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Deep Analysis Discussion
5 days ago
5 days ago
Flash of Insight is instant speed and doesn't cost 3 life, and has (basically) the same flashback cost as Deep Analysis so you can use it in response to any targeted removal of lab man, its a really clutch card for me.
For me I would rather see Hermit druid first, flash/ hulk second, and food chain last. They all lead to milling the deck for a dread return, but food chain allows an opponent the most interaction to stop us. Winding Canyons Alchemist's Refuge removes half of the available interaction, but still leaves us open to instant speed removal of food chain while a creature is on the stack. Then if something goes terribly wrong ill go for the lab man win through either Flash of insight, or hapless researcher.
6 days ago
The main reason for Deep Analysis over Flash of Insight is Laboratory Maniac. Is some of my combo for Nooze is exiled or otherwise inaccessible due to gameplay, I can Dread Return the Laboratory Maniac and flashback Deep Analysis.
I actually had Noxious Revival and Diabolic Intent in the list to start with, along with cards like Windfall, some of the signets, etc. But a lot of them were dropped for more removal. Timetwister/Memory's Journey lines are the best for repeatedly recycling my library, to use Beast Within + Reality Shift to exile my opponents libraries. Winds of Rebuke isn't needed for this.
Entomb, Necromancy, Reanimate, Life // Death and the like were a package I couldn't run with my Food Chain package, Flash/Protean Hulk package, Laboratory Maniac package, Counterspell Package, Card Draw Package, Tutor Package, Removal Package, and Ramp Package. I just didn't have the space.
Ad Nauseam is a card that is too expensive opening hand, and doesn't instantly win me the game like Hermit Druid can, so I would rarely tutor it. It is a great card for storm, but not exactly for many other lists.
Survival of the Fittest/Apprentice Necromancer can be a great boon for many decks that need to reanimate a Protean Hulk, however I am a Food Chain deck at first, and a Hermit Druid list second. Flash/Protean Hulk is probably beneath Laboratory Maniac in terms of how much I want to focus on it. I would most definently recommend it to a Flash/Protean Hulk list wanting a single-card win-con (as long as you have a creature card in hand). I may eventually run it, but for right now I do in fact have a reason for not doing it.
6 days ago
I've been working on a cedh sidisi as well. Here are a few swaps I've found that work well. Phantasmagorian can be swapped for Cephalid Inkshrouder, it functions as a discard outlet with Nooze, and gives him shroud and lowers the CMC. Flash of Insight is strictly better than Deep Analysis. I would drop Manipulate Fate and friends and replace with Reanimate, Life//Death, and Necromancy. Boreal druid is almost useless, this deck has so many one drops that you usually need colored mana, I'd go with Survival of the Fittest or Apprentice Necromancer If you drop Dig Through Time and Treausre Cruise, you can easily run Ad Nauseam and add in other cantrips like Impulse to dig or Careful Study to ditch dead Nooze cards
6 days ago
Hey, if you want to make your deck more competitive, Witch-Maw colors are great for combo.
Hermit Druid is a famous combo, in which if you have no basic lands in your deck, you mill the whole thing into your graveyard. With a turn one Forest + Gemstone Caverns or Lotus Petal or something, by turn 2 you can mill your deck.
Narcomoeba will return from the graveyard to the battlefield, and if you play a land Bloodghast will return too! Fatestitcher can return for a single mana if you need it. As long as you have three creatures, you may flashback Dread Return a Necrotic Ooze back to your library, your whole library is in your graveyard, but remember, Phantasmagorian can discard any cards you may have accidentally drawn.
You use Wall of Roots's ability, and get a . Put that mana into Blighted Bat's ability, giving Necrotic Ooze haste. Tap Necrotic Ooze to Devoted Druid's ability, getting , then untap with Devoted Druid's second ability. Tap it again, but this time to Channeler Initiate's ability, and get another mana. Use both Devoted Druid's second ability and Channeler Initiate's ability over and over again to make mana, and put it all into Walking Ballista's ability to put infinite +1/+1 counters on it. Then use Walking Ballista's other ability to remove all of those counters, killing each of your opponents.
Easy win, one card (Hermit Druid), turn 2 win.
Demonic Tutor, Vampiric Tutor, Imperial Seal, Eladamri's Call, Green Sun's Zenith, Summoner's Pact, Worldly Tutor, Eldritch Evolution, Sylvan Tutor, Grim Tutor, Beseech the Queen, and cards of that nature can fetch it up, leading to ~20 "one card combos".
Flash + Protean Hulk also allows you to find Grand Abolisher, Cephalid Illusionist, and Nomads en-Kor, allowing you to win turn 1, if you have Lotus Petal or Gemstone Caverns or Mana Crypt or Chrome Mox or Mox Diamond, a land, and Flash + Protean Hulk, isn't that a fast win!
Other than that, self-mill combo-decks that put their whole library into their graveyard all are able to protect against the likes of Faerie Macabre and stuff of that nature by running Memory's Journey and Deep Analysis and Phantasmagorian, so if they attempt to exile some of your combo, you can shuffle it back into your library, draw it, and discard it all to save yourself! Krosan Reclamation, Think Twice, and stuff of that nature are occasionally run too!
1 week ago
All three are powerful commanders, but Sidisi, Brood Tyrant is a Food Chain commander, by using it with Eternal Scourge or Misthollow Griffin, you make infinite mana, you can then cast Sidisi, Brood Tyrant, exile (moving it to the command zone), and then recast it. Rinse and Repeat to win like a Hermit Druid list would. You also happen to make a ton of 2/2 zombies to sacrifice to Dread Return, bringing back Laboratory Maniac, then Deep Analysis (or Think Twice, you have infinite mana so who cares), and then you win.
1 week ago
How much money would you be willing to spend on this deck? I could work with any budget, whether just adding a few cards to draw, or switching up the manabase, or add some wincondtions!
This will return Narcomoeba, and allow you to bring back a Fatestitcher or Bloodghast if needed. If you have 3 creatures now, cast Dread Return from the graveyard, and bring back Laboratory Maniac, then flashback Deep Analysis to win the game.
These 3 combos win the game on the spot, and all of them only take up 11 cards total.
I will let you know, Laboratory Maniac + Demonic Consultation is what I would consider one of the cheapest and most powerful combos for EDH (use Demonic Consultation naming a card outside of you deck, and exile it all, but do this on your upkeep so you win the game on your draw step). Tainted Pact can also work if you only run one of each card. (you can run 2 basics of each type if you run a snow-covered varient like Snow-Covered Plains alongside a normal one.)
1 week ago
Hey! I see you are a new player, and I think it would be nice to know how competitive you want this deck to be.
I could show you how for $~50 upgrade this deck a lot, by lowering your curve and helping you add more card draw.
Brainstorm, Flash, Protean Hulk, Hermit Druid, Dread Return, Narcomoeba, Bloodghast, Fatestitcher, Mogis's Marauder, Deep Analysis, Preordain, Laboratory Maniac and cards of that nature can build a very cheap competitive build, after all of the reprints.
The question is if you want to play a list like that, or if you want a less competitive deck to play with your meta.