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You may reveal a multicolored card you own from outside the game and put it into your hand. Exile Glittering Wish.
2 months ago
Thanks, Batman18 for the kind words! Much appreciated :D. This deck has been the main one I've piloted since Collected Company first came out, and I knew I had my solution to the Birthing Pod ban. Glittering Wish just makes it all the sweeter
And nice deck there, yourself! I've always loved Solemnity, and have always wanted to find it a home. I love that you've combined both the Persist combo and the Prison combo into one deck, that's the way to do it! I've only ever seen them in independent decks, never really feeling like they're getting the utmost use out of the card like you are here :D
4 months ago
Gotcha, didn't see Glittering Wish mentioned so I figured I'd ask just in case. If Bring to Light works entirely better in practice, that's totally valid. I'll think on possible alternatives to The Gitrog Monster.
Gotcha. I figured having a searchable creature approximation of Amulet of Vigor could be worthwhile, but I can definitely see how another, less powerful one doesn't necessarily benefit the deck.
I see. I wondered if Wargate might be useful since it can get either a land for 3, an Amulet of Vigor for 4, neither of which Bring to Light or Eladamri's Call can do, while also getting creatures with enough mana. If those two upsides don't have enough payout, though, it's more expensive and not really worth it.
4 months ago
I ran Glittering Wish for a while (1 yr+ or so), but I found Fae of Wishes was a better wish option, since it had synergy with Turntimber Symbiosis Flip and had more options when found with Mosswort Bridge. I ultimately cut it for Bring to Light in the current version. I definitely agree on The Gitrog Monster but I need a target for Bring to Light when I don't have Amulet of Vigor in play, and that was the best I could come up with. I am more than open to suggestions of an instant/sorcery or creature that does more at <= 5 CMC (4 or less would be ideal, as 5 CMC pushes it).
Lotus Cobra is also a card I ran for quite a while, and is okay, but doesn't really do much when we don't have lands in hand, and is less powerful than an extra land creature in most cases. If you can cast a titan, it is a free creature, since you get your mana back on the first land fetch, so it is pretty good. I view it as a less powerful Amulet of Vigor for all intents and purposes.
4 months ago
The Gitrog Monster and Turntimber Symbiosis Flip stick out to me as maybe the weakest links. Grain of salt since I've never played with or against the deck. Thoughts on Glittering Wish, Lotus Cobra, Wargate? No idea if any of them would actually be good.
4 months ago
Best idea I can think of is somehow reworking the manabase to support 4/5 color and going with Omnath, Locus of Creation + Bring to Light (and maybe Golos, Tireless Pilgrim if going 5 color) alongside Threats Undetected replacing Eladamri's Call.
I've really thought about Bring to Light (probably 2 copies), but I need more payoff cards instead of just Scapeshift. Being able to slot in Threats Undetected may be what finally makes it good enough. If I go 5 color, I can also add Unmoored Ego and Culling Ritual to the side, which are both cards I really miss from previous versions. Bring to Light makes a great silver bullet tutor as well, so the deck would play similar to when I ran Glittering Wish.
I'll have to toy around with that idea in more detail, think I've talked myself into at least trying it.
4 months ago
Big update with Dominaria United! King Darien XLVIII makes such a huge difference in the deck. It passively buffs all of my creatures, which is amazing. But, more importantly, it also provides a board where I can Collected Company or Chord of Calling out my Walking Ballista, and it will live. The Ballista is the best choice for the deck anyways, since it works with both Vizier of Remedies and Devoted Druid as well as Heliod, Sun-Crowned. So Ranger-Captain of Eos is back as well to round the whole thing out.
On top of that, I'm trying out something new. Since Melira, Sylvok Outcast will continue to be relevant forever, as infect shifts to poison, I'm thinking about how to sub her out for game 2. If my opponent doesn't have infect or poison, Melira, Sylvok Outcast can start to hinder instead of help. I'll already have Vizier of Remedies and Heliod, Sun-Crowned for the Kitchen Finks combo. So instead of continuing to hurt the Devoted Druid and Vizier of Remedies combo for game 2, I'm seeing how substituting Fiend Artisan for Melira, Sylvok Outcast will go for now. Seems like a good fit, and could be versatile enough to make sense.
5 months ago
Great suggestions so far!
I really like Biorhythm as a sneaky wincon (going to keep it in mind in all future games I play, to see how often it would come up). Shark Typhoon is essentially a tutorable creature that you can sink mana into worst case, while also being a card you could build a deck around. Ensnaring Bridge is something I haven't considered surprisingly, but realistically the deck I run this in usually has too many cards in hand, so I couldn't use it as an out as easily as Worship could be used.
It's really funny you mentioned Karn, the Great Creator and Glittering Wish because I transitioned from Glittering Wish to Fae of Wishes, and actually ran Karn, the Great Creator for a little bit too. In my deck, Mosswort Bridge doesn't care about CMC and lets me cast the adventure mode free, and Turntimber Symbiosis Flip (it has upsides with Mosswort Bridge over other lands) feels much better hitting Fae of Wishes instead of Glittering Wish, so there's a fair bit of upside for this option over the other wishes.
Unfortunately, Fae of Wishes says noncreature, so 2/3 of those don't work. I'd also want something with more impact than Tormod's Crypt, like Rest in Peace, when you consider the opportunity cost of the wish. Free cards are good, don't get me wrong, but they need to be worth Fae of Wishes initial cost to even be considered. For example, Force of Vigor is a valid option.
5 months ago
Assault Formation!! haha
I've considered it in some blue-based decks--Karn, the Great Creator is better, but fae can be the 5th+ slot.
I knew a guy who played a dice factory deck, and he ran a couple in there.
But if I were to jam it in a deck right now, and not just use it as a 5th-8th Glittering Wish or karn...
I feel like I'd want to play a combo deck,
You brought up the built-in evasion, so maybe Vraska, Golgari Queen?