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Destroy target creature that isn't enchanted. It can't be regenerated.
Transmute (1)(Black)(Black) ((1)(Black)(Black), Discard this card: Search your library for a card with the same converted mana cost as this card, reveal it, and put it into your hand. Then shuffle your library. Play only as a sorcery.)
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2 weeks ago
Pestilence and Crypt Rats are board whips and should be in black decks. You could add Ghostly Flicker, Displace, Peregrine Drake so you can make infinite mana and replay every creature from your graveyard AND blink any of your creatures forever. Then add Merchant Scroll, Brainspoil, Dimir House Guard, Drift of Phantasms, Muddle the Mixture, Dimir Infiltrator, Perplex, Shred Memory to tutor for any piece of the combo (okay maybe not all of those but definitely the ones that grab 3cmc and 5cmc). I think these includes are a very strong way to close a game and your commander plays a role as an Archaeomancer effect that also brings creatures back.
1 month ago
Hi! Neat idea! I really like it! +1!
I've got some good ideas for ya:
Zur the Enchanter will tutor for Arcane Adaptation. You could probably make him the commander for a guaranteed shot at Adaptation every game. I suggest you do that.
Here's my suggestion for an add on to the combo: Intruder Alarm. Now your combo is Near-infinite. IIIIIIIIF you make the Turbine a creature so it untaps when you grab a creature. This can be done with Ensoul Artifact(can be grabbed by Zur!), March of the Machines, Sydri, Galvanic Genius, Karn, Silver Golem, Toymaker, Tezzeret the Seeker (useful otherwise too), Tezzeret, Agent of Bolas, Karn's Touch, Xenic Poltergeist... you get the point. All the creatures would be Adapted Myr so they still help with the game plan. This side combo will make your main combo more powerful, allowing you to get all or your creatures rather than just one. Also you will additionally get infinite mana if you have a free mana-dork out. Something to consider.
Now regardless if you go with the side combo, you'll need a robust tutor package for consistency. Zur and a few others I've mentioned help, but here's some more: Enlightened Tutor, Diabolic Tutor, Razaketh's Rite, Demonic Collusion, Drift of Phantasms, Dimir Machinations, Mastermind's Acquisition, Brainspoil, Fabricate, and Beseech the Queen are all solid options.
Hope some of this helps! Let me know if you like or can't figure out the combo!
3 months ago
Thanks for your feedback!
Brainspoil and Dimir Machinations had been in a prior version of this deck, and were purged alongside most other traditional tutors--originally, more tutors were used, but they were too inefficient to justify the card slot. In retrospect, this was a tad unfair to the two above cards, given their three mana tutoring effects and potential for other uses in a pinch. I am going to give both another shot. Azusa, Lost but Seeking is out--in theory, her land ability works well with the number of fetch lands in this deck, but the chances of drawing either Crucible of Worlds or Ramunap Excavator is low, and neither is worth wasting a tutor on. Jace, Unraveler of Secrets is also out--his mana cost is simply too high.
Liliana Vess is a tad slow for my taste. Effectively, she is a 5 mana tutor that does not give me the option of casting the card I need in the same turn as the tutor.
3 months ago
I love goofy decks and applaud you for keeping the theme of Battle of Witts
Have you felt the need for more tutors? Brainspoil maybe?
3 months ago
Xenograft is another version of arcane adaption and conspiracy. If you are having trouble getting your main enchantments out Perplex transmutes for arcane adaption and Brainspoil transmutes for xenograft or conspiracy. Combustible Gearhulk and the other Titans are also good to flicker. Gray Merchant of Asphodel can gain you some life in a pinch or close out a game. Flameshadow Conjuring is like another Inalla except it requires red mana.
3 months ago
The classic method is to just try to get your Battle of Wits on the battlefield as soon as possible. I was curious, so I made a list of modern cards that can find it:
- Archmage Ascension
- Beseech the Queen
- Bringer of the Black Dawn
- Dark Petition
- Demonic Collusion
- Diabolic Tutor
- Disciple of Deceit
- Enduring Ideal
- Idyllic Tutor
- Increasing Ambition
- Liliana Vess
- Planar Portal
- Planar Bridge
- Razaketh, the Foulblooded
- Razaketh's Rite
- Ring of Three Wishes
- Rune-Scarred Demon
- Sidisi, Undead Vizier
- Tamiyo's Journal
3 months ago
5 months ago
I dont know what i should think about Brainspoil for me this card is a bit weak. for a kill card to expensive and as a card only to search 6 other cards not that good.The deck is really expensive in mana, how are your games against aggro and early decks?