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|Modern Masters 2015 Edition (MM2)||Uncommon|
|Duel Decks: Jace vs. Vraska (DDM)||Uncommon|
|Ravnica: City of Guilds (RAV)||Uncommon|
|Promo Set (000)||Uncommon|
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21 hours ago
I like the deck and I have a couple of suggestions.
1: although a decent kill spell, there are definitely better alternatives to Cast Down. I would reccomend just putting in more pushes or brutalities.
2: you have this listed as budget, but you run four snapcaster mages. If you want it to be really budget, I would reccomend putting in four Mission Briefings instead
3: Remand is definitely a good card for a tempo based deck like yours. This essentially delays the opponent by a turn, and the fact that it isn’t a hard counter is outweighed by the draw.
4: I would reccomend Damnation instead of flaying tendrils. Since you are a Control deck, you will stall the game, meaning one more mana won’t mean much for a better board wipe.
5: I definitely like Surgical Extraction as a mainbaord instead of sideboard.
1 day ago
1 day ago
I would play Mana Leak or Render Silent over Remand in a UW control deck. Remand is better in an aggressive strategy where you are trying to close out the game ASAP. Wall of Omens is also a very good creature with card draw stapled to it. Unless against a lands deck, Spreading Seas has been, in my experience, pretty bad compared to cards like Opt
3 days ago
24 lands is working out really well. Only thing I am debating is dropping the filter lands for another copy of the fetch or shock lands. With 24 I actually rarely get mana screwed (actually been flooded more often) and between card draw from Dark Intimations, Cruel Ultimatum, Remand, and Serum Visions digging 3 plus Augur of Bolas pulling out my spells while the fetch lands pull out my lands the deck filters itself out really well.
Overall, are the filter lands worth it? I seem to brick from them more often than help (yet again I maybe using them wrong). As for the card you sent, how many would you recommend if I would add it?
4 days ago
Remand - Currently a staple in the deck, removed recently to playtest Mishra's Bauble as a means to flip Delver of Secrets Flip and better leverage the top of my deck. Also a good way to trigger prowess later for Soul-Scar Mage, Bedlam Reveler, or Monastery Mentor if I ever play him. Would require a much more control-intensive build but would be rewarding in a certain meta.
Risk Factor - Probably a 2 of, will playtest soon
Izzet Charm - early foundation for the deck, great options and the cost is fine.
4 days ago
Hey there, coming over to comment here. That other thread was getting foolish.
Cards I love in the deck
Jace, Unraveler of Secrets (I like this card more than most people)
Thoughtseize (Hate the card but I get it)
Cards I think don't quite fit
The main one being
Grim Flayer - Reasoning is simple. Even though you've got planeswalkers, You aren't running Mishra's Bauble or some other random card type to trigger delirium. It's huge to have that piece outside of your Fetches, Dudes, Instants and Sorceries.
Also, Flayer just fizzles Tasigur, the Golden Fang
I would like to see that counter spell suite improved for reals.
I think Mana Leak is such a disappointing card.
In a build like this, as alluded to previously, you can't make Jund that's not Jund. So use more of what Jund doesn't have.
Plus, I think Ashiok just blows (no offense)
BUT, what do I know?
6 days ago
Grim Flayer is even better here than it is in most midrange decks, because it can manipulate the top of your library to enable a delver flip.
I am happy you are getting newer players into magic!
1 week ago
Any deck that plays Nulltread Gargantuan gets an upvote from me!
Consider Coiling Oracle. Pairs great with Nulltread, evolves your 0 power creatures, and is a reasonable graft target. Also inexpensive! I have no idea what Fathom Mage or Master Biomancer are worth right now, but if they're in your budget you should definitely run them. Experiment One is another great evolve creature. Strangleroot Geist and Young Wolf both have undying, which is recursion PLUS a 1/1 counter! Avatar of the Resolute and Narnam Renegade are great 1/1 counter cards. Woodland Wanderer is a personal favorite of mine in 2+ color decks. I know Hardened Scales just recently jumped in price but it's a card to look out for if you can afford it.
You should consider playing some removal or counterspells so that a well-creafted deck doesn't just roll all over you. Mana Leak and Remand are cheap, effective counterspells. Unfortunately Blue + Green is the color combination with the worst removal - your best bets are Rapid Hybridization or Beast Within.
Your lands could use a little improving too. I know that's hard on a budget, but Botanical Sanctum is still (relatively) inexpensive, so you can try that. You could also look at Hinterland Harbor, though honestly I don't remember what the price on that looks like at the moment. At absolute bare minimum you could consider some Evolving Wilds so you can grab the color you want when you need it. They also trigger Revolt for Narnam Renegade, if you do wind up running that.
Whatever you decide to do, good luck and have fun!