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Imprint - When Exclusion Ritual enters the battlefield, exile target nonland permanent. Players can't cast spells with the same name as the exiled card.
Exclusion Ritual Discussion
2 months ago
I ran a couple goldfishing playtests of your deck (i.e. running it by itself with no opponent trying to hinder you) to demonstrate how quickly you could expect to cast one of your Eldrazi. The results were on turns: 9 (issues with lands entering tapped due to the lack of basic land types slowing down playing creature cards); 18 (hit sufficient mana on turn 11, but didn't draw into an Eldrazi); turn 8 (no plays until turn 4); turn 9.
That's far too slow for Modern, particularly given your lack of useful interaction.
In the interest of helping you as a deckbuilder, here is some generic advice:
This site has some rather helpful analytical tools, such as a handy dandy little chart showing how much your spells cost. This shows your highest concentration of spells are cost 4 mana, which is a high place for your curve to be centered.
Since your last iteration of this deck, you have added more removal, but most of the removal is fairly lackluster. Here are cards that don't work for you:
- The Elderspell - Planeswalkers are fairly rare, so this will almost never be helpful.
- Despark - lots of decks rely on smaller permanents, so you'll often find yourself without targets.
- Angrath's Rampage allows your opponent the choice of what dies, which is never a great thing.
- Kaya's Wrath - Too difficult to muster mana cost.
- Solar Blaze - not always going to be as effective as you would like.
- Cleansing Nova - probably too much mana for Modern.
- Exclusion Ritual and Ixalan's Binding - both are too slow for Modern.
The one strong piece of removal you have is Assassin's Trophy - it's a strong card that hits any permanent you might need to kill. Other strong piece of removal in Modern include Path to Exile , Lightning Bolt , Fatal Push , and Dismember . When choosing your removal package, you want to (a) focus removing creatures and (b) focus on cards with a low converted mana cost.
For ramp, you don't want to focus on having a bunch of lands and ways to cheat them into play. Instead, consider ramp creatures like Llanowar Elves . Simian Spirit Guide is also a pretty strong answer if you are in red, as it gives a free influx of mana.
Normally Modern decks have 24 or fewer lands, depending on the curve of your deck. 30 is far too many.
Remember that, just as important as ramping into the spells you need is the ability to actually cast spells when you need them. To that end, a four colour deck is pretty hard to pull off without a bunch of expensive fetch and shock lands. Seeing as you do not want to run Tron and want to stick to other methods of ramp, your best option is going to be a two-colour deck with Green for ramp and another colour (white would be my choice) for removal.
Hopefully some of that helps show some of the issues you're having, and provides some direction on how you can make some improvements.
7 months ago
Adarkar Valkyrie and Exclusion Ritual are the only cards I can see right now that aren't too helpful. Here are some suggestions: Oracle of Dust , Murk Strider , Ulamog's Reclaimer , Strionic Resonator , Naban, Dean of Iteration , Reality Acid , Wall of Omens , Meteor Golem , Nevermaker , Angel of Serenity , Diluvian Primordial , Flickerwisp , War Priest of Thune , Ichor Wellspring , Mycosynth Wellspring , Trial of Knowledge , Harbinger of the Tides , Merchant of Secrets , Champion of Wits , Deadeye Navigator , Sower of Temptation , Exclusion Mage .
8 months ago
Okay, I see now.
If that's the case, then I would start with Sphere of Safety and adding more enchantments to bolster the pillow-fort plan. Blind Obedience , Authority of the Consuls , Darksteel Mutation , Grasp of Fate , Citadel Siege , Prison Term , Curse of Vitality , Martyr's Bond , Gideon's Intervention , Oath of Lieges , Martial Law , are Exclusion Ritual are all good. Norn's Annex is a "yes," from me, dawg. Baird, Steward of Argive , Orzhov Advokist , Peacekeeper , Windborn Muse , and Glacial Chasm , might be decent, as well.
You'll probably want to go up to at least 37, if not 38 lands, since it sounds like you don't want to be missing land drops.
1 year ago
10000 years ago I played a Brago deck which naturally had some cards in it, that would fit Aminatou, the Fateshifter very well: Reality Acid, Ancestral Knowledge kind of interacts with her first and her second ability, Tezzeret the Seeker to use his -x multiple times, Thought Prison and Exclusion Ritual are pretty cool, Palinchron or Treachery, Scrivener, Gilded Drake.
1 year ago
Exclusion Ritual seems way too specific for EDH, I wouldn't recommend it. Plus that mana cost is bonkers. In fact, all those enchantment (Nevermore, Oblivion Ring) are probably not ideal for EDH. You'd be better off replacing them with specific removal similar to Path to Exile, for example Anguished Unmaking.
Also, since you have Sharum, you would benefit from Sculpting Steel and Phyrexian Metamorph if you want to play combos. These, in combination with Altar of the Brood or Bitter Ordeal, will result in a mill infinite combo, if that's something you want to use.
You could also consider replacing Akroma's Vengeance with Hour of Revelation as the effects are similar, the costs are the samebut there's a chance you might only have to pay 3 for Hour as opposed to Akroma's.
Lastly, if you want to get the most out of Sen Triplet's effects, you really need Chromatic Lantern or similar ways to cast mana that isn't in your colours. Looks like a fun deck overall though, I really love Sen Triplets.
1 year ago
Cool deck, the name made me laugh!
So here are some suggestions:
why no Wall of Omens?
as Glacial Chasm and Maze of Ith can shut down your whole gameplan you should include some more ways to get rid of them permanently. By now you can only kill them with Spine of Ish Sah or very slowly with Reality Acid (as brago already can't connect when they're on board) or bounce them once with Venser, Shaper Savant or Riftwing Cloudskate. This is why you might include Strip Mine and Tectonic Edge. They're also bf with Sun Titan ;)
2 years ago
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