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Chart a Course
Draw two cards. Then discard a card unless you attacked with a creature this turn.
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Chart a Course Discussion
1 day ago
Honestly apavel, plenty of lists run both, as good digging spells with some discard mechanics that can be abused with this deck's graveyard themes. Chart a Course is an actual card advantage spell sometimes, and worst case scenario is only card neutral, compared to Careful Study which is always card disadvantage unless you can use the graveyard. I like Chart a Course a little bit more, but only slightly, and a storm Kess list might rather the lower mana cost more than this deck, however I don't play Kess storm so don't quote me on it.
1 day ago
Possible cards to add: Island, Wall of Mist, Orator of Ojutai, Nivix Barrier, Monastery Flock, Jeskai Barricade, Geist of the Archives, Dragon's Eye Sentry, Doorkeeper, Sylvan Caryatid, Profaner of the Dead, Triton Tactics, Abzan Beastmaster, Bastion Protector, Lightning Greaves, Kindred Boon, Kindred Summons, Valorous Stance, Dive Down, Mizzium Skin, Sight of the Scalelords, Guard Gomazoa, Gomazoa, Hover Barrier, Spectra Ward, Whispersilk Cloak, and Oblation.
That's about all I got for now. Basically, more creatures, keep Arcades safe, better cards. There are more cards that are pullable too but the ones above really should go at the very least for more creatures. Pass the message along.
4 days ago
I'm guessing Wooded Foothills is a typo, since it can't search for any lands. I'm not a fan of 1-of sideboards without a ton of draw power or searchability, so I personally would try to find the cards that work the best and then play 3 or 4 copies of those. Speaking of draw power, you have no way to create card advantage, which might be an issue. Have you considered Chart a Course since you have so many flyers that attack each turn? Like the deck.
6 days ago
33 lands is a bit light, try going up to 35-37. What are the wincons for this deck? Craterhoof Behemoth is probably the best token/creature finisher out there and Avenger of Zendikar seems like a must include in any token strat. Also, I would strongly recommend taking out Serum Visions, Preordain, Opt, and Chart a Course, that type of card draw isn't gonna cut it in edh, drawing any less than 3 cards usually isn't worth it. I would also take out the Jace and Kiora planeswalkers, their payoff doesn't seem to follow with your counter theme, and neither does the Nissa, Steward of Elements but she is a solid card advantage engine. A solid include and a auto include in any of my edh decks is Vedalken Orrery, being able to play on your opponents' turns is very powerful and allows for so much flexibility and optimization, and since you're in blue you can use Leyline of Anticipation which is arguably better. This is my simic build Kydele & Thrasios EDH there are some cards in it that could be used for your deck and imho it has a pretty solid mana base. Hope this helps!
6 days ago
Hey, nice start and if this is really your first deck, great job. You're already building a decent curve which is something that new players find hard to grasp right away.
Consider Thorn Lieutenant, Elvish Clancaller, Chart a Course, Skyrider Patrol, Hadana's Climb Flip and Unclaimed Territory? Looks like you're a fan of Elves :) Currently Thorn and Clancaller are the best two drop Elves. Clancaller is an Elf lord (she gives all other Elves you control +1/+1) she brings the tribal synergies with Elves. She's also a mana sink with Marwyn's mana. For six mana and tapping Clancaller you can tutor for another Clancaller and put it right into play.
Thorn is also a mana sink with mana Elves can make, he can pump himself +4/+4 for six mana. Skyrider is another Elf, he has flying and he can give another Elf you control a +1/+1 counter as well as flying EOT (enter of turn).
Chart is a very good two drop draw spell when you're attacking. Draw two for two mana is good. Climb is one of the better cards to play with Elves if you're playing blue especially with Champion giving it flying and doubling it's power can be game winning. Climb and Skyrider are nice with Marwyn because they can put a counter on her. Territory is a good tribal land for Elves because it can be played turn one naming Elf and then be used to cast Llanowar. Turn two Clancaller or Champion. Turn three Champion or turn four Skyrider.
Consider this creature base with all Elf goodness:
- 4x Llanowar
- 4x Clancaller
- 4x Thorn
- 3x Cowl
- 4x Champion
- 3x Marwyn
- 3x Skyrider
Consider this other spells base:
- 1x Vivien Arkbow
- 3x Impulse
- 4x Chart
- 2x Climb
- 2x Song
I've been playing Elves in Standard for more than three years now. If you're interested check out my deck, Elves of Dominaria (M19). At my deck I go pretty in depth about Elves. The most exciting times are when spoilers are starting and a new Standard set is coming out which is happening soon.
Good luck with your deck.
1 week ago
If your going to do blue. You should Try some draw power. Those rats will get wiped out by spot removal faster than you can draw into them. I like Opt you can also use, Chart a Course, Curious Obsession,which gives them a bit more on the defense plus draw. Daring Saboteur will already be unblockable due to the Tetsuko. Costly Plunder is good as a sac block draw. Infernal Scarring can help you beef up the rats and draw when they get killed off.Recover would be good for when they spot off your tetsuko....there's plenty of ways to do this but try these out and let me know how it goes!
1 week ago
I have a few ideas for you on this.
Think about adding dive down in place of Chart a Course . There are other cards you can use for card draw and you need to protect vs. removal. I know it wrecks my day.
Dowsing Dagger is not a good card for this deck. Put in Curious Obsession in it's place for card draw.
Tiana, Ship's Caretaker is too expensive and if your stuff is going to the grave yard then your usually boned anyways.Jhoira, Weatherlight Captain is a better option because of card draw.
Cartouche of Zeal is another good enchantment to think about. I know it rotates out soon, but while it is still in use it.
Storm Fleet Sprinter is an under-rated card IMO. Unblockable w/ Haste is always a pain and does benefit from all the enchants and equipment you have.
At the store I play at regularly you need a faster deck to not get rolled. This should help fill any holes you might see, especially vs control with Dive Down. +1
1 week ago
I’ve seen Worship in a lot of sideboards. I could give it a shot but it just seems clunky at a glance. It seems a bit slow against aggro. Control and midrange can likely deal with it. And pretty slow against combo as well, but we have a pretty good game one against many combo decks. I’m trying to think of what matchups it’s brought in for.