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 Post subject: Viperion's 32 deck challenge: UW/Azorius - Isperia Fliers
AgePosted: 2018-Sep-09 10:18 pm 
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Age: Elder Dragon
ImageImageIsperia the InscrutableImageImage

Theme: U/W Skies Control

Link to deckstats list: https://deckstats.net/decks/5132/108242 ... the-skies-

//Sideboard
SB: 1 Isperia the Inscrutable # !Commander

Decklist:
//To the Skies!
1 Adarkar Valkyrie
1 AEthersquall Ancient
1 Alhammarret, High Arbiter
1 Angel of Deliverance
1 Angel of Jubilation
1 Angelic Arbiter
1 Archetype of Imagination
1 Archon of Justice
1 Archon of the Triumvirate
1 Avacyn, Angel of Hope
1 Baneslayer Angel
1 Blazing Archon
1 Consecrated Sphinx
1 Conundrum Sphinx
1 Diluvian Primordial
1 Draining Whelk
1 Drogskol Reaver
1 Emeria Shepherd
1 Glen Elendra Archmage
1 Guardian of Tazeem
1 Isperia, Supreme Judge
1 Kinjalli's Sunwing
1 Kira, Great Glass-Spinner
1 Medomai the Ageless
1 Mulldrifter
1 Ojutai, Soul of Winter
1 Seraph of the Suns
1 Sphinx of Magosi
1 Sphinx of Uthuun
1 Spirit of the Hearth
1 Steel Hellkite
1 Stonecloaker
1 Vengeful Archon
1 Victory's Herald
1 Wardscale Dragon
1 Yosei, the Morning Star

//Stuff that cares about flying
1 Favorable Winds
1 Gravitational Shift

//Counters
1 Dream Fracture
1 Hinder
1 Overwhelming Intellect
1 Remand
1 Rewind
1 Spell Shrivel
1 Void Shatter

//Other
1 Descend upon the Sinful
1 Ghostway
1 Momentary Blink
1 Relic of Progenitus
1 Return to Dust
1 Rout
1 Supreme Verdict
1 Swords to Plowshares
1 Tragic Arrogance
1 Wrath of God

//Draw
1 Blue Sun's Zenith
1 Jace's Ingenuity
1 Rhystic Study

//Other Mana
1 Azorius Cluestone
1 Azorius Signet
1 Darksteel Ingot
1 Wayfarer's Bauble

//Land
1 Azorius Chancery
1 Calciform Pools
1 Celestial Colonnade
1 Coastal Tower
1 Evolving Wilds
1 Glacial Fortress
1 Lonely Sandbar
1 Mistveil Plains
1 Nimbus Maze
1 Secluded Steppe
13 Island
13 Plains
1 Terramorphic Expanse

Notes/Comments:
The mana curve on this deck is way out of whack (check the deckstats link), but it has enough early game control elements to hold on until it starts dropping hard to deal with flier after hard to deal with flier.

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"- if this spell is played ten times in a given game then I suggest you warm up the tar and pluck some chickens" - tarnar

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 Post subject: Re: Viperion's 32 deck challenge: UW/Azorius - Isperia Fliers
AgePosted: 2018-Sep-09 10:19 pm 
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Deck changes:

3/5/19
-1 Mouth of Ronom
-1 Scrying Sheets
(both going to Anax and Cymede)

+1 Island
+1 Plains
Also, changing the mana base to non-snow lands

17/11/18
-1 Essence Flux
-1 Hallowed Fountain
-1 Hindering Light
-1 Windbrisk Heights
+1 Adarkar Valkryrie
+1 Archetype of Imagination
+1 Snow-Covered Island
+1 Snow-Covered Plains

Uh.... apparently I've never uploaded this deck before so.... no?

