Chart a Course


Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Standard Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Arena [BETA] Legal
Brawl Legal
Frontier Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Ixalan (XLN) Uncommon

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Chart a Course


Draw two cards. Then discard a card unless you attacked with a creature this turn.

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Chart a Course Discussion

RowdyMagic18 on Wizard burn (core 2019)

3 days ago

magikarp123, yeah I agree, I forgot that Chart a Course is a sorcery. Also Anticipate is seeing 3 cards and choosing 1 instead of 2 cards and choosing 1 with chart a course. So I think Anticipate is the better card. Thanks again!

RowdyMagic18 on Wizard burn (core 2019)

3 days ago

magikarp123 I was a “Anticipating” that you were going to say that! :p I considered the option, but I’m not sure if Chart a Course would be better or not. I’ll do some testing.

multimedia on Red/Blue Wizards

5 days ago

Hey, I saw your forum topic; you're right the deck is stuck between being aggro and midrange. I suggest going aggro being fast and cutting any cards above three mana. Pumping all your Wizards with burn thanks to Adeliz at the same time doing damage to your opponent with the burn is a good direction to take this deck. Less focus on Wizards, more focus on cheap mana cost instant/sorceries that trigger Adeliz.

I suggest 4x Adeliz she's your build around card and even though she's legendary you want to consistently draw her in all games to be able to do this you want 4 of her. She's also quite fragile, if she dies you want more opportunities to draw another Adeliz.

4x Shock, 4x Lightning Strike and 4x Wizard's Lightning is a good burn to opponent base that can also fuel Adeliz. 4x Opt because it can first help to find Adeliz and then trigger her to pump Wizards as well as find burn. In my opinion it's one of the best spells with Adeliz.

Chart a Course and Warlord's Fury are nice cards to trigger Adeliz while also draw card(s). Dive Down can be clutch to save Adeliz or another Wizard from removal and in combat, it's a fine sideboard card. Wizard's Retort can also be clutch it's good, so is Negate, but each are better as more sideboard cards for control matchups.

For the Wizard creature base consider: 4x Adeliz, 4x Lavarunner, 4x Spellweaver Eternal and 4x Soul-Scar Mage? Soul-Scar and Spellweaver have prowess this ability is very good for this strategy. They're like Adeliz except instants/sorceries only pump Soul-Scar or Spellweaver not all your Wizards like Adeliz does. Still prowess is the ability your wanting to play because it lets you pump these Wizards not once, but twice with Adeliz also in play. Without Adeliz these Wizards can still get a pump from instants/sorceries which makes a huge difference in the amount of damage you possibly do with these Wizards.

For example, it's turn four you control a Spellweaver, an Adeliz and four lands. You start with casting Shock Spellweaver will become a 4/3 and Adeliz will become a 3/3. Spellweaver gets the +1/+1 pump from it's prowess ability and another +1/+1 pump from Adeliz's ability. Next you cast Lightning then Spellweaver becomes a 6/5 and Adeliz becomes a 4/4. This is potential 15 damage to your opponent this includes 5 damage to opponent from the burn spells this turn. With any other instant/sorcery in your hand you can potentially win on this turn.

Adding all this advice up, consider this fast aggro version:

  • 4x Adeliz
  • 4x Lavarunner
  • 4x Spellweaver
  • 4x Soul-Scar

  • 4x Shock
  • 4x Strike
  • 4x Lightning
  • 4x Opt
  • 3x Chart
  • 2x Fury
  • 1x Retort with more in the sideboard

  • 22x Lands

Good luck with your deck.

Sgtpopnfreash on Kess, High Doom

1 week ago

cammayhew if your still reading this or looking at the list, I took out Chart a Course for Thought Scour when I added the Unearth/Demonic Consultation line to the deck. To me Thought Scour was as good as Chart a Course in terms of cracking piles and generally Chart a Course ends up being an overcosted Faithless Looting

ClockworkSwordfish on Burned at the Stake

2 weeks ago

This is pretty neat! I'd consider things like Krenko's Command and Dragon Fodder, since they give you two goblins and can be made cheaper by the Medallion and/or Goblin Electromancer. After all, it would be embarrassing to ramp into a quick BATS and not have the seven creatures needed! A better one-drop of choice would probably be Mogg Fanatic, since unlike the others, you can still sacrifice him for an extra point of damage after tapping him for BATS. Seeing as you have two artifacts, you might also prefer Chart a Course to Artificer's Epiphany.

Legoman18 on Everyone Loves Ice Breakers, V2

2 weeks ago

Nathanaiel: Dictate of Kruphix would be a good card, good enough that it might even warrant replacing Cryptic Serpent in one of the flex spots. While going down a creature or two is risky, being able to find answers faster and grow Chasm Skulker or flip Thing in the Ice  Flip faster might be worth it.

Thirst for Knowledge is also good, being an instant rather than a sorcery. I could swap out Chart a Course for it, as drawing and discarding an extra card for only one extra mana is a lot more value, especially considering it helps turn on Temporal Trespass and Cryptic Serpent faster. I'm just not sure if I can afford to pay that extra one mana, I'll have to playtest it and see which one works better.

Deadpool5 on Grixis Delver

2 weeks ago

Yeah with Treasure and Gitaxian ban it's really difficult to have results with UR nowadays, even if the new Chart a Course helped a bit the card advantage.

fencerman2 on Budget Izzet Counterburn

2 weeks ago

This deck looks pretty sweet, if you want to go all in with the Nivix Cyclops package, you could include something like Kiln Fiend along with Artful Dodge, Assault Strobe, and Mizzium Skin. Alternatively, you could go more burn heavy with a full 4 bolts, as well as Monastery Swiftspear and some other cheap burn like Lava Spike. Have you run into any trouble keeping the amount of cards high in your hand? You could consider some cheap card draw like Chart a Course or something. Hope it works out!

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