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General Strategies: It is a terrible matchup indeed. Your deck wins on the late game (except for possible reanimation auto-wins with Iona and Elesh) and the inevitability of Emrakul makes that impossible. Anything that invalidates one of the threats of the deck will just be wasting time until Emrakul comes down, so I would try to attack the core of the ...


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Start by accepting that your deck won't be as straight-up competitive as it could be without Mox Opal — it's a staple, and cutting staples, especially for budget reasons, inevitably involves giving away some percentage points here or there. Maybe you can gain some improvements in unusual matchups, though. What does Mox Opal do for you? Consider what ...


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It all depends, I suppose, on your precise definition of "early game". Most people would probably agree that the best counter in Modern is Cryptic Command, but at 4cc that's not anyone's idea of "early disruption"... If you really want to come out of the gates countering, you'll want to be looking at 1cc and 2cc counters. At the 1-drop level, Spell Snare ...


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Based on testing, here are the strategies that worked for me, specific to the Gifts reanimator deck. Attack their mana base As Rahzark mentioned, the green Tron deck's greatest weakness is the UrzaTron combo itself. Forcing Tron to play with lands that tap for 1 mana each turns it into a deck that can barely ever cast anything relevant. With the ...


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General Strategies This is, as people have mentioned, not a great matchup for you. Karn Liberated in particular is pretty much going to sit there exiling things all willy-nilly. The artifacts, really, aren't what you need to worry about, so the counters you're running aren't going to be nearly as relevant. The only spells you're likely to counter at all ...


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(Prices below are approximations for singles, not playsets, using TCGPlayer prices as of 4/16/2014) Fellwar Stone relies on your opponent having color-producing lands. ~$0.50 Star Compass relies on you having color-producing lands. ~$0.25 Coldsteel Heart comes into play tapped and produces only one color (chosen as it enters the battlefield). ~$1.50 ...



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