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As Story Circle enters the battlefield, choose a color.
W: The next time a source of your choice of the chosen color would deal damage to you this turn, prevent that damage.
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Story Circle Discussion
1 week ago
By any chance, are you MagnumOpus91 on MTGO? If so, I was the Ponza deck you played yesterday! It definitely wasn't this exact list, but it was VERY similar.
Either way, this a REALLY impressive deck! It's just awesome to see Solemnity + Phyrexian Unlife move from a what-of discussion on a Spoiler site into the real world! If it wasn't you, here are some thoughts from the match that you may find useful:
I ran Serious Ponza against a deck VERY much like this one, and ended up winning 2-1.
- Game 1: Ponza won. We both kept land-light hands, so it took us forever to get going. But I was able to get a Stormbreath Dragon onto the battlefield before my opponent got the lock, and it was gg soon after that.
- Game 2: Enchantments won, in an amazingly close and fun game. I had Chandra, Torch of Defiance and an Inferno Titan on the battlefield, and was feeling great. Even with a bunch of Prison tax, I had Chandra's +1, the Titan's Attack trigger, and the Titan's Power+Firebreathing ... PLENTY of damage for lethal on the next turn. But then my opponent landed a Story Circle. Ugh. and I was TOTALLY shut down. I got Chandra's Emblem (colorless, thankfully), so was merrily on the way to lethal again. Then Phrexian Unlife showed up. Ugh. I drew a Beast Within and killed one of my Lands (at that point, the extra Creature meant I could get SOMETHING past the Story Circle). So my opponent is at -4 Life and headed towards 10 Poison counters ... and then Solemnity showed up. And I've still maybe got a chance, as I have one more Beast Within in the deck that I could use to kill the Solemnity. And then Greater Auramancy appeared. And that's gg, as I am now TOTALLY locked. What a game!
- Game 3: Ponza wins, but just barely. I get Chandra, Torch of Defiance down on T2, and even though my other threats are all neutralized (with Journey to Nowhere and Nevermore), she's ticking up nicely. I get the Emblem and life's looking good. Until my opponent hard-casts Leyline of Sanctity. Ugh. This is absolutely BRUTAL, since Chandra's Emblem is not a 'may' effect. With no Creatures on either side of the battlefield, and a Hexproof opponent, every spell I cast did 5 damage to myself. I'm eventually able to get an Inferno Titan out without killing myself, and swing a few times (targeting himself with the Attack trigger, which was hilarious) for lethal.
1 week ago
Cool deck! A bit more simple than Sun and Moon or Enduring Ideal, but that isn't necessarily a bad thing.
I can't see any reason Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx shouldn't be in here. Authority of the Consuls seems meh. I also don't know that you need so many copies of Rule of Law/Eidolon of Rhetoric mainboard since many decks will either have emptied their had by turn 3 or won't mind playing one spell a turn. Thalia, Guardian of Thraben seems awful in a deck full of noncreature spells, and in fact, I can't see why you need to run any creatures outside of Starfield of Nyx. It also seems like you just lose to a board wipe if you have Starfield out. Maybe Second Sunrise or Open the Vaults in the sideboard to help out, or maybe Selfless Spirit?
Idyllic Tutor could help you find Starfield, or whatever enchantment you need in a given situation. It'd also let you run fewer copies of some of the enchantments that are more situational (like Rule of Law) or bad in multiples (like Solemnity) without having greatly reduced access to them (this applies more to late game enchantments, as the ones you really want early game, like Ghostly Prison, would be hurt by a 3 mana delay).
Journey to Nowhere and Path to Exile are your top cheap spot removal spells. Porphyry Nodes is great at stopping enemy creatures, and Oblivion Ring stops a multitude of permanents. Suppression Field stops fetchlands, and a ton of other things in modern. Including some of these could be helpful.
2 weeks ago
might be easier if you filter that list a bit (otherwise its just an endless search on card databases with basic lands, colors and "destroy"...etc as keywords)
are you just looking to build a database or looking for a specific kind of hate in specific specific colors?
2 weeks ago
2 weeks ago
Story Circle might be a fun addition too. It's low cost, an enchantment for more synergy, and it's more protection.
3 weeks ago
Sounds like you might want hatebear cards and global enchantments to slow the game down, or ways to punish people from attacking you. What about Ghostly Prison or Sphere of Safety or even a card like Hixus, Prison Warden? You can also try Mystic Barrier which can be ridiculously annoying. Also, Story Circle LOL
1 month ago
1 month ago
Hey, the deck looks good but while I agree with the guy above me about it being nice to see the COPs there are some strictly upgraded versions. Like Story Circle or the ones that cycle Rune of Protection: White etc. Just wanted to throw that out there, you could also just use Pariah since your general meshes well with it, just my 2 cents!