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When Torrential Gearhulk enters the battlefield, you may cast target instant card from your graveyard without paying its mana cost. If that card would be put into your graveyard this turn, exile it instead.
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Torrential Gearhulk Discussion
6 hours ago
You might want to add in those 2 Torrential Gearhulk's from the sideboard into the mainboard as another win condition too!
14 hours ago
I'm running a similar U/R control deck. I tried out Baral, Chief of Compliance and found him not nearly as much fun/useful as a couple Thing in the Ice Flip. I will, however, be running one mainboard Baral's Expertise for the lulz.
I'd switch around the number of Fatal Push and Grasp of Darkness in your mainboard. With the current B/G value creature decks floating around, 4 Fatal Push seems bonkers and doesn't care how many counters they drop on things.
I ended up with 3 Dynavolt Tower main to improve reliability of getting extra burn and removal on the field. Its super important to be able to deal 3 damage to creatures to keep yourself stabilized until you can Torrential Gearhulk to smash face and hopefully Glimmer of Genius to restock your hand.
Don't forget about Unsubstantiate, Jace, Unraveler of Secrets and Dispel for your sideboard. They are super useful when your opponent least expects it. Unsubstantiate let's you get a second shot at negating a Gideon, Ally of Zendikar when it uses its +1 to attack you. I've had this work many times and feels good man.
I think that having 4x Aether Hub would smooth out your mana quite a bit and at least give you something to do with the Glimmer of Genius energy that you hope to be generating. Dropping 2x Choked Estuary is probably best if you want to swap out this way as the Sunken Hollow will come into play untapped after turn 3, but the Choked Estuary will be a tapped land in the late game.
Izzit Awry? is what I'm trying to play nowadays, see if there's things in it you might find useful
14 hours ago
Dropped to 25 lands, to fit an extra Dynavolt Tower. 3 seems to be about the right number to get it cranking out damage.
Going to play 1 Baral's Expertise on Friday for the lulz. Its 5 mana and its a sorcery that can't be hit with Torrential Gearhulk, but it sure does look fun to reset the board when you get into trouble.
1 day ago
If it's the guy I'm thinking of, to give him his due, it's SBMTG (Strictly Better). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0AxtapG6Ps0
If you're looking to go WAY out of the budget category... a playset of Torrential Gearhulk is a must in most competitive control decks.
If you want to stay with the improvise theme (which I don't think is a bad idea), I would be maindecking Glimmer of Genius (so good for control. Need that card advantage), and adding Hope of Ghirapur and maybe Inventor's Goggles . Hope is another mini-counter... and the Goggs can help improvise out Bastion Inventor, then equip to him for free.
Just some quick ideas. Hope they help.
1 day ago
Your deck is based around Baral, Chief of Compliance and needs to turn 4x of him to count for removal and consistency. It would also allow you to have a clear dump for Geier Reach Sanitarium if your opponent can't remove baral, so I'd drop 2x Aether Meltdown for 2x Baral, Chief of Compliance .
I'd replace 3x Compelling Deterrence with 2x Unsubstantiate and a Jace, Unraveler of Secrets since you'd be able to remove spells while they were on the stack as well as creatures on the field, possibly allowing you to return your own Torrential Gearhulk to then flash in the gearhulk on the field to use a counter spell or draw spell in your graveyard, and Jace is great mainboard. You also don't have a zombie to activate its other effect, making it worse. You can sideboard these, however.
I don't think any of your enchantments should go in this deck as they don't do enough for what they cost as opposed to other cards.. I'd replace 3x Trail of Evidence with 3x Anticipate . 2x Mechanized Production should be dropped for 2x Thing in the Ice Flip, and 1x Torrential Gearhulk should be dropped for a thing in the ice.
Thing in the ice will flip, returning the gearhulks to your hand, allowing to use them more than just the once.
We can gut the sideboard of counter spells that aren't going to change the game and spells you can use to change the game depending on how you're doing. This would leave you with 2x Ceremonious Rejection ,2x Compelling Deterrence , 1x Disallow , 3x Dispel , 1x Jace, Unraveler of Secrets , 2x Rise from the Tides , 2x Sphinx of the Final Word , 2x Summary Dismissal .
The total changes would look like this.
-2 Aether Meltdown Mainboard-2 Mechanized Production Mainboard-3 Compelling Deterrence Mainboard+3 Anticipate Mainboard-3 Trail of Evidence Mainboard-1 Engulf the Shore Mainboard+3 Unsubstantiate Mainboard+1 Jace, Unraveler of Secrets Mainboard-1 Torrential Gearhulk Mainboard+3 Thing in the Ice Flip Mainboard+2 Baral, Chief of Compliance Mainboard+1 Crush of Tentacles Mainboard+2 Compelling Deterrence Sideboard+1 Sphinx of the Final Word Sideboard+3 Dispel Sideboard-1 Negate Sideboard+2 Rise from the Tides Sideboard-1 Horribly Awry Sideboard-1 Westvale Abbey Maybeboard-1 Rise from the Tides Maybeboard-1 Thing in the Ice Maybeboard
What do you think?
1 day ago
Hmm, i think the turtles are underwhelming for utility. You can handle Baral, Chief of Compliance in your budget to fit in to get your Startled Awake Flip discounted. Problem with aggro decks? Filigree Familiar will block for you, gain life and draw cards...also its very good with Engulf the Shore. Crush of Tentacles is always an option and its easy to cast for you.
1 day ago
usurphling, yeah I don't think I'm putting in $20-$25 per Torrential Gearhulk at this point. Maybe after I come up with another 1 or 2 decks I want to use them in, then I can justify the expense. I like this build a lot for only about $50 though. Thanks again! What do you think about the Turtles? LOL!
1 day ago
Aethertide Whale is a very good source of energy counters for it has evasion. hehe I use that in my esper control hedron alignment deck as a sideboard against midrange.
Diabolic Tutor will help you find the piece/s to win but it doesnt help you to win. instead, it will delay you for a turn that can cost you a game or even a round. Trust me, I had it one before on my deck and it costed me a lot for a game. Ill stick to the cards that you have and play a grinding game.
What i mean on recasting Manic Scribe is you cast Engulf the Shore with manic scribes, return those in your hand and cast it again...or you can do Baral's Expertise, bounce manic scribe and recast it again for free. With Torrential Gearhulk, you can cast Engulf the Shore again (assuming you just used one of them), bounce the gearhulk and recast the gearhulk again targeting another instant spell. Also, engulf the shore is very good against that pesky Scrapheap Scrounger and any midrange decks for it will reset their board and they will readjust using their limited source of mana.