Foil

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Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Vintage Legal
Casual Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Duel Decks: Elspeth vs. Tezzeret (DDF) Uncommon
Prophecy (PCY) Uncommon

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Foil

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You may discard an Island card and another card rather than pay Foil's mana cost.

Counter target spell.

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Foil Discussion

shade1400 on [PRIMER] Sidisi Storm/Infinite Turns

1 week ago

And yeah as far as upgrades go, all I can think of are upgrades to the manabase and functional upgrades like Foil would become Force of Will. Stuff like that.

Profet93 on Talrand, Sky Summoner

2 weeks ago

athieschafer

Always nice to see another Talrand user. Some cards to note...

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JKRice on Grand Arbiter, a quick guide for loosing friends

3 weeks ago

also, you have a lot of creature taxation, but you might want to add in more things like grand arbiter's third ability, or even some more free counterspells like Pact of Negation, Daze, or Foil.

LeaPlath on How many Brainstorms?

3 weeks ago

Just...don't run Foil. Foil doesn't even do a bad FoW impression. Accept that you lose to Oops all the spells and belcher, play good cards. Brainstorm is the most powerful card in Legacy by a mile.

pviollier on Edric's rogue faeries

2 months ago

Sure!

These are the cards above 10 dollars and what to include instead:

  1. Exploration can be changed for Burgeoning, but Exploration is more explosive since it lets you also cast a one mana creature on turn one and attack with it on turn two, drawing a card.
  2. Temporal Manipulation can be changed for Part the Waterveil
  3. Time Warp is very importart, I would recommend you buying it (I'm saving for Capture of Jingzhou since 5 mana take a turn are crucial for going off), but if you are short on money Temporal Trespass may do the trick
  4. Gaea's Cradle can be replaced with Boreal Druid. Don't use Growing Rites of Itlimoc  Flip, since it is too slow. Remember to take out Crop Rotation
  5. Flusterstorm can be replaced with some other cheap counterspell, maybe Mana Leak, Disdainful Stroke or Swan Song (beware: the bird token blocking your flying creatures is very annoying)
  6. Force of Will can be replaced with Foil, specially since you will have more basics by taking out fetches. Abjure is another good option.
  7. Chrome Mox, Mana Crypt and Mana Crypt: fast mana is really important for this deck, maybe Elvish Spirit Guide can replace one, also try Druids' Repository and Nature's Will (specially if there is stax in your meta.

Regarding the mana base, just take of all the fetches, shocks and Cavern of Souls (its not that important) and replace them with duals lands that come into place untapped, like Reflecting Pool and Exotic Orchard (this is very important). If you don't find lands that come into play untapped, just play basics, a high basic land count its actually a good thing since Elvish Pioneer on turn one is one of your more explosive hands (it lets you cast Edric on turn two and attack with a creature).

This is a very "all in" version of the deck. Maybe a budget friendly version could try to be more resilient and run cards like Coastal Piracy, Bident of Thassa and more ways of protecting your creatures from wrath effects, Wrap in Vigor, Chasm Skulker, Hangarback Walker, Whisperwood Elemental, Foundry of the Consuls, Faerie Conclave are just some that come to mind.

This deck started as a budget one, and it did very well then :) it does improve with expensive cards, but not as much as you would think.

Best of luck! Upload yours when you build it and let me know of the results.

TheMagicPenguin on Step Into My Firemind

2 months ago

So I recently built a Niv-Mizzet, the Firemind deck as well, but mine is more focused on combos than control. Looking at your deck gave me a few ideas for my deck (I plan on adding Molten Psyche and Serum Visions soon), so maybe looking at my deck will help? Anyway, a few suggestions:

Foil is a great budget Force of Will.Dismiss is fantastic in Mizzet, since you counter a spell and draw a card (Arcane Denial works too, but you help your opponent as well).Forbid can be really powerful once you get your draw engine up and running.And Confirm Suspicions effectively reads as counter target spell, draw three cards once you've hit late game.

