Basically a deck that tries to win by using powerful Enters the Battlefield abilities which are abused with Venser, Cloudshift, and Ghostly Flicker.
Reveillark can keep bringing back most of my deck
Stonehorn Dignitary can lock them out of attack phases. And the effect stacks. So, if you play it from hand then blink it in one turn your opponent misses two attack phases.
Captain of the Watch doesn't even have to be explained... .so many soldiers to be made unblockable by Venser.
There are lots of other awesome combos which is why i like this deck. I'M SURE IT CAN BE IMPROVED tho, so let me know what you think! Thanks!
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Okay, thanks. I see the weakness in Precursor and Master Splicer is probably better, and for less mana! Are there other changes you might make if this were your deck?
Yeah, I think it should be a sideboard card in case I face a deck with lots of flyers. The reason I don't have it in there is because it probably can't be brought back with Reveillark and Master Splicer can. And Master Splicer is for less mana while synergizing well with Blade Splicer . I agree that it could be incredibly powerful in this and I will definitely test it tho. It's a really good idea. In late game it could become huge! Especially if I get the Stonehorn Combo going! Haha, hm, the more I think about this, the better it gets. Playtesting required I guess. Thanks for the helpful input!
I agree with Krotash. Sun titan costs only one more mana, it has n ENTERS THE BATTLEFIELD (hint, hint) trigger, and its target can include blade splicer, Fiend Hunter, or Wall of Omens. Also, no Captain of the Watch ? It makes three tokens when it etb, and it makes them 2/2's.
Yeah, I've been playtesting with Wing Splicer and it is definitely better because it adds evasion and because this deck is vulnerable to flying. I just have to change it on here. Hmm, the Sun Titan and Reveillark choice is a tough one. I like Reveillark because I get TWO creatures back but that only happens when it leaves the battlefield. It is ridiculously good sometimes. Also, it's flying, which is nice. Sun Titan is good cause it's an ETB effect and a big bro. What combination of Sun Titan and Reveillark would you guys play? And YES PLEASE on Captain of the Watch , I just didn't know I was able to add it yet! Ooo that's nice
Ok, back to this deck. One thing you ought to consider when chosing between Sun Titan or Reveillark is: Reveillark may bring back several of your creatures, Sun Titan can't, since only a few of them are low CMC.
BUT: Sun Titan doesn't need to blink to get his effect. Also, Sun Titan returns target PERMANENT.
Also Contagion Engine doesn't appeal to me, since you don't have any counter creators besides Contagion itself. I'd replace it for Ratchet Bomb s or something else that let's you wipe conditional boards. Remember that with this deck you can rework your tokens in with blinking, while your opponent may find it harder to do.
At the end, I'd do the following changes:
And this one:
Wow, thanks for the awesome feedback Sveniac!
Good thoughts on Contagion Engine . Good thing about it though is that it can be re-used as a one sided board wipe. I see the argument for Ratchet Bomb however and it is equally if not more appealing. Especially in Aggro situtations coming off the sideboard. Ratchet Bomb is for sure better in that situation.
I really like the maindeck alterations you've made. Getting rid of four 5 mana things for four 2 or 3 mana things is always going to be positive. The ONLY downside I see is that breakup of a potential card:Conjurer's Closet + Stonehorn Dignitary combo. But I guess when you have so many blinking instants then you could essentially re-create that combo.
If you ever need a look at any of your decks let me know and I'll provide some feedback for you!
I decided on one Snapcaster Mage because it combos well with Venser. I can have it re-enter and give a Ghostly Flicker flashback. Which i can then use on Stonehorn AND another creature. Plus, if I were to cast a Snapcaster on a Cloudshift , I may as well just have Ghostly Flicker instead
I used it for a while but I've found the 5 mana is a bit cumbersome and adding Ghostly Flicker s in its place (as suggested by Sveniac) and it works better because you can get the same effect as Conjurer's Closet while providing instant speed.
I could see this running a few more control elements. Some main board Oblivion Ring s for sure, and maybe some Vapor Snag s and Mana Leak s. Really this deck runs on controlling an opponent until you either hit venser final or you have an overwhelming board presence.
I could see myself sideboarding mana leak, but the main control element is Stonehorn Dignitary . 90% of decks will try to attack to get rid of my life and if they can't attack who really cares if they have a flipped delver with two swords of war an peace on it?
An important thing to note is that Stonehorn's ability stacks. So that means if I cast it, and then Cloudshift it, then they miss two attack phases. I've had it before where I've forced someone to miss 4 phases on one turn! With all that time I can get enough creatures out and a Venser to make them all unblockable