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Star Compass Discussion
3 weeks ago
I have a foiled out Yargle deck too! It's been through several revisions, and it is as powerful as it is meme-able..
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But as far as my advice... There are several things in your Maybeboard that should already be in the main list, as well as cards that should be added back in. I am also thoroughly disappointed in the lack of Grafted Exoskeleton & Inkmoth Nexus . I could go on, but instead I'll let you know what you can comfortably cut in favor of much better cards. First, Aetherflux Reservoir doesn't make much sense here.. Also, if you're going to be running a full suite of Fetch-lands & the best-of-the-best Mana Rocks in the game (in a Mono-colored deck too), then you can comfortably cut the budget Mana Rocks: Arcane Signet , Charcoal Diamond , Fellwar Stone , Gilded Lotus , Guardian Idol , Prismatic Lens , Star Compass .. Finally, if you're going to be running ALL the best Tutors, then the 4-CMC draw spells are going to be as redundant as they as they are expensive ( Ambition's Cost / Ancient Craving )..
1 month ago
I comment while keeping in mind a low budget.
Cut 3 mana ramp when possible:
- Dimir Keyrune -> Talisman of Dominance
- Commander's Sphere -> Arcane Signet
- Dimir Locket -> Star Compass / Springleaf Drum / Paradise Mantle
Cards I'd cut: - 2 lands. 36 is enough if you smooth the curve a bit. - In Garruk's Wake -> Decree of Pain ? Maybe, idk, it depends. But you get more chances to use it, trust me I know something of dimir ramp myself. - Oona, Queen of the Fae -> Be careful. X costs are tough to pay for in dimir and more often than not, paying 5-10 mana to get 2 1/1 farie rogues isn't worth, it wastes your turn. Recall: lands are colorless and most decks you'll face are multi-colored. Oona isn't evena rogue in the first place, so no advantage to attack with her. - Obelisk of Urd -> Not so strong. It buffs all your rogues, but at the cost of using your whole mana pool, or to keep your rogues from attacking. Kinda wastes your turn, and you wanna be fast.
Cards I suggest:
1 month ago
We’re also swapping Star Compass for Ornithopter of Paradise because; I pulled an old frame version and it’s pretty, and also because it seems like it is an upgrade just for being a creature, let alone the fact it doesn’t require me to have a basic land out to be effective. The deck runs quite a few non-basics so i think it’s an all around better choice.
1 month ago
Have you thought of adding Fire Diamond , Prismatic Lens , Fire Diamond , Star Compass , Ruination , and By Force ? You could remove the Traitorous Greed , Enthusiastic Discovery, Goblin Rally , Underworld Breach , Birgi, and Dwarven Mine .
2 months ago
I haven’t had a chance to run Monologue Tax yet. I assume it’s gonna pull it’s weight though. If it does really well then maybe i can cut a 2 cmc rock, but after switching out Commander's Sphere and Coalition Relic for Coldsteel Heart and Star Compass i think my average cmc is still ~2.7. Not low enough to be comfortable with less ramp, I don’t think.
2 months ago
Hey! I'm back with some more food for thought:
I also feel like some more lifegain payoffs could be nice. You only need a few (payoffs suck without their respective enablers, ofc), but Well of Lost Dreams , Cradle of Vitality , or Serene Steward could be fun.
I love the direction the deck is going, keep it up ;)
4 months ago
Drop Faerie Tauntings , Ashiok, Nightmare Muse , Traumatize , Trepanation Blade , add about one or two more ramp and two more card-draw at least. I almost always run 8 pieces of ramp and the prevailing wisdom is 10. Same for card-draw: I aim for 8, many aim for 10. Extra ramp is great with Oona's ability and card-draw can draw you into lands and just generally smooth everything out.
Reconnaissance Mission would be good. Treasure Cruise is often almost an Ancestral Recall and is budget too. Even though you're running Blue , Read the Bones is a great rate, as is Night's Whisper . Divination , Concentrate , and Tidings are all great on a budget, if a bit unexciting.
