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Aura of Silence
Artifact and enchantment spells your opponents cast cost more to cast.
Sacrifice Aura of Silence: Destroy target artifact or enchantment.
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Aura of Silence Discussion
3 days ago
5 days ago
I find Aura of Silence to be a bit too staxy for my liking. Plus double white can be an issue early game.
The biggest benefit of caterpillar is that it's a turn one fetch from Yisan. Is double an issue? I forget that your deck is a lot more white heavy than mine.
I guess for you the fetches aren't as big a deal since you're not running Lotus Cobra, Crucible of Worlds or Titania, Protector of Argoth. Though they still help with Knight of the Reliquary and even stuff like Renegade Rallier. Just a thought.
5 days ago
The fetches are a throwback to an older version, I guess, when I couldn't afford foil fetches. I picked up the Misty at some point, but fetches aren't going to impact the variance of the deck too much. I'm not really willing to cut any basics, since they're all altered, so I'm sort of stuck haha...
I agree Sage is better, but not necessarily Caterpillar, since they work on different angles. Right now I'm running Sliver over Sage just because the foil is nicer, honestly. If the extended-art Sage was foil, I'd use that.
Caterpillar really compares more to Pridemage, and I think Pridemage fits that slot better, since it interacts more favorably with Saffi. If I'm comparing Caterpillar to Sliver, then Caterpillar is 1GG to Sliver's 1GW, which I would say is easier to set up, imo.
I'm actually surprised you don't use Aura of Silence on your end.
6 days ago
Sword of Feast and Famine well, I said that I wouldn't include swords. I don't have them on paper but I use them online. On paper this is replaced by Loxodon Warhammer. In EDH this is the strongest sword probably, it enables very productive turns and directly attacks the opponent's hand.
Sword of Fire and Ice second best sword, preferable in some matchups. Draws cards and kills dorks. Nothing particular to say. I feel that the 2-equip cost of the swords is very important for the deck in 1v1. Tipically you want to T2 sram, T3 sword and draw, T4 try to equip. If opponent doesn't kill sram it's all good, but even if they do, you have 2 mana open to play something else and mitigate the tempo loss. Most cards in the deck are 2 cmc so you should be able to do that on average. This is not possible with Warhammer, Godsend and Strata Scyte, which are the main substitutes for the swords.
Aven Mindcensor decent hatebear, flier, can hold a sword, can be recurred by Sun Titan and can be eaten by skullclamp. Pretty much all we want from our 2-3 cmc creatures.
Phyrexian Revoker same as above, except he doesn't fly. Instead, he is tutorable and more easily recurrable and he is a good target for Restoration Angel. Ability is almost always relevant and can stop/slow down some very bad things.
Felidar Cub a second copy of kami of ancient law
Monk Idealist a second copy of Auramancer
Solemn Simulacrum In general I don't like sad robot very much. There are better things to do at 4 mana. However, in this deck he almost always has a purpose. He ramps, blocks, can hold a sword very well and doesn't care about removal. Can be recurred by a bunch of things, tutored (bad play, but still..) and is part of a wonky combo with emeria shepherd and any altar that allows you to basically fetch all plains from deck to field, draw half your deck while filling the yard or generating pseudo infinite mana. Also, decent (kinda..) target for Resto Angel or Gift of Immortality. There is always something that sad robot can do.
Reveillark well, we could run the obvious Karmic Guide + Reveillark combo. The problem is that being mono white we don't really have a way to tutor the combo consistently (even adding Recruiter of the Guard we could tutor only half of it). And without the combo I don't see Karmic Guide as a very strong play that justifies occupying a 5 mana slot. On the other hand, I think Reveillark is good enough to include. It brings back 2 creatures (most of our guys are good targets) or can live without asking you to invest a whole other turn of mana into it. Flies, decent body, great target for Resto Angel.
Altar of Dementia and Ashnod's Altar these two bad boys turn opponents' removal into something useful, even saving from exile. But their purpose is not only defensive. When paired with some other pieces (Gift of Immortality, Deathrender, skullclamp) they can start some nice value engines, even degenerating into combo when Deathrender is involved. Ashnod clearly does it while generating mana, while Dementia can fill the yard of nice targets for our many recursion cards.
Arrest better pacifism
Aura of Silence powerful card, can be staxy and buy you time, prevents things from being played, and if the opponent plays a threat into it, you can easily call the bluff and wait for the real threat. It can berecurred in a bunch of ways, including Sun Titan, tutored by Enlightened Tutor and can trigger Mesa Enchantress. Lots of applications for it.
Seal of Cleansing weaker but cheaper version of Aura of Silence.
Finally, a bunch of lands. Homeward Path for the occasional pesky blue decks that want to play with your cards, Ancient Den and Darksteel Citadel can be tutored in desperate situations, but mostly are there to enable a faster activation of Puresteel Paladin, Ghost Quarter to blow up the annoying Maze of Ith or to stop the usual broken ramp lands, Inventors' Fair for the hypotetical tutor and New Benalia for the occasional T1 scry 1 which is nice
1 week ago
These are all Azorius staples that you are missing, I will be keeping an eye on this deck and adding more suggestions as I get time! I like the idea
1 week ago
Ich schreibe dir morgen (oder vielleicht heute Abend, welche Karten ich rausnehmen wrde und warum.
