Draw two cards, then sacrifice a permanent.
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|Modern Masters (MMA)||Common|
|MTG: Commander (CMD)||Uncommon|
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Perilous Research Discussion
1 month ago
I've also thought about adding Perilous Research or even Village Rites adding back the artifact creatures to improve the card draw, but I think using the baubles to look for the combo pieces works better. Haven't thought about Reaping the Graves though, a UB version of the deck would look interesting, might try to go in that direction.
I'm counting on pauper being a slower format to have enough time to assemble the combo. But yeah, the "cantrip a few times, make some mana, go infinite" seems to be the way to go. Thanks for your thoughts, Flooremoji!
4 months ago
I would definitely try to focus on just two colors. Ideas Unbound is pretty hard to cast, and usually, you would want to sac a land with Perilous Research but because you have sac- lands, that gets a lot harder. Rush of Vitality may be better than Withstand Death too, because it's easier to cast, and because you can gain a ton of life in the process of going off, so if you fizzle, you can still wait a bunch and try again.
7 months ago
Great Decklist! :) Maybe it's just my Meta, but with Thassa's Oracle (should totally play this, you have instant effects for Toothy) but Tale's End does great work. Keeps commanders away, counters Thassa etc.
Laboratory Maniac personally I often have Jace in the last maybe 10 cards in the Library and Toothy with too many counters. having another way was a good choice for mne
Cyclonic Rift was already suggested, but in my Meta you need quite much interaction to stay in the game. You can't bound Toothy but this still destroys turns and wins
Extract Having Omnipresent Oracles and more consitent Decks, this stops wins for 1 Mana
Perilous ResearchInstant 2 mana 2 cards for sacing your worst permanent. or Sacing Toothy to get more crads (The 2 from Perilous research won't count if you sac toothy, tho)
Overburden Even with Labman and Oracle in my deck, nearly doesn't harm you at all but, again, destroys Elfballs, TnT , Chulane etc
I still do play Mox opal, but often stuck without Metalcraft early.
Mystical dispute is great against blue spells. But really far from a good counter in any other case. Tale's End made it in for me
Personally I also really dislike Pact of Negation, having a Pact but Knowing you can't pay it makes it a feelsbad card for me. Free counter is great, but Losing isn't.
Careful Study went out for Perilous research, due to being Sorcery.
Copy Artifact Often relies on opponents. Maybe I'm missing something here, but a second Isochron is often Winmore for me.
i really love your deck, and I like the faces of new players in the LGS underestimating Toothy :D
1 year ago
This is such a fun deck idea! I love seeing creative decks like this — I would never have thought of this myself.
While not a book or "librarian" himself, Skilled Animator prominently features books in the artwork, and he might complement your high amount of non-creature artifacts pretty well.
Similarly, Artificer's Assistant is portrayed as being in a library, and would complement the large amount of artifacts (including the Artifact Creatures) being cast.
As to books, Mangara's Tome is an interesting effect. If you find that there's specific cards you generally want to be casting in this deck, then this might be a way to set up that win-con. A similarly interesting effect is Tunnel Vision . I could see this fetching the missing piece between Learn from the Past and Animate Library, if you have one and need the other.
You'll be casting mostly non-creature spells, so you should be able to put quite a few Lore counters on Scroll of the Masters . Combined with Suspicious Bookcase, this might be another way to push some damage through.
You draw a lot of cards, so you may not find a card like Index to be that useful, but just in case, figured it was worth mentioning!
Some other card draw options for your consideration, all featuring books:
1 year ago
I don't know if I'd call it Affinity but I'd certainly call it a cool list. +1
2 years ago
Hey, you look familiar! =P
I've been obsessed with Brian for a couple months now, lol. The most important thing I learned in all my testing though, was this: don't mix cards that sac themselves (like Mogg Fanatic) with cards that need you to sac something else (like Collateral Damage). Maybe that's obvious to you, but it took me a couple go-rounds before I picked up on that.
As stated above, black is extra good at sacrificing things, so Golgari is a safe bet.
2 years ago
thanks for your thoughts. I had Hatching Plans on my list but didn't make the final cut, because my meta is rather heavy on exiling enchantments/artifacts. I was too afraid it would be most of the time a dead card without other cards to sacrifice the plans (like Perilous Research or Abjure) but I see the usefulness of it, even if it eats a normal mass disenchant. I do believe the elixir can be bonkers in many Ertai decks but mine is yet rather reluctant on creatures with good tap abilities (or even having enough creatures to sacrifice for Ertai). Hence I am not sure if the hexproof or shroud boots are better suited as I am already playing zur in the list. Actually i guess I should play 1 pair of boots + the elixir. Probably I had only bad luck in these games with the elixir as it is rather new in this build.
Currently I am giving Eidolon of Countless Battles, Future Sight, Mind's Dilation and Infinite Reflection a try. Gonna try Hatching plans after the next time i play this deck. I am especially not really sold on the eidolon but I wanted to give it a try.
I like the curses but they affect only 1 player if I don't cast them. Copy enchantment or the clever impersonator are helping on this issue (or getting them back from the graveyard). Some of them are dependant on the meta and I would love to test Curse of Exhaustion (our playgroup is currently enjoying some spell slinger decks). To me Overwhelming Splendor is the curse MVP. It can shut down certain decks for a time.
2 years ago
i had a similar deck i used a pretty interesting craw card Perilous Research lets you sac Ordeal of Thassa to draw 4 before having to wait for counters to stack, also helps if you get a little flooded in lands. Invisible Stalker has also been really useful in this deck, was funny when i ran Remand and Chasm Skulker using hidden strings to untap lands and remand their play, draw cards and grow skulker, sac him to perilous research in response to paths.