Any thoughts on Thermo-Alchemist? Also, how has the Stormchaser Mage been performing, I've always wanted him to play a role in constructed. Other than that I think the name should be enigma burn. What are your thoughts on Shock cause if you're trying to fill you're graveyard than Galvanic Bombardment could be a better choice.
April 16, 2017 9:29 p.m.
Well, the only reason I'm running Stormchaser Mage instead of Thermo-Alchemist, is that it survives Sweltering Suns. I prefer Thermo-Alchemist, but I think surviving that wrath effect is a big enough deal to go with Stormchaser.
I like the name Enigma Burn. What about like Cryptic Enigma or something?
Thanks so much for your comment!
April 16, 2017 10:04 p.m.
OOoooo, I didn't even think about sweltering suns, that makes sense now. Also ya, I guess cat combo is something I should of thought about. Finally I like Cryptic Enigma, but I feel like it is missing something, how about something like Enigmic Control.
April 16, 2017 10:18 p.m.
Do you think it's a control deck? I think it's more of a tempo deck.
April 16, 2017 10:24 p.m.
I don't know for sure, I just wanted to see how it sounds. I think you should ponder over enigma or enigmatic something.
April 16, 2017 10:51 p.m.
Yeah I like that. I'll go for Enigma Burn right now. Thanks!
April 16, 2017 10:58 p.m.
What are you thoughts on Cryptic Serpent, theoretically it would work really well in the deck?
April 18, 2017 6:54 p.m.
RaisingCain18, funny you should mention that because I just cut Cryptic Serpent. I like the card a lot, but I felt like I didn't have enough instants and sorceries when I was running a couple. I'm not really willing to cut any of the other creatures for it either. I'll keep considering it as I playtest.
April 18, 2017 7:17 p.m.
April 18, 2017 7:59 p.m.
April 18, 2017 8:10 p.m.
i copied your deck and am testing it with thing in the ice to see how it is
April 18, 2017 8:53 p.m.
I like Collective Defiance. I might try it but usually you want to cast it for 4 or 5 mana which is somewhat difficult in a 21 land deck.
Baral, Chief of Compliance doesn't belong here because he can't beat down at all really.
April 19, 2017 6:37 p.m.
Hey! Take a look at my list ;p amon discard fuel Thanks
April 19, 2017 8:48 p.m.
How well has 3x Sweltering Suns mainboard performed for you? I've found that, while the cycling is very handy, 3 mana is a bit too steep to run more than 1 of that card.
April 20, 2017 2:16 p.m.
That's a slot that will definitely depend on the meta. In certain match-ups I will want 4, others I will want 0. As of right now, 3 seems the best. I've tested against quite a few aggro decks so that's why.
April 20, 2017 2:32 p.m.
thing it the ice is much better than stormchaser for a finisher and efficiency, also enigma drake already does stormchasers job but better
April 24, 2017 4:13 p.m.
also to add to my previous point if you already have bedlam reveler you have 10 unblockable power on the field
April 24, 2017 4:16 p.m.
So including your 5 cycle cards, you have 15 discard effects, and while you can capitalize on them with Bedlam Reveler and Enigma Drake, I think you could use a couple Drake Haven, I would put 2 in either the sideboard or mainboard.
Though I know Shock stops Copycat, I still think Galvanic Bombardment deserves a place here. I'd bring 2 Magma Spray in the main over Soul-Scar Mage as I think four-of is a bit much (to me, his main purpose is burning and early game beats, while the fliers are the combat powerhouses). You have Incendiary Flow which can stop recurring threats like Scrapheap Scrounger, but being able to deal with them at instant speed mainboard is crucial.
This should leave you enough room in the Sideboard for the set of Galvanic Bombardment if you drop the 2 remaining Visions. The extra slot can be left for the remaining Spray, or another Lightning Axe.
The last edit should be the mana base. This is a fast deck, so having five lands that always come in tapped is a bit dangerous. I'd drop the Highland Lake for Geier Reach Sanitarium for looting. And drop two each of Fumarole and Bluffs for some basics.
This all said, I love the deck and will definitely be trying it out.
April 24, 2017 4:27 p.m.
Thank you for your comments! I actually am thinking of reworking this deck a lot. The prowess aggro strategy isn't really working out too well so far in testing. I'm thinking of going with a more midrange oriented build that finishes the game with Cryptic Serpent and Enigma Drake. I'll start working on the changes now.
April 24, 2017 4:39 p.m.
I'm not sure Cryptic Serpent is worth while. Sure, he can get out on turn 3 at the earliest if you are lucky, and don't interact with your opponent at all, but he kind of just sits there without any relevant combat abilities. No trample or flying or even prowess. I don't really think he is worth his slots. You could try out Slip Through Space, but I'm not sure that would fix the issue completely. What is nice about your other creatures is their relevance late game. What was nice about Stormchaser Mage was his early threat that worked well on curve. Even when removed, his prowess paved the way for a larger Enigma Drake.
I think Chandra is worth the MB slot.
April 24, 2017 8:57 p.m.
WeWhoSaidWhat, I see what you're saying. I'be been testing this deck a lot and Stormchaser Mage and Soul-Scar Mage just seemed a little weak. I haven't done enough testing with this new version so maybe I'll revert back I'm not sure. At 6/5 he doesn't really just sit their though. 6/5 is kind of a big deal in standard right now.
I'll look into Chandra, Torch of Defiance mainboard.
Thanks for your comment!
April 24, 2017 9:28 p.m.
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This deck is not Standard legal.Highlight illegal cards
|Illegal cards||Censor, Cryptic Serpent, Drake Haven, Enigma Drake, Magma Spray, Sweltering Suns, By Force|
|Folders||Amonkhet standard ideas, Standard, Standard Aggro Shells, Standard, Standard (AKH) - Misc, Prowess, budget, You have my attention, standard possibilities, standart, See all 20|
|Top rank||#5 on 2017-04-24|