Azorius Chancery enters the battlefield tapped.
When Azorius Chancery enters the battlefield, return a land you control to its owner's hand.
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Azorius Chancery Discussion
1 month ago
Hello, I have a couple of suggestions for your deck that may help. Your mana base could get some love. You have a lot of lands that enter tapped or bounce lands to stay in play. I think you should replace all copies of Azorius Chancery with more copies of basic lands and/or Glacial Fortress and your game play would smooth out. Bounce lands don't actually ramp your mana and you can't use them the turn you play them so you lose a bit of tempo. Irrigated Farmland or Celestial Colonnade are other good options if entering tapped does not bother you.
I also don't think Growing Ranks helps this deck and is either a dead draw or does not really advance your game state even when it comes online. I also feel the same way about Tempered Steel . This is basically a win more card. It can't win the game without creatures and it does not make them to win with. If you are already producing thopters, you don't need to boost their power and toughness. You just keeping making them until you win. I would cut both of these cards from your deck.
You also don't have much removal or card advantage. I would suggest increasing your copies of Dispatch and your other instants/counters and maybe adding copies of a sweeper to the deck. Either a wrath card or bounce everything card. Stuff like Supreme Verdict or Cyclonic Rift types of cards depending on your card pool or budget. Some other card suggestions would be Archmage's Charm , Whir of Invention , Witching Well . Any of these would serve you better than those enchantments I think you should cut.
7 months ago
Cool deck! These might interest you: Spark Double, Copy Enchantment, Clever Impersonator, Vedalken Mastermind (for reusing Estrid. can go infinite if you mask him), Overgrowth, Lotus Field (great aura target), Simic Growth Chamber, Selesnya Sanctuary, Azorius Chancery, Kiora's Follower, Chakram Retriever, Voyaging Satyr, Vizier of Tumbling Sands, Stone-Seeder Hierophant, Nessian Wanderer, Nature's Revolt
8 months ago
For the orbs?
Now we need a Derevi-style mana base that can play around the Orbs.
Since we will be abusing Derevi’s untap ability we should put in all of the lands we can muster that tap for 2+ mana, such as bounce lands: Azorius Chancery, Selesnya Sanctuary, Simic Growth Chamber, Lotus Field, and maybe even Growing Rites of Itlimoc Flip if it fits your budget. You can take out the pain lands as they will not be so kind in Derevi. You can run less lands overall since theoretically you will end up with more lands in hand due to the bounce.
While we’re at it, let’s go ahead and slide Faeburrow Elder in there too...
Perfect. Now we have orbs AND a Derevi-style mana base that can play around them.
8 months ago
Thanks for the suggestions PaulMuadDib! I have some thoughts about your suggestions so I'll go through them step by step.
Pierce Strider/Jester's Scepter/Sapphire Charm: Once you have the combo, you should have access to your entire deck. Running cards for the explixit purpose of winning the game means that you are always running the risk of drawing a completely dead card. All current listed win-cons are both good as stand-alone cards but they also have the potential to provide a win-con later.
Skyscanner/Pondering Mage: These cards were previosly in the deck, but I took them out for separete reasons. Skyscanner was cut since most of or flicker/blink cards are single-target and single-use which means, just drawing a card proved to be to inefficient. The exclusion of Pondering Mage was because paying 5 mana for a Ponder was suppremely inefficient and the value that the ponder gained you was lost in how much mana it cost.
Engulf the Shore: You can reasonably expect to have between 2-3 per game. Thusly, this is going to function rather poorly as a boardwipe in the deck.
Again, thanks for the suggestions!
8 months ago
I was looking through tapped out for a budged deck yesterday and this is the one that I decided on using. I didn't have all of the cards you used but I was able to fill it in with cards lying around that were out of the super budget stuff lying around and the rest of the empty slots I was able to get for a under $10, very happy with the concept here.
One thing that new players should note, which I assume budget decks attract, is that if you flicker a creature (i.e. use a spell such as Turn to Mist on it), the spell you cast to make the creature flicker will still be on the stack when the creature's enter the battlefield trigger has to choose something. So for instance, when you cast Turn to Mist on Archaeomancer, you cannot choose to immediatly return Turn to Mist to your hand, it has to be something already in your graveyard.
Some alternative budget suggestions anyone reading this list might want to consider, if they already have them for example, are:
Pierce Strider can fill the same role that the chalice fills while still using the same flicker cards that the infinite mana generator uses.
Stern Proctor is some light artifact/enchantment hate. This deck seemed to be very light on artifact hate, so it needs something. Once you have infinite mana it might also be used to bounce your own Chalice/Strider to hand for victory.
Skyscanner is half a Mulldrifter for 3 mana, not a bad pick.
Think Twice is an alright draw card that Scrivener can get back or can be used in response to grave hate.
