Counter target spell unless its controller pays X, where X is your devotion to blue.
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|Born of the Gods (BNG)||Uncommon|
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|Commander / EDH||Legal|
Thassa's Rebuff Discussion
1 month ago
Return of the Wildspeaker, Prime Speaker Zegana, Rishkar's Expertise, Rush of Knowledge, Shamanic Revelation, Finale of Revelation, Praetor's Council, Feed, Soul's Majesty, Colossal Majesty, Elemental Bond, Guardian Project are good at drawing cards in this deck.
Your deck wants to ramp heavily, try adding a balance of early game ramp that costs 2-4 CMC and late game ramp that costs 5+ CMC, some good early ramp options include Farseek, Rampant Growth, Grow from the Ashes, Skyshroud Claim, Circuitous Route, Myriad Landscape, Burgeoning, Blighted Woodland. Good late game ramp options are Traverse the Outlands, Boundless Realms . Since your commander is CMC 4 you want any 1 or 2 CMC ramp to get it out on turn 3 at the latest but after that artifact ramp is much more fragile than land ramp so try to avoid it.
Note that Simic Guildgate is a good addition if you include Circuitous Route.
Fierce Empath can tutor any of your giant creatures.
Lurking Predators can make it really scary for opponents to play any spells.
With enough ramp, X spells can be particularly impactful, Finale of Devastation can search for any creature and it's not hard to get X=10+ to win the game, Genesis Wave is one of the premier green X spells,
Freed from the Real and Pemmin's Aura both create infinite with your commander. It's your choice if you want to include these cards though, they're not for every playgroup and don't fit the theme of your deck.
Here is the gatherer search for sea monsters there are enough of them that you should be able to have all of your sea monsters have some impact on the board, there are also some that might be better than the ones you currently have.
8 months ago
So I'm trying to make a deck for my friend for his birthday and he likes Greek Mythology, specifically Poseidon, Hades, and Zues in this order. I'm wanting to stay in the Theros block and have 3 deck ideas but I need some advice and criticism because I don't want to make him a weak deck.
Here are what I've made:
The first one is using Heliod because I made this first and forgot there is a god that looks like zues but in MTG Heliod is the "Leader" or Highest ranking or whatever.
The second one is using Keranos and white humans so its 4 colors instead of 3.
The third one is sticking to the block and theme but also sticking to heroic and scry.
I have always been bad about including a safe amount of land in my decks so that is something i really need help with. I also wasn't sure if this was the best way to show the decks or if i should've just copy and pasted each text.
Sorry for the long post. Wasn't sure how to do this.
1 year ago
You are welcome. There is a guy at my lgs that runs two obstructionists with two cliques in his jeskai deck. being able to cycle and stop a fetch land and control your opponents hand is pretty good.
Also, since you run the tempest djinn, have you considered Thassa's Rebuff?
1 year ago
After you have picked up the lords and sea's claims, (or the spreading seas, I actually think claim is better, less mana used, and you'll be scrying with thassa anyway) you're definitely on the right path with that devotion build, so make use of it!
(A non budget addition later on could be some Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx)
Spell pierce is pretty good for countering things like planeswalkers and enchantments from aggro/bogle decks early on while your manabase is limited, hard to pass it up. You already have slightly more heft pay counterspells with rebuff and leak, so your spell pierce is purely for the early game control.
I would say keep it as is, but here's some of the other options for you, and also an alternative to cursecatcher (if you do run catchers, then take out the tidebinder mages or harbinger of the tides for them).
1 year ago
Broken Concentration, Cancel, Convolute, Deprive, Disdainful Stroke, Dissolve, Essence Scatter, Exclude, Hinder, Hornswoggle, Interdict, Intervene, Psychic Barrier, Remove Soul, Soul Manipulation, Spell Rupture, Thassa's Rebuff, Undermine
1 year ago
1 year ago
3 cards that should be dropped:
2 years ago
You may want to think about adding a few counterspells like, Mana Leak, Cancel, and Thassa's Rebuff. Kiora's Dismissal is one way to protect them, but it just takes one Merciless Eviction naming enchantments to up end most of the deck!