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Surveil 2, then draw two card. Notion Rain deals 2 damage 2 you. (To surveil 2, look at the top two cards of your library, then put any number of them into your graveyard and the rest on top of your library in any order.)
Notion Rain Discussion
1 month ago
I recommand you to play Jace. Wielder of Mysteries when war of the spark will be release en try de gain by milling yousleg instead of your opponent it will be more safe i think. It will also be faster because you draw a lot and this is going to mill you.
the probleme with the deck is that you need Psychic Corrosion to mill and without that only ashiok can mill a little, if you don't have luck you will never get Psychic Corrosion or get it to late to win. That's why i think milling yourself will be a better choice.
If you decide de do this you could start to play card with surveil beacause it will help you to mill yourself. for example :
With black color you can have acces to a lot of good card to protect yourself it can be interessting to go for a tricolor deck.
I hope that i was able to help and sorry for my poor english.
1 month ago
What Pikobyte said. But for specific suggestions, I'll list them below.
2 months ago
3 months ago
I think this could be a very functional deck. The important thing is to choose some synergy shared between the cards you really want to play, so the deck can function without having to rely on the raw power of commander staples you're foregoing for themed cards. I think that, being base Grixis with a focus on artifact tokens, artifacts should be leveraged, for sure. The graveyard is another place you could pick up some value, as mentioned above. Just try to have a plan beyond "play treasure stuff until I can find a combo to win." That might even mean cutting some of the really mediocre theme cards like Gleaming Barrier .
You can also build to your commander a little bit. Not every card needs to be on theme, so while Villainous Wealth hits all the right spots as both an enabler and payoff for Ramos, some good nuts-and-bolts cards that are easy on the manabase like Crosis's Charm , Bedevil , Terminate , Rakdos Charm , Dreadbore , Lim-Dul's Vault , Notion Rain , Memory Plunder (on theme!), Countersquall , Counterflux , etc. could be good.
Also, while you don't need to go all-out on the manabase, since you're just splashing white and green, try to shore it up with some easy replacements. Finishing out the Vivid lands and picking up a the tri-lands that hit your main colors could really help the deck run more smoothly. Everglades is pretty bad, meanwhile.
3 months ago
3 months ago
You may want to consider Angelic Renewal in this deck. The way it works with Evoke, you pay the Evoke cost, and by sacrificing Renewal, you get to keep the creature, as well as the ETB when returns to the battlefield. I've run the interaction in Pauper decks, and it's hilarious to do things like turn-2 Renewal, turn-3 Mulldrifter to draw 4 and get a 2/2 flier. You can do similar things by exiling the creature before it's sacrificed with Parallax Wave , Deadeye Navigator , Roon of the Hidden Realm , and Endless Sands . If you like that plan, I would include AEthersnipe and Walker of the Grove , too.
I'm also a little confused as to why you're not running Scapeshift in a Gates deck, especially one full of Landfall creatures. Other good land-fetch cards include Skyshroud Claim , Hunting Wilds , Ranger's Path , Wood Elves , Krosan Verge , Nature's Lore , and Karametra, God of Harvests , all of which fetch your Shocklands.
Path of Ancestry is fantastic in tribal decks, and it is an absolute staple in 5-color tribal decks.
The final thing I would do is include some looting effects and self mill that won't put your Gates in the yard, since your commander wants expensive Elementals to reanimate. Kiora, Master of the Depths and Mulch could be good on the mill side, and Faithless Looting , Frantic Search , Greater Good (You can sac Evoked elementals in response to the trigger! Value!), Sultai Charm , and Chart a Course are all good for looting. Also, Surveil can help to fill the yard, as well. Try Notion Rain and Price of Fame (Good for killing Commanders!).
As for cuts, I would lose Brighthearth Banneret (land ramp is just better most of the time), Fertilid (7-mana Explosive Vegetation is bad, even if it has recursion), Rubblehulk (no ability, so it'll just get chumped for days. Run Multani, Yavimaya's Avatar if you want the land-count effect), and Tyrant of Discord (too expensive for a random effect).
4 months ago
Great deck, I enjoy playing it!
A modification I found useful is mainboarding 4 Disinformation Campaigns instead of Notion Rain and Lazav, the Multifarious, and replacing the Thief of Sanitys with Fell Specters. There's a surprising amount of discard in here with that modification, and the Fell Specters give it a little more oomph with a minimal impact on surveil
Notion Rain occurrence in decks from the last year
All decks: 0.1%
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