Intellectual Offering

Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Custom Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Commander 2014 (C14) Rare

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Intellectual Offering

Instant

Choose an opponent. You and that player each draw three cards.

Choose an opponent. Untap all nonland permanents you control and all nonland permanents that player controls.

Intellectual Offering Discussion

king-saproling on Karona - king Maker

4 weeks ago

I really dig the intent behind this design! It always feels bad when a new player gives up on the game because they got stomped on too much. Seems like this deck can help new players to enjoy the game alongside seasoned players. I have a Phelddagrif deck of similar design (hug only 1 player) if you'd like to check it out.

I'm thinking these cards would be right up your alley: Null Chamber , Pir's Whim , Zndrsplt's Judgment , Regna's Sanction , Virtus's Maneuver , Infernal Offering , Intellectual Offering , Sylvan Offering , Benevolent Offering , Bramble Sovereign , Primal Vigor , Dawnbreak Reclaimer , Assault Suit

eliakimras on Huggles

4 months ago

You may play around Kynaios and Tiro of Meletis 's ability. Tatyova, Benthic Druid will give you extra card draw whenever you get a land on the field. Reliquary Tower is cheap now, and works wonders. You surely will have 5 lands on turn 4, so Temple of the False God is really good.

You should also consider Azorius Chancery , Boros Garrison , Gruul Turf , Selesnya Sanctuary , Simic Growth Chamber , Izzet Boilerworks . You play your untapped land for the turn normally, then play one of those with K&T's ability. You get ahead of mana since these lands tap for 2 mana.

Krosan Verge , Myriad Landscape and Blighted Woodland are good for ramping when you have nothing else to do.

I suggest removing Azorius Guildgate , Blossoming Sands , Boros Guildgate , Gruul Guildgate , Izzet Guildgate , Simic Guildgate , Tranquil Cove , Vivid Grove , Haunted Fengraf and Unstable Frontier for the lands above.

Do you want to see chaos happen? Hive Mind , Knowledge Pool , Thousand-Year Storm , Eye of the Storm , Shared Fate , Gate to the AEther , Possibility Storm , Ruhan of the Fomori , Perplexing Chimera , Dictate of the Twin Gods , Furnace of Rath , Gratuitous Violence , Mind's Dilation , Sunbird's Invocation .

Do you want to make people interact more with you? Fact or Fiction , Steam Augury , Avatar of Slaughter , Goblin Spymaster , the Tempt with Vengeance cycle.

Do you want to give more resources to them? Eladamri's Vineyard , Dictate of Karametra , Zhur-Taa Ancient , Heartbeat of Spring , Heartwood Storyteller , Intellectual Offering , Keeper of Progenitus , Well of Ideas , Rites of Flourishing , Ghirapur Orrery . Zendikar Resurgent and Mirari's Wake .

TheRedGoat on The Man,The Myth,The Mill | Persistent Petitioners

9 months ago

I see others offering alt win cons and I can tend to agree that you have options. To that end I would introduce Nantuko Shrine or Duskmantle Guildmage . If you want to go for an extreme idea you can of course also look into the whole Coat of Arms tribal aggro style.

Other untappers: Intellectual Offering , Quest for Renewal , Turnabout (these're just good value).

Other pseudo resets for your board state: Mass Polymorph and Synthetic Destiny (tap your board, make a new board).

Other powerful draw spells: Sphinx of the Chimes (I mean, where else are you going to play it am I right?).

Third option: Arcane Adaptation and Xenograft (if you have infinite tokens that are all advisors, you only need one "Persistent Petitioner").

Suspect weak links: Both of your planeswalkers, Collected Company , and Fabricate (I say this without playtesting, but you do have black tutors available and all).

TheRedGoat on Chain Hulk - Vannifar Flash Hulk

9 months ago

For the greaves I see where they are an issue for "ETB untapping" creatures and I hadn't considered how many you run. I also didn't catch the zero cmc creatures being there for the combo, but at that point I feel you're reaching pretty far for a combo that would be easier to assemble with basic creature tutors. At least on paper it sounds that way. In practice it might be rather easy. I wouldn't know myself.

Real suggestions I feel would be involving Seedborn Muse or Quest for Renewal or Intellectual Offering and a similarly large volley of cards that ultimately would warp into a deck of it own. I don't enjoy hearing that so I'm not about to go on about it really.

As far as the niche cards, things like Instill Energy or say Crab Umbra line up better with my train of thought, and the plate mail was representative of its type of effect more than being a suggestion itself. With the speed you're wanting to play at, "non-creatures to creatures" would always be too slow, but the idea is to have something that is harder to remove and still be working towards your combo. I'm certain there are better examples but it is late and I'm not firing on all cylinders atm.

In any case, gl with your build. I might have my own take on Judith, the Scourge Diva up by tomorrow night at the latest and I'd love your insights on it.

ShikiTen on Draw-MATIC Effects

1 year ago

I love this deck. It reminds me of the early days of my Nekusar deck (which initially was going to have Lord of Tresserhorn as the commander before Nekusar, the Mindrazer showed up later that year). I am assuming you're on a more budgeted approach as some of the key Nekusar wheels that are more expensive are missing.

As for recommendations, I'll start by saying it might be easier to avoid cards like Psychic Spiral. While overall not a terrible effect, it's only useful if you play 1v1 or just need to finish someone off (which can be done with a massive similar effect). Here are some cuts I would make as well as what might be good replacements at similar or better mana costs:

  1. Psychic Spiral out for Time Reversal. - Effects everybody and still causes major pain from Nekusar.
  2. Laquatus's Creativity out for Wheel and Deal. - Slightly cheaper, hits all opponents, and replaces itself.
  3. Intellectual Offering out for Khorvath's Fury. - Choose everyone to be friend, & Nekusar causes pain. Also replaces itself with the added +1 draw.
  4. Day's Undoing out for Whirlpool Warrior. - Day's Undoing doesn't actually work with Nekusar because it ends the turn (removing all Nekusar's triggers on the stack). As an avid Nekusar player, this saddens me. If you don't like Whirlpool Warrior's enter the battlefield effect, Teferi's Puzzle Box is another great option. {Personally I would try to get both).
  5. Prophetic Prism out for Dimir Signet. - You have the other 2 signets for color fixing, why not get the third?

As for some other good-stuff cards you might want to look at: Magus of the Jar, Magus of the Wheel, Helm of Awakening, & Fellwar Stone are all possibile additions if you don't like some of the other suggestions.

Honestly, I am glad I found this deck because of a card YOU have in here that I need in mine. Kiora's Dismissal is great enchantment hate my deck needs as I regularly face against a G/W token deck with an enchantment sub-theme. Anyway, +1 from me on the deck!

ManaChrome on List of EDH Group Hug Cards

1 year ago

A favorite cycle of mine is the group-hug "Offering" cycle! They're the cards Benevolent Offering, Intellectual Offering, Infernal Offering, Volcanic Offering, and Sylvan Offering!

Angel_Zero on I am the Senate

1 year ago

I would recommend Death or Glory, Diabolic Tutor for the art and flavor, same for Dark Tutelage. maybe these could be fun politics in multiplayer: Intellectual Offering, Benevolent Offering, Infernal Offering. Head Games and Jester's Mask make for great political cards as they can help or hinder. Choice of Damnations could be fun even if it isn't that strong.

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