At the onset of this global pandemic, in-person play became near impossible. The Gathering was gone, and Magic players were heartbroken. However, out of this desolation rose webcam play.

Suddenly playgroups could meet and battle again! Websites like Spelltable and programs like Discord allow people from all over the world to become your playgroup. Magic players could enjoy the Gathering once more.

Now let's talk about a deck that makes webcam play near impossible and incredibly annoying.

With the release of Jumpstart came ten brand-new legendary creatures, a handful of which have taken the Commander community by storm. Cards like Emiel the Blessed, Zurzoth, Chaos Rider, and Bruvac the Grandiloquent (all of which I've written articles about) are amongst the most popular. Even Tinybones, Trinket Thief has made a splash in competitive Commander!

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But what about the other five legendaries? Out of the remaining five, only one seemed like the biggest pain in the butt to play against via webcam… so I decided to brew a deck around it with the help of legendary funny-man and alter artist, ALK Alters.

I am pleased to present to you Inniaz, the Gale Force. I won't lie, upon first laying my eyes on this commander, I said "Ah, another flying-themed deck." Sounds boring, right? Wrong! If you move your eyes just a hair downward, you will see that Inniaz, the Gale Force swaps control of things! What's yours is mine, amiright?

Inniaz, the Gale Force is one of the cheapest legendaries printed in Jumpstart, and if I'm being perfectly honest, I feel as though this is a result of webcam play being incredibly popular at the moment. However, this has no relation to the card's power. So let's put on our wings, fly, and steal some junk.

Bird Law

In order to trigger Inniaz, the Gale Force's ability, we need flyers. While this deck theme is incredibly clear and concise, we want to make room for flyers that do more than just fly. No vanilla here, folks!

A turn one Serra Ascendant is a guaranteed 6/6 flyer with lifelink. While this deck is not built around that ability, smacking someone in the face, giving their permanents to someone else, and gaining 6 life just feels like gravy.

Kira, Great Glass-Spinner

With such small creatures, this deck needs forms of protection. Worried about graveyard shenanigans? Remorseful Cleric has your back! What if our board is about to be blown up? Selfless Spirit and Emeria's Call give all of our creatures indestructible until the end of turn (plus how sweet is it that Emeria's Call gives us Angels?). If we are unable to find these cards, Kira, Great Glass-Spinner is a great creature that helps us stall for time. This is a card I never looked twice at until I played against it on stream, and all I can say is god I hate this card so let's run it!

A great way to get flyers fast is through token generators. Creatures like Twilight Drover, Emeria Angel, and Skycat Sovereign are ways to help generate tokens with relative ease. This deck also has no shortage of spells that generate tokens as well. Migratory Route can either create tokens or help tutor for a land. This list also features a mass exile that can create an Angel token if our graveyard is looking delirium.

This list is packed full of multi-purpose flyers and ways to generate flyers, but I think we need a bit more...salt...

Salty Flyers

We have flyers that make tokens, flyers that exile graveyards, and flyers that protect our creatures. We aren't done yet though. While this deck has board wipes, single target removal, and countermagic, we still want to find a way to limit our opponent's plays while fitting our theme.

In a deck flush with hate cards, there are some creatures we'd like to keep on our side of the battlefield. While Windborn Muse doesn't hurt our opponents' plays, it's a helpful flyer that softens the impact of incredibly painful punches to the face. Cards like Hushbringer and Linvala, Keeper of Silence are wonderful because they impact our opponents' ability to play the game. Commanders like Yarok, the Desecrated and Emiel the Blessed are immediately shut down by these two cards.

Worried about our opponent's tutoring for that board wipe as we reach the precipice of victory? Simply flash in Aven Mindcensor to stop that Diabolic Tutor and quickly end a friendship. Thanks to the recent release of Zendikar Rising, our final hateful flyer, Archon of Emeria, is a definite auto-include due to its versatility. It flies, makes our opponents' nonbasic lands enter the battlefield tapped, and limits everyone's spells!

