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Counter target spell unless its controller pays (X).
Scry 2. (To scry 2, look at the top two cards of your library, then put any number of them on the bottom of your library and the rest on top in any order.)
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3 weeks ago
I like the instant speed and I ran Mystical Tutor in many of my decks up to that point. I kind of got sick of it and I don't really like card disadvantage, but if you really need to look for cheaper cards to keep up, then by all means add it. I don't care for the others because I don't really like exiling my graveyard that much and they are not all instant speed. Really the best part is the instant speed. It's why you have cards like Condescend in there! The ability to hit people on their turn is much more valuable than on your turn. Plus you usually are casting stuff already on your turn.
That's really just my rationale for it. Definitely try it out! I just didn't find any of them to be particularly useful.
3 weeks ago
Hey I wanted to update my decklist to match the paper version before responding. Sorry it took me so long!
I've lowered the avg cmc i.e. removed the eldrazi titans and a few big spells, then added some new stuff like As Foretold and Baral
@Hopeless1987, idk if i even knew Deprive existed. It's not a bad idea. If Foil doesn't make it in here it'll definitely go in my Kami of the Crescent Moon deck. Rashmi's ability off a free 4-drop is $$
I did end up putting the eldrazi titans in another deck; but I kinda wish I had a set for here still. Rashmi could use the wincons. There would also have to be more ramp haha. I scored cards like Cryptic Command, Condescend, and Rewind through various trades/purchases and felt like that was a better direction to take.
@RUST-O, thanks! I love 'er too! Since the day she was spoiled. Not only does she lead her own deck; but she's also in my Animar, Soul of Elements and Thrasios, Triton Hero/Vial Smasher the Fierce builds lol
Thanks again for the comments!
1 month ago
JaiJackson, you are welcome my friend. Thought I'd touch back in and see how your deck's been. :)
Undergrowth Champion is a heavy hitter in any landfall deck running green, and should be considered running at least 3. He'll win you games. Additionally, I'm not sure exactly how competitive you're wanting to go with this deck (per your previous comment, as I'm not wanting you to lose friends), but I would think about replacing the Retreat to Kazandu in the main for Retreat to Coralhelm. As seshiro_of_the_orochi pointed out, it's an infinite combo. While it isn't the deck's main focus, it's a brilliant touch and it's unexpected. Infinite landfall triggers on many of your cards provide infinite lethal combat damage, infinite creature tokens, infinite mana (which will assist in activating your Moonfolk abilities an infinite number of times), and/or the ability to gain control of an infinite number of creatures. I run an infinite landfall deck of my own, check it out if you ever feel the curiosity! (Avalanche (Turn 3 Infinite Landfall/Infinite Mill))
I would agree that your deck doesn't really need Amulet of Vigor. I feel a similar way about Invisible Stalker and Ambush Viper. (Additionally Roil Elemental, but for a different reason I'll touch upon in a moment.)
- Invisible Stalker seems appealing as it's unblockable damage, but it's underwhelming in this deck if it's not equipped. It's a slow clock otherwise, and its slot may want to be considered for something more suited for the deck's purpose.
- I've never seen the appeal of Ambush Viper. Flash is nice, but it can't hit things that fly and its toughness ensures it can't even beat out 1/X's. I've always preferred Deadly Recluse for my deathtouch deterrent for these reasons, but I'm not saying it's a better card. Since you're running a deck that has blue, perhaps consider a counter spell instead? Cards that can cost just as much (if not less) to cast and be just as beneficial (if not more) include Spell Pierce/Stubborn Denial or Mana Leak/Condescend/Essence Scatter/Nullify.
- Roil Elemental seems like a fun card and can help swing matches, however I hate how high its CMC is for only having 2 toughness. Your 6 mana investment can be taken down by cards as cheap as 1 mana (such as Shock), and it feels like a waste. (Especially since its ability doesn't even last after it leaves the field.) I would take it out for something else more beneficial as well, even though it technically fits the deck's theme.
Hope this is helpful in any way! In addition to my plans for a Bant Avalanche build, I do still tend to a GU landfall deck of my own. (Not going to link that one as well because I already feel greedy posting the first one, but it's on my page if you're curious.) Perhaps our decks can assist each other's as they grow and develop.
1 month ago
Definitely needs that 4th copy of Delver of Secrets Flip, as it's pressence would make a big difference early game. It's cheap 1 cmc makes it easy to cast while still holding up mana for counters in the turns before DotR can be played. It may also just win the game or get it in reach for DotR to push through at the end.
A couple copies of Cryptic Command never hurt a mono blue deck, that's for sure.
Runechanter's Pike may be a good inclusion, as both Delver and looter are evasive, but it's a bit of a nonbo with DotR. But I thought I'd throw it out there.
At 5cmc, DotR is pretty vulnerable when played turn 5. Pact of Negation may be a way to protect it, or just hose a deck going all in with their bomb/win-con after we tap out to play it. Otherwise Dotr wouldn't be played until turn 6, when it can try to protect itself.
Repeal seems good against overpowered/under-costed creatures that have slipped through our soft counter magic. Bouncing a Goyf, Deaths Shadow, Scooze, etc for fairly cheap while cantriping looks good--Giving Delver more room to work and just getting us to those later turns to even get to play DotR.
With instants and sorceries being a theme, both in quantity and in the bin, Snapcaster Mage could do some work. The option of using Repeal on Snap seems cute too. But I'd try to keep creatures to a minimum. X4 Delver, x4 Snap(or Baral), and x4 Disciple would be all the creatures I would run, at max (unless somebody finds a way to infinite combo a creature with DotR).
