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Blink of an Eye
Kicker (You may pay an additional as you cast this spell.)
Return target nonland permanent to its owner's hand. If this spell was kicked, draw a card.
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Blink of an Eye Discussion
23 hours ago
+1 for the title!
3 days ago
I think your Sideboard is a little not consistent with a deck idea. We have to beat down our opponent very quickly and we have to stick to this plan. I was playing very similar deck based on Favorable Winds, so I guess we can use this same list of cards but with a little changes.
2x Blink of an Eye and 2x Unsummon - I was playing those in my Main Deck because the are allow us to go through enemy lines getting rid of scary, big flyers or opponent's bombs. You are playing 4x Dive Down instead of upper spells because of Zahid, Djinn of the Lamp and Tempest Djinn.
3x Admiral's Order - Great card against Mass Removal like Settle the Wreckage or other Instant Speed Removals because we are paying 1 Blue Mana instead of 3 Mana after our attack declaration. Still a 3 mana Couter Spell for something bad.
2x Silent Gravestone - Because Gifts and Zombies decks.
2x Sorcerous Spyglass - Planeswalkers and Combo pieces.
3x Negate - Against Control Matchups.
1x River's Rebuke - It may be useful and "Save a Game".
I hope I helped somehow :)
3 days ago
I have seen it said before, but I want to question your win-condition as a deck under the "Competitive Hub".
Bruna, Light of Alabaster is a very good "pub-stomp" commander. I am sure you can understand why, it is really good at pumping out damage once you deck has the ramp and enchantments to pull it off. Good card draw or tutoring allows you to pump it up with 2-3 enchantents that get it to one-shot opponents. That wins in three turns!
I think I should break that down just a bit. You need 2-3 cards additional to the commander, and for the sake of arguement, I will say 2. Battle Mastery + Corrupted Conscience for example, given you only have a few other 2 card "combos" with you commander, this one is the cheapest. All together it would cost mana, but your commander really makes that mana and a combat step uninterrupted. Honestly, winning with 2 cards additional to the commander that costs 6 mana outside of green isn't great, but given you can tutor them up well, which you can to some extent as the cards you need are aura enchantments and you are in white.
Truely, this is wrong though. Intuition and Three Dreams are one-card combos with your commander, sadly your commander can't cheat their costs, so if we take Intuition with Bruna, Light of Alabaster, it costs 9 mana, and it one-shots a player per turn.
Per turn is the issue though. A 3 turn win (killing one opponents a turn) leads to 6 turns your opponents have to answer an unprotected body (no hexproof nor any indestructible type effects). 6 turns is forever in cEDH, and since you run so much of your deck as useless enchantments (outside of combat win), it is simply not likely you can counter everything your opponents through at you.
This is why I question your win-condition.
The thing is, a control deck isn't just trying to win. It needs an absurd amount of card draw and cheap answers to stop every attempt at dropping a stax lock or combo finisher. Every Dark Confidant, Trinisphere, and Food Chain needs a Swords to Plowshares, Chain of Vapor, and Swan Song respectively. You don't have the luxury of running just 20 answers for the 20 threats in each opponents deck, you need 60 answers for the 20 threats in each of 3 of your opponents deck. 60 cards that are simply answers won't do the trick either, you are drawing one card a turn, your opponents (collectively) draw 3 a turn. EDH is a game that every player is at a statistical disadvantage.
So run multple answers in each card Grasp of Fate all the Dark Confidant, Trinisphere, and Food Chain all at once. Windfall a new hand of answers, Timetwister back your answers, and draw a new hand. Brainstorm, Ponder, Preordain, Opt, Impulse, Serum Visions and cantrip your way to the right answers for the situation at hand.
You actually have what I would normally say is the next point, prematurely answering threats. Armageddon can wipe a hand out of the game, if your opponents can's cast the cards in their hands, they might as well not have it. Cataclysm is similar, for obvious reasons, and so is Ravages of War, a card I would greatly recommend.
To get more value out of these effects, you need another tutor like Personal Tutor is a great way to find a land-swipe effect, I also suggest better card draw like Timetwister, Time Spiral, Manifold Insights, Treasure Cruise, Dig Through Time, etc.
Cheap answers like Chain of Vapor, Fragmentize, Mental Misstep, Delay, Mindbreak Trap, Rapid Hybridization, Pongify, Into the Roil, Blink of an Eye, Grafdigger's Cage, and other such answers are the best thing to have a ton of. They are blowouts early-game, useful tempo boosts mid-game, and still relevent late game. Being able to have a card for every threat means spending more cards on ramping is unrealistic at best, but running a deck very low to the ground is incredibly useful, pretty much every cEDH control deck is either stax-hybrid control, or straight 1-2 mana answers, some sweepers, and 1-3 mana card draw.
To end all of this, I would recommend greatly changing this deck, or dropping the "Competitive" tag, it is misleading as-is.
