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Creature — Eldrazi
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Whenever Reality Smasher becomes the target of a spell an opponent controls, counter that spell unless its controller discards a card.
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Reality Smasher Discussion
6 hours ago
To answer your question about Thragtusk it successfully trades against Reality Smasher and prevents Eldrazi Displacer from bouncing it when blocking against eldrazi decks. It is also value against the burn matchup as well. Also building and testing bug delirium (although im taking my deck in a slightly different direction). I run two in my sideboard.
1 day ago
I can attest to the the Hawk. I tried to play without it because I thought it was under powered, but I vastly underestimated it. The combination between Hawks and Whitemane rekt 2 Reality Smashers during a game against E-Tron. It really saved my back quarters.
4 days ago
5 days ago
Desolation Twin is a good two fer. Void Winnower also good. With all the ramp hard casting an Endless One could be beneficial. I believe that Reality Smasher, Thought-Knot Seer and Matter Reshaper should be at minimum two of.
1 week ago
I like the idea, but traditional stuff for D&T like Restoration Angel is better than Eldrazi Displacer, which seems like it could be cool, but a traditional D&T build will perform better especially because your average CMC goes up with the eldrazi like Thought-Knot Seer and Reality Smasher. You could try adding some Eldrazi specific lands like Eldrazi Temple, but that could stifle any cards that cost more than one white mana.
1 week ago
Okay so I just finished my first round of matches (there are a couple matchups I have yet to test against for various reasons but I'll try to get to those as well) and so far this is how the deck has performed.
- vs. U/B Turns 0-2
(Preface: this is a personal deck of mine and one I have been fine-tuning for quite some time for competitive play, so experience was likely a factor) First game turns had a nut draw where it was able to combo off and take 7 consecutive turns starting turn 5, well timed Gigadrowse and Cryptic Command before that ensured your deck couldn't do much. Game 2 was equally not close, turns was able to flip a Thing in the Ice Flip and combo off the next turn. (Also I have been really testing my turns deck against shadow so you know, and you ran into the hate I have in place for that deck.)
- vs. G/W Death & Taxes 0-2
(Another one of my personal decks and a deck I have tons of experience with) Game one D&T had two operating Aether Vial, simply got out ran. Game two was long and grinding going 20 turns. Eventually lost to Ramunap Excavator and Ghost Quarter lock and simply didn't have enough blockers to withstand a full swing.
- vs. Titan Shift 2-1
This result surprised me. I expected that Titan Shift would set up its combo quick enough to beat the agro but I was wrong. Game one a Scapeshift with three active Valakut, the Molten Pinnacle killed your deck easily. Sided in some removal and Aurelia, the Warleader and was able to kill quickly both times before Titan Shift had a chance to combo.
- vs. Grixis Shadow 0-2
(Preface: Though I hate the Death's Shadow deck I have play tested it a lot and I am pretty experienced with it due to its place in the meta and me having to know my matchups) Not much to say here, simply wasn't able to out agro the best agro deck in the format. Shadow held onto its counters for burn spells and won with Snapcaster Mage and Death's Shadow beats.
- vs. Oath of Nissa Bant Superfriends 2-0
This is another one of my personal decks but from the moment the match started it felt a turn behind. Game one Superfriends started out mana screwed but just as the Superfriends deck was setting up its lock and stabilizing a well timed Always Watching was able to pump some tokens and get in for exact damage (if this didn't happen the deck would have lost so you know). Game two Superfriends was mana flooded, won without difficulty.
- vs. 4-color Aikido 0-2
Another personal deck of mine. Aikido is a lifegain deck that punishes you for having creatures, both games simply couldn't keep up with the lifegain.
- vs. Mono-White Flicker 2-1
Mono-white flicker is a comb deck that aims to go infinite in a number of ways using Felidar Guardian and Panharmonicon. Game one was quick enough and won before Flicker was able to set up its combo. Game two lost to infinite life combo, conceded on the spot as the flicker deck would have created infinite tokens next turn. Game three well timed removal on combo pieces was able to outpace the flicker deck.
