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Thousand-Year Elixir Discussion
2 days ago
Themes Blue/White Good Stuff UWgud Stax Your things cost less, theirs cost more. ETB Mill Pillowfort
Cards to cut or just don't do enough Slow Motion, Stormscape Familiar, Select for Inspection (too Specific), Etherium Sculptor (Not justifiable), Mindshrieker, Burnished Hart (Look, we all love this stupid Elk, but he sits at a slot where you need to have around that much mana up for counter spells. You really only want to be spending that type of mana to reduce your costs or increase opponents costs or stop them from attacking you. Else, counterspells. Two mana ramp is what you are looking for, ideally, not six spread over two turns), Jace's Archivist(I like this card a lot, and I think it's great with things like Thousand-Year Elixir, but realistically you want to be sculpting the perfect control hand all game rather than tossing it away.), Rhystic Study(Great card, but not $8 great. Mostly priced based on popularity. Budget choice for you, you don't need it). Temple Bell (Fun card, but too beneficial for your opponents. Don't spend mana to speed other's race, that's the opposite goal of the deck.), Cataclysm (I don't see why you have this other than as a combo with As Foretold.), Entrapment Maneuver, Hindering Touch, Leave in the Dust, Sleep(Only beneficial against creature decks), Psychic Spiral(You have to devote yourself to wheel for this card to work well, and wheel arguably doesn't help your deck.), Sunder(This combos only with As Foretold), Isperia, Supreme Judge (Costs six, his only creature decks, they don't have to attack you, there is better card draw.), Sphinx of Magosi, Silent Sentinel (Requires attack and arguably not enough enchantments).
You have a pretty decent Stax and 'Don't touch me there' package going on here, but not a whole lot of direction other than that. Some mill, some land destruction, but no real win-cons. If you want to have a serious mill win con, you can take out a little of your protection package and focus it on ETB effects and pair with a card like Altar of the Brood. Is that enough justification? I don't know, but ETB effects can be very strong and already seem like a small sub-theme. You would have to make more serious cuts for it. You definitely need to upgrade your mill-win con to be more flexible if you intend on winning that way. Sitting down at the average CMDR table of at least sum(4) means that you have hundreds of cards to whittle away. Some suggestions:Aforementioned Altar of the Brood, only for considerationSands of Delirium, Memory Erosion, Jace's Erasure, Sphinx's Tutelage, Increasing Confusion, Hinder/Spell Crumple + Tunnel Vision is a particular jank combo favorite of mine. Really you want stuff that hits early and doesn't require any further effort so you can pillowfort yourself, or are huge sinks for the late game push.
If you are looking to remove some pillowfort and upgrade your stax package, check out Brago, King Eternal, Paradox Engine, Static Orb, Tangle Wire, Torpor Orb, Smokestack, Trinisphere, Thorn of Amethyst, Meekstone, Clock of Omens (This is especially useful), Dovin Baan, Inspiring Statuary.
Also, you should take out all land destruction since you don't have a real way to take advantage of it. Even with a couple of your reductions, the green player/ Mizzix player will get on board faster and annihilate you out of spite.
Also, the deck only has mill as its win-con thus far, which is tenuous at best even in the most refined EDH decks. I suggest you put some of the not-so-flashy-feels-bad-win-cons in this deck such as Approach of the Second Sun, Azor's Elocutors, Laboratory Maniac, etc.
Also, after above edits, you only have three board clears by my count. Even if I'm off, you want around 7-10 for a deck of this style that covers a multitude of fronts. Most board-wipes are just creature based, but you should include ones like Akroma's Vengeance, Consulate Crackdown, Planar Cleansing, Nevinyrral's Disk. Things that can be instant speed are also great like Rout and Evacuation.
Your land base needs a pretty big update as well. You should really only be running 10 or less of each basic for a dual colored deck, though not as important for three and up decks. But, you have quite a few double-symbol costs that your cost reduction can't affect.Fixing lands Coastal Tower, Meandering River, Evolving Wilds, Terramorphic Expanse, Azorius Guildgate, Sejiri Refuge, Tranquil Cove, Prairie Stream, Exotic Orchard.
Hope this helps! :)
1 week ago
Hey do excuse the Necro but it'd be cool to bounce ideas off you as I have a similar construct (Tasigur elves).
Thousand-Year Elixir seems like it has a slot, as with Aphetto Alchemist. Wirewood Channeler is a must add as its the best scales off elves dork ever printed, high cmc but different colored mana nonetheless. Paradox Engine also works wonders, especially with 7+ mana in dorks.
My finisher is a massive Villainous Wealth because even without combo the elves can have it cast for 10+ in X.
I do like your curve a bit more than mine, it seems your presence would be felt more from t1 which is very necessary at competitive. Mine is more kitchen table centric
1 week ago
Hey, Thought I would comment back. Thanks for the upvote on budget list.
