Each creature deals damage to itself equal to its power.
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Solar Blaze Discussion
1 week ago
I really like your concept here, and I'll definitely have to steal some of your ideas ;)
Just as me, you've included Tajic and Loyal unicorn. I also added The Wanderer for this damage prevention package for redundancy.
I'm not sure about Solar Blaze . If I understand the interaction between this and Haktos correctly, he would actually get killed here at least when he's set on CMC 4, as the source dealing damage to him would be himself.
I really like Tragic Arrogance for the deck.
Great job overall!
2 weeks ago
Glad to hear you’re using Domri, Anarch of Bolas! I certainly feel 4 is a great amount due to his versatility. Often he’ll get removed, destroyed as I’m sure you’ve found out. I’d definitely keep 4 in.
I think you definitely could forgo Sunwing and replace with all Shifting Ceratops. There is a good amount of removal now with those 4 Domri and having the reach on Shifting should feel good.
You certainly could just keep it Gruul, might as well keep it that way for now. I’d recommend some number of Embercleave as that’s worked out quite well. If you did go White at some point I’d try Solar Blaze though with lots of removal from other cards it’s not a must. I’ve just loved it VS stuff like Mono G and various Grull.
I’d try Flame Sweep , possibly even in the main. It’s worked great at clearing out the little guys and/or bringing down an opposing creatures toughness in range to be killed with one of mine. A nice little combat trick after blockers are declared, before passing to damage.
If you haven’t already I’d definitely start using Commune with Dinosaurs .
Other than that things should really start to improve with Domri Anarch. Any more thoughts I’m happy keep discussing!
3 months ago
Solar Blaze is another board wipe, but it's more situational.
I would also replace Ugin, the Ineffable for Chandra, Fire Artisan or maybe Chandra, Acolyte of Flame . Chandra, Fire Artisan is cheaper and still gets you card advantage and damage. Chandra, Acolyte of Flame gives you damage, can put a counter on The Royal Scions or lets you reuse a spell (ex: Dance of the Manse or Deafening Clarion ). For the same mana cost you could get one of the other Mythic Chandras, but neither of them give you the card advantage.
For the sideboard it really just depends on which decks you think this one will have the most trouble with, and then you sideboard in to deal with those colors. For example, if your deck does fine against aggressive red decks, then there's no need to sideboard in against red but you should sideboard in against, for example, if your deck does bad against control or black decks.
Devout Decree is the one card I want to really point out the value, it's 2 cost to exile a creature or a planeswalker and it gets you a scry, so it's basically a better Prison Realm for Black and Red. Aether Gust has the nice effect of being able to counter, with the downside of them being able to choose to put it on top of their library (at least I believe this is how the card works).
Reckless Air Strike is a card to consider if you want artifact removal, but I don't personally think your deck needs it.
4 months ago
I love and play Dino’s as well!
Some things I can see right away to consider are Ranging Raptors but no basic lands?
10 Fetchlands but only 8 possible targets.
I’ve found using around 8-10 Basics works well with Ranging for some great stable ramp via pings from Marauding or other spells.
I’d try out Solar Blaze , it’s worked wonders due to a pretty big number of my guys being bottom heavy.
4 months ago
I was originally going to say yes, but that guildmage saved a lot of damage in two games by tapping down a big attacker a lot, and enabling Nahiri, Storm of Stone . I might drop the Boros Challenger since most of the creatures in your deck already have two power, or at most you will get one trigger.
Also, Legion Warboss generally doesn't add much value in my experience. The one goblin it makes often gets chump blocked, then he gets removed. I would say overall: -3 Legion Warboss and -3 Boros Challenger for +1 Tajic and Aurelia, and +4 Hero of Precinct One .
I feel Like Solar Blaze should be a 3-of in Side Board, not a 1-of in main. Given your creature costs, do you often find it is killing them? Deafening Clarion might get you further, giving you a lot of lifelink and a small scale boardwipe if needed. I might do -1 Solar Blaze and -1 Response / Resurgence for +2 Deafening Clarion in mainboard to keep up with some options.
