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Type: Deck Idea
Variant Tag: conConstructed
Format: Vintage
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Main Deck - 100 cards, 84 distinct
Name  Edition Price Type Cost
Rarity Color
Creature (31)
1 Angel of Finality
$2.14 Creature - Angel
1 Angel of Serenity
$1.00 Creature - Angel
1 Archaeomancer
$0.16 Creature - Human Wizard
1 Azor, the Lawbringer
$1.96 Legendary Creature - Sphinx
1 Brago, King Eternal
$3.07 Legendary Creature - Spirit
1 Clever Impersonator
$5.47 Creature - Shapeshifter
1 Cloudblazer
$0.22 Creature - Human Scout
1 Deadeye Navigator
$3.63 Creature - Spirit
1 Eldrazi Displacer
$2.19 Creature - Eldrazi
1 Ephara, God of the Polis
$2.49 Legendary Enchantment Creature - God
1 Felidar Guardian
$0.31 Creature - Cat Beast
1 Glen Elendra Archmage
$6.89 Creature - Faerie Wizard
1 Karmic Guide
$2.57 Creature - Angel Spirit
1 Lavinia of the Tenth
$0.36 Legendary Creature - Human Soldier
1 Luminate Primordial
$0.33 Creature - Avatar
1 Mulldrifter
$1.16 Creature - Elemental
1 Myr Battlesphere
$0.39 Artifact Creature - Myr Construct
1 Nevermaker
$0.48 Creature - Elemental
1 Peregrine Drake
$0.27 Creature - Drake
1 Reflector Mage
$1.31 Creature - Human Wizard
1 Restoration Angel
$2.36 Creature - Angel
1 Reveillark
$0.84 Creature - Elemental
1 Sea Gate Oracle
$0.21 Creature - Human Wizard
1 Solemn Simulacrum
$4.74 Artifact Creature - Golem
1 Stalking Leonin
$0.67 Creature - Cat Archer
1 Stonehorn Dignitary
$0.32 Creature - Rhino Soldier
1 Sun Titan
$3.60 Creature - Giant
1 Sunblast Angel
$0.67 Creature - Angel
1 Venser, Shaper Savant
$5.20 Legendary Creature - Human Wizard
1 Wall of Omens
$2.51 Creature - Wall
1 Whirler Rogue
$0.23 Creature - Human Rogue Artificer
Instant (7)
1 Blue Sun's Zenith
$1.26 Instant
1 Counterspell
$1.16 Instant
1 Cyclonic Rift
$18.41 Instant
1 Eerie Interlude
$0.80 Instant
1 Ghostly Flicker
$0.25 Instant
1 Render Silent
$1.28 Instant
1 Swords to Plowshares
$1.15 Instant
Sorcery (1)
1 Supreme Verdict
$4.54 Sorcery
Artifact (14)
1 Azorius Signet
$1.50 Artifact
1 Basalt Monolith
$2.36 Artifact
1 Gilded Lotus
$3.04 Artifact
1 Lightning Greaves
$6.12 Artifact - Equipment
1 Mana Vault
$26.51 Artifact
1 Mind Stone
$0.49 Artifact
1 Panharmonicon
$6.01 Artifact
1 Sol Ring
$3.78 Artifact
1 Spine of Ish Sah
$0.53 Artifact
1 Strionic Resonator
$3.19 Artifact
1 Swiftfoot Boots
$1.69 Artifact - Equipment
1 Talisman of Progress
$3.23 Artifact
1 Thran Dynamo
$4.36 Artifact
1 Whispersilk Cloak
$0.99 Artifact - Equipment
Enchantment (11)
1 Act of Authority
$3.57 Enchantment
1 Cloudform
$0.22 Enchantment
1 Detention Sphere
$2.08 Enchantment
1 Lightform
$0.21 Enchantment
1 Mystic Remora
$9.69 Enchantment
1 Parallax Tide
$2.06 Enchantment
1 Pentarch Ward
$0.18 Enchantment - Aura
1 Reality Acid
$0.35 Enchantment - Aura
1 Steel of the Godhead
$2.10 Enchantment - Aura
1 Traveler's Cloak
$0.18 Enchantment - Aura
1 Unquestioned Authority
$0.40 Enchantment - Aura
Planeswalker (1)
1 Venser, the Sojourner
$14.44 Planeswalker - Venser
Land (35)
1 Arcane Lighthouse
$3.19 Land
1 Azorius Chancery
$0.25 Land
1 Azorius Guildgate
$0.14 Land - Gate
1 Boreal Shelf
$0.68 Snow Land
1 Cloudcrest Lake
$0.24 Land
1 Command Beacon
$25.10 Land
1 Command Tower
$1.54 Land
1 Emeria, the Sky Ruin
$6.18 Land
1 Flooded Strand
$19.97 Land
1 Ghost Quarter
$2.07 Land
1 Halimar Depths
$0.48 Land
9 Island
N/A Basic Land - Island
1 Nimbus Maze
$1.64 Land
9 Plains
N/A Basic Land - Plains
1 Prairie Stream
$2.23 Land - Plains Island
1 Reliquary Tower
$2.05 Land
1 Rogue's Passage
$0.26 Land
1 Temple of Enlightenment
$3.70 Land
1 Tranquil Cove
$0.22 Land
Sideboard - 1 cards, 1 distinct
Name  Edition Price Type Cost
Rarity Color
Enchantment (1)
1 Darksteel Mutation
$2.88 Enchantment - Aura

