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Creature — Homunculus
: Add to your mana pool. Spend this mana only to cast an instant or sorcery spell.
At the beginning of your upkeep, if there are three or more instant and/or sorcery cards in your graveyard, transform Curious Homunculus
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Curious Homunculus Discussion
18 hours ago
Antonius86 Thanks for the comment! I agree 100%. That's exactly the idea behind the deck. It can be costly that's why I have Baral, Chief of Compliance and Curious Homunculus Flip in the deck to lessen the mana costs. It has been a fun deck to play. I will continue to play it every now and then.
3 days ago
It really is too bad that Smuggler copter got banned. This would be a hellish deck with it in play.
3 days ago
Pulse of the Forge and Flames of the Blood Hand aren't great, however Everlasting Torment can be a lot of fun, is useful and should be maindecked. In such a low cost deck Shard Volley is worth considering.
My only other concern is how you deal with enchantments, particularly the Leyline ones you only have 1 bounce spell Echoing Truth that can do this. You probably need that ability more than Vapor Snag.
1 week ago
+1 for Mandrills (a must), Vines, and maybe Blossoming Defense. I think at least 2X Become Immense would also be good.
More fringe suggestions of creatures you might experiment with: Managorger Hydra, Curious Homunculus Flip, Inexorable Blob, and especially Thing in the Ice Flip. You also might consider some number of Elvish Visionary or Coiling Oracle for draw power (potentially added draws with stuff like Vapor Snag - and maybe Unsubstantiate would be decent in this deck).
I think basically though, you want to consider carefully how you actually want the deck to operate. Right now, this looks like something between UG Infect and Hexproof/Bogles. But what I think you're really looking for is to make a green/blue TEMPO deck, which is what most Delver decks are. The idea of tempo is that you play cheaper creatures and spells than your opponent, so you can overwhelm them by being able to counter their spells, and drop creatures, and do other good stuff while they can only produce one spell per turn through turn 3. It's noteworthy that drawing extra cards is pretty key to making tempo work, so any spell that replaces itself in your hand by allowing you to draw, or helps set up draws, is great. It also means you need very potent damage potential from creatures. to me, this is more important than them being hexproof, because you counterspells to protect them.
2 weeks ago
Why was the Sanguinary Mage better than Curious Homunculus Flip? Being a 1/1 briefly is vulnerable, but getting to three spells is nothing and when it flips you'd have access to more mana with the cost reduction so you wouldn't necessarily need more land. It also goes pretty much out of burn range, though Fatal Push is an issue at all stages for everything.
I think for the same cost and the added ramp/discount that becomes a bigger body and still has Prowess I'd run four of them and ditch the mage.
If you do want to cut something for a land or two I'd start with dropping to two Uncaged Fury. It's not a spell you should need more than once and most decks I see that use it only run two copies as a finisher.
21 land may be sufficient with the Homunculus, but if you wanted 22 I'd drop a Fevered Visions. You usually only get one anyway and the extra mana may lead to more consistent play which is better than maybe getting a second Visions.
I like the Docent better than Mirrorwing because you usually don't have a wide board to make Mirrorwing useful. Docent can give you the wide board, but everything having Prowess already means you get wide buffs whenever you cast a spell anyway.
Haven't seen you play this one in a while, Turbo Thing was a tough one to deal with...
3 weeks ago
Nice idea! I run a variation of this deck with Curious Homunculus Flip, but I like the Reservoir for winning without having to wait for summon sickness. If you need some extra card draw, I've found Quicksmith Spy to be very useful -- I normally have it target Paradox Engine, turning every spell into a draw spell.
I can see how this type of deck gets incredibly annoying to face with your control options in the mix!
1 month ago
Totally understand that you're wanting it to be budget but Crucible of Worlds Enlightened Tutor as well as Mystical Tutor I think should be an auto include on this. Baral, Chief of Compliance as well as Curious Homunculus Flip might be good to be played in there. Talrand, Sky Summoner as well might be good. Willbreaker might be useful with the targeting it pairs nicely with Icy Blast
1 month ago
Nileek - to be honest, I was inspired from you making this deck possible. This time, I will take your advice on Dovin Baan I don't like the concept of Cultivator's Caravan anymore because I don't have enough creatures to crew it...I would rather save my land creatures after a boardwipe. Baral is the reason why I rejected Curious Homunculus Flip here. Baral can loot more answers than the homunculus plus the discount is amazing specially when you escalate Blessed Alliance.