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Izzet Signet Discussion
1 hour ago
The first thing I notice when looking at this list is that you run 41 lands. I strongly advise against this. In my experience, unless you’re a green landfall deck like Azusa, Lost but Seeking , there is little utility in running more than 34, maybe 35 lands. There are budget options for fetching, such as Evolving Wilds or Terramorphic Expanse , which you might find helpful for color fixing. Also, you might consider running the shock lands in your colors ( Hallowed Fountain , etc.). These can be grabbed by slow fetches like Flood Plain , and add a level of consistency to your mana base without breaking the bank. Hall of the Bandit Lord is also a consideration, though it can be pricey. Temple of Epiphany , Temple of Enlightenment and Temple of Triumph may be helpful to find more/fewer lands early, before Narset is down, and remove ‘dud’ lands from the top of your deck after she is ready to attack. Command Tower , Mana Confluence and City of Brass are also good additions.
My second piece of advice is to add top deck manipulation. While many of these kind of cards are expensive, like Jace, the Mind Sculptor , Scroll Rack and Sensei's Divining Top , card’s like Ponder , Brainstorm and Preordain are very affordable. I especially advise the first two, as they permit stacking up to two spells on top of your deck before attacking with Narset, where Preordain only stacks one. However, all three are great in an opening hand looking for lands or action cards, and I would run all three in virtually all blue decks. Telling Time and Serum Visions are also contenders for this slot, though I don’t think as highly of them.
Mystical Tutor , Enlightened Tutor and Personal Tutor are also great ways to stack cards you need on top of your deck before a Narset trigger resolves. These are in the $20-$30 range though, so they may not be super accessible.
Strionic Resonator copies your generals ability... just sayin’.
If you don’t want to run counter magic, you should at least consider counter counter magic measures like Defense Grid or Price of Glory . These will make it way more difficult for your opponent to counter your general on her way down, or your free spells during the resolution of her trigger. Silence is also a good card from that view. Some interaction is always good, though. Here, I recommend Wrath of God , Supreme Verdict and/or Swords to Plowshares . The first two are board wipes that will hold back wide decks and give you time to cast your general; Swords is just the best spot removal in the game. Wear / Tear is another great piece of interaction in RUW.
With respect to your ramp: I see you’re running all three cluestones. I think the signets ( Azorius Signet , Boros Signet and Izzet Signet ) are better. In my experience there is a tremendous difference between 2- and 3-mana rocks in EDH. Similarly, I advise Talisman of Progress , Mind Stone , and Thought Vessel as ramp options. Coldsteel Heart is also a good idea.
Depending on your board presence during each game, you might consider Restore Balance , as a Narset trigger allows you to cast it immediately. This may be helpful if you can’t go off that turn, and just want to keep opposing boards in check.
Card draw and selection is a premium in EDH and decides most games. Chart a Course , Faithless Looting and Dack Fayden all come to mind when viewing your list. Ancestral Vision is about $10 these days, and is a fun flip off a Narset trigger, though Concentrate may be just straight better, as you can cast it from your hand as well. Mystic Remora is a good enchantment for drawing cards. If you choose to run a counter counter magic package, Dictate of Kruphix or Howling Mine may help; however, be weary of playing them when you have no counter protection, as they are symmetrical effects.
Finally, depending on how mean you are, Ravages of War , Armageddon and Cataclysm are possibilities. Nuke-ing all the lands means that Narset is very likely to take over the game, and resolving one of these spells may win the game on its own. Cataclysm is, in my experience, even more brutal than the other two, as it kills walkers and removes armies of blockers.
I hope you find this helpful; let me know if you need clarification on any of my comments.
Good luck with deck building!
4 days ago
Breya is always an interesting deck. I personally like the infinite-mana options; repeatedly casting Breya, then sac-ing her and one of the thopters to bolt an opponent results in game over immediately. I see three ways that are easiest to achieve that goal.
