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Counter target noncreature spell. Untap up to three lands.
1 month ago
Reason: Finally get Reiterate, so i'm going more into the combo pieces/finisher options.
1 month ago
Magma Opus big spell that also makes tokens.
Sokenzan, Crucible of Defiance land tokens.
Mirrorpool clone token and spellslinger copying.
1 month ago
These cuts are hard to do. A lot of the blue counters are difficult to compare.
Psychosis Crawler can go. It just doesn't really belong here, tbh.
Guile: It's win-more here. If you're getting to cast instants and sorceries AND successfully countering, that should be all you need to win.
Ominous Seas is a little win-more as well. If you're drawing cards in the numbers needed to trigger it, you are in a fantastic spot. I think this is less obviously win-more than Guile, though.
Capsize is sometimes an infinite combo piece, but I don't see it as one here. If that's the case, I'd cut it as your highest CMC bounce spell.
Minn, Wily Illusionist - just a little bit slow to do much meaningful work.
Aetherflux Reservoir - I might've missed it - is this a storm deck? That's the only place this really belongs. Yeah, it's fine as an alternate win con, but it's not really fitting with Talrand, IMO. If you decide to cut this, I'd also go ahead and cut Venser's Journal due to it being a lil win-more. If you did want to keep the Reservoir, I'd just expect to see it run with more storm-friendly counters like Unwind and friends.
Wizard Class: all it is is Divination and a less-cool Library of Leng stapled together. If you wouldn't run both of those cards separately here, I might consider cutting this. (I don't really consider the third level very viable at all here, TBH).
I hope that helps some - these are some really tough cuts you're facing, I feel your pain.
Good luck, and have fun!
2 months ago
I agree with the above comments and I would definitely add more of those low CMC ramps spells from your maybe board.
I also don't love most of your "evacuate" types cards and you seem to be missing the big one that is on flavor which is Crush of Tentacles. I really think Unwind, Rewind, Plasm Capture and the like should go, you don't want to be leaving large amounts of mana up with this deck, you want to be dumping large things. Just keep your 1 and 2 cmc counters and you will be fine. I really also don't love how almost all of your remove replaces itself with another creature especially since a lot of your leviathans can be chump blocked. I would consider finding better options for say, Pongify and Rapid Hybridization. A lot of your creatures seem really random and out of place, like murkfiend liege, sharktocrap, nimbus swimmer, come to mind. Since you don't really have anything forcing the squid, kraken, octopus theme you could add The Tarrasque which is kind of fun. Also why no Lorthos, the Tidemaker
2 months ago
I'd cut: Rush of Knowledge - there are much better draw spells, even when you generally have your general as a 4cmc land out. Frantic Search - I don't think this is worth playing unless you care about the discard. Elvish Piper - there are better cards like Monster Manual now. Displacement Wave - potentially alright with how high cmc your stuff is? But it is kind of inefficient and works against your mana artifacts. Generally I think you want to replace more of your ramp with land fetches like Rampant Growth over the mana rocks.
I'm not sure about the small instant-speed subtheme you have going with Rewind and Unwind and just general high-amount of instants. You've got a lot of high cmc leviathans which I think would tend to lead to you playing more sorcery speed. Might be easier to have lower cost interaction over expensive interaction that untaps.
Also agree on all of Lynn's cuts.
3 months ago
I never got around to buying the cards needed for this deck. I was worried it was not good enough and put this project on the back burner in case I changed my mind. Now today, after reviewing the deck, I decided that I did not have enough interaction and that some cards still feel a bit too expensive or slow. These changes should hopefully help rectify those issues.
Previous changes: -1. Aetherspouts - replaced with Noxious Ghoul. I determined that Noxious Ghoul did not have enough impact for its mana cost. Instead I shall be using Counterspell. -2. Eater of Hope - replaced with Corpse Harvester. I determined that Corpse Harvester was too expensive and too slow to make an impact, seeing as it needs to survive an entire turn in order to be used. I really liked it, but my deck needs more interaction. Instead I shall be using Arcane Denial.
Additional precon card swaps: 1. Gravespawn Sovereign - replaced with Negate. 2. Ravenous Rotbelly - replaced with Dispel. 3. Army of the Damned - replaced with Unwind This spell really hurt me to remove as I love it very much. Just too expensive and slow. 4. Dread Summons - replaced with Reality Shift. 5. Curse of the Restless Dead - replaced with Thought Vessel. 6. Swamp - replaced with Reliquary Tower (already owned one, figured, why not?)
4 months ago
Really enjoy the concept of the deck. I think you have, if you pardon the terrible pun, an untapped potential that can be added to your deck.
Untap mechanics can accelerate your own card tap abilities, and give you the rare opportunity to tap an opponent creature multiple times per turn. There's several that I found worth suggesting:
- Kelpie Guide
- Innocence Kami: More expensive Ballynock Trapper
- Teller of Tales: Faster Innocence Kami in Blue
- Captain of the Mists: You have 13 other humans to utilize
- Deceiver Exarch
- Silkbind Faerie
- Stinging Lionfish
- Tideforce Elemental
- Vizier of Tumbling Sands
- Psychic Puppetry
- Dream's Grip
- Reality Spasm
- Toils of Night and Day
- Unwind: More expensive but reimbursed form of Negate
- Retreat to Coralhelm
- Curse of Inertia
- Turnabout $
- Hidden Strings is a Sorcery but deserves to be included
- Unbender Tine
- Puppet Strings
- Magewright's Stone$
- Maze of Ith $ a Land but gives untap for both your creatures and opponents.