Prevent all combat damage that would be dealt this turn.
Cycling (, Discard this card: Draw a card.)
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3 months ago
Hey, a Turbofog deck! First couple things I see: in the Fog package, switch Haze of Pollen for Angelsong for a cheaper cycling card. Thwart the Enemy doesn't do anything that a straightforward Fog doesn't do for a third the cost; Thwart the Enemy is better for creature-on-creature combat. Even with the Seasons Past recursion, if you've been careful with your Fogs, pulling back a 1-mana fog and a 2-mana fog should be enough, especially since you only have two of them. If you're set on the 3-mana Fog, consider Sudden Spoiling .
For the removal package: Abrupt Decay is solid. Vraska's Contempt is a little more mana-hungry than I personally prefer, but I can respect it. I would switch it for something 3-mana, maybe Anguished Unmaking or Maelstrom Pulse for broader removal.
Win condition: I've never used Approach of the Second Sun personally, so I'm interested in that choice. There's an earlier suggestion about adding a backup win condition, and I agree with that. Something resilient and difficult to interact with. I see Dragonlord Dromoka in the maybe board, and I like Sigarda, Host of Herons , but those are questionably budget.
Other: Adding some ramp that comes down before turn 3 might help you reach your late game faster. I also like a small discard package; even a handful of Duress can preempt a lot of problems. Leyline of Sanctity has dropped in price a lot, and it's practically required if you see a lot of burn or 10-rack or anything like that.
So that's what I get out of my first pass over this deck. Use your Fogs carefully and use your life total as a cushion, and this could get some good results. More comments to come later.
8 months ago
That is certainly a good idea! Plus it reinforces the Friendly theme of I won’t hurt you. Although I tend to cut most fog effects from decks as I build them.
Maybe figuring out a slot for Dawn Charm might be worthwhile? The modularity of it could come in handy if you need to regenerate Hullbreacher or counter some nasty spell directed at you. Angelsong could be an okayish backup since you could cycle it if needed. I like the idea of Pollen Lullaby, but with the cmc being so low, probably won’t win many clashes.
1 year ago
Blisterpod is a great card, but if it doesn't chump a creature the deck cannot generate a creature. I would swap it for another fog effect like Angelsong. This card will not be dead during any point in the game because of the cycling effect and ensures you do not get overwhelmed by aggressive decks. A turn 1 play that could replace Blisterpod would be Ancient Stirrings so you can dig for anything you need. Nest Invader could also replace Blisterpod if you are looking for more token spawners, although it is not colorless. Too often you may rely on your main synergy so finding other sources of damage or getting more card advantage could be useful. Matter Reshaper is a good body that can get you your token spawners or Desolation Twin and Spawning Bed offers value as the game progresses.
1 year ago
Hey, Tectonic Reformation which is included in the precon gives you a repeatable source of low mana cost cycling using lands. This is wanted to repeatedly trigger Gavi, Slide, Drift and Haven. Idyllic Tutor is worth including because it can tutor for one of Reformation, Slide, Drift or Haven and you can recur it with Archaeomancer to tutor again.
There's a lack of ramp here and ramp is a fundamental part of all Commander decks. You want to make room in your deck for ramp since ramp also is color fixing. In the precon are Sol Ring/Arcane Signet these are good rocks for ramp, add them to your deck. There's also three Signets in the precon I suggest adding those rocks too.
Chromatic Lantern is not included in the precon, but it's a good mana rock with Reformation because then you can tap any land to make red mana to cycle a land with Reformation. Raugrin Crystal is the new Jeskai mana rock that has cycling.
Smothering Tithe is a fantastic card for repeatable ramp in multiplayer Commander since your opponents, much more than not, are not going to pay the two mana to deny you a treasure when they draw therefore each time around the table you're going to make treasures and these treasures can be saced to make any color of mana. Smothering is also good with Reformation because treasures can make red mana.
Some good budget cards with cycling to consider adding:
- Nimble Obstructionist
- Valiant Rescuer
- Cast Out
- Ominous Seas
- Reconnaissance Mission
- Countervailing Winds
I offer more advice including what cards to consider cutting. Good luck with your deck.
1 year ago
I am hardly a spike, so if I say something stupid, forgive me. That said, your choice in fogs seems a little... suboptimal?
Angelsong and Haze of Pollen can draw you a card if you don't need the fog. Ethereal Haze , Holy Day , and Pause for Reflection are all cheaper than Dawn Charm and Clinging Mists (and really, when is Fateful Hour gonna be active?). Winds of Qal Sisma and Defend the Hearth are one-sided wraths.
1 year ago
2 years ago
Do you think Angelsong could belong somewhere in here, either in the side or in main?
2 years ago
This is a tricky one, I would seriously consider splashing a third color for access to cards that fetch artifacts like Fabricate but the mana fixing becomes a serious issue. I would happily drop AEther Membrane to do this but a three color deck just sounds inherently unreliable in terms of mana.
I mainly wanted to try to build around Isochron Scepter and my thoughts other than straight burn would be Doom Blade , Geth's Verdict , Mana Leak , Angelsong , Assassin's Trophy , Bile Blight , Commencement of Festivities , Dampen Thought , Dash Hopes , Deflecting Palm , Essence Scatter , Feed the Clan , Growth Spiral , Heroes' Reunion , Increasing Vengeance , Nourish , Raise the Alarm , Redirect , Solidarity of Heroes , Turn to Frog , Twincast , Veil of Secrecy , Whitesun's Passage .
I don't know, it just seems like the scepter could be a really awesome addition to a lot of decks but you would want the scepter plus a fetch for it as well.