Coiling Oracle


Format Legality
Noble Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Casual Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Modern Masters 2017 Edition (MM3) Common
Commander 2016 (C16) Common
Conspiracy: Take the Crown (CN2) Uncommon
Commander 2015 (C15) Common
Duel Decks: Elspeth vs Kiora (DDO) Common
Dissension (DIS) Common

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Coiling Oracle

Creature — Snake Elf Druid

When Coiling Oracle enters the battlefield, reveal the top card of your library. If it's a land card, put it onto the battlefield. Otherwise, put that card into your hand.

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Coiling Oracle Discussion

oblivionz on Tropical Fish

5 days ago

I love UG and just saw your post on reddit, im still new to legacy but i play with Coiling Oracle and yes it is good with Brainstorm but it really shines when you hit Gaea's Cradle (in my case) i guess that Wasteland is the best target in your deck.

Pithing Needle seems to be the best answer to Sword of Fire and Ice.

I have seem some Topless Miracles run Back to Basics and it works for them, but keep in mind that Topless is a full control deck.

ToolmasterOfBrainerd on How much card drawing is ...

1 week ago

Ancestral Vision is a card to be careful with. Suppose you cast it on turn 1. Then you'll probably be doing very well starting turn 4, but until then you're playing with 1 less card than your opponent and 1 less mana. This meta feels like it's slowing down a bit (lots of control decks), but playing behind on turns 1-3 is always risky. Ancestral Vision is very good, but playing it comes at the cost that the rest of your deck must be low to the ground and accessible in the first few turns. I wouldn't play 4.

Search for Azcanta and Sleight of Hand are not good for Sultai. Sleight of hand is good in combo decks, but not midrange. If your deck plays at instant speed with counterspells then Opt is very good but if you're mostly just jamming Tarmogoyf and Tasigur, then Thought Scour is a much better choice.

Coiling Oracle is bad. 2 mana draw a card and chump block isn't what you want to be doing in modern.

Limiting mana to BBUG pushes you towards midrange rather than control. What style of deck do you intend on building?

JamesR404v2 on How much card drawing is ...

1 week ago

Hey, wow, thanks everyone for all the feedback!

I hear card drawing is really preferred above top-deck manipulation, unless one can abuse the top deck manipulation. One says max 10 cards that draw cards, the other says max 10-12.

I think I'll have to stick with ten card drawing cards. ...

Also higher casting cost card drawers are frowned upon. I was thinking of Sultai Ascendancy, but also of Bounty of the Luxa. Everyone seems to think it's shit, so now I will probably play none of those. :D

Coiling Oracle, duh, I knew I forgot some critter. That is definitely a nice cantrip.

Okay, so I'll play ten card drawing cards, in Sultai I think the best choices for card drawing are then like;

4x Serum Visions
4x Ancestral Vision
1x Sleight of Hand ?
1x Opt ?

To have a reliable mana base, I'm limiting to cards that I can cast with BBUG. (So I can include Damnation, but I can't play Cryptic Command nor Eternal Witness). If that's wise, I duno, but it's a starting point. I hate getting mana screwed or mana flooded, so I am willing to play less stronger cards to avoid that. With 3 colours I think there are plenty of good cards to play, even if I limit myself in mana cost like this.

So, having those drawing spells, I'll probably still add some more creatures that help to create options, 2x? Snapcaster Mage, 4x? Grim Flayer and 3x? Coiling Oracle.

I'll see :) One of these days I'll "finalise" the decklist and buy it all, I can share my play experiences here - on the topic of "how much card drawing" is the right amount :)

Icbrgr on How much card drawing is ...

1 week ago

I don't know how to answer your question Directly but I can give you insight on my deckbuilding experience.

Imo with the exception of using miracle spells like Temporal Mastery or Quest for Ula's Temple and similar drawing cards is far more useful/powerful than top deck manipulation. Unless you have a way to play the top card of your library like Future Sight

In sultai colors do not underestimate the power of Coiling Oracle its Both "draw" and or puts out an extra land... It's just a fantastic 2drop.

