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Sunbird's Invocation Discussion
1 week ago
Next step is card-draw and card-advantage. Unfortunately, the Boros colors are the worst at drawing cards. Graveyard recursion is a type of card advantage, so Colfenor's Urn can count. I've never seen that card before! Nice find and good instincts!
Here are some options for you.
First up, the cards I own that I'm willing to part with:
Seer's Sundial - Staff of Nin - Farsight Mask - Key to the City - Infiltration Lens - Mask of Memory - Tome of Legends - Outpost Siege - Khorvath's Fury - Humble Defector - Chandra, Flamecaller - Magus of the Wheel
Cards I don't have that you should consider:
Bonders' Enclave would be worth picking up, I think.
Browbeat - Loreseeker's Stone - Arcane Encyclopedia - Vance's Blasting Cannons Flip - Ignite the Future - Reforge the Soul - Wheel of Fate - Mind's Eye (used to be the gold-standard! Very mana-inefficient though) - Icon of Ancestry (interesting choice since it has the anthem) - Rogue's Gloves - Well of Lost Dreams (great choice with your commander!) - Coveted Jewel (ramp and draw! Unreliable and mana-expensive, but chaotic and fun!) - Mangara, the Diplomat - Runehorn Hellkite - Dragon Mage - Knollspine Dragon - Herald's Horn - Endless Atlas (a bit suspect in two-color decks unless your colors are very skewed or you have lots of Renegade Map-type cards) - Bag of Holding - Arch of Orazca - Geier Reach Sanitarium - Mazemind Tome
1 month ago
I have a (very) similar deck to this one, and I love yours! How has mirror march been working out for you? I considered it (didn't try it though), but my secret sauce is Sunbird's Invocation . It provides more value than you'd think, and is a repeatable effect :)
1 month ago
Jator Seems good! I've always thought about throwing it in because it's easy to trigger. Guess the main thing to figure out is what do you want to prioritize looking for to either gain some more card advantage or alpha strike someone. I'll definitely see if I can squeeze it into the list!
Granum Original duals are obviously the best pick. However, I don't own any OG Duals nor do I like proxying stuff like that. If you own OG Duals, go for it but not required.
EmperorPenguin I'll go fast. Lurking Predators 32 creatures in the deck, which is low for this effect, and you're forced to cast them otherwise why would you playing this card. Opens yourself up to field wipes and getting rid of a lot of your threats in the deck. Dragonspeaker Shaman Non land ramp based card that's on a small body that easy to remove that's really only good on Turn 3. Sunbird's Invocation Win more enchantment that does nothing casting it on Turn 7, which isn't guaranteed to make it back to you when you play it, where you can cast potentially two dragons instead. Descendants' Path Same thing as Predators. Low hit rate that does nothing when you play it. Granted it's only 3 mana but list is already tight so the hit rate just doesn't make it worth it. O-Kagachi, Vengeful Kami Great political card in that it deters people from swinging out of fear of blowing up their permanents. Flying and trample also really great. Dragonmaster Outcast Rather would just pay mana for a Dragon that has equivalent stats for the 5/5 that comes in rather than risk this on a small body and can actually be aggressive. Taigam, Ojutai Master Counter spells ain't a big deal and paying 4 mana to have only a Cavern of Souls that pretty much has no other lines of text that are really relevant most of the time ain't worth it. Bident of Thassa Relies on having creatures to get the card draw and the ability to make opponents attack will just make them attack you. If they have a large amount of creatures, sure you pick off importants ones, but you end up taking a lot of damage. Fiery Emancipation Win more card that relies on having creatures. With a small amount of dragons, you can usually halve someones health so relying on one effect in the deck to do more damage isn't worth. Chromatic Orrery Big 7 mana artifact that sometimes you might not be able to cast and can't easily be protected. Lot of scenarios of you getting blown out.
1 month ago
The first thing that comes to mind reading through this list are your lands. I'm unsure what your budget is like, but if you wanted to spend a bit I recommend cutting basics for shocks like Steam Vents. You also have tri-lands such as Mystic Monastery when they can be replaced by triomes like Raugrin Triome, though this mainly benefits you if/when you pick up a set of fetches.
I'm unsure about Mana Echoes, Omniscience, and Sunbird's Invocation. Mana Echoes is good for tribal in general but since you're playing Tazri your creature types all over the place, and I'd recommend just running a dork or rock in its place. I assume you plan on cheating Omniscience and Sunbird's Invocation out via Zur, but without targeted tutors you'll most likely not draw into him consistently so those cards will be dead in your hand.
With how much graveyard recursion you have why not add Entomb, Buried Alive, or even Jarad's Orders? They could help with consistency quite a bit. At the very least you should replace Mythos of Brokkos with one as UBGG is far too rigid for its effect.
I don't think Ramos, Dragon Engine fits very well into the deck either. While WUBRG helps with his effect, you have a very high CMC and don't have counter manipulation so I feel he'd be better off being replaced with something else.
