Creature — Human Spellshaper
(1)(White)(White), Tap, Discard a card: The next time a source of your choice would deal damage to you this turn, prevent that damage. You gain life equal to the damage prevented this way.
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|Mercadian Masques (MMQ)||Rare|
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|Commander / EDH||Legal|
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Cho-Arrim Alchemist Discussion
1 year ago
Not a creature, but Molten Vortex is insanely good against hate-bears as you can use your dead draws to take them out instead of your premium removal.
Spurnmage Advocate , Brown Ouphe , Cabal Therapist , Caustic Caterpillar , Cho-Arrim Alchemist , Cursecatcher , Dakra Mystic , Devoted Caretaker , Elvish Reclaimer , Gorilla Shaman , Guul Draz Assassin , Judge's Familiar , Law-Rune Enforcer , Mausoleum Wanderer , Mistcaller , Nova Cleric , Permeating Mass , Pilfering Imp , Siren Stormtamer , Tidal Warrior , Ulvenwald Tracker , Vortex Elemental , Weathered Wayfarer , Will-o'-the-Wisp , Xantid Swarm .
3 years ago
This looks like a lot of fun, great to see these blasts from the past get used! One card that you might consider for ramp is Thran Turbine, could give you a free cycle each turn. As for lower CMC creatures, some that I think could be useful are Cryptbreaker, Stoic Champion, Ruthless Sniper, Cho-Arrim Alchemist, Pack Rat, Skirk Ridge Exhumer, Undertaker, and Devout Witness, since they get a different kind of value out of discards than cycling. Similarly, Key to the City and Smuggler's Copter can allow you to use discards for different kinds of value.
As far as other cards related to cycling go, did you consider Ash Barrens, Gilded Light, Stir the Sands, Unearth, Radiant's Judgment, Street Wraith, Viscera Dragger, and Pitiless Vizier? I'm not sure if those fit in perfectly, but they might be worth considering.
If you wanted to make all players discard but have you benefit more from it, you might consider cards like Oppression and Necrogen Mists. I also think Library of Leng is worth looking at, but it might not fit your strategy.
Do you think getting Hellbent is something you are looking to do with this deck? If the former, maybe something like Gibbering Descent, Asylum Visitor, Dark Suspicions, Grim Strider, or Hollowborn Barghest could be interesting. In either case, some card draw like Phyrexian Arena could be very useful.
Also, watch out for Stabilizer!
4 years ago
4 years ago
Thank you very much for your help!
I don't have too many artifacts in this deck, so I don't think Daretti, Scrap Savant would fit too well.
However, based on your suggestions and your Alesha edh beta, I swapped Plains, Swamp, Mountain, Will-o'-the-Wisp, Pulse of the Fields, and Pulse of the Forge for Faithless Looting, Devout Witness, Cho-Arrim Alchemist, Tortured Existence, Sparkspitter, and High Priest of Penance.
4 years ago
These are cards in considering for an unpowered Cube. I enjoy owning the cards I put in, so if I don't pull it or trade for it, chances are in not getting it. Anyway, what do you guys think of these?
4 years ago
What about a Jace's Archivist? To go and get the draw on. Or perhaps a Magus of the Jar, it will trigger sphinx for 7 times. I don't know if you want a faster mill or a slower one. There is also Kami of False Hope or Haazda Shield Mate. If you don't want a modern deck there is a Cho-Arrim Alchemist or Hedron-Field Purists.
Also it might be fun to run a Swans of Bryn Argoll.