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Tribal Sorcery — Rogue
Prowl (3)(Blue) (You may play this for its prowl cost if you dealt combat damage to a player this turn with a Rogue.)
Search target opponent's library for an instant or sorcery card. You may play that card without paying its mana cost. Then that player shuffles his or her library.
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Knowledge Exploitation Discussion
4 weeks ago
If you're using Gwendlyn Di Corci as your commander, you'll want to take advantage of all that forced discarding. Waste Not is one of the best cards for doing that, though there are of course a number of others.
Also, with as many evasive creatures as you are using, you'll want some way to take advantage of that. In particular, you'll probably want to consider adding cipher cards to your deck, particularly Stolen Identity.
You'll also want to give serious thought to adding prowl cards to your deck, particularly Knowledge Exploitation, Notorious Throng, Stinkdrinker Bandit (which also boosts unblocked rogues nicely), and Auntie's Snitch.
3 months ago
This deck looks like a wild ride! For the most part it looks like you just need to hit 6 mana and it will go off the chain.
Coat of Arms - You have more win conditions in this deck then I can count, this one is more dangerous than the others.
Forgotten Creation - This doesn't net you cards and is likely to die before it does any good. I would stick to out of hand wheels.
Jace's Archivist - Same as above but I think this one is worse since it has the potential to hook up other players.
Nin, the Pain Artist - You might have to explain this one to me? Are you drawing off your own creatures? Seems slow.
I think you want a fast land package here and very few to 0 come into play tapped lands. Once you start wheeling you will just be looking for a land that comes into play untapped and then wheel again...At least that's how I imagine this deck working.
Fateful Showdown - Doesn't net you cards, doesn't kill that many threats without a lot of cards and its 4 mana.
Blood Sun - The reason Blood Moon and Back to Basics are so good is because they stop people from playing cards. This just stops certain threats like Kor Haven and Maze. This deck seems to just want to win rather than police the board.
Firestorm - This card seems dangerous and the upside not that good. It needs enough legal targets so unless the board is full of targets and you have a ton of cards AND you are sure no one has a counter up...
I spent less time on looking at adds as I am sure you have some in mind already but here are a few that I would consider.
Mirage Mirror - Nuf said.
Knowledge Exploitation - Its whatever you need.
Kozilek, Butcher of Truth - Prevent yourself from milling yourself! I know you have the spiral and reversal but this is a good fail safe..also I wouldn't worry about not having targets for Pull from the Deep and others, it seems like that will never be a problem for this deck.
Neheb, the Eternal - Card is dumb.
Glen Elendra Archmage - I used to not play with this card cause I thought it was annoyingly good...I was right.
Omniscience - This deck is already broken.. might as well.
Propaganda - This one might need to be added to the deck later when our group starts killing you as soon as possible =).
Spell Swindle - My favorite counter spell.
3 months ago
Thank you for your flattery and suggestions on my Gas in the Tank, I'm Gonna Spank. I like this deck you have brewed here due to it's capacity for potency and fun all wrapped into one. I do have a couple of recommendations for minor adjustments, for perhaps a different play style or approach. First off, i would recommend removing Jace, Architect of Thought, Rite of Replication, and Mind's Dilation. Aside from being a fact or fiction on a stick, i don't think Jace, Architect of Thought brings enough to the table in terms of viability (just my personal opinion). Rite of Replication has value alright, if you get away with only kicking it and not paying the initial CMC. Otherwise you're banking 9 mana on the hopes a strong creature is out. That is a pretty risky contingency, considering it relies heavily on the opponent's board state. I would place something a little more reliable in it's stead. Mind's Dilation seems fun in theory, but given varying deck archetypes and field-states, the chances are again unreliable as to what random card you will get off your opponent's library. Feel free to ignore my suggested removals, it's your deck, you know what's best for it. For some savory additions, I recommend Cyclonic Rift as it is by far, the BEST board wipe of all time. Although, it would be not as useful when cast from Narset's exile. It's a risk worth taking. Knowledge Exploitation is like a Bribery but cheap $ and for instants and sorceries. It's great because Chances are high your opponents are running some major form of removal or utility in their 99 card deck. Baral's Expertise has great removal and value packed into one card. Serum Visions is another card that helps with library manipulation for 1 mana. Mana Geyser can provide a large amount of red mana, in a multiplayer setting. Imprisoned in the Moon is great for turning almost anything into a boring land, very helpful against decks that are commander reliant. Twincast is the blue version of Reverberate. Swarm Intelligence is a perpetual Reverberate and Twincast on a stick. Cast Through Time is a CMC expensive version of Taigam, Ojutai Master, just without the saftey of being counter-free. These are just some of my recommendations, take them or leave them.
