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Price & Acquistion
4 hours ago
Thanks for the comments everyone! Sorry for the late response. I posted this yesterday, but I think I was having some connection problems.
FastIsFaster I actually really like your idea of Insidious Will, but I will have to see how prominent Banefire is before I make that decision. As for Chromium, the Mutable, I think control decks will be quite prominent in the M19 meta making Chromium a huge mirror-breaker in the control matchup. The Scarab God can do this as well, but unlike Chromium, it runs the risk of being countered or targeted with something like Vraska's Contempt. I did consider playing Seal Away initially, but as I have access to black I believe that Cast Down is better. The combination of the full playset of Fatal Push, the three Cast Down, and the Essence Scatter actually make my early game spot removal quite strong, and if I have been able to use my removal spells efficiently, I shouldn't have to cast Settle the Wreckage until the late game. After their board is empty, the Vraska's Contempts and Disallows should clean up whatever is left before I drop a huge threat like Teferi, Torrential Gearhulk, or Chromium.
CosiestMicrobe09 While I do like Moment of Craving, I don't really know what to cut for it. Cast Down is the card that seems the most likely to cut, but there are a lot of bigger creatures in the format right now and I don't really want to take out a spell that kills almost anything. As for playing Fumigate, I'm waiting to see how prominent artifacts are as I do really like the look of Cleansing Nova. If artifact decks aren't really a concern, I will definitely put Fumigate back in. I'm not sure what it could replace in the mainboard though.
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Oh and put Disallow in your sideboard or Essence Scatter, something that can counter a creature with an etb effect b.c you need answers to creatures like gearhulk or they will get the etb trigger even if you remove it later. Once you move negate to mb you habe 2 free spots for a couple disallow.
1 week ago
No Teferi, Hero of Dominaria.... :(
But budget UW control is a thing, so I'll go with that.
If you want me to playtest for you, or want more suggestions, leave a comment on my wall and I'll take a look at your deck.
1 week ago
Great deck and sideboard...
Have you considered Baral, Chief of Compliance? Frankly, I think it would be a great card to make all of your instant/sorcery spells cheaper and would be a great addition.
Vraska's Contempt is generally better than Settle the Score, and in an aggressive meta like yours the lifegain is probably better than the ability to place two loyalty counters on Jaya (if you have her).
I really like the lack of creatures here, as that could actually be a benefit against aggressive decks that use cards like Goblin Chainwhirler to make your board literal hell.
Creative deck, I'm curious to see how it evolves over time!
1 week ago
My big problems always seem to be closing. I feel like I am always very close to winning, but just can't pull it off. What cards do you think need to be cut?