After seeing a few posts on Creatureless Oath builds, I started to develop my own take on the deck. However, I need help completing the deck because right now, I just have a few cards to use for the Oath of Druid combo.
From there, I need to make the deck functional in the turns before I can actually do the combo, or just make the deck in a way that I can still benefit from all these enchantments without actually pulling off the combo. That's where I need your help, I don't want to build a deck where I am just waiting to make it combo, I want to be able to cast the enchantments too and possibly win from the various interactions these enchantments have with one another. Is there a deck like this already out there? I think this is a bit different from an enchantress deck. Also, any recommendations for a Commander would be nice, I think the deck will end up being 5 colors.
A key problem I see here is that Memory's Journey and/or Krosan Reclamation put cards directly into library, but you still have to draw. If you don't draw that turn, you're basically telegraphing the combo to your opponent. You'll need Deep Analysis or Think Twice to combo off in the same turn, but that puts the combo at 4GWU which is expensive.
From there, a few other directions to consider some (or all) of as a synergistic strategy to run with your combo that can also win games alone:
- Shrines: Honden of Seeing Winds et al, alongside Paradox Haze to double your upkeeps. Three or four shrines (or 2 or 3 with a Paradox) can easily carry a long game. And Seeing Winds is at least good by itself.
- "Cast from Grave" shenanigans: Since Flashback spells are key for you, you might consider an engine around Burning Vengeance and/or Secrets of the Dead. Cards with Retrace, such as Flame Jab, alongside cards like Life from the Loam, can help you keep that engine running while also adding a little more value onto every flashback spell you cast. Note this Secrets is a nonbo with Memory's Journey though, as the "draw a card" trigger will happen before the shuffle and kill you.
- Rewards of Wheeling: Liliana's Caress, Bloodchief Ascension, Waste Not, Spiteful Visions, Megrim, and Geth's Grimoire reward you for wheeling the table while Words of Wind and Sphinx's Tutelage reward you for drawing tons of cards at a time.
Finally, don't forget all the wonderful Prison elements you can run while Creatureless. Good luck!
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