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Runed Halo Discussion
1 day ago
I bought the deck and played it quite a few times and realized that any amount of control really ends the deck. Runed Halo will prevent some of it. Well of Lost Dreams is pretty useless. Weathered Wayfarer was added along with some extra lands to help the ramp.
4 weeks ago
Approach of the Second Sun is usually run as a playset to be effective and is generally pretty clunky in Modern anyways. Reflector Mage is a lot better in a faster tempo deck, when you're playing long range Control it doesn't make much sense. If you want something disruptive Runed Halo or Meddling Mage are much better choices. You're also missing some really great low cmc counterspells that most Control players run like Logic Knot and Spell Snare. You won't always be able to hold up the 4 mana for a Cryptic. I'd also be interested to see a sideboard for this deck, one of the things that makes Control good is all the sideboard staples like Rest in Peace, Leyline of Sanctity, Stony Silence, and Dispel. You should also have an additional copy of Spreading Seas at least in the sideboard because you need it for Tron or anything that runs creature lands, Eldrazi Temple, Cavern of Souls, etc.
1 month ago
Hey! Thanks for the thoughts. I actually took Sigil of the Empty Throne out of the deck because by the time it would really get going, I'd have either won or lost already. Plus the amount of time I stick Humility means the kick is kinda lost. I will definitely think of Runed Halo though. Feel like it needs a way to be flashed in though...Maybe Leyline of Anticipation.
1 month ago
I love these kind of lists, im a big fan of mono-w pillow fort in modern. I would recommend Runed Halo just to deal with some threats early game, and Sigil of the Empty Throne is a fantastic win-con for a deck like this. Cool stuff!
1 month ago
IMO i would cut:
to put :
For the Sideboard i'll cut:
1 month ago
I really enjoy pillow fort decks. I wanted to do one myself.
In place of Morningtide can be replaced by Scavenger Grounds. Dictate of Kruphix can get cut, only because card advantage is the most important thing in Commander. I think Profane Procession Flip is just ok, I would just cut it for more mill cards or anti attack/block enchantments or Porphyry Nodes. War Tax Eats up a ton of mana and can be replaced with Pendrell Mists mega punishhment
Draw engines are really scary when it comes to commander as well Howling Mine can allow me to draw into Bane of Progress Cleansing Meditation and swing the game in my favor. Rhystic Study Mystic Remora Consecrated Sphinx are all so unfair, and it makes so that you're the only beneficiary.
Recovery Open the Vaults Replenish will help you recover from an implosion. Greater Auramancy is a potential upgrade for the future, expensive but very nice. Also if you make the deck more enchantment heavy Sigil of the Empty Throne is super fun Runed Halo and Nevermore are really mean against someones commanders as well.
Lands Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx
1 month ago
I am not sure if you are still looking to improve this deck (as the last update was two years ago), but I saw it on the deckcycle queue, so presume you still occasionally think about it:
Meddling Mage is a great card. Why counter a spell, when you can keep it from ever being played? It is a particularly wonderful way to stop Lightning Bolt, Path to Exile, Thoughtseize and other staples that you can predict based on the mana your opponent is using.
Ensnaring Bridge - does not work well in a counterspell heavy deck, but is probably the greatest prison control card ever printed.
Runed Halo - can be used to provide immunity from burn spells or a particularly problematic set of creatures.
Detention Sphere - can remove any risky permanent, and completely shut down many aggro decks, including tokens or multiple copies of the same lord.
Leyline of Sanctity - Azor's Elecutors is not a fan of burn--Leyline of Sanctity will fix that little problem.
Spellskite - another card to prevent burn from ruining your filibuster. It also can be used to protect your Azor's from removal. It even has a fairly significant body for blocking.
1 month ago
Scalding Tarn you can go without. Just play Polluted Delta and Flooded Strand. Frankly, fetching mountains isn't very important. Colonnade is harder to go without, but Wandering Fumarole is fine for LGS play. Snap is a little more critical, along with the rest of the deck. I don't know of any budget decklists, but the hardest part will be your mana. For 23 lands, I don't think you can safely trim to cheaper than the following:
- 4x Flooded Strand
- 4x Polluted Delta
- 1x Hallowed Fountain
- 1x Steam Vents
- 1x Sacred Foundry
- 2x Glacial Fortress
- 3x Wandering Fumarole
- 3x Island
- 1x Plains
- 3x Field of Ruin
And that alone will cost you around $200, or a little less if you're a savvy trader/purchaser. You really should have 2 copies of each blue shock, but it shouldn't come up often enough to matter.
For the 37 spells, it's a little trickier. Snaps will be $300 alone, so probably can't play those. Same for Jace. Maybe try a spell suite like this:
- 1x Torrential Gearhulk
- 2x Snapcaster Mage
- 4x Spell Queller
- 2x Nahiri, the Harbinger
- 2x Cryptic Command
- 2x Logic Knot
- 1x Negate
- 1x Spell Snare
- 4x Path to Exile
- 4x Lightning Bolt
- 3x Lightning Helix
- 2x Electrolyze
- 1x Supreme Verdict
- 1x Sphinx's Revelation
- 1x Secure the Wastes
- 2x Opt
- 4x Serum Visions
Admittedly, I have not played Jeskai in paper ever and my only playing experience is playtesting it against my own modern deck. Because of that, this list will be bad. I do not know how to build Jeskai, so there's probably some serious problems. With the disclaimer out of the way, it's probably still a decent starting point. With the 2x Snapcaster Mage, it's a little under $350, which would give a total deck price of $550. The sideboard shouldn't cost too much. There are enough options that you can likely get away without Engineered Explosives or Runed Halo.