Fact or Fiction

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Format Legality
Noble Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Vintage Legal
Casual Legal
MTGO Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Eternal Masters (EMA) Uncommon
Commander 2015 (C15) Uncommon
Vintage Masters (VMA) Uncommon
Conspiracy (CNS) Uncommon
From the Vault: Twenty (V13) Mythic Rare
MTG: Commander (CMD) Uncommon
Duel Decks: Jace vs. Chandra (DD2) Uncommon
Invasion (INV) Uncommon
Promo Set (000) Rare

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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

DRye2000 on Job 38:1

8 hours ago

Overall, your deck seems like it's got a bit of an identity crisis. On one hand, it wants to play loads of big, splashy angels, but on the other, it wants to be a classic UW draw-go control sort of build. If you want to go the angel tribal route, I would switch the commander to something that gets you access to green, like Jenara, Asura of War or Sigarda, Host of Herons in order to get some much needed ramp (more on that later). If you want a more controlling build, I would stick with GAAIV but cut most of the angels. Control builds in EDH tend to win via infinite combo (in the case of "traditional" control, like your deck) or via locking everyone else out of the game with cards like Smokestack and Winter Orb.

Also, you're in sore need of some card draw. Without it, you're going to be stuck in the late-game waiting to topdeck something useful while your opponents are winning the game. Rhystic Study and it's cousin, Mystic Remora are staple cards for blue decks. Adding some extra cantrips, like Brainstorm, Anticipate, and Preordain will help you stack your draws and get the best of your cards. Some other good card draw options are Recurring Insight, Jace, the Mind Sculptor, Fact or Fiction, Foresee, Blue Sun's Zenith, and Consecrated Sphinx.

I mentioned ramp earlier, which your deck DEFINITELY needs more of. Angels are expensive, and they won't do you much good when you don't have the mana to cast them. First of all, I recommend running at least 36 lands, and maybe picking up a few more dual lands, like Azorius Chancery and Glacial Fortress. Another important thing to consider is mana rocks. Azorius Signet is an autoinclude, Hedron Archive is great in slower decks, and Fellwar Stone, while more effective in 3 to 5 colors, is still a great rock, especially when you're playing against two or three other people who'll probably have the colors of mana you'll need. White also has some non-artifact ramp options, like Weathered Wayfarer and Land Tax, which often put in serious work. If you splash some green, you also get stuff like Cultivate/Kodama's Reach, Sakura-Tribe Elder, Burgeoning, and Exploration to help get your angels out as quick as possible.

You're also running low on tutor effects, which are essential in a format where you can only run 1 copy of a given card. Unfortunately, the best tutor effects (for your deck) are green and black, so you'll have to make do with cards like Enlightened Tutor, Muddle the Mixture, and Fabricate, although adding green (hint hint) gets you great cards like Eladamri's Call, Wargate, and Green Sun's Zenith.

Finally, I would cut out some of your worse counterspells (Absorb, Dispel, etc.) for some removal, hate cards, and better counterspells. Board wipes like Austere Command, Wrath of God, Supreme Verdict, and overloaded Cyclonic Rift are all extremely useful, hate cards like Rest in Peace, Dawn to Dusk, and Grafdigger's Cage hose powerful decks, and white, being the king of removal, has some awesome spells like Path to Exile, Condemn, and Oblivion Ring. For counterspells, I would consider Cryptic Command, Summary Dismissal, Overwhelming Intellect, and of course, Counterspell.

Bxbx on Mono Blue Control (instant & sorcery synergy)

6 days ago

You could cut some of your creatures and add more instants and sorceries like Fact or Fiction, Capsize and Recurring Insight. Also add Trail of Evidence.

franjimen421 on Rashmi

1 week ago

Gifts Ungiven is illegal in commander, maybe try Fact or Fiction?

Ashmed on Sky full of Drakes

1 week ago

Good looking deck my friend! I would add in a Riptide Laboratory as a bit of protection, plus a Swiftfoot Boots and/or a Darksteel Plate to help protect Talrand.

Some of your soft counters like Spell Pierce and Mana Leak will probably be less useful later in the game, I would suggest replacing with AEtherspouts, Fact or Fiction, Learn from the Past.

You could also chuck in a Proteus Staff to help get out your Docent of Perfection since you only run the one creature.

Feel free to check out my deck Talrand and His Minions of Flying Doom if you want any more ideas.

Pal00ka on That's a Nice Creature You Have There...

1 week ago

I have a Keiga deck too, here's a few of my thoughts from my build.

Guardian of Tazeem & Icefall Regent because they can be political or slow the board down for a turn.

Roil Elemental & Hypnotic Siren: more stealing options in case Keiga cannot stick.

Vizier of Many Faces & Body Double: Vizier gets you 2 clone activations and BD can get a threat from the yard or target a previously used clone to target Keiga and thus steal again.

Fact or Fiction & Rhystic Study: are 2 draw outlets I always jam in my blue decks.

Archwizard on Prepare Your Salami for the Azami

1 week ago

IronBlackZepp It has been doing quite decently, I'm still not entirely sure if I like what I've replaced it with (Fact or Fiction). I have considered copy artifact before and playtested it and I'm not entirely sold. Hurkyl's is a good card, but it's not really that amazing in my opinion. It fits so much better into a true storm build than combo control. So currently that one slot (currently occupied by FoF) has multiple cards being tested for it. As for the rest of the deck I'm quite happy with the results.

Archwizard on Prepare Your Salami for the Azami

1 week ago

IronBlackZepp It has been doing quite decently, I'm still not entirely sure if I like what I've replaced it with (Fact or Fiction). I have considered copy artifact before and playtested it and I'm not entirely sold. Hurkyl's is a good card, but it's not really that amazing in my opinion. It fits so much better into a true storm build than combo control. So currently that one slot (currently occupied by FoF) has multiple cards being tested for it. As for the rest of the deck I'm quite happy with the results.

Bababad on Kruphix and the Value Town Toolbox (Sundering)

2 weeks ago

Sunder has been dominating in practice, letting me come back and win in games I had no business winning.

First game with it I got to cast it 3 times and won with 2 life left lol

Azusa, Lost but Seeking is back in over Vizier of the Menagerie while testing more applications of this card.

Fact or Fiction is in over Rishkar's Expertise

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