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|Masters Edition III (ME3)||Uncommon|
|Classic Sixth Edition (6ED)||Rare|
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Discard X cards, then return a card from your graveyard to your hand for each card discarded this way. Exile Recall.
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2 months ago
Entomb is just too good to not run. Phyrexian Dreadnought combo's well with Lazav, since when he copies the ETB doesn't trigger, and playing it but failing the ETB makes it go right to the yard to enable the combo. Invisible Stalker lets you give hexproof easily.
Going in another direction, Glimpse the Unthinkable and other mill cards provide a way to quickly stack your graveyard, while Phyrexian Reclamation and Recall let you recur the things you want back. If you're stacking your graveyard you might as well add in Living Death, type effects (Bonus points for All Hallow's Eve).
Tainted Strike gives Infect as another means of grabbing that 1 hit kill. Warped Physique can be either a pump spell or removal once you've gotten your graveyard full. Mortal Combat provides a fun alternative wincon, if you want.
For protecting your graveyard, your best bet is probably just counterspells. Things like Silent Gravestone only work with non-targeted reanimation.
7 months ago
8 months ago
Hey, sorry about the delay, I do like the deck, but for feedback from personal experience, be ready for hands with no lands, or mana droughts, as 33 lands is kind of a lower number. I also don't like Recall in Baral decks very much, because I find that I struggle to keep a decent card advantage that make's it worth it. Not a bad card, but it just seems to be kind of situational. I'm also kind of leaning towards dropping Opal Palace without Runechanter's Pike.
9 months ago
chubba: Thank you so much!
draconaspyrothanus: That's exactly what Recall and Yawgmoth's Will are in the deck for. In fact, while they have other utility, almost their entire purpose is to be able to get back Phyrexian Altar and Rooftop Storm in emergencies.
1 year ago
Hey The_Baneslayer and thanks for your input. I have to agree on the landbase, so far it's underwhelming, especially with BB costs so I'll atleast add the cheap duals providing black. I really like Second Sunrise too, (Faith's Reward is an option too). So far Recall, Call to Mind, Deja Vu, Relearn, Scribe of the Mindful, Archaeomancer and Pull from the Deep are something to consider, but not sure how many and which to implement ?
I've avoided combos in this to not have to have emphasis on the tutoring. But if I decide to go with the combo I understand I need to have a few to pull it off atleast once in a lifetime.. I dislike combos in EDH simply for the requirement of tutoring :(
1 year ago
I'm just going to list off a bunch of cards that I think would benefit this deck a lot -
Also I see you have a grand total of five cards that keeps Ojutai untapped. Brave the Sands, Always Watching , Ajani Steadfast, Minamo, School at Water's Edge, Angelic Field Marshal, Heliod, God of the Sun are among the good ones in my opinion.
I'm finding I change a few cards in my deck once or twice a week, cause Ojutai isn't terribly synergistic. I'll be in touch as the deck changes/grows.
You're deck is very controlling and artifact centric, I like it a lot, there's room for refinement though. Impressive gear regardless, this deck works when it hits a few key cards I'll bet.
1 year ago
I gave it some more thought. I'm thinking of adding Peregrine Drake and/or Great Whale in addition to Paradox Engine. They can generate infinite mana with various combinations of Time Elemental, Capsize, High Tide and Caged Sun, which can bounce all enemy permanents.
Two other possible additional payoff cards might be Whispers of the Muse and Blue Sun's Zenith. Whisper is pretty low opportunity cost and can draw my entire deck when going infinite. Blue Sun's Zenith can mill out at least one opponent.
This would require a bunch of cuts. Some possible cuts: Ulamog's Crusher, Mulldrifter, Windfall, Sphinx of Uthuun, Deep-Sea Kraken, Recall and something else (maybe Artisan of Kozilek or Aether Gale... or maybe both and add Temporal Adept or Temporal Fissure.
I wonder if Empress Galina is worth it...
1 year ago
Great deck! +1
I really like your increased focus on keeping Braids around, and I have a few suggestions that could make the deck more consistent at phasing Braids out. Dizzy Spell can transmute into Vanishing and Drift of Phantasms into Vodalian Illusionist. Both Long-Term Plans and Noble Benefactor can get anything you want, but are not really efficient enough for combo and therefore fits your budget restraints. These are tutors and that might not be the direction you want to take the deck in, however. Recall also lets you get important stuff back from your graveyard,
I've also found, since I just started building my own take on Braids, that there are many ways to generate large token numbers in a deck with her as general. Some of the more powerful (such as Master of Waves and Chasm Skulker) don't meet the 2DH restrictions, but others - like Meloku the Clouded Mirror bouncing your lands on the opponent's end step to re-play them with Braids ability and Homarid Spawning Bed sacrificing your big creatures to make a ton of 1/1s. Even Monkey Cage can do some heavy lifting if you can get one of your bombs down afterwards, though that might require Paradox Haze which doesn't make the cut. The cards really shine when in a token shell, but specifically Homarid Spawning Bed may be worth considering since another sac outlet rarely is a bad thing.
Hope some of this jolts your imagination, your deck surely gave me som ideas!