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5 days ago
The deck has potential, but I think it's lacking in answers and the average CMC is a bit high for Modern. If you only focus on Milling you're gonna have a bad time handling the board and you might die before you can do your thing
5 days ago
Since you rely so much on the Amulet, I think you need a way to at least increase your odds of getting it every game, as well as always play 4 copies of the artifact itself. Dizzy Spell can tutor for it, Fabricate too. Also I would put some answer spells in here, like Spell Pierce, Vapor Snag, Fatal Push, Go for the Throat, Spell Snare, Stern Dismissal, Remand or Echoing Truth because your creatures are frail and the opponent won't be standing idle waiting for you to complete your board
Liliana's Reaver might also be useful here
5 days ago
I was a bit intrigued so I threw a list together to test it for a couple of games against E-tron and Jund (my typical standards against which I first test new Modern decks) and the results of 3 games was actually quite promising. Silent Scepter took them all (granted it was going first in each game, but winning on the play against meta staples is the first hurdle a new concept should be able to overcome). I moved the concept to Bant to better play along the Tempo axis, and the exact list I tested was this:
Planeswalker: 3 Teferi, Time Raveler
Sorcery: 4 Serum Visions
Artifact: 4 Isochron Scepter
Don't actually know what the sideboard should look like but I figure cage is solid into Dredge, Lukka combo, and Neoform combo with potential to be useful in matchups where opponents are playing Uro, Kroxa, or Snapcasters as well. A couple extra paths for more aggro oriented strategies that land creatures before tempo control elements come online on turn 2 (Boggles, Hardened Scales, E-tron, Death's Shadow, Prowess, etc). Veil versus any deck running targeted discard or removal like Abrupt Decay, Assassin's Tropy, or Fatal Push (Grixis, Jund), And a couple of extra countermagic options to defend against other targeted removal like Abrade, or opposing spell based tempo concepts like Burn. Gotta say, even though I haven't play tested this idea ton, it does seem an idea with quite a bit of merit in Modern these days. Certainly has the potential to be a strong performer in the meta up to the point Teferi gets it's deserved ban.
5 days ago
Well, another point is storm dosen't need a manabear to win. They can also fairly cast their rituals and a couple cantrips then Grapeshot-Remand-Grapeshot. It's harder to be sure, but it does mean that storm doesn't need the creatures around to win.
Being more vulnerable mid combo probably weakens T-storms control matchup, and it probably hurts more when Ponza destroys a land that could be sacrificed to Lotus Field. Damping Sphere forces you to deal with it before you can play Lotus Field, and Surgical Extraction/Lost Legacy are much better against this deck (you don't even nesecarily have to get Lotus Field, they rely pretty heavily on Psychic Puppetry).
psionictemplar: Yep! G-storm has a potential turn two win. It's pretty much Land, Land, Ritual, Manamorphose, Mana Bear, more rituals, Manamorphose, Gifts storm. It's pretty unlikley :) T-storm combos as early turn three (Land, Land, Tap both for flaoting mana, Lotus Field twiddle Lotus Field etc.) They for most intents and purposes have the same speed.
5 days ago
Interesting idea. Might be something to it.
Definitely an idea that could make good use of a 4x Gemstone Caverns build as it will essentially be a tempo based concept. Remand and Failure/Comply are ideal fits to fight along that axis and simply keep boards clear aside from lands until you land Scepter+Silence. Dealing with Chalice of the Void, targeted discard, and cheap instant speed artifact removal strike me as the most reasonable answers to the strategy, so cards like Veil of Summer, Miscast, and Spell Pierce hold a lot of value as does Force of Negation. Grand Abolisher, while an odd fit for a competitive Modern deck, might be an ideal fit for this type of concept to offer a 2 cmc lockout component in addition to Teferi at 3. Bant might be a better color combo for the idea, but it'd be tough to say without doing some serious testing.
1 week ago
Here are some cards you might like:Serum Visions,Sleight of Hand,Remand,Chasm Skulker,Nadir Kraken,Path to Exile,Mana Leak,Basri Ket,Herald of Secret Streams,Ajani, Adversary of Tyrants, and Supreme Verdict.
2 weeks ago
I like the idea it reminds but me of my EDH Temur deck in the sense that its mostly one offs you lose consistency.
