Magus of the Will
Creature — Human Wizard
, , Exile Magus of the Will: Until end of turn, you may play cards from your graveyard. If a card would be put into your graveyard from anywhere this turn, exile that card instead.
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Magus of the Will Discussion
1 day ago
First of all, thank you for the suggestions and I really appreciate your comments.
1.) I considered the Magus, but in testing with proxies I've found that they tend to be a little too mana intensive and vulnerable. I toyed around with Magus of the Will for a little bit but it never really got a huge payoff. I never thought to try Magus of the Jar though, so I may give him a try. Magus of the Coffers doesn't usually end up doing much for me unless I get Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth out. This deck leans heavily on blue, but I would almost definitely run Coffers if I was more black intensive. I haven't had the chance to test Magus of the Bazaar in this deck yet, but I'll give it some thought
2.) Mana Echoes seems like a really good idea because it essentially makes my Wizard clones free and it give me some more red. I'll probably tinker around with it some to see how it feels. Red has very little representation at the time being, and I may end up keeping it that way for consistency reasons. I also really like Patriarch's Bidding as a mass Wizard reanimate like you said. I'll see about picking up a copy and slotting it in for sure.
3.) I feel like I could definitely use more counters or artifact removal overall, yeah. My first draft of this deck had more stuff like Vandalblast, Smelt, and Negate. Like you said, my deck relies pretty heavily on ETBs to gain advantage and to get rolling. I don't see Torpor Orb or Hushwing Gryff often, but that's no excuse to not run answers to them. I'd like for Wizard tap abilities to be a bigger part of my gameplan, but there simply aren't enough good ones to solely focus on them, sadly. I'm going to continue looking into cuts I can make to add more artifact removal and general answers because I'd hate to get hosed by a single card when I don't have countermagic up and ready.
1 day ago
What do you think about cloning magus like Magus of the Will, to get a free haste Yawgmoth's Will clone as well as the original one next turn, that example is more mana intensive but what about Magus of the Jar for card draw or Magus of the Coffers for mana ramp? I just feel like being able to clone insane legacy things like Bazaar of Baghdad in the form of Magus of the Bazaar and do it TWICE??? just seems good to me.
Mana Echoes makes most wizards free and their clones a form of mana ramp
Patriarch's Bidding mass wizard reanimate
Gotta have plenty of counters and Smelt effects in case an opponent is wielding a Torpor Orb, cuz otherwise a turn 1 sol ring Torpor orb is a scoop when the whole deck is etb dependant, a lot of people say "cuz my playgroup doesnt run orb"
Well thats lucky, most people at my LGS have control decks that orb is staple in, since it shuts down SO MANY creature decks, i honestly feel bad for playgroups not smart enough to run it in a creature meta, ever since i put orb in my nekusar, I Have been completely unmoved by Animar, Soul of Elements, Ezuri, Claw of Progress, and Meren of Clan Nel Toth and can easily tutor orb within 3 turns to cause a scoop, and the outcome of orb on this deck would be just as much of a hose
Hopefully your playgroup is bad and unaware of orb, or everyone pkays creature decks and lacks the balls to run it, but if you start seeing it you may want to consider extra protection or a backup plan than just etb abuse, cuz its as easy to hose etb as it is to abuse it :)
1 day ago
Yawgmoth's Will is already a staple in literally every black edh deck, so being able to use it multiple times with Magus of the Will is pretty much as good as inalla gets, if you still dont believe me thats your loss sir
2 days ago
Coffin Queen (shes a wizard, harry)
1 week ago
Your opponent controlling Kess, Dissident Mage has no bearing on what spells you're allowed to cast from their graveyard. It does not allow you to cast one, and Shaman's Trance makes it so it doesn't allow them to cast one either. You can still cast spells with flashback from their graveyard, or play any number of cards from their graveyard if you also activate a Magus of the Will. You could even play a land from their graveyard if you control a Ramunap Excavator. As for if you control Kess, that would allow you to cast one instant or sorcery from their graveyard, assuming you've not cast one from your own graveyard and it's your turn. An interesting interaction is that doing so won't exile the spell as it finishes resolving, because Kess only exiles the spell if it would be put into your graveyard.
1 week ago
Jarad, Golgari Lich Lord to combo out with Phyrexian Devourer? Perpetual Timepiece? Mortal Combat/ Epic Struggle? Ramunap Excavator instead of Crucible of Worlds? Magus of the Will instead of Yawgmoth's Will? For more reanimation abuse and will get you an extra zombie because it's a creature. Sidisi, Undead Vizier/ Rune-Scarred Demon instead of your tutors? For same reason.
1 week ago
I think she makes a lot of the magus stronger. Magus of the Wheel, Magus of the Will, Magus of the Jar, even Magus of the Mirror could be fun. Not sure how competitive the deck will be but sure looks fun. The deck might be a bit mana hungry though.
1 week ago
'Tiem Spiral'? What's that? :P