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Pre-release Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Casual Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
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Counter target spell. If the spell is countered this way, remove it from the game with three time counters on it instead of putting it into its owner's graveyard. If it doesn't have suspend, it gains suspend. (At the beginning of its owner's upkeep, remove a counter from that card. When the last is removed, the player plays it without paying its mana cost. If it's a creature, it has haste.)

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Boza on Feedback for U/W flicker tempo

20 hours ago

Now, while there is merit to the deck and archetype, I think your approach is wrong. And take it from someone who has won several FNMs with blink decks.

You have to leverage the tempo advantage from flicekring into a game win, but you have to focus into that. Here is a multiple fnm winning list of the archetype, that has not been updated in months though it should still work fine - Azorious MORPHine trip.

Since you have the aether vial, which is an expensive piece of the deck, I highly recommend the esper version with the best modern counterspell Delay - ProcEspers.

Both decks have descriptions to show what they do and have been tested out extensively.

Andar on Oloro Stuff

5 days ago

Outs:
- Chalice of Life  Flip: Isn't the worst card in Oloro, but isn't all that reliable either.
- Darksteel Plate: I've seen you play this card a bunch of times, and most of the time it just sits there, all menacingly. Problem is - your deck doesn't plan to use creatures often, so the plate also won't be used either.
- Dreamstone Hedron: Ramp is great, but expensive ones that produce colorless mana can be iffy since they're often easy targets right after you play them. Gilded Lotus can at least let you cast counterspells after you tap all your lands to play it.
- Orzhov Keyrune: This one is just personal preference from me. I don't like 3 mana artifact ramp most of the time. (Chromatic Lantern and Darksteel Ingot are much better) It's up to you if you wanna take it out or not.
- Sun Droplet: This card is very slow and you could easily replace it with something better.
- Subversion: It may seem like a decent drain effect, but it's not that great since it's 5 mana and makes you wait til your next upkeep before it does anything.
- Thought Reflection: Decent card, but 7 mana is pretty costly. Up to you if you wanna keep it.
- Celestial Force: It's nice to instantly gain life each upkeep, but 8 mana for basically just a vanilla creature otherwise isn't really good.
- Pontiff of Blight: Extort is nice for your deck, but your deck doesn't have many creatures to take advantage of the pontiff. Up to you if you wanna keep this guy if you wanna add more creatures.
- Skirge Familiar: I think this card would be a lot better if your deck was more combo focused.
- Azorius Chancery: These types of lands will flat out screw you over if they get destroyed or Blood Mooned.

Cards you definitely should add (won't cost you a whole lot):
- Crested Sunmare: Easily synergizes with Oloro and provides very solid creatures for defensive/offensive plays.
- Aetherflux Reservoir: The win condition you've been looking for. It's a pretty funny card honestly, but works very well with Oloro once you get him going.
- Alhammarret's Archive: Simply synergizes well with Oloro.
- Felidar Sovereign: Not sure how the others would feel about alternative win conditions, but if everyone' okay with it, this guy can most likely win you some games.
- Karlov of the Ghost Council: An awesome card. Can help control the board or becomes a big body to swing with.
- Delay, Counterspell, Swan Song, Negate: Good, cheap counterspells you should at least be running.
- Sphinx's Revelation: Put that ramping to good use.
- Anguished Unmaking, Cyclonic Rift: Must-have control instants.
- Supreme Verdict, Merciless Eviction, Fumigate: Excellent board wipes to go with Oloro.
- Clever Impersonator: This guy's incredibly flexible and can be useful in just about any situation.
- Mana Confluence: Almost exactly another copy of City of Brass.
- Temple of Enlightenment, Temple of Silence, Temple of Deceit: These will make your mana base a tad bit more consistent while helping you a bit with your next draw as well.
- Diabolic Tutor/Dark Petition/more tutors: Your deck would be more consistent if it had more tutors.
- Brainstorm: Generally a good blue card to manipulate your deck/hand a bit at an instant.

