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As Choked Estuary enters the battlefield, you may reveal an Island or Swamp card from your hand. If you don't Choked Estuary enters the battlefield tapped.
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Choked Estuary Discussion
6 days ago
I'd really focus on lowering your mana curve and decreasing your 1-ofs. Mind Stone is leagues ahead of Izzet Cluestone, Etherium Sculptor is fantastic, Vedalken Engineer isn't half bad, etc. I'd also add in some card draw (Thoughtcast), some untapped lands (Sunken Hollow, Choked Estuary, Drowned Catacomb, etc). That should solve a lot of your consistency issues.
4 weeks ago
Not sure if you want the bigger body, but Lone Missionary does the same thing as Inspiring Cleric but for one less mana. It might be nice to have a better curve as to Lone Missionary, Vampire Nighthawk then to Herald of War.
Also, lands like Orzhov Basilica and Azorius Chancery are terrible lands in modern (with the exception of one deck that utilizes their bounce effect). If you're looking for other budget options (because this deck looks budgeted) you could look into Forsaken Sanctuary, Isolated Chapel, Choked Estuary, Drowned Catacomb, and Sunken Hollow. With all of the angels you play, you could also look into Seraph Sanctuary.
1 month ago
If you can spring for it, replacing tri slow lands for the lands that etb and you pay 2 life like Sacred Foundry will work better for your check lands like Dragonskull Summit and really great for Choked Estuary. Cycle lands are just okay. Try to get the ones that cycle for 1 colored mana.
1 month ago
You need to add more control elements to make it run smoother, you have a decent amount, but it needs some sweepers like Anger of the Gods Languish or AEtherize. Disallow is going to be better than Cancel, but if you don't want to spend the money on it Scatter to the Winds, Void Shatter, Dissolve, Dissipate and Counterflux are all cheaper upgrades. Upgrade your mana base as you can, you could easily start by adding a few of the cycle dual lands or the battle for zendikar ones, then get Dragonskull Summit. I also like Foreboding Ruins and Choked Estuary, especially if you focus more on swamps. To help get bolas in play faster, Talisman of Indulgence and Talisman of Dominance are 2 drop mana rocks that work well in your colors. I would drop all your creatures and go more spell heavy, maybe making room for some Spellheart Chimera or Enigma Drake since you would increase your spell count. You can also run things like Sea Gate Oracle and Augury Owl to set up your draws. Consult the Necrosages is better than Brainbite. Slave of Bolas and Elder Mastery should be replaced with Dark Intimations. Drop Throne of the God-Pharaoh as well since you arent making tokens to benefit from it. Another decent creature to put in would be Noxious Gearhulk since it removes a creature. Duress and Blightning are also really good, as well as Negate and Barter in Blood.
1 month ago
Definitely cut red in my opinion. I would also add in two more Phyrexian Unlife and some number of Zur the Enchanter to put your Unlife/Solemnity combo on the field. Then I would probably stick to counterspell/cantrip/removal. You are in excellent colors (blue, black, white) for all of those. Some Mana Leak, Serum Visions, Path to Exile/Fatal Push, etc.
The mana base is the hardest part to keep budget, particularly three color. Fast lands like Concealed Courtyard Shadows lands like Choked Estuary, or pain lands like Caves of Koilos are relatively budget and would probably be fine.
2 months ago
I love shapeshifters! I think Riptide Shapeshifter is very interesting. It's pretty much a tutor for creatures. You just name "God" or "Fish" and if you only have 1 of those types. Oblivion Sower is fun too, and possible ramp.
The land base is interesting as just basics. I've actually though about doing just basics. Some buget suggestions include: Bojuka Bog Choked Estuary Command Tower Dimir Aqueduct Dimir Guildgate Evolving Wilds Sunken Hollow Temple of DeceitTerramorphic Expanse
3 months ago
I don't see why Mindcrank and a few other cards are in there if you aren't planning on milling people down, from your description it seems like thats not what you're going for, if you are, Traumatize. But I'd recommend sticking with lifedrain and good old fashion beating people over the head with lots of zombies. Phenax, God of Deception is cool, but don't try to do that and lifedrain zombies.
Look at Dralnu, Lich Lord because its amazing, same goes for Semblance Anvil, Possessed Skaab, Call to the Kindred, Ever After and Lim-Dul's Vault is broken. Obelisk of Urd is a tribal deck's best friend.
There are better wipes for this deck than Coastal Breach and you are a bit low on removal. Malicious Affliction and Dash Hopes are very good and fun. Get rid of Imprisoned in the Moon. Another thing you can do for removal is use Fleshbag Marauder, have it sac itself, then cast it from the graveyard. Stronghold Assassin too. Cauldron of Souls Can help you dodge board wipes and is a cool card to have. Perplex is fun too. And Mimic Vat
Arcane Adaptation is neat but there are much better cards that you can use. Black Market isn't as good as it seems because your mana empties before you can use it for anything good most of the time. Empty the Pits is very expensive, but if you can make it work, do it.
Your nonbasic lands are also really slow and you may need more lands in general, 36ish is about where you want to be. Look at Choked Estuary and Command Tower or cards that lower costs like Jet Medallion.
I know I've suggested to add a lot more cards than I suggested to take out, and I've never really even tried to give deck advice before, but I hope I at least gave you some ideas.
3 months ago
Faerie Miscreant is a pretty cheap flyer that can draw cards.
Mana base could use some upgrades, cheap additions could be-