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Oona's Grace Discussion
1 month ago
- something like Faithless Salvaging , Epiphany Storm
- or make use of creatures that rummage on ETB like Fissure Wizard (fun card name to say lol)
- or Flux
- Krovikan Sorcerer 's second ability looks kinda promising
- Mental Discipline is not a creature, but would need lots of mana. Oona's Grace would also be repeatable once it hits your graveyard, but it's still mana-hungry.
- Also note that if your use Brainstorm you could set up your draw, allowing you to use all the blue spells that draw THEN discard like Zephyr Scribe
That's all I could think of so far. Does that help inspire anybody, or am I reaching like usual? Maybe cram it all together and with all that draw you're bound to get Cunning Survivor in a reasonable amount of time?
2 months ago
- Archangel's Light
- Seasons Past
- Reach of Branches
- Spit Flame
- Repeating Barrage
- Rekindled Flame
- Hammer of Bogardan
- Grim Reminder
- Sosuke's Summons
- Krovikan Rot
- Unconventional Tactics
- Summon the School
- Grim Harvest
- Death of a Thousand Stings
- Reality Scramble
- Throes of Chaos
- Petals of Insight
- Redeem the Lost
- Waves of Aggression
- Call the Skybreaker
- Spitting Image
- Worm Harvest
- Savage Conception
- Syphon Life
- Flame Jab
- Raven's Crime
- Oona's Grace
- Cenn's Enlistment
That's all I got for now.
6 months ago
Flash of Insight , Think Twice , Oona's Grace , Radical Idea , Chemister's Insight , Brazen Borrower , Logic Knot , Murderous Cut , Temporal Trespass (Not instant speed, but an extra turn fueled buy all the cards in you graveyard can't hurt), Saw It Coming , Rise of the Dread Marn , Jarl of the Forsaken Glimpse of Freedom , and Cling to Dust .
7 months ago
A few other mechanics to look for: rebound, cipher, retrace, aftermath, cascade. Of all these I think Oona's Grace is probably just a crazy card.
I was also thinking of other ways to cheat cards into being cast Mind's Dilation , Daxos of Meletis , Planeswalker's Mischief , Baral's Expertise , Stolen Goods , Talent of the Telepath , Diluvian Primordial , Chaos Wand , Omen Machine , Djinn of Wishes , God-Eternal Kefnet . Some of these seem like they may be inconsistent, but I really like Knowledge Pool .
1 year ago
If you're looking for input, here's a randoms two cents: Thanks to the way Twinning Staff is worded, making a copy of a copy spell makes an infinite chain. Increasing Vengeance's copy will automatically make a 2nd copy, targeting the original, making 2 more, so three on the stack, making 6, making 12, making 24, etc, as they resolve. Suddenly low costed damage spells (Shock, Lightning Bolt) or even cards like Oona's Grace that say "Target player draws" become lethal. And because of the way the stack works, there's little chance for your opponents to interact. You're only casting at most three spells, so Flusterstorm's out, and they'd need to counter all four spells on the stack or face an infinitely big Stormasaurus.
2 years ago
Narset, Parter of Veils is a great way to limit your competitive opponents. Especially if you pair her with a well-timed Windfall . Ashiok, Dream Render happens to be another way to punish people for playing tutor-tribal kinds of strategies.
Another hallmark of competitive decks is their ramp, especially zero and two-mana. In your description, you say you want to stay budget -- unfortunately, that rules out about all of the good zero mana ramp. ( Mox Tantalite is bad, and Mox Amber is hardly better most of the time.) So I suggest increasing your two-mana ramp, and maybe including Ancient Tomb if at all possible to speed up their presence on the board. Some to consider: Talisman of Progress , Talisman of Hierarchy , Talisman of Dominance , Coldsteel Heart , Fellwar Stone , Mind Stone , Everflowing Chalice , Prismatic Lens , etc. None of these should be more than a few bucks.
Concerning your lands: I think you're running too many, especially if you add some of the ramp mentioned in (3). I'd cut four-ish, maybe five. Generally, once you have a few (3 - 4) lands, you'd rather have a rock and a land in hand than just two lands, since you can cast the rock without using your land-drop. I'm not sure HOW budget you want to keep this deck, but Mana Confluence and City of Brass are each around $10, and they're great in any three or more color deck. Pain lands ( Caves of Koilos , Adarkar Wastes and Underground River ) are better than your tapped lands like Sejiri Refuge , as far as I can tell.
I think a reanimation package is probably better than running Show and Tell . Show and Tell is symmetrical, and is often actively dangerous to resolve in EDH, when everyone is trying to do busted stuff. I'm much more a fan of Buried Alive and Entomb to get your fatties in the bin, and then using Animate Dead , Dance of the Dead , Reanimate and/or Necromancy (which is $$$ for some reason) to get them back.
