Lapse of Certainty
Counter target spell. If that spell is countered this way, put it on top of its owner's library instead of into that player's graveyard.
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Lapse of Certainty Discussion
2 weeks ago
So, I see a ton of great cards in here, but I think you need a focus, ya know? If you want to go full control, or full equipment, or tokens, or angel tribal, or lifegain, or whatever, do it! Just don't try all of them at once. Pick one or two I'd say.
Either way, Thalia, Guardian of Thraben probably isn't the right commander. Elesh Norn, Grand Cenobite + tokens for an alpha strike win deck, Kemba, Kha Regent for tokens/equipment, Eight-and-a-Half-Tails for control. I'm not sure which is best for a competitive commander, but whichever strategy you like most is probably your best bet.
As for some random card suggestions: Elspeth, Sun's Champion(great token generator/boardwipe), Conqueror's Flail(grand Abolisher as an equipement),Well of Lost Dreams(insane in a lifegain deck), Blind Obedience, Mana Tithe, Lapse of Certainty(control).
2 weeks ago
maybe cut Loxodon Warhammer?
Adding Vault of the Archangel seems like a really strong move
How has Masterwork of Ingenuity worked for you?
Scroll Rack is a combo with land tax, you get a buch of lands swap them for good cards then shuffle them away next turn with the tax. you also have lots of shuffle effects to help it.
how good is Pyroblast?
It might be crazy to say, but maybe you could cut the Chromatic Lantern for a signet. The signets are soo good because they allow a turn 3 kaalia, maybe turn two with a sol ring
3 weeks ago
4 weeks ago
I think trying to lower your average converted mana would help out a ton. Cheaper cards to consider: Mother of Runes and Eight-and-a-Half-Tails for protection, Knight of the White Orchid, Solemn Simulacrum, and Burnished Hart, and Treasonous Ogre can help ramp out threats while applying pressure. Sunforger is an absurdly good card when including enough good instants. Some good targets: Dawn Charm, Boros Charm, Price of Progress, Return to Dust, Lapse of Certainty, Orim's Thunder, Tithe, Silence, Swords to Plowshares, Wear / Tear, and if you don't like blue, Boil.
1 month ago
One easy add for mono-white decks is Emeria, The Sky Ruin. It slots in perfectly in place of a Plains and if the game drags even a little bit it gets so, so good.
And if you need them, there are actually quite a few white counterspells! Lapse of Certainty is my favorite of them because it will catch people off-guard every. single. time. Mana Tithe isn't terrible either, but it can be tricky to play. Nothing quite like tithing someone's T1 Sol Ring to tilt them forever, though. Vigilant Martyr might be helpful to your specific archetype.
1 month ago
I don't play the deck so much these days, too, but this card seems so funny and unexpected, that it's worth a try. Maybe then will be boring, but it's a new wincon.
2 months ago
I'm actually in the process of doing some tuning now. I've swapped out a lot of the pillow fort type elements for more control and things with a bit more bite.
Lately our meta has been fairly slow and the deck has done pretty well overall. I found that a lot of the attack deterrents like Windborn Muse and Norn's Annex weren't really doing much for me in practice and deeper in the game they were basically dead cards.
If there were more token decks in our playgroup and less board wipes/mass bounce played they would be a lot better. Same situation with Crawlspace.
I did find in the last version that I was wanting for some more aggression in the later game. From a political point of view I probably wouldn't play Iona, Shield of Emeria or Catastrophe in the early game but later on they would be very helpful.
When I first built the deck I had left out stuff like that but now that I've played more I would definitely prefer the cards be in my hand and decide whether to use them in the moment.
I'm interested to see how these latest changes work out. My hope is that the control elements will be useful in more situations but we'll see!