I brew a lot of decks, some competitive, most just for fun because I don't have the money to buy the cards for real. Working on getting up a nice collection of cards. :)

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Happy brewing!

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You should check out my deck! :D I think you might like it.


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June 23, 2020 2:54 a.m.

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Awesome! What a fun list. Have you considered Cultivate over Explosive Vegetation? I think it's more efficient. Or, if you like the 4 mana ramp, Migration Path is strictly better.

July 10, 2020 5:35 p.m.

Thanks for the thoughtful response! Now that you mention it, adding Oracle would probably make it less of a Phoenix deck. I might take the Sultai shell here and run with that idea - been looking for a way to play a Uro deck without wasting wildcards on rotating Planeswalkers.

Last question - considered Narcomoeba? Or is that too many fragile not-good-in-hand pieces?

July 8, 2020 4:23 p.m.

Hilarious, I love it! Discovery / Dispersal and Maximize Velocity look like flex spots. How do you feel about a 1-2 of Thassa's Oracle? Seems like you could easily mill yourself out given the engine of Drowned Secrets + Uro. Maybe Eliminate would be a good removal spell, too. I imagine this dies quickly to mono-R.

July 8, 2020 1:35 p.m.

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You actually have some half-decent options in standard. The two big comboes are Vito, Thorn of the Dusk Rose + Revival / Revenge and Peer into the Abyss + Underworld Dreams. The former is slightly more popular and you might be able to find it in B/W lifegain decks. I wouldn't say the latter has a good build at the moment but it's a fun one to brew around.

Let me know whatcha come up with, I'm also a devoted combo player :)

July 6, 2020 4:30 p.m.

I think it's just because they give you something to do every turn.

July 5, 2020 12:29 p.m.

Looks like a pretty well-tuned and fun list! Only suggestion I have is the new Village Rites over Bankrupt in Blood. It's just more efficient by a lot, and instant speed can help you blank exile and opponent removal.

July 5, 2020 12:28 p.m.

Aw! I have a lot of good playmats, but the two I'm most proud of are the Liliana, the Last Hope Game Day playmat (because she's Wife #2) and Tasipurr.

July 3, 2020 6:59 p.m.

Someone else had already added it, probably because it's much easier to find alters for a card than to find art variations.

July 3, 2020 10:30 a.m.

The Showcase art has been uploaded as an alter (which you can browse by clicking on the card name, then clicking, in the lefthand bar, "Browse Alters").

You can display it this way in your deck:

1x Embreth Shieldbreaker  *A=19538*
July 1, 2020 6:42 p.m.

Sounds like you want Heroic Intervention, Starfield of Nyx, and Replenish!

I'd also think about the "Enchantress" creatures for card advantage: Argothian Enchantress, Eidolon of Blossoms, Enchantress's Presence, Mesa Enchantress, Satyr Enchanter, Verduran Enchantress, and Setessan Champion. They can really help you set up an unbeatable engine, and then your opponents need to focus on either dealing with your creatures OR your Shrines.

Finally, for mana-fixing, there are some very good enchantments: Fertile Ground, Wild Growth, Utopia Sprawl, and Gift of Paradise.

Other possibly good cards:
Open the Vault
Second Sunrise
Starfield Mystic
Hall of Heliod's Generosity
Estrid, the Masked
Herald of the Pantheon
Destiny Spinner

For cuts, I doubt you want Planar Cleansing, since it kills your own Shrines. Finale of Glory, Ruinous Ultimatum, both Purphoros's, and God-Eternal Rhonas don't seem to fit with your plan.

June 27, 2020 8:20 p.m.

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I don't think there's a single thing you can do besides try to keep some playmats away from everything and take them out only to play. I have cats and a similar problem, but just storing a few playmats in a drawer generally solves it.

June 26, 2020 9:29 p.m.

