Magus of the Wheel
Creature — Human Wizard
, , Sacrifice Magus of the Wheel: Each player discards his or her hand and draws seven cards.
|Have (2)||, metalmagic|
|Want (5)||Streyken , MrMittensSr , Tocqy1 , Zaboumafool , kirschwasser|
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|Commander 2020 (C20)||Rare|
|Commander 2019 (C19)||Rare|
|Commander Anthology 2018 (CM2)||Rare|
|Masters 25 (A25)||None|
|Commander 2015 (C15)||Rare|
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|Commander / EDH||Legal|
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Magus of the Wheel Discussion
1 week ago
Frank_Glascock- I'll try to go through each of your questions, though I think a lot of your basic ideas stem from you being in a higher power playgroup. A lot of my card choices are personal preference.
Magus of the Wheel could easily be Jace's Archivist. JvP is great just for its card filtering ability, and costing 2 vs 3. If I had another Three Visits it could easily go in the slot of Explore. Finale of Devastation is just Craterhoof Behemoth #2. Molten Psyche is difficult to pull off with Metalcraft, if I had a Timetwister that's the easiest wheel to cut. Dryad of the Ilysian Grove could easily go in - but it doesn't work with Earthcraft the way you think. only actual basic lands can be untapped. and I like the suggestion on the Growth Spiral cuts. I'd probably make it a Sylvan Library. And with the land count, I could shave a couple for cheap interaction. Pir's Whim is amazing as a removal spell/tutor for Gaea's Cradle.
1 week ago
then_do_it_again, great list. I had a few questions. I hope this is an exceptable place to ask them.
Could Magus of the Wheel be Jace's Archivist? Could either of these cards take the place of Jace, Vryn's Prodigy Flip? A better question is how often are you playing a wheel out of your graveyard with Jace's ability?
Do you primary save Finale of Devastation until you can cast it for X at 10 or greater?
How often does Molten Psyche's Metalcraft ability(?) occur and is this the sneaky wincon that it appears to be?
I play in a spot removal heavy meta. Have you had issues keeping Xyris, the Writhing Storm on the board? I see you have some protection but it looks like ultimately you just produce so much mana that recasting him (it?) over and over again is the solution. Am I correct?
I always ask this last question of deckbuilder's that I respect and you are definitely one of those. Which card if any on this list is close to being cut?
2 weeks ago
Cards to play: Psychosis Crawler which will reward you for drawing by dealing damage. Ob Nixilis, the Hate-Twisted is the better ob nixilis for this deck. Whispering Madness, Dark Deal, Reforge the Soul, Magus of the Wheel, Incendiary Command, Wheel of Fate, Time Reversal, Echo of Eons are all wheel effects that make your opponents suddenly draw a ton of cards that will then let you deal damage to everyone. Prosperity Will have everyone drawing equally. Izzet Signet, Dimir Signet, Rakdos Signet, Arcane Signet are decent mana rocks you're missing. Arcane Denial counters a spell and lets them draw and replaces itself. Stormfist Crusader howling mine effect but punishes at the same time.
Cards to take out. Pillage Very inefficient. Quest for Ancient Secrets Very slow. Sadistic Sacrament not really what this deck is truly wanting to do. Shrieking Affliction 99/100 games your opponents will have more than 1 card in hand. Darksteel Plate just too expensive to be good for this deck. Ob Nixilis Reignited not as good as the other ob nixilis. Cerebral Vortex not usually going to deal massive damage and only damages 1 opponent. Painful Quandary I like this card and probably wouldn't get rid of it, but your opponents will usually have the card to discard. Crawlspace not really going with your overall game plan, it does slow your opponents down,but not by enough. Nin, the Pain Artist it's a lot of mana to sink into an effect like this. Curse of Fool's Wisdom only targets 1 player, it's really too limited. Torbran, Thane of Red Fell a lot of your debate sources are black, this is decent with your commander but not much else. Reverberate I didn't see a huge number of decent targets forthis spell and it doesn't do a whole lot of good. Darksteel Ingot I don't personally like seeing 3 cost mana ramp, I'd suggest replacing it with a signet.
I would like to say that I really like your deck, it's an interesting take on an interesting commander. This is meant to be constructive and all with the best intentions.
2 weeks ago
Thanks for your indepth advice, I see you have a similar deck! OK.
possible Card Draw additions:
4 weeks ago
1 month ago
I've got a few suggestions for your value engine Zirda.