The Hate We Give

"But Chase, how is this deck difficult for webcam play? All we've talked about are flyers!"

Well, we're finally here, the aspect of Inniaz, the Gale Force I am so excited to detail. Once our attacks are declared, the fun really begins. When ALK first proposed Inniaz to me, I assumed that we would be taking our opponents' big, scary, good stuff. While this is definitely something we can do, this deck's main goal is to give our opponents things that will hurt them, and thankfully we have a lot of cards to choose from.

Both Steel Golem and Grid Monitor shut opponents out of playing creature spells. They can't attack or block if they have no creatures! What if we want to deal damage to them? Rust Elemental does exactly that with the added bonus of sacrificing artifacts. Against Emry, Lurker of the Loch and Breya, Etherium Shaper, this card can be a nuisance and can even get around hexproof.

At first glance, Lich's Tomb looks like it would benefit our opponents. While it may help them not die from damage, it will allow us to essentially wipe their entire board after endless hits and pings of combat. Or, if we're feeling dastardly, we can knock their life total to 0 and then swap control on it once more when they least expect it for maximum salt! Nine Lives is similar. The beautiful thing about this enchantment is that the counters stay on it when control of it changes. Casting it for ourselves, taking 8 damage, and then giving it to our opponents seems like the most hateful thing to do. Inniaz, the Gale Force sure seems to enjoy it.

Inniaz also enjoys older cards as well. Two such cards are Transcendence and Taniwha.

Transcendence reminds me of Lich's Tomb, Lich's Mastery, and Nine Lives. However, those cards are centered around life loss. This card, focuses on one of white's biggest themes: life gain. In a game of Commander, this card can mean instant death when either Donated to a player or swapped with Inniaz, the Gale Force (with low life totals, of course. Don't wanna kill ourselves).

I had never heard of Taniwha until ALK graced me with its presence. Boy oh boy does is this a card. With the return of phasing in Core Set 2021 (thanks Teferi, Master of Time), Taniwha is topical, and a perfect fit in this deck. While the wording of this Serpent is a bit confusing, the ability to make our opponent's lands phase out every other turn is so devious, even Nicol Bolas wouldn't dream of it. With just a single swing of three or more flyers, this mana-munching lizard can be given to that player who ramped way too much last turn.

Our last piece of hate we give is definitely a diamond in the rough: Jinxed Ring. While this ring packs a wallop in decks centered around sacrificing, its beauty lies in the secondary ability. Once we give this ring to an opponent, it is theirs permanently. Imagine passing this token off to an opponent after combat, then casting Time Wipe to deliver a crushing fatal blow. Not only do they lose their creatures, but a huge chunk of life as well. Beyonce may have said "If you like it then you shoulda put a ring on it," however, Inniaz thinks if you fear it put a ring on it instead.

Magic: The Gathering TCG Deck - According to Bird Law by Chase Carroll

'According to Bird Law' - constructed deck list and prices for the Magic: The Gathering Trading Card Game from TCGplayer Infinite!

Created By: Chase Carroll

Event:

Rank:

Commander

Market Price: $716.88

Cards

Inkmoth Nexus

Market Price: $14.76

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{T}: Add {C}.
{1}: Inkmoth Nexus becomes a 1/1 Blinkmoth artifact creature with flying and infect until end of turn. It's still a land. (It deals damage to creatures in the form of -1/-1 counters and to players in the form of poison counters.)

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Idyllic Tutor

Color Identity:W

Market Price: $3.94

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Search your library for an enchantment card, reveal it, put it into your hand, then shuffle your library.

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Temple of Enlightenment

Color Identity:U,W

Market Price: $0.85

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Temple of Enlightenment enters the battlefield tapped.
When Temple of Enlightenment enters the battlefield, scry 1. (Look at the top card of your library. You may put that card on the bottom of your library.)
{T}: Add {W} or {U}.

