|Commander / EDH||Legal|
Printings View all
|Guilds of Ravnica: Guild Kit (GK1)||Common|
|Commander 2018 (C18)||Common|
|Modern Masters 2017 Edition (MM3)||Uncommon|
|Commander 2015 (C15)||Common|
|Duel Decks: Izzet vs. Golgari (DDJ)||Common|
|MTG: Commander (CMD)||Common|
Combos Browse all
, : Gain .
Price & Acquistion Set Price Alerts
Izzet Signet Discussion
22 hours ago
Here are some cards for the budget, since you are trying to cut down on some cards and add in more interaction.
Hope that helps!
1 day ago
I feel like you will need to add in all the Nicol Bolas planeswalkers in here. I am very particular to Nicol Bolas, God-Pharoah and should be included in here asap LOL!
Also Nicol Bolas, the Deceiver would be on point with theme as well, since we are in Grixis colors. We need all the mana acceleration ramp, cards like Dimir Signet, Rakdos Signet, Izzet Signet, Talisman of Dominance, and Talisman of Indulgence will help you in casting all the spells since Bolas loves doing things in style.
Hopefully that helps!
2 days ago
Ash Barrens Blizzard Specter Boar Umbra Boros Signet Azorius Signet Gruul Signet Orzhov Signet Aberrant Researcher Flip Golgari Signet Simic Signet Dimir Signet Izzet Signet Rakdos Signet Selesnya Signet
6 days ago
Hey, I saw that you were looking for advice and there are a couple things that I could recommend. I'll go over a couple things, but I'll start off with the manabase since you said it was the thing you were looking to change most. Also, it's a bit long, but it should help you for what kind of a manabase makes a competitive one.
First off, there are several good replacements for duals, first and foremost being shocks, but since it looks like you already have those looks like you're already half way there.
Basically I would focus on removing any and all lands that come in tapped, because if you want your deck to be competitive, you need to be sure that every turn you take is as optimized as possible. A turn where you could be doing two manas worth of stuff you are only doing 1 manas worth of stuff which essentially means you are playing a turn behind. It's a bit of a simplistic way of explaining it, but that is the best explanation why without going into too much detail. Other lands I would highly recommend, firstly, are the pain lands. These are very effective replacements as well. ( Sulfurous Springs, Underground River and Shivan Reef ) find homes in many competitive decklists you will find. The filter lands are pretty good replacements as well, as they get you the colors you need with added fixing. They only issue is that the t1 plays they provide can be kind of awkward, but should only be really taken into consideration the faster and faster your deck is; In your case they should be a good fit though! They are Sunken Ruins, Graven Cairns and Cascade Bluffs. Also, it may seem weird, but adding every kind of fetch that can even get you one of your colors effectively gives you access to all the colors you could need! You could run all 9 fetches besides Windswept Heath, which seems like a pretty good deal to me, though if you have to pick and chose I would focus on the ones that give you your most important color (blue) first. This goes the extra mile in truly "optimizing" your mana base, and over the long run it thins your deck and makes it more consistent.
All in all, the changes I would make would look something like this -Canyon Slough, -Crumbling Necropolis, -Grixis Panorama, -Path of Ancestry, -Smoldering Marsh -Sunken Hollow, -Temple of Deceit, -Temple of Epiphany, -Temple of the False God
and do this
+Sulfurous Springs, +Underground River, +Shivan Reef, +Sunken Ruins, +Graven Cairns, +Cascade Bluffs, +Cephalid Coliseum, also these are pretty good, but the worst of the bunch I've recommended, +River of Tears, +Tainted Isle, +Tainted Peak. Additionally Ancient Tomb is amazing as well, so I would recommend that as a long term investment too. (plus it goes in every edh deck ever so it's non-exclusive!).
Apart from lands, there are a couple of things that I think you could use to increase the consistency of your deck and some of the combos that you seem to be going for. Going over enchantment's first, as there is a short list, I would consider taking them all out personally. Search for Azcanta Flip is a more value oriented card popular in decks that try to attain long term value and want games to go long. Storm isn't quite looking for this, and for that, I think it doesn't do enough for what 2 mana will grant you especially if you are looking to "speed up" the deck. Very often competitive decks can't afford to play things that don't do anything right away, so even though the card is great, it needs to fit a certain role in a deck. I also think that Jace's Sanctum also comes to the "too slow" argument as well, but I think that if you are looking at least for a semi-competitive option, this is fine to keep in. Also for Thousand-Year Storm I have seen some discussion floating around in the competitive community that it could work really well as a win con in a similar oriented style deck, but the huge argument is paying 6 mana for a spell that doesn't do anything, or win you the game right away. Regardless, I think for what your deck has going thousand-year storm seems like it could prove well if it is working well for you.
Otherwise, there are just a couple of cards such as Jaya Ballard, and Docent of Perfection Flip that really stuck out to me. Personally, I don't think that the amount of mana they are is really worth the investment, and I would rather play cards that help setup the win. To go off this, I noticed that you were playing Isochron Scepter, so why not replace those other cards and play Dramatic Reversal which is a near 2 card combo with the scepter? To utilize this combo you would need to play more things that tap to give you mana, but adding mana rocks will make your deck faster and I would recommend adding more anyways. In general this combo is low investment, high reward because none of the cards that you play to make the combo work arn't progressing you towards your endgame anyways. For the mana rocks you could add, I would highly consider cards such as Mox Opal, Mox Diamond, Mana Vault, Mana Crypt, Chrome Mox which are the high profile options, but for leaning more on a budget any of the signets are also highly viable (Izzet Signet, Dimir Signet, Rakdos Signet). In general this will increase the speed of your deck and make it more turbo charged. You won't find many competitive decks without these!
