Temple of Deceit
Temple of Deceit enters the battlefield tapped.
When Temple of Deceit enters the battlefield, scry 1. (Look at the top card of your library. You may put that card on the bottom of your library.)
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Temple of Deceit Discussion
1 day ago
4 days ago
I'm toying with using these lands?
6 days ago
I like all the 1 mana artifacts with Salvaging Station. If you do add the station add as many of the 1 mana non-creature artifacts from your maybeboard as you can!
not sure about Quicksmith Spy, doesn't look like you have many untap effects to really break it
Solemn Simulacrum seems too fair for a combo deck, especially with a low curve.
speaking of low mana curve, Thran Dynamo could maybe go?
Thirst for Knowledge is great!
could Inspiring Statuary be good in here?
maybe Temple of Deceit?
3 weeks ago
@PBBrodie55 Hello! Choked Estuary can easily be less-budget replacement for Underground River. I'm not sure if it's good enough to replace Temple of Deceit though. Having an option to scry some cards off-top feels like really important addtion to the deck.
1 month ago
I don't think you're running enough lands here; 32 out of 100 is about 19 in a 60 card deck, which is the sort of number I reserve for very low curve aggro decks. Since you've got so much draw, you can cheat a little bit on lands but you it looks like you need to draw at least 3 in the first few turns to start getting going. I'd go up to 36 or 37 lands; that's about the equivalent of 22 in a 60 card deck.
Also, with absolutely no colour-fixing in the deck, I would recommend ditching the cards in the deck completely and going straight Dimir. They're nice cards but they don't do anything that your other cards can't do and they're not worth the risk of having a hand of cards that you don't have the right colours to cast. Either that or start looking into budget multi-coloured lands: Evolving Wilds, Terramorphic Expanse, Crumbling Necropolis, Temple of Epiphany, Temple of Deceit, Temple of Malice, Drowned Catacomb, Dragonskull Summit, Bloodfell Caves, Swiftwater Cliffs, Dismal Backwater.
1 month ago
1 month ago
@Sterkemats Hello there! I started with this deck containing only 20 lands but really soon I found that it's just too little - I was missing land drop to finish my opponents off. Therefore I decided to up the land count and stopped when I felt consitency and it was exactly at 24 lands. I understand that it may look ugly on paper but if you think about it you need those 4 lands to kick-off combo right? T1 - Temple of Deceit, T2 - any land + Mindcrank, T3 - any land + Duskmantle Guildmage, T4 - any land and then you're ready and willing to respond to anything with mage's ability or if they're passive just play some 1-drop to kill. If you do the math the possibility to drop the 4th land in 4th turn without too much risk of mana flood is highest in deck containing exactly 24 land. By turn 4 you'll have 7 oppening cards + 3 more from draws ergo total of 10 cards and if you want 4 of them to be lands most of the time your deck needs to have 40% of it's cards being lands. And that's exactly 24!
Word about Polluted Deltas - I would surely go for them if I just could afford them. For now though I have to be happy with my temples. :)
Thanks for your comment!
1 month ago
Add: Reflecting Pool, Strip Mine, Cabal Coffers, Drowned Catacomb, Sulfur Falls, Dragonskull Summit, Sulfurous Springs, Shivan Reef, Underground River a few more basic lands, Chrome Mox, Mana Crypt, Mystical Tutor, Vampiric Tutor, Yawgmoth's Will, Gamble, Magus of the Will, Dack Fayden, Lightning Greaves, Sensei's Divining Top, Incendiary Command, Time Spiral
Cut: Blackcleave Cliffs, Grixis Panorama, Rupture Spire, Temple of Deceit, Temple of Epiphany, Temple of Malice, Terramorphic Expanse, Transguild Promenade, Vivid Marsh, Jace, Architect of Thought, Jace Beleren, Ob Nixilis Reignited, Tamiyo, the Moon Sage, Commander's Sphere, Venser's Journal, Duskmantle Seer, Master of Cruelties, Master of the Feast, Gratuitous Violence
If you want to know why I'd cut or add something, LMK