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Quote from Ziquallxconsecrated sphinx is a good card
Quote from benjameen7I really enjoy your list. It has beautiful synergy, seems exceptionally resilient, and most of all, is in my favorite colors.
I am struck by how dependent your deck seems to be on Oona. Might I be mistaken? I don't see a different win-condition except herself. And maybe that's why there are so many infinite combos in your deck. I don't know exactly what I'm trying to get at here, but you might perhaps add in an additional win-con for your infinite mana? For redundancy.
Either way, I am impressed. I might build it with a few spins of my own. Mad props.
Quote from benjameen7What are your thoughts concerning Mindslaver? It is expensive, doesn't necessarily add much to the uses of infinite mana, and seems more a win-more card. However, the engine is already part of the mana-base, and when Oona has been Pithing Needleed, its sometimes nice to have another combo. It has also proven quite useful in the late game, when there's only 3 people left. You can force one person to waste his/her resources to kill the other player and then lock them out. In my Dralnu, I have found it to be particularly useful in a 3-man situation. i also have a foily one, and it's cool looking.
Quote from benjameen7The Mindslaver is quite expensive, and it seems and the decklistfrom your posts and the decklist presented that you are trying to combo out quickly and consistently with infinite mana. To this end, Mindslaver is not a good card. It's a late-game bomb when your opponents are exhausted in countering Oona over and over that has been quite powerful for me. It has no synergy with what your deck does and does consistently. It has, in my personal experience, created an advantage for me that has been quite powerful to exploit as most people forget that the Slaver is in your 'yard after you pop it the first time.
Quote from JivanmuktaThe biggest issue with Slaver for me is that I usually play groups that can be 5-6 players. Slaver locking 1 person would just in addition to being far more mana than I can afford to use each turn, would make me die instantly just for having it in play lol.
Quote from ShadowMageThat's the same reason I didn't play mindslaver, but after thinking about it, what about those games where you KNOW for a fact someone is about to win next turn and you have.. Dun dun dun... Mindslaver! There have been so many games I wished that I had mind slaver. Or Sorin. Speaking of which, I had forgotten that his ultimate is mindslaver, cause everyone just jumps for the -2 ten life ability. Which makes Oona a 2 turn clock by the way.
Quote from benjameen7It's been a while since I've visited these forums. Work and all that jazz.
I would also point out that Mindslaver can occasionally be used as a political move as well. The stupid Jenara player who seems to be dominating with stupid blink effects, it's useful to 'Slave em and break their advantage, even in a 5-6 player game. It can create positive politics for the course of that game, but at least strip the advantage one person has.
Have you ever considered using Mind Twist and similar effects? A good use of the fast mana that you can produce and can easily lead to blue supremacy.
Quote from ShadowMageYour deck seems great, but I have to ask , why dark tutelage?
It seems subpar compared to other permanent-based draw engines and seems like it could often deal you way more than one damage.
Quote from ShadowMageRhystic study is an all star in my group and we make fun of each other when we miss the triggers lol
Quote from benjameen7+1 For the thought of crating a primer. I'm sure it will be an excellent one.
A suggestion if you decide to write it out, note which cards you'd play to be extremely competitive and which cards are more in "the spirit of EDH". Some people may not enjoy having a primer that is all about the cutthroat and super-efficient lists recently posted.
What are your thoughts about Solemn Simulacrum? I'm considering adding it to my Dralnu list because I just got some cool altered basics and because it's quite good on its own.