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Counter target spell unless its controller pays plus an additional for each card named Rune Snag in each graveyard.
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Rune Snag Discussion
5 days ago
Don’t bother with Curious Obsession . Definitely put Delver of Secrets Flip in, maybe taking the place of siren stormtamer or tempest djinn. I have played mono blue control before and I don’t think tempest djinn is worth it. Rune Snag would be a good cheap counterspell. If you have a god eternal kefnet, he should probably take the place of the djinn. It would maybe be better to play Opt than favorable winds.
3 weeks ago
Well, here's what I would do:
-all 15 creatures
+4 Fatal Push
+4 Rune Snag
+1 Mana Leak
3 weeks ago
Bolas in modern, huh. The only way you're gonna be getting to 7 mana in this format is by going all-in on the control plan, so a Spirit subtheme probably won't work out too well as they're more for tempo/aggro decks. Instead, I'd go for a good ol' grixis control shell, like this: Grixis Control. Lots of removal, usually 4-6 hand disruption spells, and some counterspells.
Your most important cards are Fatal Push and Lightning Bolt , which are two of the best removal spells in the format. If you're willing to buy I suggest that you make getting playsets of them a top priority since they're used in pretty much every deck with their colors. Next, I should ask how you want to play: do you want to focus more on killing creatures, countering spells, or be proactive and make your opponents discard cards? I only ask this because I assume you don't want to shell out your entire fortune on buying cards like Snapcaster or Liliana, which let grixis decks do all of those things equally well. Your answer will help with card choices and also with mana base building, which is kind of tricky in budget 3-color control decks. I suggest going more counterspell/removal heavy since there are good, cheap counterspells like Mana Leak that make it easier to build a decent deck for less money and it'll stack up better against what you face locally (except maybe the UR control deck) if you focus on those.
Basic advice is this: focus more on removal and counterspells, less on spirits and you're pretty much good to go. If you're willing to spend money on this deck, all the cards you need to know of are in the deck I linked above. Recommended budget spells for the main: Mana Leak / Rune Snag , Terminate , Mission Briefing , Cry of the Carnarium / Anger of the Gods , Inquisition of Kozilek (not budget but if you're buying them anyway you should put them in), Opt .
1 month ago
the deck i use doesn't really have the same theme as what you're going for, but i don't mind explaining my deck. my spirit build has a lot of counterspells like Mana Leak and Rune Snag , with Mausoleum Wanderer and Spell Queller as my "counterspells on wings". it also has lots of power/toughness boosts in Supreme Phantom , Favorable Winds , and Drogskol Captain .
i'm not saying Soulherder doesn't work for bouncing creatures with etb effects. thats exactly what it was intended for. i'm saying it doesn't work in the usual spirit tribal build, because most spirits don't have meaningful ETB's.
3 months ago
So you know, Counterspell isn't legal in modern atm. Mana Leak or Rune Snag would be your next best options (both of those are also better than Cancel ). If you want to keep it closer to Standard you can play Quench there as well.
3 months ago
How do you feel about a green splash?
R/B are arguably the worst 2 colors for sideboards (with white then green being the best).
As for Tron, pick your flavor of land destruction. Crumble to Dust is my pick. They can win through almost any form of hate, even Blood Moon and Pithing Needle effects so you just need to be quicker than they are. Keeping them off Tron will makes things easier.
Your actually decently tech'd against burn with Izzet Charm , Rune Snag , Lightning Bolt and Remand . If you need something more Kraken's Eye or Dragon's Claw can work wonders. I'm a personal fan of Amulet of Safekeeping as it's useful for against many decks and great against Storm. I also like Fountain of Renewal since it can be played turn 1 and involves no additional investment, plus can be cashed in if it gets to a point its not needed.
As far as the graveyard decks, you could run Relic of Progenitus or Surgical Extraction without splashing. You could run Leyline of the Void but if you side it in you would have to commit to mulling for it. Sentinel Totem and Tormod's Crypt are decent as well.
4 months 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
4 months 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.
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