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|Commander Anthology 2018 (CM2)||Rare|
|Archenemy: Nicol Bolas (E01)||Rare|
|Eternal Masters (EMA)||Rare|
|Commander 2014 (C14)||Rare|
|Promo Set (000)||Rare|
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Creature — Human Wizard
When Dualcaster Mage enters the battlefield, copy target instant or sorcery spell. You may choose new targets for the copy.
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Dualcaster Mage Discussion
5 days ago
xAIFIBx, Dualcaster Mage is mentioned in the "Other Options" section. I found having it in the deck a bit boring and repetitive and cut it, but it is the most competitive win condition for Zada and a must-include if you intend on trying Zada for cEDH play.
5 days ago
I’m really liking how your deck looks, was wondering however if you had considered cards like Dualcaster Mage to Combo off with Ghostly Flicker and insta-Scapeshift your gates into play; or even Deadeye Navigator + Palinchron to net infinite mana and dump your deck into play with Golos’ Second ability?
I had fiddled around with an Astral Drift list (was goingh to name it “Land Slide” hue hue) to flicker Golos; but I like how utilitarian your list looks in comparison.
1 week ago
Hey, nice budget version of Feather :)
Consider a few more budget mana sources: Battlefield Forge , Talisman of Conviction , Jeweled Amulet , Opal Palace , Ash Barrens ? Young Pyromancer and Guttersnipe are budget creatures who can take advantage of casting so many instant/sorcery spells. It's helpful that you don't have to target either of these creatures to get value. Fists of Flame is a good instant pump and draw spell. The +3 power pump and scry 1 of Titan's Strength makes it a good instant spell for one mana.
Twinflame can trigger Feather and is a game winning infinite combo with Dualcaster Mage resulting in infinite attacking Dualcasters for five mana, . Generous Gift is a powerful instant white removal spell. You can even target your own creature/token to trigger Feather and create a 3/3 Elephant. Swords to Plowshares is a budget staple white removal spell in Commander and even though it doesn't have interaction with Feather it's too efficient for one mana not to play.
If you're interested in adding some of these card suggestions then cards to consider cutting are basic lands. The avg. CMC of your deck is 2.1 which is very good with Feather. With this low of an avg. CMC you don't need 41 lands, that's overkill. I recommend 36 lands max for your current deck. Other cards to consider cutting:
- Abzan Advantage: bolster doesn't target a creature you choose one.
- Justiciar's Portal
- Aerial Maneuver
- Pressure Point
- Zealous Strike
- Crash Through
- Bolt Bend
Good luck with your deck.
2 weeks ago
With regard to a lower avg. CMC I recommend Cloudshift . This card is so flexible and perfectly fits into aikido style.
- It's a nice counter for spells targeting your creatures.
- Use it with Dualcaster Mage to copy an instant/sorcery for .
- It synergizes very well with Word of Seizing due to getting permanent control of the targeted creature.
- Become the monarch by flickering Queen Marchesa .
- You tapped all your deathtouch creatures and need a blocker? Cloudshift is your friend (does not work with tokens though).
- It's fetchable with Sunforger .
2 weeks ago
precociousapprentice, ah okay. Don't get me wrong, but is winning with that combo any different than helm + Leyline? I admire your decision to make the deck in a more aikido way, it's the spirit of the deck. But it still feels like you are forced to deal with a very competitive meta and thus playing these kinda (in my opinion) a bit cheap combo's and in no way in the aikido spirit you claim trying to go back to.
I've played I think over 30 games (a lot less then you have ofcourse) with your old build and I agree with your opinion about the previous build. I also often had the feeling we played more stax and too much big flashy things. But at least Gisela, Blade of Goldnight did exactly what we want to do, use our opponents power against each other AND serving as a wincon.
Also cards like Comeuppance already won me games, of in worst case scenario set my opponent a lot back. Where you choose to ignore these, in my opinion again, very good and thematic cards for the deck.
And things like Bruse Tarl, Boorish Herder , Gifted Aetherborn or Serra Ascendant in what way to these add to the spirit off the deck? Putting those in while taking out Master of Cruelties for example? Also wouldnt Duelist's Heritage not be a better option for bruce? And also more in line of the deck? And card's like Michiko Konda, Truth Seeker ?
Yes, they are maybe less competitive, or at least more expensive to put down. But again I kinda have the feeling you are maybe in a very competitive meta.
Again I'm in no way trying to bash on your choices or making fun of them. If it comes out like that, then I am sorry in advance. I'm just trying to have a healthy discussion with you :)
Another question, how do you deal with people smacking you in your face either way? I had moments where I really tried to lay low. Only having marchesa out (sometimes I was the monarch, sometimes I wasn't). But then still people tend to attack me for no reason what so ever. Or even worse take Marchesa out, leaving me basically open.
3 weeks ago
Thought Vessel -> Twinflame - putting it right back in because of the combo with Dualcaster Mage . I can't let a game-winner go like that. Thought Vessel, while the no hand limit is nice, produces colorless mana
3 weeks ago
I need more wincons and the "blink things to blink other things" wasn't really working
3 weeks ago
Hey I'm working on a similar deck idea! I see that you have both Heat Shimmer and Twinflame in the deck. They both combo with Dualcaster Mage to make infinite hasty tokens. So maybe that could be a nice alternative win condition for the deck :)
Dualcaster Mage occurrence in decks from the last year
Commander / EDH:
All decks: 0.03%