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yeah i figured just adding a Ziatora's Proving Ground to run alongside Raugrin Triome combined with my fetches (because they can all grab mountains} would be enough to get domain with little effort if i went that rout.

September 28, 2023 7:46 p.m.

My Inspired Control

Modern Icbrgr


The description is out of date but the deck list is correct.

I know its not COMPETETIVE but im just looking to do well enough at locals... Sometimes the shop i go it is extremely cut throat and fields very meta decks but I can still steal some games now and then.

September 28, 2023 5:09 p.m.

I think thats what im thinking wallisface; that perhaps my personal build isnt a good home for it...because the games I win that are not just blowouts or an opponent conceding; games that get played out are very very close.

Currently my brew is extremely fair (as far as control decks go) with basically the win condition being getting the opponent in topdeck mode and essentially winning the card advantage 1-for-1 trade war via countermagic/removal and getting in damage with Celestial Colonnade/Hall of Storm Giants and sometimes getting an emblem and snowballing from there. But the truth is in the games I do end up in this kind of situation Im honestly in a pretty vulnerable state myself with low resources and probably low life total as well.

by no means did i mean to imply that Spell Queller was on the same level as Leyline Binding i am just trying to draw attention to the same result as quelling or binding an opponents planswalker or creature and it being removed and then suddenly to momentum hard shift back into the opponents favor.

September 28, 2023 3:15 p.m.

Without question universal instant removal for is great considering how 2 of the Tri-Lands sets up full Domain very easily.

  • But does it last?

I have been really struggling with building control decks over the years... and in my most successful attempts at piloting control to victory the games go very very very long... does Leyline Binding fail to stay around for long games? Especially after the opponent sideboards?

I only have 1 copy of binding as of now so I dont really use it personally... but I get reminded of Spell Queller... I really liked that card and thought it would do work for both countermagic as well as applying pressure.... but honestly I found it to be absolutely backbreaking when the creature got killed and then they got there creatures/threat back.

Does anyone have any insight or experience on this subject?

September 28, 2023 12:38 p.m.

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@NonetheWeisser In theory Illusory Angel is one of the better creatures Illusions have to offer however; having the other spell to cast can really really be annoying.... especially when you have interaction in your hand with no other creatures. ... or of you dump your hand and then topdeck the Angel that feels even worse.... The way I see it 1/3 of the scenarios The Angel is in your hand its a strong play and the other 2/3 its clunky.

September 26, 2023 7:50 p.m.

you big meanie lol +1

September 25, 2023 11:18 p.m.

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I've also been thinking about playing merfolk recently... (the new ixalan set is giving neat Lord of Atlantis art btw).... Nikachu has been on a Merrow Reejerey kick lately saying that its really good in the deck allowing you to Aether Vial and create huge boards out of nowhere.

September 23, 2023 3:02 p.m.

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So I'm overall the most excited for this set the most next to Modern horizons 3 that was announced.... card spoiler wise the revealed card I want is...


September 23, 2023 10:14 a.m.

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viking/Norse mythology vs pirate vampire dinosaurs!

September 23, 2023 10:08 a.m.

This just looks outright fun +1 love your work.

September 18, 2023 10:02 p.m.

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I'm honestly not too sure about Teleportal... my only valid targets are Krovikan Mist which has flying anyway and Lord of the Unreal (honestly have grown frustrated with Illusory Angel and thats why its in my SB)... the overload cost is tempting though.

I use or at least in other decks have used Fire / Ice as a flex card that can either be nice removal to snipe threats like Ragavan, Nimble Pilferer/Orcish Bowmasters or just tap down a would-be blocker/attacker or land plus cantrip.

I will playtest with it though... I own a bunch so why not give it a try?

September 18, 2023 noon Edited.

I dont think Sheoldred, the Apocalypse will dramatically fall in price anytime soon.

Take Liliana of the Veil and Mindbreak Trap for examples.

The reality is cards are not hard to reprint. Something isn't hard to reprint just because it's got a weird mechanic/theme/name to it. We're not limited to just standard release product where if you reprint something you have to reprint a bunch of cards to go with it for the sake of draft.

WOTC is aware of how long a card hasn't been printed, and aware of how pricey it can get. They can release a reprint of it in any number of products, and will use it as a premium to lure people in whenever they feel like reprinting it.

Liliana of the Veil is a card that reached pre-modern horizon fetch land prices for years.... but when she did get the reprint boy oh boy did she get reprinted... even before re-entering Standard/Pioneer she was a bait/chase card... original printing Liliana of the Veil is still standing at a $20 card as of now. but still like fetch lands held a high price for a long time and will probably climb again as time ticks on.

no i dont think Sheoldred, the Apocalypse has the same kind of demand as lily or fetch lands but is without a doubt a desirable card... and thats where i bring the connection to Mindbreak Trap... its an old niche mythic... reprints are inevitable but depending how spikey CEDH get the lure will remain to be included in the 99.

this is totally from the hip "what my gut says"... im a terrible person to take MTG financial advice from... i bought my Scalding Tarn and Snapcaster Mage playsets at ther peaks lol

September 18, 2023 7:44 a.m. Edited.

Im a sucker for anything Soulflayer +1 for that Up the Beanstalk as good as people are saying? ive heard people say that the card can be nutty!

September 17, 2023 10:47 p.m.

Said on Illusory Blue Moon...


oh yeah I remember that brew!

September 17, 2023 10:42 p.m.

Said on Modern Steel Necro...


this is just such a neat brew +1

September 17, 2023 11:34 a.m.

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hey there this morning i added my illusion deck on here... pretty much step for step as yours but with a Modern Horizons boost and splashing red for blood moon. I'd love if you gave it a look and tell me what you thought!

Illusory Blue Moon

Modern Icbrgr


September 17, 2023 10:33 a.m.

Nice! I know he's honestly not that great but why not Jace, Cunning Castaway? He fits the theme and is under $2

September 17, 2023 12:11 a.m.

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ah the notifications brought me back here... I love this deck and I think this is what inspired me to buy illusions in paper years ago.... I think Im gonna revisit this list with a post Modern Horizons lens...we have Counterspell now so thats neat... yup this deck rules im gonna dump out my shoeboxes and find my illusions core and get brewing lol.

September 16, 2023 6:38 p.m.

Took me a second to understand what was going on here lol neat deck.

September 15, 2023 11:56 a.m.

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I've got an arena deck kinda like this hoping to mimic 8-Rack in modern using Davriel, Rogue Shadowmage and Sheoldred, the Apocalypse. The cards I run that really shine for me are Infernal Grasp and Power Word Kill for targeted creature removal. Sheoldred's Edict and Liliana's Triumph are also pretty neat especially if you run Liliana of the Veil.... all in all i love it! +1

September 13, 2023 9:58 p.m.


Modern - FNM, Pioneer - FNM

MTG Decks

My Inspired Control

Modern Icbrgr


MBC: 8-Rack

Modern Icbrgr


Chandra's Deck Wins

Pioneer Icbrgr


Let's Watch Modern Burn

Modern Icbrgr


+1/+1 Counters Zoo

Pioneer Icbrgr


Finished Decks 14
Prototype Decks 1
Drafts 0
Playing since Zendikar
Points 1705
Avg. deck rating 17.92
T/O Rank 8
Helper Rank 14
Favorite formats Pioneer, Modern, Planechase
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Joined 7 years
MTGO Username Icbrgr