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Strionic Resonator Discussion
4 hours ago
20 hours ago
If you want more stories, I shall grant them to you.
After all, it's my new favorite EDH deck, so I've played it a few times and I can recall my last game quite well.
I was playing against three opponents, the same people as before, but with different decks this time. One was Arcanis the Omnipotent, one was Riku of Two Reflections and one was Omnath, Locus of Mana. I was prepared for the hate that would come towards me, especially from the mono blue deck - I automatically assume a ton of counterspells from those.
My starting hand was pretty decent - I didn't have many lands, but I had Sol Ring, so I felt okay. Arcanis had a pretty amazing ramp engine - he played Mana Crypt, Mana Vault and Everflowing Chalice with three counters on his turn 2, which made everyone worried. I played a Propaganda early, but my opponents' decks weren't exactly creature decks, so nobody really attacked anyone. Except for Omnath later on. Arcanis cast Day's Undoing pretty early, which I could counter with Insidious Will, but I decided not to - I was pretty stuck on lands.
The stuff I drew was pretty good, but in the meantime, Omnath became a threat as well. His commander was rapidly growing and he started bashing Arcanis. In fact, his Omnath grew so big it could probably kill Arcanis with the next attack. I cast Fervor, preparing for the Narset turn. I also drew Strionic Resonator thanks to Day's Undoing, so it was looking pretty great for me.
However, Omnath became extremely threatening all of a sudden. He killed Arcanis with a 13/13 Omnath. Arcanis flashed in Snapcaster Mage to chumpblock, but Omnath cast Berserk from Mosswort Bridge's Hideaway. Then he used all of his gathered mana in the postcombat main phase, ramping up even more, playing Brittle Effigy and Yeva, Nature's Herald, among a few other things.
Now that Arcanis was out of the game, I could safely cast Narset, since Riku was tapped out. I attacked Riku and the trigger revealed Command Tower, Walk the Aeons, Spectra Ward and Conqueror's Flail. Brilliant.
My bonus turn begins. I cast Steel of the Godhead on Narset, then I equip her with Conqueror's Flail. With Boros Charm in my hand, I am able to give her double strike and finish Riku off. The trigger reveals Chandra, the Firebrand, Izzet Signet, Ashling's Prerogative and Sunder. Knowing that Omnath is a land-based deck, I don't hesitate to cast Sunder. On Omnath's turn, nothing happens because he has no mana, so he plays a Forest and passes the turn.
On my turn, I copy Narset's trigger with Strionic Resonator, revealing eight spells. One of them is Omniscience, which allows me to cast my huge hand for free. I play Temporal Trespass, Tamiyo, the Moon Sage, Elspeth, Knight-Errant and many other things. On my bonus turn, I buff Narset with Elspeth and swing for victory.
Once again, just one attack caused a hugely explosive turn. Omnath decided not to attack me because of my Propaganda, and instead aimed for Arcanis - because he had a ton of mana. In fact, he later told us that if he could have had another turn, he would've won the game on that turn, so Omnath prevented that. Which allowed me to take the win instead. Nonetheless, it was a fun game, at least for me. :)
I love this deck so much.
2 days ago
Flameshadow Conjuring, Strionic Resonator, Panharmonicon, Temur Sabertooth, Acidic Slime, Mulldrifter, Farhaven Elf, Wood Elves, Brainstorm, Dream Cache, idk.. just throwing out some good cheap staples with intet
1 week ago
I'm in love with this deck. I played it for the first time with Selvala (grouphug), Depala (never saw that one, it was a very aggressive Vehicle deck) and Erebos.
Selvala made a deal with Depala, who was attacking Erebos early, to finish me off after Erebos and before her. And so she helped her out with Archangel of Strife, Selvala, Explorer Returned, and so on. The Vehicle deck got so much fuel it eliminated Erebos around turn 6 with a Speedway Fanatic and Heart of Kiran, buffed by the Archangel, then Depala turned to attack me.
Fortunately, on my turn 6, I attacked Depala (who was tapped out) with Narset and was that a great trigger. I put Indestructibility on Narset, as well as Steel of the Godhead, I put Strionic Resonator onto the battlefield and cast Temporal Mastery.
Next turn, I cast Oblivion Ring from my hand and copy it with Strionic Resonator, exiling two potential blockers of Depala. Then, I use my Scroll Rack (which helped me immensely after being cast turn 5... thankfully it survived a full circle), and put very good spells on top. And Narset allows me to cast them for free as she swings for lethal commander damage - I cast Expropriate, stealing the biggest creature of Depala and the Archangel of Strife, then I cast Waves of Aggression followed by Izzet Signet and Beacon of Tomorrows. In the next combat, I put Elspeth, Knight-Errant onto the battlefield and cast Fury of the Horde as I attack, allowing me to buff Narset and kill Selvala with commander damage next combat.
I'm certain I will face a lot more hate the next time I play, but this deck can have such explosive turns it's ridiculous. Even if you attack just once, you can win the game off of that one attack. And I love it. I really do.
Anything special from Amonkhet you're considering for this deck?
1 week ago
Say I have a Strionic Resonator on the battlefield and a Yidris, Maelstrom Wielder is swinging in at an opponent with double strike, I activate the Strionic Resonator targeting Yidris' triggered ability upon dealing combat damage.
I believe I can only target one instance of the two times Yidris' ability would be triggered, causing spells I cast from my hand to gain three instances of cascade. Is that right?
1 week ago
chosenone124: You got a spare you want to send me, or should I start planning a bank heist?
Lord_Khaine: As a fellow lover of black and colorless, I approve of your taste.
Grumbles: Paradox Engine is so ridiculous I can still hardly believe it exists. Somehow I never thought about using Strionic Resonator with it before though, and considering how much I love Resonator, that's a little surprising considering it's an easy mode infinite combo.
1 week ago
I'd definitely run Maelstrom Wanderer in here - Give Ydris double strike, Strionic Resonator one of the triggers, then cast Wanderer, cascade five times? Seems good. Might also be worth trying out Arjun, the Shifting Flame, since he'll keep you wheeling through your deck to find the cards you need as you try to combo off.
Meanwhile, it doesn't look like you've got anything to use on Zada, Hedron Grinder or Mirrorwing Dragon except Chaos Warp and Bituminous Blast. There's no reason to be running these at all. If you're counting on storming off with Aetherflux Reservoir, they don't help you, since you don't cast the new spells. You don't even get extra cascades off Bituminous Blast, since you have to cast the spell to trigger cascade. I'd cut both creatures.
1 week ago
What's your Plan B if someone exiles your Strionic Resonator? I'm asking as someone building a similar deck looking for Plan B options but I'm not seeing one here. Some people run Eldrazi Displacer/Peregrine Drake, but that seems clunky to me. Just wondering what the Plan B here is (if there is one).