If you wanted to play a more a-hole version, then I've noticed that some of the 2 cmc legends lead themselves to a semi-stax strategy, Kataki, War's Wage, Thalia, Guardian of Thraben, Lavinia, Azorius Renegade.
Also Sisay ability doesn't require casting so you can mitigate some of the "cost more" effects.
You can swap out some of the more fun elements like toolbox control and Bolas's Citadel package for stax, if you are inclined. Realistically it's going to be a more competitive version, but personally stax is not my cup-of-tea.
Know your Toolbox
Opponent goes to search library
Opponent goes to draw multiple cards in a turn
Opponent plays spot removal on creature permanent
Opponent plays spot removal on non-creature permanent
Opponent plays a destroy all creatures
Opponent plays an exile all creatures
Opponent plays an all nonland permanents board wipe
Shutting off opponents looking to use activated abilities of creatures
Removing an opponents permanent
Opponents have a wide creature board and threaten to attack your life total or planeswalkers
Removing cards from opponents graveyards
Opponent plays a sacrifice effect on you
Opponents have problematic artifacts
Removing all nonland permanents from the battlefield
Getting repeat effects from your toolbox
Setting up your engine
Why not more setups around a 5 color legendary palette?
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Quote from LeeeetsPlay »Hi man,
So still kind of set on this deck.
So I've been looking at some budget replacements and wanted to hear what your thoughts are and whether it would make the deck a total disaster.
Three Visits ---> Wood Elves
Tetsuo Umezawa ---> Kess, Dissident Mage
Scroll Rack ---> Hidden Retreat
Noble Hierarch ---> Druid of the Anima
Bloom Tender ---> Rattleclaw Mystic
Azusa, Lost but Seeking ---> Exploration / Mina and Denn, Wildborn
I have no good budget replacement for these:
Jace, the Mind Sculptor
Teferi, Temporal Archmage
Selvala, Heart of the Wilds
But I am sadly going to have to cut them, I might buy them later on, but for now they're too expensive.
Do you think these changes and takesouts will ruin the deck completely?
Furthermore for the mana base, I have all the Shock and Fetch lands (except Misty Rainforest) and I thought about swapping out the original dual lands probably for the Cyclings lands as they can b searched for with fetch lands. Luckily I don't play in a super competitve playgroup so I can take a tempo downgrade.
Furthermore, what has your experience been with playing this deck, is it fun? are you doomed if someone continuously removes Sisay and what has mainly been your wincon in the games?
And of course happy friday