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When Dream Eater enters the battlefield, surveil 4. When you do, you may return target nonland permanent an opponent controls to its owner's hand. (To surveil 4, look at the top four cards of your library, then put any number of them into your graveyard and the rest on top of your library in any order.)
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Dream Eater Discussion
6 days ago
What would you think about switching out the green for red? This would let you play Nicol Bolas, the Ravager Flip, Lava Coil, and maybe Deafening Clarion. If you take out the green you could swap Carnage Tyrant for Doom Whisperer or Dream Eater. Also a The Eldest Reborn in the mainboard might be nice.
6 days ago
If I were in a spot to play Unmoored Ego, I'd much rather play Sorcerous Spyglass. Period. I've had this argument with many people, and I think the deck has enough ways to deal with Teferi. Now, nothing is too slow in the current standard as long as it impacts the board. Literally. As long as you have some early tempo going on, you shouldn't worry about Dream Eater or Lazav being too slow, and Lazav blocks fairly well on turn two against aggressive decks, having three toughness. (Also notice that this is NOT a tempo deck but a midrange deck.) And if anything is too slow for this deck, it's Disinformation Campaign, since it's often very clunky in aggressive matchups and should be in the sideboard at max. Thief of Sanity always gets killed, because it has to be killed before anything else. Just getting one hit with it is often enough to swing a game in our favor. I've considered Fungal Infection in the sideboard but ended up choosing Dead Weight over it since it kills a lot more stuff.
1 week ago
I run a Dimir Surveil Tempo deck with Unmoored Ego in the sideboard. It is single-handedly the reason I have never lost to a Teferi, Hero of Dominaria or Izzit Drakes deck. Being able to take all of your opponents win conditions out right off the bat is great. Dream Eater is way too big and slow for this style of deck. I cut Lazav, the Multifarious because it was too slow and drawing it early game is so bad. It doesn't block well and has a very unassuming 1/3 body. I run 3 copies of Disinformation Campaign in the main and it is has been invaluable. Blood Operative has always felt like a side board card and I have 2 copies in mine. It is very good against Izzit Drakes and Golgari. I don't run any Thief of Sanity as it has always just died when I played it and I like having a wider array of mainboard removal. Fungal Infection is a card I highly recommend against boros, mono red, and golgari.
2 weeks ago
Having 4x unmoored ego in the maindeck is a bit over-the-top. It is the BEST sideboard card for dimir atm, but is awkward in the main-deck. (I run 1 in my dimir control only to win game 1 vs jesaki.)
You need card draw. I like Chemister's Insight. You can cast it twice and it is instant speed. drop 2x Pilfering Imp and 2x Kitesail Freebooter and then add 4x chem. insight. This would also fix your curve.
In the sideboard, this is where most of those unmoored egos go.
2 weeks ago
SP3CTR3_chelts, My experience with Connive / Concoct is that it is an absolute bomb in limited, but lacks any kind of star quality in constructed. Connive being 4 CMC is bad when you're stealing at best something like Aurelia. You'll likely be in a spot where you would rather have Vraska's Contempt or Ritual of Soot in a deck that plays Aurelia. Especially if they follow up your Connive with a Conclave Tribunal or a post attackers step Justice Strike. The Concoct side is decent for the surveil 3, but overall The Eldest Reborn is far superior for a reanimation effect. It also deals with pesky Carnage Tyrant, planeswalkers, and allows to you reanimate a Doom Whisperer, Dream Eater, or whatever spicy thing your opponent has in the graveyard for you. TER also plays well with Raider's Wake and the overall discard control plan. Arguel's Blood Fast Flip and Thaumatic Compass Flip are brought in against late game match ups where land count matters and your opponent is likely to be attacking with only one creature at a time. These were both experimental choices and are up in the air as to how long they remain in the deck. Arguel's is a lot better in higher creature count decks, but does nullify your opponents removal spells so it's up to you if you want to try it. Compass is okay, I wasn't super impressed by it. However, it does shut down Crackling Drake very well. I am still working out the kinks and trying new techs. One thing I have been wanting to try is a creature heavy surveil list with white in it for Ajani, Adversary of Tyrants, but that will be once the next set drops and we have access to all U/W and B/W shocks. Once you have your list posted, link it to me here so I can take a look and we can continue brainstorming! I appreciate your questions and suggestions! Keep them coming!
2 weeks ago
@SP3CTR3_chelts Unmoored Ego was added into the deck when I wrote that article. I was having difficult with those decks with the previous version of the deck, which was running a lot more creatures and didn't have Ego in the sideboard yet. The match up is much easier now, and because of their infinite ways to remove creatures from the board I added a couple Raiders' Wake to the sideboard as well to make the discard engine a win condition. Since these changes were made I have only lost two games to Jeskai/Esper control due to bad mana draws. Dream Eater has been on my radar, but the six CMC makes me a little on easy in a deck that tends to stop at five lands in play. There are a lot of red based decks in my local play group so Blood Operative has been remanded to my sideboard for the most part. It's very good against UR Drakes and Golgari, but falls short against any kind of small aggro style decks. The is by no means perfect and I am still shaping the deck based on how I think the overall meta will play out.
3 weeks ago
Doom Whisperer is the perfect finisher in this deck, but Dream Eater is a good substitute. The deck has a lot of free space to play with, so you could also try more copies of Lazav, the Multifarious or go with a control-ish build with things like Sinister Sabotage and more Thiefs of sanity.
1 month ago
Was also going to suggest Blink of an Eye but Perilous Voyage could also be a slight upgrade. River's Rebuke for late game as well. Perhaps a Dream Eater or Guardians of Koilos If you need more creatures.