Quote from rogerandover »Uh, just noticed the lastest spoiler from Fate Reforged. Arcbond seems crazy enough! But it might be too situational. I also think Outpost Siege might be worth looking into... Thoughts?
Quote from Sheldon »Paradox Engine is a more defensive card.
Quote from d0su »I'm not playing Act On Impulse either. Maybe I should be?
Quote from HealthAdministration »Quote from d0su »I'm not playing Act On Impulse either. Maybe I should be?
Blech, I don't think the card is any good.
Quote from rogerandover »Quote from HealthAdministration »Quote from d0su »I'm not playing Act On Impulse either. Maybe I should be?
Blech, I don't think the card is any good.
I think its a decent card. Pseudo-draw 3 but IMO it's a pretty big downfall that it exiles.
Quote from rogerandover »Woop woop, we got us some more Flashback! Commune with Lava.
While it may be more limited then Past in Flames and Recoup, I definitely thinks this needs to be tested.
Edit: reading is tech. Not flashback, but pseudo draw... hmm, not so thrilled on second thought.
Well, we sort of got some flashback. Volcanic Vision
Seems legit. I run 9 instant/sorcery with CMC 4 or higher, which should deal with most creatures. 7 mana might be a lot, but it's not that hard generation that kind of mana with all the doublers and recursion would be much welcomed...
Edit: not seeing anything else for Squee in this set. What about you?
Quote from d0su »I am excited for Commune with Lava. This card is legit, straight up.
Quote from d0su »I like Volcanic Vision, but man it sure is expensive. It might be worth it, though. What do you suggest we cut?
Quote from d0su »On another note, as red gets more and more playable card advantage, I am wondering if it is making Squee and the Phoenix strategy less and less relevant. I keep imagining what this deck would be like if we bent the rules a little and had the flip card Tok-Tok, Volcano Born (Akki Lavarunner) as our general. I love Squee to death (literally), but has his time come? What do you think?
Quote from rogerandover »Quote from d0su »I am excited for Commune with Lava. This card is legit, straight up.
Yeah, it is... but something still makes me dislike it.
Quote from d0su »I like Volcanic Vision, but man it sure is expensive. It might be worth it, though. What do you suggest we cut?I think I will have to test this card. The 7 seven mana and sorcery speed though, makes me think it's pretty weak. I think a sweeper might be something to cut for this, since it's build into the card.
Quote from d0su »On another note, as red gets more and more playable card advantage, I am wondering if it is making Squee and the Phoenix strategy less and less relevant. I keep imagining what this deck would be like if we bent the rules a little and had the flip card Tok-Tok, Volcano Born (Akki Lavarunner) as our general. I love Squee to death (literally), but has his time come? What do you think?Hard question! I think I'll keep Squee, for severel reasons. He flies under the radar. No one fears him. If someone attacks me or straigt out kill my Squee, I can just play him again and again, until they don't even bother. Spotremoval and counters moves elsewhere. I still think the card advantage Squee provide makes him worth it. Once he's in the graveyard, he easily turns into another card. And he also carries warhammer and batterskull like a boss (ofc there are better options, but Squee can just sit on the board without anyone to even look a him).
Looks like you been made some big changes to the deck. Seems exciting. Havn't had a chance to try out Arcbond, but cool that it's been working som crazy madness for you. How about Impact Resonance? To me it just seems like another sweeper that requires some other damage-dealer, which doesn't even hit players.
I'd be unhappy to cut my Trading Post, but i also do play more artifacts then you and have been living the dream with it and Spine of Ish Sah. Have been playing with Terrain Generator for a while now and it's really good.
Looking forward to hear how Acidic Soil will work for you. I tend to be one of the players the most lands on the board, besides green players.
Will post my decklist, when i get the chance.
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Quote from d0su »Pyromancer's Goggles have actually overperformed for me. Every time I double a spell with them, I usually win the game that turn. Molten Disaster has also made its way back in, and the split second has proven crucial to ending games in the face of disrutpion. Split second, indeed! To make room, Quest for Pure Flame and Ignite Memories have taken a seat on the bench.
Of the new cards, Mizzix's Mastery and Magus of the Wheel seem like natural inclusions. I will surely find room for them.
All these great red draw spells are starting to make me wonder, is Chandra Ablaze still good enough? I feel like I need to cut Chandra Ablaze, Wheel of Fate, or Shattered Perception to make room.
Today I did the unthinkable. I tried out the deck with the commander as Wort, the Raidmother instead of Squee (props to SengirVampire for the idea). Not sure how I feel about it yet.
Quote from rogerandover »Glad to hear about Goggles. I havn't got them yet, but they been on my wishlist since it was spoiled.
