Ixalli's Diviner

Legality

Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Standard Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Arena [BETA] Legal
Brawl Legal
Frontier Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Casual Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Ixalan (XLN) Common

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Ixalli's Diviner

Creature — Human Druid

When Ixalli's Diviner enters the battlefield, it explores. (Reveal the top card of your library. Put that card into your hand if it's a land. Otherwise, put a +1/+1 counter on this creature, then put the card back or put it into your graveyard.)

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Ixalli's Diviner Discussion

Falcons135 on A Bottle of Champain

4 days ago

Jadelight Ranger instead of Ixalli's Diviner if you want that explore? You’re either getting 2 lands (burn through 2 turns you would have drawn them), a land and a 3/2, or a 4/3 Seems better in my eyes but not sure if you were going for a budget-ish build

Scarvis on Lands for the win

4 weeks ago

update removed 4x Blood Sun 3x Thaumatic Compass

added 2x The Mending of Dominaria 1x Sylvan Awakening 4x Ixalli's Diviner

Scarvis on Lands for the win

4 weeks ago

Thank you for your suggestions EDedan

Blood Sun was included mainly for the card draw and can hose Field of Ruin and other man lands.

I thought about cards like Grow from the Ashes and Ranging Raptors but those cards rely on basic lands, and we only run 5 basic lands so that Awakened Amalgam can grow each turn.

Wayward Swordtooth and Broken Bond help us ramp from our hand and not library so i dislike that idea...although Wayward Swordtooth would help with retrieving Multani, Yavimaya's Avatar from the graveyard and is a big beater...that might be a good idea ill try that out.

Sylvan Awakening is a good idea, I saw it but wasn't sure how good it'd be...it would be nice to push through for the kill.

Jadelight Ranger, Merfolk Branchwalker, and Ixalli's Diviner utilize the explore mechanic and since it does help with card draw filtering, I have been using treasure map and Thaumatic Compass for filters and card draw...ill play around with the numbers and see how it flows...

thanks again for your input

EDedan on Lands for the win

4 weeks ago

What do you think about Thunderherd Migration Wayward Swordtooth, Ranging Raptors, Spring, Ixalli's DivinerWildgrowth Walker, Jadelight Ranger, Merfolk Branchwalker, The Mending of Dominaria, Sylvan Awakening, Grow from the Ashes, Broken Bond

Wildgrowth Walker can help with against fast deck such as Red decks

Jadelight Ranger, Merfolk Branchwalker creatures with explore so you can filter you're draws

Ixalli's Diviner is a 0/3 which becomes a pretty neat blocker and an awesome blocker if it's a 1/4

Wayward Swordtooth and Ranging Raptors helps with lands, play 1 more land each turn with Wayward Swordtooth and with Ranging Raptors can block creatures and get a free land out of the deck.

Sylvan Awakening turn all lands into 2/2 creatures with indestructible, Reach and haste

Broken Bond a sorcery speed Naturalize but you may put an extra land from your hand onto the battlefield

Grow from the Ashes a Rampart Growth with a kicker cost which makes it a Hour of Promise but with no zombies thou :(

Argy on

1 month ago

My big question is: how do you want this deck to win?

I've made three Brawl decks now, and they each had a very focused approach.

With this one, it seems to be playing Creatures that can be kicked, then pumping them up with +1/+1 spells.

There are some important Creatures missing like Rhonas the Indomitable and Carnage Tyrant, and some Creatures that really aren't that effective, like Ixalli's Diviner.

Having a bit of a clearer idea of how this deck will win might inspire you to try some different combos.

For example, at the moment I quite like Multani, Yavimaya's Avatar and Thorn Elemental, paired with Blackblade Reforged.

Have a bit of a think, then tag me in these Comments if you want to discuss anything.

Nefashu on Black + Green First Pauper Deck

1 month ago

Some improvements:

Klausi on B/G Explore

4 months ago

I like the synergy, but I would swap Ixalli's Diviner with 3 copies of Merfolk Branchwalker. It is more agressive. Diviner just doesn't do anything if you hit a land on explore IMO.

Also, to make you curve out a bit better and your options more versatile, i would add a few copies of Deadeye Tracker. Though while it needs some work and doesn't explore as ETB (and subsequently give you explore triggers for free), it lets you explore on your own terms, while denying your opponent his/her graveyard, which is often necessary in Standart. If worst comes to worst, it's a manasink. You should have plenty of that with all the explore triggers.

Not sure about Thrashing Brontodon, but i guess it helps flipping Journey to Eternity  Flip on your own terms. I would sideboard it though.

If you want to go really nuts on explore, consider Panharmonicon. It might be a bit too much since you have Path of Discovery, but you can add a copy or two of it to maximise the tokens you get.

pizzanui on Generic_Beef_Jr

5 months ago

Hey Beef, let me help you out with your dinosaur deck (this comment was too long to post on that particular thread, lol). I'm a relatively new player myself, but I've been playing dinosaurs in Standard since Ixalan dropped so I know my way around the tribe relatively well. Here's my two cents:

Let's start with your mana base. First and foremost, I'd take out Unknown Shores. It's just flat-out a bad card under most if not all circumstances. Luckily, there's a lot of great mana fixing in standard for dinosaurs. Unclaimed Territory is a straight upgrade, and it works very well in tribal decks such as yours. If you have a little extra money, I'd also try out the dual lands in Ixalan, specifically Rootbound Crag and Sunpetal Grove. Dual lands are great in three-color decks, and the ability to come in untapped most of the time is incredible value. I'd also put in a couple copies of Inspiring Vantage for early-game mana ramp, and maybe some of the amonkhet cycling lands to give you some more flexibility mid- to late-game (see: Sheltered Thicket, Scattered Groves). Generally yo want to aim for about 24 lands in a midrange deck like this, but I could see you maybe even going to 25 or 26 if you have cycling lands in there. It's probably better to stick to 24, but that's just food for thought.

