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I was also thinking about running a single copy of Torrential Gearhulk in the mainboard until I can afford two copies of Snapcaster Mage. What do you all think? And if I were to run Gearhulk, what should I swap out?
February 20, 2018 11:57 p.m.
Burn is one of the worst match ups against this deck. That being said, Leyline of Sanctity would be a better sideboard card, Kor Firewalker is just a place holder. I could run two Leylines and an additional Celestial Purge in place of the cards you mentioned, or an additional Detention Sphere, but I'm a bit wary of sideboarding 3 Timely Reinforcements because I also generally run 4 Supreme Verdict in the second match up against aggro decks and those two cards don't synergize well.
February 20, 2018 10:39 p.m.
I guess you could cast Akroma with Aether Vial, but I still don't think she's a good choice for this deck. I'd run Elspeth.
February 20, 2018 6:36 p.m.
Your land base needs some work, I'm assuming you're on a budget which is why you're not running Celestial Colonnade, but Hallowed Fountain and Flooded Strand would be great in your mana pool, and Glacial Fortress is super cheap so there's no reason you shouldn't be running that over a second-rate dual land like Port Town. Also unless I'm missing something there's no way for you to cast Akroma, Angel of Fury, and even if there was that card is meant for the sideboard. If you want a big scary win condition white has some awesome planeswalkers. Elspeth, Sun's Champion and Gideon, Ally of Zendikar would be fantastic in this deck.
February 20, 2018 6:34 p.m.
I think running Ghost Quarter and/or Field of Ruin would be fine in this deck since its mono colored. You could also thin out your deck with fetch lands, but I'm not thinking of much in pure white that allows you to draw other than creatures already mentioned like Thraben Inspector and Wall of Omens but they're kinda slow.
February 20, 2018 6:25 p.m.
Thanks for the feedback everyone! I made some adjustments and altered the deck description, let me know what you think!
February 20, 2018 6:14 p.m.
Hey everyone! This is my build of U/W Control I've been working on for awhile and would love some feedback on. Check out the description in the link! Thank you! :) Gideon U/W Control
February 20, 2018 6:12 p.m.
You really should be running fetch lands in this deck. Scalding Tarn would be ideal but if its too expensive something like Polluted Delta or Flooded Strand would be ok too. Grim Lavamancer would be great in this deck too.
February 19, 2018 9:14 a.m.
February 16, 2018 5:08 p.m.
Tolaria West isn't helpful unless you have something to search for with it, which you don't. You really don't want any lands coming in tapped that aren't creature lands.
February 16, 2018 5:06 p.m.
February 16, 2018 3:07 p.m.
Also Tasigur, the Golden Fang is fantastic in B/U Control.
February 16, 2018 1:36 p.m.
Also if you go with the fetches (which you should if you can afford it)) definitely switch out two basics for two Watery Grave.
February 16, 2018 1:35 p.m.
Good start, but it needs some work. Despise and Duress are not great, you should be running Inquisition of Kozilek and Thoughtseize. I'd run a full playset of Polluted Delta in here if you can afford it. You have way too many basics. Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth should be a two of, especially if you're running Lashwrithe. Ancestral Vision should be Search for Azcanta Flip. Rune Snag is not great either, consider a split between Mana Leak, Logic Knot, Remand, and/or Spell Snare. There's way too many creatures in here, I'd cut down to like 6 creatures and throw in some removal and more counterspells. More Dismember, Fatal Push as a 4 of, and at least two Damnation. Also, Jace Beleren doesn't really fit in this deck. I'd do another Ashiok or a Liliana, like Liliana of the Veil or Liliana Vess.
February 16, 2018 1:33 p.m.
Jace, the Mind Sculptor is also a 200 dollar card which is going to be reprinted soon, and it costs 4 mana.
February 15, 2018 3:01 a.m.
February 13, 2018 12:43 a.m.
Alright, so I am giving you feedback based on the cards I know you have in paper, your budget, and your expressed desire to move away from aggro and into a more spell-based deck. The best version of your build right now is B/G Midrange, but since you don't have $1500 we'll have to make some adjustments.
Midrange runs more lands and less creatures than you have. 2 Hissing Quagmire is good, I know you have those so you can slot those right away. You won't be able to afford Verdant Catacombs so you could run Evolving Wilds instead like you are but I'd stick with two, you don't want too many lands that come in tapped. Look into running 4x Blooming Marsh and 2x Overgrown Tomb along with 4x Field of Ruin. Everything else can be a basic land, you'll want to run 2 or 3 more Swamps than Forests though and want 22-23 lands. Also, for budget 4x Llanowar Wastes and 2x Temple of Malady are ok, much better than running a bunch of basics. Most competitive decks run somewhere between 6-8 basics. My advice though is you don't want more than 4 lands in your deck coming in tapped, and 2 of those slots are already taken by Hissing Quagmire.
I know you have a lot of Doomblade, that's fine but I wouldn't run more than two and you should look into maxing out your playset of Fatal Push along with 2-3 Abrupt Decay and 2-3 Dismember. You can run 4x Rancor in Aggro but in midrange you only want 2x max. 3x Vampire Nighthawk is fine, other than that look into Tireless Tracker, Scavenging Ooze, Eternal Witness, and Mindslicer. Deadly Recluse is ok, the rest of your creatures don't really fit in midrange but if you want to go for a more aggro build with more Rancor and more creatures Swordwise Centaur and Kalonian Tusker are pretty good. You gotta decide if you want midrange or aggro though and stick with it. I will say that building aggro on a budget is easier. If you do decide to go the aggro route, you're running a lot of subpar enchantments and bulk ups. Look into Vines of Vastwood, its super cheap and amazing in any Green aggro build.
Also, 4x Duress is good but look into Inquisition of Kozilek as well. You could even run a combo of the two, like 2x Duress and 4x Inquisition of Kozilek or something. For now put in your full playset of Duress.
February 13, 2018 12:37 a.m.
February 12, 2018 9:34 a.m.
That last comment refers to my Mono Red build btw, not this one.
February 12, 2018 9:33 a.m.
I actually am considering running Thunderous Wrath alongside Magma Jet to set myself up for a Miracle draw. Hellspark Elemental is interesting, Spark Elemental seems like a great first or second turn draw but other than that its kind of just a Lightning Bolt that can be blocked by creatures right?
February 12, 2018 9:32 a.m.
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