Suggestions (Some are costly, but very worth it for Oloro):
- Grave Titan: Just a powerhouse in general. Just like Crested Sunmare, Grave Titan will give you excellent battlefield presence.
- Whip of Erebos: If you do add more creatures like Grave Titan, this card can be very good for your life gain strategy.
- Sun Titan: One of my favorites. Can grab back some useful stuff, even land.
- Soul Warden, Soul's Attendant, Suture Priest, Auriok Champion: The soul sisters. You shouldn't include all of them at once though. Just keep them in mind since they're good against creature-heavy decks.
- Consecrated Sphinx: Costly, but worth.
- Kambal, Consul of Allocation: Punishes spell-slinging decks, and generally nice if he sticks around.
- Ayli, Eternal Pilgrim: She can be good if you can keep your life total high enough.
- Sanguine Sacrament: Pretty nice for the deck's game plan at instant speed.
- Demonic Tutor: Arguably the best tutor you can find, but the price tag will probably turn you away. But... Greatness, at any cost.. Right?
- Enlightened Tutor, Mystical Tutor, Vampiric Tutor: Excellent tutors, but expensive (although Mystical Tutor is only around $5; not a whole lot compared to Vampiric Tutor).- Austere Command: Another one of my favorites. Very flexible, and doesn't cost a whole lot either.
- Torment of Hailfire: This card will probably make everyone hate you, but it's a fantastic card nonetheless.
- Leyline of Anticipation: One of the best blue enchantments in my opinion. Allows you to intimidate everyone just by playing a land on your turn.
- Crawlspace: Good against creature-heavy decks.
- Talisman of Dominance, Talisman of Progress, Fellwar Stone: Some decent and cheap mana rocks if you want more ramp.
- Decree of Pain: A good tempo swing in your favor if there are a ton of creatures in play. Kinda costly to play though.
- Hallowed Fountain, Godless Shrine, Watery Grave: Shock lands. Excellent at increasing consistency with mana bases. They're even better with the Fetch lands. All of these lands are very costly though.
- Flooded Plains, Marsh Flats, Polluted Delta: Example Fetch lands you could use.
- Ponder, Preordain: Cheap cantrips for a little more consistency.
- Maze of Ith, Kor Haven: Decent control lands.
- Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth, Cabal Coffers: Generates a ton of mana if you get them together.
- Expedition Map: Can help getting the above lands or any land you need.
- Crypt Ghast: Synergizes very well with Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth, but is overall decent for your deck.



That's all I can think of for now. I can post more for you if I think of anything else.

Razulghul on Reaver - Silas/Tymna Stax

3 weeks ago

jeacaveo good eye lol. Cyclonic Rift was in the list but mostly got removed for more of a counter package. I still dont know if it would be preferred over a counterspell like Delay even if you made room but it's debatable.

Chromatic Star is actually pretty useful in my limited testing. Color fixing early can be crucial, later it can be used to draw a card and help keep tempo. It's been great so far but if you have a better suggestion let me know.

Rhystic Study is kind of a meta call. It could easily be replaced by something with a little more gas like Ad Nauseam/Memory Jar maybe? Depending on the opponents study can be pretty great though.

Lion's Eye Diamond is a hangover from when I tried bomberman combo out in the list. I haven't tested it enough to be sure of it's inclusion in the right hand it can give you a huge T1/2 lead but again I might cut it.

As for ramp Talismans/signets were considered but slots are a lot more limited since we don't have access to good mana dorks. Blood pod runs like 30 creatures I believe? We have half that number and are expecting to get some beats in each turn on 3 opponents. I think Chief Engineer, Etherium Sculptor and Foundry Inspector go a long way in breaking parity here. So far I have not been in a game and wished for 2cc ramp honestly.

What kind of removal would you suggest Here? I think the deck is almost on par with blood pod which I used as my main inspiration. It could probably use one maybe two more if you can fit it in.

AllhydeNoJekyll on Jhoira, Master of Suspense

3 weeks ago

I'm not entirely sure what theme you are going for, but I think some of your categoriesneed to be more focused towards a set of win-cons, and about half of each be able to functionwithout Jhoira explicitly.

  • I'm fairly certain Matt had said that the Chance Encounter with Frenetic Efreet doesn't work, but I'm not sure about that. Even if that's not the case, why this particular combo? I feel as if there are stronger ones to go in Jhoira

  • Usually people use Firemind's Foresight to search up specific win conditions, or powerful X cost cards. I'm not seeing a whole lot for you to search for in this matter.

  • On that note, I think you should be really careful about your optimism with suspending things with your commander. Average Case Scenario you will play her with five mana up, suspend one thing in response to someone immediately trying to kill her, or she won't hit at all due to counterspells. A lot of your spells take for granted the fact that she will always be on the field like an enchantment you start with (see your draw category). Our meta usually consists of heavy boardWipes and consistent counterspells you can thank your boyfriend and Luke for that.

|Cards that must be cut|These are cards that are bad enough they shouldn't be in the deck at all or they have an equivalent card that is also on theme. - For example, there are a wide array of counterspells that are infinitely better/cheaper than Cancel, but Delay is one mana less and lets you control the board in your favor while being incredibly on theme (Delay a Board Wipe and remove the suspend counters, or add more as you need, etc other uses). In any case there are a wide variety of cards that should replace Cancel. Eg., 'strictly better Dissolve, Dissipate, Disallow, Izzet Charm etc.

