Fact or Fiction

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Reveal the top five cards of your library. An opponent separates those cards into two piles. Put one pile into your hand and the other into your graveyard.

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Fact or Fiction Discussion

acht_deck_manager on What life?

1 day ago

Just some thoughts in case they help build off of what Immortalized said or provide any other useful things to look at:

Draw

There are a lot of other draw cards too that you might consider:

And countless more. In a deck like this though there's a lot of value to be had in something like Phyrexian Arena since 1 life per upkeep is no biggie with Oloro around

Removal

Here's some other good removal to think about:

Slow Down Taxes

Here are some cards that can really halt your opponent's aggression:

Taxing Creatures

Some other creatures worth mentioning that tax an opponent's life:

Other Notables

Here's some other cards that are worth noting:

  • Pristine Talisman combos well if you have Oloro out (Tap to gain life, spend the mana to draw the card and cost each opponent 1 life)
  • Baleful Strix can be great utility in this kind of deck
  • Reliquary Tower Is always great in draw decks

Additional Thoughts

One card I'd definitely recommend ditching is Azor's Elocutors.

Other cards I see that I'd consider removing if it was me:

I used to play an Oloro deck as well (albeit it with a very different affinity ) using a ton more artifacts and some fun combinations around Darksteel Forge and Nevinyrral's Disk . He's a great commander and a lot of fun. I hope you enjoy the deck and can find something useful in any of my suggestions.

Good luck and happy hunting!

NoSoyYucateco on Breya, Etherium Shaper

5 days ago

Nim Devourer and Nim Lasher can probably go then. They have synergy, but they definitely seem like weaker links. Read the Runes is also not a fantastic draw card in this deck.

Do you feel like you have enough targets for Skill Borrower? In the whole deck I'm counting fewer than 10 activated abilities it can copy. I'd rather have those cards in my hand to cast than sitting on top of my deck.

Rhystic Study is one of the best draw engines. Mystic Remora also puts in a ton of work for very little investment. Fact or Fiction is great. Consecrated Sphinx is a pricy card, but it wins games.

buildingadeck on Tasigur Control on a Budget

6 days ago

Oh, also, coreman, in my paper list, I've replaced a forest with Reliquary Tower and my Fact or Fiction with Diabolic Tutor. The third tutor makes a huge difference for me thus far in testing, and the Tower works well with Jin-Gitaxias, Core Augur.

Optimator on mill you sir

1 week ago

I love a good budget deck. You appear new to building EDH decks so forgive me if I come off as pedantic or tell you something you already know. You have no description so I have very little to go off--hint hint. I will keep budget in mind.

Well, since your commander is a little pricey, mana-wise, I would add more ramp. Sol Ring, Dimir Signet, maybe Mind Stone or Worn Powerstone. Card-draw is like pseudo-ramp so a few more card-draw engines would help you with your land drops. Phyrexian Arena isn't budget per se but it's an all-star card for EDH. Perhaps Fact or Fiction, Blue Sun's Zenith, or something similar.

I would add commander protection, unless you feel he is tertiary to the deck itself. Whispersilk Cloak is a no-brainer, and I'd add Swiftfoot Boots as well. Mask of Avacyn is a half-decent budget option. The rest tend to be pricey, a la Champion's Helm and Lightning Greaves.

chaosumbreon87 on Izzet Burn Fun Stuff? *Suggestions?*

2 weeks ago

Since this came from the M15 precon, ill assume this is budget(correct me if I'm wrong). The following suggestions will assume budget.

Ponder, Preordain, Long-Term Plans- scry is REALLY powerful as controlling your top card is 200% better when you can force a copy.

Fact or Fiction, Steam Augury- card advantage is key

Counterflux, Arcane Denial, Negate, Swan Song-counterspells are fun. especially 2 of them.

Baral, Chief of Compliance- pretty decent card here.

PartyJ on Zombie

2 weeks ago

I would suggest the following extra cards:

Aim for at leist 35 lands I would suggest for now.

All options I posted are budget options. The more expensive cards I left ut for now.

Good luck!

PJ

Austin_Smith_of_Cards on Melek, Spellcaster Extraordinaire

3 weeks ago

Why no Epic Experiment? In a deck loaded with as many instants and sorceries as this, it finishes games, or at least always promises massive amounts of value.

Jace's Sanctum makes casting your spells cheaper, and you can scry away your topdeck for Melek if necessary.

Sphinx-Bone Wand helps burn away opponents faster, or functions as repeatable removal.

Reverberate is a powerful tool that gives you extra value, or counters an opponent's counterspell.

Ponder is a cantrip that fixes your topdeck; absolutely essential with Melek.

Izzet Signet ramps and fixes your mana. You are currently running zero mana rocks, which I think is a huge mistake.

Mystic Retrieval gives you insane value off a topdeck with Melek, and even more when you flashback it. You can't get much more value out of a single card.

Rite of Replication is an alternative wincon if you absolutely need creatures to win; say an opponent has hexproof and you can no longer burn them to death. You're going to need to find another way, and in a format swarming with gigantic value creatures, Replication is the way to go. Also a kicked Replication off the top sounds insane.

Mystical Tutor is your Demonic Tutor variant this deck desperately needs. Grabs whatever you need to stabilize, remove, counter, or straight-up win. Did I mention it also immediately puts the card on top for synergy with your commander?

Fact or Fiction is an incredible value card that often effectively draws you three cards at instant speed.

Mizzix's Mastery will finish games for you. After a long hard-fought EDH game, your graveyard will be full of instants and sorceries, all ready to copy and blast your opponents into dust.

Past in Flames is similar to Mizzix's Mastery, except you can choose which spells you want to cast, and Past in Flames itself has flashback.

In order to make this a competitive creatureless EDH deck, I strongly recommend the above suggestions, and including some more mana rocks to pay for the more expensive spells. If you're finding that you're continuing to lose games without getting these value cards, I suggest using creatures to supplement until you can acquire them.

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