Sunburst (This enters the battlefield with a charge counter on it for each colour of mana spent to cast it.)
Remove a charge counter from Pentad Prism: Gain one mana of any colour.
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|Double Masters (2XM)||Uncommon|
|Fifth Dawn (5DN)||Common|
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|Commander / EDH||Legal|
Pentad Prism occurrence in decks from the last year
Commander / EDH:
All decks: 0.0%
Pentad Prism Discussion
1 week ago
Thanks for the comment, about 6 months ago the answer to that question was generally yes, now, while it will put me at a severe disadvantage, it does not remove my ability to win thanks to Thassa's Oracle, specifically the game wining combination of Thassa's Oracle, Spoils of the Vault, and either Phyrexian Unlife or Angel's Grace. There is also the outside possibility I can win using Simian Spirit Guide to beat you down. In fact, while effects like Necromentia are very good against Ad Nauseam, there are some nuances to playing it correctly.
Necromentia and similar effects such as Lost Legacy or Unmoored Ego have the drawback of being 3 mana, this effectively means that you have to be smart about your name, keeping in mind whether you are on the play or the draw. For example, if I have opened the game by playing a Pentad Prism on turn 2, I may not be so inclined to name Ad Nauseam on turn 3 if I am on the play, the reason for this being that the more immediate win is the Thassa's Oracle method outlined above. The name in the face of that combo will depend some on circumstance, but generally Angel's Grace or Thassa's Oracle would be the correct choice. On the draw I'm almost always naming Ad Nauseam with something like Necromentia as in order to cast Necromentia one has had to have passed the earliest window for the Thassa's Oracle kill.
I would argue however that Thoughtseize + Surgical Extraction is a generally more powerful and efficient means of combating me as it can be done on turn 1, but Necromentia and its ilk are very effective. One other thing to note is that sometimes lines will present themselves that may seem awkward, let's do a thought experiment and say you are on the play, I pass turn 3 with a Lotus Bloom coming down next turn meaning, in essence, you have to assume that I can win next turn. You go to turn 4 and draw a Necromentia; you play a land and have 4 mana available. In hand you also have a Thoughtseize. The tempting play here would be to fire off the Necromentia and name Ad Nauseam, likely preventing me from winning next turn and buying you, in all likelihood, a lot of time to just land a threat and beat me. However, the correct sequence here would be to Thoughtseize first and look at my hand. For sake of argument we will say that my hand is Angel's Grace, Ad Nauseam, a land, and Lightning Storm. Again the tempting play may be now to take the Ad Nauseam or the Angel's Grace, but the correct answer is to take Lightning Storm, especially considering your hypothetical hand. With Lightning Storm gone, the only card left in my deck that actually wins the game is Thassa's Oracle, meaning you can then Necromentia that away and win on the spot. This could seem like an obvious line to you but I have had people miss it in the past and feel its best to have this articulated on this page.
In short then, yes and no, you don't technically win the game by naming Ad Nauseam with Necromentia, but fundamentally the game is probably over unless I find the auxiliary combo fast enough. Thanks again for the comment I hope my response was adequate.
2 weeks ago
there's a lot of cards out there that destroy all enchantments in one swoop. Since this looks to me like a slow board build, you might as well be playing lots of counterspells and creature removal to hold off opposing plays while you steadily drop shrines. Also I would remove the White and Green shrines from your Mainboard and focus on Red, Blue and Black ones. Red damages your enemy so you can win, Black does that and disrupts his hand by making him discard, Blue keeps your hand fresh and searches for answers. Also, Mirror Gallery can compensate your legendary handicap.
You need a stronger and more consistent mana base. Removing 2 colors will help you a lot. Dual lands, check lands, fetch lands and shock lands will do you wonders. Chromatic Sphere or Chromatic Star will help fill the gaps while refunding themselves instead of Pentad Prism.
I understand this isn't a deck that's meant to be a tournament winner, but mostly to play on multiplayer with friends, but still, there's improvements to be made here that would make your build more frightning to others and fun for you. Hope I helped :)
3 weeks ago
It's awesome that you play with your sons. My dad taught me magic back in 2000 and we used to play plenty of EDH until he went through chemo and lost memory of how to play.. anyway I'm really thankful that he taught me and I'm sure your sons feel the same.
