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|Planechase 2012 Edition||Common|
|2011 Core Set||Common|
|Promo set for Gatherer||Common|
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Search your library for up to two basic land cards, reveal those cards, and put one onto the battlefield tapped and the other into your hand. Then shuffle your library.
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6 hours ago
Wild Research has a color identity, and is not legal for your deck.
The only way I can think of to attach lots of auras to Uril at the same time is to play Retether, Open the Vaults, or Replenish while you have Uril out and a lot of auras in the graveyard already. Either that or play Primal Surge and hope you don't hit a non-permanent. Up to you whether you think either of those are a good idea.
The ONLY ways for you to deal infect damage with Uril in Naya colors are Grafted Exoskeleton and Triumph of the Hordes. There are no other cards that grant infect to a creature outside of blue and black.
Symmetrical card draw is very bad in EDH, since it just gives people more gas to answer you or win the game ahead of you. Font of Mythos, Horn of Greed, Howling Mine, Omen Machine, Temple Bell, and Rites of Flourishing should all be cut. Wheel of Fortune and Reforge the Soul are usually better because you can wait to cast them until you have no hand and your opponents have lots of cards, but you actually have better options in green, so I'd recommend cutting at least Reforge.
Replace with the following: Sram, Senior Edificer, Kor Spiritdancer, Rishkar's Expertise, Sage's Reverie, Soul's Majesty, Abzan Beastmaster, Mesa Enchantress, Verduran Enchantress, and Eidolon of Blossoms (maybe).
You also NEED better ramp. Tithe, Cultivate, Journey of Discovery, Elfhame Sanctuary, and Kodama's Reach are all sub-par and should be cut. 41 lands is also WAY too high. You'll be able to ramp much more consistantly if you cut that down. You can go down to 35 lands without a problem, and then after that you can cut one land for every 0 CMC mana rock you add to the deck. (Don't worry about Exploration, Burgeoning, and Oracle of Mul Daya being less effective. The extra draw factor will offset that. I would probably cut Azuza though, since she doesn't give you much if you aren't flooded with land.) Out of your lands, Jungle Shrine, Maze of Ith, Mikokoro, Center of the Sea, and Temple of the False God are all kind of bad and could be cut. Some better utility lands would be Kessig Wolf Run and Hall of the Bandit Lord.
All of the following are better ramp than you have: Mana Crypt, Mox Diamond, Chrome Mox, Lotus Petal, Lotus Bloom, Ancient Tomb, Nature's Lore, Three Visits, Coalition Relic, Boros Signet, Selesnya Signet, Gruul Signet, Llanowar Elves, Fyndhorn Elves, Elvish Mystic, Avacyn's Pilgrim, Dryad Arbor (tutored off of Green Sun's Zenith, Harrow, Crop Rotation (into Ancient Tomb), Gemstone Caverns, Chromatic Lantern (maybe), Joraga Treespeaker (maybe), Skyshroud Claim (maybe), Trace of Abundance (maybe), Fertile Ground (maybe), Utopia Sprawl (maybe), and Wild Growth (maybe). You may also want to consider Herald of the Pantheon or Hero of Iroas to reduce the cost of your spells.
Now, on to the auras. You have a ton of auras that don't really do... anything? I get that you want to buff Uril as much as possible, but EDH is format of card advantage, and you really shouldn't be playing cards that just read, "your commander gets +2/+2."
I would cut all of the following Abzan Runemark, Angelic Destiny (this really doesn't give you much for 4 mana), Asha's Favor, Burrowing, Call To Serve, Cave Sense, Crown of Awe, Dust Corona, Eternal Warrior, Griffin Guide, Gryff's Boon, Inviolability (He already going to be the biggest thing around, why do you need this?), Murder Investigation (You have no support for these tokens.), Nimbus Wings, Serra's Embrace, Triclopean Sight, Vigilance, and Vow of Duty.
And here's what I recommend in their place:
Extra protection for your commander: Shielded by Faith, Spider Umbra, Hyena Umbra, Felidar Umbra, Bear Umbra, and Flickerform. (Speaking of protection, Tajuru Preserver, Grand Abolisher, Vexing Shusher, Gaea's Herald, and Sigarda, Host of Herons are all good ways to make sure Uril can't be messed with.)
