Captive Modern! Top 5 New Cards From Ravnica Allegiance For Modern – Magic: The Gathering

100 thoughts on “Captive Modern! Top 5 New Cards From Ravnica Allegiance For Modern – Magic: The Gathering

  1. Looking forward to a lot of Simic and Rakdos cards. Growth-Chamber Guardian, quickly spawning an army of 4/4 elf crab warriors will be fun, and although it's expensive mana cost, Captive Audience could be a potential game-ender.

  2. Hey prof! I agree with you about Electrodominance having the potential to even be born a banned card in Modern, but… Did you seriously make this list without even considering cards that have potential for even Legacy-play, like Tithe Taker and Priest of Forgotten Gods? :/

  3. Lol, professor, call me a hater, but saying KCI is the problem is showing your lack of knowledge about modern as a format.

  4. Omg stop banning cards. You cry baby. Artifacts get such little love set to set, why not ban Tarmygof? Liliana the Vail? Ban Cancel and blood moon, ban all 1/1, 1 drop flyers

  5. other benefit of deputy being a creature in it's not doubt esper control home means you have another beat stick to help speed up your slow as fuck win.

  6. So I feel this video conveniently left out the most important question: "Is there anything in RNA that we can use to improve KCI?"

  7. I'm interested in seeing Repudiate // Replicate in modern. Considering how flexible Repudiate that costs two u/g hybrid mana, I bet it will see play, at least as a side board since its a more flexible version of Stifle "Counter target activated ability or triggered ability. (Mana abilities can't be targeted.)" that has can also copy a creature. Also great video Prof.

  8. Wait you shouldn't be able to cast a sorcery even with electrodominance unless it's on your own turn right? Am I missing something?

  9. Man going back to lorwyn would leave me dead of excitement. I NEED ANNOYING LITTLE FAERIES GODDAMMIT, gimmegimmegimme

  10. This everyone incessantly whining about kci is getting really obnoxious. Decks that simply require you to interact or attack from a different angles aren't unreasonable and are healthy for formats. Decks that require you to do so without there being enough good ways to attack their line of play are. If it is reasonable in anyone's to ban KCI then you'd better be banning tron as well. It has the same issues people present KCI does in most aspects: boring to watch, boring to play against, boring to pilot, not skill-intensive, requires answers. The difference being the trade off of the deck being harder to interact and more resilient/consistent at the cost of not having a guaranteed kill, but an incredibly likely one if you land tron. Not only that it's often the same people complaining about lantern that have ended up complaining about kci. If you don't want to sometimes play against decks you don't like because no one likes them, I hate to break it to you: that is all of modern.
    Thanks for coming to my TEDtalk.

  11. Banning KCI would just make be another deck the best deck and you'll all just be begging for it to be banned. I say they should unban splintertwin or pod then people who bought kci won't be hosed and people who have splintertwin decks can come out of jail

  12. I got both of the top two in my Gruul box, and I was happy Everytime I got to use them, still excited about Electrodominance, I was giddy when I got it.

  13. Direct quotes from 'A Critique of the Frontier Format:'
    "There will never be the singular best deck in the format."
    "You can't play a deck in Modern that beats everything."

    Laughs in Krark-Clan

  14. There you go!

  15. Hey….your wish has been granted

  16. Well, it looks like you got your wish.

  17. You missed a huge difference between Deputy and D sphere, that Deputy of Detention can exile other Deputies. Detention Sphere cannot target other Detention Spheres.

  18. A new aristocrats style deck with Judith the possibilities are endless plus a few artifacts to give her deathtouch and suddenly you’ve sacrificed reassembling skeleton 2 or 3 times and basically whipped there strongest creatures or there are plenty of infinite mana combos that would straight up end the game she gives you a way to deal direct damage and before you say anything yes deathtouch applies because the card says Judith deals damage. I think it’s sees play

  19. You got your wish on KCI is officially banned starting 1/25/19

  20. I don't know about Modern, but Spear Spewer is going to see play in Commander, specifically in Neheb the Eternal decks.

  21. I am just curious as to which cards can actually compete in modern from new sets. There is always cards that can be brewed with and though that is fun.. we want the cards that will make it. This is part of the reason I started investing in Legacy because I never get it right about cards going from standard to modern. Once I invest in legacy cards its a win. I do agree with his number 1 pick however I do not think skewer is better than lava spike. I can see it alongside it, but I wont replace lava spike with skewer

  22. Hey, I know that most people who watch might know obscure MTG terminology but it would be nice not have to pause the video and google what you mean to understand your opening joke. Please and thank you.

  23. I feel like light up the stage will see some modern play. First of all, it's essentially a 1 mana draw 2 in RED with 2 minor downsides:
    1. You have to have dealt damage this turn (You're in red if you're not doing damage like every turn anyway you're probably losing)
    2. You have until the end of your NEXT turn to play those cards (This is burn, almost every card is just 1 mana and the entire goal of the deck is to slam your entire hand into the yard for metric butt tons of damage.)

    While skewer the critics is now and will forever be yet another bolt for mono red burn until the end of time, I feel like light up the stage really helps reload your hand with bolts for when you run out of gas which happens a lot when playing burn.

  24. Now that they banned KCI dredge essentially now dominates the meta and there's no way it going to drop. KCI was a way to level the playing field against control, dredge, and mid-range. Now the modern format is nothing but digging into the graveyard.

  25. I personally think Captive Audience is the best card, and I am running it in my modern rakdos deck. I feel bad that it didnt make it into the top 5, but it's still an amazing card.

  26. Two months later, Ben Friedman and myself have to be the only two people on planet Earth actually playing Sphinx in Modern Death's Shadow. It's actually really good so long as you dig for lands instead of answers on your scry 3. Dig for answers after turn 4 or 5 when you actually have Sphinx out there.
    Last night, I would have lost to humans and mantis rider in particular if not for my 4/4 flyer. And would have lost to Phoenix if not for my 4/4 flyer (and my sideboarded damping spheres — that card has gone from hot to underrated. Besides Tron and Storm, it's pretty good against Phoenix and Burn too). 4 power also enables ferocious. In slower grindy matchups against chalice of the void, sideboarding out Death's Shadow is a real option. I'm telling you this card is great in the deck even though it doesn't look it. Just remember to dig for lands

  27. I will never tire seeing that Fallen Empires box behind him…. My friends and I just bought boxes of Empires and of Homelands for the greatest, craziest draft ever, cannot wait!

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