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Buyback (2) (You may pay an additional (2) as you play this spell. If you do, put this card into your hand as it resolves.)
Scry 3. (To scry 3, look at the top three cards of your library, then put any number of them on the bottom of your library and the rest on top in any order.)
Mystic Speculation Discussion
2 months ago
3 months ago
My first suggestion would be more mana rocks. Finish the signet cycle, and the talisman cycle is complete and on the cheap too. Not enough ramp in this deck.
Elsha cares mightily what you have on top of your deck, a little more manipulation is in order. Ponder , Portent , Serum Visions , Burning Prophet , Mystic Speculation , Telling Time , there is probably more. Prophet in particular is an amazing card for Elsha, its adept at keeping the deck's engine going.
Cards to prune would start at the high cmc and go down. Hypersonic Dragon doesn't bring enough to the table, Swarm Intelligence is kind of just a worse thousand year storm, blue sun zenith is harsh on the mana base and needs significant investments.
I do like this deck a lot, plenty of powerful cards and spicy win-cons.
3 months ago
Cards that can abuse topdeck being known Psychic Battle Chaos Warp Spark of Creativity Erratic Explosion Prophetic Flamespeaker Abbot of Keral Keep Augur of Bolas Dark-Dweller Oracle Experimental Frenzy
Cathartic Adept and similar mill effects can help you move past undesirable topdeck cards. Gives control when you can see enemy topdecks Pyxis of Pandemonium Ghoulcaller's Bell Drowner Initiate Hedron Crab Jace's Erasure Drowned Secrets Codex Shredder
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4 months ago
Actually, Evanesce is so similar to Ebony Charm ... maybe it would be a boon... uh... make a or boon....
I feel I failed my own challenge...
4 months ago
KeilFX I do have Unity of Purpose but I just haven't decided to use it because it really is dangerous to animate too many lands. It makes it hard to put counters on my own creatures because I'd have to animate multiple. It is a very good card. I do run Mystic Speculation today. It is a very good card. You also don't have to buy it back every time. I'm also happy to hear you're using Sphinx-Bone Wand . It is a good card but yes it can do nothing especially if someone destroys it. Happy to hear you like the deck. Thanks for the suggestions and comments!
4 months ago
Noyan Dar is one of my new pet projects of mine (I rarely have expendable cash, and an LGS just opened up near me which is sweet since I don't drive!), and I think your list is awesome!
With To Arms being as massively powerful as it is in this deck, Unity of Purpose should be included for more redundancy.
I find that with Azorius Spellslingers' lack of ramp capabilities, consistent card draw and selection is necessary. Mystic Speculation can be a one-stop shop for that, especially since it repeatedly lets Noyan Dar make tokens. The buyback makes up for the fact that it doesn't cantrip itself, and makes sure that you always have some way of animating / buffing your land creatures.
And although they're 7 mana do-nothing cards, Eye of the Storm and Sphinx-Bone Wand can spiral out of control if not removed (or played off-curve). I personally run the wand as the only artifact in the deck, alongside Shape Anew and artifact token creators so I have a way of cheating the wand into play.
Eye of the Storm can be especially backbreaking if you can cadt your To Arms! / Unity of Purpose, you'd get to repeatedly cast it, animate a land, and float mana for your Tezzeret's Gambit or what have you. You have to be mindful of the spells you cast into EotS, since if you Disenchant all other legal targets and don't have a counterspell in the eye to counter it, you have to destroy the enchantment. It enchantment also lets your opponents use spells you put into it, so be careful. Silly, but careful!
Awesome brew bud, I look forward to see how this deck evolves!
7 months ago
WhattheDeck Thanks for the suggestions and compliment! I have been thinking about removing a wipe but I really need to get either Mystic Speculation and/or Clockspinning into the deck. They are more reusable spells that I feel are needed to make this deck more consistent. I have also ordered a Vanish into Memory for testing purposes.
I do really like Peer Through Depths though as you are likely to hit a spell. Although, it would be awful to whiff.
7 months ago
Love the deck. I am building something very similar. My one question is, why Mystic Speculation ? I'm am very curious about your reasoning for this over similar, but cheaper cantrips. Thanks!
Mystic Speculation occurrence in decks from the last year
Commander / EDH:
All decks: 0.01%