Wut more u want from me??? I won't endorse that as the most competitive solution but I feel it's certainly something to consider if D&T and the decks it brings are very prominent in your local meta. Modern was created by Wizards of the Coast in the Spring of 2011 as a response to the increasing popularity of the Legacy format, which although popular proved difficult to access due to the high price of staple cards. All original content on this page is © 2012-2020 MTGGoldfish, Inc. and may not be used or reproduced without consent. It’s predictable. My personal information may be used for the purposes defined in the privacy policy. It’s a choose-your-own adventure out here. One-mana investment. Contact | This way you already know what you are looking to do and can add the most helpful lands from there. by ONtheLean, Meren’s Rats Like I said though, this intrigues me and I would like to see where you take it from here. Any one of these aspects is not enough to make Aether Vial a card worth playing, but all of them combined can produce quite the threat. You can dump your hand faster. Vial Adds uncounterability and free mana for creatures. I have always been a fan of Settle the Wreckage for instance, and Supreme Verdict is also a viable option. Slivers and Merfolk in this format and then hatebears and value creatures (Thalia, Stoneforge, Mother of Runes) in a deck like Legacy Death and Taxes, are examples of really nice Vial decks. For example: The biggest 2 aether vial decks in modern are probably Merfolk and Wx Hatebears. Modern allows cards from the 8th Edition core set and all expansions printed afterwards. We need to play it. This site is unaffiliated. by megrob, Divine Zombies Deck Legacy Death and Taxes, Legacy Merfolk, Legacy Slivers and Legacy Goblins all have terrible mana curves and consequently get a lot of mileage out of Aether Vial. We have a sick mana base. Aether Vial has not been played in any current format in the last year. DMCA requests | With your Vial on 3 you're set up for exactly forever Cryptic Command and that is definitely a way to shut the door on a game of magic. You deserve more upvotes, this is the best answer. Min price of the total 23 cards for sale $28.99 Card Kingdom Price From $34.99 Statistics . Met folk has countermagic and mutavaults. This is because auto-tapped lands basically set you back a turn, so it's often better to just run a basic over something like Sheltered Thicket. These decks don't need the extra acceleration as their spells are super cheap and they want you dead super fast. Overall I like being in that spot even if we have lost a Pentad Prism, of course scenarios could change if we were reliant on that Pentad Prism but being reliant on 1 rock is already a good way to lose against taxes. Fourteen mana produced. I would show you guys a picture here, but the cards are back in Seattle The Pro Tour took me out to Europe, and I’ve been staying out here playing and writing about it. I am curious if this is the type of deck and deck construction where you would want Aether Vial? Hopefully, this has given you some more light to the one mana artifact, but note that there are many other interactions not covered that will come up in games. Importantly, Vial is strong when you can set it on a single cmc and keep it there for a long time. I had considered that card, but was on the fence. Add 30 lands is in the range that decks with an average of about 2cmc or lower run. These are good decks, but they haven’t broken into the Top 8 of any Modern Grand Prix. In legacy, vial allows you to play disruptive, evasive threats whilst letting you use port, wasteland, karakas or cast swords. Every draw is awesome. A deck like Zoo seems like it would be a gr8 fit for aether vial then right? Edit: Also, the creatures in these decks are pretty terrible on their own. , mainly in the following archetypes: Humans, Death and Taxes, and Goblins in Modern. Also, it just occurred to me that a full set of Aether Vial may help with speed. by EDHski-LO, Human Co by Metropolis39, Bant Flicker Grave Titan has the ability to more or less keep up with D&T, Keranos, God of Storms is also decent there weirdly, Dragonlord Dromoka and similar cards are also viable, as is Inferno Titan as a sort of catch all, being a plan B but also a potential mini-boardwipe. A more out there solution would be to run a Gifts Ungiven package in the board with Unburial Rites and Elesh Norn, Grand Cenobite. to your collection. TEN extra mana. P.S. All emails include an unsubscribe link. We look at their hand, and can just do the math that they’re dead in 4 turns regardless of what we draw. Flickerwisp is a fairly mediocre card in general but is probably the best creature in D&T when you have a vial on 3. That said, it does a lot of other things once you get there. There’s no card like it, that just turns random bad draws into “Rat you.” It is SO consistent. The Vials are great 1-drops, but are only useful if you draw them during early turns. White has a lot of nice hate creatures, and creatures work