Wizard of the Damned
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1 day ago
I have a few thoughts, and I'm going to address them across a few posts: lands, creatures, other permanents, and other spells.
- You have enough beefy, powerful instants and sorceries in your deck to merit running Boseiju, Who Shelters All
. Granted, it's $10, so it's not a card you can run out and buy today, but at some point, it's worth a look.
- Caves of Koilos
will eventually drop below $2 at some point soon-ish, probably even this fall when the market routinely dips. When it does, snag it.
- City of Shadows
. You will always have a token to exile to it. Always. Note that it was errata'd to be an exile ability, not a sacrifice, so there would be no death triggers.
- Darksteel Citadel
just saw a reprint, and it survives an Armageddon
. It's not a must, but it's worth a thought.
- Deserted Temple
can untap Cabal Coffers
- You would like Esper Panorama
. It's better than Terramorphic Expanse
and Evolving Wilds
for a number of reasons.
- Like the fact that it can fetch Godless Shrine
(which you will want to get soon, because it rotates out in October, and the price will dip temporarily when that happens)
- And Mistveil Plains
- Or if you're feeling somewhat silly, Leechridden Swamp
- Or if you ever feel like spending $85 on a single card, Scrubland
- Forbidding Watchtower
is one of the more relevant manlands, seeing as you can get a nice blocker after, say, a one-sided boardwipe you weren't expecting.
- You will always have a target for High Market
- Ice Floe
: That guy's voltron commander is now neutered.
- Isolated Chapel
should be self-explanatory
- Kjeldoran Outpost
is a plus if you like tokens.
- Kor Haven
can save you from death-by-commander-damage
- Mystifying Maze
is a poor man's Maze of Ith
, but also different in ways that matter. Like removing counters and auras, say.
- Teysa is small, so you would get some mileage out of Opal Palace
- Phyrexian Tower
is about $14, but again, you will always have a target for it.
- Reflecting Pool
can almost always produce mana, and it will often produce any of the three types of mana you care about
- Reliquary Tower
. 'Nuff said.
- I can't whole-heartedly endorse Rustic Clachan
in any deck that runs zero Kithkin spells, but the Reinforce ability tickles me. (But I have thoughts on that that will come up in the "other permanents" section...)
- Salt Flats
is a slow painland, but it's still worth a mention.
- Springjack Pasture
gets you goats and lets you do things with them. Baaaaa
- Starlit Sanctum
exists and is in your colors. You don't really run a lot of clerics, but I'd feel remiss if I didn't mention it.
- Strip Mine
: "It's better than Ghost Quarter
- Tectonic Edge
: "It's different than Ghost Quarter
, but it's basically better!"
- Temple of Silence
will be cheap someday.
- Temple of the False God
is practically a staple to the format.
- Terrain Generator
lets you get around the "One land per turn" thing, and your colors are typically bad at that.
- Thawing Glaciers
is similar, but it's better if you know how to abuse it.
- Thespian's Stage
is weird, and I haven't decided if I like it yet, but it sure lets you "steal" someone else's Karakas
or Maze of Ith
, and that's always fun.
- Unholy Grotto
is a great way to make sure you draw that Zombie that just died.
is a glorified Swamp
until you realize that Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth
means that "swampwalk" is better read as "unblockable."
is kind of pricey ($11-13), but it does the most relevant part of what Thespian's Stage
does, only better.
- Vivid Marsh
isn't essential in a two-color deck, but I won't pretend it isn't nice.
- My thoughts are the same for Vivid Meadow
- In your deck, Windbrisk Heights
might as well say, "Cast a really good card for W."
- Winding Canyons
lets you flash in creature cards. I'll let you decide if that's relevant.
- Finally, let me mention Zoetic Cavern
as a curiosity. A curiosity that lets you cast a land for 3 and have it not count as a land drop, that is. With the morph cost included, it's a pricey way to cheat in an extra land, but you have no access to green, so you care more than some decks.
Note, I'm not saying you need to run all of the above, but I figured you should know what's out there. Same goes for the next three posts, which will be coming soon-ish.
2 days ago
@Scorprix - I feel you there... had to replace all my Forest
because of the current market for Island
. One day my friend... one of these days... things will be better.
2 days ago
Great deck! +1
Also, I noticed you're running 62 cards, and that hurts my OCD. Since you're running a LOT of mana thrulls, I wouldn't see the harm in taking off 2 Swamp