At the beginning of your upkeep, put a time counter on As Fortold.
Once each turn, you may pay rather than pay the mana cost for a spell you cast with converted mana cost X or less, where X is the number of time counters on As Fortold.
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|Amonkhet (AKH)||Mythic Rare|
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|Commander / EDH||Legal|
As Foretold occurrence in decks from the last year
All decks: 0.08%
Commander / EDH:
All decks: 0.02%
As Foretold Discussion
1 month ago
I would recommend against Dovin's Veto since it gets around your knowledge pool lockout.
You may want to consider putting in the #1 stax card, Stasis and add As Foretold as another way to cast spells without lands. Also, Smothering Tithe can make stasis a hard lock. If you do put in stasis, Land Tax works with it as well.
Hall of Heliod's Generosity is an easy way to recur some of your enchantments, especially stasis.
1 month ago
Thanks again answering my questions. Your insight and experience are of huge value for someone like me who tries to get a grip of the deck :)
My thoughts on the equipment package came from the (I guess now outdated) Caw Blade decks that were played in legacy some time ago. The sword was mostly used as disruptive control piece along with the jitte. The whole idea came up when I saw Serra Ascendant in your list :D But you are definitely right that auras are a lot faster then equipments, as long as we have Ojutai out. I don’t want to be too blunt but if Ojutai is mainly a card advantage creating distraction, why use so many resources on him at all?
Thanks for your feedback on all the stax pieces I’ve mentioned. Most of them came up when I went through an old mono-white Stax list I played in legacy. Wild times :P You’re right, as long as dramatic scepter is in the deck one-spell-per-turn enchantments harm as as much as an opponent. I oversaw that one :D Linvala, Keeper of Silence is a meta decision I believe. I encounter Najeela, Thrasios, Urza, Tasigur and Heliod lists a lot. Most of them run excessive amounts of mana dorks and all of them are shut down by Linvala or similar effects so I want to have as many of them as possible.
Yes I played the helm combo in miracles when it was still viable. I guess you made the point against this combo in your statement about Approach of the Second Sun: in your scenario it’s an eight mana combo that doesn’t win on the spot. Luminarch Ascension is quite interesting though I’m not a big fan of combat based wincons but as you already said: we don’t have many options...
Yes I forgot that you’re running Land Tax. Actually that was one of my first cuts mostly because of my meta. I never found my opponents having more lands than me so it was always a dead card. I tried out As Foretold instead which works really good for me!
Thank you for all your time. I will also keep you updated on my further experience with this deck. I’m sure there will be more questions in the future and your knowledge is worth so much. Thank you!
2 months ago
3 months ago
I really like the deck, though maybe As Foretold is a little slow? You already have 9 ways to cast free spells without it, and you could add another Dreadhorde Arcanist in its place. I would probably add some more cantrips as well.
3 months ago
3 months ago
Any time you are in green and want to speed up a deck, you should first make sure you are using all of the 1 drop mana dorks available to you. Birds of Paradise,Llanowar Elves, Elvish Mystic, Fyndhorn Elves, Arbor Elf, Elves of Deep Shadow, Deathrite Shaman. In doing so you can drop a few lands to speed up the deck and have fewer dead draws. Mana dorks op.
There are a few cards in here that I find questionable that could be replaced for more speed and power if that is what you are looking for. Doubling Season imo is not really the way you want to go unless you are all in on either tokens or counters and I don't think you have quite enough considering the cmc of this bad boy. Darksteel Forge is weak here due to the low number of artifacts and the fact that muldrotha doesn't give a golly gosh darn about things being destroyed. That Which Was Taken is another instance of mully-D not caring about things dying too much so it could go. Planar Portal is a very high cmc for a tutor, sure it is repeatable, but a Diabolic Intent, Eldritch Evolution, Birthing Pod, Pattern of Rebirth, Entomb, Buried Alive, Intuition or Finale of Devastation would be faster and therefore stronger here. As Foretold is a sick card in formats where you can cast suspend cards for free reliably, here... you don't have enough cheap spells to get the most from it. Mortus Strider's ability is redundant and is basically just a vanilla 1/1.
A few fun cards you could add are Darkblast, Life from the Loam, God-Eternal Rhonas, God-Eternal Bontu, God-Eternal Kefnet, Lotleth Troll, Underrealm Lich, Sakura-Tribe Elder, Deadbridge Chant, Jarad's Orders, Mikaeus, the Unhallowed
I hope this wall of text has some ideas you like!
4 months ago
In the deck I'm building (it's my first), I keep getting told that I'm lean on mana. I have 37 cards that provide mana, and can have a total of 47 mana available to me if all land and mana producing cards are tapped. In addition to this, I have Mirari's Wake in my deck to almost double the amount of mana on the field. In addition to this, I have cards like As Foretold and Goreclaw, Terror of Qal Sisma to reduce spell cost. I am planning on getting rid of my counter spells, so I will be replacing those spots soon. So my question is: Am I really running a lean mana deck?
Currently, I have cards that provide up to 12 , 14 , 23 , and 10 . (This is before Mirari's Wake comes into the equation; I am not including its ability to any equation so far. Without Mirari's Wake, I would have up to the total list of mana above.)
Estrid go Brách is the deck I'm working on, if you want to see the specific cards.
4 months ago
As Foretold can be a great way to start free casting counters, then you spend mana on draw and wincons.
Arcane Laboratory might be used to "counter" any extra spells people have. You only have to worry about one spell a turn.
Lands: You mana base can use some work. Myriad Landscape can help ramp if you sacrifice turn 1. Boseiju, Who Shelters All can help prevent counter wars. Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx breaks even with azami but might not be great...
That's all I can think of! I built a Baral deck a while back: Mr. Blue Sky | Baral EDH. Check it out, you might find something you like!