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Suppression Field Discussion
3 days ago
benettnash what I mean is that this specific stax build is not oppressive enough to actually prevent a whole table from doing anything. I even struggle to do so with my UW list and that is much more straightforward without any of the fancy planeswalkers and proliferate stuff. Of course, a completely casual deck would be crushed, but it can't reliably shut down a table with 3 other players who at least tried to make their decks as competitive as possible. It's not even a question of the budget, it's rather about including enough disruption and cards that ruin competitive decks. For example Suppression Field is a cheap way to destroy a deck with lots of fetchlands and other activated abilities that are necessary for it to work. Choke can take a player out of the game if it resolves, same for Stony Silence and Null Rod. I play a deck with Rhonas the Indomitable which has no artifact speed but a shitload of mana dorks and disruption. It depends on the start but it can hold against our Arcum dagsson. On wednesday I had a dmg output of over 60 with one attack around turn 6 and it didn't take overly expensive cards for that. It's just the way you build the deck, if you include 3 more mana elves/artifact hate or three unnecessary fatties.
We don't often have new players here anyway and the last who started playing commander have quickly adapted their decks and went looking for good deals to get some necessary expensive staples. One of the newer players checks a local online selling platform every day and already got stuff like foil doubling season and foil mox opal for 60 euro in total...we are all around 30 years old and can invest a bit in the game on a regular basis. I also try to give advice on deckbuilding and on how to counter certain strategies with simple methods.
Losing to stax or a fast combo deck can be an experience which makes you reconsider your card choices or buying/selling plans, especially for newer players. Usually everyone thinks his deck is good, until they face something that seems unbeatable. Seeing the flaws of one's own deck is a great motivator in my opinion...of course you don't want to experience that for several hours straight, that's why I have other deck types to play as well
3 weeks ago
1 month ago
You have to ask yourself, what matches are cards like Thought Scour going to improve??? None? Okay, it's not worth the SB space. The SB should not be deck extensions but cards that improve your match ups against things your weak against. In your case Control of both flavors. I'd also imagine your Burn match is pretty tough.
So for decks like BG/x I would recommend Suppression Field, Bile Blight/Marrow Shards, and stronger grave hate like Leyline of the Void or Rest in Peace. Leyline of Sanctity and Pithing Needle are also valid choices.
As far as traditional control goes, you're really in a bad position. The best SB cards against it are in green (Choke, Thrun, the Last Troll) and the manland game plan isn't particularly viable for you either. Lastly your threat density isn't enough to not have to worry about counters. Hopefully someone else can offer up a viable option for you.
Burn is an easy fix. Dragon's Claw.
A few other cards I would suggest to consider are Anguished Unmaking as a 1 of, Illness in the Ranks, more copies of Stony Silence, and possibly Hurkyl's Recall (can be great vs Affinity but also Infect).
1 month ago
@ nyoumans It can sometimes hurt, and it may end up being a dead card depending on the matchups. I don't run all the fetches possible for this deck so it's usually not too bad, and there are very few other non-mana activated abilities. It can prevent a lot of combos and greatly hinder some of the commanders I play against regularly in Azami and Sisay. And of course, it hurts their fetches too. If you don't run Null Rod or Stony Silence consider those over Suppression Field.
1 month ago
Nice deck. Looking around for ideas to improve my own Uril build, which is becoming more and more mid-range, controlly as I react to the growing competitive element of our playgroup. I was wondering, how have you found Suppression Field in a deck with a fetch mana-base? Is it a hindrance to you sometime? What cards does it help to stop?
1 month ago
I think Im so fond of Story Circle because I run Luminarch Ascension and no Suppression Field, and the need to get Luminarch on line quickly is very great; Story is a huge help doing that, preventing a wide variety of damage sources. Im resisting splashing red because of that as well but vulnerability to Tron (as well as activated tax effects) and the desirability of Blood Moon has me waffling.
1 month ago
You can only really run Suppression Field if you are also using Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx to power through it imo. I chose to remove the red from my build simply because nykthos and blood moon don't play well together. However if you're planning on running red in your build for sure, then a 1-of Assemble the Legion is a great wincon that can't be Abrupt Decayed. As I see it now, you only have 3 wincon cards in your whole deck (more if you count the tutors, I know), but having another one allows for more flexibility in certain matchups (like ones where the tokens would buy time by chump-blocking). I could see cutting either a nodes or a journey for one to try it out.
1 month ago
GeminiSpartanX I'm currently getting a few stray pieces. The land base was an expensive shift and Blood Moon still has a price. A nicer priced but a price nonetheless. Suppression Field is one that I'm keeping around. It just doesn't seem to have as much affect on the current meta. Stony Silence is passable enough right now. I'm almost there so I'll get results up as soon as I can.