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Azorius Locket Discussion
2 months ago
Hey, looking at your list I have a bunch of opinions. I'mma drop those for later reference. This comment will be a mess, I'm sorry, I'm not gonna write a cohesive essay with a proper layout.
Vryn Wingmare : taxing yes, but also taxes like 70% of your spells which I just can't see being worth it. At that stage, maybe run Sphere of Resistance . At least that hurts opposing creature decks too.
I don't love cards like Ghostly Prison because even though it does stop a bunch of random damage and everything it still won't stop the Voltron coming your way if they want to. On top of that your Magus of the Tabernacle will be an issue with your high creature count. So I'd consider getting rid of Baird, Steward of Argive and friends.
You only have three boardwipes, you're better off running more of those than pillowfort effects in my opinion. Consider Cleansing Nova , Rout , Time Wipe , Divine Reckoning . I like the last two a lot for this deck. Also where's your Cyclonic Rift do you not have more copies?
I'm very double on Isperia, Supreme Judge as a card. It's only 4 mana here which might make it good enough, but you're relying on opponents doing something which is usually not where you want to be. Mangara, the Diplomat in contrast, at least has muliple triggered abilities which does get triggered a lot, although with your taxing probably still a bad include, especially for it's $ cost. In the same wake I think Fatespinner , even though annoying for sure, gives opponents more options than you would like.
Nitpick, but Brainstorm becomes considerably worse if you don't have a bunch of fetches or other shuffle effects. Same goes for Mox Opal and your low artifact count. Though that one might still be good enough, albeit a little inconsistent with the current artifact count.
For counterspells, consider Memory Lapse or maybe even Essence Scatter or False Summoning . Also get Swan Song back in, a 1 mana counterspell that doesn't have a pay x out is probably still worth it's spot. Maaaybe on a super tight 100, but it's not like you're at that stage right now. And get rid of Render Silent three mana isn't worth it for the added silence in my opinion. Just keep the cheapest counterspells so you yourself can be more efficient with your own mana.
For ramp: Your commander is 4 mana, and getting him out is really good for you. Your ramp, for this reason, should be cmc 2 and below if possible. On top of that, due to Augustin's cost reducing abilities, you prefer your ramp to generate colored mana. So imo get rid of Azorius Locket and Azorius Cluestone . Instead look towards Coldsteel Heart and Talisman of Progress , maybe even a Sapphire Medallion , Pearl Medallion , Wayfarer's Bauble , Knight of the White Orchid . Or maybe Mind Stone , Walking Atlas , Everflowing Chalice . Maybe don't fix colors but at least curve out augustin. Finally please at least play Commander's Sphere over the Cluestone .
Also, please for the sake of our group, play an additional wincon. Right now you have Expropriate , Approach of the Second Sun and Smothering Tithe + Stasis lock. I know control decks don't traditionally run too many wincons, but keeping a lock on the board long enough is difficult and we won't usually feel like sitting through you trying to contain us for that long. Also where's Dramatic Reversal to go with your Isochron Scepter ?
8 months ago
War Room is an unnecessary colorless source in a deck with blue, you won't be hurting for card draw. Stroke of Genius is a good card for decks that want to hold up lands for countermagic, as if no one plays anything scary you can just dump all your mana into it and draw a ton.
For ramp, I would add Talisman of Progress, Mind Stone, Wayfarer's Bauble, and Burnished Hart. You might want to take out Commander's Sphere and/or Azorius Locket, 3 CMC ramp is just a little too slow these days.
I would also say that if you want a mill plan, you have to go all in or all out. In Commander, you're going to be facing three hundred cards to mill, so it's a difficult wincon without full support
11 months ago
I'd drop the Angel token creators. Focus on things that enhance your theme. So you could take out Invocation of Saint Traft, Sigil of the Empty Throne and Moonsilver Spear. They are good if you had any interaction with those tokens or if your strategy was based around them, but you already generate them with your Commander and you shouldn't need more than that. Azorius Locket and Commander's Sphere are not great mana rocks and could probably go as well.
1 year ago
This is a cool first deck! You might like these: Soulherder , Conjurer's Closet , Brago, King Eternal , Spark Double , Stonehorn Dignitary , Mistmeadow Witch , Peregrine Drake , Commander's Sphere , Azorius Locket , Sun Titan
1 year ago
I'm assuming the deck's aim is to basically wall up and stall for a win condition? If so, I definitely recommend Counterspell , Render Silent , Lavinia, Azorius Renegade and Propaganda for those reasons. Depends on your budget of course. Counterspell and Render Silent are straight up counters, making any spell fizzle out and the opponent get set back. Render Silent also keeps that opponent from trying to counter or remove your stuff for the rest of the turn. Propaganda is another "pay 2 to attack you" spell, and Lavinnia helps slow opponents down.
I'd also recommend some mana-making artifacts. You have a pretty high average converted mana cost so they'll help you cast more spells. Some pretty cheap ones are Mind Stone , Star Compass , Commander's Sphere , Darksteel Ingot , Azorius Keyrune , Azorius Signet , Azorius Cluestone , and Azorius Locket . For really, really budget you could also play Manalith . It can be hard for Blue or White to play big spells so they're pretty useful.
Blue has excellent draw power. Ponder , Brainstorm , Opt , Impulse , and Sleight of Hand (ignore the price listed, its been reprinted in newer sets at a cheaper cost), and Drawn from Dreams are all great spells to dig for what you need.
That's all I can recommend for now. Do what you will with my suggestions depending on your budget, and when you play the deck I hope you have fun!
1 year ago
No partnered commander to go along with? Part of Ishai's 'power' is being able to have another commander in the zone to expand/customize deck strategies. I know not a lot of the partners are cheap but you could add Kraum, Ludevic's Opus for the red needed to add Kykar, Wind's Fury . If you're intent on keeping UW and birds/wizards focused, obviously that's fine, just sad to see the partner ability be stagnant.
With your average CMC, I think you'll have more success by going up to 34-36 lands.
Please, please, please, please find literally any other mana rock to replace Manalith . Mana Geode , Darksteel Ingot , Azorius Cluestone , Azorius Locket , Mind Stone , Fellwar Stone , and Heraldic Banner are all better, though for theme and flavor you probably want Azorius Keyrune . None are these are particularly expensive and most are very budget so there really isn't a reason to use the vastly inferior Manalith .
1 year ago
I'd maybe go for some lockets (even more card draw + mana ramp).
2 years ago
I always like extra protection, so Ghostly Prison . Gitaxian Probe helps us look at hands and draw a card at sorcery speed. Take out Azorius Locket . Archetype of Imagination helps us land hits. Consecrated Sphinx helps us draw a ton of cards. Wrath of God is a good overall wrath.