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(X), Tap: Search your library for a creature card with converted mana cost X or less, reveal it, and put it into your hand. Then shuffle your library.
1 day ago
If we're talking overly expensive colorless tutors, Tamiyo's Journal and Citanul Flute seem worth mentioning as well. Cards I've used to good effect for cheaper than Ring of Three Wishes would have costed me. Although maybe with Zirda, the Dawnwaker or similar cost reducers you could make that one worth it as well. As is, it's a waste of resources with barely any side synergies to make it better than just 10 mana for any card in your library.
6 months ago
I also have a Celestial Kirin deck that I have come to enjoy a lot. Check it out here: Exploding Sheep Tribal
35 lands seems a bit too few, since you really want to hit land drops to be able to cast your spirits at the right time. I have 37 and still feel the pinch sometimes.
One of the best-performing cards in my deck has without a doubt been Citanul Flute. I can't recommend this card enough, since it allows you to get the right spirit for the job every time. It also fetches out Ugin's Conjurant immediately if you want.
Mirror Entity is a spirit and a powerful finisher for your deck.
Strict Proctor is something I'm trying out, as it gives the commander a lot more flexibility in whether or not you want to blow up the board and it also hoses a lot of strategies all by itself.
No Shining Shoal in your deck? This is like having a wild card that can basically be any CMC from 2 and up. Not to mention the ability totally gets people and it's hilarious.
I missed out on Skyclave Relic and will add it to my own deck. Thank you! Other ramp spells you might be interested in are Astral Cornucopia and Wayfarer's Bauble, which get around Kirin's ability nicely.
Someone suggested to me Avacyn, Angel of Hope. I tried it and have not looked back. The card just makes this deck work perfectly.
I've found that a glaring weakness of this deck is facing opposing token decks. This is why I'm playing Declaration in Stone as a good way of dealing with large threats and masses of tokens for cheap.
I used to play a token package myself, but I have moved away from it, since having indestructible and evasive spirits was usually just better. It also made more space for all sorts of other goodies.
With all your indestructible stuff, Protector of the Crown is pretty hilarious.
9 months ago
You might like these: Astral Cornucopia , Genesis Wave , Citanul Flute , Tilonalli's Summoner , Instill Energy , Nature's Chosen , Seeker of Skybreak , Magewright's Stone , Thousand-Year Elixir , Kessig Wolf Run
1 year ago
i have a soft spot for Citanul Flute , its a pet card, Green Sun's Zenith is awful in this deck, the other options are good. But as this is my casual "silly" deck i don't really want cards like Deflecting Swat . Rishkar's Expertise would also fall short at my hydra's need their mana costs to be paid. Mirrorpool would take up a land slot for colorless which i feel is already full from my draw cards and trample cards. Finale of Devastation tho, i don't know why i havent tried to squeeze it in. it would be fun, i would easily have it over 10. Yavimaya Hollow im just not that interested in to be honest.
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1 year ago
If you think about it, it's not an expensive tutor at all in its original form. Effectively you're paying treasure mana to cast an artifact directly from your library, whereas you'd tutor for the card with, say, Fabricate , you'd need to cast the card from hand as well.
Fabricate ing for Aetherflux Reservoir and casting it will cost you 7 mana, where using Koffs ability for the reservoir will only cost you 4 mana, making it effectively a free tutor, that makes the artifact uncounterable, but with restrictive mana payment. That sounds kind of broken.
However, if it tutors to hand, you're effectively paying double mana to find and cast any artifact in your deck, comparatively to an artifact version of Citanul Flute , which isn't a broken card at all. That even sounds a little expensive for what it does, although the flavor of literally paying gold to find anything you need is kinda cool, yet not very pirate-y at all :P
1 year ago
Well Epicurus, you took the time to comment and at least think about what the deck is doing, so its fine if this is out of your element. I'm really looking for outside perspectives and weird ideas more than help with combos anyways.
I have a bunch of weird little interactions in the deck that probably aren't clear to a lot of players, and fundamentally, the goal of the deck is to get extra combat steps to trigger Ardenn and untap Alena.
You mention boros lacking tutors, but I am using Citanul Flute (creatures), Burnished Hart (land), Boonweaver Giant (auras), Stonehewer Giant (equipment), Sunforger (instants), and Enlightened Tutor (artifacts/enchantments).
As for ways to spend the mana, Captivating Crew is a really fun one especially with Lunarch Mantle. There is also Cavalier of Flame. I might find a few more, but activated abilities on creatures trump burn spells for this deck.
I did consider those creatures that have more power than their cost, but that just wasn't the direction I ended up taking. I also considered using Assault Suit and keeping those creatures around. I might try that idea out eventually, because Ardenn + Suit is funny. I think Kaldheim is going to have a bunch of stuff that will change this deck a lot, so I'll have a bunch of new things to try.
1 year ago
Man do I love my eldrazi! The players in my group not so much.
So we know that the Eldrazi are big, beefy and love to stomp, they need tons of ramp especially going pure colourless, but they also need a bit of help to reduce the cost to get them out. Jhoira's Familiar is cheap and drops the price down.
Metalworker is going to be a must for you imho, if you are going to be running that many artifacts, chances are you are going to have a few in your hand and this little gem will help bring out those fatties fast! I've dropped Ulamog, the Ceaseless Hunger turn 4 in my voltron deck with Metalworker.
Sandstone Oracle can help out with card draw
Tutors really are a bane for colourless, even more so for Eldrazi. Planar Portal, Mind's Eye and Citanul Flute can help with that. Planar Portal can help you pick up your Urza's lands, if you are going to run with Tron.
Hope this helps in any way.