As for this deck, unfortunately I don't have to much time to really think about it, but I'll give you my preliminary thoughts:
Cards I would consider trading out.
You have a lot of untap effects for how little your things can tap. (Maybe I am missing something). If I am missing something. then I would Thousand-Year Elixir. If I am not. I would add tap effects that synergize with artifacts Arcum Dagsson, Master Transmuter, Muzzio, Visionary Architect) (I am sure you probably knew about them, but thought I would mention just in case)
If you want to stay glass cannon combo then my next suggestion will be meh. But Caltrops Is a great way to deter early game aggro. Especially if your meta catches on how combo heavy you are.
Lastly, tutors will obviously help with consistency. I know some people (myself included), don't like to include them if they can, so that may be the reason why they aren't there. Trinket Mage, Fabricate, Kuldotha Forgemaster are favorites of mine to close out a game. But I totally understand not including them.
I will have to play test the deck sometime. Sorry if i missed anything obvious, I kinda rushed this review.
2 weeks ago
Hey Darrell this is Austin. I haven't really gone through what should replace what but just a list of what to take out and to add in. The cards that are going on the add list should help speed the deck up and cards that should be taken out are either to slow or just not as good as other cards that are on the add list. Now it's your deck so you do what you want, but these cards should help out a lot. Alright here we go.
Take out:1. Akki Drillmaster2. Aligned Hedron Network3. Banefire4. Faithless Looting5. Flameshadow Conjuring6. Frenzied Goblin7. Goblin Assault8. Goblin Bushwhacker9. Goblin Diplomats10. Goblin Guide11. Goblinslide12. Grenzo, Havoc Raiser13. Hellion Eruption14. Lightning Bolt15. Manabarbs16. Mizzium Mortars17. Mountain18. Mountain19. Need for Speed20. Ogre Battledriver21. Possibility Storm22. Predator Dragon23. Pyretic Ritual24. Quietus Spike25. Raid Bombardment26. Seething Song27. Smuggler's Copter28. Throne of the God-Pharaoh29. Warbreak Trumpeter30. Warstorm Surge31. Zo-Zu the Punisher
Add in:1. Breath of Fury2. Brightstone Ritual3. Caterwauling Boggart4. Cavern of Souls5. Coat of Arms6. Door of Destinies7. Goblin Chieftain8. Goblin Chirurgeon9. Goblin Lackey10. Goblin Matron11. Goblin Recruiter12. Goblin Ringleader13. Goblin War Strike14. Krenko's Command15. Mana Echoes16. Massive Raid17. Moggcatcher18. Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx19. Price of Glory20. Purphoros, God of the Forge21. Reforge the Soul22. Sensei's Divining Top23. Shared Animosity24. Shattering Spree25. Staff of Domination26. Stranglehold27. Swiftfoot Boots28. Thousand-Year Elixir29. Vandalblast30. Warren Instigator31. Wheel of Fortune
3 weeks ago
Untapping Krenko is bonkers.
1 month ago
As with all things my recommendations come out of my experience in my meta but I would recommend:
Illusionist's Bracers are another token doubling artifact that you can probably skip at this point.
Mimic Vat is also a fun card to include but situational.
I also like Heliod, God of the Sun Vigilance and a token producer. The tokens are expensive mana wise but they are repeatable.
Herald of the Host and Caller of the Pack both have some unique interactions with Rhys. The tokens created as part of the myriad trigger get exiled. If you use Rhys's ability to seperately double those tokens. The second set of tokens do not get exiled at end of turn/combat.
Removal: I really do not see anything capable of dealing with graveyards or lands. I would recommend something like Tormod's Crypt or Rest in Peace for the one and something like Ghost Quarter for the second. These are both really meta dependent. My meta has tons of graveyard decks. Meren, Glissa, and gitrog are weekly decks. Land removal you generally don't need but there are some utility lands that it pays to destroy Glacial Chasm for example. There is also Imprisoned in the Moon which can wreck a commander's night. Removal recommendations are always meta dependent. So YMMV.
I would also look into adding something for card draw. Fecundity works well with token decks generally.
Sorry for the wall of text.
1 month ago
Cool deck I like it a lot. Got me thinking...got some ideas.. Emeria Shepherd & Nim Deathmantle for more uses of your ball lightning cards. Conjurer's Closet can help you keep your stolen dudes around to use more before nuking them. Twilight Shepherd, True Conviction, Dictate of Heliod, To Arms!, Thousand-Year Elixir, Magewright's Stone, Thunderblust, Impetuous Devils...I bet Phyrexian Dreadnought makes its way into non budget builds, sac it with its ETB trigger on the stack. Happy gathering!