This thread is for discussion of this week's Top Decks Article, which goes live Thursday morning on magicthegathering.com.
Love what this article had to say; hate how it said it. There's an overall lack of coherency that makes reading it so irksome.
A lot of Magic Wisdom in a compact space, as well as being fun to read. Certainly a welcome change-of-pace. Thanks!
The rantings of a madman. Nobody should try to write a Mark Rosewater article but Mark Rosewater.
I must be blind or something, but only now I've managed to notice that dwarven driller is actually beating some face with that drill he has. Thanks, full art! By the way, I want that long-term plans full art. I've already searched the web for it but didn't manage to find. The version used in the article seems to be really big, but is cropped.
man you are right, this article show me that i have to leave magic forever i mean i play magic for fun but it isnt fun anymore, and all its your fault netdecking, well, in my store there are only spikes, and i want to get fun no only play against copied decks, so i better go play a game where the spikes at least dont get angry when losing
It is a good article, but the topics listed near the beginning seem far more interesting. Please write about that.
On playing both DoJ and Linvala - Assuming you really want to beat Elves for some reason, the extra redundancy could be worth it in spite of the internal dis-synergy. You don't always draw one out of four cards in time, but you usually can have one out of eight within the first few turns. That's not to say playing all eight is good for the current or any enviroment, but there were successful decks that did have to Wrath away their Exalted Angels at times.
Me myself am not the biggest fan of something you might call an 'inspirational talk'. Partly it's that I play semi-competitively rather than competitively, and obsession to some degree - I always keep a straight burn deck, a mono-green beastie deck, and a weird combo deck usually involving blue, throughout the ages - is part to what the game is to me. It's the value-ridden connotation of words such as 'bad', 'pointless', 'successful' and so on, intended or otherwise, that made this article a troubling read. And this is genuinely not a compliment.
Flores, you have some good thigns to say, but it's oft buried beneath your own horn-tooting. And also: please please PLEASE get rid of that huge tendency to over-exaggerate. Naya Lightsaber was not 'better' than Jund. Naya Lightsaber matched up very badly against Jund. It just happened to be better against most things that were not Jund. There is a lot of superiority complex and rosy-tinted glasses speaking in this article. Not everyone is interested in an autobiography when they read Top Decks...
thank god mike flores is high-profile enough that he can ignore the article theme of the week and write something interesting. the only player worth reading on daily mtg (although rosewater is of course brilliant). enough of the fluff; give us more stuff like this so I don't have to pay for a premium subscription on starcity.
Thank you! This article has given me a path to follow in order to be a better Magic player.
I'd be a lot more willing to switch decks, if, you know, each new deck didn't cost me $500 or more.
Possibly the best Osyp reference ever, which is saying something.
This article has had the most influence on me as a magic player. I constantly quote this article wthout remembering where I read it. Even though I sometimes miss win triggers and dont quite know when I should block yet (Ive been playing for 2 years) I feel like this article made me a better magic player.
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