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Disdainful Stroke Discussion
2 weeks ago
May I suggest Shadowblood Ridge instead of Temple of the False God. This filter land may help you pay for a turn 2-3 Vial Smasher the Fierce. Also Exotic Orchard and Shivan Reef are not expensive. You might want Ancient Excavation, Steam Augury, Fact or Fiction instead of Frenzied Fugue, Thought Scour and Extract from Darkness for fuel for Delve. Mind's Dilation, Sunbird's Invocation, Stolen Strategy, Fury Storm and Fevered Visions can often win the game by themselves. You might want some counterspells which can also be card advantage: Izzet Charm and Arcane Denial. Disdainful Stroke and Swan Song stop almost everything for cheap. Have you tried Phthisis? Bojuka Bog and Rakdos Charm are good against graveyard decks (which is a popular theme). You may also consider Brainstorm for better control of your draws.
2 weeks ago
Very good deck in my opinion. Maybe just that little Arcane Flight seems slow when Hadana's Climb Flip does so much more. I read that you're doing with what is around but just saying, the card kills people ;) especially now that you have Tishana.
Also the strength of the pack could be replaced by Gift of Growth which untaps a merfolk Kumena taps and attacks for more... If you find more cuts, Negate is the first counterspell you should get. Then Disdainful Stroke, Essence Scatter, ...
Have fun drowning opponents in merfolk value! It's really nice to see a thread like this on my favourite format
3 weeks ago
multimedia: Wow, thank you so much for the detailed feedback. I want to make sure I address everything you pointed out.
I completely agree with your assesment on the Syncopates. I forgot to update my decklist, but I changed out 2x Essence Scatters for 2x Syncopate and the card has had a big impact in a lot of my games. My counterspell package looks like: 4x Sabotage, 2x Syncopate, 2x Ionize, 1x Negate. I had been running the Ionizes just because it could hit any spell, but I think that having the Syncopate's in the main cover that versatility nicely. I will consider switching the 2x Ionize for 2x Essence Scatter and possible adding a Syncopate, as per your advice.
I like the suggested sideboard package a lot. I hadn't thought of a Disdainful Stroke over the third Negate, partially due to how my local meta has been building their decks, but I can definitely visualize its usefulness in some matchups. I also agree with your assessment on the Extinction & Warbosses additions, I think I just had to justify it before I pulled the trigger, haha.
I really want to run 4x Revitalize as well, as I agree that the card can be really useful in a lot of my matches. It's really hard for me to justify cutting a Chemister's Insight though, just because it is one of my favorite cards in the deck. I do find myself sideboarding a copy or two of it out though almost every match against aggro, so I'll test out the deck with 3 copies and see how it performs.
Thanks again for such a detailed review, I really appreciate the feedback!
3 weeks ago
Some cards you may want to consider.
- Deadeye Navigator will give infinite mana in combination with Peregrine Drake
- Oblivion Stone is a really nasty combo you can use with Sun Titan
- Felidar Guardian and Altar of the Brood is a good win condition with aminatou as Felidar Guardian can flicker Aminatou which then allows Aminatou to flicker Felidar Guardian, this causes infinite ETB's which will mill everyone at the table with Altar of the Brood out. Plus altar goes well with Trinket Mage which you are already running.
- I also believe you need more flicker effects so I highly recommend andy of the following; Restoration Angel, Venser, the Sojourner, Eldrazi Displacer, Eerie Interlude
- I am not a fan of Mana Leak in edh since it is very common to hold up lots of mana in the late game, I believe any of these counterspells are better while still being budget; Arcane Denial,Disdainful Stroke,Foil,Sinister Sabotage,Rewind and if you have a few dollars I highly recommend Swan Song
- And while I know this is a budget deck, I have to recommend Cyclonic Rift as it is undeniably the strongest blue card in all of EDH.
4 weeks ago
Larick9 thanks for the suggestions and upvote.
I really think Thousand-Year Storm is super cool and I want to build a deck around it, this deck I think has taken a different turn though.
4 weeks ago
2 Cast Down 3 Disdainful Stroke 4 Drowned Secrets 3 Essence Scatter 2 Induced Amnesia 3 Memorial to Genius 2 Naru Meha, Master Wizard 3 Negate 3 Opt 2 Patient Rebuilding 4 Psychic Corrosion 2 Release to the Wind 2 Sinister Sabotage 4 Thief of Sanity 4 Dimir Guildgate 10 Island 2 Murder 1 Evolving Wilds 4 Swamp
4 weeks ago
For me Disdainful Stroke has been better than essence scatter, being able to counter Teferi, Hero of Dominaria and other control finishers while also being able to deal with Lyra Dawnbringer and other cards from the Boros midrange deck, whick is a bad matchup.
1 month ago
TheAlexGnan the last few days I've been testing game 3 vs Tron whenever I have 5 minutes (with Tron sideboarded to the best of my ability). I have a decent win percentage (I haven't been tracking) but not as good as I think is necessary. I'm surprised and impressed that you're 6-6.
Surgical Extraction without a ld effect is really bad. And surgical with ld still leaves me way down on cards. I've actually lost quite a few games because I stumbled after getting them off of Tron, which seems a bit awkward.
For now I'm going up to 2 Field of Ruin and 4 Fulminator Mage and 4 Anger of the Gods in the sideboard. It's probably not correct to be all-in on those cards, but I won't know for sure unless I test a bit.
We also have Damping Sphere available. From the testing I've done with it before, it is actually really effective. They can get around it by hardcasting (like always) or with Oblivion Stone, but it might be worth looking into doing a 2-2 Fulminator-Damping split.
Disdainful Stroke is fantastic vs Tron and I can imagine how good it is vs Primeval Titan, however I really think I'll miss the extra Countersquall vs burn and storm. I'm not sure which is more relevant, but I suspect the Countersquall will win me over in the end.
I dropped the 2nd Countersquall because I found I was flooding on counterspells a little bit too much vs tron, which is a problem I noticed when playing Delver.