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Winds of Rebuke is a strict upgrade to Disperse in this deck since it can power up Curious Homunculous and Engima Drake. That said, I'm not a fan of sticking Curious Homunculous and Thing in the Ice in the same deck. I'd suggest replacing one with more spells.
I'd also get rid of Avacyn's Judgement. You don't have any discard outlets that don't involve a mana surcharge, so you'll almost never get to cast it for value. Just go up to 4 Fiery Tempers and you'll be better off.
Finally, Kari Zev's Expertise isn't really doing anything for you here and in fact is another anti-combo with Thing in the Ice. If you're down to 1 counter, casting Expertise will trigger Thing. Cut it and add two more lands (you really want at least 24 for Control so you can cast multiple spells per turn).
May 17, 2017 9:39 a.m.
I really like the idea, but with so much mana, you might as well throw a few monsters in there as well. One or two copies of Aetherwind Basker would be a great secondary win condition. Greenbelt Rampager isn't expensive but he'd be a great energy sink. Shefet Monitor could be great ramp that also works as a huge body when you need to stabilize. Greater Sandwurm is another monster that could fit in here that you can cycle if you just need more action. Or how about Endless One? Ooo, or this could be a great deck for Ulvenwald Hydra, helping ramp you while holding down the fort.
Certainly don't include all of those, but some combination of them could really help round out the deck. My money's on a playset each of Rampager and Hydra plus a singleton copy of Basker. That would really make your opponent need their brown pants.
May 10, 2017 9:54 a.m.
Cool deck! Very synergistic, but a lot of the pieces are strong cards on their own.
That said, I really don't think it's worth splashing White just for Cast Out, especially when you already have access to Black removal. Your curve is too high anyway, so swap in 4 copies of Grasp of Darkness with 4 copies of Never / Return or Ruinous Path in the sideboard and you'll be much better off.
I'd also replace Select for Inspection with Fatal Push, Vizier of Tumbling Sands with Ruthless Sniper, and go down one Lay Claim and up one Curator of Mysteries (Lay Claim is cute, but Curator is easier to cycle and you'll also actually be able to cast it in far more games). Collective Brutality could also be a really strong option instead of Fatal Push, but it's obscenely expensive.
May 5, 2017 2:28 p.m.
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