Deranged Assistant

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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

Barsan on Consume: by Phenax

1 month ago

Deranged Assistant, in addition to being a rare blue mana dork. Is mainly in there for a combo I found for Necrotic Ooze when it shares a graveyard with Pili-Pala. I can mill my own library at mana speed and briefly access every activated ability, including Tree of Perdition and Eater of the Dead.

Paradox Engine doesn't really shine in a deck with such a heavy focus on permanents over instants and sorceries but Havengul Lich would certainly be useful. Especially in conjunction with Teferi, Mage of Zhalfir. Unfortunately, I'm not sure if there's a card besides Teferi that I could swap for it.

Barsan on Consume: by Phenax

1 month ago

Deranged Assistant, in addition to being a rare blue mana dork. Is mainly in there for a combo I found for Necrotic Ooze when it shares a graveyard with Pili-Pala. I can mill my own library at mana speed and briefly access every activated ability, including Tree of Perdition and Eater of the Dead.

E_Slumb on Consume: by Phenax

1 month ago

This is already a highly tuned deck. Not sure i can suggest some improvements.

Maybe you can try Havengul Lich for reanimation and Paradox Engine for untap shenanigans.

Also i think Deranged Assistant is an odd one.

My Decepticon has been shelved. The pieces currently sit in my Mind. Please have a look and suggest if you could.

crispyman101 on Scarab god Re-animator/ Mill

2 months 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

3 months 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

3 months 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)

3 months 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

4 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.

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