Into the Story
This spell costs less to cast if an opponent has seven or more cards in their graveyard.
Draw four cards.
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|Throne of Eldraine (ELD)||Uncommon|
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|Commander / EDH||Legal|
Into the Story Discussion
2 weeks ago
Hi, welcome to edh!
First off, I want to say I think the deck looks great so far! I've been playing Yuriko for about 8-9 months now, and here are some things I'd suggest:
Mu Yanling I personally don't like planeswalkers in Yuriko decks. Since you won't have very good blockers, it likely won't survive until your next turn. I'd play something like Thassa, God of the Sea instead
Decree of Pain the cycling mode hurts your creatures much more than the rest of the table since you play lots of 1/1 's and 2/2 's. Commit / Memory has a cmc of 10, and can be a temporary removal spell or counterspell
Kindred Dominance unless you have an effect like Conspiracy out on the board, this hurts you a lot too. I'd play something like Evacuation instead. It's instant speed, and you can re-play your creatures a lot faster than your opponents can.
12-16. Inkfathom Infiltrator, Invisible Stalker, Quickling, Shadowmage Infiltrator, and Spark Double aren't good enough to justify their mana cost in my opinion. Some replacements I would suggest are Changeling Outcast, Dimir Infiltrator, Gudul Lurker, Mist-Cloaked Herald, Tormented Soul, and Baleful Strix
I hope this was helpful! If you want to check out my Yuriko deck, the link is https://tappedout.net/mtg-decks/26-07-19-yuriko-edh/
Don't hesitate to ask if you have any questions!
3 weeks ago
I really like the thematic deck idea! How apposed are you to using unset cards? While they technically aren't legal in commander, this deck doesn't exactly strike me as trying to play in tournaments. I'm mostly asking for Pippa, Duchess of Dice who seems pretty thematically appropriate. Even if you decide not, Ancestral Memories directly references the book, as does Pearled Unicorn. Others include Zodiac Rabbit (For obvious reasons) Diminish (Shrinking) Into the Story or Once Upon a Time also work well. Grumgully, the Generous could also be a mad-hatter character, still bested by Mad Ratter though. Also, Sorcerous Spyglass
1 month ago
That's a quite critic analysis, thanks multimedia.
I'll have to think a lot about the swaps for the next update, since trying to lower the curve and improve ramp will definitely go towards improving the deck's consistency.
Adding Muddle the Mixture is definitely a good idea, more so than Drift of Phantasms. Fact is that I don't want the deck to become too reliable or else it could overcome too easily the other decks in my playgroup.
The idea of keeping only Consuming Aberration and The Haunt of Hightower as */* creatures it's a bit of a stretch in my opinion, thus I will first try to cut in other areas. If this doesn't work out, I'll consider cutting the less efficient creatures.
I'd however like to keep Dauthi Embrace since it can be used to make big creatures unlockable. Still, it's not what the deck wants to do, but it can work in a pinch.
2 months ago
Consuming Aberration doesn't fit. turn 5 pass, is not fast. we want to win on turn 5. combo- Drowned Secrets Fraying Sanity in play turn 5 Merfolk Secretkeeper adventure play Merfolk Secretkeeper from exile, Unsummon and play both parts of merfolk again for 36 which assuming you went first thats at least 47 cards of 60 gone. The problem is that's assuming they do nothing to you during all that.... Didn't Say Please and Thought Collapse counter everything and mill plus they're blue so... downed secrets triggers! Good way to say "bad opponent! your cards belong in the graveyard, not in play!" However, this doesn't balance out the deck. We need better draw. i personally like Into the Story but Chemister's Insight is also very good. Just hold up mana against opponent's that interact a lot with counter spells and respond at the end of turn with a draw spell or Unsummon that creature that can kill you this combat or whatever. The trick to a fast mill deck is being able to keep your hand full, mana open, and able to mill some amount of cards every turn. so i would remove Consuming Aberration Jace, Memory Adept Chronic Flooding maniac scribe and the lands that produce black mana. then i would add more Island you need 23-24 land. Into the Story or Chemister's Insight Didn't Say Please and Thought Collapse Unsummon and sideboard Run Away Together This should have you consistently milling your opponent by turn 5 if not by 6. hope this helps and good luck.
2 months ago
love the deck. I'm still getting used to this format, what do you think about any of these Ravaging Blaze or Fall of the Titans / Mindswipe / Callous Dismissal / Flame Sweep / Hour of Devastation / Into the Story / Crush of Tentacles / Wavebreak Hippocamp / The Magic Mirror ?
2 months ago
Definitely all good suggestions for improvements, however, I am trying to keep this within a 40$ budget, which I probably should have clarified in the description. However, if you have the money for the upgrades and you want to build this deck, go for it.
on Library Burn
2 months ago
Assuming you want to stick to Mono-Blue (Blue-Black mill is far more effective, and can fairly easily net a turn 4 win), I'd make the following changes:
Visions of Beyond is obscenely good, and should be run in every Modern mill deck. It's a generally superior card to Into the Story --it's not a dead draw in the early game, and its costing less means you're more likely to be able to cast one of the cards you draw.
Hedron Crab is a great mill card in UB mill, since you can abuse fetch lands to mill for 6 per turn. Though it's a bit less effective if you're not running fetches, it is still worth consideration.
As Gilbobaggins mentioned, Archive Trap is one of the best mill cards in the game. To build on that suggestion, I would suggest 4x Field of Ruin to force opponents to search their library, enabling Archive Trap .
If you intend to build a sideboard, consider adding cards that allow you to counter graveyard-based strategies, such as Surgical Extraction (budget permitting), Ashiok, Dream Render , or other graveyard hate cards.