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Mana source + Glaring Spotlight
Trading tapping for mana, for an Alpha Strike.
I can't help with deck testing, as I'm testing my grixis deck as wel. However for the mana base I can help you out.
You shouldn't need 28 lands, I run 24 and comfortably cast cruel ultimatum no problem every time I get it. 2ndly. You want to put a couple Reflecting Pool in the deck, I've suggested it to other players and they comment how versatile and powerful of a land it is, as it's almost always an untapped 3color land. I would also remove some of your fetches, preferably 2 of Polluted Delta and Scalding Tarn . and add more basics, you want at least 3 swamps and at least 3 islands in the deck to cover against Blood Moon . You could also deal away with the single mountain. I would also suggest outing 1- 2 Creeping Tar Pit as their only real use as a manland is in a field wiping control deck, where you only run 1. Drowned Catacomb Darkslick Shores or River of Tears are great alternatives that give you a better option of not coming in tapped. so a pair or mix of those lands should help your mana base especially since you're running cryptics, ensuring you have that 3 blue is essential.
On a last note, I would drop the total lands to either 25-26 unless you feel comfortable at 27 lands. As I said before I run 24 lands and I have never had a land drop issue with the deck yet. if you do decide to drop a land or two I'd suggest moving your other Thoughtseize mainboard, allowing more sideboard choices.If you went down two lands, I'd add either 1 more Terminate, Damnation, or Anger of the Gods. Which could also potentially open up your sideboard.
If you wanted to check out the land base I have going here's a look at my deck.
Also I highly suggest moving at least 2-3 spellskites into your sideboard if you could. The hardest deck I have come across is that stupid Hexproof deck. and they decimate it. Either that, or play around with Glaring Spotlight . I hope any of my advice helps you out! And good luck!
My this is a big list you have here by reading the comments I have figured out you wanted cards that modern decks use, even the fringe ones. But I have looked at some cards on here and I never once saw them used in any modern deck (or at least any modern deck this year). So correct me if I am wrong about some of these cards. ;)
The ones that seem way too out of place:
Atog - ???
Anathemancer - ???
Borborygmos Enraged - ???
Nephalia Drownyard - modern mill strategies don't even use this card because its too slow and no control deck in modern can afford such a slow wincon.
Glaring Spotlight - it was never even played at all during its time in standard.
Myr Enforcer - Ditto
Tempered Steel - again this feels like a card from when affinity was in standard.
Some others are fringe but I have seem them before and other than these I don't have anything against the rest, as for some other cards.
Zealous Conscripts - I disagree with its addition reason being no modern deck has time to waste with such a weak five drop.
Chandra, Pyromaster should be added as it does see fringe play in jund and Zoo.
Anyways, good work with this list! :3
Looks like fun (except for your opponent :P). I'm not sure if Rite of Flame is really in its right place. I'd probably swap it out for something like Dictate of Kruphix to keep the cards coming (especially with Paradox Haze ). Rite is a strong card and helps to get Dominus out early, but I think card draw (more sac cards, drawing into your Gargadon) is more important as you already have a very capable early game with all the filtering and removal. Maybe Glaring Spotlight in the SB to grab hexproof creatures?
I hope that helps! +1!
If you don't mind, could you give me some feedback on my deck? I'd appreciate it a lot!
(The activated ability of Glaring Spotlight will still make your creatures unblockable of course.)
The "First in, last out" philosophy is usually brought up with the Stack. It doesn't apply in this situation.
Here you have multiple objects saying "Creatures have hexproof" and "Creatures can't have hexproof". One of Magic's golden rules is "Can't beats Can".
So with 2 different players having Archetype of Endurance , they cancel out each other, so no creatures have Hexproof.
The Glaring Spotlight doesn't really do anything on this board. The no creatures will have hexproof, so its static ability won't do anything. It's activated abitily also won't do anything, as the hexproof will be nullified by the opposing Archetype.
So I was in a heated EDH game and my buddy pulled out an Archetype of Endurance . I thought, "well damn, my Clever Impersonator won't work on his creatures or not of my burn spells either". Then I pulled a Glaring Spotlight from top deck, and had a Clever Impersonator and copied his Archetype of Endurance . Now, I am a little iffy on how the "First In, Last Out" works (if this fits that circumstance). But how would those two cards interact on opposite sides of the board...
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