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|2012 Core Set||Uncommon|
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|2011 Core Set||Uncommon|
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Elixir of Immortality
2, T: You gain 5 life, Shuffle Elixir of Immortality and your graveyard into their owner's library.
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Elixir of Immortality Discussion
2 days ago
Trveheimer I've played my Damia deck for 3 years now, and it is by far my favorite. If you're still interested, I can give you reasons why I prefer Damia over tasigur.
First, Damia doesn't require you to have combo pieces for you to draw. With her, you'll always have 7 cards in hand. But you can still combo her. I like Leyline of Anticipation and Seedborn Muse as you can flash dump your hand on your opponent's turns and always draw back to 7.
Second, she has the weird quirk where you skip your draw step and if you have 7 cards, you don't draw any. Meaning that if someone tries to mil you out, you have the option to not play anything, and therefore not draw, and not lose the game.
Third, Damia doesn't force you to have graveyard recursion. It's still probably a good idea to have something to get cards back (I use Primal Command and Elixir of Immortality myself), but with Tasigur, you're pretty much forced to have cards that bring back important combo pieces from your graveyard (any player who knows what's up will never pick a combo piece for you if they have a choice).
I guess what I'm saying is that Damia is a flexible card. She doesn't force you to have any cards in your deck, no combo pieces, no graveyard recursion, ect., yet she's still BUG and still is a great draw engine. She lets you get away with not having many, if any, draw spells, yet lets you draw a lot without having to sink a ton of mana into her. Plus, she has deathtouch. It doesn't come up often, but having a deathtouch blocker you can play multiple times is worth a look at. Don't forget, commander damage is a way to win too. Few people will block a deathtouch creature unless they have to.
3 days ago
Sup, here are my initial thoughts:
Lands:Surprised you're not running Mikokoro, Center of the Sea. You can prob come down to 37 lands too.
Creatures:I'd prob cut:
I'd prob bring in:
- Clever Impersonator
- Sakashima the Impostor
- Archfiend of Ifnir - spicy board wipe synergy - breaks through indestructible too :D
- Seizan, Perverter of Truth
- Consecrated Sphinx
- Niv-Mizzet, the Firemind
- Sire Of Insanity
I think these would be pretty sick in place of all the other enchantments:
- Liliana's Caress
- Fevered Visions
- Underworld Dreams
- Breathstealer's Crypt
- Helm of the Ghastlord
- Leyline of Anticipation
- Leyline of the Void
- Hive Mind = EPIC!
- Well of Ideas
Could prob add more rocks too.
Instants:I think these are the only instants you really need:
These are prob the only ones I'd run:
4 days ago
So, wait... Do I have this right?
The only things in here that make infinite mana are Grim Monolith + Power Artifact and Isochron Scepter + Dramatic Reversal. Then if you're using Grim Monolith + Power Artifact you use self sacrificing artifacts to make colored mana and cycle them infinitely with Elixir of Immortality and produce a high enough storm count to kill everyone with Aetherflux Reservoir.
How is Walking Ballista overkill then? It straight up kills everyone with infinite colorless. That's less steps.
4 days ago
E_Hunter Those are definitely very good in making duplicates. To be honest though, I had to cut down on infinite combos and mana outlets to add space for other counter-magic. I'm finding that as I go on, it's fairly easy to tutor everything I need and once Grim Monolith and Power Artifact are online, there's really no need for anything else, it's just draw, cast and crack the eggs, recycle with Elixir of Immortality and build up the storm count for whichever outlet you want.
I am thinking of trimming Walking Ballista, as it's probably overkill.
4 days ago
Wow, a lot of comments to respond to! In order...
gockley: Thanks for the comment! You say yours is more wheel-heavy: any good ones I'm missing, other than Windfall? I love the concept of Mindwrack Liege and Library of Leng here, those definitely need to find a slot, thanks! I do think Arcanis the Omnipotent is too expensive, and I don't want to give cards to my opponent with Fevered Visions, however. Thanks again! (And if you like the deck, you're always welcome to +1 the deck haha...)
Hamster2558: I'm afraid it's probably not worth it; it's almost always 5 damage to the player with the highest life total rather than giving me cards.
Fungreatmario: Nah, the deck's combos are slow - I can't consume all of T7 to set back my opponents unfortunately.
ArmorEuro: I've considered it, but it's 12 mana :( kinda win-more here.
Workman4137: Niv-Mizzet, the Firemind is in here, but I'm not sure why Niv-Mizzet, Dracogenius would fit (I think he's very weak actually). My plan for dealing with running out of cards is discarding Kozilek, Butcher of Truth to reshuffle my library - more efficient than Elixir of Immortality since I can also use him as a wincon. I haven't faced much mass discard (my meta tends to be very fast and low-CMC) but I should generate enough fliers to block Nicol Bolas, at least. For now I do have Purphoros, the most powerful token ETB effect, and I'll see if I need more... And I'm playing a silly combo deck where as many cards as possible try to draw into more cards (like a storm deck), so Counterspell effects aren't a priority at the moment. I would love Mana Drain if I could afford one (since it also works as acceleration), but for now it's out of my reach... Thanks for your comment! :)
veggiesblowup: I'm afraid I do think he's too slow. The average CMC is already really high here, and I need to try and lower it further.
NV_1980: I could see that! Interesting idea haha.
RazortoothMtg: I've found that Kraum tends to give me an additional card each turn. Still, he may get cut - I'm indecisive.
cujo253: I could see him, I suppose...I'll have to look into it more :)
Thank you all for your comments! And if you liked the deck, +1s are great - trying to make it from #2 to #1 ;)
5 days ago
Oh my gosh! So many card draws! If you're going to put card draws, you need both Niv-Mizzet, the Firemind and Niv-Mizzet, Dracogenius. You also need an Elixir of Immortality because what happens when you run out of cards and your lab maniac is in your graveyard? Or what happens when someone pings you with, oh, Nicol Bolas or casts Wit's End. I would consider insurance options in case you either have to discard cards or you are forced to have your hand discarded.
5 days ago
I think you may be getting enough counters on your creatures to consider Tezzeret's Gambit for greater card draw with the bonus of proliferation.
5 days ago
This is really cool. Might I suggest Trinket Mage as a way to tutor for Skullclamp? It can also search for Sol Ring or Elixir of Immortality if you already have Skullclamp. Also, Eldrazi Monument is a nice way to make all your little locusts bigger and indestructible.