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Enchanted creature can't attack or block unless its controller pays .
Activated abilities of enchanted creature cost more to activate.
Oppressive Rays Discussion
1 month ago
Oppressive Rays is better than pacifism since it shuts down activtated abilities, even if it can be bought off.
1 month ago
I'd start with looking at Rush of Battle and a few lands, 1-2-3 isn't exactly super mana-intensive already. I'd look at lowering the overall curve to help pile on the pressure those first few turns-probably going to three foremost and two of the two drops. Budget creature decks without vial either need each creature to be amazing (which makes the cards expensive), or run a lot of one-drops that like other one drops.
A few disruption spells and low to the ground creatures is the theory behuind delver. Disfigure is great sideboard tech, but Oust , possibly Murderous Cut if your find youreself with a lot of spells are both options. Take a look at what people are putting in cubes to see what the best budget options are- things like Reciprocate or Oppressive Rays do ok.
If I was looking at ban, I'd look to increase tempo&pressure - Bump in the Night in some number to finish the game. If I was looking at a grindier strategy, i'd try to pack a lot of hand disruption- Drill Bit , duress etc.
If I was looking to go more competitive, I'd start by filling out a sideboard based on the decks I'd play it against- a clearer idea of what you are meant to face down and what you lose against lets you plan. Knowing you can side in cards to fill gaps helps a lot.
1 month ago
There's not really much in the way of mana ramp for white outside Tron lands or Mox stuff, so I do suggest running a full set of Ballyrush Banneret . Typically, as tempting as 4+ CMC mono-white spells are, they're pretty much unplayable in Modern. Try to get your AVG CMC to 2 or less and only include maybe 4 spells at 4-5CMC, and those should preferably be creatures so you can take advantage of Ballyrush.
Great all-around mono-white spells: Brave the Elements , Path to Exile , Return to the Ranks / Immortal Servitude , Oblivion Ring / Journey to Nowhere , Oppressive Rays , Honor of the Pure , Thraben Inspector , Knight of the White Orchid .
I'm not seeing any reason to run Snow-Covered Plains. On Thin Ice would take advantage of them.
2 months ago
First, Propaganda is not modern legal.
In testing my Enduring Ideal deck, I found Perplexing Chimera has been an all star: it gives the opponent a useless 3/3 in exchange for any spell that might get them out of the lock, but that's a totally different style of deck. I think for your style deck, you would probably want Hall of Heliod's Generosity , and Lunar Force to lock them down while you mill them out with your Psychic Corrosion . You might also want Sphinx's Tutelage , Jace's Erasure or Memory Erosion to speed it up.
3 months ago
Grateful Apparition , Anafenza, Kin-Tree Spirit , Mausoleum Wanderer , Metallic Mimic , Supreme Phantom - it's essential to have a solid 1CMC creature to play T1, and good too keep all but the most essential spells to 2CMC or less.
Glacial Fortress / Temple of Enlightenment would both be helpful if you can afford them. Other potentially useful lands: Cavern of Souls , Unclaimed Territory , Scavenger Grounds , Field of Ruin , Ghost Quarter
Swap Vapor Snag in for Unsummon.
Deny Existence keeps too much of your mana reserved. I suggest more dynamic means of dealing with threats instead of reactionary counter-spells. Permanents are easy to deal with - Journey to Nowhere , Oblivion Ring , Path to Exile , Cast Out , Blessed Alliance , Celestial Flare , Pongify , Generous Gift , Reprobation , Imprisoned in the Moon , Oppressive Rays . There are, of course other spells - these are just possibilities off the top of my head.
Sideboard ideas: Declaration of Naught , Nevermore , Hurkyl's Recall , Revoke Existence , Disenchant , Teyo, the Shieldmage , Leyline of Sanctity , Shalai, Voice of Plenty , Witchbane Orb , Sanctimony , Ratchet Bomb , Elixir of Immortality , Pithing Needle
4 months ago
your welcome I like Oppressive Rays as an alternative but maybe theres a better option out there
5 months ago
really better than more
in that slot? It deals with threats more effectively and Zur doesn't care what it costs as long as it's under 3 cmc. If you're running it because you want something to play earlier game, maybe consider
Authority of the Consuls
? You could also consider that as a sideboard card.
With the modern meta being so huge on graveyard decks right now, I also might consider moving one Rest in Peace to the mainboard so you can grab it in the matchups where you need it game 1.
Whatever you decide to do, good luck and have fun!
5 months ago
I suggest you use your remaining 8 slots for: Akroan Crusader , Fabled Hero , and/or Favored Hoplite . All of those pair well with Feather, the Redeemed , which I suggest you run 4x. Even though it's legendary, since it seems like it's at the crux of the deck, it's essential to do everything possible to play it.
Deflecting Palm is usually useful in a boros sideboard.
In terms of deck building, my best advice is to keep your deck hyper-focused on a wincon - make your deck find the wincon, protect it, and execute it and do that 2 out of 3 times within 5 turns. Keep spells to the absolute minimum CMC. There's not really great ramp in red or white, so odds are, spells over 4 or 5CMC won't see hardly any play. Your 1-2CMC spells are a deck's bread and butter. Be sure you have include enough to get them every game.
I try to include the following mechanics in all my decks in some form or another:
draw card - not just a cantrip - spells that draw at least 2 cards, either at once or 1 card repeatedly. These include straight-forward spells like Divination and Harmonize , as well as spells like Collected Company and Descendants' Path and even stuff like Immortal Servitude or Squadron Hawks. The point is really card advantage. I typically run 3x draw-card spells.
protection for my key spells - these are almost always instants and can include anything that makes stuff hexproof, indestructible, gain protection, or spells that counter or blink. IE - Faith's Shield , Heroic Intervention , Vines of Vastwood , Negate , etc/
I slapped together a deck for Feather, the Redeemed recently. (Feather's Cap) It's focused on the Heroic mechanic, and because of those spells, also tokens and +1/+1 counters. It's far from perfect, but the creature CMC curve is decent and you might find some spells worth considering there.
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