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You may discard an Island card and another card rather than pay Foil's mana cost.
Counter target spell.
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1 week ago
Thanks for your interest in the deck! Glad to hear that you’re enjoying it. Probably the easiest cut for Force is Foil, they occupy the same slot but force is easier to free cast. It isn’t unreasonable to run both, you may even consider just cutting Counterspell or Arcane Denial.
@Polupus hey thanks for the interest in my deck! I love Kami although my brewing time has been spent elsewhere recently. I have made a few changes that I need to update the list on. By far my largest change has been adding Expropriate in that I pulled out of a different list.
I love all of your suggestions, and I also love how Kami can be built in so many ways and there are so many powerful cards! Metamorphic Alteration is an insane one - I love it and I’m going to find room to double up on Kami while also removing a commander. Pure beauty!
Kederekt Leviathan has always been on my short list. I tend to favor instant speed board wipes as they enable me to play draw go which is my preference. But honestly the card is so powerful it makes me want to break that rule whenever I consider him!
Nexus of Fate is 100% on my add list after it rotates out of standard. Just tailor made for this deck couldn’t agree more!
That last suggestion is a spicy one, wow! I dig it, I don’t know if I can find the cuts for it but I love finding out about awesome random combos like that so thanks for the suggestions!
2 weeks ago
I really enjoy your competitive take on Niv-Mizzet, even though for me this deck is a little to cutthroat, I definetly see the appeal, since I own and tweak my Niv-Mizzet deck to this day since the first Commander Precons came out. The only suggestion I could make would be Foil, since it seems to fall in line with the rest of your cheap disruption/removal package.
2 weeks ago
Both are good. One has reach and evasive threats, the other has an extra chunky threat and better control (with Foil). It is more down to preference really.
3 weeks ago
Sure —- there are two decks here, probably, which helps with manabase. One built around Balance and then a channel deck too.
For Balance, you essentially want a deck that’s tons of artifact mana and then planeswalkers (the two things Balance doesn’t hit). Use Foil and Daze to back up your pieces. Use Sol Ring to accelerate out a Gideon or Jace planeswalker.
For Channel, you’re essentially looking to slam an Emrakul, the Promised End or Sundering Titan on T2. Backup plan is to Lightning Bolt your opponent below your life total and then Fireball for the kill.
Fair warning: both those decks are incredibly broken. They’re banned/restricted even in Vintage, so they will make you 0 friends whatsoever. That is why Channel and Balance are so cheap, because they’re banned in almost everything.
1 month ago
The combase has no definition of what goes in and what doesn't. It was a task of futility in trying to put a definition on what classifies as a combo or a synergy and what should go in or not. No one was able to agree on how it should be managed. In this, it is just a database of things and has no value for any information. Some people manage it, but considering there is over 17,000 combos managing it is also a task of futility, especially when people submit things like Foil + Gush or Island + Forest + Kodama's Reach.
As a result, it is just a database of casual appeal for new players looking to find ways to spice up there (usually EDH) decks. If something gets rejected or accepted, it doesn't actually matter, because as a database, it has failed and should be removed for another iterative process on how it's designed. Turns out when you let anyone enter things into a database, that database gets muddled up with things that don't actually classify as an acceptable entry to it.
1 month ago
the problem with putting cards like Groundskeeper and Pulse of Murasa in just to enable foil means that you are taking up slots in your 75 just enable on card in the deck if Groundskeeper and Pulse of Murasa have other synergies in the deck the it could work. the issue is that off the top of my head I can't think of any cards that synergies well with basic land been put into the yard at common. Pulse of Murasa is a bit diffrent as that is generally just a good card in certain deck like tron that you mentioned.
The only other card I can think of is Crop Rotation and that is only really half decent in a tron deck where you don't really care about getting the land back from it too much because you have hopefully made tron with it. also the tron mana base seems pretty strict on its mana base and don't know if it can afford to run a density of islands to make Foil worth it
1 month ago
Realistically, I don't think Foil is going to be making any kind of significant impact on the format. You're going to have to be aware of it, especially at first as there are people that are going to try it, but ultimately it comes down to one thing. Foil isn't a control card. It's a combo card, and Pauper isn't a combo heavy format. Decks like Izzet Blitz and Inside Out are the extant decks that are going to be able to take the most advantage of it. Both of those decks need reactive cards to protect the combo when they are very tight on mana. Both already run Gush which is one of the better partner cards to Foil. UB Delver was mentioned, and maybe it replaces Spell Pierce as a one-of counter, but that deck wants value out of cards beyond discarding. It's a tempo deck that leans towards control. It generally can't afford to 3-for-1 itself. It needs all its resources to get ahead and stay ahead.
Bottom Line: As the OP said, Foil is not Force of Will, but beyond that, Pauper is not a format that has a need for that kind of safety valve. It's going to see too much play for awhile, but once the novelty wears off, it's going to end up where it should be, as a 1 or 2 of in a small group of decks.