Counter target instant or Aura spell that targets a permanent you control.
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Avoid Fate Discussion
2 weeks ago
This deck is super creative! When discussing Phyrexian Obliterator in modern with people, most write it off as only being viable in mono-black. Cheating it out with Chord of Calling is an excellent idea! I'm also a huge fan of Avoid Fate, that must be very unnerving to a lot of people to be countered by a green spell!
Some things I think you could change a bit: your removal suite seems to be a little inconsistent with a lot of one ofs that I personally believe could be better. I would take out cards like Putrefy, Beast Within, Display of Dominance, and Ruinous Path in favor of more Abrupt Decays, Terminates, and Kolaghan's Commands. These should prove to be more useful in the majority of situations you will face. If you feel like it is unnecessary though, having your current sweet of removal should be rather interesting to pilot with.
Good luck with the brew!
3 weeks ago
Great deck! The idea is really interesting and looks really fun to play! :)
Here are a few suggestions:
- I really think you need to go all in on the Ancient Stirrings playset, as finding your Liquidmetal coatings effects are crucial to your strategy.
- Avoid Fate (yes, its modern legal xD) is an interesting option for the sideboard, when people bring in all the artifact hate, and you can also dodge a few Bolts hehe.
- Consign to Dust is an insteresting late game option!
- Viridian Corrupter actually forces you to destroy an artifact, and that can fireback when you just want a creature... Maybe Reclamation Sage is less unforgiven in that regard? Or maybe just Glissa Sunseeker for the repeatable effect (works perfectly on lands)!
- I think you dont have enought creatures, but Nullmage Shepherd is a very cool card here!
- Psychogenic Probe does a good job punishing fetch lands and other uncool searching stuff :)
2 months ago
Let me start by adding to your problem by saying that with Umbral Mantle or Staff of Domination you can go infinite pretty easily. Your deck looks like it functions significantly better with yeva or omnath in play. Without them you get to untap your lands on other people's turns but you might not be able to take advantage of that. Just something to be mindful of. Anyways here are some cuts hope this helps:
Nature's Will: My selvala list (i can send you a link if you want but the focus is less on value and more on just achieving an infinite combo quickly) empties its hands pretty quickly and i think you might do the same. After the first trigger or too all this will do is tap down their lands and unless you are playing in a counterspell heavy meta, they can just cast their spells in response to the trigger.
Bow of Nylea: has lot's of abilities but overall not sure if it pulls enough weight.
Stream of Life unless you have lifegain synergies or are in a very VERY aggressive meta straight up life gain spells usually arent great. If the reason you need to cast this is due to your opponents creatures, you would rather draw a card to deal with them rather than a card that buys a turn for you to draw that card.
Predator's Rapport: it's a lot more efficient but the same holds true for this one.
Clockwork Hydra as much as i love this card ((and believe me i do) it's honestly not the best hydra out there. It's pretty slow and inefficient.
Phyrexian Hydra if you get in one hit with him then it dies it will be pretty hard to deal anymore poison damage and did not lower his life total, your main path to victory.
Hooded Hydra you'd much rather have other hydras here. he's better in a token deck rather than one who wants the big body.
Kusari-Gama cool effect but you need to make cuts somewhere and i think you can do without this one.
Bristling Hydra with no other ways to make energy, this isnt worth it
Nissa, Nature's Artisan a lot slower than the other nissas in the deck and doesnt do as much.
Seedtime Only good if your opponents are playing a lot of blue instants. Not all blue decks play counters so this could be a dead card you can't cast. If your meta is heavy blue i'd consider it, otherwise i'd pass.
Sprouting Phytohydra Other than being a hydra, this doesnt do much here. 0 power for five mana does not help selvala make mana
3 months ago
3 months ago
It's a shame we can't run hybrid mana in mono colored decks. Green counterspell = Guttural Response
I do like the idea of maybe trying Avoid Fate in my own deck though.
3 months ago
Thanks for the suggestions, guys.
Yeah NINJAxPENGUIN92, but while blue decks only have so many counterspells, they also have almost all the card draw in Magic, a deadly combination, not to mention "Buyback" cards and the potential for a commander with a counterspell activated ability. My previous comment was a bit of tongue-in-cheek snarkism. I actually have a blue permission/thievery EDH deck, so I know from whence I speak. Damn blue players!!
As for including Autumn's Veil to fight off counterspells, sebvieira, it, like Avoid Fate which I actually had in the deck for a minute, aren't quite strong enough to make the cut. I really like the idea of Avoid Fate though. A green counterspell...what!?!
6 months ago
And Nether Void, Red Elemental Blast, Chalice of the Void, Pyroblast, Guttural Response, Warping Wail, Rebuff the Wicked, Dawn Charm, Presence of the Master, Burnout, Avoid Fate, Null Brooch, Dash Hopes, and probably many others ...
6 months ago
For me UW was much better, but whatever... :)
For sure I can see here:
- 4x Defiant Strike
- 4x Viridescent Wisps
- 4x Favored Hoplite
- 4x Lagonna-Band Trailblazer
- 4x Dromoka's Command
- 2-4x Apostle's Blessing/ Gods Willing/ Brave the Elements
Maybe some of these: