswa
Here I explain my Burn sideboard plan against 12 different matches.
My girlfriend and I bought this sideboard that needed a bit of TLC. My gf sanded it down with the intention of staining and varnishing it. I think she may have been a little overzealous with the sander, and it now looks like this (after one coat of stain):
Any way back from this or is it a semi-expensive bit of firewood?
I just bought the main deck of manaless dredge for legacy, and I'm attempting to assemble a cheap sideboard. I've got 2x mindbreak trap, 2x force of vigor, 3x faerie macabre, and 4x force of despair. I have maybe another $10 - $15 to assemble more of a sideboard at the moment.
Don't tell me, I don't have enough money to play legacy. I know that already.
Hey fellow MTG-Friends,
my name is Sol4r1s and I recently posted a Mardu-Knights sideboarding video. Today I thought it would be a good idea to give you some insights into Temur Reclamation, because I think it is one of the best positioned decks right now...and since there are two heavy hitter tournaments coming up on saturday you may want to have a look at this.
I tested with "glimpseofrandomness", who is currently #1 ranked in the mythic point race for rivals (magic.gg/standings), and even though our lists are like 2-3 cards different (you actually have a lot of cards to choose from), we both agreed to play this deck on saturday. If you wanna check out the guide: https://youtu.be/wDA-AmkTHW4
Best of luck in the upcoming t... keep reading on reddit ➡
I’m running a tap out control deck in Esper colors.
Dimir Flash and teamer reclamation decks are probably my decks toughest match up.
What are the juicy sideboard cards I should go to? I thought about bringing mystical dispute but I’m kind of tapped out most of the time.
Thought distortion looks sexy.
I’ve also considered low cost discard spells like agonizing remorse and duress.
Despark removes the wilderness reclamation enchantment. But it doesn’t hit a lot of other threats outside of big mutate creatures. It certainly doesn’t hit threats like Like Uro and kroxa
What are some go to cards that I might be missing?
If I am not mistaken, Jegantha could be played in most modern instances of Infect without any deck modifications. Is it worth it to sacrifice that one SB slot? I saw some people on this subreddit trying Lurrus, but Lurrus needs a second white source to be playable, Jugantha doesn't. Is she more useless than useful? I am not experienced with both modern and Infect, just curious. Thanks!
So, there is one specific MBC list, which did well for multiple players recently:
and there has been also a stream:
So I thought it would be nice to have a sideboard guide for this list - here are my guesses, please help in the comments.
We need to stop them from dealing 20 and resolve Garys, so we get enough time to win. Every discard essentially buys us a turn, so we bring it in cutting Sign in Blood, which works against us and surplus removal. Nihil Sp... keep reading on reddit ➡
Any particularly important cards to include in a mono blue bounce deck's sideboard for optimal Fae of Wishes use?
This deck is very jank, but easily one of my favorites - lots of unsummon cards, flyers, gadwick, and draw. But i could use some advice on the sideboard. Particularly things that help to deal with..
mono red, gingerbrute/tin street, cavalcade etc.
mutate decks that use hexproof
"wide" creature decks in general, like tokens
Anything else that could really go in there. here is the decklist.. https://tappedout.net/mtg-decks/bouncy-trouncy-1/?cb=1591480623
I have a vengevine deck with no side board and I for some reason don’t know how to make it this is the first time I need help with a deck so the problems I have are I am scared of graveyard hate and blood moon plz help
The sideboard being a *small* pile of cards that you can exchange with your deck in the middle of best of 3 matches. I think it rewards teching and player skill better than best of one. In HS this wasnt a matter to me because lol I never took that game seriously in a competitive way, in Magic Arena I play best of one cause way too much of the sideboard cards are expensive.
Not sure about the size of the sideboard would be, but there would need to have this limitation that you can only use cards from the original regions contained in your main deck. Otherwise, there could be some weird decks that could match the number of sideboard cards and one of their original region cards to be the same and switch them all.
