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2 months ago
I rebalance the number based on the pie chart. depending on the number of colors I run, I switch out for dual lands (preferably that don't enter tapped), command tower, whatever else I feel may fit. If my costs are roughly even, I add my basic mana rocks (Sol Ring, Marble Diamond, Azorius Signet).
usually though my distribution is 80% 1 color, 20% another (on my 2 colored decks) so I will not run a rock for the larger color, I will run more cycle lands, if my overall costs are lower, or if I don't have many creatures with multiple pips in their casting cost, I will be more willing to run a lifegain land or a scry land, even though they enter tapped.
3 months ago
5 months ago
The Celestus (it's basically better Commander's Sphere)
Sol Ring (Because it's a literal must-include in the format now)
5 months ago
Drop Thrummingbird, Grateful Apparition, and Karn's Bastion, they're literally pointless. Niko is going to be using his +1 ability to make your ETB creatures bounce often enough that you don't need the extra loyalty on him, and there's literally nothing else in the deck that gets counters except for Lost Auramancers and well... you don't want them to get more counters.
Speaking of the Lost Auramancers, drop them and Protean Thaumaturge because that's just... well it's just a bad combo, and also doesn't work the way you think it does. Vanishing triggers at the beginning of your upkeep, and the creature is only sacrificed during the resolution of that ability when it determines that the creature has no counters left on it, so you literally can't do it, as they only stay a copy until end of turn, and you don't have any enchantments with flash.
Add an Azorius Signet (I can't believe it's not in the list already).
You obviously need card draw, so add a Mulldrifter and/or an [Omen of the Sea].
5 months ago
Nice. But the correct format name is Friendly Pauper Brawl.
I would add at least two more lands.
Some other cards to improve the deck:
- Arcane Denial
- Ardenvale Tactician
- Boreal Elemental
- Daybreak Chimera
- Kabuto Moth
- Stormscape Familiar
- Warden of Evos Isle
- Mana Leak
- Azorius Locket
- Azorius Signet
- Aerial Assault
+1 from me.
7 months ago
Hey, well done so far on a budget.
Unfortunately, Ranar has been errata to instead say, "Whenever one or more cards are put into exile from your hand or a spell or ability you control exiles one or more permanents from the battlefield, create a 1/1 white Spirit creature token with flying". This change means Ranar + Samurai of the Pale Curtain + Blasting Station isn't an infinite combo anymore. The act of sacing a Spirit with Station is a cost not a spell or ability. Ranar now cares about the source that originally made the permanent leave the battlefield and the original source has to exile the permanent which Station doesn't do.
Samurai of the Pale Curtain's ability to exile opponent's permanents is also hindered by this errata because now Ranar cares about the source that removed the permanent from the battlefield before Samurai exiles that card. For example, if you destroy an opponent's artifact with Disenchant that permanent is destroyed and then Samurai exiles that permanent when it goes to the graveyard, but you don't create a Spirit by Ranar. The original source that made the permanent leave the battlefield is a spell, Disenchant, but Disenchant doesn't exile and it must to create a Spirit. Swords to Plowshares still works fine since it exiles the creature as the original source doing the exile.
30 lands is a low amount with only 5 sources of ramp. Consider 5 more budget lands and ramp?
- Nimbus Maze
- Port Town
- Skycloud Expanse
- 1x Island
- 1x Plains
- Stoic Farmer
- Strixhaven Stadium: can be a win condition with lots of attacking flying Spirits and Spirits can defend to not lose point counters.
- Azorius Signet
- Heraldic Banner: could replace another anthem since this one is also ramp.
A excellent budget interaction with blink is Palace Jailer since when Jailer is blinked the exiled creature doesn't return to the battlefield, that only happens when you lose the monarch not when Jailer leaves the battlefield. This makes Jailer when blinked an engine to exile opponent's creatures which also creates Spirit tokens by Ranar. Jailer also gives you the monarch when it's blinked for a repeatable draw source at your end step. Spirit tokens help to defend as blockers to keep the monarch since the only way you lose the monarch is by an opponent doing combat damage to you or an opponent plays a card that makes them the monarch.
If interested I offer more advice including cuts to consider. Good luck with your deck.
7 months ago
Minimizing taplands is generally good but expensive (as you know). Plan to eventually replace stuff like the Vivids, snow-duals, and whatever the shorthand for Transguild Promenade is (which, btw, this is twice as slow as a normal tapped land and should 100% be replaced). Yes, even eventually replace the 'gain 1 life' lands that I love :(
I don't know the exact recommended land count. I see as low as 29 (with lots of 0cmc extra expensive cards) and as high as low 40s. I've been targeting 35ish with another 7-8 mana rocks, but I'm not in Green. In Green, you can run 2cmc ramp spells instead of 2cmc mana rocks. like Rampant Growth, Sakura-Tribe Elder, and Farseek.
With all of your land-tutor creatures, make sure you have enough targets. Since you're Chulane, erring on more lands overall might be better?
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8 months ago
Your Brogo list looks like a good start. In my opinion the biggest thing that could improve your list is to run more mana rocks. Make sure the ones you run come in untapped as you can then blink them with Brogo for extra value to play more spells on second main or hold up interaction for opponents turns.
I hope that helps with your build. Good luck!