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Creature — Chimera
Whenever you cast an instant or sorcery spell, scry 1. (Look a the top card of your library. You may put that card on the bottom of your library.)
Prescient Chimera Discussion
2 years ago
Combos well with instants & sorceries:Arcane Savant Baral, Chief of Compliance Chandra, the Firebrand Charmbreaker Devils Docent of Perfection Dualcaster Mage Dynavolt Tower Eyes of the Watcher Gelectrode Melek, Izzet Paragon Metallurgic Summonings Nivix Cyclops Narset, Enlightened Master Prescient Chimera Riku of Two Reflections Snapcaster Mage Sphinx-Bone Wand Talrand, Sky Summoner Thermo-Alchemist Young Pyromancer Also, literally anything with the keywords Prowess or Storm, and almost all cards with an Izzet mark
And my favorite:Guttersnipe
2 years ago
Very creative deck! I love Izzet, and this seems like an unexpected way to run it. The downside I think would be that everyone would probably gun for you right from the start. Do you find that?
Here are a few suggestions:
Tutors that put cards near the top are good too... Long-Term Plans for example.
Along that line, Past in Flames is probably great with all the combat tricks left over in your yard.
For protection, Lightning Greaves and staples, or you could go with more budget options like Neurok Stealthsuit or Vanishing or Scatter Arc and other various counterspells. Protection from board wipes could be Shield of Kaldra but expensive.
Lastly, Final Fortune is a pet card of mine, seems like a fun way to win. You can run the new end-the-turn card from AKH if you want to copy Final Fortune.
2 years ago
you could go the route of making nissa as big as possible, then dropping a huge creature every turn. that would entail eldrazi's and a lot of mana ramping.
a second option would be to try and scry as often as possible. that way you can turn your deck into a very specific combo deck with intricate interactions that you can replicate relatively consistently. i didn't quite filter for color, but here are some suggestions to get your mind going: Aqueous Form Battlewise Hoplite Catacomb Sifter Contraband Kingpin Curator of Mysteries Eyes of the Watcher Flamespeaker Adept Jace's Sanctum Knowledge and Power Lifecrafter's Bestiary Prescient Chimera Prognostic Sphinx Retreat to Coralhelm
2 years ago
Thanks guys! I'll make those changes and keep researching. I've only played standard up til now so I'm bound to be a bit behind the curve. Should Guttersnipe be abandoned as well after I replace Prescient Chimera and Prognostic Sphinx with lower cost creatures?
2 years ago
Cool idea and the low $ is awesome, +1! I haven't got much to suggest other than I'd swap out Call to Heel for either Voyage's End or Echoing Truth (I don't want you to give the opponent a card). Also if the budget can extend that far I'd recommend Remand over Cancel simply for the card-advantage. I'd probably look at swapping Prescient Chimera for Dungeon Geists too; if you go with the Geists (and have more Spirits in general) I'd really recommend Nebelgast Herald.
2 years ago
Note that the Panoptic Mirror I recommended earlier is actually banned in EDH, my bad.
Maybe you want to consider Counterspell, or any of the following counterspells that include burn, either optional or guaranteed: Molten Influence, Mindswipe, Suffocating Blast, Izzet Charm, and Essence Backlash.
3 years ago
@markbeloit: Thank you for all of these great ideas! Don't worry about how long it is; I can get pretty wordy myself.
Though Arcanis the Omnipotent has a fairly large target on him, as you've pointed out already, I think that he would work wonderfully for this deck. There are a good number of creatures I was on the fence about adding, like Oxidda Golem, Spire Golem, and Memnite, and the power behind Arcanis's card draw is significant enough to replace one of these creatures. I'm surprised I forgot about him, actually, so thanks for catching that! Opportunity is definitely going in, since having a second, slightly more powerful copy of Jace's Ingenuity is a great idea!
Honden of Seeing Winds seems like a better substitute for Mind's Eye, since it doesn't require any mana to activate. It's also a colored spell, which means my Sapphire Medallion and Seal of the Guildpact will both hit it, making it even cheaper. On that note, I'm not as sure about Staff of Nin. While it does offer me another source of card draw each turn, it costs me 6 mana to play, and I'm not entirely sure that it's worth it.
Prescient Chimera,Mystical Tutor, and Charmbreaker Devils are indeed good cards. I'm going to add them in. An early Jhoira of the Ghitu would be extremely beneficial, as it would allow me to queue up all of my extra turn spells for cheap, then letting them combo into each other. Clout of the Dominus could protect both Arjun and Arcanis, depending on which one I was the most worried about.
All in all, that makes eight cards I want to add for sure. I'm hesitant to add in Lotus Petal because I'd much rather have a permanent source of colored mana than a temporary one. If I were to remove Whirlpool Drake, Whirlpool Rider, Whirlpool Warrior, Mindmoil, Mind's Eye, Memnite, Oxidda Golem, and Spire Golem, I could probably fit them all in. Thank you so much for that meal, and hopefully you don't mind how carried away I got with this!
3 years ago
I saw this deck and approved of its evil. Solid +1 from me. I was thinking of building an Arjun deck too, so a lot of cards came to mind, so this will be a long comment. Some of these are probably bad suggestions, but all the same consider.
Arcanis is amazing card draw, though he has a bit of a target on him. Honden and Staff are weaker, but harder to remove. Opportunity is pricier than Jace's Ingenuity, both with the instant/sorcery cost reduction you have it should be fine.
Jhoira might be worth thinking about, but I really don't know. Suspending extra turn cards and mindmoil effects for one big turn to go off? Clout would protect Arjun and make him a bigger hitter at low cost.
I think replacing some of the wheel effects like Mindmoil and the whirlpool guys with draw would be a good idea. It will help you replenish your hand and shouldn't hurt the deck's ability to get to what it needs. Maybe consider cutting some of the 0 mana cards too. I'd replace one of them with Lotus Petal at the least, or you could just drop a land for the petal. I apologize for suggesting so much. Just got to thinking about this and it went from there. In any case, I'm sure you know best, but some food (practically a damn meal) for thought here.
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