I'd be happy to check out your Brudiclad deck. Do you have a decklist you can send me? So far I can recommend the following cards if you don't use them already. They're for getting Brudi out quicker, which is vital for high-level games: Generator Servant, Pentad Prism, Worn Powerstone, and Coalition Relic.
Hope this helps
1 month ago
2 months ago
Dockside Extortionist and Cyclonic Rift are amazing cards but if your going for budget it is by no means worth the 30$+/card. Wayfarer's Bauble and Jeweled Amulet are slow, you might as well just spend a bit more to get to get Arcane Signet since its far better. Pentad Prism is pretty good as far as ramp is concerned (better for 3+ color decks tho).
Magus of the Wheel is good, red can even get multiple uses with cards like Underworld Breach. Psychic Corrosion is decent in budget, Baral's Expertise is a pseudo rift and can even hit artifacts, it can be incredibly useful to have this in a full hand. Dreamscape Artist is a Harrow on a stick in blue, with your commander in play you can also use it to cycle a card if you have nothing better. Goblin Engineer is a decent budget tutor and can be abused with some resurrect cards.
There is a lot that could be optimized for a budget CEDH build but since this is already quite a bit I'll stop here.
2 months ago
The main area that will improve this deck the most is your mana ramp. I'll try to keep my suggestions budget friendly and I can also help suggest some cuts if you'd like.
Talisman of Conviction, Talisman of Creativity, Talisman of Progress, Fellwar Stone, Pentad Prism (only cost rock that ramps 2 different colored mana in one turn), Worn Powerstone, Coalition Relic, and Basalt Monolith are all great mana rocks here. Crystal Vein and Generator Servant are great options too. I literally ran all of these plus what you already run.
Feel free to check out my list for ideas. It's extra turns Narset and it's pretty optimized. Upvotes on any of my decks are appreciated. Narset, American Beauty
2 months ago
Budget lists have a tool more optimised lists do not- your opponent will not know your decklist. Lean into this by starting with a sideboard planned, or multiple sideboards planned for different metas.
So lets start with what 'monks' does great at- seeker and SGM give lifelink, Swiftspear is the premier aggro card, and yun shu gives one-shot potential with a big prowessy-double striker when you have the mana. Burn spells and mantis rider are there to help finish the game.
There are a few ways to twist this to surprise your opponents- the 'go off all in one turn' by banking mana with things like Pentad Prism while setting up with cards like opt, before playing like a Kiln Fiend combo deck with a 10/10 double striker (or just a 6/6 with 8 points of burn). In this build protective spells will be essential, while minimising Yun Shu forecast (or playing it as a deadly threat one week, while using him as a removal magnet for a different combo the next)
There is the 'surprise, I'm now value/grind' Soulfire Grand Master/Lightning Helix control list, where you sit with a Negate until the end of their turn then bolt them, while in most configurations you are just trying to hit them with prowess and negate their spells.
There is the 'classic burn' run the damage numbers and just trade your attackers with their blockers before hitting face with bolts.
There is the 'true' midrange tax list where you play narset & tferi in place of some of the remand elements in the above list. Narset makes a good source of card advantage without breaking the bank.
Finally there is the 'unfair combo' that does things like like cast Reforge the Soul or Knowledge Pool to lock your opponent out of the game in concert with a plainswalker, or jank out a win with Mystic Sanctuary/Time Warp/ soulfire grandmaster.
You probably have space in your seventy-five for three of these, but the less focussed any 60 cards is on one plan, the worse it will perform. Fortunately there is a lot of overlap between lists- any aggressive list will like bolt and swiftspear, any more interactive list opt, etc.
By carefully picking your cards your opponent will have no idea which plan you are on maindeck, and no idea if the sideboard will transform you into another archetype. With a few swapped cards, the next FNM is completely different. This is the advantage of rogue decks- your opponent should not know the correct line of play.
In specifics; Deflecting palm is fantastic, but most of the time I want it in the sideboard to fight other aggressive decks. Pariah while cool rarely performs well outside combo lists, and even there is competing with more powerful options. Pacifism is usually outperformed by true removal- a few of the variants have deck-specific purposes, but unless you desperately want creatures on the field for Stuffy Doll/Blasphemous Act, its worth cutting for Roast/Negate/Mana Leak/Remand/Path to Exile/Condemn etc. Play to your gameplan.
3 months ago
Otherwise, the mana base needs some reworking to get more black in the mix, since Heartless Summoning is one of your fastest ramp spells.