Help with mistrorm ultimus

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Posted on June 28, 2018, 12:18 p.m. by homerwasa

I am looking for a way to win through an ensnaring bridge in mistform ultimus without bouncing it

cdkime says... #2

There is not a good way to remove Ensnaring bridge without bouncing it. Other types of removal are outside the jurisdicion of Blue. You will likely need to stick with bounce spells. If Ensnaring Bridge is particularly problematic in your meta, consider running Isochron Scepter with a bounce spell for reusable removal.

Is there a reason you do not want to use Bounce?

June 28, 2018 12:31 p.m.

homerwasa says... #3

No I want to find a way to kill them with it still on the field bounce is so boring. BTW this is a fairly casual deck

June 28, 2018 12:39 p.m.

cdkime says... #4

You will not find that in mono-Blue. Artifact destruction is Red, White, and Green. Blue has lots of synergy with fetching/casting Artifact, but not removing them.

June 28, 2018 12:43 p.m.

DrukenReaps says... #5

You could steal it but otherwise cdkime is correct. Memnarch, Master Thief, Shrewd Negotiation, Steal Artifact, etc.

Please note that this isn't a strategy that I'm overly familiar with so these may not be the best options.

June 28, 2018 12:52 p.m.

homerwasa says... #6

What I am looking for is more things like Hermetic Study

June 28, 2018 1 p.m.

homerwasa says... #7

Psionic Gift, Surestrike Tridentand Viridian Longbow is what I have found so far

June 28, 2018 1:10 p.m.

cdkime says... #8

Now that I have a bit more time to run some Gatherer searches, here's what you can do:

There are some colourless cards that could remove Ensnaring Bridge - Lux Cannon, Spine of Ish Sah, Universal Solvent, and Unstable Obelisk. There are some colourless cards that can exile Ensnaring Bridge - Amulet of Unmaking, Karn Liberated, Scour from Existence, and Ulamog, the Ceaseless Hunger. You could probably find some colourless wrath cards that are a bit less discerning in what they destroy/exile.

As you can see, these cards come with a huge drawback--the cost to play. It seems Wizards has decided is how much colourless removal should cost. It makes sense--after all, colourless cards are a bit more friendly on your manabase.

I would highly recommend using removal over the other items you've suggested. Blue is not a good colour for direct damage, and cards like Psionic Gift are worthless outside of an infinite combo.

Also of note, DrukenReaps's suggestion of stealing the Ensnaring Bridge will not help, as the effect is mutual. You would need another card that would allow you to sacrifice the artifact once you've gained control of it.

June 28, 2018 2:42 p.m.

DrukenReaps says... #9

Well that is my bad for not reading the card before commenting... Thought I remembered it correctly, guess not.

June 28, 2018 2:46 p.m.

Thorbogl says... #10

Do they run discard outlets? If not, let them draw.

Blue Sun's Zenith, Braingeyser, Overflowing Insight , Stroke of Genius, Magus of the Jar, Minds Aglow and Prosperity.

However, if they do, you might have to counter it maybe?

June 29, 2018 9:24 a.m.

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