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Mitotic Manipulation Discussion
6 months ago
11 months ago
Even knowing Venser is dead, I am super irritated at that - he had the best arc in terms of a character in MTG - he started off as a more whimsical planeswalker, who seemed to not care too much and enjoyed having powers above and beyond what is normal (look at the art and flavor for Dispatch). He infiltrated the sliver hive mind with his creations (Venser's Sliver).
When the going got tough though, he got tougher - evidenced by his comments on Mitotic Manipulation as they journeyed into the heart of phyrexia. In the third act, he did not hesistate (much) to give up his spark for Karn.
He has an arc, where most other post-mending planeswalkers have a flat line.
1 year ago
dana.roach Thanks for the suggestion- it's a good one! I'll have to think about it, though, because I do see some drawbacks.. Wayfarer's Bauble can be played on Turn 1, cracked on Turn 2, giving 4-mana on Turn 3, and it doesn't care if the first two lands are colorless utility lands. Also, Wayfarer's Bauble can be cracked at instant speed after holding up counterspell mana during opponents' turns. I do really like the fact that Mitotic Manipulation puts the land in UNTAPPED, which is a huge upside, and even better is the fact that it does NOT say permanent "you control" so it could theoretically hit a lot of stuff, though the most likely besides Snow-Covered Island would be Reliquary Tower, Sol Ring, Thought Vessel, Rhystic Study, and Strip Mine. I think I might need to include both!! This deck has a very low land count, mostly because all the cantrips can dig/filter lands when needed and their main purpose is to simply produce drakes.
1 year ago
Mitotic Manipulation winds up putting an Island into play 99.9% of the time at the same cost to active and cast Wayfarer's Bauble, and it makes a drake.
1 year ago
Counterbalance is the core card in this deck style. Its worth taking even more budget options throughout the rest of the deck just to play a set. Aqueous Form is too easy to get 2-for-1'd compared to a playset of something like Anticipate or Telling Time.
Take a look at Lantern of Insight control for a good set of tools. Psychic Surgery/Cosi's Trickster/Vortex Elemental can be a spicy and powerful budget combination. There are also some fun Skill Borrower brews to check out too.
1 year ago
So, I noticed your curve is really skewed towards one and two drops, and thought Id at least suggest that you cut one Unsummon and one Jace's Phantasm, and perhaps replace them with cards like Mitotic Manipulation or Familiar's Ruse. Also, for cantrips, given you do have a creature that likes things in graveyards, Thought Scour might be somewhat useful. Whether or not its better than peek is up to playtesting. Id also recommend seriously considering Boomerang over Unsummon. Hitting a Death's Shadow is nice, but have you ever tried hitting eldrazitrons Urza's Tower? Point being, it can buy you a whole turn against some decks. As for sideboard, I dont think some of the cards youve got in there do much... Quickling is an excellent sideboard option, as is Leyline of Singularity. Other Leylines are nice too but they tend to get pricey.
Hope this was helpful, good luck with the deck!
2 years ago
thats because wail there's only a 6.6% chance of getting a Biovisionary out of the deck, spy kit allows me to use cards like Bifurcate, Mitotic Manipulation, an Retraced Image, without actually needing to have drawn one in the opening hand, making a more consistent deck all around. also i decided against clone because its slower than whats currently in the deck, it was going in until i found Phyrexian Metamorph which is one mana faster.
2 years ago
hanks for the reply! I'll add a couple cards that may be relevant to the deckstyle:
Mitotic Manipulation: it's a blue variation of Collected Company that is less powerful, but has high synergy with an equipped Spy Kit (you'll be able to choose Biovisionary even if you don't have one on the field)
Cackling Counterpart: just another effect that puts tokens into play, that are copies of a creature. (it's very similar to Fated Infatuation and provides the tokens to make populate work. This strategy isn't for the early game because it requires a Biovisionary already deployed)
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