GabeCubed Possibly Cool Skeleton

Hello Ladies And Gentleman! The name is Gabe! I am a dude who likes Magic, Begleri, Cardistry, Kendama, and many other hobbies. I have been playing since January of 2014.

My favorite formats are Modern and Legacy. I also enjoy EDH, but nobody wants to play where I am, so I just don't play it.

This one is my first of all time, and was a fun one to say the least:

No soup for you!! Mono-blue Control

Casual GabeCubed


Make sure you all have a wonderful day(and not Joy, but instead Butterscotch Pie)!

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Said on I have Esper, ......


@volleybear Thanks for the comment! As for your question:

I think Esper is fine, regardless of Amonkhet. It seems to have little impact to Modern, so I still think it's good.

However, budget would be a bit of a concern. This is arguably cheaper than both, but I would not recommend it, as most of my brews flop. UW control is fantastic right now, so if you want a solid option, jump on that train.

April 24, 2017 6:42 p.m.

Said on Alternative costs...


The answer to that would be no. Here is the ruling from its Gatherer page -

"If you are instructed to cast a spell with overload without paying its mana cost, you cant choose to pay its overload cost instead."

So long story short, the wording of the card makes it not possible.

April 24, 2017 9:16 a.m.

Said on I have Esper, ......


@maskedgrenadier Thanks for the comment! As for it:

I wouldn't say Bone Picker is a better Delver of Secrets  Flip.

Bone Picker is best in a creature heavy build, such as Aristocrats, if you are familiar, or when creatures are consistently dying. This deck is neither. Keep in mind, Path to Exile doesn't work with it either, and counterspells don't work the same. In addition, I prefer to keep up my mana, and don't want to limit my kill spells to sorcery speed.

Delver of Secrets  Flip will always cost 1 mana, rewards me for using lots of spells (which I view as an okay thing), and is much better fit for this deck.

These styles of decks want to cast a creature, then cast the rest of my cards, whereas Bone Picker is the opposite.

Final bit, Delver decks are supposed to be very mana efficient, and a 4 mana sorcery speed card that doesn't impact the board is not worth it.

Thanks for the suggestion though!

April 20, 2017 10:44 p.m.

You should go up to 8 cantrips. 4 is way too few for a delver style deck.

Along the same lines, you need 26+ instants and sorceries with Delver of Secrets  Flip to reliably flip it.

I say get rid of the 4 drops, as 4 is too much for Delver decks. They are supposed to be mana efficient, and 4 doesn't fit.

Also, Path to Exile is a must. Like you really need it.

Your mana base also needs some work, unless budget is a concern. ETB tapped lands are really not good. Spirebluff Canal is something that's cheap, and needed, along with Hallowed Fountain.

Hope that helps!

April 20, 2017 8:20 p.m.

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Sleight of Hand also can do work for you. Anticipate isn't bad either. Cards that grab just enchantment are few and far between, so cantrips are your best bet.

April 20, 2017 5:24 p.m.

Said on Gro-bots...


Ancient Stirrings might be the card that the doctor ordered.

April 20, 2017 5:18 p.m.

I suggest more can trips, in this case more Serum Visions, and some amount of Sleight of Hand. Ancient Stirrings could help, a bit.

In addition, Disrupting Shoal (might not have enough blue) and Remand can help with more counters.

Peek will give you an idea when to combo.

Having a plan B is also a decent idea. Some big creatures, or beaters, or a second combo (like Pili-Pala and Grand Architect) are all decent ideas.

Hope that helps.

April 19, 2017 10:40 p.m.

Said on Need help for ......


Brewing is basically the process of making a deck, usually referring to the brainstorming side of it.

April 19, 2017 6:07 p.m.

Said on Need help for ......


If you like brews and such, and want info just about Modern, I suggest you check out Modern Nexus, found here.

They have metagame snapshots for every month that are extremely useful, that will give you ideas of the crazy amount of decks that are viable.

April 19, 2017 5:32 p.m.

Just so you know, both Seat of the Synod and Vault of Whispers are not Modern legal.

April 17, 2017 11:17 p.m.

Do you mean actual tokens, or token makers?

For actual tokens, the Unglued Goblin token, and for token maker, by far Brimaz, King of Oreskos.

April 15, 2017 12:08 p.m.

Said on Which Deck?...

April 6, 2017 2:47 a.m.

Said on Which Deck?...


To be honest, it depends on the meta. Grixis is always pretty decent, but nothing spectacular. At the moment, it is best to run a Grixis Death's Shadow deck, essentially switching Delver for Death's Shadow, or running both at the same time.

Depending on what that 4th color is, it might be good to go that route. Delver is never one of those tier one decks (except for a brief amount of time where Grixis Delver was on top), and doesn't have a set best version, only a best version at a time.

In my opinion, for now, the 4 color variant sounds decent, if it's in the UBRW colors. UWB Delver, UWR Delver and UB Delver are also up there for being good candidates. Basically, Path to Exile and Fatal Push are really good right now, so I'd go for that.

Delver decks still have a huge space to grow, and have several variants that can get good at certain times. While it may not be the powerhouse it is in Legacy, it is a viable deck that rewards knowledge of how the format works, and can be experimented with heavily.

TL;DR - Delver is a good candidate in any meta, as long as you have the right pieces and knowledge of what's going on. In this meta, white and black are at their best, but this will change as time goes on, and Delver decks can adapt.

Not sure if that helps, but I hope I sold you on it. If you like to brew, play control, aggro somebody out, and play a bit of protect the queen, try it out.

April 6, 2017 2:41 a.m.

I think you might want some mana dorks to ramp into your value cards. Birds of Paradise and Noble Hierarch are your best friends here.

Chord of Calling could do some work, along with Voice of Resurgence to get value off of a Eldritch Evolution sac.

Panharmonicon and Seance might be a little too expensive (mana wise) here, for a do nothing ETB spell. If you do want it, go to one copy.

Hope that helps!

April 5, 2017 11:15 p.m.

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You should consider Eternal Witness. You can get it through Collected Company, and it's an easier card to cast than All Suns' Dawn.

Courser of Kruphix, Voice of Resurgence and Selfless Spirit all of some serious work in these types of decks, too. Sin Collector is fun, if you need those types of effects.

Hope that helps!

April 5, 2017 11:08 p.m.

Said on cant beat em ......


You might want some Chalice of the Void. It's about the best card in these style of decks, as it punishes most decks that can overrun you.

Walking Ballista also does some work too in these decks, as a early removal spell and a great late game finisher.

April 5, 2017 11 p.m.

Said on Just let me ......


I suggest some amount of card draw; both Ancient Stirrings and Serum Visions could help find the combo easier.

A secondary win con could be of use, along with some removal and counter spells for protection. Stuff like Tarmogoyf (or a similar beatstick), Dismember/Beast Within and Dispel.

Cool concept, just not sure how consistent it may be. At least it's only a two card combo (well, sometimes 3).

Hope that helps!

April 5, 2017 6:29 p.m.


No soup for you!! Mono-blue Control

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