Magus of the Wheel

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Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Vintage Legal
Pauper Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Commander 2015 (C15) Rare

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Magus of the Wheel

Creature — Human Wizard

(1), Tap, Sacrifice Magus of the Wheel: Each player discards his or her hand and draws seven cards.

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Magus of the Wheel Discussion

hfvalenz on Kaalia of the Vast Prototype

12 hours ago

Hey, I've never piloted a Kaalia deck, I have only played against her and from my experience, she gets the attention on the table most of the times and for good reason. People really know Kaalia. So I think that playing her has some key elements that could be improved.

Get her out fast fast fast.

In order to do that I'd replace these with basics and boost your speed since you're playing all those fetchlands.

Protecting her.

Kaalia has been around long time so people know how dangerous she can be.

  • Darksteel Plate could be useful, specially against wraths but it doesn't do much against bouncing or exiling, which is why Whispersilk Cloak could be a better alternative, and can help you avoid combat damage as well.
  • Mother of Runes will give her protection in response to whatever spot removal targetting her.
  • Grand Abolisher helps you avoid getting Kaalia countered.

If Kaalia has died several times, what now.

As you probably know, she will get focused and sometimes you just can't protect her enough. You need alternatives when this happens.

Other things I noticed

  • You lack card drawing. It's essential to have angels / demons / dragons on your hand on each of your attack phases. Phyrexian Arena and Necropotence. Watch out for Emrakuls on your meta with the latter. Some wheels could prove useful refilling your hand, though Wheel of Fortune is expensive, Winds of Change, Magus of the Wheel, Wheel of Fate and Dragon Mage are good alternatives.
  • On the same issue as above, Sire Of Insanity and Malfegor aren't helping you with that.
  • You have access to the best colors for removal. Ditch Soul Snare and Angelic Edict for the more versatile ones Vindicate, Anguished Unmaking or Utter End. Even Chaos Warp is a better alternative than the two I mentioned. Instant speed removal is crucial.
  • Same as above with sweepers. Wrath of God, Day of Judgment, Damnation are much better than Armageddon, because as it let's you a great advantage and all it also puts a huge target on your head, because you basically stop them from having fun at all. And in my experience, people tend to remember those who broke their lands, it's just the way it is. You don't need more hate, Kaalia will draw enough herself. On the borderline of this are Cataclysm and Rakdos the Defiler. The other Rakdos, Rakdos, Lord of Riots is a way better alternative. Imagine swinging with Kaalia, on her trigger putting RTR Rakdos, then on your second main you'll be able to cast a creature with it's cost reduced.
  • You have 4 instants now (more coming in the future I hope) and 3 creatures with activated abilities requiring mana. Price of Glory punish your for using those. I know it will punish counterspells as well, but there are some alternatives for that that won't draw the hate on your head, as stated above.
  • Lastly, I know I insisted a lot on avoid drawin unnecesary hate on you, but Ob Nixilis, Unshackled is another one to give some thought. People really love their ramping and tutoring. Though in this case I'm not saying you should remove him, just re-evaluate his inclusion.

I hope some of this suggestions help in any way.

Gotreck on Fire in the hole

1 day ago

ay.lobo I've changed Goblin Offensive for Magus of the Wheel because having another wheel effect proved to be really strong, but im still thinking about changing Thatcher Revolt for Magus of the Moon because it takes out the value of my land cards like Ancient Tomb or Boseiju, Who Shelters All. So yeah the tokens don't stay on board but at least i deal 6 damage - 9 with impact tremors - 12 with panharmonicon- +3 extra damage if they attack and i could also sacrifice them or use Skullclamp on them for draw or even i could Divergent Transformations 2 of the tokens to get more creatures out or i could use Descent of the Dragons or Mogg Infestation on them.

ay.lobo on Fire in the hole

2 days ago

Opps, I meant Thatcher Revolt. That card can be pushed out with reasons already mentioned. Cards I would put in are already in your maybe board: Magus of the Moon and Magus of the Wheel. Great cards that can benefit both your strength as a mono-red player, and your weakness with draw power.

Dienekes on Extra Crispy Neheb, the Eternal

2 weeks ago

Combo: Basilisk Collar combos with Furnace of Rath and Heartless Hidetsugu for insta-killing everyone. Life gain on other creatures is helpful. Library of Leng is awesome with wheel effects, it lets you keep the cards you want!

Card Advantage: Sunbird's Invocation provides needed card advantage for monoreds. Etali, Primal Storm, Loreseeker's Stone, Seer's Sundial, Arch of Orazca, Sea Gate Wreckage, Magus of the Wheel, Memory Jar, Gamble, Mizzix's MasteryI really think Wheel of Fortune is worth it.

Ramp: Thran Dynamo, Worn Powerstone, Ancient Tomb, Sisay's Ring, Crystal Vein, Dreamstone Hedron, Foriysian Totem, Gauntlet of Power, Gilded Lotus, Koth of the Hammer, maybe Mana Flare on the big turn/finisher

Protection: Burnout, Boseiju, Who Shelters All, Red Elemental Blast

Pownu on Paradise, Damnation or Tariel

3 weeks ago

Magus of the Wheel - could be useful because it can get multiple uses

HobbyGamer007 on Kaalia of the Vast Prototype

4 weeks ago

Necropotence isn't for you since you'll have to discard to handsize if you can't play it all on the end step. I'd rather go for cards like Wheel of Fortune Magus of the Wheel and Reforge the Soul and the like. It'll fill up your hand and disrupt your opponents plands.

RedPlaneswalker on

1 month ago

I will be replacing Wheel of Fortune with Magus of the Wheel. It's targetable by Imperial Recruiter and recurrable with Feldon of the Third Path and Mimic Vat; not to mention Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker and Splinter Twin.

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