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Cruel Tutor Discussion
1 month ago
zAzen7977 Thank you for the comments! I'm actually saving up for Chrome Mox , Jeweled Lotus , Lion's Eye Diamond , Mox Amber , Mox Opal , Mox Tantalite , Mox Diamond , Lotus Bloom and Lotus Petal . I'm also going to pick up Culling the Weak and Cruel Tutor when I order the other cards. I'll probably cut a handful of basics for the fast mana.
3 months ago
@Snake57 Sounds like you've got a good plan!
If your group is okay with proxies, then I would definitely add Mana Crypt , Mana Drain and all of the zendikar fetches. If not, I would actually prioritize getting the fetches first. They drastically improve the cards Sage Owl , Spire Owl , Scroll Rack , Sensei's Divining Top , Brainstorm (and probably even more that I'm forgetting!) because you can fetch to shuffle away cards that aren't useful.
Also, I think Yuriko is no longer a ninja once she's enchanted by Song of the Dryads , so Walker of Secret Ways wouldn't be able to bounce her. Although I still agree that you can cut Azra Smokeshaper for it.
Mystic Reflection seems pretty strong. Like you mentioned, it turns an enabler into one of your ninjas, or the next best creature on the board.
I'm a bit skeptical about Varragoth, Bloodsky Sire . It has to survive at least one turn around the table to attack and costs a combined 5 mana. I would suggest Cruel Tutor instead if you feel like you're lacking topdeck manipulation.
Hullbreacher is insanely powerful, especially if your playgroup plays a lot of wheels. I still have to get my hands on one, but the even harder part is what to cut for it :')
Maskwood Nexus definitely replaces Conspiracy and Xenograft for any Yuriko lists who have them. But like you said, 4 mana is pretty slow. Plus it isn't blue, so you can't pitch it to Force of Will like Arcane Adaptation or Unnatural Selection .
I think Karn's Temporal Sundering is stronger than Alrund's Epiphany because it costs one (or two) less mana and bounces a potential blocker. Plus if you foretell it, it's not in your hand to pitch to Force of Will effects. And if your playgroup is familiar with your deck, they know exactly which card you foretold.
Thanks again for the feedback and suggestions! I really appreciate talking Yuriko with someone else who's super invested!
3 months ago
8 months ago
That is a good point, RNR_Gaming and although I don't often use the top in conjunction with the Citadel (due to being mana starved) it does enough work in the early game to justify its slot. I switched out Cruel Tutor (redundant) and Personal Tutor (used only to tutor another tutor) for Reshape and Whir of Invention. I also switched Goldnight Redeemer (situational gains and high cost) for Serra Ascendant and Scroll Rack (budget and clunkiness) for Rhystic Study. Does that seem wise to you? I didn't want Remora because it is too mana hungry, and I passed on Necropotence because the Citadel is supposed to go off on a single turn.
9 months ago
Looking sweet. I'd still probably cut that Cruel Tutor for any land to get that land count up to 28 since this isn't a deck that's going to be quite as reliably fast as some of it's competition and making sure to make land drops will really help the deck out in the longer affairs where it has some value engine advantages. A 3 mana card disadvantage tutor to top is a bit lackluster in most situations because of how slow and resource intensive it is. It's a card that's liable to create situations where you lose just for casting it at times because you won't be able to interact or threaten interaction that makes opponents think twice before trying something.
Lemme know how she performs for you in the next 10 games or so and give us some feedback on which changes had what sorts of impacts! Constant evaluation of performance and tweaking based on the results is how a list gets fine tuned to perfection over the course of 100 or 200 games.
9 months ago
Personally, I would reccomend Tutors. You can go infinite with the two untap auras which you have, but why not add cards that search for those? By tutoring for those auras you can get infinite mana, and thus cast one huge X spell. It may be hard to find cuts, but remember, each tutor can find you infinite mana. I'd say that's worth it.
11 months ago
Wow, I never knew about Cruel Tutor. I love the flavor scale from Cruel to Grim.
But yeah, I watched you play on MTG Muddstah and loved the extra style points in spin-tossing the Phase onto other people's boards.
1 year ago
As far as counters go, I don't play many and when I do it's to protect my stuff. You can never go wrong with Counterspell. I like Rebuff the Wicked, Disallow, Cancel, Dissipate, Unwind,Countersquall, Absorb. That new Fierce Guardianship is pretty cool.