Jetzt scheie ich dich erstmal mit Karten zu, die mir noch dazu einfallen :D
Kram, der mit deiner Strategie zu tun hat (beinhaltet sowohl shit, als auch geile Sachen):Deepwood Ghoul, Ethereal Champion, Glorifier of Dusk, Greed, Hatred, Lurking Evil, Marrow Bats, Martyrs' Tomb, Mischievous Poltergeist, Necrologia, Plague of Vermin, Souldrinker, Tymna the Weaver, Underworld Connections, Yawgmoth's Bargain, Tree of Perdition, Ajani Goldmane, Ajani, Caller of the Pride, Arbiter of Knollridge, Beacon of Immortality, Celestial Mantle, Oketra's Last Mercy, Invincible Hymn, Serra Avatar, Storm Herd, Chalice of Life Flip, Nightmare Lash, Phyrexian Processor, Well of Lost Dreams
Kram, der unabhngig von deiner Strategie gut ist:Soul of Innistrad, Grave Betrayal, Ogre Slumlord, Vengeful Pharaoh, Sudden Spoiling, Painful Quandary, Ophiomancer, Necropolis Regent, Dread, Murder, Royal Assassin, Silence the Believers, Ever After, Ghastly Conscription, Oblivion Ring, Banishing Light, Journey to Nowhere, Stasis Snare, Windborn Muse, Blind Obedience, Prison Term, Aura of Silence, Profound Journey, Comeuppance, Settle the Wreckage , Stalking Leonin, Swiftfoot Boots, Lightning Greaves
Bedenke auerdem, dass du nur 5 Karten haben darfst, die ber 2 Euro kosten und achte besonders beim Basteln auf deine Mana-Kurve (nicht zu viele teure Sachen).
3 weeks ago
This deck is extremely slow, from the looks of it. 4.10 average mana cost with only 4 pieces of acceleration means you're going to spend a lot of turns playing lands, passing, and doing nothing.
If you're wanting to mess with opponent's strategies, then I recommend these cards:
Aven Mindcensor. He's absurdly good vs combo and he's really cheap to buy right now- before his reprint he was a $10+ card, and now he's less than a dollar. Pick some up, he's good in this format vs Demonic Tutor and fetch lands.
Linvala, Keeper of Silence. Shuts off mana dorks and powerful activated abilities alike. Slows opponents down and will force many decks to scramble to come up with a way to get rid of her in order to play out their strategy.
Thalia, Heretic Cathar. Slows opponents down a little bit if they run as many nonbasics as you, but also shuts off haste effectively by bringing their hasted creatures in tapped.
Hushwing Gryff. Effective second copy of that 2 mana Ixalan guy with the same ability. If you don't like opponents abusing ETBs, may as well go all the way with it.
Aura of Silence is one of the best pieces of artifact/echantment hate. Opponents get taxed like crazy and they have to play around it- it's a strong card.
Rhystic Study- either you draw a boat load of cards or everyone else gets slowed down to one turn behind curve. Either way, you win.
Anguished Unmaking is one of the best removal spells you could be casting in your colors.
So, I'm just going to list off some cards I don't like or view as suboptimal. Problem is, I don't know what cards are your placeholders and which are not (I'm assuming Sensei Golden Tail is a placeholder):
Bright Reprisal is terrible. Swords to Plowshares exiles the creature at any time for only 1 mana. Sure, it doesn't draw a card, but paying 4 more mana just to draw a card isn't a good exchange anyway.
Sphere of Safety. It's 5 mana and you don't run enough enchantments to make it overbearing for, say, an Elf deck to just swing through. A lot of the time this is going to be an overcost Ghostly Prison, and you probably should have just board wiped those creatures away anyway. Day of Judgment is one mana less and gets rid of the problems right then and right there.
A lot of your counters, but especially Fall of the Gavel. Swan Song hits 3 major card types for only 1 mana and 2/2 birds are worthless in a 40 life format, but even something like Arcane Denial would be a better choice. 5 life isn't worth paying that much for the spell.
There are more, but I can stop there for now, because I don't see a coherent theme or goal to the deck. You run Paradox Engine, but only 4 whole mana rocks. You're not running Sol Ring so I imagine this is for Duel Commander, but this deck is entirely too slow for Duel Commander. Paradox Engine needs creatures that tap to do something or artifacts that tap for mana to truly be abused, and as it stands this deck is not set up to really use either. Running Isochron Scepter with only 4 cards that can go on it is also problematic, and even if you ran Dramatic Reversal you might not have the ability to abuse it either since you run so few mana rocks.
Consider running 10-12 mana rocks, and lower your overall curve. Blazing Archon looks great on paper, but he is easily removed and by the time you could plainly cast him on turn 8-9, you're already going to be dead if you're playing against decks of any reasonable speed. Same goes for Avacyn and Iona. If you want to run all of these big creatures, consider adopting some kind of reanimation sub theme to bypass their egregious mana costs (Entomb, Careful Study, Frantic Search and Reanimate, Animate Dead, Dance of the Dead, etc.).
If you want to play the control deck, you'll need a win condition that comes down and is capable of killing 1-3 people (if multiplayer, but like I said I have no way of knowing which format this is for because you mana costs are way too high for Duel but you're not running Sol Ring). You can use specific creatures that can come down and kill opponents (using Master Transmuter to drop out a Blightsteel Colossus with counter spell backup can be handy), or you can use infinite combos like Sanguine Bond and Exquisite Blood or Thopter Foundry + Sword of the Meek + Ashnod's Altar. You could also run enough mana rocks that Dramatic Reversal + Scepter give you infinite mana, so you can churn out a huge Blue Sun's Zenith to kill an opponent, or something. The world is truly your oyster.
Hopefully this helps. I know it's a lot to read lol.
3 weeks ago
so what is this missing? a wincon. you have to choose one. ideas for it are Aetherflux Reservoir Monastery Mentor both have unreal synergy with this deck in my online version im testing out. i also added Ethersworn Canonist and am also considering Eldrazi Conscription or Crackdown Construct or Altar of the Brood or Paradox Engine or the Helm of Obedience + Rest in Peacecombo Myth Realized. to slow enemies down Portcullis Aura of Silence