Tutors like your Demonic Tutor are good, but like zero mana rocks they tend to be pricy (see Vampiric Tutor and Enlightened Tutor ). One I do suggest is Lim-Dul's Vault , which is only a couple dollars these days. It also happens to be instant speed, which is kinda dumb-powerful, if you ask me.
Cumulative upkeep was designed to make powerful effects transient; however, Aminatou, the Fateshifter sorta changes that equation with her -1. Consider cards like Mystic Remora , which you can blink to keep around relatively indefinitely. Similar cards to consider are: Musician , Phyrexian Etchings , Tidal Control and Infernal Darkness (if you're particularly mean).
Divining Witch is interesting -- I'd actually never seen that card before. If you're trying to exile your deck and win with your Jace, Wielder of Mysteries , I think Demonic Consultation is probably a better way... though you might want to keep both. Another method (that I think is worse) is to use the card Doomsday , which is only a few dollars. The problem is that if you run Doomsday , you'd likely want to run a Doomsday -package, so you could win by just casting it and drawing into your top card... For that, I'd suggest talking to someone smarter than me, as I've never been able to get the hang of what the hell is going on with that strategy. All I know is that the package usually has something like Gitaxian Probe and Lotus Petal and ends with me being dead.
You may have good luck with card draw spells. Repeatable effects, like Phyrexian Arena and/or Dark Confidant , tend to be expensive; luckily, the spell versions are often decidedly less so. I suggest running a few or more of the following: Painful Truths , Night's Whisper , Treasure Cruise or Dig Through Time (running both can be tough since delve can get in its own way), Fact or Fiction , Thirst for Knowledge , Concentrate , Chemister's Insight , Oona's Grace (questionable, due to the high mana requirement), Ancient Excavation (good with the reanimation mentioned in (5)), Archmage's Charm , Chart a Course , Syphon Mind , Deep Analysis and/or Words of Wisdom -- pay extra attention to the instants you can cast on an opponents end step. Another way to do this is simply to steal your opponents' card draw with Notion Thief or Plagiarize .
Lastly, I know its around $11 these days, but I think Counterbalance would be dumb in this deck. Using your general's +1 will let you stack whatever you want on top, which can be especially devastating if you can keep an opponent's general off the board that way.
Good luck man! Love this deck.
2 years ago
Hi, I was reading through your decklist and description and had a couple of suggestions that might make your deck run better. I too have made an Elsha deck and learned quite a bit about how to hone her; however, I will preface this with I made mine geared more towards cEDH, but these are just general optimization tips.
My core suggestion is that you don't need to win more. That is, once you've achieved your top combo and gotten your deck in hand, you should be able to win. Here's a short run down, on the board is a way to reduce your artifacts by (at least) . You can play Sol Ring then play another cost reducer. Let's say you now have Helm of Awakening and Foundry Inspector out. You can now play enough cheap mana rocks to play Jace, Wielder of Mysteries , draw a card, and end the game. In my experience, most playgroups don't like to sit there waiting while they know you can win. You don't need to worry about getting infinite mana with Saheeli and Urza, Lord High Artificer .
As for the focus on storm, you don't need it. Most storm-based strategies cast a bunch of free spells or get infinite mana to cast something big to end the game. Since you already have a way to close the game without having to worry about the storm count, it's not needed. I would suggest taking out the following:
- Storm Entity
- Ignite Memories
- Mind's Desire
- Temporal Fissure
- Volcanic Awakening
- Thousand-Year Storm
There are also some more general optimization that I would make too. You are running some pretty inefficient cards like Oona's Grace . There are far more efficient card-draw spells. There are also several nonbo cards like Zetapla and Angel of Invention . Each card should be advancing you towards your main goal. They are not. Lastly, I would remove most of your instant /sorcery synergies, like Ral, Storm Conduit . Instants and sorceries make up less than 20% of your deck. Almost all of your pieces that combo with them will be duds for most of the game. These include:
Good luck, and I hope that you enjoy your deck!
2 years ago
To start, it combos with one of my favorite cards from last year's set, Reality Scramble , IDK how good that is, but it'd be a blast.
For real value, I think the deck looks to be a graveyard value control deck. Maybe a bit of prison, considering how you can become 'immortal' by enchanting Sevinne, the Chronoclasm with a Pariah , or equipping it with a Pariah's Shield .
Swiftfoot Boots , Champion's Helm , etc. to protect it, then abuse it's ability to combo with Flashback, like Deep Analysis , jumpstart like Chemister's Insight , retrace like Oona's Grace , and aftermath like Refuse / Cooperate
Total, there are a lot of good spells to abuse with it:
That's all I can think of right now, if I remember any more sweet cards with Sevinne, I'll tell you!