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Tap: Add one mana of any color to your mana pool.
Tap: Target creature becomes the color or colors of your choice until end of turn.
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2 months ago
Celestial Purge is a good sideboard card in its own right, and with Painter's Servant (and Scuttlemutt) it's even better since you can blow up lands and other non-black/red permanents with it as well if you need to. It could replace Maelstrom Pulse with it in the sideboard, 4 Pulse is usually too many anyways. While we're talking about sideboards, the one Serum Visions is honestly a wasted slot. It doesn't directly improve any of your matchups, and having a slightly higher chance of drawing one won't change the game in your favor. Either move it into the main or cut it; another Thoughtseize would use that spot better.
Also, Negate is better than Heroic Intervention, especially since you're a lot more heavily weighted towards blue. It can hit more things and it does everything Intervention does (beats sweepers and removal) so it's almost always going to be better; Intervention was meant to be a replacement Negate for green decks without access to blue, so for a blue deck to be playing it over Negate seems... inefficient? I can't really think of the word. You can also play Dispel for cheaper protection.
Moving on, from what I can tell Call to the Kindred was meant to be an extra Reaper King tutor, but I think 4 copies is too many. It's a very slow card and can easily end up in a 2-for-1 without you being able to get any value out of it. You don't want to draw more than one copy of a slow card like that (generally 4 copies means you want to draw multiples each game), especially taking its cmc into account, so I suggest dropping to 3 or 2 copies.
I know someone said this already, but with the number of artifacts you're playing (22, I think the above comment missed the Pentad Prisms and Chromatic Stars), Spire of Industry is pretty much a direct upgrade to Mana Confluence.
Anyways, you've made a pretty neat deck. Good job.
2 months ago
@ForTheOldFrame: Thanks for your upvote and your detailed comment and sorry for posting so late. I was busy the last days and didn't find the time to reply.
I will try to answer to all your suggestion but I myself aren't an expert in EDH too. So maybe I am wrong with some choices and many cards depend on teh playgroup you are playing:
- Mentor of the Meek: Is already on my maybe list and goes in the deck as soon as I can get it.
- Concerted Effort: Is already on my maybe list and goes in the deck as soon as I can get it. But I will probably not build the deck around it. So Lost Auramancers, Plea for Guidance and Windbrisk Heights are out. Especially Windbrisk Heights as my rebels normally only attack once with three creatures or more.
- Land drops are an issue so Journeyer's Kite and Thawing Glaciers are great choice and I will try them out.
- Temple of the False God: I tend to have it on my starting hand nearly every time I play it in a deck. So I am not a big fan of this card. But with Journeyer's Kite and Thawing Glaciers it is maybe worth a try.
- Sword of the Animist: Mostly I need my rebels to control the table and don't have a chance to attack the first rounds.
- Rebels mitigate the lack of good carddraw in white by tutoring for your creatures. Normally I tend to keep 4-6 cards in my hand and use my mana to tutor for rebels or recast Lin Sivvi, Defiant Hero so I don't need Jayemdae Tome, Armistice or Slate of Ancestry. Especially the later I think is not a good option with rebels. If you have enough rebels on the field you normally search for Mirror Entity and attack with your army.
- Light of Day synergices very well with Scuttlemutt and Distorting Lens so I will try it out.
- Cataclysm: Great suggestion and I will try to get one ;-)
- Fated Retribution is not the only instant wrath in white. There is also Rout. And I think if I add Cataclysm I am fine with wrath effects.
- Catastrophe and Armageddon are good option, but as I mostly play casual I leave them out.
- Cessation is better than Pacifism but at the moment Pacifism is only a placeholder and will get out of the deck. Presumable for an other suggestion form you.
- My playgroup mostly plays with older cards and so we decided to ban all planeswalkers. So Elspeth Tirel and Gideon of the Trials are out for me.
- Angel's Trumpet is a good card but not in my build, I think it is possibly in rebels but you have to build the deck differently.
- The runes cycle: Great suggestion. As rebels have already good answers against red and black I will try to find room for the three other runes.
- Icatian Store: I don't like the old storage land and I think that Fountain of Cho is strictly better. But normally I need my mana every turn and not a lot of mana in one turn. The only exception is Mirror Entity so I think I don't need it. But maybe I will try it out some day.
- Kongming, "Sleeping Dragon": For mone white Benalish Marshal is better and I will get one for this deck.
- Elesh Norn, Grand Cenobite is great but to expensive (money) for me.
- Pariah and Pariah's Shield: I think you are right and the runes are better suited for the deck.
So thanks again for your comment and now I have the problem to find cards to take out for your suggestions ;-)
2 months ago
Simian Spirit Guide to increase the chance of having 5 mana Turn 3? Not sure where you can squeeze it. Maybe cut 2 Painter's Servant, 1 Scuttlemutt and a Jawbone Skulkin. Not really sure. Maybe even cut one Reaper King.
7 months ago
Still searching for the best options for mana-accelaration.
What do you guys think?
7 months ago
@DaftVader: Hmm yeah that sounds great. However I am gonna keep the persist scarecrows as well as Scuttlemutt for when I can't hit either Conspiracy or Arcane Adaptation. So I will for sure drop Heap Doll, but I need one more card to drop.
7 months ago
Thanks for the feedback,
Yea this deck is absolutely meant to be casual, and actually in my normal play group my friends tend to play slow decks with big creatures that take ten turns to be viable. Definitely have been looking in to getting a Prismatic Omen for this deck and was not familiar with Scuttlemutt or Amulet of Vigor so thanks for suggesting those. Now that I have playtested the deck a few times I have been able to consistently tutor up the Grindstone / Painter's Servant combo within 5 to 6 turns so coalition victory seems pretty useless now.
7 months ago
First off, I am a huge fan of alternate win conditions, but they do not work in Legacy--Legacy is too fast a format. As much fun as these type of decks are, you will get slaughtered if you try to use Coalition Victory or Maze's End in an actual Legacy match. I presume you meant this deck was designed to be casual?
Moving on to more useful advice, I would cut either Maze's End or Coalition Victory. These two win conditions do not play not really play well with one another.
If you continue to run Coalition Victory, add Prismatic Omen to your deck. So long as you have one land and Prismatic Omen in play, you will have satisfied Coalition Victory's land requirement. Cards like Dream Coat or Scuttlemutt also help with Coalition Victory, ensuring you have a single creature that can satisfy the five colour requirement.
If you continue to run Maze's End, you should add land recursion spells. Having even a single land be Wastelanded will destroy your chances of winning--you need something to return these cards to the battlefield.
Amulet of Vigor is another great card to play alongside Gates, as it prevents them from entering tapped.
You can, of course, continue to run both, but your consistency will suffer.
9 months ago
Scuttlemutt is ok, i've run it before, but i try to avoid mana creatures as a general rule (Bloom Tender is just too insane not to run). the black kindred wrath seems like the best of them, maybe the red one too? are they actually good?