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Prowess (Whenever you cast a noncreature spell, this creature gets +1/+1 until end of turn.)
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Stormchaser Mage Discussion
1 week ago
Caaarrlll can seem my Mana curve being an issue. Im grateful for the input. If i may, i'll go down your list and comment on each suggestion.
Note: im relatively nee to Magic, only been playing for a couple years casually. I'm not expecting this deck to go to tournaments, its mostly casual, something for me to have fun and fuck with other people with. I probably shoulda made this clearer. My bad.
Remand Good cheap counter with draw power. Considered.
Mana Leak Strong counter for 2, What should I replace with it?
Negate Practically the definitive Blue Counter. What to swap out to put it in?
Logic Knot I saw and considered it. Im bad at deciding between cards, though.
Lightning Bolt Cheap, Strong, versatile. I like.
Electrolyze Nice burn/Draw.
I want to try to keep it down to 2 colors. Im learning that still. Im normally mono-color.
Monastery Swiftspear Good turn one with solid ramp. Ive seen it in action.
Enigma Drake is already in my deck, unless you think i need 4x?
Spellheart Chimera I saw this one but forgot it when building the deck somehow.
Snapcaster Mage i saw him, money will probably be an issue tho...
Stormchaser Mage another i saw and considered. Im unsure when it comes to deckbuilding.
Goblin Electromancer i picked for cheap curve and draw chance. Baral seems fun tho.
Kiln Fiend seems fun.
Serum Visions 1 drop draw, and scry 2?! How is that legal?!
Opt sounds strong. Ixalan, right?
Sleight of Hand man that's old, its legal?
Izzet Charm oh crap how could i forget those?! Definitely finding room for them somewhere.
Im not sure how to feel on these 2 Land Searches. Life sacrifice for immediate search. As stated, not super competitive, so im not scared of letting my mana lands come in tapped.
Same story with Spirebluff Canal.
I like that Ability on Wandering Fumarole tho.
1 week ago
So first and foremost, you really need to lower your curve. Spells costing 4 should be the most expensive spells in the deck, but honestly I wouldn't go past 3 mana unless you want to run something like Cryptic Command. If you really like the idea of bouncing spells back at your opponent, then go for it. But I would recommend just cutting out the middle-man and running counters, burn, and creatures. Here are some recommendations:
If you ever decide to add white, Lightning Helix is great
Lava Spike (if you want to go heavy on the burn)
Enigma Drake seems solid
Spellheart Chimera is a smaller Drake with trample
Snapcaster Mage is a must in any control deck as long as money isn't an issue
Stormchaser Mage may be good
Kiln Fiend can be fun
Izzet Charm (goes in like three of these categories)
These are just suggestions to make the deck a bit more streamlined, but you're welcome to go your own way with it. If you have any questions feel free to ask!
1 week ago
1 week ago
Thank you for your comments, I'll surely cut both Izzet Charms for a pair of Rift Bolts. I'll also replace Unsummons with Vapor Snags. I've been always satisfied with Enigma Drake as it is a great way to kill my oponent when the small creatures are not enough. I've never liked Stormchaser Mage though and I am propably not going to run it as I already run playset of Monastery Swiftspears... I'll try to move the Pyromacers into the Sideboard and add some Kiln Fiends into the Mainboard.
Boza on Izzet Delver
2 weeks ago
2 weeks ago
You want to take out the heroic ability and replace it with prowess. You don't cast copies with zada's ability so you won't get counters, and you also won't get tons of prowess buffs from zada's ability either. The prowess will trigger for each spell you cast on zada tho, so chaining 4 or so together with a relatively full board will be lethal damage. Echo Mage would be better left out in favor of Kiln Fiend or Stormchaser Mage
3 weeks ago
Ok, so prowess is mostly an offensive mechanic. Counterspells and prowess do not mix well together. Geting the benefit on the opponents turn is rarely useful.
Expensive prowess creatures and cheap spells do not mix well together either - you want as many creatures as possible to benefit from the prowess bonus.
So, there are two routes for me - either go small aggressive creatures like Monastery Swiftspear and Soul-Scar Mage and Stormchaser Mage with cheap spells to maximize benefit of prowess OR spell control deck with prowess-like finishers of the sort of Cryptic Serpent, Thing in the Ice Flip and Enigma Drake.
Which do you prefer me to elaborate on?
3 weeks ago
Mishra's Bauble would fit here very well. It's a free non-creature spell that replaces itself, and provides a little bit of information along the way.
Also, I think you are light on threats. If an opponent has two removal spells, you can already be in big trouble. Sometimes you might be able to fight through that with Blossoming Defense and Vines of Vastwood, but having 2-3 extra creatures wouldn't hurt either. Maybe Abbot of Keral Keep or even Stormchaser Mage if you would be okay with a splash.