Read the Runes

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Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Custom Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Commander 2016 (C16) Rare
Onslaught (ONS) Rare

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Read the Runes

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Draw X cards. For each card drawn this way, discard a card unless you sacrifice a permanent.

Read the Runes Discussion

Yesterday on Can Gerrard, Weatherlight Hero's ability ...

1 month ago

For Tomorrow, I was thinking of Read the Runes 'for each card drawn this way' and guess I got mixed up.

As for Iname, my mind has been blown.

Optimator on Human Fly

1 month ago

I know you're looking for non-wheel card draw. I don't love cantrips in EDH unless there is a number-of-spells-matters effect in play but they can smooth out a deck a bit. Ponder , Preordain , Portent , Sleight of Hand , Serum Visions , etc. The sweet spot in around 3-5 CMC for me, ideally drawing CMC -1 but there aren't a ton of spells that efficient. I don't love Divination in EDH (2 for 3) but it's the gold-standard in 60-card decks for a quickie hand refill. There are tons of efficient cards like Divination too.

There are a ton of "draw 3, discard 1" for 4 or 5 mana, which are okay. Sift , Trial of Knowledge , and Amass the Components , for example. Many are costed for being commons, which isn't where you wanna be in EDH. There should be plenty of good, efficient cards to draw from though. At the same time, you have a lot of great high-CMC draw, like Consecrated Sphinx and Thought Reflection, so having a few Divination effects might smooth out your draws.

Some suggestions: Concentrate , Windfall , Cathartic Reunion , Plea for Power , Tidings , Nin, the Pain Artist , Finale of Revelation , Mind Spring , Braingeyser , Stroke of Genius , Blue Sun's Zenith , Fact or Fiction , Chart a Course , Ugin's Insight , Treasure Cruise , Dig Through Time , Kumena's Awakening , Fevered Visions , Honden of Seeing Winds , Reverse Engineer , Read the Runes , Precognitive Perception , Distant Memories , Arcane Encyclopedia , Endless Atlas , Trail of Evidence , Theft of Dreams , Borrowing 100,000 Arrows , Nezahal, Primal Tide , Kefnet the Mindful , Cavalier of Gales , Combustible Gearhulk , Thassa, God of the Sea , Shared Discovery , Secrets of the Golden City , Vivisection , Weight of Memory , Recurring Insight , Breakthrough , Niv-Mizzet, Parun , Deep Analysis , Gush , Invoke the Firemind , Expansion / Explosion , Chandra, Flamecaller , Dragon Mage , Wild Guess , Tormenting Voice , Arch of Orazca , Runehorn Hellkite , Conqueror's Galleon  Flip, Kraum, Ludevic's Opus , Ludevic, Necro-Alchemist , Commune with Lava .

Nemesis on Shes so Evasive! HELP!

2 months ago

Okay, this list will probably be long so I'll see if I can break it up.

Sram, Senior Edificer - basic stuff, card draw when you play an enchant

Kor Spiritdancer - same thing as above

Sphinx's Revelation and other x draw spells like Pull from Tomorrow , or Read the Runes

Curator's Ward - hexproof for your enchanted and draw if it's on bruna

Starfield Mystic - not crazy about this one, but it does reduce the cost of your enchantments when you have to cast them.

Danitha Capashen, Paragon - More Enchantment cost reduction

Hero of Iroas - same as above

Traumatize fast, ableit expensive, way to dump a ton of enchantments into your graveyard for Bruna
Winds of Rath - self explanatory

Divine Reckoning - nice when you have bruna and want to keep her

Single Combat - same as above

Umbra Mystic - good safety net for your auras

Eldrazi Conscription - expensive, but powerful aura

Spectra Ward - usually makes bruna unblockable

Spirit Mantle - usually makes bruna unblockable

Temple of the False God - land ramp, usually nice

Hedron Archive - ramp that turns into card draw if needed

Tons of tons of cards tutor enchantments, so consider those as well.

UnstableXThermostat on Ultra competitive Thrasios and Tymna

3 months ago

I think there are better cards than Stroke of Genius . A couple of them could be Necrologia and Read the Runes . Just another possible card substitution.

hkhssweiss on Still Just a Rat in a Cage

6 months ago

Yo S1ayerMonkey, some cards you can consider using:

I would also suggest some synergy cards like Read the Runes as you don't really care what cards go into your grave, as well as Notion Thief when you do your wheel effects. Overall Mairsil is a damn fun commander :P

hkhssweiss on Bruna, Light of Alabaster

7 months ago

You can consider cards like:

I have a great buddy of mines who played Bruna, she is a lovely commander~ Hope these suggestions help!

Cloudius on

1 year ago

Can consider the following the supplement the "Wheel Effects"

Epiphany at the Drownyard

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