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Jace's Ingenuity Discussion
1 day ago
So here is the thing. You only need about 40 or so cards that help pirates to make a deck feel piratey. And a lot of these pirates are kinda awful.
Creaturewise, I would cut Brazen Buccaneers, Cloud Pirates, Daring Buccaneer, Deadeye Tormentor, Dire Fleet Hoarder, Dire Fleet Interloper, Slippery Scoundrel, Storm Fleet Spy. They are pretty weak and their payoffs aren't great.
Crafty Cutpurse is a fun pirate who can surprise answer a bunch of EDH strategies. Dreamcaller Siren has some interesting surprise tricks. Kukemssa Pirates lets you steal artifacts from people. Ramirez DePietro is the original badass pirate. Shapesharer is a pirate and lets you copy value pirates, such as neckbreaker. Changeling Berserker is a 5/3 pirate with haste who lets you retrigger ETB effects later. Adaptive Automaton is another lord to help buff your pirates.
Land and mana wise, you want about 44 sources of mana. My rule of thumb is 38 lands, and 6-8 mana rocks for a 3 colour deck. Sol Ring is a staple as well. Signets, Commander's Sphere and stuff, all good. Path of Ancestry also gives a free scry when used to cast pirates.
For enchantments, Call to the Kindred basically is a 2-1 as people kill it before it gets going and it doesn't have great odds of hitting a pirate. Curious Obsession, Navigator's Ruin, Swashbuckling, Trove of Temptation are all low impact or actively harmful. I would cut all them.
For artifacts, you have a lot of eh ones. Pirate's Cutlass is a low impact card, but thematic. Sleek Schooner and Dusk Legion Dreadnought are so weak they aren't even worth playing. Captain's Hook is just +2/+0, menace, as your creatures all have the pirate typing.
Door of Destinies is a powerful artifact in tribal decks that can get out of control pretty easily. Heirloom Blade is a more powerful, impactful weapon to equip your creatures with, as it also lets you chain through your deck. Herald's Horn lets you psudo draw more and gives a cost reduction. Obelisk of Urd is an anthem effect. Stoneforge Masterwork is an equipment that rewards a large boardstate. Skysovereign, Consul Flagship and Smuggler's Copter are both high impact vehicles who are good to tutor up, and from the new set Weatherlight fetches up artifacts when you deal damage which is fun.
For your instant/sorceries, you want to be more high impact or efficient. Duress only hits 1 person in a multiple player game. You also want some flat out draw cards. This is more up to you, but Terminate is good removal. Jace's Ingenuity is solid draw.
1 month ago
Arcane Denial is cheaper than the new border versions
Wing Shards might not be what your deck is about
Pull from Tomorrow is great!
2 months ago
I hope most of the spells included are new cards because a majority of Planeswalker named cards are junk. There are some exceptions: Oath of Jace, Jace's Ingenuity, Jace's Archivist and Jace's Defeat. Are cards like these worth buying a new product though?
New cards for example like an equipment Jace's Cloak, a draw spell Mind of Jace, a new Illusion creature, etc. Cards that get better when you control a Jace Planeswalker?
2 months ago
I think Counterspell and Jace's Ingenuity are givens. I'd like to see Fact or Fiction. I'd really like to see another Force of Will reprint but find it highly unlikely even if it is flavorful because he defeated Alhammarret through the sheer force of his will.
2 months ago
Hey, love to see someone getting into UW control. First off, to get a more competitive build will be a little tight on the budget.
First off, your mana base needs to be better. Some great budget options are Prairie Stream, Glacial Fortress, and Port Town. The reason you should consider these is that they have a chance of coming into play untapped, and while control can generally survive a few tapped lands, having as many as you do now would be deadly. Temple of Enlightenment is one of my favorite tapped lands though. I have personally been very impressed with Field of Ruin over Ghost Quarter. Once you're able to put a good amount of money into it, go for Mystic Gate (only one), Flooded Strand, Hallowed Fountain, and Celestial Colonnade.
