Drowner Initiate

Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Custom Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Casual Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Shadowmoor (SHM) Common

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Drowner Initiate

Creature — Merfolk Wizard

Whenever a player casts a blue spell, you may pay {{1}}. If you do, target player puts the top two cards of his or her library into his or her graveyard.

Drowner Initiate Discussion

dingusdingo on Topdecking in Izzet

2 months ago

Bloodwater Entity is extremely useful here. Its on legs so you can flicker it or copy it. Other topdeck manipulation creatures Omenspeaker Sage Owl Spire Owl Sage of Epityr Augury Owl

Cards that can abuse topdeck being known Psychic Battle Chaos Warp Spark of Creativity Erratic Explosion Prophetic Flamespeaker Abbot of Keral Keep Augur of Bolas Dark-Dweller Oracle Experimental Frenzy

Cards that let you see topdeck Lantern of Insight Goblin Spy Future Sight Magus of the Future

Cathartic Adept and similar mill effects can help you move past undesirable topdeck cards. Gives control when you can see enemy topdecks Pyxis of Pandemonium Ghoulcaller's Bell Drowner Initiate Hedron Crab Jace's Erasure Drowned Secrets Codex Shredder

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If you're looking for combo potential, Memory Lapse is pretty filthy with putting your spell from hand to top of library, and it raises your storm QUITE A BIT. Hinder can do similar tricks.

Desertrose92 on I Talk to the Wind

3 months ago

Several of your combo pieces do not synergie well with Adeliz, the Cinder Wind 's ability. E.g. Ghitu Journeymage is almost only useful during the combo. Outside of it they are not evasive enough to get past opponents' creatures to reliably make use of the commander's +1/+1s. Wizards such as Neurok Invisimancer or Thalakos Seer can make the +1/+1s count every turn, and are instagibs once you are comboing off.

Also, why no Stonybrook Banneret ? It fits both perfectly in a wizard tribe deck and synergies with the commander's abilities due to Islandwalk well.

Drowner Initiate and Ghitu Journeymage are two more cards I would cut. Instead I would add Merchant of Secrets , it's much more useful during regular play and almost as useful during the combo.

Two other cards that fit well within this deck are Compulsive Research and Deep Analysis . Once you are comboing with two Archaeomancer / Izzet Chronarch / Salvager of Secrets / Scrivener you can mill your opponents with those two cards.

Relic of Progenitus can shot yourself in the foot if you are exiling a card you still need from your own graveyard. An possible alternative is Tormod's Crypt .

hydrothermia on Need help reworking it

1 year ago

Welcome to Tapped Out!

  • From what I gather is that you're going for a mill intensive B/U(Dimir) deck?
  • How cheap(budget) are we talking about?

Thought Scour | Tome Scour | Horrifying Revelation | Hedron Crab | Fraying Sanity | Drowner Initiate | Dimir Charm | Dream Twist | Compelling Argument | Cathartic Adept | Breaking // Entering | Jace's Erasure | Memory Erosion | Memory Sluice | Mind Funeral | Nemesis of Reason

These are all under $10, I would also invest in having 3 to 4 copies of a number of these.

Siani on Mono Blue, Like, Fuck You

1 year ago

Very nice deck! I had lots of fun pissing off my friends... Btw i replaced Drowner Initiate with Jace's Phantasm and i think it just became even more annoying >:D

LuxCannonator on Fraying Sanity Mill Deck

1 year ago

I agree with TheVectornaut.

You could also utilize Evanescent Intellect on the Hedron Crab for the turns where you dont have any interaction(Or are sitting on an Archive Trap). Drowner Initiate would also be a pretty solid choice.

IWasLeft2Die on Memory Loss

1 year ago

Yeah I agree with Phil a decent bit.

The bident of Thassa and Thassa themselves don't seem to help well enough to make them worth including. Muddle the Mixture could be a good counterspell card honestly. If not that then maybe add counterspell straightup. Mindsculpt is meh as well. Dream Twist could work too. Jace's Erasure could be good since you can draw some. Sanity Grinding Could be good.Judge's Familiar or Drowner Initiate are better than the fairy I think. The fairy doesn't add much really honestly.

Arbosa on Monoblue Mill Deck

2 years ago

Ok, my comment got destroyed, sorry. Lemme try that again. You should run Archive Trap no matter what, maybe splash back for Glimpse the Unthinkable , Dimir Doppelganger , Nemesis of Reason , Oona, Queen of the Fae . Mind Funeral

Also maybe: Drowner Initiate Archmage Ascension Forced Fruition Howling Mine treasure hunt

Darth_Savage on Wednesday Night Magic Deck

2 years ago

Your mana curve isn't great, to fix it you need more 1 mana spells and fewer 3 mana ones... For starters every mill deck should run 4x Hedron Crab now because you are mono blue I'd also suggest adding 2x Drowner Initiate. Additionally I'd suggest Altar of the Brood, Tome Scour and while not strictly mono blue it can be played for all blue Nightveil Specter.

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