well with Aether Vial. Sideboard lists seem to be extremely flexible, going from Stony Silence to Phyrexian Revoker to attack our acceleration package a ton. Through Travis's stream in concert with his viewers, he continues to produce exciting decks for competitive and casual players alike, and his passion for the game pervades his work. Do you think Grand Abolisher alone is equipped to deal with this iteration of the D&T deck (with some 30 creatures now), even though it's only really nugging Giver of Runes, Aether Vial and Eldrazi Displacer? When you think about mana and commonly returning lands to your hand, you limit yourself on how far up the mana curve you can go. No mana cost? 22.00 - 999.44 by cruickshank, Death &Taxes 4 Wastelands, 4 Rishadan Ports, 3 Karakas help to cut off your opponents mana and return big threats to their hand so they can't gain proper value. Vial plays around counters that don't exist and create card disadvantage that does matter, New comments cannot be posted and votes cannot be cast. by Sollistus. Aether Vial has been played in more than 20 decks in the last year. Maybe you remember that Shouta Yasooka took 2nd at the PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP with Aether Vial when no one else was playing it? Cheers! ), Masterpiece Series: Kaladesh Inventions (MPS). Green decks tend to have better options with Noble Heirarch and Birds for acceleration and Collected Company to put multiple creatures into play at instant speed. I bring this all up because a turn 3 Skyclave Apparition precludes an effective Stoneforge Mystic sequence by at least 1 turn, which is a scenario I am more than willing to accept at the cost of a Pentad Prism. To sell cards to us you will need to trade one of our buy bots within Magic Online. Well vial is good in decks that really care about a few things. I’d like to play some more Rats to buff our Pack Rats, and the pauper all-stars Ravenous Rats and Chittering Rats are awesome. I like Restoration Angel for the Rat synergy, and because I want to open up access to white sideboard cards, although I think Phyrexian Obliterator would be pretty awesome too. His Through the Breach/Cloudpost deck reached the Top 8 of PT Philadelphia 2011 in the hands of Jesse Hampton, while his most well-known contribution, Living End, earned him a Top 8 at Grand Prix Oakland 2010. Take Bojuka Bog as an example. That being said, I'd play 2-3 Tec Edge or Ghost Quarter in its place. Merfolk and D&T can kill quickly but they are generally slower than the all-in Aggro plans. Aether Vial fixes curves in decks which are light on 1-drops and high on 2 - 3 drops. If we curve out with a turn 1 Aether Vial, it has produced TEN EXTRA MANA by turn 5. Personally, I think we should not underestimate it's ability versus equipment and Stoneforge Mystic, but yes it is most useful for shutting off vial shenanigans such as end-step Flickerwisp. That’s right, I’m calling it CHEAP at $20. They play a tempo game more similar to the deck's Legacy counterpart, often splashing black for more versatility in the creature base. Hey! In the late game we can discard unnecessary copies, solving a traditional weakness of discard decks. These are going to give us the ability to use spare mana on 1 and 3, as well as clear the coast for Pack Rat. If you are a resident of California, you have the right under the CCPA to opt out of the sale of personal information to third parties. Aether Vial is most adequate when a deck wants to use their lands for alternative purposes and makes great use of "slow mana acceleration": Probably the best Aether Vial deck in all of magic is going to be Death & Taxes in Legacy. UGW - Bant, Mono White - … by toyet24, Hatebears + Athreos = No More Friends Ravenous Rats and Chittering Rats can come in during our opponent’s draw step off Aether Vial and Restoration Angel. Win one of these things, and you never know, you might just end up traveling the world. A list of the most recent decks using Aether Vial available on MTG decks website. The other 2 drops in their deck (pre-board) are Leonin Arbiter and Thalia, Guardian of Thraben, if they are playing Skyclave Apparition turn 3 then we can also assume healthily that the latter was not the play as in that case scenario they have less to fear as concerns a turn 4 win. This $20 uncommon is a $20 uncommon for a reason, and that’s only because people haven’t figured out they can play it in Modern yet. Easily sell your cards with CardConduit. I think if you can have a Mutavault and a Lord (4-5 damage/turn) then your vial can do work. The beautiful thing about Aether Vial is while it is $20 IRL it is only 4 tix Online. Afterall, it plays white. Besides the obvious (Death & Taxes), there's also: There are a few Vial Goblins lists floating around in Modern. I recognise this is a matchup we would bring in all the anti-creature stuff, but if these decks continue to grow in meta-share, would you think a move to board-wipes in sideboard might be on the table?

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