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Scatter Arc Discussion
4 months ago
Hello there! I don't see anything huge you're missing (other than lands), but I definitely think you should at least consider Sol Ring, Cultivate, Kodama's Reach, Eternal Witness, Mystical Tutor, Plasm Capture, Counterspell, and probably Blue Sun's Zenith and Stroke of Genius as well. If you're looking for cards to cut to make room for lands, I would start with the following. A lot of those cards are for what appears to be an Edric subtheme; I'd stick to just one plan, making a lot of mana and killing your opponents with it.
- Comparative Analysis
- Dive Down
- Gift of Tusks
- Hail Storm
- Hindering Touch
- Mizzium Skin
- Scatter Arc
- Storm Seeker
- Hands of Binding
- Hidden Strings
- Last Thoughts
- Needle Storm
- Open Into Wonder
- Pirate's Prize
- Storm Front
- Anvil of Bogardan
- Edric, Spymaster of Trest
- Graceful Adept
- Gudul Lurker
- Siren Stormtamer
- Slither Blade
- Triton Shorestalker
In any case, good luck! Feel free to let me know if you want some more suggestions!
5 months ago
10 months ago
Very creative deck! I love Izzet, and this seems like an unexpected way to run it. The downside I think would be that everyone would probably gun for you right from the start. Do you find that?
Here are a few suggestions:
Tutors that put cards near the top are good too... Long-Term Plans for example.
Along that line, Past in Flames is probably great with all the combat tricks left over in your yard.
For protection, Lightning Greaves and staples, or you could go with more budget options like Neurok Stealthsuit or Vanishing or Scatter Arc and other various counterspells. Protection from board wipes could be Shield of Kaldra but expensive.
Lastly, Final Fortune is a pet card of mine, seems like a fun way to win. You can run the new end-the-turn card from AKH if you want to copy Final Fortune.
1 year ago
I would cut Artificer's Epiphany, Bone to Ash, Chandra's Fury, Cunning Strike, Scatter Arc, Smash, Amass the Components, Blood Feud, Bolt of Keranos, Drag Under, Metallic Mastery, and Portent of Betrayal.
1 year ago
(-) Sun Titan, since you don't seem to abuse his ETB and he won't bring that many creatures back.
(-) Enclave Cryptologist is a terrible card in my opinion. It just takes too much effort...
(-) Azorius Guildmage is kinda out of place, even though her activated abilities could be useful now and then.
(-) Phyrexian Metamorph is always useful in a blue deck, but I'd remove it.
(-) Leyline of Anticipation (same argument as the one before. It's useful, but unnecessary)
(-) Fact or Fiction (IMO is easily replaced by Foresee)
(-) drop Hinder in exchange for Memory Lapse
(-) Path to Exile. Yes, it is good, but it's also too damn expensive.
(-) Monastery Siege (I don't like this card :x)
(-) Winding Canyons (I also don't like this one HAHAHA)
(-) Tectonic Edge (in our playgroup I don't see it being all that useful... Same with Ghost Quarter)
(-) Sphinx's Revelation in exchange for Mind Spring
(?) Flow of Ideas (worth it with 6+ islands...)
(?) Ghastly Discovery (conspire helps)
(?) Keep Watch (worth it with 3+ attacking creatures - not necessarily yours)
(?) Lat-Nam's Legacy and See Beyond are kinda similar, might be useful considering the low cmc)(?) Oona's Grace (drew a land and you don't need it? Cast with Retrace)
1 year ago
Whirlpool Warrior and Tolarian Winds are cards that would fit your theme very nicely. As for cards to replace I would take out Scatter Arc as there are a myriad of better options to run, most notably Dismiss, which is just strictly better. Also Stolen Goods never felt like you were actually stealing something good to me. Running Mizzix of the Izmagnus as one of your 99 is probably a bad idea, since all her experience counters will be worth nothing once she leaves the battlefield and Goblin Electromancer will likely perform better and more consistant than Mizzix.
2 years ago
Some possible improvements:
- Brainstorm and Impulse looks much better than Anticipate.
- Mystic Confluence is much better than Jace's Ingenuity
- Arcane Denial, Dispel, Force of Will, Mana Drain, Muddle the Mixture, Pact of Negation, Swan Song, Delay, Negate - anything of these counterspells could replace: Contradict, Deprive, Dismiss, Dissolve, Mindstatic, Rewind, Scatter Arc, Syncopate
- Banishing Light coud be replaced with Grasp of Fate
- Gilded Drake - very powerful card,
- Replenish - you have enchantment-based strategy, so this card could be very useful
- Fact or Fiction
- Sun Titan
- Aura of Silence - very good spell for controling the board and slowing down your opponents
- Luminarch Ascension instead of Myth Realized
- Monastery Siege
- Grand Arbiter Augustin IV
2 years ago
I'd replace Scatter Arc with Remand if you have it, or at the very least Mana Leak. It's extremely sub-optimal and is easily replaced with either of the two options. Replace Murder with Hero's Downfall. Replace Negate with Condescend. Nice idea though, Phenax is a really cool guy.