Lunar Mystic

Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Custom Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Avacyn Restored (AVR) Rare

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Lunar Mystic

Creature — Human Wizard

Whenever you cast an instant spell, you may pay 1. If you do, draw a card.

Lunar Mystic Discussion

Subzero6977 on Gadwick's School of Witchcraft and Wizardry

2 months ago

Lunar Mystic Vedalken Archmage Alhammarret's Archive Jace's Sanctum Mirrorpool and Terrain Generator are all great cards to consider as well and seem like they would do well for you in this deck.

gergonthedestroyer on Mizzix of the Izmagnus, I'll burn!

9 months ago

I really like some of your ideas to produce mana and will be incorporating them into my version. It's Mizzix in the Mix if you would like to look and see if my ideas work for you.

I went more "all in" on the experience counters and have found that colored mana is at a premium. Therefore, I changed my counter spells from things like Counterflux, Dissipate, or Spell Crumple to things like Condescend, Power Sink, or Syncopate. That way I only need one blue open and I always get an experience counter. Mindswipe gives added burn value, and I like Spell Burst over Forbid as the game lock.

I also tried to replace creatures with spells where possible, so Archaeomancer turned into Mystic Retrieval and Recall, and Lunar Mystic turned into Whispers of the Muse. I also found that effects like Guttersnipe and Electrostatic Field didn't work as well for me as just having another burn spell. This may just personal style though.

Blasphemous Act takes out Mizzix with everything else. You could try Bonfire of the Damned, Sudden Demise, or even Rolling Thunder for some board control. Fanning the Flames looks even better in your list than mine I think.

You are right about there being a problem if Mizzix gets too expensive. I added Inexorable Tide to keep the experience counters coming even with Mizzix in the Command Zone. That allows you to just set up for one big turn where you recast him and win.

ThallionDarkshine on Mono Blue Fun

1 year ago

This deck looks sweet, and I really like some of the cards you've got in here (especially Lunar Mystic, never knew an effect like that existed), but I feel the deck is somewhat lacking in direction. You've got some sweet stax pieces (Rising Waters and Ward of Bones), some awesome instant/sorcery support (Lunar Mystic and Disciple of the Ring), along with tons of other cool cards. Overall I think you need to pick a theme and stick to it. There are some cool cards in here that don't really have synergy with the deck (Grozoth, Riddlekeeper and small mill package, and the Donate + Illusions of Grandeur combo).

I don't have that much in the way of suggestions, since I don't know which of your themes you want to focus on. However, here are some things that synergize nicely with your commander. Forcing creatures to block is very powerful with Tromokratis, since it forces them to block with their entire team if possible. In addition, preventing their creatures from blocking or tapping them down basically makes him unblockable, giving you a fairly quick kill. Courtly Provocateur can either make utility creatures attack and die or force creatures to block, making your commander's swing into a pseudo-board wipe. Grappling Hook is a repeatable form of this effect that also grants double strike, turning your commander into an incredibly powerful beater.

Now, on to ways to stop creatures from blocking to make Tromokratis unblockable. Tamiyo, the Moon Sage is a great source of card draw that can also tap down troublesome permanents. Frost Titan, while probably the worst of the titan cycle, is still a troublesome card to deal with, and can lock down permanents. If you're willing to commit to running numerous colorless sources (and you've already got a bunch of colorless rocks), Endbringer can prevent big things from attacking, basically give Tromokratis unblockable, and even give you card draw. Fatestitcher is a great card in mono-blue, since not only does it serve as ramp, it can also tap down problematic stuff at instant speed.

Finally, some general blue good stuff. Cyclonic Rift is one of the best removal spells in the format. Whelming Wave can occasionally serve as a one-sided board wipe. I'm not sure if you have a reason for excluding Sol Ring, but otherwise it definitely should be making the cut.

I think you might want to cut back on some of the non-basic lands you've got in here, even if just to slightly improve the odds on Scrying Sheets. Some of the stuff you've got in here (Magosi, the Waterveil) just seems like a worse island in the vast majority of situations.

