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|Fifth Dawn (5DN)||Uncommon|
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Lantern of Insight
Each player plays with the top card of his or her library revealed.
Tap, Sacrifice Lantern of Insight: Target player shuffles his or her library.
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Lantern of Insight Discussion
15 hours ago
Since all your critters are pretty cheap, Crystal Shard can accomplish something similar, just decline to pay whenever you target your own critters (bonus points for the chance to mess with opponents that tap out). I can't think of many things more obnoxious than bouncing your Vendilion Clique every turn during their draw step, then replaying it for a Lantern of Insight-like lock down.
4 days ago
Coward_Token: Hey, thanks for throwing in some ideas. I'll probably avoid putting sorceries and instants in the deck since they're nonbos with the commander, except for Primal Surge as a finisher. With it I can get Combat Celebrant/Scourge of the Throne/Breath of Fury + Mortuary + permanent haste source (there's tons of them!) and probably finish from there with huge hasty beaters and endless attack phases.
Why Godo, Bandit Warlord? It only untaps samurais! Could fetch vigilance equipment though.
Not sure about Lantern of Insight and Extractor Demon, they need to be out together to really work. I like Aetherworks Marvel, definitely works well with the rest. Will get Scroll Rack if I can afford it, at least I already have most of the more expensive cards listed or am able to get them for cheap.
5 days ago
You seem to have the only Dire deck that's public at the moment (I have my own private one), so I'm going to go ahead and spew my ideas here:
Commander + Combat Celebrant + Mortuary + a haste source gives endless combat steps. The Celebrant can to some extent be replaced by Breath of Fury, Scourge of the Throne or Godo, Bandit Warlord. Mortuary can to some extent be replaced by Haunted Crossroads or Bone Harvest/Footbottom Feast/Gravepurge. The combo is pretty easily disrupted so Conqueror's Flail or something is probably recommended.
3 weeks ago
The concept of Fateseal is what gave rise to Lantern of Insight control.
Do they even print cards that let you look at the top card of opponent's library anymore?
1 month ago
Counterbalance is the core card in this deck style. Its worth taking even more budget options throughout the rest of the deck just to play a set. Aqueous Form is too easy to get 2-for-1'd compared to a playset of something like Anticipate or Telling Time.
Take a look at Lantern of Insight control for a good set of tools. Psychic Surgery/Cosi's Trickster/Vortex Elemental can be a spicy and powerful budget combination. There are also some fun Skill Borrower brews to check out too.
1 month ago
Thursday night report, so much mana!
Tonight, finally added Crypt Ghast (replaced Ivory Tower) as I also put in Cabal Stronghold. Wow, amazing! I mean, no duh, right? I had Crypt Ghast most of the game and untapped a turn or two with those newly acquired cards plus Caged Sun and Cabal Coffers. Mike was borrowing my Kynaios and Tyro of Meletis deck and had the Insurrection but that was effectively countered by my Sudden Spoiling. I untapped and attacked, eliminating Arvad the Cursed because Angela's top deck was revealed by Brendon's Daxos of Meletis techy Lantern of Insight to be Urza's Ruinous Blast. After a Corpse Harvester sacrifice, Sheoldred, Whispering One reanimated Gray Merchant of Asphodel for the win. I was drowning in mana for enough turns to have over 20 devotion.
Of course, the previous game was more ignominious as I used Sidisi, Undead Vizier to get Bojuka Bog for Tori's Alesha, Who Smiles at Death deck rather than Cabal Coffers to further my own agenda. She was at a low enough life total I need not have done that. Kothophed, Soul Hoarder was then my final undoing as Tana, the Bloodsower had four swords equipped and enough tokens with a sac outlet to finish me off.
1 month ago
Lantern of Insight empowers the other player's draw cards and discard to graveyard strategies.
A few key lands could help. If you use Ensoul Artifact, then Darksteel Citadel can obviously be the land of choice. Zhalfirin Void can help you Scry more safely than Halimar Depths. Index and Sage of Epityr are two cheap Scry cards for setting up your next 5 draws. The Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx land is your devotion land.
1 month ago
some really interesting synergy going on with these suggestions.... I kinda like the idea of having the power boost/devotion effect from Grand Architect and his secondary ability can play off of artifacts like Lantern of Insight which gives motivation to run Ensoul Artifact....Temporal Mastery and Cloudform seem pretty logical too.... Now its a matter of playtesting and making substitutions to make it all fit... While still trying to hold onto the roots of this deck.