Tap all creatures target player controls. Those creatures don't untap during that player's next untap step.
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2 weeks ago
Just from glancing at the two decks, they don't seem very balanced, with the blue deck being much stronger. Right off the bat, with so many counterspells plus boardwipes, you're gonna frustrate the heck out of the white deck.
Additionally, the blue deck has really good early plays that grow stronger, while the white deck mostly has high CMC plays (I do see you added a few Raise the Alarm, which is good).
With so many high CMC spells, those counterspells hurt even more, making it difficult to do anything.
Lastly, the blue deck has more boardwipes, and better ones than the white deck. Especially for a token deck, particularly one that is focusing on one-time token making effects, this is devastating. These one-sided wipes in combination with your 12 counterpells means that the white deck will likely never get to do anything ever.
Here are my suggestions: For white, add more low-to the-ground token makers. Also add repeatable token effects, like Castle Ardenvale or Thraben Doomsayer. Maybe throw in a better boardwipe or way to protect from so many counterspells, like with extra utility cards with flashback or escape.
P.S. Shalai literally does nothing for the deck since blue deck has no spells that target anything she protects. I know you were thinking of her pump effect, but that is incredibly mana intensive. I'd replace her with an anthem, especially a 2 CMC or 3 CMC one.
For the blue deck, I recommend lowering the number of counterspells. I think having 2 of each is PLENTY. Focusing on sea creatures is fine, maybe have only 1 boardwipe in the entire deck, since they can be a little too devastating.
I guess the core issue with the blue deck is that the white one has no way to interact with it. There is no anti-counterspell suite, white doesn't have ways to untap to undo Sleep, and you aren't running any type of removal that 'Protection from X' could be helpful with. For the decks to be fun, you both need threats that the other can answer.
I know this was long, feel free to ask any questions.
6 months ago
Door of Destinies really helpful in tribal decks, you obviously have a lot of draw power in this deck so why not run Sphinx's Tutelage as another potential win con, id also consider running something like Doubling Cube or Caged Sun maybe add Sleep and Clone Legion this combo alone has won me games and is really effective vs token decks but I really like it and would not like to play against it haha
6 months ago
Generally, the abilities of sagas are intended to synergize with each other. For instance, Chainer's Torment raises your life total to give you a larger token, History of Benalia creates knights that it can buff, and The Binding of the Titans puts cards in the yard so it can interact with them later. Thus, it stands to reason that The Akroan War was designed to force your opponents' creatures to attack specifically so it can then damage them on your next turn.
At the beginning of your next first main phase after you play The Akroan War , you'll put a second lore counter on the enchantment, causing the second chapter ability to trigger. This forces opposing creatures to attack each combat if able. However, attacks can only be declared during the combat phase of the player controlling those creatures. For example, in a 3 player game where you have 2 opponents, the first opponent will be forced to attack with all of their creatures (that are able) during their combat phase. That opponent doesn't have to attack again on the second opponent's turn or your turn since that would violate the rules of combat. Then, the second opponent is forced to attack during their combat phase. If your opponents gain extra turns or extra combat phases, they will be forced to attack then as well. Finally, it will be the start of your turn again and the effect will no longer apply.
Once you move to the precombat main phase of that turn, you'll again put a lore counter on the saga and trigger the third chapter ability. This will cause all tapped creatures to damage themselves by the relevant amount. This will probably include many of your opponents' creatures that were forced to tap on their turns because of the prior ability. If they tried to dodge the forced attack by tapping their own creatures before combat, they will still get hit by the Solar Blaze effect. However, if the creatures had vigilance, summoning sickness, were untapped by something like a Savage Surge , or were otherwise unable to attack and/or remain tapped, they won't get hit. Note that your creatures are also subjected to the effect, although they'll likely be untapped at this point. If you can find a way to tap down the creature stolen by The Akroan War 's first ability before your first main, you might be able to kill it before you're forced to give it back. Once the final chapter ability has resolved, you will sacrifice the saga.
TLDR: Creatures tapped during attacks provoked by the second chapter ability will usually be victims of the third chapter ability. Sleep effects are not required, although they could still be useful if you're trying to build a deck around Sunblast Angel effects like this.
I'd normally include the relevant rulings here, but I find the saga rules text needlessly hard to parse. If you're still confused about any of the rules, let me know.
6 months ago
Does the 2nd ability of The Akroan War carry into its 3rd ability in the time of turns? Or does it stop forcing the opponent's creatures to attack before the 3rd ability triggers which is tapped creatures deal damage equal to their own strength to themselves? Would I have to tap them like with Sleep if they aren't tapped on the 3rd triggered ability?
8 months ago
I'd cut Worn Powerstone for Wayfarer's Bauble, Word of Seizing for Solemn Simulacrum, Chain Reaction for Cyclonic Rift (or Evacuation if Cyc Rift is too expensive, or River's Rebuke if Evacuation is too expensive), Mizzium Mortars for Blasphemous Act, Sleep for Finale of Revelation, Blustersquall for Chaos Warp, Evolving Wilds for Steam Vents, Vivid Crag for Shivan Reef, Vivid Creek for Island, Spinerock Knoll for Mountain. :))
1 year ago
+Land Ramp, it's a Land Creature deck after all and even if this outpaces the ability to create creature lands, extra mana good. Mitotic Manipulation Dig and Cheat a land into play Retraced Image cheat a basic Land from your hand into play Terrain Generator cheat a basic Land from your hand into play, Downside is the land needs to be reserved to tap and another 2 colourless available, it's pricey but it's land ramp outside of Green Myriad Landscape cheat a basic Land from your deck into play, the same downside to Terrain Generator
+Mana Ramp, never hurts, plus there are a few high CMC cards in here. Prismatic Lens just another insurance that Noyan Dar, Roil Shaper can come out earlier, added benefit of fixing mana High Tide Double that Island production for a turn, On the fence with this one since it's a Two coloured deck
+Vigilance, Ideally removing the hard decision of A. Attack and limiting mana. or B. Hold open Mana and limit attacks. Plus many of these have low CMC and can be played early before Noyan Dar, Roil Shaper especially in a slow game where you miss your Ramp Always Watching is another Brave the Sands Hold the Gates Serra's Blessing These do have the downsides of being removed from some of your board wipes Heliod, God of the Sun may work around that
+Untap Creatures be it fainting opponents or bursting extra mana, this shit is gangsta, you have Unity of Purpose and To Arms! can always add Call to Glory, Energy Arc, Rally of Wings and Roar of the Kha. these can boost the over speed of the deck. Thoughtweft Gambit has a high CMC but comes with Sleep attached (Didn't see them in the Maybeboard)
-Stragglers There is some fluff in here. 1. -Swiftfoot Boots add another counter or some other form of CMDR protection 2. -there are a few things with awaken where paying extra for the awaken are just silly, ie. pay extra 3 colourless for 3 +1/+1. You could save the mana a cast some extra cantrips. cast 2 for a total of 2 CMC and get 6 +1/+1 counters with Noyan Dar, Roil Shaper 3. -Sorcery speed card draw. there are some good staples but the instant speed with some vigilance of the field will be better 4.-Proliferate. hard to say really, most cards that come with proliferate have higher CMC, unless your getting 5 or more +1/+1 counters from spending 3CMC, using cantrips really do become much more Efficient.
1 year ago
some thoughts, i would look at Stunt Double over Clone,
Turnabout over Sleep,
and maybe Pull from Tomorrow over Stroke of Genius.
also, this one is personal preference, but Impulse over Peer Through Depths as you can get the other 68% of your deck and don't have to reveal...
cheers and keep having fun!!!