Hope I was useful to some degree!

Nixus on Azami MoM

2 months ago

Mandalorian

Thanks for the suggestions Mandalorian. Here are my reasons for not playing the cards suggested. Please keep in mind this is from the perspective of a competitive environment. I have tried all of the cards recommended minus Docent, Supreme Inqusitior, and Sphinx's Tutelage at some point during my time playing Azami.

Riptide Laboratory is basically tap three, save a wizard. The only Wizard I'm really looking to save is Azami. I rather save her by countering the spell or in another method. Usually three mana is enough to counter the spell rather than bouncing it and replaying it next turn for 5. It pairs nice with some of the other enter the battlefield wizards, but most of the time I rather have an island. The deck is blue hungry.

Docent of Perfection  Flip is too slow. If I'm casting anything that is at 5/6 CMC, I'm looking to win that turn. Docent alone doesn't do anything, I need to have multiple wizards and resort to a beat down plan that won't be able to kill three players at once on the same turn. Also need a spell to follow up on to flip. If I played one of the three other win cons, we'd just win on the spot under the same conditions as Docent. (Resolve card, play spell, win.)

Palinchron is along the same lines as Docent, too expensive and dead on its own. It also needs an infinite mana outlet to win the game. It's also too expensive and doesn't win on the spot like the other combos. With Gauntlet, Extraplanar or High Tide, it's still a three card combo because it needs an infinite mana outlet. Gauntlet of Power and Extraplanar Lens are too mutually beneficial and will most likely help the opponents win more than it helps me. I have to spend the 3-5 mana to play it and have to pass the turn. I could play snow covered lands, but even so it's 50/50 my opponents are as well. I also don't need the infinite storm to win and there's no current outlet for it. (Not a fan of three card combos that don't include a card from the command zone.)

Patron Wizard comes in and out of the list. I find between the UUU cost, the need to have other wizards in play, and the fact my other wizards tap for their own effects an issue. Supreme Inquisitor takes up the same slot for where I would rather play Azami. Issue is that it's a slot in my hand and not the command zone.

Tolaria West grabs a rock, another land, or a pact of negation. I'm super sad when I have this in my hand and not just a come into play untapped land. I tried for a while, but never used the transmute on it and almost always just preferred a island.

Forbid is not a good counterspell compared to what and how many we run already. The buyback won't get used since the two cards we're most likely pitching to it will be two other counterspells. Might as well use one of the other counters.

Foil is too expensive if we don't use the free clause. Discarding an island and another card makes this number 5 on the free counterspell list. I think the four we run is sufficient.

Daze will almost always get paid for. It's too risky to count on the opponent not having one extra mana to pay for it. It's good for 1vs1 legacy where mana is tight. But for CEDH where there's four players, spending two mana or returning an island to ask the opponent to pay one more is risky.

Sphinx's Tutelage is not good for the competitive meta where decks like Gitfrog and Renanimator are popular. Even without these decks, it's slow, you're not drawing enough cards to mill everyone to death. If you're looking to play this and draw your deck to kill with wizards, you'd probably rather draw your win con and win for sure all at once.

Capsize is a bounce spell that comes after chain of vapor, cyclonic rift, and into the roil. It's better when you have infinite mana, which this deck doesn't have. If I needed another bounce spell, I would add this after I add Chain of Vapor.

Mandalorian on Azami MoM

2 months ago

Riptide Laboratory

Docent of Perfection  Flip is a great alt win con is the combos don't work. It makes it so that your creatures can actually beat down well.

Not interested in any of the wizard tribal stuff? Patron Wizard, Supreme Inquisitor, etc...

Tolaria West

Forbid

Foil

Daze

Sphinx's Tutelage with infinite draw is basically a Brain Freeze to all opponents

Palinchron for infinite mana/storm with Paradox Engine or mana doubler like Gauntlet of Power or Extraplanar Lens

Capsize

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