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Ascend (If you control ten or more permanents, you get the city's blessing for the rest of the game.)
At the beginning of your upkeep, each player draws a card. If you have the city's blessing, instead only you draw a card.
Kumena's Awakening Discussion
2 months ago
Pretty solid deck so far. Since your commander has a higher CMC, I'd recommend running a few more mana rocks. I'd recommend Simic Signet , Talisman of Curiosity , Mind Stone , and/or Thran Dynamo . If you wanna spend a little extra, you can get Dramatic Reversal and Isochron Scepter . Those two cards plus a few mana rocks will net ya true infinite mana. I'd also consider Kumena's Awakening and Search for Azcanta Flip for flavor reasons.
2 months ago
I know you're looking for non-wheel card draw. I don't love cantrips in EDH unless there is a number-of-spells-matters effect in play but they can smooth out a deck a bit. Ponder , Preordain , Portent , Sleight of Hand , Serum Visions , etc. The sweet spot in around 3-5 CMC for me, ideally drawing CMC -1 but there aren't a ton of spells that efficient. I don't love Divination in EDH (2 for 3) but it's the gold-standard in 60-card decks for a quickie hand refill. There are tons of efficient cards like Divination too.
There are a ton of "draw 3, discard 1" for 4 or 5 mana, which are okay. Sift , Trial of Knowledge , and Amass the Components , for example. Many are costed for being commons, which isn't where you wanna be in EDH. There should be plenty of good, efficient cards to draw from though. At the same time, you have a lot of great high-CMC draw, like Consecrated Sphinx and Thought Reflection, so having a few Divination effects might smooth out your draws.
Some suggestions: Concentrate , Windfall , Cathartic Reunion , Plea for Power , Tidings , Nin, the Pain Artist , Finale of Revelation , Mind Spring , Braingeyser , Stroke of Genius , Blue Sun's Zenith , Fact or Fiction , Chart a Course , Ugin's Insight , Treasure Cruise , Dig Through Time , Kumena's Awakening , Fevered Visions , Honden of Seeing Winds , Reverse Engineer , Read the Runes , Precognitive Perception , Distant Memories , Arcane Encyclopedia , Endless Atlas , Trail of Evidence , Theft of Dreams , Borrowing 100,000 Arrows , Nezahal, Primal Tide , Kefnet the Mindful , Cavalier of Gales , Combustible Gearhulk , Thassa, God of the Sea , Shared Discovery , Secrets of the Golden City , Vivisection , Weight of Memory , Recurring Insight , Breakthrough , Niv-Mizzet, Parun , Deep Analysis , Gush , Invoke the Firemind , Expansion / Explosion , Chandra, Flamecaller , Dragon Mage , Wild Guess , Tormenting Voice , Arch of Orazca , Runehorn Hellkite , Conqueror's Galleon Flip, Kraum, Ludevic's Opus , Ludevic, Necro-Alchemist , Commune with Lava .
5 months ago
I recommend Kumena's Awakening if you want to really be mean. When it's not ascended, it makes Day's Undoing discard their whole hand without any form of recovery. And when it ascended, it's a guaranteed form of card draw.
6 months ago
Hey! Stumbled upon your deck when i was building my own bantchantments from the precon. I noticed right away your mana base looks like it could be sped up a lit by removing a bunch of those pesky "comes in tapped" lands for some shocks or pain lands. also, you do look creature heavy for this type of build so maybe some more constellation triggers on a few enchantment/creature types like Eidolon of Blossoms . Also, watch out for trap cards like Righteous Authority , it might just be a personal bias but the mana it costs isnt worth the extra card per turn and there are nicer options for card draw like any of the enchantresses for synergy or even just a Kumena's Awakening
8 months ago
Here are some cards you should consider adding:
Cyclonic Rift is one of Blue's signature cards in Commander, and for good reason. In the early game, it is a nifty removal spell; in the late game, it wins you games.
Sol Ring , Sapphire Medallion , and other artifact ramp spells would be a strong inclusion, particularly given your commander's casting cost. I would cut Astral Cornucopia --too much mana for too little effect.
Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx is probably a good option even though you have a large number of colourless permanents.
Cards to cut:
Kumena's Awakening - I do not think your deck is wide enough to really abuse ascend, and you generally will want card draw immediately, not at the beginning of your next upkeep.
Acquire costs a bit much for a fairly dicey reward.
Rhystic Deluge puts you in a bidding war with an opponent--I think it is far too much risk, particularly in multiplayer when you're burning resources to stop only one opponent.
Helm of Awakening also helps your opponents as well as yourself, and they generally will benefit from its ability before you do.
9 months ago
So, I promised to take a look at your build. Looks like tons of fun.
So, I really like redundancy. Makes your deck feel more consistent. One of these cards that achieve that is Puca's Mischief , it's a better Zedruu despite not looking like a goat lady. Exchanging a howling mine for their sylvan library AND getting zedruu triggers from that play feels very good.
I'd also strongly advise you to test Smothering Tithe as soon as possible, it really is all that and a bag of chips. It really helps decks looking to play at instant speed one way or another (like zedruu's ability).
I really like Kumena's Awakening it's a howling mine that gives the cards at a better time (your upkeep, instead of their draw) and eventually turns into your personal howling mine. Removal that you can later give away is also stellar, stuff like Grasp of Fate .
The card Reins of Power seems like a fun political tool, steal their blockers, fog (swapping control of creatures mid combat takes them out of combat) or borrow someone's army to kill another. If I had the money for it and my deck didn't like Torpor Orb effects so much, then I'd really like Gilded Drake . Thaumatic Compass Flip becomes another maze
I hope these tips are somewhat useful, keep on enforcing the will of zedruu :).
1 year ago
1 year ago
My favorite discard spell in standard is Heartless Pillage! It's easy on the colored mana, ramps us with the treasure token which is EASY to trigger with your flyers!
If this were my deck I'd swap out 1x Disinformation Campaign (You don't need 3... seriously) And both Vona's Hunger and replace them with 3x Dire Fleet Poisoner!!! Ignore her text beyond FLASH+DEATHTOUCH He can flash-block hexproof creatures! Problem solved!
Kumena's Awakening occurrence in decks from the last year
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All decks: 0.01%