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Counter target instant or sorcery spell unless its controller pays .
Storm (When you cast this spell, copy it for each spell cast before it this turn. You may choose new targets for the copies.)
2 weeks ago
At first I was very skeptical about Labman Jace , regardless of everything the three blue is a steep cost to pay, but in the past couple weeks I have been proven very wrong thankfully. On the combo turn (4) all it takes is a couple prism and a land drop to reliably play him meaning the cost is already redundant, especially considering he draws as his plus. His resiliency is also a real upside as coming in at 5 insulates him from a lot, and if our opponent is dedicating 5 damage to Jace instead of us we are already winning considering we drew a card. The biggest plus from Jace though is that he has utility outside the combo, Labman really didn't unless you were using him as a blocker (which is already a pretty bad spot usually). New Jace is a card to be excited about in your hand as he isn't dead, in fact I have won multiple games now drawing a card with Jace into the combo. His one problem for me is that he is susceptible to Dovin's Veto like the rest of the deck, something that has come up a couple times, and is awful against Dredge and Hogaak if you play him out. All in all though, as much as it saddens me to see it go, at this moment I don't see a solid reason to play Laboratory Maniac over Jace, he just has more use, and represents the most meaningful upgrade the deck has received in a long time.
As for new cards, I have been left underwhelmed unfortunately, in fact, like most I suspect, WAR is having a bigger effect on my decisions than Horizons. Flusterstorm is a nice option to have and be aware of, but its hardly something to get excited over in a format like modern. Force of Negation is in the same boat, it's okay, but hard for us to reliably cast with the pitch, maybe a Peer Through Depths list could make better use of it.
From Core 2020, the Leyline of Sanctity reprint is a nice thing to have as it makes the deck more accessible but as for individual cards, there really isn't anything that has popped out at me, at least yet, with every set it takes a while to go through it all and see if there is anything that may be worth trying. Drawn from Dreams right now is the only card that intrigues me from Core 2020, but I really wish it was an instant, sorcery speed is a big knock against it. I'll probably still try it in the Mystical Teachings slot at an FNM or something to be thorough but I am not optimistic. Maybe with baby Teferi it could be okay, but I haven't been blown away by him in testing either. Maybe I'm missing something though, so please if you have any thoughts I'd love to hear them, but as of right now I don't think there is anything that slots into our deck from the new sets, from Horizons we got a couple nice sideboard options, but Core looks like it isn't adding anything here after my first pass of the set for new options.
2 weeks ago
Patryn Pretty good, I think of the three games I’ve played with it I haven’t had a single loss yet. I think I may swap a few of the creatures for some other cards like Etchings of the Chosen and maybe look into having Flusterstorm or Pyroblast in the deck instead of the sideboard.
enpc on Example Azor
2 weeks ago
Arcane Denial is a tricky one. I included it here becasue it's not much (money wise) and it can counter anything. If you had no budget restrictions (and generally in these situations you'd be playing in a much more combo heavy meta) I would suggest running Counterspell , Mana Drain , Force of Will , Swan Song , Dispel , Dovin's Veto , Negate , Pact of Negation , Mental Misstep , Flusterstorm , Spell Pierce , stuff like that.
The key thing here is the mana cost of the counterspells - they all cost 2 or less. Arcane Denial is not great in that it gives your opponents cards, however A) it only costs two mana and B) in more casual games, giving your opponents a few cards is nowhere near as dangerous.
Monastery Siege isn't bad, and if you want to get your enchantment count up then it's fine. But remeber it's fixing, not advantage. I think that Search for Azcanta Flip would be the first encahntment I would look to add, however it's not the cheapest card right now.
3 weeks ago
Okay, I think I'll start by asking: what is this deck meant for? Is this a deck you're building in paper/online or is it just a decklist you're working on? And if you're building it, what are your budget restrictions?
After that, I highly recommend fetchlands. With 8 plains you'll draw too many white sources of mana. And without fetchlands, Brainstorm becomes pretty bad.
Only 2 copies of Delver is pretty crappy. Either play the card (4 copies with some support, such as Daze ) or don't play it at all. If you want this to be a control deck, then I'd advocate for not playing Delver.
The sideboard in legacy is tricky. You can't go wrong with 2 Disenchant and 1 Pithing Needle . You should have some form of graveyard hate. Surgical Extraction is probably the best. Teferi, Time Raveler , Gideon, Ally of Zendikar , and more Narset are options for the mirror and other grindy decks. I've always liked having 2 counterspells in the sideboard, Flusterstorm being the default choice. Supreme Verdict can be great against creature decks, even if a little hard to cast.
3 weeks ago
I have another foil Flusterstorm for trade. Looking to look at binders this time around so lemme know if you are interested
3 weeks ago
Well, yeah. 9 pieces of interaction in a 100 card deck is pretty low. I typically run a lot, as a control player I may be a bit off, Tryina leave room for combo packages and fun, if you want to see types of interaction frequently, you gotta run around 14-15 interaction spells. I run over 30 in my Rashmi deck, but we would be positioned very differently at a table.
You have 5 colors with which you can fold your opponents.
It depends on your meta, but various interaction will be extremely helpful. If you can't get decklists or a good general idea as to the composition of your playgroups decks, you could decide to run a little extra discard until you do, change what pieces you run to correspond to what you see, and slowly graduate out the worse discard spells. A Thoughtseize can pay dividends, but it can also be a misplay (taking someone's removal and then a relevant combo piece hits the field that nobody can deal with) but 99% of the time just point it at the combo dude and take a tutor or their gas.
You can run literally any and every type of interaction. Of the highest echelon available. Let the world be your oyster, and run Flusterstorm if you can afford to.
Sidenote, don't Path to Exile mana dorks lol
3 weeks ago
Hey hope595. Glad to hear that the list is treating you well. Flusterstorm at $8 for the topper is a really solid pickup and first upgrade to the list. In this version of the list it would replace Mana Leak . As far as tuning the list is concerned, the reason I made so many versions of the deck was to show what upgrades to make first. Grabbing everything between $10-25 is probably best bet to start, but focus mostly on the mana base. That will drastically improve the speed of the deck. In regards to upgrades with cards like Mox Diamond or Timetwister (both of which are on my full power list’s Acquireboard), they aren’t 100% necessary. Mox Diamond would be the better pickup of the two at a near tenth of the cost of the latter. However, I haven’t had any problems running the deck without either. As far as other cards of that level go ( Mana Crypt , Chrome Mox , Mox Opal , etc...) they are what make the deck shine and make it a force to be reckoned with in a lot of ways. The amount of sheer speed they add to the deck makes it formidable, and the versatility in casting ability makes it viable against other cEDH level decks. It’s not Zur, it’s not TnT, and it’s not Najeela, but it holds its own and can squeeze out wins enough for me to be happy with. In truth, I picked up the pieces in paper to turn Sydri into Zur at will so that at tables where I would normally be the weakest player I can make swaps before the game to be on par with everyone.
Flusterstorm occurrence in decks from the last year
All decks: 0.41%
Commander / EDH:
All decks: 0.04%
WUB (Esper): 0.31%