Fact or Fiction
Reveal the top five cards of your library. An opponent separates those cards into two piles. Put one pile into your hand and the other into your graveyard.
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Fact or Fiction Discussion
2 months ago
multimedia while not a true budget pre say it's more a miserly deck if it above a certain price threshold ($15 or more) i need a very good reason to put it and whether or not a cheaper card can fill the role just as or almost as good as that card (almost all my decks follow this rule).
But anyway I see what you mean i just don't have enough reliable ways of pulling Omniscience ... however while a great win con it not the only win con that this deck is going to rely on hopefully when finalized so i don't need to stuff it with enchantment tutors (hopefully).
2 months ago
Thanks Sorin, added them all.
Feels like wizards was cheapening it's product in more ways then one with Essence Vortex .
Not impressed with that other collection tho...
What was he thinking? "I know what a woman looks like, look theres one."??
4 months ago
In Modern Horizons, WotC reprinted Eladamri's Call and Fact or Fiction , two cards that I believe should have been kept only in eternal formats, and, in Modern Horizons 2, WotC will reprint the original Counterspell , and there is even a rumor that they shall be bringing Stifle to modern, as well, which I dislike, since I feel that both of those cards should have been kept in eternal formats, also.
Modern was created specifically to be a non-rotating format that did not contain the overpowered and expensive (in terms of money) cards that legacy and vintage have, but, at this rate, it feels as if WotC is dissolving the differences between those formats and turning Modern in a lighter version of Legacy, which I dislike, since I feel that the formats should feel distinct from each other.
What does everyone else say about this? Does WotC care about keeping each format distinct, anymore?
6 months ago
Drop Faerie Tauntings , Ashiok, Nightmare Muse , Traumatize , Trepanation Blade , add about one or two more ramp and two more card-draw at least. I almost always run 8 pieces of ramp and the prevailing wisdom is 10. Same for card-draw: I aim for 8, many aim for 10. Extra ramp is great with Oona's ability and card-draw can draw you into lands and just generally smooth everything out.
Reconnaissance Mission would be good. Treasure Cruise is often almost an Ancestral Recall and is budget too. Even though you're running Blue , Read the Bones is a great rate, as is Night's Whisper . Divination , Concentrate , and Tidings are all great on a budget, if a bit unexciting.
I love Keep Watch , Borrowing 100,000 Arrows , Theft of Dreams , Insight , Windfall , Plea for Power , Curse of Verbosity , and Manifold Insights but they are swingy. High ceilings, low floors. The mana cost on them is what makes them so good.
Midnight Clock is budget right now but it's starting to make waves. Get yours now while they're cheap. Ramp AND draw! Great on a budget.
Secrets of the Golden City and Kumena's Awakening should usually be City's Blessing-ed. I like Kimena's a lot on a budget (along with Patient Rebuilding ). Rush of Knowledge is decent if you have Oona out. Fathom Trawl is a guaranteed three non-lands, though it might be a bit lackluster with so many faeries. Not a bad card though. Mind Spring is great with ramp.
Drawn from Dreams and Dig Through Time are probably better than Diabolic Tutor until you have a game-winning card in the deck like Coat of Arms or some combo pieces (of which all are out-of-budget). I'd say drop Diabolic Tutor . Diabolic Vision is all right on a budget, as is Pilfered Plans , Forbidden Alchemy , and Notion Rain . We can probably do better, even on a tight budget.
With all your fliers, Rogue's Gloves and Mask of Memory are fantastic card-draw cards. Mask of Riddles is cute. Curiosity and Curious Obsession are decent but dangerous. Chart a Course is decent with fliers. Whispering Madness can be good with fliers too.
I have mixed feelings about Opt , Serum Visions , Sleight of Hand , Ponder , Preordain , Portent . They certainly don't hurt but they're bad late-game. I run them in some decks. Consider them if most of your card-draw is expensive. Brainstorm is a bit of a trap unless you have ways to shuffle your library and get rig of unwanted cards. This usually requires fetch lands like Polluted Delta and is better in 60-card formats.
