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Prevent all damage that would be dealt by creatures this turn.
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Ethereal Haze Discussion
2 days ago
as for Intimidation Bolt, in the situation you have been overrun by creatures, you would be better off Boros Charm the face and cast a fog effect and untap and bolt the face again would be your best chance. for fog cards id look at Kami of False Hope, Holy Day, Ethereal Haze, Angelsong, Dawn Charm or Repel the Abominable. they are all very specific so carefuly read the text when desiding you fog (if you want one at all)
6 days ago
The reason I think Fatal Push would be so good for you is that it is a 1-mana removal that hits 95% of all the creatures you're worried about. Your fog engine will be running by the time they can get 4+ cmc out.
I see your points with your creatures. My thinking was that Thing in the Ice Flip would die before it flips and Chasm Skulker dies to Path to Exile. I haven't played the deck though, maybe the creatures will get the job done fine. The main reason I suggest getting rid of them is that it would free up EIGHT slots in your deck. That's huge.
You've probably already considered this, but I feel the need to mention it. You could add white. It has 2 one mana fogs(Holy Day, Ethereal Haze. Haze also solves the Walking Ballista problem. There is also Kami of False Hope and several 2-mana options. You also get Path to Exile and lots of SB goodies. Course then, you'd likely have to drop one of the other colors.
1 month ago
I understand that you wanted to maintain the "Kamigawa" feel, but I think that Hold the Line and Ethereal Haze are probably not particularly strong in here; same with Terashi's Grasp. Perhaps those cards can be substituted for some removal spells: Swords to Plowshares, Path to Exile and for enchantment and artifact removal, cards like Return to Dust, Aura of Silence, or Abolish so on come to mind. Potentially, you can run Door of Destinies to add to the tribal scaling effects. You should probably run Thalia's Lancers as a tutor for some of your fun legendary dudes, perhaps Recruiter of the Guard as a tutor as well. Also not sure why, Alesha is necessarily better in here Bruse Tarl, Boorish Herder or Tajic, Blade of the Legion or Basandra, Battle Seraph. Though Alesha's reanimation might be helpful to keep pressure up.
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1 month ago
If you're going all in on Fog effects maybe consider extra fogs like Dawn Charm, Ethereal Haze and Luminarch Ascension as another finisher. If you're going all in on enchantments, then Porphyry Nodes, Sphere of Safety and even Starfield of Nyx may have a home on your deck.
There are a LOT of different ways to build this kind of deck so i'm just presenting some options, hope it helps!
2 months ago
ibstudent2200: Thanks for pointing those out! I rarely make fog decks, and only knew a few of the green ones; these will make excellent additions to the deck!
You are right in the idea that I wasn't planning on branching into green, but it could be effective if done well.
Eidolon of Rhetoric is such a powerful card in a stall deck; I couldn't have said it better myself.
I have changed the deck-list to sideboard Shelter and Survive the Night in case they are running some way to stop you from preventing damage (which is unlikely) or they are bad (a little more likely, but don't count on it).
I really like the Investigate mechanic in this deck, simply because you can save it to draw later and if you have enough mana to play Approach of the Second Sun, you can probably pop a few clues and still have mana to fog... But then again, more powerful fogs like Dawn Charm and Ethereal Haze basically end the turn for your opponent, so I guess it kinda is like a draw spell.
I've changed the deck-list to include your suggestions into the main-deck and side-board. Thank you for your comment! I deeply appreciate the constructive advice!
2 months ago
Holy Day, Dawn Charm, and Ethereal Haze are all decent fog effects. There's a bunch more if you branch into green (which would also give you access to better ramp), but I'm not sure you need to bother with that.
Eidolon of Rhetoric as your uncommon is nasty, and gives you a minimum of a 40% winrate against certain decks (with the number being much higher if you're willing to mulligan aggressively).
2 months ago
Thanks huschli, I will definitely use your deck to playtest against it seems that is a great way to check the viability of my deck. Archangel of Tithes is a cool card and i took out the Ghostly Prison's for it. Ethereal Haze is there for now, I am going to keep looking for a better option. Thanks for the help.
2 months ago
here is my deck if you like suggestions or want to playtest against: Schwarze Sonne vs. death & taxes