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Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Alchemy Legal
Arena Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Commander: Rule 0 Legal
Custom Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Gladiator Legal
Highlander Legal
Historic Legal
Legacy Legal
Leviathan Legal
Limited Legal
Modern Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Pauper Legal
Pauper Duel Commander Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Vintage Legal

Serum Visions

Sorcery

Draw a card. Scry 2. (Look at the top two cards of your library, then put any number of them on top or bottom of your library in any order.)

NV_1980 on Riddle Me This, Riddle Me That

2 weeks ago

This looks like fun but it also looks a bit (too) slow as most cards in your deck have an average CMC of 5+ and it will take on average five turns to summon your commander in order to cheat your creatures into play. I think there are ways to keep your deck budget, while still increasing its speed. First off, I think adding the talismans (Talisman of Dominance, Talisman of Hierarchy, Talisman of Progress) would help.

Second, a few cheap scrying/draw resources like Portent, Esper Charm, Index, Telling Time, Otherworldly Gaze, Opt, Dream Cache, Serum Visions and Sphinx's Revelation can really help you find the cards you need a bit quicker.

Hope this helps.

zapyourtumor on Turbo Temur Titania

2 weeks ago

I remember seeing some naya titania decks pop up a year ago splashing white for Knight of the Reliquary and Prismatic Ending.

Here, Bitter Reunion seems really bad. You don't have Goryo's Vengeance like Spike did in his Jund list to bring back titania, the card doesn't really do anything. And you don't need to use it to get lands into the graveyard because fetches.

In my opinion maindeck Shadowspear is a must in any Saga deck.

I am not sure how playable Serum Visions is in current modern. If you cut it, you are then only splashing blue for EI and have less turn 1 proactive plays, so those are some reasons to keep it. I can't really think of good blue cards to fit into a Titania midrange lands matter deck. Uro would definitely be one if he wasn't banned. Growth Spiral may be okay but not the best; it does help turbo out Titania though. I'm not sure if you want to run counterspells either; Counterspell is too restrictive for a 3 color+saga deck so maybe Mana Leak or Spell Pierce. Slogurk, the Overslime is an interesting one, but again I'm not sure how playable it is in modern.

For the sideboard, I think Boseiju is strong enough to warrant moving a second to mainboard and cutting down to 1 sideboard copy which would free up slots for stuff like Haywire Mite and Flusterstorm.

wallisface on Question about cards that utilize …

1 month ago

The strongest card with this effect is probably the one dominating Standard at the moment - Sheoldred, the Apocalypse.

However, assuming you're trying to make tweaks to this deck of yours, you have much bigger issues to worry about:

  • Ponder is banned in Modern, you can't run that card.

  • You're running 79 cards, which is waaay over the 60 card limit, and will lead your deck to being very inconsistent and clumsy.

  • Dialing your currently landbase to 60 cards, you're only running the equivalent of 18 lands, which is WAAAY too low considering your mana curve. Burn decks run 19 lands and only play spells costing 1-2 mana. Your deck looks like it needs to be able to reliably hit 3-4 lands to be able to do much of anything. imo you need to be running at least 23-24 lands in a 60-card deck (that's 30-32 lands in a 79 card deck).

  • You're running some really suboptimal spells here. In modern you never want to be spending more than 2 mana for a counterspell - Essence Backlash and Ionize are both severely underwhelming (control decks never win by dealing 2 damage. They will however often lose by not being able to counter an important spell in the first few turns of the game). There are also a ton of much better drawspells than Deliberate (like Serum Visions or Consider)

  • Your deck has no clear direction. Cards like Basri Ket and The Wanderer are both really weak and have no real purpose here. It's very hard to tell what this deck is actually trying to achieve, and that is going to make it play really awkwardly and make it harder for you to secure wins.

  • Harmonic Prodigy and Spellweaver Eternal both want to be in aggressive, pro-active decks, but that's not what they've been allowed, as the rest of the deck looks like it wants to be playing super defensively. However, if you're aiming to be playing something more controlley, you're running waaay too many creatures, and waaay too little interaction.

Caerwyn on Fun opponent mill deck

2 months ago

Mill is a fairly established archetype, with a long history in Modern. It struggles in a number of regards due to effectively being a slower version of burn (it plays a lot like burn, albeit they have 60 "health" instead of 20).

The bread and butter of Mill is fairly expensive--you run 4x Ruin Crab, 4x Hedron Crab, then toss some fetch lands (like Polluted Delta) to double up on your crab triggers. Given how fast Modern is, it can be really hard for Mill to excel if you do not fully commit to the 8-Crab strategy.

Even if you are not running Fetch lands, you should still run the full 8 crabs.

You'll also likely want to change to Black and Blue instead of Mono-Black, which gives you access to the excellent Drown in the Loch and removal in the form of Fatal Push. Your deck as it stands is really light on removal, which is not going to get you far in Modern.

For some smaller changes:

  • Replace Serum Visions with the vastly better for this deck Visions of Beyond.
  • Traumatize is too much mana for what it does. Instead run Archive Trap and Field of Ruin to force opponents to search their library (they'll probably be doing it with fetch lands anyway, but will be wary once they see you are running mill, so the forced search is a great way to get some big, free mill spells fired off).
  • Glimpse the Unthinkable is a very efficient if you switch over to to Black/Blue--and those extra three cards make a huge difference over the inferior Mind Sculpt.

You'll also need to think about a sideboard if you want to be competitive in Modern, with answers tailored to your particular meta (or at least the most common decks you are most likely to see at any given meta).

wallisface on Lightning Slime

4 months ago

It’s worth noting that Rielle, the Everwise will only track the first instance if you discarding a card, so for example in the instance of Lightning Storm will only ever draw you 1 additional card, as each land discard is a seperate trigger.

With this in mind, i’d suggest ditching Rielle, the Everwise, as its usefulness is really limited, and its mana cost is awkward.

I’d also suggest ditching a bunch of your other “gimmicks” to focus on assembling the combo ASAP. Hivestone and Manaweft Sliver are faar too reliant on eachother, and not really needed. Song of Creation feels like it is a nonbo alongside your main plan - you need a full hand, not lands on the battlefield. Quandrix Apprentice also feels pretty “meh”.

Cards to consider:

  • Quirion Ranger can return a land to your hand in a pinch

  • Life from the Loam would be amazing here, but might be outside your budget.

  • the big thing you need is a fast way to get all your combo pieces, otherwise you’ll struggle to ever assemble it. Stuff like Opt, Serum Visions, and Consider are all helpful for this and i’d suggest filling the deck with as many of these as you can fit.

IHATENAMES on Azorius Kor Knight Tribal

5 months ago

I view this as a twist on hammer time a legit deck in modern. With that in mind things that would spice it up without diving into the "meta" list that I think is boros.

The ethercaste knight is cute but not enough to warrent a slot I think. Maybe look into kor tribal in modern. There is a 2 drop kor that equipts to target creature for free. (Couldn't find it myself but i remember it)

I'm unsure on godsend. It reads well but underperforms in my testing. Another kaldra might be better. Some card draw like Serum Visions might help round the deck out. A focus on drawing into the combo of hammer plus way to equipt for 1 to 2 turn clock.

Other ideas to maybe blue work: Sai, Master Thopterist make flyers that can hold a hammer in a pinch.

Ensoul Artifact turn artifact into beaters. (There is a creature that does this too)

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