I like the idea of colorless control decks, because this is the second (third?) one I've built. For this one, i've been wanting to use all the "constant" artifacts which turn off when tapped. I want to be able to tap or untap the artifacts at the appropriate times to gain the advantages of things like howling mine, while avoiding the repercussions of things like static orb.
The other distinct combo in this deck is the delightful interaction of Orb of dreams with Amulet of vigor. It not only makes orb of dreams one sided, it allows the 8-post to come into play untapped.
At this stage I've basically just taken all of the set pieces and thrown them in a pile, it's not so much a "deck" yet, but i'm already surprised at how well it works. For the moment, i've just tossed goblin cannon in as the kill card, as i've yet to decide if i want to go the standard route with decks similar to this by including lodestone myr . I recognize how useful it is, but I have a vauge desire to make this another creatureless control deck.
The problems with the deck thus far are inconsistent drawing of clock of omens (i know that would be helped by lodestone golem for tapping, but i'd also need something to cover cheap untapping) and the need for a more "elegant" kill card. I know i'll probably end up putting lodestone myrs in the deck, but i'd like to explore other options first.
Also, if anyone notices any unintended negative interactions of the constant artifacts that i have in the deck atm, please point them out. I believe careful management of their on/off states should allow me pretty solid control of the table, but I might have missed something.
You're running Static and Winter Orbs and no Icy Manipulators ? Clock of Omens is nice, don't get me wrong, but Icy will also tap down whatever your opponent untaps. Also, you can probably cut out the Vesuva by throwing in stuff like Sol Ring (I shouldn't have to say that one) or Mana Vault .
Good points, but icy manipulator just doesn't have the power it once did, especially with the passing of mana burn. You might be right in practice tho, i'll have to give it a shot. Clock of omens is there in order to easily tap the artifacts i need to turn off.
You did remind me of another card that might be useful though, Relic Barrier , but it might be too limited.
Vesuva is included because Amulet of vigor fixes its only drawback, like cloudpost, but you're right about the potential power of the mana artifacts with the artifact untappers, but they're all in other decks atm.
I could include voltaic key too, but if i need too many tap/untappers, then the deck gets unwieldy.
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ur deck really gave me a different look on colorless control. I made a colorless control that used some similar control aspects but also mainly used the intersction between bottled cloister and ensnaring bridge . And another colorless counter tht I cant remember the name of. I think im gunna try,ur idea now.