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As long as Storage Matrix is untapped, each player chooses artifact, creature, or land during his or her untap step. That player can untap only permanents of the chosen type this step.
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Storage Matrix Discussion
2 days ago
alright, so I did some more digging - I've been kicking around a similar deck idea for a while. here's some of the stuff you might be interested in:
Pain for everyone:
Citadel of Pain, Copper Tablet, Power Surge (read the errata for this one, it makes more sense, Shadows of the Past, Pyrohemia, Pestilence, Dark Suspicions (or Bulwark, depending. kinda mutually exclusive), Rivalry, Skullcage, Wheel of Torture, Iron Maiden and Circle of Affliction
No creatures for You!
Death Pits of Rath (which couples well with Pyrohemia and Pestilence from earlier), along with Circle of Flame, Heat Stroke, Magmatic Core, Mudslide, Wave of Terror, War's Toll, Storage Matrix, and Noetic Scales.
Punishment and protection
probably some stuff in here you considered already, just figured I'd sift through this stuff and see if anything was to your liking
3 weeks ago
When you are running only 5 creatures with activated abilities that require tapping and only about 3 others that you would want to attack with, Anger seems underwhelming. Goblin Sharpshooter might be playable (though I think it falls below that threshold), but the other combo pieces are just bad.
At the risk of suggesting too many nonbasic lands, Phyrexia's Core has a fair amount of utility.
Scarecrone is a card that might be worth playing.
How has Mox Opal performed for you? I've been testing it for a while, and it hasn't been quite as good as I'd hoped.
From my experience with Daretti, I would recommend keeping an eye on The Chain Veil. I kept encountering boardstates where I just wanted to discard it and never bother bringing it back.
3 weeks ago
1 month ago
If you've got the playtester open while editing, you'll need to close it and open it again before it updates iirc. I'd consider Storage Matrix in place of emrakul- it feels a lot better here as you only care about untapping lands, and most mixed creature/spell strategies really suffer to it. Conserving your fogs cause they untap lands not creatures will buy you some turns. Rule of Law is super useful if your meta has a meaningful combo component.
Interesting land choices abound- I'm a fan of Mystifying Maze, but its a serious mana hog. Blinkmoth Well can be fun when an opponent is reliant on Grinding Station for their win. Calciform Pools could ease casting those big end-spells, Desert/Grasping Dunes/Sunscorched Desert/ that new one that provides amazing graveyard hate look like they're going to be an interesting package, Flagstones of Trokair is a better plains against all but blood moon (which you fight through well anyway), Forbidding Watchtower as a backup win when there aren't creatures or removal, Nephalia Academy may have utility protecting fogs from thoughtsieze. As a whole set though- tectonic and ghost will see you through most of the meta, with gher/mikokoro to keep things running smoothly- its best not to worry too hard unless you see something that will plug a gap.
1 month ago
Haha. Believe me, every time I play the deck at my LGS, the resident EDH brewmaster who built a fully optimized Yidris Storm deck can't wrap his mind around the synergies and plays this deck requires.
Through multiple games, I can say that phasing can be abused in your favor, once you are set on mana rocks. It is not viable otherwise since it set you back a turn to do next to nothing with colorless mana. Its the reason why the deck is so artifact heavy. Until Mycosynth Lattice is in play the chances of casting colored spells are next to none. I have been debating with myself now that the card has been unbanned in commander to add in Metalworker as more ramp but I feel its gonna die more often than not before I can get any value with him because his reputation in MUD decks.
As as as other cards go, Words of Wind is definitely up there in terms of cards I would want in the deck for value although I am struggling to find a spot in this current build. The same can be said as far as counterspells go.
I would like to test these out. But to fully see the results though, I'll have to cut to down some of the STAX artifacts to make room for them. Perhaps Meekstone and Storage Matrix would be on the chopping block as far as cuts are concerned in that regard. Other than those I dunno what to cut.
1 month ago
I much prefer Indulgent Aristocrat or Gifted Aetherborn to Kalastria Highborn for the area buff and ability to stall out games with lifegain, because I find the mana investment difficult to keep up, and rarely impactful enough to run over Blood Artist. Indulgent also has some nice bloodghast synergy.
If you wanna look up sideboard options or other funstuff, Mono black deckbuilder's toolbox is my toolbox for decks like this. Everlasting Torment, Storage Matrix and Ratchet Bomb are my current preferred sideboard choices, but it really is meta-dependant.
1 month ago
Its difficult to make budget reccomendations in a general sense, because its difficult to know how likely your meta is to show their weaknesses. If you're seeing a lot of fetches and toolbox strategies, arbiter is the correct choice, but there are a huge array of possibilities which while situational, might be more appropriate.
Grand Abolisher does a lot as a single step down to help resolve worship. Most of the creatures for consideration are already in hatebears lists. Personally, I'd much prefer to try and resolve a Pithing Needle or Phyrexian Revoker for the number of sacrifice effects tied to plainswalkers and general combo peices in my meta, and when operating on a budget colourless cards that can be swapped between decks on a sideboard really do help . I'd consider a single Spirit of the Labyrinth- it is very vulnerable to removal, but has a lot of utility blocking combo until they can fetch an answer. Cards like Storage Matrix/Witchbane Orb are similarly disruptive if looking for budget options, but cmc is super important when looking for tools. The manadorks will help, but it is a consideration. Dawn Charm has utility. Heliod's Pilgrim can search out pariah for combo-wombo, but otherwise isn't very useful. Bower Passage has blowout potential against decks reliant on lingering souls to stabilize, or Gravity Well to handle a lack of flying coverage. Some people swear by Skinshifter. Scryb Ranger is a dumb trick that can win games.
There are a lot of cards out there- there is going to be something to fit exactly what you need. Thalia is popular because she is such a great generalist. If you're casting spells, nope, wait another turn. But for budget, look at what you regularly face and find something that people sideboard to do that delay, even if it the lowly fog effect of Dawn Charm.
4 months ago
Inspired by STAX and mono-brown decks of legacy. This has been my go-to for modern nights at my LGS. Great fun to play... although its win record is just average. Probably because my local meta doesn't favor a lot of creatures. Magus of the Tabernacle, Ghostly Prison, & Storage Matrix are very tough for many creature-heavy decks to deal with.
Worst matchups = anything that doesn't play many creatures. So, the sideboard is geared towards dealing with Burn, MUC/Jeskai, & MBC/8-Rack. Playing against Tron is also difficult, because Tron doesn't care much about being taxed. Either it surgically-extracts an Urza land, or it loses.