- vs. Infect 2-1
Not much to say here, game one got caught without removal in hand Path to Exile, that didn't happen again.
- vs. Eldrazi Tron 1-2
Won game one by the virtue of bad topdecks from the Tron deck, it had assembled tron but had no threats to play with its mana. Game two lost to turn two Thought-Knot Seer, followed on curve by Reality Smasher and Endbringer. Game three lost to a Karn Liberated in combination with Reality Smasher, All Is Dust, and Walking Ballista.
- vs. U/B Faeries 2-1
A personal favorite deck of mine but a deck that has gone years without a serious upgrade. Game one a very large Champion of the Parish was able to beat down. Game two lost to double Bitterblossom followed with a Scion of Oona, and Cryptic Command's aimed at tapping down attackers. Game three was able to land a Hanweir Garrison on the play (if I hadn't been on the play Spellstutter Sprite would have countered it). The tokens generated this way were able to win the game with Always Watching , even when faeries had Bitterblossom (this match was close the final game final life total was 5).
- vs. Merfolk Aggro 0-2
Arguably the third or even second best agro deck in the format (Shadow and Affinity are genrally considered the best), the islandwalk and Merrow Reejerey really hurt both games as did a flashed in Harbinger of the Tides returning a large Student of Warfare to my hand before swinging for game. This matchup felt winnable just got unlucky with Merfolk's draws.
So that is what I have tested so far, I still want to test the deck against Knightfall, Burn, Affinity, and Control, hopefully Friday some of the players I know who play those decks will be there and I can test for you. Overall though the deck did well, the mana base was honestly a little painful, I really think you want Inspiring Vantage in the deck, it is just a great land and Mikokoro, Center of the Sea was completely a dead card; it was never needed. I would replace it with something like Needle Spires as creatures are always nice, or Ghost Quarter (sometimes I just wished I had it in the deck but that is just me).
1 week ago
Looks like a great ultra budget modern deck! Condemn works fine but can backfire against really big creatures like Tarmogoyf, Death's Shadow, and Reality Smasher and creatures that use activated abilities instead of combat like Eldrazi Displacer, Grim Lavamancer, and Eidolon of the Great Revel. Having so many counterspells actually makes Oust a great budget removal spell for you as you will know what the opponent is drawing.
Cast Out is also good since it can cycle for a new card if you don't need it and hits any non land permanent. Consider you deck as having space for 14 non-creature spells. You can mix and match as you see fit.
One thing to consider is your sideboard. You get 15 cards to swap out after your 1st game of the match. People have a lot of opinions about sideboards, but I like to have 3 cards to hate graveyards, 3 for artifact hate, 3 board wipes, 2 life gain, and 2 enchantment hate, and 2 flex slots. For you, 3 Tormod's Crypt, 2 Kataki, War's Wage and 2 Fragmentize for artifact hate, 2 Collective Effort, 3 Day of Judgment, 2 Blessed Alliance, and 1 Ceremonious Rejection would be a good place to start. Rest in Peace and Stony Silence are good upgrades over Tormod's Crypt and Kataki, War's Wage later on.
1 week ago
Without a doubt, it's ...
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Why? Well, it was the first Standard deck I actually brewed that performed even half-way decently. And I started playing it the same time I discovered the LGS that's become my absolute favorite. And OGW Standard was just amazing, with cards like ...
- Exquisite Firecraft: So spicy!
- Ghostfire Blade: Pretty much broken with Thopters, and full-on BUH-ROKEN with Reality Smasher.
- Hangarback Walker: Probably my favorite 2-drop ever!
- Pia and Kiran Nalaar: Amazing on its own, but made even better because I cracked a Foil at the Origins Pre-release
- Stormchaser Mage: Not quite Hangarback, but still one of my favorite 2-drops
- Thopter Engineer and Whirler Rogue: Hasty and Unblockable Thopters? Sure, I'll take some of that!
Such a fun deck! Thanks much Argy, for the excuse to dust it off!