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2 months ago
Bane of Progress is a creature you should consider. Avenger of Zendikar seems to suit your theme, too. Wipes out artifacts and enchantments, and gets you counters, is what you are wanting to get. Phantom Nishoba might be nice, too. Mirari's Wake and Aura Shards would be good cards to add. Parallel Lives might help out, too.
Cards I'd consider dropping are Wake the Reflections, Common Bond, Verdant Rebirth, and Smite for now. Smite is just a bad Swords to Plowshares. Those other spells aren't going to give you as much value as you might initially think.
Other cards I'd consider looking for replacements for would be Always Watching and Intangible Virtue. They are ok on a budget, but I'd rather use some buffs that affect all my creatures, as opposed to just some of them. Mirari's Wake, for instance, and Tolsimir Wolfblood does this well. Another option could be Wilt-Leaf Liege (although her 2nd ability is kind of lacking for this deck). Cards like Overrun and Triumph of the Hordes could be finishers.
You look like you've got a lot of land ramp going on, which is good. Sol Ring is pretty much standard for Commander, and Selesnya Signet fits the bill here, too. Cards like Burgeoning and Exploration are pretty potent first turn plays if you think you'd like something like that. Frontier Siege gives another option for ramp. Sword of the Animist might be a way to go, too.
Card draw. More is always better (almost). Harmonize is not bad. Soul's Majesty can be good, but costs more mana-wise than I'd want to pay. Zendikar Resurgent is a two-for-one deal; ramp and card draw. Skullclamp can do some work, and Mask of Memory is decent, too. I always liked Collective Unconscious, and there are some others like it out there, too.
That's a lot, but I hope it helps a little and gives you some ideas to consider. Can't wait to play!
2 months ago
Swords to Plowshares isn't modern legal.
Other than that, your curve could improve a lot. More 1-2 drops, less 3 drops.
3 months ago
Interesting idea here, but I would perhaps remove the Pathrazer of Ulamog , Artisan of Kozilek, and some of the high mana creatures, since they don't really have any good purpose for this deck with their high mana cost... Not sure if you get to play them that often, and also you have few/alot cards that get use from the amount of cards/creatures in ur graveyard, So I would probably add more low mana green creatures with "tap for mana" abilities for example Avacyn's Pilgrim, Elvish Mystic there are ALOT elf 1mana cards with "tap for mana". If you build this deck more around Elves, then Priest of Titania / Joraga Treespeaker would be smart, which would also make u get those higher mana creatures on table and faster. Also Cradle of Vitality would be handy with the "gain life" cards you have, for example the Goldenglow Moth, theres a card which is kinda similiar to it --> Pride Guardian and a fun card to throw on it, After it/ or some of your creature blocks an high stat attacker... is to throw this Righteousness or Smite or some cards that make it undestroyable, I noticed that you probably want to keep this as Budget'ish deck so I suggested few cheap cards. Also would probably remove Oran-Rief Survivalist since you only have those 2 as "Ally". I would focus on building around something you have alot, for example those "gain life" cards, getting more cards that give alot value from gaining life. Since you're playing only against Black/White flying deck/or a blue mill deck, I would build this deck to counter those better, think on what card types ur weak against to, and/or try to counter those with something, Sorry for bad english,( oh and change the deck format to casual, since you dont have Standard legal cards) I hope I could help somehow :D, lemme know if you got anything more to ask about! Otherwise GL with the deck! And wreck dat guys decks
8 months ago
Do you know what the difference between competitive and budget is? A winning concept. Some of the now-competitive decks at one point were simple budget friendly decks before they were proven winners. Look at the cheerios deck, minus Mox Opal of course, and even then it can be substituted out because of Paradise Mantle. I think you have a strong concept here, but generally one color is going to have a weak point. Green is weak in removal, so if you splashed black for cards like Fatal Push, Dismember, Inquisition of Kozilek, Hero's Downfall, Putrefy, or Abrupt Decay, you can still be budget friendly and add a control element to your deck. Especially since most of those are one devotion to black mama symbols, you wouldn't have to spend an arm and leg on fetch lands. Temple of Malady, Woodland Cemetery, Golgari Rot Farm, Jungle Hollow, and City of Brass are all relatively budget friendly dual lands or produce one of any color. You could also splash White for cards like Path to Exile, Journey to Nowhere, Immolating Glare, Smite, and Brave the Elements to get around blockers. Blue even has return to hand spells that can let you run a play set of counter spell cards in the deck if you want to control the board while you build your army. Just a thought.
9 months ago
I would HIGHLY recommend putting a second a in the title. Also, add a few Qasali Pridemages to deal with Ensnaring Bridge and other cards like that. Instead of Gideon's Reproach, I would recommend Smite as it does the same job better since you can declare its block, then exile it at the damage step without the creature taking damage. Qasali Ambusher can also be an amazing combat trick to deal with a Goblin Guide. I would cut one White Sun's Zenith in favor of another Asceticism to make the chance to draw it more consistant.
11 months ago
OK, got a chance to go back over the updated list you have now. I would swap the Crusade for Honor of the Pure. Mana costs are the same but Crusade could help your opponent's white creatures as much as it helps yours.
I like the Evolving Wilds in your maybeboard but only when I'm running Commander or budget decks with more than one color. They are good at forcing a deck shuffle and deck thinning. But I also noticed that you dropped to 18 lands. I'm not sure that may be the right number for this deck. Could be too low. I would stick to at least 20 until you've had a chance to do some real play testing.
11 months ago
greatdevourer Thanks for replying. My idea for this deck wasn't very solidified when I first put it down in writing, so all of your advice is seriously helpful. At this point I imagine this deck to be one that utilizes any number of creature cards on the battlefield for various advantages, with each one working to strengthen another in some way.
I've used Serra Angel for a while in an actual deck of mine, and she comes in handy when necessary. But damn, Baneslayer Angel is guaranteed to be good at what she does. Serra's only in there for nostalgia purposes I guess, lol. Definitely gonna change that up.
As for the Aether Vial, I was thinking it would open up the opportunity to more easily use early enchantments such as Crusade, but honestly it stopped there. Using it as a distraction is more fitting in this case.
Gatherer has never steered me wrong. At least four out of the five cards you mentioned there can certainly have a space in my deck, or at least the sideboard depending on how things develop.
I appreciate the advice.
11 months ago
Is this deck meant to be a casual or a tournament deck? What are your goals or design ideas?
At first glance, the Aether Vial doesn't work in this deck as you have too many different casting costs to make the Vial worthwhile.
I would recommend moving the Trained Caracal and Angelic Destiny to the mainboard to increase your early game creatures. Additionally, you could win a game with just the Angelic Destiny on the Trained Caracal if that was all you had. Making that change would make the Aether Vial a viable sideboard card. Then you could use the Vial when you need to sneak in a Trained Caracal or Mother of Runes under counterspells.
A quick look at Gatherer later, it looks like Hopeful Eidolon, Herald of Anafenza, Figure of Destiny, Elite Vanguard, and Doomed Traveler all look like good fits for the deck. Of course, knowing more about your idea for the deck and what direction you want to go with it would help in recommending changes.
Let me know what you think.