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Duskmantle Guildmage Discussion
2 days ago
Nemesis Mask and Trailblazer's Boots are good cards to get some damage in. Raiders' Wake is a great in a discard to kill deck. Duskmantle Guildmage has an infinite mill combo with mindcrank. My The Old Grixis Mill deck has a few other fun cards that could be good.
2 weeks ago
3 weeks ago
I do like what you have going on here, but I do agree with the last guy that Howling Mine and Kami of the Crescent Moon are both very strong cards you should probably make room for. I can understand why you don't like them in the deck, but they contribute very well to your gameplan, small cmc permanents that make your opponents and you draw cards.
Signets would probably do well in this deck, as honestly the Signets are probably gonna be just strictly better than the Talismans for you.
Also in Commander, tutors are your best friend. Merchant Scroll and Mystical Tutor are both good ones that arent too hefty of a price tag. They can fetch up your wheels which is very nice. Increasing Ambition and Dark Petition are two more cheap tutors, that are yeah definitely worse than Demonic Tutor, but definitely cheap sub-ins.
If im being honest, Id consider adding Duskmantle Guildmage to the deck. Idk how your playgroup is about infinite combos, but having a nice little subtle one in there is nice to have, and if you're running tutors, it should be even easier to pull off.
Finally just to clarify with you, I like a look a lot of a lot of the cards that are in your maybeboard. Are you looking to find room for them in the list? Are you trying to aquire them or havent yet? I can definitely help you with cuts if you need.
3 weeks ago
Love the deck! +1 from me :D
Would you consider Duskmantle Guildmage/Bloodchief Ascension for the combo with Mindcrank, you can use Muddle the Mixture/Dimir Infiltrator/Shred Memory you can fetch up Mindcrank/Duskmantle Guildmage!
3 weeks ago
4 weeks ago
Are you looking for general tips, upgrades to certain/any cards or just some suggestions that you can decide what you want to cut things for yourself? I'm sure you'll get takers for whatever help you're after.
I got the Wizards precon too and took it in a direction I found more fun so it'd be interesting to know where you want to end up?
Finally, not having a go because your commitment is admirable, but have you built a deck page rather than lay out all the card links?
4 weeks ago
This is my first commander deck I got a few months back and have built it up slowly but am in dire need of help finishing it. I know it is slow and probably bad but I like it and it suits me just fine. I like how it can focus on the graveyard but the only strategies I have for it is the Duskmantle Guildmage and Mindcrank set and the Sphinx's Tutelage. Any help is appreciated.
Commander: Inalla, Archmage Ritualist
4 weeks ago
@Shadeslinger: You're thinking of an ability that checks a condition regarding whether or not something happened earlier in the turn, like the Morbid ability on Reaper from the Abyss. In that case, the triggering event for that ability is the end step starting, not the creature dying. The ability only has to exist at the time the end step starts rather than when the creature died in order to trigger properly.
There are certain types of triggered abilities that "look back in time", but it's a limited list: leaves the battlefield, leaves a graveyard, goes from a public zone to the hand or library, phases out, becomes unattached, a player loses control of something, a player loses the game, a player planeswalks. Also, the extent to which they look back is limited to checking whether or not the ability existed at the moment immediately before the triggering event (see 603.10 for more details).
The rules aren't inconsistent with the wording of the card. Together, the specific wording of rule 603.7a quoted above and the specific wording of Duskmantle Guildmage's ability are exactly why it works the way we've explained. I get the feeling you still won't be convinced, but I just want to make it clear for anyone else who may be reading this.