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|Duel Decks: Heroes vs. Monsters||Uncommon|
|2011 Core Set||Uncommon|
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Put target attacking creature on the bottom of its owner's library. Its controller gains life equal to its toughness.
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2 hours ago
zenbeni: First of all, thank you very much for your suggestions. Secondly, I can't cut Sword of War and Peace because the challenge was to build a deck with all five swords. Next, you are definitely right about adding a few other things. I think I will make these changes:
+2 Spell Snare
Lastly, I will not be adding Ojutai's Command to the list for a few reasons. One, I don't need it to bring back a Squadron Hawk as that's what Mistveil Plains is for. And secondly, while the other modes are strong, they don't have what I want in a four-mana card. Don't forget to +1 if you liked the deck!
9 hours ago
I think Snapcaster Mage and maybe Cryptic Command do not fit in your current list even if they are powerful staples (cryptic is always good btw). You have too few spells to flashback with snapcaster, maybe just one is enough or removing it completely. Ojutai's Command could also be very great with your deck to call back a Squadron Hawk or Jace, Vryn's Prodigy Flip from graveyard, also easier to cast than Cryptic Command and nearly as versatile.
Your deck will struggle the first turns, you only have Path to Exile as a 4-of to survive. Adding some Remand, Censor, Spell Snare or Condemn, Blessed Alliance can help you. 7 interactive spells should be enough for the first 2 turns (also with 7 spells, snapcaster is way more powerful and fits well).
So I'll remove 1 Sword of War and Peace as it seems like the weakest of your swords, 1 Detention Sphere, 1 Snapcaster Mage, 2 Cryptic Command, I'd add instead 1 Condemn, 1 Spell Snare, 1 Blessed Alliance, 1 Ojutai's Command and 1 Mirage Mirror. Maybe you can drop a land too or using cycling lands with Irrigated Farmland. Just my thoughts.
2 days ago
Hi there! This looks like a great casual deck! I have a couple of suggestions:
- Soul Warden and Soul's Attendant are great repeatable sources of lifegain.
- Ajani's Pridemate makes an excellent win condition.
- Arashin Cleric is an good backup Lone Missionary.
- You might need to get rid of some of your opponents' creatures, so it might be a good idea to consider something like Path to Exile, Condemn, Oust, or Swords to Plowshares.
- Your mana looks a little bit off, I'd take out 3 Swamp and replace them with 3 Plains.
If you're looking for cards to take out to make room for some of the above cards, I'd recommend starting with the Whitesun's Passages. Even in a dedicated lifegain deck, a card that does nothing but gain life isn't great. Lone Missionary and Arashin Cleric are both much better.
In any case, I hope you have fun with this deck!
3 days ago
If you're going for humans, I'd recommend a set of Thalia's Lieutenant to go along with Champion of the Parish. These lords make Thraben Doomsayer and Gather the Townsfolk strong. Other anthem effects include Door of Destinies, Obelisk of Urd, Adaptive Automaton, and Metallic Mimic. Path to Exile is the standard for removal, but I find Condemn to be fine as well.
IRNMN on U/W control
4 days ago
I don't know what your Modern meta is like, but have you considered adding a couple of Condemn main deck or sideboard to help deal with Death's Shadow decks? It's an effective and hilarious solution since it gets rid of one death's shadow, and will gain your opponent life enough to kill any other ones in play
5 days ago
Switching out Stalwart Shield-Bearers May not be a bad idea. Also, since both Assault Formation and Tooth and Nail are wincons, I'd suggest doing 4 of each. The odds of finding the first reaches 60% by turn 6 instead of 10 and you have a 52% chance of seeing the second by turn 4 as opposed to 42%, which is a big swing (up to 60 - 63% when using Wall of Omens.
Also, you shouldn't do 2 emrakul, you're better off with just 1. This deck has very restrictive requirements and the gain of a second emrakul just isn't worth it. Although it works when Emmy is thoughtseized, since it's legendary you can't tutor 2 if xenagos gets discarded, setting a 2 turn clock with lone emrakul as opposed to 1 turn with the wurm helping.
Also, be careful with 4x on sideboard since it limits your options, though you'll side in Autumn's Veil in most of matchup and Heroic Intervention in many cases (as it protects xenagos from Dismember during combo).
I'm sure you know how this plays better than I do, but I'd suggest Creeping Corrosion since it kills affinity, Condemn or Dawnglow Infusion to gain life against burn and scapeshift, and Mwonvuli Acid-Moss to disrupt eldrazi tron while ramping yourself. When sideboarding, cut either Perimeter Captain or Wall of Tanglecord depending on the matchup since they don't ramp or cantrip.
1 week ago
Simple, but effective. I like it.
'Far as kill spells go, I'd recommend Anguished Unmaking and Dreadbore, considering what you're going for, here. There's also Swords to Plowshares, if you can get your hands on it, Hero's Downfall, and Condemn.
Pretty solid deck, though. There isn't much I'd change, to be honest, and your mana curve is wonderfully low to the ground. May you proceed to slaughter all who lie within your path! >=3
1 week ago
I love UW control decks and I love Ravnica, therefor detain decks are super fun and interesting to me.
I'm not too into Modern, but I have done a little bit here and there. Unfortunately Counterspell is illegal in Modern, so I would recommend swapping it to either Remand or Render Silent if you want to stay on theme, but still have nice counter magic. You could also/instead choose to use Arcane Denial, Mana Leak, or Rune Snag (if you ran 4x Rune Snag).
I would say to get rid of the Planeswalkers personally, for more blink and flicker. I think Venser, Shaper Savant should possibly go back in. You could accompany him with Ghostway or Flickerform to add enough redundancy to your game plan.
Long story short, I like the deck and these builds because they are really controlling and can be quite cheap. If you have any questions, you could look into my UW detain EDH deck for inspiration (majority of the cards are Modern legal):
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