Magus of the Moon

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Magus of the Moon

Creature — Human Wizard

Nonbasic lands are Mountains.

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Magus of the Moon Discussion

Travissmith3 on Flip Yourself

1 day ago

These are some cards i'm considering. Expedition Map Witchbane Orb Hammer of Purphoros

For a little extra chaos Gamble Chaosphere Blood Moon Magus of the Moon

RedmundR2 on Gruul Zoo

3 days ago

Some cards I would consider over the Plains + Wild Nacatl combo:

Noble Hierarch + Elvish Mystics for the mana ramp + exalted is always nice.

1x of Hazoret the Fervent for the situations where you are in top-deck mode and need consistent and hard to remove damage is a good choice I feel.

Courser of Kruphix is solid for a deck like this, helps you control your draws and gains some life for utility.

Smuggler's Copter for the 3/3 body, with evasion and a looting effect to cycle your deck for damage or utility stuff.

And if you drop the plains stuff and add more basics, you can consider Magus of the Moon.

jordybear2002 on I can be pretty.......Heartless

4 days ago

DVLuca thanks for the suggestion! I think I will do that ramp combo!Kogarashi, Leyline of Punishment and Skullcrack were basically fillers at the very end. And Possibility Storm is basically just for the fun of havoc. Ruination and Magus of the Moon were basically cards that will try to slow down my enemies, that's why I don't have a lot of non-basic lands. If you can think of a few cards to replace the leyline and skullcrack that would be great! And plus thanks for the ramp suggestions! I will hopefully be editing my deck tonight so I will go over everything again and make some changes!

Kogarashi on I can be pretty.......Heartless

4 days ago

I like the deck. It looks aggressive and fun at the same time, with a bit of randomness due to all the "discard your hand and draw seven cards" effects. Just a few things:

Leyline of Punishment is something of a nonbo with your other damage prevention and lifegain, it seems. Same with Skullcrack. I can see why they're in there, but at the same time they hamper your defenses. Stigma Lasher's ability works better in this regard, so long as someone doesn't hit you with it. Platinum Emperion is also good, as it at least locks your life total in place. I'm curious as to your thoughts for including these pieces?

Also, why Possibility Storm?

With Ruination, you may want a few more basics instead of non-basics. Even Magus of the Moon won't save your nonbasics from the Ruination.

For red ramp, you could try cards like Koth of the Hammer, Fire Diamond, Caged Sun, Gauntlet of Might, Gauntlet of Power, Mana Flare, etc.

2tank6 on Goblin Copycat! Wort, the Raidmother Spellslinger

5 days ago

Galacticus This deck has had a few interesting bouts with some of the competitive commanders. Its suite of removal has performed well against decks such as a Lockdown Derevi, Empyrial Tactician deck, and both Mana Web and Heroic Intervention have been extremely useful. I will list off some of the more cEDH commander decks I have gone up against, and am testing it against different decks whenever possible.

Atraxa, Praetors' Voice Infect: The amount of tokens this deck can spit out even at an early stage is wonderful. Dragon Fodder has been the MVP against this deck, though the times I have gone against it I did not have Doubling Season in, but Worldly Tutor, which I typically used to fish for either Krenko, Mob Boss for nigh-infinite blockers, Magus of the Moon to cripple their start, or Vexing Shusher if I am preparing to go off on someone with spells and have the mana to spare to block it, be it taking out their board or burning them. I have had to play really fast against that person's particular brew of it, so I have sometimes had to mulligan once or twice to get cards early enough to keep from getting a single counter if I can help it.

Talrand, Sky Summoner Control/Mill : This deck has been pretty straightforward, going for shusher or waiting until I copy spells before trying to cast anything. His deck is not too heavy on the offense, so I am typically able to build up a board state, and ramping spells are typically ones that he doesn't counter, as he waits for Wort, the Raidmother or a burn spell to counter it. Obviously Vexing Shusher is really great against control, and I had both that and Price of Glory in before making further changes to the deck. Mana Web has proven more useful since I had to cut back on using my own instants one too many times.

