Counter target spell, then untap up to four lands.
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2 weeks ago
Cheeky_Dick-waffle The cards only have to have been printed at common at least once, regardless of their current or previous rarity. For example: Rewind was upshifted to common in Eighth Edition, but it's original printing in Urza's Saga was at common, so it's pauper legal (even though it has been uncommon for nearly 20 years). So while lots of these cards are now uncommons today, all were common at some point, so they are allowed.
1 month ago
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.
2 months ago
You mention not wanting to shell out the money for Rewind, but the card link here lists it as ranging from $0.24 to $0.29?
9 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!
9 months ago
Nitaisonnenfeld Thanks for all the suggestions! I'll go through each of the categories and write on thoughts on each on :)
The tutors would be great, but my concern with all the tutors and like is that when I cascade with Codie, it will hit one of those instead of Living End. So I think I'll use 4 costs tutors so that I can use them without worrying about cascading into them
I thought about the cycling lands originally and decided to not put them in, but on further reflection (and with your comment :D) they would be good since land cycling can grab nonbasic lands, and they cycle themselves
As to the Zirda, I've actually yet to use her since if you cycle a card every one of your turns for the first few turns, its usually lethal damage when you attack.
I play in an online competitive EDH setting and people will ignore me because of the ~$30 price tag compared to $1000+ (I usually win as a result), but counterspells would be a good addition to help keep me alive. Again, they are a good idea so I'll put it some 4 cost ones like Rewind that also keep my mana open
Tectonic Reformation & Ramp could be helpful, but I personally feel the deck doesn't need it. However they are good ideas I might end up implementing later
Once again, thanks so much for your suggestions! I welcome the input and I'll try to use it as much as possible when tuning the deck.
9 months ago
You might like these: Distant Melody , Ribbons of the Reikai , Bident of Thassa , Coastal Piracy , Shared Animosity , Docent of Perfection Flip, Rewind , Military Intelligence , Shared Discovery , Windreader Sphinx , Obelisk of Urd , Mentor of the Meek