Your mid game problem from my standpoint is because you don't have enough creatures to pull through at that point but yet you are relying heavily on permanents that rely on a heavy board state.
In that regard: I would remove 1x Ajani Steadfast , 1x Spirit Bonds , 1x Beckon Apparition (wha?) and 1x Hardened Scales for now. Later you might find the need to remove another Hardened Scales and a Abzan Ascendancy .
Your creature base is also pretty bad for mid-game too. Too many one drop deathtouchers. I would remove 6 of them. Preferably leaving only one rat and one snake left over.
Then, your mana base needs fixing. Far too many tap lands for all these one drops. 3 Windswept Heath s at the minimum for you, followed by at least 1 of all three pain lands in your colour (Mana Confluence is included here, though I usually like to go these up to 2 if I have Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth ).
Hornet Nest is only really good if you can burn it yourself, so I wouldn't use it in Abzan because of that and all the fliers in standard. Removing that would leave some room for the Courser of Kruphix s.
Im sorry about Compulsive Research my brain derped and forgot the step where you can draw your hole deck. -.-'
But Lightning Bolt will be cast in response to your Ghostly Flicker . A simple Dispel with the first floating mana of your combo would render your deck flawless. No more Lightning Bolt , you can counter their counter spell and you can counter cards like Beckon Apparition or Cremate .
You're playing Khans of Tarkir cards with M14 cards and Return to Ravnica block cards. Khans will never be legal in Standard at the same time as those other sets.
RTR block cards:Beckon Apparition Devour Flesh Executioner's Swing Orzhov Guildgate Obzedat, Ghost Council Debt to the Deathless Codex Shredder Devour Flesh Gift of Orzhova Sin Collector Blind Obedience
Thanks usarian5!! I run Beckon Apparition because I often face black decks with graveyard retrievals. If I am facing other types of decks, I can easily swap these out. There are a lot of good cards, my maybeboard is huge already, and I have to condense it down into a useful sideboard.
Not a bad start. I would personally switch Beckon Apparition with Gather the Townsfolk . And Tragic Slip is the best kill card in a token deck where you chump block often. I wish I had Elspeth because she is so good in a token deck! I think you just need a little more token production and some condensing/fine-tunning and this will be a fun multiplayer deck!
Instead of Oblivion ring you should try out Detention Sphere . It's basically a better version of the card, except that you need a blue symbol too. More spirit generating cards can be found in Triplicate Spirits and Spectral Procession , maybe Beckon Apparition for a lower CMC card.
Maybe consider Military Intelligence instead of Sky Hussar, it will keep up the pressure more, and is especially nice since you're likely to have vigilance.
The Fanatic I agree that there should be more of them in this deck, but I don't really like playing with more than 3 of the same cards in the same deck. I don't really like Beckon Apparition for anything other than the exile effect. So I removed two of them for two more Lingering Souls . As for Covenant of Blood , I don't really like it either, but I want more control in this deck, got any suggestions for control?
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|Power / Toughness||0|
|Avg. draft pick||2.91|
|Avg. cube pick||2.86|
|Commander / EDH||Legal|