I love Keep Watch , Borrowing 100,000 Arrows , Theft of Dreams , Insight , Windfall , Plea for Power , Curse of Verbosity , and Manifold Insights but they are swingy. High ceilings, low floors. The mana cost on them is what makes them so good.
Midnight Clock is budget right now but it's starting to make waves. Get yours now while they're cheap. Ramp AND draw! Great on a budget.
Secrets of the Golden City and Kumena's Awakening should usually be City's Blessing-ed. I like Kimena's a lot on a budget (along with Patient Rebuilding ). Rush of Knowledge is decent if you have Oona out. Fathom Trawl is a guaranteed three non-lands, though it might be a bit lackluster with so many faeries. Not a bad card though. Mind Spring is great with ramp.
Drawn from Dreams and Dig Through Time are probably better than Diabolic Tutor until you have a game-winning card in the deck like Coat of Arms or some combo pieces (of which all are out-of-budget). I'd say drop Diabolic Tutor . Diabolic Vision is all right on a budget, as is Pilfered Plans , Forbidden Alchemy , and Notion Rain . We can probably do better, even on a tight budget.
With all your fliers, Rogue's Gloves and Mask of Memory are fantastic card-draw cards. Mask of Riddles is cute. Curiosity and Curious Obsession are decent but dangerous. Chart a Course is decent with fliers. Whispering Madness can be good with fliers too.
I have mixed feelings about Opt , Serum Visions , Sleight of Hand , Ponder , Preordain , Portent . They certainly don't hurt but they're bad late-game. I run them in some decks. Consider them if most of your card-draw is expensive. Brainstorm is a bit of a trap unless you have ways to shuffle your library and get rig of unwanted cards. This usually requires fetch lands like Polluted Delta and is better in 60-card formats.
Rain of Revelation , Archmage's Charm , Fact or Fiction , Succumb to Temptation , Precognitive Perception , Frantic Search , Pull from Tomorrow , Gush , Village Rites are all good for being instants so you can leave counterspells up and if you don't need them you can draw. That's one of the reasons a card like Anticipate looks weak but is nice for keeping counterspells open. Fact or Fiction is particularly good and is considered a staple in many formats, including EDH.
I would swap out Dimir Locket and Dimir Cluestone for Mind Stone and Prismatic Lens . Maybe Star Compass if it is in budget. I know you need your colors but 3-mana mana rocks that don't have huge upside are sooooo slow. Arcane Signet is probably out of budget, which is too bad. Is Wayfarer's Bauble still expensive? Probably. Worn Powerstone and Hedron Archive maybe? Oona isn't cheap and you want mana for her ability if push comes to shove. Trinket Mage is ramp because it can snag Sol Ring , making it the same rate as Explosive Vegetation and Hedron Archive .
4 months ago
Okay, so if I understand correctly, you're building an all-in voltron deck so that you can win fast? And you're on a budget too. If that's the case, I have some food for thought for ya.
1) If fast, all-in voltron is the plan, then you can everything in your deck to support that plan. You're on the right track with hitting magic numbers (7 for 3 hit-clock) and then speeding that up with double strike, double damage, and extra combats. Keep that up. If you have enough double strike, double damage, and extra combats you don't even need to boost Haktos- consistent doubling on him turns him into a 2-turn kill. You also want to be aggressive, so you'll either want ways to grant haste to Haktos or ways to ramp him out earlier. This means enchantments like Fervor or the hammer that you already run will be nice. If talking about ramp, 2-mana ramp is important since it lets you get Haktos down a turn earlier. So stuff like Arcane Signet , Boros Signet , Fire Diamond , Marble Diamond , Star Compass that taps for colored mana that Haktos needs. Then of course, since Haktos has built-in protection you don't need to run as much, but I'd still recommend running some. Sejiri Shelter Flip is a nice one that can double as a land.
2) I would focus my plan on only things that support Haktos and the voltron plan. So I would run voltron-support, card advantage, ramp, interaction/removal, and not much else. If fast voltron is the name of the game, it's important to not dilute your deck with things that won't help you get to that point.