Rain of Revelation , Archmage's Charm , Fact or Fiction , Succumb to Temptation , Precognitive Perception , Frantic Search , Pull from Tomorrow , Gush , Village Rites are all good for being instants so you can leave counterspells up and if you don't need them you can draw. That's one of the reasons a card like Anticipate looks weak but is nice for keeping counterspells open. Fact or Fiction is particularly good and is considered a staple in many formats, including EDH.
I would swap out Dimir Locket and Dimir Cluestone for Mind Stone and Prismatic Lens . Maybe Star Compass if it is in budget. I know you need your colors but 3-mana mana rocks that don't have huge upside are sooooo slow. Arcane Signet is probably out of budget, which is too bad. Is Wayfarer's Bauble still expensive? Probably. Worn Powerstone and Hedron Archive maybe? Oona isn't cheap and you want mana for her ability if push comes to shove. Trinket Mage is ramp because it can snag Sol Ring , making it the same rate as Explosive Vegetation and Hedron Archive .
on Blue Moon
6 months ago
I really like this deck and might be why I built my own blue moon brew lol. (I've seen and upvoted before)
Do you have any thoughts or preference for Behold the Multiverse ? I have seen Hieroglyphic Illumination in this slot before for other brews but I think I personally like Fact or Fiction ... especially with Snapcaster Mage there is a ton of room for value.
6 months ago
I love Fact or Fiction amd run the full playset only to sideboard out the "extra copies" as needed. Currently I am experimenting with Counterflux with the introduction of Dovin's Veto / Force of Negation running around but I do think splitting them is a good idea.... the land count is something I am also trying to figure out... I keep fluctuating between 22-24 but maybe another Island to go with cryptic command would be good.... ty I'll try it out!
7 months ago
Must Add Arcane Denial
I'm not totally sold on Fact or Fiction anymore btw, nobody 5/0s anymore and you don't exactly have buckets of yard synergy (outside of Kess, Vizier, and Crackling Counterpart). I think your curiosity subtheme is a strong enough source of card draw, without paying 4 mana for 2-3 cards which every opponent sees. Also, just please put one of the Niv Mizzet's in here for combos.
Also not sure you need Frantic Search? It provides pretty good digging, but I Guess why dig for removal when you could just run more removal? If you want the dig I might run Impulse instead. It's not free but it isn't a lot and sees more cards.
Removal wise I think you're missing some staples. In my mind running Doom Blade, Go for the Throat, Hero's Downfall, Rapid Hybridization, and Pongify would really tie this together. Additionally I do not really like the Hagra Mauling or Malakir Rebirth. You should not count them as lands, the Malakir Rebirth isn't exactly inside this decks theme Hagra Mauling is just bad removal compared to your other options (See Murder).
Feed the Swarm would be a good include as well. Enchantment Removal is something you will absolutely need in our group and struggle to get in these colors.
Mirror Gallery. I question if this is necessary at all, given every copy of Sakishima would have this effect. However, a mirror gallery would likely tighten up consistency with that effect. You won't necessarily need to cast Sakishima, especially if its commander tax gets really up there.
Oh, I'm not entirely sure you've recognized how good Vial Smasher + x Spells are. X spells on the stack have CMC equal to what you spent on them, so like a Blue sun's Zenith or Pull from tomorrow could just absolutely destroy people.
Mogg Salvage is wack, but I like it. I'd put it towards the top of the cut list though.
Overall I think this deck works pretty well as it is. To improve this deck I think you need to streamline your control elements in the form of cheaper and more effective removal/counterspells. You have missed a lot of our table's current meta as well, but i should warn you that Dean has a Breya deck that has been very controlling recently. You cannot expect to maintain a Sakishima/Vial Smasher board state for very long, and it would probably not get very large before it is dealt with.