In Lorwyn's brief evenings, the sun pauses at the horizon long enough for a certain species of violet to bloom with the fragrance of mischief.
Quote from ThirdDegree »Is thought scour really needed in these lists, since this one isn't going heavy into the delve theme? Would another single mana cantrip be better (Gitaxian, Serum)? Or is the opportunity to hit an early Tasigur too much of an up side?
Quote from ThirdDegree »I do like instant speed cantripping for Mentor. My biggest concern is that the lists seem to be pretty land light. I would hate to mill through some lands if you are getting screwed. But I haven't played this list at all yet. I'll definitely do some testing in the coming weeks.
Edit: I'm wondering if main deck counters are even necessary or if it's worth cutting in favor of better action, and siding in to a counter plan if needed.
Quote from ThirdDegree »I think that's my point, that the mill can be just as detrimental as it is helpful. I have been using serum visions to set up mills that don't matter a bit and that has been working nicely. I'm going to play around with quicken this weekend. It seems kind of cute, but there are enough low cost sorceries I think to justify using it, and playing instant speed cantrips to trigger mentor/prowess is valuable. Probably won't be great but still.
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artifact4 mishra's baublecreature2 delver of secrets4 monastery mentor2 snapcaster mage2 tasigur, the golden fangenchantment2 myth realized2 mana leak3 spell snare4 path to exilesorcery4 gitaxian probe4 inquisition of kozilek2 lingering souls3 serum visionsland3 creeping tar pit2 darkslick shores2 flooded strand3 glacial fortress2 godless shrine2 hallowed fountain1 island1 isolated chapel1 plains3 polluted delta1 swamp1 watery gravesideboard2 liliana of the veil2 pithing needle1 detention sphere2 disenchant2 dismember3 remand3 thoughtseize
This deck is super interesting to me and lots of fun. I have been testing around with this list the last few days, and so far I really like it. I'm not sure about lingering souls and the sideboard is a mess, but overall I think its a pretty fun deck. If I take out souls, I'd probably add 2 more delver of secrets. Its a great turn 1 play here, as it starts the pressure and keeps the opponent punching off their heels early in the game. It is usually enough to allow a safe monastery mentor casting. Myth realized is another card I am unsure of. It is great early game and can grow really fast, it dodges sorcery speed removal for the most part and is a great mana dump later. Late game; however, it is not so good. If I've boarded in Liliana its a no brainer discard most of the time if I need to plus her. definitely worth more testing though.
Any thoughts on this list? I'd like to get it where I am comfortable with it before I start spending the money on the cards I don't have (been testing on cockatrice).
Quote from ktkenshinx »I really don't understand why this deck doesn't have a ton of hype right now. It's doing quite well, has a lot of tools needed to succeed, and is innovative enough that it should be attracting attention. I wrote an article about it over the weekend that players here should find interesting:
My big takeaways are that a) this deck is a real rising star from a statistical standpoint and b) it legitimately has strong cards for the metagame. Mentor himself is the real deal and I think this deck has a lot of potential for improvement in the coming months.
Quote from JaceTheWalletShredder
Ehrmagersh, a new deck is doing well. Breakz out de banhammerz!
Quote from Muten Yoshi »And I´d like this deck more if it wouldnt look like a modified version of tokens