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I think you still need to switch Stomping Ground to Taiga. I can see why Prismatic Lens is in there as color is occasionally an issue with this list but I feel another Talisman of Impulse might work better.
I also thought of Walking Ballista but I feel it requires you to go infinite which while likely feels more pressing than Aetherflux Reservoir. The benefit is obviously you have access to marginal spot removal for hatebears and annoying creatures which I think is great. Let me know how it tests for you.
Currently I have slightly mixed feelings but I want to try adding Elvish Mystic in addition to keeping Llanowar Elves. Ramping is so crucial to this list that I feel its reasonable. I'm surprised you took out Simian Spirit Guide as it performed fairly well for me as a surprise ritual.
January 18, 2017 2:08 p.m.
A couple more quick thoughts for the day because I like this list so much.
Lion's Eye Diamond I think still warrants testing in this list as the potential to go off with it is much higher than without. Have you tried it yet?
January 9, 2017 1:17 p.m.
Playtested a lot this weekend. I think Zhur-Taa Druid is unplayable. It doesn't have haste and there's no way to grant it haste in the deck. I think Dark Confidant is still a better card even if you're going off Turn 4 because there's a chance you can't and it lets the deck go through a lot of answers.
I think Carpet of Flowers is a meta call but if you have lot's of blue slingers, it's still a fit as it's basically a ritual.
I found Past in Flames too clunky. I'd replace it with Snapcaster Mage or something to get a cheaper hit. I still felt I needed a Toxic Deluge to deal with Hate Bears. When I was playing, rocks were much more important than the couple dorks I had and Deluge allowed me to get through things like Eidolon of Rhetoric, Ethersworn Canonist. I think Rakdos Charm or Natural State should deserve a slot to get through Null Rod / Stony Silence.
I'll keep testing and let you know what I find. Card's that felt worse were Vandalblast (it's sorcery, I think Natural State is better), Bring to Light (Never found it necessary for the investment), Reality Shift (no great way to recur it), Intuition (I might be playing this less correct but it's middling.).
Also, I'm now praying Paradox Engine isn't banned soon because this list is far stronger than anything else I've tested. Already got it on paper too. Boonweaver Giant combo, Doomsday combo, Food Chain combo are all pretty much less consistent/resilient.
January 8, 2017 9:19 p.m.
Also Ancient Grudge for things like Null Rod?
January 6, 2017 2:45 p.m.
January 6, 2017 1:10 p.m.
Those are good points. I agree you list probably doesn't fold to a single stax piece but I was being a bit hyperbolic. Sorry. Most stax lists run quite a few and if they only run the powerful ones then it only takes a couple to become oppressive.
Also have you considered Gemstone Caverns, I think the card is amazing for a combo list.
How has Waste Not performed for you?
January 5, 2017 7:37 p.m.
I don't like Zhur-Taa Druid at all, especially without a haste enabler. You give opponent's so much time to answer one of your only win conditions.Winds of Change also seems like it might underperform as it's a very limited use case. Mystic Remora doesn't seem all that great when you have Thrasios, Triton Hero and are looking for a faster game. I still recommend Dark Confidant and Toxic Deluge/Fire Covenant.
Overall, I think this list feels very much like your Leovold, Emissary of Trest + red which isn't bad at all. It's interesting. I was wondering if you play on Cockatrice at all? I really want to see how you pilot a list like this (or your Leovold list) through stax as it seems like both fall to a early Trinisphere or Nether Void or Aven Mindcensor.
January 5, 2017 12:28 p.m.
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