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The Tabernacle at Pendrell Vale
All creatures have "At the beginning of your upkeep, destroy this creature unless you pay ."
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The Tabernacle at Pendrell Vale Discussion
5 days ago
jacb007 the deck isn't about jus tmilling, otherwise it would indeed be sort of weak...especially because a lot of decks don't care about getting stuff dropped into the gy, some would even go off faster. I'll probably cut the scroll rack today (because it doesn't do as much with the big uba mask plan) and get one more slot for cyclonic rift or another counter to fight the things that would shut down my own strategy.
As for torpor orb, I did like it much a while ago but ETB effects aren't THAT much of a problem, at least shutting down only ETB effects doesn't hurt a lot of decks as much as for example Cursed Totem. Especially in my local meta I see other players still have torpor orb in several decks, so I'm pretty safe with dropping it - there's a high chance someone else at the table has either no problem with torpor orb or even casts one themselves.
What I've done though is exchange some of the anti-creature stuff to top level hate: originally I build this deck to have a blue heavy deck that makes good use of my English Invoke Prejudice but after playing Circu for a while it's too much of a pet card to keep it in there. Instead I've chosen The Abyss and also removed thing in the ice to make room for my spare The Tabernacle at Pendrell Vale...and one swamp was switched to Urborg. This means +1 land in total and The Abyss lands on my buylist.
2 weeks ago
Funny you should mention these two cards, as Meekstone was the card that won one of the games for me when I played this deck, together with the Energy Vortex. It seems odd to switch them out now, maybe you have other suggestions? I know that it's fine to swap an Island for The Tabernacle at Pendrell Vale, but it's very hard for me to judge what other cards are important due to lack of experience with the deck.
2 weeks ago
SurpriZe If I had any card regardless of price it would be 100% The Tabernacle at Pendrell Vale. The card does so much for so little investment on my board and is an added STAX card to boot. Other cards I think would be fun would have to be Illusionary Mask as an alternate way to get Blightsteel Colossus into play as well Power Artifact and Transmute Artifact for mana generation through phasing as well as another semi tutor for handy artifacts.
In regards to Mindslaver, its still in the deck list because I haven't updated it partly due because I haven't gotten the chance to do so. I have replaced it with In the Eye of Chaos a much more disruptive card than Mindslaver.
2 weeks ago
Aura of Silence is decent enough, except that it's another victim of Suppression Field. I've always been in the love-hate dilemma with the latter, so please tell me it's no big deal to pay an occasional extra two.
While the idea of adding enchantresses is probably a bit overstretched, it is Earthcraft with Squirrel Nest that might be taken into consideration. The combo dies to Suppression Field and The Tabernacle at Pendrell Vale as a fact, but its compatibility with Humility and Rule of Law effects could make the inclusion worth its while. Furthermore, its capability of dodging artifact-hate pieces common in the creature-based decks, namely Null Rod, should help stealing a game or two. The cmc is tolerable, and a more basic land base has its own merits...or not?
That said, I don't think it will do a better job than dramatic scepter overall, sheer speed for one. However, both combos have a very tight package, and well inter-changeable.
Powerful enchantments like Living Plane, Moat, and The Abyss have a cmc of 4 obviously for a reason, perhaps also pricetag-wise. My meta is lack of orthodox storm decks, with Paradox Sisay as the fastest, so tapping out for a Humility is almost always worth the risk. As for the others, however, is not the case, at least not for me.
3 weeks ago
1 month ago
Sinkhole isn't good right now with the current state of the meta. I'd add mroe critter destruction such as Fatal Push. Innocent Blood should be a 3 of and Thoughtseize is better than Inquisition of Kozilek in Legacy. If you're going to run Bitterblossom mainboard then The Tabernacle at Pendrell Vale will definitely work against it. Would you want to pay all that mana to keep your tokens around? Also, Bitterblossom goes good with Gate to Phyrexia. +1
1 month ago
I reviewed your deck and I found that there is nothing to add. I run a Xiahou Dun deck too called The Descent Into Darkness, although mine is more friendly, less stax, more overall goodstuff.