The main deck I have been using, though when Ravnica hits I do believe a lot of this deck will be rotating out :( so unless I hear they will be keeping most of my cards, my new post-rotation deck will be My take on Mill or My U/W Delver Control (post-rotation), so please leave feedback here but if ya got the time check out those decks as well, thanks :)
Finally got to my first FNM last night, played 6 rounds and went 3-3 which is not too bad in my opinion :)
2 U/W Delvers, beat the first one 2-1, but the 2nd (0-2) one I played had way too much money put into it, the guy had a full foil deck, including foil Geist of Saint Traft (4 of them) which is just crazy.
1 Mono red that I went 2-1 against, first game he pulled a (insert name of red card that is a 1/1 and has "(R)(R)(1): (insert name) deals damage equal to its power to target creature" that I can't remember haha) that just shot down my lords to then shoot down my illusions -.-
1 Mono Black that got me 0-2 due to Mortapod + Gravecrawler that I just couldn't keep up with
1 B/R that I went 1-2 against just due to the fact that I swung when I shouldn't have, leaving myself open to just enough damage to kill me -.-
1 deck I don't even remember what it is that I just took apart, it was a guy there just chillin who was playing for fun, really cool guy, but his standard deck wasn't all that good xD
So at the end of the night I finished 3-3, not top 8 but I was damn happy with it :)
As always leave helpful comments and suggestions and I'll be checking back regularly :) thanks a ton
Mind Sculpt is REALLY good with card:Jace's Phantasm, triggers it's ability SO much faster. Kinda throws off the idea of the deck but just an idea.
I know and I have seriously thought about adding them, but I honestly just don't have room for them since they aren't part of my win-con and they aren't strong enough by themselves to be another win-con, honestly I would rather pull out the phantasm's and add Delvers
Do you have a replacement for Frost Titan since he's rotating out?
Do you have a replacement for Frost Titan since he's rotating out?
I would definitely say Delver of Secrets Flip over card:Jace's Phantasm here. Since you have virtually no mill included in this deck, the Phantasm will likely never see a 5/5 version(unless you think you can kill enough stuff that fast). With 1/3 of your deck being instants/sorceries Delver is going to get you a lot more mileage and early rush than the Phantasm. Another card I would definitely look into, perhaps in place of say Redirect or Mana Leak once it rotates is Thought Scour . More card draw is great in a deck like this(or really ANY deck for that matter).
I thought of the delver after I made this deck so now I just gotta get my hands on some Delvers haha, also I just want to see what come out to replace mana leak when it rotates out, though more draw advantage is always good :)
I love how you have Frost Titan in here! He is just mean!
You have no idea haha, he is incredible just in the fact he can tap down lands! Also last night he let me tap down their only flyer to swing for 14 with 2 dragons and 2 lords out, it was just mean haha, also I feel he is WAY under-used and I really don't know why haha
I think most of the titans are sick, but I have to agree that Frost is one of the scarier ones, just in that most people don't really have an answer to him, and thanks man, I really wanted a control deck, but my problem was I didn't know what direction to take it because delver aggro controls are too expensive for me to get the cards to, and something like a solar flare I didn't have the card base for it, but I got lucky :3 a friend of mine had quit magic and he had 2 decent sized boxes full of cards, so one night headed to his house, got em, and me and 2 other friends just went to town on the boxes, as soon as I saw I had 4 Phantasmal Bear s and 4 Phantasmal Dragon s I knew what I had to do xD so I bought the lords and now I have what you see before you xD
So i have thought of what I might do with this deck if/when illusion rotate out, this is what I have, though of course ill be waiting to see what is in Ravnica :)
-4 Mana Leak
-2 Frost Titan
+3 or 4 Negate
+3 or 4 Essence Scatter
This is what I have so far, once Ravnica cards are revealed ill be taking a look at them
4 Negate is good. 2 Essence Scatter or just use Dissipate for critters. I watched Think Twice get a TON of mileage this week at my local standard tourney. I would go 3 Talrand and look into card:Talrand's Invocation. It works well on top of Talrand as well as gives you a flying critter. I played against a dude running an interesting Merfolk style control this week. Master of the Pearl Trident was huge in it. Maybe you can play this a little more aggressively, and look into those?
Quite possibly, and the only reason I'd go 3 or 4 of each would be just straight up more control haha, and I'm gonna have a lot of room to tweak once damn near all my cards rotate :( but I do like that idea and i'll definitely look into it since ill be losing a LOT of creatures (sadface)
I just thought of what to do to restore my cards, im gonna go back to U/W, however I'm going to stick with my heavy control theme and go
For my control base
The doomed traveler's would be just for turn 1 plays
I would put in some Phantasmal Image s if you have them (although they're rotating out as well in october). If you can play a Lord of the Unreal and then copy it with an Image you now have a hexproof Lord because it blankets itself with the effect even if the original Lord is removed somehow.
I would have to double image the Lord so that they would stay hexproof, but i'm not gonna spend 20-40 dollars on cards that are rotating in october, if they rotate back in I will definitely be getting them, but I doubt they will
12 counter spells is a little overkill. I wouldn't go more than 8 or 9.
Phantasmal Image is a must for Illusion decks to be good. Just such a staple.
Adding Talrand to this deck is also an interesting idea.
I run that many just because I don't have the money to put in the nicer cards, so instead of having a better battlefield, I just control theirs more haha, also I wanted Phantasmal Image soooo bad for soooo long but now I feel its too close to rotation to spend the 10 bucks a pop on him, so unless a miracle happens and illusions stay in Ravnica, he will move to the back burner so that I can work on my new My U/W Delver Control (Post-Rotation), also I really wanted/want 2 Talrands just because he is so incredible
understandable not wanting to spend that much money on the cards. to clarify the combo though, the single Phantasmal Image as a copy of Lord of the Unreal will be hexproof because the lords text doesn't specify "other" cards. So since the image becomes an illusion in addition to the other types it gets the blanket effect of hexproof and +1/+1.