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On Thin Ice
Snow Enchantment — Aura
Enchant snow land you control
When On Thin Ice enters the battlefield, exile target creature an opponent controls until On Thin Ice leaves the battlefield.
On Thin Ice Discussion
1 week ago
How about splashing white for a couple Lightning Helix and Path (or On Thin Ice if you want flavor)? Since you have Astrolabe, you won't need to commit to white all that much in the mana base. White also gives you much better options for sideboard cards.
2 weeks ago
The big thing I see missing from this list is mana rocks. In a non-cEDH environment, you want about 45-50 of your cards to produce mana. I like to start with 37-38 lands and 7-8 rocks, then adjust based on what's in the deck. You'll want to max out on 2-mana rocks, since this deck wants to stick its commander early to hold up mana starting on turn 4, which is typically the turn where casual commander games get rolling. I'd start with Arcane Signet , Azorius Signet , Coldsteel Heart (makes snow mana!), Marble Diamond , Sky Diamond , and Talisman of Progress , then, if there's room, look at a couple of colorless utility rocks like MindStone or Thought Vessel . On the high end, I think any deck running Manifold Key should really consider Gilded Lotus .
I'd also run Arcum's Astrolabe , since you're running snow mana and it will give you both early fixing and historic triggers. Speaking of snow, if there was ever a deck for Heidar, Rimewind Master , this is it. You could also sub out Lawmage's Binding for On Thin Ice . Also, Marit Lage's Slumber is perfect for this deck, since it's snow and legendary themed. The final snow card I'd look at is Sunstone . Constant Mists is miserable to face down, and this is the snow equivalent.
Also, you're already running 6 2-mana instants, so I'd go for the Isochron Scepter + Dramatic Reversal package. Scepter is historic, plays nice with the instants you already have, and it's an easy way to include the "this game must end" win con that every deck should have tucked in somewhere to prevent 20-turn games of misery. Muddle the Mixture is the last card I'd finish out that package with, in addition to any other cool 2-mana instants you have in reserve. The other option for winning the game would be Chain Veil combo, but that is not something you want to put in the hands of a newer player.
As for lands, I would take out Evolving Wilds and Terramorphic Expanse. They're pretty bad in a 2-color deck that can get by on its mana rocks for fixing, and shuffling a 99-card deck is pure misery. If you want easy fixing that can be a snow permanent, Vesuva and Thespian's Stage are where it's at, and they're a great way to take advantage of a Cabal Coffers / Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth player.
Finally, I'd go poke around on the advanced search option on Scryfall. They've got everything from budget to color identity criteria, so it works well for EDH decks. Also check out the EDHREC page for Raff. Hope that helps!
1 month ago
If I may, I'd recommend Circle of Protection: Red for the sideboard. 'Tis horrendously effective against burn strategies in a way with both creatures and spells, as well as being cheaper than Story Circle .
The deck seems to be focused against creature-based decks, being fraught with specific cards against them. In note of this, Overwhelming Splendor may be a bit high on the mana curve.
Deafening Silence also seems to juxtapose the current build. With plenty of one-of silver bullet cards, perhaps Idyllic Tutor could hold that plan together? This would also allow for a very diverse sideboard plan. A couple of Commune with the Gods couldn't hurt, either.
Courser of Kruphix could be solid life-gain and card filtering, as well as a blocker.
'Tis all, my friend. Happy enchanting.
1 month ago
I think your comment on the whole is pretty on point lagotripha. This deck was originally just splashed snow effects/spells for the sake of having some perks using a budget mana base; and was a lot more midrange-like with having Higher CMC threats to ramp into.
Going harder into "snow-matters" is what got me here now and Im not sure this is where I wanna keep taking this deck. I put Glacial Revelation in here thinking it would act like Lead the Stampede ... but it doesnt... the snow creatures available arent really that great ( Boreal Druid seemed appealing though) and I opted for other snow permanents like Arcum's Astrolabe / On Thin Ice ... there not bad but they just arent performing well for what this deck needs to do.
I like your idea with the artifact mana fixing and the use of Domain/ Shrapnel Blast ... ill play with the list with that in mind thank you.
1 month ago
I was thinking about On Thin Ice before and decided to rule it out because I thought the Instant speed of Path to Exile would probably be more handy... but stuffing in additional snow permanents make the idea of having Glacial Revelation almost seem like a variation of Lead the Stampede /mass draw... might really be worth it ill look into those!
1 month ago
Just thought that these cards would be good ideas.
2 months ago
My Flavor of the Month:
So I'm currently a little bit giddy over Naya Zoo. Its a deck that's been around for a long time/the inception of Modern (even prior) but until recently I have never taken the time to build with or play with the deck.
The shell of the deck is fairly affordable for anyone looking to break away from standard/Commander to dip their toes into the Modern format with some of the more expensive pieces like Tarmogoyf being fairly easy to find budget alternatives for; and because its an older deck there are tons of Primers and resources to help build the deck.
Im also finding there is an interesting amount of play/room for expression with a basic Naya Zoo shell as well and still have a deck that can hold its own at a typical FNM level of competition... I didn't have Goyf and I didn't have a mana base to support Knight of the Reliquary and opted for a budget mana base using snow lands/duals with Into the North / Skred alongside Path to Exile and I have been pretty satisfied with my games...might even entertain the idea of using On Thin Ice .
How about you?:
So how about you Tappedout? What Deck/decks have you grown to appreciate/enjoy and wanna Gush about and why?
2 months ago
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