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|Eldritch Moon (EMN)||Common|
|Scars of Mirrodin (SOM)||Common|
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Counter target spell that targets a permanent you control.
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Turn Aside Discussion
3 weeks ago
Maybe try dropping diplomatic immunity for instant speed protection, as immunity prevents your win con. Turn Aside is my favorite competitor.
You can play infect creatures for the same kind of effect as the serpent and Freed from the Real for another Ink.
1 month ago
You're right, most of those creature cards came from an earlier iteration of the deck that was more creature intensive, those cards are broken with Muldotha, but belong in a devoted creature deck.
Ancestral Knowledge also seems broken.
Shaggy, I like Constant Mists and you're right about needing more to protect my enchantments, so I'm adding Decree of Silence rather than Turn Aside b/c I can cycle it early, then bring it back out with my commander repeatedly.
Also adding Thassa, as I feel as though I need a finisher, and she seems really strong while also supporting the enchantment plan.
1 month ago
This is pretty neat, I like the Lich + Second Chance set up! Definitely consider Turn Aside, so you won't just lose the game from some removal. I don't know how I feel about the flash enablers; they seem kind of random when you could just lock down with your enchantments.
Elephant Grass pairs well with Darkest Hour. Also, since you're not going for the beat down, try out Fog, Darkness, and Constant Mists. Then you could just play those lands back each turn from Constant Mists.
2 months ago
Sinkies Thank you for your comment!
Actually because of the powerlevel of my playgroup I won't be able to take out the infinite combos if I want to stand a chance to win.
About your deck: You probably want most of the filter lands and pay lands, since you will want to cast some Eldrazis and they give colorless and fixing, maybe also things like Desolate Lighthouse!
Panharmonicon will help you to reuse the ETB effects of your big creatures (with Panharmonicon and Riku of Two Reflections in the battlefield something like Thought-Knot Seer can trigger 6 times, leaving 2 tokens). You might want to check out (if you don't already know them) Triumph of the Hordes and Guided Passage which can be a lot of fun if someone is willing to give you what you need!!!
About counters to protect your creatures i'd recommend things like Pyroblast for the enemmy counters and Cyclonic Rift's, Turn Aside and Intervene for the one target removals and Warping Wail for most areas and some flexibility. Also look for some ramp you can duplicate with Riku of Two Reflections, maybe Yavimaya Elder or Sakura-Tribe Elder.
Hope I was of any help, and good luck with your deck!! Will love to see it finished
2 months ago
I read through it all, been through a somewhat similar situations. I am a mono blue player myself, I LOVE talrand, he's one of my favorite decks but my playgroup won't let me use him because of salt :) I see your deck is budget so I'll keep that in mind with my suggestions. That being said, I think you should add most of the following...
Impulse - Card selection
Memory Lapse - hard counter, messes their draw, and EVIL with another card you should add...
Isochron Scepter - Value with any counterspell or draw spell instant speed at CMC 2 or lower
Swan Song - Wide range of counters for 1 mana, you make a draw so their bird is negligent
Twincast - extremely versatile. I use it in my deck because I like to copy extra turns but you can find some good use as well
Gitaxian Probe - Look at opponent's hand for free, get a free drake and understand what to counter and what not to
Future Sight - AMAZING VALUE! 100% add. So what if they know you are drawing a counterspell, its talrand!
Kindred Discovery - Naming drakes, DRAW ALL THE CARDS!! - replaces ur sphinx that draws u cards when flying creatures attack
Overburden - Messes with creature heavy decks (doesn't interact with your tokens ETB). As such, you should take out creatures in your deck (regardless as to whether or not you add this card)
Disdainful Stroke - Another counter options
Turn Aside - Can replace ur 1 drop creature that does the same thing
If you want other non budget ideas, questions on what to remove or just some inspiration, check out my deck Tisk Tisk Talrand
2 months ago
After few games I noticed this deck needs more death-touch than infect.
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