Hopefully those give you a few ideas. I haven't played Tazri before so I don't know a lot about what her decklists often look like, but after a brief lookthrough with her general idea in mind those are my thoughts!
2 months ago
Eye of Ugin is super powerful given the cost reduction and repeatable tutor effect it offers you. Mystic Forge will let you gain some card advantage by casting eldrazi from your topdecks. You've got most of the strong budget eldrazi, but in case you missed it, Pathrazer of Ulamog is another one you can add. All Is Dust is almost completely a one sided boardwipe. It's perfect for your deck. Return of the Wildspeaker can offer you a ton of draw with basically any eldrazi you've got in play. Tempt with Discovery can get you lots of sol lands like Eldrazi Temple, Shrine of the Forsaken Gods, and Eye of Ugin all in one go. With how big your eldrazi are, and also with how many cards you have that use colorless mana, I would suggest efficient mana rocks like Worn Powerstone and Thran Dynamo. They'll accelerate you nicely. Some cards that go nicely with Jodah are Blatant Thievery, Clone Legion, and Sunbird's Invocation. I'm certain they'll do well here, too.
I'll make some suggestions for card you could remove, too. Darksteel Forge doesn't do too much for you since it won't help your eldrazi. Eldrazi Monument is actually a bad card for your deck since you don't have enough cards that makes lots of tokens, you'll end up sacrificing your bigger eldrazi which wouldn't feel very good. Elixir of Immortality really doesn't do anything for your deck. Call the Scions is pretty underwhelming and isn't much of a commander card. Skittering Invasion really doesn't do much compared to other 7 cmc spells you could run. Conflux isn't really capable of tutoring anything all that powerful for you, and Enlightened Tutor really doesn't have any worthwhile targets either. I see you have a bit of an exile and process theme with cards like Ulamog's Nullifier but I would personally change it and just go with as many backbreaking eldrazis and other spells you can. With Jodah as your commander, you can run all kinds of nasty plays.
3 months ago
Thank you so much for taking the time to write that up! It is super helpful.
After further consideration and hearing what you say I think you are right about Hedron Archive, with a few other mana rocks we could get it in play a lot earlier too.
Oh wow I totally missed that Ignite the Future and Light Up the Stage said until the end of your next turn! That changes a lot. Will be picking them up for sure then, especially with them being quite lite on the wallet.
Some of my thoughts of the cuts.
Impending Disaster does serve my game plan a bit. I would put down a few enchantments/creatures that does damage as Norin blinks then remove all the lands to win me a few rounds of free damage. But it definitely makes people hate you and is worth cutting for just that reason.
Molten Vortex, agree it should go.
Pandemonium, agree it should go. What tends to happen is that I get a few bounces with Norin in but then someone else drops a bomb or 10 tokens.
Shifting Shadow, yeah I only use this one if I know what my opponents deck is capable of. But a lot of times it is too scary to use or it's a "I kill this thing I lose" but I can probably find something else to do that.
Task Mage Assembly, oh yeah I forgot I was supposed to cut this when I got got hold of a Pyrohemia.
Vicious Shadows, agree definitely too slow. I have never used it...
Forgotten Cave, well with as many lands as I used to have being able to cycle one is kind of nice xD
Springjack Pasture, Agree it's so bad, have no excuse/game plan for this one.
Squee, the Immortal In a perfect world he is "2RR Draw a Card and Deal 1-13 Damage to Any Target." with a repeat button, but that's so slow and at that point I am probably already dead. But tbh the main reason he is in the deck is because he looks so silly. :|
Workshop Assistant, yeah you are right
Crystal Chimes, maybe not enough. But they are kind of my game plan :|
Lotus Bloom, more often I would use it to be able to get of a surprise spell or being able to drop two things on one turn. But I do have other decks that it could do a lot of more work in.
Storm Cauldron, never actually gotten this one out (nor had it my hands) so not sure how it would pan out but I bet you are correct.
Both Uba Mask and Teferi's Puzzle Box are there to make people not be able to assemble their combos. Would be up to change them out but my meta is quite combo focused so would be nice with something to make people not being able to assemble them as easy.
Indomitable Creativity, yeah this is mainly for "funzies" used on myself it can be "okay" used on others it's either I lost or I delayed them winning a few turns. Neither really makes me win faster.
I will definitely use this as a base for when I start adding some of the recommendations you mentioned in your previous post. Again, thank you so much for taking the time to write it out.
Please let me know if you ever have some ideas or if you find a new card in your deck that you really like.
3 months ago
Hedron Archive - You have no ramp aside from Lotus bloom (which takes 3 turns) and sol ring, so more ramp is definitely needed. I think mindstone and this should be added because it can/will be used for card draw once you put your hand on the field. Having ramp also makes it more likely that you can cast cards from....
Ignite the Future and Light Up the Stage - There is always a chance you might exile a higher CMC card and be unable to pay for it, but keep in mind they both read until the end of your next turn, so it is much more flexible than other red "draw" spells.
Etali, Primal Storm- I get that, thats a real concern sometimes. As such, you might want to consider Inferno Titan instead. I just think Etali is great because he has won me several games and is a kill on sight card usually. Plus, it fits the idea of chaos so well.
