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Sapphire Medallion Discussion
6 days ago
cool idea, I would look at your mana curve and reduce the number of spells that you have that cost 7 mana and maybe put them into the 5 mana category,and because of your mana curve I would add more ramp Using more mana rocks Like Thran Dynamo Sapphire Medallion Grand Arbiter Augustin IV Jet Medallion and Pearl Medallion but overall if you can get the mana curve more in tune then it will be a great deck
1 month ago
You need to have
Baral, Chief of Compliance
in play for that one to work.
with 2 high tides active, you tap 2 island to add 6 mana, then you can play archaeomancer and return it to your hand with snap as many times as you want, getting 2 extra mana each time.
1 month ago
Hey there! Voltron is indeed a load of fun (check out my Voltron deck, yes shameless plugs), and I may just have some suggestions for you that I have found in my Voltron journey!
Aqueous Form , Artful Dodge , Distortion Strike , Invisibility , and Thassa, God of the Sea . I see you already have Aether Tunnel, so if that's been working for you, you might like these too! They work very well for me quite often, especially the re-castable ones.
Temporal Mastery , it works really well with mystical tutor which you have in the deck.
- Esior, Wardwing Familiar is really good since now any spell costs FIVE cmc, making it really hard to target him.
- Pemmin's Aura : Well it does a lot- it's pretty self-explanatory
- Kaho, Minamo Historian since you run a lot of instants this could be good especially if you use some unblockable spells from above
- Rapid Hybridization / Pongify Cheap blue removal
- Vanishing Lets you phase him out at the end of every turn at instant speed
- Ancient Tomb Great colorless land
- Sapphire Medallion Easy cost reduction
1 month ago
@ Grind Thank you! Mystical Tutor makes a whole lot of sense, not sure how I missed that. It even is another tutor for Twisted Image , which can be a kind of wincon in some situations. A lot of this deck was made from cards I had laying in binders not using. Same thing with Sapphire Medallion . I'd like to playtest it, only hitch I can see is that our Crabbo needs mana for activated abilities as well as equip costs, but I agree on that awesome upside. I'm not married to Into the Roil either. The first draft of the deck had way more cantrip cards, slowly phased out for more consistency. I was also thinking of Mirrormade or Copy Enchantment , the utility of doubling down on the powerful artifacts seems like it'd be good, so I may swap it for that!
1 month ago
Sweet deck!! Thats one cool crab.
Surprised not to see Mystical Tutor as it seems polymorph and tunnel vision are basically win cons for you.
Also Sapphire Medallion is worth a slot and the $, that card is OP in mono.
Also I'm not convinced on into the roil. Sure it cantrips, but Capsize can do the same thing and is a win con, late game.
Cheers and have fun!!
1 month ago
You know, I have recently fallen deeply in love with two cards; Empowered Autogenerator and Skyclave Relic . The Generator produces insane quantities of mana supremely fast, which I love. And if you're in a position to pay , you get 3 indestructible rocks tapping for any color.
In my opinion, cost reduction is superior to ramp, though.
So if you're looking to replace Lotus for something not dissimilar to The Immortal Sun , Sapphire Medallion might be right up your alley. Can land T1 with a Sol Ring or Mana Crypt in play and, in my experience, no player wants to justify wasting a Naturalize on it as they can't come to grips with blowing up a artifact that just sits there. But they fail to recognise your Snapcaster Mage now costs .
If you're looking for draw value however, perhaps Book of Rass ? It's a great manasink if you don't see good interactions at the moment or are light on counterspells and want to try and dig for them. Blue doesn't really care all that much about their life total, so it's fair game. Especially if you happen to gain control of a sturdy lifelinker.
If you're looking for both, The Immortal Sun works just fine.
So I think you need to ask yourself a very simple question: "What is more valuable to you?"
- Cost reduction throughout the entire game? Sapphire Medallion
-- Pros: Fast and reduces practically everything -- Cons: Does nothing else
- Repeatable, reliable card advantage? Book of Rass
-- Pros: Repeatable as often as you can burn mana -- Cons: Brings you closer to losing the game if you aren't careful
- Both? The Immortal Sun
-- Pros: Does both and more -- Cons: Draws a lot of attention and draw is only once per each of your turns
All said, all things considered, seeing your curve and seeing how you want to play faster than others so you can steal their things and get ahead of them...
2 months ago
Tolaria and swarmyard I like, but being non-islands makes a High Tide win harder.
Also I plan on putting blue sun back in, I was testing staff as an easier drawing outlet but blue sun is an easier tutor.
Memory Crystal is worth keeping because it allows for earlier wins. Getting whim to be 1 mama is much easier than playing then copying Sapphire Medallion most turn 4 wins involve this card early for me.
Drift is good because it basically doubles the chance of Spellseeker Spellseeker is the best card in the deck honestly, its the only thing that the card is intended for.
The issue with a lot of cards you don't like is me struggling to always win with infinite mama. It's getting better but I've had some games that I can infinite mama turn 2 or 3 and have no card draw outlet due to resources getting other turn 1 or 2.
I might get rid of Inga Rune-Eyes because it's too conditional and I could get something better.
Extraplanar Lens I'm conflicted on because it enables a lot of good stuff. It's bacially a worse high tide in most cases. It synergizes really well with the untaps cards like Hidden Strings . Combining off feels mostly based on the mama produced > spell cost ratio and increasing mana production is important. I will consider more by playing though.
These fringe tutors in cedh are actually extremely important though to get cards to combo off of. I think blue black orvar is prob better than mono blue, mostly access to ad naus and good tutors but I like trying to make mono blue work.
5 months ago
I love wheels and my friends hate me for it.
I'd recommend more mana reduction permanents, mostly for the wheels. Baral, Chief of Compliance, Cloud Key, Jace's Sanctum, Primal Amulet Flip, Goblin Electromancer, Semblance Anvil and a newer one Thryx, the Sudden Storm. There's so many options.
Also, Psychic Corrosion is a fun, dick move card with wheels since it hits each opponent.