Daze is a great counterspell for surprising people early game...
if zur gets tucked Story Circle can buy you the time you need to draw a Vampiric Tutor or Demonic Tutor to get zur back in your hand. also consider Pariah it'll buy you at least one turn possibly a lot more if you can get it on something big or indestructible.
also i know its kind of a douche thing to do but land wiping can buy you time too (especially if you stockpile some in your hand first). Armageddon /Catastrophe . is almost an auto-win if you have board dominance before land wiping.
i'd cut some creatures maybe but definitely cut Venser, the Sojourner . as far as i can tell he has no immediate purpose as you don't really have any permanents with etb's to abuse...
check out my build Zur's Perfection for ideas and maybe comment/upvote while you're there? i would'nt mind some feedback too thx!
I am definitely thinking the land destruction route might be best. It's that or bring in some Stax elements. Thanks for the feedback, I'll check out your deck for sure.
I've made some updates to the deck, please provide any suggestions you may have. Right now the plan is drop Zur -> Diplomatic Immunity -> Back to the Basics -> Greater auramancy -> Copy Enchantment (greater auramancy) ->flickerform -> with a possible winter orb or arcane lab in there. The goal is to lock the board out while zur hunts and pulls out what he needs.
Zielle47, thanks thats an awesome suggestion. i wouldnt be able to Zur fetch the Erayo, Soratami Ascendant but if i could tutor for it or find it it'd be a game winner.
No see that's the beauty of it, you can, the enchantment side of Erayo technically costs 0 so you can fetch it out via Zur as the card exists in both states while in your library.
Thanks mattness i had totally forgotten about that card, it's definitely going in as an alternate win/ win more