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NV_1980 thanks for you input!
In the draw department, I shy away from sorcery speed draws like Introduction to Prophecy because I'd like to have as much open mana as I can to allow interactions when it's not my turn. Also, I'd rather ramp than play an expensive drop like Mind's Eye and pay additional ~3 during each opponent's turn. 2-drop draw engines like Mazemind Tome and Endless Atlas would be the best for this.
As for the Urza's Incubator, it's true that I've been eyeing this for a while. This can cheat Ulamog way earlier than I already could (imagine I also have Inspiring Statuary on the field-- oh boy, that's free 3!). But just for more flexibility, I'm leaning towards Cloud Key. And if I would spend 20 bucks on an Urza's Incubator, I guess it'll be for a Sensei's Divining Top instead.
6 months ago
Would definitely recommend Mind's Eye for some additional draw opportunity. Maybe Introduction to Prophecy as well. I'm also a big fan of Ugin, the Ineffable in mono-colorless because he makes everything cheaper. Urza's Incubator makes sense as well in that regard, though it's a more expensive card and has more limited use. Last, but not least, I would really consider Nevinyrral's Disk (if you haven't already), because it's such a powerful reset button and mono-colorless is great at recovery from wipes because of its speed.
7 months ago
First, some general comments.
In its current form, your deck has only a few ramp cards. This is a bit of an issue if you want to have enough resources available (from early-game onwards) for casting spells. Red has few options for ramp, of which you've already included some. Other interesting cards could be stuff like Battle Hymn, Seething Song and especially Skirk Prospector. More expensive ramp options include cards like Dockside Extortionist, Jeska's Will and Mana Echoes.
Aside from red ramping options, there are also many artifacts resources for this. Good options include Arcane Signet, Fire Diamond, Gauntlet of Power, Mind Stone, Nyx Lotus and Sol Ring. There are also more expensive options if you really want to go to town: Chrome Mox, Jeweled Lotus and Mox Opal.
Currently your deck hardly contains card-advantage options (draw, tutoring, filtering, etc.). Of course, red has some options for this. Cathartic Reunion, Faithless Looting, Gamble, Thrill of Possibility, Tormenting Voice and Valakut Awakening Flip. Artifacts can help you on this front as well. Endless Atlas and Mind's Eye come to mind, as well as the more expensive stuff like Scroll Rack and Sensei's Divining Top.
Now, with regard to Krenko himself.
He's an exceptionally powerful commander that your opponents are going to try and get rid off for sure. He needs some protection. Lightning Greaves/Swiftfoot Boots are therefore highly recommended. Stuff that gives him protection/indestructible also works. Next, I would expect that if you could, you would use his ability more than once per turn, should you be able to. There are many artifacts out there that allow you to untap Krenko, so that you can use him again during the same turn. Options include but are not limited to Puppet Strings, Staff of Domination, Sword of the Paruns, Thornbite Staff, Thousand-Year Elixir, Umbral Mantle.
Hope this helped.
7 months ago
Nissa Revane and Nissa's Chosen is a pretty sweet combo! Some of the other people I'm playing with haven't played Magic for even longer than me, so I'm sure they'll be caught off guard the first time by the Nissa Revane.
Also I started mulling over which card to take out to fit in another land, since I may need it with stuff like Mind's Eye and Wirewood Lodge, and I was thinking about taking out either a single copy of Seeker of Skybreak or a Wellwisher. However since you reminded me of Nissa Revane, I remembered that one of her +1 abilities is the same as Wellwisher. Since I don't really have anything that interacts with healing, I thought how much healing do I really need? So I decided to just cut out a Wellwisher to put in another Forest.
Thanks for the help!
8 months ago
Thank you for the insightful advice, Spells! I used to run a landfall deck with Titania, Protector of Argoth and so I am leaning more into the Eldrazi theme here. That said I dropped Mind's Eye which I agree was too slow and Bane of Bala Ged which seemed the least impactful Eldrazi for Genesis Wave and The Great Aurora. I'll try to find a spot for Concordant Crossroads next as I would love another haste source that isn't the ubiquitous Lightning Greaves. I appreciate the suggestions!
8 months ago
First of all, welcome to the Azusa TappedOut community. :) We’re a small, but mighty bunch.
I see that Profet93 has already beaten me to the comments section! I would wholeheartedly back up everything he already suggested. You have a really cool build here - very heavy on the big Eldrazi, and lighter on the Landfall cards that most Azusa decks steer toward, which makes your list more unique.
If I may make a couple of additional suggestions:
In a deck like this, Genesis Wave can absolutely crush your opponents. As you know, Azusa has no trouble making massive amounts of mana, so casting G-wave where X is 10+ isn’t a big ask.
I know Profit already suggested this, but Field of the Dead is an army in a can. I’ve won so many games with this card, and it pairs very well with your existing strategy of playing fetches from the graveyard.
Personally, I’m a big fan of Ancient Greenwarden. It’s another lands from the graveyard effect that doubles your Landfall triggers and is easily tutored for.
Concordant Crossroads is a wicked haste-enabler that works for your opponents as well, but if you don’t like your Eldrazi sitting around for a turn, this would be my go-to option. Also, Lightning Greaves.
I’m sure I don’t need to tell you this, but Scute Swarm is such a busted card. You may not want to include this being that you’re going for Eldrazi over Landfall, but if you find yourself needing an extra wincon, Scute Swarm is absolutely capable of stealing games.
That’s all I’ve got for now, but feel free to check out my Azusa build if you want some food for thought! Again, I think you’re off to a strong start with your list.