Pieces of the Puzzle


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Heirloom Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Casual Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Frontier Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Shadows over Innistrad (SOI) 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

Squiggy686the2nd on If you can't beat em....

3 weeks ago

I think Pieces of the Puzzle is better than Strategic Planning (You are not going to be playing planning on turn two anyway, so you may as well get a second spell out of it.) Also I think Empty the Warrens should be in the sideboard, with 4 Gifts Ungiven and a Merchant Scroll, you can reliably find Grapeshot, which is a far more reliable winton pre sideboard hate.

Stormforge_Mystic on New Ascension Storm

4 months ago

zenozia Thanks for the kind words.

I don't feel like Gifts Ungiven is so good in this list. You can't get multiples of same card with it, which sucks for Pyromancer Ascension. 2/2 Split would just be bad with Ascension overall. Pieces of the Puzzle works bit better with the deck and costs one mana less so i go with it. You can sure always try everything.

Search for Azcanta  Flip is great when you don't have that explosive start and have to grind trough the game and is even better after sideboarding digging for Blood Moons and such. And you can always discard it for Faithless Looting if you have that explosive start. Its not that bad. But its definitely card that will be the first cut when needed. And don't play 2 Lightning Bolts in main, doesn't really work with Ascension. Better to go up to 4 Sleight of Hands and then play some one of depending on meta. One of Baral, Chief of Compliance could be something for example.

zenozia on New Ascension Storm

4 months ago

this deck is awesome man I currently own a gift storm deck and I too feel that it's really hard to win when your opponent have acces to their sideboard my only real question is about Pieces of the Puzzle over Gifts Ungiven yea it help putting card into graveyard but you cant pick Pyromancer Ascension from it also having acces to pif and Grapeshot may be usefull also when Pyromancer Ascension is charged having the Manamorphose is deadly so my question is why not run a split 2/2 or 4 copy of Gifts Ungiven instead?

also Search for Azcanta is really by far the worst card in the deck will switch it for Lightning Bolt so you can put 2 other card in sideboard

will probably buy your list it seemed really good!

Stormforge_Mystic on New Ascension Storm

5 months ago

lagotripha With full playsets of Thought Scour and Pieces of the Puzzle i will almost always find some amounts of Faithless Lootings so finding them is not problem. If i wouldn't have combo orientated sideboard i could play Flame Jab in board for certain matchups i don't know if it still would be worth a slot. That's my opinion, everyone has their own ways.

Easybr0wnies343 on Satyrs and Snipes

7 months ago

Thanks toastySmorc. I may decide to cut Dissolve and Disperse for more burn but I'm unable to get my hands on more bolts at the time. Also, Counterspell is banned in my playgroup so that's not an option unfortunately. As for Pieces of the Puzzle I may decide to put it back in, the only problem I had with it was it putting my key creatures in the yard, and it won't let me draw Pyromancer Ascension off of it either. However, depending on how it plays I may put it back in. Thanks for the suggestions as always!

toastySmorc on Satyrs and Snipes

7 months ago

Hi there. Deck looks a lot more streamlined now which is always good, but there is still room to improve.

Cut: Insidious Will, Dissolve and Dissipate. Just run the OG Counterspell.

Cut: Searing Spear for Lightning Bolts. Bolt is just strictly better.

Cut: Magma Jet. From what I understand, you like this card for its ability to dump away bad cards, but Ponder and Preordain just does that so much more efficiently. They cost 1 less and replaces themselves.

Personally, I don't feel like the Satyr Firedancer does enough, because you only run like 6 burn spells. Would replace them with Nivix Cyclops or even Monastery Swiftspear. They trigger off of all your spells and have a lot more snowball potential.

Pieces of the Puzzle is actually really good and I'm not sure why it was cut over Divination. Seeing the top 5 cards is invaluable.

Easybr0wnies343 on Satyrs and Snipes

7 months ago

That's a fair assessment. Much of the reason for the one-offs is simply because I haven't been able to streamline my deck yet or acquire multiple copies of the cards that work, including Pieces of the Puzzle, Lightning Bolt, and Brainstorm. I do aim to get a more complete playset of these cards but I haven't been able to collect them yet. However, I have found Magma Jet to be very helpful when comboed with Brainstorm to scry away any cards I don't need or to set myself up with counterspells if I need them.
One thing I have noticed is that Cancel has been rather inefficient and I would like a suggestion for a better alternative. Would Mana Leak work here?

KIngWiggins on LF Cards for deck by ...

9 months ago

Trying to make the deck by 1/25 for when a friend comes to visit so I am opening it up to a bunch more trades and versions than i initially would habe. I have unlisted stuff as well if I can get multiple cards from the list.

3x Baral, Chief of Compliance
1x Desperate Ritual
2x Grapeshot
3x Remand
4x Manamorphose either art
3x Pyretic Ritual
1x Noxious Revival
3x Serum Visions (any set of old art)
4x Shivan Reef
4x Spirebluff Canal

2x Empty the Warrens
1x Gigadrowse
4x Pieces of the Puzzle
1x Wipe Away

I have my Binder, as well as some unlisted if trading for multiple cards is an option, otherwise I can look at other binders.

I will greatly appreciate and consider most reasonable offers.

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