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Creature — Human Wizard
Your opponents can't cast spells from anywhere other than their hands.
2 months ago
I don't think you can use Vanishing to be unblockable, but I think you could wait until someone decides to block him, and if Zur would die, you can Phase him out and he's removed from combat, you'll still have gotten his attack trigger though.
You've got quite a few solid stax creatures (people often call them Hatebears) in here already, but I run Opposition Agent, Dauthi Voidwalker, Drannith Magistrate, Malevolent Hermit Flip, and Archon of Emeria, as well as Wandering Archaic Flip, which is very effective piece if people run lots of non-creature counters, such as more competitive playgroups.
Well, there are various ways you can win via Zur's ability, in my Zur deck my plan is to lock up the board and then win from a fairly safe position. To go with Spirit of the Labyrinth you could run Teferi's Puzzle Box and Necropotence to lock people out of having cards except you, who can draw via Necropotence. I also use Walking Ballista and Heliod, Sun-Crowned as a half-fetched combo. Because it only needed 1 card, I use Second Chance + Hall of Heliod's Generosity + Necropotence to get infinite extra turns, but you might need a way to get rid of Necropotence to let you draw cards normally, a thing Zur can also help with. Another option that people use (but is pricey) is Rest in Peace (or Voidwalker) and Helm of Obedience, which can help remove players by milling them out, if this seems bad keep in mind that with Mirrormade you can duplicate the Helm on the 2nd turn and eliminate up to 2 players that turn, which should close out a game. While it won't quite win you the game on the spot, there is (back of Hermit) Benevolent Geist and Dovescape so that only you can cast non-creatures. If you're worried about birds you can just use Detention Sphere to clear them out each turn via Estrid's Invocation, but if you've got the most birds, you can keep them around. I like my Zur decks to have a janky feel, so I also don't run Thassa's Oracle.
One of my favourite ways to win is All That Glitters with stuff like Copy Enchantment, Estrid's Invocation and Mirrormade to generate a Voltron win off of Zur's ability. For protection I just run Greater Auramancy, which helps both my Voltron and my general supply of enchantments I don't want targeted. The already mentioned Luminarch Ascension can be a solid win con once it's set up, 1W for a 4/4 flyer is really, really good value, even in cEDH people play the card in control decks.
2 months ago
Okay. So, I think you should really lean into the control/combo shell. This deck could use combos like Sanguine Bond and Exquisite Blood, with some added redundancy in the forms of Vito, Thorn of the Dusk Rose and Marauding Blight-Priest, or Mikaeus, the Unhallowed and Triskelion to close out the game. In order to accomplish this, I think you should cut a ton of the creatures and really lean into board wipes, control spells, and resource denial.
You could also do cute stuff like Phyrexian Unlife + Solemnity, giving yourself time to wipe the board again or go for the win with Peer into the Abyss. You should also consider taking a look at your mana base.
I'd suggest going for some fetches, checks, and shocks like:
I know I've given you a lot of suggestions. I think if you tried putting a list together with all the cards I named, plus some of the bangers from your current list and you'd have a badass deck! Don't worry about trying to do all that right now, though. See which look most appealing/are in your price range and add those first. A lot of these should be long term goals!
Don't tell Rett I gave you so many suggestions XD
2 months ago
king-saproling I honestly never thought of Resurgent Belief , it could be great breach recursion in a needed pinch. I might try it out for a bit and see how I like it, as for uba mask I need them to have hard draw to cause Smothering Tithe triggers or Alms Collector triggers, while Drannith Magistrate would prevent them from casting those cards I'm not sure if it's worth it in the deck when it shuts down two of my big enablers.
2 months ago
Why not Drannith Magistrate for some added layer of protection and hate?
3 months ago
Nine Lives, Forced Fruition, Experimental Frenzy (especially if you have Drannith Magistrate), Coveted Jewel could all be decent additions :) currently theres not a whole lot of synergy w the commander itself.
4 months ago
It gets complicated. Some of those cards are BS stax, where a line of gameplay is completely stopped, don't like Drannith Magistrate, Narset, Parter of Veils isn't terrible on her own, she was just a mistake considering wheels. Hullbreacher was a gamewarping terrible idea, stax & hard ramp in . Opposition Agent has never bothered me in the slightest, a strong slap for a strong circumstantial effect... It may even be a dead card some games. Some of that listed stuff is hard-stax, different from punishment in saying: "you cannot" vs "you CAN, for a price". If you can't tell I am a big fan of Cindervines, Ruric Thar, the Unbowed, things like aristocrats where you make board wipes into a hard decision.... You can, but do you want to?
4 months ago
Gleeock, please tell me that you believe that cards such as Hullbreacher, Opposition Agent, Drannith Magistrate, and Narset, Parter of Veils are unfair and should never have been printed, or at least should have had much higher mana costs, since that is my opinion of all of those cards. I personally think that Archivist of Oghma is a fair way to deal with certain abusive strategies, since it rewards the opponent without actually hurting the player seeking to gain advantage.
5 months ago
CLB changes. Changes made to improve fun, add vehicles, and remove some lock.