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When Omenspeaker enters the battlefield, scry 2. (Look at the top two cards of your library, then put any number of them on the bottom of your library and the rest on top in any order.)
True true. I like Omenspeaker because it's a two drop that can protect you long enough for the control to really start.
I've actually seen Turn and Burn used to handle the Gods of Theros, and I like it. I'm a control player, and control decks are all I can really build successfully. First deck I ever built was Izzet control and burn. Kind of like this, but without the Jace.
If you'd like, check out my Grixis deck Grixis Control (FNM Ready)
I've been tweaking it for about a month now, and finally got around to put it up on tapped out. Let me know what you think. It finished 5th at my FNM yesterday.
+1 for control.
@GeneralFluffy: I'm Definitely taking the Omenspeaker for consideration and the Jace is better than Steam Augury ; but as for Mizzium Mortars , I think the card is too limited to creatures and I try to focus my deck on Instants'. Turn / Burn can take down any type of creature and can target players.
Steam Augury : Bad. Just bad.I would rather do Epic Experiment in the mainboard.Your deck dies to aggro. You need a low cost field wipe.Also you may want to consider taking out the Young Pyromancer for 4x Omenspeaker because the scry trigger is wonderful. Plus Pyromancer dies to almost anything.You need a field wipe of some sort. So Anger of the Gods should replace the cancels.I would consider trying to pick up a playset of Jace, Architect of Thought , as he is quite literally the best card in the format right now. +1 reads "Slow down aggros and buy time", -2 reads "Draw cards to get hand advantage", and -8 reads "take their best cards and put them on your field"
I love casual decks, and I think you are headed in the right direction. This looks like it would be fun to play. Two quick suggestions. First, you will probably want a draw mechanic of some kind besides Niv-Mizzet, Dracogenius
. I suggest Uncovered Clues
. To also, help get what you want and be defesive, I would drop the Blistercoil Weird
and replace them with a few Omenspeaker
, these will help you scry and filter your next draws.
Second, there are currently a lot of indestructible creatures in the format (even in casual play likely), so I would consider siding some Disperse
or Cyclonic Rift
to remove big threats from the board temporarily.
Finally, I like the idea of running Act of Treason
, I've never done it personally. Let us know how it goes. I bet it must be fun to grab your opponents' big baddies.
Thanks I really like the Boros Charm suggestion because of the double strike.Stormcaller of Keranos seems really slow, I played with Anax and Cymede instead and it wrecks with double strike because of trample.I kinda like Omenspeaker more then Stormcaller of Keranos because it digs deeper faster and can work as a blocker better. Lost in a Labyrinth has saved me before and has synergy with Flamespeaker Adept Magma Jet is in sideboard cause I don't actually have the card lol.
You should probably add a detailed description, and add some tags if you want some attention to this deck.
Not quite the route I would go, as the one time scry from Omenspeaker just isn't enough to make it a substitute for the Stormcaller of Keranos or the Nivix Cyclops in your sideboard, but I like the Spark Trooper . He could definitely do some decent work.
I would also opt out of the Spark Jolt s in favor of Magma Jet as it's just a better card in all respects for 1 more mana, and Lost in a Labyrinth just doesn't do the work I'd like it to do, myself. You'd be better off with Boros Charm instead.
My take on a scry based flamespeaker deck is below. I'll +1 yours, as it has some great ideas in it.
Ditch Sage's Row Denizen for Duskmantle Guildmage . Tidebinder Mage is a great sideboard option against Gruul Monsters, but Wall of Frost is much better generally in a Phenax deck. You have nothing to trigger Mindreaver 's heroic so there's not much case for including him. Ditch him for Omenspeaker ; the scry is nice and the 3 toughness works well with Phenax. You don't need Thassa in a deck like this. Ditch her for Consuming Aberration .
Seeing this deck from a budget perspective, your going to lose to any other deck that has some kind of plan towards it. I'm not trying to be offensive or anything but, the large spectrum of U/W control and other variants is to create card advantage and win through shear control advantage, the normal reason you normally see a difference of about 6 lands by the end of the game. You may not like my idea but the meta is currently revolving around large beasts from G/R, and G/B as well as large aggro from red and white. You should revolve your deck for budget around using more reliable win conditions like Phenax, God of Deception and use some more unique cards like Wall of Frost to either build devotion towards your colors as well as giving some of the strongest blockers standard can offer. Frostburn Weird or Omenspeaker is another early blocker that can stop all of the strongest early game. If your more worried about losing Supreme Verdict ,then you should switch to bant where you can run caryatid to help with those aggro decks, as well as a cheap option to mana fix your deck. Don't try to take these 400$ PTQ decks and just pauper it, the place of control is the top of the line value where unfortunately, your not going to enjoy playing and unless you get the nuts, you feel like your not actually playing.
|Power / Toughness||1/3|
|Avg. draft pick||5.73|
|Avg. cube pick||2.71|
|Commander / EDH||Legal|