Best cards to be added to a zur deck?

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Posted on July 29, 2019, 12:03 a.m. by Nasser_inside1

I’m on the lookout for really good cards to be added to my zur deck. Any recommendations?

enpc says... #2

Depends on the kind of Zur deck you want to play. Are you going for combo or Voltron beats?

July 29, 2019 12:06 a.m.

dbpunk says... #3

Any of the Seal of Doom and Seal of Removal are great, especially if you run them with Silent Sentinel or Treasury Thrull

July 29, 2019 12:15 a.m.

multimedia says... #4

Depending on the budget of your deck here's some card suggestions.

Expensive: Necropotence , Rhystic Study , Grasp of Fate

Semi-budget: Mystic Remora , Estrid's Invocation , Aura of Silence

Budget: Diplomatic Immunity , Steel of the Godhead , Shielded by Faith

If you can afford to add all these cards then that's great. They're all good for really for any strategy you choose with Zur.

July 29, 2019 12:22 a.m.

Nasser_inside1 says... #5

Control voltron enpc

July 29, 2019 3:33 a.m.

Nasser_inside1 says... #6

I’m wanting cards that make your opponents regret my existence

July 29, 2019 3:46 a.m.

smackjack says... #7

Well then Stasis is pretty fun (for you). Add Ral Zarek for extra effect. Then build a basic heavy mana base and add Blood Moon and Back to Basics :)

July 29, 2019 5:56 a.m.

Nasser_inside1 says... #8

Red? What? Zur is not red

July 29, 2019 5:58 a.m.

SynergyBuild says... #9

All required enchantments for control-voltron:

Mystic Remora , Rhystic Study , Necropotence , Solitary Confinement , Verity Circle , Counterbalance (requires Sensei's Divining Top in deck), Rest in Peace , and Grasp of Fate

Wincons: Helm of Obedience + RIP, Empyrial Armor , Steel of the Godhead / Cartouche of Ambition (Your choice)

Possible enchantment: Arcane Laboratory (slightly better than Rule of Law , unless Pyroblast / Red Elemental Blast are played often), Aura of Silence , Imprisoned in the Moon , all dependent on metagame.

Otherwise, run a lot of 2cmc or less mana rocks, the best 0-2 cmc interaction, some hate, lands, etc. and win.

July 29, 2019 9:23 a.m.

multimedia says... #10

You don't have to go overboard on the Voltron strategy if you don't want to, you could instead play a simple, but effective 4-5 auras to enchant Zur:

Zur's ability to get and choose from lots of enchantments is great for a control toolbox:

Draw - Necropotence , Rhystic Study , Mystic Remora

Protection for you - Solitary Confinement : powerful with Necropotence; it makes sure you have cards in your hand to discard to keep the protection. Yes, any card you discard to keep Confinement will be exiled, but that's fine when you have tons of cards in your hand to choose from.

Protection for Zur - Diplomatic Immunity : when you get an aura with Zur it enters the battlefield without being cast therefore it doesn't target. Even if a creature has shroud you can enchant that creature with that aura. Shielded by Faith , Kaya's Ghostform

Lockdown - Stasis : Triclopean Sight can untap Zur, and give him vigilance, these effects are good when there's a Stasis lock.

Combo disruption - Arcane Laboratory , Rule of Law

Graveyard hate - Rest in Peace

Creature disruption - Ghostly Prison , Propaganda

Land disruption - Back to Basics : powerful land disruption if you build your manabase around basic lands. Signets and Talismans can really help if going the basic land route. Mana Breach , Overburden

Removal - Grasp of Fate , Darksteel Mutation , Imprisoned in the Moon

Reanimation - Animate Dead

July 29, 2019 10:13 a.m.

SynergyBuild says... #11

multimedia honestly, for mana disruption, I'd go for Mana Vortex , the Bitterblossom / Contamination line, or even Desolation on a budget before Overburden or Mana Breach , otherwise, I'd also recommend Necromancy for reanimation, having 'flash' is pretty good, even if you sacrifice it.

July 29, 2019 10:23 a.m.

Thanks guys!

July 29, 2019 10:31 a.m.

Last_Laugh says... #13

July 29, 2019 11:03 a.m.

I know you aren't going the combo route, but I feel it is important to mention that most of the very strongest zur decks are Doomsday builds. It may not be a bad plan to look at something like this deck to see what cards from here can improve your current plan even if you are using zur for a different strategy.

July 29, 2019 11:39 a.m.

smackjack says... #15

Oh i thought he was RWU. Thats what happens when you dont link cards ;)

August 1, 2019 1:52 a.m.

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