Dragonlord Ojutai has been on my list of commanders to build for a long time, and I finally got a list put together. The first few games I got to play with the deck were a ton of fun. The main goal of the deck is voltron, though being WU, there are some control elements in here as well. Since the deck seems like one I'm gonna keep around for a while, I thought I'd reach out to any other Ojutai players out there and see how I can fine-tune this list.
How are you finding Time Reversal? Given that you can generate quite a bit of card advantage with Ojutai it seems like this is more likely to just give your opponents cards to use against you.
Brave the Sands seems like it would work really well with Ojutai and your other beaters. Pemmin's Aura could also work really well, providing Ojutai with protection and by pumping him up a bit if you have spare mana to use.
Are you getting much use out of Proteus Staff? Without a way to really make use of it yourself it seems a little too risky as a removal option.
I added Time Reversal just to fill slots for the first draft, but I think you're right that it'll probably do more harm than good.
I totally agree on Brave the Sands, I think I'll cut reversal for that. As for the aura, I'm not a big fan of auras, since they give your opponents 2 for 1s, so I only add them if they feel like a huge effect.
And to the last two points, you're probably right that the staff can be cut. And the only other benefit to the shield is giving Sword of Kaldra indestructible, so you're right that darksteel is probably better.
A lot of those changes reflect what was discussed in the above comments (Darksteel Plate vs. Shield of Kaldra, Time Reversal, etc.) I felt like Umezawa's Jitte was a good replacement for Proteus Staff since it can act as removal and also supports the Voltron plan. I really like Recurring Insight in some decks, but this one really doesn't struggle for card advantage and 6 mana is kind of a lot. Desertion is another card that I want to like, but just can't justify the mana cost, and Swan Song feels better here.
Its worth noting the last reply to this thread was back in January, but as I play Ojutai I have a ton of suggestions here. I actually used this decklist for inspiration. I ended up just using Ojutai as a efficient threat for a u/w control deck. It works very well for my area and I appreciate the ideas I got here. Using vigilance for permanent hexproof has been very useful.
I totally agree on the Sword point. I would suggest either Sword of War and Peace or Sword of Light and Shadow for this deck as well. Protection from all colors is pretty useful for evasion. Some smart players might have some instant speed removal for him if you dont have some sort of protection and the swords can help with that.