|Have (36)||Blahfoot96651 , almerican , GrandeKhan , 8vomit , DukeNicky , Comicalflop , BlueSlime , Dallie , Alizer313 , udinator , Luiscencias , Qivine , christydude , jwe94 , mymanpotsandpans , georgeegroeg2013 , alulien , rache , yourfavouritesquid , aeonstoremyliver , Baezil , Wizard of the Damned , JIV_IV , rikufodder , RubyStrings , Heffrum , ducttapedeckbox , Wsebaste , Ashigaru7 , Kamotz , rakdos24 , Braxlyon , Metia , JakeHarlow , Xathrid845 , Mikeantor11|
|Want (3)||jamin , Pallando , Tfuzz|
Invisible Stalker (So you can cipher stuff onto it and guarantee a hit with no removal)
I just tested it (I'm trying to get into Modern on a budget) and it's too susceptible to removal. I would say you need Invisible Stalker even though he adds a small cost to the deck and to the avg cmc. I think he's better than Triton Shorestalker because once your opponent knows what you're going to do, they'll kill him immediately.
So hexproof example: If I have my little happy Invisible Stalker, and you play something that gives ALL creatures -1/-1, it would kill it! (assuming it wasn't a 1/2 or larger) The reason being that hexproof specifically states that it can't be targeted by spells or abilities your opponents control. Anything that doesn't include the word 'target' still will affect it. So Murder includes the word target, so I couldn't Murder it. Whereas Wrath of God doesn't say target, so it would kill it. When you get to enchantments, it can get confusing because you'll say 'oh but it doesn't have target! So I can play Pacifism on it. If you look at the tenth edition version (click here) you'll see that it has the text 'target a creature as you play this'. This applies to ALL enchantments, new or old, so enchantments do target, so I can't pacifism your invisible stalker...
I really like this deck but I'd add another 1-2 Villainous Wealth. Thassa, God of the Sea and Creeping Tar Pit would fit really nicely into your deck. They can replace your Invisible Stalker since he heavily reliant on your artifact.
Thanks for the input!
I agree that I need a couple of just straight mill cards, I'll be working a couple in when I get my next bunch of cards in the mail.
Notion Thief prevents the other player from really doing anything once the hand discarding starts - they're stuck top-decking for the rest of the game or until they get rid of it, and it also pushes the self-mill with Whispering Madness/Jace's Archivist into overdrive, as I'm doubling my hand size every time, so my Psychic Spiral gets big really quickly.
Invisible Stalker is there to safely proc the cipher cards every turn. If you have any better alternatives, that'd be sweet, but hexproof and unblockable for 2 mana is exactly what I need.
Agreed on the Jace's Phantasm, I already planned on bumping those up to a 4-of. Also agreed on the Syncopate, I'll be working some other spells in there. I don't think I need as many counter spells now that I've swapped in the Invisible Stalkers - removal isn't a huge threat anymore, so I might just drop them to make room for more mill spells.
Jace Beleren and Jace, Memory Adept are both pretty situational in this deck, and I don't think I'll end up including either of them. Ashiok, Nightmare Weaver is really good - but it also pushes the cost of my deck up by more than 50%.
Should be fun. Submit decks, I will play them in a Challonge bracket. They'll be randomly inserted.
Commander is uncommon (not legendary) and the rest are common.
Banned as commander:
Deadline is November 16.
Each deck will play my own (not part of the challenge) and I will give feedback on yours.
The discussion isn't futile. WOTC has changed mechanics and templating in the past.
It's just that your argument isn't particularly strong. There's no reason to have unblockable be a keyword if there are so many variations. Even if you keyword it for the sake of simplicity on creatures like Invisible Stalker, you're now forced to use both a keyword and a similar ability to represent very close variants of the same basic concept. Why bother using a keyword at all if you still have to use it in conjunction with written-out forms for very common limitations?
|0.07 TIX||0.17 TIX|
|Power / Toughness||1/1|
|Avg. draft pick||2.07|
|Avg. cube pick||9.33|
|Commander / EDH||Legal|