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Arcane Sanctum Discussion
1 week ago
Trilands (Arcane Sanctum) are generally bad in Modern, even in 3-color builds. And the Urborg in your list isn't doing all that much. I'd replace them with more fetches, maybe 4 Polluted Delta and a Marsh Flats, for a faster, more consistent manabase. Assuming, of course, they fit your budget.
3 weeks ago
maybe try the 8 tri-tap lands? just a suggestion, and if you dont know them they are Arcane Sanctum Seaside Citadel Jungle Shrine Crumbling Necropolis Savage Lands Mystic Monastery Nomad Outpost Sandsteppe Citadel Opulent Palace Frontier Bivouac
1 month ago
2 months ago
that's looking better. if it was me, and this is just me mind you i'd go something like this...
3x Disfigure 2x Go for the Throat 1x Tragic Slip 3x Mana Leak 2x Negate 3x Opt 3x Inquisition of Kozilek 2x Duress 3x Lingering Souls 3x Serum Visions 3x Supreme Verdict 3x Detention Sphere and then add creatures for finishers to your tastes maybe
-3x Arcane Sanctum keep the rest of your lands or go to a 4 of each on the duel lands? not sure the ratio you'd want or need for the spells you have.
i don't know if this helps and i'm not trying to change your list for you. but, i think this keeps most of the list you had while maybe adding some things that could help make it stronger. idk, let me know. the main thing is to have fun with it whichever way you go and just enjoy it! take care!!!
2 months ago
Holy crap this deck is almost exactly like mine 2 months ago...
Anyways here is a few suggestions
Cards to take out: Baleful Strix Chief Engineer Phyrexian Arena Mystic Monastery Nomad Outpost Arcane Sanctum Evolving Wilds Painful Truths Slobad, Goblin Tinkerer Fact or Fiction Terramorphic Expanse
Some of these suggestions probably look weird to you...
For creatures: my suggestions are purely value creatures, but your creatures just aren't good enough because with Strix it is too mana entensive and with Chief you don't have enough creatures and Slobad isn't good because you aren't playing eggs or a deck that can effectively use his sac ability... this means that you are purely using his ability to protect your stuff.
For lands: tap lands just aren't good enough and evolving wilds isn't good enough either... having things come in tapped is terrible.
For everything else there is better stuff around for you to put in instead
One of the things about your deck is that it doesn't use the graveyard to its fullest extent. Artifacts are one of the best archetypes to abuse the graveyard and Scrap Trawler is another screw up that WOTC printed. If you add cards like Chromatic Star or Ichor Wellspring you are effectively dig through your entire deck with just Krark-Clan Ironworks. Self mill is an incredibly powerful thing to do in this game, cards like Yawgmoth's Will or even Scrap Trawler are some of the most degenerate things in the game. Because your graveyard effectively becomes your hand. And you don't really have to do much more to your deck to abuse these effects.
Another thing your deck isn't doing is abusing wheel effects, you have Notion Thief and Windfall should just make you win. You also really need to put in Isochron Scepter Because it is such a utility engine and another wincon for you deck to easily put in. And just put in Ad Nauseam while your curve is pretty high, drawing 10 cards at instant speed still wins you the game. You should also be playing Paradox Engine it will make you randomly win as it is basically a Omniscience but 5 mana and artifacts can generally abuse it.
3 months ago
I'm always a fan of some scion. I've been reworking my own list recently. I like to play reanimator shenanigans as much as the next guy, but it sucks when you get stuck with huge cards in your hand, like The Ur-Dragon or Nipple Bolas. The solution: Spellbound Dragon. Draw a card, pitch a card, do some good damage.
I love Cauldron Dance and your other instants, but could I interest you in a Cyclonic Rift? I hear it's a pretty good card in EDH.
I play mostly the same enchantments but I get tons of work out of Temur Ascendancy, usually.
Rite of Replication can do some dirty things with Keiga, or end the game outta nowhere with Scourge of Valkas, which you should absolutely have.
Uhh, Swords to Plowshares, Bring to Light, Birds of Paradise are all really good. I feel your pain on making a 5 color mana base on a budget, but good lands are one of the most important parts of a good deck. I've had success with the cycle of triple lands, a la Arcane Sanctum, and a full set of shocks, which was an investment. Good luck with Scion!
3 months ago
Hi! You could add Sphere of Safety, Shielded by Faith, Necropotence, Fellwar Stone, Commander's Sphere, Sol Ring and Lightning Greaves. Those will all help with a variety of things. And for the land base, cut Wizards' School and a few basics for Arcane Sanctum, Command Tower, Underground River, and Caves of Koilos.
Hope some of this helps!
4 months ago
Here are my land suggestions:
1x Fetid Pools
1x Maze of Ith - not really a land because it doesn't tap for mana, but it's a good card
1x Nimbus Maze
Here are the land cuts:
1x Blighted Fen
Which would leave you with a manabase of:
1x Fetid Pools
1x Maze of Ith
1x Nimbus Maze
1x Opal Palace
This manabase can largely be ported over to Zur, except for the lifegain taplands like Jwar Isle Refuge, which I think are generally just okay but are good in this deck because with Oloro out, you can play it and draw a card. I tried to keep the prices pretty low, because I didn't know your budget, but you can add Hallowed Fountain and stuff if you like (especially that one since it's cheap). Bad fetches like Bad River and Flood Plain get better if you spring for shocklands.