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Magus of the Candelabra
Creature — Human Wizard
, : Untap X target lands.
Magus of the Candelabra Discussion
1 week ago
Did I say Magus of the Vineyard? I meant Magus of the Candelabra . They're both good though!
1 month ago
I really don't get your justification for not playing Utopia Sprawl . So what if it's used in a Stompy deck? That doesn't make it any less good as a ramp spell. In other words, just because a card makes you think of a certain type of deck doesn't mean it only works in that type of deck. Like, Lightning Bolt is Burn's best card, but it's also used as a removal spell in UR and Jeskai Control decks, which are on the opposite side of the spectrum.
Plus, with Utopia Sprawl, you can pull off the turn 5 Spawnsire win you wrote about in your description on turn 4 without having to play Harmonize to draw the rest of the cards you need.
Turn 1: Land, Arbor Elf
Turn 3: Land, you now have access to 10 mana (the land with Utopia Sprawl on it taps for 6 w/ Arbor Elf, the other two lands tap for 2 each) and 3 cards in hand assuming you went first. From here, there are a couple ways to get to 30 mana:
- Primeval Titan --> Arbor Elf or Vernal Bloom or Utopia Sprawl or a land (next turn) + an Early Harvest next turn
- Arbor Elf --> Utopia Sprawl + Early Harvest
Turn 4: Draw a card (it'd have to be a Spawnsire or an Early Harvest if u had Spawnsire in hand) and then Spawnsire ftw!
If you went second the extra card would give you a lot more options for getting to 30 mana on turn 4, and I'm sure I missed a few routes up above.
But other than allowing the turn 4 win, Utopia Sprawl also just speeds everything else up a lot with Arbor Elf, letting you play 4 mana worth of ramp on turn 2 or a Prime Time on turn 3 (you don't even need any extra ramp to do that), and unlike Joraga Treespeaker , it is also untapped by Early Harvest . It might be worth testing some more untap land effects like Voyaging Satyr and Magus of the Candelabra (Magus especially seems neat; it's kind of like an extra Early Harvest).
Also, here's a Spawnsire of Ulamog deck I saw a while back (almost a couple years ago I think): https://www.mtggoldfish.com/articles/much-abrew-harvest-wave-modern (Note that it used both Utopia Sprawl and Fertile Ground to great effect). Idk if it helps at all, but it's nice to look at a different take on the same deck to get some ideas. There are also some G Devotion lists that make a ton of mana with Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx + Garruk Wildspeaker .
2 months ago
You mentioned not being able to procure a candelabra, well how bout using Magus of the Candelabra?
3 months ago
Thanks to both cak01vej and Ashletta, for the suggestions. I also love Helm of the Host, but I had been leery because of the cmc + equip cost. However, it really is a board-killer. So, you both have convinced me to throw it in the deck.
I removed Magus of the Candelabra to make room. I haven’t gotten the lock down control, that I was hoping for, with that magus. It might find a way back in, but for now, I’m going with board kill over control.
Thanks again for the suggestions, always appreciate feedback.
4 months ago
Thanks Blackerlotus13! You may have overlooked Crop Rotation. As for Craterhoof Behemoth, I will be using him in another deck so I needed to take him out and I instead relied on Triumph of the Hordes and Glistening Oil for win conditions. Seedborn Muse on the other hand will be changed to Seasons Past, I forgot to remove this one along with another card I use this with which was here before. Magus of the Candelabra just helps me with Genesis Wave and I just personally want to use it. Hahaha!
4 months ago
This deck looks great - I only have a few suggestions because Im going through the same thing right now with my windgrace deck. I would absolutely recommend a Crop Rotation and a Craterhoof Behemoth. Im not totally sure what your plans are with Magus of the Candelabra or Seedborn Muse. If you can make room for Demonic Tutor, and some regrowth cards like Eternal Witness, Greenwarden of Murasa, Regrowth, and Seasons Past I feel you can be even more of a house.
Feel free to take a look and or comment on my pile over at Black Panther has Landed and let me know what you think.
4 months ago
Sorrow's Path+Part the Waterveil+Lifelink+any creature+Pili-Pala+Grand Architect+Magus of the Candelabra+Avacyn, Angel of Hope Awaken sorrows path and put life link on it make infinite mana with grand architect and pili pala use magus to untap sorrows path and gain infinite life
Magus of the Candelabra occurrence in decks from the last year
Commander / EDH:
All decks: 0,02%