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Jori En, Ruin Diver
Legendary Creature — Merfolk Wizard
Whenever you cast your second spell each turn, draw a card.
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Jori En, Ruin Diver Discussion
2 weeks ago
If you want you can look at my deck list here: Shock Therapy
I do like the idea of a budget build just to draw "Less hate" but know people will still kick your teeth in early game, (As they probably should). ;)
2 months ago
First off you need about 10-12 more lands and Gifts Ungiven is banned in commander. Ditch the 2nd Sure Strike then go buy a Pyromancer's Goggles , Primal Amulet Flip and Swarm Intelligence . You need to cut some cards to make room for the added lands. I'm not gonna point you in any direction with your deck cuz it's kinda all over the place and I don't know what you're after beyond copying instants/sorceries but I'd definitely ditch Kozilek's Sentinel and narrow your overall aim of the deck...is it prowess with buffs? tokens? countering? board control?...
Some other cards worth suggesting: Dualcaster Mage . Naru Meha, Master Wizard . God-Eternal Kefnet . Echo Mage . The Mirari Conjecture . Jori En, Ruin Diver . Mirrorpool . Dual Casting . There are a few instants/sorceries that copy your next instant/sorcery as well.
Good luck with your brew!
2 months ago
Well, if you don't want to go the coating route you may want to consider running Chaos Warp at the very least. It's a way for mono red to deal with enchantments, and about one of the best removal spells we have access to.
In terms of replacements, I'm not a big fan of Sin Prodder . The choice it gives your opponents is awkward - you want your big threatening creatures in the graveyard, but if your opponents put it there they take a ton of damage, so they'll always just stuff it to your hand, and then send the cards you DO need to the graveyard like lands when you're short on 'em or lower cost utility spells that are harder to recur. I ran Prodder ages ago and he never performed how I wanted.
I also think Invader Parasite might be a bit too cute. It's a neat effect to exile a land on ETB, but is exiling one land one of your opponents control with a Feldon activation really what you want to be doing? By the time you're activating it your opponent might be past the point of caring that they lost a land or two - sure, it's spicy if you can knock out a high value target like Gaea's Cradle or Cabal Coffers , but overall I'm not sure that it's worth the slot.
How often has Wild Ricochet pulled its weight for you? I find that targeted spells, especially in multiplayer EDH, are becoming rarer and rarer - nowadays it's mostly board wipes and "each opponent" effects. I run a Jori En, Ruin Diver spell with redirection effects and find that more often than not they just sit in my hand collecting dust. If you've had some success with the card, by all means keep it in, but from personal experience I find the effect a bit underwhelming.
I'm also not super sold on Volcanic Offering . Yes, it can be some good removal, but paying 5 mana for a card that's going to rely on input from another player who may or may not cooperate with your choices is a bit dicey. I'm not a huge fan of "leave decisions up to other players" cards because I've had several cases of the other player making a bone-headed choice and not seeing reason to choose something else more threatening to everyone.
Hope this helps a bit! I like your deck a lot and I'll be pulling some inspiration for my own along with your suggestions. Cheers!
4 months ago
Removed Mercurial Chemister , Jori En, Ruin Diver , Knowledge Pool , Thieves' Auction , Scrambleverse Added Burning Prophet , Ral's Outburst , Role Reversal , Ral, Storm Conduit , Saheeli, Sublime Artificer
5 months ago
@emaskGlad you've liked the deck, mate and as for the commander to be honest that was my idea as well! I started the list initially with Jhoira of the Ghitu at the helm to suspend high mana draw/tutor spells for , but then I thought to myself "People will think I'm playing huge indestructible eldrazi with Obliterate sprinkled in and will nuke Jhoira as soon she sets foot on the field" (only half right as I don't own any eldrazi :D). Then I remembered how nobody bothers to touch low profile commanders and Jori En, Ruin Diver got more and more appealing :D.
P.S. I think I've only seen one Shu Yun, the Silent Tempest list and that one was based around artifact voltron, rather than spellslinging. Would be interesting to see your approach to it. Cheers! :)
6 months ago
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7 months ago
AEther Flash seems like a good fit for this deck. You don't have that many creatures that die to it, and the ones you do have should be hitting the battlefield before you play Flash. Meanwhile, it gives you an assist on killing any larger creatures that opponents play.
Jori En, Ruin Diver also seems like a natural fit for a deck that is probably playing two spells per turn on a regular basis.
Neat deck! I've always thought that Tibor and Lumia could make for an interesting commander.
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