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Jace, Arcane Strategist
Legendary Planeswalker — Jace
Whenever you draw your second card each turn, put a +1/+1 counter on target creature you control.
+1: Draw a card.
-7: Creatures you control can't be blocked this turn.
Jace, Arcane Strategist Discussion
1 week ago
1 month ago
Lonelyyoshi1 The reason Mill decks work is because you strip your opponent's resources away from them before they can ever draw them. Basically, making someone mill is control. You want to be milling cards from your opponent every turn and right now you have two strategies in your deck. Creature and draw. the two strategies cross over with Psychic Corrosion , Hedron Crab , because both of those say "do something you're gonna do every turn and mill your opponent" Now the Creature strategy would be a focus on Sage's Row Denizen . Fewer spells and add value creatures. Merfolk Trickster , Cloudkin Seer , Frost Lynx , Fblthp, the Lost . I'm sure the great minds of this forum can list much better versions then i can but those are the few i know right now without google. The whole goal of this version would be to get Sage's Row Denizen out and play a "draw go" style unless you need to play a value creature. I would even run creature copying effects to really abuse the sage like Quasiduplicate , Mirror Image , Spark Double , Rite of Replication . you would have to drop most of your planeswalkers and maybe only keep Kasmina, Enigmatic Mentor and run other effects like Blink of an Eye , Callous Dismissal to out value your opponent until you can go nuclear with your sages. at least thats how i would do a creature version. The draw version focuses more on Psychic Corrosion and control. You would run instant speed draw spells like Opt , Radical Idea , Chemister's Insight so you can keep mana open to counter your opponent with Negate , Cancel , Wizard's Retort , Counterspell . You would be 100% draw go. Your turns would more or less be draw, play a land, trigger Hedron Crab , pass. then you counter your opponents spells. if they don't play anything scary you use all your mana at the end of their turn to use your draw spells and make them mill with Psychic Corrosion . you would want to play a bounce spell, recommend Unsummon and your Jace package to get free draws for the mill. Again, I've already shown i don't know the meta for modern so listen to the other guys commenting. The reason i don't like Jace, Arcane Strategist is because he's 6 cmc and doesn't really move you towards your game plan as fast as the other Jaces do. That is also giving your opponent a free turn with 6-7 mana where they don't have to worry about a counter spell. You could run Force of Negation but you are really taking a risk relying on 1 card to protect you so you can play a Jace that has 30% synergy with your deck. I'd rather play my second Psychic Corrosion and have mana up for Thought Collapse or Opt and Radical Idea . Ultimately it is your deck so have fun with it but these are my thoughts. If you would like i could probably use your card list to build two version of your deck and you can try both out.
1 month ago
Lonelyyoshi1 Looks better! I'm not high on Jace, Arcane Strategist , I feel like he doesn't work towards your milling game plan. I personally wasn't aware of Sphinx's Tutelage or Fraying Sanity that Kjartan suggested. Those would be awesome and keep you on curve. I also forgot about Ashiok, Dream Render . 3cmc planeswalker that mills four when he comes into play, he exiles your opponents graveyard, and stops opponent from searching is library. Now, i don't play a lot of modern but last i checked Arclight Phoenix was a popular deck. I remember seeing a recursion deck and i believe fetch lands are common. Lets just shut all of that down! Not sure how competitive you want to be but Ashiok, Dream Render would be a monster in this deck.
There are some other blue planeswalkers from war of the spark that could also be helpful. Narset, Parter of Veils Kasmina, Enigmatic Mentor Narset will stop card draw by your opponent and allow you to dig for mill pieces. Kasmina will help protect your creatures by taxing your opponent and she has synergy with Sage's Row Denizen and Psychic Corrosion . Not really suggesting but it's something to look at. Sorry for the wall of text....
1 month ago
Also consider Jace, Arcane Strategist to help with card draw, proliferation synergy, and getting your big Zombie Army and other boosted creatures to the opponent's face.
1 month ago
Dank-Cat - Not to sure since I believe Ixalan is rotating out soon, the drawing and hand size is nice as an addition to being a creature, but thats a bit of a tough choice. Maybe in place of Jace, Arcane Strategist if it works out better over another planeswalker.
ScionsStillLive Perhaps I could work it into the deck, I like chemisters although the only issue is finding what to replace for it. I like Jace's Triumph since its a mana less and can draw 3 with jace out, but insight does have the discard plus two cards again adding up to 4 total. The cost is 4 for nearly the same effect just with an additional turn in use. Its a thought though if I can figure something out.
2 months ago
I think you should try Jace, Arcane Strategist because he helps with +1/+1 counters (although he can't proliferate) and can also draw cards. His second loyalty ability can be used to take out someone easily.
3 months ago
Planeswalkers that you'd want to run would be the following;
Jace, Arcane Strategist : He empowers your boardstate and gives you card advantage. Also gives you a free combat wincon if you have enough power and life totals are low enough
Jaya Ballard : She gives you the mana you need to cast the spells you are going to be casting
Chandra, Torch of Defiance : Same thing
Kasmina, Enigmatic Mentor : Planeswalker protection
Nahiri, the Harbinger : Card advantage with potential wincon if you choose correctly
Narset, Parter of Veils : Oppression
Ral, Izzet Viceroy : Card advantage and wincon emblem
Teferi, Hero of Dominaria : Any self-respecting deck would run him in those colors
Teferi, Time Raveler : EDH lock
Tezzeret, Artifice Master : Immense card advantage
Venser, the Sojourner : An all-around powerful card that should honestly see more play
That's 13x Planeswalkers which should be plenty. If you'd like to add Karn Liberated you can do so but I wouldn't stretch it any further than this. You still need room for your Instants, Sorceries, Lands and Creatures. You mentioned you also want Enchantments? Well, I'd cut down on those except for the basic prisons. Notably:
I'd also focus on making it a soft Flying Tribal, to empower your tokens
All in all, this is 34 cards. If you figure you'll be running the recommended 37 lands + 8 stones, you have a total card base of 79 cards. This leaves you 20 Instant / Sorcery spells.
Given that, you may want to trim down so you have more chances to use your Commander. I'm noticing a general lack of red power in here, so you may want to actually make this an Azorius deck that happens to splash red just to get your Commander out.
Focus on replayable Instants and Sorceries, such as the ones mentioned above. Also, Charmbreaker Devils will be of great asset in this deck.
Hope that helps! :D
3 months ago
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