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Shrine of the Forsaken Gods
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Shrine of the Forsaken Gods Discussion
23 hours ago
Nice deck! I've been brewing a morph deck too and found your deck while googling for ideas. You had some cards down I hadn't thought about, so thanks for that!
I'm using Atraxa, Praetors' Voice as the Commander, because I really wanted to use again Mastery of the Unseen since it rotated out of Standard, and black has some powerful cards too, like Ghastly Conscription. I'm making use of the proliferate too with planeswalkers and cards like Gavony Township.
Here're some cards I've considered that you don't have on your list.
Whisperwood Elemental is incredibly strong, and can give you an advantage over board wipes.
Illusionary Mask probably has the most convoluted card text of all time, but it has great synergy with morph.
Also, Ritual of Subdual shuts down your opponents' spells and lets you beat them down with morphs.
1 week ago
Hey there, I see you have definitely tried out a lot of differing playstyles that's for sure. Let me apologize in advance for the length of what I have had to say, but all of which I feel helps to give some background to the deck choices I now play.
Anyways here's a bit of background about my experience with magic. I first had started playing at around Theros, although I knew nothing of modern, or even standard at this time and just played this casual deck featuring Prophet of Kruphix, Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx, Heroes' Bane, Plasm Capture, Explosive Vegetation, Roil Elemental, Archetype of Imagination, Horizon Chimera, Chasm Skulker, and some other stuff. I always had difficulty keeping it at 60 cards and at it's highest I think I was playing like 80 or so cards. I eventually opened a Windswept Heath expedition by the time of BFZ and proceeded to sell it when I learned of it's value a few weeks later. With the credit and some cash I bought things like a Kozilek, Butcher of Truth because I started to become very interested in the eldrazi tribe, then stuff like Omnath, locust of mana, Spawnsire of Ulamog, Jin-Gitaxias, Core Augur, and all of the other praetors minus Urabrask.
Next I then got into playing commander, and my then first actual constructed deck was one led by Vorel of the Hull Clade and which was largely at first built from my existing casual simic deck. Then into playing standard at around late BFZ / a few months away from OGW releasing with essentially an upgraded into deck around eldrazi. Then by around SOI I began playing my first 'competitive' standard deck in contrast to the eldrazi with vampires which were somewhat hyped early on. I also began playing modern around this time too, and at first with this eldrazi deck. I now look back at how horrible that deck was lol, it played basic lands, Jungle Hollows, 1 Eldrazi Temple, and a couple Shrine of the Forsaken Gods alongside things like Bane of Bala Ged, Blisterpod, and even my 1x Kozilek, Butcher of Truth. My first match ever of modern I obviously got wrecked and it was by storm, here I was playing Blisterpod and the like while my opponent was casting Gitaxian Probe after Gitaxian Probe, Serum Visions, Pyretic Ritual etc and my awful, clunky deck never got to do anything.
Later I just borrowed decks from others at my town's still fairly new lgs and I started with mono green stompy and then infect which I absolutely loved. I started to build the deck myself during Eldritch Moon largely from trades from the same guy who let me play the deck to start with, who had extra cards for the deck. I however sadly stopped building it at around kaladesh/aether revolt after the banning of Gitaxian Probe and the printing of fatal push. More recently noble hierarchs have had increased a fair bit in prices and that was another reason. Being a student I didn't want to sink too much money into modern at first either. Later on, much closer to the present I finally began to build a tron deck for modern to take the place of my unfinished infect. I had already been thinking of building such a deck much earlier at around the same time as I originally was thinking about infect, but I decided against it and chose the infect.
I now went with the more cheaper mono version of the deck and through almost 100% by trading I managed to put together the deck to play about a month before Amonkhet released.