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Mystic Sanctuary

Color Identity:U

Market Price: $0.77

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({T}: Add {U}.)
Mystic Sanctuary enters the battlefield tapped unless you control three or more other Islands.
When Mystic Sanctuary enters the battlefield untapped, you may put target instant or sorcery card from your graveyard on top of your library.

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Remorseful Cleric

Color Identity:W

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Flying
Sacrifice Remorseful Cleric: Exile all cards from target player's graveyard.

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Time Wipe

Color Identity:U,W

Market Price: $0.21

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Return a creature you control to its owner's hand, then destroy all creatures.

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Generous Gift

Color Identity:W

Market Price: $1.48

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Destroy target permanent. Its controller creates a 3/3 green Elephant creature token.

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Wispmare

Color Identity:W

Market Price: $0.30

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Flying
When Wispmare enters the battlefield, destroy target enchantment.
Evoke {W} (You may cast this spell for its evoke cost. If you do, it's sacrificed when it enters the battlefield.)

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Fractured Identity

Color Identity:U,W

Market Price: $7.69

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Exile target nonland permanent. Each player other than its controller creates a token that's a copy of it.

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Coveted Jewel

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When Coveted Jewel enters the battlefield, draw three cards.
{T}: Add three mana of any one color.
Whenever one or more creatures an opponent controls attack you and aren't blocked, that player draws three cards and gains control of Coveted Jewel. Untap it.

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Battle Screech

Color Identity:W

Market Price: $0.14

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Create two 1/1 white Bird creature tokens with flying.
Flashback—Tap three untapped white creatures you control. (You may cast this card from your graveyard for its flashback cost. Then exile it.)

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Kor Haven

Color Identity:W

Market Price: $8.99

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{T}: Add {C}.
{1}{W}, {T}: Prevent all combat damage that would be dealt by target attacking creature this turn.

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Agent of Treachery

Color Identity:U

Market Price: $5.60

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When Agent of Treachery enters the battlefield, gain control of target permanent.
At the beginning of your end step, if you control three or more permanents you don't own, draw three cards.

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Path to Exile

Color Identity:W

Market Price: $2.38

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Exile target creature. Its controller may search their library for a basic land card, put that card onto the battlefield tapped, then shuffle their library.

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Archon of Emeria

Color Identity:W

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Flying
Each player can't cast more than one spell each turn.
Nonbasic lands your opponents control enter the battlefield tapped.

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Teferi's Protection

Color Identity:W

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Until your next turn, your life total can't change and you gain protection from everything. All permanents you control phase out. (While they're phased out, they're treated as though they don't exist. They phase in before you untap during your untap step.)
Exile Teferi's Protection.

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Prismatic Vista

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{T}, Pay 1 life, Sacrifice Prismatic Vista: Search your library for a basic land card, put it onto the battlefield, then shuffle your library.

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Island

Color Identity:U

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({T}: Add {U}.)

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Windborn Muse

Color Identity:W

Market Price: $4.74

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Flying
Creatures can't attack you unless their controller pays {2} for each creature they control that's attacking you.

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Serra the Benevolent

Color Identity:W

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+2: Creatures you control with flying get +1/+1 until end of turn.
−3: Create a 4/4 white Angel creature token with flying and vigilance.
−6: You get an emblem with "If you control a creature, damage that would reduce your life total to less than 1 reduces it to 1 instead."

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Faerie Conclave

Color Identity:U

Market Price: $0.56

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Faerie Conclave enters the battlefield tapped.
{T}: Add {U}.
{1}{U}: Faerie Conclave becomes a 2/1 blue Faerie creature with flying until end of turn. It's still a land.

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Gravitational Shift

Color Identity:U

Market Price: $4.21

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Creatures with flying get +2/+0.
Creatures without flying get -2/-0.

