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Your deck is looking pretty good. However, I find it lacking in Artifact/Enchantment hate.

You may want to consider Pest Infestation. With how quickly you'll be emptying out your library it's not outside the realm of possibility you can draw this soon enough to be relevant. It doesn't create you big creatures, but the number of pests it will produce(especially with the help of Paralell Lives) could have a staggering effect.

Another to consider would be Broken Bond, as it fits into additional land plays.

Speaking of addional land plays have you considered Walking Atlas?

Another weakness to your deck is Angel of Jubilation. While I find it unlikely you'll have to face it in the near future, it may be an idea to add something like Ram Through to directly kill it or use something like Primal Bellow(which you can then target your Commander with) to force it to block.

Also, have you considered Fertile Thicket, Khalni Garden and Llanowar Reborn? The former two would have a least some benefit from extra land triggers, the third for consistent buffing of an important creature and they'd be a much easier option to sacrifice since they come into the battlefield tapped. This would also give you more fuel for Field of the Dead if you wish to reconsider it at a later date.

That's all I got for ya. Thank you for reading me out. I hope it helps. Happy Hunting!

December 3, 2022 8:26 a.m.

Bolas's Tainting

Legendary Sorcery

Any number of opponents mill 3 cards and discard 1 card or takes two 2 damage. Repeat this X times.

// Fuse Cost: //

Ajani's Healing

Legendary Sorcery

You, one other player, and any number of additional players gain X life and shuffle X cards from their graveyards into their libraries.


Repeat

December 1, 2022 6:57 a.m.

Sorry. Didn't realize the card went through. Darn connection.

November 15, 2022 1:20 p.m.

I was also ninja'd, but here it is:

Unfathomable Entity

Legendary Enchantment

Mythic Rare

Exile your library, Hand, battlefield and Graveyard. Then create a 13/13 Legendary Eldrazi creature token named Emrakul with flying and "Protection from Everything." Then create a 10/10 Legendary Eldrazi creature token named Kozilek with Ingest 5 and Afflict 5. Then create a 10/10 Legendary Eldrazi creature named Ulamog with Trample and Annhihlator 2

You cannot lose the game and Your Opponents can't win the game

Planes in the Blind Eternies are not created, but farmed.


Earth Wurm

Creature- Wurm

Rare

Trample

Sacrifice a land: Add to your mana pool. You cannot play lands from your graveyard until the beginning of your next upkeep.

6/6


Wild

November 15, 2022 1:16 p.m.

Unfathomable Entity

Legendary Enchantment

Mythic Rare

Exile your library, Hand, battlefield and Graveyard. Then create a 13/13 Legendary Eldrazi creature token named Emrakul with flying and "Protection from Everything." Then create a 10/10 Legendary Eldrazi creature token named Kozilek with Ingest 4 and Afflict 5. Then create a 10/10 Legendary Eldrazi creature named Ulamog with Trample and Annhihlator 2

You cannot lose the game and Your Opponents can't win the game.

Planes in the Blind Eternies are not created, but farmed.


Wild

November 15, 2022 1:04 p.m.

My thoughts on the Brothers' War:

One of the things going into this set I was concerned about was how they were going to take Pre and Post Mending Power levels into account without making it overpowered compared to the more recent sets. From what I've seen they seem to have done an alright Job. Urza, Planeswalker  Meld  Meld is overpowered, but the Meld requirement makes enough sense of both design and flavor.

Cards like Teferi, Temporal Pilgrim, The Temporal Anchor, and Saheeli, Filigree Master are set in the present so the post Mending Power levels apply. I think the newest Teferi is a bit underrated. If you're looking to make him look formidable, Teferi's Ageless Insight in non-standard formats is your best bet. Combine this with Jace's Archivist or another draw engine and let the shenanigans begin.

The whole flavor seems to imply that yes, All these cards are powerful, but the power level displays raw power over refined skill. The best example is One with the Multiverse. While it is cheaper than Omniscience, manawise, and let's you cast from your library, the limit is one card per turn. Since the lore states the development of the academic study of Magic didn't happen until after the war, it helps explains this.

However, despite it making sense design wise, I'm a bit at a loss on how powerstones entering the battlefield tapped works from a flavor point point of view.

Once people realize how good Calamity's Wake can be against control, flashback and stax for mono-white decks the price will go further up.

If you run Urza, Powerstone Prodigy and don't have Mirrodin Besieged in your Commander deck or Terisian Mindbreaker in your Standard deck, you may be building them wrong.

It just occurred to me as I write this that they could have done a whole 10 card cycle of Surveil land cards like the "Temple of..." Scryland cards that originated in the Theros block.

Oh, Awaken the Woods, if you only weren't hovering around $16.

The Locust God Just got some extra card draw in Symmetry Matrix.

The Stasis Coffin, Goblin Firebomb, why do all the really cool colorless control cards have to be so expensive, manawise?

Audacity should make a decent early to mid-game companion to Ram Through in Pioneer.

Alloy Animist would make more sense if the artifact became an Elemental in addition to its other types.

Goblin Arsonist and Festering Goblin, I'd like to introduce you to Goblin Blast-Runner.

Some people seemed surprised about Tocasia, Dig Site Mentor making Surveil available in Bant, but it makes sense considering Surveil can be an oppressive ability. If I were going to create a GWUB aligned faction for a set. Surveil would be my mechanic and not just my keyword.

Fortified Beachhead reminds me of the faction land cards like Murmuring Bosk from the Lorwyn/Shadowmoor block. I wonder what they're planning here.

That's pretty much it with this set. Thank you for reading me out. May you draw well.

November 15, 2022 5:49 a.m.

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