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Counter target spell unless it's controller pays 1 for each card in your graveyard.
Cycling 2 (2, Discard this card: Draw a card).
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Countervailing Winds Discussion
6 days ago
2 weeks ago
Thanks for the suggestion, CrazedPorcupine. I am not quite sure about Countervailing Winds. You are definitely right, through the game this cards gets stronger as once graveyard fills. However it is still a soft counter. It still leaves a small window open for your opponent to react. I purposely avoided counter like these and only put in hard counterspells.
2 weeks ago
Great suggestions, Oculus84! I ran this deck with Drake Haven and/or Faith of the Devoted at some points both main- and sideboard, and they didn't do much. This deck's worst matchup, I would say, is UW Approach control. They usually have enough mana to get around Censor, Haze of Pollen doesn't do anything, and Gideon's Intervention kills this deck, so, naturally, I want more diverse wincons. That's where these two would come in, but draining 2 or making a 2/2 flier won't do much against lifegain. Stir the Sands just as underwhelming as Drake Haven.
Kefnet, Kefnet, the least appreciated god, and yet my favourite, how did I not think of him for this deck? Blocker against aggro, lowers my curve, draws cards, and finally, can return excessive cyclelands to my hand to draw even more cards! I'm an idiot. Thanks, Oculus84.
2 weeks ago
I'm giving this an upvote entirely because of Library of Leng because i feel it's the most underrated card ever to be created, and provides so much safety against a lot of card mechanics that exist. Looting, rummaging, raw discard, it's just such a wonderful card, and I'd love if it got reprinted. Anyways, the deck looks solid, though one suggestion I had was Countervailing Winds
Later in the game, it can become one of the most powerful counterspells because of how many cards you'd have in your graveyard, while still being incredibly cheap, Plus you can always cycle it if necessary. (Unfortunately, because the discard part of Cycling is an active cost, it MUST go to the graveyard, even if Library of Leng is out)
3 weeks ago
Ok in this kind of deck you need options to slow your opponent and more mill options, I recommend putting in at least 2 Abandoned Sarcophagus to recast your cycling mill spells, with that I would replace Cancel with Countervailing Winds as you would have a fair amount of cards in your graveyard and you can recast it from the sarcophagus. I would put 4 Ipnu Rivulet and 4 Desert of the Mindful to avoid flooding and add extra mill from the rivulet. To add stall to the deck Id add 4 Winds of Rebuke and if you have the money a pair of River's Rebuke if you dont then run the budget alternative Floodwaters which also has cycling. Also consider some Essence Scatters and Censors as some better counter magic.
3 weeks ago
General good cards in these colors:
- Glint-Sleeve Siphoner
- Glimmer of Genius
- Torrential Gearhulk
- Regal Caracal
- Cast Out
- The Scarab God
- Search for azcanta
- Settle the Wreckage
- Hostage Taker
- Supreme Will
Cards that help the Call for Unity strategy:
Good cards for a cycling strategy:
1 month ago
@sylvannos, thank you so much for taking the time to give me such detailed and thoughtful feedback! I have made a few adjustments as a result, based on the cards that I have on hand and how much I am willing to overhaul the deck without playing more. I definitely need some Detention Spheres and Glacial Fortress. I don't have Logic Knot I don't think, I'll have to check. I put in Countervailing Winds as a sub which is pretty similar. I replaced Niblis of Frost with Venser, Shaper Savant and shuffled around some of my counters. I also ordered some Disenchants based in part on a previous comment. Do you think I need four Serum Visions and four Opt? That's a lot of card draw and they aren't that different. Also, I have a bunch of Repeal. What do you think of that as a counterspell?
2 months ago
Derp! Can't believe I forgot to mention that one. It's a decent hard counter later on. Cycling helps get it into your graveyard for the snake.