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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.)
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.
of course, no matter what card is posted, somebody, somewhere will be using it. Every card has an enviroment where people will protest it's use. I think, however, the award is in relation to the competitive enviroment. That's why I was defending Mindreaver , he sees ocassionaly play in mono-blue, and while he's since been replaced with Omenspeaker , he does his job well.
Here are a few suggestions to make this better:
Siren of the Silent Song won't really help you that much. If you want better protection and synergy with Phenax stick Hover Barrier in instead. It will make a difference.
Tome Scour is very slow mill card and won't give you any advantage. Either add more Thoughtseize or try Pilfered Plans for mill and better card draw.
Next comes Whip of Erebos which I'm not sure how useful is in this deck. I'd pump in two more Ashiok, Nightmare Weaver in its place instead.
Cyclonic Rift is excellent lategame, but I would instead sideboard it against specific decks and max the count of Hero's Downfall .
Siren of the Fanged Coast might seem like a good idea, but with the large amount of creatureless control decks I'm not sure how often will you be able to take advantage of its tribute. Instead, add two more Nightveil Specter for extra mill and devotion (that will pump both Phenax and Thassa).
Last but not least, I'm not a fan of Stolen Identity due to its lategame speed and vulnerability of Cypher being attached to creatures (think of it as an aura that gets removed along with the creature you encode it on). Add two more Dissolve for better control instead.
As for sideboard, stick in Omenspeaker to hold off aggro decks and Ratchet Bomb to handle tokens and even Detention Sphere (given it survives long enough).
|Power / Toughness||1/3|
|Avg. draft pick||5.73|
|Avg. cube pick||2.70|
|Commander / EDH||Legal|