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Think Twice Discussion
18 hours ago
Well the cards you want to avoid spending on are pretty much the core of the deck. I also wouldn't recommend playing Blue White Control if you're new to magic and on a budget. It's one of those decks that needs an experienced pilot to do well in the current meta.
That being said, I don't know what half those creatures you listed do but U/W Control typically plays only Snapcaster Mage with Celestial Colonnade as its primary win condition. Control usually runs 3 win conditions and most find the third in a planeswalker like Elspeth, Sun's Champion.
The 1 Spell Queller you have is legit but I'd drop all the other creatures. Fill in the empty slots with some of the following: Opt, Serum Visions, Think Twice, Vapor Snag, Repeal, Dispel, Negate, Spell Pierce, Mana Leak, Rune Snag, Condescend Logic Knot, Detention Sphere and additional Supreme Verdicts. You could use Day of Judgment but being uncounterable is relevant.
2 days ago
For creatures we can use 14 of them:
4 Thing in the Ice
Flip - really good cheap wall that is a ticking clock.
3 Baral, Chief of Compliance - makes everything non-creature in the deck cost less. With counterspells, we can make use of his second ability too.
4 Enigma Drake - cheap and effective wall that grows.
2 Cryptic Serpent - big beater that can be very cheap.
1 Kefnet the Mindful - we can easily maintain a high card count and his ability is nice.
22 lands - I will let you figure out which ones you want to use.
34 instants and sorceries - we want cheaper ones to fill the yard more quickly.
4 Remand - buys time and replaces itself
4 Lightning Bolt - cheap and effective
3 Sweltering Suns - the creatures not named baral survive it and it can be used for cycling too!
4 Mana Leak - we want counters!
3 Staggershock - double triggers all the way.
4 Censor - same as suns, but for countering.
3 Thought Scour - card draw that fills the yard.
4 Opt - cheap filtering
1 Condescend - useful one-of.
1 Think Twice - useful one of.
1 Flame Slash - useful one-of.
This should be about budget. Tell me what you think.
1 week ago
A few cards you could add would be more cards with cascade like Etherium-Horn Sorcerer, Bloodbraid Elf, and/or Demonic Dread. Some fun interactions you could have would be cards like Possibility Storm, Eye of the Storm, and Swarm Intelligence. And to utilize the most out of storm, use more cards with flashback like Think Twice, Past in Flames, and/or Mizzix's Mastery. Also, cards that "put into play" don't really effect storm, so the synergy isn't necessarily the best. This deck just needs to be focused more if you're wanting to go the storm route.
Hope this was helpful. Let me know if you need any more help.
3 weeks ago
3 weeks ago
Super cool deck, i love that other people are making budget decks for modern that are fun to play and competitive, also it is very unusual to see Dimir dragons in modern, so not many people are expecting that for sure. There is the non budget cards that you said. But you definitely should add some cheap dual lands like Underground River, maybe even something like Phantasmal Image for some aggro or copying Keiga, the Tide Star for some extra mind control, im not sure if that would work thou lol. Maybe adding some more removal, Fatal Push is not really budget but Go for the Throat and Doom Blade, maybe even Dismember. Other than that maybe going down a few Think Twice and Telling Time, seems a bit excessive to me. Other than that great deck and i hope this help in some way.
4 weeks ago
I've been having some decent success with cutting 3 Opt for another Think Twice (the fourth) and 2 Spell Snare. My list also cuts two Alliance for a Push and a Snap but I know how you feel about Alliance :) Either way, I think Snare is getting better with Storm and Tittyshift being top decks.
1 month ago
Think Twice is a terrible magic card. It nets you a card in total across the five mana you pay to play it. Deep Analysis or Divination are my personal budget options! Deep Analysis costs one mana more across both payments and nets you THREE CARDS.
Go up some Electrolyzes and down Arc Trail. The former, while it does less overall damage, draws you a card. It keeps you from being emptyhanded.
I hope you have fun! Magic is fantastic in that it's a social game as well. It's an excuse to sit down and have a talk with the person across the table and get to know them. Win or lose, you're being given an opportunity to have real conversations with people without talking over a videogame. Since you're new to magic and want to play on a budget, you should try out Pauper! It's a format consisting of NOTHING but commons. You can build even the best decks in the format for a mere 20 dollars, so you don't have to worry about facing a 600 dollar deck and losing horribly. Just because they're commons doesn't mean that the decks are weak. Just a few months ago I built a "defender tribal" deck that has infinite mana, damage, and mill combos in it! Enjoy playing magic, and I hope that my input will help you. Have a great day!
1 month ago
Maybe too much creatures, get solid game enders like Sphinx of the Final Word and play it as your only creature.
There are ton of options to add:
Condescend Good counterspell
Think Twice Card advantage
Engulf the Shore Goodboard wipe for Mono Blue
Disallow Solid counterspell
Jace, Architect of Thought Overall very good walker
There are so much more that i'm not going to list everything but there are maybe the best budget options.
And to make deck more consistent don't play so much 1 and 2 ofs, just play 4 of all good cards