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I feel like Vexing Devil doesn't really fit here, since it can't come back with your Elemental synergy - it's just a meh burn spell. Maybe it should be Lava Spikes for additional burn, or more elementals like Lightning Mare that can come back with Thunderkin Awakener & Unearth?

June 26, 2020 3:02 p.m.

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Neither Angel nor Elder Gargaroth do anything when they enter the battlefield, and they both cost enough mana that it's considered a lategame threat that should give you an advantage if not answered.

June 26, 2020 1:01 p.m.

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Infinity_Dragon_Blade Thanks, and glad to hear others had the same idea. I'm already at 3 Winged Words, and I don't think running 3 Frantic Inventory to go up to 4 Winged Words is a good trade-off - in playtesting I like the instant-speed draw.

June 24, 2020 6:34 p.m.

If you're looking for lifelink and buffs, Sorin, Solemn Visitor plays well in decks with a lot of tokens, especially fliers.

June 23, 2020 12:05 p.m.

jconeil1988 I didn't realize Chromebook had its own OS! Are you able to Bootcamp Windows or something similar? That sucks :(

June 23, 2020 11:12 a.m.

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FunnyDuck Thanks much for the suggestions and the upvote! If I'm reading it right, you suggest the deck should shore up in these areas:

1) GY control, either through reanimation or exile.

2) Commander control, through sac effects.

3) Additional ramp.

Plus the recommendation of Liliana, Heretical Healer  Flip, which I appreciate because she was my favorite card of Origins. I spent so much money on drafts trying to pull her, and I was so mad I just kept getting the (then $7) Jace, Vryn's Prodigy  Flip...

ANYWAY. Lots of good points. I will say it's tough with an "engine" deck like this one to add additional utility without sacrificing consistency. It's just SO BAD if you have out the Megrim effects and then stop drawing gas. As much as possible I'm trying to make the utility and win-con effects overlap with other synergies, like Madness, or else stick it in the land slot, like Bojuka Bog.

For category 1), I definitely like Scavenger Grounds, and maybe: Elspeth's Nightmare, Phyrexian Scriptures, Nezumi Graverobber, Shred Memory (which can tutor for either a Your-Turn Discard or a Liliana's Caress) or Erebos's Intervention?

It's also worth noting that one could just build this deck without any GY interaction and run Leyline of the Void and Planar Void.

For 2), I'm not convinced that the deck can't run without Tinybones, since there are other ways to break parity in both the discard selection and in the extra Draw Engines. Tinybones is also really easy to recast through Commander Tax, so the real problem is being stolen. I'm thinking maybe just running a Homeward Path and Phyrexian Tower and maybe Endless Sands, which also works with Scavenger Grounds. If I'm running these colorless/non-Swamp lands I should probably throw in Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth.

3) In playtesting, I haven't found much of a need for more ramp (especially because I usually want to cast Tinybones on t2), but if I do, it will probably be Coldsteel Heart or Mana Vault.

I would really love to run that Liliana, but without adding more sacrifice effects, I don't think I can pull it off. That's definitely one way to build the deck, though.

Thanks again! I'll make some changes now and what I don't make room for now, I'll add to a recommendations section on card selections if you're facing GY decks, steal decks, etc.

June 23, 2020 10:33 a.m.

RNR_Gaming Gotcha. How about Ensnaring Bridge?

June 22, 2020 8:54 p.m.

Unfortunately, I don't, either! According to a mana calculator you should be fine, but I was concerned that you'd need the fetches to fetch a Shock, which would leave you with fewer snow sources as you go. Playtesting is probably the best way to find out.

Fair on Urza!

June 22, 2020 8:25 p.m.

WotC just announced that MTG Arena will be coming to Macs through the Epic Game store starting 6/25, just a few days from now.

Here's the official announcement: https://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/magic-digital/announcing-mtg-arena-macos-2020-06-22

I'm excited to be able to play on my laptop, but I'm fully expecting bugs and for it to make my Macbook sound like a jet engine. :D

What do y'all think?

June 22, 2020 3:33 p.m.

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