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|Masters 25 (A25)||None|
|Avacyn Restored (AVR)||Common|
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- Flickered Akroma, angel of wrath and abrupt decay
- Will flickering a card to and from exile avoid 'sacrifice at end of turn?'
- Morph and blinking the creature
- If I use Whip of Erebos to unearth a creature and I then target them with Cloudshift, what happens?
- Can what fetches fetch avoid nukes like flickering a permanent does?
Exile target creature you control, then return that card to the battlefield under your control.
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2 weeks ago
Appreciate the kind words, Atrabilogie! This has been one of my favorite personal decks to play, and one of the first decks I started building when I started playing the game back in 2013. Very happy to hear you like it as well!
I really like your idea of Momentary Blink in place of Cloudshift. I originally went with Cloudshift for the cost advantage, but I think you are right that the option for flashback makes Momentary Blink a better alternative in the long run. Ill have to try that out myself! There are some other pretty interesting spells like Ghostly Flicker that could be interesting to try as well.
Akroma, Angel of Fury is a recent new change for this deck. I found it being used in a similar deck, and thought I would give it a shot. The idea is really interesting- the way it works is that you play it as a 2/2 morph creature for 3. If you can blink/flicker it afterward, it actually returns to the battlefield face up as Akroma! So its a way of cheating Akroma into play without having to pay any red mana. It can be played as early as turn 4, and it is also extremely difficult for your opponent to get rid of it. All the traditional removal Modern spells (Fatal Push, Dismember, Path to Exile, Lightning Bolt) cannot take care of her. Youll never be able to pump Akroma, but even so it is makes for a very fast clock for your opponent. The downside is that once your opponent knows the trick, he/she will save their removal for the 2/2 morph creature before you can flip it, as it is a very fragile creature otherwise. But it is still a really neat card to play around with!
Against Mono Red Burn, Dragon's Claw is definitely one of the best sideboard cards against it, as well as Leyline of Sanctity. I do slightly prefer Lone Missionary and Kitchen Finks versus aggro & burn for better blinking/flickering synergy with the deck, but of course it is all your personal preference and meta!
Anyways, let me know how it goes with this deck, and best of luck to you in all your matches! :)
2 weeks ago
Venser, the Sojourner is great for blink/flicker decks..... Stonehorn Dignitary and Reality Acid are fun to abuse with him as well. Eternal Witness and Time Warp are great for the ininite turn combo....Wall of Omens is great draw and stall...Sage of Epityr is good topdeck manipulation...Cloudshift and Eerie Interlude are also great enablers.
2 weeks ago
Yes, because the Giant lost her marked damage.
She's a 2/7 and has 6 damage marked from the first striker after that part of combat. You can get priority and Cloudshift her then.
She'll come back with no damage marked and take another 6 from the other attacker during the normal damage part of combat.
It doesn't actually matter which she blocks, or even if she blocks, assuming only the information you've presented here matters. If you were concerned about combat tricks that might warrant actually blocking.
2 weeks ago
Lets say a "6/6" and a "6/6 First Strike" are attacking
I block the "6/6 First Strike" with Palisade Giant and let the other "6/6" through
That should allow me to soak up all 12 damage without losing my Giant or any life correct?
3 weeks ago
I REALLY like your deck. By using things from your side it actually beats the monstrous Affinity archetype !
I tried it with Momentary Blink instead of Cloudshift and it works way much better for the long run with its flashback.I didn't understand why you've put Red Akroma in this deck so I just changed it to the white in my list.Feel free to explain to me why you've chosed it !
Here's a different decklist. Don't get me wrong, outside of my Momentary Blink advice, I'm not trying to tell you how to build your deck, I've just tried a little bit different list to counter the most threatening aggro decks.
I really like your deck, I'm trying to get back at MTG and after more testing, there are lots of chances I buy/trade for this decklist !
(don't really mind the SB atm)
SB: 1 Kitchen Finks
SB: 2 Rest in Peace
SB: 4 Spreading Seas
SB: 2 Stony Silence
SB: 2 Supreme Verdict
SB: 4 Cloudshift
SB: 2 Akroma, Angel of Wrath
SB: 4 Dragon's Claw
SB: 1 Island
SB: 1 Detention Sphere
SB: 1 Phyrexian Ingester
SB: 1 Sun Titan
SB: 1 Ephara, God of the Polis
3 weeks ago
If you want this deck to be faster, there's a lot you can do with your three colors and still keep the Siege Rhino wincon. I'd cut all your high cmc creature spells except for the Rhino for some combination of Grim Flayer, Tarmogoyf and Scavenging Ooze. Noble Hierarch would also be much better than Avacyn's Pilgrim in this deck if you can afford it. Without all the expensive creatures, you don't really need Utopia Sprawl or Aether Vial. This frees you up for more utility disruption and removal. Running a playset of 4x Inquisition of Kozilek and 2x Thoughtseize wreaks havoc on aggro and gives you time to get out your Rhino. I'd also drop the Eerie Interlude and just go with 4x Cloudshift and 2x Momentary Blink instead. If you still have room left over, or for a sideboard, Liliana of the Veil, Abrupt Decay, Maelstrom Pulse, and Damnation are all great cards in your colors I think you could get a lot of benefit from. You'll also be able to modify your land base so that it doesn't have to have so many colors. 2x Godless Shrine, 2x Temple Garden, and 8 fetches like you have should be fine.
1 month ago
You should use Cloudshift instead of Undying Evil. Its a much stronger effect, since it protects your creatures from exile based removal, and they don't recur through the graveyard, thus they won't be affected by Leyline of the Void, Grafdigger's Cage and the like.
You have the colors to do so, the card is cheaper, so why not do it?