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|Champions of Kamigawa (CHK)||Uncommon|
|Promo Set (000)||Uncommon|
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Counter target spell. If that spell is countered this way, put that card on the top or bottom of its owner's library instead of into that player's graveyard.
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1 month ago
2 months ago
Oh wow! Can you tell me more about this infinite loop? In my deck there are already some.
the ones that I know are these, though I don't use all of them:
- Phenax, God of Deception + Eater of the Dead;
- Phenax, God of Deception + Thousand-Year Elixir (or any haste provider, which Dimir doesn't have) + Undead Alchemist;
- Duskmantle Guildmage + Mindcrank + any mill "starter";
- Fleet Swallower/Traumatize + Keening Stone/Fraying Sanity;
- Junktroller/Hinder/Spell Crumple/Ether Well + Tunnel Vision;
- Infinite mana + Mind Grind;
3 months ago
Since you play Tunnel Vision you can consider combining it with Hinder. Also unless your group is very casual i think you need some graveyard removal. Leyline of the Void is absurdly expensive, so maybe Tormod's Crypt, because there are a lot of big creatures that shuffle graveyards back into libraries and essentially nullify your efforts. For the rest of the deck +1
4 months ago
Counterbalance is the core card in this deck style. Its worth taking even more budget options throughout the rest of the deck just to play a set. Aqueous Form is too easy to get 2-for-1'd compared to a playset of something like Anticipate or Telling Time.
Take a look at Lantern of Insight control for a good set of tools. Psychic Surgery/Cosi's Trickster/Vortex Elemental can be a spicy and powerful budget combination. There are also some fun Skill Borrower brews to check out too.
5 months ago
Hi, it's me, another Rafiq-player
So, I took a look into your deck. I see you have gone more equipment/aura-heavy approach than me, and so way more straight forward voltron-tactic. I really like how you utilize many of the new creatures and equipments from latest commander sets.
Here are couple of my observations from you deck:-You have very little card draw/cantrips-You have very little removal and protection (you are playing blue, play couple of counterspells)-You play multiple cards that give +1/+1 for your creatures, but you actually play just couple of creatures and very little token creation. You also want to attack only with one creature so i find this irrelevant (yes, you need blockers aswell, but with more control (removal, counterspells, cantrips) this could be solved)
Also option is to go kinda creature-heavy Rafiq deck and play stuff like Avenger of Zendikar but it just seems worse.
Lets start with Balan. I kinda see why he is in there. I mean, he is 2nd Rafiq if you cant get him out on the field but otherwise first strike and doulbestrike are pointless abilites. Yes, attathcing all equipments is nice, but in my opinion he is just not generally worth.
Second, as I mentioned in my decks comment section, I generally think that playing card only for the exalted trigger is bad and you shouldn't do it. This applies to both Rhox Charger, Sigiled Paladin.
Then there is Venser. Yes, he can give unblockable, but is there any other reason to play him? You don't seem to get enough value from his blink-ability to make him worth.
Lastly Sigil of Valor. Again, you play very little amount of creatures. Yes, this could pump creature a ton, but it is so called winmore-card: you need to have something else on the board in addition to this and equipped creature for this to work.
I'd suggest considering some protection, such as Counterspell, Lightning Greaves and Hinder, some removal, such as Swords to Plowshares, Beast Within, Capsize and Trygon Predator, some catrips, such as Think Twice, Ponder, Preordain, Mystic Remora, some ulitity, such as Bant Charm and maybe some control, such as Wrath of God and Day of Judgment.
5 months ago
You have a good base here, but some of the cards are more of filler cards. I see you have Brainstorm in the maybe board. Run it. Brainstorm, Ponder, ect are great cards as you can fix your hand up a bit with them. Cancel is a solid, staple counterspell, as well as Negate, Hinder, Dissipate, Forbid. Theres a lot of cards i think that you could find as strict upgrades. Feel free to check out my deck. http://tappedout.net/mtg-decks/11-08-17-salami/ Azami is my commander for it.
5 months ago
Broken Concentration, Cancel, Convolute, Deprive, Disdainful Stroke, Dissolve, Essence Scatter, Exclude, Hinder, Hornswoggle, Interdict, Intervene, Psychic Barrier, Remove Soul, Soul Manipulation, Spell Rupture, Thassa's Rebuff, Undermine