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Thought Scour Discussion
7 hours ago
Hey man I think Altar of the Brood is way too slow to mill an opponent on its own. If milling is your thing, there's more efficient cards out there!
Jace's Erasure, Memory Erosion, Hedron Crab, Jace, Memory Adept, Trepanation Blade help with permanent milling from the top of my head and if you want to keep it mono-blue. Also, Jace's Phantasm goes very well with the theme and as an alternative option.
1 day ago
Very nice deck! I run an almost exact deck.
I used to run Mirko Vosk, Mind Drinker. I switched it out for Thought Scour as it procs Consuming Aberration and is a cheap activation of Duskmantle Guildmage. On top of that it draws you into more gas.
I'd also -1 Grisly Spectacle so that you can add a +3 of Thought Scour. GS is good, but it relies on your opponent to play hefty creatures to really be effective for its mana cost. I'd keep it to a silver bullet copy, since your destroying their library anyways.
1 day ago
thank you for looking and commenting on my list. I again just made some changes and did kick out Liliana, the Last Hope. You and most others are probably right, that she contributes too little to my strategy.I decided to put one Thought Scour and another Spell Snare in for these. I think the Snare is mostly underrated and helpful Counter in the modern meta. We will see how that goes.I am also cutting on Spell Pierce. It feels more like a sideboard card and it often enough a dead card as the game evolves. Thinking about another Mana Leak, Spell Snare or removal for that. What do you think about a maindeck Dispel?
Heavy aggro decks are always threatning. Infect is my personal most hated match up. I am always struggling with them. Burn is manageable after sideboarding for me and affinity feels pretty save after sideboarding.
I faced Junk and Jeskai a lot in the last weeks. I somehow most often managed to keep them under controll. I always would board in Engineered Explosives against Junk and Junk to keep their two drops like Tarmogoyf, Dark Confidant, Scavenging Ooze and similar under control. It works also against these pesky Lingering Souls.I kicked Keranos, God of Storms from my sideboard because I have not seen him often. Maybe he should be an option considered. The copy of Dreadbore hepls against the famous Liliana of the Veil and Nahiri, the Harbinger.
3 days ago
Elesh Norn, Grand Cenobite is a pretty good one to have in these kinds of Gifts Reanimator decks. Some also like the include the + combo in as well as an alternate win condition. I would also suggest some kind of library manipulation or card draw to help find your combo pieces. Something like Serum Visions, Thought Scour, or Sleight of Hand.
4 days ago
The goal of the deck is to accrue value with every card played, and survive long enough to cast your Gifts Ungiven. From there you can sculpt your graveyard and hand to cast the spells you need based on the match up. The typical Gifts is going to get you Snapcaster Mage, Goblin Dark-Dwellers, Kolaghan's Command and Soul Manipulation. Regardless of the opponents choice, you have creatures or spells to recur whatever you need from the graveyard.
Cards such as Forbidden Alchemy allow you to sculpt your graveyard as necessary while digging 4 deep to draw a card you need on demand. Thought Scour is a possibility here as well, as it fills your graveyard with cards to recur and also dumps cards for an early Tasigur, the Golden Fang. I am testing 0-2 copies of Thought Scour right now.
I like throwing some one-of's in the deck to expand what Gifts can do. Anger of the gods is particularly strong in the current aggro meta. Adding one copy of Damnation allows you to gifts for 2 different board sweepers, with recursion creatures. Cryptic Command and Electrolyze provide a lot of value.
4 days ago
Here are some good decks I'd recommend for U/B Control on a budget by Saffron Olive over at MtG Goldfish:
Mono-Blue Faeries: a tempo deck designed to throw off your opponent's momentum so you can slowly chip away at them with cost-efficient creatures. Easily converts into U/B Faeries once you get a larger budget/win some packs or prizes.
8-Rack: A mono-black deck that easily splashes other colors that relies on making your opponent discard their entire hand.
U/B Mill: I'm not really a fan of mill decks in Modern on a budget, but it's about as U/B Control as it gets.
So for your deck, I'd recommend choosing one of those to build, then working on what you currently have to get started. You do have some good cards already in your deck, but you might not need to use all of your good cards because they may not interact with each other.
For some other budget options, you can go really far with a deck just playing Thought Scours (targeting yourself with the mill), Gurmag Angler, Tasigur, the Golden Fang, Evolving Wilds, Terramorphic Expanse, and Murderous Cut.
5 days ago
Quest for Ancient Secrets can help recover from excessive discarding.
5 days ago
Speaking for myself, I would play a wider variety of counterspells. With Countersquall and Spell Snare you are missing on a lot of spells. Of course maybe your meta is different but I highly appreciate Mana Leak and Remand.