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22 hours ago
I think you would benefit from playing Delver of Secrets Flip in the deck. Or, in other words, play more like a Delver deck with Death's Shadow rather than a Zoocide deck with control elements. Trying to win on turn 2 consistently in a large tournament is going to be a problem. You're going up against a variety of different decks. If you're going all-in on a combo, you're gonna eventually lose to a deck like Jund Midrange or Grixis Control when you inevitably run into them at a large event.
One of the guys at my shop has done really well playing such a list. You can play a turn 1 Delver of Secrets Flip or Thoughtseize, then lock your opponent out of the game with Remands, Mana Leak, and Stubborn Denial. The best part is you have Death's Shadow to inevitably wreck your opponent's day.
Here is what (I think) his decklist looks like:
That's one of the reasons I would play Esper Death's Shadow over the regular all-in version of the deck. Right now, you're not taking full advantage of the colors you're in except for Snapcaster Mage, Path to Exile, and Lingering Souls.
My suggestions may be too much to test in a short time frame if you're planning on going to a large event soon. I agree with APPLE01DOJ that your sideboard needs work. It's the best way to prepare for a large event without changing much.
I'd suggest something like:
1 day ago
I play Esper Spirits too, check it out: Esper Spirits.
My thoughts are:
- Phantasmal Image does a really good work here.
- Zealous Persecution is an interesting addition too.
- Lingering Souls is the reason for being esper, not UW, so is a 4-of mandatory.
- How good is Remand being for you? I don't know, I had counterspells in my first version too, but it felt a little out of place. I'm really enjoying Blessed Alliance still.
- Your sideboard is awesome.
Anyhow, +1! I loved your list.
2 days ago
Spells only have their effects if not countered. If Approach of the Second Sun is countered it is put wherever the counterspell would put it. This is usually the graveyard but can be the library, exile, or hand depending on the counterspell. (Hinder, Dissipate, Remand)
2 days ago
Stubborn Denial is def a card I've considered playtesting. IMO Mana Leak is still the best counter spell modern has to offer. Remand isn't quite powerful enough in a format w Death's Shadow as the public enemy #1. Opponents can just cast the same card again early. Late game it's stronger but Mana Leak is still stronger in the same situations. Stubborn Denial doesn't counter creatures and in the current meta, combo decks aren't exactly popular, tier 1. WoTC needs to give us Counterspell in MODERN!!
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first off, I am sooooo happy to see someone else playing polymorph. I personally play mono-blue polymorph (soon to be dimir) and Have a really developed deck. I would say that since you're running blue, you should have a better counterspell than Mana Tithe. try a mix of Remand, Mana Leak, and Spell Snare.
here's my deck if you need ideas:
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5 days ago
Creatures: Waaaayyyy too many expensive creatures for modern. Glen Elendra Archmage? One, maybe, in the sideboard. Mainboard is only for faeries deck. Identity Thief Interesting card, but... again... costs 4 mana. And it's answered perfectly by Lightning Bolt. Jori En, Ruin Diver could actually be interesting in modern, but probably requires cheaper spells, to ensure that you trigger his ability every turn. With enough cheap burn (and cheap is Lightning Bolt, Lava Spike, and the like) you could get a weird draw-burn with Sygg, River Cutthroat. Fogwalkers ETB-ability could be ok, but it's ruined by the creature dealing very little damage when attacking. Dominus of Fealty costs 5 mana, and you have no way of ramping or making the game go long enough for you to reliably play 5 lands - and then it does nothing until your next upkeep. Powerful ability, though.
Spells: Mindswipe x-cost spells have never really become popular outside ramp-decks. The occasional Bonfire of the Damned, maybe, but otherwise not. In this case, you don't really get a burn spell, and up to 5 mana, Mana Leak is a better counterspell. Also, if you want to go with a prowess-like strategy, counterspells are a bit of a no-go.Izzet Charm and Turn//Burn are a bit of the same - it seems like you want both a burn and utility/counter-spell, and ends up paying overprice for any of them. It's not quite a Lightning Bolt, or quite a Mana Leak, or quite anything else.
Some of the cards suggested by are a little on the pricey side for a deck with a "budget" tag, but a lot of suggestions are good: Young Pyromancer, Vapor Snag, Gut Shot and Remand are great and cheap cards for this deck-type (that is: decks that use creatures with abilities that relate to instants and sorceries), just to mention a few.