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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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Memory Lapse Discussion
2 days ago
I read through it all, been through a somewhat similar situations. I am a mono blue player myself, I LOVE talrand, he's one of my favorite decks but my playgroup won't let me use him because of salt :) I see your deck is budget so I'll keep that in mind with my suggestions. That being said, I think you should add most of the following...
Impulse - Card selection
Memory Lapse - hard counter, messes their draw, and EVIL with another card you should add...
Isochron Scepter - Value with any counterspell or draw spell instant speed at CMC 2 or lower
Swan Song - Wide range of counters for 1 mana, you make a draw so their bird is negligent
Twincast - extremely versatile. I use it in my deck because I like to copy extra turns but you can find some good use as well
Gitaxian Probe - Look at opponent's hand for free, get a free drake and understand what to counter and what not to
Future Sight - AMAZING VALUE! 100% add. So what if they know you are drawing a counterspell, its talrand!
Kindred Discovery - Naming drakes, DRAW ALL THE CARDS!! - replaces ur sphinx that draws u cards when flying creatures attack
Overburden - Messes with creature heavy decks (doesn't interact with your tokens ETB). As such, you should take out creatures in your deck (regardless as to whether or not you add this card)
Disdainful Stroke - Another counter options
Turn Aside - Can replace ur 1 drop creature that does the same thing
If you want other non budget ideas, questions on what to remove or just some inspiration, check out my deck Tisk Tisk Talrand
6 days ago
I use Growing Rites of Itlimoc instead of Gaea's Cradle.
Plus, I just bought Vampiric bloodlust deck to have vanilla games. I'll have to playtest Teferi's Protection .
1 week ago
@mhegara: I used to run both Phyresis and Battle Mastery but eventually cut them as I found them to be more "win more" cards. Basically a good chunk of the time I used them I had a big enough board position that they really didn't matter. I do like that flavor text though! As far as Mox Diamond goes... if you can't justify the new inflated price tag you're right in the fact that big mana increaser rocks like Mana Vault as mentioned and Grim Monolith would probably work as suitable alternatives provided you are able to pull enough colored mana rocks to cast Zur. Basically you should just playtest them with your list and see how they interact with the cards in your deck.
@wipperwhill123: Thanks! Generally I'm not worried about what other people are playing unless it has a direct impact on my game plan; to that effect I find that preventing things with counterspells to be more effective than black discard as they may have several things that are gonna ruin my day but only have enough mana to do one per turn whereas a counterspell would stop that dead in its tracks. Also Hymn to Tourach is a little color intensive with the double black. If I do decided to throw some discard in in the future Mind Twist and Thoughtseize would indeed be at the top of my considerations. Thanks for the suggestions!
@Demonio_de_Laplace: Dark Confidant is way better than Dark Tutelage because I can get it out a turn earlier for one and also it can do a little damage, block a bomb of a creature or take the fall if a Fleshbag Marauder or Diabolic Edict slip through. It is nice being able to tutor up the Dark Tutelage but it's just not as versatile.
@MtgMaster02: True. Greater Auramancy does do a great deal in protecting Zur but I found that it was overkill with the amount of other things that protect Zur and could sometimes mess up an aura I wanted to cast from hand. It's always in mind though so if I find things aren't going so smoothly anymore I just may put it back in. Thanks for the input!
@Jewishman: I'd say to each their own and that my build would at least stand up fairly decently against it. I personally feel like it takes away the essence of a Zur deck being a toolbox commander, but that's just me.
@1992lucas: The deck needs redundancy in case something gets removed Armageddon and Swiftfoot Boots are just that. I do agree that 3 mana for Disallow is pretty hefty and Misdirection is hit and miss so I am keeping my eye on both of those as potential cuts. The only real target for Idyllic Tutor without Zur is Rest in Peace so that's just too limited. I highly dislike Remand as it gives whatever I deemed threatening enough to counter back to my opponent, Memory Lapse is better as it slows them down a whole turn; the card is negligible. Dig Through Time/Treasure Cruise both cost a ton and I normally don't want to exile anything from my graveyard as I can generally get the important things back, especially with me thinking about the addition of Yawgmoth's Will. Tainted Isle is too situational with the swamp requirement; if I were to swap anything out it'd be for an Adarkar Wastes or Underground River. Thanks for all of the suggestions! I'll definitely think about some of 'em during the next time I have time to do some editing
3 weeks ago
1 month ago
borto1412 you may consider Winds of Rebuke to the list. Also some bounce cards that return permanents to the top of owner's library, after all you will mill it anyways haha
Edit: sorry for the long list
1 month ago
The deck doesn't seem to have much in the way of ramp or acceleration. I only count 3 mana rocks and Sword of Feast and Famine. Having enough mana to steal expensive opposing spells seems critical. I'd recommend adding Solemn Simulacrum, Burnished Hart, Worn Powerstone, Sword of the Animist and Azorius Signet.
Fell the Mighty is a way to deal with the larger creatures in your play group that you mentioned while not disrupting Daxos or your other smaller creatures.
Swords to Plowshares is premium removal that isn't terribly expensive to purchase.
Cathedral of War is a land that makes sure Daxos is a 3/3 as long as he attacks alone so that he can't be walled by opposing 2/2 creatures.
Buried Ruin helps recur destroyed equipment.
Padeem, Consul of Innovation protects your equipment and potentially offers card draw.
Your deck doesn't seem to have many expensive cards in it so I tried to keep all of my suggestions budget friendly. Most of them cost $2 or less and none of them should be more than $5.
2 months ago
You don't have enough permanents to warrant running Martyr's Bond.
Kira, Great Glass-Spinner seems bad in an equipment deck. paying equip costs twice is not fun. And other than GAAIV your creatures aren't high priority targets.