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Clutch of the Undercity
Return target permanent to its owner's hand. Its controller loses 3 life.
Transmute (, Discard this card: Search your library for a card with the same converted mana cost/mana value as this card, reveal it, put it into your hand, then shuffle your library. Activate this ability only as a sorcery.)
6 months ago
This is a good start, you have some really nice lifegain synergies going. It doesn't really seem like a card draw deck to me, though. It leans more towards the lifegain world of Aetherflux Reservoir than to the U/B world of card draw. There are a lot of black cards that exchange life for cards; if you want card draw, you should get a Graveborn Muse leave the Reservoir behind.
If you go the true lifegain route, you might add transmute effects for tutors, like Clutch of the Undercity or Dimir House Guard. And another good wincon could be Celestial Convergence + Solemnity. And Test of Endurance. Though those will require more counters/protection than you have right now.
I have learned from experience that strategies that ping your opponents for one or two life every turn get you killed very quickly, because they make you stand out even when you're doing very little. So things like Drana's Emissary are kinda dangerous.
One final bit of overarching advice -- since this is a 3-color deck, I suggest staying away from cards that require a lot of one kind of mana. Particularly lots of black mana, like Underworld Dreams or Peer into the Abyss, since this deck is heavily U/W right now.
Okay, now some slightly more nitpicky things about card choices:
Since the Mages only seem to fetch mana rocks at this point, might you switch them out with myrs? Like Alloy Myr.
Again, this is quite good, just needs a bit of focusing towards the endgame. All the nitty-gritty of the mana curve and stuff you'll work out in playtesting, and what you have so far is workable.
1 year ago
+1 from me, cool deck idea.
2 years ago
Have you considered adding Zur the Enchanter to help put into play your enchantments? He's a really, really good enchantment tutor on a stick if you only need CMC 3 or less to do work. Clutch of the Undercity and Dimir House Guard can help find him on a budget.
Retreat to Coralhelm might be a good fit too, you can either scry or untap Merieke for each land.
2 years ago
I'd also recommend some good Shapeshifter cards, so you have things to do/find with these cards even without the Nexus. Maybe Altered Ego, Chameleon Colossus, Crib Swap, Duplicant, Evil Twin, Masked Vandal, Unsettled Mariner, and definitely Mirror Entity and Realmwalker. Morphon himself is also a good include.
Sounds like a fun idea!
3 years ago
Exsanguinate, Torment of Hailfire, Painful Quandary, Breathstealer's Crypt (love this one!! Like, a lot), Forsaken Wastes, Vile Consumption, Sovereign's Bite, Profane Command, Phthisis, Famine, Undermine (love this one!), Clutch of the Undercity, Twilight Prophet, Netherborn Phalanx, Ob Nixilis, the Fallen, Gray Merchant of Asphodel, Erebos, God of the Dead, Duskmantle Seer, Dire Fleet Ravager, Urza's Guilt, Laquatus's Champion, Howling Banshee, Pierce Strider
3 years ago
Looks great, try putting in tutors. A few of my personal favorites are Diabolic Tutor (Because Demonic tutor is not legal, but it is ok), Diabolic Revelation(For multiple cards), and Clutch of the Undercity(It will search for any card with cmc 4, like tree or starts). Hope this can help. You can use these cards to tutor for the tree, one with the stars, and any other important card of your game plan.
3 years ago
Cool deck! You might like these: Nephalia Smuggler, Helm of the Host, Vedalken Mastermind, Dimir Infiltrator, Clutch of the Undercity, Sanctum of Eternity, Archaeomancer, Merchant Scroll, Kaho, Minamo Historian, Escape Routes, Disappear, Night Dealings
4 years ago
Thanks legendofa! I found a pre-Guildpact version of Solar Flare that was mostly UB, very helpful to my research. I can add Dimir Doppelganger , Dimir House Guard , and Clutch of the Undercity to my list of Dimir cards played.
Still looking out for the straight UB control list though...