VraskaTheCursed Deckling

Hi everyone!

After just a year and a half playing the game, I've already begun deriving a pleasure from it that I never anticipated I could. Deckbuilding has always been my niche, but I love playing the game, of course.

I'm focusing on tuning a sweet Simic Ezuri EDH deck at the moment, but other than that I don't have any major projects, after recently completing my Legacy Burn deck. I like pretty much every format, but my favorites are EDH, modern, frontier, and legacy.

I like all the colors of Magic, as they each represent a different aspect of everyone (including me), but green is my favorite. I'll play any deck with pleasure, but combo decks and grindy midrange decks have got to be my favorite.

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@Mortiferus_Rosa Mirage Mirror doesn't really have any uses in the deck. two mana every turn to copy a Sulfuric Vortex is just inefficient.

December 8, 2017 4:23 p.m.

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@Chickens_are_awesome it was in the original version of the deck, but it was ultimately too slow to fit the combo-centric strategy. It's a fantastic card for more aggor-focused Ezuri decks though.

December 4, 2017 9:32 p.m.

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@fuster I do believe Rusty_Shackleford is correct. running less than 4 Fireblast is a grievous error. you don't play 4 copies to draw 2 early on. You play 4 so you see it every game. It's an instant-speed 4 damage for free, which is insane in legacy. It's simply too good to pass up. I'd suggest cutting a Sulfuric Vortex and a Searing Blaze for 2 more Fireblast (note that this is coming from a fellow Legacy burn player!). I won't say that netdecking will always give you optimal decks, but EVERY competitive burn list in the format will run 4 of this card.

The sideboard seems a wee bit weird as well. Mindbreak Trap is a dead card 90% of the time, and the last thing you want to have in your hand when your gameplan revolves around casting a critical number of spells is having dead cards. 6 searing effects in the 75 plus 2 lavamancer seem a but much, but I suppose it's a meta call ultimately. isn't Relic of Progenitus better than crypt? I like the zero cost of crypt, but relic replaces itself and can exile individual cards for as long as you want. Another option to consier: Grafdigger's Cage works against snappy, reanimator, elves, and storm, and it sticks around indefinitely (unlike crypt or relic).

December 2, 2017 12:57 p.m.

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@ThallionDarkshine thanks for the suggestions. Intruder Alarm is great! definitely should find space for that. Awakening Zone and From Beyond are a bit too slow because I'd rather just play creatures in their place. I don't need a ton of creature removal in my meta, which is why i don't run too much as it is, but tracker could be a good fit for some metas. Cryptolith Rite has performed very well during testing, and it's color fixing even if I have some dorks out.

December 1, 2017 6:28 p.m.

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sweet list that I might try in modern myself (if my wallet cooperates). just a question: are you running Seal of Fire and Tarfire to grow your goyfs? if I recall correctly, you previously had Grim Flayer to take advantage of delirium.

thanks

November 26, 2017 10:24 a.m.

@Spiral46n2 thanks man!

at first glance I think your curve is too high to effectively utilize tishana's ETB trigger. try cutting some of your noncreature spells for some mana dorks (Birds of Paradise, Elvish Mystic, Llanowar Elves, Sylvan Caryatid, etc.) so you can cast tishana earlier and get more value from her ETB trigger.

good luck!

November 24, 2017 11:06 a.m.

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@Spiral46n2 thanks man!

at first glance I think your curve is too high to effectively utilize tishana's ETB trigger. try cutting some of your noncreature spells for some mana dorks (Birds of Paradise, Elvish Mystic, Llanowar Elves, Sylvan Caryatid, etc.) so you can cast tishana earlier and get more value from her ETB trigger.

any suggestions for my deck? :P

November 24, 2017 11:05 a.m.

You could definitely animate your land in response to the nodes trigger going on the stack at the beginning of your opponent's upkeep. In that case, if your manland has more power than another creature you control, then that other creature gets destroyed. If it has the least power among creatures you control, then it will get destroyed. if it's power is tied with another one of your creatures, your opponent chooses which one they want to destroy.

I don't see a scenario in which you'd want to animate your land in response to the trigger, unless you value a lower power creature more than the land. It's an interaction that could always be useful, say, when you have a Raging Ravine and would like to keep your 2/3 Tarmogoyf or Dark Confidant. or if you have a way to recur the land but not the creature.

hope this helps.

November 23, 2017 6:44 p.m.

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