Preordain

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Format Legality
Noble Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Vintage Legal
Casual Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Commander 2015 Common
Duel Decks: Venser vs. Koth Common
2011 Core Set Common

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Scry 2, then draw a card. (To scry 2, look at the top two cards of your library, then put any number of them on the bottom of your library and the rest on top in any order.)

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Preordain Discussion

NV_1980 on How To Make Your Friends Quit Magic

19 hours ago

I think your deck could do with more than four ways to draw extra cards; especially if it's meant to face off against multiple opponents simultaneously. Brainstorm, Ponder and Preordain are pretty nice. Maybe add Bident of Thassa, in case you decide to attack with the drakes you generate.

LeaPlath on Myth Veiled

3 days ago

Brainstorm before Preordain always. And fetches to help Brainstorm/Ponder.

Profet93 on I'm Blue

3 days ago

Welcome to Mono Blue Talrand Control. I will first recommend you check out the following link for some deck ideas... Talrand

To answer your description question, you don't want counterspells that give you opponents an option, as they will always choose what benefits them most. Grip of Amnesia is a no go. Dream Fracture is fine.

Runechanter's Pike can be a win condition.

Leyline of Anticipation is better than Vedalken Orrery for blue

Sphinx-Bone Wand costs too much for what it does. Sky Diamond and Sapphire Medallion to help you ramp since Mono blue is weak at that.

You are going to want some more cantrips like Preordain to build your army quickly. Misdirection is a great card when you're tapped out to protect Talrand, it has saved me more times than I can count.

My deck Tisk Tisk Talrand is a highly tuned competitive deck you could take a look at to get some more ideas of ramp, protection, control, card draw, etc....

Since you are a budget player and are not trying to counter everything, another good deck to look at is Bennie and the Jets, one creature in edh? this will be fun and Talrand and His Minions of Flying Doom

If you want more suggestions about specific cards to put in or take out, let me know. All the best!

tc90 on Grixis

4 days ago

Welcome to Grixis Control! As a lifelong fan of Grixis control I can say you have a pretty decent deck list. However, I do have a few suggestions to offer.

I would cut the Obelisk of Grixis for a Gem of Becoming. It is a lot better to hit your land drops with a control deck than to ramp when you are already running the signets and Darksteel Ingot.

I see you are running Exquisite Blood. Since you run Venser's Journal, I would also suggest running Sanguine Bond as a way to kill your opponents faster. Additionally, I would consider Necropotence for added card advantage and it partners nicely with the journal.

You seem to run a lot of top deck manipulation effects in Brainstorm, Ponder, Preordain, Sleight of Hand and Read the Bones. I would recommend cutting some or all of those for tutors like Vampiric Tutor, Demonic Tutor, Mystical Tutor or even some of the budget friendlier options such as Diabolic Revelation, Diabolic Tutor, and Dark Petition. Tutoring is a lot more effective for control in the commander environment since you are dealing with a 99 card singleton deck. If you want top deck manipulation I would suggest adding Sensei's Divining Top.

Lastly, I have a couple suggestions for your mass and targeted removal. I would definitely add Damnation to the list if it fits the budget. Additionally, Decree of Pain is wonderful in a control build where removal and card advantage are key. With this card you net both. You may also want to consider artifact board removal such as Nevinyrral's Disk and Oblivion Stone. For instant speed single target removal I recommend Terminate, Hero's Downfall and Crosis's Charm for added flexibility.

I hope you enjoy playing Grixis Control!

-Tyler

Avulth on Jhoira of the Ghitu commander

5 days ago

Is Flamekin Harbinger just for Guile? If so, have you found that to be worth doing most of the time? I play Jhoira a lot and one thing that I have found is that it's tough to be as efficient as your opponents. Expensive rocks will achieve this, as well as more extra turn spells. Another route is to go for more deck manipulation. You have Serum Visions and Preordain, but could also go for Brainstorm, Preordain, Fact or Fiction, Impulse, or even Telling Time if you're digging really deep. You can also embrace the long-game and go for tempo effects. My favorites there are Kederekt Leviathan, Wash Out, and Whelming Wave.

CrapdosNoob on Partners in Grime

1 week ago

If you're basing your list on the MTGO banned list, then Ponder, Preordain, and Brainstorm are banned btw.

WalkingIllusion on [Kaseto, Orochi Archmage] Snake Tribal / Voltron

1 week ago

I would take out Concentrate for Brainstorm, Ponder, or Preordain

Swan Song in my opinion is the most overratted counter, I would suggest spending the extra mana or two for something that can counter any spell like Arcane Denial, Dream Fracture, etc

Lorescale Coatl and Skullwinder should be somewhere in the deck, I also would recommend having at least two fog effect spells since they are pretty good in my opinion. Swiftfoot Boots and Lightning Greaves are a must have

Scrying is pretty good too, I would recommend to play test how Lifecrafter's Bestiary and Thassa, God of the Sea

I'm never a fan of Caged Sun in any multicolored decks...

I see Kruphix, God of Horizons better over Sakiko, Mother of Summer

I would take out Lumbering Falls, you have better things to do than make this thing into a creature. For lands I would sneak in Terramorphic Expanse, Temple of the False God, and Ash BarrensYou could just trade Lumbering Falls for Temple of Mystery

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