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Kasmina, Enigmatic Mentor
Legendary Planeswalker — Kasmina
Spells your opponents cast that target a creature or planeswalker you control cost more to cast.
-2: Create a 2/2 blue Wizard creature token. Draw a card, then discard a card.
Kasmina, Enigmatic Mentor Discussion
4 days ago
Hi multimedia! Thank you so much for your suggestions!
Before I begin, can I ask for why you think I should cut Kasmina, Enigmatic Mentor ?
On to the others
Naru Meha, Master Wizard - Yeah, another infinite combo doesn't sound bad!
Sunscorched Desert - Good idea, another win-con piece
Blue Sun's Zenith - It still kinda seems like a win more, cause with infinite ghostly flickers, I can get infinite mana and infinite untap, which means Azami would dram me out already, I don't think it would work to benefit me all that well
High Tide - I'll have to do some math and do a bit of playtesting, but good idea!
Siren Stormtamer - I don't know how I missed that, it's perfect for this deck, I seriously don't know how I missed it, you're a genius!
In terms of cards to cut
Nephalia Academy - It seems like a weird card, I know, but it's in there to stop opponents from messing with my hand. Blue doesn't have the best recursion in the world, and as such protecting my hand is a number 1 priority
Desert of the Mindful - It enters tapped, yes, but its better than Memorial to Genius. So I'll cut Memorial instead of Desert.
Kadena's Silencer - I dont have any way to control abilities aside from Tale' End, yes 5 mana for a stifle is bad, but its a sacrifice I am currently willing to make.
Jushi Apprentice - Yeah, I can see why you might think it's bad, and I agree, he isn't the best so he's probably gonna get the boot
Elite Arcanist - Yeah....bad, really really really bad version of Isochron Scepter.
I thank you, once again, for your suggestions, if you have any more, I am all ears! and if you think some of my reasoning to dispute cards to cut is faulty, I am also all ears!
2 weeks ago
Good to see/hear that you've been trying it out and making adjustments. It definitely looks better now.
Playing double red, double blue and even triple black cards really puts a strain on your manabase. I'd play more duals and less basics, even if some of those duals enter tapped. In a slow, grindy deck you can usually get away with a slower start.
Since you are pivoting more into black, you can swap out some of the Flame Sweep s for Ritual of Soot . It does strain the mana even further though, so only if you feel like Sweep isn't always good enough.
Ral, Storm Conduit still doesn't seem good, he's slow and low impact.
If this is a Bo3 deck, you should consider a redo of the sideboard. The following cards are ugradeable imo: Ionize , Invade the City (this card is very bad), Jaya, Venerated Firemage , Kasmina, Enigmatic Mentor , Widespread Brutality .
1 month ago
Good improvements. But Cloudkin Seer is strictly better then Tome Raider . If you want to try another walker in here Vraska, Swarm's Eminence or Kasmina, Enigmatic Mentor or Dovin, Hand of Control will help you bide your time. Keeper of Fables could get you more card draw. Silverback Shaman is ultra cheap less then 20 cents. Gargos, Vicious Watcher while you have no synergy and comes in at around 50 cents is and 8/7 for 6 mana.
1 month ago
This feels a lot more together. I'd likely look at a 'draw discard' effect over jace, perhaps something like Chemister's Insight or Kasmina, Enigmatic Mentor to help clear dead cards like halberd/lance out of the hand. Past that, its feeling solid enough that the rest is playtesting, tinkering, and sorting out lands.
1 month ago
Benthehen333 - Absolutely! Not a problem. Excited to see the "Still Budget Upgrade List" for sure! I'm hoping to branch out and get more fun "Budget" decks after I made my first EDH Deck modeled after a Voltron Kozilek, the Great Distortion . The deck is a little strong for my meta as well, with the exception of two other not budget decks. If you care to see it: Koz, Colorless EDH Deck
To answer your question I looked at The Tax Man Cometh by KayneMarco and I would prefer you didn't by Molesto-the-Egregious as references: Disruptive Student , Vodalian Mage , Disruptive Pitmage , Turn Aside , Approach of the Second Sun , Kasmina, Enigmatic Mentor , Dovin, Hand of Control , God-Pharaoh's Statue , Monastery Siege , War Tax , Lavinia, Azorius Renegade , Daxos of Meletis , Baird, Steward of Argive , Aven Mindcensor , Teyo, the Shieldmage , The Wanderer , Time Wipe , Foresee , Azor's Elocutors , and Marble Diamond are several Non-Land Sub $1 cards I saw in there as well. The list goes on, for sure. I didn't look into it beyond this but any W/U or Colorless card that let's you draw when an opponent draws would be fantastic. Mind's Eye would be a good Sub $5 card I know of, if there were to be upgrades in that deck.
1 month ago
I like Kasmina, Enigmatic Mentor too. kinda like Torbran in her own way.
1 month ago
Torbran doesn't need to be out turn 4, but even later it might be hard to get 3 red mana symbols. I suppose it's possible since you need 2 early anyway, just think about how often he's going to be a dead-draw vs a card that helps you out. To replace him... I like Kasmina, Enigmatic Mentor for this archetype, because it gives my planeswalkers a little more protection from things like Swift End , which is in almost any deck that contains black. You might also just take a look at Spark Double or Revenge of Ravens . Another staple of Jeskai Fires decks is Enter the God-Eternals , which is removal + a little lifegain + beefy blocker.
The Elderspell I think goes in the sideboard if your only use for it is to kill enemy planeswalkers, because there aren't a lot of decks that rely heavily enough on planeswalkers for you to use it in maindeck. Another strategy though, is to suicide your own planeswalkers to build up another planeswalker. Depends on your strategy.
2 months ago
I run Aminatou as my main commander, and i like the idea.
If youre going to run cards like Aura of Silence you might wanna run the rest of the stuff like that, too. Kasmina, Enigmatic Mentor , Dovin, Hand of Control , God-Pharaoh's Statue . The planeswalkers can be flickered for extra value as well.
And i feel Reality Acid is required removal for Aminatou. 3cmc, and ruling says you still control it even when their things are enchanted. So go ahead and flicker the crap out of it and destroy everything they know and love.
Theres a ton of different ways to go infinite with various combinations of Felidar Guardian , Panharmonicon , Oath of Teferi , Spark Double ... Shameless plug, you can check out my deck for a listing of alot of them.
I love her as a commander so much and i love seeing other peoples takes and ideas.
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