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Birds of Paradise
Creature — Bird
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Birds of Paradise Discussion
1 day ago
I've been getting error messages trying to post a comment. It might be because it's to long so i'm gonna split it up.
Didn't hear back from you but i think this is the deck you wanted me to look at.
What i'm going to try to do is to take the cards in the deck and suggest better cards that are legal in modern while keeping the overall theme the same.
I'm not sure what your budget is so i'm just gonna start listing cards but i can tweak this to lower the cost if you want me too.
Cards like Market Festival generally arent great and its usually better to run more mana dorks instead. The one exception is if you run a playset of Arbor Elf but at that point i'd run Utopia Sprawl instead.
1 day ago
Thank you, thecakeisalie42!
I have considered going Bant and I have been working on a decklist for it; I've especially been trying to make it as consistent as this one. Knight of the Reliquary makes it much easier to pull off the Infinite Mana combo as it can search for Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx.
Personally I prefer Birds of Paradise over Noble Hierarch as its price is quite unnecessary in this build, and the exalted isn't needed when the goal is to go infinite anyways. Thank you for your suggestions. If my playtesting with my Bant version ever proves fruitful, then I'll update the list!
3 days ago
I would also recommend including more card draw spells, because you run a high number of dredge cards, so multiple triggers would be helpful. Probably Sultai Charm, Ancient Excavation, and Fact or Fiction would be your best options. Charm also has the additional benefit of being versatile spot removal.
4 days ago
Having a look at your mana curve this deck looks really really slow. Only 4 one drops, 10 two drops and that means you have a high chance of not playing anything useful before turn 3 or 4 at all. Bringing a planeswalker on an empty board isn't the biggest trick then, because you have nothing to defend it, at best a token if the planeswalker itself can produce one with a + ability.
I would cut down on the planeswalkers and add more speed and helpers instead. Gilder Bairn is great because it's a cheap doubling effect, also additional mana from Birds of Paradise, Noble Hierarch, Chrome Mox, Mox Diamond, Mox Opal, Mana Vault, Grim Monolith, Coalition Relic, Mana Crypt would be great.
5 days ago
6 days ago
I would recommend not running Intruder Alarm. While it can be good with your commander, chances are that another deck with mana dorks or tap creatures will abuse it much more than you will. You have Paradox Engine already, you'd be better off just replacing Alarm with an artifact tutor.
On the subject of tutors, you should look at runnign some. I get that your commanader is a tutor, however cards like Green Sun's Zenith, Demonic Tutor, Diabolic Tutor, etc. can seriously help increase the deck's performance.
I also think you need more ramp. And low end ramp. Chances are you won't have your commander down until turn 5 (unprotected) or later (protected). And while you have a few ramp pieces, you only have ~9 that will ramp you into your commander and a decent chunk of them cost 3 mana. More low end ramp will help get your commander down doing his thing sooner. Birds of Paradise is a really good one, as are cards like Nature's Lore, Farseek and a clutch of others.
6 days ago
Dimir Signet or other on-color signets
This is the best I have off the top of my head. The multicolored ones add some things, too.
1 week ago
Trespasser and Stronghold Rats leave you at something of a disadvantage, while Zealot doesn't really do a hell of a lot in comparison to other creatures in the deck -- Especially compared to Soltari Guerrillas which does HEAPS of damage under the right circumstances.
Other possible recommendations:
Whip of Erebos -- Always nice to have Lifelink (Forever, unlike Skirmisher, which in itself is great, don't get me wrong)
Phyrexian Reclamation -- A cheaper way of getting creatures back from the grave (Debtors' Knell is great, but you might be waiting a while for it...)
Archangel of Thune -- An expensive card, but potentially huge pump for your little shadows!
Harvest Season (Not yet in the database) -- Turns a full swing of attackers into massive ramp.
I would have suggested Concerted Effort but you'd have to redesign the deck slightly to get it in with a few keyword creatures, and I think that'd kinda ruin the deck.
Love Shadow -- I try and get Dauthi Embrace into decks where I need the evasion whenever I can. Keep working at it and you've got something nasty here!