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When a player casts a spell, sacrifice Standstill. If you do, each of that player's opponents draws three cards.
3 weeks ago
Mystic Remora doesn't stop any of that turn 1. It gives you a card, maybe 2. And the next turn, you are paying another mana to keep it around to hopefully draw, yet another card but with no guarantee.
Now if they are comboing off turn 1, well then have your day good sir, but you better be on the play to get it out and draw into your Force of Will or other counterspells of that type. And if you can turn 1 Rhystic Study , I find it far more effective to do so than a turn 1 Mystic Remora in the long run of the game.
Because think of what it would take to get a Rhystic Study out turn 1: one scenario I can think of is Land, Mana Crypt , Rhystic Study , go... And now you are ahead on mana, and taxing your opponent at the start of the game. I would love for you to be my opponent and drop a turn 1 Mystic Remora on me. I will laugh and watch you pay the upkeep costs and we both will not progress our boards. COOL!
Not every instance of a cEDH game has the same progression of, turn 1, lay down 3 cards, turn 2, lay down 3 more cards, turn 3 win. Not every 99 singleton card deck is THAT consistent due to variance. If it is, then someone is fooling you and you need to get a judge involved. Because pulling off a turn 3 win consistently takes a lot of set up. And if you are familiar with the cEDH decks running around, you know what cards matter to their "combo" or wincon, and you just focus on stopping those cards.
No sensible player is going to pop off 1-3 noncreature spells a turn while you have Remora out in the first 2 to 3 turns of the game. It has the same issue Standstill has in the early game. You will just be playing land go and doing a whole lot of nothing until someone says, "Ok, my hand can beat yours, break Standstill, let you draw 3, win"
4 weeks ago
Hey my friend really nice deck ! Atraxa has such a great potential in duel commander.
My only advice is try to reach 39 lands. 36 lands with a Maze is not enough for consistant starts with Midrange/Control decks.
What I would cut is :
Standstill - such a great card I love it and I played it a lot. But I'm not sure you need this draw or this stax with your deck.
Sun Titan is simply to expensive for the format
Batterskull because turn 5 you'll prefer play atraxa with a 1 mana counterspell in backup
Counterspell feels really hard to pay in 4 colors and/or to obvious when you got 2 blues open
A lot of card in your maybeboard could fit really well in the deck but some really good tools in the format I don't see are Go for the Throat and mind twist (they say on tappedout it's ban in duel commander but it's wrong : https://www.facebook.com/mtgduelcommander/ --> gonna try to make this change). have a nice day !
1 month ago
1 month ago
Nice build! How about a Standstill ? It pretty much always draws you cards.
1 month ago
Ixidor, Reality Sculptor is actually my favourite character of the whole magic universe so your deck puts a smile on my face. Thank you for that. I like to suggest you some changes and I try to view those on a budget version. First things first: You need to have a strategy, that can win you the game. Morph is a great mechanic, but you have to take a look at how you want to play.
- Not every creature you play has to have Morph.
- Too much creatures, even for a commander like Ixidor. Skip Aquamorph Entity , Scornful Egotist , Riptide Pilferer , Monastery Flock , Dragon's Eye Savants , Coral Trickster . Those cards won't help you that much.
- Counterspell , Arcane Denial , Forbid : Going deeper into the control strategy, Hinder or Insidious Will are also very good
- Get a better card draw, you have to play a land every turn. Rhystic Study is a bit expensive, but does so much work. Standstill gives you time and almost card draw.
- Extraplanar Lens , Caged Sun or even Sword of the Animist helps you to get more mana
- Equilibrium : I like that card a lot, can return a main threat back to the owners hand
- Propaganda : For not getting attacked all the time.
- Wonder : Because in some time, you have to hit your opponents.
You may also go deeper into the Wizards tribal. Y>ou already have many Wizards in your deck and Ixidor also is one. You won't be able to play big fattie creatures, but there are so many other ways to win the game, especially in blue. For the Wizards I'm thinking of Nameless One , Azami, Lady of Scrolls , Riptide Director , Information Dealer , maybe Patron Wizard . Guess this could be really strong, because with Wizards you gain in addition to the Morph ability a better card draw engine, better control abilities and many tribal connections.
2 months ago
Death Cloud is just too hostile for a more casual setting.
Lord_Grimm on Hexes
2 months ago
Eidolon of Rhetoric , Replenish , Arcane Laboratory , Solitary Confinement , Mystic Remora , Rule of Law , Unquestioned Authority , Suppression Field , Energy Field , Edge of Divinity, Standstill , Curse of Verbosity
Standstill occurrence in decks from the last year
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