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2 days ago
So I've been working on integrating most of the cards from your version of this deck with my version, and there are a few I was using or considering that you might not have thought of.
First, some of my favorite spells for Commander are what I call 'erasure' spot removal auras. These are mostly found in W/B/G, with most in Blue. The blue ones that I use are: Frogify , Kasmina's Transmutation , Ichthyomorphosis , Deep Freeze and Imprisoned in the Moon . As you can see, these don't just kick a commander off the field, they completely neuter it. With the exception of Imprisoned, they're also dirt cheap. The only catch is they don't cantrip. Notably, Deep Freeze and Imprisoned in the Moon both remove a commander's ability to attack, where the other three do not - a Frogified commander is still a commander and can still kill you if it does enough damage. Fun fact: the whole 'imprison the evil goddess in the moon' plotline is the premise for the first two episodes of My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic. MTG totally ripped off MLP.
Squelch , Stifle and Trickbind are all counter-ability instead of counter-spell. Stifle and Trickbind might be out of budget range for this deck, though Trickbind is worth noting because it has Split Second.
Clear the Mind is a nice failsafe in case our win conditions wind up in our GY and it cantrips!
Mystical Dispute only costs as long as it targets a blue spell, i.e. a hostile counterspell or Cyclonic Rift. Daze is a nice ambush counterspell because you can cast it with no open mana. Was wondering why you didn't include that one.
Unsubstantiate can effectively counter un-counterable spells by bouncing them to the caster's hand. Narset's Reversal is a fancier version of this which lets us theoretically defend our combo spells. If an opponent tries to counter our Mass Polymorph or Synthetic Destiny, we can copy it, forcing them to counterspell it an additional time (the copy) and then another time on the next turn (when we recast it from hand) if they want to stop it. Narset's Reversal I see might be out of budget though.
I was wondering why you weren't running Temple of the False God .
I thought Rise from the Tides would be an interesting card in this deck, though it might be the kind of thing you use only when desperate...
Finally, Mystic Speculation seems like it might be useful, and same for Soothsaying . The latter lets you dig through your library as long as you have mana, and shuffle it at will, though that second part is expensive, mana wise.
I look forward to seeing your thoughts on these. I need to figure out which cards to cut, so don't be shy about ripping into them if they seem bad.
3 months ago
Alright. Allow me to break this down.
Due to my inexperience with Mutate shenanigans, I shall focus more upon the ards I find generally lacking.
Now, as often as I read the terms of service, a lot of text does not necessarily mean a lot of synergy. The commander format espouses synergistic decks as opposed to ones fraught with individual card power. I thusly advocate for this card's removal.
Unless you are initiating combos with Brash Taunter, 'tis not a very good card. In a regular circumstance, it is around five damage for eight mana, which it severally lacking. The indestructibility is nice, but the majority of the format's removal is in the form of exile or bounce. I would kill it.
Some of these cards were designed for Ikoria limited, but not for outside of that format. What I would recommend excluding are Everquill Phoenix, Glowstone Recluse, Pouncing Shoreshark, and Dreamtail Heron. They are okay but below average.
Lastly, Blackblade Reforged is a strong card, but I would focus more on the value part of your plan as averse to the big creature plan. Illuna's mutate trigger accelerates your board state, thus making a single large idiot makes the plan susceptible to a single kill spell.
I have tried Soothsaying myself, yet had found the card to be far too much mana to be effective. There is not much to say. It cannot put cards to the bottom, nor can it permit much filtering with little mana spent.
Everquill Phoenix is a fine card, but I would rather have an additional engine piece as averse to a 4/4 flyer.
That shall be all from me, but I may offer additional insights as other edits are made to this list.
Farewell, and may all of fortune have you.
4 months ago
The deck is looking pretty good. I like the creature base you have chosen, there are a couple questionable creatures though. Cloudreader Sphinx seems kind of bad in this deck. If you just want a flying scryer, perhaps Sphinx of Foresight, Prognostic Sphinx, Stormwing Entity, or Siani, Eye of the Storm.
Passwall Adept is just not good enough. its too much of a resource drain. Opt is not helpful in this deck since you immediately draw the card after scrying. Cunning Evasion wont do much good I am thinking since most of your creatures wont be blocked anyway.
In my opinion, you need a few less low CMC cards and a few more high CMC that you can use to get Yuriko damage in. For cuts, I would start by looking at any creatures that cost CMC 2/3 that dont provide value other than being unblockable (Invisible Stalker, Vault Skirge (love that card btw). I would then look at replacing sorceries with instants where possible. Darksteel Pendant and Crystal Ball are not good enough in my opinion and are too much of a resource investment unless there is some sort of artifact strategy I am missing. Dimir Keyrune provides interesting utility but is inefficient. Consider Arcane Signet instead or perhaps even Dark Ritual. Thran Dynamo is fairly efficient for cost to mana provided but it seems most of your mana needs are for color. Key to the City is for yuriko after she is out I assume.. I would probably run Aqueous Form instead because it has a scry effect on attack which is pretty desirable.
