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1 day ago
Nerdytimesorwhatever appreciate the feedback - got some responses for ya.
Vindicate (in my opinion) has more value in this deck as it removes any permanent without causing a loss of life that could be spent elsewhere. Anguished Unmaking is a great suggestion - now you've got me thinking about making the switch.
Illusionist's Bracers (again, personal opinion) has been pretty powerful in this deck, allowing you to tutor two enchantments at once (duh) and usually win with that interaction. I will agree, it is a bit slow/clunky for cEDH, especially with the 3 mana equip cost, but I've been able to consistently get it out turn 1/2 and have it equipped before Zur swings turn 2/3. All that aside, it is almost useless to draw into turn 4/5 unless the board gets wiped. There are a couple other targets for equipping this as well, with Dark Confidant and Hullbreacher coming to mind.
Diplomatic Immunity is usually the second enchantment I tutor out (after Necropotence of course) and has always provided additional security for Zur. It also combos well with the other equipment in this deck, and the nuances of shroud when Zur tutors out an equipment.
Daybreak Coronet , All That Glitters , and Phyresis are essentially a back-up plan for the Thoracle/TP/DC win condition. The look on an opponent's face when you swing for 20+ infect in an esper deck is always amusing as well.
Great point about Tainted Pact . Four Islands has never gotten in the way of it working for me, although you are absolutely right that in some cases that would stop it completely. I'll definitely have to revisit this and make some changes.
To be honest, this is the first time I've ever seen Spell Snare - need to add that ASAP.
Shimmer Myr is an excellent card, but this deck doesn't run any lines that win with artifacts aside from the obvious Isochron Scepter . Maybe I'm missing something, but most Shimmer/Zur decks focus more on artifacts than this does.
I've got a vault copy of Mox Diamond , but am too scared to use it at the $800 price point. Proxying might be the move for that.
Miscast is another I've been debating, but haven't found a spot for it yet.
I threw Drannith Magistrate in here almost immediately after it was release to support the stax(ish) undertones of this deck - completely agree how absurd that card is.
Thanks again for the feedback!
1 day ago
Illusionist's Bracers This is not a competitive card, especially not in Zur. What function does it serve?
Diplomatic Immunity I love this card, but it doesn't have much purpose here. It seems to me like an additional counterspell would just be better in every scenario.
What purpose does Extract serve?
You are running 4x Islands, and Tainted Pact , with a ThOr/Labman line. TP wont exile your deck for you.
*Spell snare stops: Tainted Pact, Thassa's Oracle, Drannith Magistrate, Dockside Extortionist, Underworld Breach, Neoform, Isochron Scepter, and many more relevant game ending targets. I recommend it highly.
4 days ago
If you're running Grixis Bad Control, you should definitely wait until Strixhaven its and run 3-4 copies of Prismari command. The plan is to cast it on your opponent's end step turn 3, and either kill a creature/artifact if they have it, or double loot to make sure you have the right cards. Then you get the treasure, and you can drop your big boi a turn earlier.
Otherwise, if you're going Bad, you need to make sure you have the right interaction. Thoughtseize, Inquisition of Kozilek, Fatal Push and Lightning Bolt are key. Also, I really recommend some form of 2-mana counterspell, largely Condescend . Remand is okay but it really depends on the quality of your top end. You should also run some suite of 1-mana countermagic, largely Spell Snare , but that depends on what you end up seeing. You definitely have enough between Snare, Spell Pierce , Miscast , Dispel , and Mystical Dispute that you can run several in the SB and also be able to switch your whole SB around depending on your meta.
Terminate is fine, too.
On wincons, I feel Ultimatum is too slow for Modern. You want 6-drops at most, like Dragonlord Silumgar or Inferno/Grave Titan. Additionally, cards like Niv-Mizzet, Parun , The Scarab God , Keranos, God of Storms , Enter the God-Eternals , Ashiok, Nightmare Muse , etc. are great, as you can go Prismari into t4 Keranos.
I'd recommend a couple Keranos and a couple Silumgar, actually.
1 month ago
Great list! I'll add Temporal Mastery to my maybe board and try it out.
You may like Bastion Protector. It's great to get down the turn before Rafiq, makes him indestructible (which is hilarious when paired with Berserk), and buffs him up too.
Also, Miscast might be better than Disdainful Stroke.
2 months ago
For sure. I did not realize three visits got a reprint, I was about to ask why you had it lying around. Also this is (mostly) nitpicking but unless you run into many Vandalblast/Shatterstorm affects, you might prefer Turn Aside to Miscast. Finally, kira, glass spinner (some name), which does require a bit of workaround, can result in extremely difficult situations for opponents (single target artifact/enchantment/creature destruction are neutered against you).
2 months ago
marcsman, this deck performs better than I had imagined. I posted your list on Moxfield crediting you in the title because I wanted more people to have access to your unique and very well done deck.
My reasoning for cutting Goblin Engineer was that it was mainly used to get Lion's Eye Diamond which is only good after Underworld Breach is on the battlefield. I tend to like cards that are useful outside of the combo. Goblin Engineer just seemed to get stuck in my hand as there were other things I wanted to do with the mana. Would you just cast it, entomb Lions's Eye Diamond and hope to draw Underworld Breach?
What do you think of these changes?
2 months ago
Ize19 Thank you for the input. I think you're right that Seer will be better than the Walls, and also keeps with the budget theme.
My current playgroup is still very creature-tribal everywhere except for me. If the meta changes I will def be looking at cards like Miscast, but for now I was thinking I might toss in a couple Vapor Snag in place of some of the blinkers you mentioned. If you know of other one-mana removal, I would love to hear about it (Path to Exile is still a bit pricey for what I want to include.)
Ize19 on SoulSplicer
2 months ago
Nice deck, happy to give this a +1! It's a really solid budget build, but I do have a couple of recommendations.
You also have a LOT of blinkers, especially for how fast you're going to be filtering through your deck. I'd cut a couple of Flickerwisp and Cloudshift for some 1 mana counters, like Miscast or Stubborn Denial, to protect your board against removal.
I'm always a fan of seeing Splicers in Modern, and I really liked this build for them. Keep up the great work!