|Commander / EDH||Legal|
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|Core Set 2019 (M19)||Common|
|Conspiracy: Take the Crown (CN2)||Common|
|Duel Decks: Elspeth vs. Kiora (DDO)||Common|
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Creature — Human Wizard
When Omenspeaker enters the battlefield, scry 2. (Look at the top two 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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|Have (7)||sombrevivo , Yawkcorb , corys , Fiolek , ironax , bakeraj4 , frederiklw|
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6 days ago
Vraska, Scheming Gorgon doesn't work in standard simply for the fact that it's 6 mana and takes 4 turns for you to use it's ultimate. But since you want to use it, ill give some suggestions.
Get out of blue as you are only using it for Wall of Mist, Open into Wonder, Cancel and Unwind. It's not strong enough to be splashing blue. That gives you 12 slots to fill.
Old-Growth Dryads is a terrible card. Yes its 3/3 for 2, but it ramps your opponents and helps them get ahead. Ramunap Hydra is a cool card, but is reliant on how your deck plays. Some deserts hurt you simply because they enter tapped and set you back a turn. Song of Freyalise although ramps you, it's slow in this deck and slow in the meta. I would cut all 3 cards for other cards that speed you up and get to end game better.
Gift of Strength is a worse Blossoming Defense. Defense is more versatile and stops opponents from using spot removal on your key creatures.
I realize this is a complete overhaul but I believe my suggestions will help. Llanowar Elves does for you, what you would be doing for your opponents with Old-Growth Dryads. It ramps and helps you get out a kicked Untamed Kavu or Vraska, Scheming Gorgon quicker. 2 Druid of the Cowl to help get to 6 mana quicker.
I'm suggesting tokens/saprolings because of the ultimate Vraska, Scheming Gorgon has. It adds chump blockers to save Vraska, and offers a go wide strategy. Slimefoot, the Stowaway helps you add value on your little guys dying, and adds a mana sink if you have no play. Saproling Migration adds a turn 2 option and has kicker to make 4 tokens if you need it. Spore Swarm just adds more creature count.
I'm leaving 1 Song of Freyalise as it does ramp you up, but isn't fast enough to rely on. Its a win more card in my head. Only helps when you are winning games but is dead when you aren't
If you want to stay in blue. Opt for cheap draw. Omenspeaker over Wall of Mist. Aether Tunnel or Ghostform over Open Into Wonder depending on what you want more. Cut Unwind for Opt and switch Cancel with 2 Negate and 1 Essence Scatter.
Ravenous Chupacabra is also another card you should consider.
2 weeks ago
drsnailtrail I have deeply considered Riddleform but sadly in my playtesting with it I would always want a Wizard's Retort, Unsummon or Spell Pierce in its place. Although it is mostly a two-mana 3/3 flyer that can scry, it's not a Wizard, so it doesn't turn on Wizard's Lightning or Wizard's Retort. Also, it doesn't get pumped by Adeliz and it doesn't even have prowess so I can't protect it from commonly used burn spells like Abrade and Lightning Strike.
I don't really like Omenspeaker because it doesn't help me win faster with more answers. A 1/3 for 2 is not what this deck wants in the 75.
Even though Dismissive Pyromancer does have a draw engine attached to it, it doesn't have prowess but in replace it has a solid burn spell on a 2/2 body.
Thanks for the suggestions!
2 weeks ago
Yup, I did thought about it, but with actual Goblin Chainwhirler, thats not even an option. Also, it doesn't stop the aggro like Omenspeaker does. It could have been a nice choice in another kind of meta tho
3 weeks ago
Hey man thanks for the shout out!
I love the deck! Im very glad to see someone else thinking about the same thing as me for core 2019!!
I’m trying to figure out what kind of deck you want to run, is it more of a control, or more of an aggro burn type strategy?
I’m actually not quite sure how wizards work with control based strategies because, as you probably know, I’m not a fan of control, and have never played it. You would know more about that then I do because you seem to enjoy preventing players from playing magic on a regular basis! Control players :P (all in good fun)
if the goal of your deck is to deal a lot of damage to your opponent, you might want to take out a of those few counters, then put in some early game aggressors like Ghitu Lavarunner, and or Soul-Scar Mage.
Thanks for being a great fellow magic player, and thanks for all the suggestions you give me!
1 month ago
I originally had Augury Owl in here but have chosen Omenspeaker for the higher toughness to slow down aggro longer... Like be able to wall out a Goblin Guide rather than just block once. I'm a fan of the owl but I have top deck manipulation for days and feel like I need the meat shields so I can swing with Conundrum Sphinx freely.
1 month ago
Cool deck idea!
2 months ago
@lagotripha those are some great suggestions! I was convinced that Counterbalance was not modern legal when I built this... I was wrong and am definitely going to put it in here and play test it.... I see what you mean about getting 2 for 1ed with Aqueous Form but the idea is to set it and forget it to leave Mana open for counter spells and has the evastion boost... But with Counterbalance in here I think I can go without it.... I feel the same way about Sage of Epityr but the higher toughness is really important to me hence why I chose Omenspeaker over Augury Owl.... Love your tech recommendations too I will look into those ty very much for the input!
2 months 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.