In summary here, I took a liking early on in magic to casting large spells as seen by my playing of eldrazi, ramping, and then as well as generating lots of mana overall. That is why I now see that tron and any of it's variants are among my favorite type of deck to play. From also playing with the praetors and a couple other cards long ago, I had also taken a liking to the Mirrodin block and the infect mechanic even though I never got the chance to play at that time. At some point, I plan to finish the deck even though it isn't what it use to be, but that's alright as I like the playstyle it offers and a bit more of a challenge might keep things interesting. Mainly got to buy the Noble Hierarchs, then some more of the lands like Pendelhaven, Breeding Pools, and 3 more of the 8 average green fetches it wants to have, but then it was done.
Although I didn't mention it before, but from Kaladesh up until now I have been playing a delirium deck, and more recently an energy variant due to rotation nearing and I also loved the graveyard interaction and strategies. Emrakul, the Promised End, Ishkanah, Grafwidow, Liliana, the Last Hope, Kalitas, Traitor of Ghet, Grim Flayer, alongside Traverse the Ulvenwald was a blast to play. While not being maybe top tier, I have been keeping in mind porting something like this deck over to modern despite unfortunately selling off my lilianas and flayers and making a sultai () delirium deck in modern. Tarmogoyf, Jace, Vryn's Prodigy, Mishra's Bauble, Thoughtseize among others could be added. Abzan midrange has also been in my mind to try. I would like to find a home for one of my all time favorite cards since I started back in Theros, and that is Kalitas, Traitor of Ghet in modern maybe.
Furthermore, just like eldrazi, slivers are among my most favorite and beloved creature types in magic, and that is why I now play them in commander, pauper, and someday hopefully standard too! I have been considering now that tron is finished, of buiding something else in modern that is tribal and with the recent iconic masters spoilers revealing a reprint to aether vial, that now is the time to try something like this whether it be slivers, or even merfolk in modern.
Here is a final breakdown of what I like to play and might possibly build .
Current decks:- Mono U Tron (Might later try out eldrazi tron if I acquire chalices and temples)- Infect (Not complete)
Ideas for my future decks (Probably will only choose 1-2)
Slivers or Merfolk tribal
On a final note, what I suggest you look into anyways is trying something with planeswalkers perhaps? With the upcoming changes to planeswalkers from Ixalan, this might open up some interesting new ideas. My immediate thoughts on this are playing an orzhov () deck around Gideon of the Trials and other gideons, then even Liliana of the Veil and Liliana, the Last Hope, plus stuff like possibly Slaughter Pact , Collective Brutality, then also tokens from Bitterblossom, and Lingering Souls.
Or what about consider something like Abzan just like I have always been interested in. Here's a sample list: https://www.mtggoldfish.com/archetype/modern-abzan#paper
I will admit the price of something like it had always scared me away from it in the past, even now still kind of after some reprints in mm17, but I definitely have been interested in it.
But anyways what you could try doing if you haven't already been doing so, is proxying cards and even decks to get a feel for them outside of fnm events and what not. I suggest you give something like my above suggestion a try or something from my own interests listed. I hope this was of help to you as well as maybe even remotely interesting or more, I do apologize yet again for the extensiveness of my post!
- Longest tappedout message of mine ever...
2 weeks ago
White: Oath of Lieges
Black: Herald of Leshrac
Simic: Plasm Capture
1 month ago
1 month ago
Why no one mana, mana Elves? Being able to play Nissa or a three mana land ramp spell, you have many of them, turn two seems very good putting you far ahead. Consider cutting Undergrowth Champion, Scute Mob and Forgotten Ancient for Llanowar Elves, Elvish Mystic and Fyndhorn Elves?
Since this deck is not budget I suggest Exploration as it's one of the best cards to play when using Nissa as a Commander. Consider cutting Lignify for it. Rishkar's Expertise is an amazing draw spell when playing large creatures. Consider cutting Sandwurm Convergence or Verdant Confluence for it.
Fauna Shaman or Survival of the Fittest are very good when you using a large toolbox of creatures with different abilities. Obviously Survival is way more expensive as well as the better of the two, but Fauna is also insanely good. Consider cutting Fog for it.
