I see your point of whiffing outside of combo, where FS does more, by also playing non-artifacts. But the forge allows to keep instants you know about on top and playing them through Urza, so I think it is still very useful with him out. Lesser so with…
Yeah, I think my Jhoira will like it a lot, it will help with storming off quite a bit and super easy to Cast.
So this, SDT and a cost reducer is Draw your deck. And much easier to pay for than FS would be, and even one Mana cheaper. Goes straight into UPS, I guess, since it helps with going off with Urza, has its own combo and gives away less info to opponents…
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Goes infinite with Sensei‘s Divining Top and a cost reducer, can skip at least one card from the top if it is not needed, with Paradox engine out gets untapped and so can skip more stuff and is not obvious to opponents like Future Sight and costs one l…
You can Imperial Recruiter for Drift of Phantasm, then transmute for Retreat. Yeah, not the fastest, feels kinda janky, but hey, it’s an additional tutor line. But probably better to just use partner commanders and go for black to tutor for combo pieces, everything else will always be second class to that.
If you have just one teachings, you teaching for teachings. It’s what we do in Pauper for quite a while already in UB Teachings and many Tron variants. If your deck can produce the necessary mana, Teachings is awesome.
well, I am not playing limited or standard, so that probably influences my look on the card.
Interesting variant of "Living Weapon", but kinda underpowered. It could at least give some keyword in addition to the +1/+1. At the power level it is at, I would have seen this as a common.
Well, what you came up with is mostly a less streamlined Boaryo’s Vengence deck 🙂 – https://www.mtggoldfish.com/archetype/modern-boaryo-s-vengence#paper
well, mostly it is [[Mnemonic Wall]] in Tron due to the double-blue pips on the wizard – harder to get in Tron. And the wall doesn’t see fringe play, it is the mainstay value engine in that deck. But in UB flicker decks, it is Archaeomancer that gets looped.
That only works for effects your opponents trigger – but this is triggered by you, so his passive doesn’t work here. You would need Stranglehold or Aven Mindcensor for that.
I hope you enjoyed Modern Horizons; we got some excellent upgrades.
Here are some of my general notes and my updates to my paper decks.
Force of Negation: Very nice. Not for every deck, but it’s awesome that we’re getting flexible options we can tailor builds with.
Canopy Lands & Talismans: These are just fantastic. I think there should be a little reservation about the life payment on the Canopies in a heavily life-oriented deck.
Mox Tantalite: Just not good enough. Terrible topdeck. Compares unfavorably to Search for Tomorrow (which already sees no play).
Yawgmoth: Probably not strong enough as a commander to sit with the big dogs. NASTY in Hapatra’s 99.
Plague Engineer: Very narrow. As a stretch, it could name Elf or Human in an extremely inbred meta.
Yuriko: Yuriko got some NICE buffs that give her a lot of extra reach. Changeling Outcast, Faerie Seer, Ingenious Infiltrator, Mist-Syndicate Naga, Fallen Shinobi
Echo of Eons: There’s a lot of hype about this card, but I feel strongly that this card isn’t good enough for full power cEDH, and it’s not an optimal budget substitution. Wheels either need to be played early (you can’t), have mana left over (you won’t), or be played into a payoff (too big of a mana barrier). If your plan A is attempting to Entomb it or loot it away, that’s too clunky of a plan. There are much better cards to do Timetwister-style loops with such as Memory’s Journey or Time Spiral + Narset’s Reversal.
Spice without an obvious home: Hogaak (in the 98/99), Cabal Therapist, Rain of Revelation, Archmage’s Charm
Red & White Forces: Come on. 🙁
Pretty massive upgrade to the deck. Added a land, as games are going a little later. I don’t think we want Canopy lands here, as with all the life we pay it’s going to be a net loss to cards seen to pay life each turn. I’ll test them and add them to the stock online list if they stay. I’m keeping Vexing Shusher from the Niv build — it’s a house.
- Add: The First Sliver, LabJace, Timetwister (budget: Goblin Bombardment), Riftsweeper, Extract, Morphic Pool
- Cut: Niv-Mizzet Reborn, Sparkcaster, Hydroid Krasis, Circu, Fire Covenant, Sterling Grove
- Considered: Force of Negation, Nurturing Peatland, Waterlogged Grove
Collector Ouphe is a fantastic addition. Force of Vigor also has a lot of potential. Ravenous Slime really wasn’t pulling its weight, and I’d been eyeing Azusa for cuts for a while.
- Add: Collector Ouphe, Force of Vigor, Prismatic Vista
- Cut: Ravenous Slime, Azusa, Snow-Covered Forest
- Considered: Savage Swipe
Talisman is a little stronger in the early game than Signet, and Signet is better on Engine lines; both are nearly equivalent in power. Canopy lands are good here, we ramp a lot (meaning we can avoid tapping it in a lot of scenarios) and don’t mind going late (so turning our lands into gas later is decent). Thrasios mirrors especially tend to be fairly standoffish and go late — we’d rather have advantage from Rhystic Study than watch our Spell Pierce scale off.
- Add: Talisman of Curiosity, Nurturing Peatland, Waterlogged Grove, Rhystic Study
- Cut: Simic Signet, Gemstone Mine, Yavimaya Coast, Spell Pierce
- Considered: Force of Negation, Tribute Mage
Turns out LabJace is the truth. Narset’s Reversal is a little reactive for what we’re trying to accomplish here. Talisman is an upgrade to Signet.
- Add: Talisman of Creativity, Fiery Islet, LabJace
- Cut: Azorius Signet, Urborg, Narset’s Reversal
- Considered: Force of Negation
- Add: Nurturing Peatland
- Cut: Scrubland
- Considered: Force of Vigor
Cutting RG lands for UR and UG Canopies!
- Add: Waterlogged Grove, Fiery Islet
- Cut: Grove of the Burnwillows, Spire Garden
Pondering Mage(jk never lucky)
Newly added to my roster! 🙂
Playing Time Spiral over Sleight of Hand and doing my darndest to figure out how to cut Voltaic Key.
- Add: Force of Negation, Prismatic Vista
- Considered: Mirrodin Beseiged, Tribute Mage
My JVP list is morphing into Urza for the time being. I can only be without High Tide for so long, so we’ll see shortly.
- Add: Force of Negation, Prismatic Vista
- Cut: Serum Visions, Snow-Covered Island
- Considered: Echo of Eons (we actually can loot it here! I still ultimately think it’s too clunky)
Well, Codex shredder you can tap in response to their draw spell.
yeah, Ashiok is the worse of the mentioned three, as it’s sorcery speed and so if they have instant speed draw available, you handing them a tutor effect. Still, if you need something desperately, that might be acceptable.
well, with [[psychic surgery]], [[Codex Shredder]] or [[Ashiok, Dream Render]], it might not be too bad. Yeah, a bit situational, but as a budget alternative to [[Imperial Seal]] maybe ok’ish. And I find it interesting that they go into the area of cmc 1 tutor again, after abstaining for so long.
There is no Natural Order in that Deck or article?
BR Goblins is tons of fun. This Grenzo list is a list I enjoy playing. Nice for times where you just want to ride with your lucky strike, but still controllable enough to push for a win when the right boardstate emerges. Just be aware of it’s major weekness: board wipes. Sure, there are ways around it like [[Balthor the Defiled]] or [[Garna, the BLoodflame]], but still – if someone in your pod plays “boardwipe, the game”, it won’t be a lot of fun for you.
https://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/news/london-mulligan-2019-06-03 praise Karn, our lord and savior. What does this mean for the format? I would say that it is a nerf to UR Phoenix. It definitely benifits dredge and tron. What do you think? …