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1 day ago
So in my opinion, Cerulean Wisps is a must have. Also, i have tried Turn Aside to get rid of pesky removal ( Path to Exile , Assassin's Trophy etc.), which works very well. The Cerulean Wisps just serves as a somewhat better Mutagenic Growth , and allows you to cast things like your Manamorphose . I run a sideboard of two Kiln Fiend , just in case they remove my Blistercoil Weird . Also Storm Entity just in case they can stop your Blistercoil Weird from attacking. also, Peek gives you insight into their hand to see whether you should combo or not. The dream would be if Gitaxian Probe got unbanned and then it would let this deck go off, but sadly, it is banned. The Crimson Wisps / Expedite are for if you get another Blistercoil Weird / Kiln Fiend later in your turn. I haven't tried it yet, but i think a couple of Faithless Looting are in order for those lands that you don't want in your hand. Last thing, have you considered Young Pyromancer , because i have them in sideboard and they can go pretty crazy.
3 days ago
Hey there! Your deck needs a bit of work, it looks like it's running a lot that has fallen out of favor lately. It needs streamlining, and some better cantrips too. First off, Ponder , Preordain , Gitaxian Probe and Brainstorm should replace Portent , Opt , Peek , Thought Scour , and Mental Note . It'll give you much better filtering and allow you to dig for answers more efficiently. Second, if you're running mainboard fliers Stormbound Geist is much more resilient than Sultai Scavenger , and easier to get out too. Warped Landscape isn't amazing in this format.. 18 Lands is correct, but it's best to run more fetches to pump out Anglers quicker (3 Terramorphic Expanse , 3 Evolving Wilds , 1 Ash Barrens and a 9/2 Split for basics, Islands being the 9). Gush makes your late-game so much more powerful, and the synergy with Foil is comparable to Force of Will , so you'll want 3 of each. Snuff Out is also important for your removal suite, which should also include a copy of Chainer's Edict and 2 Echoing Decay s. One or two extra Augur of Bolas never hurt anyone. Finally, you might also want to run Curse of Chains and Dispel .
If you need a resource to check what U/B Delver is running atm, you should look at MTGGoldfish's Pauper Meta review, it'll show you the top-tier lists and give you an idea what you should run.
1 week ago
back in my heyday here I would often use the site's playtester to playtest my deck vs any same format decks in the queue, which led me to playing maindeck Grafdigger's Cage to a gp grinder finals split (I didn't want to go and he was willing to split everything but the byes to me). The best way to get better at mtg is to play mtg in a way where you can analyze each play and take the time to think about how strong each card can be in an average match up. Hell while you're at it think about the other user's decks and give advice, write why you think a card choice would be good for them, once you can really do that well you will probably find your ability to play and brew decks jump dramatically (or be able to defend playing Peek in w/u modern control).
3 weeks ago
your deck kinda vanished for a bit when I was first writing this comment, there was a bit more depth in when I first typed this out, but me more tired now than before lol.
Now maindecking Duress would be rather good vs tier 1 lists outside of humans.
Bojuka Bog is rather good as a means to graveyard hate for a deck that still wants access to it's graveyard for delve.
Spreading Seas is about the only land hate spell that's viable to fight tron and other decks with strong lands at common.
Peek could be an interesting option vs opt, the information of your opponent's hand could be vastly more important than a scry 1.
Logic Knot is rather good of a counterspell with a delve theme.
Hieroglyphic Illumination a pretty good card advantage spell used by usually w/u control, early game it fuels delve, late game you can gain card advantage at instant speed.
1 month ago
So far in testing, Verity Circle has performed quite well. I'm only running it as 1 of.
It's not a turn 3 play by any means, it's more of a turn 10 play when you can fully utilize it's potential. When people want to attack first to bait out your Cryptics, this fills the shoes of a psuedo cryptic quite nice, taps their creature(s) and draws you a card while allowing you to keep your counter in hand for main phase 2. In addition, something I didn't initially realize you can Opt > Miracle Terminus > Tap their creature/draw a card in response.
Now as far as the U/W discussion in this thread, which I'm quite enjoying, here are my thoughts.
I don't like Logic Knot, been very unhappy with it in every deck I've ran it in. It can be a dead card a lot of the time. If I go turn 1, tapped Colonnade, turn 2 Island, Mana Leak is fully operational where Logic Knot is fully dependent on the opponent Thoughtseizeing me and not taking it, and if they do that, they're probably not going to play into it unless their plan is to get the counters out of the way. Sure it can be good late game but I prefer more early game interaction (2x Spell Pierce, 1x Spell Snare) since the late game is where U/W Control shines.
I find Glacial Fortress clunky and don't want it to be stuck in my opening hand. T1 Colonnade, T2 Fortress is just not the business. I can see the value of it if I faced Burn a lot. I prefer the singleton Mystic Gate over Glacial Fortress though. The 4 shocks haven't caused any issues.
1 month ago
Now I have been digging through w/u control a lot and I can say I don't think I'll ever see a constant exact 75 and that can simply be because of how control functions unless your decks are for mtgo it's unlikely your decks are tuned to fight the same meta, if 4/5 rounds of the tournament you see 60 copies of grapeshot and 3 creatures I'm sure a version with mainboard leylines and no board wipes would perform a lot better.
Now settle is good for w/u control because it functions at instant speed like most of our interaction and can cause opponents to 2nd guess what we're holding up, the problem with it is humans has freebooter to see our hands and exalted triggers allow the vial decks to turn settle into a 4 cmc path.
oust is good for being a way to get under thalia tax for targeted removal it also plays well with how often w/u control can make people shuffle along with natural fetch land use by opponents.
Azorius charm is good for it's versatility, though I do agree it's probably too slow and honestly probably would work best for a more midrange w/u where all 3 choices can be viable
in matchups where you need to miracle terminus jace is often too slow anyway, cycling gets under thalia tax and you often have to still pray for that natural miracle.
Mana Leak functions better than knot in meta where rip could be a mainboard viable option or where early game counters are more important (though it is likely not needed when there's mainboard spell piece).
1 month ago
QKey you may have gotten the briefing + vision combo from this article on it which unfortunately requires As Foretold to be out for that to work. Though thanks for the mention of it (making me search for that article). I unfortunately wasn't an active player during amonkhet so I lack many of the staples from then (outside of when kaladesh/amonkhet rotated and I bought playsets of the lands when they were dirt cheap, or when i ended up opening a few of the event decks in a target mystery cube). But if I ever get past this small wall of modern cards I need for this deck I might try out an As Foretold version (I'd also have to buy the rest of the visions).
I might also try out the mainboard rip version if I get more cryptics (or at least feel more open to trying it out, extracting tron lands is pretty good vs tron in most of my testing so far, might even trade the Peek and an opt for some Thought Scour action that oddly has some advantages in several matchups, or be a psudo shuffle away bad brainstorms) yeah next step is definitely getting cryptics.
2 months ago
I like the concept. Torpor Orb can be strong in modern, especially in game one.
It could be handy to see your opponents hand before casting a "good stats and crazy downside" -creature. This is best done with . But there are also other options like: Peek, Vendilion Clique and Telepathy.
The deck has many squishies. You might want to consider adding some leverage to make those creatures more relevant, and make the deck less all-in. I'll just throw a few suggestions here, but you can propably find alternatives with more synergy. Bonesplitter, Basilisk Collar, Spirit Mantle, Angelic Destiny, Spectral Flight, ...
Peek occurrence in decks from the last year
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