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AgePosted: 2019-May-31 1:55 am 
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Hello All,

I recently moved to Palm Coast, FL and I am thinking of going to a commander night somewhere (maybe Daytona Beach?) but not sure who will be there and wanted to get a general reaction on potential decks I have. I just updated my Izoni deck but I also have (sac for profit), (durdle w/lands), Bant Merfolk is 90% done, (sac for profit), and slightly tweaked precon.

So if you could give me your general Groan-o-meter, that would be great. I am likely to bring all of them and decide based on reactions here and there what I end up playing. Thanks for your time!


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AgePosted: 2019-May-31 4:31 am 
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Woah, Bant Merfolk? I was recently putting together a mono-Blue Beginner deck that was Merfolk tribal, and ended up also building Bant Merfolk since I had the cards (had an old Legacy Merfolk deck with multiple copies of Merfolk lords). How is your's looking?

I'm nowhere near Florida, but the only one I'd groan at is Teysa. I find the combos related to her to be dry and uninteresting, probably mostly due to how overdone they typically are. That's really all up to personal preference though. I'd give the rest a chance at the very least.


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AgePosted: 2019-May-31 4:49 am 
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Nothing really jumps out at me as "immediately groanworthy". Windgrace would give me a little pause- -that guy tiptoes the line of "too good" sometimes.

(But really, that means I should be playing more graveyard hate, honestly).

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AgePosted: 2019-May-31 6:52 am 
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AgePosted: 2019-May-31 7:23 am 
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AgePosted: 2019-May-31 9:49 pm 
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AgePosted: 2019-Jun-01 2:15 am 
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AgePosted: 2019-Jun-01 4:25 am 
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I didn't see Grave Pact in your Izoni deck, and didn't really spot any tutors either. If your Teysa is anything like that, that'll likely be OK. The thing is, people are still likely expecting you to tutor for Grave Pact and make everybody miserable. Or perhaps they laugh at you in your face because cause they know you'll be dead by poison counters before you have four mana.

I don't know.

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AgePosted: 2019-Jun-21 2:47 am 

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Wait, what, metas are regional? They're not worldwide trends like in most games? Does the meta really matter, or is a deck that's appropriate for some club in city X inappropriate for city Y? That might explain my poor performance, since I gathered info about what's "hot" and what isn't from different sources on the Internet emanating from players all over the world. And now that I've got these houses for sale in Cyprus to classify by planned rentability for my company, I don't really have the free time it needs to get acquaintanced with the meta again...

... but then, if there's a different meta everywhere, it means that there's no meta at all, and that what's uncommon in a new club can be either a burden or a surprise deck that your opponents won't be ready to fight and defeat. Which means I just have to git gud.


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AgePosted: 2019-Jun-22 1:09 am 
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Regional metas are just the natural consequence of a format that is designed from the ground up to be casual. Universal metas tend to exist as a direct result of netdecking, which is a direct result of hard data on which decks exist and win, as well as a general motivation to "win at all costs". Both of those factors are blunted pretty severely in a casual format, which makes a universal meta a lot less likely.

If you show up to play Standard and don't have a solid game plan against Esper Teferi, Dimir Kefnet, Mono-Red Aggro, or whatever variant is popular, you're just going to lose because you're guaranteed to fight quite a few of each of them. If you show up to play Commander and don't have a solid game plan against any number of the generals on this page, you might still be fine because you're not guaranteed to fight any of them, and even if you do the decks aren't all built the same.


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