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Mind Over Matter
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Mind Over Matter Discussion
53 minutes ago
Commander's Sphere is another, albeit smaller, form of ramp/draw, and if you're in a The Locust God deck, then maybe include the other popular draw commanders, Niv-Mizzet, the Firemind and Niv-Mizzet, Dracogenius. With those, you'd be netting 1 damage, 1 card, and 1 token if you have The Locust God out! There are also quite a few combos with them, such as Curiosity, Tandem Lookout, Ophidian Eye and Mind Over Matter. Though it should be noted that these combos only work infinitely with Niv-Mizzet, the Firemind as far as I can tell!
1 week ago
max hand size
gy to lib
1 week ago
@TearsInRain23 thanks for the advice. It's been a while, but I finally took up the deck. I played the Partner commanders Silas Renn, Seeker Adept and Bruse Tarl, Boorish Herder and it worked quite well. But Red wasn't really in there, so I ditched the color and went to Merieke. It is not your general Merieke deck and should do well without her. Mind Over Matter is a great idea, thanks! The card is a bit expensive, but who knows in the future.
3 weeks ago
Yeah I decided against Mind Over Matter.
I don't want to be too oppresive, so I'm leaning against Oppression.
I added a lot more artifacts, especially ramp, so I'm still liking Darksteel Forge.
I think I like Ulamog, the Infinite Gyre better.
Why is The Gitrog Monster so good in this deck?
3 weeks ago
Windfall is quite excellent especially when you're dumping your hand early on. It's good hand disruption and allows us to cycle through our deck more quickly.
I don't run Mind Over Matter anymore simply because there are better cards that can be played in place of it. I don't think it is a terrible combo piece, but it tends to be unsafe or difficult to cast and rots in our hand. There are times where you can certainly just slam it down and win on turn 4, but overall I think it is secondary to Paradox Engine.
Whir of Invention and Reshape are certainly both great inclusions, personally I might cut Reshape because I have found that it tends to be overly redundant with the other 3 artifact tutors. However, I have not made up my mind yet.
I used to play Extraplanar Lens, but found it to be too slow most of the time.
I really don't like steal effects and find them to be unnecessary most of the time. If I were to run a card that steals creatures it'd probably be Gilded Drake because of its efficiency. Paying 5 for either Treachery or Vedalken Shackles is just too risky in my opinion.
3 weeks ago
Thanks for your comment on Competitive Azami - Wizards and Losing Friends I think this is one of the decks I looked at while building my Azami list. Yeah I feel like I'm running too many wizards. I had noticed most lists run under 20. I just wasn't sure which ones to cut until recently after I did some play testing. How does Windfall do in your list? I was originally thinking about it but most of the decks I looked at it didn't run it. I was also wondering why no Mind Over Matter or Extraplanar Lens in your list?
I think I need to at least add Whir of Invention, and Reshape to my list. What are your thoughts on Treachery and Vedalken Shackles to steal problem creatures? I don't think my meta I play in calls for all the cheap counter spells effects you run though. What other cards would you recommend me add to my list?
3 weeks ago
"I would only use it to untap. I'm a good person" -- That's what I'm afraid of. Mind Over Matter is a degenerate combo with Damia for this precise reason. Tapping down lands and creatures is rude but doesn't have nearly the capacity for oppression.
Speaking of Oppression, Oppression. You get hurt by it a lot less than your opponents.
Speaking of getting hurt, I'd recommend some heavy changes to your "protection" category:
-You don't have enough artifacts to make Darksteel Forge good. Ditch it.
-Similarly, Elixir of Immortality, Mnemonic Nexus and Quest for Ancient Secrets aren't worth a card. Use Learn from the Past and Repopulate instead; they replace themselves. Those with Laboratory Maniac and the Eldrazi titan should be enough. Throw in an Eternal Witness if you're still concerned. Heck, throw it in anyway; it's a good card.
Once you have a more refined list, hit me up -- I have some of these cards just lying around.
EDIT: Almost forgot, you're going to want The Gitrog Monster
1 month ago
Can we see what you have already?
Niv-Mizzet, the Firemind + Ophidian Eye or Curiosity This usually works better if the deck is built around it so that you have pieces to reshuffle hand/graveyard into library. Good reason to have Laboratory Maniac.