(6), Tap: Search your library for a card and put that card into your hand. Then shuffle your library.
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Planar Portal occurrence in decks from the last year
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Planar Portal Discussion
3 days ago
If you're trying to win with a big enough board of creatures, you'll reach critical mass faster if you sac them to Plunge into Darkness or Reprocess. Planar Portal is awfully inefficient. You're not cheating Eldrazi into play, so tutoring for the piece directly seems way faster. Crystal Ball is cute, but this doesn't feel like the deck for it. Black is loaded up on ways to tutor, reanimate, scry, draw, etc. On the whole, I would examine how many artifacts you're playing. Of what's there, I'd look for upgrades, as well. Arcane Signet is strictly better than Charcoal Diamond, because that is the world we live in.
3 weeks ago
Hey, thanks for the feedback and the +1!
I have been considering adding all of those tutors you mentioned, but the have been a bit too expensive for me to get. Especially Academy Rector. I've been really happy about the reprint of Idyllic Tutor though. I'll add it to the deck when I can get my hands on one. Same goes with the lantern, I currently don't possess any spares.
Dryad of the Ilysian Grove seems like a cool addition too. I'm a fan of chump blocking with the elder and then saccing it for the land, but the dryad seems like it could offer more value in the long run.
Planar Portal might be a bit too slow for the deck, but I'll have to try it out.
Last week my friend piloted this deck for a couple of games and was able to generate quite an army of big horror tokens in a single turn. That makes me think more haste enablers/tutor for Samut might be good. Our group is very casual though and things like that rarely get to happen in a more experienced table.
3 weeks ago
Great deck; +1 from us!
In any three-colour-deck, we would definitely recommend the addition of Chromatic Lantern (we would replace Darksteel Ingot with this) or the new and very impressive Dryad of the Ilysian Grove (instead of Sakura-Tribe Elder. Both will fix your mana very nicely.
White has a number of spells that would be able to help you tutor for enchantments. They are relatively expensive to procure though. We are talking Enlightened Tutor, Idyllic Tutor and Academy Rector. In terms of artifact tutoring, that can really only be done by blue (and maybe a few artifacts like Planar Portal).
Haste-enablers would be nice, but we are unsure whether you would really need them as Ghired already provides haste to all tokens he creates. It then becomes a question of how much your deck would benefit from all other creatures that you use to have haste as well.
Hope we have provided some food for thought. Have fun with this brew!
Mrs. and Mr. NV_1980
P.s.: we would greatly appreciate your review of one of our decks as well.
3 weeks ago
@ williamslade You should try Planar Portal. If I were you I would recommend running Genesis Wave Seedborn Muse, and Alchemist's Refuge / Leyline of Anticipation alongside it as well as a lot of interaction in the deck. Portal gives the option of interaction/flexibility where as Bridge costs less mana over all for big things. I personally prefer portal hands down.
I have considered Rhystic Study but I've found my meta is fairly responsible for paying for the . Also I have found the deck has a lot of other things it would rather be doing once I reach 3 mana. Don't get me wrong Rhystic Study is a powerful card. I've just not had good luck with it in this deck.
I used to run Green Sun's Zenith but it got cut for Finale of Devastation as finale can get blue creatures, recur creatures, pump creatures, and give haste. I'm not running enough creatures for Chord of Calling's upside of tapping creatures to be worth it in my opinion.
Thanks for taking a look at my deck and providing feedback!!!
3 weeks ago
Yup, okay so I'm digging this concept.
So I think the first order of business is exploring the different paths Palladia would take upon being reawakened.
