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Peer Through Depths
Instant — Arcane
Look at the top five cards of your library. You may reveal an instant or sorcery card from among them and put it into your hand. Put the rest on the bottom of your library in any order.
Peer Through Depths Discussion
4 weeks ago
Another FNM with 2-2
I learned I need to have some sideboard for Dredge as it's faster.
Also that targeted hand disruption is weak and removal for push fails to hit half of decks.
Instead will experiment with Peer Through Depths as it allows to put Emmy down on the bottom of library and fetch any playable nonland card outcluding the Enchantments.
1 month ago
TheKingThero I have a copy of Peer Through Depths , hadn't thought to include it but at second glance it's definitely worth finding a spot. Those three recursion cards definitely look really powerful in this deck also.
I'm not sure what the super expensive one is, but if I'm right in guessing you're talking about Tinker on that last one then yes it is extremely unfortunate. I almost built an edh deck around it at one point and then found out it was banned. Such a sad day.
1 month ago
So, Personal Tutor is the only other for sorcery spells I'm afraid. However, Peer Through Depths is not a bad card either. Incase it goes to the grave, you could sideboard Call to Mind , Deja Vu and Flood of Recollection . There are two other great fetch cards for artifacts, but one is super expensive and the other is banned in EDH unfortunatelly.
2 months ago
WhattheDeck Thanks for the suggestions and compliment! I have been thinking about removing a wipe but I really need to get either Mystic Speculation and/or Clockspinning into the deck. They are more reusable spells that I feel are needed to make this deck more consistent. I have also ordered a Vanish into Memory for testing purposes.
I do really like Peer Through Depths though as you are likely to hit a spell. Although, it would be awful to whiff.
2 months ago
Great deck! I love that you've included Equinox , that's one of my favorite cards :)
I might throw Reality Shift into your sideboard or possibly mainboard. I like to run 2-3 targeted exile removal to take out pesky hatebears that sometimes avoid counters. Plus the possibility to 2 for 1 with an opponent's top deck noncreature card is an added bonus.
You're running 9 boardwipes—I might take out one or two of these (probably Planar Cleansing ) to bring down your overall cmc. You could put in another cantrip or two to increase your deck consistency. I might add Remand or Quicken or Opt or Peer Through Depths
Definitely love everything about this :)
3 months ago
Thank you for the kind words, it's much appreciated. Off the top of my head, the best tip I can give you for learning to play the deck is to not get frustrated. Ad Nauseam is a deck that rewards patience and the ability to move seamlessly from game to game without getting rattled. The most common mistake I see players picking up the deck make is giving up after losing game one and counting themselves out; or yelling when their Spoils of the Vault exiles Lightning Storm and Laboratory Maniac . Like most combo decks the list is made to be consistent but every once and awhile it just doesn't work. You really need to learn to accept this fact and focus on the games ahead.
Another tip I can give you, which I allude to in the primer, is to begin evaluating decks not on what they are, but rather on how they can interact with us. Honestly at this point when I face jund I don't actually write down jund when recording my matchup at a tournament, I usually just write "Discard/life." Evaluating decks in this way makes sideboarding easier, and gives you a better idea of when it is possible to go off. Traditionally, a deck will attack us in 3 ways, via discard, via pressuring our life total, or via counterspells (there are others but these are the most common). The worst matchups are the ones that can attack us on multiple angles, hence why Grixis Death's Shadow, which attacks us on all 3, is a bad matchup, whereas burn, life total, is a good matchup. The deck takes more meta knowledge than most would assume as you really have to know how your opponent is going to interact and beat you.
The final tip I can think of off the top of my head is to be conscious of your sideboard, this is a deck that is very easy to overboard with. Remember we are a combo deck, so our 60 is engineered to be as consistent at possible at getting that combo, introducing new cards compromises that consistency somewhat in order to remove angles of attack that will beat us before we have a chance to win. I still need to find the time to type up my sideboard guide on here for your use but keep that in mind. Sometimes a card like Echoing Truth may look fine in a matchup such as tron, but in reality, is this really better than any other card in our deck? Especially considering we are cutting our worst card in Phyrexian Unlife for the 2 Thoughtseize ? The answer is no, and getting yourself to the point of evaluating what is coming out is key for playing Ad Nauseam.
