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Ethersworn Canonist Discussion
2 days ago
Maybe you can try Grafdigger's Cage and/or Surgical Extraction in the sideboard as your graveyard hate, I think Relic of Progenitus is not efficient enough because you'll need to keep leaving up mana.
2 days ago
Ok, so I am back here (again, I decided to build your deck as a part of my 32 cEDH decks project, this is the mono-W one) with some more questions and ideas:
Maybe we could try slotting in Ethersworn Canonist? I know it would not up the storm count, but it would help giving this deck some more survivability, slowing them off, while letting us continue to cast our artifacts. It would also be another body to swing with. I mean, a lot of decks in the format are not playing with a lot of creatures, so trampling with a lot of damage could hurt (remember there is still the 21 commander damage rule, even if it is not really relevant in cEDH usually we can still go for it). So I figured out, our commander is already giving us draw power, a thing that mono-was cruelly in need of, but it still is inconsistent, and we are already not winning from it every game, so maybe diversifying a bit would not be that much bad...?
Maybe replacing one of the altars (Ashnod's Altar or Phyrexian Altar) for Alhammarret's Archive would be the thing to do? During playtets, it was not that useful, with a so little amount of creatures to sacrifice... And many I don't want to... I don't know how useful they are for you? I will continue playtesting with them, but for now, after a second lookup, that would be the cut I would make. Thoughts Garta?
1 week ago
Surgical Extraction is still everywhere for good reason. Another card thats been seeing an uptick in Legacy and in some hatebears decks is Ethersworn Canonist... There's a million more hatecards as you well know but those are worth mentioning I think.
1 week ago
2 weeks ago
Thanks for the feedback and the +1!
Honestly, Authority of the Consuls is in there mostly because I love lifegain and have a hard time putting together any deck that doesn't have at least something that gives me life. But you're right, I could probably just sideboard it and pull in another Thalia. And I think you're right: Ethersworn Canonist looks like it'd be a perfect fit.
2 weeks ago
This deck, looks amazing. I've been looking for a modern deck that's not super expensive for awhile now and this takes the cake. It has really powerful control, a strong win con, and really cool creatures. I would suggest a few things however. 26 Lands is a bit much, I would probably go down to 23-24. Also Authority of the Consuls seems kind of lame in this deck, I would probably just put in another Thalia, Heretic Cathar, if you really like Authority though then I would just throw one in the sideboard. Then might I recommend Ethersworn Canonist, this seems to fit with your theme of locking down the opponents turns, and goes really well with Fatespinner. I'm super hyped to test this deck out, +1 to you!
2 weeks ago
Schuesseled RIP is part of a combo, I can't remove it. I only actively play it when I play against the hermit druid, mimeoplasm or another deck that absolutely needs the graveyard. Other than that I hold it back until I find Helm of Obedience
Jitte is a removal that can be repeatedly used, it gets rid of most important creatures from Arcum Dagsson and his combo fodder to Harsh Mentor, Gaddock Teeg and other nasty hatebears with static abilities. Jitte easily kills ALL creatures under Humility because nothing is bigger than 1/1 then. It can also be used to kill my own Academy Rector or act as lifegain. As long as Inkmoth Nexus is in the deck it's a method to win quickly without any of the combos...I have thought about putting inkmoth in my Rhonas aggro deck though.
Jitte is an artifact, so it can be cast with mishra's workshop, which is also cool. Unless I find a better reusable removal I think I need that card.
The counterspells need to be checked though, especially swan song and negate. It could be better to replace them with counters that can target everything, like Counterspell and Arcane Denial. Sun titan has been a staple for me, also because he can pull off interesting actions with strip mine, wasteland and Aura of Silence, but I could imagine playing with less recursion in the deck. Narset Transcendent might be good in that slot because of the constant draw (only 2 mana with augustin!) and the game ending ultimate. Inkmoth nexus is currently swapped out for Ethersworn Canonist but that one has to prove it's worth yet. There's not too much room for change because bigger changes would have a negative effect on what the deck already does well.
2 weeks ago
Schuesseled that's exactly what I am unsure about. I play it in my Jhoira deck and there it's really good, also because I can blow up the lands and still keep playing. This would be possible here as well, but there are two problems: firstly, the taxing spheres will make the spells cost at least something, with trinisphere the effect is completely gone and secondly, I have only 10 instants so the value would mostly be casting free stuff in my own turn.