Whenever a player casts a spell, if no coloured mana was spent to cast it, counter that spell.
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Void Mirror Discussion
2 weeks ago
So I have Chromatic Orrery and Void Mirror in play, can I add colorless mana to my pool, then use it as if it were colored mana to cast a spell and not have it countered. Like if I tapped a Thought Vessel to cast a Sol Ring could I instead spend the mana as if it were blue and not have to lose my thing?
1 month ago
Revan0287 I don’t update my SB as much as I do my MB. I have Geist of Saint Traft and Kira, Great Glass-Spinner because at the time Grixis Shadow and W/U/r Control were topping the format. Sanctifier is moderately okay against Shadow and utterly useless against Control. Perhaps the format is in a different place. I haven’t gotten out to play in quite a while but I adjust my sideboard when I do. I find discussing SB slots to be hit or miss as that is more targeted to a local meta. I’ll consider Sanctifier but will wait to play in my local meta before I make any change.
I will note that Damping Sphere is probably more effective against Tron than Void Mirror. Just because Tron runs a lot of colorless cards doesn’t mean they can’t just use colored mana while playing those spells so Void Mirror is easier for Tron to play around. Mirror is great for the MH2 Evoke Incarnations. Considering Grief and Solitude are by far the most played, an evoked Grief is probably coming out quicker than Void Mirror and I think spirits have enough resiliency between Rattlechains, Drogskol Captain, Kira, Great Glass-Spinner, and to a lesser extent Glasspool Mimic Flip as well as Geist of Saint Traft. I think including Solitude becomes a weak argument for Mirror. But to reiterate what I said earlier about SB slots, your local meta may warrant it.
1 month ago
The deck looks fine. There are a bunch of cards that feel too slow to run personally (most notably Gyre Sage, Swarm Shambler, Tireless Tracker, Voracious Hydra). There’re also a bunch of cards i’d be expecting a deck like this to have which appear to be missing (Pelt Collector, Rishkar, Peema Renegade, Cloudfin Raptor, Thrummingbird). So the list overall feels ok, but not as fine-tuned as it could be, imo.
As far as bad matchups, that’s where your sideboard comes in - at the moment I would suggest this is the spot that needs the most attention if you’re getting competitive.
Some sideboard cards to consider:
Now, the quantities of the above will depend on your own local meta, as well as how badly they scare your deck. Sideboard choices should always be focused towards your local competitive playgroup. Saying that, the above mentioned suggestions are likely to come in handy.
Other things to consider as far as good-vs-bad matchups, for your sideboard choices:
don’t worry about control, imo. You should be aiming to be fast enough to have the advantage. Saying that, do consider the likes of Veil of Summer if it’s an issue (though i would say, if it is an issue, it’s because your mainboard isn’t tuned enough).
Board wipes feel like they could pose a big threat for you
Burn, and other hyper-aggro decks are probably going to have an advantage
3 months ago
Recently on mtgo i’ve been coming up against a lot of Elemental decks (example archtype breakdown here), and been struggling to find an optimal sideboard plan for tackling them.
The decks i’ve been playing are largely irrelevant for this thread, as i’m more interested to hear what other people have been sideboarding against this archtype, and what successes/struggles people’ve been having in general.
Their various evoke-based creatures make running any kind of creature-based deck against them a nightmare. Ephemerate is also a huge issue, as a single well-timed casting of it can often cause a big-enough blowout to snowball the game very quickly.
I had thought Torpor Orb was an optimal card, but then i’ve also come across versions of this deck running Grief, which just strips the card from hand immediately. I do get that Orb (and likely Void Mirror) is very strong versus non-Grief builds.
What have been other peoples experiences playing against this deck? Are there any solid counters to the archtype you’ve come across?
4 months ago
RIP Simian Spirit Guide. May he rest in peace.
Have you tried Koth of the Hammer? I used to run one in my old mono red prison deck and he was quite strong.
1 Void Mirror in the sideboard would also probably be a good idea since it also hates on etron and elementals in addition to the other stuff chalice shuts down.
4 months ago
almost all decks with Lurrus, run Mishra's Bauble. At the moment, you don’t have many good targets for Lurrus.
Decks i’ve seen running Force of Negation usually don’t run more than 2ish, as the card disadvantage from playing multiple can start to hurt. But i assume running 4 is still fine most of the time.
I’d swap out Drown in the Loch for Counterspell. You don’t have many ways to fill an opponents grave, and you already have plenty of ways to kill creatures, so an unconditional counter seems more practical here (especially if you’re concerned about big stuff like Murktide).
4 months ago
magwaaf, here is the explanation for the sideboard cards: Damping Sphere for tron + storm, Fog for any aggro decks, Gaea's Blessing for mill, Negate for combo + control, Tormod's Crypt for any decks that rely on graveyards (Dragon's Rage Channeler and stuff), Void Mirror for cascade decks, and Tombstalker and Gurmag Angler just to change up the threats in the deck.
wallisface in my playtesting of the deck, the mill cards have been pretty consistent. I agree that sorcery speed cards aren't good in a control deck, however I like Chart a Course because I both draw and discard, and it's the only discard effect. I'll do some research on some instant speed looting effects. I run 3 of each of the creatures so I'm less likely to draw them, and for room for other cards. I'm so dumb, I love both Bone Shards and Collective Brutality, I can't believe I forgot about them! You're probably right about the lands. I'll playtest with all the cards you suggested, thanks!
4 months ago
Would recommend Void Mirror for the Tron matchups, is also brutal against decks with the Cascade mechanic