Mishra's Bauble

Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Iconic Masters (IMA) Uncommon
Coldsnap (CSP) Uncommon

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Mishra's Bauble

Artifact

Tap, Sacrifice Mishra's Bauble: Look at the top card of target player's library. Draw a card at the beginning of the next turn's upkeep.

Mishra's Bauble Discussion

Spirits on Kaalia, Mirror Breaker EDH

3 days ago

Hi weezel,

The key benefit of Faithless Looting is to be able to get a Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker or Karmic Guide or Restoration Angel out of your hand into the graveyard. Whenever I draw one of these guys in my hand, it makes my life miserable. I can't Buried Alive them, so Faithless Looting for CMC1 puts them into my graveyard where I can then Reanimate CMC1 . The other benefits, like cycling cards if you don't have an A/D/D with a Kaalia of the Vast is just an additional benefit, or helps with finding a mana so less T3 land drops missed, etc.

Mishra's Bauble , the reason Mishra's Bauble doesn't work properly, is that drawn on T5, for 2 Life, Street Wraith replaces itself (immediately), whereas, a T5 Mishra's Bauble I do nothing T5 and then get 2 cards on T6 which is probably too late because 2 other players went infinite on T5 themselves. Urza's Bauble is similar to Mishra's Bauble if you prefer that effect.

weezel on Kaalia, Mirror Breaker EDH

3 days ago

spirit

Definitely! Hopefully I can get some games in this weekend, that way I can get a better understanding of how the deck preforms. Without playing, theres not much value I can add.

So I have to ask, Why the inclusion of Faithless Looting in the first place? Has card draw been an issue? Just looking for the benefit of a quick draw or are you looking to get things dumped into your graveyard?

If you're looking for draw throughout the game, the only other card I could think of would be Greed . Almost ends up costing the same as Faithless Looting . If its just quick draw you're after and you're contemplating on removing either Mausoleum Secrets or Stoneforge Mystic , if both really arent benefiting you then replace one with Faithless Looting and the other with Mishra's Bauble . Those are your two quick draws at low CMC but I dont know? Just a suggestion.

Spirits on Kaalia, Mirror Breaker EDH

1 week ago

Hi Ferai147,

Helm of Obedience + Rest in Peace is definitely a viable combo. I'm running graveyard recursion as my primary win-con, so doesn't work in my build, they would just either contradict what I was doing, or be dead draws. Also, no point in having 2 (you definitely want an alt. win-con, but not one that draws dead. If you take out the graveyard recursion, I'm not sure what type of build would be best, but something that benefits/synergy with the other pieces for that win-con.

Hi weezel, I might just not play him. I don't have a Mox Diamond so haven't been able to test it, and a little pricey to just buy if I'm not sure it will make the deck. I've tried proxy testing it a bit when I can, I still can't decide if the faster mana (it removes a mana too, if it was any card would be an include, because it's a land, its tougher) is worth it. It nets more mana if played Turn1 then let's say causing you to miss the Turn3 land drop. However, on turn 5 when you draw it, it's probably a dread draw.

Gamble is good, any 1 mana tutor is great. Better than Diabolic Tutor . It would be better in a more graveyard recursion, or a way to pull cards from graveyard, but it's still a CMC1 tutor that has a high probability of pulling the card you need, think if you tutor Reanimate and it happens to discard Iona, Shield of Emeria that's still ok! Just don't want to lose the reanimate, because then your tutoring a Yawgmoth's Will or Animate Dead .

I like Fellwar Stone better than the Boros Signet because it's CMC1, but its a little random too. Probably if I had a Mox Diamond i would play that over the Fellwar Stone . Hoping they print the supporting color Talisman of Indulgence . I'll give Mishra's Bauble a try, I really dislike the delay on the draw, and not sure how useful looking at my? library will be, don't have much to scry it away, but could be a look before a fetch land. It's not bad though, if it draws into an instant tutor like Vampiric Tutor thats nice because then can use it on opponents turn. Excellent Suggestion.

weezel on Kaalia, Mirror Breaker EDH

1 week ago

spirit

I completely agree, The importance of automatic card draw is key to any game, drawing through your deck for those win cons. You have an interesting build; I wanted to try it out, So I was putting it together and The only 2 card I didn't have on hand was Doom Whisperer . Which is why I mentioned Indulgent Tormentor , I felt it was the only next similar card despite its drawbacks(uncertainty/randomness) and Grim Tutor which I replaced with Diabolic Tutor and threw in an Ancient Tomb to make up for that extra CMC cost it adds. I'm considering taking out Diabolic Tutor and adding in Gamble instead. Still unsure if I'd like to gamble with my hand.

