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Magus of the Bazaar
Creature — Human Wizard
Tap: Draw two cards, then discard three cards.
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Magus of the Bazaar Discussion
1 week ago
Hello, from your post i just realized that i am not the only person who is tinkering with a deck built around Skaab Ruinator
So here is what ideas i came up with till now:
1# Build an all in deck with the best cheap mill spells, Hedron Crab, Minister of Inquiries, Shriekhorn (a few - as its sadly an artifact), Dream Twist, Contingency Plan - ad 3 playsets of "real" creatures Narcomoeba, Skaab Ruinator, Eternal Scourge - and a flex slot, that at the moment i fill with Stitchwing Skaab, but it could be Magus of the Bazaar.
The problem is that this version has obvious problems with stuff like Path to Exile, (and grave hate) despite being really fast.
2# Build a deck that abuses Gifts Ungiven with Skaab Ruinator as win condition (since this creature doesn't need slots devoted to Unburial Rites.
In such a shell Mulldrifter, Shriekmaw, Plaxmanta + Pit Keeper as a worse Snapcaster Mage would do well.
For turn one stuff like Siren Stormtamer/Martyr of Frost or stuff like Vampire Cutthroat would be ideal.
P.s.:Laboratory Maniac is a trap - for this deck.
There are alternatives that are a lot better - like Psychic Spiral + Mystic Retrieval which can work out of the graveyard, and mill the opponent out of nowhere.
1 month ago
Good looking/fun deck!
With Avatar of Woe should consider including Thornbite Staff which is an auto board wipe for all your opponents and on Mairsil could be amazing to allow even more shenannigans with it allowing her to untap.
Magus of the Unseen for artifact theft/control.
Hope these help!
2 months ago
First of all, thank you for the suggestions and I really appreciate your comments.
1.) I considered the Magus, but in testing with proxies I've found that they tend to be a little too mana intensive and vulnerable. I toyed around with Magus of the Will for a little bit but it never really got a huge payoff. I never thought to try Magus of the Jar though, so I may give him a try. Magus of the Coffers doesn't usually end up doing much for me unless I get Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth out. This deck leans heavily on blue, but I would almost definitely run Coffers if I was more black intensive. I haven't had the chance to test Magus of the Bazaar in this deck yet, but I'll give it some thought
2.) Mana Echoes seems like a really good idea because it essentially makes my Wizard clones free and it give me some more red. I'll probably tinker around with it some to see how it feels. Red has very little representation at the time being, and I may end up keeping it that way for consistency reasons. I also really like Patriarch's Bidding as a mass Wizard reanimate like you said. I'll see about picking up a copy and slotting it in for sure.
3.) I feel like I could definitely use more counters or artifact removal overall, yeah. My first draft of this deck had more stuff like Vandalblast, Smelt, and Negate. Like you said, my deck relies pretty heavily on ETBs to gain advantage and to get rolling. I don't see Torpor Orb or Hushwing Gryff often, but that's no excuse to not run answers to them. I'd like for Wizard tap abilities to be a bigger part of my gameplan, but there simply aren't enough good ones to solely focus on them, sadly. I'm going to continue looking into cuts I can make to add more artifact removal and general answers because I'd hate to get hosed by a single card when I don't have countermagic up and ready.
2 months ago
What do you think about cloning magus like Magus of the Will, to get a free haste Yawgmoth's Will clone as well as the original one next turn, that example is more mana intensive but what about Magus of the Jar for card draw or Magus of the Coffers for mana ramp? I just feel like being able to clone insane legacy things like Bazaar of Baghdad in the form of Magus of the Bazaar and do it TWICE??? just seems good to me.
Mana Echoes makes most wizards free and their clones a form of mana ramp
Patriarch's Bidding mass wizard reanimate
Gotta have plenty of counters and Smelt effects in case an opponent is wielding a Torpor Orb, cuz otherwise a turn 1 sol ring Torpor orb is a scoop when the whole deck is etb dependant, a lot of people say "cuz my playgroup doesnt run orb"
Well thats lucky, most people at my LGS have control decks that orb is staple in, since it shuts down SO MANY creature decks, i honestly feel bad for playgroups not smart enough to run it in a creature meta, ever since i put orb in my nekusar, I Have been completely unmoved by Animar, Soul of Elements, Ezuri, Claw of Progress, and Meren of Clan Nel Toth and can easily tutor orb within 3 turns to cause a scoop, and the outcome of orb on this deck would be just as much of a hose
Hopefully your playgroup is bad and unaware of orb, or everyone pkays creature decks and lacks the balls to run it, but if you start seeing it you may want to consider extra protection or a backup plan than just etb abuse, cuz its as easy to hose etb as it is to abuse it :)
2 months ago
Coffin Queen (shes a wizard, harry)
2 months ago
dbpunk Magus of the Vineyard, Magus of the Library, Magus of the Candelabra, Magus of the Disk, Magus of the Tabernacle, Magus of the Moat, Magus of the Bazaar, Magus of the Jar and Magus of the Future would like a word with you :)
That being said there was already Magus of the Moon, Magus of the Arena, Magus of the Scroll, Magus of the Coffers, Magus of the Abyss and Magus of the Mirror before they made Magus of the Will and Magus of the Wheel.
So the current magus breakdown is: White 3, Blue 3, Black 4, Red 4, Green 3. So You could be in luck with them evening out the total number of magus!
3 months ago
Whirlpool Warrior would give you two wheel effects.
Fateful Showdown could provide value with a damage and a wheel effect.
Dream Halls is ridiculous with all the card draw in your deck.
Mizzix's Mastery seems very good here.
3 months ago
A few cards you could consider Ancestral Vision, Wheel of Fate, Breakthrough, Attunement, Visions of Beyond, Magus of the Bazaar, Molten Psyche, Jace, the Mind Sculptor, Consecrated Sphinx, Stormsurge Kraken, Chasm Skulker