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Oona, Queen of the Fae
Legendary Creature — Faerie Wizard
: Choose a color. Target opponent removes the top X cards of his or her library from the game. For each card of the chosen color removed this way, put a 1/1 blue and black Faerie Rogue creature token with flying into play.
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Oona, Queen of the Fae Discussion
2 days ago
So, I have a couple suggestions. I found this deck under the 'help' tab, but your description doesn't ask for help. So please forgive me if I sound presumptuous.
Preordain . Ponder and Brainstorm are already in your deck, and Preordain will help dig to lands if you need them, and past lands if you don't. One-mana cantrips are some of the best cards for getting a deck more powerful. Importantly, running more cantrips means that you can cut a land or two, meaning your deck will have a higher average card power.
Your mana-base has room for improvement. Watery Grave is great, especially if you end up running fetch lands. Zendikar/Onslaught fetches like Polluted Delta or Misty Rainforest are easily the best fetches, but slow-type like Bad River and Rocky Tar Pit can also be useful. Also, consider Prismatic Vista . With a high concentration of land-based shuffle effects, Brainstorm becomes more and more powerful. Evolving Wilds and Terramorphic Expanse are good substitutes. Sunken Hollow and Fetid Pools are also fetch-able. Other duals, like Underground River , Morphic Pool and Choked Estuary are also good.
In non-green EDH decks, artifact ramp is of prime importance. Talisman of Dominance , Fellwar Stone , Mind Stone and Thought Vessel are all great. Two-mana rocks are significantly better than three-mana rocks in EDH, as by the time you have three mana you usually want to do more powerful things than cast a rock. Additionally, if you end up running Ancient Tomb or Mana Crypt (which are hard to get ahold of), you can land a two-mana rock turn-one. Mana Vault also happens to be busted.
In magic, it happens that it's a LOT easier to exile your deck than an opponent's. Jace, Wielder of Mysteries works great in Doomsday -style decks; if you're smarter than me, you can probably use Doomsday to tutor up your infinite mana combo. More simply, you can just cast Demonic Consultation with Jace, Wielder of Mysteries on the table, naming a card not in your deck (I generally use Atog or Singing Tree ), and then draw a card to win. So you may want to include Demonic Consultation and/or Doomsday , the latter if you have a lot of power in the brain-thingy.
I see you're running Ashiok, Dream Render ; I love that card. Narset, Parter of Veils is also worth running, especially if you choose to include Windfall . Narset's been kicking ass in Vintage recently, and I have found her to be completely nuts in EDH.
I may be missing something, but I am unsure as to why you're running Seat of the Synod and Vault of Whispers . If you had a Mox Opal in the list they might make more sense, but as things stand I think they're just worse than Island s and Swamp s. Back to Basics , Blood Moon , Magus of the Moon , By Force , Null Rod , Stony Silence and Collector Ouphe are all rampant in EDH (at least in my experience), so I think you'd be better off cutting the artifact-lands.
Vision Skeins is an interesting include; you may be interested in running Words of Wisdom , which gets your opponents less out of the card. Also, if you run Notion Thief , the card is pure value. Note also that Vision Skeins becomes Words of Wisdom if you have Narset, Parter of Veils out.
Ovinize is worse than Rapid Hybridization or Pongify , in my opinion. I think you should run two to three boardwipes -- Cyclonic Rift , Toxic Deluge and Damnation are the best ones, I think, with Toxic Deluge on top (you can cast it while Gaddock Teeg is down).
Demonic Tutor is the best tutor, and Scheming Symmetry is good in a deck heavy in mill effects. There're some other good tutors to consider, of varying price: Vampiric Tutor , Diabolic Tutor , Fabricate (to get Isochron Scepter ), Mystical Tutor (for your Dramatic Reversal ), Dark Petition , Beseech the Queen , Mastermind's Acquisition and Lim-Dul's Vault are all good. Ideally, you wouldn't include the four-mana tutors, since they tend to take a whole turn to resolve. I suggest running around two or three more tutors than you have now.
There're a couple of ways to generate card-advantage that I think are worth including in a final list of this deck. I'm not entirely certain how the deck plays, but if you have Oona, Queen of the Fae out frequently without an infinite-mana combo, Skullclamp is definitely worth including. Sticking it on one of your faerie tokens means butt-loads of card-advantage. Slate of Ancestry is similarly good if you tend to have a high creature-count. Fact or Fiction and Chemister's Insight are alright instant-speed card-draw. Phyrexian Arena is a good piece of permanent-based card-draw, and Dark Confidant , if you have access to it, is great with your low average CMC. Speaking of low CMC, Ad Nauseam is a great card-draw spell; I recommend including it for the high-value card-draw.
If you want to pour money in here, Cavern of Souls is a great way to make sure your general isn't countered.
There're a few counterspells you don't have that I think you might find useful. Counterspell itself is good, and it's far pricier cousin, Mana Drain , is also great. Spell Snare , Swan Song and Flusterstorm are all great counters as well. Turn Aside is one I've thought about but never used... you may want to consider it.
If you choose to keep mainly basics and avoid the duals mentioned in (2), consider Back to Basics . The card is under $10 nowadays, and it's a great way to punish greedy mana bases.
Ok! That's all I got. Good luck, man!
3 weeks ago
I would cut these cards for more Tutors, Clones, Draws, Counters and Mana Rocks. You are aiming to be a combo deck, but has a few value cards in there that doesn't really fit the idea or simply go in an opposing direction.
As a combo deck, you need to be able to dig your library for the combo pieces and answers. Creature Clones with Felidar offer another way of comboing with Knight and Altar that doesn't need Aminatou, while also being generally useful.