Sorry if this comment was overly general, let me know what kind of direction you want to take with the deck and I'll try to give you some more specific suggestions.

MagicalHacker on Official MagicalHacker Commander List Update ...

2 years ago

Welcome, fellow planeswalkers, to the Official MagicalHacker Commander List Update (OMCLU) for Commander 2017!

If you are not aware, I have had lists for commander staple effects for a very long time now, and I have been updating them as new sets are released. Unlike other staple lists that showcase individual cards that are commonly used (which http://edhrec.com does better anyways), I instead use these lists to show all cards in categories that have proven to be advantageous to have in Commander. More specifically, these categories of staples are ones that answer certain problems a deck could be experiencing, such as having a hard time against control, not being able to play cards in hand quickly enough, or dealing with problematic commanders. (The full list can be found on my profile.)

The purpose of this thread is three-fold:

  1. To raise public awareness for these lists (which I know to be extremely useful since I use them more than literally any other resource online when building decks), especially for the newest additions to them.

  2. To receive feedback about C17 cards that should be added/removed from lists, as I am only human and make mistakes too.

  3. To receive feedback about older cards that should be added/removed from lists. I'm surprised how many times I miss cards when they should be included.

Commander 2017 is up on Gatherer, so its now time to go through the process of updating my decks! (Sorry for the delay, I was working through some technical difficulties.)


MagicalHacker - List of All Draw Cards (Steady):

MagicalHacker - List of All Draw Cards (Burst):

MagicalHacker - List of All Recursion Cards:

MagicalHacker - List of All Tutor Cards:

MagicalHacker - List of All Protecting Cards:

MagicalHacker - List of All Board Wipe Cards:

MagicalHacker - List of All Ramp Cards:

MagicalHacker - List of All "Tuck" Cards:

MagicalHacker - List of All Creature Removal Cards:

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MagicalHacker - List of All Counterspell Cards:

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MagicalHacker - List of All Item Removal Cards:

MagicalHacker - List of All Anti-Control Cards:

MagicalHacker - List of All Pillow Fort Cards:

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MagicalHacker - List of All Gold-Hate Cards:

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MagicalHacker - List of All Group Hug Cards:


Thanks for reading the wall of text! If you would like to see the whole list of lists, they can all be found on my profile: MagicalHacker.

Have fun deckbuilding!

DarkLaw on Commander 2017 - Tribes revealed?

2 years ago

About cats, it seems like Wizards was thinking about a quirky choice and decided "cats XD". It isn't really daring or funny. It just comes across as wasteful. Just think, we could've had a angel, zombie, or werewolf commander in good colors that actually supported the tribe, but instead they pick cats.

In any case, I feel as though the last tribe is giving off a kind of Innistrad vibe. It reminds me of Lunar Mystic. It also makes me think that it could be the person referenced in the flavor text of some cards like Forsaken Sanctuary - the leader of some crazy cultists or something.

One thing is almost guaranteed - no DFCs. The printing process is different and not easy to incorporate, so only dedicated sets (Innistrad, FTV transform, etc.) are really worth it. We might still get a werewolf commander (though it seems very unlikely), but we are almost certainly not getting a Bloodline Keeper in the vampire deck, and it's probably going to spike in price as a result.

Tomagotchi on Kaho, Minamo [Witty Joke]

2 years ago

@Xenephrim: I removed Lunar Mystic and Broodbirth Viper for your suggestions of Echo Mage and Illusionist's Bracers these I thin will help and I might sideboard Broodbirth Viper for the more casual games with friends.

As for your earlier suggestions, I also added in Aetherflux Reservoir and Alhammarret's Archive. To put these in I took out Orochi Hatchery because it needed to go. It was too big of a mana sink each turn and I couldn't get a lot of counters on it anyway. I also took out Thought Reflection because Alhammarret's Archive is a straight upgrade to it and is a cheaper CMC to boot.

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