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Choose a creature type other than Wall. Each creature becomes that type until end of turn.
3 months ago
Currently building a Yuriko list myself. Depends on whether you want to go Ninja tribal, or more competitive. If you’re going to build a tribal/semi-tribal deck, just keep in mind a few things.
For starters, your unblock-able and evasive creatures eventually become better ninjas with a conspiracy effect, then the actual ninjitsu ninjas. So I wouldn’t run ALL of the ninjas, unless you really want to. I run like 9, and that is considered a high amount for the deck. Modern Horizons has added decent additions to the tribe. If it weren’t for that, I might run even less.
Conspiracy effects and top-deck manipulation are extremely important. A lot of lists have Xenograft but I actually think in a lot of cases, Standardize and Unnatural Selection are better. At the very least, don’t sleep on those, even if you include xenograft.
Far as top deck manipulation, this deck really wants Scroll Rack . It’s expensive, but it’s too good to not have. There are more reasonable cards like Crystal Ball and Future Sight you can use. Insidious Dreams can help you win on the spot, if enough ninjas get through. Make sure you have four or five cards, with a total CMC of 40+ in the deck, so when you use this card, you just murder everyone.
Lastly, this deck doesn’t too much care what other players are doing, so you can keep just a basic removal package. If you have counter-magic, generally you wanna only use it, to protect yourself when you’re going for the win. Or if you know an opponent is absolutely going to win right then, and there, Yuriko comes out of nowhere so you don’t really need to control the rest of the board.
If you end up running Doomsday you prob need a decent tutor package too. She will generate a lot of hate, once your pod is familiar with her, so protection will probably be important, but I haven’t figured out the best options for the deck, yet.
10 months ago
CrimsonKing While Xenograft is along the lines of what the deck wants, I did not include that or Conspiracy as I think 5 is too much to pay for that type of effect, which is why I've limited it to Arcane Adaptation and now Standardize. The deck has gone through quite a few changes since this list was made, but it's still a Flying Men-esque Doomsday/Turns deck. Will post changes soon, once I have a couple other little kinks worked out. Cheers!
2 years ago
Thanks. I did some more research and found some other similar cards, which included unnatural selection.
Rashida Scalebane also combos with these cards.
2 years ago
Huh turn 7 eh? Not bad. Hybrid decks kinda do that, although mine has an odd tendency to combo off at literally any point in the game. Oh, and seeing as you are running Sliver Overlord as your commander... Standardize could be fun :D
2 years ago
I was thinking about your deck more...
Artificial Evolution, Unnatural Selection & Standardize also came to mind. Maybe even Peer Pressure could be used here...like if you have enough changelings in play to outnumber any actual tribes anywhere else in play you would steal them. I like shenanigans. I also like Harmonic Sliver and Sliver Hivelord.
..lol have fun :)
3 years ago
I actually have both a Prismatic Omen and Dragon Tempest in my deck. Sometimes I forget to update my deck list as often as I should! I just did, though, so thank you for pointing that out! I am pretty content with Lotus Cobra for the time being, so I will leave that one in. My mana base is really good and has not given me hardly any problems. I would say 90% of the time I have access to all the colors out without delay.
I have been considering Academy Rector for some time now. She does come in handy and generally will be used to get Pernicious Deed or Defense of the Heart depending on who I'm playing. I have been considering putting in a Xenagos, God of Revels as well, so she could be used to fetch that.
Sarkhan the Mad is beast! I love using his ability and yes...generally finishes off and opponent for me. haha
I will get a Homeward Path when I can. I do think it is necessary to have. I ended up taking Victimize out - it is a good card, but like you said..I have to have a creature to sacrifice for it to be worth anything. I took out Dragon Broodmother as well....again, love the card...but as far as this deck goes, it's not as effective as I want it to be. I am interested in Ever After so I will see if I can fit it in anywhere.
Thank you for all of the suggestions! I'll try to remember to edit more often as I change my deck. Love all the input!
3 years ago
Here are my suggestions on a card by card basis:
Academy Rector - what's the best thing it's going to fetch in this deck? The most it's going to do IMO is draw some serious aggression if played during turns where the 4 CMC is probably better spent.
Dragon Broodmother - Great card to have in play, but how well does it synergize with the rest of the deck? To get it in your graveyard for reanimation you'll need to spend 2 mana to fetch it with Scion and it's not a good target for copying since it doesn't do anything.
Joiner Adept - might be better to swap her out for a Prismatic Omen which should be harder to remove. Same deal with Lotus Cobra who probably wants a compliment of fetches. Perhaps something like Farseek that will solidify your ramping instead of a temporary boost.
Sarkhan the Mad - haven't had an opportunity to play around with this guy, but he just doesn't seem to be all that good IMO. If you have enough power on board to kill someone with the ult and enough mana to cast him and use it, odds are you've already killed one player. I'd actually suggest Dragon Tempest instead. That can just as easily turn into surprise lethal with Utvara Hellkite and/or Scourge of Valkas, some cloning/reanimating shenanigans, and even when it isn't lethal, it'll certainly help clean up the board. The global haste for only 2 mana is just super icing on the cake.
Standardize - what is this card doing? I sincerely don't understand.
I would also consider lightening up on the tutor package, perhaps adding some ramp spells in their place.
Lastly, here are some other cards worth looking at:Ever After - 2 more mana for an extra reanimation target. Perhaps replacing Victimize as you cannot guarantee a sacrifice?Orator of Ojutai - Wall of Omens... with flying. Sweet.Warden of Evos Isle and Dragonlord's Servant - alternatives to cost reduction, the former is a 2/2 flying for 3 CMC, the latter is a 1/3 for 2 CMC.Homeward Path - get it, trust me - perhaps even toss in a Sylvan Scrying, Tempt with Discovery, Expedition Map or anything of that ilk that lets you fetch it. Especially if you're planning on running Karrthus. There is nothing more painful than having your deck turned against you.
3 years ago
I really, really love the idea for this deck. I've had a Simic Manipulator deck floating around in the back of my mind forever, but kind of forgot about him. Your deck looks like a fun, unique home for him. And I love the fact that it's budget.
Just a thought, since it is a casual deck, have you thought about finding a place for Standardize? It would be an awesome fit in this deck, I'm just not sure what someone could take out to put it in. Any thoughts?
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