Option 1: Helping Bolas Escape
The Steps: First, she'd have to learn what a planeswalker is, as far as I can tell from the lore, she has not met on nor does she know of their existence (She's been asleep for long time). So she would probably have to meet some more knowledgeable people, perhaps the crew of the Weatherlight battled her? Perhaps she does defeat them and learn the secret from an impressionable you Raff Capashen, Ship's Mage, maybe she keeps the weatherlight. After knowing what a planeswalker is, she'd need to learn of Bolas' imprisonment. ATM only three beings know of this, Jace Beleren, Ugin, and Bolas himself. IDK how she'd learn of this but we can get into that detail after she's a planeswalker. Now, she needs to become a planeswalker. In her day, all you had to do to become a planeswalker was gather a ton of mana. Assuming this is post-mending she'd have to be born with a spark, or a spark would have to be given, or perhaps taken. What if a young planeswalker like Teyo, the Shieldmage stumbled upon her path? She could take his spark with the help of her followers, and ascend to be a planeswalker. Additionally, she could use a Planar Portal to traverse the planes. Or maybe she met Tezzeret, who has the planar bridge inside him and struck a deal to travel to another plane, but this is unlikely because Tezzeret has sworn not to serve another dragon. Okay, so Palladia can traverse planes, what next? Now she has to search for info on Bolas and Ugin. This could take centuries, not only are their histories as old as Dominaria but they've both been to so many planes. A possible encounter is with Azor, the Lawbringer on Ixalan where she learns of their plans to trap bolas. She could travel to Ravnica, though this would be hard due to everyone being on watch for planeswalkers. But if she did, she would learn about the war and stuff, and that Bolas might be dead or is thought dead. Now, in order to find where Bolas is, she'd need to find Jace, Idk how she would, he's sort of on and off with Vraska on ravnica as of late and he's a tough cookie to crack, maybe she could hire another mind reader? Either way, she gets the info and now has to find the meditation realm. As of recently, Ugin, Sarkhan, Niv Mizzet, Ashiok, Narset, and Tetsuko Umezawa know of the meditation realm. Of these Sarkhan would provide the best guide, as she could control him again (this seems to be a recurring theme with him). So she finds the realm and stuff but look out now she has to fight Ugin. But wait, what if she fixed The Immortal Sun? Boom Ugin can't escape and now she's fighting him. The point is Ugin needs to lose, but I don't know how Palladia could do that as Ugin is way more experienced than her. Maybe she attains mastery of the meditation realm? There is also, what I think would be the most epic thing ever, where she kills Sarkhan and gives Bolas Sarkhans spark. Bolas kills Ugin and is free. Maybe he kills Palladia right there and then, maybe she somehow kills him? Maybe he becomes her underling, lots of possibilities. So that's that whole destiny right there.
Option 2: Taking over
Palladia wakes up and decides to finally conquer Dominaria. The fractured remnants of the cabal rally behind her. She has a few obstacles though. Shiv won't go down without a fight, especially with Darigaaz defending it, neither will Benalia or Tolaria and then there's the whole Weatherlight crew to deal with. Maybe include Shanna, Sisay's Legacy, Squee, the Immortal, Tiana, Ship's Caretaker. Overall, it's a very difficult crusade, include key enemies such as Lyra Dawnbringer and Radha, Heir to Keld. Finally, after a decade-long war, Palladia rules all of Dominaria.
Option 3: Palladia Mors, Ruiner of Planes
Somehow (literally any of the ways I listed in 1) Palladia finds a way to move plane to plane, she takes it upon herself to sow chaos and bloodshed throughout, collecting trinkets of victory as she goes, maybe she takes the Seal of the Guildpact from Ravnica and Obelisk of Alara from Alara. Ooooo maybe Shadowspear if she defeats Elspeth wherever she goes.
That's just a few of the options for her that I could come up with, I personally think #1 could make a good fan fic
Hope you like feedback, this deck looks sweet.
2 months ago
darklord1135 You're correct, the potential ability to recur Eternal Witness can be nice, though it hasn't come up often. A thing to consider is that it can be tutored up, whereas a Sorcery can't really be outside of Planar Portal or Ring of Three Wishes .
4 months ago
I think I'd cut Ayli, Eternal Pilgrim and keep Utter End . And if I had to cut one, I think it would be Day of Destiny . I think Heroes' Podium does a little more for you...but, you could probably cut both. I honestly think you could do without Sensei's Divining Top , too.