The other difference I made was adding Mox Diamond in place of Fellwar Stone . Is having your lands more important, Would it be crucial to discard one? I feel Fellwar Stone is situational, well not situational I guess more of a sideboard card along with Mox Diamond . They Can both be sideboard cards, They can both easily be added in before the game if you're knowing who you're up against.

Another consideration I'm thinking was Mishra's Bauble . You mentioned why play 99 commander when you can play 98. Well why play 98 when you can play 97? I know Street Wraith Synergizes with Mausoleum Secrets and Mishra's Bauble doesn't really have any synergy but It gets you that card draw for 0. You can sync it with a tutor such as Vampiric Tutor or Imperial Seal . What are your thoughts about that? I appreciate the reply by the way, very detailed and the explanations you give for your reasons, puts it all into perspective.

ToolmasterOfBrainerd on Counter Cat Rawr

2 weeks ago

hungry000 Interesting points. Thing in the Ice  Flip is definitely a problem for this deck. Trickbind ing Thing only stalls to their next instant or sorcery and and Trickbind ing Phoenix only works on 1 Phoenix at a time. But being able to stall like that is a real tempo swing. Post-board my Rest in Peace is nice, but not enough.

I don't think either Trickbind or Squelch is where I want to be in this meta. UW Control is very low in metagame share. Tron is lower than before and I have other ways to fight them. I've been toying with the idea of Mishra's Bauble . Pumping Tarmogoyf to 5/6 vs Gurmag Angler or Lightning Axe is nice. It's also a way to 'scry' for Delver of Secrets  Flip. I'll try swapping out Squelch and see what happens.

Thanks for the comment!

Kazekazu on Jund but I'm too poor to play fair, AKA 12goyf

3 weeks ago

@heckproof:

It's not terrible in the deck, but the issue I have with Mishra's Bauble is that it's usually a do-nothing card. In an opening hand, it's not terrible if you aren't using any looting spells turn 1. If you are using Faithless Looting or Burning Inquiry however, the card is just discard fodder. As the game gets longer, you want to see the card less and less, as the one-turn delay on the cantrip really hurts for a fast, sorcery-speed deck, and it basically becomes a worse Street Wraith.

I have noticed this in Abzan Traverse too, where, a lot of the times, Bauble just doesn't feel great outside of filling the graveyard early on. That's why some of the Abzan Traverse lists run Walking Ballista as an artifact card too. The reason it's used in Abzan Traverse is because they have a hard time filling their graveyard early on for Grim Flayer .

This deck circumvents that by running Street Wraith and Looting spells to fill up the graveyard early on; you don't generally need Mishra's Bauble to fill up the grave early, and you don't need it late. I think it's usable (it's a 0 mana artifact cyler), but generally unnecessary.

heckproof on Jund but I'm too poor to play fair, AKA 12goyf

3 weeks ago

Hey, if you’re playing with Traverse the Ulvenwald , have you considered playing one or two Mishra's Bauble ? It’s basically a free cantrip that also boosts delirium and gives you info on your opponent’s deck in the early game. Plus, they’re pretty darn cheap at the moment; about $2-3 apiece, so they adhere to a budget

hellhole3927 on Drakestorm: 1 CMC Blue Cantrip Tribal

1 month ago

You should add Tolarian Winds , Coat of Arms , Snow-Covered Island s, Scrying Sheets , Caged Sun , Extraplanar Lens , Cavern of Souls , Tolaria West , Expedition Map , Ash Barrens , Taigam's Schemeing, Contingency Plan , Mishra's Bauble , and Fellwar Stone . Other than that I truly love this deck and I am going to definitely build this deck.

BTW, who ever said cantrips aren't good in EDH, lol.

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Mishra's Bauble occurrence in decks from the last year

Modern:

All decks: 0.23%

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.01%