Sky Diamond enters the battlefield tapped.
: Add to your mana pool.
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|Commander 2014 (C14)||Uncommon|
|Seventh Edition (7ED)||Uncommon|
|Classic Sixth Edition (6ED)||Uncommon|
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Sky Diamond Discussion
2 weeks ago
2 weeks ago
This is good stuff. You've pretty much got all the good mill you'd want in a deck like this. Here's a list of things I'd take out and put in and I'll explain after:
Take out - 1 Arcane Denial, 2 Nyx Lotus, 3 Sky Diamond, 4 Soul-Guide Lantern, 5 Tribute Mage, 6 Solemn Simulacrum, 7 Fraying Sanity, 8 Fleet Swallower or 9 Sphinx Mindbreaker, 10 Reality Shift, 11 Dig Through Time.
I'll try to be brief with all of this. For 1 I think Muddle is better for your deck, especially if you decide to add in Grindstone + Painter's Servant . 2 I don't think is a great source of ramp (It costs 4 mana to cast AND comes in tapped AND you aren't even guaranteed to get value out of it. It all depends on whether or not you're having a good game. You could play this turn 4, not get to use it til turn 5 since it's tapped, AND still maybe only get 1 or 2 mana out of it. Oh, and because of its high cost it's going to be a juicy target for removal. If it gets blown up you basically just skipped a turn. So much for being brief huh lol). 3 same as 2. Extraplanar Lens (not at all a budget buy I know) is killer in mono decks with snow lands, and you've already got the snows. Sapphire Medallion would just be better than 3. 4 you have enough graveyard hate. 5 you don't have impactful enough 2 cost artifacts to warrant this. Also Muddle. 6 you have enough ramp and don't need to mana fix. 7 I just feel is too targeted and might turn you into the table's bad guy if you weren't already. I'd just focus on the effects that apply to everyone or don't necessarily only apply to one player. 8 and 9 I don't feel like these are particularly necessary for winning but they're big and fun so I'd keep one and lose the other. 10 I just don't think you need. 11 some of your mills synergize with drawing and this doesn't draw. Good card, but I think for you Stroke of Genius and Blue Sun's Zenith will do you better. Additionally they can be combined with invite mana i.e. Dramatic Reversal + Isochron Scepter to mill out your opponents or mill out yourself. Crawlspace and Propaganda I feel do too much for you to pass up. I know you already have one of them in your maybeboard, but I think you need more defensive cards in your 99 so you don't get tag teamed as soon as you drop some of your more threatening toys. You know as soon as you play something like Mindcrank or Mesmeric Orb or hell even your commander, the table probably isn't going to be cool with you doing that lol. You just want to make attacking you a pain and use counters to handle the rest. Finally, Thassa's Oracle is good for self mill.
Sorry if I'm a bit all over the place, but I wrote this little by little throughout the day in between doing different things so I'd have to keep coming back and remember where I was and yeah lol. Hope I helped though. It's a cool deck and I'd hope to at least give you some ideas to work with. :^)
2 months ago
If the plan is to Polymorph, I would cut the Deadeye/Drake package, and just run Oracle/Leveler. I think the better plan is to always know that Talrand is lethal if Mass Polymorph resolves. Other than that, I would probably try and lower the curve a little. Cut some of the more expensive countermagic and run things like Winds of Change and Chain of Vapor. Dispel and Miscast should also be in here, and maybe even Foil for another free hard counter. It’s bad, but we don’t have access to Force, and losing three cards is better than losing the game.
Let’s cut some of the other expensive win cons like Sphinx-Bone Wand to run a few more mana rocks, like Coldsteel Heart and Sky Diamond. We only have one primary win condition now, but it’s much more effective and resilient, and we can keep our combat damage backup plan. If we really wanted to, we could play Proteus Staff to try and stack our deck in the event we draw both combo pieces/have had them killed, but I think that’s just super greedy and going to be a liability most of the time.
Amass the Components could be See Beyond. That way, we could keep the escape option if we accidentally draw our wincons, but we lower the cost by two. We could also shave Distant Melody and replace it with Chart a Course. It might be less cards total, but it’s half the price, and is always letting us see two cards. Careful Study could be in here too.
That’s all I can think of for now, but I really like this concept. Mostly, we just really need to bring down this curve. Best of luck!
Copied from my response on reddit.
2 months ago
dont be afraid of the "enter the battlefield tapped" 2cmc rocks they are still good
i can really recommend Gilded Lotus it will generate the RRR you need for Niv
if you play Mystic Retrieval you dont need the eldrazi to shuffle your graveyard in your library:
draw your deck with your combo
get infinite mana with scepter and dramatic reversal(some fast mana really helps with this)
cast Echo of Eons
draw your deck again
cast Mystic Retrieval on your echo
cast Echo of Eons
repeat until everyone is dead
2 months ago
- Coldsteel Heart
- Marble Diamond
- Sky Diamond
- Fellwar Stone
- Mind Stone
- Talisman of Progress (but I think it went up in price :c)
- Wayfarer's Bauble
- Burnished Hart
or higher mana ramp is not that great, but still, you're not going to play competitive EDH!
2 months ago
Yes, that works. Here's how it breaks down step by step:
- You cast Dramatic Reversal
- In response, you activate 4 Sky Diamonds and use 3 of the mana to activate Meletis Charlatan targeting Dramatic Reversal. You still have in your mana pool
- Meletis Charlatan's ability resolves, creating a copy of Dramatic Reversal on top of the stack
- The copy of Dramatic Reversal resolves, untapping Meletis Charlatan and the Sky Diamonds
- Instead of letting the original Dramatic Reversal resolve, respond by activating 4 Sky Diamonds and using 3 of the mana to activate Meletis Charlatan targeting Dramatic Reversal. You now have in your mana pool
- Keep it rolling
One more thing: the rules of the game don't allow for "infinity". You have to choose a specific number of times to loop the combo. Just pick your favorite big number.
2 months ago
Copy the Dramatic Reversal with Meletis Charlatan by paying for it with your three Sky Diamonds and tapping the other Sky Diamond to add one extra, then as a result they all untap so you can repeat the process and play Stonecoil Serpent as a infinity/infinity creature. How does this work if it even does work?
4 months ago
Hey, I like the name, nice budget deck.
What are you using infinite mana of Peregrine + Deadeye for? It appears you have removed the mana sinks and other combo pieces. Brago, King Eternal's no mana cost repeatable flicking can do a lot more than Deadeye and Brago is a flying creature. Bident of Thassa for half the price would do a lot more than Deadeye with your flying creatures.
It seems that Deadeye is most expensive price card in your deck and it's not doing much. You could cut Deadeye to clear some price to improve the manabase with some better budget lands such as Command Tower, Prairie Stream, Port Town and Ash Barrens. Consider Bident of Thassa and Mask of Memory? These have excellent budget repeatable draw effects with attacking flying creatures. These cards could replace Failure and Deadeye Navigator.
Could cut Marble Diamond/Sky Diamond and add Azorius Signet/Mind Stone. These are better two drop mana rocks especially with Brago because they ETB untapped. Could cut Mask of Avacyn/Neurok Stealthsuit and add Swiftfoot Boots. The haste and hexproof of Boots especially haste is overall better than Mask/Stealthsuit.
Good luck with your deck.