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Oh, I love this deck. Admitted, I had ridiculus luck drawing in the playtest (and the opponed not at all), but I managed to get Vorel of the Hull Clade , Prophet of Kruphix , Kalonian Hydra and Progenitor Mimic out early, leading to a 128/128 Kalonian Hydra as well as two 16/16 clones attacking on t8.
I'd start by cutting some of the slower stuff. Helix Pinnacle Ring of Evos Isle Ring of Kalonia . Rite of Replication is an awesome card, but doesn't seem relevant to the theme. Same with Progenitor Mimic . Just throwing out thoughts.
@Enyeto: I took a look at your deck, and it's important to note that we have very different builds of flicker (for reference, my build: Phelddagrif Can Blink Too!). Mine is control, and yours is more tempo/shenanigans. As far as the effectiveness of my deck, it's definitely effective. I built Roon to an almost competitive tier, and then replaced the infinite combos to make it more casual, but it's still deadly.
Anyhow, when you evaluate a card like portcullis or Parallax Wave, you have to understand that we are targeting different creatures. I found that Body Double , Clone , Craterhoof Behemoth , Elvish Piper , Elvish Visionary , Grand Abolisher , Progenitor Mimic , Restoration Angel , Rune-Tail, Kitsune Ascendant , Sigarda, Host of Herons , Terastodon , Thragtusk , Trostani, Selesnya's Voice , and Trostani's Summoner either weren't powerful enough, were too slow, or didn't go in the direction I wanted. That's nearly half of your creature base. You specifically don't run Eternal Witness , Archaeomancer , Gilded Drake , Nevermaker , Solemn Simulacrum , Wood Elves , Farhaven Elf , and Venser, Shaper Savant all of which range from insane to powerful upon entering the battlefield. So the reason those two cards were underwhelming is simply that you don't run a creature base that makes them good. This isn't to say that your creature base/build is bad, it certainly isn't, it just doesn't work for these two cards which are absolutely fantastic in many other builds. With regard specifically to Portcullis, you said that you're beating down with 2/2s, but that isn't the point. The point of Portcullis is to stop anything from happening until I'm ready for it to. And with regard to Parallax Wave, you cited ETB effects such as drawing a card and fetching a land; however, imagine destroying an artifact or enchantment, bouncing a permanent (or even better, putting it on top of their library), getting back a card from your graveyard to your hand, stopping a balefire dragon from hitting you, and searching a land. This is typically what Parallax wave does for me for 4 mana.
With regard to Angel of Finality/Rest in Peace, it depends on your deck. My deck uses a lot more graveyard shenanigans than yours, so I don't want to play Rest in Peace. For you, RIP is definitely better. Personally, my meta contains several decks with very powerful graveyard shenanigans (including my Child of Necromancy deck) and more with somewhat less powerful graveyard interactions, like this one. Graveyard hate is absolutely essential. However, it's usually just one player at a time, so Angel of Despair allows me to keep my graveyard while still having almost as powerful an impact on my opponents.
Lastly, clone effects. Clone effects are, obviously, very powerful. A friend of mine plays a deck that contains nothing but clone effects, and it is a lot scarier than it sounds. Personally, I only run the few best clone effects I could find: Clever Impersonator , Phantasmal Image , and Phyrexian Metamorph . As you get into others there are just better options of cards to run.
Anyhow, as you said, no disrespect, your have put together a solid casual list. I maintain; however, that you are right about Parallax Wave and Portcullis in your deck, but that they are amazing in other Roon decks, and that if you change your creature base you should re-visit them. And sorry this was so long. I actually enjoy writing, so my comments tend to get lengthy.
Also, here is a Roon primer I wrote a while back (it's a bit outdated): https://docs.google.com/document/d/1d3a7EAgT9XEXo1gg9KCkz-mBHXktK7gBpF60aRysSBM/
Time Warp is mainly useful with Primordial Hydra though by the time I actually bring it out I've pretty much won. Progenitor Mimic is great with Master Biomancer but with the high cost I could stand to take it out. I could probably add another Gyre Sage , especially with Kiora's Follower . If I'm worried about control then I might could sidedeck in Mizzium Skin and Dispel .
Definitely Garruk, Caller of Beasts and Chromatic Lantern . Might want to consider Hornet Queen because it does completely not okay things with Progenitor Mimic . Jalira, Master Polymorphist could be interesting too
Roon is especially strong with ETB effects. Filling out the deck with things like Frost Titan , Sun Titan , Restoration Angel (for even more blink triggers), Sphinx of Uthuun (crazy card advantage!!), and Terastodon just to name a few. Additionally, Progenitor Mimic is really fun and if you find something better to replicate each turn, just blink and start over! Hope this helped a bit!
|0.42 TIX||10.0 TIX|
|Power / Toughness||0/0|
|Avg. draft pick||4.28|
|Avg. cube pick||3.97|
|Commander / EDH||Legal|
|Dragon's Maze||Mythic Rare|