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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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4 days ago
@ArchonBlue - That's pretty terrible advice. I'm sure OP opted for Modern because they prefer the format or are looking for a long-term investment.
your deck is currently extremely budget for modern. If you're looking for improvements, I'd suggest not running 3x Rev. It's extremely greedy. Most optimized lists run none. For card draw, I'd consider Hieroglyphic Illumination instead. You can throw it away early or use it to grind late. When you upgrade your deck to have 4x Terminus, you can set up a miracle on your opponent's turn with the cycling. Still, that plan only gets to be reliable once you can use Mind Sculptor to set the play up. Still, illumination is a deceptively good card. I'd actually rate it higher than Glimmer of Genius.
For the current near future, I'd work to acquire as many of the powerful answers that the deck relies on. This means Cryptics, Paths, etc. first. I would then worry about win cons and lands. Those two you can afford to build on budget. UW is a deck based around fighting for inches. None of your powerful win cons will matter if you can't reasonably stop people from going off first. Right now, I'd consider 1x Timely Reinforcements in the main along with some number of Wall of Omens. Those are cheap pickups that will allow you to buy some time. Oust and Condemn are also adequate.
2 weeks ago
You're off to a good start.
Here are some budget friendly staple removal spells you should consider running (you don't need to run them all of course):
- Swords to Plowshares
- Doom Blade
- Go for the Throat
- Beast Within
- Abzan Charm
- Return to Dust
- Utter End
- Ravenous Chupacabra
- Acidic Slime
- Nature's Claim
Here are some budget friendly cards that can help you feed your graveyard:
Here are some budget friendly big bomb creatures you can use as win conditions and/or reanimate:
- Butcher of Malakir
- Ashen Rider
- Angel of Despair
- Reya Dawnbringer
- Angelic Arbiter
- Avatar of Woe
- Gaea's Revenge
- Giant Adephage
- Hornet Queen
- Moldgraf Monstrosity
- Pelakka Wurm
- Teysa, Envoy of Ghosts
If you want to go the reanimator angle here are some budget friendly reanimator spells:
3 weeks ago
Seraph of the Sword Banisher Priest Citadel Siege Condemn Oblation Crib Swap Eternal Witness Wildest Dreams Restock Regrowth Terastodon Yavimaya Elder Sakura-Tribe Elder Thraben Inspector Woodfall Primus
3 weeks ago
I'd also take out Path for Condemn, because it gives card advantage to the target's controller. But at the same time, you have the fancy one, so it's hard to say if you'd be willing. Can't say I blame you if you're not, lol.
4 weeks ago
I agree Assassin's Trophy is a bit overrated, I dont mind Condemn and the list is pretty tight as is, I could definitely see swapping them out, only problem is I have the foil Rebecca Guay version and it just looks so sweet. Plus the deck controls in such a way that giving them a land doesnt really matter much in the long run. Basically with this deck the longer the game goes the better it is for me. Reito Lantern is interesting and definitely worth a try to see how it goes. Most of the time with Enlightened Tutor I'm getting one of the defensive enchantments, like No Mercy, Sphere of Safety, Authority of the Consuls or Ghostly Prison. If one of those are already in play then I just go get one of the others to help end the game.
4 weeks ago
Do you have a specific budget in mind, Under $40, Under $50?
Riptide Replicator seems really awful, it requires for a cat, so your hoping it's at least 5/5 or more, which means the initial cost is =5 + = . That's a terrible conversion. I understand you want to build your board position since your cats pump each other, but Riptide Replicator is not the way to go.
Stir the Pride is way too high a CMC for it's modular (or Entwine) abilities. I would take that one out.
Qasali Slingers is a nice control for Artifacts and Enchantments, plus hes a 3/5 reach.
Balan, Wandering Knight might consider, but with only 13 equipment targets, understand why he's not in there.
Jazal Goldmane might be a bit better, because he's 4/4 first strike, but he can pump all the horde of cats.
Beastmaster Ascension feels like 100% necessary in this, to pump all your 1/1 token cats. I think this will be a primary goal for winning in this budget format.
Crown of Vigor is not every exciting a 1-shot +1/+1, with a static +1/+1 for 1 creature, not fantastic.
Mask of Memory might help with the draw as well.
Hungry Lynx, originally I thought this guy would be amazing, but all he does is create problems (deathtouch rats), and I've never had him successfully pump my cats before being removed. I took him out, mechanic didn't work.
Uktabi Wildcats, this guy only worthwhile if you have 5 Forest, remember, Tranquil Expanse / Selesnya Sanctuary are not forest unless they say "Forest" on them, so with a max size of 11, he's rarely going to be a 5, so no other abilities, not worth the CMC .
Whitemane Lion combos infinite with lost of , but enablers might not work in the budget. There is Infinite creature (several) enablers, Infinite Ramp enablers, etc. Him and Fleetfoot Panther run the show. Could be an interesting way to get some combo going, not sure how combos are viewed in your budget pod.
Lost Leonin can also put some infect pressure on people, but without support (like Silverblade Paladin/Ajani, Caller of the Pride/that white enchantment that gives 1 creature double strike/etc to make him a single hit kill. He's still a 2 hit-Eminence win-con though. Unless no infect allowed, he will eliminate players just with Eminence on occasion. If you can Grappling Hook him or enable doublestrike elsewise (like Raksha Golden Cub). Often he comes out early enough. It's my initial strategy in my Arahbo, Roar of the World but I use mass-creature tutor.
4 weeks ago
Yup, Reito Lantern is basically a more expensive plains. That's what it's supposed to be: a backup that you can search up with your Forger through Enlightened Tutor, in case of a Stripmine or what have you.
I also find Path to be sub-par in comparison to Condemn, because it gives card advantage to your target's controller, potentially biting you later on. But that's just me, lol. Assassin's Trophy is overrated as balls!
1 month ago
I like the others for sideboard, but not sure what to replace for Accorder Paladin.
On the other hand, I have been considering Fountain of Renewal and Dawn of Hope for adding card drawn on extra mana and keep the creature flow going, but maybe it does makes more sense to sideboard them.