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#1

Aside from Bashing v Finesse, what other reasonably balanced 1v1 matchups are there? This could be useful for general 1v1 matches later on, but my personal reason for asking is that I am introducing Codex to a friend who plays Magic, and I believe that while starting with 3v3 might be too complicated for a first game, BvF might not be diverse and interesting enough to keep him hooked. Preferably it is a Red spec vs a Green spec, but anything goes.


#2

I cannot speak from experience, but I’ve been told that alle green vs red matchups should be fine.


#3

My experience has shown me that people with magic experience pick up 3v3 right away. Is your friend new to magic or is he packing modern/legacy/commander decks?


#4

Bashing vs Finesse won’t be too simple, and you won’t run into fuzzy rules issues or tricky interactions.


#5

I suspect that the other specs might all have some aspect that will be difficult for other specs to matchup on 1 versus 1. Demonology for one would lose quite a bit as metamorphosis would more or less be rendered useless. Nonetheless it would be cool if some more 1 versus 1 matchups existed.


#6

I would play Law against whatever she wanted to play, the idea being that you should probably play a slow enough spec to ensure that she gets to experiment with whatever she wants to ^^


#7

Any spec can play slow(except maybe blood) but law has all sorts of “you can’t play with your toys”.


#8

Echoing what EricF said, Bashing vs Finesse is on its own a fun game to play. It looks simple but there’s lots of mind-games fun in it for experts, and for beginners it introduces the core gameplay at just the right pace where it isn’t ambiguous or overwhelming.

Highly encourage starting with it.


#9

I haven’t tried any other matchups other than Bash vs. Finesse, but I’m thinking possibly the following might work:

Peace vs. Ninjitsu

Balance vs. Discipline

Purely speculation at this point.


#10

Anarchy vs Growth, a part of the Red vs Green match-up, seems very interesting, especially depending on who is P1 and P2.