Battlefield Thaumaturge


Format Legality
Legacy Legal
Vintage Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Modern Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal

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Set Rarity
Journey into Nyx Rare

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Battlefield Thaumaturge

Creature — Human Wizard

Each instant and sorcery spell you cast costs 1 less to cast for each creature it targets.

Heroic- Whenever you cast a spell that targets Battlefield Thaumaturge, Battlefield Thaumaturge gains hexproof until end of turn.

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Battlefield Thaumaturge Discussion

seshiro_of_the_orochi on Archaeomancer's Ruse (<$50 Modern)

1 week ago

I have a bant coloured flicker deck that abuses the combination of Eternal Witness and Displace. Maybe take a look for some inspiration: Eternal Displaceness (finite combo flicker)

A card that is awesome with the combo is Mulldrifter. You can evoke it, then respond with ghostly flicker on mulldrifter and archaeomancer, which results in you drawing four cards and keeping the drifter. This usually is six mana, but you can reduce this with Battlefield Thaumaturge or Baral, Chief of Compliance.

RyugaKuroyami62 on Melek Deck

2 months ago

Chandra's Phoenix can be removed. Thousand Winds can be replaced by Cyclonic Rift. Disciple of the Ring can be removed. Ember Swallower should certainly be removed.Kheru Spellsnatcher can be replaced by Counterspell. Opaline Unicorn can be removed. Tyrant of Discord isn't necessary to be played in the deck. Battlefield Thaumaturge isn't that great in the deck. Bloodfire would be better in a more creature based deck.Aggressive Mining should be removed. Conjured Currency can be removed.

Orion93 on so you think you can attack?

2 months ago

Sideboard cards:

Battlefield Thaumaturge, Gridlock, Thrive, Kiora, Master of the DepthsAnd some control cards since your deck focuses on beating creatures with creatures you need a sideboard answer for the decks that aren't running creatures.

I'm feeling like your control combo isn't what you think. It blinks the creature into exile and then returns it under its owner's control, which you are not. I get that willbreaker says it's yours due to targeting but you target it, take it, exile, then return it to their field because the opponent is the owner. It's a cool idea and I could very easily be wrong but I would check into the rulings.

JararoNatsu on Startled Awake by a Guttersnipe

2 months ago

I'll start with the obvious: You're not at 60 cards, which leaves you plenty of room to throw in more instants and sorceries. You can use Red for burn, obviously, with cards like Lightning Bolt and use Blue to hold off creatures and other threats (Icy Blast is one that I tend to be fond of).

You have two different things going on here: Straight up burn, and mill. Both are viable means of winning a game, but you would benefit from focusing on one or the other. Looking at the deck now, it's more heavily focused on burn, with only one card focusing on mill and in the time it would take you to sufficiently mill someone down with it you can have burned them down by other means.

Keep in mind that Wizards tend to focus heavily on the use of instants and sorceries, oftentimes including the use of those already in your graveyard. Wizards like Academy Elite, Augur of Bolas, Battlefield Thaumaturge, Delver of Secrets  Flip, and Disciple of the Ring are all prime examples of this. Simply put, you can create a deck that burns the opponent and then utilizes to use instants/sorceries from the graveyard. Using creatures that lower CMC would also allow you to throw in heavier-hitting burn like Banefire, Lava Axe, and Devil's Play, for example. You already have some creatures that reduce CMC for instants/sorceries, so take advantage of this.

I hope this helps!

Orion93 on Kiora

3 months ago

Kruphix, God of Horizons

Kiora's Follower

Llanowar Elves

Prophet of Kruphix

Archetype of Imagination

Stormtide Leviathan

Whelming Wave

I had a fun Kiora, the Crashing Wave deck. My win conditions were to either waste my opponents time until I swing lethal with a flying leviathan or I had splashed red for the amazing card Crater's Claws which combos with Kruphix for an unlimited mana dump.

You'll be able to make a fun deck with this. It might not win a lot but it will run well.

Alternate idea, Kiora, Master of the Depths with Willbreaker. Use these with Battlefield Thaumaturge and cards like Gridlock and Thrive to shut down your opponents creature base by targeting them with your cheap spells. However this relies on playing against creature decks and in a modern set that's not terribly likely.

Eiti3 on how to works this cards ...

3 months ago

Any costs that can be paid during casting can be reduced, including buyback, kicker, and the like.

To cast Clockspinning with-

  • Sapphire Medallion on the field will cost normally, or with buyback.
  • Battlefield Thaumaturge on the field will only be reduced to IF a creature has a counter on it and you target THAT creature and its counter.
  • both Sapphire Medallion and Battlefield Thaumaturge on the field, targeting a creature with a counter, will cost .

  • Other than that, you can't lower it anymore with Battlefield Thaumaturge because Clockspinning only targets one permanent.

    Upyron on how to works this cards ...

    3 months ago

    is'nt importatn target.... it is if i must pay this discount or not for this buyback, from Sapphire Medallion or Battlefield Thaumaturge.another good example is i'll i pay this mana for Spell Burst, to pay it's variable mana's spell ?

    Atony1400 on how to works this cards ...

    3 months ago

    This actually belongs in Rules Q&A, but what specifically are you targeting with Clockspinning? This wiuld determine if you can use Battlefield Thaumaturge or not?

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