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|Magic 2013 (M13)||Uncommon|
|Fifth Dawn (5DN)||Uncommon|
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Clock of Omens
Tap two untapped artifacts you control: Untap target artifact.
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Clock of Omens Discussion
4 days ago
4 days ago
Hey, so I've been play testing your list and I've noticed your cmc feels a little high. A couple observations:
I tried Karn Liberated and Ugin, the Spirit Dragon in my own list and drawing them early is harsh. Have you considered Codex Shredder in the possible situation where discarding them is necessary early on for daretti's +2? It's great for returning them to your hand when needed and throws a card in the yard each turn which can be nice. I replaced both with Unstable Obelisk(this is iffy since it doesn't help get daretti out early, I might put karn back in after testing) and All Is Dust(which I see you run anyway) since both can be easily recurred via daretti, Past in Flames or Recoup.
How is Clock of Omens feeling to you? It seems pretty situational and while it can be used for ramp I haven't found it to be effective most of the time.
Contagion Engine is awesome for a one sided board wipe, but I wonder if the slot wouldn't be better for a 2 mana rock allowing daretti to come out a turn early and start +2ing? The same could be said for Tormenting Voice substitutin Fellwar Stone and/or Thought Vessel(or one of the rituals).
Lastly I would say Mirrorworks and Mindslaver are great but situational.The mirror plays better the sooner it comes out but later on it can be kind of meh. Mindslaver is obviously just good with daretti but it does paint a target in 4-player, does it generally generate enough value for you to use it and still survive a potentially hostile table?
Anyways thanks for looking at my build and your suggestions. I hope mine help you out too!
5 days ago
This is one of my first decks ive made with "unique" mechanics. Its artifact// and made of only cards which I own, so any suggestions should be very budget. I fell in love with a Pentavus + Prototype Portal combo and used things like Clock of Omens, Manalith and a bunch of draw cards to feed this mana hungry combo token deck.
There are plenty of semi-infinite combos, such as being able to double your land every turn with Clock of Omens + Darksteel Citadel + Prototype Portal but I need help smoothing out the gameplay.
Although the effects are quite powerfull, I don't think it really beats out a cheap Selesnya token deck at the moment. I need help finding (budget) ways to give my artifacts extra abilities like first strike or indestructible.
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1 week ago
Isochron Scepter+Cloudshift+Knight of the White Orchid+Emeria Shepherd.
Use the cloudshifted scepter on the knight. This will allow you to continue to ramp mana by getting 3 lands on the field each turn (ideally).
- playing a land (hopefully a plains)
- Using the above combo to bring the knight off the field and back for his ETB effect of putting another plains on the field.
- Emeria Shepherd's ability activates twice for the 2 lands giving you reanimation.
- (OPTIONAL). You could have Voltaic Key and Clock of Omens in the deck. Should you have both of these on the field with say Sol Ring and literally any other artifact (other than the scepter). This is when things will get crazy.
You can play the usual land, bounce the knight for 1, and use both artifacts to / the scepter 2x for a total of 4 plains.
1 week ago
2 weeks ago
Humility truly is one of those game-breaking cards. in a dedicated stax deck, you won't need creatures. essentially you play something like Crawlspace and enough taxers to make it hard to remove, cast it, and then shut down the game. The idea is that you generate an upper hand, and Humility seals the deal. If you're behind, it can also be a lifesaver, taking down the big creatures from a green deck or combo pieces of something like Hermit Druid. There's a reason that the card is $20.
Trinisphere doesn't combo with Sanctum Prelate because the card's converted mana cost doesn't change, just the amount of mana needed to cast it. Don't get me wrong, its a phenomenal card, but it might hurt you too much for the inclusion. In terms of Clock of Omens, you are right, It's a very janky piece, but Voltaic Key is amazing because you can generate 5 mana off of all your Mana Vault-esque cards (I.E. Grim Monolith, Basalt Monolith, Gilded Lotus, etc.) and its CMC means its fetchable with Trinket Mage. Overall a fantastic card.
In terms of Cloudblazer, I feel it is optional. I like Mulldrifter because I normally don't need the life, and most of my mana rocks produce colorless mana, making it easier to cast. While I agree that the evoke cost isn't necessary, I like the functionality of the card so I can draw if I find myself not drawing gas. I have has plenty of games where I don't draw any white mana, and some games with no colored mana at all.
Finally, I wanted to know what you thought of a few cards that I was considering:
2 weeks ago
You know I appreciate it, Wurmlover! I recently checked your deck out again and, boy, is it looking good.
I know exactly what you mean about the issues in this deck. I'm struggling hard with finding the balance between having an interactive Brago blink deck and an oppressive Stax deck. I agree with the lackluster that Reality Acid has without Brago hitting it 100% of the time, so that will probably end up being scrapped. I may just swap Recruiter of the Guard for it. Funny enough, both Recruiter of the Guard and Trophy Mage were in the deck earlier on but I took them out trying to get the right balance of fun-flicker and focused Stax. You probably have a better point about me cutting back on some of the creatures and focusing more on value Stax effects though.
Altar of the Brood was a combo piece, but in all honesty I have finishing combos with virtually any of my ETB creatures so it isn't really necessary. I do like the CMC, but you're probably right. I may look into Trinisphere possibly packaged with Sanctum Prelate (naming 3 and shutting down a ton). As for Humility, I am unsure. I honestly don't know how to gain the upper hand when everything is evenly scaled. I prefer the CMC and the damage that MLD does more so than the full wipe of Wrath, but if needed I will definitely consider that first. I don't know about Clock of Omens or Voltaic Key effects. I like it, but I don't know if it is viable enough. The former might just be too janky with that 4 CMC, despite how much I'd like to utilize it.
Lastly, what is your opinion on Cloudblazer versus Mulldrifter? Same CMC, Blazer is a little harder to cast and doesn't have the evoke cost, but 99% of the time I'm not evoking Drifter. Would love to hear your thoughts. I always enjoy getting to brainstorm with a likeminded individual, my friend!
2 weeks ago
Hey, I think I finally finished my brago deck, so here I am to leave a novel on YOUR page! MWahahahahaha!
In all seriousness, the deck looks good. I find that there are some cards in here that are crappy without brago, for example Reality Acid. If you play in a competitive meta, everyone will just target brago with their removal in order to keep your deck down. I would also consider adding in Recruiter of the Guard because it can tutor all of your utility creatures, and is repeatable with brago. I would also use Trophy Mage since it fan fetch Basalt Monolith, Tangle Wire, and Static Orb. In terms of your counterspells, I would replace Swan Song with Flusterstorm.
In my deck, I actually ended up cutting down on creatures so I could play Humility and Wrath of God. I played just enough creatures to have a Recruiter of the Guard toolbox. the 3 rishadans, canonist, trinket and trophy mage, mulldrifter, archaeomancer, and phyrexian revoker. for a little janky twist, you can play Clock of Omens to tap down Static Orb or Winter Orb on your opponent's end step, and enjoy your full untap step!
One other thing I realized is that Altar of the Brood does nothing for you in terms of the deck itself. It may be a little mill, but it only fuels graveyard decks. It will be better replaced with stax pieces, such as a Trinisphere.