I should probably have included Showdown of the Skalds
on my list, because it lets you play it, then next turn 'haups and play a land off of it. That's above "any saga" replacement level (although all the Kamigawa ones that turn into creatures are obviously significantly better, maybe I should get on The Modern Age
or Life of Toshiro Umezawa
or something? Kumano Faces Kakkazan
is probably replacement-level as a red one drop and also works with 'haups if I just want more incidental combos. Fable of the Mirror-Breaker
is also obviously in, though my brain shortcut to "the goblin token dies so it's a nonbo
"). Ooh, there's also Binding of the Titans
although that's obviously older. Maybe I just suck it up and actually include more than a tiny graveyard theme.
Search for Azcanta
is in, didn't even think of that as an enabler! I was like "oh when it turns into a land it'll die" but no, you just wait to flip it and suddenly it's the best Rampant Growth ever.
Flagstones won't be any good in anyone else's deck! As for the Bridges, the rest of my fixing power level is high enough above etbt duals (don't have an artifacts matter theme, and I'm on fetches/duals/shocks/fastlands/painlands/6 Horizon Canopy + 4 Pathways) that I think while they'd obviously go in decks, they'd still be lame late picks.
How is Court of Grace
? I've never actually tested it. It felt like it'd be absolutely backbreaking if you kept the Monarch and totally blank if you lost it immediately since it does nothing on etb. I do have Palace Jailer
and the two white initiative creatures, so it would fit white's "hit you and steal the crown" semi-subtheme. If it's not oppressive as hell I should totally give it a shot, that's a great call.
also here is my cube in case seeing what I have in sparks any ideas about what I have not
(it's not very Riptide insofar as, you know, power maxing. but I like what I like.)