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2 days ago
I feel like you should cut the serum visions to run Manamorphose- it still provides draw but helps shore up the manabase. Vivid lands kick a lot of ass, but they are going to hurt your tempo considerably or fill up your manland slots, so plan accordingly. Good luck with getting it to work.
3 days ago
Snips500, thanks for the great comments!
You are totally right about Manamorphose. I've been using it in other non-blue decks to color-fix and shrink my deck size. But I should really consider the wealth of blue and green's search and draw cards. Good call.
Bogles is less of a problem then you think, but still not a good matchup. While I can't shoot their creatures, I can simply block & attack with deathtouch creatures. The only card that becomes a real problem is Ethereal Armor as I don't have an answer to firststrike. So I won when Ethereal Armor didn't hit the table and lost when it did. The key lesson I learned in playtesting against my own Bogles-ish deck was to attack repeatedly with deathtouch and Broken Fall.
I haven't playtested against Delver yet, but my hope is to rely on reach and deathtouch to slow Delver's threats and eventually overrun them. All I need to do is to stick one Viridian Longbow or one Psionic Gift and the tables turn pretty dramatically. But your point about speed is a concern.
Izzet Blitz, Elves, Stompy, etc. may come out faster than this incarnation of the deck can handle. So I think speeding it up is probably the main concern. I think the long game viability is there, it just needs to ramp up. Ponder and Preordain may be exactly what this needs to get the pieces in place quickly and avoid problematic redundancies.
3 days ago
Your build is very similar to the UR Kiln Fiend deck... Unfortunately UR Tempo isn't very viable in Modern at the moment. But UR Aggro is still good even with Gitaxian Probe banned.
I myself think that the build you'd enjoy playing is a kind of UR Kiln Fiend. It has explosive hands capable of winning turns 3-5. It runs Manamorphose, Sleight of Hand and Serum Visions for consistency. Some of them run Thought Scour, Peek or Noxious Revival.
There's also Stubborn Denial in the mix to hold out.
Here's a sample decklist post-ban.
But maybe you can still make an UR Tempo in Modern with Bedlam Reveler and Young Pyromancer, since they both are powerful cards. There's also the possibility of using Artful Dodge and Assault Strobe on an aggro build.
If you opt for a UR Tempo build, I recommend using more Remand and Vapor Snag as well as Spell Pierce and Spell Snare or Unsubstantiate. But you'd need some pretty expensive cards such as Snapcaster Mage and Vendilion Clique... Some cards a list like this could include are: Grim Lavamancer, Pillar of Flame, Electrolyze, Burst Lightning and Magma Spray.
Good luck with your deck. :)
3 days ago
I like the creative idea for the deck, here are some tips. Don't run Manamorphose and cut 1 island. Yes I know that its a draw spell and color fixing but
a.) you don't need much color fixing and for that you could run Abundant Growth and
Also, I would like to know how this deck does against tier 1 decks like Bogles and Delver. It just seems to slow and inconsistent to me because you just are pining them for 1-2 in the first 5 turns and then if you don't draw Neurok Stealthsuit (which by the way also make it un-targetable to you meaning you wont be able to put the enchantments on) then everything will die to removal. Or in the case of stopmy you will just be overwhelmed while you are trying to set up.
Like I said I like the idea but it's just not there yet and may or may not stand a chance against teir 1 decks.
1 week ago
Atarka's Command - wha?? This doesn't kill creatures, right?
I also suggest more cantrips rather than 7 wincons.
1 week ago
Also Coordinated Barrage might help.
1 week ago
Decided to do it on mtgo, costed me only like $3. I'm running Wear/Tear off of Manamorphose. We'll see what happens. Using Footsteps of the Goryo and Altar of the Brood to tie some of it together. Geosurge is not needed when you have Heartless Summoning.
I have a started list on tappedout but private for now.