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Ivory Mask Discussion
1 month ago
This may be a surprise to others, but Ajani's Last Stand is by far the most interesting card for me. I see it being very useful in my R/W pure enchantment modern deck. I need ways to make solid creatures with only enchantments. I also desperately need something to fill the 4-drop slot.
Cast Out, Flameshadow Conjuring, Furnace of Rath, Glory of Warfare, Martial Law, and Retreat to Emeria have been disappointing in my tests. Ivory Mask has been a powerful sideboard option while Pandemonium only replaces Warstorm Surge in very specific matchups. Worship was probably my best option, but it's outside my budget for this deck.
Now, I should have a decent followup to Vessel of Ephemera, Rise of the Hobgoblins, or Myth Realized. The threat of a 4/4 flyer should at least make decisions more uncomfortable for my opponent until I can get safe behind Sphere of Safety. With the engine fully built, Last Stand can be brought back with Starfield of Nyx, trigger Warstorm Surge to kill expendable tokens, sacrifice itself for another avatar and 4 more Warstorm damage, and be waiting in the grave to do it again next turn.
3 months ago
Hey, sorry it took me a while to respond, Ive been very busy, but I don't know if you know this but there is a competetive version of this deck that you can compare this with
https://www.mtggoldfish.com/deck/467984#paperSorry TappedOut Wouldn't let me hyperlink MTGGoldFish
also Ill include the link to my deck that has some different cards, I was going for a little bit more of a control variant. I think your deck is better and I plan to make changes, but if you are curious for more options I have a bunch of different enchantment cards in mine.My VersionI also want to say, that although I love how budget you have kept your versionThere are two cards that after watching various people play versions of this deck I think are almost essential.
Utopia Sprawl and Courser of KruphixEspecially because these two cards allow you to keep comboing off. Once you hav Eidolon of the Blossoms out if you draw a Utopia sprawl you can just cast it on an untapped land and keep going. Courser of Kruphix is even more important, because it can prevent you from drawing a land once. If you do not play the land on your turn you can keep playing enchantment and prevent one land draw by playing it off of the top of your deck instead.
5 months ago
I believe you are forced to eventually target something else if possible, yes. If, say, there are no other creatures on the battlefield and each player controls an Ivory Mask, the game ends in a draw.
5 months ago
OK, so far I have my Commander. Hokori, Dust Drinker
I am not 100% on the rules but I think I can do artifacts. So if I can Defense Grid might be a good idea too.
With that in mind, I am guessing you guys see what I am going for. Lots of Defensive cards, but I am not sure what to use as my late or end game wins. Maybe the white decree that puts angel tokens into play or some other giant angel creatures or something like that. Akroma maybe? An important thing is having tons of cards that produce mana so untapping my land won't be a problem. Suggestions on what I can use for a deck like this? It will be my first deck, and now that I know what theme I want, it is just a matter of knowing what to fill it with.
5 months ago
You think that might be good for a beginners attempt at a commander?
8 months ago
@kamarupa I do not hold the same thought. The singular point of a sideboard card is to readily allow the deck to efficiently, effectively and reliably change their strategy and defenses to better combat stresses. Aegis of the Gods is not now and would not be something that I could considered a reliable form of defense which all together negates its purpose which is to be our answer. Plainly put what do we use Ivory Mask for? We use the mask to help fight against burn, mill, and storm. Aegis is a truly terrible card as it dies to every single type of mainboard removal that the various permutations of these modern decks run such as Lightning Bolt, Abrupt Decay, Path to Exile, Fatal Push. The inclusion of such a card that literally dies to everything would be equivalent to us willing adding dead cards to our mainboard with the only received benefit being a sense of protection which could on any turn be stripped away.
8 months ago
I feel that stoney silence is a bit expensive for this build but your recommendation for Ivory Mask is very good I will make the change. In my meta I rarely fight storm but feel that this deck can deal with storm decently using Nevermore.
8 months ago
I like the deck, so +1 from me, here are my suggestions.
Replace Imperial Mask with either Ivory Mask or Witchbane Orb (I'd suggest Mask because it is an enchantment, and thus not as weak to Kolaghan's Command. Both cards are better and cost less which is what you want since you can't really play leyline on a budget.
I don't know what meta you are going for here, but Eidolon of Rhetoric is great against decks like Storm.
I personally think you could play a Stony Silence or two and still be under budget, but if not it's all good.