Pondering Mage is a decent effect with a 3/4 body.
Jester's Scepter could be put in as a second chalice: just flicker it a bunch and exile your opponent's libraries.
Azorius Chancery is a tap land and I generally don't encourage these, but if you are going for infinite mana combo via untapping lands, it can't hurt to had lands which can make extra mana. Also consider Temple of the False God if you take this route.
Sunscorched Desert can in fact win if the Chalice route is used since Ghostly Flicker is able to target lands.
Engulf the Shore is a decent boardwipe that could also be used to return your own creatures to your hand for value.
Time Wipe is a good boardwipe, especially if you are able to say, bounce something to recur your Breath of Life.
Sapphire Charm is also a second avenue to win the game via decking our your opponents. You choose the first mode and they get 100 or so draw 1 triggers during the next player's turn. Since the charm is an instant, it makes it possible to do the flicker combo on the end step before your turn so that, hopefully, your opponents have used up enough mana so that they can't do anything with the cards they draw on your upkeep; the draw triggers are one at a time so the opponents could respond to each one.
Also here are some upgrade suggestions of cards that are currently $2 or less, these are some of the cards I had lying around, for people willing to spend a bit more:
Library of Leng since you have the potential to draw a lot of cards in this deck, it's always nice to not worry about discarding them.
Star Compass this common is annoyingly expensive for it's effect: probably due to the diamond cycle being about double the price.
Flood of Tears isn't too bad since you get an etb right away. The next three should be considered as a unit:
High Tide can make the Drake produce 10 mana when it untaps only 5 lands.
Capsize will let you make infinite mana off of the Drake if you have at least 2 islands out and have cast high tide.
Cloud of Faeries is something that might work to combo off with if you are able to cast high tide multiple times in one turn. That's just a consideration here since I have yet to play test this deck against real players.
10 months ago
Hey, nice budget version of Aminatou.
One of the best budget cards with Aminatou is Wishclaw Talisman. Activate it for one mana, tutor for any card. An opponent then gains control of it, but that opponent doesn't own Wishclaw you do. Your opponent will gain control of Wishclaw tapped, but they can't use it because they gain control of it tapped it's not their turn. Blink Wishclaw with Aminatou's -1, it returns to your control untapped with three new counters on it. Scheming Symmetry is another powerful budget tutor with Aminatou since the card you tutor for is put on top of your library. +1 Aminatou to draw that card.
Budget lands to consider adding:
- Command Tower
- Exotic Orchard
- Caves of Koilos
- Sunken Hollow
- Prairie Stream
- Tainted Field
- Azorius Chancery
- Dimir Aqueduct
- Orzhov Basilica
- Esper Panorama
- Ash Barrens
Good luck with your deck.
10 months ago
Amulet of Vigor is a neat tech, but the biggest issue is that Azorius Chancery, (along with the two other bounce lands) are absolutely and entirely unplayable in cEDH. The most important turns in cEDH are the first three, so each and every mana cannot be wasted. Otherwise you will lose the game to a turn three Demonic Consultation+Thassa's Oracle or Food Chain deck. Lands that enter the battlefield tapped must offer an unbelievably powerful effect (such as Boseiju, Who Shelters All), otherwise the mana inefficiency is too significant a cost.
Beyond that, you also want to assess the function of each card outside of the combo in which it is used. Cards that are useless outside of the combo (like Laboratory Maniac or Thassa's Oracle) are not ideal to run. Many decks choose to do so because they need to win, and these are very compact, but if we can avoid it, we will.
The reason I mention this is because Jeskai Barricade and Deputy of Acquittals don't offer any value outside of the combo. In our Cloudstone Curio line, it requires fewer land requirements and fewer creature requirements; Not only that, but it requires cards that we already want to play. It doesn't make sense to play cards specifically for combos, when instead we can play combos that layer into our deck with the cards we already want to be playing.
Hopefully that explanation makes sense.
10 months ago
How worthwhile would the Amulet of Vigor combo line be in a Chulane deck in a competitive setting?
The line typically plays as such:
Have Azorius Chancery and Amulet of Vigor in play (or any of the other 2 mana bounce lands), cast a creature like Jeskai Barricade (there are quite a few 2cmc or less creatures that can fulfill this role), draw a card, put a different bounce land into play and return the one already in play, Amulet triggers and untaps the new bounce land, Barricade type creature returns something like Deputy of Acquittals to hand, tap the new bounce land for mana, play the returned creature, repeat loop to draw out the whole deck.
There's some difficulty in assembling the cards needed for the engine to function in my opinion, but I don't play Chulane in competitive settings and never see this concept in any Chulane decks (competitive or otherwise) and was curious if there's a reason why other than it being difficult to assemble the needed Amulet, 2 lands, 2 creatures and Chulane in a timely fashion.