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- Is Mirror Pool after Rebound upkeep possible?
- How do Mirrorpool and Mutavault interact?
- Will using Mirrorpool to copy Titania, Protector of Argoth allow me to put Mirrorpool back on the battlefield with Titania's triggered ability?
- Mirrorpool + Kozilek's Return
- The Great Aurora & Mirrorpool Interaction
Mirrorpool enters the battlefield tapped.
: Add to your mana pool.
, , Sacrifice Mirrorpool: Copy target instant or sorcery spell you control. You may choose new targets for the copy.
, , Sacrifice Mirrorpool: Put a token onto the battlefield that's a copy of target creature you control.
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1 week ago
Hey KayneMarco! Thanks a tun for the +1 means alot :)
So to address omitting the praetors I think all I have to say is CMC cost. They cost a tun each!
I am running the Phyrexian theme but from the angle of purely embodying the ideals of Phyrexia without actually running infect or a tun of Phyrexian creatures...etc. I see Atraxa as the next generation of Phyrexia so no need to include her parents.
My build is to try to be as fast as we can (without breaking the bank ofc); lean and mean. I do make some acceptions for cards that basically say I win Tooth and Nail (or at least 1 turn from winning) but generally try to stick around the 5CMC as my upper limit for good support cards. She ramps well enough to get me to that 9 mana mark with a spare 3 mana left over occasionally for me to copy Tooth and Nail with Mirrorpool and if no one can stop this...we win. By this point couple of the guys at the table usually aren't far off winning either, so I can't afford to have 4 old-timers accompany her. I prefer to have them watch from the sidelines and admire their handy work as she rages and bathes in the lifeforce of her enemies.
I'm trying to fit alot into her to be quite versatile without loosing what she's meant to be (A Voltron while we Control till we can piece together our Combos); and having her "makers" in the deck will simply slow her down or I'd have to rework the deck completely to build it around them instead, which might be interesting, but not for this current build. + My group has a ban on the 2 best ones anyways :) Vorinclex, Voice of Hunger & Jin-Gitaxias, Core Augur Those would probably be the only ones I would run as I don't run enough creatures to make use of neither Elesh Norn, Grand Cenobite nor Sheoldred, Whispering One.
They each have very individual abilities and don't crossover unless you're running a creature-counter build and even then it would be a tight squeeze for 2, but all 4 would be a little too much on the casual side for my current liking. I'd probably definitely need to run Cabal Coffers combo (Cabal Coffers + Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth) to have access to the amount of mana I would need to get them out as early as I'd like. Then to fit that in I'd need to run more cards to grab both those cards like Expedition Map Tempt with Discovery Crop Rotation etc. in addition to possibly running Weathered Wayfarer to try to have Coffers combo out consistently + changing the land base to include more basics so we can add more green ramp to make use of Coffers when we activate it. With all of that...probably most of the counter spells would be replaced changing the deck entirely.
I hope that answers your question :)
Thanks again for checking out the build. Any card recommendations or changes you'd make?
1 week ago
Cheers. So basically a glass cannon, I'd agree with that. The glass cannon is characterized by insane attack power coupled with pathetic defensive ability. Free spells will always be powerful, but without Mirrorpool or Howling Mine this sinks fast due to card disadvantage. Hmm, maybe I should rename this to Ikea Cannon...
1 week ago
I've been thinking about this idea a bit and I'd like to suggest you want to instil the value of land in new players, right at the beginning. When I started, same as most I suspect, I thought land was boring but necessary. These days I couldn't imagine putting together a burn deck and not adding Ramunap Ruins or an artifact deck without Darksteel Citadel / Buried Ruin... My current casual deck leverages Mirrorpool to duplicate spells like Soul Spike which I'm "casting" for free (well 3 cards). I'd suggest you probably want a deck that uses non-basic lands, maybe a dragon deck with Crucible of the Spirit Dragon and Sarkhan, the Dragonspeaker, something that shows lands don't need to be boring...
1 week ago
zdtsd Actually, I have tons of ways to make my creatures into tokens. Helm of the Host, Mimic Vat, Mirrorpool, Blade of Selves, Seance, and God-Pharaoh's Gift have been enough for me, and I just picked up Bramble Sovereign.
I used to have Desolation Twin, but I found that it was just too much mana, even for the sweet token. Also, making a token copy of it wouldn't allow me to get 2 per populate, because it's trigger is on cast, not when it enters the battlefield.
Also, in this deck, Advent of the Wurm would be a small token, not a big one.
Polyraptor sounds cool for the deck, even if the token is a bit small. I'll play around to see if it fits well.
Thank you for commenting, I really appreciate it! Sorry I didn't respond earlier; I kinda forgot I had put my deck up here.
2 weeks ago
I can understand that you don't want to cast anything in this deck, but I think there is one thing you need to cast and that is some form of card draw. Exiling cards from your hand to pay the cost is ok, if you have enough cards in your hand. I was playing something similar to this casually, but at a minimum Mishra's Bauble should be included, probably Howling Mine. I'd agree with pandith and Methylase that you need more land too, why not run Mirrorpool? You have plenty of colourless sources, more so if you swap Dryad Arbor for the already suggested Mutavault (good call!) and being able to copy Shining Shoal or Soul Spike could get you over the line... You may need to exile a card you actually want to play, so maybe Pull from Eternity, if you add some white sources? On the same basis, you may lose one of your lands to Ghost Quarter or Field of Ruin, it might make sense to have a Wastes if you want to stay colourless.
Hope this is of some help (shameless plug, my casual modern deck The best cost is free) and good luck with your brew. Have a +1 as looking at this gave me some extra ideas...
2 weeks ago
Take out Mirrorpool too slow to use and too redundant.
2 weeks ago
3 weeks ago
I have my copy Storm mizzix deck above if you want to compare.