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Ghostly Prison

Color Identity:W

Market Price: $3.36

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Creatures can't attack you unless their controller pays {2} for each creature they control that's attacking you.

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Supreme Verdict

Color Identity:U,W

Market Price: $5.01

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This spell can't be countered.
Destroy all creatures.

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Moorland Haunt

Color Identity:U,W

Market Price: $0.30

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{T}: Add {C}.
{W}{U}, {T}, Exile a creature card from your graveyard: Create a 1/1 white Spirit creature token with flying.

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Scavenger Grounds

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{T}: Add {C}.
{2}, {T}, Sacrifice a Desert: Exile all cards from all graveyards.

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Winds of Abandon

Color Identity:W

Market Price: $4.36

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Exile target creature you don't control. For each creature exiled this way, its controller searches their library for a basic land card. Those players put those cards onto the battlefield tapped, then shuffle their libraries.
Overload {4}{W}{W} (You may cast this spell for its overload cost. If you do, change its text by replacing all instances of "target" with "each.")

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Fabled Passage

Market Price: $6.30

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{T}, Sacrifice Fabled Passage: Search your library for a basic land card, put it onto the battlefield tapped, then shuffle your library. Then if you control four or more lands, untap that land.

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Twilight Drover

Color Identity:W

Market Price: $1.57

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Whenever a creature token leaves the battlefield, put a +1/+1 counter on Twilight Drover.
{2}{W}, Remove a +1/+1 counter from Twilight Drover: Create two 1/1 white Spirit creature tokens with flying.

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Pendant of Prosperity

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Pendant of Prosperity enters the battlefield under the control of an opponent of your choice.
{2}, {T}: Draw a card, then you may put a land card from your hand onto the battlefield. Pendant of Prosperity's owner draws a card, then that player may put a land card from their hand onto the battlefield.

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Steel Golem

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You can't cast creature spells.

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Magus of the Moat

Color Identity:W

Market Price: $6.55

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Creatures without flying can't attack.

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Skycat Sovereign

Color Identity:U,W

Market Price: $0.40

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Flying
Skycat Sovereign gets +1/+1 for each other creature you control with flying.
{2}{W}{U}: Create a 1/1 white Cat Bird creature token with flying.

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Lich's Tomb

Market Price: $0.46

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You don't lose the game for having 0 or less life.
Whenever you lose life, sacrifice a permanent for each 1 life you lost. (Damage causes loss of life.)

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Cyclonic Rift

Color Identity:U

Market Price: $17.86

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Return target nonland permanent you don't control to its owner's hand.
Overload {6}{U} (You may cast this spell for its overload cost. If you do, change its text by replacing all instances of "target" with "each.")

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Azorius Chancery

Color Identity:U,W

Market Price: $0.20

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Azorius Chancery enters the battlefield tapped.
When Azorius Chancery enters the battlefield, return a land you control to its owner's hand.
{T}: Add {W}{U}.

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Warden of Evos Isle

Color Identity:U

Market Price: $0.10

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Flying
Creature spells with flying you cast cost {1} less to cast.

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Hushbringer

Color Identity:W

Market Price: $1.13

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Flying, lifelink
Creatures entering the battlefield or dying don't cause abilities to trigger.

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Reality Shift

Color Identity:U

Market Price: $1.72

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Exile target creature. Its controller manifests the top card of their library. (That player puts the top card of their library onto the battlefield face down as a 2/2 creature. If it's a creature card, it can be turned face up any time for its mana cost.)

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Hall of Heliod's Generosity

Color Identity:W

Market Price: $3.65

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{T}: Add {C}.
{1}{W}, {T}: Put target enchantment card from your graveyard on top of your library.

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Dovin's Veto

Color Identity:U,W

Market Price: $1.16

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This spell can't be countered.
Counter target noncreature spell.

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Sephara, Sky's Blade

Color Identity:W

Market Price: $1.22

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You may pay {W} and tap four untapped creatures you control with flying rather than pay this spell's mana cost.
Flying, lifelink
Other creatures you control with flying have indestructible. (Damage and effects that say "destroy" don't destroy them.)