I'm not sure about Mizzix's Mastery since I rarely think I would overload it. But well, it might just be worth it as a single-use.
Havn't played with Chandra myself, I can't help you with that, but saw Weebo's response on the Jaya-thread, and I do think he has a point on the disrupting part. It made me want to play her...
Since my last post, I've turned the deck a bit more to the artifact side, and acutally added Salvaging Station since I now have a decent amount of targets for it. But sadly, I havn't played that much lately, so no experience with it yet
Quote from rogerandover »Here's my updated list. Still havn't played with it lately, but acquire some new toys for it (Gauntlet of Might!!!!!!!), so hope it's going to happen soon!
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Creatures1 Squee, Goblin Nabob1 Goblin Welder1 Godo, Bandit Warlord1 Stuffy Doll1 Mogg Maniac1 Solemn Simulacrum1 Burnished Hart1 Akroma, Angel of Fury (maybe-cut)1 Prophetic FlamespeakerArtifacts1 Sol Ring1 Ruby Medallion1 Glaws of Gix1 Extraplanar Lens1 Gauntlet of Might1 Gauntlet of Power1 Caged Sun1 Expedition Map1 Wayfarer's Bauble1 Pyromancer's Goggles1 Alhammarret's Archive1 Crucible of Worlds1 Trading Post1 Salvaging Station1 Skullclamp1 Anvil of Bogardan1 Loxodon Warhammer1 Basilisk Collar1 Phyrexian FurnaceEnchantments1 Mana Flare1 Furnace of Rath1 Dictate of the Twin Gods1 RepercussionInstants1 Chaos Warp1 Into the Core1 Price of Progress1 Reiterate1 Fork1 Red Elemental Blast1 Pyroblast1 Comet Storm1 Starstorm1 Inferno1 Commune With Lava1 Word of SeizingScorery1 Gamble1 Faithless Looting1 Control of the Court1 Goblin Lore1 Tormenting Voice1 Wild Guess1 Shattered Perception1 Wheel of Fortune1 Reforge the Soul1 Blasphemous Act1 Molten Disaster1 Recoup1 Past in Flames1 Hammer of Bogardan1 Mana Geyser1 Scrap Mastery1 Vandalblast1 Shattering Spree1 Chain ReactionPlaneswalker1 Koth of the HammerLands1 Glacial Chasm1 Forgotten Cave1 Smoldering Crater1 Boseiju, Who Shelters All1 Buried Ruin1 Thawing Glaciers1 Valakut, the Molten Pinnacle1 Terrain Generator1 Flamekin Village1 Mouth of Ronom1 Scrying Sheets1 Myriad Landscape24 Snow-Covered Mountain
Really looking forward to see how the deck is going to preform. Games in my playgroup tend to be pretty grindy, with lots of wipes, so wanted to add some artifact recursion, why i got Salvaging Station and Scrap Mastery. I got 7 targets with the station, which my be a bit low, but 3 of them will go in the yard by them selves. Alhammarret's Archive looks good with all the looting, and i do have some lifegain on my equipments which Godo can fetch, so i'm fairly sure, that it will do its job. And then i'm just really excited to play with the forth and truest mana doubler, Gauntlet of Might, thanks to pucatrade
What do you think about the new Chandra, Flamecaller? They were pretty excited on the Jaya-thread, but i only think i would use her 0-ability.
But i do think that i'm going to add Mirrorpool, since i also run Crucible of Worlds, though i'm not that fond of lowering my snow-covereds. But i can think of all sorts of funny things that land could be used for, so at least i'm going to try it out.
Quote from d0su »Looks pretty sweet! Scrap Mastery and Goblin Welder seem like pretty good payoffs for going the artifact route. And I'm happy to hear you finally got a Gauntlet! Merry Christmas to you indeed! I'm surprised to see Daretti, Scrap Savant omitted from your list. Do you ever find these cards competing for deck slots with Past in Flames, or are all of them just so powerful that it doesn't matter?
If you want to keep your snow count up, I would start by cutting the cycling lands and Flamekin Village. I used to play all of the cycling lands in my build too, but with all of the Gauntlet effects, I found that just having more Mountains to make extra mana was overall more useful than the added utility of the nonbasics.
Alhammarret's Archive looks like a lot of fun, too! I may have to take that out for a spin (as if I needed another reason to play Goblin Lore :)).
Chandra, Flamecaller is solid. Even if you ignore her first ability and assume she will die immediately, it is still a modal Wheel/Wrath, which might still be good enough.
In other news, I hate Acidic Soil. I am swapping it out for Fiery Confluence.