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If a creature would come into play under an opponent's control this turn, it enters the battlefield under your control instead.
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Gather Specimens Discussion
2 days ago
I would recommend Alchemist's Refuge, Aethersnatch, Gather Specimens, Insidious Will, Kefnet's Last Word, Confiscation Coup, and Dack Fayden. I played a deck similarly with Mizzix (It is now time to put on your 3-D glasses). You may also want to consider Ashnod's Altar and Phyrexian Altar to say opponents creatures after you steal them, or sac your own so they can't be manipulated.
1 week ago
Rabid_Wombat of course there are other.
This deck doesn't really aim straight to win, more just to make fun games. You can also win with long painful games making everyone into topdeck mode while killing everyone slowly with Creeping Dread and Gibbering Descent.
1 month ago
Glad to see another Chaos deck!
With so high average CMC (4,76 is reaaally high), You would definetly make use of Psychic Battle. You are also running Timesifter (I love this card), so Sensei's Divining Top could make this "chaos" more controlable for you. Top lets you sort higher CMC cards to top and make more use of those two cards.
You are also using few flip enchantments, where Krark's Thumb is working like Top mentioned above. With Thumb, You can choose in 75% of cases, whenever creatures deals double damage or dont deal it at all with Impulsive Maneuvers. This also works with Tide of War, since it's always You flipping a coin.
I will try and suggest more cards later, but You surely should see my In the Lab of the Mad Scientists deck for more ideas.
3 months ago
Knowledge Exploitation should be in the sideboard. It's a lot of effort to go through, and I don't think there are many instants or sorceries worth casting for (assuming you're getting the discount). It's not like Cruel Ultimatum is very common these days.
Bribery or its budget replacement Telemin Performance would probably be better, but still sideboard for those decks where you know what you're going to get. Telemin Performance gets bonus points because it's lethal to creatureless decks. So, anyway...consider replacing Knowledge Exploitation with Muse Vessel or Commandeer or Gather Specimens.
4 months ago
I understand your stance on Bribery ComboCrazy, but I'll keep it in lust since a lot of my meta plays stuff like Craterhoof Behemoth, Scourge of Valkas, ect as wincons. HOWEVER, I like Gather Specimens and Desertion. I'll definitely consider them.
4 months ago
Bribery should be under envy, since you're staking something that's someone else's. Also Gather Specimens and Desertion are great envy cards. I feel like Roast would be a total meme in a deck like this, even if it's not that good, it's always fun to roast someone's creature and then make a joke about it lol. Also maybe run Norin the Wary, under pride, because he's useless and you're proud of it. Anyways I'll comment again should anything come to mind, this deck looks fantastic, great work with the theme!
5 months ago
Cards I would cut/replacement:
For Win conditions:
Really up to you tbh. But i think the following options synergize well with your deck.
1) Artifact Win Cons:
Lattice + Forge + Nevi disk. (or really any destroy all artifact)
- If this is the route your pursue. Invest is artifact tutors like Fabricate, Treasure Mage, Arcum Dagsson, etc...
2) Bounce win con
This one is a bit tricky, but can be done.
This usually revolves on getting ahead with mana rocks or using trickery.
3) Cloning / stealing wincons / game ending spells
4) Entering the infinte.
Any win con that works with Enter the Infinite.
Infinite mana or omniscience is a play your deck
or even just a Psychosis Crawler.
- You might have to make more room for these win conditions. but it at least provides you with options assuming that your opponents don't have much to work with
8 months ago
you have dedicated hate for his two decks.
Like some are ok but really not that good except against him