Lastly, I'd just like to briefly mention the best counterspells for competitive EDH. In general it is widely agreed upon that for combo decks in general, you want your counterspells to be as cheap and efficient as possible. Some of the most favored are Force of Will (i saw that you have that one), Pact of Negation, Flusterstorm, Delay, Mana Drain and Swan Song (also on the list). Secondarily, people do play Counterspell but it is often outclassed by the ones I mentioned prior. Also, there are other counterspells that people will play for more narrow purposes and should be played specifically for the meta you are expecting to play in. These are Negate, Mental Misstep, Spell Pierce(only for decks looking to win t2-t3 really),Arcane Denial, Remand etc... (here's a useful link if you want to know more: https://www.reddit.com/r/CompetitiveEDH/comments/5k0tef/a_lexicon_of_cedh_counterspells_and_some/ )
In general I would cut the counters that are 3+ mana, because there are just better options out there if you go looking, and hopefully that page can give you some good insight for what counterspells are the right choice for you. And that will about wrap things up for me without going in too deep.
Yeah, so I could go over every card piece by piece, but that would probably be an entire article on it's own. It really because what makes a deck "competitive" is kind of an ambiguous term in the grand scheme of things. I'm not 100% sure every recommendation I make fits what you are looking for, so it's hard to analyze what cards are truly good/bad without sitting down and discussing it directly. Also, since there are legitimately several different version of a deck that 1 commander could hold, I think I'll just leave you with some resources that can further your cEDHing. Here are some of the competitive edh resources that I like to visit, and hopefully they can serve you well too!
also here is my Kess storm decklist if you want to take a look!: https://tappedout.net/mtg-decks/nekusar-we-legacy-storm-now-cedh/
It's always good to have another person in the community, so I'm glad that your interest has been peaked! Hope to see you around and feel free to message me if you have any other questions!
1 week ago
Hey, just throwing my deck out there if you want a look. My deck is quite a bit more powerful and expensive since I've been collecting for a long time, but I just wanted to share with you my setup if you want some ideas of where to go. My gameplan is very different, being a control deck mainly that wants to use our dragon's infinite combos with cards like Curiosity but you are free to take those out and I have some other wincons you can look at like Talrand, Sky Summoner. However, there are a few general suggestions I can make for your deck. First of all, I would suggest adding in some more mana rocks and lands. You need about I would say 36 or 37 lands as well as 5-10 more cards like Izzet Signet or Goblin Electromancer to get your higher cost spells out consistently. Also, some of your cards seem very low impact in EDH, such as your mill cards like Jace's Erasure. That type of strategy simply won't work when you have multiple opponents. Niv Mizzet loves instants and sorceries, even if they are small. Playing Gitaxian Probe or Opt with Niv Mizzet or any card that has an instant or sorcery trigger on the board is really good. You should also consider more of what are called "wheel" effects in cards like Reforge the Soul. My deck also has a bunch more cards that work great with Niv-Mizzet if you wanna look. Hope this helps, and let me know if you have any questions about card choices!
1 week ago
Well, Mizzix storm's usual payoff is Aetherflux Reservoir, with the commander used as a cost-reduction effect with spells like Treasure Cruise, Dig Through Time, and many other giant spells that keep digging cards, as well as High Tide, Rite of Flame, Desperate Ritual, Pyretic Ritual, and Seething Song as rituals to keep making mana.
Mizzix can reduce the cost of mana-neutral cards like Snap or Frantic Search to net mana, and with effects like Reality Spasm that make a ton of mana on a large Mizzix, you can get a ton of mana and all of the card draw like Firemind's Foresight to get a ton of card draw spells, as well as effects like Stroke of Genius, etc. afterwards the deck commonly drops an Aetherflux Reservoir, then goes infinite with Reiterate and Desperate Ritual/Seething Song/Pyretic Ritual/Reality Spasm to win the game.
The rest of the deck is based on using cantrips like Ponder, Brainstorm, Preordain, Impulse, etc. as well as cards like Mind Stone, Izzet Signet, and other fast mana rocks, to make enough mana to win all in one turn, generally turn 4 after you drop Mizzix turn 3 off of a Fellwar Stone, etc. It is blisteringly fun and fast.
2 weeks ago
Hi TheGiantCrab, welcome to the format! I hope you like it. Commander is sort of a different place than other formats, starting at 40 life and all. Games almost always go long (unless you are playing cEDH), and that leads to some interesting conclusions about deck building. I am a strong believer in the views expressed by the command zone podcast (an awesome resource for all things commander); every commander deck should play a critical mass of ramp and card draw. With that said, I think your deck would be improved with a sort of structural change to include a bunch of both. Here are some of my favorites for under $2 each:
That's the sort of idea anyway. I usually play around 10-15 ramp spells and 8-10 card advantage spells. I think that Sol Ring is an auto-include, it's worth the small increase in cost for me at least. There are tons of other great cards out there, I highly suggest taking a look at EDHREC to get some ideas (I just checked it out, Curiosity is a crazy example I never would have thought of). Some of the cards there can be kind of expensive, feel free to ignore those to keep the budget low. Here's a couple more cards to think about, as personal favorites of mine:
Ixidron - This can get your opponent's commanders stuck facedown forever.
Blasphemous Act - A little high in price. Great when you are behind though.
If you want help with cuts, I can provide some feedback, feel free to ask.
4 weeks ago
I think you could use cheaper ramp like Izzet Signet, co. with such a high curve. Early game they will propel you forward, mid to late game can draw a card off Jhoira and/or be sacrificed to get something back from the bin.