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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
3 days ago
Hey like the deck, burn in edh ftw. I looked at my wort ramp/burn deck for ideas that worked for me to help yours. Dictate of the Twin Gods is another furnace of wrath, insult/injury (new split card) also works as a one turn dmg doubler for three. Devil's Play is a great fireball cuz it has flashback, Fall of the Titans is two fireballs for the price of one if you surge it. Someone mentioned it earlier but comet storm is great you should put that in.
Increasing Vengeance, Howl of the Horde, Dualcaster Mage and Fork I Highly recommend, copy spells are great for getting that "go off" turn faster, they can copy rituals or fireballs for super cheap, Reiterate is my favorite of the copy spells because it can make infinite mana, if you can cast it with buyback on a spell that makes enough mana to profit from continually playing it with buyback you can make infinite red mana and kill everyone with fireballs easy, seething song won't do it but Inner Fire and Mana Geyser can go off with reiterate.
As for cuts I think you should consider cutting down on some smaller creatures that die to earthquake/blastacts.
This commander interests me I think I'll make a deck for him when he comes out. Best of luck
2 weeks ago
Hey, I like your deck. I have a similar "make the opponents punch each other to death"-deck with Vial Smasher and Sidar Kondo as the generals, and the political aspect is a lot of fun.
Anyway, from that experience I would like to suggest a couple of cards you may want to think about.
On the defensive side, Michiko Konda, Truth Seeker is an incredible rattlesnake. Dissipation Field is also OK, unless your meta has a lot of one-hit kills, in which case it can still convince them to save you for last. Less powerful but way more hilarious is Illusionist's Gambit.
If you want to play up the "please beat each other to death" angle, Fumiko the Lowblood, Grand Melee and since you're ramping so hard Avatar of Slaughter are all options to make things interesting quickly. Bitter Feud is also a flavourful card that doesn't risk harming you in any way and aids your opponents' demise.
If there's ever been a deck for it, this must be the one. Mercadia's Downfall will punish all of your opponents for those fancy lands you've been giving them, and you can play in on someone else's turn since it's attacking creatures and not yours. It's a one-time surprise, but I bet you most people will never have even heard of the card. Expanding on the theme, Sylvan Offering would work well both with this and with Gahiji.
Speaking of things being one-time, since you mention Treacherous Terrain as your main win condition, it might be nice to cast it multiple times. You have Archaeomancer and Eternal Witness already, but you could consider Izzet Chronarch, Mnemonic Wall and Anarchist for more castings. A more widely useful option is Greenwarden of Murasa. A more slow-and-steady plan could involve Charmbreaker Devils.
To cast it twice for more burst damage, you could include Riku of Two Reflections, who is also an all-round solid value guy, or cards like Dualcaster Mage or Meletis Charlatan. Again more funny than realistic, but these guys with Reins of Power can also let you make any two players' armies fight, with you and the defending player cooperating to have as many of both as possible killed.
I hope this gives you some ideas, at least. :)
3 weeks ago
First off, I love the deck. Seems very original and I like how you are trying to play around your playgroup (A lot of people seem to disregard that when building a deck +1) but I feel as if a few things are missing from this deck. First of all Hive Mind is an extremely strong card for this deck that are almost an auto include. Also something that is a personal include in my deck is a lot of the copy target instant or sorcery spells such as Dualcaster Mage or Wild Ricochet. These arent auto includes by any means but they do have a wide variety of uses. First of all they are low mana cost typically, two you can use them on your wheel effects, three, you can use them as a sort of counter magic or at least protect your cards from being countered, four you could even use them on other peoples cards like their demonic tutor. Some cards that I might suggest to take out would be Overburden This doesn't sound very necessary, you said yourself that your playgroup is infected with stax and control. How often are they playing creatures and how often is this card going to help translate the game into a win for you. Gilded Drake, im not seeing the 100% purpose of this card. Like, yea I guess if someone randomly drops a blightsteel you could take it or something but in a meta of such high counter magic and control I don't know if this is truly the best card for the deck I would honestly run another counter spell.
I like the deck a lot though, these are just my personal opinions +1
1 month ago
Chain Reaction is a really good board wipe: it's inexpensive, has a low CMC, and almost always kills everything.Staff of Nin is recurring card draw and it's cheap. Mind's Eye is more expensive but probably better at drawing cards. Magus of the Wheel and Dragon Mage are more wheel effects you could try. You might also want to try Mana Flare, Treasonous Ogre, or Caged Sun for even more mana to sink into Ashling.
You might want to try damage doublers: Furnace of Rath, Insult / Injury, Quest for Pure Flame, Dictate of the Twin Gods, Curse of Bloodletting, Gratuitous Violence, or Overblaze. All of these are pretty inexpensive.
Copying spells is a neat way to increase the value of your burns. You could try any of these: Reverberate, Wild Ricochet, Fork, Chandra, the Firebrand, Dual Casting, Dualcaster Mage, Increasing Vengeance, Howl of the Horde. You can also use most of these to copy pesky counterspells or copy draw or ramp spells. Price of Glory is great since you're mostly playing at sorcery speed. Pyroblast, Red Elemental Blast, Ricochet Trap, and Burnout are good for hating on blue players. Overmaster, Reroute, or Shunt might be okay too.
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I main Purphoros so I can offer a little sage advice.
TBH you can safely cut most of the pain enchantments like Burning Earth, Spellshock et al. This is because Purph himself IS a house of pain which is why the Narset player most likely targeted you. Instead focus on creatures that produce tokens (i.e. Beetleback Chief, Krenko, Mob Boss, Siege-Gang Commander, Pia and Kiran Nalaar ect.) and/or Instants/Sorceries that likewise focus on tokens (i.e. Hordeling Outburst, Krenko's Command, Dragon Fodder, Kuldotha Rebirth ect.). The great thing with Purph is that he doesn't care about what kinds or tokens you make but I think you'd get the most mileage with goblins simply due to their relative ease of production and synergy with others like Skirk Prospector, Goblin Recruiter, Moggcatcher, ect.
You can also go combo if you'd like utilizing Dualcaster Mage and either Heat Shimmer/Twinflame to create infinite Dualcaster Mages and damage via Purph. Norin the Wary is just brutal with Genesis Chamber. Grinning Ignus is an all star here too.
1 month ago
I would recommend any sort of doubling spell. Wild Ricochet, Dualcaster Mage or Reverberate. You are running a lot of Sorcery/Instants in this deck, and its a good way to get more bang for your buck. Also, nothing better than copying someones Counterspell or ricocheting someones exile spell.