: Add to your mana pool.
, : Look at the top card of your library. If that card is snow, you may reveal it and put it into your hand. ( can be paid with one mana from a snow permanent.)
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Scrying Sheets Discussion
2 weeks ago
The deck has multiple reasonable game plans:
Assemble the Dark Depths + Thespian's Stage combo quickly and steal the game.
Play a creature that scales up with the number of snow permanents, such as Abominable Treefolk, and win in two hits.
2 months ago
Unless you're going to be casting multiple spells a turn, every turn (and you're not), then the Reservoir is just pure chaff in (most) Voltron decks. Use it as a Wincon in another deck..
I mention cutting the smaller, colored Mana Rocks because of an interesting phenomenon that happens with Yargle Voltron decks. Take a look at your deck's stats. At the time of me writing this, you'll notice that out of a 100 card deck, only 22 require any colored Mana to cast at all. Of those 22, 15 only need a single , 5 require , and only 2 have . Because Yargle only requires a single , and you're only running 2 -lands, your only real goal in the early game is to get to 5+ Mana ASAP. (Which is why Gilded Lotus isn't good either)
Back to the question of Ramp: why is a Mono-Black deck not running Expedition Map on purpose?!?
Lastly... and again... the Grafted Exoskeleton ... it turns Yargle into 1-Punch Man all by itself.. Voltron is always at a disadvantage at a multi-player Pod, and you obviously don't have any particular objections to the use of Infect, so... what's the deal??
4 months ago
1x Tangle Wire
1x Bolt Bend Is this ever reduced for your commander?
1x Taurean Mauler It's okay but sort of unnecessary. Can have an artifact dwarf instead.
1x Torbran, Thane of Red Fell Useless in your deck, replace with a 1 mana dwarf.
1x By Force
1x Wheel of Misfortune Really unreliable, especially if all 4 players still playing.
1x Akroma's Memorial You shouldn't win by combat.
1x Illusionist's Bracers One use of commander should be more than enough to win.
1x Dwarven Thaumaturgist His effect is irrelevent.
1x Mycosynth Lattice Mana fixing for opponents, how generous.
1x Rings of Brighthearth see Illusionist's Bracers above
1x Clock of Omens Primary wincon, and at instant speed.
1x Dwarven Grunt 1 mana dwarves
1x Dwarven Scorcher 1 mana dwarves
1x Dwarven Trader 1 mana dwarves
1x Enslaved Dwarf 1 mana dwarves
1x Liberated Dwarf 1 mana dwarves
1x Proteus Machine Artifact dwarf, slotted for consistency. Unnecessary really, can be replaced with whatever.
1x Feldon of the Third Path Can create an artifact dwarf or maybe pull out a dragon that was discarded/played if game went too long.
1x Possessed Portal Use if winning and clock of omens has been dealt with or you don't have an artifact dwarf.
1x Daretti, Scrap Savant Good for rummaging or returning an artifact, since you always have a treasure in play. Can be replaced with good card draw.
1x Mystic Forge 1/4 of deck is artifacts. Can also fix dead draws to a certain extent. Can be replaced with good card draw.
1x Herald's Horn Call dwarves every time. Can be replaced with good card draw.
1x Final Fortune Can win out of nowhere. Use only if you are certain you can win. Be careful, highly recommended only if opponents appear tapped out.
Other worthy mentions I don't feel like figuring out how to slot in right now:
Outpost Siege Solid red card draw.
Commune with Lava Playable red card advantage.
Maze of Ith Use this as a spell slot, not a land slot. Can untap your own dwarves, or be used defensively.
Scrying Sheets all your lands are snow for whatever reason, so could be okay if you have nothing else to cast in a turn.
Valakut, the Molten Pinnacle with all these mountains, why not?
Command Beacon In case people kill your 1 toughness commander too many times.
Darksteel Citadel More artifacts. ONLY PUT IF you don't have color problems.
Flamekin Village Not sure if haste is important enough, but something to consider.
Inventors' Fair gives you health, but more importantly can tutor an artifact.
Madblind Mountain If you end up with a lot of top deck shenanigans.
Labyrinth of Skophos If you're being attacked.
Kher Keep Chump blockers.
Shinka, the Bloodsoaked Keep Might help seem more intimidating early game?
Sequestered Stash Can return an artifact to your DECK, and then commander can grab it.
Sea Gate Wreckage If you run out of cards and have colorless mana sources.
Quicksand Can dissuade attackers
Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx Big mana
Myriad Landscape Ramp
Mouth of Ronom If you still have too many snow lands.
