I am not sold on Obliterator mostly because of the mana cost. Even yesterday I am not sure when I got to 4 black sources but it was not early on. I get the idea of making opponents make a difficult choice, and it does seem pretty good on paper and if you do try it out, I would like to hear what your experiences are with it. But, I am not too sure on whether the restrictive mana cost can be easily overcome for it to really do much.
Ugin, on the other hand, seems pretty good. I don't run as many rocks as you do, but it can be relevant. The token and card from the token seem really good too. The ability to destroy a permanent is also really good. As I said above, I don't like Sorin so I might just try to do a straight swap.
New hydra guy will love it though.
Quote from Pokken »Kind of a meta note about the thread but:
Casuals do not like it when you steal and play their cards, by and large, and doing that as a theme is a damn good way to annoy people
I would seriously stay away from that type of theme. It's not something people want to play with multiple times for sure.
(Speaking from experience here btw:))
Quote from Dunharrow »Let me just grab this Interplanar being from my little bag here.
Makes me think of Mappo Runt.
No single card has failed to impress me over the last couple of years as much as Azusa, Lost but Seeking. I'm not sure how but even in a windgrace lands matter list with 45+ lands she did less than nothing.
This is a legitimate concern. The way I end up playing it more than not I attempt to live in 2nd place and fly under the radar until I resolve Living death or Rise of the Dark Realms and create an avalanche of card advantage or simply combo out with Jarad
1) I maintain Vizier of the Scorpion and Eternal Skylord are important for this deck, because Flying and Deathtouch are two extremely important abilities to have in EDH (the latter to allow this removal-less deck to keep other aggro players honest, and the former to check all those big flying threats that are always running around in the format). That said, I do see Amass not being very powerful on cards that do JUST that, so I removed Aven Eternal and put Prized Amalgam in its place. As for Phyrexian Delver, it was already there
3) I never thought about Aetherflux Reservoir, but now that you mention it, it seems like a badass idea! I put that and Mana Vault in, replacing the two tribal artifacts which, while not really redundant per se, are just too pricey in terms of mana.
4) Beacon of Unrest is another card that I'd never considered, but I do see it being useful in a deck that has lots of graveyard shenanigans but no Eternal Witness. I'll test it and see how it goes
5) I chose not to include any wheels no Smothering Tithe, because doing so would require too many and too significant alterations to how the deck plays.