Lame_Duck The Penniless Planeswalker
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Without fetchlands to be able to reliably search them up, a couple of basics won't significantly increase the resiliency of my mana-base to Wasteland; the deck will always present a target for them and reducing the number of dual lands in the deck will just exacerbate the risk that a Wasteland will be able to colour-screw me.
April 18, 2017 8 p.m.
It's worth a test but I doubt it. Being able to cycle away a dead conditional counter in the late game is good but the Force Spike effect is not just slightly worse than Mana Leak, it's way worse. Censor becomes dead as a counterspell so quickly, it's infinitely easier for the opponent to play around - particularly in Modern where a lot of powerful cards are very cheap to cast (Death's Shadow, Tarmogoyf, Lightning Bolt, Path to Exile etc.) - and in a deck like Delver where you're trying to pressure them enough that they don't have time to play around your conditional spells Leak plays into that strategy much better than Censor. Basically, they're as good as each other in the early game when the opponent is curving out and Censor is much better in the late game when both players have lots of extra mana to play with but Mana Leak is significantly better in the mid game when your opponent has a little bit of extra mana to use, you actively need to be disrupting what they're doing and when cycling a card for is actually kind of inefficient thing for the Delver deck to be doing with its mana.
April 18, 2017 5:28 a.m.
Why do you think I need Basics, jaiaisaiah? Yes, Striking Sliver is better than Talon Sliver and I would like to eventually include it but supporting a 4th colour would require a more expensive mana-base than I can currently afford. Bonescythe Sliver is powerful but 4 mana is a lot for this deck; what are you suggesting I remove to include it?
April 17, 2017 6:20 a.m.
Atony1400 That's not how Penny Dreadful works though; the legality list gets updated after each Standard-legal set is released.
April 14, 2017 10:49 a.m.
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