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Serum Visions Discussion
1 minute ago
Just so you know, Counterspell is not legal in Modern.
As for the deck, I suggest adding more efficient spells. Mana Leak is one of the better counters in Modern, and could be better than more conditional ones. Rune Snag is also decent, if you want it. Dissolve is an upgrade from Cancel.
Hope that helps!
on Power Trip
12 minutes ago
I get where you are coming from, but I also don't think this is equipped for a later game either. It looks like a aggro deck, but with slower cards, which isn't a good spot to be. You end up as the control deck in a lot of matchups, but will just get run over. Lifegain is typical a non-factor, but that is something the sideboard can shore up. Zada, Hedron Grinder is also super vulnerable to removal, while doing nothing when it enters the battlefield.
If you want to have a better late game, I suggest adding some disruption. Lightning Bolt is king, so add it. Counter spells are especially helpful, but a smaller amount (4-6). Having Thing in the Ice Flip would help too.
That help, at least I hope.
31 minutes ago
i appreciate the advice, and i defiantly would consider using Serum Visions over something like Vapor Snag, but the way the Kiln Fiend Aggro deck is set up is completely different. It's most likely more efficient, but it would lose if it came across a deck with life gain, or if any of the stuff got countered, where as with Zada, Hedron Grinder you're almost assured the win if you can get anyone one of the other instants or sorcery spells (unless he himself gets countered). Early game Kiln Fiend Aggro has it, but mid to late game id say this one has it.
on Power Trip
58 minutes ago
As the deck is, there are too inefficient of creatures (Wee Dragonauts, for example), and not enough consistency (Serum Visions and such). In addition, Zada, Hedron Grinder is just a win more card, and a bit too expensive at 4 mana.
I suggest adding several of the cards from the deck list above.
If you have questions, let me know.
9 hours ago
Wellcome to pauper, there is no need to reinvent the wheel, so I'll just add some staples for this deck as it is called UR Blitz, which is super fast, sweet and fun to play.
- Serum Visions - great cantrip + fixes delver
- Gitaxian Probe - strictly better than Peek
- Mutagenic Growth/Gut Shot - free trigger
- Temur Battle Rage - better than Assault Strobe as it is instant speed so can close games quickly when 7 damages becomes 20
- Unsummon/Vapor Snag - great "removal" and trigger
- Lightning Bolt - damage to face, damage to clear your way + trigger
And this deck does not actually has to play 20 lands as your mana curve should be quite low
18 hours ago
oh, i forgot about him. I ran 2 copies in my competitive build on mtgo. I'll test him in place of Serum Visions, see how it fares. Thanks for that =)
19 hours ago
awesome dude! this deck looks seriously solid now! Jace is slow, but he seems decent. if Jace, the Mind Sculptor was legal, that'd be the way to go, lol. anyway, i'd keep it at one. try and gauge for yourself how your games go with him. if you find that when you get him in hand, you're playing him and winning games off the back of doing so, then put in a second one.
The risk is that you may find you get him in hand and either cant cast him, or doing so doesnt help you much. if that's the case, swap him. but again, only you can reliably gauge that.
One thing I realized that i thought you might want to know. Anticipate is typically a solid replacement for Serum Visions. Unfortunately for you, we're also looking for ways of triggering Sphinx's Tutelage, and Anticipate doesn't actually draw you a card, and so will not trigger Sphinx's Tutelage. Telling Time is the same problem, and all the other cantrips that would work are too expensive in mana cost to be worth running. mm17 just hit, so Serum Visions is super cheap right now. if you can, I'd advise picking em up.
Overall though, this deck looks really fun to play right now =)
1 day ago
Jhed1 - The concerns there are real... i don't know about how i feel about fully giving up the card draw though... maybe switch out for Ancestral Vision (very slow though, and I'd rather turn 1 hand disrupt instead of ancestral) or Serum Visions (not the worst idea)... Maybe I'm just greedy on the Card Draw though...
Another possibility is to take a lily and make it Liliana, the Last Hope
... Wow... I need to RTFC...
APPLE01DOJ - Although Jace, Vryn's Prodigy Flip is one of the weakest cards in the deck, it still preforms the task of providing the threat of flipping. Yes, the abilities of the flipped version, aren't the best, but they defiantly can be relevant. And if it get's Fatal Pushed, great - one less Fatal Push for my Goyfs.
As far as Unbridled Growth goes, it is the ability to sac it that I value. Utopia Sprawl makes me have a fetch/shock, and is more for ramp than fixing. Yet another thing is that both Utopia, Abundant Growth, and Bitterblossom stays on the battle field, and doesn't help with the goyf once played.
When you say "without additional investment", should Death's Shadow not play Tarfire? Is Lightning Bolt better? Yes. Do they still give up the 1 point of damage for the additional card type? Yes. It does it's job, enters the graveyard, and grows your Goyf. Just like Goyf is synergistic with a few Artifacts/Enchantments that can be sacrificed when played, which are not very common, much less for a 1 mana, had a relevant "On the battle field" effect, and lets you draw a card.
I am always open to options though, so I will play-test with your ideas, and make changes needed. Thanks for the good conversation guys!