I'm running a similar deck at the moment and the one thing ive noticed after playtesting is that while you can run other delve cards, just focusing on Dig Through Time as my only Delve card worked much better. Running Murderous Cut was fun, but i when ever i casted it, I usually found it to just be a more expensive Hero's Downfall and then later regretted not being able to use delve for cheap Digs.
Also I'm not sure what your local meta is, but mine is shifting towards Aggro as everyone begin to notice that people don't do much before turn 3 or 4 and, So running some earlier cards that can still be efective later game can be nice, I've been experimenting with running Omenspeaker , Brain Maggot and Dragon's Eye Savants for low drop creatures that can get some good value. Also Bile Blight is just really good.
I feel like you need a few more creatures. I think that even if you can burn most of your opponents weaker creatures, there gets to be a point where you just can't hit them all, and you're going to end up relying on your firedancer's to block them. I think that relying on your spells to protect you is a slight issue as you have to constantly have open mana which is pretty difficult sometimes. That being said, I like this and it's a great start, also I would suggest Howl of the Horde to set up some awesome combo's. Some creatures that you might consider could be Wall of Frost or Omenspeaker or Monastery Flock for example. Anyway, good luck!
I've seen a modern version of this, using Clockspinning to speed up the Quest for Ula's Temple . I tweaked it myself tossing in some Omenspeaker to dig faster. The deck doesn't work often, but it's amazing when it does :)
Standard has slowed down A LOT.
I would recommend removing any 1 drop creature.
Omenspeaker is good against early threats
pretty nice deck. i have a few questions for you, did you put in Disciple of Deceit for her ability? or was it more so that she just fit the colors as you only have two other cards with the same CMC as her? it looks like Illusionist's Bracers would be a good target for her ability, but there is only one copy of it in here, so do you find yourself using it much?
if you do use disciple for her ability, what do you usually find yourself sacrificing?
i really like the idea of using Bident of Thassa , i use the green and black ones a lot, but i havent ever used that one, it would be cool to pick up a couple copies, as it fits very well into these type of decks.
Dakra Mystic is also a really good card i hadn't heard of before; gonna have to keep my eye out for that one too.
how do you find this deck to be working?
have you thought about adding a sideboard? i think Brain Maggot would work really well here. another one to think about might be Mana Leak , Negate , Nullify , Annul , or Cancel or something like that if your finding your needing more counterspells.Dissolve is a perfect fit too, maybe 2 more for the sideboard would be something to consider.
you could also go black with the removal. Bile Blight , Doomblade, Go for the Throat , or Smother all fit the bill pretty well. Sign in Blood might be another thing to consider.i was talking to a friend recently and he said that he sometimes uses it as an offensive card, rather than the traditional way. i never really thought of that until then, but with these type of decks, it would def be another trick up your sleeve if you had to us it that way.
another couple cards i might throw in the s/b would be Gurmag Swiftwing or Bloodsoaked Champion . these would work well if you were finding you needed a bit more umph at the start. the bat wouldnt break the bank either, but the same cant be said for Bloodsoaked Champion . although he is amazing, hes gonna cost you a bit of money and mana; but if you put a little bit more black mana in there, he might be worth it, as he constantly regenerates for pretty cheap.
finally another thing you might consider would be Vaporkin or Omenspeaker . you scry 2 when Omenspeaker hits the battlefield, and Vaporkin has a bit of an advantage because of flying, although he can only block things with flying too.
Frost Lynx might be another s/b card you might consider, his tap ability is pretty cool.
overall, good deck, has it been playing well for you?ive been trying to do something with my blue cards too, but when i sort them out before making a deck, it seems like i want to add too many cards that do similar things, instead of narrowing it down.ive been wondering if i should go blue green, or blue black, and it helps me when i look at other peoples decks and pick them apart in my head.
it would be cool if you could check out my mono black devotion deck when you get the chance, its the first deck i have put on here.
Teal_FoxThere are a lot of decks that like Kira, Great Glass-Spinner
, but it actually prevents me from targeting them with my own General, so it won't work here. I'll stick with Cloud Cover
for more flexibility. Also even if it is bounce or temporary exile I haven't found myself needing any more targeted removal; Oblivion Ring
, Reality Acid
, Detention Sphere
, Venser, Shaper Savant
, and Nevermaker
do ridiculous work . Same for mass removal so far playing the deck. Thassa, God of the Sea
is one I am definitely looking into for the evasion. I've also just chosen Omenspeaker
over Augury Owl
just for the Riptide Laboratory
I've all ready traded my local store a number of spells I wasn't using from the toolkit for more tiny budget cards, which went toward this deck and the other one, bringing them to where they are now.
I will definitely consider adding two more Divination and Omenspeaker . I'll have to figure out what creatures should be replaced with removal/bounce spells. The land plays well enough as-is; though, I have been considering adjusting the Island count, too.
For a deck just being built out of the deck builders toolkit, it doesn't look too bad. If you want to spend a little bit of cash on singles I would suggest playing the full 4 Divination , and maybe the full 4 Omenspeaker to help you get what you need when you need it. I would also suggest adding in some spot removal, either in the form of destroy effects, exile effects, or bounce effects. Things like Hero's Downfall , Silence the Believers , and Void Snare . Also, you would benefit from some mana fixing, current options in your colours would be the temples, the fetches, and the gain lands. Temple of Deceit , Polluted Delta , and Dismal Backwater . Depending on what rares you opened in the packs that came with your toolkit, you might be able to trade in to some of this stuff. Hope this helps :)
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