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Bubbling Cauldron Discussion
1 month ago
Aetherflux Reservoir , Aethersphere Harvester , Prism Ring , Umezawa's Jitte , Dragon's Claw , Tablet of the Guilds , Staff of the Flame Magus , Batterskull , Loxodon Warhammer , Wurmcoil Engine , Delif's Cone , Soul Net , Sylvok Lifestaff , Basilisk Collar , Bubbling Cauldron , and Profane Memento are probably about as close as you'll get.
2 months ago
Rakish Heir , Vampire Nighthawk , Indulgent Aristocrat , Sanctum Seeker and Stromkirk Noble are all budget cards that would slot well into this deck. If you're willing to spend a bit more, Gifted Aetherborn , Drana, Liberator of Malakir and Knight of the Ebon Legion would be good additions. I'd also move Olivia, Mobilized for War into the main in place of Vampire Warlord or Markov Patrician
Not really sure what purpose Bubbling Cauldron serves here. Clear a Path seems a strange choice to me as well. Terminate would provide a much broader scope of removal for just more and be instant speed too.
3 months ago
4 months ago
Consider adding Momentous Fall for some extra card draw while also removing their creatures. Also Eldritch Evolution gives you a tutor while removing their creature. Bubbling Cauldron also gives you some more easily repeatable sacrifice. Otherwise, it looks solid!
5 months ago
I feel like this absolutely needs Identity Thief and a Delirium package. However, I think that this is more just a flavor thing, so I’ll say the above, Dark Impostor , Dimir Doppelganger , Arcane Adaptation , and the classic Bogbrew Witch , Festering Newt , and Bubbling Cauldron package. Laboratory Maniac is super flavorful as well.
But since you look to be going with some heavy black synergies... have you considered The Haunt of Hightower as a commander? It’s definitely, imo, the coolest Halloween-themed commander, being both super cool and very spooky. Still, I understand if you have an attachment to the Reaper King after so long.
10 months ago
Arcum might not be as good because it can't fetch a creature, which is most of your deck, but it could be useless
Cauldron is a sac outlet, though only once per rotation
Hart is ramp, useful in Azorius
Solemn is also ramp, with the upside of draw on death
Altar is free, though mill might not be your thing
Unwinding Clock is amazing in like every artifact deck, it's like seedborn muse but better
11 months ago
First off I'm going to assume this is more of a casual Modern deck due to the cmc'c of the creatures. If it isn't I would recommend making sure the majority of the creatures is 1 and 2 drops, but for casual it seems quite cool (I love tribal decks). Next, I'm not sure if you are on a budget, but if you aren't Thoughtseize is simply the best discard spell ever printed (not terribly expensive). Also Inquisition of Kozilek is the next best, but if you are in a more casual play group rather than a turn 4 play group it may not be as good (still good though). Finally, if this is more of a "good" casual Modern deck with the Festering Newt and Bubbling Cauldron combo you should probably include Bogbrew Witch .
11 months ago
Didn't mean to get on your case about the mana base - I've just seen people dump a lot of money into mana trying to "fix" underoptimized decks and it makes me cringe. Sorry if I came across as rude.
I found a few relevant cards you might've missed. In particular: Dichotomancy is an even bigger bomb than Eradicate , since it can steal all the creatures from an opponent's deck instead of exiling them. Mimeofacture is similar, but requires an investment of 4 mana per creature. Splinter is an Eradicate that requires an artifact creature. And Verdant Succession works like Remembrance for green creatures, except it brings stuff directly onto the battlefield.
Other (less powerful) options: Bazaar of Wonders , Eye of Singularity , Echoing Truth , Sever the Bloodline , Declaration in Stone , Retraced Image , Bubbling Cauldron , Pack Hunt , and Reflector Mage . If you have some way to copy Spy Kit , Biovisionary and Doubling Chant could also work.
In general, I think the biggest challenge you'll face is that effects synergizing with Spy Kit are kind of all over the place. There's board wipes, removal, staxxy control, creature tutoring... but not a lot of actual finishers. You've got to make room not only for precursors to Spy Kit (draw, ramp, tutors, etc.), but stuff that can win the game.
Maybe focus on one or two archetypes for the cards enabled by Spy Kit, then pick an unrelated win con? Or fill up on stealing/copying effects that can help set up Spy Kit combos but also be used offensively? I don't know... interesting dilemma.