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Reconnaissance Mission Discussion
1 week ago
I forgot some cards:
2 weeks ago
To get the deck count down to 100, here are the cards to remove: Verity Circle, Future Sight, Elsha of the Infinite, Ashnod's Altar, Spell Pierce, Ground Rift. For one reason or the other, they're all not impressive enough for this deck.
Bident of Thassa- Reconnaissance Mission
Feather, the Redeemed- Windfall (Or whatever wheel you like better)
Flame Sweep- Immolating Gyre (Not sure about this one, but seems better)
Dramatic Reversal- Negate
Abrade- Boros Charm
If Enlightened Tutor isn't necessary for your deck, you may want to try Spirit Bonds , as having a permanent way to give kykar indestructible is nice.
Overall, I'd be very aware of what colors your spells cost. Kykar only makes Red mana, and many of your spells cost 1 colored mana. Maybe skew more heavily towards Red, but that's not a hard and fast rule.
2 weeks ago
Warden of Evos Isle and Murmuring Mystic would be a good includes over some of the lower power creatures like Snapping Drake or Aven Reedstalker, and Command Tower & Arcane Signet are never out of place in a commander deck. Earthquake / Magmaquake would both make for good wipes since they'll leave your flyers alone. Card draw on hit effects would be good, something like Bident of Thassa or Reconnaissance Mission wouldn't be bad here, each insect that hits while your commander is out would double itself. There are plenty of strictly-better Cancels, Counterspell comes to mind as a good upgrade there. Lastly some global haste enablers would let you swing out immediately with flyers made by large draw spells, something like Fervor or Tuktuk Rubblefort could snag kills pretty well!
2 months ago
Whoops meant Reconnaissance Mission not Reconnaissance
2 months ago
Great build overall. It's hard to think of what you should add or cut but i think your choices need to be cmc based. Your deck is currently sitting at 2.89, but if you can get it below 2.5 you'll be far more consistent. Stuff like Vanquisher's Banner and Coat of Arms are great, but they cost a lot and can bog down your turns. Keeper of Keys is another example of this, and a card I'm honestly a bit disappointed in. I wish it said beginning of combat because an upkeep trigger for monarch isn't very reliable. Knowledge Exploitation isn't really what i would be going for, even if it just costs its prowl cost it's not very exciting. If you really want to tutor for an instant or sorcery you should think of putting in Mystical Tutor , Merchant Scroll , Fabricate , Vampiric Tutor , or Demonic Tutor . You also seem to have a rather high concentration of equipment spells, might suggest removing a couple, maybe Bloodforged Battle-Axe for starters.
As for additions i might suggest some great rocks like Mana Crypt , Thought Vessel , or even Fellwar Stone . You could think of adding Changeling Outcast as a very cheap unblockable rogue. You could think about Drown in the Loch for that flexible removal. Then there's the ability to draw more cards with Bident of Thassa , or Reconnaissance Mission though you'd be flirting with that cmc issue again.
Besides that i can't think of much, and none of my suggestions takes budget into consideration. Seems like it's a very well put together list i don't think i could've put together a better one
2 months ago
Hey, well done version of Kykar on a low budget.
Consider Retraction Helix and Everflowing Chalice ? These two cards combo with Jeskai Ascendancy for infinite storm count on a budget. With Kykar this combo is infinite Spirits and infinite red mana. Without a combo or repeatable ways to shuffle all cards in your graveyard back into your library such as Elixir of Immortality I think you're going to have trouble winning games with the current strategy. One idea is the chipping away at your opponents can help to setup a combo to finish and win the game.
With the strategy here Feather, the Redeemed pairs well with Kykar since cards that target a creature you control can then be repeatedly cast to create Spirits and/or draw cards. In multiplayer low mana cost instants that draw can be a lot of draw and are borderline busted with Feather. With Feather blue adds to what Boros doesn't have such as Retraction Helix , Shadow Rift and Leap . If attacking with Kykar and Spirits then Reconnaissance Mission and Mask of Memory can be consistent repeatable draw sources since flying creatures can consistently do combat damage to a player.
Some budget land upgrades to consider:
Good luck with your deck.
3 months ago
I agree you need more win cons, all i see right now is quietus spike. If you want a budget tutor for quietus spike then Drift of Phantasms will work for you. Lots of artifact tutors in blue too if you want.