When doing a lot of land ramp Tireless Tracker can be a great draw engine. Consider cutting Managorger Hydra for Tracker. Blighted Woodland and Myriad Landscape are good lands with Nissa because they can be tapped for colorless and then later on be used to land ramp, two Forests each. Consider cutting 2x Forest for them. Temple of the False God has more application as ramp than Shrine of the Forsaken Gods because Shrine only works as ramp with the two Eldrazi where as Temple works with everything including the Eldrazi as long as you have five lands in play which is easy with Nissa.
The Great Aurora can be broken fun with Nissa. It's essentially a reset that you can benefit from because you get to put as many lands that you draw right into play which is much better with your Commander than others. Due to the amount of lands you'll have in play that are shuffled back compared to your opponents you'll draw a lot more cards than them. Consider cutting Sandwurm Convergence or Verdant Confluence for it.
Good luck with your deck.
1 month ago
als er staat dat ze colorless mana maken, dan maken ze aangezien dat de nieuwere definitie is van colorless.
1 month ago
Consider a main deck ramp strategy and transformable sideboard into a midrange strategy? Use Matter Reshaper as the bridge between both strategies because when it dies to Hour of Devastation you get some value. Reshaper is a great midrange Eldrazi creature. You can primary use it as a blocker to buy you some time to ramp, when it dies it gives you some value including able to land ramp if you reveal a land.
I recommend sideboard the midrange strategy of Thought-Knot Seer, Reality Smasher and Tireless Tracker. Sideboard both Seer and Smasher because they die to Devastation. Having the heavy hitter creatures Seer and Smasher die to one of the spells you're ramping into is not good.
Main deck ramp with Hour of Promise and Beneath the Sands with Attune with Aether as a way to keep making your land drops and make energy for Harnessed Lightning and Aether Hub. Ramp into World Breaker, Ulamog and Hour of Devastation. You can chain Breakers or Ulamog with Sanctum of Ugin which can be very bad for your opponent.
Move Abrade from the sideboard to the main deck. I would use 4x Harnessed and 3-4x Abrade main deck with 3-4x Magma Spray in the sideboard. Yes aggro is such a bad matchup you want this much early game removal. Think of this removal as the two drop in the deck buying you some time to ramp. I would also main deck Sweltering Suns because it's a possible board wipe that doesn't kill Seer or Smasher when they are boarded in and it has cycling; it can be used to draw in matchups where you don't need a board wipe or you simply would rather have a draw.
Here's an example list:
- 4x Matter Reshaper
- 3x World Breaker
- 2x Ulamog
- 2x Chandra, Torch of Defiance
- 4x Attune with Aether
- 4x Beneath the Sands
- 4x Hour of Promise
- 4x Harnessed Lightning
- 3-4x Abrade
- 3x Hour of Devastation
- 3x Sweltering Suns
- 4x Forest
- 2x Mountain
- 1x Wastes
- 2x Sheltered Thicket
- 4x Aether Hub
- 4x Shrine of the Forsaken Gods
- 4x Hashep Oasis
- 2x Ramunap Ruins
- 1x Sanctum of Ugin
- 4x Thought-Knot Seer
- 4x Reality Smasher
- 2x Tireless Tracker
- 3-4x Magma Spray
I've included 4x Hub because it's great with both Attune and Harnessed and you'll need the energy production. I've only included 1x Wastes so both Attune and Sands have a colorless land source to fetch which is important, you only need one. My thoughts on the transformable sideboard is for you to board out Hour of Devastation, Hour of Promise, some combination of Breaker and Ulamog and board in Seer, Smasher and Tracker. This tactic can be used for matchups where you don't want Devastation like Control or as a way to simply confuse/trick your opponent with Seer and Smasher when they take out a bunch of main deck creature removal games two and three.
2 months ago
Have you thought about maybe adding in a Shrine of the Forsaken Gods to help cast multiple eldrazi in the case of late game? I like the looks of the deck for sure. Im gonna play test with it a little on xmage, thinking maybe remove 1 of each desert for 2 Shrines? (just thinking aloud.)