- 1x Archaeomancer
- 1x Augury Owl
- 1x Auramancer
- 1x Cloudblazer
- 1x Ephara, God of the Polis
- 1x Felidar Guardian
- 1x Flickerwisp
- 1x Galepowder Mage
- 1x Geist-Honored Monk
- 1x Glimmerpoint Stag
- 1x Karmic Guide
- 1x Knight-Captain of Eos
- 1x Knight of the White Orchid
- 1x Lavinia of the Tenth
- 1x Mentor of the Meek
- 1x Mulldrifter
- 1x Myr Battlesphere
- 1x Nevermaker
- 1x Phyrexian Metamorph
- 1x Reflector Mage
- 1x Rishadan Brigand
- 1x Solemn Simulacrum
- 1x Sun Titan
- 1x Suture Priest
- 1x Whirler Rogue
- 1x Altar of the Brood
- 1x Azorius Cluestone
- 1x Azorius Keyrune
- 1x Azorius Signet
- 1x Commander's Sphere
- 1x Darksteel Ingot
- 1x Fellwar Stone
- 1x Ichor Wellspring
- 1x Marble Diamond
- 1x Mind Stone
- 1x Sky Diamond
- 1x Sol Ring
- 1x Spine of Ish Sah
- 1x Swiftfoot Boots
- 1x Talisman of Progress
- 1x Thought Vessel
- 1x Whispersilk Cloak
- 1x Azorius Chancery
- 1x Azorius Guildgate
- 1x Command Tower
- 1x Evolving Wilds
- 1x Flood Plain
- 9x Island
- 1x Meandering River
- 13x Plains
- 1x Reliquary Tower
- 1x Rogue's Passage
- 1x Rupture Spire
- 1x Sejiri Refuge
- 1x Temple of the False God
- 1x Terramorphic Expanse
- 1x Tranquil Cove
- 1x Transguild Promenade
I play Ephara, God of the Polis as my commander and even though they are kind of different decks, there is a lot of overlap.
A few cards that are under or around $2 that I run and you might get benefit from:
Trinket Mage (you can add Seat of the Synod, Ancient Den, and maybe even Darksteel Citadel to make it worth more than just getting Sol Ring. I have Everflowing Chalice. In this deck, you may also get use from Pithing Needle. With this package, it's probably just better than Pilgrim's Eye.)
If you have Archaeomancer, you probably want Mnemonic Wall and Scrivener as well. These cards make Ghostly Flicker much better. So much so that I run also Displace and Illusionist's Stratagem as well in Ephara.
Ixidron could be interesting in this deck, especially if you add more blink effects outside of Brago.
I don't know how much I like creature auras for Brago. He's already a removal magnet (which is one of the reasons I don't play him as my commander) and I feel like you'd end up just getting two for one'd. Whispersilk Cloak might be a good alternative. You could also add stuff like Cloudshift, Momentary Blink, or maybe even Whitemane Lion to help protect Brago from removal or get additional value. Again, I haven't played this deck and don't know your meta, so this may be irrelevant.
You may want to look at making your mana rocks a turn faster so you can curve into Brago on turn three. You could run Talisman of Progress, Fellwar Stone, or Thought Vessel if you're looking to have your rocks all untap with Brago. They aren't as reliable at fixing as say Darksteel Ingot, but the speed could be worth it.
Here's a link to my Ephara deck if you're interested:
March 21, 2017 11:08 p.m.
python2048 thanks for all the great suggestions! I'll add in any of the <$2 cards that you suggested, I was at first hesitant about Karmic Guide since she's quite combo-oriented. However, I believe I do not have any of the other combo pieces that would make her go infinite.
Trinket Mage seems pretty good, I don't know how I would feel about it since Pilgrim's Eye does have more combos. I'll put it into consideration. The main reason I added it in was because I ad a foil one lying around, but it's no problem taking it out haha. Thalia's Lancers would be better if I had more legendaries, as you stated.