Next, let's move on to your creatures. I'm a big fan of Kinjalli's Caller, so I'm glad to see it included, though I think you could pump it up to 3 or 4 copies relatively safely. Yes, it's just that good. A turn-1 0/3 is an excellent blocker, and it's an excellent source of mana ramp. You should also look to get your hands on 2-3 copies each of Otepec Huntmaster and Drover of the Mighty. Both are excellent sources of ramp, and both remain extremely relevant throughout the entire game, something that I can't say quite as much for Caller. On the flip side, I would completely remove Raptor Companion and Tilonalli's Knight. Neither is strictly bad, per se, but what you want to be doing is ramping into big dinos, and neither of these two cards helps you do that. I would also ditch Raptor Hatchling. Although I love the card flavorfully, it's very hard to make it work, because unless you can proc multiple enrage triggers (something that is very hard outside of a dedicated enrage deck), you're getting sub-optimal value for your 2-drop. Remember that Drover can also become a 3/3, but it ALSO generates mana!

Moving on, still taking a look at your 1- and 2-cost cards. I'd say relegate Demystify to the sideboard, if not just remove it completely. It's good at what it does, but it's so extremely situational that it's not worth playing in the main deck. Slash of Talons, too, is a great combat trick, but really not what you need. My favorite combat trick in the format is Sure Strike, and at only 1 more mana it's really hard to beat that value. Commune with Dinosaurs is an incredible card and should absolutely be run in every dino deck, so no complaints on that one. Rile is an extremely good card, and I think it flies under the radar of most, but in order to make better use of it you need more dinos with enrage. More on that later.

I see that you have one copy of Savage Stomp and two copies of Pounce. I'd say drop the pounces and stick to three copies of stomp. Consider this: Savage Stomp, in a dinosaur-centric deck, is basically just Prey Upon, except better on almost every level. It triggers enrage, gives a permanent +1/+1 buff, AND only costs one green. Not bad at all. Pounce, however, is just an objectively worse version of Prey Upon, and I have a hard time condoning its use in just about any deck, enrage or otherwise.

Ixalli's Diviner and Ixalli's Keeper should be dropped entirely. Neither is very good for our purposes. Remember, we are trying to ramp into large dinosaurs, and any card that doesn't help us do that probably shouldn't be in the deck. These two, therefore, should probably sit this one out.

Before I move on to 3-drops and above, I'd like to talk about enrage for a moment. Enrage is absolutely your best friend in dinosaur decks at the moment. You even have a few cards in your deck that interact nicely with enrage triggers, such as savage stomp. But you don't have many dinos in the deck with enrage yet. So let's fix that. My first suggestion is always going to be Ripjaw Raptor. Card draw every time it takes damage, and its beefy stats means it's almost always going to survive the damage. It's the kind of card that your opponent won't want to block, but also won't want to let through. Very, very powerful card. And thanks to Kinjalli's Caller, you'll almost never have to pay full price for it! Now that's value. It's an auto-include in my dinosaur decks, especially since these decks tend to run out of gas by the time the late game rolls around. Hey, Naya just doesn't draw cards, but with Ripjaw you can easily fix this weakness. Aside from that, I'd look at enrage triggers that buff creatures or deal damage to enemy creatures, but remember that enrage triggers that gain you life are rarely an optimal use of a card. By the time you hit the late game, you're trying to out-pace your opponent, using enrage and beefy creatures to swing in for lethal damage. If you really need life gain, Deathgorge Scavenger is the way to go, as its flexibility and easy trigger makes it a million times more reliable.

Unfortunately, in the rest of your deck, many of the cards are seriously subpar. Snapping Sailback is good, especially with your enrage shenanigans going on, but it competes with Ripjaw Raptor for the mid-cost green dino slot, and ripjaw is going to win every time. Rampaging Ferocidon is also pretty solid, but its recent banning means it's completely out of the question for this deck. I'd recommend you focus on a few big, beefy dinos and then just try to get those guys out onto the field. Regisaur Alpha is a personal favorite, as it does more work than I had ever expected it to, and Carnage Tyrant is a no-brainer. I'd recommend two copies of each, for consistency. The elder dinos in RIvals of Ixalan are really solid, but hard to justify running in a deck like this. I would, however, strongly recommend Etali, Primal Storm, if you think you can get the mana fixing and ramping to make it work. That card has the potential to end games single-handedly in only a few turns, and gives you a massive card advantage once you start swinging with it.

I would also consider cards such as Kinjalli's Sunwing for mainboard disruption shenanigans, and cards like Sentinel Totem to counter popular strategies in standard. Oh, and of course, limiting your deck to 60 cards will help immensely with consistency and speed.

In summary, you're on the right track. What I'd recommend is attending plenty of draft events (there's one every friday at a game store near you!) so you can get an idea for what makes certain cards good or bad, as well as to identify interesting card interactions and to sharpen your mastery of the game's mechanics. When you think you're ready, it's a good idea to buy individual cards that you need for your deck rather than buying planeswalker decks or booster packs, and there are lots of great websites where you can do so.

Best of luck!

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