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, : Look at the top card of your library. If that card is snow, you may reveal it and put it into your hand. ( can be paid with one mana from a snow permanent.)
Scrying Sheets Discussion
4 days ago
ClockworkSwordfish, The utility of Scrying Sheets seems tempting, but there is rarely any Mana left over for an effect that might add a land into my hand. Coldsteel Heart isn't worth it as it comes in tapped (not a big deal turn 2 or 3 but quite detrimental on turn 8). Also, the point of the Snow-Covered Plains is to help prevent others from benefiting from Extraplanar Lens .
Thanks you for your suggestions, though!!
4 days ago
If you're running snow-covered plains anyway, you might do well to swap one of your mana rocks for Coldsteel Heart and one of your lands for Scrying Sheets . Can't say no to any sort of card advantage in a mono-white deck!
1 week ago
As of late in other decks I've been testing out the use of forbidden tutors: Plunge into Darkness , Demonic Consultation , Tainted Pact (I also tested Spoils of the Vault as a meme - though it went surprisingly well). These tutors are all instant speed, with a massive payoff. The downside is that in a build like this - we couldn't use pact (the safest option), but we could test plunge. It's a safe scry 10 - draw 1 for 2 mana in my experience, and all too often there's exactly what you need, right on time.
In order to conserve as much life as possible, I'm thinking of shifting to snow-covered swamps & Scrying Sheets /another land that draws cards over the fetches - while it's nice to feel like we're deck-thinning this loss of several life per game is sometimes too much.
As a mono deck, with a fair few moving parts - the use of spoils / consultation is very narrow, as we'd be risking a lot, and we'd need 2/3 of our combo pieces in place before using these. Due to this, they'll not make the cut.
The updates to the deck for WAR have been added! It's only 5 card difference, but it's quite a substantial change. Based on the number of pieces required, I feel that this deck could shift towards a heavier stax-variant; the first card to shift out towards this was rain of filth. For a deck that plays a lot from the graveyard, it's not the end if our win gets countered. But if we sacrifice our lands to do so - it's game over. To counteract this, I've put in crucible - thanks to the number of cards that fuel our yard and Liliana's uptick, it'll really help to streamline gameplay with our plan in motion.
If you've got thoughts on the other adjustments made, I'd be glad to hear them! Side note: Chains + waste not is fantastic!
EasyPeezy thank you for taking the time to review the list - you make a compelling argument about the cedh meta. The current build has a very direct way to win, with a few lines. I'd be glad to test Aetherflux Reservoir , but as an artifact it is not recurrable, it provides life (a resource that is running out FAR too fast), but otherwise it feels suboptimal. In order to accomodate the current threats in the format, I'm looking into what can be used to potentially combat different meta-decks.
1 month ago
Bazzul I love the deck btw - though it won't likely compete with Godo, that's ok.
I've crunched the numbers and currently your mana cost for the entire build is 72 - the minimum mana cost for using naus is like 52(?) I believe. So the likelihood of you having enough mana's worth in hand to reliably cast naus as a simpler method is just not going to work.
Skeletal scrying for 30-odd would find you a decent chunk of what you're looking for, even giving you the chance to pitch Phantasmagorian without unmask.
Increasing your consistency I'd recommend some basic stax: The Tabernacle at Pendrell Vale , Wasteland , Strip Mine ; some further lands you could consider: Myriad Landscape , Blighted Fen (for Bone Picker ), Bazaar of Baghdad , the new Blast Zone , Forbidden Orchard is a card that works collectively with opponents to block tymnas (you give them enough spirits that they can double-block to remove it / whatever you feel is necessary), Deserted Temple will make ritual lands faster, Scrying Sheets with snow-covered swamps will help you to dig for removal (albeit a bad mana sink).
For real though, love the brew; I tried to work something out with Belzenlok when he got spoiled, so seeing this puts me to shame. Nice one.
1 month ago
Reminds of the one I played. It was my 1st mono-black edh http://tappedout.net/mtg-decks/25-01-15-form-blazing-sword/. I say look at it and see some of the unblockable ways to get damage through. Dauthi Embrace gives ANY creature shadow. Hatred lets you end it in One Punch Man. Prowler's Helm , Trailblazer's Boots are another great way to get through. It's rare you go up against a Wall or a deck that has 0 non-basic lands in the deck. If you need more ramp you can always go the Extraplanar Lens + Snow-Covered Swamp route it is one of the cheapest to do the process for they are .50 each. It may take a while but its so worth it.Add Scrying Sheets for sweet top deck ramp. Terrain Generator Thawing Glaciers also serve as extra ramp in black.
1 month ago
Also since Worldslayer on big bird simply is game over maybe put in some more ways to find it.
2) Kuldotha Forgemaster (not sure about this one)
4) Transmute Artifact (a little pricey, but if you proxy one I doubt anyone would mind)
Once again, love the deck idea man and if I can think of anything else that might improve it I'll let you know.
1 month ago
1) If you are already playing snow covered basics why not add Scrying Sheets ?
4) Why no Blightsteel Colossus ? (It does work with Chainer, since you can respond the trigger on Blightsteel.)
1 month ago
A nice trick you can pull with monocoloured decks is swapping out all of your Mountains for Snow-Covered Mountain s and then making room for Scrying Sheets . It can also pick up the Coldsteel Heart you're already running, meaning there's a little card advantage it can eke out for you every now and then. Mouth of Ronom and Skred might also be worthy inclusions if you go that route.
Some other intriguing ways for you to score a lot of tokens include Thopter Assembly , Lightning Coils and Retrofitter Foundry - even if you keep ditching the tokens immediately, those comes-into-play triggers will add up!
Scrying Sheets occurrence in decks from the last year
Commander / EDH:
All decks: 0.01%