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Return any number of target nonland, nontoken permanents you control to their owners' hands. Draw a card for each card returned to your hand this way.
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Paradoxical Outcome Discussion
1 week ago
or... keep the draw spells including Brainstorm just in case you have two Wheel of Fortune in your hand. Add Time Walk just in case you need more time. play Paradoxical Outcome floating a black mana and 2 blue and 5 white, play Time Walk, Barren Glory, then One with Nothing
2 weeks ago
I get the idea for this deck, but I think you have too much air and gimmicky cards. You have a lot of do nothing 0 cost artifacts here to fuel ensoul/tezzeret's touch, but when you don't have those cards the artifacts just sit on the field. Additionally, Phylactery Lich is a BBB card in a two color deck, meaning it's not going to come out on turn 3 as much as you want. and when it does come down it gets blown out by bounce/exile spells or just gets outclassed by cards like Primeval Titan. Reverse Engineer is often just worst Thoughtcast, and Darksteel Axe is a bad equipment that doesn't synergize with chalice. I would throw in Darksteel Citadel as an indestructible artifact that doesn't take up another slot. As it stands, this deck gets absolutely killed by counterspells, Terminus, or Path to Exile. To help this, I would put in something like Paradoxical Outcome, Archbound Ravager, Disciple of the Vault, Grinding Station, or a number of other cards as alternate win conditions. Or, the tezzeret planeswalkers would also fit theme and work well. In short, I would try to find a win condition and then put in some new cards to support (either control elements to live long enough to win, or aggro cards to support a ravager game plan, or card selection to find combo pieces). Like the deck
2 weeks ago
This deck is completely NUTTY. I had a turn 4 win in a 4 player game of commander. Getting Jhoira out on turn 2, then drawing Paradoxical Outcome and Jhoira's Familiar the turn afterward, and then playing an Etherium Sculptor the turn afterward, then you just cycle through your entire deck until you draw Aetherflux Reservoir, bounce everything to your hand with Paradoxical outcome, and replay everything until you gain 200+ life and just outright kill the entire table.
2 weeks ago
Thanks for the suggestions!
Paradoxical Outcome was there because I wanted a home for the card and thought it could serve double duty as protection and a way to reset ninjas. However, holding up 4 mana often didn't feel great. Sakashima's Student seems like an obvious card, I probably skipped it since it was a bit expensive. I added Expropriate since I figured stealing blockers can back breaking in this deck, and I already had the card.
3 weeks ago
3 weeks ago
3 weeks ago
GoblinsBeatElves Thanks, I think you may be right about lab man, but the thing about Retract is that you lose all of the reducers and it costs colored which makes casting Paradoxical Outcome harder. Still worth thinking about as protection though
4 weeks ago
Hey, Standard has shown us that Inspiring Statuary, Mox Amber and Paradoxical Outcome are busted with Sai. Consider adding all three? With Statuary there's many good cards here to use ramp with such as Planeswalkers, Cyclonic Rift, Blue Sun's Zenith or even a faster Sharding Sphinx. In Commander you have access to some of the best mana rocks as well as many cost artifacts which are really good with Outcome. The nice thing about Outcome is it targets allowing you to only choose certain artifacts you control.
My advice is to increase the speed and lower the avg CMC here. I suggest adding more cost artifacts as these give you more ways to get Thopter value the turn you play Sai or draw value with Vedalken Archmage. Sai and Sphinx are Thopter armies in a can and Archmage is a draw engine with low CMC artifacts. You have access to Sai from the Command Zone, technically you don't need any other creatures then these three or just a small amount of support creatures for artifacts (Engineer, Sculptor), etc. More low CMC artifacts and more draw to find artifacts seems better with Sai.
Good luck with your deck.