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, Sacrifice Ghost Quarter: Destroy target land. Its controller may search his or her library for a basic land card, put it into play, then shuffle his or her library.
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Ghost Quarter Discussion
4 hours ago
It let's you use Ghost Quarter over and over and with Stone Rain effects the ultimate can be busted, is it format breaking? No, can it make ponza good again? Who knows, is it the best 2 cmc plane walker ever? Yes, sorry Tibalt, the Fiend-Blooded
2 days ago
Thanks a lot for the suggestions, Saljen! I added Ghost Quarter to the deck. At first I didn't want to add it, because the deck really wants to be able to turn 2 Boomerang , but I still have enough Island to do this reliably, though I feel that a playset of Field of Ruin would cramp this. I'm also adding another Spreading Seas and 2 Sea's Claim over Narset. Narset was appealing because it granted card draw, and also sometimes just destroys decks like Phoenix and Storm if they can't deal with it, but now with Tron on the rise, Spreading Seas and Sea's Claim seem strong. All of the other suggestions I like and want to put in the deck, however, I am trying to keep it as budget as possible, and I think that they are more expensive then they are worth. I may make other price tier levels for the deck, though.
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2 days ago
I think Scoured Barrens , Terramorphic Expanse , and Evolving Wilds can be cut for utility lands. Strip Mine , Wasteland , Tectonic Edge , Ghost Quarter , Phyrexian Tower , Bojuka Bog , Emeria, The Sky Ruin all come to mind as better than those 3 lands that I mentioned.
I also you're playing too many lands at 39.
I also think your deck is missing out on a lot of ramp cards. Tithe , Knight of the White Orchid , etc., are all pretty useful. I like creatures that get you lands like the knight (or things like Solemn Simulacrum because they also fuel your sac engines.
3 days ago
Land harassment is your goal, so by using these auras on their lands then only bouncing other lands; it leaves them with some lands on the board that only tap for colorless if they aren't using Blue. These come down early and can really shut down a lot of decks. It's basically Blood Moon in Blue, especially when paired with Boomerang and Eye of Nowhere .
I'd also consider a copy of Cyclonic Rift . You're going to have to deal with creatures that come out early, and you don't want to spend your land bouncers on creatures if you can help it. It's pricey, but even just one can be great. Rift can be cast early to get you out of a bind, or preferably late to clean up the board now that their lands are boned.
I'd also consider some non- Island lands. Since you're mono-blue you can easily run 8x utility lands and always have your colors. 4x Ghost Quarter would be a very solid place to start. More land harassment, great against decks that like to put auras on their lands for mana. This type of land destruction also lets you knock out their non-basics, and most Modern decks don't run a whole lot of basics so eventually they'll turn into just plain ol' land destruction. There's also Field of Ruin that doesn't put you behind a land, but can't kill their basics and costs mana. You could honestly just run 4x of each of these and run a copy of Crucible of Worlds to recycle them and be really oppressive. Another one to heavily consider, though it's going up in price, is Blast Zone . Really give you an answer to any creatures they manage to sneak by your land harassment. 4x Ghost Quarter + 4x Blast Zone + 1-2 Crucible of Worlds would just be insane in this deck. That'd probably be your perfect land setup, with the rest being Island s, but there are a lot of budget alternatives for the land destruction lands. This seems like a budget deck, so these may just be suggestions for upgrading your deck in the future.
As far as cards to cut, I'd say that Narset doesn't really do much for you here. She's great when paired with cards like Howling Mine , or as a sideboard card against decks that rely on a lot of draw like Faithless Looting . Opt is really the only other place to cut that I can see. Everything else looks pretty on point for what you're trying to do.
Really like what you've put together here, it seems like a ton of fun for the pilot and a nightmare for the opponent. Hope this comment helps!
3 days ago
Mana Vault on turn one allows you to cast your general turn two. I imagine one of the challenges with this general is his costing 5, as lack of access to another color means your options for ramp are rather limited. By the same token, Charcoal Diamond , Coldsteel Heart , Chrome Mox and the Cabal Coffers + Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth combo are your friends as well.
Nausea is good for you, as it gives you a way to kill off a bunch of little creatures and rebuy their ETB triggers. As Non-Linear points out, Grave Pact is good in your deck. Nausea makes it into a one-sided board wipe.
I see Demonic Tutor is in your 'Maybeboard.' I feel that this should be in the main deck of any black EDH deck if at all possible. It simply gets whatever you need more efficiently than anything else can.
Qarsi Sadist allows you to drain an opponent for two at each end step, if you have it exploit itself each time and Shirei stays on the board.
Night of Souls' Betrayal is an interesting thought. With a carful build, it could probably bust the deck wide open, as it auto kills each 1/1 and then brings them right back each end step. Pairing it with something like Burglar Rat , Skyscanner , Pilgrim's Eye , Black Cat or other such creatures seems simply rude as ****.
Finally, regarding the lands, I haven't had much luck with Crypt of Agadeem . You might want to replace that, Mortuary Mire and Memorial to Folly with basic lands. I also don't think Ghost Quarter is very good in EDH, unless your meta plays some powerful utility lands like The Tabernacle at Pendrell Vale or Glacial Chasm . Ancient Tomb is a better Temple of the False God , but it is a more expensive card.
5 days ago
Nice deck. If the price is not a concern you could exchange Tectonic Edge , Field of Ruin or Encroaching Wastes with Dust Bowl , Ghost Quarter or Wasteland . You have quite high costs and some (x) cards. You could inculde some infinity mana combos like Grand Architect + Pili-Pala or Isochron Scepter + Dramatic Reversal + mana rocks.
other consideration: Padeem, Consul of Innovation
6 days ago
@ Gloglok I know card advantage can be very difficult in mono white (It works with card value). For me Arch of Orazca cost too much as a card draw engine. I can recommend you following to try out:
Lifegain plan: Swap all cards below 5 mana except Weathered Wayfarer , so you can use Dawn of Hope . Key cards for a lifegain plan would be cards like Resplendent Angel , Archangel of Thune , Auriok Champion , Serra Ascendant
Add blue or black: Kills devotion and then the deck goes into white-blue or white-black prison control (see death and taxes) with angels as some finishers
Artifacts: not really productive to the devotion plan but Tower of Fortunes is one solid card draw engine. A while back i tested also Tamiyo's Journal but it both of them were too slow for me. (You can still try it tough)
Next tests i do: Serra the Benevolent , requires more flying creatures to work properly. Angel of Jubilation stops enemy fetchlands, phyrexian mana, and any pay life effect but not bolt proof! , Archangel of Tithes actually perfect for this deck, swap for boardwipe Gideon Blackblade , requires even more low mana creatures like Knight of the Holy Nimbus which is actually a 3/3 indestructible for double white
1 week ago
Yeah, that's one of reasons why I don't run them. Also BFZ lands with the amount of basics I have are able to come untapped from fetch. And why do I run 6 basics here? Simply because Path to Exile , Ghost Quarter and Assassin's Trophy exist besides the usual Blood Moon or Back to Basics .
However, Battlebond duals are amazing budget options, when someone doesn't want to run full fetch cycle, which nowadays got expensive (AGAIN...)
Ghost Quarter occurrence in decks from the last year
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