Creature — Salamander Drake
: Adapt 4. This ability costs less to activate for each instant and sorcery card in your graveyard. (If this creature has no +1/+1 counters on it, put four +1/+1 counters on it.)
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|Commander / EDH||Legal|
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2 months ago
The revamp is better but not by any notable margin - both decks have too much inconsistency to pick up on the differences from game-to-game.
I think you need to work towards getting playsets of your cards. The following list below just uses more copies of what you’re already running, and will play significantly stronger than what you’ve got now:
3 months ago
I think this deck is really well-positioned to become a "draw-go" style control deck that plays instants and flash creatures on others' turns. Pteramander , Augur of Bolas , Brineborn Cutthroat , Threnody Singer , Vodalian Arcanist , Naiad of Hidden Coves , Wavebreak Hippocamp , Murmuring Mystic , and all of your instants (save for the likely too slow 4 mana ones) already fit in such an archetype to at least some extent. The horse fish is particularly insane as a card draw engine, and I'd try to get a playset of it if you can. Stacking them to draw even more cards with Nymris, Oona's Trickster , Baral, Chief of Compliance , Slitherwisp , etc. would also make Ominous Seas more viable, possibly even supplemented by draw payoffs like Chasm Skulker and Nadir Kraken .
For more generally good instants, Counterspell , Mana Leak , Countersquall , Frantic Search , AEtherize , Vapor Snag , Rewind , Cryptic Command , Opt , and Brainstorm (if you're playing with the legacy banned list) are options of varying budgets and power levels for a control deck.
The first cards I'd cut would be anything with suspend or that applies keyword ability counters. I think some amount of counter manipulation would be needed to maximize the value from such cards (with Clockspinning , Jhoira's Timebug , Paradox Haze , and Nikara, Lair Scavenger being a few things that come to mind). Then, I'd cull any sorceries or creatures that would take up all your mana on your own turn for minimal impact. Dead Revels , Frost Lynx , Alirios, Enraptured , and so on.
Sorry it took me a while to submit this after seeing the deck get posted earlier this week. Let me know if you have any questions and good luck with your build!
4 months ago
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9 months ago
a single Moorland Haunt also makes sense
10 months ago
Hey. That is cool that you are new to magic and have friends to play with. I have some suggestions for your deck.
I want you to notice that on Crackling Drake and Pteramander that some of the power in these cards come from the amount of instants or sorceries in your graveyard. I would say that you aren't getting the most out of these cards because you aren't running enough non-creature spells and therefore I would replace them. Fortunately, there are plenty of affordable dragons that I think you should consider. One in particular is Glorybringer.
I actually have a Blue/Red Dragon deck that maybe you could get some ideas from Budget Midrange Izzet Dragons.
10 months ago
In Ravnica Allegiance, I drafted Simic. Adapt was a powerful mechanic with cards like Sharktocrab, Pteramander, and especially Biomancer's Familiar. I stuck with the Simic guild due to the Simic seeded pack I got. I'm no good at draft, so I stick with a color combination even if I can't figure out how good it'll be.