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Dissipation Field Discussion
1 week ago
1x Telepathy for the side.
RoarMaster on Melek
1 month ago
R/U always has issues with enchantments, thats just a handicap that those colors have, and you dont have much in the way of answers honestly. Aside from Chaos Warp, you are basically relying on blues ability to counterspell/bounce for these things. Yes its rough, but hey, you wanted a challenge, right? ;)
There are ways to dissuade people from attacking you, although if you are wanting to stick to inst/sorc, its pretty limited. Illusionist's Gambit, Disrupt Decorum, and weird stuffs like that can offer temporary protection while being instants. Otherwise, you are looking at adding more artifacts and enchantments that will protect and dissuade attacks. Collective Restraint is a shitty propaganda here, Meekstone can slow things down but doesnt solve token threats well, and Dissipation Field taxes pretty good but can allow your opponents to re-use ETB creatures n stuff. Bonfire of the Damned could be added to your burn list, since it shouldnt be hard to get it on the top of your deck when you need it. Volcanic Vision is also a good add.
As far as ramping goes, there is a lot of static ramp effects for inst/sorc. You have quite a few in your SB already, and Id suggest adding a few if you are intending on doing a lot of spellcasting each turn. I would not suggest arcane melee however, its symmetrical effect can be rough I have found.
If you are wanting to keep all of that artifact ramp in there though, I would suggest switching some around for draw effects, such as Commander's Sphere, Mind Stone, ect, as they can be very useful drawing past non-inst/sorc when needed.
Its hard to get any decent lifegain in these colors and without much in the way of creatures. I mean, Basilisk Collar is probably your best bet...? haha
Random secret tech, Bosium Strip.
Final advice, run more topdeck manipulation. If you want to be all tricksy, run a bunch of the instant ones to make some super convoluted stacks with Melek out. It can get pretty nutso.
Impulse, Spy Network, Trickery Charm, and Telling Time are probably the go-to cards for that. Otherwise theres a bunch of sorcery ones, must haves being Ponder, Preordain, and the MVP Mystic Speculation. Portent and Index also pull their weight here. But if you want to be more proactive with your topdeck manipulation, theres stuff like Discombobulate, Condescend, and Fated Conflagration.
1 month ago
I really like the idea! As for the deck goes: Bedlam is probably too situational to play, when you force someone to attack you are losing a way to get rid off their creatures by blocking (with your own or other players) moreover the game becomes less political intensive. Cards like Lust for War are probably worse than your Imps and other stuff like that because you can easier lose them and it becomes one time punch. Cards like No Mercy seem really good but your other cards just don't let your opponents even attack you so it doesn't make as much sense, same for Dissipation Field. One time use fogs might be nice but you have other cards that work better at stopping from attacking/punishing for it.
I hope I helped you out, write If you tested the deck!
1 month ago
Sacred Mesa gives me enough reason to add back in Fertile Ground. I’m already running Wild Growth. I’ve run all the above mentioned enchant land cards you’ve listed in previous builds of this deck and was never satisfied, even when Estrid, the Masked was the commander. Exploration and Burgeoning offer more towards ramp with inclusion of draw and Land Tax.
I’m already running Satyr Enchanter, Eidolon of Blossoms, Argothian Enchantress, Enchantress's Presence, Mystic Remora, and Sylvan Library, not to mention my Commander is a guaranteed turn 2-3 drop. Also, I can always tutor my enchantress pieces in multiple ways. Inclusion of two additional enchantress cards with double mana costs is not as good as you think.
Aurification and Dissipation Field are actually worthless pillowfort choices as Commander damage or an all out assault can still kill you when up and opponents have possiblility to reobtain their creatures. Taxing effects are often more effective to discourage assaults as well as being cheaper to cast. Elephant Grass is listed on my maybe list, but is not prime choice due to cumulative upkeep and gives no card draw unlike Mystic Remora.
Overall my deck shuts down opponents very effectively so they can’t interact with me, but I can still touch them. Either opponents die to combat damage, Commander damage, or scoop due to lack of ability. I do like that Sacred Mesa that you mentioned.
1 month ago
Earthcraft has a couple more combos that can be easily included here. By using an enchantment like Wild Growth on a basic plains, you can then use Earthcraft to combo with Luminarch Ascension and Sacred Mesa.
For ramp, include enchantments such as Fertile Ground, New Horizons, Utopia Sprawl, Overgrowth, Awakening Zone, and Weirding Wood. These will trigger your tuvasa draws and also will combo with earthcraft, and should probably be included over your signets and Thought Vessel. I would shoot for ten reliable ramp cards and ten reliable draw cards, putting in as many enchantress effects as possible.
Hope this helps! +1
2 months ago
I don't normally comment but I see someone else also loves the idea of edh mill :)
IMO in commander spells that are targeted like Fraying Sanity or Curse of the Bloody Tome are worse than global effects like Memory Erosion. It doesn't matter if it's 1v1 commander, but anything in a group setting makes them worse. Stuff like Hedron Crab and Curse of the Bloody Tome can too slow for 100 card decks. You're not guaranteed to play them early and by the time you mill 10 or 20 cards they'll have their commander and some other nonsense to just end the game. Some people play Kozilek, Butcher of Truth so milling them out is impossible without Leyline of the Void
Some cards which might help are Ashen Powder Whispering Madness Soul Manipulation Dissipation Field Quest for Ancient Secrets Avatar of Woe Body Double Consuming Aberration Guiltfeeder Nighthowler Sepulchral Primordial Wrexial, the Risen Deep Entreat the Dead Wight of Precinct Six
2 months ago
Good job on keeping it 60 cards, and its good you're keeping a 24/36 land ratio.
I will say, if you are wanting to reduce the $ Cost, consider cutting bribery down to 2 copies and adding some Archaeomancer. You can expand on that tactic to include some Boomerang bouncing for both your creatures and threatening opponent cards. After you are finished getting the spell you need from it, you can use it as a chump blocker.
Your deck is very vulnerable to tokens and aggressive decks, so consider a Dissipation Field or some AEtherize. Much of your deck doesn't even begin to lay the groundwork for it's winning strategy until late game, so consider some cheaper mind control tech like Persuasion and Mind Control or quicker ramps with mana rocks like Sol Ring or fixers like Gauntlet of Power and Caged Sun. If you like artifacts, you can do some mean things with Mindslaver and Trading Post.
Carnage Altar and Ashnod's Altar are nice to use against an opponent who can destroy your enchantments/artifacts. May also consider Memory Plunder. Treachery Is expensive, and without a lot of card draw (think Fact or Fiction ), it'll be hard to make the second ability REALLY worth it. Save some time and put one of those 5 cost control enchants out there.
Have so much stealing, the opponent can't match up, be choosy about what you take, and use counterspells for things you just don't have another answer to. Like when your opponent brings out Martial Coup with plans to Burn at the Stake next turn.
3 months ago
Just had a couple really crazy games against my girls zombie deck... it was looking like I had 3 rounds dat best left but pulled off this sick combo! Living Death + Traumatize boom! Instant horde of creatures to save the day... too bad the very next game n turn 5 my girl does this Crystal Vein + Rooftop Storm that made my Dissipation Field in hand meaningless v.v