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"Degenerate, unfun decks generally come from degenerate, unfun players in my experience." - Cthulus Thrall

"- if this spell is played ten times in a given game then I suggest you warm up the tar and pluck some chickens" - tarnar

The internet's great at making noise, and poor at operating pants. There's gonna be half-dressed mobs screeching half-assed arguments for the rest of the 21st century - Kemev


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 Post subject: Re: Viperion's 32 deck challenge: UW/Azorius - Isperia Fliers
AgePosted: 2018-Sep-09 10:20 pm 
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Cards to add:

Windreader Sphinx
Sephara, Sky's Blade

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"- if this spell is played ten times in a given game then I suggest you warm up the tar and pluck some chickens" - tarnar

The internet's great at making noise, and poor at operating pants. There's gonna be half-dressed mobs screeching half-assed arguments for the rest of the 21st century - Kemev


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 Post subject: Re: Viperion's 32 deck challenge: UW/Azorius - Isperia Fliers
AgePosted: 2018-Sep-11 12:58 pm 
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Archetype of Imagination? I get that all your stuff already flies, but "My board is unblockable" still seems worth having, no?

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 Post subject: Re: Viperion's 32 deck challenge: UW/Azorius - Isperia Fliers
AgePosted: 2018-Sep-11 1:25 pm 
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Yeah I definitely considered it. It's always nice to ground the inevitable dragons that are somewhere on the table. Will add to the want list

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"- if this spell is played ten times in a given game then I suggest you warm up the tar and pluck some chickens" - tarnar

The internet's great at making noise, and poor at operating pants. There's gonna be half-dressed mobs screeching half-assed arguments for the rest of the 21st century - Kemev


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 Post subject: Re: Viperion's 32 deck challenge: UW/Azorius - Isperia Fliers
AgePosted: 2018-Sep-19 9:01 pm 
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Cards to add from Guilds of Ravnica:

Dream Eater (maybe)

Others:
Open into Wonder

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"- if this spell is played ten times in a given game then I suggest you warm up the tar and pluck some chickens" - tarnar

The internet's great at making noise, and poor at operating pants. There's gonna be half-dressed mobs screeching half-assed arguments for the rest of the 21st century - Kemev


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 Post subject: Re: Viperion's 32 deck challenge: UW/Azorius - Isperia Fliers
AgePosted: 2019-Aug-06 12:29 pm 

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What, no Glasses of Urza (and Trinket Mage)? Ingenious Thief? I didn’t check the whole list because I’m on my phone, but Unsummon effects are a nice way to both clear blockers and guess right when you connect with Isperia.

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 Post subject: Re: Viperion's 32 deck challenge: UW/Azorius - Isperia Fliers
AgePosted: 2019-Aug-06 2:29 pm 
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Trinket Mage doesn't fly, so that's out.

Ingenious Thief is cool! I'll have to look around for a copy of it :)

Glasses of Urza, even though they're cheap, don't really do a enough to warrant a full card. I did have a lot more bounce effects in the deck for exactly that reason, but I tuned it more to be a U/W control list with a theme than focussing solely on Isperia's ability. Having said that, bounce + counter is a pretty effective control strategy and it's something I do keep coming back to; in theory I could cut down on the number of creatures and add a fair bit more bounce so I know what I'm naming, and can therefore search out more reliably. What would you cut?

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"- if this spell is played ten times in a given game then I suggest you warm up the tar and pluck some chickens" - tarnar

The internet's great at making noise, and poor at operating pants. There's gonna be half-dressed mobs screeching half-assed arguments for the rest of the 21st century - Kemev


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 Post subject: Re: Viperion's 32 deck challenge: UW/Azorius - Isperia Fliers
AgePosted: 2019-Aug-09 7:44 am 

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Wardscale Dragon seems a little underwhelming for the cost, but I suppose that depends on your meta game. I find that my Isperia deck is always mana hungry, so Vengeful Archon seems difficult to maximize. Flying creatures get expensive and I always have more cards in hand than I can cast, much less leave mana open for that.

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