I think cutting all the auras would be a good idea, I'll add in Whispersilk Cloak. I completely blanked on that card and was thinking about it today haha.
I agree completely with the mana rocks, I can easily find a place for them in the deck.
As for protection for Brago, I'll consider adding more non-permanent bounce cards, but it does mean that I'll have to readjust some cards, as I enjoy lots of permanents for Mastery of the Unseen and blinking value, but it's no biggie. :)
March 21, 2017 11:23 p.m.
Reality Acid is funny with Brago and it gets around indestructible.
March 22, 2017 12:37 a.m.
Fatespinner is hilarious, but it is a tad expensive ($$-wise) for me, and I do like how on-theme Dignitary is in this deck.
Thanks for the suggestions!
March 22, 2017 11:41 a.m.
Np, if you want to browse my deck for other ideas here it is:
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It started off very budget but over time it morphed into a heavy stax/competitive deck that stalled everything. That wasn't very fun for anyone so I removed the stax elements and changed it to something that just abuses ETB effects. Stax works great but makes Brago an even bigger threat and when he's removed those elements affected me just as much. The comments section has the more budget friendlier cards I used to run. Happy building!
March 22, 2017 12:57 p.m.
Hey, I just tuned my first blink deck and I think I have a few solid suggestions keeping budget in mind:
Man-o'-War is great removal, alongside those you already have.
Linvala, the Preserver is an all star in my mardu flicker deck, if you can keep it from being removed it pays off big.
Knight of the White Orchid probably the best ramp option in white, I like Oreskos Explorer too and ultimately replaced Kor Cartographer for it in my deck since coming down on turn 2 it's much more relevant timing wise imo.
Mentor of the Meek is great for card advantage too.
Some cuts I'd consider are:Myr Battlesphere - bit too spendy.
Kor Cartographer - just too much mana imo for a 2/2, ramping from 4 to 6 the next turn doesn't seem super relevant here.
Hopefully some of that is useful to you, I like the deck a lot. Good luck!
April 10, 2017 3:08 a.m.
Linvala, the Preserver Is amazing value! I'll find a spot for her.
I haven't paid too much attention to the amount of creatures that could trigger Mentor of the Meek, but I'll consider him since I do feel as though this deck could use a bit more card draw.
Cataclysmic Gearhulk is really cool! I like the EtB, since I feel as though this deck could use a bit more boardwipes, will consider him in the 99.
I like Myr Battlesphere since while I agree it is quite spendy, as you mentioned, it does serve as a win condition by attacking with a bunch of Myr and burning your opponent for a ton of damage. Deadeye Navigator is a very powerful blink card, and I am quite hesitant to take him out. I do think Mistmeadow Witch is a tad too slow for this deck, I'll take her out for Glimmerpoint Stag. I think Call for Unity is good because when you blink creatures with counters on them, the counters disappear, so I think that giving up some speed for more synergy is fine.
Thanks for the suggestions and upvote!
April 10, 2017 10:55 a.m.
Hey I forgot to mention Whirler Rogue, think it works well here since brago needs to get through.
Also while I understand your thoughts behind Call for Unity I still think Cathars' Crusade is better, since brago allows you to choose what to exile it is entirely possible to flicker everything but tokens or one creature making multiple large creatures when needed. Also when they all enter they each create a trigger so 4 creatures entering give all of them four counters, so the counters are never really lost. On turn 5 or 6 I think you could easily give everything 4 or 5 counters and swing for lethal turn 6 or 7 in comparison to +1/+1 on turn 6, +2/+2 turn 7 etc. Anyways just my opinion.
April 11, 2017 1:53 p.m.
As for Cathars' Crusade, I think you do have a good point for it with blinking creatures, and I think if I had a creature that I was abusing its ability with Brago, the creature wouldn't have a significant amount of counters on it.
Thanks for your input and suggestions!
April 11, 2017 2:42 p.m.
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This deck is Commander / EDH legal.
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