Magus of the Bazaar

Legality

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

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Set Rarity
Ultimate Masters (UMA) Rare
Planar Chaos (PLC) Rare

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Magus of the Bazaar

Creature — Human Wizard

: Draw two cards, then discard three cards.

Magus of the Bazaar Discussion

Darth_Savage on Reaper

4 months ago

I play Soulflayer in a Hollow One shell, Power 4 is Ferocious, here are some general thoughts on Soulflayer. Ideally you want double strike, hexproof, indestructible, lifelink and flying obviously that number of keywords is a big ask, most of the time I'd settle for double strike, lifelink and flying, which puts Soulflayer in the answer this or die bracket. A nice way to deliver lifelink and flying is Chancellor of the Dross , your not going to play this card, but it has a minor upside if it's in your opening hand. Double strike is off colour for blue / black, but Crypt Champion is a decent option for delivering it. Indestructible I'd suggest Bontu the Glorified over Erebos, God of the Dead, it's a shame menace wasn't a keyword when Soulflayer was printed. Hexproof would be easy enough to enable with Striped Riverwinder . So that covers the keywords.

Your enablers; Returned Reveler, is nowhere near as good as Stitcher's Supplier which triggers when it enters play and when it dies. Magus of the Bazaar gives you more control over what goes to your graveyard than Armored Skaab. Lastly I'm not sure what Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx is doing in this deck, you don't really have a devotion sub-theme... Hope this helps, good luck brewing your deck.

Darth_Savage on Did someone say random mythics?

5 months ago

Hi Asder, I found my way here from the advertise-your-modern-deck forum page...

First off, Careful Study isn't modern legal, heck, Ponder and Preordain are banned, though we all hope one of them comes off the list, maybe this month (probably not). So in blue maybe Magus of the Bazaar , which your opponent will likely remove before you get to use it...

Dragonlord Kolaghan, is a solid reanimation target as are Elesh Norn, Grand Cenobite, Void Winnower and Iona, Shield of Emeria These all impact the board in some way the turn they come into play Sphinx of the Steel Wind, is nice, but has no impact that turn. Off the top of my head; Massacre Wurm , Hellkite Overlord , Architects of Will , Torgaar, Famine Incarnate , Flayer of the Hatebound , Tyrant of Discord or Ashen Rider have an impact on the board state the turn they enter play, they are of variable quality, but I'd rather see them than Sphinx of the Steel Wind, which does nothing without Kolaghan.

The other issue I see here is that you are either taking a mulligan or looting to find As Foretold, which is key, but how often will you have to tutor (Tolaria West) for a last ditch As Fortold via a lucky Ancestral Vision? More to the point, what is keeping you alive against fast aggro? The deck you based this on had Hollow One , but your looting spells won't work with it, maybe if you ran 4x Darkness , maybe you could survive and combo off... Lasty point on your deck, I'd up your land count to 18, maybe 2x Darkslick Shores ?

Now for a separate point, as I said, I found my way here from the advertise-your-modern-deck forum page. I recently posted a deck (Power 4 is Ferocious) there, after reviewing Chadnausem Control on the decks page. 2 When you post, you must offer feedback on the deck posted immediately before yours (leave the feedback on that deck's page). This feedback needs to be genuine; "Cool deck" replies don't count. Try to be as helpful as possible. You did not do this, Vannifar&Kiki's devotted PØD has no comment from yourself, so it's a little off to complain about others not following the rules, when actually they have...

I hope this feedback helps, good luck with your brew.

Darth_Savage on Mad World

5 months ago

I'd cut Enclave Cryptologist, the level up creatures are just mana sinks and you don't need a mana sink, instead try Magus of the Bazaar. I'd also cut Call the Bloodline and Sinister Concoction for either Zombie Infestation or Haunted Dead and perhaps try to find a space for Cunning Survivor, Nether Traitor or Grave Scrabbler.

Well that's a few suggestions, hope they help, have fun brewing your deck.

Darth_Savage on Flameblade Oblivion

5 months ago

I'd suggest Magus of the Bazaar over Jace's Archivist, it's unusual to see this sort of deck without some form of recurring creature, you could use Flamewake Phoenix or Haunted Dead, which also doubles as a discard outlet. Another possibility is cards like Reforge the Soul and Wheel of Fate which force both players to discard and draw, though this isn't without risks since a lot of modern decks leverage the graveyard.

Hope this is of some help, have fun brewing your deck.

admiralackbar on You may have card advantage but I have already won

6 months ago

I like the idea of Magus of the Bazaar and Shadowstorm Vizier. The other cards seem to slow. I intentionally didn't go into red because it seems every hallow one deck is red and I wanted to see if I could make it work in a different color.

Darth_Savage on Throw this deck away

6 months ago

To make this deck work you need a high density of creatures in your graveyard, to that end I'd suggest you have a look at cards like Shinen of Life's Roar, Shinen of Flight's Wings, Mulldrifter, Briarhorn Wasteland Viper and Slaughterhorn. Essentially you play these creatures like spells, but they have the added bonus of putting more bodies in your graveyard.

Your payoff cards; Splinterfright and Boneyard Wurm are ok, but with the available graveyard hate in modern they could easily end up 0/0 creatures, that was always one of the big powers of Tarmogoyf being at least 0/1 no mater the graveyard state. To that end I'd suggest a backup plan of Scavenging Ooze, Cloudfin Raptor, Renegade Krasis and maybe Fathom Mage or Simic Manipulator. I'd also suggest Magus of the Bazaar over Merfolk Looter.

Hope this is of some help, have fun brewing your deck.

Darth_Savage on You may have card advantage but I have already won

6 months ago

First off I'd suggest Magus of the Bazaar over Merfolk Looter. Other cards that might help are Haunted Dead and Phantasmagorian. Given your colour choice, you might be able to use Shadowstorm Vizier, in the same way the more traditional RB deck uses Flameblade Adept. I play a Hollow One deck myself HollowFlayer, though I'm also trying to leverage Soulflayer

Dango on Multifarious Infinite Combos

9 months ago

thom-le I was thinking about throwing in Arcanis the Omnipotent, but honestly Magus of the Bazaar seems to hold a lot more value in a deck like this. Thank you for your suggestion, I'll see if I can fit it in!

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