Quote from Nintura »Played in our finals last night. Came in 3rd out of 4. Had a couple of good moments but even playing stax effects, it wasn't fast enough to shut down my friends bant deck. I managed a 2nd turn Dack and a 3rd turn Tangle Wire, but it wasn't enough to stop him from killing off his own Academy Rector and getting Dovescape out, which quite literally shut down the whole board (everyone was playing blue...). From there he eventually landed Elesh Norn and while I was able to kill it once with Breya, he brought it back with something, I managed to Metamorph it, but he was holding his Acidic Slime.
Quote from Nintura »He just had a really good hand. He's had a year to work on that deck and has it finely tuned to be disgusting. He plays Jenara as his commander and has multiple nasty ways to kill you. Nothing I played was weak, it was just that he managed to get dovescape out on like turn 4. The deck has no way to get around enchantments that aren't cast. If I had managed to get my stranglehold and get it out early, I'm sure I would have crushed him.
Quote from Nintura »I think i want to move on from Breya stax for a bit as the deck was only meant for the finals. I plan to play Bruse with Silas Renn and have some fun farming points in the next season as I like this 4 color option a lot. Some interactions I look forward too:
- Lattice + Hellkite Tyrant (with haste)
- Lattice + Vandalblast (I'll get negative points, but should net positive after winning)
- Recursioning Scourglass with Silas every turn
- Welding Jar + Nev's Disk
- Bruse + Metalwork Colossus
Quote from Dies_to_Doom_Blade »Quote from Nintura »He just had a really good hand. He's had a year to work on that deck and has it finely tuned to be disgusting. He plays Jenara as his commander and has multiple nasty ways to kill you. Nothing I played was weak, it was just that he managed to get dovescape out on like turn 4. The deck has no way to get around enchantments that aren't cast. If I had managed to get my stranglehold and get it out early, I'm sure I would have crushed him.
Bummer that it was only one game though but I guess it happens. Also you seemed to have a good hand in the beginning so it looks like the deck is working well so far.
I'm going ahead with these changes as well for next week:
-Sword of the meek
+Red Elemental Blast
Having more counters and another kill condition with theif seems solid.
I really love the draw 7's in here so adding another seems great. Plus the cuts I did all seemed like there were too cute to be viable.
That said, Memory Jar could come back in later iterations
Quote from trancer99 »
I like the direction you are going with this, I hate to say it but I think they further away you get from Sharuum combos and trinkets the more powerful this deck will be. Sharuum has been dying for some time now and trying to use Breya as Sharumm 2.0 is putting us in the same rut we were in before.
Quote from Welgo »Would it deter your thread if I posted the egg list I had success with? It's not nearly at this tier as far as reliable wins, but my god was it amazing to play. It has a few too many combo slots, but the value is still there. I doubt I'll have it together much longer, but I had this big pile of foil eggs/appropriate synergy cards laying around and tried it out.
Quote from mageslay3r »whats the reason that ponder and preordain are in over brainstorm or is it more due to some one running leovold(cripples brainstorm) in you meta?
thoughts on grafdigger's cage? it stop alot of shenanigans and its easily sac-able.
Quote from mageslay3r »its fine with welder and forgemaster you sack it to the forgemaster and wleder there shouldn't be any stack issues with that.
Quote from mageslay3r »what would you suggest over mox dimond for a budget item pref under 20$ its a bit out of my range
i can probably trade for a mox opal though
Quote from Damnosus »So I have decided to start building this deck. My first question is what could I replace Mindslaver with? It is the one card in all of Magic that I cannot bring myself to play because I dislike it so much. Yes I know it is awesome in this, but yea, can't do it.
Quote from Dies_to_Doom_Blade »Omniscience yeah, that's pretty much the main reason to run Flash/Rector.
I'm adding Static orb in a minute. Just thinking of the right cut for it. I like Opposition but it's not great but I want to test it with Orb's.
Golem I don't care for since we have a good amount of spells that are hurt by it.
Which token generators were you thinking? I've had zero problem keeping smokestack from killing me so far and with Transmuter/Welder/Daretti have helped abusing Breya