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Creature — Human Wizard
Level up 1,U (1,U: Put a level counter on this. Level up only as a sorcery.) [2/3]
Level 2-3 2U, Tap: Copy target instant or sorcery spell. You may choose new targets for the copy. [2/4]
Level 4+ 2U, Tap: Copy target instant or sorcery spell twice. You may choose new targets for the copies. [2/5]
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Echo Mage Discussion
2 weeks ago
A few cards which feel like they are a must add to this deck:
Tidespout Tyrant + Sol Ring or Grim Monilith or Mana Crypt or Mana Vault = Infinite Colorless Mana
Trophy Mage (tutor for Staff of Domination, Rings, Basalt)
Would Run them all if you can...
1 month ago
Hmm... while I wouldn't personally take that line of play (playing the same cards my opponent is just after they play them seems like just spending the game behind on everything), if you wanted to do it for a casual style deck I'd think about removing...
Stolen Identity: The idea of getting multiple copies of a card is good, but the fact that you have to be able to hit your opponent to get that benefit after the first time is rough for this deck, since you only get flying if they have flying and so on. Anything short of landwalk or plain old unblockable just won't cut it, and those aren't super common.
Echo Mage: While the idea of copying instants is cool, you have to spend a total of 9 mana to copy even one spell (3 to cast, 2 to level up, 2 to level up again, and 2 to use ability). Anyone using creature removal is just going to pop him before he comes online, and what else would you really want to copy just once a turn anyways?
Duplicant: Duplicant wouldn't be bad if it didn't cost 6 mana to cast As it stands though it is one time creature removal that copies base power and toughness and creature type. You don't even get the creature's buffs or abilities.
Shapeshifter's Marrow: Getting to peek at your opponent's cards isn't bad, but you must copy the first creature it hits, meaning you might get something cool, or you might have just paid 4 mana for an Elvish Mystic, and in Modern the latter is much more likely.
1 month ago
And I don't think I'd run Chief Engineer, Basilisk Collar, Aetherworks Marvel, Planar Bridge and Inspiring Statuary in this deck, so you would have plenty of synergistic, on-theme design space if you ditched them (e.g. if you like Echo Mage, you'll love Lighthouse Chronologist). One or two more lands wouldn't hurt either, same for a bit of removal, e.g. Lux Cannon.
1 month ago
I love the idea. The only thing I would change is I would swap out Venerated Teacher and replace him with Echo Mage. It's ultimately your call as it would burn up more mana in the process, but you wouldn't have to level him up very much to start copying spells which would, theoretically, cause all your creatures to level up much faster. Imagine playing Volt Charge with Inexorable Tide on the field. That alone would be two levels to everything with levels, but then use Echo Mage's level 4 ability to cause you to play Volt Charge two more times, meaning up to 4 levels on your entire line for 5 mana. This is an absolutely best case situation, but he can also be used for other utility like essentially using Cyclonic Rift with overload for 3 less mana. As I mentioned, up to you, as more mana would be needed for his levels and to keep his ability readily available.
2 months ago
3 months ago
K34 Thanks for the help. I'm thinking about adding some cards like Reiterate, Reverberate and even Swarm Intelligence or Snapcaster Mage and Echo Mage (but the latter is pretty slow compared to Snapcaster Mage). I'm putting Kess, Dissident Mage on my 99 'cause she's very good. I think I should consider adding Nivix Guildmage and Izzet Guildmage because of the copies, but there must be better cards.
goblinguiderevealpls Thanks a lot for the help. I checked your primer and it's amazing, upvoting it! I was wondering if it would harm me to cut off some cards like Propaganda, No Mercy and Dissipation Field in order to favor boardwipers like Black Sun's Zenith, Damnation and Plague Wind but I don't know if they're viable options considering that I have Archfiend of Ifnir. I'm also thinking about adding the cards copy spell cards I mentioned above and also adding drawing spells like Curiosity and Consecrated Sphinx. What do you think?
3 months ago
3 months ago
If in the market for suggestions, Aetherflux Reservoir might be a good idea if you really plan on casting lots of spells. Isochron Scepter, Elite Arcanist, and Echo Mage can help you get a little more bang for your buck. Also, curses tend to be underrated in my opinion, so consider Curse of Echoes and Curse of Bloodletting. Wild Ricochet might be something you want but I get it if you think its too pricey. Also also, why no cards that actually have the keyword "storm," like Ignite Memories, Grapeshot, or Empty the Warrens? Finally, if you're feeling REALLY brave, you could try running Eye of the Storm. Emphasis on try.