Mizzix of the Izmagnus Burn/ Laboratory Maniac deck: This one was pretty back and forth, but I found that being able to copy on certain spells he cast, especially since we take the X value they pay for, it makes casting on their turn particularly powerful. Fork and Reverberate have managed to either get me a hand full of cards or get my card advantage particularly potent. I know that the most effective strategy I found was being able to copy certain powerful combo pieces like Expropriate to work against his style. I typically mulligan for those types of copy spells, but not just for interrupting the combo, also moreso to safely let creatures like Wort enter with a copy spell ready in case of counterspell, as a lot of his counterspells grant him additional value such as drawing a card or untapping mana.

Prossh, Skyraider of Kher Combo Voltron: This one has been difficult due to the flying Voltron and how quickly it can get off the ground. However, Chaos Warp has saved me multiple times during this combo to get rid of a certain permanent, which stops that infinite. With this one I mostly try to mulligan for a Blood Moon or a Magus of the Moon with the number of multilands they run, and it has worked out well so far. Past that, ramping into Wort to double-cast something like Hull Breach or even a few games I got Boundless Realms and managed to get my mana on board to start drawing like crazy. I had to play a lot more aggressively against this one, moreso ramping aggressively to try and get to where I can conspire either removal or card draw into removal.

Those are the most competitive decks I have faced with the deck so far, and if there are any super notable matchups, I will be sure to edit it in. Sorry for the mountain of text, but hopefully I answered your question!

SynergyBuild on Angelic Vial

1 week ago

Luckily, D&T/Hatebears isn't in the top ten decks, it isn't a real part of the meta with less than a percent of the meta, and your "Heaven on the roam. (Weenie hatebears)" isn't exactly a tuned varient of hatebears either. Your deck also it isn't weenie, but that is beside the point.

Also, "no original content"? I mean, if you are saying everyone plays the exact same hatebears deck, I'd implore you to check that statement, because Death & Taxes has some of the most varients that are still powered enough to see play.

Look at the normal mono-white hatebears builds.

There are some with just Aether Vial, Leonin Arbiter, Blade Splicer, Thalia, Guardian of Thraben, and Flickerwisp as the main core cards of the deck, with Path to Exile, and Restoration Angel, etc. Some of these run Eldrazi Displacer and Thought-Knot Seer with Eldrazi Temple and Shefet Dunes for an eldrazi package.

Some of the eldrazi and taxes decks are W/B (Which I find is one of the most common varients), while others want to run Blood Moon/Magus of the Moon and run W/R. Other W/R varients use Lightning Bolt and Simian Spirit Guide to pump out extra damage or a larger threat earlier on. Plenty of these builds run Chalice of the Void, and plenty don't.

One of my favorite varients of hatebears splashes blue. This one runs a tribal theme with Drogskol Captain and goes for a spirit tribal instead of Flickerwisps and Blade Splicer beatdown. It uses spirits because of the power given by Rattlechains with Mausoleum Wanderer and Spell Queller. Of course it runs a full playset of Selfless Spirit and a pair of Cavern of Souls with a single Moorland Haunt to provide extra value. With a full set of Path to Exile, 3-4 Thalia, Guardian of Thraben, 4 of Aether Vial, and the playset of Leonin Arbiter the deck is a hatebear deck to be sure, and I love having W/U for sideboards, because it can run Meddling Mage, Kira, Great Glass-Spinner, Negate, and Detention Sphere.

Of course there is G/W Hatebears too! Scavenging Ooze, Gaddock Teeg, Qasali Pridemage, and more for extreme value, but I already went over that prior.

Of course, these are just the two and one color lists, there was a bant one I went against, with Spell Quellers and Collected Company for some of the coolest plays I've seen, and a four color list (GWUB) with human tribal, making it seem like a 5-color humans list, but it ran the set of Leonin Arbiter, and it ran green for Gaddock Teeg, so though it ran Champion of the Parish and enough humans to warrant Cavern of Souls, it wasn't straight human tribal.

All of these lists are playable in the current meta, and none of these are top tier, let alone in the top ten decks, in fact hatebears hasn't been in the top ten for a long time if ever. If you claim you don't think any originality can exist in these decks, you are dead wrong, and if you claim you don't want a deck in the meta, then hatebears is perfect for you. Okay?

PagingDrFumbles on Muldrotha the reviver! *NEEDS HELP*

1 week ago

I had a deck similar to this I would successfully stall the board about 50% of the time but had trouble actually winning especially after Muldrotha got removed too much. I didn't run any instants or sorceries like you do though so maybe Villainous Wealth?

More importantly, what do you do when someone plays Blood Moon or Magus of the Moon?

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