Mask of Memory seems playable here too.
Ideas unbound is a cool card. If you ran Teferi's Ageless Insight then i would keep it in. Otherwise i would lean towards Impulse .
Cloud of Faeries seems playable here, as does Coastal Piracy or Reconnaissance Mission .
Looking at your mana base, High Tide seems playable. I might run Temple of the False God or Rogue's Passage , or even War Room if you are interested in some nonbasic lands. And Mystic Sanctuary is sweet, i would add that. Also, add Sol Ring !
Lots of alternatives for cancel, i would run a cmc2 card from your maybeboard. But if you want to stick with cmc3 counterspells, i like Void Shatter , Dissipate , and Dream Fracture .
Anyway those are just some thoughts, cheers and have fun!!!
3 months ago
Drop Faerie Tauntings , Ashiok, Nightmare Muse , Traumatize , Trepanation Blade , add about one or two more ramp and two more card-draw at least. I almost always run 8 pieces of ramp and the prevailing wisdom is 10. Same for card-draw: I aim for 8, many aim for 10. Extra ramp is great with Oona's ability and card-draw can draw you into lands and just generally smooth everything out.
Reconnaissance Mission would be good. Treasure Cruise is often almost an Ancestral Recall and is budget too. Even though you're running Blue , Read the Bones is a great rate, as is Night's Whisper . Divination , Concentrate , and Tidings are all great on a budget, if a bit unexciting.
I love Keep Watch , Borrowing 100,000 Arrows , Theft of Dreams , Insight , Windfall , Plea for Power , Curse of Verbosity , and Manifold Insights but they are swingy. High ceilings, low floors. The mana cost on them is what makes them so good.
Midnight Clock is budget right now but it's starting to make waves. Get yours now while they're cheap. Ramp AND draw! Great on a budget.
Secrets of the Golden City and Kumena's Awakening should usually be City's Blessing-ed. I like Kimena's a lot on a budget (along with Patient Rebuilding ). Rush of Knowledge is decent if you have Oona out. Fathom Trawl is a guaranteed three non-lands, though it might be a bit lackluster with so many faeries. Not a bad card though. Mind Spring is great with ramp.
Drawn from Dreams and Dig Through Time are probably better than Diabolic Tutor until you have a game-winning card in the deck like Coat of Arms or some combo pieces (of which all are out-of-budget). I'd say drop Diabolic Tutor . Diabolic Vision is all right on a budget, as is Pilfered Plans , Forbidden Alchemy , and Notion Rain . We can probably do better, even on a tight budget.
With all your fliers, Rogue's Gloves and Mask of Memory are fantastic card-draw cards. Mask of Riddles is cute. Curiosity and Curious Obsession are decent but dangerous. Chart a Course is decent with fliers. Whispering Madness can be good with fliers too.
I have mixed feelings about Opt , Serum Visions , Sleight of Hand , Ponder , Preordain , Portent . They certainly don't hurt but they're bad late-game. I run them in some decks. Consider them if most of your card-draw is expensive. Brainstorm is a bit of a trap unless you have ways to shuffle your library and get rig of unwanted cards. This usually requires fetch lands like Polluted Delta and is better in 60-card formats.
Rain of Revelation , Archmage's Charm , Fact or Fiction , Succumb to Temptation , Precognitive Perception , Frantic Search , Pull from Tomorrow , Gush , Village Rites are all good for being instants so you can leave counterspells up and if you don't need them you can draw. That's one of the reasons a card like Anticipate looks weak but is nice for keeping counterspells open. Fact or Fiction is particularly good and is considered a staple in many formats, including EDH.
I would swap out Dimir Locket and Dimir Cluestone for Mind Stone and Prismatic Lens . Maybe Star Compass if it is in budget. I know you need your colors but 3-mana mana rocks that don't have huge upside are sooooo slow. Arcane Signet is probably out of budget, which is too bad. Is Wayfarer's Bauble still expensive? Probably. Worn Powerstone and Hedron Archive maybe? Oona isn't cheap and you want mana for her ability if push comes to shove. Trinket Mage is ramp because it can snag Sol Ring , making it the same rate as Explosive Vegetation and Hedron Archive .