Flash (You may cast this spell at any time you could cast an instant.)
When Stasis Snare enters the battlefield, exile target creature an opponent controls until Stasis Snare leaves the battlefield. (That creature returns under its owner's control.)
|Want (3)||Aethos528 , davcris911 , LeftyRoadster|
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|Battle for Zendikar (BFZ)||Uncommon|
|Promo Set (000)||Uncommon|
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|Commander / EDH||Legal|
Stasis Snare occurrence in decks from the last year
Commander / EDH:
All decks: 0.01%
Stasis Snare Discussion
1 month ago
Pioneer is a fun format and the meta just received a shake up, but even so, the power level of decks can swing closer to Modern than Standard. Which I guess brings me to your deck, conventional wisdom is that life-gain for the sake of life-gain is not a good strategy. Normally a deck aiming to gain life will run Approach of the Second Sun or Felidar Sovereign a win condition based on what your deck wants to do. You're not running these though, instead you have a deck primarily made up of 2 CMC creature spells. That casting cost is relevant because, that's the cost that Fatal Push alongside others like Legion's End kill.
Don't get me wrong, Lone Rider is a cool card, but it needs better support. Healer's Hawk, is a cheap efficient enough creature, but Sacred Cat represents an easy 2-for-1. I'd swap Adanto Vanguard to Wall of Essence spending removal on a wall is a bad deal, but if your opponent doesn't it can gain you significant life. I'd run straight removal Declaration in Stone or Stasis Snare rather than Dromoka's Command. I'd also suggest you look at Blind Obedience this stalls your opponent and lets you spend extra mana. In green there is also Feed the Clan which might come in useful...
I hope this helps, good luck brewing your deck.
1 month ago
Although Dreadbore is the best removal in Pioneer, the mana requirements will be hard to meet in a four-color deck, especially on turn two. Same with Abrupt Decay . I'd recommend the enchantment-based removal like Stasis Snare or Conclave Tribunal , and/or Declaration in Stone , Fatal Push , Cast Down . Any of those are fine removal spells, and easier to meet mana-wise.
Next, some mass removal is in order. In a midrange deck, you need something to counteract the faster decks that spot removal can't deal with. Settle the Wreckage is amazing, and if you need more Flame Sweep can do the job too. Don't put all of these cards in; find what works best and what ratio of spot removal/mass removal works best for your deck.
And then the last thing I have that's more obvious is your sideboard. It seems more like a maybeboard to me. I'll be honest, sideboards really aren't my strength. Look at some other decks that share colors with yours, and find cards that are good against decks that you aren't, or that are good against popular archetypes.
1 month ago
People often seem to skimp on lands.
For this build I wouldn't go lower than 23.
Finally, I have no idea where you'd put these, but Always Watching makes a deck like this sing.
2 months ago
If I may, I'd recommend Circle of Protection: Red for the sideboard. 'Tis horrendously effective against burn strategies in a way with both creatures and spells, as well as being cheaper than Story Circle .
The deck seems to be focused against creature-based decks, being fraught with specific cards against them. In note of this, Overwhelming Splendor may be a bit high on the mana curve.
Deafening Silence also seems to juxtapose the current build. With plenty of one-of silver bullet cards, perhaps Idyllic Tutor could hold that plan together? This would also allow for a very diverse sideboard plan. A couple of Commune with the Gods couldn't hurt, either.
Courser of Kruphix could be solid life-gain and card filtering, as well as a blocker.
'Tis all, my friend. Happy enchanting.
3 months ago
May I suggest the following?: Counterspell Negate Swan Song Delay as for the counters. They're just a must have in a blue controllish scenario when you want to avoid any trouble until you have your commander out. But they're also useful in the later stages of the game when you want to "nope" the key/finisher cards of your opponent(s). Blue is also known for it's draw power: Mystic Remora (the more affordable) and Rhystic Study both really shine in MP sessions.
White has also some nice control enchantments like: Oblivion Ring
, Banishing Light , Hieromancer's Cage , Stasis Snare or Suspension Field . I suggest to add one or two, to exile the biggest threat IF necessary (I'm looking at you generic Eldrazi with anihilator 4) You have 38 creatures in the deck. With Patriarch's Bidding you already have an excellent ressurection option IF ever needed (with this creature stock) so maybe taking out Lifeline and adding some ramp like Arcane Signet , Fellwar Stone , Coalition Relic or even Herald's Horn to reduce the mana cost of your slivers. Aggro decks (naturally) tend to attract more attention on the table. You also want to protect yourself from massive board-wipes with maybe Teferi's Protection , Boros Charm or Heroic Intervention . But use them yourself Planar Cleansing , Phyrexian Rebirth or Merciless Eviction should be some nice sideboard add's when facing maybe goblin's or vampires (also very aggro tribes) I'd rather run (target) permanent removals: Assassin's Trophy , Generous Gift , Beast Within than tutors (but this is a very personal choice) because your commander already is tutoring up all the other needs. Maybe add one more land tutor. Skyshroud Claim for example. first sliver could cascade you a massive amount of creatures in just one big scoop. A must have. Also maybe reduce the amount of the +/+ Slivers to get some room for the more necessary ramp and control you need to stabilize your game. I hope this helps to stabilize your gameplan. HF
3 months ago
ZendikariWol, thanks for the feedback. I have played this deck at 3 FNM's and so far the results have been okay (much to be desired). Surprisingly enough I typically win game one so long as there isn't too much counter-magic or hand disruption. Unfortunately, games two and three with each match have been a bit dicey because that's when all of the surgical's, trophies, and counter magic tends to rear its evil head. I do agree with your opinion about replacing Stasis Snare with Journey to Nowhere . The idea was to leverage the double white against Nyx for the additional devotion. I have been lucky enough to play against humans on several occasions and so long as my opponent doesn't cast Thraben early on its an extremely fun matchup.
3 months ago
Silkwrap and Journey to Nowhere are both capable of putting down any creature in modern; is flash worth the increased mana cost of Stasis Snare ? I know it's just one but that one can be costly at times. Also, a little consistency would be nice- if you don't get an opening hand with Ghostly Prison and you're facing off against humans, that's baaad news. In fact, I could see a lot of scenarios where humans beats you through a prison. Something else that dissuades attacks and isn't 5 mana would be a prudent choice?
Idk, you're the one actually playtesting, what's your experience?
5 months ago
Those cards seem fine, but it does nothing against creatures with static effects ( Blood Artist for example)). It really depends on what you play against, but personall I'd prefer something like Seal Away or Stasis Snare over those.