I have a huge problem with Quickling . It makes it really easy to get two for one'd. With Lightning Strike , and Magma Jet in a lot of decks, you can get your sac target killed in response and your Quickling just dies, or you have to sac another creature. I do see Ornithopter , Ensoul Artifact , as a viable strategy, however not in this deck. You have to build a deck dedicated to the combo and ways to bring it out such as Heliod's Pilgrim . Some other cards we are considering are like Omenspeaker . I think you have to build more a mono-blue mid-range rather a mono-blue aggro, and just be able to fill the board with enchantments and creatures in order to get devotion.
@Keegan8or after looking at your deck, you have some good ideas. I like Frost Lynx with the Master of Waves , even Vaporkin . Maybe some kind of blue elemental deck might be viable? Thanks for the suggestions, and the ideas.
If you're looking to get to what you want I suggest Omenspeaker .
@ColdHeartedSith I've moved Omenspeaker around a lot and it has a very important place in the deck. The 1/3 body is fantastic for mitigating damage early from Courser and it stops aggro decks from wanting to swing with their 2/1 attackers early. I think Ashiok, Nightmare Weaver is great but it clogs up my 3-drop slot and doesn't do as much on the draw if they have a threat down already.
I would use any dual land, they help alot. a cheap one you could use is Thornwood Falls
there's alof of replacements for the Runeclaw Bear
: Heir of the Wilds
, Icefeather Aven
(who is amazing btw, imo), Leafcrown Dryad
, and Temur Charger
I would swap the Sigiled Starfish with Kiora's Follower or Omenspeaker .
I would just drop the Karametra's Favor . it doesn't seem like you need it.
As a few have said before you need those Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx however I would personally replace your Quickling with Military Intelligence and Omenspeaker with Hypnotic Siren while yes the Omenspeaker allows scry the siren will allow a 1/1 flyer turn one or a turn 7 taking your creature as well as I would cut your Dissolve or lessen the amount for Nullify or Negate the reason is because of the huge turn 3 you have and turn 4 rendering them useless till turn 5 or 6. Your sideboard I think should be based around control more than creatures to protect your 1/1 chasm skulker or your 2/1 master of waves. However I love the Stormtide Leviathan mix with Whelming Wave +1 just some friendly tips :) hopefully useful
If I may, I suggest trying out a sideboard as such:
~4x Swan Song (for control and midrange. Also decks that run sweepers)
~3x AEtherspouts (for aggro and midrange and monsters)
~2x Disdainful Stroke (for midrange and mosters)
~4x Wall of Frost (for aggro)
For the mainboard, I'd try out 2-3 copies of Omenspeaker , since it thins your deck of unwanted cards, and seems like an ok card against aggro.
Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx is also VERY cheap, and COULD be good.
Most of the recommended changes would be so more blue devotion could be added, so that Master of Waves can be added. He used to be expensive, but now he's really cheap.
Thassa, God of the Sea may be out of your budget, but if it's not too expensive ($5.00), I'd try it out. : )
However, because of the removal of Daring Thief , you may want a new name. Maybe something like:
Then change the Featured Card to Swan Song . Because, well, it's (Ahem,) pretty, and other "important" stuff.
Good luck, and nice deck! ; )
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I removed a large portion of my ramp package (RIP Axebane Guardian ), increased the land count a bit, and threw in some Chord of Calling and threats. Sadly, that meant Colossus of Akros had to go as well, as 10 mana isn't going to be as easy to generate now.
Since Codex Shredder rotated (sob!), I can no longer play the slow mill-based deck I wanted to, especially with Goblin Rabblemaster on the prowl. Therefore I have come up with this beauty based on it:
"But Ghost, that's practically the same deck only with creatures!" Yes it is, disembodied voice. Yes it is.
I also included Omenspeaker for scry and blocks. However, there is also the options to run Dragon's Eye Savants and Wall of Frost for better blocks, at slight costs. And the sideboard is not complete. What does the community think?
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