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1v1 Commander Legal
Archenemy Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Commander: Rule 0 Legal
Custom Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Highlander Legal
Legacy Legal
Leviathan Legal
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Modern Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Planechase Legal
Quest Magic Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Vanguard Legal
Vintage Legal



Put target creature into its owner's library second from the top. Its controller gains 3 life.

StopShot on I’m looking for a one …

11 months ago

If you wanted something without an immediate drawback, Temporal Isolation is pretty underrated and can thwart reanimation.

Oust is worth a mention as enemy spot removal can’t free the creature sooner. It deals with a threat immediately and forces the opponent to miss a drawstep later. Also, it has a pretty spicy interaction with Path to Exile if you ever run both.

wallisface on Budget U/W Blink (Soulherder)

2 years ago

zapyourtumor it depends - if the creature is something super-oppressive that you can’t deal with, it’s only buying you one turn from your opponent not having it on the field, which usually won’t be enough. If your opponent has no way to shuffle their library, then 90% of the time your best use of Oust is just using on the first creature the opponent plays to slow them down and ruin their turn-3 draw. Oppressive Rays often serves as a closer budget-option for replacing Path, as it’s more likely to actually shut down the threat. Depending on what classes as “budget”, Fateful Absence is an even better option also

wallisface on Budget U/W Blink (Soulherder)

2 years ago

Some thoughts:

  • Cleansing Nova seems like a really odd choice considering you’re a creature based deck… its not worth destroying all your own stuff. There are easier ways to remove artifacts/enchants also - those these kinds of effects are better as sideboard cards.

  • You currently have nothing to do turn 1. I’d suggest finding more cards that ensure that first turn isn’t wasted.

  • Your mana curve is currently super-steep, but also your landbase is super-low. I’d suggest going up to 23ish lands, and getting rid of some of those higher-cmc cards.

  • There are very, very few situations where Oust is a useful removal card. It’s generally only good when you’re already ahead and want to mess with your opponents draws. I would suggest looking for better options.

  • I see you have Counterspell in your maybeboard, i would suggest it is much, much better than Rewind so you should look to swap that spell out.

zapyourtumor on Tainted remedy

2 years ago

I'd cut the bad stuff and lean 100% into the enemy lifegain theme. This means up to 4 Tainted Remedy plus 4x Kavu Predator , and cut Idyllic Tutor , Serrated Scorpion , Twilight Prophet , Gonti's Machinations , Roiling Vortex , etc.

I know Blessed Alliance and Rest for the Weary are used with Tainted Remedy, but the best cards with Remedy are ones that have a "drawback" that involves your opponent gaining life and Remedy/Kavu turn that drawback into an advantage. I see you already have Wall of Shards and Grove of the Burnwillows , which are classics. Some other ones are Oust , Fiery Justice , Solitude / Condemn , Devour Flesh with Nature's Claim for the sideboard. Alms Beast is also funny.

Grubbernaut on Semi-Budget U/W Control

3 years ago

One easy and functional change I'd suggest is Oust or something similar over Path. BTL might be coming up, but at least per mtggoldfish, Blitz is still the most-played deck. Giving them lands just hurts so, so much.

The difference in price might also let you afford some other sweepers, which would be nice in a list like this.

I also REALLY like Behold the Multiverse in UWx.


Grubbernaut on

3 years ago

I think it can, but 2cmc spells are a little bit harder to fit in. However, being able to gain life is significant, as well. It's possible that it's best as a sideboard card; I'm honestly not sure.

I also think conditional sweepers like Settle the Wreckage are maybe okay if you're hitting two creatures - but again, there's a huge downside to giving them lands.

Overall, I like Oust best, in the current meta. After that, you could consider 2cmc stuff, perhaps.

Grubbernaut on

3 years ago

As long as prowess remains prominent, it might be worth considering Oust , Condemn , or similar removal over Path; giving them lands just hurts a ton.

Regardless, I dig it. Cheers!

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