Standard Spike: Modern DE with UW Control

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  1. I found that round two was the most interesting match.

    So if you can take Splintertwin deck for next week, it would be cool.

  2. For match 2, why not EE on 0? Makes him find an answer before he comboes and you can drop it out of your opener.

  3. I saw this list do pretty good in a daily or two and thought it might be interesting for you to try out. Basically a Modern version of Show and Tell/Reanimater:

    4 Blackcleave Cliffs
    1 Blood Crypt
    2 Boseiju, Who Shelters All
    1 Dragonskull Summit
    4 Graven Cairns
    2 Grove of the Burnwillows
    1 Overgrown Tomb
    3 Swamp
    4 Verdant Catacombs
    3 Emrakul, the Aeons Torn
    4 Griselbrand
    4 Simian Spirit Guide
    4 Faithless Looting
    4 Fury of the Horde
    4 Goryo’s Vengeance
    2 Lightning Axe
    2 Seething Song
    1 Thoughtseize
    4 Through the Breach
    2 Time of Need
    4 Wild Guess

    3 Ancient Grudge
    2 Duress
    2 Krosan Grip
    2 Noxious Revival
    2 Pyroclasm
    2 Surgical Extraction
    2 Torpor Orb

  4. Is Splintertwin a top deck? I want to get into modern, and it looks like a fun and cheap option.

  5. Martin, the series isn’t only about Standard. Though _ShipIt often covers competitive aspects of the Standard format, the series title is also a pun on the name of the competitive Magic player archetype.

    So basically, whatever format offers options for competitive play (oftentimes Standard) is something _ShipIt would cover in this series.

    Plus it gets boring writing, recording, and reading about Standard, even if it is the most popular constructed format.

  6. @ Walls – you should just insert that above his vids when he isn’t doing standard so you don’t have to make that same reply every week!

    @Theis – Unless there is some new tech that we didn’t see Twin is just less resilient, and more vulnerable to disruption that the rest of the modern combo decks, which is why it doesn’t see much play at the moment.

    I would be interested in seeing modern Naya Pod if Michael is going to stick with modern for a few weeks.

  7. In the round two, the pilot of Splinter Twin doesn’t play good the deck. He falls land-drops with lands in his hand and use the dispel for protect a “non-util” Spellskite… The next turn he could play Splinter Twin and Dispel to win…