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Sacrifice Hapless Researcher: Draw a card, then discard a card.
seems somewhat slow. I'd ditch Cryptic Command outright, as well as 2 of the Thought Lash and 1 Relic of Progenitus . That would give you room to throw in 2 Gitaxian Probe , 2 Hapless Researcher , 2 Aether Spellbomb . Further, you should probably drop 5 islands for 4 Lonely Sandbar .
I have reservations about the Noble Benefactor 's role here as well. You have no convenient sac outlet for him, and at 3 he comes out a bit late. Disrupt and Repeal are both options that help protect you, and offer instant speed win.
Overall, I like it. Thought lash is really well placed here, and mirror of fate offers excellent synergy with it.
Your biggest challenge, i think, will be climbing that 5 mana ladder.
I agree, even if I had 8 imps, I would then see that I'm bottlenecked at Dark Ritual .
The thing I noticed with Hapless Researcher is that I don't really have a shortage of blue discard, so I think that I could replace him with something else.
For now I will keep him in since I don't know what else to run in his place.
And an Eldrazi
That combo would result in a turn 1 Eldrazi, and that is my goal
After playtesting, I realized that the blue 1 drops don't help me in that department, so I need to find Putrid Imp 's clone
Thank you for your feedback, I changed up the deck a bit. Added Iona, Shield of Emeria thanks to your suggestions, but kept in the Golgari Grave-Troll and left Golgari Thug at two. I prefer dredging 6 consistently, I dont rely on Hapless Researcher he is used as dread return targets (if Bridge from Below is in the graveyard, he is able to dredge for more cards and create as many zombie tokens) , and also is good in the opening hand unlike Sphinx of Lost Truths or Cephalid Sage , they are bad in your opening hand. Trying out Bloodghast and Undiscovered Paradise for more targets for Cabal Therapy and Dread Return . Any more suggestions would be appreciated, thanks again Master_of_the_Wild_Jabberwocky!
I think that's unimportant, FTR. Cards like Merchant of Secrets or other activated effects like Hapless Researcher , for example, will work fine. The only difference I can see is that Azami, Lady of Scrolls is stronger versus Stifle , but Dread Return 's flashback is a better target for Stifle , so that's unlikely.
Someone can see a significant difference using triggered abilities over activated ones?
|Power / Toughness||1/1|
|Avg. draft pick||10.25|
|Avg. cube pick||12.22|
|Commander / EDH||Legal|