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2 weeks ago
Karakas for returning legendaries to your hand and protecting from destruction or repeating "enter the battlefield" - effects.
1 month ago
I love the deck, a few minor changes here and there to help with consistency,
You don't run a fourth Scrubland, and the deck doesn't need 2 Plains, so I think you are fine with the mana fixing help. Despite the Wasteland problem, I think them targeting your Scrubland only serves to help protect your Shambling Vent and Karakas.
I love death & taxes, and though I do not want to turn this into that deck, runnin one mainboard isn't going to hurt the deck. I feel like boarding a Collective Brutality isn't a bad thing either, just feel like against many decks, I have found that boarding in a Thalia or two is quite common to the point of main decking one.
1 month ago
Hi, not a D&T player, But I have a few thoughts.
I'm not a fan of the Mikokoros at all. Giving your opponent potential resources just doesn't seem like the type of thing you want to be doing. If anything, I think that Geier Reach Sanitarium is better in that slot, because it doesn't actually give your opponents more cards, but gives both of you better filtering. Even that seems iffy though. What a really like the sound of is actually playing Scavenger Grounds, since you already have a couple shefet dunes anyway, and because it randomly wrecks a LOT of things in modern. Hold it up against a storm opponent trying to cast Past in Flames, hose snapcasters, hose dredge, you get the idea.
Personally, I don't understand why you'd play Relic of Progenitus when you have access to the best graveyard hate in the format, Rest in Peace. The guy above seems to know what he's talking about, but your own yard doesn't matter too much, and RIP wins entire games by itself, while Relic can only really stall. I get that cantripping is good, but i feel like in the matchups where you want graveyard hate, RIP is almost always better. Even Grafdigger's Cage seems like it could be more useful than relic to me. Cage actually stops Madcap Experiment and Collected Company too, so it's a super versatile card.
Playing one or two of Eidolon of Rhetoric, Rule of Law, or Ethersworn Canonist out of the board in the current meta seems like a good idea. Eidolon makes Bloodbraid Elves useless, Rule of Law is the easiest to stick, Ethersworn Canonist is the cheapest one and also the best threat. All of them have merit, but playing like 1 or 2 seems good.
Dusk / Dawn seems like it could be worth it in the board too. Sweeps fatties from your opponent, gets your guys back from the yard. What's not to love.
Also, just want to throw out that Mangara seems a little too cute to me. I mean I can see it being good in some cases, but in what cases do your ever really want to board that in? Just feels like there will always be better answers. At least to me. Especially in a format without access to Karakas.
Again, not a D&T player, so take everything I say with a grain of salt. Just wanted to offer what I can.
3 months ago
Since you have a lot of spirits and humans, I would add tribal cards like Door of Destinies, or even better, Coat of Arms. Some common cards in Death and Taxes are Rishadan Port and Aether Vial, and I can see how they would work with this deck. Mangara of Corondor can take down a massive threat for , and Flickerwisp can temporarily eliminate their win condition. If you're willing to make the deck more pricey, Karakas would be an awesome addition, but it is illegal. Take out Diabolic Tutor and put in Enlightened Tutor. These seem to be the main changes I would make, tell me if it helps by clicking that check mark next to my suggestions. Nice deck, keep up the good work!
4 months ago
Thanks for all the suggestions!
Yup, familiar with Wall of Blood and how it can combine with Rite of Consumption and Essence Harvest. With infinite life, those cards can definitely be useful. But for my deck, it seems somewhat inefficient as it requires two whole other separate cards (beyond the core combo cards) to pull off as compared with my current finishers Unspeakable Symbol and Vizkopa Guildmage.
I have a play set of Thoughtseize as of the moment, so the price is not really that much of a problem.
I find Tormod's Crypt is especially useful against the current legacy meta, so it might be difficult for me to replace it.
From your deck, Dawn Charm is certainly appealing and might be worth play testing. Also the land cards Karakas, Flagstones of Trokair, Godless Shrine are all definitely useful. And I like Grand Abolisher, and I am currently play testing it in tourneys. Seems to work well at times, but not yet completely sold on it though (given the two white mana cost).
Once again, thanks for the suggestions!
4 months ago
1/ Upgradable to Legacy
Well, the idea is that both formats require different hate cards, but there is overlap. You need basically 3 Karakas, 4 Rishadan Port, 4 Wasteland and 4 Stoneforge Mystic and probably Batterskull, Sword of Fire and Ice and Umezawa's Jitte and 4 Swords to Plowshares and the newer lists play Recruiter of the Guard and Sanctum Prelate. and that is just the main board.
There is overlap but very minimum. I would ignore it.
2/ Death and Taxes is just not a good deck. Modern is quite a cheaty format. You either cheat on how much mana you have(valakut decks, tron), how many spells you can cast in a single turn (affinity, storm) or have 10/10s for a single mana (Death's Shadow) something, while death and taxes does none of that - it is a fair deck.
3/ Burn has all the qualities you list and is super easy to port to legacy.
4 months ago
5 months ago
"They should know how broken a card is or not before printing it. Instead of banning cards create cards that can counter balance the ones you make."
No, that's a horrible plan. That's what YuGiOh did, and it led them to a spiraling decay of power creep.
(Not to mention that Karakas is (relatively) balanced in formats outside of EDH. The format has completely different rules, and unbalances certain cards.)