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When Ixalan's binding enters the battlefield, exile target nonland permanent an opponent controls until Ixalan's Binding leaves the battlefield. Your opponents can't cast spells with the same name as the exiled card.
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Ixalan's Binding Discussion
1 day ago
I agree with rangers. The big weakness of lifegain decks is commander damage. Something like Aurelia, the Warleader is rough for this deck to overcome, so Darksteel Mutation and Ixalan's Binding are both solid includes.
5 days ago
I like this deck alot, so kudos for that. I think however you should try to find room for 3 or maybe even 4 Moment of Craving . It would very help you alot against aggresive decks like mono-red, white weenie and the alike, and gives you something to do the earlier turns, apart from dropping Treasure Maps.
As for what to cut I would probably cut some kind of combination of the following
Settle the Wreckage
(maybe move 1 to the sideboard).
With some earlier removal, you could survive with one less boardwipe. Anyhow good work, I might try something similiar =)
1 week ago
I want to recommend a strategy my friend employs for abzan midrange. He uses the explore package with Merfolk Branchwalker , Jadelight Ranger , Seekers' Squire , and Wildgrowth Walker . He has some more value creatures in the deck like Knight of Autumn , Izoni, Thousand-Eyed , Trostani Discordant , Llanowar Elves and Militia Bugler which is very good in that it picks up any creature in the deck. He has some Cast Down s and Mortify as well as Find / Finality .
In the sideboard he has some more grindy cards like planeswalkers including Vivien Reid , Vraska, Golgari Queen , Karn, Scion of Urza . He has alternative removal in Assassin's Trophy and Ixalan's Binding For control he has some Duress , Arguel's Blood Fast Flip and Unbreakable Formation .
2 weeks ago
2 weeks ago
Sweetlou357 I've been thinking about a side board, Unbreakable Formation is on it, i just haven't gotten all the cards thought out yet. Ixalan's Binding is another idea I had for strong control deck match ups.
2 weeks ago
Secondly, Nezahal, Primal Tide would probably be a better replacement for Teferi than Dovin/Dovin's Dimissal. Just a 1 of, and some more card draw like 1x Opt and 2x Revitalize against burn/aggro could help.
Additionally, for the sideboard I'd drop the creatures, Omenspeaker and Healer's Hawk s in for more Ixalan's Binding s and Negate s. Perhaps siding out an Essence Scatter and a Lawmage's Binding from the mainboard and bringing in another couple Settle the Wreckage s could help against the ever-popular midrange lists like Esper/Sultai as well.
That's about it though, good luck and a +1 from me!
1 month ago
I like the subtle changes I'm seeing in the maindeck. I'd personally go -1 Mirror Image +1 Knight of Autumn , primarily to make sure you don't flood yourself with clones with nothing to use them on. Three clones should be enough to generate overwhelming value in this deck. I also might go -1 Meteor Golem +1 Pelakka Wurm ; the seven life, game-dominating body, and card-on-death are probably going to be better against most everything except Teferi. I also really want to find room for Biogenic Ooze in this deck, since Militia Bugler can pull it, much like Trostani Discordant . I don't know if it's better than Mesmerizing Benthid , though, so I'm not sure how it would fit.
Your sideboard looks pretty good. Vannifar decks are likely to out-grind the popular BGu Value decks, so you probably don't need much in your sideboard for those matches. If you can fit in a single The Immortal Sun , that might be worthwhile. I was going to suggest Shield Mare if it hadn't made it in; it's perfect for what this deck wants to be doing against aggro (especially MonoRed). Kraul Harpooner is also an excellent choice to keep you in the game against UR Drakes and MonoBlue. Incubation / Incongruity is nice emergency removal against giant flying creatures and helps dig for other sideboard answers otherwise, so it's reasonable, though I'd take the opportunity to go -1 Incubation / Incongruity +1 The Immortal Sun just for the occasional free wins.
Negate beats every spell that Make a Stand beats and more: Seal Away , Ixalan's Binding , Vraska's Contempt , Teferi, and most importantly Settle the Wreckage and Find / Finality . You lose the ability to swing creature combat in your favor, but in general you're favored during board stalls anyways. Negate will help you beat Wilderness Reclamation decks, burn decks, and Gates decks as well.
With seven copies between Knight of Autumn and Mirror Image , you've got plenty of maindeck ability to deal with Wilderness Reclamation , Experimental Frenzy , and Guild Summit ; additional artifact/enchantment removal is unnecessary (especially if Negate is in the board too). Rather, it might be better to have access to the swingiest white creature in the format - Lyra Dawnbringer - against aggro decks and Tithe Taker to harass and pressure decks that want to operate on your turn. Honestly, I'd rather see Tithe Taker in the main, but it's a fine sideboard card too. Other options in that open 2x slot are Seal Away as hard removal and Warrant / Warden as a flexible answer/threat.
is also usually present in green lists somewhere in the 75. I'm not sure she's necessary here, but it's a card to always remember. Another card you have access to is
, which is great for stealing
and is effectively a removal spell that also gives you pod fodder.
Settle the Wreckage
are also available in your colors and can be potential blowouts. Just options to keep in mind.
Finally, looking back over the list, you may actually need more mana sources than 23 lands + 4 Incubation Druid . 23 lands means that you're only 58% likely to make your fourth land drop on your fourth turn. If you're missing Incubation Druid and Prime Speaker Vannifar (or if they die), you can struggle to make it to your heavy hitters. Most Vannifar lists I've seen have roughly the same curve as your deck and are running 23-24 lands + 8-13 mana dorks. Not that this is necessarily correct, but the lists appeared to be performing well with that combination.
1 month ago
Just how is this standard legal? You might want to change the format of this deck to modern or casual. Aside from the land, only 2 cards in this deck are currently in standard. And that's only because you have 2 copies of Ixalan's Binding .
Ixalan's Binding occurrence in decks from the last year
All decks: 0.38%