: Sacrifice this: Search your library for a basic land card, put it onto the battlefield tapped, then shuffle your library. Then if you control four or more lands, untap that land.
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Fabled Passage Discussion
2 days ago
Profet93 Actually still in heavy prototyping. I started rebuilding the deck from scratch yesterday. Sorry in advance for the mess, putting together a bunch of the pieces again today.
I feel like my play group give me too much time to setup and there is not much in the way of heavy control around besides the occasional counter spell or Ghostly Prison. I will be honest, might even give me enough time to pull off a Helix Pinnacle.
Only reason I'm not running Mana Crypt, is I don't have one. I'm actually trying to acquire it. For the sake of building, accepted.
Genesis Wave is defiantly going into the deck
Horn of Greed Feels too powerful to cut, it's going back. You caught me in the middle of a full deck rebuild. It's not leaving :)
Deserted Temple is a good suggestion, accepted
Missed Fabled Passage! Thank you!
Ulvenwald Hydra feels good in the playground right now as a tutor for gaea's cradle or any other land I will be adding to the deck. In addition to that at any time there is a lot of flyers at my table. Tempted to keep him unless I can come to a better quick solution for flying like Whiptongue Hydra. Not sure yet honestly.
Yavimaya, Cradle of Growth will be needed, still sorting out the land base!
4 days ago
I noticed you're using mostly basic lands. Any particular reason for that? Moreover, do you need Yaviamaya, cradle of growth given your large amount of basics? I feel it's slight benefit of allowing your few non-basics to tap for green is outweighed by the potential of mana fixing the opponent.
I love fetches in Azusa, even Fabled Passage, as they give us a greater chance to utilize crucible effects. I take it, it's a tad too slow here? Even given your update stating how shuffling effects are crucial?
Like most Azusa decks, your primary strategy seems to be T&N into Avenger + Regal. But if they counter the T&N, given you run no Boseju, or stifle the ETB effects of either, you're SOL. Somewhat fringe and meta dependent scenario, I understand, but something to consider. I mention this as you only have 7 cards that draw you cards (including the cards that allow top deck land plays). Perhaps a Harmonize or some other cards listed like Boundless Realms (while not draw, thinning your deck dramatically is very very helpful, given a deck with primary basics)
You stated in your update: From the information given above, then it is in our best interest to figure out when the deck runs away with the game and to amplify that scenario. It seems that dropping.... Horn of Greed - You even mention that you always pull out ahead. It seems like you cut cards that help you win and you then cut those same cards as when you are in that winning position, they don't advance your position further. But without some of those cards, it becomes more difficult to get to that winning position in the first place.
Discussing draw further, green draws through either token swarm or creature power. You have Avenger + Scute for tokens and (up to) 6 creatures that have high power, biggest only namely Ulvenwald, which I don't understand in this build given you are utilizing primarily basics. If Ulvenwald's purpose is to tutor lands, why not get another land tutor such as sylvan scrying, nylea's intervention or many others?
Genesis Wave - With only 5 instants/sorcerries, why isn't this here? You don't need to dump your whole deck if not needed given you have no haste outlet like Akroma's or Concordant. I find it a very powerful value card. Or is it not added because you might draw yourself to death with Regal Force + Scute Swarm/Avenger?
Deserted Temple - For cradle (and politics)
I could be wrong as you know your deck best and how it functions. I would love to hear what you think of each suggestion
2 weeks ago
I wonder, if your are ever have mana issues with that few lands (and a number of ut comes tapped).
I would suggest to swap the terramorphic expanse with Fabled Passage if you really want a fetch… but just a simple Plains would do it as you are just mono-white. What about using classic Sol Ring, Land Tax or Smothering Tithe to ramp up?
Gift of Immortality would provie some protection another way. And it’s an enchantment and would synergise with your enches. Esper Sentinel or Mangara, the Diplomat could be used for Card draw and Verge Rangers or Keeper of the Accord to keep up landwise (or creature wise in case of the latter).
3 weeks ago
Hey, good work in progress so far for a first deck with an interesting concept.
Command Tower and Arcane Signet are two staples to consider adding. Consider adding some flying creatures who can disrupt your opponent to help you do keep the monarch and some repeatable sources of flying creatures?
- Archon of Emeria and Rule of Law can bring the game to a halt which helps you to keep the monarch.