Trifas on Biovisionary Casual

1 week ago

I've been trying a casual Biovisionary and realized that since the deck is so focused in making copies you can make good use of them while you don't have Biovisionary out yet.

So some valuable cheap creatures may help you, I guess Coiling Oracle is a great target for the copy spells in order to help us finding Biovisionary and the lands we need for all those copy spells. In fact, anything that gives us mana or cards seems like a good target.

Here's my version of the deck! Feel free to take some ideas from it and suggest some of yours!

Icbrgr on New azor 2.0

3 weeks ago

You can lock out combat with Stonehorn Dignitary with venser... Reality Acid is basically vensers ultimate with his +1... And infinite turns with blinking Eternal Witness and Time Warp... Also Coiling Oracle is amazing for draw/ramp... I have a bant blink deck on my page if you want to check it out for a few other ideas.

usaDiabetic on Emerging Delirium

3 weeks ago

Yeah, you could always go with Hedron Crab for more self mill, Archaeomancer, Coiling Oracle, Ghoultree, Acidic Slime, Kessig Cagebreakers, and Wonder...stuff like that.

Also thought of a much better ramp spell for this deck, Splendid Reclamation.

Have fun brewing, Sidisi is one of my favorites!

Flyheight on Ramos And His Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

4 weeks ago

No Fetches in the mana base?

So you said you're looking for cuts, here are some cards I particularly LIKE from your list (in no particular order):

Creatures (16):

Atraxa, Praetors' Voice, Coiling Oracle, Corpsejack Menace, Deathrite Shaman, Intet, the Dreamer, Maelstrom Archangel, Maelstrom Wanderer, Mercurial Chemister, Prime Speaker Zegana, Rashmi, Eternities Crafter, Thrasios, Triton Hero, Vorel of the Hull Clade, Weaver of Currents, Winding Constrictor, Yidris, Maelstrom Wielder, Yore-Tiller Nephilim

Non-Creatures (28):

Maelstrom Nexus, Mirari's Wake, Pernicious Deed, Flesh / Blood, Hull Breach, Merciless Eviction, Slave of Bolas, Unexpected Results, Villainous Wealth, Abzan Charm, Jund Charm, Naya Charm, Sphinx's Revelation, Trap Essence, Chromatic Lantern, Door to Nothingness,Dragon Arch, Legacy Weapon, Lightning Greaves, Planar Bridge, Prismatic Geoscope, Sensei's Divining Top, Sol Ring, Thran Dynamo, Vedalken Orrery, Ajani, Mentor of Heroes, Nicol Bolas, Planeswalker, Sarkhan Unbroken

Other cards I really like that you might want to consider (20):

Chromanticore, Trace of Abundance, Kiora's Follower, Wargate, Derevi, Empyrial Tactician, Knotvine Mystic, Gilder Bairn, Kiora, Master of the Depths, Captain Sisay, Ral Zarek, Karametra, God of Harvests, Ghave, Guru of Spores, Crystallization, Cavern Harpy, Fleetfoot Panther, Ivorytusk Fortress, Reyhan, Last of the Abzan, Duneblast, Congregation at Dawn, Bring to Light

If you relax your gold and artifact only restriction you can get a couple more fun toys (4):

Hardened Scales, Doubling Season, Primal Vigor, Kalonian Hydra

Cards I see on your list that I have seen others suggest, that I think are ok, but not necessarily as awesome as above:

Creatures (3):

Jhoira of the Ghitu, Selvala, Explorer Returned, Teneb, the Harvester

NonCreatures (5):

Bounty of the Luxa, Fires of Yavimaya, Guided Passage, Mortify, Nissa, Steward of Elements

Other cards I've seen others use, but I'm not quite as hot on (8):

Safewright Quest, Bituminous Blast, Ashen Rider, Zhur-Taa Druid, Putrefy, Supply/Demand, Tamiyo, Field Researcher, Evil Twin

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