Call for Unity
-> Doesn't help your game plan
Future Sight -> 5 mana is a lot, UUU is a lot and you can't abuse this
Scheming Symmetry -> if anyone answers your tutored card, you just gave a free tutor to an opponent
Rite of Replication -> Clone tokens can't combo with Felidar
Finale of Revelation -> Sorcery, you probably won't be paying x=10+
Akroma's Vengeance -> 6 mana for a wipe with no extra is too much, even more so considering you like your mana rocks.
Ashiok, Dream Render -> not having flash hurts this a LOT, while also making you a target for the rest of the table.
Tidehollow Sculler -> discard isn't that great on multiplayer and can't be abused by your usual flickers
Thalia's Lancers -> Too slow for a tutor, few impactful targets
Sphinx of Uthuun -> Flickering this is nice, high CMC isn't
Oona, Queen of the Fae -> Not very useful unless you have infinite mana, which you won't be having most of the time
Cavalier of Gales -> UUU is heavy, payoff is OK
Agent of Treachery -> high CMC
Reliquary Tower -> You don't really need this effect
Eldrazi Displacer -> You have 5 cards that generate Colorless and little ways of tutoring them, will be useless in quite a few matches. Of those 5, 4 are lands, so your chance of comboing with Peregrine Drake are even lower. The card is really strong, I wouldn't cut him, but I would adjust your manabase to have more Colorless sources. The panoramas for example are nice ways of having Colorless sources while still being able to fetch your colored lands.
1 month ago
So the ‘classic’ build for Oona, Queen of the Fae involves infinite-mana loops. Strionic Resonator + Basalt Monolith , Basalt Monolith / Grim Monolith + Power Artifact , or Isochron Scepter + Dramatic Reversal +rocks are the typical paths there. I understand if you don’t want to go infinite, though.
Ashnod's Altar is great for using tokens to power subsequent mills.
Ramp is at a premium in UB. Dimir Signet , Talisman of Dominance , Mana Vault , Coldsteel Heart , Sky Diamond , Charcoal Diamond , Mind Stone , Fellwar Stone , and (if you have access) Mox Diamond and/or Mana Crypt are excellent includes.
If you choose to include an artifact ramp package, which I highly advise you do, then thirty-nine lands becomes way too many. I’d recommend cutting six or seven.
With Laboratory Maniac , Demonic Consultation becomes an absurd card. Crafting your mana base to only have one basic and one snow-basic of each type allows you to run Tainted Pact , which I like more.
I agree with xaarvaxus: Black Vise seems sub-optimal here. I actually think the whole ‘punish for number of cards in hand’ theme is sub optimal; with Oona, Queen of the Fae as the main win-con and Laboratory Maniac as a backup, damage plans feel superfluous. I advise sticking with the other two win-cons, and utilize the new slots to further that plan.
Good luck. Lemme know if you need more help.
3 months ago
Ashnod's Altar can sometimes mill out a monocolored deck if paired with Oona, Queen of the Fae as long as you have a good amount of mana. You can create faeries, sacrifice them to Ashnod's altar to get mana to mill more, and the altar is just an all around good card, like if someone boardwipes, you can sacrifice all your creatures and use Oona to mill them more before the boardwipe resolves.
3 months ago
Hey, nice to hear somebody likes mill in EDH! Not to blatantly advertise my deck, but it's one of my four decks which I constantly update every time a new set comes out and whatever, so take a look at it if you want for some advice: "Library.exe has stopped working".
Start from this viewpoint: in EDH, to win, you'd have to mill from 100 (if you are 1 vs 1) to 300 (4 player match) cards to win. It's a huge lot, so your milling has to be reusable, versatile and impacting.
From my experience, since you don't run graveyard recursion for instants/sorceries and you don't run a spellslinger deck anyways, I'd suggest to cut cards like Archive Trap , Mind Funeral , Shared Trauma : these are one use, so either they're super good (take out an opponent kind of good) or they're inefficient.
Hedron Crab is useless in EDH, for real, don't spend that money, it's not worth it (even though it is in modern). Same goes for Jace's Phantasm / Lord of the Void / Oona, Queen of the Fae , which for different reasons don't provide enough for their mana investment. Yeah, 1 mana 5/5 flyer, and now? Mill 5?
Not to mention, you will never ever successfully cast Enter the Infinite : if you really just want to combo out, even a Diabolic Tutor would be a better choice. 12 mana is hardly achievable without mana ramp.
I've noticed a general lack of card draw and this is really dangerous. Consider tweaking this.
From what it seems, I'd say you trusted edhrec.com too much, and again I'd invite you to take a look at my deck above. I play in 4 players multiplayer matches and trust me, there are many other useful cards you didn't consider and many others which are not worth including. Take your time, and once you're ready, tell me and I'll come back to check your changes!
3 months ago
I've been running Doomsday as a backup line in an Oona, Queen of the Fae deck centered around Bolas's Citadel , and I just wanted to stop in to say 1) that this primer has been very helpful in refining my lines! And 2) that Jace. Wielder of Mysteries makes the piles so much easier to manage, since he's basically a Laboratory Maniac who counts as a +3 in the pile.
4 months ago
I would suggest 2 card infinite combos like Mikaeus, the Unhallowed and Triskelion . Either that or have cards like Palinchron and Deadeye Navigator for infinite mana in your deck and then have cards like Oona, Queen of the Fae or Walking Ballista in your sideboard for the spawnsire win
4 months ago
I'm truly, sincerely considering taking apart my Locust God deck.
End of an era!
I'll post a list here later, but I'm considering swapping to Oona, Queen of the Fae as my mana sink to add Citadel lines.
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