The mana base seems much better for casting Temmet on turn 2 (>80 chance), but worse for your chance of casting cards. should also be unreliable. I use the tables (skipping past the math) in this article to figure out my mana requirements. The BFZ or SOI duals will obviously help, but if you don't want to invest in cards that will rotate, then I recommend Evolving Wilds. Meandering River would be better against Thalia. On the other hand, if you are building up a collection for modern, lands are among the most versatile choices.Quote from Narloxon »Ok based on your review i modified the deck and made some changes. Especially to get out creatures earlier, have more live on turn 4 and changed some weaker cards for stronger ones (Like Pull from Tomorrow for Open into Wonder):
- I also added 4 x Renewed Faith because i think this card is good in every stage of the game (Not with an huge impact but versatile): Whats your opinion about this?
- Due to this change i lost some control imho but i will follow hoser2s advice and try to get some creatures out earlier.
- Also added 3x Vizier of Many Faces. Im exited about the anointed Procession combo with the embalmed Vizier of Many Faces
- What do you think about 2xOketra the True instead of 2x Avian wind guide?
OT: Can you recommend some books (preferably ebooks) or online content about general strategy?
Edit: Please find attached the mana curve of the deck
I am not a fan of Renewed Faith in this deck as it lacks synergy and the impact of limited pure lifegain tends to be dwarfed by the repeatable damage of creatures.
Thanks for bringing the deck here. Decktags are super-easy and technically required (described here). xaltair did most of the work for you above. You can just quote his post in an alternate browser tab, cut, paste and edit. Separating land, spells and creatures will help us help you.
Resources: Reid Duke did a fantastic series called Level One (start here, scroll down to the search section, set the dates to include 2014-2015, choose filter by author and by "Reid Duke", then search ) on the mothership. Locally, I found this helpful.