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Illusions of Grandeur

Color Identity:U

Market Price: $9.94

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Cumulative upkeep {2} (At the beginning of your upkeep, put an age counter on this permanent, then sacrifice it unless you pay its upkeep cost for each age counter on it.)
When Illusions of Grandeur enters the battlefield, you gain 20 life.
When Illusions of Grandeur leaves the battlefield, you lose 20 life.

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Adarkar Wastes

Color Identity:U,W

Market Price: $15.25

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{T}: Add {C}.
{T}: Add {W} or {U}. Adarkar Wastes deals 1 damage to you.

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Donate

Color Identity:U

Market Price: $8.44

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Target player gains control of target permanent you control.

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Sea of Clouds

Color Identity:U,W

Market Price: $11.90

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Sea of Clouds enters the battlefield tapped unless you have two or more opponents.
{T}: Add {W} or {U}.

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Rust Elemental

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Flying
At the beginning of your upkeep, sacrifice an artifact other than Rust Elemental. If you can't, tap Rust Elemental and you lose 4 life.

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Seaside Haven

Color Identity:U,W

Market Price: $0.25

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{T}: Add {C}.
{W}{U}, {T}, Sacrifice a Bird: Draw a card.

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Transcendence

Color Identity:W

Market Price: $0.88

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You don't lose the game for having 0 or less life.
When you have 20 or more life, you lose the game.
Whenever you lose life, you gain 2 life for each 1 life you lost. (Damage dealt to you causes you to lose life.)

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Jinxed Ring

Market Price: $0.50

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Whenever a nontoken permanent is put into your graveyard from the battlefield, Jinxed Ring deals 1 damage to you.
Sacrifice a creature: Target opponent gains control of Jinxed Ring. (This effect lasts indefinitely.)

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Hallowed Fountain

Color Identity:U,W

Market Price: $7.27

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({T}: Add {W} or {U}.)
As Hallowed Fountain enters the battlefield, you may pay 2 life. If you don't, it enters the battlefield tapped.

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Dream Trawler

Color Identity:U,W

Market Price: $0.59

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Flying, lifelink
Whenever you draw a card, Dream Trawler gets +1/+0 until end of turn.
Whenever Dream Trawler attacks, draw a card.
Discard a card: Dream Trawler gains hexproof until end of turn. Tap it.

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Ondu Inversion // Ondu Skyruins

Color Identity:W

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Destroy all nonland permanents.

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Smothering Tithe

Color Identity:W

Market Price: $18.75

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Whenever an opponent draws a card, that player may pay {2}. If the player doesn't, you create a Treasure token. (It's an artifact with "{T}, Sacrifice this artifact: Add one mana of any color.")

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Swords to Plowshares

Color Identity:W

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Exile target creature. Its controller gains life equal to its power.

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Blinkmoth Nexus

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{T}: Add {C}.
{1}: Blinkmoth Nexus becomes a 1/1 Blinkmoth artifact creature with flying until end of turn. It's still a land.
{1}, {T}: Target Blinkmoth creature gets +1/+1 until end of turn.

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Sol Ring

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{T}: Add {C}{C}.

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Migratory Route

Color Identity:U,W

Market Price: $0.13

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Create four 1/1 white Bird creature tokens with flying.
Basic landcycling {2} ({2}, Discard this card: Search your library for a basic land card, reveal it, put it into your hand, then shuffle your library.)

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Island Sanctuary

Color Identity:W

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If you would draw a card during your draw step, instead you may skip that draw. If you do, until your next turn, you can't be attacked except by creatures with flying and/or islandwalk.

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Windbrisk Heights

Color Identity:W

Market Price: $0.33

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Hideaway (This land enters the battlefield tapped. When it does, look at the top four cards of your library, exile one face down, then put the rest on the bottom of your library.)
{T}: Add {W}.
{W}, {T}: You may play the exiled card without paying its mana cost if you attacked with three or more creatures this turn.