Also put in Spirit Loop. It's cheap and comes back if Uril leaves play somehow.
Other miscellaneous stuff:
Heliod's Pilgrim, Open the Armory, and Plea for Guidance are other tutors you could include. Open the Armory also grabs Grafted Exoskeleton and Helm of the Gods if you put them in, so I'd recommend it.
Nomad Mythmaker might make a useful recovery tool.
Mayael's Aria buffs Uril, gains you life, and can straight up win the game for you, nuff said.
If you can find the space, you could really use better board control to deal with problem permanents. Here are some good removal spells in your colors: Swords to Plowshares, Beast Within, Chaos Warp, Oblation, Krosan Grip, Oblivion Ring, Qasali Pridemage, Return to Dust, Hull Breach, Winds of Rath, Chandra's Ignition, Austere Command, and Wrath of God.
And that's all I can think of at the moment. Good luck.
14 hours ago
I run a similar voltron deck with Sigarda, Host of Herons at the helm. I started with a similar mindset to yourself in that I thought "big payoff" ramp like Cultivate and Kodama's Reach were the only way to go but in truth you want faster cards like Carpet of Flowers, Birds of Paradise,Devoted Druid, as well as the fast mana artifacts (I.e. Mana Crypt, Sol Ring, etc). Essentially if your goal is to have Uril out by turn three, you're going to need immaculate mana and ramp that costs < 3 cmc.
I 100% agree with cklise. I use the enchantress engine to maintain card advantage and can confirm that it works wonders for the deck.
Next, cut the group hug cards. Voltron should never be looking to make allies at the table. More people means more chances to lose your general to a board wipe or Arcane Lighthouse.
Your curve is ~2.5 with your highest cmc card being 6. You do not need 41 lands!
Another common mistake I see with decks that are trying to go faster in an this style deck is the inclusion of Serra's Sanctum. A majority of your permanents are aura's. Sanctum does nothing to help get Uril out and is most of the time going to produce no mana before you have him on board. Sure it's great late game, but to get a faster start early mana production is crucial. Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx will work better if you're just looking to do things like cast Three Dreams and play all the aura's you fetch during later turns.
Lastly, design the deck such that your enchantments cater to the way you win - getting to 11 power + double strike or Ancestral Mask with a plethora of enchantments. In Uril's case you are most likely going to need some evasion as well.
I could essentially sit here all day and spout all the things I've learned from playing and improving a voltron enchantress deck for the past 6 months, but this is your this is your deck to design not mine.
Nevertheless, if you have the time or will take a look at my Sigarda list. I'm not saying my deck is perfect, but hopefully it will reinforce what myself as well as others in the comments are suggesting.
19 hours ago
Cool deck! But Cultivate is not a judge promo, it was a FNM promo.
And since you're playing Tooth and Nail, maybe you would be interested in Defense of the Heart judge promo.
Also linking Nissa's Pilgrimage for reference.
1 day ago
Nice list, definitely +1 from me.
You could trim down the land count to 37 lands I think, also you're playing 2 colors, so unless a land that ETB tapped grants you some nice ability, I would try to avoid them as you shouldn't really have mana issues (I am not a fan of the hideaway lands).
2 days ago
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2 days ago
I would run them all, and do in my Omnath build, but I think at least 4 or 5 total ramp spells are needed. Perilous Forays is great as it allows you to sac an elemental to get the bolt effect and then get a new elemental with the Omnath trigger; pure value.For card draw I have found Carnage Altar and Shamanic Revelation great. The efficiency of Skullclamp could e increased with a few sac outlets. Magmaw is an elemental and a useful sac outlet all in one.Last suggestion is Clan Defiance. I am never lacking targets and this is almost always a 3 for one.
3 days ago
Definitely need more ramp spells. By ramp, I mean any card that lets you add more mana than you should have on that turn (examples are cards like Sol Ring or Kodama's Reach). If you don't have the mana to cast your big spells, than it doesn't matter that those spells will change the game; you can't cast them! My suggestion is to add 4 lands and 7 more ramp spells, such as Selesnya Signet, Worn Powerstone, Explosive Vegetation, Rampant Growth, Cultivate, Dromoka Monument, and Wood Elves