First and foremost: your card draw. The first problem with it is that a lot of what you labeled card draw..... well isn't really card draw since while you are drawing cards it doesn't actually net you any cards (you lose a card to get a card, net zero cards that way). The cards that do net you cards are very, very, very inefficient. I can see you're trying to take advantage of Zirda's ability to draw cards, but you're taking bad cards and making them mediocre.
If you want to use Zirda to make drawing cards easier, I've got a few suggestions. First off, Endless Atlas is a much, much more efficient option that becomes even more efficient when Zirda is out. Besides that, the best options for drawing cards that Zirda makes more efficient are equipment. Mask of Memory, Sword of Fire and Ice, even Rogue's Gloves. After that, you'll have to look at other sources of card draw. Red has excellent options in both wheel effects (Wheel of Fortune, Reforge the Soul, Magus of the Wheel actually synergizes with Zirda!) and in impulsive draw (Light Up the Stage, Tectonic Giant, heck even Experimental Frenzy could be better since Zirda makes blowing itself up easier).
I do think your ramp package because of Zirda is much more solid and efficient. Additionally, I think you've got the right idea with running creatures that can pump out tokens for mana (which Zirda reduces). I recommend leaning into that. Heliod, God of the Sun is another excellent creature that does that.
Lastly I recommend improving your removal package. White has access to the best removal in EDH. Swords to Plowshares and Winds of Abandon I consider staple level in decks that have white (aka any deck with white should strongly consider them).
1 month ago
Your average cmc is over 4, thats really high. I would recommend cutting 6 high cmc creatures for Talisman of Conviction Boros Signet Arcane Signet Boros Locket Fire Diamond Marble Diamond locket is bad but the 2 cards can help later in a pinch. Also try to find some lower cmc spells to swap for some fatties Maybe include Speaker of the Heavens and Bishop of Wings or other angel relevant clerics. Do you have a meta that supplies enough time for Burnished Hart ? I find it to be incredibly clunky, its 2 turns to play 2 extra lands. I would just add Myriad Landscape to the mana base and swap the burnished hart for Knight of the White Orchid Legion's Initiative can protect your team from a wipe. Leaving mana open is hard in Boros, but losing creatures with limited card draw is very bad. Eerie Interlude and Unbreakable Formation or Teferi's Protection can also protect the team if there is a board wipe. And now the important part. Herald's Horn and Vanquisher's Banner since your tribal red has wheels and impulse draw like Reforge the Soul Magus of the Wheel there's Mazemind Tome 4 scrys for 2 mana is a fair rate and if you need cards or have the mana open go ahead and draw. Stolen Strategy Grenzo, Havoc Raiser Rogue's Gloves Chandra, Torch of Defiance Mask of Memory can all get you cards just off the top of my head but Im sure scryfall or looking through some other gisela decks will render many more options as well. Cheers good luck with your Angels!
1 month ago
Hey, you're welcome.
There's 12 rogues here for the party, but only 5 clerics, 4 Warriors and 1 Wizard. These ratios of party members will make it difficult to have much mana cost reduction for Zagras especially Wizards. My advice is make these numbers more even to give you more chances to have different party members on the battlefield at once. Changeling Outcast is a budget one drop party member who can be any creature type you choose for party and it's unblockable which has good interaction with several tribal combat damage effects.
Budget Wizards to consider adding:
- Blood Cultist, Fireslinger: more pingers with deathtouch.
- Pain Seer, Magus of the Wheel, Grim Haruspex: draw.
There's some party members who could be upgraded to better budget creatures especially the Warriors:
- Goblin Chainwhirler > Carnage Gladiator
- Azra Oddsmaker > Brawl-Bash Ogre
- Mindblade Render > Rakdos Roustabout
- Oona's Blackguard > Blood Burglar
Blood Beckoning could be upgraded to Nullpriest of Oblivion who is a two drop Cleric or if you cast with kicker you can reanimate any creature in your graveyard. Beckoning doesn't reanimate it recurs the creature/creatures to your hand which is a big difference. Searing Barrage could be upgraded to any Wizard party member because this removal spell is not needed as it's the least good and costs the most mana for what it does.
Some cards to consider cutting:
- Pyroclastic Hellion
- Lash of Thorns
- Inordinate Rage
- Barge In
- Avatar of Fury
- Nearheath Stalker
- Bloodsworn Steward
- Blazing Specter
- Gnat Alley Creeper
- Duskmantle Operative
- Crashing Drawbridge
- Ashenmoor Liege
Pump spells that only pump one creature one time such as Infuriate are subpar in Commander especially when you can only cast them once. If the spell pumped all creatures you control, protected the creature from removal or it made the creature have huge power with evasion then that's different, but the pump spells here don't do that. More draw is more impactful than pump.