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Selfless Spirit

Color Identity:W

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Flying
Sacrifice Selfless Spirit: Creatures you control gain indestructible until end of turn.

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Perplexing Chimera

Color Identity:U

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Whenever an opponent casts a spell, you may exchange control of Perplexing Chimera and that spell. If you do, you may choose new targets for the spell. (If the spell becomes a permanent, you control that permanent.)

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Statecraft

Color Identity:U

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Prevent all combat damage that would be dealt to and dealt by creatures you control.

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Enlightened Tutor

Color Identity:W

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Search your library for an artifact or enchantment card and reveal that card. Shuffle your library, then put the card on top of it.

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Nine Lives

Color Identity:W

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Hexproof
If a source would deal damage to you, prevent that damage and put an incarnation counter on Nine Lives.
When there are nine or more incarnation counters on Nine Lives, exile it.
When Nine Lives leaves the battlefield, you lose the game.

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Kira, Great Glass-Spinner

Color Identity:U

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Flying
Creatures you control have "Whenever this creature becomes the target of a spell or ability for the first time each turn, counter that spell or ability."

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Emeria Angel

Color Identity:W

Market Price: $1.66

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Flying
Landfall — Whenever a land enters the battlefield under your control, you may create a 1/1 white Bird creature token with flying.

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Celestial Colonnade

Color Identity:U,W

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Celestial Colonnade enters the battlefield tapped.
{T}: Add {W} or {U}.
{3}{W}{U}: Until end of turn, Celestial Colonnade becomes a 4/4 white and blue Elemental creature with flying and vigilance. It's still a land.

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Taniwha

Color Identity:U

Market Price: $1.09

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Trample
Phasing (This phases in or out before you untap during each of your untap steps. While it's phased out, it's treated as though it doesn't exist.)
At the beginning of your upkeep, all lands you control phase out. (They phase in before you untap during your next untap step.)

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Bident of Thassa

Color Identity:U

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Whenever a creature you control deals combat damage to a player, you may draw a card.
{1}{U}, {T}: Creatures your opponents control attack this turn if able.

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Eiganjo Castle

Color Identity:W

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{T}: Add {W}.
{W}, {T}: Prevent the next 2 damage that would be dealt to target legendary creature this turn.

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Plains

Color Identity:W

Market Price: $0.11

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({T}: Add {W}.)

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Confounding Conundrum

Color Identity:U

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When Confounding Conundrum enters the battlefield, draw a card.
Whenever a land enters the battlefield under an opponent's control, if that player had another land enter the battlefield under their control this turn, they return a land they control to its owner's hand.

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Linvala, Keeper of Silence

Color Identity:W

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Flying
Activated abilities of creatures your opponents control can't be activated.

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Grid Monitor

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You can't cast creature spells.

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Reconnaissance Mission

Color Identity:U

Market Price: $0.36

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Whenever a creature you control deals combat damage to a player, you may draw a card.
Cycling {2} ({2}, Discard this card: Draw a card.)

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Emeria, the Sky Ruin

Color Identity:W

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Emeria, the Sky Ruin enters the battlefield tapped.
At the beginning of your upkeep, if you control seven or more Plains, you may return target creature card from your graveyard to the battlefield.
{T}: Add {W}.

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Descend upon the Sinful

Color Identity:W

Market Price: $0.48

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Exile all creatures.
Delirium — Create a 4/4 white Angel creature token with flying if there are four or more card types among cards in your graveyard.

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Flooded Strand

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{T}, Pay 1 life, Sacrifice Flooded Strand: Search your library for a Plains or Island card, put it onto the battlefield, then shuffle your library.

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Talisman of Progress

Color Identity:U,W

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{T}: Add {C}.
{T}: Add {W} or {U}. Talisman of Progress deals 1 damage to you.

