Delve (Each card you exile from your graveyard while casting this spell pays for .)
Put target nonland permanent on top of its owner's library.
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|Khans of Tarkir (KTK)||Uncommon|
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|Commander / EDH||Legal|
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Set Adrift Discussion
3 months ago
4 months ago
Man I love Twincast. The best option I have luck with against Leyline of sanctity is if I know they will mulligan into it I sideboard Set Adrift into play and self mill. Usually by turn 3 i can get leyline off the board. Then its playing catch up. I have about a 35-45% chance of winning against leyline of sanctity. It's a tuff card to beat
5 months ago
Hey! I'm enjoying your brew! I want to make a deck for the Good Pupper myself, and I wanted your opinion on a couple things.
First, I'm all for the extra combats and the lack of creatures. I think its a fun idea for the commanders.
Also, a fun removal spell is Beacon Bolt. It's nice because it works with your exile too
I really love this partner pair and would love your opinions. I'll link my deckbrew once I have one. :)
8 months ago
I played with a similar mill deck and found out winnie aggro and control destroyed the deck. If you are dead set on the mill combo I would drop Profane Memento or sphinx tutelage for Darkness and Shamble Back for Set Adrift
10 months ago
10 months ago
What actions do you take when someone has Leyline of Sanctity in opening hand. I see you have set Set Adrift but the mana cost is high and the only other way is to Mesmeric Orb on yourself. And you are down at least 3 turns. Or do you just forfeit that game
11 months ago
Hi PastorSinnerxr, thx for liking the deck! Thus far it has been fair to me. Mill can be a tier 1.5 deck if the meta is right and right now I think it has some really good matchups. My worst matchups before sideboarding are: Burn, Vengevine, Hardend scales affinity and other hyper aggro decks. The best matchups are the combo ones like: Urza/sword, Ascendency, Neoform-combo and Amulet Titan. Midrange like Jund or Bant are I guess 60/40 before sideboarding and after 50/50 since their sideboards are stronger. Control is almost a free walk in the park during game 1 since they are mostly focussed on creature removal and not counterspells. After sideboarding it can be a little bit trickier, it really depends on if they run Leyline of Sanctity
A lot of times I wish I had more Crypt Incursion and Set Adrift but with Scheming Symmetry this gets mitigated and there is a copy in the SB for both. It also got a little bit better after the printing of Drown in the Loch .
The deck is a niche strategy and there are a lot of flex slots so feel free to experiment with lists. All the mill cards though are a must ofcourse but there are lists that run Manic Scribe so that's also not set in stone. Search for Azcanta Flip can also be a good card if you have a control heavy meta. It synergises fairly with Mission Briefing and gives you a strong late game.
The reason for not playing Snapcaster Mage is not a budget one. Mission Briefing is strictly better in Mill because it does the same but differently. Snapcaster gives a spell Flashback and because the chosen spell doesn't have a flasback cost it get's the original mana-cost. Because of this Snapcaster is not compatible with Archive Trap , wich is your strongest mill spell. The briefing lets you cast Archive trap for it's alternative cost if the conditions are met, thats why you rather run briefing. The body is also not relevant for the deck since your win-con is milling. Running no "beatsticks" makes Ensnaring Bridge completely "free" in return to.
Lastly I did take a look at your Sweet Symmetry deck and it's an interesting brew for sure. A friend of mine plays a similliar list but without white and it's mainly focussed on picking apart decks. Leaving them without any win-con after removing every treath from hand or board. I would try to fit in Narset, Parter of Veils and/or Ashiok, Dream Render , Teferi, Time Raveler also seems like a proper inclusion. Teferi and Ahsiok seem pretty solid in particular. Collective Brutality is also a powerfull inclusion for your list since it synergises so well with Ensnaring Bridge . It gives you lodes of options and more reasons to play 4 Snapcaster Mage s since you have so many cheap instants. Definitly a cool list and worthwile to tinker with for sure.
Thanks for taking interest and I hope I answered you questions to content, feel free if you have any more.
11 months ago
Sometimes a good defense is the best offense ;)
I'm not sure which build you're playing against, but the builds with Goblin Engineer assemble their combo and win on turn 4/5 almost every game 1 against your list. It was difficult to beat it, to be honest. Something less than 25% win percentage on game 1 and around 70% in games 2/3. Set Adrift and Surgical Extraction were the all stars and they were all stars in tandem. However, their sideboard negated a lot of it (permanent removal, Thoughtseize )
After the modifications, this deck matchup showed the most drastic improvement. the double Archive Trap , or more devastating, the double Surgical Extraction , along with the ability to bubble up these cards improved the win rate to around 50% game 1 and an astounding 90% games 2/3. Mission Briefing essentially nullifies Thoughtseize ! In fact, Mission Briefing is quite often the right choice to thoughtseize away.
If you've played against Urza, then you also might realize that that deck also has a plan A. Yet it still packs a few removal cards as well. You have to adapt to the meta!
part of the reason for wanting even a bit more defense was because there were other matchups (like Death's Shadow ) which needed just one more thing to slow them down to eek out the win. they just have so many fast weapons, you can't keep up. and they hit the board so fast. Set Adrift works great when you get it. But even then, it often wasn't enough of a delay to pull out a win. And oftentimes, they have the counterspell in their hand anyway. But having a reasonable removal suite on-hand feels like it's probably enough to pull out some wins. it's a bad matchup regardless, but I'll be testing with more main deck removal to see how it goes.