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Hi! First of all, I love the concept of the deck! I saw an instant deck tech for Modern with Bojuka Bog and I thought "Man! I wish we had something like that in Standard". I did not think of the Remorseful Cleric, that's awesome!
Also I think Knight of Autumn is probably OK to put in the Main deck, specially since (as noted by another comment) Conclave Tribunal only hits an opponent's target. Worst case scenario, it destroys something on the other side. Or gains you life against red. Or it kills your opponent quite faster than the base 2/1. That card just does everything you want! hahaha :D
October 12, 2018 6:58 a.m.
Fair enough! I mean, you only would need one of each, and as you say, you want to be able to hardcast them in case the game goes long and so. I would include them if you end up cutting something other than the dragons you already have, I wouldn't cut those.
Although, now that I think of it, Stormbreath Dragon would be a nice include in the deck. Even if it's just a 1 or 2 of in the sideboard. Protection from white is surprisingly relevant against Spirit tokens or stuff like Path to Exile.
Anyway, have fun brewing! I'll check the list time on time, this seems pretty cool! :D
October 10, 2018 2:59 p.m.
I haven't ever played anything similar to this so I really can't give you any feedback in mana, ramp or else. However, there is something I would advise for this deck regarding the creature choices, and that is Karrthus, Tyrant of Jund and Atarka, World Render. If you play Dragonstorm with an Storm count of 2, you can get those two creatures and it's just lethal, because all your dragons have haste and double strike, so you just hit for 26 points of damage in one swing! :D
October 10, 2018 8:05 a.m.
I did consider those cards for the deck, but if I think that Narcomoeba and Creeping Chill are much better in a turbo Surveil deck, in which case I would probably cut Etrata, the Silencer in the first place. An interesting option is Enhanced Surveillance just to find Etrata more easily, and I might cut Search for Azcanta if testing I have enough surveil. I'm definitely considering that!
I thought of Helm of the Host but it seems really mana intensive. I could also attack with the first token, and with both the token and Etrata the next turn, no need to hold them back. But I'm not sure it's worth mana-wise. On the other hand, Rona, Disciple of Gix might be fine in the sideboard. I can only cast Etrata if I exile her with Rona, but it might be a reliable "reanimation spell" ish if I end up sacrificing Etrata often to Vicious Offering or alike. Other than that, I don't think is worth a slot in the sideboard.
Thanks a lot for commenting, and for the suggestions! It's much appreciated! :D
October 8, 2018 7:17 a.m.
Hi Shyvana_ and Dragonman39! I think I like the Ionize in the sideboard instead of the mainboard. Mostly because the rest of the deck is proactive instead of reactive. That is, the deck seems focused on casting an Electrostatic Field or an Enigma Drake and then just bounce or burn the opponent or it's creatures and finish the games fast. Apply pressure and race to the bottom!
If the opponent has the ability to stabilize early, gaining life or sticking a Ghalta, Primal Hunger on turn 4, that's when you board in Ionize I think. I do like Anticipate, but I would probably cut one for another Blink of an Eye maybe, and kinda keep the board a bit more under control, but again, that depends on the metagame i guess.
Finally, another card to consider in the mainboard is Fight with Fire, although I don't know what I would cut for it. Maybe a Lighting Strike and an Opt for two of those, no idea. Anyway, I think is an excellent removal for stuff like Steel Leaf Champion or Lyra Dawnbringer which are annoyingly big creatures! Or you can kick it to wrath a Boros board, or the opponent him-/herself and win! :D
October 5, 2018 12:31 p.m.
Hi! I do like the deck quite a lot! I would however make a few... I was going to say suggestions, but I'll say observations instead. As you said, this "non-formula" decks tend to vary a lot with the local metagame.
I had something relatively similar in the previous standard, and it's changing quite a lot right now, but there's something I'm trying to improve, and that's the Control match-ups. I did go mostly RG, instead of Mono-Red, mostly for ramp, and I also played Draconic Disciple and Llanowar Elves. The problem I encountered multiple times is that at some point, at turn 4 or 5, they would wrath the board with Fumigate or something like that, and after dumping two mana dorks and a Dragon in play I had almost nothing.
That's not a problem for you in that, you don't have mana dorks. However, in the new version of the deck I'm brewing, I want to include Bone Dragon. It sort of gives you a late game play that can't be countered (if you bring it back from the yard) which seems great for the long grindy control matchups. You could easily include a playset of Dragonskull Summit and splash black for those if Control becomes a problem! :D
October 5, 2018 11:41 a.m.
Hi lazycouch1! You're totally right about Lazav, the Multifarious, I didn't realize he keeps his name so the Legend rule doesn't interfere. After having played Dimir in the prerelease, and specially after having played against really aggro Boros, I'm sure this deck doesn't stand a chance against that. Also having played Lazav in the Prerelease, I'm convinced that card is just awesome!
I like Thoughtbound Phantasm for both holding the ground against aggro, and as an alternative win condition for the deck. Also, I think I want to cut Notion Rain for Chemister's Insight, which doesn't give me the selection that Notion Rain does, but it's repeatable and allows me to discard Etrata, the Silencer so Lazav can copy her ability. Also, as I was thinking about the "Lazav copying Etrata" plan, I thought a good include could be including Vicious Offering as another removal, to sac Etrata with her trigger on the stack.
Hi PonchoLibre! Isareth the Awakener is in the Sideboard as a plan C or D to reanimate Etrata for the last trigger, or a second trigger with another Etrata in hand, something like that. Also, it's a legendary to equip the Blackblade Reforged to. Also I thought of Devious Cover-Up, but then I might just let Etrata's trigger resolve instead of sacrificing her.
Thanks to both for commenting and the feedback. I definitely have some really spicy upgrades in the deck! :D
October 1, 2018 2:43 p.m.
First of all, I love the " I don't know how you expect me to explain it further". At first I thought it was a bit of a brief description, then I read that and I was like "Hm... yeah, fair enough" hahaha
It looks like a cool list. I was thinking of building something similar but with stuff like Goblin Electromancer and Ghitu Lavarunner. Basically, enough Wizard density to be able to run Wizard's Lightning and Wizard's Retort as well. I like a lot Wee Dragonauts as well in that deck! And Adeliz, the Cinder Wind is just the glue holding all the deck together!
However, I also like your list a lot. I can see is more reliant in Guttersnipe and Electrostatic Field and just have a flury of spells in few turns, which makes me think if this list wouldn't like something like Banefire for when the games go long and/or you flood with lands. For the sideboard, I think I would suggest Disdainful Stroke (beisdes Ionize that is), and also Lava Coil or Fight with Fire as removal for bigger stuff, like Steel Leaf Champion
In general, it looks a pretty cool list! It seems tons of fun! :D
September 28, 2018 11:21 a.m.
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