Pieces of the Puzzle


Format Legality
Vintage Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Legacy Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Standard Legal
Modern Legal
Frontier Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Pauper Legal

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Shadows over Innistrad Common

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Pieces of the Puzzle


Reveal the top five cards of your library. Put up to two instant and/or sorcery cards from among them into your hand and the rest into your graveyard.

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Pieces of the Puzzle Discussion

WhisperingBlade on UR Spells Challenge Deck

1 week ago

Definitely interesting cards to toy around with. I wrote them off as slow durdle cards that didn't contribute enough to the gameplan when I was first building the deck, but looking at the deck they could do a bit more. Contingency Plan is typically card disadvantage until you realize how many cards have flashback/aftermath in addition to being a very obvious enabler for early Cryptic Serpents and Voracious Reader  Flips. The only remaining problem with it is that oftentimes I'd rather be playing another one of my 2 drops in order to get a more immediate benefit. Pieces of the Puzzle looks good in that it almost guarantees I draw 2 nonland cards and then throw the rest into the grave for fuel, but if you are taking spells, you will likely only ever throw 1 spell into the grave with it (assuming you hit the required spells to draw). Thanks for the input!

Duchys on Enigma drake U/R ~35$

3 weeks ago

Thanks for the suggestion Sandwitcher,

  1. I have played the Rise from the Tides when I first made this deck, but I soon realized its too slow, the tokens coming in the game tapped makes it too slow since you just die after you play it.

  2. The Pieces of the Puzzle being sorcery makes it worse than Steam Augury imo, and the fact you can only choose the instant/sorcery, makes it really bad card if you hit only lands/creatures

  3. Peek is more budget friendly card draw, I might try it when I get my hands on the card.

Thanks again for your comment.

Sandwitcher on Enigma drake U/R ~35$

3 weeks ago

Nice deck, love the idea of "double" using cards - casting first, then in graveyard it counts again. i have build similar, even more budget friendly deck, but based around Rise from the Tides.

My suggestion is to replace Steam Augury with Pieces of the Puzzle as its cheaper and you are the one deciding which card to keep and which but in grave. Also Peek proved to be really useful, the look at opponent hand will give you great advantage when you are playing control.

KongMing on Legion

1 month ago

Fun deck, but you only have 6 creatures with CMC 3 or less. I playtested it a couple times, and I never got the Soulflayer until past Turn 10 both times. Seems really contingent on having the Flayer to work. You also only have one source of Blue, and six cards that require it to be cast. I know they are mostly in there for the Soulflayer to Delve, but you don't have many reliable ways to discard the cards in your hand to the grave.

Right now it seems pretty unfocused and scattered. Cards that let you fish through the top X cards in your deck, put one in hand and discard the rest would be good for this deck. Examples include Benefaction of Rhonas, Bitter Revelation, Commune with the Gods, Forbidden Alchemy, Gather the Pack, Gifts Ungiven, Grisly Salvage, Moonlight Bargain, Mulch, Pieces of the Puzzle, Satyr Wayfinder, Scout the Borders, See the Unwritten, Strategic Planning, Sultai Ascendancy, Taigam's Scheming, Tracker's Instincts, Vigean Intuition, and Wood Sage.

Obviously, some of those are better than others. Pick the ones you think combo with the theme you want for this deck the best.

Vaan on BU Resurrection

1 month ago

Glad i could help! By the way, now that you're running Animate Dead it becomes much riskier to cast Pieces of the Puzzle. You could replace it with Contingency Plan/Taigam's Scheming since they don't force you to discard anything but still filter your next draw step and help you fill your graveyard.

Fishwah on BU Resurrection

1 month ago

Thanks Vaan,

I've been looking at other reanimation decks today and had come to the same conclusion about Carrier Thrall! Too used to playing creature heavy decks I think :)

You make a good point about Memory Sluice and that's the same reasoning that made me arrive at Pieces of the Puzzle, so I will happily concede to your recommendation.

I'm also going to add a few Life/Death into my sideboard to give me the option of speeding the whole thing up when my friend decides to get his aggro deck out.

Thanks once again for your input. As a relatively new player it's been nice to have someone to discuss this tactic with and has been a great first experience on this site.

Fishwah on BU Resurrection

1 month ago

Thank for the feedback Vaan

They are some excellent creatures! I especially like the prospect of being able to Ever After Kederekt Leviathan followed by Sepulchral Primordial. Big swing!

Sanitarium Skeleton was always a bit of a dubious selection in my eyes (3 mana for a 1/2 never really looks like a good option), so Putrid Imp is an easy swap there.

I totally agree about not having enough reanimation spells, but I am unsure what to take out to make room for them? Pieces of the Puzzle fills a nice niche for me as it allows me to mill myself without fear of losing useful spells, so that only leaves Dark Ritual and Memory Sluice which are both great. Animate Dead would be my choice here.

Buried Alive and Reanimate are amazing... bit too pricey for me right now though.

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