Quote from GalspanicDon't forget Acorn Catapult. It's the most underused token maker in Mono-Blue.
Quote from GalspanicIf he is playing that card, he's already lost
Quote from SuperSonikI lol'd. Wow is that an obscure "token" card.
I kind of want to make that work in UB/Grixis Pestilence.dec. Ping/Rez/Ping/Rez... and Starfish tokens!
Quote from SuperSonikOoh that's a good one. Much better than Wall of Kelp.
If I went with this I'd probably have to seriously cut back on some removal and card draw. I'm running out of things to cut. I don't know if it's worth it yet but then again I am still new to the stax package so I don't know how badly those things are needed compared to a more typical deck construction. Here's some ideas:
Myr Turbine (Frost Titan)
Trading Post (Pongify)
Acorn Catapult (Wayfarer's Bauble)
Wall of Kelp (??)
Sword of Body and Mind (SoWaP)
Opposition (Ward of Bones)
What other cards could I cut? Maybe Quicksilver Fountain but I love how the color screw effect interacts with the Stax cards and Thada Adel.
Quote from DracilicI like Stasis but I have been unsuccessful in my attempts to break the symmetry. Maybe you will have success with it?
Quote from GalspanicWith a lock down deck like this I would cut a fair number of tutors and just go with raw draw power.
1 Expedition Map
1 Mystical Tutor
1 Sensei’s Divining Top
1 Drift of Phantasms
1 Rhystic Study
1 Trinket Mage
1 Fact or Fiction
1 Tezzeret the Seeker
Those three could easily be replaced with Time Spiral, Recurring Insight, and Diminishing Returns. If you use those you definitely want Uba Mask too. I know it sounds counter-intuitive, but you should be able to play cards a lot faster than other people and leave them with 6-7 exiled cards with Time Spiral.
Even without those, you should run Uba Mask
Quote from GalspanicThose are excellent choices
I've played mono-blue a lot and have played stax a lot. What I find is that you play just a kind of game with the deck that there is no point in searching for combos... you should be building synergies into your deck. Really, there are enough cards that are stand alone awesome that ALSO combo with stuff that you just play draw spells to power that **** out.
Diminishing Returns may not appeal to you since it Exiles 10 cards from yourself, but it also doesn't exile itself AND it only costs 4. So, it's like a black style card printed in blue. If you don't like it you can always try Time Reversal... not amazing, but it does the trick. And, in Thada, if you have started your little Lord of the Rings quest, that 5 mana shouldn't be too bad later in the game.