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During your turn, prevent all damage that would be dealt to you.
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Personal Sanctuary Discussion
2 days ago
How do you feel about including Personal Sanctuary? This stops opponents from damaging you in any way during your own turn. Chandra's Ignition, Manabarbs and Repercussion will also be less of threat to you.
2 weeks ago
add a Personal Sanctuary to keep that damage down during your turn.
3 weeks ago
So what I'm gathering from this is you want to play "suicide burn". As in you win by burning the opponent down, but your "control" is in the form of punishment spells rather than direct removal or stax effects.
To my knowledge, this is not a new strategy, but it is somewhat under explored in my opinion. For instance, if you are running white, why not play Personal Sanctuary? Not only is it only three mana, which appears to be well within your curve, it also makes a lot of new burn spells suddenly one sided. I do feel that it lends itself more to a stax plan over your current RDW style, but it would make Zo-Zu more appealing as well since he himself lends towards that same stax gameplan.
5 months ago
I use a deck similar to this and its absolutely brutal. People will take damage every time they exist. They will hate you for it, so multiplayer tends to put a massive planet sized target on youManabarbsPersonal SanctuaryEnlightened Tutor just to be safe
6 months ago
6 months ago
you might consider Faith's Shield over Dawn Charm as it can protect your enchantments, or, if you're under 6 life, it will protect you and everything you've got down. Also, Personal Sanctuary is very nice with Manabarbs. Sram, Senior Edificer would probably draw you a lot of cards. Perhaps 1-2x Desert of the True/Desert of the Fervent might help, too.
8 months ago
A last one - to counter the effect of the ankh of Mishra, Manabarbs and the like, why not a Personal Sanctuary?
Now, only others will suffer!
Also, Kambal, Consul of Allocation.
8 months ago
Well, I hear you Daedalus19876, and maybe I overestimated the power of this card. But I still think Solemnity has a lot of potential to revolutionize Zur the Enchanter decks and bring them an extra step higher in competitive play. I would like to clarify that I did not mean MY deck needs to be banned, I simply meant that Zur the Enchanter decks in general are going to get a lot stronger, to the point where we MIGHT see a dramatic increase in the number of his decks showing up (admittedly, having re-read my description, that probably isn't how my message came across).
1) Yes Necropotence is quite possibly the most terrifying card in zur decks (which I left out due to a personal distaste for that card), but since when does Solemnity have to come out first? A deck can run both and be even more terrifying.
2) I did not know about Solitary Confinement (or Personal Sanctuary for that matter) but I don't think either one compares to what Solemnity does here. Solemnity enables very powerful combos while also disrupting a very powerful and wide ranging game mechanic which can be employed by almost any deck, of any color, or play style.
3) Solemnity has no inherent protection, you're right. But the rest of the deck should be able to protect it easily enough. Greater Auramancy (tutorable) pretty much makes the opponent have to find at least two enchantment removal cards which is not always easy, or mass enchantment removal to which I can respond with Argivian Find or Replenish etc. or the Glen Elendra Archmage combo I mentioned. While the combos I mentioned might not be entirely tutorable by zur, I do still have 10 other tutors in the deck, and a decent amount of card draw/control elements to find my pieces.
4) I mentioned Atraxa, Praetors' Voice and Hapatra, Vizier of Poisons not necessarily because they are top tier, but because they seem to be among the most popular commanders at the moment that Solemnity ALONE handles pretty well.
Ultimately, I get your point. THIS deck does not need to be banned, and maybe Zur the Enchanter will never be banned. But I simply wanted to express my opinion that Solemnity seems broken as all hell to me. Sorry if I was being misleading, I don't want this card/deck to get banned because it is very exciting to me, and I hope it does not change the format as much as I think it can. Can you really blame me for being so excited over a deck I think can be extremely powerful?