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18 hours ago
1 week ago
Reclaim is quite a bad card, and you certainly don't want 4 of this kind of effect. I would play Renegade Rallier instead, the card is way better and also helps with recursion (not Doran, but everthing else). Unfortunately, it doesn't work well without fetchlands. Also, Noxious Revival is strictly better than Reclaim, but still not a card that i would want in my deck.
Further, 17 creatures seems like a low number. Sure, Lingering Souls and Commune with the Gods kind of count, but with cards like Tower Defense you really want multiple creatures on the board at all times. I would absolutely play 2-3 more Yoked Ox / Tasseled Dromedary, and probably 1-2 Ayli, Eternal Pilgrim. If your budget allows it, Spellskite would be another great addition, since it's 0/4 without defender, protects your important synergy cards, and disrupts several decks like Bogles and Infect. My preferred creature count would be 20-25.
Your current list is extremely light on disruption, and the only effect you have, Languish, hurts yourself quite a bit (only 6 of your creatures survive without help). It would be much better to have an effect that leaves your 4 toughness creatures alive (Drown in Sorrow?), or just play spot removal like Fatal Push, Path to Exile or Abrupt Decay. A flexible card like Collective Brutality would also be great, and escalate gives you a nice way to make use of redundant copies of Doran and Assault Formation.
For your sideboard i recommend Eidolon of Rhetoric, Duress, Lost Legacy, Fragmentize, Night of Souls' Betrayal and Rest in Peace (or some other graveyard hate).
1 week ago
Hey I'd definitely throw in some Bojuka Bog over a couple Swamps, shut down Goyfs and Dredge and Living End, otherwise you'll be partially playing into their strategy. I'd also toss in a sweeper like Damnation or even Languish in case the board gets overwhelmed.
Nice build, looks fun but frustrating to play against (I suppose that's the point!). +1
2 weeks ago
Yes, you would have to add some sort of Bounce/Exile effect to defeat cards like Languish
2 weeks ago
It should be noted that Indestructible won't save you from cards like Languish.
If a creatures toughness is reduced to 0 or below, regardless of keywording, it will be read by state-based actions and sent to the graveyard immediately. Regeneration would offer no solace either.
2 weeks ago
I can suggest you something for your SB, namely Phyrexian Revoker and Heroic Intervention. The former helps against combo, the latter as an anti-boardwipe. It can't save you from things like Languish, but in that case, you can use Ezuri's power to pump up your elves and avoid reaching that 0 thoughness.
3 weeks ago
Interesting deck! Only thing I'd say is that your deck has few ways of interacting with the board, as while it seems it can protect itself nicely it can't stop it's opponents from accomplishing their strategies. It seems your deck is half Pillow Fort and half Voltron (judging by the equipment package) and I would personally focus moreso on protecting yourself by removing threats. Luckily, Blue/Black has access to great counter spells and creature removal so adding a mix of those spells could help protect you more. Also, boardwipes dude. You can't play EDH without them and Damnation, Evacuation, Devastation Tide and Languish among others things are crucial to evening the playing field when you're behind. Good luck!
3 weeks ago
Since I've only recently built my own Meren deck, I feel it only right I show you mine, rather providing any specific critique.
Does 28 land ever feel a bit too light? Even at 36 land, I get a little mana screwed every so often (never mana flooded though).
I feel like you run a bit too much targeted removal- board wipes are generally better in multiplayer, as you leave yourself at a card disadvantage with targeted removal (you are down one card in hand, one opponent is down one creature, and everyone else has less to deal with). That said, Curtains' Call (which I need to find room for myself...) is alright, and I like Malicious Affliction.
Languish is rather good as a board wipe, so long as you can buff Meren a little bit.