Magus of the Moon
Creature — Human Wizard
Nonbasic lands are Mountains.
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|Iconic Masters (IMA)||Rare|
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|Commander / EDH||Legal|
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Magus of the Moon Discussion
16 hours ago
I haven't felt the need to run any number of basic Plains. In addition, due to Covid-19 the only people I play mtg with are my immediate friends and none of them play Blood Moon or Magus of the Moon. Lastly, I don't feel like spending almost $200 on four cards.
2 days ago
Hi zAzen7977 -
I appreciate the +1, as well as your suggestions. Unfortunately, I am not going to take any of them, as they are not quite the direction I want to take with the deck.
You are correct that Magus of the Moon is an easier target for removal, but it is the better way to add "Moon" ability redundancy without a playset of Blood Moon. I want to avoid situations where I draw a Blood Moon when one is already on the battlefield. Magus at the very least is a 2/2 body and so is never really a "dead" card, just not as helpful.
I will consider dropping to three Bitterblossom, as it could create a lot more loss of life. However, right now I do like the playset, since the abilities do stack.
I want to avoid Death's Shadow as that archetype oftentimes has more ways of losing life intentionally, whereas this deck just happens to lose life as it takes a toll on the opponent's hand and board. Additionally Street Wraith makes me very sad when Dark Confidant flips it.
Thanks again for your input! Like I said, I'm just taking this deck in a different direction :)
3 days ago
Hey AT23, I like your deck! I have a few suggestions -
Since you are losing a lot of life from the fetchlands, Thoughtseize, Dark Confidant, Bitterblossom (4 copies may be too many), etc., you could run Death's Shadow as an additional finisher. If you dip more into burn with Bump in the Night, maybe even Scourge of the Skyclaves would work. Shadows would add more late-game power other than Kroxa.
I would also drop the Magus of the Moon and run a full set of Blood Moon. I know you’re trying to run multiple versions of this effect, but you may end up with a lot of dead cards, and the Magus is more subject to removal (Anger of the Gods, etc).
3 weeks ago
1 month ago
Hey this is great. I have some mediocre advice for you. I play mono red and mono black vampires. ill post those decks. Red prison is very frustrating to lose against so I have done some research. I suggest taking a peak at ponza also. here is an analysis http://mtgmage.com/ponza. consider Magus of the Moon and Karn, the Great Creator. https://www.mtggoldfish.com/deck/2793011#paper here is a good example of what to do with the sideboard if you put karn in. otherwise take a look at my red deck for some sideboard ideas. Since this is a control deck I think you should use Relic of Progenitus instead of Tormod's Crypt or Grafdigger's Cage.
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1 month ago
Okay, sorry for the delay. Was in the middle of a move.
So first I think some degree of stack interaction would benefit this deck. I don't know what your meta is like, but dealing with enemy control could be a serious pain as you try to establish yourself, so cards like Pyroblast, Red Elemental Blast, Deflecting Swat (or other efficient redirect effects), or even Veil of Summer and Vexing Shusher (use this guy!) could prove to be worth the card slots when the game comes down to protecting your board state or making sure one of your spells resolves.
As for general upgrades I would consider adding in more removal like Beast Within and swap out Wilt for Nature's Claim for the cheaper cost because I feel like the cycling isn't super necessary and 4 life is insignificant. Then, if losing the cycling really bothers you, you can throw in Runic Armasaur for some really sweet card draw that also fits your theme. Additionally, for some pseudo card draw that also has the potential to mess with your opponent's hands AND is most definitely a puzzle, there's Teferi's Puzzle Box. It's a wheel that keeps on wheeling.. sort of. I would recommend potentially adding in more land destruction like Wildfire, Decree of Annihilation, or Obliterate along with recursion for yourself through stuff like Life from the Loam, Ramunap Excavator, Crucible of Worlds, and Titania, Protector of Argoth. Speaking of her, Priest of Titania could probably replace Llanowar Visionary, and along with that, more cheap elf mana dorks i.e. Llanowar Elves and Fyndhorn Elves would do you a lot of good. If you go the MLD route stepping your ramp up is gonna be really important so you can rebuild your board before your opponents can (which is also why you have land recursion), so you might want stuff like Utopia Sprawl, Wild Growth, Carpet of Flowers, or even Exploration if you can swing it. Finally for some additional creature-based wincons, we could put in Conspicuous Snoop + Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker as well as Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker + Zealous Conscripts . To tutor for these you could use Goblin Recruiter to fetch Kiki-Jiki and Snoop, or Imperial Recruiter to tutor for a specific creature you need or just use him to get his gobbo friend and then assemble your win. Some additional misc. cards you might find fun and want to consider: Magus of the Moon, Bane of Progress, Null Rod, Trinisphere, Urabrask the Hidden, Woodland Bellower, Vorinclex, Voice of Hunger (don't do this to your friends lol), Ruination, Jokulhaups, and Root Maze.
Not all of this is going to fit in the budget you gave me, I just wanted to give you a lot of options and potentially stuff that you can build toward in the future if you decide you want to really invest in this deck. Hope this helps. :^)
1 month ago
king-saproling, thanks for your suggestions! I have used Rakdos the Defiler and Karmic Guide before in a version of this deck that was focused on reanimation. I’m going in a more control direction with this build. Sunforger and Lapse of Certainty are interesting possibilities I will explore more.
The_Gobfather, you have a good point, thanks for the comment. The trick with Blood Moon and Magus of the Moon is using them at the right time. Moon cards should be saved until you are confident you can lock down the board without screwing yourself over in the process. You can tutor for Blood Moon when the time is right. If you have Kaalia on the board already and big creatures in your hand, you don’t need lands. You can also use fetchlands/tutors (Tithe) to make sure you have at least a basic swamp and plains before you drop a Moon. There are also many ramp artifacts that provide backup. Hellkite Tyrant steals your opponents’ ramp artifacts too. Against a deck which runs 0 red mana, the lockdown from a Moon means certain victory, which is why I have chosen to include them.
3 months ago
Made some adjustments. Removed Cryptic Trilobite, Akki Underminer, and Chandra's Pyreling. Moved Irencrag Feat and Ruthless Invasion to the maybeboard, and added War Cadence and Magus of the Moon to it as well. Added Bomat Courier, Bag of Holding, Flameblade Adept, Iron Myr, Manakin, and Priest of Urabrask to the main desk.
Ultimately Brash Taunter requires a certain playstyle that I don't think Subira wants. It is an excellent card for a deck like Torbran, Thane of Red Fell but Subira needs that 5 mana to play 3 other cards instead of one that requires some attention.