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Radical Idea occurrence in decks from the last year
All decks: 0.23%
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All decks: 0.01%
Radical Idea Discussion
1 month 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
1 month ago
Hello all, I have been playing with the Oko structure deck, that I updated using Affinity For MTG's youtube video, and just bought the Simic Mutology structure deck as well as the Simic Guild Kit, as well as some booster pack cards. I'm trying to combine them into a 75 card deck, with 15 cards I know to take out for 60. Based off the cards in these 3 decks I'd like to build the deck around a constant flow of powerful monsters through the +1/+1 counters, as well as overloading on mana and drawing a lot. Some of the main points of damage right now are Oko who can just turn everything into a base 10/10 and distribute lots of +1/+1s, vorel who can double somethings counters, zegana who gives trample, galloping lizrog which can take all the +1/+1s and double them onto himself, nylea's forerunner for trample, progenitors mimic and miming slime to make clones, and wild born preserver for reach and his +1/+1s. But I also have things like coiling oracle/fathom mage to draw a lot, and gyre sage/maraleaf pixie for tons of mana. So I'd like to just find a good strategy in this mess lol.
The total card list of everything I will have is: (stuff with "x" seems important to me) Creatures: 1 Oko, the Tricksterx, 1 Vorel of the Hull Cladex, 1 Zegana, Utopian Speakerx, 1 Momir Vig, Simic Visionaryx, 2 Cloudfin Raptor, 4 Coiling Oraclex, 1 Cytoplast Root-Kin, 1 Elusive Krasis, 4 Faerie Vandalx, 1 Fathom Magex, 1 Frilled Mysticx, 1 Galloping Lizrogx, 1 Gyre Sagex, 4 Keeper of Fablesx, 3 Maraleaf Pixiex, 1 Nimbus Swimmer, 1 Nylea's Forerunnerx, 3 Paradise Druid, 2 Plaxmantax, 1 Progenitor Mimicx, 1 Protean Hulkx, 3 Spectral Sailorx, 4 Sphinx of Foresight, 2 Surveilling Sprite, 1 Trygon Predator, 2 Vigean Graftmage, 3 Vigean Hydropon, 1 Wildborn Preserverx, 2 Zameck Guildmagex,
Instants: 1 Applied Biomancyx, 1 Disdainful Strokex, 1 Gift of Strengthx, 2 Oko's Hospitalityx, 3 Optx, 1 Prying Eyes, 1 Quenchx, 1 Radical Ideax, 2 Rapid Hybridization, 1 Return of the Wildspeakerx, 1 Voidslime,
Artifacts: 2 Simic Signet,
2 months ago
From your list it looks like a quite competetive meta you are in. So my suggestions might be off as im used to a very casual meta.
You could try to get more cards that can put combo pieces back into the deck
Glimmer of Genius --> Dream Cache
Frantic Search or Radical Idea --> Amass the Components
Maybe Teferi can help you a bit with sorting cards and then give gas wheen needed
Trail of Evidence --> Teferi, Temporal Archmage
Turnabout Can also give a lot of gas or be used to get you out of a tricky situation
In my deck i have some token generators to replace Talrand if he get's hated. I think they might be too slow for you, but anyway here goes: Metallurgic Summonings, Stolen by the Fae (really wish it was instant...) and Rise from the Tides
2 months ago
It's funny, fireyoshiqc, I've gone back and forth about Radical Idea and Omen of the Sea a hundred times, swapping one for the other. The only argument for Radical Idea is the extra instant/sorcery for The Magic Mirror . However, the Omen does provide that devotion, especially because I don't play Magic Mirror every game (not because the mana cost is too difficult, but because it gets self-milled often).
That is the best argument I've heard for Kiora, Behemoth Beckoner so far: a T4 Cavalier. Cavalier is already wildly consistent and game changing, and I often get multiple copies out in a game. A T4 one will just make things more efficient. How many copies would you advise? I'm going to shoot for one now.
I will try out Dungeon Geists , but most likely add it to the sideboard. My T4 slot is already pretty full, especially since Gadwick makes my curve always consistent starting from T3. Same thing with Callaphe, Beloved of the Sea . I know she's not main board material (I tried her myself), but probably will work as a 1-of instead of Mission Briefing.
2 months ago
I tried it out and I feel that Radical Idea just doesn't do enough; Omen of the Sea just feels much better (Scry 2 before you draw) plus it leaves something for devotion! The Omen is also better once you get past the early game (allows for filtering your draws with Gadwick, Cavalier...). I also tried it with 2x Dungeon Geists and 1x Kiora, Behemoth Beckoner (especially for untapping lands and getting Cavalier T4), and that helped tremendously against go-tall decks (which there are plenty of right now). Callaphe, Beloved of the Sea (also tried it) is good but doesn't do much once the opponent has a board going, if anything it helps a bit against aggro decks.
3 months ago
Hey there! I know this deck is kinda old since ixalan rotated out of standard, but I can help you with this R/U mill vision you have. So first of all if your boyfriend is playing a deck around Approach of the Second Sun something you wanna have around are counterspells. Now we have counterspells that mill in Thought Collapse and Didn't Say Please . Splashing red you also have Ionize . Following that, R/U decks usually have good mechanics to draw cards, which is an excellent method to mill down an opponent with Sphinx's Tutelage , which should be accompanied with several card draw engines. Cards like Radical Idea , Chemister's Insight and even cycling cards of your own like Censor or Hieroglyphic Illumination could work. Mill usually struggles with board pressence, so cards like Sweltering Suns , Hour of Devastation work okay as boardwipes. If you want to add some pressence of your own cards like Electrostatic Field , Crackling Drake , Murmuring Mystic or Guttersnipe can lend you a hand as either blockers or as a way to put pressure on the opponent.
Regarding sideboard, Mill struggles A LOT against aggro, so early-game blockers, boardwipes and counterspells to disrupt tempo are your best ally.
If you have other questions feel free to contact me, I play a lot of mill and everyone hates me for it, but I enjoy it.
3 months ago
You should seriously consider replacing most or all of your fogs with Genesis , Spore Frog , and Kami of False Hope . A Green/White shell with Eladamri's Call and maybe Chord of Calling if you want to go really creature heavy. You would need discard of some sort, I think a jump-start spell like Radical Idea or Chemister's Insight would be the best option in your main Bant colors, but Raven's Crime , Collective Brutality , and Liliana of the Veil are fantastic options in black. Running counters may also be nice, Nimble Obstructionist is especially interesting.
4 months ago
That is a very cool way to twist the use of Persistent Petitioners (!!).
If the main plan is to win with Jace, Wielder of Mysteries though, I'd play all 4 copies. First up is the matter of actually drawing them - since they are the only win-con, you want the best possible odds of finding them. Then there is the case of accidentally milling the Jaces, that will probably lose you the game on the spot. More Jaces = less risk of that happening.
I know Fraying Sanity is there to help self-mill faster, but they will also end up getting binned quite often. Instead I suggest cards like Radical Idea and Chemister's Insight . They only "mill" (draw) a couple of cards when used, but can add value even though they end up getting milled by the Petitioners. That way they can still help you dig for Jace.
I'd go with the full 4x Ipnu Rivulet too as they're more or less free and help further the plan.
Good luck with the brew :)