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Render Silent Discussion
18 hours ago
The scry ability for Dissolve isn't really worth the 3 mana cost imo. A good budget alternative I would consider is Render Silent. You've also got a lot of second rate cantrips like Jace's Ingenuity and Sleight of Hand which should be replaced by Serum Visions and Sphinx's Revelation, both of which are reasonable. I'd run four serum and one revelation.
Also, having AEtherling as your only wincon makes you really susceptible to removal like Cranial Extraction. I'd diversify your wincons a bit. There's some planeswalkers in your colors that are pretty reasonable, like Gideon Jura or Elspeth, Sun's Champion or even for super budget Sphinx of the Final Word is pretty decent.
1 week ago
After some playtesting I decided you're right @rothgar13, Delver is too fragile for this deck. I replaced it with 4 Spreading Seas mainboard and also added a Gideon, Ally of Zendikar as an additional wincon, and switched out the two Render Silent for two Cryptic Command.
I'd also like to switch out one Logic Knot because it doesn't run well with Search for Azcanta Flip. I was thinking of either putting one Negate mainboard or a Disallow. What do you guys think? And if I were to run additional planeswalkers, what should I run? I've been considering both Gideon Jura and Gideon of the Trials.
1 week ago
I've been playing U/W Control as a secondary deck for a few years now so I tend to agree with a lot of your statements.
I was trying to make a lower mana curve work with As Fortold but without many cantrips it doesn't. Render Silent has been an all star but I do concur that this decks curve is too high with little interaction in the early game. I think I'll add some Spell Pierce because it's quite underrated and versatile.
I enjoy playing Narset Transcendent quite a bit but she's not a necessity, once-soever. I think I'm going to swap her for a 2nd Search for Azcanta Flip. It's good in the current meta. However I think I'll stick with Mana Leak simply because I don't want to buy more Remands as I already have a playset in another deck.
Dragonlord Ojutai combined with Azor, the Lawbringer add quite a bit of value to running Minamo, School at Water's Edge. I don't think I'll drop it. I'm sure this deck wouldn't be hurt by it's absence though.
How do you feel about 4-1 Snappy/Gearhulk? I had 3-1 split before but decided to up it recently.
Thanks for your suggestions and checking the deck out.
1 week ago
I really like this idea! I've been trying to find a way to make sphinx control a thing since azor was spoiled, and this is a great start. Just some observations I have from my experience playing control decks: 20 lands is simply not enough. Any control deck that tries to be relatively competitive has at least 24 lands, usually 25 or 26. Also I think your curve seems a little high. I would consider replacing Render Silent with another cheaper counter spell like Dispel, or Spell Pierce (especially since you already have Cryptic Command for hard counters), and move it to the sideboard if you really want to. I would also replace Mana Leak with Remand, but I guess that's just a personal preference. Lastly, in order to make room for more lands I would suggest cutting some of your 4, 5, and 6 drops. Narset Transcendent is great with her ultimate, but usually becomes a huge target as soon as she hits the board, so it's really hard to actually use it. Again, I love Dragonlord Ojutai, but with 4 Celestial Colonnades, I don't think you need him. I honestly don't really have a problem with Elspeth, Sun's Champion in this deck, but just because it needs more lands, if I was piloting this I would move her to the sideboard. All in all, this is a solid deck, I think you can make it much stronger if you just up the land count and fix the curve a little bit.
2 weeks ago
2 weeks ago
Cyclonic Rift Sphinx's Revelation are very strong. The enchantments, and then you can load up on budget board wipes. Hour of Revelation Planar Cleansing River's Rebuke are all cheap. Get some good utility spells. Ojutai's Command Azorius Charm Render Silent Lavinia of the Tenth Collective Effort Blessed Alliance. Dont skimp on counterspells, run like 10-12, a lot of 1 mana ones are good in commander like Outwit Annul Invasive Surgery Dispel Turn Aside and they are all pretty cheap.