Make room for:
Momentary Blink
Meteor Golem
Riverwise Augur
Zhalfirin Void


An extra land
Path to Exile
* Cloudshift, Momentary Blink, Essence Flux – Protection against removal, and general utility
* Diluvian Primordial – Should be able to cast at least one, if not 2-3 spells per turn
* Conjurer's Closet – End step blink a creature for value, e.g. something stolen with Sower
* Oblivion Ring - Cheap, versatile removal that can be retargeted
* Riverwise Augur - Consider if putting more tutoring creatuers in
* Flickerwisp – Generate even more value, kill tokens or just temporarily remove a blocker or something
Swan Song, Arcane Denial - Cheap counters
Brainstorm - Great with manifest cards or tutors
Fellwar Stone - Ramp that helps me get to an early Brago
Commander's Sphere - Ramp that can cycle when no longer needed
Trial of Knowledge - Draw 3 pretty good
Man-o'-war, Exclusion Mage - Cheap bounce
Curator's Ward - Does this work?
Academy Ruins - Get back combo pieces or just good artifacts
Angel of Sanctions - Oblivion Ring on a stick that can be reused once if dead
Static Orb - Stax
Hokori, Dust Drinker - More stax
Flickerform - Protect enchantments like Traveler's Cloak
Explorer's Scope - Ramp, and lets me look at the top of my library to see whether I want to flicker a Cloudform/Lightform etc
Control Magic – Blink this to steal Commanders
Sower of Temptation – Steal the best dude every turn
Vedalken Orrery – Play things instant speed
Ghostway – Save my dudes from boardwipes
Stroke of Genius – Another finisher alongside BSZ, or just a way to draw some cards
Mindshrieker – A finisher when I have infinite mana, an evasive (albeit small) beater otherwise
Sphinx's Revelation – Draw cards, gain life - what's not to love?
Tezzeret the Seeker – Find ramp, combo pieces and good times.
Phyrexian Metamorph/Body Double
Knight-Captain of Eos - No other sources of soldiers, but if I can blink this every turn, I'm immune to combat damage from two opponents
Phyrexian Ingester/Duplicant - Creature removal
Open the Vaults - Get back my stuff after an enchantment/artifact wipe or too much mill
Cauldron of Souls - Can protect against a boardwipe every turn
Rattlechains - Instant speed Brago
Wing Splicer, Blade Splicer - Preferably together, but probably too low impact
Mistveil Plains
Lonely Sandbar/Secluded Steppe


