Quote from Crispyrice »Hey all! Long time ascendancy player here! Played the ever since it first showed up through all the banning and now looking to get back into it. This has been my current list and still trying to come back so any opinions are more than welcome!
4x Misty Rainforest
1x Flooded Strand
1x Breeding Pool
1x Steam Vents
1x Temple Garden
1x Stomping Ground
1x Hallowed Fountain
1x Horizon Canopy
2x Mana Confluence
2x Gemstone Mine
4x Birds Of Paradise
4x Sylvan Caryatid
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3x Jeskai Ascendancy
4x Glittering Wish
4x Serum Visions
4x Sleight Of Hand
4x Cerulean Wisps
1x Mystic Speculation
2x Ideas Unbound
1x Postmortem Lunge
2x Faithless Looting
3x Leyline Of Sanctity
1x Jeskai Ascendancy
1x Reborn Hope
1x Scarscale Ritual
1x Fiery Justice
1x Abrupt Decay
1x Detention Sphere
1x Guttural Response
1x Kiora's Follower
So as you can see, i have 1 slot in the side, not sure what it could be. I think i should add swan songs to my sb since controls are a bitch otherwise. I also did run 2 silence in the main which helped a bit. But cutted those for 3rd opt and grapeshot but i'm not sure if those are even needed? And mystic speculation is there to go infinite once u have 3 dorks online. It can also be used as a cantrip early which i really like. View from above does absolutely nothing to help you get there so that's why i have this instead.
So yeah, not a perfect list so hit me up! Thanks!
Quote from Sunforger23 »
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Lands1 Forest1 Plains1 Mountain1 Overgrown Tomb1 Sacred Foundry1 Stomping Ground2 Temple Garden4 Wooded Foothills4 Windswept Heath1 Misty Rainforest or Horizon CanapyCreatures4 Devoted Druid2 Duskwatch Recruiter4 Street Wraith4 Vizier of Remedies1 Walking Ballista1 Nylea, God of the Hunt4 Chancellor of the TangleSpells2 Commune with Nature4 Traverse the Ulvenwald3 Manamorphose4 Mishra's Bauble4 Oath of Nissa4 Faithless Looting2 Claim // Fame
The Deck´s main Goal is to cast or reanimate a Devoted Druid on turn 1 or 2 and find the other Combo Peaces with tutors and cantrips.
4 Devoted Druid and 4 Vizier of Remedies: Main Combo for infinit mana.
1 Walking Ballista: Prime Wincondition and a great way to turn on Delirium
1 Nylea, God of the Hunt: Secondary Wincondition and also a great way to turn on Delirium (The reason to play her over Rhonas)
2 Duskwatch Recruiter: Finds the right Wincon or your Combo pieces if the Game goes Long.
4 Chancellor of the Tangle: A way to play Devoted Druid or 2 Cantrips Turn 1. Also Lets you turn on and cast Traverse the Ulvenwald with Looting. And a way To win the Game, if you fail to find your other wincons(just drop 2 6/7´s and beat down)
4 Street Wraith: for Delirium
4 Mishra's Bauble: for Delirium and sometimes you can time Fetchlands for scrying
3 Manamorphose: for Delirium and Mana Fixing
4 Faithless Looting: fastest Way to Turn on Delirium. Allows for an alternative way to play Devoted Druid early by reanimating it.
2 Claim // Fame: A way to get back Combo Pieces after they are delt with. and a way to combo off in one turn by giving Haste.
4 Traverse the Ulvenwald: Coretutor for Combo Pieces or missed Lnaddrops.
2 Commune with Nature: cantrip+Delirium
4 Oath of Nissa: cantrip+Delirium
Another Version of this Deck is with 3 Nahiri, the Habinger and an Emrakul as alternative Wincon.
Quote from BadMcFadden »Does that work? Its not like they're boarding out removal since killing our dorks is a valid play (ive had to stop comboing when a fatestitcher got pathd and wait to try again next turn). If anything caryatid will incentivize them to bring in sweepers that easily clear yp.
Quote from BadMcFadden »The sideboard plan looks really clean - just flat out 4 leylines 3 swan songs and a dispel. Do they have discard? Leyline. Do they have ways to counter or destroy ascendancy? Counters.
What do you take out generally though? Im often cutting the path and bolt and then just a mix of looting, abundant growth and other cantrips. Not sure if theres a better approach.
The biggest stumbling blocks I can see would be things like ethersworn canonist or thalia as we need to take the time to find a wish, wish for an answer, and cast it. If we're lucky we stick an ascendancy and dork first and away we go, but if we dont stick an ascendancy that is a long crawl uphill. I would guess that you also dont want to answer these cards until you're ready to go off to avoid them casting another copy right afterwards. That further slows you down if you need to find and resolve ascendancy before wishing for an answer to thalia/canonist/meddling mage.
Quote from BadMcFadden »This may have been asked before but is there any advantage to playing this deck over regular old storm?
We're slightly less vulnerable to grave hate but losing fatestitcher is still pretty rough, we're equally vulnerable to rule of law effects. To the extent we have an advantage id guess its being able to wish for answers - esp game 1. This insulates us from extraction on ascendancy - although again I dont think storm autoloses to a single extraction either (they play a few empty the warrens - and can win without past in flames in a pinch). We seem equally vulnerable to chalice.
So yeah when chips are down is this really a strictly worse storm deck? Or is there something we can do that a storm deck cannot? All I can think of is cracking someone for 20 with a jacked up bird through a leyline of sanctity