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Counter target spell unless its controller pays plus an additional for each card named Rune Snag in each graveyard.
Rune Snag Discussion
1 week ago
I'm in favor of Rune Snag and Spell Pierce . But that's just if you're playing mono blue. In Modern, there are some decent options in multicolored, like Mystic Snake , which is probably my favorite card, for flavor. And if you're open to more casual (not Modern legal) options, there's Absorb and Arcane Denial
3 weeks ago
This deck sort of looks like it has consistency issues. You're only running 5 polymorph effects, 6 ways to make a creature to polymorph, and 8 cantrips (I don't really count Remand ). I guess you also have Search for Azcanta Flip, and you can flashback Faithless Looting , but one Serum Visions ? One Polymorph ? Here's how I would build this deck:
First, we go RUG. 2x Khalni Garden . 4x Sprout Swarm and 4x Sprout instead of Hordeling Outburst and Spawning Breath . 2x See Beyond , 4x Serum Visions . Ditch the Search for Azcanta Flip, Rune Snag , and Remand . Shave an Izzet Charm , a Faithless Looting , and a Lightning Bolt for 3 more Polymorph s.
You're now playing 10 polymorph-able cards instead of 6, 8 polymorph effects instead of 5, and 12 cantrips, as before. Sure, you have fewer counterspells, but Remand is not a good card no matter what people say, and Rune Snag isn't that great, either. You can even buyback Sprout Swarm if you just need to keep chump-blocking.
Is Indomitable Creativity going to be hard to cast in a 3-color deck? No, this is modern--you can play anything you want. Green would also give you access to some better sideboard options, like being able to flashback Ancient Grudge .
On an unrelated note, I feel like a deck like this could actually benefit from running an Electrodominance package that included Restore Balance due to not playing literally any creatures beyond one, but there just isn't any room for it, sadly. Still, though...you could play Wheel of Fate to pitch an emrakul you drew...you could play Ancestral Vision ...the possibilities are limitless, really.
3 weeks ago
Chalice of the Void is also a solid choice.
1 month ago
Looter il-Kor for Latch Seeker and River Sneak for Invisible Stalker . if its on budget Delver of Secrets Flip but you will need to add more spells. all the enchantments seem redundant Ordeal of Thassa , Singing Bell Strike , Waterknot could be replaced by Curious Obsession , Hands of Binding , Hidden Strings or spells like Vapor Snag , Boomerang , etc. Hall of Triumph might be too slow and you can only have one at a time. if you add black to the mix you could have Inkfathom Witch for a bit more reach and better removal plus a few revival cards like Undying Evil and Demonic Vigor , and hand disruption. and having a 4 of Rune Snag will probably help you too, to stop the opponent killing your creatures or getting a threat. that all i got, i think, good luck with the brew.
2 months ago
I think playing 2 Mana Leak and 2 Rune Snag might actually be detrimental to your deck. With only 2 Rune Snag, the chances of you getting another to get that bonus are low: 11%. And without that bonus, Rune Snag is just a worse Mana Leak. I would either play 4 Mana Leak or 4 Rume Snag to maximize that bonus. Good luck with the deck, hope I helped!
2 months ago
Arcane Melee doesn't look that useful here.
It mostly only helps you cast specifically turn 6 Approach of the Second Sun and it also helps your opponents.
Don't see Thassa, God of the Sea here either.
You attck so little and have so little devotion that she's basically just a scry engine for 3 mana. I think you can do better + She's great trading material.
You don't need 28 lands either. Especially since you already have some card-draw. 24-ish should do you better.
Maybe a value card like Jace, Architect of Thought to take advantage of being a slow deck (He's around $2)
3 months ago
I recommend running more creatures, 18 doesn't seem like enough to me although I know that's what scrying helps with. A strategy I really love with Quest for Ula's Temple is proliferate, my number one choice for that is Thrummingbird since it adds more counters to Ula's Temple, it's a creature and makes a good mid-late game chump blocker. Tezzeret's Gambit or Contagion Clasp are other possibilities if you want more proliferate.
I look forward to playing against it!
3 months ago
I've been playing Mono Blue Control for several years and I strongly suggest more cantrips and better counters. I'd also advise 1-2 Cyclonic Rift in 75 as a catch all.
A Spreading Seas play set should be in the 75.
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