Comparative Analysis


Format Legality
Modern Legal
Legacy Legal
Vintage Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Standard Legal
Frontier Legal
Pauper Legal

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Oath of the Gatewatch Common

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Comparative Analysis


Surge (You may cast this spell for its surge cost if you or a teammate has cast another spell this turn.)

Target player draws two cards.

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Comparative Analysis Discussion

dotytron on 20,000 Creatures Under The Sea

2 weeks ago

i would suggest maybe Comparative Analysis to side on higher creature count

Cian on pauper cheerios

1 month ago

Comparative Analysis draw little bit cheaper with 0000

Disperse nice catch all

Press for Answers clues are cool

Tezzeret's Ambition draw

i would probs drop the shield. it's pretty shit other than giving you mana for some of your spells, i dunno. maybe playtest a bit

+2 anticipate -2 slip

drop the ass worker. 8 threats is good. maybe even too many. you're very soft to creatures tho'.

+1 rebuke -1 other counter, maybe

Snaptune on My mind's desire is to cast every card printed

1 month ago

As a fellow Rashmi player, you have a very solid deck. Your combo is strong, so I feel the only place for improvement would come from better support cards.

Guile-->Momir Vig, Simic Visionary: While Momir Vig and Rashmi are out, play a green creature spell, lets say of CMC 4. Rashmi and Momir will both trigger. Stack Rashmi's ability first, then Momir's so that Momir's will trigger first. Tutor for a creature of CMC less than the cast creature and put on top of your library. Now Rashmi triggers and you get to cast your creature off the top! Guile doesn't feel particularly strong in this build since you are only running six counter spells.

Vision Skeins-->Frantic Search: I'm not a fan of Visions unless your playing Nekusar or group hug. Since this deck is neither, Frantic allows you to draw at instant speed and then allows you to untap your lands so you can cast what you drew into!

Mana Leak-->Arcane Denial: Strictly better counter spell. Mana leak is situational and will rarely be relevant.

Mind's Desire-->Mystical Tutor: I'm not sure how well Desire has worked for you, but I don't like the random aspect of it (and if you are using it to storm your entire deck into play, then chances are you can win by other means by that point). Mystical Tutor has excellent synergy with Rashmi. Play a spell to trigger Rashmi, in response to Rashmi trigger you cast Mystical Tutor. Search for an instant or sorcery of CMC less than the spell cast to trigger Rashmi to instantly cast it off the top of your library when her trigger goes to resolve!

Train of Thought-->Anything: Literally anything. If you copy this spell twice, you will draw 3 cards for six mana at sorcery speed. Opportunity draws you 4 cards at instant speed at a more flexible cost. Divination draws 2 cards at sorcery speed for one less mana than Train. Comparative Analysis draws 2 cards at instant speed for the same amount of mana. Train of Thought is a BAD CARD and you should feel bad! Try Gush instead. You can cast it for free, and it triggers Rashmi with a CMC of 5, which is pretty awesome for a free cast (same for Force of Will). You could also try Mulldrifter for the same reason.

Research/Development-->Displace: Since you aren't allowed to play Research/Development, why not replace it with a redundancy piece? Adding Displace will serve the same purpose as using Ghostly Flicker; make infinite mana with E.Wit and Palinchron. Having both means that you are more likely to hit your combo piece when you need it.

I have other suggestions, but they are more personal preferences at this point (I wouldn't run Fog Bank for example, and I found Yavimaya Elder to be lack luster). Your deck looks seriously strong, and I wish you the best of luck keeping your friends that play against it!

SirShmoopy on Mono Blue Control... Fast Enough for standard?

2 months ago

Comparative Analysis is pretty sweet. If you have baral out you can counter a spell then EOT pay 2 mana and draw 2 cards.

Aether Meltdown might be a good one against aggro

Saraxtoss on

3 months ago

Thanks for the feedback!

I haven't found Rise from the Ties to work so well in this particular build; especially with the amount of board wipe in my area that people seem to be main boarding. Making an army of constructs with Summonings and protecting them seems to be easier than dropping 6 mana for the zombies on my turn then trying to keep them alive.

A few less kill spells in favor of more counters sounds like a solid idea.

As far as draw cards, I have three in mind:

Comparative Analysis casting for the surge cost after using a kill spell on the opponents turn seems like it makes this card ok

Ugin's Insight for a large scale draw/dig (little scared because its a sorcery, but that isn't a deal breaker)

Confirm Suspicions doubles up as a counterspell and draw power


BioProfDude on U/W Control

5 months ago

You seem creature heavy for a control deck. Maybe replace some of the creatures with Glimmer of Genius, Void Shatter, and maybe Comparative Analysis.

For creatures in U/W, Spell Queller comes to mind for a control deck. If you have too much money buring a hole in your pocket, the Torrential Gearhulk would also be a good addition.

Hope these suggestions help! Good luck!

Neotrup on How does Ulamog, the Infinite ...

5 months ago

You could, however, cast something like Comparative Analysis targeting that player in response to Ulamog's trigger. They would then attempt to draw from the empty library before the shuffle. You can also use something like Extirpate to get rid of the Titan. They would still shuffle they're graveyard into their library, so you'd have to mill them out again, but you wouldn't be relying on them drawing it to keep it from happening again.

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