(We’ll get to the “payoffs” later.) I’m not saying the deck is perfect, but I think it’s time to admit that UB Mill isn’t just a casual deck anymore. Plus, when people complain about Modern decks having maindeck Surgical Extraction, you can let them know you also play Extirpate. +1 Spell Pierce Flying When Narcomoeba is put into your graveyard from your library, you may put it onto the battlefield. This matchup has a lot of play to it; but if you Surgical the right things at the right time, you’ll typically walk away victorious. +3 Extirpate Flying. +1 Set Adrift, -2 Collective Brutality +1 Damnation, -1 Thoughtseize Sign up for the Hipsters Newsletter for weekly updates. Browse through cards from Magic's entire history. Surgical Extraction effects are the name of the game in this matchup. Demonic Tutor, Imperial Seal, Diabolic Intent, Mox Diamond, Chrome Mox, Swords to Plowshares, Force of Will, Mystic Remora, Smothering Tithe, and Dockside Extortionist are some cards to look into =) R N R _ G a m i n g on Thrasios/Tymna semi-competitive combo deck. The real prize card, though, is Mission Briefing. What about Commander cards like True-Name Nemesis and Yuriko? In Standard, you only have to look at Nexus and Kenrith to see the same thing. Generally, I try to avoid Surgicalling the dredgers, and instead choose to go after the enablers. Bring in all the spot removal and pray. 0 collector(s) are looking for this magic card. When Spellstutter Sprite enters the battlefield, counter target spell with converted mana cost X or less, where X is the number of Faeries you control. +1 Fatal Push Last year, during Commander previews, I talked about how we use products like Commander to put cards into eternal formats.I think it's safe to say that with True-Name Nemesis, Commander (2013 Edition) managed to make an impact in those formats.. First off, Mill can control the graveyard. Narcomoeba, Snapcaster Mage and more are classic graveyard-them blue cards. Search for the perfect addition to your deck. Seemingly a key card that has brought it to the next-level is Decimator of Provinces , which gives it a powerful kill-condition to pair with its small creatures. +1 Crypt Incursion My teammate Austin Collins was convinced that UB Mill had what it took to be a good Modern deck, and we all laughed at him and talked him into Phoenix instead. Modern Horizons is a Modern Set That Will Skip Standard. -2 Fatal Push -1 Ensnaring Bridge It was just Fugitive Wizard with an irrelevant transform ability. -2 Collective Brutality Join our community -1 Crypt Incursion +1 Spell Pierce In matchups against control, you have similar inevitability as burn decks, except gaining life isn’t going to stop your opponent from decking. Echoing Truth may also be okay over the fourth Hedron Crab. +1 Torpor Orb -1 Crypt Incursion Field of Ruin serves a dual purpose in the deck: it can be used to slow down opponents on Tron or Amulet or it can also be a forced shuffle effect to turn on your Archive Traps. You have to have Field of Ruin to turn on Archive Trap, they have a diverse threat suite to make Surgical Extraction dead, and they have clean answers to Ensnaring Bridge. I think this matchup is fairly favorable, but like any deck’s Tron matchup, sometimes they’re going to Turn 3 Karn you regardless of what you do. Either way, Blessing still looks helpful, since like SHeli pointed out, Narcomoeba will still come into play, so you'd have all the Dread Returns and Cabal Therapies you wanted, not needing Bridge from Below. Search for the perfect addition to your deck. Sometimes you can’t extract Primeval Titan in time, so I like to have an additional removal spell to answer resolved Titan. One strategy starting to pick up steam online is a Dredge-style graveyard deck, without Dredge cards themselves but many of the familiar payoffs like Prized Amalgam and Narcomoeba. of experts, enthusiasts, entertainers, and educators and enjoy exclusive Flying When Narcomoeba is put into your graveyard from your library, you may put it onto the battlefield. Rarity, #: U, 54 Card Type: Creature Illusion P / T: 1 / 1 Description: Flying When Narcomoeba is put into your graveyard from your library, you may put it into play. +1 Spell Pierce I cut the dead spot removal, but I don’t mind leaving in Murderous Cut as an answer to Thought-Knot Seer. That means that they can be limited or completely stopped by the one-two punch of Glimpse the Unthinkable into Surgical Extraction. This is probably the toughest matchup. +1 Dismember Creature — Nightmare (2/1) Whenever one or more cards are put into your graveyard from your library, Devourer of Memory gets +1/+1 until end of turn and can't be blocked this turn. +1 Ensnaring Bridge Stinkweed Imp, Golgari Thug, Life from the Loam and Darkblastall have one very important keyword in common – and it happens to be the name of the deck. Cards like Narcomoeba in Modern Masters: View More / Advanced Search Options. Buy and sell singles, booster packs - more! -1 Crypt Incursion. 