But LoR with its very generous economy is making me consider getting more competitive. While I havent played Ranked that much, I feel that certain matchups are waaaaaay too polarizing and having a Sideboard and a best of 3 format could alleviate this issue and make some rathe... keep reading on reddit ➡
Hi everybody, my name is Jonny “Ginky” Guttman and I am a 17 year old competitive MTG player from Toronto. I am currently ranked 18th in mythic points https://magic.gg/standings and I am qualified to the next Mythic Invitational, whenever that’s gonna happen. In the three Mythic Point giving events I went 4-2 with Mono White aggro, 10-2 with Mono Red and 6-2 with Mono Red again. This small sample size of high rolling qualifiers now (wrongly) makes me think I am qualified to tell people anything at all about Magic the Gathering.
Mono red has had a very stagnant main deck throughout this standard format, with small adjustments such as the trimming of Bonecrushers to allow Tibalt in the main, deciding how the Embercleave Torbran split would be done, and some cards that see a bit of play here and there, such as tin street dodger and infuriate.
This article is going to be focused on the sideboard of mono red. I will be going over all sideboard cards I have p... keep reading on reddit ➡
Hello Beautiful Pauper Players!
Recently I asked for some help with my deck and received some excellent feedback on it. I've won every BO3 game against a variety of decks and my deck just feels so good to me that Im going to buy it.
With that said, I need help in deciding a Sideboard. Since I am still new to the format, I dont know what my biggest threats are that I need to prepare for. I have a few cards in my Maybeboard but those are basically cards to consider for my main deck and probably wouldnt make for a good Sideboard (for the most part).
So Im here to ask for your help and expertise in the matter! Looking forward to your responses and thanks for your help!
Brief backstory: I'm presently coming back to MTG after 3-4 years' hiatus and completely gutting an old-school RDW deck into a contemporary Burn deck for local Legacy play. And I mean really old school--it's my older cousin's hand-me-down from the '90s; came with Ball Lightnings, Cursed Scrolls, that sort of thing. It was a big nostalgia trip to take apart.
It may be worth noting that in my local play, a lot of people build on a budget, so unavoidably expensive decks like SnS, LED-based storm, and lands are somewhat more underrepresented than usual (even as we've moved online due to pandemic, people built copies of their real-life decks to practice with). But we've still got a lot of usual suspects: Lirrus is common, Oko is everywhere, DnT, Reanimator, Depths, Eldrazi, UR Delver, various other vial decks (merfolk, etc.), so on.
I'm looking for advice/criticism on three key decisions in particular, all relating to MB vs SB p... keep reading on reddit ➡
How would you feel about Bushiroad allowing sideboards/side decks for events? Do you thing it would make a difference?
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What do you think?
I have seen modern Boros decklists that have copies of Angel's Grace in the sideboard. In what matchups and how is it being used?
So Keruga doesn't let you have any cards below 3 cmc in your deck if you want it as your companion. I think it's way to powerful to not use in all 3 matches. That means some popular SB cards like [[Aether Gust]], [[Devout Decree]], [[Tithe Taker]], [[Disenchant]], etc. aren't available. So what do we put in the sideboard now?
Here's what I've put in my SB for now:
I'm not so sure about any of these cards aside from Mystical Dispute. Here's some other cards I've considered:
I've had a pauper burn deck in paper for quite some time, slowly exchanging the cards whenever I got something more efficient damagewise, and up until I received a playset of [[Chain Lightning]] today, I have been playing a couple of [[Keldon Marauders]] maindeck. Now that I have finished up with optimizing the maindeck, I have thought about putting together a sideboard, and have looked up options online for this.
And so I have found that most lists tend to run a playset of Keldon Marauders in the sideboard, but I can't quite figure out what matchup you should use them against, and why you bring it in. Similarly, I don't quite see why you would run [[Incinerate]] in your sideboard, even though most people do exactly that. Wouldn't cards that works more as silver bullets be better for a sideboard, like [[Pyroblast]] or [[Flaring Pain]]?
[[Smash to Smithereens]], [[Molten Rain]] and boardwipes such as [[Electrickery]] are fairly easy to see why they're... keep reading on reddit ➡
Hi, I'm playing Izzet souls, the deck is a little behind and it seems people is splashing black for removal.
I just want to explore what kind of options do Izzet has against an Aura deck, I currently have two [[Tormod's Crypt]], but I think the removal I currently have is not enough.
I want to try [[unsummon]], it will prevent the card drawing from [[Hateful eidolon]] and also the matchups are really close, so one step back can win the game.
Also, is there something that could prevent life gain?
