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Artifacts, creatures, and lands your opponents control come into play tapped.
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Frozen AEther Discussion
3 days ago
If you want to go the lockdown route, cards like Frozen AEther, Kismet, and Orb of Dreams paired with stuff like Stasis, Meekstone, and Winter Orb help keep your opponents stuff tapped. Cards like Propaganda, Windborn Muse, and Sphere of Safety will be useful if you don't want to get attacked. And if you want to untap stuff on the opponents turn, cards like Murkfiend Liege, Turnabout, and Seedborn Muse (even though it's pretty expensive) could be nice.
What I like to do when I start building decks is search for keywords/rules contains/subtypes in sites like this one, tcgplayer, starcity, etc. It really helps find synergies you wouldn't have thought of before and find new cards you haven't seen before. I suggest checking them out some time. I'll still suggest stuff and help if you need it, but that's all I got for now.
3 days ago
1 week ago
Neat deck, seems pretty good.
If you want more control elements you could always do Propaganda and Frozen AEther. Plus there is always Blue Sun's Zenith; with this you could either get awesome card adantage or just kill someone by making them draw their library.
1 week ago
I'm 95% positive that Keranos, God of Storms is the default best Izzet control commander. You're probably going to be looking at a Blue Moon-esque prison build utilizing Blood Moon, Back to Basics, Frozen AEther, etc.
@Arcaneful You'll have to be more verbose regarding a big finisher and what power level you want your deck to be. What I can tell you is that the default best way to win with Keranos is either utilize Paradox Engine or Dramatic Reversal + Isochron Scepter depending on who you're talking to, but including both in your deck can't possibly hurt. I mean, I guess you can also do the whole swan army thing for the lolz because you're probably running Swan Song anyway and Copy Artifact is just sweet, sweet utility.
1 month ago
Keranos Blood Moon is a real deck and it's pretty good. It uses the mana denial strategies of old Daretti decks (MLD, Stranglehold, Blood Moon, Vandalblast) backed up by strong blue support cards (counterspells, bounce spells, Arcane Laboratory, Mana Maze, Frozen AEther, As Foretold). Keranos' ability is useful for card draw, removal, or pressuring life totals, and he's indestructible so he almost never goes away. It's a solid tier 2.
1 month ago
I would suggest that you add in more pillowfort enchantments, because, well, you're bound to get pummeled in the face sooner or later. Ghostly Prison, Windborn Muse, Koskun Falls, Propaganda, Sphere of Safety, Collective Restraint, Dissipation Field, No Mercy, Aurification, and Peacekeeper all work. One nice combo you can run is Energy Field + Rest in Peace (You can no longer take damage as long as those enchantments remain on the field).
If you're aiming for a more oppressive control deck, you also can throw in Fatespinner, Frozen AEther, Blind Obedience, Torpor Orb, Hushwing Gryff, Iona, Shield of Emeria (especially funny when you're playing against a monocolor deck), Linvala, Keeper of Silence, Meishin, the Mind Cage, Indulgent Tormentor, Painful Quandary, Angelic Arbiter... I could go on and on and on.
I'm not sure about the status of your playgroup, but I also would suggest sweepers like Cataclysm, Tragic Arrogance, Mutilate, Cyclonic Rift, basically any sweeper that says "Sacrifice", "Bounce" or "-X/-X" to account for cards like Avacyn, Angel of Hope.
2 months ago
Looks like a pretty sweet deck. One thing I'd recommend is to cut some of the 'ETBs tapped' for opponents stuff. Consistency is cool and all, but Loxodon Gatekeeper, Root Maze, Manglehorn, Thalia, Heretic Cathar, and Frozen AEther seems a little excessive. I'm a fan of enchantments, since they're a little harder to remove than creatures. You might want to drop the Loxodon Gatekeeper or Thalia, Heretic Cathar for a Blind Obedience.
Looks like you're also going for locking down the untap step. Have you considered Stasis at all? It has proved to be pretty solid in my deck, so long as I can consistently deal combat damage to have untapped. Also, Mind Over Matter is waaaaay better than the Azorius Guildmage. Pricey, but worth it in my experience. And since you're locking that stuff down, you might want to put some thought into adding a Murkfiend Liege to backup your Seedborn Muse, should it be removed. I could also see the newly printed Mirri, Weatherlight Duelist performing well in your deck.
I think your card draw might also need some work. The last thing you want is to be dead in the water and top decking for answers. Rhystic Study and Bident of Thassa are good, but what makes this deck scary is when your hand is huge--that's what makes your opponents think twice about their plays. I'd recommend a Pull from Tomorrow, Coastal Piracy, Consecrated Sphinx, or at least an Arcanis the Omnipotent to be abused with Derevi, Empyrial Tactician's ability. Add in a Laboratory Maniac and a Mind Over Matter and you have yourself a card draw combo stew.
There's no better way to stop a combo than to simply counter it. I'd consider including a few more counterspells like the OG Counterspell. Disallow is also a solid show-stopper when an opponent thinks they're being clever. Also good for stopping combo engines are Stony Silence, and Null Rod.
It looks like you're relying on a bunch of ETB effects with only Brago, King Eternal and a few reanimators like Eternal Witness and Sun Titan. If you're bent on ETBs, I'd recommend Venser, the Sojourner, and perhaps Conjurer's Closet and of course, the eternally useful Deadeye Navigator, which is good at getting you a lot of mana with either Palinchron or Peregrine Drake (economic option).
Since you're also making things more expensive, have you considered adding in Aura of Silence? Quite good for shutting up opponents. Trinisphere is also effective at making things too costly for the opponents. Lastly, as for dealing with CMC and such, a Void Winnower is pretty good at locking down a great deal of spells. Having a board state with Gaddock Teeg, Trinisphere, Void Winnower, Vryn Wingmare, and Grand Arbiter Augustin IV will give your opponents such a nightmare headache as they try to navigate the actual cost of of a spell.
So it looks like you have a few things that make tokens, but not much else for them. I'd recommend to either go all-in and add in a few more token-makers like Squirrel Nest, Elspeth, Sun's Champion, or Avenger of Zendikar. If you're going that route, I'd suggest Doubling Season, Parallel Lives, or Anointed Procession.
Overall it seems like a really solid deck. Might still need a bit of tweaking, but I like what it's got going on! Also, please don't think I'm trying to tell you how to build your deck, these are only suggestions and ideas to consider! Thanks for sharing!