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Pristine Talisman Discussion
5 hours ago
Thanks Snacrifice for the comment.
I'm going to place these cards in the sideboard to definately playtest them as I really like Druidic Satchel, Filigree Familiar and Pristine Talisman I do think they will be nice additions to this deck.
6 hours ago
Some suggestions(though the deck looks fun already!:D)
Fountain of Youth is a free drop, Braidwood Cup (also see Marble Chalice for a colored version) is the opposite- costs 3 to drop, but guarantees you trigger at least a counter on Karlov every turn. Skullmead Cauldron does the same but with an extra buff.
Alternatively, Pristine Talisman gives you the same thing for a few more cents and doubles as a mana rock :D
High Market got reprinted so it's super cheap now, Pious Kitsune gives you another white tap-to-gain-life. Druidic Satchel is good stuff that gets you life as well.Filigree Familiar is Solemn Simulacrum's cheaper pet.
7 hours ago
Even with a high number of mana rocks in your deck and relatively low curve, i would aim for around 35-36 lands at minimum for your deck. Let me add to your problem by first suggesting Clever Impersonator and Phyrexian Metamorph(you have Sculpting Steel already but its nice to have some redundency.). If you can make one of them a copy of Myr Galvanizer. If you can produce atleast 2 mana from your myrs, you know have infinite mana. If some of the mana you produce from this is blue you can then pay however much you need to cast memnarch from command zone and use the rest to take control of all permanents in play (including lands). Even if you can't assemble the combo, they are both good cards to have in the deck. There's also a super convoluted way of using one of them and cards you have in the deck to create infinite blue mana or infinite counters on Door of Destinies or draw infinite cards but due to needing atleast 7 cards (6 if you're just getting mana) it seems rather unlikely. (just realized you can already do it with cards in your deck if you use sculpting steel).
For either combo if you wanted to go that route with infinite mana you could theoretically cast Blue Sun's Zenith on yourself for your entire library, cast everything in your deck and use Planar Bridge/ Clock of Omens to tutor for blue sun again and again to kill everyone by making them draw infinite cards. That being said stealing all their permenants is probably good enugh anyways.
Anywho....here's what I think you can cut.
Myr Propagator: slow and vulnerable and mana efficient. It's cute that you can use the ability when its in the graveyard to make a copy of Myr Welder but that's the only reason i'd see keeping it in the deck and i'm not sure if that's worth it.
Thought Vessel with a lot of ramp already and without excessive card draw, i think this slot is better off being a land
Pristine Talisman: your other mana rocks are better. like with thoughtvessel it only accelates you by 1 mana
Myr Enforcer: not the greatest. A 4/4 with no abilities gets classed quickly
Perilous Myr again not the greatest myr
Hovermyr You don't have much in the way of flyers but i'm not a huge fan of this one. You might just need to steal some
Forbid: suggesting this as a cut is questionable as it is definitely a strong card, but i couldnt see anything that seemed like it could be cut
Blinkmoth Urn: Ditto but i might try to keep it.
1 week ago
Unfortunately you can't run hex parasite in the deck because it has a black mana symbol on it giving it a black color identity. There isn a huge amount that can remove counters in mon white. You could try Power Conduit but it doesnt have too much synergy elsewhere in the deck.
Here are another couple cards that after looking back through your deck again might want to run
2 weeks ago
You make good points. Suggest cuts without having more information about my meta is a bit tough. That said, you nailed it re: Consulate Surveillance: I see a couple of Purphoros decks, Voltron Uril, Voltron Narset, Voltron Sram, plus lots of big dumb creatures that hit really hard and Brago's 2/X's can't really stand up to in combat. Surveillance is a relatively new addition and I haven't seen it enough yet to know whether its upsides are going to outweigh the occasions where it's not really doing a whole lot.
Faerie Artisans is another recent addition, and one I thought I'd try out due to the sheer number of ETB effects at your typical commander table. You're right that it falls into the category of "even more value", and an argument could absolutely be made that too much of a good thing is not optimal. But I couldn't resist the call to at least give them a try in Brago... Being able to flicker them each turn to make the otherwise-temporary token into a permanent one seems like it is at least worth exploring. Plus it's another 2/2 that's tutorable with Recruiter of the Guard and recurrable with Reveillark. Once I've seen it a few times in game, I'll have a better idea if it deserves a slot or if it's just too reliant on opponents' plays and is otherwise win-more.
I do need a Pristine Talisman though for sure... I should add that to the acquire board just so people making suggestions know that it's on my radar; I just need to pick one up! I find that adding Treachery, Teferi, Temporal Archmage and Gilded Lotus have all helped to provide additional colored mana since slotting them in, and I've thought about adding Parallax Tide as well for the land untap effect + MLD potential when paired with Strionic Resonator.
I think you're right about mana sources though. I'm immediately going to try cutting 2 or 3 lands and see how that feels. Thanks for your suggestions!
3 weeks ago
Not a commander i see every day...but nice to see some of the 3colored dragons get played.
What i could suggest right now would be some minor upgrades/updates...
Authority of the Consulate and Pristine Talisman can help you out getting your lifepoints up for Souvereign or Test of Endurance, while also providing lots of triggers for your Ageless Entity, Well of Lost Dreams, Drogskol Reaver.
3 weeks ago
An idea would be to consider using the card below, it has a cheap mana cost of 1 colorless and allows you to get an idea for an opponents hand. It's also not widely known of so it can surprise your opponent Glasses of UrzaAlso, if you are lacking with life I'd also like to suggest a card, Chalice of Life Flip, and although it's not exactly Pristine Talisman, it's ability to deal 5 damage to your opponent on end is attractive XDAnyways, do what works best for your deck, hopefully this helps and if not sorry, good luck!
1 month ago
Not sure what the other 2 cards are going to be yet...playing around with a few things..Mind Over Matter and Pristine Talisman are a good option bc they combo with oloro...problem is by themselves they hold little value in the rest of the deck