This is a very nice deck you have here! I swear I've seen something like it before... ;) When I look at your deck, I see that you are in kind of a limbo in between an enchantment based deck, and a spell based deck. If you want to go all out spells or enchantments (you don't have too), then here's what I would suggest; For enchantments, get a bunch of cool low-mana enchantments like Dragon Mantle , Stratus Walk , Dragon Grip etc. and combine 'em with one or two Riptide Chimera and Brood Keeper . The enchantment maneuver provides more cool synergy, but here we are (moslty) playing stuff sorcery speed. If we want to go over to the spell side of things, you can go either burn with Lightning Strike s, Magma Jet s, and Magma Spray s, or cantrips like Defiant Strike , Coordinated Assault , and Crypsis , or a combination of the two. This lets us play stuff whenever we like, with all of our instant speed spells. Either way, you get your boost from the Jeskai Ascendancy .
If you're using Crypsis for evasion, I'd SB it for Aqueous Form . I'd also recommend Dragon Mantle for card draw. I would also think about adding Stormbreath Dragon in the SB for decks that play white.
Hoo-wee! That is certainly different. I do like it though, and I feel like it's a step in the right direction. I'm liking the inclusion of Crypsis , most people don't ever see that coming lol. I also like the Curse of the Swine in the mainboard, since it's almost always useful in the meta. The one thing I do not like is the Arbiter of the Ideal . A great card, don't get me wrong, but seems way too slow for THIS deck. If you could Convoke it out, I'd say absolutely, but the fact that you MUST wait until turn 6 to cast it leaves a bad taste in my mouth. You should be very close to winning by turn 6, if not already, and I don't see Arbiter being that guy that gets the last bit through. To me, Keranos in that spot does way more for you in terms of advantage. He costs one less for one thing, but he also gives you a free Bolt or free card every turn! C'mon, man!! Don't listen to those that say "aww, well he won't be a creature so you won't get full value" ::makes fart noises::. Dude, a 5cmc enchantment that lets you draw or Bolt every turn is well worth it, believe me. Not to mention that with the new additions, you're much closer to achieving devotion requirements so the angle of him being a creature is now a possibility again. All in all, I love the new list and believe you're well upon the path of righteousness! Oh and btw, Colossus of Akros , f*ckin hilarious dude, I love it. XD I also love the new deck name!
skozzkozz What's your opinion on Arbiter of the Ideal because it could allow me to bring in things for free each turn, only 10 cards, Ensoul Artifact , Shrapnel Blast , Crypsis , are the ones that would not be able to be put into play for free.
Standard_Failure, thanks for the feedback.
I see your concern about Crypsis . I put it on the deck as a form of combat trick for defense, not offense. With it, I can, for instance, not lose a scorpion for a firststriker... Believe it or not, it has done some damage to my opponent's strategy when he tried get rid of vortex elemental with a creature ability, and I countered it with Crypsis and got rid of a fatty creature.
I made this deck based on cards that I own, that's why it seems a bit random. But you have a good point. I'll think about replacing Crypsis .
I realized my deck had a fatal flaw in that it can't deal with tiny creatures and tokens so I added some Ratchet Bombs to fix that.
I took out the first two cards mainly because they aren't Modern legal but also because I had to make room for Crypsis and Tribute, both amazing cards for this deck.
Hey reipei, I've actually thought a bit about your suggestions here. And if this deck didn't do what it di, and was more of a reasonable mid-range thing, I would totally agree. But this deck's sole goal is to slingshot dead fatties out with Whip of Erebos . That process is triggered mostly by Disciple of Deceit , which needs an engine. Hence Triton Tactics . For any other deck, it's a way mediocre card - I mean at least traditionally in MTG, cards that increase toughness (and thus defense) are inherently thought to be inferior. But in this deck it's a powerhouse, because it gains me a turn on girl's ability and taps my opponent's big attacker next turn (assuming I block it).
However, Crypsis is sorta cool too.
|0.02 TIX||0.02 TIX|
|Avg. draft pick||11.25|
|Avg. cube pick||11.48|
|Commander / EDH||Legal|
|Born of the Gods||Common|