Lastly, this deck needs some deck filtering/card draw. I recommend 3x Revitalize in the Sideboard against Aggro to keep ahead. I also recommend 2x Light Up the Stage . I would remove 1x Mountain and 1x Plain, and go 22 Lands. This deck tops out at 4, so you don't need a lot of mana late game. If that makes it harder to use the Guildmages, then maybe you drop them for some similar prison effect that is less mana intensive, like Prison Realm (which I like for the Scry). As you develop your rares, I would drop the Nahiri's for Experimental Frenzy or Chandra, Fire Artisan . Again, no more running out of gas.
Note on Sideboarding: I know sideboarding can be a pain, but with White, you have the best sideboard color in the game, and learning to use it can be very important. If you just do 1-ofs in Arena, I guess Nvm. If not, get some Disenchant and Revitalize in the sideboard, along with Lava Coil to start.
Hope this helps!
5 months ago
I ran a couple goldfishing playtests of your deck (i.e. running it by itself with no opponent trying to hinder you) to demonstrate how quickly you could expect to cast one of your Eldrazi. The results were on turns: 9 (issues with lands entering tapped due to the lack of basic land types slowing down playing creature cards); 18 (hit sufficient mana on turn 11, but didn't draw into an Eldrazi); turn 8 (no plays until turn 4); turn 9.
That's far too slow for Modern, particularly given your lack of useful interaction.
In the interest of helping you as a deckbuilder, here is some generic advice:
This site has some rather helpful analytical tools, such as a handy dandy little chart showing how much your spells cost. This shows your highest concentration of spells are cost 4 mana, which is a high place for your curve to be centered.
Since your last iteration of this deck, you have added more removal, but most of the removal is fairly lackluster. Here are cards that don't work for you:
- The Elderspell - Planeswalkers are fairly rare, so this will almost never be helpful.
- Despark - lots of decks rely on smaller permanents, so you'll often find yourself without targets.
- Angrath's Rampage allows your opponent the choice of what dies, which is never a great thing.
- Kaya's Wrath - Too difficult to muster mana cost.
- Solar Blaze - not always going to be as effective as you would like.
- Cleansing Nova - probably too much mana for Modern.
- Exclusion Ritual and Ixalan's Binding - both are too slow for Modern.
The one strong piece of removal you have is Assassin's Trophy - it's a strong card that hits any permanent you might need to kill. Other strong piece of removal in Modern include Path to Exile , Lightning Bolt , Fatal Push , and Dismember . When choosing your removal package, you want to (a) focus removing creatures and (b) focus on cards with a low converted mana cost.
For ramp, you don't want to focus on having a bunch of lands and ways to cheat them into play. Instead, consider ramp creatures like Llanowar Elves . Simian Spirit Guide is also a pretty strong answer if you are in red, as it gives a free influx of mana.
Normally Modern decks have 24 or fewer lands, depending on the curve of your deck. 30 is far too many.
Remember that, just as important as ramping into the spells you need is the ability to actually cast spells when you need them. To that end, a four colour deck is pretty hard to pull off without a bunch of expensive fetch and shock lands. Seeing as you do not want to run Tron and want to stick to other methods of ramp, your best option is going to be a two-colour deck with Green for ramp and another colour (white would be my choice) for removal.
Hopefully some of that helps show some of the issues you're having, and provides some direction on how you can make some improvements.
5 months ago
6 months ago
TwinStags Hey! Thanks for making the effort for posting! I have been contemplating the Aetherflux Reservoir . It definitely fits in the deck. I currently have it in my Izzet spellslinger deck, but I think it makes more sense to put it in here. I'll debate on purchasing a second one if I think I need it in both decks. I love the Aria of Flame rec! I've seen the card before and now I'm adding it to my Maybeboard until I get my hands on it. Thanks!
To be honest, I have only played around 5 games with this deck so I'm still int he very early stages of figuring out what gets targeted, what works/what doesn't work, etc. So for now I'm keeping Guttersnipe and Electrostatic Field unless people just target them like crazy.
I agree with you on Assemble the Legion . It was mainly a filler card for some token generation when I first built this deck since I didn't already own Young Pyromancer or Vanguard of Brimaz yet. So it can definitely come out now for something more sleek.
And last but not least, Solar Blaze lol. I have it in as a filler board wipe atm. Obviously not great and doesn't synergize with the deck. That will be one of the first cards out. I actually plan on taking a bunch out: Assemble the Legion , Solar Blaze , Surreal Memoir , Pyre Hound , probably Chandra, Fire Artisan , and Mana Cylix for more mana rocks, Aria of Flame, Land Tax and another board wipe.