(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 Discussion
1 month ago
Paradox Engine is a must have. It's almost always a win if you can get it down in a deck like this. As an addition, I'd actually recommend Endless One, and before you bully me out of existence, it's actually a great creature with so many infinite mana combos and practically nothing to spend it on. I'd take out Colossus of Akros for it, and Planar Portal for Paradox Engine or Planar Bridge.
1 month ago
Panharmonicon and Paradox Engine have EDH value written all over them. The other card in that vein is Planar Bridge, which is an upgrade to the staple Planar Portal. I also think Lifecrafter's Bestiary is a good card to speculate on, because it is something G doesn't have a lot of (Scrying and Card drawing) and it will be pretty decent for both Standard and EDH. The final thing I got to say is I believe all the Expertise cards will be good, in both Standard and EDH (more so in Standard) because they are tempo plays (you can cast them and then cast something else and not lose your turn doing so) and they all so something pretty decent. The worst one(s) are the red one and the white one, but even they are not all that bad.
1 month ago
It's like there's nothing it doesn't make better. In here it's great because with it and Corpse Dance on Sidisi you get infinite mana, infinite storm, and infinite tutors. If you get off to a good enough start you can even tutor for it instead of Ad Nauseam. Think about that. It can be better than Ad Nauseam in ANT Sidisi. How ridiculous is that? (I suppose it's just AN Sidisi now that Aetherflux Reservoir is a thing, nut w/e.)
Watch it's gonna get banned and we'll have spent months coming up with these designs for nothing. That's gonna suck.
Anyway, I like your list quite a bit. I have no experience playing Kozilek so my insights probably won't be too detailed. As for not having not having Mishra's Workshop and stuff, why don't you just make a second deck and put them in? All the lists I've been submitting have been purely fantasy, and I'm sure NarejED hasn't built all of his. Just copy/paste the primer you wrote (which is excellent by the way) and add a note at the top that links back to the original. That's what I've been doing.
This might be a personal preference, but I'd also merge all your separate land categories into one. It's a little hard to read the way you have it, and you already go into detail about what all the lands do in the primer.
As for the deck itself, I'm just going to take issue with one card. Unwinding Clock seems really superfluous to me. I looked in your primer and you talked about using it with Null Brooch, Predator, Flagship, and Soul Conduit, but those all have been taken out, so really all you have that works well with it is Staff of Domination, Kuldotha Forgemaster, Coalition Relic, and sort of Grim/Basalt/ManaVault. Just six cards, three of which only give you mana, isn't really enough to warrant it anymore, IMO.
I also think Solemn might be a little slow here, and Oblivion Sower confuses me.
TronIsloveTronislife, I looked at your list too, and it also seems solid. You and Gigi run a lot of the same cards, so it's tricky to tell which one is "better." However I do think yours is running some cards that could be considered sup-prime, specifically:
Akroma's Memorial, Batterskull, Blinkmoth Urn (helps opponents), Darksteel Forge, Icy Manipulator, Mycosynth Lattice, Nevinyrral's Disk, Pacification Array, Planar Portal, Smokestack, Static Orb (seems like this is ONLY playable with Unwinding Clock), Tower of Fortunes, Cloudpost/Glimmerpost (basically taplands, replace with Wastes), Karn, Silver Golem, Silent Arbiter (won't bother many cEDH decks), Ulamog, the Ceaseless Hunger (he's mediocre without anhilator, and Eldrazi are the easiest thing for you to tutor), and Voltaic Construct.
A lot of these have high costs that, while you are able to pay, restrict how much you're able to do per turn. I know using Kuldotha Forgemaster to chain into Darksteel Citadel+Mycosynth Lattice+Nevinyrral's Disk, or Karn, Silver Golem+Voltaic Construct+Gilded Lotus is awesome and tempting, but when you start hardcasting them in a deck that's trying to win by turn 5, it gets a little less awesome, and chaining into Basalt Monolith+Rings of Brighthearth+Sensei's Divining Top or Staff of Domination+Metalworker gets the job done just as well with way less overhead.
