Counter target instant spell if it's blue.
Draw a card at the beginning of the next turn's upkeep.
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|Masters Edition II (ME2)||Uncommon|
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|Commander / EDH||Legal|
2 days ago
Didn't get any games in this weekend, plus trying to make a plan for Thassa's Oracle , not going to be able to keep Red Elemental Blast or Pyroblast out anymore with Flash and Protean Hulk T1/T2 now. Not sure I'm ready for the stax of Hushbringer . Abeyance or Silence don't seem to do anything. Praetor's Grasp to high CMC for me, been happy with Thoughtseize . Angel's Grace and Ad Nauseam back in? Burnout probably has to go in, need 3 spots. I'm not even sure if an efficient instant draw spell to target the opponent would be useful, if one existed.
Necromancy works with Worldgorger Dragon and Leonin Relic-Warder , but I have Dance of the Dead in temporarily testing it. I also have Corpse Dance in testing with Dockside Extortionist . Deciding if Dockside Extortionist is good enough on own without the Infinite interaction with Corpse Dance , if the combo is viable (i don't think so, still needs sac outlet), or whether Dockside Extortionist is just a little too slow and frees up 2 slots. No room for Shallow Grave ATM, need to find the above interaction slots as well.
Need to find a way to win on T2 consistently as well, might have to keep increasing my T1 win draw probability, and T2 and sacrifice T3-T5 to try and get there faster. Changes are costing me efficiency on Diabolic Intent , will not be good if I lose that. Mox Opal cheap now, but the probabilities numbers still don't make sense to contribute to enough T1 wins vs. T1 dead draws. Wishclaw Talisman could help with good artifact count.
Angel of Despair may come out for the instant since she stops Show and Tell + Omniscience but not Thassa's Oracle . Might be her time. Balefire Dragon , Avacyn, Angel of Hope , move away from a damage line Gisela, Blade of Goldnight . Have about 12 cards on my potential cut list anyways, just have to decide how to stop the fish. Other than the efficiency of The Gitrog Monster , all the top commanders are , they need to stop printing OP cards, but let's ban CMC9 Iona, Shield of Emeria because it's no fun, but let's make win on T1 more consistently, just such strange thinking IMHO.
Will keep you posted on how things go.
1 week ago
Honestly Wizards should just print a “fixed version” of Protean Hulk in the next commander set that can’t be broken with combos. Part of the reason Hulk is unbanned is the fact its fun to play with in casual decks. I don’t know how you go about making a fixed version, but removing the casual-play factor probably would have made it easier to reban again. Flash and the Oracle aren’t a problem together until you introduce the Protean Hulk to the mix. If I have to mainboard Burnout because my Red Elemental Blast and Pyroblast aren’t enough that should be a clear sign there’s a problem. As a non-blue player Protean Hulk needs to be banned until the day other colors get access to hard counter spells - never.
1 month ago
2 months ago
Each color has at least one counterspell, and each are conditional within the context of their own flavor for said color.
For example, red hates artifacts so Artifact Blast makes sense in red.
Similarly, Dash Hopes makes sense in black because it allows life to be paid to circumvent the card.
As long as a card mechanically and flavorfully makes sense within it's established color philosophy, it only bends the rules.
Mistcutter Hydra is a giant creature, whom Green loves.
Burnout makes a lot less sense and is another example of cards that break the pie. You shouldn't be able to counter AND draw in red for 2cmc, one being generic.
So it's more so about HOW those cards get things done and much less about THAT they get those things done.
3 months ago
4 months ago
I do like the deck and i have never seen one made around Norin before. I would like to make some cut recommendations and i apologise in advance because apparently I sound like an arse when I do.
I found that in my Purhoros deck Sarpadian Empires, Vol. VII was too costly. (I would recommend purphoros he is cheep)
Altar of the Brood will help people much more than hinder