Otherwise, nice deck!
4 months ago
For the stealing theme I have some suggestion that are not crazy expensive, that you might be intrested in :
if that's the case you can consider Mob Rule 2 red might be easier to handle
Knowledge Exploitation stealing instant or sorcery from opponents deck.
Act of Aggression let you pay phyrexian mana and instant speed.
Grab the Reins good spell in general
4 months ago
Hello, I like the work you've put into this. Sen Triplets has always been a card I wanted to play, but the response from my group has been poor. No one likes having their hand exposed and no one likes having someone else play their cards.
This seems to be the general response to Sen Triplets, and is something I'd be curious to get your thoughts on. If your intent is to create a shared sense of understanding in exposing one player's hand and "helping" to play their spells, you run the risk of still, every game, being the initial target and likely archenemy.
Assume the game begins before the first turn. While shuffling and cutting decks, your opponents are assessing each commander.
What does Sen Triplets represent that Queen Marchesa does not? Heavier control and combo colors! Both of these things additionally contribute to the risk you assume in becoming the target while playing this general.
The rational response in any situation involving playing against Sen Triplets is to kill the Sen Triplets player!
If we accept the fact that we are going to be pursued aggressively each and every game we play, we have several options:
- Go for an extreme pillow fort/rattlesnake strategy.
- Go for a heavy, mass removal and control strategy (which goes against some of your defined deck-building goals) or fast combo.
- Somehow communicate that you aren't the threat you seem to be, which is what I'd like to do.
To that end, the list I am brainstorming will be a mix of pillowfort/rattlesnake cards, with a dash of group hug effects, emphasizing cards (some already in your Marchesa list) that communicate how little of a threat I actually am. And that's going to be a challenge! Marchesa is awesome, but no one sees her on the other side of the table and fears a turn 2 reanimated Jin-Gitaxias, Core Augur or Sharuum the Hegemon infinite combo.
I don't ever intend to play Sen Triplets on curve.
Group hug will focus on draw specifically (after all, we aren't in green). My favorite group hug deck mitigates the empowering-the-person-to-your-left effect by playing a sprinkle of chaos (please see Zedruu, the Greatest of all Time here: http://www.mtgsalvation.com/forums/the-game/commander-edh/multiplayer-commander-decklists/598449-zedruu-the-greatest-of-all-time; it really is awesome, and the deck is a result of its creator's diligent effort and love, and it stands apart from most Zedruu lists).
Enabling opponents just the right amount will be hard to achieve, but it's a direction I'd like to explore. Also, seriously, who will expect Sen Triplets group hug?
Regarding chaos, Knowledge Pool would be on theme here.
Ultimately, like Marchesa, if you can be one of two players remaining, with the appropriate protection to maintain a board position where any move your opponent makes toward you is an inherently in your favor, you can utilize key cards from their hand (Sen Triplets), deck (Praetor's Grasp, Acquire, Bribery, Knowledge Exploitation) and graveyard (Memory Plunder) to finish them off.
If you made it through this ramble, thank you. And thank you for the interesting take on Sen Triplets!