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Champion of Wits
Creature — Naga Wizard
When Champion of Wits enters the battlefield, you may draw cards equal to its power. If you do, discard two cards.
Eternalize 5UU (5UU, Exile this card from your graveyard: Create a token that's a copy oif it, except it's a 4/4 black Zombie Naga Wizard with no mana cost. Eternalize only as a sorcery.)
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Champion of Wits Discussion
1 day ago
1 day ago
@EpicBox75 You're welcome, I'm glad you like the list! Thanks for your comment.
I think adding blue is definitely possible, however I'd like to keep the deck to two colors for maximum consistency in the early game. If I did add blue, Champion of Wits might be a nice option as well.
1 day ago
I don't see any positive card draw. Cathartic Reunion is a 3-for-3, Fateful Showdown is an X-for-X and Supreme Will is a 1-for-1. I feel like you need more ways to get more cards in your hand to make the discard more effective, and so you don't empty your hand and have nothing for Fateful Showdown.
Chart a Course and/or Champion of Wits could be good in here.
2 days ago
2 days ago
2 days ago
Ogoki, I think that you'll have to pick either Explore to get cards in the graveyard, as I do, or pick something like that card. I didn't consider it, tbh. You'll need creatures on the field to make the enchantment work, so a 3-mana creature that double explores and makes a target for the enchantment (and double explores again if it dies) sounds a bit better to me.
I tried out Sultai first- Hostage Taker and Rogue Refiner both worked well until one was banned- but I found it to be a bit too slow. I do prefer being on the aggressive path. But you could add Champion of Wits and Torrential Gearhulk in there, and a bunch of blue card draws like Chart a Course and Opt and you'd have essentialy a Sultai Control Reanimator deck. I think that's gonna be a more popular choice because of the control it gives you- but my preferred playstyle is more aggressive.
1 week ago
I'm testing a similar list:
Some recommendations I have based on testing:
I would put Gifted Aetherborn in the sideboard. It only helps in the aggro matchup. Fatal Push is a good card I recommend as many as you can fit mainboard. I definitely think you want more Search for Azcanta Flip as this card pulls serious work in the deck. It's almost correct not to transform it sometimes because of quality of filtering it gives you. I personally have been underwhelmed by Enter the Unknown and I believe you should cut it to make room for other discard enablers. Enter the Unknown requires a target and the deck doesn't make great use out of the counter it provides. Yahenni's Expertise is required in my opinion. You need a board clear and this also allows you to play Champion of Wits for free. Yahenni's Expertise also triggers Journey to Eternity most of the time. I would not add energy. Your mana base is already a bit of a mess and trying to splash for white seems like it could result in unwinnable games. I would add more Drowned Catacomb and drop Botanical Sanctum. This deck wants about 23 lands and running 7 fast lands feals bad because they will often enter play tapped. Also evolving wilds is not great bit there are not a whole lot of alternatives sadly. Stabilizing off of gearhulk is a thing and it feels great. I'm not a huge fan of Boneyard Parley if seems expensive but it could work.
All in all the deck looks solid and thanks for turning me on to Channeler Initiate. I plan on testing that later today.
2 weeks ago
If you have the ability to transition away from graveyard reliance in game 2-3 then yes it is viable. The problem would be your opponent removing your graveyard, which you can stop from being a problem by not relying on your yard after the first game. I think between Strategic Planning and Benefaction of Rhonas there is a serious amount of support for a sultai reanimator list, or even an abzan one. You could rely on enchantments and creatures like the one you posted and Noxious Gearhulk as removal. Champion of Wits also helps fuel your efforts, and with all the embalm and etrernalize cards in standard right now you have so many choices that you can work with.