|Commander / EDH||Legal|
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|Core Set 2019 (M19)||Uncommon|
|Masters 25 (A25)||None|
|Tempest Remastered (TPR)||Common|
|Tenth Edition (10E)||Common|
|Ninth Edition (9ED)||Common|
|Ninth Edition Foreign Black Border (9EDFBB)||Common|
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Draw three cards, then discard a card.
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2 weeks ago
Lol it is a drake deck! For suggestions I would go -1 Sift, -2 Tormenting Voice for +3 Chart a Course. I love the Niv-Mizzets in the maindeck though, those absolutely destroy control even without attacking. Sweet deck, +1!
1 month ago
1/ With Sift you will get 3 triggers - Psychic Corrosion is counting every card drawn. 6 cards will be milled (mill is MTG slang for putting cards from your library in the graveyard, named after the card Millstone).
2/ Yes, it does. 2 Psychic Corrosion will cause 6 total triggers for 12 cards milled.
Compare the text of Psychic Corrosion with the one on Desecrated Tomb. Tomb will only trigger once and give you one bat, even if you exile Enhanced Surveillance and shuffle 6 creatures in your library at once. That is because of the "one or more" in its text, which Psychic Corrosion notably lacks and thus triggers for every single card drawn.
1 month ago
Just trying to figure out the details of Psychic Corrosion and how it interacts with multiple draws. Is it based on the instance of the draw or the actual number of cards? For instance if I have Psychic Corrosion on the board and I play Sift. Do they only remove the top 2 because it's one instance of drawing or do they remove the top 6 because I'm drawing 3 cards?
Thanks for your help.
1 month ago
With Psychic Corrosion you probably want to be drawing more. Riverwise Augur, Sift or even Weight of Memory all end up milling a lot if you have your enchantments up, and are probably better than Anticipate considering it doesn't cause you to "draw" any cards.
Sorry to be a buzzkill, but realistically, I don't see a situation where you can mill 50+ cards before an aggro or midrange deck kills you. Any turn you spend setting up is a turn you can't have mana open for counterspells to interact with your opponent, but you need to set up early in order to mill them fast enough to win. Alternatively, you could go the control-route, and only have a couple milling win conditions in the main (maybe 3-4, down from 9), but there are better win conditions in blue you'd probably want to be using instead.
2 months ago
Solar Flare was an old standard Esper control list based on ramp with signets and the like, and existed around kamigawa-ravnica standard, http://www.starcitygames.com/magic/standard/12799_The_History_of_Solar_Flare.html has more info on the topic, but it ran sweepers, big threats, ramp, recursion, counterspells, card draw, and removal, as any normal control list does.
The main threats Solar Flare ran were Angel of Despair, Meloku the Clouded Mirror, Yosei, the Morning Star, and Kokusho, the Evening Star, and had really cool interactions such as using non-land ramp like Dimir Signet in conunctions with karoos like Azorius Chancery to get mana through Hokori, Dust Drinker and used effects that discard like Sift and Compulsive Research along with Zombify.
Some of the countermagic it ran were along the likes of Mana Leak and Remand, it had sweepers like Wrath of God, and removal ranging from Mortify to Condemn, and even ran discard like Persecute. It ran Clutch of the Undercity as removal, burn, and a tutor for Wrath of God, Persecute, Zombify, Sift, Ivory Mask, and Hokori, Dust Drinker, and made it have extreme versatility.
2 months ago
Wow, this is a lot meaner than my list :)
I don't have a ton of experience with Stax, so I really don't have any suggestions. And Aminatou seems different than the majority of Stax decks (Since most Stax commanders are just cards that untap things, Derevi, Empyrial Tactician or Teferi, Temporal Archmage.
But thanks for reminding me about Parallax Wave. That seems pretty good in my list, since it can take out blockers or just blink 5 of my creatures with a single Aminatou -1.
The cumulative upkeep cards are really clever. Mystic Remora that I can reset whenever I want? Sounds great!
How has Trial of Knowledge played? Repeatable Sift isn't bad, but maybe Oath of Jace is better? Makes you discard 2 instead of 1, but it is a mana cheaper and Scrys on upkeep for 1, even with just Aminatou out
3 months ago
I agree with Sift and you're right I want a deck that is entirely rotation proof.
Thanks again for your help, it's much appreciated!
3 months ago
Hey snoozle. Fellow control player here. Since you are only running two colors, you could probably afford to include a couple copies of Zhalfirin Void and maybe one of Arch of Orazca. These are excellent utility lands that help you to to hit the cards you need at any given time in a game. I run them in my Second Sun control deck and they've been a huge help to me so far.
I really don't like Sift with the discard and sorcery speed. An obvious replacement for that would be Glimmer of Genius, but it looks like you want the deck to be legal once we hit the rotation in the fall. Hopefully we will get some better draw spells. That being said Blink of an Eye has been really good for me as both removal and draw. I feel like Moment of Craving isn't very good but then again, I've never played it. Maybe swap those out for the blinks?
Just a few suggestions I have. I hope that helped somewhat. Good luck out there! :)