|Playing since||2012 Core Set|
|Avg. deck rating||15.44|
|Favorite formats||Commander / EDH,Modern|
|Good Card Suggestions||8|
|Last activity||1 day|
Hmm that's not a bad idea, especially since she protects herself. Definitely adding her to the Maybeboard. Pretty happy I pulled her at a MM draft now too, I've been wanting to use her in something.
Thanks a ton for the suggestion and +1 too dude.
While Grand Abolisher is a great card, my opponent is only going to be casting cards on their turn (after the lock) anyway, so it won't be of much help after that. Prior to the lock it would definitely be helpful, but I think relying on counterspells would be better suited for the deck.
As for updates on how the deck plays matchups, I don't have any yet. I plan on proxying it out and testing it in real life soon though. (I generally theorycraft with my decks, so I don't actually own the deck yet)
With The Puzzle Box its effect actually triggers after each player draws. In a way it's an even stronger soft lock. Both me an my opponent would only be able to play cards at Instant speed during the draw step, before we lose the card to the box. This is why I'm running a bunch of cards that reduce the opponent's board state at instant speed. It is also why I'm running a few Flash creatures, so I can get them in after the lock. In addition to that, it's also why I was considering running Teferi and Vial. I'll need to find room for them though.
I originally had 4 Archivists in the deck before I added the Puzzle Boxes. Reduced the amount because 8 cards that did essentially the same thing seemed like a bit much. Already planning on adding another one if I find it's too inconsistent though.
Lingering Souls is great, but I don't think I'd run it for the sole reason that it's Sorcery Speed. As for adding Black at all to the deck, I don't really think it's worth it since deck space is already limited.
Also you may want to consider running some type of Hydra, playing something big and with Trample can easily serve as a win-con. You gotta be doing something with all of the mana you're producing. Primordial Hydra would probably be your best bet as it is the only X costed Hydra with (potential) Trample.
While I see how it can protect my creatures, and allow me to make a bit more use of the Cliques and Snapcasters, it doesn't provide any actual control by itself, it's entirely reliant on me having the right creatures out.
Good card, but I only need to exploit ETB effects so much in the deck. Especially with Snapcasters where I need targets in my graveyard and additionally still need to pay for them.
Thanks for the suggestion though.