Second, reanimated dragon combo: Worldgorger Dragon with Animate Dead , Necromancy , Dance of the Dead , or any other reanimating enchantment. The Worldgorger (which is reanimated from the yard) trigger exiles the reanimation enchantment, which lets it die, which returns the enchantment, which brings back the dragon... tapping all your lands/mana rocks for mana when they flicker in results in infinite mana. You really need another creature to target to end the loop, but it isn't too difficult to make sure this is the case.
Note that combos 1 and 2 accommodate Entomb effects as a tutor. So if you want to run those combos, Entomb , Buried Alive and/or Faithless Looting and the like are your friends. Note also that 1 and 2 generate infinite ETB triggers. Pairing them with Altar of the Brood allows you to win even if your commander has been countered or removed to oblivion. Furthermore, running Sculpting Steel or Phyrexian Metamorph to copy Sharuum the Hegemon creates a loop where you sac one to the legend rule and then bring back either the original or copying artifact. That also generates infinite ETB triggers, and is a pet combo of mine.
I strongly advise tutors outside the transmute ones. Demonic Tutor , Vampiric Tutor , Imperial Seal , Enlightened Tutor , Reshape , Whir of Invention , Gamble and Transmute Artifact are all in your colors (though some are more easily obtained than others). These will increase your deck's consistency, regardless of whether you decide to use the combo-build.
Depending on your deck's budget, you might want to consider your mana base as a work-in-progress. Slow Fetches like Rocky Tar Pit and Flood Plain are well under a dollar, and work well enough as a replacement for Bloodstained Mire or Flooded Strand . Mana Confluence and City of Brass are also powerhouses in a 4-color deck. You should at least consider Forbidden Orchard .
Ramp is important in any EDH deck. Mind Stone is a good addition, along with Ancient Tomb . I typically don't care for 3-mana rocks, but Chromatic Lantern is good in 4- or 5-color decks. Izzet Signet is a good idea in addition to the other two signets you're running. Non-blue ones aren't nearly as good, but if you really need another, I advise Orzhov Signet over Boros Signet or Rakdos Signet . Sculpting Steel and Phyrexian Metamorph are good ways to copy opponents' rocks as well as your own, or even creatures in the case of the metamorph. Copy Artifact is another option.
Because you're in black, you have access to some real good card draw. Phyrexian Arena and Staff of Nin are good as permanent sources of card-advantage. Ambition's Cost , Ancient Craving , Painful Truths and Chart a Course are all good ways to draw cards as well.
Good luck with deck building.
5 days ago
You should probably upgrade those cluestones for Gruul Signet , Izzet Signet , and Simic Signet . They cost less each and give you better mana. I would also suggest running a few Eldrazi because you can essentially cast them for free once Animar is big enough. Artisan of Kozilek , Bane of Bala Ged , and Breaker of Armies are low budget options and are pretty effective beaters that do a good job clearing a board if you need it. Altogether you might look at like $3 worth of upgrades that would help you ramp better and intimidate an opponent. Otherwise you have a cool deck. I'd love to play against this
1 week ago
I'm looking to build a grixis superfriends deck and am looking for these cards. I have just updated my binder with everything I currently have.
