Creatures with flying get +2/+0.
Creatures without flying get -2/-0.
|Want (2)||Etinifni , catanthill|
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|Rise of the Eldrazi (ROE)||Rare|
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|Commander / EDH||Legal|
Gravitational Shift occurrence in decks from the last year
Commander / EDH:
All decks: 0.0%
Gravitational Shift Discussion
3 days ago
If it'll still feel like a dragon deck that way to you, then sure. My experiences building UG druids under Tatyova, Benthic Druid have taught me that it is very easy for a deck to turn into good-stuff by working to heavily into a non-tribal thing. I think what will happen is that once Favorable Winds and Gravitational Shift go in, it will just turn into a typical Alela deck as go-wide with faerie tokens and scry away your dragons becomes the optimal play every time. I've played against "scarecrow tribal" decks that run all 3 Conspiracy's, and it mostly just felt like a MLD deck. I never count Changelings as tribe members for flavor purposes, either.
2 months ago
Let me start off by saying I hate being mana screwed, that being said, you should cut 2 islands to go down to 38 lands.
Cut Curious Homunculus, Docent of Perfection, Murmuring Mystic, Sphinx of Uthuun and Stormtide Leviathan. Talrand decks don't need creatures. The few good creatures to add are out of your budget. I know you have the polymorph package but the creatures you are getting arent even that good. If you want to make this optimized (even on a budget), replace them with the 5 following cards....
- Rapid Hybridization - Removal
- Essence Scatter - Counter
- Wizard's Retort - Or another counterspell
- Pongify - Removal
- Deep Analysis - Draw. Bonus points if you yell DEEP ANAL!
REMEMBER, the biggest issue with Talrand is being forced to tap out! Keep this in mind for below...
Cut Gravitational Shift for Misdirection - Shift is winmore. Misdirection allows you to interact while tappedout making opponents think twice before trying to remove your talrand. Note that misdirection can redirect removal, counter counterspells (should you not be the only blue player) and redirect some extra turn spells
For the 2 lands you cut, add Isochron Scepter and Future Sight - Scepter is just pure value (remember to make sure to have mana open to cast the imprinted spell AND another counterspell in hand to ensure they don't bait your counterspell!). Future sight, while redundant to Precognition Field , is very powerful. I understand it costs 1 more and reveals the card, but it allows you to play lands and everyone knows you are counterspell + draw tribal so it really doesn't matter. I would tell you to cut the field for future sight, but I think both might serve your deck well.
Cut Island (3rd island to cut) for Strip Mine / Ghost Quarter / Tectonic Edge , etc.... Cavern of Souls , Boseiju, Who Shelters All , urborg, coffers, field of the dead are all powerful cards that need to be dealt with.
Cut the polymorph package aside from polymorph itself
Cut Mass Polymorph for Narset's Reversal - Oh no, you cast Thought Distortion ? What ever will I do.... get's around can't be countered. What's better than countering their Torment of Hailfire ? Copying it and returning it back!
Be sure to let me know what you think of the sugge
3 months ago
You might like these: Starfield of Nyx , Seal of Cleansing , Lunar Force , Bident of Thassa , Coastal Piracy , Kindred Discovery , Larceny , Distant Melody , Gravitational Shift , Shared Triumph , Crescendo of War , Flickering Ward , Viridian Longbow , Psionic Gift
3 months ago
Add: Metallic Mimic , Adaptive Automaton , Foundry Inspector , Scion of Oona , Grand Architect , Hushbringer , Rankle, Master of Pranks , Emry, Lurker of the Loch . Shinechaser , Cranial Plating , Throne of the God-Pharaoh , Notorious Throng .
Control: Utter End , Anguished Unmaking , Cyclonic Rift , Damnation , Swords to Plowshares , Path to Exile , Fate Forgotten , Return to Dust , Disallow , Despark , Generous Gift , Reality Shift , Supreme Verdict , Stolen by the Fae , Vindicate .
5 months ago
king-saproling Thanks! It's definitely not Tier 1 (and I've noticed it suffers in multiplayer a bit because other than combat damage there's few ways to win quickly), but it's pretty decent in duel commander if you're not getting too cutthroat, and it's just fun in general. Pretty low on the scare factor too so you'll stay off people's radar. I've considered almost all of those cards, and still am really.
Out of all of them, Fireshrieker is probably the one I'd be most likely to add--I only opted for Duelist's Heritage because it's a bit more useful politically and doesn't take mana to equip every time.
Windreader Sphinx was a tough one to remove, but I usually find I don't have a ton of creatures to swing with anyway, so the draw power is negligible compared to the synergy of something like Unesh, Criosphinx Sovereign or Azor, the Lawbringer . Ditto with Gravitational Shift --love the card, but I've come to dislike anthem effects in general as I believe they're low-impact, and your opponents probably aren't getting hurt that much by the other effect. I also dislike Auras in general, which is why I steered away from Battle Mastery --the potential of getting 2-for-1'ed is very high, and it's the worst feeling.
Urza's Bauble is nice because you get to draw a card on top of the peek--but I took out Gitaxian Probe as well because they're both one-shot effects. I feel consistent ones like Telepathy and Glasses of Urza are better. However, I don't claim to be an expert. Just personal taste.
Glad you liked the deck though! And thanks for the suggestions.
5 months ago
Spark Double as a copy of your general seems fun! You might also like Talrand, Sky Summoner , Bident of Thassa , Distant Melody , Isochron Scepter , Shared Discovery , Shared Animosity , Valor in Akros , Cathars' Crusade , Coat of Arms , Gravitational Shift
5 months ago
Cool deck! One of the most interesting toolbox decks I've seen, and it's nice to see a deck built with the perspective of fun>winning. You might like these: Urza's Bauble , Windreader Sphinx , Gravitational Shift , Fireshrieker , Battle Mastery
5 months ago
Nice list! You might consider giving these cards a shot: Lunar Force , Angelic Renewal , Starfield of Nyx , Sram, Senior Edificer , Flickering Ward , Mark of Eviction , Cloud Cover , Seal of Doom , Seal of Cleansing , Seal of Removal , Pendrell Flux , Soul Tithe , Anointed Procession , Divine Visitation , Favorable Winds , Shared Triumph , Gravitational Shift