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.)
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|Future Sight (FUT)||Uncommon|
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|Commander / EDH||Legal|
Mystic Speculation occurrence in decks from the last year
Commander / EDH:
All decks: 0.01%
Mystic Speculation Discussion
1 week ago
Capsize can also target lands so if you can get the cost reduction high enough to ignore the buyback costs then you’ll just be bouncing nearly everything.
2 weeks ago
Hey, good budget version of Talrand, nice Consecrated Sphinx.
Budget cards to consider adding:
Peregrine + Displace + Archaeomancer/Mnemonic Wall makes infinite blue mana from blinking Peregrine and infinite casts of Displace which equals infinite 2/2 Drakes from Talrand. Displace is an instant meaning can do this combo on an opponents turn and then attack with infinite Drakes on your turn.
- High Tide: excellent ramp when playing so many Islands and cards that can recur it to cast it again. Can get more ramp out of Tide with Peregrine, Frantic Search, Snap as these cards let you untap Islands to make more mana.
- Bident of Thassa: more repeatable draw with 2/2 Drakes.
- Mystic Speculation: buyback.
- Capsize: buyback.
- Forbid: buyback.
- Serum Visions
- Reality Shift
- Reliquary Tower
Cards to consider cutting:
- Temple of the False God
- Spell Snuff
- Thought Collapse
- Of One Mind
- Dazzling Lights
- Stream of Thought
- String of Disappearances
- Dictate of Kruphix
- Ethereal Forager
- Hieroglyphic Illumination
- Chemister's Insight
- Portal Mage
Good luck with your deck.
3 months ago
Hey, you're welcome, well done.
Consider Mystic Speculation? Three mana to repeatably scry 3 is helpful especially to find lands/mana rocks, not get mana screwed. Helps to setup in the mid game and manipulate the top for Yennett in the late game. With a budget manabase Speculation and Ponder can help more than Brainstorm.
I would play all three Speculation, Ponder and Brainstorm since one mana spells that can help to setup the top of your library for Yennett are valuable. If I had to choose one of the three I would choose Speculation because it can be repeatable. Ponder vs Brainstorm; I would choose Ponder because Ponder is the better overall card for more aspects of game play. Brainstorm is better specifically with Yennett.
You're deck is relying less on Yennett because you have other Sphinxes, but some repeatable protection for her wouldn't hurt. Consider trying to find room for Swiftfoot Boots and Whispersilk Cloak? Unblockable Yennett is nice since then you don't have to worry about her in combat, making it safe to attack and get her trigger. As long as Boots is already on the battlefield before Yennett then you can pay one to protect and get to attack with Yennett the turn you play her.
Helping you on your deck inspired me to make my own version of Yennett, Cryptic Cheating (Budget). I put together a $200 version and played it Saturday evening. I did well, winning two of the four games with Approach on turn 8/10. My version is different than yours; I'm only playing two other Sphinxes, Enimga and Final Word. I'm not playing Sphinx tribal instead other busted odd CMC cards to cheat cast such as Blatant Thievery, Void Winnower and the Primordials.
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4 months ago
Hey have you tried Mystic Speculation it has worked pretty well for me
5 months ago
You're a little heavy on the search/dig. Mystic Speculation and Scour All Possibilities are probably a bit much. I'd drop all 5 for some discard effects like Thoughtseize and Inquisition of Kozilek. Need something to stop whatever your opponent is going to do to stop your combo. Path to Exile, a Counterspell, or graveyard hate will stop you in your tracks. Honestly, I'd try to fit 7 of the 1 CMC discard spells in there.
6 months ago
Really cool combo! I've never seen it before. +1
Some suggestions: Add some deck shorteners like Manamorphose or Street Wraith . I would even try removing Beast Within and Rapid Hybridization for Serum Visions or Mystic Speculation to help assemble your combo better.
7 months ago
Capsize can be great for farming counters on Mizzix and disrupting your opponent's boardstate. Important to note that Mizzix reduces the cost of buyback as well. Mystic Speculation is also great for this.