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January 17, 2020 2:57 p.m.
Coward_Token it’s pretty powerful for 2 mana in a pod. And precisely, the bounce packages we have aide in reducing the problem of having an opponent choose.
fent who doesn’t love a good Ink-Eyes!? Hm I’d say slot out any meta-card that may not benefit you as much as it does me. So for instance, Plague Engineer if you don’t have a lot of dorks or tokens you face, or Bloodchief if you don’t face as many Hulk decks!
January 17, 2020 8:01 a.m.
DivineKhaos sorry it took so long to get back to you!
“My group doesn't use very many stax effects since we are strong casual, but not competitive(like infinates). Do you think removing some of the stax cards for others would still make the deck work fine?”
Absolutely. The deck isn’t reliant on stax, it just gets a good buff because we work through most of the creature stax that typically hurt creature builds. Losing stax cards doesn’t hurt the speed of getting a T2 Yuriko out. If you’re ditching those cards, you can substitute it with more bounce effects, edicts, counters, or ninjas if you’d like!
“I did also want to ask you about some cards you aren't running if I didn't run the stax cards. Like B2B or the stax artifacts: Lands- Mutavault / Shizo, Death's Storehouse / Boseiju, Who Shelters All”
I do actually rub Shizo! As for mutavault, it was my 30th land before I decided to hop down to 29. Boseiju is a strong card if you load up on turn spells. Since I’m more on control and less on taking turns it doesn’t matter a whole lot to me.
”Others I have thought about- Dig through time, Mana drain, Price of fame, Coastal Breach, Phantom Ninja, Sage/Spire Owl, Mulldrifter, Mindbreak Trap, Massacre, Personal Tutor, Into the Story.“
Most of these cards have been tested in my list! I ran personal tutor when there were more big sorcery targets. Mana Drain was also recently cut for cheaper counters since I seldom made use of the generic mana. Unfortunately I’m plains-light in my mete so Massacre didn’t impact as much. I haven’t tried Mindbreak Trap, or Coastal Breach though I’ve heard good things about those who do run it.
And yes, Null Rod certainly impacts the reliance on mana rocks but even then it hasn’t deterred me from wanting Mox Anber or Chrome Mox. I steered clear of Crypt and Sol Ring mainly because I don’t have a whole lot of things that require colourless mana, and (this is largely personal preference) but I’m more inclined to want to spend my T1 playing any of the 1 drops, just to ensure I get Yuriko out on T2.
Now with the recent spoil of Thassa’s Oracle, the deck needed to make room for it and Demonic Consultation. The package is too powerful not to run.
I hope this helps!
January 11, 2020 10:44 a.m.
Those were both added! I recently just cut Consign, which was a tough cut, but I was looking to add more recursion or more ramp, so it was replaced with either Mox Amber or Smoke Shroud!
January 6, 2020 5:33 p.m.
DivineKhaos glad you enjoy it! So I think to answer your question, I’ll highlight a common scenario I’ve experienced:
Say you have two unblocked ninjas (Yuriko and X), and 2 open sources ( and ) and Brainstorm in hand. When combat damage is assigned, you are given two individual Yuriko triggers. These triggered abilities go onto the stack and you can respond to each individual triggered ability. So for the first one, you can spend to Vampiric Tutor Draco to the top of your library. The first Yuriko trigger then resolves and Draco is revealed, hitting each opponent for . Upon the second trigger, you can spend to cast Brainstorm, allowing you to put Draco back on top, hitting for another , dealing a crushing 32 life in one combat.
Scroll Rack also serves this function too!
January 6, 2020 4:44 p.m. Edited.
True but I’ve tested Dreams fairly extensively, and in most cases it’s a winmore card that requires 4 mana and at least 2 Yuriko triggers and 2 cards to pitch.
For the same number of Triggers, I can Vamp Tutor for Draco for the first one, and with the second Trigger on the stack Brainstorm it back.
January 2, 2020 12:27 p.m.
No Top doesn't dig deep enough, and if possible, I'm still going to lay off artifacts with activated abilities so I'm not hurting myself too much with Null Rod effects. Top also doesn't guarantee large flips, whereas Rack can ensure big cards in hand can go back on top. Other effects worth considering are Dream Cache, or Imperial Seal when I have the funds.
Painter's Servant I don't think does a whole lot for this deck, unless you're running the Grindstone combo. I haven't had an issue having cards to pitch to the free spells as is.
January 2, 2020 11:49 a.m. Edited.
XinZhao I have. They're still dead cards for all intents and purposes, but they're dead cards that admittedly hit for 28 and 32 life, when coupled with the Brainstorm effects I'm already running. At its worst, Blinkmoth can be pitched to the blue free spells, which is nice. But I've recently had some impressive results by running these two - which is why scroll rack is also re-added.
January 2, 2020 11:18 a.m.
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