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You may look at an additional two cards each time you surveil.
Exile Enhanced Surveillance: Shuffle your graveyard into your library.
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Enhanced Surveillance Discussion
7 hours ago
1 week ago
Thanks for the suggestion . It is true that the trap works against the creatures growth. Grafdigger's Cage is a card surely to be considered in a lot of match-ups, to avoid never ending legions of zombies, but unfortunately it does not avoid the shuffle effect of Emrakul, the Aeons Torn, Day's Undoing or Enhanced Surveillance, which makes all the work milling until then useless.
1 month ago
1 month ago
Nightveil Sprite is indeed a cheap and good addition to this deck. With so much surveiling going on, you might find success with Creeping Chill. When you dump it into the graveyard off of a surveil, it's essentially a free Sovereign's Bite. Also, Enhanced Surveillance may be an interesting addition here. Couldn't hurt to add a few more counters with Essence Scatter, Negate, and Syncopate either. Good luck!
1 month ago
I think I'd get rid of one or both of the Dimir Guildmages depending on how much you like the card (the ability is a bit expensive for what you get in my opinion). If you like the dual utility of Dimir Guildmage you could also consider swapping it for House Guildmage which I think is a tad better unless you're really hurting for draw abilities. Same with Dinrova Horror, while flavorful 6 cmc for a 4/4 with bounce seems a bit much when you have a good number of counters, removal, or things like Unexplained Disappearance. Of surveil cards, Nightveil Sprite can give you some great mileage out of just one card. As far as Dimir Spybug and Thoughtbound Phantasm, you'll have to make the call if you think its worth it for just one copy of each. From experience playing a Dimir deck I drafted with lots of surveil but only one of each those creatures, they're amazing when you draw them, but also often I had games where I didn't draw them. Or they got immediately removed. Surveil helps filter your deck to get to them faster, so 2 of each would probably make it much better. Up to you.
You could probably replace Dimir Charm with one of the cards I mentioned that you like, since I think the best ability on the charm is usually going to be the counter, followed by the removal, and you have a fair number of counters and some removal already.
Unmoored Ego is cool but if your friends/playgroup are also playing "guild kit" style with few duplicates, then it probably wouldn't make much sense in the deck, unless you have that one pesky friend that's always rocking 3-4x of a particularly annoying card that you need to nip at the bud.
Whispering Snitch and Enhanced Surveillance are also fun if you feel like you're surveiling enough to make it worth it. Though one could also say, if you're surveilling a lot then Enhanced Surveillance is a bit unnecessary overkill.
Also keep in mind, I don't think Whispering Madness would be nearly as useful without something like Notion Thief, outside of a scenario where you only have a couple cards and your opponent/s have a full hand. If the scenario is reversed, you'll only be helping them out. However, with Notion Thief it basically becomes a reusable "opponent discards hand, you discard and redraw a full hand" or some such.
Kinda hard for me to answer specifically "replace A B C with X Y Z" since a deck with few duplicates is generally less consistent in the direction it's trying to go. Some fun cards here though for you to consider.
Oh by the way, I didn't realize this at first so I'll throw this in here in case you didn't already know, but you can bounce Etrata back to your hand after damage to get her whole "hit counter exile" wincon thing and avoid reshuffling her ;)
1 month ago
This deck is great. I've been playing a similar Jeskai deck of mine and I've had a ton of fun with it. I'm glad you mentioned it in the comments, because I was a little unsure of Enhanced Surveillance as well. I can imagine that the ability to bring back your finishers (ie Ral, Teferi, Niv-Mizzet, etc.) is very valuable in certain matchups. The added bonus of additional surveils is just icing on the cake. I've been having trouble against Izzet Control and I could see this card being extremely important against decks like those. +1 for the spice, good luck on further refining the deck!
1 month ago
Duress is a good start. Divest is basically duress for creatures, it is good for discarding a carny-T or something. Of the 2, duress is stronger. (it can hit artifacts, enchantments, planeswalkers, and inst./sorcercys.) You already have unmorred ego, which is great versus jesaki.
1 month ago
Hey! Do you know about sideboarding? If you want to make this deck competitive, you need a sideboard. A sideboard is 15 cards that you can substitute into your deck based on what your opponent is playing. I think stuff like Spell Pierce and more Negates would allow you to keep the paladin alive, because after game 1, people will know what you are trying to do and just kill the paladin. Also, dimmer decks will sub in Unmoored Ego and just exile all of your paladins.
If you want to surveil to find your pieces, i would max out on Enhanced Surveillance. only having 1x will mean lots of times you won't get to play it.
Finally, an alternate win-con is nice (but not necessary). Some big creature that can't be countered and has protection, like Nezahal, Primal Tide.