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Aether Gust Discussion
4 hours ago
I understand tinkering with the deck, but I think some of the changes you've made aren't good. Ionize is one of the best spells for Izzet colors, and you've replaced it with two less good counterspells ( Negate and Devious Cover-Up ). Ionize is cheaper than cover-up, more flexible than negate, and it deals two easy damage on top of that.
The Royal Scions is a great card for this deck, allowing more card filtering and some combat capabilities, and when you work them up to their ult, with the number of cards you're drawing, that can be a game-ender.
And then a couple of cards I like, but need to be kept low (two or less) in the deck. Thousand-Year Storm is good, but you've got a large mana-curve already. I might even make that a one-of. Pretty much the same with Murmuring Mystic , but two would be fine there. Invade the City is good, giving you a beefy blocker to help you stall, but you aren't likely to play it on turn three, since you only have a few instants/sorceries that come out before that turn.
Now, since you seem to have started to refine the maindeck a little, let's work on the sideboard. Fry is an obvious card, given the amount of burn in the maindeck and how often it's used in sideboards. Two or three of those, probably. Aether Gust and Mystical Dispute are both good here. I like the versatility of Reckless Air Strike , and if your local meta has lifegain in it you might try Tibalt, Rakish Instigator .
1 week ago
fffume and BigSaltyJohn: In theory we could just mainboard Niv-Mizzet, Parun and not use Crackling Drake or Wee Dragonauts . There are enough instants and sorceries in the deck to justify that change. That would give two open slots in the sideboard for another type of counterspell like Ionize or other circumstantial spells like Aether Gust .
2 weeks ago
Solar Blaze is another board wipe, but it's more situational.
I would also replace Ugin, the Ineffable for Chandra, Fire Artisan or maybe Chandra, Acolyte of Flame . Chandra, Fire Artisan is cheaper and still gets you card advantage and damage. Chandra, Acolyte of Flame gives you damage, can put a counter on The Royal Scions or lets you reuse a spell (ex: Dance of the Manse or Deafening Clarion ). For the same mana cost you could get one of the other Mythic Chandras, but neither of them give you the card advantage.
For the sideboard it really just depends on which decks you think this one will have the most trouble with, and then you sideboard in to deal with those colors. For example, if your deck does fine against aggressive red decks, then there's no need to sideboard in against red but you should sideboard in against, for example, if your deck does bad against control or black decks.
Devout Decree is the one card I want to really point out the value, it's 2 cost to exile a creature or a planeswalker and it gets you a scry, so it's basically a better Prison Realm for Black and Red. Aether Gust has the nice effect of being able to counter, with the downside of them being able to choose to put it on top of their library (at least I believe this is how the card works).
Reckless Air Strike is a card to consider if you want artifact removal, but I don't personally think your deck needs it.
2 weeks ago
As for the sideboard suggestions Fry used to be in over Shock and that's another I'm not sold on, just needs some testing. I haven't played enough with Aether Gust or Devout Decree to judge their worth, but at the moment Disenchant feels very out of place and might get swapped. And I hadn't ever considered Redcap Melee , another I have very little experience with how good it is but it could be worth a try.
2 weeks ago
Also, for sideboard cards you might consider:
1 month ago
My only suggestion prior to the Throne of Eldraine release would be to go up a bit on lands. Given that you are running Cavalier of Gales and Dungeon Geists , you want to make sure you can play those within a reasonable amount of time. As for sideboard, consider the M20 hate cards ( Devout Decree and Aether Gust ) as well as counterspells like Negate . As for the mainboard, just play whatever works. Test the deck against people in your LGS or where ever you play and see what happens.
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