|Commander / EDH||Legal|
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|Planechase Anthology (PCA)||Common|
|Planechase 2012 Edition (PC2)||Common|
|Duel Decks: Venser vs. Koth (DDI)||Common|
|2011 Core Set (M11)||Common|
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Creature — Bird
When Augury Owl enters the battlefield, scry 3. (To scry 3, look at the top three cards of your library, then put any number of them on the bottom of your library and the rest on top in any order.)
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Augury Owl Discussion
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Nothing quite like spice with a price limit hah.
Hm, Kozilek's Predator doesn't seem to do much for you here. It's too expensive to be effective ramp and too small to be an effective beater. I'd say you're better off swapping those out for another beater that pairs well with unblockable. Sagu Mauler has the advantage of having hexproof so he can't be picked off as easily, and Hunted Troll has the advantage of being absolutely massive for the mana cost. You could also swap out some of the Yasova Dragonclaws for some of these.
Similarly, Augury Owl is too small to be a beater and doesn't ramp you at all. I'd say you're better off playing either some removal or more unblockable enablers in its place. Personally I'd swap them out for another two Aqueous Form, but you could also try Distortion Strike, Vapor Snag, or Disperse. The former two help your gameplan, the latter two help you stay alive to pull your gameplan off.
Smiliarly again, Call the Scions is too expensive to be an effective ramp spell, and the dorks are too small to make effective beaters. I say you're better off swapping them out for two more Llanowar Elves as a much more effective ramp spell. If you're afraid of sweepers or just prefer traditional ramp, you could opt instead for the OG Rampant Growth or even Harrow if you're feeling extra spicy (notice that harrow puts the lands into play untapped- you basically pay one mana to ramp on that turn!)
Civilized Scholar Flip is... well, it's something. I'm not trying to tell you what to do or anything, but why play this? I suppose it does help filter through your deck and does make a scary beater if you can make it unblockable, but it dies to literally everything. Electrolyze, blocked by a lingering souls token, pyroclasm, even night of souls betrayal. I'd say if you're going to play something with one toughness it would be better off being a mana dork. Alternatively you could swap this for another unblockable spell or some removal.
Hour of Need doesn't play into your main strategy pretty much at all but I do think the concept of turning a few mana dorks into 4/4 fliers is hilarious. I assume you really like this card, leave it in if it's fun. It could be replaced with something else to make the deck more competitive but sometimes you just have to stick to your memes.
That's all I can think of while sticking close to the $10 budget. If your budget goes up let me know, I've got a few more ideas
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I would start by cutting some of the cards that do incremental scrying on creatures. In my testing, they have not shown their worth in the deck. Omenspeaker, Augury Owl, Suture Priest, Kor Skyfisher, Solemn Recruit all look like creatures you could do without. You should try using cards which grant draws like Cloudblazer, Mulldrifter, Oath of Jace and Demonlord Belzenlok. I'd take out both Oblivion Ring and Detention Sphere and in their places run Act of Authority, Oath of Liliana or maybe Reality Acid. I would drop Chromatic Lantern and Crucible of Worlds entirely. You have enough mana rocks without the lantern, and quite frankly your commander can act as ramp with it's -1. I would cut the Entreat the Dead as you have other reanimate outlets. I'd probably also cut a couple of cancels and pseudo-draws. a Sensei's Divining Top would be pro right here. Sorin, Grim Nemesis is an over-performer in this deck if you can net one of those as well. Ob Nixilis Reignited also works great. Both planeswalkers allow for multiple removals if Animatou is out. Good luck with your Aminatou deck. It shows a lot of promise!
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So I'm making a Yennett, Cryptic Sovereign deck where I'm trying to make sure that all cards revealed by the commander is always something I would like to be cast/drawn depending on its CMC parity. Currently, the deck has some 1 CMC spell cards that manipulate the topdeck like Brainstorm & Vampiric Tutor, but I'm worried those are going to be nullified by unplanned shuffling before my next combat step. For this purpose, thinking of replacing at least some of them with 2 CMC versions like Augury Owl, Omen & Lim-Dul's Vault so that I can draw those with Yennett and then cast them on my next turn to set up a better reveal. Is this an overreaction? Is Preordain good enough when Yennet casts them?
2 months ago
47552 Love the idea, really creative! I have some recommendations for you though. Onto the birds!
First, if your play group doesn't mind un-cards, then Crow Storm is quite good. Other then that, Storm Crow itself, despite the memes, is not a bad card and is great in bird tribal. Murder of Crows is a really good finisher as it will deter board wipes and swing for 4 a turn. Mindshrieker is another good finsher. Swan Song and Essence Scatter are both great bird themed counterspells and Wing Shards is a great bird themed spell. Crookclaw Elder is a good draw engine and Impaler Shrike and/or Thieving Magpie add a good bit of draw. Keeper of the Nine Gales adds some great board control and helps disrupt the tempo of your opponent. Augury Owl gives some nice foresight to what is coming up and allows you to change the order or throw away the cards that are not needed. Finally, while not a 'bird bird', Soulcatcher is awesome at killing the opponent after some sacrifice shenanigans.
I also have some general recommendations for the deck. Firstly, Culling Dais is awesome. It can tap and sacrifice a bird if that bird is destroyed, turning it into another card for later on. It gets even more ridiculous with Thrummingbird increasing counters. Deluge gives all of your birds pseudo-unblockable and Gravitational Shift beefs up your birds while your opponent's ground troops get weaker. Kangee, Aerie Keeper pumps the power and toughness of all your birds while Aven Mimeomancer makes your tokens bigger. Door of Destinies does similar things to Kangee. Tezzeret's Gambit is a nice draw spell that also adds counters. Glory stops damage cold. In this deck Grafted Wargear is better then Barbed Battlegear, despite the synergy with Soulcatchers' Aerie. Cataclysm is an awesome board wipe, especially with Soulcatchers' Aerie. Masako the Humorless is nasty surprise for your opponent, especially with Glory chilling in the graveyard. Finally, with land I recommend using Nimbus Maze and Sejiri Refuge. I also recommend having 20 lands, but if 18 works, by all means, keep using 18.
I hope this helps! If you would like any help with cuts, just ask, I'll be happy to help!