I also want you to know, QKNARWHAL, that I mean no disrespect to you or your deck-building capabilities, I do not think that this deck is a bad deck, simply not competitive. A previous user, Podkomorka had showed similar thoughts to mine, yet did not explain them. Podkomorka also was not mentioned or responded to in further posts, which I hope will not be done to myself.
Thanks for reading! - SynergyBuild (I'll toss you an upvote on the way out)
5 days ago
5 days ago
I suggest moving to Enter the Infinite as your list, as it is the one of the most competitive (If not the most competitive) Rashmi list in the game.
5 days ago
Hey, Patient Rebuilding has been suggested already, but I'm going to suggest it again. It's the kind of payoff you want when you're milling your opponent's library because of it's interaction with your best milling card Psychic Corrosion. These two together are an engine and a two card engine is pretty good for a combo deck.
You want more draw with Corrosion as well as ways to find Corrosion and Rebuilding. Consider Glimmer of Genius and Anticipate? Glimmer acts as both find and draw. It's also a nice follow up play after a turn three Corrosion. Anticipate can be a turn two play to help you find Corrosion. Negate will be your best sideboard card option might even want one or two main deck to protect Corrosion.
The mill strategy requires some set-up I think early game plays that can interact and slow down your opponent can be beneficial. Consider Essence Scatter and Blink of an Eye? Memory is powerful with Corrosion and Commit is a fine four drop spell that helps to buy more time to mill. It also puts something important from your opponent on top of their library which you can mill away.
Many creatures from your opponent can be really hard to overcome since you realistically need quite a bit of time/turns to mill your opponent out. Consider Azorius adding white for Settle the Wreckage and Fumigate? These cards buy you time by stopping a lot of creatures to set-up the mill strategy.
1 week ago
Hey! Thanks a bunch for the feedback!
I WILL be adding Tezzeret, Artifice Master as soon as I can get my hands on one.
As for my sideboard, I wholeheartedly agree with your assessment. Unwind doesn't fit.
I'm looking to add Sorcerous Spyglass to the deck to give me some idea of what an opponent has coming and for a cheap artifact. Should a game go on a while, a Helm of the Host + Skilled Animator combination would allow me to investigate an opponents' hand every turn AND stop various abilities from being cast.
1 week ago
Hey, nice first deck, you have good card sense, you have the right ideas with Teferi, Chromium, Search, Contempt, Syncopate and Scatter for post rotation Esper control.
Unfortunately, if you're making this deck for post rotation then you need to cut both Irrigated Farmland and Glimmer of Genius they're rotating out. The loss of Farmland will really hurt an Esper or Azorius control manabase. Most likely in Guilds of Ravnica there will be a new Dimir dual land because Dimir is a guild in the set--Azorius or Orzhov are not in the set. Because of this then thinking ahead and playing more black than white is a good direction.
With a new Dimir dual land, but no new Azorius or Orzhov options then white will be best as a splash for only Teferi, Chromium and some sideboard artifact hate such as Invoke the Divine. White can be splashed very much like you're doing here with 4x Fortress, 4x Chapel and 2x Plains. 10 sources of white is enough to only splash some single white cards, but that's it and only single white and only a few.
Walk the Plank is very lackluster especially with Teferi since you want a two drop removal spell that can be cast at instant speed to take advantage of Teferi's ability of untapping two lands. Consider Blink of an Eye? I think it will become a staple removal spell for control post rotation because of it's interaction with Teferi. Most importantly for four mana you can bounce any nonland permanent and draw a card which is very good for control. I see Blink taking Gimmer's spot main deck.
Anticipate or Opt are good cards for control. They're not played in Standard simply because there's no deck space for them, but post rotation they may be needed to help the land situation. Anticipate in my opinion is better than Opt it can search more cards and gives you the option of choosing what card to put into your hand. It's another option to possibly replace Glimmer post rotation. I like the interaction with Anticipate and Teferi because it's only two mana.
Cancel is very lackluster; I presume you're using it as a replacement of Disallow? Disallow is only playable because of the different unique effects it can counter. As a counterspell if it couldn't counter abilities then it wouldn't be playable at three mana. For now I think more Scatter and Negate is better than Cancel. One Cancel is fine as a catch-all counter, but I wouldn't play 4 of them. Hopefully, in Guilds of Ravnica blue gets a new two mana counterspell to better replace Disallow.
Consider this spell base:
- 3x Anticipate
- 4x Syncopate
- 3x Scatter
- 2x Negate
- 1x Cancel
- 4x Blink
- 2x Cast Down
- 4x Contempt
Consider 3x Teferi and 2x Chromium? Teferi is more important for control than Chromium. Chromium is the seven mana finisher where as Teferi is the five mana engine that controls the game for you until you cast Chromium. Teferi and Azcanta, the Sunken Ruin are broken together. The interaction is already proven in Standard to be nuts, post rotation it will most likely stay just as powerful or may even be the best option for control.
Good luck with your deck.