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Mystic Gate Discussion
1 week ago
I do think that you should at least switch the Dimir Signet and Azorius Signet for their talisman counterparts. I say this because casting a talisman when you only have two mana up means you have one available when it resolves, whereas the signets require a mana to activate. (In general, I think the talismans are better than signets.)
My only other advice right now concerns Tainted Pact . You can turn this into a tutor-proper/ Laboratory Maniac win condition if you make your landbase truly singleton. (Since the only way it gets stopped is if you hit two of the same-name basic in a row.) Since you run 17 basics, this would mean changing 14 of them. A good way to start is by making 3 of the 14 into snow-covered versions of themselves; Tainted Pact only cares about names, so Snow-Covered Island and Island are totally different cards as far as it is concerned. (Note that if you want to keep the basic count high, switching half of each basic type to snow-covered will make the Tainted Pact less likely to fail, even with doubles in the deck.) That'd leave 11 lands to be replaced, though I don't think that'd be too difficult if you're willing to invest in your landbase a little. For instance, putting in the fetches you don't currently have would take care of 6 of those slots; more options include Forbidden Orchard , City of Brass , Mystic Gate , Sunken Ruins , etc. Remember that even if you don't go fully singleton, running fewer basics with the same name will increase Tainted Pact 's power.
1 month ago
Usually, when I help people out, I don't look at their deck, simply their lands, and help them out in that area. I will do the same for you. I recommend you add some of the following lands, or at least consider them: Temple Garden , Breeding Pool , Hallowed Fountain , Glacial Fortress , Sunpetal Grove , Hinterland Harbor , Windswept Heath , Misty Rainforest , Flooded Strand , Razorverge Thicket , Scattered Groves , Fortified Village , Canopy Vista , Brushland , Wooded Bastion , Irrigated Farmland , Seachrome Coast , Port Town , Prairie Stream , Mystic Gate , Waterlogged Grove , Lumbering Falls , Yavimaya Coast , and Flooded Grove . These cards should help your deck out a lot! If you find any of these suggestions useful I would appreciate it if you upvoted my deck: A Deal With the Devil EDH! But nonetheless, hope this helped, good luck on your deck, and have a nice day!
1 month ago
Ok, Nice Deck, I would think it functions well, the only problem I see regards the lands. You should be consistent with the lands you have, and should thus consider adding the following cards: Seaside Citadel , Temple Garden , Sunpetal Grove , Scattered Groves , Razorverge Thicket , Windswept Heath , Brushland , Wooded Bastion , Hallowed Fountain , Seachrome Coast , Port Town , Adarkar Wastes , Mystic Gate , Flooded Strand , Breeding Pool , Waterlogged Grove , Yavimaya Coast , and Misty Rainforest . Once you add these, I can guarantee your deck will be much better! Nonetheless, I hope you find these helpful! If you do, please upvote my deck: A Deal with the Devil, and keep up the good work! Good luck on your deck, hope this was helpful, and have a nice day.
1 month ago
Nice deck name, it's pretty funny. I would suggest some other lands, preferably some of the following: Hallowed Fountain , Irrigated Farmland , Seachrome Coast , Flooded Strand , Mystic Gate , Fetid Pools , Darkslick Shores , Choked Estuary , Sunken Hollow , Polluted Delta , Sunken Ruins , Godless Shrine , Isolated Chapel , Silent Clearing , Fetid Heath , and Marsh Flats . If you find any of these suggestions helpful, I would appreciate it if you upvote my deck: A Deal with the Devil! But nonetheless, nice deck, hope this helps, and have a nice day.
1 month ago
I would add some of the following lands: Prairie Stream , Irrigated Farmland , Mystic Gate , Nimbus Maze , Adarkar Wastes , Port Town , and especially Flooded Strand . if you find these lands useful I would appreciate it if you upvote and support my commander deck: A Deal with the Devil! Nice Deck, Good Luck on it, and have a nice day.
1 month ago
Damn that's a long maybe list. Trim out the stuff you are sure you don't want for readability or hide the list. I think you've realized it already, but putting a bunch of good stuff niche combos in here like Saheeli cat doesn't make sense with Sevinne. You need to go all-in on the Sevinne plan. To that end, 100% add
and replace with lands that don't ETB tapped. You don't need the tempo loss from the slow basic fetches with all the dual-type lands in this deck. Play a basic in the spot of each of those and then pick up the filter lands to replace the slow sac lands, namely:
For the last two lands slots if you want to stay at 37, I'd recommend Geier Reach Sanitarium for this deck since it lets you discard a card into your yard for Sevinne's second ability, and Emergence Zone for that surprise factor.
7 months ago
The competitive meter is a very finicky tool. I've seen non-material changes, such as making a deck foiled, with no other modifications, result in a several percentage point difference.
The biggest improvement you can do for your deck is fix the mana base. You have far too many lands that enter the battlefield tapped or do not untap normally, which is going to drastically hurt your performance. I would suggest removing these lands and replacing them with cards such as the Pain Lands (ex. Adarkar Wastes ), Check Lands (ex. Glacial Fortress ), Filter Lands (ex. Skycloud Expanse ; Mystic Gate ), and Bond Lands (ex. Sea of Clouds ). You can also run some rainbow lands, such as Mana Confluence and City of Brass .
High Alert would be a solid card to add, giving you another method of allowing your defenders to attack.
Tetsuko Umezawa, Fugitive will make most of your creatures unblockable.
Stalwart Shield-Bearers makes your creatures bigger.
Tree of Redemption can become a 0/30 or so fairly easily.
Fortified Area gives all your walls Banding, which allows them to prevent opponents from having damage Trample over to you.
Sunscape Familiar acts as pseudo-ramp by reducing the cost of your spells.
You can cut the following:
Myth Unbound does relatively little for you.
8 months ago
Generally, I would rank the mana lands lands into a couple different tiers (within these tiers there might be some striation--this is just a general overview).
At the top are your original Duals, like Tundra for obvious reasons. They enter untapped, they can be fetched, and they have no downside other than being nonbasic lands.
The second tier are your shock lands, like Hallowed Fountain . These can be fetched and have the option of entering untapped, though there is a slight downside. The downside, however, is mitigated some by the fact it only has to be paid once.
The next tier are the lands that enter untapped but have a downside or other restriction to use. These include your filter lands ( Skycloud Expanse , Mystic Gate ), check lands ( Glacial Fortress ); pain lands ( Adarkar Wastes ); etc.
There are a couple lands that enter untapped that I would not include in this tier, such as mana batteries ( Calciform Pools ) or lands that have restrictions on their being untapped ( Thalakos Lowlands ; Land Cap ; etc.).
Finally we get to lands that enter tapped. If you are on a restrictive budget, you can use these, but you are going to have significant problems with hitting your curve. Ideally, everyone in your meta will have a similar mana base, as otherwise you will be perpetually a turn behind in terms of mana generation.
The tri-lands would fall into this lowest tier. While having three colours is nice, they are still too slow for all but the most casual of tables. There are plenty of decent rainbow options, such as Mana Confluence , that would be a preferable choice.
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