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Sorcery — Arcane
Draw three cards. Discard three cards at end of turn.
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Ideas Unbound Discussion
1 month ago
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1 month ago
That's what I'm saying : if JTMS brings a new broken deck to the format, I think it will be Miracles because of his Brainstorm activated ability. I'm not saying it's gonna happen, but it could.
Jeskai gives you red for Bonfire of the Damned and loot spells. Even just UW has access to stuff like Careful Consideration or most likely Ideas Unbound to discard your miracles and get them back with Noxious Revival. JTMS is just a damn good extra way to filter your hand and organize the top of your library while getting all the attention, hence my 'theory' :)
1 month ago
So, after several trials and iterations, some testing casually and semi-competitively, I have sacrificed some power for consistency. The deck has three main lines to win, and all have a decent chance of happening. The butter zone, for a realistic chance of the deck "going off" seems to happen around turns 6-8.
Wincon 1: Paradox Engine plus 2+ mana rocks and a draw engine such as Temple Bell, which can get set up by turn 4 with a nut draw, can storm off by drawing into spells that keep everything untapped to draw to cast more to untap more etc...This generates a huge storm count, while drawing into one of the storm cards or into Aetherflux Reservoir for the win. It also produces a lot of mana if there are 3 or more rocks out, and is hard to stop if Paradox Engine resolves.
Wincon 2: Doomsday into a protected Laboratory Maniac pile. So far, I have managed to pull this one off on turn 4, with an opening hand containing Dark Ritual and Ideas Unbound that drew into Doomsday. Not my favorite way to end a game, but effective is nothing else is working.
Wincon 3: High Tide storm combo. Very similar to 1 above but without the rock/engine interaction. Produce a ton of mana, play a bunch of spells, and storm off with Tendrils of Agony, Grapeshot, Empty the Warrens or Aetherflux Reservoir.This is more difficult to achieve early on in the game with a 100 card singleton format, but it was the original idea of the deck, and still one of the guiding forces on this build.
The deck has placed at several small tournaments, and either durdles around doing nothing or sweeps the table in a casual setting, so everything else that is not part of the three above-mentioned wincons is designed to stall until pieces come into place for the win.
2 months ago
Consider moving in 2 Gigadrowse to the Main over 1 Compulsive Research and 1 Ideas Unbound. This also lowers your curve, which is important with how few lands you run. The Gigadrowses will help with your control matchups as well as help Fog against some aggro opponents.
Market Festival is also REALLY clunky. I'll look into some potential replacements.
2 months ago
Glad I could help. I know underdog Decks are more fun to build. Sometimes you find something that hits really hard with something nobody tought about.
Somemore feedback regarding the last changes:Maybe you should go in for one non Arcane Spell that destroys all enchantments like Multani's Decree, Reverent Silence or Tranquility because Bogles are hard to defeat if you don't play counter spells or a Diabolic Edict-like effect.Sandstorm works well against Goblins so that is good as a sideboard (and sometimes against Faeries) while Squall works well against faeries.Nihil Spellbomb is a good card but you will never draw a card of it which makes a uncounterable "exil graveyard" more appealing. Bojuka Bog can work the same purpose but it can't be countered and it can be put into your hand using Elder Pine of Jukai
Oh and I found a nice Aura you could use instead of Leafcrown Dryad: AEther Web. Altough it won't be put into your hand with Lead the Stampede. It also grants reach, only gives +1/+1 but has two advantages:1st it adds another instat speed interaction like oh you want to bolt my Phantom Tiger? To bad I have this. And maybe you get to kill another attacker with it. 2nd blocking creatures with shadow can be a big deal against some combos.
In between I have two Modern Decks build around some Kamigaw Kamis :DOne is listed here Foretold Celestial Wrath (should be at least tier 2 altough it only uses 10 Kamigawa cards in main and 5 in sideboard) the other is a little more casual but works sometimes (about Tier 2.5) because of the green ramp kamis, which is why I'd never say aything against Elder Pine of Jukai or Petalmane Baku I just know how good those two ramp especially with the non pauper legal Loam Dweller.
2 months ago
So, I've read through the primer, the budget options reddit page, and the majority of the comments and have been playin the deck sans twister and tabernacle for roughly 2-3 months now. Love the deck, and have really got a solid feel for it. Been kinda tinkering around with it, seeing if other cards are also worth playing, and wanted to get yours, or anyone's, thoughts on Day's Undoing and also Ideas Unbound cause I'm having a rough go at judging them myself. Thanks!
3 months ago
Ideas Unbound seems good in Storm. It's arcane so you can splice Desperate Ritual on to it and it helps you dig when you're looking for your final combo piece. When plan A is to cast Past in Flames and flashback everything in your graveyard, discarding 3 cards is almost upside. I think the only thing keeping it from seeing play is the cost.
4 months ago
Hey! Smallpox is ANNOYING. Ive only ever fought against it once, so I dont know the archetype matchup very well, but I will say thats when Id side/mainboard in something in like Spell Pierce or Stubborn Denial. And actually I had not previously considered Ideas Unbound, but I dont think Ill sideboard it, simply because of the fact that its harder to cast, and it nets a one card loss at end of turn, so if I dont win, well, at least I can get a hellbent effect lol. I will play test it in matchups where I need that two mana counter with shoal though, thatd certainly be useful. Just not sure if its worth it.