- Thirst- Izzet Cluestone- Reduce to Dreams- Divination- Nevinyrral's Disk    - I've sort of brought my grade for this card down a little bit in recent times, the fact      that it can't save you on a draw really hurts the card and the purpose of boardWipes.       Still a great card, but not as powerful in decks that aren't focused on recurring       artifacts.
  • You have Mana Geyser listed under Ramp, when really this effect is called a 'Ritual', named for the card Dark Ritual. Besides semantics, it's a great card, but shouldn't be considered when determining how much Ramp you have in the deck. Without it, 8-9 should be more than enough anyways. As a side note, consider Reiterate, it can go infinite with Mana Geyser.

  • You have several components to Mill Combos, which is a set of great of powerful effects, but to devote to the strategy itself of mill would require a subset of 15-30 cards in that nature. Unless that is your desire, it would be best to remove non-combo pieces such as Fraying Sanity.

  • Sphinx of the Final Word is not a counterspell, but is under the category of 'counters'.

|Cards I do not understand the purpose of, but are neat|- Sphinx of the Final Word- Clone Legion- Control Magic- Eternal Dominion- Telepathy

Infiniteomniscience on Help with a Worldfire+Delay deck

4 weeks ago

I want to make a Worldfire deck that uses Delay to kill people after Worldfire resolves. What other cards could I add?

BabyK on I won the spelling bee 777 times !

1 month ago

Add Brainstorm, throw in Rakdos Signet, Dimir Signet, and Izzet Signet. I would try to find room for Delay, Spell Pierce, and Remand. Swap Doom Blade out for Go for the Throat. It hits a wider range of problematic commanders like Yidris, Tasigur, Jeleva, etc.

Curse of chains can't be used in this deck, but Propaganda and Rhystic Study can. I would also take out Riddleform. I can't see it making a huge impact. Kiln Fiend would be better if you wanted an effect like that, but still not good. Enigma Drake gets worse as the game goes on,since Kess exiles spells you cast from your graveyard. So I would consider dropping it.

Let me know what you think of my suggestions and if you would like more.

Bchong on Stack Attack

1 month ago

I realize that some of these cards are combo pieces but the point of most stax decks is that you resolve a Thorn of Amethyst Smokestack or a Trinisphere and then you hopefully can ramp into Brago on turn 2 the finish off your opponents.

You are missing Clock of Omens WindfallProbably should add the Dramatic Reversal and Isochron Scepter combo

For me if somebody is playing cards over 5 CMC (besides one or 2 in their deck) I am not worried because I can't just win before they can possibly cast it. Especially since you are running Staxs.

The reason I think some of the really good cards in your deck are too slow is because your stax pieces are going to slow you down and you will not be able to cast them.

''Remove Palinchron, why, when it negates the detrimental effects of Winter Orb, Static Orb, or even Tangle Wire, for me?''

Well you have to be playing an insane amount of ramp anyways to hopefully cast Brago on turn 2. So you won't be limited by the amount of lands that you have. In addition you aren't running the Hide Tide combo.

One of the less scary thing in EDH is creatures. If somebody is actually planning to kill you by swinging creatures at you then you should even be worried. The only time it is bad then you are playing Ad Nauseam storm or your opponent is playing elves and will OTK you with Craterhoof Behemoth.

The only relevant clone effect you will probably get is Copy Artifact cause you can copy Sol Ring or Mana Vault. Other than that you should just be staxing them anyways meaning they can't play anything.

Angel of Invention this is bad because it is a win more card. It is a part of a 3 card combo which doesn't make you win the game. This is besides the fact that it is a 5 CMC card and hard to cast.

In terms of counterspells things like Delay Swan Song Force of Will Spell Pierce Negate Mental Misstep Trickbind are just better and easier to cast than a traditional Counterspell or Disallow and will end up being more useful against you scary opponents that actually interact with you. If you look at other people's deck you will be surprised at how little interaction people actually run. This means that most of the time at the worst you are playing a 2v1 or even a 0v1.

I think is the the difference in our mindset. You are trying to go for more value in your deck but all you need is to sculpt your hand by turn 4 at the worst and slam down enough stax to make your opponents stop playing the game.

sonnet666 on KillDatBUG

1 month ago

It and the Walking Ballista are really what I'm most interested in.

I throw in the Delay and the 2 Ravenous Traps on my end. That's like $4 in your favor. How bout it?

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