Awesome, I'm going to try too!
Unfortunately, there aren't really any new artifacts we can use in Ixalan, and losing Hedron Archive is kind of a big deal. The good news, though, is that most other decks are losing a lot more. The only artifact that I think is worth consideration is Conqueror's Galleon, but I doubt it's preferable over Skysovereign.
Search for Azcanta might be the best card Ixalan has to offer for this deck. Worst case, it's a scry 1 per turn, which is fine. But since we're pretty creature-light (I mean, the card the deck's built around is a creature, but you know), the flip side seems pretty powerful. It even sort of cheats at finding creatures by being able to find vehicles.
I notice you're running Manalith, which says pretty strongly that we're low on playables. I'd definitely run Mirage Mirror in its place, though. Unclaimed Territory also seems questionable, how about just Fetid Pools?
Other Ixalan cards that we might consider:
Arguel's Blood Fast (Sac colossus for 10 life)
Walk the Plank
Vance's Blasting Cannons
Makeshift Munitions (good with Tezzeret the Schemer?)
Also, is Sunset Pyramid any good?
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Sep 19, 2017Since he's not even playing Path to Exile, I'm not sure why he'd run Condemn. And I assume he's not running Path because Dispatch is easy enough to get online.Posted in: Deck Creation (Modern)
Still, I'd definitely run at least one path for those situations where you don't have metalcraft.
Sep 19, 2017Posted in: Deck Creation (Modern)
You probably don't want to rely on artifact mana to get out from under Stony Silence! I mean, you can float the mana in response to them casting it, but that's probably not something you want to rely on.
Sep 19, 2017Sunforger has always been the card I've secretly wanted to break into modern with. Of course, my idea was to do something stupid, like use it to play Punish Ignorance every turn. I really like this idea, especially Isochron Scepter, a card I totally forgot existed in modern and is hard for me to believe isn't played at all.Posted in: Deck Creation (Modern)
I do still like the idea of playing counterspells off Sunforger, but maybe Silence is enough. After all, it seems like every hard counter requires double blue. Ojutai's Command is a beast of a 4-mana instant, though.
Another funny thing about Sunforger is it can find almost every three color charm (all except Sultai Charm), and 70% of the guild charms.
Sep 19, 2017I really like your build, Dennis. I'm really surprised Galvanic Blast wasn't played in Seth's list, it seems even better than Lightning Bolt here. And I definitely think Metalwork Colossus has potential, but I'm not sure I'd run 4, maybe just 2 and re-instate 2 of the smaller Chandras? (As much as I have a soft spot for Pyromaster, Torch of Defiance is almost always better.)Posted in: Deck Creation (Modern)
Of course, two borderposts plus any other mana rock gives you a turn 3 colossus with mana to spare, so maybe we do want the full set.
Also, is there anything we can do about Stony Silence? Without splashing another color, it doesn't seem like it. And unfortunately, the borderposts only work with basics.
Sep 15, 2017Posted in: The Rumor Mill
This is why EDH is supposed to be the casual format. Besides, in multiplayer, you don't necessarily want the best deck or you'll probably be the first knocked out.
Sep 14, 2017I think the main advantage this has over Hammer of Bogardan is actually pretty subtle: you can return it after your draw step. With the Hammer, sometimes you put all your mana into getting it back, only to draw something that you'd rather play.Posted in: The Rumor Mill
Sep 13, 2017I have a casual UG Skill Borrower deck, and I can tell you that by far the best card in the deck is Fa'Adiyah Seer. It basically reads "T: Draw a card" most of the time.Posted in: Deck Creation (Modern)
Also, how about Reason // Believe? We'd probably want more crazy creatures to cheat into play if we're going that route, though.
Sep 13, 2017What about Lashweed Lurker? It seems fairly powerful, but unfortunately it competes with Elder Deep-Fiend's slot since they both cost 8 and have emerge 7. It seems like a fairly powerful card, though.Posted in: Deck Creation (Modern)
What's the idea behind Whirler Rogue? Just that it's something to sacrifice to emerge, but still gives you value?
Sep 11, 2017Pouncing Kavu posted a message on Mothership Spoilers 9/11 - Dowsing Dagger / Lost Vale - also Iconic Masters Release NotesI think they've definitely hit the "explorer" vibe they were trying to recreate after Zendikar.Posted in: The Rumor Mill
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