Reminder: Never played Kozilek, my word is not gospel, don't quote any of this or be offended, your deck still looks like you put a lot of time / effort / quality into it.
Also I gotta vote for gigi in this case for that super detailed primer. That's really good to have on a sample decklist.
2 months ago
Mirror of Fate is awesome, I'll surely put it in! Thanks!
2 months ago
Also, Mirror of Fate to combo with Lab Maniac for another wincon. Activate the Mirror just before your draw step and choose to put 0 cards on top of your library. :)
2 months ago
Saw the link on /tg/, figured I would provide some feedback. Admittedly, this kind of deck is out of my element (I don't play combo) so I wouldn't take whatever suggestions provided as absolutely necessary changes.
Individual Card Suggestions
Card draw/Tutor/Cheating things into play:
Haste enablers (since I'm big on haste):
Cards I Would Remove
- Gauntlet of Might - I don't see the immediate benefit of this card, and disagree with the price. I think this card could be swapped out with something that doesn't also benefit any opponent's red creatures (like Caged Sun).
- Gilded Lotus - It is odd to see this in a monocolored deck.
- Commander's Sphere - Also odd seeing this in a monocolored deck, but the card draw option is nice.
- Skullclamp - Not a lot of options to get the card draw effect, from what I'm seeing.
- Karn Liberated - Karn is a little too durdly. Maybe swap with Ugin, the Spirit Dragon given the focus on colorless permanents.
- Bloodstained Mire and Wooded Foothills - I don't see why you would need to fetch for a Mountain or Madblind Mountain.
- Smoldering Crater and Forgotten Cave - I understand the need to draw a card, but these may be better replaced by standard Mountains.
- Kher Keep - Get an 0/1 blocker, I guess? Would swap out for Temple of the False God.
- Warp World - Necessary for chaos decks, but this doesn't look like a chaos deck.
Hopefully I provided some beneficial suggestions. Good luck with the deck!
2 months ago
This deck's playing 12 nonlands that tap for mana - they essentially give free mana with Paradox Engine out. Since Sisay is a tutor that requires tapping, every time you cast a spell you can tutor a legendary. That means you have several combos, but most notably Captain Sisay+Gilded Lotus+Paradox Engine would allow you to cast every legendary permanent in your deck with CMC 3 or less.
It also fetches/casts Selvala, Heart of the Wilds, which is the second combo. With Selvala, Heart of the Wilds+Captain Sisay+Paradox Engine, you can literally cast every card in your deck (especially if you re-add Reki, the History of Kamigawa to the list) by "stepping" upwards in power. More notably...EVERY CARD IN THIS INFINITE COMBO IS TUTORABLE WITH YOUR COMMANDER.
Plus, you know, even if you don't combo, getting an extra tutor with Sisay for every spell you cast is absurd :D
However, I think Planar Bridge is less good here. Almost everything you want to cast is legendary and already tutorable with Sisay. And only two cards in your deck are above 8 mana (the activation cost) - if you want something, you can just find it and hardcast it.
If you face a lot of control I could see it I guess (since the PB targets can't be countered, and it grabs at instant speed) but I think that's enough of a corner case to be useless here.
2 months ago
I've pulled that kindof mana pretty quick in my Sisay deck, Ive had several games now where I pull Multani, Maro-Sorcerer & a hasted Selvala, Heart of the Wilds I know for me mana base hasn't been so much of a problem as finding a way to tutor & plop my non-legendary on to the battlefield... I could certainly afford to replace Yisan, the Wanderer Bard & it can be tutored out unlike Planar Portal or Ring of Three Wishes.... Same thing goes for Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx..Gaea's Cradle as far as ridiculous Sisay mana pooping engines go.
That card is going to be a fantastic way to tutor & play Seedborn Muse & really put a squeeze on the gonads