Radical Idea

Radical Idea


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Jump-start (You may cast this card from your graveyard by discarding a card in addition to paying its other costs. Then exile this card.)

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Guilds of Ravnica (GRN) Common

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Format Legality
Penny Dreadful Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Historic Legal
Modern Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Pioneer Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Pre-release Legal
Vintage Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
Brawl Legal
Legacy Legal
Highlander Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Pauper Legal
Unformat Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Arena Legal
Leviathan Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Standard Legal
Casual Legal

Radical Idea occurrence in decks from the last year


All decks: 0.23%

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.01%

Radical Idea Discussion

Bahoola on C0mik

2 months ago

Hello mate!

Im just Gold fishing abit with the Kalamax deck. not 100% satisfied. Feels like the deck needs abit more ramp and some cantrips.

Here's someother cards that im strongly concidering. -Aetherflux Reservoir -Brainstorm -Chandra's Ignition -Chord of Calling -Honor-Worn Shaku -Mission Briefing -Pyroblast -Radical Idea -Reap -Repeated Reverberation -Seedborn Muse -Tale's End -Thassa's Intervention -Whirlwind Denial

and some other just efficent tools 1x Ancient Grudge 1x Blue Sun's Zenith 1x Chemister's Insight 1x Commander's Sphere 1x Condescend 1x Counterspell 1x Cultivate 1x Dig Through Time 1x Fury Storm 1x Gamble 1x Guttersnipe 1x Insidious Will 1x Isochron Scepter 1x Ketria Triome 1x Lavabrink Floodgates 1x Lightning Greaves 1x Mission Briefing 1x Mizzix of the Izmagnus 1x Niblis of Frost 1x Opt 1x Return to Nature 1x Shark Typhoon 1x Simic Ascendancy 1x Smuggler's Copter 1x Spell Pierce 1x Starstorm 1x Stubborn Denial 1x Submerge 1x Supreme Will 1x Swarm Intelligence 1x Swiftfoot Boots 1x Turnabout 1x Whir of Invention 1x Wild Ricochet

plz let me know what changes u think seem right


Grind on

3 months ago

cool deck!!!
check out Impulse over Anticipate.
maybe Reverberate or Twincast over Doublecast. Repeated Reverberation is another option.
maybe Pull from Tomorrow over Stroke of Genius.
maybe Ghost Quarter over Field of Ruin,
maybe Shivan Reef over Highland Lake,
maybe Brainstorm over Radical Idea,
maybe Fact or Fiction over Chemister's Insight,
maybe Capsize over Into the Roil.
and some other options just to consider: Underworld Breach is great recursion. The Immortal Sun and Well of Ideas are kind of high mana options to give you one-sided more card draw.
and i've always really liked Archaeomancer, Mnemonic Wall, Izzet Chronarch, for those Relearn-type effects. but probably dont need to run all 3 as that is overkill.
anyway just some thoughts, hope it helps!!!
keep having fun! Cheers!

moxxem on Izzet Drakes [BUDGET COMPETITIVE]

3 months ago

drummerboy22 thank you for your feedback. Unfortunately, Radical Idea and Chemister's Insight do not fit in the deck. They both were in my first build when it was more midrange deck which afterwards didn’t prove to be competitive. When I switched to aggro I found that the main idea is to win by turn 6-7. To do that we need to play and/or cycle many cards and jump-start cards are a bit expensive for that purpose. For example Radical Idea in regular situation would draw a card and +1 drakes while Strategic Planning for the same fills your graveyard with up to 3 spells and provides you a choice from among 3 cards. What about Temur Battle Rage I feel it is one of the key card in the deck but I don’t see any cuts for it. Usually by turn 5 you will anyway get it even with 2 copies as you really fast cycle through the deck.

drummerboy22 on Izzet Drakes [BUDGET COMPETITIVE]

3 months ago

I like this list! I had drafted something very similar (based on the Saffron Olive deck for modern). I like your list better than mine overall, but have you thought about including some jump-start cards like Radical Idea and Chemister's Insight? They give you a way to keep digging through your deck after you run out of cards, plus discarding more spells to the graveyard. And even in exile, those spells still count toward Crackling Drake's power.

I also highly recommend 3x Temur Battle Rage, as it can help close out the game faster than needing to get multiple drakes out.

Chino90 on Izzet Counterburn

4 months ago

This deck is inefficient. The power of the phoenix comes not from casting it, but from cheating it from the graveyard. Thus, you need ways to discard it, which you have none.

Also, medomai's prophecy does nothing synergistic with the deck, other than drawing 2 cards for niv mizzet. But even doing that it's terrible, since you have to wait 3 turns for it to occur.

The solution to both problems is to replace the prophecies for a mix of Radical Idea and Chemister's Insight. They are both instant speed, they both draw cards, which is essential for an izzet deck and synergizes with Niv Mizzet, and lets you discard your phoenixes, while at the same time they benefit from the cost reduction of the electromancer.

usaDiabetic on

5 months ago

This reminds me of the Bedlam Reveler decks from a while back.

Not a huge fan of glimpse in the list, seems like it will tax your graveyard too much. Maybe Chemister's Insight or Radical Idea in that slot? Maybe even go 4 copys of Rad Idea and cut 2 Phoenix. Either way list looks fun. Cheers

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