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Serra's Sanctum Discussion
2 days ago
3InchMeatMonster Yes you can! If you look in the previous comments, someone asks me something similar. Also, you can cut Gaea's Cradle, the expeditions/foils for the regular versions, there are cheaper versions of Land Tax and Linvala, Keeper of Silence, put in Fauna Shaman for Survival of the Fittest, cut Serra's Sanctum, etc. There are other cards to consider if you look at my list of cuts in the primer
2 days ago
Not bad but need a bit more work, have you considered any of these. Gift of Immortality, Diplomatic Immunity, and Vanishing can help protect Zur. Keep in mind that Zur's effect forces aura's to attach to creatures ignoring both shroud and Hexproof and when a creature is phased out, nothing can effect them and all cards attached to them go with them.
Ethereal Armor to hit your opponent hard.
Nevermore to block out a commander you don't like. Aura of Silence and Act of Authority to handle your opponents artifacts and enchantments. Journey to Nowhere, Banishing Light, and Grasp of Fate for more board control. Serra's Sanctum just because.
4 days ago
Great looking deck. Love the Barren Glory combo.
Serra's Sanctum is a must have for a Zur deck (although pricey)
1 week ago
Reminder that it just says that counters can't be placed on players & permanents.
Counters that are already there will stay on.
In other words this has to come down early to have any real effect. I'm sure Meren and others can function with just 4-ish counters.
There's also Mirage Mirror, which has a lot of weird potential. Off the top of my head:
- Copies Cabal Coffers or Deserted Temple.
- Copies an opponent's Gaea's Cradle, Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx, Serra's Sanctum, Volrath's Stronghold, or Academy Ruins.
- Copies Mana Vault, Grim Monolith, or Basalt Monolith, and then is itself again by the time your untap rolls around.
- If you have enough mana you can stack its copy effect to have it turn first into one thing, then another.
- You could even keep switching forever if you had infinite colorless already.
Not sure what I'd use it in, but it sure is neat.
1 week ago
Thank you for commenting :) Concerning Concealed Courtyard, I don't really like the 'enters tapped unless you control 2 or fewer lands' thing. This means that unless this card happens to be in my opening hand, it'll enter tapped anyway. Now you might be thinking that's still better than the absolute guarantee that Forsaken Sanctuary enters tapped (and you'd be right), but it's just not worth 5 euros to me.
Eldrazi Monument could work very well in this deck, considering that I have multiple ways of creating tokens (including my commander) to keep the evilness alive :) I'll give some thought to what I'd replace for it.
Don't believe for a minute that I haven't drooled over Serra's Sanctum for long periods of time. It would rule in this deck. But the price, it's just brutal. Where I come from, I wouldn't be able to get one under 50 euros. Maybe some day I'll be able to trade for one, but until that time I'll just keep on dreaming.
I see what you're getting at with Starfield of Nyx and this card actually used to be in this deck. I rewmoved it because of one fatal flaw in it; creatures are a lot easier to remove from the field than enchantments. I found that out several times, the hard way.
You're partly right about Angelic Accord. There are only five ways for me to gain life in this deck. However, I often end up tutoring for one of these; especially when my pillowfort enchantments are already on the field. I'll give this one some more thought.
Thanks again, much appreciated.
1 week ago
I have been wanting to make a deck like this for awhile and definitely like where you are taking it.
With that in mind I have a few of recommendations, replace Forsaken Sanctuary with Concealed Courtyard and if you are having trouble with saving your tokens from board-wipes try Eldrazi Monument, and a commander upkeep cost of for flying, indestructible and +1/+1 you really can't go wrong. Price may be an issue but if you are able you may want to replacing New Benalia with Serra's Sanctum, the land seems practically custom made for your commander. Also, try replacing Angelic Accord with Starfield of Nyx, its essentially a Debtors' Knell for enchantments and you don't quite seem to have the life gain to take full advantage of Angelic Accord.
1 week ago
There aren't many artifact players in my meta, so the prison cards you mentioned wouldn't be relevant that often, and Torpor Orb wouldn't be beneficial in most situations for me. To make up for that, I tried to make sure that I ran the same percentage of disruption effects as you, and removal and stax effects were lumped into my disruption category, though I'm a little light on stax effects, since many of them have a higher cmc cost than I would prefer. That being said, I had only considered enchantment-based stax effects at the time, in an effort to create a more synergistic deck.
There are a lot of creature-based strategies in my play group, so something like Blind Obedience would probably have more value, while additionally slowing down artifacts: that's probably the kind of stax effect that I would need: cheap and versatile. I'm open to suggestions, as I hadn't previously considered that I wasn't running enough stax cards.
I do have Fertile Ground, so I might put it in my deck, depending on how Avacyn's Pilgrim performs. It's definitely a more versatile card, but the latter seems more efficient, even though I don't like it all that much.
I will give some consideration to Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx, though I feel that it has a similar issue to Serra's Sanctum, due its devotion requirements and its colorless activation cost, but it is more versatile.
By the way, thanks for your patience: I know I'm asking a lot of questions, so I appreciate your time, and I really enjoy having these kinds of discussions.