6 months ago
I run so many Nonbasics because Mono-coloured decks are capable of doing so and maximize the value out of their manabases. Every Utility Land is essentially an 'extra spell.'
Cataclysmic Gearhulk and the cards that don't have generic costs are also unaffected by improvise. Inspiring Statuary can only affects 31 spells in my deck, which is about 47%. A Mana Rock that can't pay towards half of a deck's spells doesn't sound great.
The six non-Equipment artifacts are either already Mana Rocks or have beneficial activated abilties that I'd rather leave open. The lone artifact creature Cataclysmic Gearhulk more often than not dies to its own ability. If Gearhulk does stick around, then I'd leave it untapped so it can attack and block. None of these artifacts could be used to improvise.
This deck functions off of minimal resources. I don't need to drop every Equipment I have available. Halvar Flip only needs one solid Equipment to be a serious problem for opponents. An alternative threat with one or two Equipment is more than enough. Inspiring Statuary wouldn't have much to work with in most situations.
One of White's major strengths is its ability to purge the board. Flip I'm not afraid to lose everything if it means stifling my opponents' own gameplans. This is why I don't run a lot of Mana Rocks: they will inevitably get blown up. Inspiring Statuary would be no different. I don't even run Mana Doublers anymore because my heavy use of sweepers utterly ruins their effectiveness.
I don't need to give it a try when I know it's going to fail.
Explorer's Scope and Isolated Watchtower don't have any consistency. They look at the top card of the library and hope for the best. Sensei's Divining Top isn't going to fix them. I can be mana-screwed with Top out as well. Scrying Sheets is a land that hasn't aged well. Tthere are plenty of lands that straight up draw cards
6 months ago
Also Explorer's Scope is another equipment that can ramp you slowly, or fairly reliably if you can filter your deck fairly reliably. The only way I know how in mono-white is and Sensei's Divining Top . Scrying Sheets can be kind of a pseudo-filter that at least can put snow lands in your hand if you run those.
I almost forgot about Isolated Watchtower as well.
6 months ago
Thank you for the comments & upvotes. However some didn't take the time to look at what was already in the decklist itself, and didn't get the "low to the ground" memo (suggesting huge 6-8 CMC spells).
abby315 I like your suggestions. All but Vorniclex; the CMC is too high. The Astrolabe on the other hand costs 1, filters colorless mana when needed, and can be drawn by Scrying Sheets . That, and Rhonas kind of needs to be "set-up" too, but I forgot about it granting Trample, so I'll keep that one in mind..
I'll eventually be dropping the non-basic forests (I was considering picking up a Yavimaya Hollow for one).
7 months ago
sweet deck!!! i like the wintery stax theme.
no Scrying Sheets ?
also i'm wondering what arcum dagsson is doing here, as you have no artifact creatures in the deck so he can't tutor for you. i would run Tezzeret the Seeker or Reshape as a way to fetch up static orb or winter orb.
8 months ago
Hey, good changes you've made by going with two colors, cutting black and adding more consistency with 4 ofs. Scrying Sheets with Snow-Covered lands is interesting. It wouldn't be my first choice if I was on a budget, but if you have the Sheets then play them.
You haven't changed the manabase after adding Farseek. You want a consistent turn two green source for Farseek since that's the best time in the game to cast Farseek. Having only 6 green sources in the manabase is not going to be enough for Farseek. My advice is cut some Mountains for Snow-Covered Forest s. Consistently you will need at least 12 sources of green in the manabase to cast a turn two Farseek therefore consider cutting some Mountains adding 6x Forests?
I think cutting Dragon's Hoard is a mistake since it's ramp that can also be repeatable draw later on. Coldsteel Heart or Colossal Majesty aren't better cards than Hoard with Dragons. Consider 4x Glorybringer; cutting 1x Crucible of Fire for 1x more Glorybringer? Being able to cast multiple Regents and Glorybringers in a row is how you're going to win. Atarka, World Render would do more than Moonveil Dragon ; double strike with Regents and Glorybringers.
I also think cutting Sarkhan's Triumph is a mistake because you have several 1 ofs of Dragons and Triumph can tutor for one of these Dragons. You can also take some more advantage of Triumph with other 1 of Dragons in the sideboard such as Stormbreath Dragon and Thundermaw Hellkite . Colossal Majesty isn't a better card than Triumph. Majesty is better as a sideboard card to replace some removal for more draw for matchups where the game is going to go longer than usual or your opponents have less creatures and more control.
Good luck with your deck.