Quote from StevomatUWR »Since there is no active Jeskai CopyCat thread I'd like to ask you all for your opinion, but since this is (except for being Jeskai) off topic I'll put my question below in a spoiler. If you're not interested please ignore this post.
A typical CopyCat list plays
0-2 Wall of Omens
0-2 Seasoned Pyromancer
3-4 Snapcaster Mage
4 Felidar Guardian
2-3 Narset, Parter of Veils
4 Saheeli Rai
2-4 Teferi, Time Raveler
I'd like to add one card that can take over the game if it's blinked with Felidar or copied with Saheeli (therefore no legendary).
A 1-of with CMC4 or CMC5 that can win even after the combo get's removed by Surgical. I'll play 1 Seasoned Pyromancer btw.
Here's my candidate:
Cavalier of Gales
Pros: Saheeli Copy let's me attack for 10 in the air and double Brainstorm
Cons: UUU cost, but the deck aims for Narset on T3 so it should be possible late game.
What do you think? Would he make a good 1-of? Is CMC5 too hard with 22 lands and 9-12 redraws?
Also, in my opinion Spellskite should be better than Wall since you already draw enough cards and Spellskite can protect both combo pieces not only by blocking but also by redirecting Bolt, Path and Trophy. Do you agree or disagree?
Quote from StevomatUWR »@ManDolphin: I think Watcher for Tomorrow is a solid choice in the CMC2 slot. I haven't tested it yet but it seems better than Wall of Omens.
During my testing on MTGO I used 2x Lone Missionary because the meta is so aggressive and the life gain is worth a lot.
The testing has been a mixed bag so far. I had some sweet wins against Tron and Hardened Scales but also clear losses against Zoo and Jund.
Jund feels just as hard to beat with this deck -_-
One game against Jund I could have comboed but my opponent had a Plague Engineer on Cat so I would have attacked with a million 0/3 tokens...
I think the strongest card against Jund is Leyline of Sanctity. Unnecessary copies of Leyline could be discarded to Seasoned Pyromancer who also seems to fis the deck very well. Unfortunately I don't own Seasoned Pyro on MTGO.
At FNM this week I am going to run 1 Seasoned Pyro and 1 Cavalier of Gales.
Online I tried 1 Hero of Bladehold and she won me a match. If she isn't removed she basically wins next turn just like Felidar Guardian, because with Saheeli's help she can attack for 20 (2x Hero, 4x Soldier Token, 2x Battle Cry trigger).
@CurdBros: I don't think that I could win with Bedlam Reveler against the Jund player I frequently loose against. He runs 3x Nihil Spellbomb and casting Reveler for 8 seems impossible. Planeswalkers are a good bet though.
Quote from ccc1522 »That is a good point. Couple that with scooze and it could lead to issues if you dont defend against gy hate.
I have been thinking lately to go into full control post board. I am leaning on the side of running sphinx’s rev, timely reinforcements, blessed alliance post board by taking out all of my quellers and as well as siding out geist for thundermaw hellkite which has proven to be pretty good. I am even considering flashfreeze in the sideboard to help deal with jund as I really dont want to have two popular decks to fold to (E-tron).
I was using shadow of doubt but wrenn and six makes attacking their mana a lost cause now as it just ensures that they can get back on curve no matter what you do and W6 is for the most part inevitability and very dangerous as its simply takes so many resources for us to take care of it given it comes down after hand disruption. Its especially annoying that you cant bolt in response to a counter being placed on it. Its brutal that it ticks up to 4.
I have alot of trouble knowing what to side in and out in this match up and need alot of help as my meta here is full of it (which is why i always bring up jund).
Cards I am considering now are
Thalia heretic cathar
Chandra, fire artisan
Im gonna put together a new sb and post it later for ideas.
EDIT: i just remembered
It can one shot both lili and W6. I will be experimenting with the card in the coming days.
Quote from GofyTomcat1 »Borrowed some cards from my friend and officially ran my Lightning Angel/ Geist list for the first time at an LGS event. I officially went 2-2. Thoroughly defeated Infect (2-0), lost two close games to UW control (0-2), got killed by Hive mind both times against Amulet Titan (0-2), and beat Restore Balance Superfriends (2-1).
The deck felt absolutely wonderful, with Chandra, Lightning Angel, and Geist being the all-stars of my build, and I look forward to running it more in the future.
That said, I might want some hints/ tips against UW. It's hard to tell when I should turn the corner and what to side in. My SB for the event was
1 Supreme Verdict
1 Settle the Wreckage
2 Sudden Shock
2 Damping Spere
2 Wear // Tear
1 Baneslayer Angel
2 Dovin's veto
1 Engineered explosives
1 Chandra, Awakened Inferno