Deranged Assistant

Legality

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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Innistrad (ISD) Common

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Deranged Assistant

Creature — Human Wizard

T, Put the top card of your library into your graveyard: Add 1 to your mana pool.

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Deranged Assistant Discussion

crispyman101 on Scarab god Re-animator/ Mill

1 week ago

Looks really cool! I'd maybe suggest a Deranged Assistant for some mana as well as some utility with The Scarab God

NoSoyYucateco on Kess Me Kess Me Kess Me

1 month ago

CaptainLick: Let me check out your list.

I had Altar of the Brood in there because I want one win con to be Rise of the Dark Realms (it's a pet favorite of mine), but you're right--it's not that great. Maybe I'll just rely on Mesmeric Orb for my mill.

Walking Atlas can be really high-impact in colors that aren't great for ramp. Kind of like a strictly worse Exploration. I've dumped out lots of lands with this guy before.

I kind of like Deranged Assistant even better than some of these rocks, to be honest. The summoning sickness is annoying, but that self-mill action is fun. I'll think about it.

Thanks for the help!

CaptainLick on Kess Me Kess Me Kess Me

1 month ago

I love this. I've been working on my own Kess deck and it is very hard to balance. I would suggest cutting a couple lands since your avg. cmc is low and you have a solid amount of ramp. Maybe Temple of the False God and a mountain?

I would also suggest cutting a few of the low-impact, non-instants/sorceries such as Walking Atlas Altar of the Brood Deranged Assistant

Anyway, looks great! Glad to have other Kess decks to compare with.

Reverie42 on Melek, Izzet Paragon (Storm)

1 month ago

Some cool options in this list. Mana Severance and Ideas Unbound are pretty neat.

  • Brainstorm is great for setting up Melek.
  • Temporal Fissure probably belongs in main. If you're not running extra turns, bouncing all the lands is a good way to protect your board if you intend to win with Empty the Warrens.
  • If you're setting up to protect an Empty the Warrens board, Rise from the Tides may be a worthwhile include.
  • How do you stave off early aggression? The lack of mana rocks seems to indicate that your earliest viable combo turn is 5-7, which is plenty of time for an aggressive deck to kill you.
  • I agree with the previous commenter that Curious Homunculus  Flip is probably better than Deranged Assistant in this list.
  • They may be too expensive to cast with this design, but other fun payoff options are Sphinx-Bone Wand and Eye of the Storm.

landofMordor on I own every Chandra

2 months ago

Deranged Assistant is my favorite card. I don't collect playsets, because I'd never thought of it before, but I also wouldn't mind if I had 20 more copies of it. Or foils. Especially foils.

Hm...I think I probably would collect tokens (Saprolings especially) if I had a very active LGS. I have a friend with every Wolf token, and it's pretty intimidating.

MoonTurtle7 on LAZARUS!

3 months ago

Also cause you have Deranged Assistant >>>>> Millikin does the same thing. So you can add that if you want.

SpaghettiToastBook on Azami the Tsunami

3 months ago

Mind Over Matter is the best combo with Azami; it's a must-have. Since you have Intruder Alarm, I think Cryptic Gateway is worth running. It gives you tons of cards and often just wins outright.

I really like Teferi, Mage of Zhalfir. Limiting your opponents to sorcery speed is very powerful -- not only do you not have to worry about other players' spells on your turn, but you can also counter other players' spells without interference. Flash is also really nice -- so much so that I recommend Leyline of Anticipation or Vedalken Orrery. Another great wizard is Glen Elendra Archmage. It's great for preventing your opponents from stopping your win, and just for slowing them down.

Dizzy Spell and Drift of Phantasms are great tutors. Delay is a nice cheap additional counterspell.

I don't like Deranged Assistant because there is a chance you'll mill Laboratory Maniac. Realmwright, Sage of Epityr, and Dakra Mystic seem pretty ineffective. How well does Psychosis Crawler work as a win condition?

I also have an Azami deck: Amazing Azami.

MagicalHacker on MagicalHacker - List of All Ramp Cards

4 months ago

landofMordor, currently, I don't have dorks put in, because they tend to die from board wipes, so that's why Deranged Assistant doesn't make the list. As for Oreskos Explorer, he is just a good Lay of the Land effect, but not actually ramp.

Raging_Squiggle, Animist's Awakening is a fantastic addition. Thanks!

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