- 1x Arcane Denial
- 1x Ashiok, Dream Render
- 1x Bedevil
- 1x Bojuka Bog
- 1x Chandra, Torch of Defiance
- 1x Chromatic Lantern
- 1x Counterspell
- 1x Countersquall
- 1x Dack Fayden
- 1x Daretti, Ingenious Iconoclast
- 1x Daretti, Scrap Savant
- 1x Dark Intimations
- 1x Darksteel Citadel
- 1x Decree of Annihilation
- 1x Deliver Unto Evil
- 1x Dimir Signet
- 1x Dragonskull Summit
- 1x Dreadbore
- 1x Drowned Catacomb
- 1x Flux Channeler
- 1x Gilded Lotus
- 1x Great Furnace
- 1x Honor-Worn Shaku
- 1x Interplanar Beacon
- 1x Izzet Signet
- 1x Jace, Unraveler of Secrets
- 1x Jace, Wielder of Mysteries
- 1x Jokulhaups
- 1x Karn's Bastion
- 1x Karn, the Great Creator
- 1x Kasmina, Enigmatic Mentor
- 1x Lethal Vapors
- 1x Luxury Suite
- 1x Morphic Pool
- 1x Mox Amber
- 1x Nevinyrral's Disk
- 1x Nicol Bolas, Dragon-God
- 1x Nightscape Familiar
- 1x Ob Nixilis Reignited
- 1x Obliterate
- 1x Overburden
- 1x Saheeli Rai
- 1x Saheeli, the Gifted
- 1x Sarkhan the Masterless
- 1x Savor the Moment
- 1x Seat of the Synod
- 1x Sensei's Divining Top
- 1x Tainted AEther
- 1x Temple of Deceit
- 1x Temple of Epiphany
- 1x Temple of Malice
- 1x Tezzeret the Seeker
- 1x Tezzeret, Agent of Bolas
- 1x Tezzeret, Artifice Master
- 1x Tezzeret, Master of the Bridge
- 1x The Chain Veil
- 1x The Elderspell
- 1x Time Sieve
- 1x Ugin, the Ineffable
- 1x Vault of Whispers
- Doubling Season
- Atraxa, Praetors' Voice
- Dark Depths
- Exquisite Blood
- 4x Goblin Guide
- japanese Alhammarret's Archive
- Mirari's Wake
- Elspeth, Knight-Errant
- Archangel of Thune
- Karlov of the Ghost Council
the rest is in my binder
2 weeks ago
- + Izzet Signet is good for filtering mana, in case you need one of the colors it provides while also giving you an additional mana.
- + Venser's Journal is great for life gain. This allows you to drop a lot of the unnecessary life gain cards in your deck so you can include better stuff.
- + Snapcaster Mage gives you instant/sorcery casting from the grave.
- + Venser, Shaper Savant bounces spells that are being cast, and permanents on the field.
+ Guttersnipe 2 damage to each opponent when you cast an instant or sorcery.
- Pristine Talisman costs 3 and provides you with mediocre benefits. Gaining life isn't a focus in your deck, so it's best to not focus too heavily on it. You have Aetherflux Reservoir and Venser's Journal , if you add it, in place of those little tiny life gaining cards.
- - Academy Journeymage because Venser, Shaper Savant
- - Weaver of Lightning because Guttersnipe does it better.
1 month ago
Before we get into this, I just want to say that if I sound like a know-it-all and a dick, it's toatally unintentional and I apologize for it. Also, I have never played Jeskai in EDH, so please take my suggestions with a grain of salt.
It's kind of hard to find a good Jeskai Commander that is based around creatures, so I think you have two options:
Shu Yun, the Silent Tempest , which will have to be more spell based, to trigger his abilities,
Of course, you could have both in your deck, and switch them around as the meta/playgroup changes, but it's best to choose one now. I'll provide options for both.
The ramp and land package wil be roughly the same, so I'll start with that. I use TCC's manabase template, but feel free to change it.
TCC's template for a manabase is this, but feel free to change it to fit your budget etc.
3 OG Duals (Can be replaced by Check, Scry or Man lands)
3 Zend-Onslought Fetch (Can be replaced by Panoramas)
15 total basics and utility (9/6 split)
3 Filter Lands
3 Pain Lands
4 Any Colour Lands
1 Tri Land
3 Other Lands(more utility, duals, Lairs, etc)
Here's a deck that I drafted if you want Shu Yun, Silent Tempest as your commander. I left three slots for the cards already in your deck
That ends my very long post. Feel free the change anything you want about the decks I made, as they are only a first draft.
1 month ago
Less lands and more mana rocks. Drop Thran Dynamo though, it costs too much mana. Stick to 2 cmc rocks and 3 is ok if it adds more than .
Feel free to check out my list for inspiration (definitely not budget as a whole, but plenty of reasonable options). Upvotes on any of my decks are appreciated. Narset, American Beauty
1 month ago
Izzet Signet occurrence in decks from the last year
Commander / EDH:
All decks: 0.13%
U/R (Izzet): 2.63%
U/B/R (Grixis): 1.76%
RUW (Jeskai, America): 15.59%