|Commander / EDH||Legal|
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|Conspiracy: Take the Crown (CN2)||Common|
|Duel Decks: Elspeth vs Kiora (DDO)||Common|
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Creature — Human Wizard
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.)
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1 day ago
@lagotripha those are some great suggestions! I was convinced that Counterbalance was not modern legal when I built this... I was wrong and am definitely going to put it in here and play test it.... I see what you mean about getting 2 for 1ed with Aqueous Form but the idea is to set it and forget it to leave Mana open for counter spells and has the evastion boost... But with Counterbalance in here I think I can go without it.... I feel the same way about Sage of Epityr but the higher toughness is really important to me hence why I chose Omenspeaker over Augury Owl.... Love your tech recommendations too I will look into those ty very much for the input!
1 day ago
Counterbalance is the core card in this deck style. Its worth taking even more budget options throughout the rest of the deck just to play a set. Aqueous Form is too easy to get 2-for-1'd compared to a playset of something like Anticipate or Telling Time.
Take a look at Lantern of Insight control for a good set of tools. Psychic Surgery/Cosi's Trickster/Vortex Elemental can be a spicy and powerful budget combination. There are also some fun Skill Borrower brews to check out too.
1 month ago
I have an Inalla deck myself that exploits creatures that tap for effects. A very different build than yours, but strong and fun nonetheless. Take a look if you'd like an unconventional take on this commander.
With that said, I see a couple of issues with how your deck is built and what your overall gameplan is. I do not know your budget so some suggestions may not be things you'd buy, but they would certainly greatly improve the deck's functionality, and, I promise to keep these to a minimum as well as avoid any Black Lotus kind of stupidity.
First and foremost, although your land count is perfect your mana base is slow. And I mean SUPER slow! Almost 40% of your lands enter the battlefield tapped and this is the last thing a control deck wants. You aim to be reactive and keeping as many resources up at all times is very important. Try to replace most of those taplands with others that enter untapped. A relatively budget-friendly option is the pain lands (i.e. Underground River, Sulfurous Springs, and Shivan Reef). Add more basics to enable more of your check-lands to come untapped. Choked Estuary and Foreboding Ruins both are good, relatively cheap alternatives, so are Tainted Isle, Tainted Peak, Smoldering Marsh, and Sunken Hollow. Unclaimed Territory and Ancient Ziggurat are good considerations, while Riptide Laboratory can give a lot of extra utility. Focus on lands that produce blue mana, as that is the central color of your deck.
After lands, comes ramping into more resources. Again focusing on Blue the most can be important. You have some decent pieces here but I would consider a few more. Thaumatic Compass Flip and Journeyer's Kite are underplayed cards that can streamline a deck's mana by allowing consistent land drops. If you can, investing in a Chromatic Lantern will solve a lot of problems a lot of the time.
What a control deck wants to be is reactive. As such these suggestions are very strong for this kind of decks and if you can I would invest in getting them first: Vedalken Orrery and Leyline of Anticipation are some of the strongest cards in M:TG. These suggestions will help streamline the deck.
The last thing I've noticed is that your deck lacks focus and a clear path to victory. Look for more cheap wizards that have disruptive etb abilities like AEther Adept and Sedraxis Alchemist, or, card filtering ones like Omenspeaker and Augur of Bolas. Pit Keeper is another nice addition to any wizard deck.
As for cuts, I would go for Control Magic, Clone Legion, Magus of the Abyss, Vela the Night-Clad, and Yahenni, Undying Partisan as they don't particullarly advance the decks goal in any significant manner.
I hope you find this (incredibly long post) useful.
3 months ago
If you like the etb effects, some great ones are Reflector Mage, Cloudblazer, Mulldrifter, Omenspeaker, Eternal Witness, Venser, Shaper Savant, Mistmeadow Witch, Venser, the Sojourner, Mystic Snake, Captain of the Watch, Thraben Inspector, Angel of Condemnation, and Restoration Angel
4 months ago
Maybe Etherium Sculptor or Chief Engineer? It wouldn't hurt to have more redundancy for ramp. Contraband Kingpin and Omenspeaker are almost card draw if you need it, but card draw is bad in Modern anyways.
I still highly recommend you make room for 1 Relic of Progenitus. Currently in Modern it just says you win the game against many top decks (see Storm, Dredge, and to some extent Counters Company, Death's Shadow, and Abzan) since you have 2 ways to tutor. More importantly, against all other decks it just says pay to cycle.
5 months ago
5 months ago
Hey, what i like most about your deck is, that it's (obviously) really budget. I especially like your idea of keeping your mana costs as low as possible to "spam" your burn spells at the enemy, while youre drawing enough cards through Divination or scry (Omenspeaker). Have you ever thought about Thermo-Alchemist ? He's budget as well and one of my favourite cards in burn decks. (Im a proud controldeck player as well) He gives you the chance, since you already got those low mana costs, to burn the enemy down within less turns. Including Thermo-Alchemist instead of your Sigiled Starfish and Vaporkin. Useful would be to have some more carddraw artifacts. Best of luck with your deck :)
7 months ago
I made a casual mono blue deck once built around Boomerang and similar spells. my closer was a one-of Scourge of Fleets. I called it.."ya gotta bounce bro" lol My all-time favorite kraken however is the one I used in my very first standard deck.Pearl Lake Ancient back in the theros, dragon's, Khan's day when I first learned to play magic at "Bell,Book and Comic's" of Kettering Ohio. Pete has a good crowd of people to learn with. I miss the scry lands and Dissolve, most of all my turn two Omenspeaker. But I don't miss Stoke the Flames one bit. jeskai assendency was brutal back in the day. lol Thanks for reminding me of how it all started tho. so many good times