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Creature — Dwarf Shaman
Storm-Kiln Artist gets +1/+0 for each artifact you control
Magecraft—Whenever you cast or copy an instant or sorcery spell, create a treasure token
21 hours ago
I love your support creatures but I feel like you should bring in a Snapcaster Mage. That and Mission Briefing will help to recur counterspells and removal on opponents turn since Kess, Dissident Mage can't do it.
This deck as shown now seems more "turbo" than "control" to me with that Ad Nauseam, Simian Spirit Guide, Grim Monolith etc. If you want to lean in to the turbo storm line consider Baral, Chief of Compliance, Archmage Emeritus and Yawgmoth's Will
There are ways to make a storm or magecraft win with Archmage Emeritus, Storm-Kiln Artist and Underworld Breach but that would mean raising the curve and running cards that are bad topdeck by themselves.
+1 this is a proper cedh deck! Check out my "cruel control" version of Kess cedh Pox Diamond to see what I mean about the difference between "turbo/storm" and "control". Also I have a pretty extensive maybe board there that might have some spice edhrec won't show you.
2 weeks ago
3 weeks ago
Thank you for your suggestions Jett2112. I think that my deck generally has a pretty tidy CMC curve already. The top-end is currently the 5 spells I have at 5 cmc. I'm not looking to Casualty 2 every time I cast an instant or sorcery, and haven't had too much of an issue popping off a few spells per turn beyond turn 5.
In defense of some of your suggested cuts:
Volcanic Torrent - One of the most recent additions to the deck. I've played it in my Prosper, Tome-Bound deck to enjoyable success. I recently added it here as a one-sided board wipe that can be copied, and also gives me the chance to Cascade a couple more spells out. This deck needs as many one-sided wipe options as it can manage, since it will have a weaker board state than most other decks in my play group.
Lier, Disciple of the Drowned - Ideally helps cover on the turn I'm going to combo off, but most importantly lets me flashback spells. In a pinch he can be sacrificed to Casualty 2. I've also considered Past in Flames in this spot, but preferred to have the body on board.
Storm-Kiln Artist - Shits out treasures when I'm spell slinging and copying spells. On the turns that I'm using Casualty 2 on Anhelo, Storm-Kiln can net me at least 2 treasures. Since his power grows with the number of Artifacts I control, he also is a decent ground-based chump blocker, or body for Casualty 2 if absolutely needed.
Leyline of Anticipation - Potential opening hand shenanigans are the best upside here for setting up flash speed fuckery for free. I absolutely want the the capability to play all of my sorcery speed stuff at instant speed (Demonic Tutor, Jeska's Will, Torment of Hailfire, etc etc)
Birgi, God of Storytelling Flip - She nets every time I cast a spell, which can fuel even more spell slinging, especially on turns I want to pop off. At worst she's another body for Casualty 2. She also has the backside everyone forgets about, which can impulse draw as needed.
Atsushi, the Blazing Sky - A flying defender the majority of the time, but exactly the type of creature I want to throw into the Casualty 2 grinder. I most often pick the 3 Treasures on death trigger, but also like knowing the impulse draw is an option if needed. If I need to go aggro for any reason he also has Trample to push damage through other Flying creatures.
Your suggested additions:
Reanimate - I like Reanimate, just not necessarily in this deck. If I copy it, I don't want to be losing a lot of life, especially when I tend to have the softest board state compared to others, and will likely get hit the most. It is life loss I don't think this deck can afford much from having played it a few times. I think I opted to include Kolaghan's Command instead for the additional modal options. Yes, Reanimate is better for getting creatures directly to the battlefield as opposed to back to hand.
Brainstorm - Something I probably omitted for another counter spell or something. Def something I'll reconsider if I feel I need some more top-deck set up.
Dauthi Voidwalker - I do like Voidwalker, and run some copies in my Isshin, Two Heavens as One, Prosper, Tome-Bound, and Burakos, Party Leader/Folk Hero decks respectively. I like Voidwalker a bit more in those decks, since those 3 want to play more aggressively than this one wants to.
Ragavan, Nimble Pilferer - Yes, this card is good. The only way I am playing this card is if I proxy it, or if I pull one from a pack. I am not spending $95 on just one card lmfao. I can also already hear my friends' sighs as Ragavan hits the table. Great card, just not particularly my taste.
3 weeks ago
Tap less, sling more! Try lowering the curve by taking out Volcanic Torrent and/or Lier, Disciple of the Drowned, Storm-Kiln Artist, Archmage Emeritus, Leyline of Anticipation, Birgi, God of Storytelling Flip, Atsushi, the Blazing Sky.
Replace them with that card we're trying, Pulse of the Forge and Grixis staple 1 drops like Lightning Bolt, Brainstorm, and Reanimate. Also I recommend finishing your playset of Pongifys by putting in Rapid Hybridization because unless you have something against frog lizards it's just as good.
2 months ago
Tic12 I didn't know that. That means you can do infinite combos with any buyback instant/sorcery that doesn't have more than one colored mana in its cost, while also having Storm-Kiln Artist and Vadrik, Astral Archmage with enough +1/+1 counters on the board, huh? Interesting
2 months ago
Tic12, thanks for the suggestions!
I actually started this deck out with The Celestus but cut it out later. Three mana mana-artifacts are just too expensive. The card draw could be nice, but I already have tons of card draw.
Does buyback work with cost reduction? I know that it works for something like Mizzix's Mastery because the overload cost is an alternative cost, but does it work for additional costs like buyback?
Storm-Kiln Artist seems great, don't know how I missed that.
2 months ago
i was looking for some Ideas for my own Vadrik-Deck so i checked your Deck list.