2 months ago
sonnet666 - First of all, I know how to format. Don't be Condescending. Just because I don't post here often doesn't mean I'm new to Tappedout or this thread. I just don't post much because there's only so many ways you can say "No, your pet deck should not be moved up a tier just because you beat a tier 1 deck one time."
Second, I really don't care if people don't know what cards are. Most of the time cards are referred to by nickname (Bob, Mike, Cancer, etc.), so I don't see the big deal in not linking cards if someone doesn't know offhand what the card is or does. You have to give me some credit though, at least I didn't just call the combo "Breakfast".
Third, you're sort of correct in that it wasn't the best pile available when I posted it (I never said it was THE best to begin with, only one of the best, but whatever). As merrowMania pointed out, I made a Miscalculation and thought that Abolisher+Nomads+Cephalid was 6 mana. Whoops. However, this leads to an even stronger pile of Abolisher+Nomads+Cephalid+Hapless Researcher+Dryad Arbor. This is a much better pile since after milling yourself you can just Reanimate Lab Maniac directly, which Negates the need for Angel. You would probably run angel in that deck anyway so you could go Buried Alive for Hermit Druid, Lab Man, and Angel, but that's besides the point. I'm glad that you at least recognized that the key to the pile is Grand Abolisher. Being able to prevent interaction is a core component of any combo, and Abolisher beats out everything when it comes to preventing interaction. This is also a combo that can fit very easily into a Hermit Druid shell since many hermit druid decks run a similar win condition anyway.
Your final point is essentially that combo components are useless outside of a combo, and I don't know what to say to that. The Circular Logic is so severe here that I'm Stunned and I don't really know how to Contradict it. It's like saying that The Chain Veil is useless outside of combo, so you shouldn't run it in Teferi. As far as drawing a combo piece goes, you can cast spells from your hand if you have the mana to play them. In fact, for non-Yidris, non-Food Chain decks, over 95% of all spells are cast from the hand. There are a lot of other criticisms of the pile you could have brought up - you can't use it to win on your opponent's end step, it folds to an unanswered Cursed Totem, Rest In Peace, Grafdigger's Cage, etc. - but instead you brought up the weakest one.
2 months ago
Oh sorry for the late reply, what you described anyways sounds like a pretty awesome prerelease when you had those Cut / Ribbons for two headed giant and all.
I'm actually playing in the Amonkhet league event at my lgs, and currently I have a deck with a Glorybringer of my own, along with a Rhonas the Indomitable which were both in my starting packs. Its pretty powerful.
I however have postponed finishing my modern infect deck, and i'm now working on mono tron which is a lot cheaper to build. I still will get around to finishing infect at a later point. I had a Nissa, Steward of Elements which I was going to try in infect, but now I think I'm going to be trading it along with some cash towards a Diabolic Intent invocation. I regret parting with all my former expeditions, masterpieces etc, which included: Windswept Heath, Prairie Stream, Fetid Heath, and Sword of Feast and Famine. I think now I'm going to start holding onto these masterpeices (at least the lower end ones) to build my collection further. Many are very playable in edh which I love to play anyways.
I was getting tons of things to build mono tron in return for buying 2 Chalice of the Voids and trading a friend an Ulamog, the Ceaseless Hunger. I also will be receiving other goodies from him like a Sliver Queen and Sliver Legion for my Sliver Overlord edh deck.
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To buy these chalices however I sold off 3/4 of my Liliana, the Last Hopes, my Grim Flayers, Traverse the Ulvenwalds and a few other things to instead build counters around Winding Constrictor, Walking Ballista etc, and its now in fact almost done. However not in time for game day sadly, so I will have to make do with some substitute cards.
Here is my new modern deck anyways,
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. I'm not too sure if your familiar with this lesser used variant of tron, but its one that seeks to play a much more controlling game. All I need for it is my Academy Ruins + Mindslaver (which is one of the ways to win with this), a Oblivion Stone, 2 Thirst for Knowledge and 2 Condescend, all of which I'm buying from the credit from my former delirium deck. Then its finished, but if you have any feedback for it possibly then that would be appreciated. I'm going to play this for a good while before either finishing infect or building something else like affinity which I might as well considering I do have a playset of Inkmoth Nexuss' sitting around now.
I know the sideboard needs a ton of work to reflect my local meta better, which includes Living End, merfolk, tron, eldrazi tron, knightfall, among a few others.
2 months ago
Yeah, I am not a huge fan of counter spells that let the opponant pay to get around it in Commander. People have so much damn mana laying around. I have Condescend but I like the scrying and it will get taken out if something better comes along. For the most part, all my counters let me do something like draw a card so I can keep chaining them together.
And I wont counter EVERYTHING. Just when people are being bad. Hopefully its not too unfun. Would you say this deck would give my opponent... the blues?
2 months ago
The interaction between Flamespeaker Adept and Aqueous Form is cool, but the Adept is easily removed. I'm not sure why you are using Dakra Mystic instead of Sigiled Starfish for a 1 drop I'd suggest Mystic Speculation, Serum Visions or Select for Inspection. I'd also recommend Condescend over Dissolve as it can be played earlier.
Spellbound Dragon is relatively cheap and seems like a better fit in your deck than Soul of Ravnica or Shipbreaker Kraken the Dragon can take advantage of your deck fixing. The new Enigma Drake might also fit, importantly it passes the Lightning Bolt test. You might also find a space for Cryptic Annelid since it has 3 scry triggers...