Creature — Human Wizard
When Ovinomancer enters the battlefield, sacrifice it unless you return three basic lands you control to their owner's hand.
Tap, Return Ovinomancer to its owner's hand: Destroy target creature. It can't be regenerated. That creature's controller puts a 0/1 green Sheep creature token into play.
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|Time Spiral "Timeshifted" (TSB)||Rare|
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|Commander / EDH||Legal|
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3 weeks ago
Personally, I do understand these 4 effects aren't common, like in white or black, but for literally destroying creatures, if that's all you want, as long as a severe drawback is given, generally in the form of a creature being given back, blue can do it, if only occasionally.
If they printed more, it would be fine, right? Because it would show a precedent. If that's how it works, luckily there is precedent in the color already.
1 year ago
Cool list, I’ve brewed up a Chulane deck but I’ve gone down a different road, focussing more on land control.
Ovinomancer is a great card for the deck though as it refills your hands with lands you can then just put straight back into play with other creatures.
Feel free to take a look at my list Chulane, Controller of the realms
1 year ago
Nothing too complicated here. The most likely outcome is that Players A and B will return all their creatures to hand.
Activating Ovinomancer requires you to tap it and put it back in your hand as part of the cost. Additionally, you have to select a target and if something targeted by the leaves the battlefield, the ability will fizzle and do nothing.
I assume the exchange of that went like that:
Player A: I activate
1 targeting your ovinomancer 1!
Player B: In response, I activate my ovinomancer 1 to destroy your ovinomancer 2!
and so on.
This will continue until one of the two players has 1 ovinomancer left, at which point they can target it with its own ability to return it to their hand.
1 year ago
I have Ovinomancer on the battlefield and I cast Mirrorweave . I play against two opponent's. Each of them have four creatures. As a result, eight creatures are changed to Ovinomancer. Then, these two opponent's decide to use Ovinomancer's ability to destroy the creatures of each other. How exactly does this interaction work?
1 year ago
I like Thief of Sanity, but agree with all of gus's cuts. I'd also get rid of Virtus, Traxos, Blizzard Specter, Nightveil Specter, House Guildmage, Murder, Pulse of the Grid, Enhance Surveillance and Fireshrieker.
I like: Vector Asp (join me), some combination of the looters: Merfolk, il-Kor, Wharf Infiltrator or whatever. Those type of cards are quite good in my experience. Ancient Excavation seems solid too. Yahenni, Undying Partisan, Ovinomancer and Bontu the Glorified seems pretty good as another way to save Lazav.
1 year ago
Hi. Looks like I posted after you on Commander Deck Help. The thought police will get me if I don't post card recommendations on your deck.
- I'm not sure what Teferi, Temporal Archmage is doing here. Maybe it has some hidden purpose or broken combo I just don't see, but if that's not the case, I would cut that for Proteus Staff.
Scrolling through the comments, it seems like you want to avoid Felidar Guardian. I think this deck would make a great Eldrazi- Hey, wait, hear me out. Aminatou gives topdeck control. She can also blink things. Her ultimate is garbage. All in all, not bad. I think you could take a nice little polymorph route on this. I like free Eldrazi. You should too. Just look through these cards, and tell me what you think.
- Mass Polymorph
- Proteus Staff
- Riptide Shapeshifter
- Synthetic Destiny
- Kozilek, Butcher of Truth
- Emrakul, the Promised End
- Void Winnower
- It That Betrays
- Blightsteel Colossus
- Ulamog, the Ceaseless Hunger
- Ulamog, the Infinite Gyre
...that would be your endgame. For the early and midgame:
- Noxious Gearhulk
- Meddling Mage, depending on your meta
- Champion of Wits
- Riverwise Augur
- Sawtooth Loon
- Bone Shredder
- Big Game Hunter
- Ravenous Chupacabra
- Lyev Skyknight
So, your gameplan would be to play Aminatou on T3, play creatures that kill things/draw cards when they enter, blink them with Aminatou repeatedly to kill opponent's things, draw into counterspells, and generally destroy their will to live. Once you have a comfortable lock, +1 Aminatou and put an eldrazi titan on top, polymorph a draw creature into it.
2 years ago
Some other interesting protection targets, not saying these should all be included but are interesting to consider if you haven't seen them already.