I'm a big fan of big flying angel win conditions. Torrential Gearhulk is fantastic, but just make sure you're running enough instants to make it worth it. Nyx-Fleece Ram is definitely a sideboard card, don't run it in your main deck. 4 Wall of Omens is a pretty good defensive option.
Dissolve is my favorite counterspell, but you shouldn't be running it in modern. 4 Mana Leak. 4 Remand, and 3-4 Cryptic Command are the usual counters to run. Disallow is pretty interesting though. You should not be running Condemn, it was some pretty early Death's Shadow sideboard tech, but there are better options. You will definitely need to invest in a playset of Path to Exile, luckily they're at a pretty low price right now. Instead of Jace's Ingenuity, cantrips like Serum Visions, Opt, or Think Twice would be better options.
I would not run Divination or Ugin's Insight. Your board wipes are pretty spicy, but a little slow. Supreme Verdict is the most typical UW board wipe. Wrath of God and Terminus are other great options. Terminus is a personal favorite.
Planeswalkers you should consider running over the ones you currently have are Jace, Architect of Thought because his +1 will protect you quite well while the -2 is a fantastic source of card advantage. Elspeth, Sun's Champion will win you the game if she goes unanswered, pumping out little dudes with a board wipe at the ready. Narset Transcendent shines in instant/sorcery heavy decks. Gideon Jura is another great planeswalker. All of his abilities fall into control very well, saving you from attacks, removing opponent's creatures, and beating face.
Other great cards to consider; Geist of Saint Traft, Vendilion Clique, Entreat the Angels, Secure the Wastes, Faerie Conclave, Sphinx's Revelation, Baneslayer Angel, Dispel, Spell Pierce, Spell Snare, and Jace Beleren
2 months ago
I don't see how Jace's Ingenuity is any better than Braingeyser, but I do see how Braingeyser is better than Jace's Ingenuity. Braingeyser has no restrictions (can play up to 4 in Vintage). Jace's Ingenuity is limited to 3 cards, while Braingeyser has no card draw limit, and is more flexible (casting cost of 3 to infinity). Am I missing something?
2 months ago
Boomerang vs. Echoing Truth: Ich spiel ja eigentlich eh nur blaues Mana. In welchen Fllen knnen bei EDH denn mehrere Nicht-Land-Karten mit dem gleichen Namen im Spiel sein? Wenn jeder bspw. einen Sol Ring draussen hat?
Evacuation vs. River's Rebuke : Evacuation trifft zwar auch meine Kreaturen, dafr aber wirklich ALLE. Rebuke hingegen trifft ja nur einen Spieler. Vielleicht einfach anstattdessen sowas wie AEtherize?
Miscalculation: Hier interessiert mich, warum du den Counterspell rausschmeien wrdest. Ich mag die Cycling-Option.
Jace's Ingenuity vs. Opportunity: Idealerweise htte ich in dem Slot ja sowas wie Mystic Confluence, aber die ist mir dann doch zu teuer. Mal schauen, hier kann ich wohl wirklich mal eine der beiden rausschmeien und schauen wie sich das Carddrawtechnisch macht. Wobei Baral da ja nachhelfen knnte.
3 months ago
The scry ability for Dissolve isn't really worth the 3 mana cost imo. A good budget alternative I would consider is Render Silent. You've also got a lot of second rate cantrips like Jace's Ingenuity and Sleight of Hand which should be replaced by Serum Visions and Sphinx's Revelation, both of which are reasonable. I'd run four serum and one revelation.
Also, having AEtherling as your only wincon makes you really susceptible to removal like Cranial Extraction. I'd diversify your wincons a bit. There's some planeswalkers in your colors that are pretty reasonable, like Gideon Jura or Elspeth, Sun's Champion or even for super budget Sphinx of the Final Word is pretty decent.