4 Delver of Secrets4 Deathrite Shaman4 Quirion Dryad4 Snapcaster Mage2 Dungeon Geists
4 Thought Scour2 Think Twice2 Simic Charm2 Tracker's Instinct4 Syncopate2 Hands of Binding3 Forbidden Alchemy
6 Island6 Forest4 Breeding Pool4 Hinterland Harbor2 Watery Grave1 Alchemist's Refuge
4 Card Magic Modern: Inter-Community Challenge
192884403 wrote:surely one can't say complex conditional passive language is bad grammar ?
...2: Rootborn Defenses. It is the only way (I think) to 'counter' a Supreme Verdict...
...2: Rootborn Defenses. It is the only way (I think) to 'counter' a Supreme Verdict...You are correct in the colours chosen for this deck. Boros charm, Falkenrath Aristrocrat, Predator Ooze and , provided your lifetotal is 5 or less, Break of Day are other cards that - at least partially - counter the wrath.
I really like the deck, a stable of cheap, powerful creatures backed up by tricks of all sizes. It's right up my street! However there are two changes I would make:1: Shocks > Core Set Duals. Glacial Fortress into no Delver on T1 isn't exciting.2: Rootborn Defenses. It is the only way (I think) to 'counter' a Supreme Verdict, and it populates. And it stops most spot removal. And it grows the Dryad. And flips Delver.
I don't like the addition of white to the Simic deck you changed. Tempo decks need consistency and with a mana base like that you're going to lose a good amount of it, and the only worthwhile addition is Geist of Saint Traft, and if you wanted that you'd be playing UW delver anyway. I see this more as a Quirion Dryad deck. I also much prefer Think twice to Thought Scour in the deck, because as GeekyDad said, without Runechanter's Pike or Moorland Haunt to really capitalize on the self-mill, it's not worth it. And let's be honest, the singleton Mystic Genesis is terrible in this deck, it's a GTC card and all, but yeah, no. On another note, Shehzad Ahmed'd stax deck is awesome. Actually I would say that about any deck with Descent into Madness into it... but still.
Sorry, I think Spell Rupture is a crummy fit, unless you're playing a lot of creatures. And you cut creatures from the build. There's much better spells- even Syncopate is good in the early game. You're likely to have more mana than your opponent, and it exiles the spell to boot- especially handy if it's something with flashback, or a zombie they can try and cast from the graveyard. Plus the main advantage of Think Twice is the flashback. One card gets two activations. Even if it is only 1 mana, why play Thought Scour if you don't have mill as a strategy?I may be missing something, I'll admit I'm not a tournament winner, but it just seems to make more sense to me.
Quirion Dryad is an Ok card, but in the short but effective testing i've done, the best fit i've had for delver was URw.4 Delver4 Snapcaster3 Geist of St. Traft4 Thought Scour4 Pillar of Flame3 Searing Spear4 Izzet Charm4 Boros Charm4 Azorius Charm3 Feeling of Dread3 Rapid Hybridization4 Steam Vents4 Sulfur Falls4 Hallowed Fountain4 Glacial Fortress1 Clifftop Retreat3 Island-----------2 Dispel2 Negate2 Counterflux1 Mizzium Skin1 Purify the Grave3 Electrickery3 Skullcrack1 UnsummonJust my two cents, but it's been really flexible and really powerful. I feel like I can compete with any matchup and have the proper sideboard tools to fight through swiss rounds. We will see as it goes, but so far its the first playable standard deck for me in a while.