Return up to three target artifacts and/or creatures to their owner's hands.
You may cast a card with converted mana cost 4 or less from your hand without paying its mana cost.
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Baral's Expertise occurrence in decks from the last year
Commander / EDH:
All decks: 0.01%
Baral's Expertise Discussion
1 month ago
You need an infinite combo that can be easily tutored in your colors. You also need a reliable way to win once going infinite. For this I suggest Gadwick, the Wizened , or Kefnet the Mindful . Either of these commanders are mana outlets since you can dump large amounts of your infinite mana into drawing your entire library. Once you’ve drawn your entire deck you need a way to actually win the game, since passing the turn with infinite mana gives opponents a chance to answer it. So the most reliable way to win after drawing your deck is Laboratory Maniac and or Jace, Wielder of Mysteries . Once you’ve drawn your deck then cast one of those and use one last draw effect to win the game on the spot. Now back to my first point, in blue it is very difficult to tutor for creatures but it is easy to tutor for artifacts and instants \ sorceries. So for a tutor package I’d suggest Mystical Tutor , Merchant Scroll , Spellseeker , Long-Term Plans , Fabricate , Whir of Invention , and Inventors' Fair . Finally you need a more efficient way to actually go infinite, meaning lower cmc and can be tutored using the above mentioned cards. So one of the most efficient ways would the dramatic scepter combo. For this you will need Isochron Scepter , imprinted with Dramatic Reversal . Then as long as your nonland permanents tap for at least 3 mana, you go infinite because it takes 2 mana to cast the imprinted spell which will untap everything netting you positive mana. You could also keep Talrand in the 99 and use him to make infinite drakes. I tried to keep each card suggestion to around $12 or less so that’s it’s more affordable. These revisions will significantly improve your ability to find and execute game winning lines of play. Also another even cheaper way to win is to make Naru Meha, Master Wizard your commander. Then go infinite with cards like Illusionist's Stratagem and Ghostly Flicker / Baral's Expertise .
2 months ago
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2 months ago
2 months ago
Also Long-Term Plans could be a good tutor in the deck with you potentially being able to get to it with Elsha.
Soothsaying can act as a 'worse' divining top in the deck
2 months ago
Just some straight upgrades I can see while keeping some budget in mind is
Young Pyromancer could be a good add to make more tokens and it costs less to get out than your other token makers.
I've found in my own Izzet deck that mana ramp really needs to be a big part of your deck since you don't ramp easily. I use Curious Homunculus Flip since he can tap for mana and flips into a prowess creature that reduces mana cost.
Tutors are always good to add and Long-Term Plans is a tutor in blue that will let you search for any card and not need to reveal it.
Expansion / Explosion is a good card since it will let you copy a spell or act as a big blow out spell if you have nothing else to do.
One card that I love that synergies with Thousand year storm is Baral's Expertise since if you get copies of it then you are bouncing tons of stuff back to people's hands and getting free casts into the storm.
2 months ago
Neat build! Morophon seems like a good choice as the red-herring general. I went for Kynaios and Tiro of Meletis for my build since he helps draw into tutors, though I am jealous of your access to black.
Anyway you might like these: Debt of Loyalty , Natural Affinity , Dovescape , Possibility Storm , Replicate, Willbreaker , Baral's Expertise , Harnessed Lightning , Green Sun's Zenith , Spellseeker , Fists of Flame , Verdant Rebirth , Supplant Form , Hatred , Supernatural Stamina
3 months ago
Another card similar to Sensei’s diving top is Soothsaying which could help with the mana sink if you have nothing else to do during a turn and shuffling your deck if you ever need to.
Speaking from experience Baral's Expertise after a few spells with Thousand year storm can be completely nuts and I would highly recommend it.
Long-Term Plans is a blue tutor that allows you to search for anything that could go well with your commander since you could actually cast stuff off the top to get to that card.