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Wow, this is super fascinating! I’ve never seen a mono-blue deck like this before. Naban is a great choice for a commander. Hopefully some of my advice will help! These are just my initial thoughts.

1) Hot Damn, 55 creatures! That’s the most I’ve ever seen in a deck. I can see how it works with your commander though. So that’s pretty neat you’ve been able to make that work. Props to you on that. I think you have some room to take a few out though and add some good game-changers in.

2) I see a pathway to a little more efficiency if you do take some creatures out and you put in cards like Sculpting Steel, Mirrorworks or Mirage Mirror to copy your Panharmonicon. If you do that you can add in Fabricate, Inventors' Fair, Reshape, and Tezzeret the Seeker. At least this is the route I would go because it heavily backs up support for Panharmonicon—the only other card that does what your commander does. I know you don’t want to make this an artifact deck but with those handful of cards you can have a faster way to get what you want out since you already have easy access to your commander. And in the event your commander is targeted too much you have an alternative to copying your triggers.

3) I think I you should add in Cloudstone Curio from your maybe board if you already own it or can afford it. Helps bounce creatures back to your hand to play again for value. Also, if you add in those cards from my second bullet point you’ll have another useful artifact to tutor for. Altar of the Brood isn’t even a terrible idea either. I kind if like that actually.

4) Most likely unnecessary but since you are going tribal, have you ever entertained the thought of using Arcane Adaptation? It would enable you to add in some bomb non-wizards that could still count as wizards. Probably something you may not want to do but seems like it could open up some different options.

Awesome deck! +1

February 11, 2020 8:51 a.m.

Hey thanks! Much appreciated.

In a nutshell, the deck plays with a combination of two types of cards: the ones used to activate Barrin’s ability and the one’s we generally want to return back to our hand. In a dire situation we can target our opponent’s creatures but that is not the primary focus.

Cards like: Hatching Plans, Ichor Wellspring, Mycosynth Wellspring are budget cards thatbwork perfectly as sac fodder and give some sort of reward for sending them to the graveyard. Metallurgic Summonings and Genesis Chamber are great examples of ways to generate sac fodder at minimal cost as well. Toothy, Imaginary Friend and Matter Reshaper among others give a little more of a reward when sent to the graveyard.

Then there are the cards we want to target with Barrin’s ability. Basically just a bunch of stuff with delicious ETBs. Master of Waves, Ulamog, the Infinite Gyre, Sower of Temptation, Myr Battlesphere and Torrential Gearhulk are prime examples of this. Large payoff if we can get them to bounce multiple times.

All the instants and sorceries are a basic round-up of counterspells and spells that will help syphon through the deck. When building this, the other person who helped me mainly used cards from Guilds of Ravnica and later. So mostly newer cards.

I’ve only played a few games with this and it’s definitely fun. Biggest problem i’ve noticed is I need more firepower. I’m thinking of adding in Kozilek and Jin-Gataxius just as some potential finishers. I’m not a blue player either but Barrin appealed to me for his obscurity and the fact his ability is really solid.

Thanks for commenting and I’ll check out your Naban deck to see if I can help you out!

February 11, 2020 8:31 a.m.

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