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Enchantment — Aura
Enchanted creature gets +1/+1 and has first strike.
Totem Armor (If enchanted creature would be destroyed, instead remove all damage from it and destroy this Aura.)
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Hyena Umbra Discussion
4 days ago
2 weeks ago
So, deck would be stronger and more stable, if you remove cards that give life only once Lagonna-Band Elder,War Report, and even cards that give life once per circle Silent Attendant, then add more protection to play over Soul Warden-alike cards: Angelic Renewal, Hyena Umbra
1 month ago
i don't really "need" to playtest it. your only maindeck blue cards are Serum Visions which isn't needed, Unstable Mutation which should be a Hyena Umbra or Spirit Mantle, and Curiosity which is just a blue Keen Sense.
1 month ago
I apologize for the long post below: It is not modified for standard play. Please disregard if you are playing standard only.
The best deck to counter aura hexproof (what your friend has) is generally black/green sacrifice decks. See: Grave Pact, Butcher of Malakir, , Chainer's Edict <- (Pricy), Spore Frog, or Fleshbag Marauder. Or -1/-1 effects aka Archfiend of Ifnir, combined with enablers like Lotleth Troll or Putrid Imp.
That, or a deck that has a lot of sweeper spells - Cyclonic Rift (pricy), Terminus, Living Death. Think of sweeper spells as cards that immediately level the playing field. If you're losing, just play a sweep. Instant board reset and everybody is on even playing grounds. Cheaper Alternatives: Hallowed Burial, Devastation Tide, Coastal Breach, Evacuation; just make sure it only targets creatures (not like Wash Out) because you don't want the auras returning to hand. You want to get rid of the creatures and have the auras fall off.
I don't quite agree with Atrox's approach because I know most hexproof decks run Umbra auras (Hyena Umbra), and will easily have more than 3 toughness.
Personally, TO COMPLETELY REDESIGN YOUR DECK, I would use no creatures and only spells or maybe with creatures with nice ETB (enter the battlefield) effects (Archaeomancer. This way, the sweepers don't affect you very much and will only remove your opponents' creatures. Red will be reserved for dealing damage, and blue will be reserved solely for sweeper spells & drawing cards.
Current problems with your deck:
1) It's slow. You're going to have to have multiple pingers which all take about 3 turns+ summoning sickness to start becoming active. Izzet decks are supposed to be fast & maintain control from the beginning of the game.
2) The synergy is a little too far apart - you want to have creatures pinging damage, you want to counter spells, you want creatures to get buff; there's only so much you can do with 7 cards in your hand.
3) No card draw - you'll run out of steam very very fast. Blue excels in card draw - you should make use of it!
Try to find out what your style is, then start asking for tips to point you in the right direction.
Let me know if you have questions :) (I play an aura deck)
1 month ago
I make some playtests and have some suggestions:
1 month ago
You can use Bonds of Faith instead of pacifism You can go x4 Favored Hoplite, same as Hero of Iroas You can also consider a bunch of instant to protect your creatures or draw some cards as it synergises also with "Heroic" if it targets your creatures, I personally suggest Defiant Strike and Emerge Unscathed. For the enchantements, you can go x4 Ethereal Armor aswell, maybe a bunch of Gryff's Boon and I greatly recommend (even if it's a little bit more expensive) Hyena Umbra
1 month ago
A nice way of triggering is Cauldron Haze, it can also save your creatures after a board wipe. Another option I can think of is Mizzium Skin, this will also trigger and grant basically turning your creatures into bogles. If you are basing your deck on bogles then I'm surprised you haven't included Hyena Umbra, again it can save your creature.
Hope this is of help, have fun brewing your deck.
2 months ago
I agree that the list looks tighter and that the next place to trim is in the artifact list. Playing more enchantments, like Spirit Mantle or Lifelink or Hyena Umbra, into an Ethereal Armor into a Sphere of Safety can do a lot for you.
I might also keep Grafted Exoskeleton in the main since infect can be an alt win con for you.