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Dissipation Field Discussion
1 week ago
1 month ago
Hey man! So I know I said I'd look at the Infestation version of your Black Plague deck next, but when I went to your profile, this deck caught my eye and I had a couple thoughts.
Would you consider changing this from mono-white to Esper Control? The addition of blue and black would give you some really great options for this type of "pillow fort" / stax strategy. Dissipation Field and Fatespinner are a couple cards that spring to mind, in addition to the obvious counterspell / removal / tutor options that those colors give you.
You describe this as a "troll" deck, which tells me it's not necessarily meant for competitive play. In that case, would you consider changing the deck format to Legacy or Casual instead? Because then there's several cards I'd recommend that aren't Modern-legal but that I think would be great.
I thought of a possibly very fun, stupid version of this deck! LoL. But really, you'd want to abandon Modern to make this most effective. Stuff the deck with enchantments that lock down the opponent, then on turn 7, cast Enduring Ideal , and spend the rest of the game sitting there tutoring and cheating out whatever enchantments you want. (Including Auras, and since they aren't being cast, they can actually be attached to creatures with Shroud and Hexproof!) Sphere of Safety will be one of your best cards, then! And even if you hate the idea of Enduring Ideal, you could still go enchantment heavy, in which case Idyllic Tutor is a must-include.
For some other white cards you might consider, there's Chronomantic Escape — 3 mana initial investment for full protection from combat every third turn. Michiko Konda, Truth Seeker would also be a great include, particularly against burn decks, since they don't rely on combat, which is the main thing you shut off in the current version of the deck. Finally, include a single copy of Blazing Archon in the deck to have a good play as the game goes long.
1 month ago
You might be right about Akroma. There is a lot of red and black decks in my meta, however, so I might try it out first and see how it fares.
Also, I revisited my thoughts about Ooze Flux . I decided it was more effective than Gutter Grime , due to it's potential immediate effect. Gutter is helpful for boardwipes, but not amazing at any rate since it only triggers for nontoken creatures only.
Additionally, I decided that for my meta, and because this isn't really a graveyard focused combo deck, to swap Necrotic Ooze for Necroplasm . This is also to help me shift my strategy for this deck. I tend to go all out, instead of biding my time. So, I think a slower approach to victory is what I need to employ with this deck.
Also, I'm thinking about cutting some creatures to add in more control elements to better cope with playing multiplayer games..
2 months ago
Thanks I hadn't thought of that. They both sound great! I particularly love the flavour of Dissipation Field
2 months ago
2 months ago
How do you feel about a green splash?
R/B are arguably the worst 2 colors for sideboards (with white then green being the best).
As for Tron, pick your flavor of land destruction. Crumble to Dust is my pick. They can win through almost any form of hate, even Blood Moon and Pithing Needle effects so you just need to be quicker than they are. Keeping them off Tron will makes things easier.
Your actually decently tech'd against burn with Izzet Charm , Rune Snag , Lightning Bolt and Remand . If you need something more Kraken's Eye or Dragon's Claw can work wonders. I'm a personal fan of Amulet of Safekeeping as it's useful for against many decks and great against Storm. I also like Fountain of Renewal since it can be played turn 1 and involves no additional investment, plus can be cashed in if it gets to a point its not needed.
As far as the graveyard decks, you could run Relic of Progenitus or Surgical Extraction without splashing. You could run Leyline of the Void but if you side it in you would have to commit to mulling for it. Sentinel Totem and Tormod's Crypt are decent as well.
2 months ago
Another way to counter aggressive players is to build your own defences. Ensnaring Bridge , Ghostly Prison , Propaganda , Sphere of Safety , Lightmine Field , Dissipation Field , No Mercy , and other cards can really punish an aggressive deck.
Aggressive decks also generally want to play a lot of spells very quickly, so stax pieces--cards that tax players--disproportionately harm their deck's plan. Cards like Damping Sphere , Sphere of Resistance , etc. are all great ways to slow down an aggressive deck to buy you time to set up your own victory.
AkrosTheClear - SynergyBuild made a very compelling argument against Phyrexian Arena. Essentially, the argument is as follows: Phyrexian Arena has no immediate advantage, and it takes two whole turns before you net the same number of cards as Read the Bones (without the possibility of scrying). Two turns can be enough to decide the game in EDH, so you're better off spending those three mana on the immediate card draw of Read the Bones .
Now, there are some great repeatable card draw effects that should be considered for slots if you are in their colours. Necropotence , Mystic Remora , and Rhystic Study , for example, all provide much greater card drawing potential than spells with their respective converted mana costs, making them strong options for a deck.
Dissipation Field occurrence in decks from the last year
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All decks: 0.01%