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Vraska's Contempt Discussion
7 hours ago
liljramos88, Enhanced Surveillance is by far the best card in the deck. I couldn't imagine the deck with any less than 4. The only problem I have is it extends my turns a little bit when deciding what order to place cards. Vraska's Contempt might end up as a sideboard card as a replacement for Unexplained Disappearance
7 hours ago
Really love the Deck I am am working on Two different Surveil Decks. How is Enhanced Surveillance working for u I think 4 may be a bit much with all the Surveil. I know walk the plank is only two Mana but have you considered Vraska's Contempt.
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15 hours ago
Sidebrowns I get what you are saying and I dont mind your opinion!
Rekindling Phoenix is a good card, and yes you dont just put good cards together in a magic deck just because of their powerlevel (you could argue that since this deck is more midrangey, its fine to just play good cards). However the Phoenix is an aggressive and evasive red creature that swings for 4 in the air, and can be a hasty threat (Path of Mettle Flip flip). It works really well against other red decks as we saw in the RB Vehicles era we are moving out of this rotation. Being a flying creature lets us be able to threaten planeswalkers in the air, and with an Aurelia pump it swings for a big chunck. It trades well with other midrange creatures, and forces the opponent to either use an expensive removal spell Vraska's Contempt or Ixalan's Binding which is just a straight 1 for 1, or block losing a creature, and using a destroy removal spell which gives you card advantage.
Besides it fills a hole in the curve. Out of all the different 4 drops in the format, this is the best of the bunch. If you are playing an aggressive aggro/midrange beatdown deck I would always consider playing it. If you want to be more aggressive you could cut, but that would be the same case as for Lyra. I'm trying to build a midrange beatdown deck, and it might be that I'm completely wrong in a month time, but I'm going to stick to the big birdy.
It's not just because it's good, it's versatile.
1 day ago
I like that you just splash the green for Knight of Autumn and Assassin's Trophy. Knight of Autumn seems like it will be a great addition to knights. I dont think you can go hard into green for Steel Leaf Champion as Pabs4444 suggests. Even with shock lands History of Benalia 2 white cost tends to compete with it (especially in 3 color decks).I do agree with Pabs4444 that Vraska, Golgari Queen might not be at home in this deck. Wihout Ajani along side her she will just end up hurting your board state to try and draw some cards (which will probably be of equal power to what you already have out or a land). Her ability seems too costly and better at home in token decks or ones with dedicated graveyard mechanics. I'd rather run 3 Ajani, or maybe even a Karn, Scion of Urza instead. Or you could put 1 of your Vraska's Contempt mainboard. I find that I tend to always side in 1 or 2 Vraska's Contempt in most match ups anyways so I started main boarding more. Lyra Dawnbringer might be another card to consider in the sideboard. The lifegain can shutdown red if they haven't saved an answer for her and is a pain for green to deal with as well.
I don't know how good Paladin of Atonement will be without Shefet Dunes and Ifnir Deadlands to help it. I do think Midnight Reaper will prove to be an amazing card and should be considered for a full playset.
2 days ago
This deck looks very confused as to what it's trying to do.
Grixis Midrange actually does look good in GRN standard. Your deck, however, is playing quite a few cards that are of relatively low quality. If you want to play midrange, I would run some number of the following cards:
Counterspells: 3-4xSinister Sabotage, plus 2-4x Counterspells that cost 2 mana (Essence Scatter or Syncopate). Ionize is probably a sideboard card against control to get some extra damage in and defend your threats/stop theirs.
Threats: Some combination of Nicol Bolas, the Ravager Flip, Angrath, the Flame-Chained, Ral, Izzet Viceroy, and Niv-Mizzet, Parun. Don't go too heavy on any given number of these since they're all legendary. With all the heavy creature removal in the format Doom Whisperer is probably a sideboard card vs aggro. Probably 7-9 slots total for some combination of these cards.
Lands: 24, no more. Don't go 26 like you are now.
If midrange is what you want, I recommend building some variation on that for a standard gauntlet or on an online site like untap.in and giving it a test run. Otherwise, I can't help you too much. Hope this was useful!
2 days ago
If I were to make change and try to fine tune it a little bit, it would go as follows.
-3 Merfolk Branchwalker +2 Vine Mare -3 Scrapheap Scrounger +1 Vraska, Relic Seeker +1 Carnage Tyrant +1 Liliana, Death's Majesty -1 Skysovereign, Consul Flagship +1 Vivien Reid -2 Blossoming Defense +2 Vraska's Contempt
The planeswalkers abilities are so versatile, resolving one can really give you an edge or help you come back from the brink of death. A few of the weaker/frail creatures were removed for some more solid ones that are more difficult to remove once the resolve. This is just my 2cents. Check out my most recent deck Jodah Rules, its a 5 color MTGArena deck that has preformed swimmingly.
2 days ago
Thanks for your suggestions, i did actually run those cards you mentioned and Vraska's Contempt will definetly have a place in my sideboard. In the main I'm currently testing Discovery / Dispersal as Dispersal can also bypass Hexproov while also being a cantrip with surveil if i dont need the removal. However i have to see how reliable dispersal ends up to be so i might replace it with vraskas contempt in the main.
Enhanced Surveillance was to often a do-nothing card for me, as the only situatian where i might really need it, is when i'm close to milling myself, couse the graveyard reshuffle always felt a bit too random to me to be of good use and the range extension for surveil always came at the cost of a card that did nothing else and i often whished that i would have drawn a surveil trigger or a removal-spell instead.
3 days ago
Really Like the deck I am running something a bit similar but I focus on Flying creatures. Anyways I would consider some better removal Cast Down and Vraska's Contempt I know that they don’t have Surveil but I think is something to consider. I would also consider Enhance Surveillance to basically restart the deck.
Hey check out my deck Airborne Surveillance (Dimir Flyers)