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|Ultimate Masters (UMA)||Uncommon|
|Commander 2018 (C18)||Uncommon|
|Explorers of Ixalan (EO2)||None|
|Eternal Masters (EMA)||Uncommon|
|Time Spiral (TSP)||Common|
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Prismatic Lens Discussion
1 week ago
I'd recommend swapping out Chromatic Lantern, Prophetic Prism, and Worn Powerstone for different rocks. Lantern I don't feel is super necessary in a 2 color deck and I'd even be reluctant to run it in a 3 color deck. Usually it's run to make up for a weak land base or to help super color intensive decks, but your land base is really nice and your deck is a 2 color deck with a colorless focus. The draw from Prophetic Prism is probably going to benefit you less than ramp you'd get from another rock. Finally Powerstone comes in tapped and it's 3 cmc so it's much slower than what we'd probably like our ramp to be.
For Lantern I'd recommend Arcane Signet take its place, for Prophetic perhaps one like Prismatic Lens so you get to keep your mana fixing ability or Mind Stone so you retain the draw. Finally Powerstone could be swapped out for a Talisman of Curiosity. I personally would also swap out Commander's Sphere for an Izzet Signet but I know a lot of people like that you can tap it and then draw off of it so that's up to you.
You might also want some more card draw in this deck, maybe through cantrips like Brainstorm, Gitaxian Probe, and Ponder. There's also Skullclamp since you're running a few 1/1 token producers, and enchantments like Reconnaissance Mission and Coastal Piracy to synergize with your Thopter Spy Network.
I like this deck a lot. Hope this helps! :^)
1 week ago
Things like Fellwar Stone, Sol Ring, Prismatic Lens, Fractured Powerstone, Worn Powerstone, Wayfarer's Bauble, Talisman of Dominance, Dimir Signet, Arcane Signet, Thought Vessel, and Mind Stone would make a great ramp package here. I know you already have some here but I would take out Mirrorpool, Ravenous Chupacabra, Rise of the Dark Realms, Thassa's Oracle (if you dont have a way to instantly mill yourself), Conjurer's Closet, Sire of Stagnation and Crush of Tentacles. These are your lower impact higher cmc cards, and this will lower your average cmc so your deck will run smoother.
Additionally, I feel like there are some draw staples that are missing, such as Rhystic Study, Mystic Remora, Necropotence, Phyrexian Arena, Visions of Beyond (if you lean into the mill strat), Sign in Blood/Night's Whisper, and things like Brainstorm, Preordain, Ponder, and Read the Bones. Think about the higher cmc in your advantage section to replace for a few of these, I usually shoot for 10. hope this helps!
2 weeks ago
Hey, you might need a bit more ramp to push those angles out at a good pace. Mind Stone, Fractured Powerstone, Prismatic Lens, Worn Powerstone, Star Compass, Fellwar Stone, and Verge Rangers are all great options.
2 weeks ago
Helm of the Host goes infinite with your commander and Godo, Bandit Warlord. I know your goal is a budget deck but $10 isn't too bad for a centerpiece win condition in the grand scheme of things. I'll try to keep further recommendations budgeted though. :^)
I'd also recommend replacing a lot of your lands that come in tapped. Lands like Command Tower, Temple of the False God, Slayers' Stronghold, Rugged Prairie, and Clifftop Retreat can all come in untapped and are pretty budget options (some more than others). If those are still outside of what you're willing to spend I'd recommend just using basics instead. Generally speaking you just really don't want your lands coming in tapped.
I'd also advise you to add in more mana rocks like Sol Ring, Talisman of Conviction, Everflowing Chalice, Prismatic Lens, and Mind Stone. You also don't want your rocks to be coming in untapped, so I'd suggest you replace Guardian Idol and Star Compass with some of the rocks listed, and you could probably do the same with Traveler's Amulet and Wanderer's Twig.
Your deck is fun and fair as it is. I like it. :^) I just thought I'd try and help fix up your mana base all nice. Hope this helps!
2 weeks ago
There's always Exquisite Blood + Sanguine Bond if you ever decide to break budget.
As your deck stands though I'd say it's pretty nice. Aristocrats is by no means my specialty but you seem to have all your bits and pieces in order. :^)
I would recommend swapping out Charcoal Diamond and Nyx Lotus for different mana rocks. Charcoal Diamond is less than ideal because it just comes in tapped. Nyx Lotus on the other hand has a different set of problems in my eyes. It costs 4 mana to cast AND comes in tapped AND you aren't even guaranteed to get value out of it. It all depends on whether or not you're having a good game. You could play this turn 4, not get to use it til turn 5 since it's tapped, AND still maybe only get 1 or 2 mana out of it. Oh, and because of its high cost and potential it's going to be a juicy target for removal. If it gets blown up you basically just skipped a turn. I'd swap this out for another 2cmc rock of your choosing. Since you're looking to keep this budget I'd recommend Fellwar Stone and Everflowing Chalice as your replacements. Arcane Signet is definitely a good choice from your maybeboard if you're willing to drop $6-7 on a rock. Prismatic Lens would also work but you wouldn't get the full use out of it since you don't really need to mana fix but it's an option nonetheless.
I like your deck! Hope this helps. :^)
2 weeks ago
I would include more mana rocks as I feel you might not have enough ramp to consistently support your curve. Arcane Signet, Dimir Signet, Golgari Signet, Simic Signet, Talisman of Curiosity, Talisman of Dominance, Talisman of Resilience, Fellwar Stone, Mind Stone, and Prismatic Lens are all good options. I would replace your Dimir Locket and your Golgari Cluestone each with one of the listed and then add in 4-5 more of your choice. You could also run spells like Farseek, Cultivate, and Kodama's Reach to both ramp and fix your mana.
An interesting card for your commander that you might like is Zur's Weirding. Benefits you the most since you don't mind if your stuff goes into your graveyard and you get to control everybody else's hand to net you an advantage.
Like your deck! Hope this helps. :^)
2 weeks ago
You probably have more than enough ramp for this deck. I'd recommend taking out Fire Diamond since it comes in tapped and replacing Prismatic Lens with Basalt Monolith since you don't need to fix your mana at all and the latter generates infinite mana with Rings of Brighthearth. If you wanted to add in more etb damage effects other than Purphoros, God of the Forge, like Impact Tremors, you could include another Kiki-Jiki wincon with Conspicuous Snoop. On top of that you could include Goblin Recruiter to either set up the combo or fetch whatever variety of goblins from your deck you wanted. You might also want more ways to interact with the stack than just Deflecting Swat. Maybe something like Pyroblast? Or Burnout since you don't even have to target a blue spell with it and you get to draw on the off chance nobody at the table is playing blue. I like your use of Sundial of the Infinite. It's always a fun card to see played. I like your deck! Nice job. :^)