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Magus of the Candelabra
Creature — Human Wizard
, : Untap X target lands.
Magus of the Candelabra Discussion
6 days ago
Unbound Flourishing I think is worth keeping. Magus of the Candelabra is going to be your call. Play it and see how well it works. As long as you have a mana doubler out, it should be gaining you mana, and works really well with lands that produce two or more mana; or a Gaea's Cradle or Itlimoc, Cradle of the Sun . The other cards in the maybeboard I think are ok to cut. I don't see how X-costed counterspells are better than the other counterspells, so I think those are good to cut.
6 days ago
@bushido_man96: My BUMPer Car Blasts this open.
Well, I think I got all creatures w/ Casting Costs including . But I couldn't just let it end there. I wanted your thoughts of some cards on the HOTSEAT as to what to cut in queue as part of the Maybeboard. I have Magus of the Candelabra , which can make for a lot of . But are any of the HOTSEAT members worth keeping, or cutting?
1 week ago
Oh wow I guess Blood Sun could be relevant. That is a cool interaction. I'm not sure if it belongs in Amulet Titan or not because on surface level it looks like you would want bounce lands in the situations where you may have lotus field, but I could easilly be very wrong. I dont know too much about amulet titan. I think that this card may actually have a place making its own deck since If you could get blood sun out turn 2 with like a birds of paradise, you can have 6 mana on turn 3. On top of that, you could just naturally play 2 lands and sacrifice them to field. If you play a card like Voyaging Satyr or Magus of the Candelabra , you can have something like 4 or 5 mana on turn 3 without blood sun. Also, with just naturally sacrificing lands, you could use Flagstones of Trokair to generate value and deck thinning. it looks like a different angle to ramp than the Arbor Elf decks and Amulet Combo decks seem to take. I'll test your deck out and maybe make my own version. Very cool concept!
3 weeks ago
3 weeks ago
4 months ago
Hi, Inkmoth - honestly it's no trouble. As a lover of niche builds (like Gonti food chain, venser food chain, yisan etc.) I can't help but love the idea of mono green combo-control.
I'll start collating the data, but my testing won't be as close to the mark as somebody who plays this as their deck often (I'd never even thought of fetching to clamp Dryad Arbor - that's genius - using it for EE & friends? Also great thinking).
While you're right about Brown Ouphe needing haste, it's a seriously good option for turning off scepter while they dig for a bounce spell, but using Ouphe Vandals vs scepter builds is still good! It's a very corner-case card, but I play against a lot of storm decks, so I've looked for just about every hatebear I can against these; I hope you find a slot for it though YMMV.
I'd be interested to see this cEDH viable windgrace build as it sounds neat; I see how the suggested lands are likely not ideal for yourself - I just find that in Yisan there are occasions (ie post LED) where the draw is necessary.
How's your experience with Shaman of Forgotten Ways ? I'd not considered it, but against my meta it seems smart in yisan & yeva; but it feels win-more due to needing formidable & 11 mana - is it easy?
Unlikely include, but you mention the use of Voyaging Satyr & friends - I'd recommend trying Magus of the Candelabra with Maze of Ith , as it opens up the possibility for t2 wins with infinite mana (though very rare), but it's also a 3 card way to achieve unbounded mana with gaea's cradle. Conversely you could use Ley Weaver (superior to Argothian Elder as it gives you a free shuffle) as a way to gain wins with Maze of Ith . I'm testing these out atm and find that using ley weaver is simpler in yisan, as you can either naturally draw maze / tutor via Sylvan Scrying .
4 months ago
Also want to add Yavimaya Hollow , Magus of the Candelabra , Fauna Shaman , Survival of the Fittest , Scroll Rack , and maybe Skullclamp . Wolfbriar Elemental , Cavern of Souls , and maybe Heroic Intervention too.
4 months ago
Hey, for improvements consider more draw, recursion, tutors and more powerful mana sinks?
Nikya's ability doesn't let you cast noncreature spells so you need to be creative in how you can tutor for creatures. Fauna Shaman is great, but you need to draw her or have ways to tutor for her. Nikya can make a lot of mana with her ability, but you need creatures to use all the mana with. You will not always have a big creature to use all the mana to cast therefore mana sinks give you something to use the mana with.
Cards to consider adding:
- Duskwatch Recruiter Flip: front side is a mana sink repeatable way to get creatures into your hand.
- Walking Ballista : mana sink that can kill all your opponents. Combos well with Candelabra.
- Magus of the Candelabra : mana sink to untap all your lands and make even more mana.
- Genesis : repeatable way to recur creatures. Good with Fauna and Greater Good.
- Eternal Witness
- Elvish Harbinger : tutor for one of Fauna, Whisperer, Oracle, Empath, Piper, Vastwood, etc.
- Mwonvuli Beast Tracker : tutor for one of Runic, Soul, Vigor, Forerunners, etc.
- Woodland Bellower
- Temur Sabertooth : mana sink/repeatable bounce of creatures, combos well with Genesis Hydra or any other creature who has a powerful ETB ability. Good with the creatures who ETB to tutor for another creature.
- Steel Hellkite : mana sink to completely wreck opponent you're attacking or do a lot of flying combat damage.
- Reclamation Sage
- Wood Elves : put a dual land onto the battlefield: Glade, Thicket or Stomping.
- Garruk's Packleader : draw when big creatures ETB.
- Greater Good : combos well with Genesis, puts Genesis in graveyard, repeatable way to draw a lot of cards and then recur the creatures you discard or sac.
- Lifecrafter's Bestiary
- Cinder Glade
- Sheltered Thicket
- Stomping Ground
Cards to consider cutting:
- Gruul Guildgate
- Rupture Spire
- Kazandu Refuge
- Thran Dynamo
- Firewild Borderpost
- Illusionist's Bracers
- Leaf Gilder
- Terra Stomper
- Karametra's Acolyte
- Savageborn Hydra
- Silvos, Rogue Elemental
- Ulasht, the Hate Seed
- Explosive Vegetation
- Kodama's Reach
- Zendikar Resurgent
Good luck with your deck.
Magus of the Candelabra occurrence in decks from the last year
Commander / EDH:
All decks: 0.01%