Overeager Apprentice

Legality

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

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Set Rarity
Duel Decks: Divine vs. Demonic (DDC) Common
Odyssey (ODY) Common

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Overeager Apprentice

Creature — Human Minion

Discard a card, Sacrifice Overeager Apprentice: Add (Black)(Black)(Black) to your mana pool.

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Overeager Apprentice Discussion

DexztrO on Grenzo ft. DJ Doomsday | Competitive Primer

1 month ago

Do you have any thoughts about Treasonous Ogre over Overeager Apprentice? Its good in the main pile and can produce more mana then Overeager Apprentice.

Squirrel_of_War on Muldrotha Exhumes All

6 months ago

@Force_of_Willb - Ancestral Knowledge will shuffle the library when it leaves so you need to pay the upkeep for a turn or two at least. it's also a bit pricey.

Deadbridge Chant is one of my favorite cards and I had it in here when I first built the deck but it never stuck around for more than the turn I cast it. I might find a spot for it but at the moment I don't think there are any cards in here that are less useful.

Dreamborn Muse is great and I put in Forgotten Creation which is similar but I ended up taking it out because in my playgroup if the card doesn't do something the turn it is cast or has an ability that can be activated at instant speed then it is very likely it will get removed before you get any use from it. Also muse can potentially help my opponents or make them hate me and target me more than usual.

I really appreciate you input on what to remove since that is always the hardest thing to decide when I get great suggestions.

Nyx Weaver is a card that is on the fence. I have him in currently because he is basically a draw 2 additional cards each turn but the main reason is that I can count him as an enchantment or creature for Muldrotha's ability.

Body Snatcher is part of the Hulk chain so he has to stay.

Aid from the Cowl is something I just added in but have not yet got to try it out. It seems promising since it will trigger at the end of the turn I cast it so I'm excited to see it play out and it costs less than Deadbridge Chant and doesn't rely on my graveyard. In my playgroup my yard usually gets exiled a few times each game so Cowl can still be an advantage without my yard.

Overeager Apprentice is an all star in a few of my other decks and I recently added him in here to see if he works out. I might remove him after some testing.

Other cards that I'm not 100% sure on are Spellskite and Mishra's Bauble. I may remove one to add in Tezzeret the Seeker since he can tutor any of the artifacts in the deck the turn he is cast (with the exception of Mindslaver).

Thanks for the comment! Don't for get to +1 if you like the deck!

Demon86RM on Death Pits of Nel Toth

1 year ago

My two cents:

Familiar: nice card but i don't think I can find anything worse in your list to make room for it. Gaining 2 life and a cantrip sac fodder it's nice, but i wouldn't spend a turn or a Meren's trigger for it unless you need a turn filler. Anyway, as you're asking for what to remove to make room for it, i'd suggest removing Overeager Apprentice

Vorinclex: great, especially if you Entomb+Reanimate on early turns because of the ramp/stax effect. I'd remove a basic swamp for it so Hermit Druid become more suitable for a nice self mill, once you've managed to get rid of your 6 basics with Sakura, Farhaven Elf, Tusker or Simulacrum + some Meren recursion tricks.

What do you think about including Twilight's Call?
And what about replacing Grave Pact with Dictate of Erebos (or maybe using both of them)?

sonnet666 on Demon School for Demons, Cool.

1 year ago
  1. I was also thinking Bitterblossom might not be worth it, for the same reasons you mentioned. Hangarback Walker is an easy replacement for that. I suppose I can also take this opportunity to swap Walking Ballista for Exsanguinate for the plan B wincon. I was hanging on to Walking Ballista because it could be used as a pseudo 0-drop with Genesis Chamber and Pawn of Ulamog, but if Hangarback Walker can do the same thing we might as well have an extra way to get our life total back up now that the tutor chains are looking to be longer.

  2. Bloodghast is sort of one of the weaker cards in the deck right now. I had it out for a while and my reasoning for putting it back in was that it could be pitched to Bog Witch or Overeager Apprentice, or sacced to Culling the Weak, on the combo turn, and then be brought back with a land drop for free fodder. Problem is, those cards and Entomb are the only cards it works with, and now that Nooze is gone it's the only Entomb target. On the other hand, I was thinking of putting Diabolic Intent back in, which would make it more useful again. IDK

  3. I don't think Krark-Clan Ironworks is a good fit here, mostly because most of our artifacts are either already self-sacrificing, or are creatures and better off being fed to Raz. I only see about 11 artifacts I'd expect to want to sacrifice to it, which isn't enough to expect it to pay for itself pre-Raz.

Trtl on Razaketh Storm

1 year ago

I assume that you can just replace Overeager Apprentice with Priest of Gix right off the bat. And what is your opinion of Bog Witch?

chirz2792 on Judge Dredge

2 years ago

If you're looking for something similar to Overeager Apprentice maybe Skirge Familiar?

Squirrel_of_War on Judge Dredge

2 years ago

@ bswhite: As for Dreamscape Artist, I'm just testing him out for the time being. I put it in place of Lotleth Troll. I'm trying to find the perfect discard outlet. I would totally just use Survival of the Fittest if I had one. Overeager Apprentice has been working out so well that I was looking for something similar. 'Discard, ramp, win' type of situation. I really like Seasons Past so I may just toss that in and see how it plays out. Thanks for the upvote and constructive comment!

Stefouch on Balthor the Graveyard Defiler

2 years ago

Last minute changes:

+Toxic Deluge, -Damnation: Definitively better.

+Grim Monolith, -Overeager Apprentice: More phyrexian flavor.

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