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Serra Ascendant

Color Identity:W

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Lifelink (Damage dealt by this creature also causes you to gain that much life.)
As long as you have 30 or more life, Serra Ascendant gets +5/+5 and has flying.

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Inniaz, the Gale Force

Color Identity:U,W

Market Price: $3.19

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Flying
{2}{W/U}: Attacking creatures with flying get +1/+1 until end of turn. ({W/U} can be paid with either {W} or {U}.)
Whenever three or more creatures you control with flying attack, each player gains control of a nonland permanent of your choice controlled by the player to their right.

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Emeria's Call // Emeria, Shattered Skyclave

Color Identity:W

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Create two 4/4 white Angel Warrior creature tokens with flying. Non-Angel creatures you control gain indestructible until your next turn.

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Glacial Fortress

Color Identity:U,W

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Glacial Fortress enters the battlefield tapped unless you control a Plains or an Island.
{T}: Add {W} or {U}.

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Azorius Signet

Color Identity:U,W

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{1}, {T}: Add {W}{U}.

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Boreas Charger

Color Identity:W

Market Price: $1.09

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Flying
When Boreas Charger leaves the battlefield, choose an opponent who controls more lands than you. Search your library for a number of Plains cards equal to the difference and reveal them. Put one of them onto the battlefield tapped and the rest into your hand. Then shuffle your library.

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Nimbus Maze

Color Identity:U,W

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{T}: Add {C}.
{T}: Add {W}. Activate this ability only if you control an Island.
{T}: Add {U}. Activate this ability only if you control a Plains.

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Aven Mindcensor

Color Identity:W

Market Price: $2.65

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Flash
Flying
If an opponent would search a library, that player searches the top four cards of that library instead.

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Mystic Gate

Color Identity:U,W

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{T}: Add {C}.
{W/U}, {T}: Add {W}{W}, {W}{U}, or {U}{U}.

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Swan Song

Color Identity:U

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Counter target enchantment, instant, or sorcery spell. Its controller creates a 2/2 blue Bird creature token with flying.

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Tundra

Color Identity:U,W

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({T}: Add {W} or {U}.)

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The MVP

When writing the MVP section, I typically choose one card that stands out from above the rest. However, I was drawn to two cards within this deck due to their power and overall synergy.

The first card I want to highlight is Magus of the Moat. I know what you're gonna say. Chase, why not just run Moat? Well… that card is not very budget-friendly (though I was tempted to toss it in here).

Despite this slight snag in our plans, Magus of the Moat is a wonderful substitute. This card shuts down the entire battlefield while letting our flyers have free reign. While Inniaz, the Gale Force's ability is not contingent on us making contact with our opponents, it's still helpful for us to beat our opponents down while they are unable to do anything about it.

Our second MVP is an absolute dynamo: Sephara, Sky's Blade. This Angel is a force to be reckoned with in flying-centric decks. While her converted mana cost can seem very intimidating, being able to tap flyers to reduce her cost is a lifesaver, especially when those tapped flyers are expendable tokens.

Sephara, Sky's Blade's true power lies in her ability to give our flyers indestructible. While Sephara is a 7/7, very rarely do we want to attack with her. Risking her could possibly result in losing our protection. Sephara and Magus of the Moat are definitely birds of a feather and shine as this deck's MVPs.

Final Thoughts

To be honest, I was incredibly nervous when faced with the challenge of Inniaz, the Gale Force. There's something about Azorius cards that makes me incredibly hesitant to attempt a build. However, I am very thankful to ALK for recommending a legendary that took me out of my comfort zone. Inniaz will definitely rise in popularity once in-person paper play is safe to resume in the (hopefully) near future.

Personally, I think this deck is absolutely flawless. But don't take my word for it. Here is a testimonial from a completely unbiased deck builder:

"This deck is beautiful and I would love to see it at my Commander table." —ALK Alters