Of course if you have any more questions or more specific questions about anything from sequencing to Pentad Prism math, I am more than happy to answer, just leave a comment on this page.
As for your budget concerns, can I ask what budget you are working with? My list due to the foils doesn't really accurately depict the price of the deck, with no foils I believe it is about $450-$500 making it one of the cheapest competitive modern decks. If that is still too high I would say the first thing I would do is cut Gemstone Mine for a Dreadship Reef and a basic, you lose some consistency but if you are looking to get in on a budget that would be a start, though in the long term you should invest in those. Leyline of Sanctity is a must in my opinion but if you are dying to play the deck it is one of the most expensive cards, and you can choose a variety of options from my list above, again though I must stress that I would not recommend any of this unless there really is no choice, both "cuts" are really must-haves for the deck. Everything else really is necessary unfortunately or you risk just not having the mana to support what you are doing. I also think Peer Through Depths is cheaper than Spoils of the Vault so you could run that version of the deck. Otherwise, talk to your local meta and ask about maybe proxying a few cards while you learn, tell your opponents they can have the match win if they are strict but get in the game time.
Finally, sorry for the novel, my attitude towards new standard sets like War of the Spark is always to approach it optimistically but, as history holds, we don't get many new toys from these sets, so I'm excited by the potential, but I'm not holding my breath for anything particularly special. Modern Horizons on the other hand is both very exciting, and incredibly scary. To start with the positive side, it's impossible to speculate on what new-designed cards could be in the set so I'll stay away from those, but in terms of reprints, I would love to see Flusterstorm reprinted, I think it would be a consideration for the sideboard as it is in legacy ANT, I also think it would be cool to see cards like Pulverize (a fun toy that could be cool to build with) or especially Xantid Swarm , though both seem unlikely. Flusterstorm I think has a chance so that is what I am holding out hope for, though buying judge foils will suck a little bit. In short, there is a ton of potential for reprints or even new cards that could add to the deck which makes me very excited moving forward. The other edge of the sword with this is that, like most modern decks, there is the risk that the set makes the deck virtually unplayable, that it gets pushed out. I see the chances of this happening being low but the possibility is scary and definitely something to be aware of, if nothing else I am assuming I will have some new hate cards that I have to learn to deal with.
If you made it this far, thank you, I hope that answers your questions, and if you have any more questions let me know as I'm more than happy to answer.
5 months ago
I'm in the process of retooling my own. I thought I would share things I found. Sorry if i'm spamming ideas at you. That said, I can't believe I never noticed Invert / Invent . It's perfect for Will. Pre-emblem it turns his +2 into removal. Post emblem it lets you tutor up 4 cards! I prefer Murmuring Mystic over Talrand, Sky Summoner . Mystic has a solid 5 toughness allowing it to be an effective wall(survives anger of the gods as well). That alone can allow you to drop Will safely a bit earlier. The fact it only has one blue in its cost also helps keep double blue countermagic up. Unless you really value the 2/2 drakes over 1/1 birds, I would make the swap(or include both). I'm toying with the idea of running Radiate There is a lot of single target removal in my meta. Using an opponents spell to clear the field for you is a very satisfying feeling. Impulse is better than Peer Through Depths In my opinon. Goes 4 deep instead of 5, but there is no chance to whiff and get nothing. Also, you don't have to reveal the card you get! Blasphemous Act and/or Evacuation are great ways to clear a board for one of the twins to come down. Evacuation can be cast at the end of the turn before you untap. With enough creatures on the field, Blasphemous Act can easily be cast the same turn your as your commander. You can even +2 Will to kill things that would normally survive it(assuming its not buffed through auras or +1 counters).
5 months ago
Worldly Tutor, Green Sun's Zenith, Ponder, Brainstorm, Preordain, Impulse, etc. all work for filtering/tutoring, but other options like Opt, Peer Through Depths, Uncage the Menagerie, Mystical Tutor, Enlightened Tutor, Summoner's Pact, Sylvan Tutor, Recruiter of the Guard, Fierce Empath, Woodland Bellower, and Spellseeker are more specific options that can work too.
Peer Through Depths occurrence in decks from the last year
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