You are running a ton of board wipes which in a more competitive environment wont do much. It feels good just thinking about how open the format is…er, was. You'll definitely want each of these pieces of interaction in a Kinnan helmed deck at a minimum: xCounterspell  Flip or Dark Depths token or counters or draws) and another land. We had top 8’s featuring 6-8 different archetypes…life was good. So I have a hard-on for Snapcaster Mage… Tiago Chan’s Invitational card has lived up to the hype and everyone has talked it to death both in articles and in every real-life conversation I’ve had, so I’ll let it go, but damn that card is GOOD. Silence – We have to resolve a lot of casts to win which makes Silence very useful. Lab Man will die, he will draw, then he will die. Last weekend, SCG Boston’s Top 8 contained 8 decks running [card]Mental Misstep[/card] and 15 out of the top 16 decks ran Misstep! As is, without Force of Negation , either Life from the Loam needs to go, making Scapeshift / Field of the Dead piles the only viable list, or Mental Misstep needs to go, allowing Cling to Dust to be a viable answer in the format. What we do know for sure is that Wizards prefers Modern to Legacy as they plan to make it a PTQ format and are about to feature it at a Pro Tour. New Phyrexia Rarity: U Card Type: Instant Description: ({U/P} can be paid with either {U} or 2 life.) I think the two things that would scare you the most are [card]Leyline of Sanctity[/card] and [card]Chalice of the Void[/card] set to 1. And then…. See my Legacy Champs report here on for more information about the deck. xCyclonic Rift For the mana dork complement it's best to stick with BoP, all the 1 cmc tap for G elf dorks, and then a handful of 2 cmc "tap for any color" dorks. In fact, I’d argue that it hurts Dredge decks that play Misstep much more than it hurts blue as a pillar of the format. Daveslab2022 Force of Negation was the better card, as it shut down both recursion on the front of Mystic Sanctuary loops, and Life from the Loam's dredge. This should allow beatdown decks back into the field in order to pray on the blue decks; however, because Misstep helps fight the early beatdown plays, U/W Stoneblade and NO RUG typically have great matchups versus aggressive decks. The opponent was able to Outcome the following turn into mana, Time Vault and Tinker for Voltaic Key. This conspiracy theory gains credibility now that we have seen Wizards pushing the Modern format as an alternative non-rotating format—and one they hope to be able to keep more affordable than Legacy. So while yes, having some of these cards is good, when they are too powerful (or too numerous) it just homogenizes a format. Its matchup against NO RUG is probably slightly worse (since they can play the role of a combo deck as well), but you definitely have the tools to race a [card]Progenitus[/card] with damage. Notice how all of these cards had a non color limiting cost at roughly 1 cmc, and were cantrips or in MMs case an answer. Articles and comments are user-submitted and do not represent official endorsements of this site. share. xFierce Guardianship This site is unaffiliated. Yuriko Ninja, Go Ninja, GO! Mental Misstep and the Ruining of a Format. Youre playing a blue deck, but running Price of Glory which removes blues best trait which is stack interaction. But I assure you, the format has spiraled out of control in a remarkably similar manner. Some will naively tell you to build your deck so that it avoids [card]Mental Misstep[/card]. Something had to be done as players were vocal in condemning the power of the legacy Survival decks. it seems that the meta has been evolving towards combo/engine Commanders for years now, so I think this will just speed up the format and perhaps shake up which engine/combo commanders are good. The Zoo deck’s one-drops tend to be absolutely vital to their more creature-heavy, slightly slower strategy (see [card]Wild Nacatl[/card]). This innocuous little card has single-handedly raped and pillaged the joy out of this format we all love. Muddle the Mixture – Decent counter that also acts as a tutor for cards such as Etherium Sculptor. Discord Server | 2. Mental Misstep is an excellent answer to Demonic Consultation. How are you winning? however, it's absolutely a nuts piece of ramp. by Happymaster19, Riders on the Storm But the unintended consequence was that they made blue EVEN BETTER, destroying the chance of aggressive decks to be playable. For a control deck I did not make a good keep with Mental Misstep and Mindbreak Trap on the draw. Any form of instant speed creature removal is an excellent way to answer Lab Man while he has a draw trigger on the stack that would draw on his empty library and win the game. You're in the colors to run Breach lines, so maybe try to incorporate that? Otherwise, things don’t really improve for your opponents after board. Shapers of Nature and Thrasios, Triton Hero are the standard outlets that will eventually be found from Kinnan activations that allow you to draw the whole deck. I got through an initial Belcher on turn 1 and followed up with a Tinkered Blightsteel Colossus, leaving only my Misstep left to protect the turn. Approach of the Second Sun is a slow and casual card but right now it seems like the most consistent way to win with this deck so only remove it once you come up with better win cons. Dispel is a good way to interact with both of the Forbidden Tutors (Demonic Consultation and Tainted Pact). The most effective and efficient method of generating the infinite combo needed to win is any dork that can produce U and G mana combined with Freed from the Real and Pemmin's Aura. Addendum #2: If you want my best advice on how to fight against the current legacy environment, it is this…Play burn. Cards like Arcum's Astrolabe gives every deck the ability to splash for the best cards in the format. TappedOut.js Blog Widget, Kiss the Misfits - Tazri, Beacon of Unity (Primer), Ultimate FC combo cEDH - The First Sliver. If you counter a Nacatl on turn one, they play a turn 2 [card]Tarmogoyf[/card]. As is, without Force of Negation, either Life from the Loam needs to go, making Scapeshift/Field of the Dead piles the only viable list, or Mental Misstep needs to go, allowing Cling to Dust to be a viable answer in the format. as an outsider who likes to watch in on the cEDH playstyle: are there any decks that rely on Commanders-as-value instead of Commanders-as-engine/combo that would be hated out of the format by this card?