Okay, so is there any reason the build needs to be mono blue beyond the consistency it adds? Also would self milling be effective in filling the grave with cycle creatures faster? Would Drake Haven be useful as a sideboard answer to hate on your reanimation strategy?
Lastly, am I right in thinking that you've got the creature choices purely for the single mana or less cycle costs and not for the bodies of said creatures?
January 9, 2018 7:03 p.m.
There are versions around that all have their sources stretched out with fast lands, filter lands, and even Future Lands like River of Tears or Nimbus Maze. But tbh, the biggest benefit white ran was Path to Exile - which is totally fine. Blacks only benefit was the ability to hardcast the Black spells - which to me seems as though Id be in a bad position to be considering that alternative.
Both of their downsides to me seems to be the crippling effect of Red Prison decks, Blue Moon and Game 2 Affinity - anything involving Blood Moon. It would just shut down those lands.
These were kind of all the thoughts when considering this against the grain version of LE. Normally its Jund, or splashes another colour, and uses Cascade as a way to bring out LE. As Foretolds problem is that it really is a build around me card - which is kinda how MonoU came to be.
Self milling was thought of, but it wont work as well as youd want. Id rather focus efforts on digging through our deck while countering or controlling their board. It seems like the most reactive strategy that buys you the time you want. Again, comparing to older LE decks, you kinda did nothing until you tried your Cascade spell, as your deck cant afford to have any slot that costs less than 3 for this to work, meaning all of Moderns staples are essentially locked out of the build.
The best piece of anti GY hate would probably be to outpace it via counters. Our leylines should be sufficient vs storm, burn and 8rack. Faerie Macabre is the oddball here; great for target removal if need be, and another body to reanimate, but I can see it becoming a Surgical Extraction or something down the line.
And yes youre correct; all of these can be cycled for or for free. That being said, theyre all some of the strongest cyclers. Architects gets to mess our opponents top deck, the Sphinx is an evasive beater with an okay Scry trigger. The Serpent is a real deal though. 5/5 with hexproof is hard to deal with, and not every deck is running edict effects or global board wipes these days so it gets to last.
January 9, 2018 11:05 p.m.
...and with strange aeons even death my die.
January 15, 2018 4:59 p.m.
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