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Sphinx's Revelation Discussion
5 hours ago
I would honestly cut a Snapcaster Mage. We have less cards that it can Snap than the other control decks in the format (Jeskai Nahiri and Grixis). Some cards that are bad with Snapcaster Mage are stuff like Think Twice, Sphinx's Revelation, and especially Logic Knot. That will free up space for another Serum Visions. People (me included) have started running four Serum Visions mainboard, and using Esper Charm for it's Mind Rot ability, as Think Twice and Serum Visions give us a lot of card advantage.
Otherwise I love love love the deck!
3 days ago
looks pretty solid but why FOUR Secure the Wastes, you need one or maybe a second copy in the late game as a finisher, if you draw multiple copies of it, in the early game, instead of counters/removal ...
Also I don't think Inquisition of Kozilek is worth it.
4 days ago
I believe that match was standard at the time, but no reason why you can't make it modern. A few things to tweak: Mana Leak, Remand and Spell Snare are going to be some of the better options for counter spells than Syncopate or Dissolve.
Path to Exile is strictly better than Last Breath. You'll also want some boardwipes for the aggro and midrange decks, so Supreme Verdict or Wrath of God are best. But since you're running red Anger of the Gods or Slagstorm are solid too.
Lastly, your mana base is very slow. You don't want that many lands to come in tapped since you want mana open to play answers to threats. I'd say ditch the temples for some shock lands.
Not sure if you're looking to make this competitive or casual but I think you have a good start. Here's a link to my U/W deck if you want to check it out for ideas.
6 days ago
Sorry for the late reply dude! I'm not on the site much anymore, school is super busy.
I loved playing this deck almost as much as I loved Sphinx's Revelation back in RTR-THS standard :)
1 week ago
With only 19 lands, you are never able to play cards like Medomai the Ageless and Angel of Serenity. U/W control plays about 24 lands in general, while having a lot of cheaper creatures and spells than you play at the moment. I would drop all cards above 5 mana in general, because cards above 5 mana rarely see play in the modern format, except if you can cheat them in or if they have effects that allow for a cheaper casting like Tasigur, the Golden Fang and Bedlam Reveler.
I can see that there are already very good card suggestions mentioned above. You really want to focus on the removal/counter/draw spells that U/W decks have to offer like JararoNatsu said.
Counters: Mana Leak is definitely the most basic counterspell in the modern format that you need to have in this deck. Remand and Censor are good options too because they both can counter and/or draw a card. 2x Dispel is really good because it stops instants like Fatal Push and Collected Company. There are many other options, so it depends a bit on your budget/local meta I guess. I'll give some things that come to mind: Spell Pierce, Dissolve, Rune Snag, Negate,...
1 week ago
I would cut 1 Snapcaster Mage.
Most of the decks that run him as a 4 of only run him like that to abuse Lightning Bolt.
I would also add 4 Cryptic Command.
Cryptic Command provides a lot of versatility and flexibility. it also allows you to bounce your Snapcaster Mages for repeated cryptic use. (play cryptic, bounce snappy, flashback cryptic, bounce snappy, then use snappy again).
Esper Charm is one of the main reasons to play esper. I would run 4.
you should probably also add 1 more land.
also, why no Sphinx's Revelation?
Overall this deck looks very solid.
Good luck at FNM!
1 week ago
At the moment, there are two copies of Sphinx's Revelation in this deck list. I don't know if that is the same in real life, but that could free up one slot.
1 week ago
The only card I could think of that might be helpful would be Sphinx's Revelation but you already have ample card draw so, not really necessary.
Ooh, Teferi's Moat possibly too, to stay in line with your protection theme.