2020 is here, and it’s going to be a big one for Pioneer. It’s very context dependent, but try to ignore Prized Amalgams and instead hit the cards that are enabling them: Narcomoeba and Bloodghast. -3 Archive Trap Archive Trap is a little slow as often they only search they’re library when they’re going to cast a Titan. Extensions. +3 Extirpate It’s a deck that is often relegated to the lowly title of “casual deck” or “UB Burn.” I was guilty of this as well—in fact, everyone on Team Nova was. Dredge cards act as the deck’s engine; while these cards can’t win the game themselves, they can fill up the graveyard and enable powerful synergies. I think Hedron Crab is often going to be a one mana mill three, maybe six if you’re lucky. PLAY HARD. All Rights Reserved. Creature — Faerie Wizard (1/1) Flash. Gatherer is the Magic Card Database. -1 Inquisition of Kozilek. everything else Discord has to offer. -2 Collective Brutality The truth about developing cards is that we don't really know exactly how strong each card will be. Devourer of Memory. With the new year comes the first Premier-level Pioneer events, which until now has been played mostly on, This past weekend, I burned the last bits of credit from online stores and spent some cash getting the cards I was missing from Mono-Black Aggro, and I’m eyeing some, Another piece of growing tech in the black deck is, Green decks that once defined the metagame suffered from the, One strategy starting to pick up steam online is a Dredge-style graveyard deck, without Dredge cards themselves but many of the familiar payoffs like, The biggest emerging Pioneer trend online this week is a Five-Color. I think people are treating Narcomoeba the same way right now. -1 Thoughtseize But I’ve come to find that maybe, just maybe, I was wrong. Spellstutter Sprite. 1 month ago. When that first came out, basically everybody thought it was a joke. Given multiple dredge options, you’ll usually dredge Stinkweed Imp whenever possible. -3 Surgical Extraction -3 Hedron Crab. The aggressive matchups are tough, but cards like Collective Brutality, Crypt Incursion, and Ensnaring Bridge help to shore up those matchups. +1 Cast Down If you have a Bridge, you may want to instead focus on Creeping Chills, Conflagrates and Ancient Grudges. Future Sight; Modern Masters; Guilds of Ravnica; Deals. Pyromancer’s Ascension can be a bit of a problem, so I also don’t mind bringing in the Set Adrift. +1 Collective Brutality The fe… This matchup is fairly favorable, but gets noticeably worse if they start playing Hive Mind. In the incredibly long lifespan of such a complex and popular game as Magic: the Gathering, it is not humanly possible for its developers to make every new card perfect.With new mechanics and exciting sets come many complicated decisions, and each passing year only makes it more difficult, because there are more … -1 Murderous Cut. Here are cards like Narcomoeba in Standard format: View More / Advanced Search Options. Enjoy what you just read? +1 Ensnaring Bridge I also think it will help the player base more to have common staples like Vampiric Tutor and the mirage tutors at budget prices ($10-$25 if I'm dreaming) rather than drop an expensive card like Imperial Seal from $500 down to $200 or $150. They're still both tutorable with Enlightened, and … If you haven't, you're leaving value on the table! +1 Set Adrift, -2 Fatal Push Best prices and latest sets. -1 Archive Trap This is a cool combo and all, but don't you think Painter + Grindstone wins for 1 more mana overall while not filling your deck with cards that you never ever want to draw like Narcomoeba, Dread Return, Gaea's Blessing, fatties, etc? Although it's not out of place at all. It’s very context dependent, but try to ignore Prized Amalgams and instead hit the cards that are enabling them: Narcomoeba and Bloodghast.