Sunbird's Invocation - Perhaps meta dependent then? This is another kill on sight card for me as the value is too strong. But without that much ramp, it becomes hard to abuse, so you might be right.
Impending Disaster - Doesn't serve your gameplan, just makes people hate you
Molten Vortex - Given we are cutting lands, and even otherwise, this card is subpar
Pandemonium - In my experience, opponents always abuse this more than you. Living death, green beats, etc... Too much of a double edged sword
Shifting Shadow - Cool removal, but can backfire heavily. It might be nice, but I wouldn't run it personally.
Task Mage Assembly - Without enough ramp, this isn't good. Especially when your opponents can abuse it more than you
Vicious Shadows - If sunbirds is too slow, then this probably is too
Forgotten Cave - Bad land
Great Furnace - see above
Darksteel Citadel - see above
Springjack Pasture - see above
Brimstone Mage - Way too slow!
Squee, the Immortal - I dont see the purpose of this aside from skullclamp?
Workshop Assistant - Not enough artifacts to be justified
Crystal Chimes - Not enough enchantments
Lotus Bloom - If hedron is too slow, so is this
Storm Cauldron - You dont have any mana rocks/dorks to offset this. This just makes people hate you
Teferi's Puzzle Box - Doesn't actually net you card advantage
Uba Mask - I get this and puzzle box are supposed to be random and "mess" opponents up, but you need to further your own game plan first before adding room for "fun cards" that don't do anything useful
Indomitable Creativity - Too random, another red polymorph can seriously backfire.
3 months ago
Thank you so much for your comment Profet93! Super helpful :)
Your first point about lowering land counts and dropping Molten Vortex for a few draw engine sounds like a superb idea!
A lot of cool sugestions will give you my thoughts about them!
- Endless Atlas A great one, that I even have a copy of, I see no reason not to add it :)
- Hedron Archive Not sure sure about this one, it seems a bit expensive at 4 mana. It looks like it would be more used as ramp than draw no?
- Humble Defector This sounds like a fun one! Can even steal it back with Confusion in the Ranks even without Homeward Path (which have some anti-synergy with Confusion). Will definitely pick it up.
- Ignite the Future/Light Up the Stage are very interesting cards, but I would be afraid not to be able to cast what ever I exile or for it to be lands, would need access to at least 8 mana to be able to cast it, feels a bit too slow. Not super sold on these two :)
- Mind's Eye Expensive as you say but will be worth it if the game will drag on, will be looking to picking this one up together with the Honor-Worn Shaku
- Solemn Simulacrum have a few of these laying around, not sure why I never put one it. Will do it until I find something to replace it with. :)
- Wheel of Fortune/Wheel of Fate/Reforge the Soul/Magus of the Wheel, of Fortune is not within my price range, it is almost as much as the rest of the deck combined. I might pick the Magus of the Wheel however as a cheap alternative.
- Curse of Opulence Such a evil card! A lot of my group either play decks that benefit a lot from ramp or who need a lot of mana. So I fear this would help them more than me, I will definitely put it on my list to pick it up if I see one cheap though. Cause I do want to try it.
- Dockside Extortionist Strong card! But unfortunately a bit to expensive, will put it on my "buy on a bargain" list though!
- Mind Stone will put in this one, like it more than the Hedron Archive as you can drop it a lot faster.
- Ruby Medallion Neat, will be looking to picking one up
- Sword of the Animist That's true! It basically reads "Pay 2, Put a land from your library into the battlefield tapped", will be looking to adding this one too for sure!
- Tough one, $15 is about what I am prepared to put down on a single card, if it isn't a win con or simply a "must have", I wouldn't say this is either but it is strong and versatile so will probably pick it up if I can.
- Etali, Primal Storm Aww, I just bought this guy for my Xenagos' Dudes goes Face deck where he can get instant value, maybe I should have picked up two of them. My fear here is that it's can be a bit too slow to have to wait another turn to be able to attack with it.
- Sunbird's Invocation Insane card. At the point I can put this down the game is either over or would be over in a few turns. Most of the cards in the deck needs a few turns to actually do something so even though this card is insane it might be too late?
- Sensei's Divining Top Love this card so much, but unfortunately a bit too expensive. It's on the "Get it on a bargain" list :)
- Valakut, the Molten Pinnacle It's also a bit too much to put on a card that is only going to ping for 3. If I had a few more ways to put out lands each turn it could be worth the 20$
- Chain Reaction Good idea, will replace it when I find one
- Nevinyrral's Disk Will be looking to pick one up!
- Blast Zone Looks to be a bit slow? Will pick one up anyhow and test run it
- Terror of the Peaks Yeah, wanted this in Norin as soon as I saw it. It have been dropping in price in my local market so will be looking to picking a couple up for my decks soon.
Again thank you so much for your comment, it have been super helpful.
I am super interested in hearing your thoughts about cuts to the deck. Like what you think is too weak or doesn't fit. :)