- Windborn Muse and Ghostly Prison make it more difficult for opponents to attack you which helps you to keep the monarch.
- Aven Mindcensor: doesn't let your opponents tutor which can give you a big advantage.
- Luminarch Ascension: it cares about each opponent's end step meaning in multiplayer Commander that it can get counters quick.
- Court of Grace: another source of the monarch.
Blind Obedience can be opponent mana rock ramp disruption and shuts off haste of opponent's creatures who might want to attack you. With Cunning Rhetoric opponent may not want to attack you because then you'll exile card from top of their library.
The mana curve is very high here since you have so many 5 CMC, 6 CMC or higher cards. Cutting some of them for lower CMC cards and more ramp would help gameplay. More two drop mana rocks can make it easier/faster to cast Marchesa. Since she's a 4 CMC creature then a turn two mana rock can potentially let you cast her turn three if you make your land drops.
- Arcane Signet
- Fellwar Stone
- Thought Vessel: no max hand size can help when you're drawing a lot of cards with the monarch.
- Boros Signet
- Orzhov Signet
- Rakdos Signet
Some lands to consider adding in place of some basic lands that are within your budget to improve the manabase:
- Rainbow lands: Command Tower, Exotic Orchard, Path of Ancestry
- Fetch lands: Fabled Passage
- Mardu lands: Nomad Outpost
- Bond lands: Vault of Champions, Spectator Seating
- Pain lands: Caves of Koilos, Battlefield Forge
- Filter lands: Rugged Prairie, Fetid Heath, Graven Cairns
- Check lands: Dragonskull Summit, Isolated Chapel, Clifftop Retreat
- Tango lands: Smoldering Marsh
If you're playing Dark Depths then consider Thespian's Stage? Stage is the land that combos with Depths to get Marit Lage. When you control Depths and Stage pay 2 mana to copy Depths with Stage. Stage becomes Depths with no ice counters on it and the legendary rule will take place since you can't control two legendary Depths at the same time. Choose to keep Stage and remove Depths. Since Stage has no ice counters it's saced to create Marit Lage.
If interested I offer more advice including cuts to consider. Good luck with your deck.
1 month ago
Have you considered spells with the Awaken ability? All you'd have to do is pay a little extra mana and they become land creatures with +1/+1 counters on them, Spells with Awaken include, but are not limited to, Earthen Arms, Rush of Ice and Scatter to the Winds.
One card you may want to consider is Emergent Sequence. It's essentially a more powerful Rampant Growth.
Also, May I also suggest adding in Nissa, Steward of Elements? Not only can you scry with it, but if you already know what card is on top you may be able to use the second ability to put it straight onto the battlefield.
For targeted Removal, I think a proactive approach is what you should work with. Spells to accomplish this with include, but are not limited to, Counterspell, Decisive Denial, Dissolve, and Voidslime.
As for lands, you may want to consider lands that allow you to search your library. These include, but are not limited to, Bant Panorama, Fabled Passage and Terramorphic Expanse. This, combined with Ramunap Excavator, will give you a basic land card search every turn. They will also feed the landfall abilities. Yavimaya, Cradle of Growth will give Nissa, Who Shakes the World some mana support. It is a tad expensive so make sure you add it to your to buy list for a later date.
Thank You for reading me out. I hope all this helps.
1 month ago
Even with the Malakir Rebirths the land count looks way too low. I'd shoot for at least 20 here. Fabled Passage also synergizes well with excavator and crucible.
1 month ago
Anger Scute Swarm Titana, Protector of Argoth Fabled Passage Thespian's Stage Field of the Dead Dark Depths Ancient Greenwarden Constant Mists Nissa of Shadowed Boughs Valakut Exploration Bala Ged Recovery Flip Valakut Awakening Flip Radha, Heart of Keld Tireless Tracker Tireless Provisioner Azusa, Lost but Seeking
1 month ago
Phule451: I will just add Fabled Passage , despite not liking lands entering tapped, I do like the search lands to fix my mana when need be. Conjurer's Closet isn't too bad of an idea, but I would need to add more cards for the ETBs than just one. Tyrant's Familiar was on my watch list, but he only deals 7 damage to one target. That's why Drakuseth, Maw of Flames took his spot. I do like that haste on T.F., so I will keep him in mind.