What do you think? Tx!
It's better to begin saying that english is not my first language, but I'll do my best to make this readable and enjoyable. I want to share a little story before, about why I've posted this yesterday and end up deleting it a couple hours later. Also, why I'm redoing it. You can skip to the next session (Deck Strategy) for the real action, if you're not interested in off topic talk.
I'm like almost every Magic player. I started way back in Fourth Edition as a kid, left it behind, came back, started over, quit it again, sold all my stuff, started over a few years later, quit again, you know how the story goes. I've got back to it the last time in September 2019, because of how convenient Arena is. And I decided to have some fun, make some casual gameplays for YouTube, you know, finally enjoy a hobbie I've always loved. This means I was never a competitive player. I've been always more of a kitchen table player. I still think I am. And this paragraph is here just to make clear tha... keep reading on reddit ➡
I’m trying to figure out what this piece of furniture is worth. I acquired it when I purchased my home, and it’s been in the home for over 15 years (was sold with the home to the previous owner). It is located in Tennessee.
It is solid wood with no markings. On the back, it appears that there are brackets for a mirror or cabinet, and the decorative piece once stood on top of that.
Edit: estimated early 1900s piece. German influences. Likely walnut.
What are some good sideboard cards against cycling? I run Bant Yorion ETB jank shenanigans and I have a couple of [The Wanderer] in my sideboard. I was playing against someone and used it to take care of their Flourishing Fox after I board wiped. They tried Zenith Flare for 15 but were confused when it did nothing but gain them life. Any other good sideboard cards besides Spirit-Guide Lantern that you've found effective?
Hello all! I am new to both Burn and Pioneer.
Can anyone share their sideboard guide and/or tips on this deck for Pioneer?
Thanks a lot!
Looking for a minimalist low white credenza/sideboard/storage cabinet that I can use as a bench to sit on at the entryway, and also put decor items on top of. Something similar to the below, but more affordable. Any suggestions?
Hey guys, I know that this line of thinking isn't competitive or good sense - I understand that what I'm asking about isn't a good idea and why I wouldn't be able to find examples of it, but from a kitchen-table perspective, and because I've had it on my mind, please tell me if there are any examples of what I'm suggesting here.
So normally we use the 15 card sideboard to counter our enemy's deck - but I've always been curious if there were decks that, instead of dedicating their sideboard to different hate answers, it was just about swapping 15 out and 15 in to totally change the deck itself such that, like a gotcha, what the opponent would have boarded out is suddenly what they would need.
The most basic example of what I mean would be running a creatureless deck in game one, and then boarding in 15 creatures and dropping all of your wraths type deal.
Do you guys have any examples of clever decks that can use their sideboard, rather than to counter the enemy deck, just to change... keep reading on reddit ➡
I downloaded the patch and then had a crash, now any change that i make to my deck during sideboard is completely ignored and i go to game 2 with the same deck.
I'm getting back into magic and thought the below Red deck would be perfect for a push to mythic in BO3
4 Tin Street Dodger (RNA) 120
4 Scorch Spitter (M20) 159
4 Grim Initiate (WAR) 130
4 Fervent Champion (ELD) 124
4 Bonecrusher Giant (ELD) 115
4 Anax, Hardened in the Forge (THB) 125
4 Heraldic Banner (ELD) 222
4 Shock (M20) 160
4 Light Up the Stage (RNA) 107
4 Castle Embereth (ELD) 239
18 Mountain (THB) 253
2 Phoenix of Ash (THB) 148
1 Obosh, the Preypiercer (IKO) 228
1 Irreverent Revelers (THB) 143
2 Tibalt, Rakish Instigator (WAR) 146
2 Chandra, Acolyte of Flame (M20) 126
2 Blazing Volley (IKO) 107
3 Act of Treason (M20) 124
4 Redcap Melee (ELD) 135
I am not experienced with a red deck in BO3. Only played BO1. Can anyone provide some assistance with the sideboard before match 2 and 3. My main issue comes out from not knowing what to take out during the sideboard.
I am also unsure when to use certain sideboard cards - act of treason + chandra... keep reading on reddit ➡
Here I explain my Burn sideboard plan against 12 different matches.
Here I explain my Burn sideboard plan against 12 different matches.