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1 week ago
I was looking around for a deck to build that uses Shark Typhoon because I keep finding them in the packs I buy. I came across yours and I like the idea of using Unpredictable Cyclone in conjunction with it. It allows you to cheat out more expensive spells pretty effectively, while still creating a shark army. On that note, I would completely revamp the spells you have chosen, aside from Neutralize and Boon of the Wish-Giver , because they need to have cycling to trigger this awesome effect. I do really like Narset of the Ancient Way for this deck. I would remove Teferi, Time Raveler unless you decide to use more sorceries, like Essence Fracture .
- Zenith Flare will be the first obvious choice. It refers to cycling and grows in power rapidly as you cycle things, however it will only grow until the first Unpredictable Cyclone drops, so I am not sure.
- Rescind would be a solid choice, especially if you are running some counterspells.
- Complicate and/or Countervailing Winds seem like some decent choices if you want more counterspells.
- Sweltering Suns and/or Starstorm could replace the damage classic Shock .
- Cast Out could almost directly replace Banishing Light with a cycling equivalent.
- Lay Claim to steal the best of your opponent's forces.
- Astral Slide and/or Astral Drift might be useful, depending on the deck you end up with.
In any case, I love the basic concept and enjoyed trying to think about some synergy for it.
2 months ago
Pretty plain Esper Control list. Most of your cards are pretty low in power though.
Solve the Equation , The Birth of Meletis , Professor Onyx , Archmage Emeritus , even ECD (depending on the matchup) are all pretty slow. Esper lists in Standard right now have a lot of value packed into them. Most of them use Yorion, Sky Nomad as a companion and love to blink things like Omen of the Sea , Treacherous Blessing , ECD, and Sad Robot . Skyclave Apparition is usually pretty good too, as it removes things much earlier than other exile effects.
Speaking of removal, let's work on that. Murderous Rider is not a good rate anymore. Bloodchief's Thirst , Heartless Act , or Eliminate are the removal of choice usually, and Shadows' Verdict the sweeper.
With Strixhaven coming, I expect Elite Spellbinder to be a good addition to control. It blocks well and disrupts your opponent's curve.
In the sideboard, with the prevalence of control, 4x Mystical Dispute is a necessity. You'll also want something for the mono-red aggro matchup, probably more Shadows' Verdict s. Against mono-white aggro, you want Shadow's Verdicts and maybe some Ravenform . Shark Typhoon is also good in the control matchup (hint: you'll almost never cast it, but cycling can't be countered and gives you a card back). Disdainful Stroke should also add up to 4x between mainboard and sideboard, as the control deck of choice at the moment loves to run big spells. Unfortunately, this deck will fold to Dimir Rogues and I can't think of a sideboard plan that would change that. Their fish tactics are just too good against dedicated control decks.
2 months ago
I'm really worried about board sweeps right now because there are so may of different ones of them.
Because that's what crushes my momentum. So if I can thin/burn through my deck faster than they have answers, awesome! Saw this to scare them into thinking they are tricking me to use them. So then I can if possible have an ace in the hole to have Neutralize as a shwarmy " Opt " or " Counterspell ". Sweeps die spells are on a curve I haven't seen since Innistrad.
And wow, why Bas over Tef or Jas? He can't protect himself until like turn 6-7
Today, after I made this deck over almost four hours (based off of a couple concepts I had before Kaldheim) I wanted it to kinda be like the current White Weenie deck that is floating around.
So, now that I've revised it. I look at your suggestions. (Which are always awesome, you have such a masterful mind when it comes to this game) no smoke blowing you are great.
Just play this form of my deck in area a for three days.
I know you'll be playing net Deckers I don't care.
Yes, my deck might be shhh, let's not talk about it. Though, try a couple games. See how that works. Then use my Sideboard as your best in three. No deck I ever create is based on best in one! It's based on two of three.
(Side note about side biard: it's about dealing with what you might have to deal with later) beyond that the Sideboard might fully or partially become part of your Mainboard. This happens for multiple reasons. 1: you need to deal with a random new existing system that predominantly dominates the current system.
Ultimately things like Omnath, Locus of Creation I also know rescritions and banning will come to Vorinclex, Monstrous Raider.
3 months ago
IN standard it's just boring honestly,
remember when they said that they wanted more interactive gameplay and didn't want turn 2 wins (ok not actually turn 2 but a turn 2 Koma, Cosmos Serpent is effectively a loss)
well it's a boring glass cannon combo, you either win quickly with almost no interaction or you lose because they have a Duress or Neutralize the combo isn't set up, they should 100% ban it in best of 1, but in standard best of 3 it's a non-interactive combo with a decently high win rate. So it doesn't matter it doesn't have a rediculous win rate, it doesn't feel like it's a standard deck
5 months ago
A couple of things I'd consider. 1) I'm not sure Wargate, Authority of the Consuls, and Neutralize are the best options for your deck. You don't have any real use for the lifegain or the tapped effect beside stopping blockers. Some normal removal like Path to Exile is probably a better option. Wargate also isn't going to be super useful, since you're only running 23 lands and 4 heirarchs, plus you don't really have silver bullets to tutor. An actual threat like Mirran Crusader or Voice of Resurgence will probably get better mileage, although Chord of Calling is a stronger and cheaper tutor, as long as you just need creatures. Replacing some of the non-creature spells like Detention Sphere with options like Deputy of Detention might make that easier. Neutralize also doesn't really fit with your deck because you're trying to deploy a threat every turn. There's very few times you're going to be able to keep up 3 mana where deploying a threat isn't just better. 2) Fetch lands and shock lands will help you cast your spells on time. You've got and mana costs where half your lands are basics, which is going to be difficult. That being said, if it's a budget concern I get it, in which case your mana base seems to be pretty good. I like the deck.
7 months ago
Another good thing to keep in mind is that Golos' activated ability does not bode well for spells with (X) in their mana costs, because X will always be 0 because you have to cast it "without paying it's mana cost"
8 months ago
Very cool, people!
As the background card, I feel like Neutralize would be a good fit.
I really like the way the site looks and feels already. I think one of my favorite features is the Help!/First Cycle options on the decklists page, as I really like to go there just to check out what people are putting out there and helping them if they haven't gotten any feedback on a deck yet.
A deck I'm quite proud of is my Humans Have Come! (For Better or Worse) Standard deck. It was my first "big" deck, and it allowed me to meet a lot of new people on the website. Also, I believe it was the first "actually good" deck I had built. Still upgrading it today.
I joined the site because I had seen a lot suggestions from Google that would link to decks here. I always found the community to be nice, and it looked really inviting. So, one day after not much thought, I just made an account. I will never regret that choice.
Social media, huh? I don't really use it. Other than this, I can be found on Discord as Scallywallwest#9336, and I have a Youtube account that I won't share.
I don't know if that's too long or not, but feel free to alter it.