I have tried ramp/burn deck (Naya) before in Modern and the problem i had with it that i would draw part ramp part burn and be left with two incomplete strategies. my advice would be lean more into the blue side with your instants get counter spell to stop the opponent from winning Mana Leak Remand if you can Cryptic Command you need to draw the game out and buy time for your ramp. As for the ramp cards in the deck its plainly bad the idea of ramp is to get to ahead of the curve any one can cast a 6 drop at turn 6 but you need to be able to cast it at turn 4 or even 3 modern have a bunch of really good ramp Elvish Mystic Llanowar Elves Birds of Paradise and my favorite Arbor Elf + Utopia Sprawl or if creature ramp is not what you are looking for playing more than one land a turn Sakura-Tribe Elder Sakura-Tribe Scout Farseek and then one that people miss because the only use the +1/+1 reach and 3 damage option Atarka's Command early game it can help you ramp late game it can give you the last bit of damage you need. Bounce lands are bad in modern if you are not using Amulet of Vigor or you can play more than one land a turn
Savage Knuckleblade is really underrated in my opinion you are playing the right colors and its a good way to keep you opponent at bay combine it with other 3/4 drops to use as blockers
As for the big finishers it is up to you how you want to end it but get something to fetch the finisher when its time like Chord of Calling its an instant so you can do it on your opponents end step if you need to tap down you creatures or you can use it to get a 4 drop
2 weeks ago
A few things to start off with. you have a lot of 1 ofs. you want to maximize your consistency, which means 4 ofs for your important cards. you can have a bunch of 1 ofs, but only if you have some way of searching for them. Fierce Empath does that, but you only have 1 of those.
next lets talk about a game plan. a deck usually wants 1 main plan to focus on, with some decks going for a back up plan if they have a strategy that tends to get some frequent hate. now the plan can be fairly broad and you can have multiple types of cards that help your plan but there should be a very clear plan. I think there is a plan in your deck, but you have lots of cards in it that do not fit the plan very well.
so lets talk about what things we see in the deck and where you can go from here. I see a lot of big creatures and ways to get them out quicker. this is generally called 'stompy' and tends to fit in GR/GRx lists as it allows for ramp and aggressive beaters. cards like Goreclaw, Terror of Qal Sisma are great for this. blue is sometimes added to stall opponents out until you unleash your monsters.
when looking at your cards, you'll want to think "how does this help my plan?". for example, what does Elvish Reclaimer do for the deck? it doesn't ramp the deck unless you're grabbing bounce lands like Izzet Boilerworks but is vulnerable to your opponents removal unlike cards like Farseek. it can become a 3/4 but your goal isn't to play a few 3/4s and win via value cards, it's to get big scary things into play that end the game.
Since this is a deck revolving around winning with some big scary things, lets talk about big scary things. you have a lot of options. but you don't need that many. what you need is 1 or two very good ones and multiples of them to make sure that you get them when you need them. right now i'm not a huge fan of top end of your deck. mainly they are cards that are very expensive and either don't do much, or do it too slowly. Verdant Sun's Avatar is 7 mana 5/5 that gains a little bit of life. Roil Elemental requires triple blue which isn't always as easy, only has 3 power which is abysmal for a 6 mana card and you still need to play more land in order to get use out of it. Simic Sky Swallower at least can't be removed easily by an opponent where as most everything else in your deck loses to Terminate. you might want to consider cards like Carnage Tyrant, Terror of the Peaks, or Inferno Titan. these cards are harder/painful to remove or get some value when they come in so it's not a total loss if they are removed.
you have ramp in your deck which is good. that's something you want. the problem is that most of the ramp in your deck is too slow/expensive. Frontier Guide wont be able to ramp you unless you already have 4 mana. and if you have 4 mana Explosive Vegetation or goreclaw are better bets. the point of ramp is that you do it early, so that your big things come out faster than they normally would. so you want cheaper ramp cards. Sakura-Tribe Elder is a great card for this as it can be used as early as turn 2 and can provide a blocker if your opponent is being really aggressive against you in the early game.
counter spells can also help the plan. the reason people want to get big things out fast is mostly to get them out before your opponent has a chance to do something. so in a way, counter spells are almost like a form of ramp. so long as you play a land and counter your opponents spell for the turn, you've essentially just said that both players play a land. the problem with the counterspells you picked is that they are expensive. you need to be able to stop your opponents plays early on in order for the previous statement to work. and ideally you want to be able to do stuff on your turn besides just hold up mana to counterspells. for both these reasons you want less 4 mana counterspells and more 2 mana counterspells such as Mana Leak, or Remand.
you mention that you are playing burn. burn generally means using cards that deal damage directly to your opponent in order to get their life to 0. you play pretty much zero of those cards. i do see several cards that deal damage to creatures which is what i believe you were getting at.
theres a lot of work this deck needs in order to be ok. the ideas are there, but most of these cards would need to be switched out. i can try to put together a sample list of what i think you'd want this deck to look like but i'll have to do that tomorrow as it's 1:30AM here and i need sleep.