Here are some cards to consider in not much particular order:
Chromatic Orrery (high cmc and provides a lot of mana)
Chain of Vapor (way to return a card to hand as well as an opponents card or cards)
Archaeomancer (can get brainstorm back and can be returned to hand with ninjitsu potentially)
Scroll Rack (spendy but so good)
Trickery Charm (does multiple things you want)
Grozoth (requires you to build around it to be worthwhile but can be good)
4 months ago
MapPsycho personally I love the enchantress build, getting all that card advantage is impressive to say the least. I knew you didn't want to go fill into that strat, so I suggested a couple of cards that would also do other things too. Setessan Champion is especially good for this, as well as tuvasa. I did forged to mention Mystic Remora, Soothsaying, and possibly Rhystic Study but besides that I like your revisions. I usually build all of my enchantment decks as a hyper card draw engine so I don't have to run tutors. Speaking of tutors Enlightened Tutor and Idyllic Tutor are both really good.
Anyways, thanks for the shout out and I hope it helps.
5 months ago
Awsome deck! I really like this theme, sound like lots of fun, I've not seen many builds around this commander, very cool, my suggestions here would be a Blackblade Reforged to help make your commander bigger making sure you can grab any creature regardless of size, and (I know it's not budget but would be killer here) Bribery by far one of the the best creature stealing cards, other than that I see you have some counter magic maybe just adding the classic Counterspell to round that out, and finally since your in blue I would always add my favorite blue deck manipulator Soothsaying (budget card both cash and mana wise, and possibly thematic to your deck as well), +1 from me for sure
7 months ago
8 months ago
Phyrexian Metamorph: ETB creature to copy a Nyxbloom Ancient, Gilded Lotus, Sol Ring, Savannah Lions. Whatever your heart desires.
Solemn Simulacrum: 5 basics in the deck. Finds them.
Agent of Treachery: Usually targets the most expensive cards on the table. Masterpiece Mana Crypt or a Sheoldred. Taking that Mana Crypt.
Bloom Tender: Mana dork.
Charming Prince: ETB bounce creature. Also sets up the top of the deck for a Golos activation.
Faeburrow Elder: Mana dork.
Laboratory Maniac: One somewhat win con. Self-mill.
Progenitor Mimic: Imagine having a few copies of Nyxbloom or Terror of the Peaks.
Reclamation Sage: Destroys those pesky signets.
Resolute Archangel: See Deadeye.
Rune-Scarred Demon: Searches for things you need. Sensei or Soothsaying comes in handy.
Seedborn Muse: Activate Golos on everyone's turn.
Soulherder: EOT bounce.
Terror of the Peaks: Creatures entering and leaving the battlefield all the time. Deals damage.
Wayward Swordtooth: Extra land dork.
Nyxbloom Ancient: Mana dork with trample.
Ramos, Dragon Engine: Golos activation adds a few counters to this.
Emiel the Blessed: If you want to have fun with your opponents. Golos out in play. Have enough mana to activate Golos twice. But, instead, you play Emiel. Pay three to activate Emiel 4 or 5 or 6 times to flicker Golos in and out. Find a bunch of lands. Amulet of Vigor out. Those lands come in untapped. Then you tap them for things.
Keruga, the Macrosage: Draws a bunch of cards.
Kurkesh, Onakke Ancient: If 1 activation from Golos isn't enough. Double it.
Maelstrom Wanderer: More than 90 percent of the deck is CMC 7 or less. Some free spells when this ETB's with Golos activation. Or you can just cast it normally. Whatever you want.
Yarok, the Desecrated: Double triggered abilities. Zacama entering is a wild ride.
Zacama, Primal Calamity: Untaps lands. Destroys artifacts/enchantments. Kills opponents.
Zirda, the Dawnwaker: Why pay 7 to activate Golos. Pay 5.
Thassa, Deep-Dwelling: EOT bounce.
Greater Good: Draw engine.
Guardian Project: Another little draw engine. Awesome with ETB triggers.
Mirari's Wake: Mana doubler.
Mystic Remora: Draw.
Omniscience: Let's start a new game.
Rhystic Study: Draw.
Smothering Tithe: Best feeling ever is asking: "paying for smothering tithe".
Soothsaying: Fixes the top of your deck.
Aetherflux Reservoir: Unnecessary in the deck but always fun to take someone out early.
Amulet of Vigor: Untapps tapped lands when they enter with a Golos trigger.
Conjurer's Closet: EOT bounce.
Sensei's Divining Top: Fixes top of the deck.
Only have removal in the deck. Removed all counter spells.
Aminatou's Augury: Play a bunch of free cards.
Demonic Tutor: Find a card.
Genesis Ultimatum: Play permanents, put the rest in your hand.
In Garruk's Wake: Destroy all creatures and PW you don't control.
Time Stretch: Gives your friends and even longer time in wondering why they let you play with them.
8 months ago
Here are my favorites per color, and of course, colorless!:
Now, as I mentioned, there are plenty staples I didn't mention, here are some of the less common, more budget cards. If you want a list of all the dorks, draw engines, etc. that are at 1 cmc and should be run, just ask!