|Commander / EDH||Legal|
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|Masterpiece Series: Amonkhet Invocations (AKHMPS)||Common|
|Eternal Masters (EMA)||Uncommon|
|Duel Decks: Jace vs. Chandra (DD2)||Common|
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You may return an Island you control to its owner's hand rather than pay Daze's mana cost.
Counter target spell unless its controller pays .
4 days ago
Thanks for the input and the kind words!
I really like Disrupting Shoal , but having too many copies could be bad if the opponent doesn't have a big density of spells with coverted mana cost 2 or less, since it is a dead card in those circumstances. Also, I don't like 2 for 1'ing myself too much before finding a card draw enchantment, which could happen. Lastly, with the possibilities that Modern Horizons brings to the table, Mono Blue Tempo could climb back to the top of the metagame... so I'm remaining patient until I know which cards are inserted into Modern. (Cards like Flusterstorm , Daze , Counterspell and Back to Basics could turn this deck into a mean tempo machine!!! But they would also require major deck tech changes to make work to their best.
6 days ago
Hey thanks for commenting! I agree the decks response to Blood Moon is inconsistent. If you check out the counter-play section I have a little bit on it. Right now I have Chill and All Is Dust in my sideboard as responses too it. I've been thinking about Engineered Explosives but only run two colors. Due to the lack of basic lands as you pointed out have stayed away from Krosan Grip , but may have to reassess it. Daze actually could work with the Breeding Pool but only if they are tapped out. The reason I went with All Is Dust is because I found the likelihood of me getting those singular basic lands was little to none in games where I hadn't already dropped a huge amount of lands into play and I found All Is Dust to have more potential sideboard uses against other things, and could be played after Blood Moon enters play because of the colorless cost.
Ancient Tomb , making that change now. I originally didn't have it in there because I was using them all in EDH decks but now that the deck has evolved to be more competitive I can't believe that didn't occur to me to change.
I'm curious about Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth , can you explain it? What exactly is the value of it? I have seen other people running it in deck list but I think I'm missing something obvious, just haven't seen it in action in a lands deck.
Life from the Loam I'm gonna pass on. Just because I am already pulling lands so quickly with Manabond + Treasure Hunt and one of the biggest Achilles heels I've seen with the mainstream Lands deck that relies on Dredge is it gets toasted by sideboards that have Leyline of the Void , Surgical Extraction , or Rest in Peace on hand.
6 days ago
Cool idea: feels quite a bit like a nice variant of the Oops All Lands deck that I see not so infrequently. Here are some thoughts (that might not have hurt too much):
- Do you have a way to consistently deal with Blood Moon ? It's not looking like it, so I would recommend Engineered Explosives , Krosan Grip , or counterspells like Daze . Maybe one or two basics could be good to provide the extra colors you'd need.
- Life from the Loam is a possibility for you to get more land cards at record speed, plus you can dump more lands into your graveyard (for more fun!).
- Pendelhaven , if used judiciously, is an extra boost for your manlands. Plus, it's green.
- I commonly see Karakas in sideboards or main decks, because a lot of creatures running around that can cause problems are legendary. While off color, it's maybe not a bad idea for the bonus effect.
- I don't like Temple of the False God in here. I'd think Ancient Tomb might serve you better... or maybe run a copy of Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth .
1 week ago
Also: Being a mono colored deck I would change out your conuterspells that are conditional for ones that are less of.
1 week ago
If you want to work with Foil, it's a really good idea to include some Daze s and some Gush es because you're not going to want to rely on just drawing Islands. Also include Ash Barrens in your mana base once you have one.
1 week ago
I think Baleful Strix is the most realistic of those three cards to be reprinted. Daze and Counterspell aren't unreasonable, but honestly I kind of hope Counterspell doesn't become legal in Modern. It's neat seeing decks forced to use alternative counters. Counterspell would make a ton of them obsolete and remove some diversity from the format.
1 week ago
Counterspell probably wouldn't be too powerful for modern. Logic Knot and Mana Leak kinda suck; it's a little sad that modern doesn't have a counterspell that isn't embarrassing to play. With the prevalence of Cavern of Souls I find it HIGHLY unlikely that counterspells will ever be too powerful for modern.
I know from budget legacy that you have to do a little work to get Daze to function with shocklands. It's a pretty major deckbuilding restriction, especially in modern. All the same I'd love to see something appear that can play it. I think you could get UR Delver to function with turn 1 Island into turn 2 UR land.
Baleful Strix would be an amazing equalizer between the stupid creature aggro decks (looking at you humans and spirits and phoenix) and fair decks. Seriously, screw those decks. I'm sick of one-for-one removal not being good enough. The card is laughable in the face of bigger decks like Tron.
2 weeks ago
Thinking over this some, I expect we are likely to see cards that are commensurate with Modern's current power level, but too powerful for standard. I suspect they will not want too much powercreep, and will aim for preserving the "Turn 4 Format" of Modern.
To that end, I would not be surprised if they printed powerful, interesting cards with unusual effects not currently represented in Modern, as opposed to cards that are a strict improvement on what we already have.
Counterspell would be a strict improvement on a whole range of commonly-used counterspells in Modern. A Modern-legal reprint would greatly disrupt the format. Wizards has, since Modern's inception, made it quite clear two mana only buys you a conditional/avoidable counter.
Daze might be a better option for a reprint. It's a conditional counter for two, with some added utility (with the downside that they only have to pay , as opposed to Mana Leak 's ). This would be a pretty scary card in Modern, since even a tappedouted player could be a threat, but I do not think it will be too disruptive.
Gush is one I could see being reprinted.
Force of Will would be devastating for Modern. It works in Legacy because Legacy has so many hyper-fast cards that you often need a Turn 0 answer to threats. Modern does not have that problem that needs fixing.
Now, for what I want to see reprinted in Modern: Benalish Hero , and all that would imply for the set. I suspect I am in a very small minority on this, and that none of that minority is in a position to make that dream come true. Sighs.
Daze occurrence in decks from the last year
All decks: 1.13%
Commander / EDH:
All decks: 0.01%