Considered cuts:
Sea Gate Oracle, Wall of Omens – Nice, incremental card advantage, but relatively low impact and die easily
Unquestioned Authority, Traveler's Cloak, Pentarch Ward - Card draw, but opens up 2-for-1s, and makes me unable to blink Brago (especially with Pentarch Ward stopping targeted blink)
Steel of the Godhead - Opens up 2-for-1s, and doesn't have any blink synergy, but does make Brago unblockable, and makes him a faster clock that gives me survivability
Stalking Leonin - Good rattlesnake, but only gets one creature, and might work against its purpose. Need to try it
Luminate Primordial - Quite expensive, but it's a lot of removal in one card
Angel of Finality - Is this worth it when it only does graveyard hate? It's pretty fragile, so might not get to use it more than once against those it really matters against
Parallax Tide - Does this actually give enough benefit? Probably better as a stax-effect than for my own gain
Blue Sun's Zenith - Only really good as a finisher with infinite mana
Arcane Lighthouse - Colorless land, and how often do I need the effect? Useful sometimes, and enters untapped, and gives C for Displacer


Cards that should be in the deck but are too expensive:

Jace's Mindseeker – Would rather play him in Lazav. Doesn't necessarily do that much against all decks with Brago
Monk Realist - Too narrow?
War Priest of Thune - Too narrow?
Trinket Mage - Not enough 1-drops to bother? Does fetch Sol Ring, Key and artifact lands
Kor Cartographer - Probably have enough draw that I don't need to search for plains
Arcane Denial - Replaced with Render Silent. More expensive and doesn't replace itself, but stronger effect.
Return to Dust - Already have a lot of enchantment/artifact removal, but instant speed might be useful
Austere Command - Don't have enough of these, so removed for now. Replaced with Supreme Verdict
Planar Cleansing - I have so much other removal. Replaced with Supreme Verdict
Recurring Insight - Replaced with BSZ, which is instant speed and can work as a finisher (e.g. with infinite mana)
Wayfarer's Bauble - Don't feel it's worth it without Trinket Mage
Banishing Light & Oblivion Ring - I already have Detention Sphere, and added Grasp of Fate
Ancient Den - Don't actually have this, and don't have Trinket Mage to fetch it anymore
Relic of Progenitus - Can clear graveyards at instant speed, but clears my own as well, and is technically one-shot. The incremental hate only targets one player, which might just be too slow. Cut together with Trinket Mage
Capsize – It's nice to Capsizelock my opponents, but at this cost it's usually too expensive. Could be nice to remove crucial combo pieces at instant speed, however
Aura of Silence – The tax is nice but probably not very effective. Can destroy crucial enchantments at instant speed, but without a lot of recursion is not very tempting
Auramancer / Monk Idealist – It's nice to fetch back my auras, but I think I'd rather have something else
Archaeomancer - Not a lot of instants/sorceries in the deck
Sphinx of Uthuun - Potentially big card draw, but expensive and time consuming
Temple of the False God - With fewer lands, it's important that all lands can actually be used
Mirrorpool - Not enough spells that can be copied
Seat of the Synod - No longer have anything that cares about artifacts
Zoetic Cavern - Doesn't really do much...
Grasp of Fate - Perhaps better used in Zedruu
Thought Vessel - Zedruu has more use for this
Celestial Colonnade, Hallowed Fountain, Glacial Fortress, Mystic Gate - Modern
Azorius Guildmage - How often is this even relevant?
Faith's Reward - Only really matters against board wipes, in which case a counterspell would have been better anyway
Voltaic Key - Does this do enough that Brago hasn't already covered?
Spreading Seas - Having access to land hate is nice, and this can be blinked for card draw, but it doesn't seem very impactful
Heliod's Pilgrim - Can get Reality Acid for removal, Steel of the Godhead for lifegain or one of the card draw auras, but it still feels low impact, especially after the first time
Mastery of the Unseen - Costs a lot of mana, and doesn't trigger from blinking manifests
Faith's Fetters - Expensive for a Pacifism, and 4 life might be too minor. Probably better used in Zedruu
Sea Gate Wreckage - Will I ever have a completely empty hand? ETBT, colorless land is not ideal
Hedron Archive - Kind of expensive for a +2 mana rock
Mistmeadow Witch - Expensive to use
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