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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
2 days ago
matlpayro In the non-competitive games with my friends, I can pull it off. But the Curious Homunculus Flip never really lasts. Its mainly for turns 2-4. I normally cast Rise from the Tides on turn 6-8. I don't miss land drops often because of all the filtering, but its usually a gamble because they come in tapped.
But how many lands would you recommend running? And what would you consider cutting?
2 days ago
4 days ago
Hey etheraldreamer, Inexorable Tide is excellent, see where your going there. The reason I don't run it is simply its CMC 5, I'm hoping to already be setup with Mizzix of the Izmagnus around there. Longer term you'll get more value playing a Inexorable Tide.
Austin_Smith_of_Cards, excellent suggestions. Lava Spike + Desperate Ritual + Izzet Guildmage is an excellent kill combo. Adding it to my description above. The only part I don't like is that the Lava Spike, standalone it's not that great. Desperate Ritual although a little under powered, is still borderline playable card. Usually I prefer combos where each card is okay on it's own, but not always, see Pili-Pala.
Stroke of Genius has been on the cusp, for a long time. I keep questioning whether to get it in there or not. Visions of Beyond seems like the best remove for it, but I'm so low on Isochron Scepter targets as is. I've had 2 scenarios in 7 games now where i've had to wait 2 turns to pull an instant with CMC 2 or less for the Isochron Scepter so I know that I need more targets not less. Curious Homunculus Flip / Voracious Reader Flip is more likely.
I have Scour from Existence in my maybeboard, Purphoros, God of the Forge is a key reason why Scour from Existence is key. Chaos Warp for me just doesn't do it. In play testing I'm still trying to figure out if 1) Play for my infinite combo, or 2) Have control to stop other combos is the correct play. Thus far I haven't lost (yet, but been at 1 life). Can't remember all the commander's I've faced (No Prossh, Skyraider of Kher yet so that would be a real challenge). Some commanders: Jeleva, Nephalia's Scourge, Derevi, Empyrial Tactician, Breya, Etherium Shaper (seems to be the flavor of the month right now), Gisela, Blade of Goldnight, Kaalia of the Vast, Oloro, Ageless Ascetic, Karn, Silver Golem, The Gitrog Monster, can't remember any others. So verdict is till out on that. It's VERY good.
Fact or Fiction is funny, I just took it out of the deck Friday to test some other cards in it's place. I very much missed it in this weekend's games. Fact or Fiction returning to the deck soon as I figure out the removals. I'm considering removing the Isochron Scepter, that would change up a few cards that are simply there just to be targets, but then again when I think of an Isochron Scepter + Counterspell or Isochron Scepter + Mystical Tutor or Isochron Scepter + Cyclonic Rift... hmm, how do I not want that recursion, or a Visions of Beyond! = Draw 3 cards.
All Excellent suggestions, any or all should be in the deck. I'm still trying to figure out my fringe cards. Training Grounds maybe.
5 days ago
Badass deck! +1
1 week ago
1 week ago
Well, as stated above your deck is already well built. Other changes would be exclusively personal (I would use Curious Homunculus Flip just because i like Homunculus for example) but you probably don't need that kind of comment, right?
Despite the fact that i'm more of a Jund Guy, i guess i could give you a +1 for your efforts ;)
1 week ago
Since it's a prowess themed deck you could try Trail of knowledge (they haven't added this yet) and Cartouche of Zeal and or Consuming Fervor, but that makes it harder to get out a Bedlam Reveler and flip a Curious Homunculus Flip however it does draw you more cards and activate prowess more. Maybe take them both out for something like Flameblade Adept and add Cathartic Reunion so discard more... Also Insult / Injury might be better then Invigorated Rampage cause it counts as two spells! But yah, I love that card.
2 weeks ago
I tried Goblin Electromancer along with Curious Homunculus Flip, they didn't really do much for me since I wanted as little board presence as possible when making this deck. Also they would usually get picked off right away with removal as soon as they hit the board. Arcane Melee seems useful, but it's a tad bit expensive to cast. At this point, I'm not even sure what I'd take out for it.