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Creature — Vedalken Wizard
As Realmwright enters the battlefield, choose a basic land type.Lands you control are the chosen type in addition to their other types.
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1 month ago
The first card that comes to mind is Yahenni, Undying Partisan; it's a step toward the speed problem and not enough fatty problem, and fits the sac theme if you decide that. Sometimes to speed up your game, you have to slow down your opponent with Frozen AEther, Urabrask the Hidden, Baral's Expertise (which speeds you up as well), Vandalblast, Static Orb, etc. Beside that, there's ramp and sneaking in cards to really speed up your game. Consider Sneak Attack or Quicksilver Amulet, Deathrender or Clone Shell; also consider rocks like Commander's Sphere, Dreamstone Hedron, Hedron Archive, Heartstone/ Carnival of Souls for unearth, Semblance Anvil and Nightscape Familiar. There's also cards that help your opponent as well, but if you've more value it could work: Mana Flare, Dream Halls, Braids, Conjurer Adept.
Situations where you're in a stahlwart, loosing, and have huge problems, are different from situation where you're at parity and have equal footing. At parity, card advantage and evasion rule. Chariot of Victory and Haunted Cloak, Archetype of Endurance/ Archetype of Aggression/ Filth/ Wonder/ Brawn, Hot Soup/ Deepfathom Skulker/ Whispersilk Cloak, maybe Trailblazer's Boots or Prowler's Helm, all of these can help close a game. This deck needs much more draw, especially with some discard outlets you have. Cards like Arcanis/ Humble Defector (good unearth target), Skullclamp, The Immortal Sun, Harvester of Souls, Phyrexian Arena, Divination/ Faithless Looting/ Concentrate, Chandra, Flamecaller, Open Into Wonder. If you're loosing, usually board wipes are the best answer. Black Sun's Zenith, Toxic Deluge, Archfiend of Depravity, Perilous Vault/ Worldfire, All Is Dust, all for dealing with indestructible. You could also add some fatties or deathtouchers like Taurean Mauler, Consuming Aberration, Scourge of Geier Reach, Nighthowler, Ophiomancer, Ogre Slumlord.
It's rather hard to suggest versatile cards without answering direct metas, do you have any specific cards or strategies giving you trouble right now?
For general versatility, there's Rakdos Charm/ Rampaging Ferocidon, Gravepurge/ Footbottom Feast to protect your graveyard, which is rather important in this deck, Thief of Blood/ Vampire Hexmage for atraxa/ planeswalkers. For a combo heavy meta, there's Time Stop/ Summary Dismissal, Torpor Orb/ Kalitas, Traitor of Ghet, Praetor's Grasp/ Sadistic Sacrament to extract combo pieces. Stranglehold, Defense Grid/ Wild Ricochet (which is a counterspell) for control decks. Clever Impersonator or Phyrexian Metamorph adds a bunch of versatility, maybe some tutors to directly answer something.
For this deck, I would reinforce your themes of mill, reanimation, and draw, and probably add more ramp and board wipes. I personally like ETB/ death triggers over big 'uns and tokens, so that's going to heavily influence my opinion. If you were to go wide, you could add threaten effects and Faerie Artisans to sac them, you could add Genesis Chamber/ Grave Titan/ Wurmcoil Engines/ Spawning Pit for tokens, Dragon Throne of Tarkir for combat tricks. Also, to make the deck stronger, I could point out some of the weaker cards. Like Worn Powerstone, I'd rather add Hedron Archive or Dreamstone Hedron; Star Compass is OK, but I wanted to point it out because it doesn't fix your colors, I'd suggest Realmwright to unearth/ Fellwar Stone; Spell Pierce is not too good in my opinion as is way too easy to pay, I'd rather have Mental Misstep/ Foil; Death's Approach can be replaced with Snuff Out, Sudden Death, Sickening Shoal with all the big creatures you have. You made a lot of good picks though, like Teferi's Veil, Flayer of the Hatebound, Stitch Together, etc., those are rather strong in my opinion.
If I had the commanders or strategies you're facing I think I could answer better, but I hope this helps you take step towards a stronger deck! I'm always here
3 months ago
This deck probably wants any color mana producers for in case there are activated abilities on cards you steal you want to use. I would suggest Darksteel Ingot as a definite mana rock for a thievery deck, or Manalith as a budget option. Gilded Lotus wouldn't be bad either.
Likewise you could potentially get some benefits from your mana base on that end. Vivid Marsh and Vivid Creek are pretty easy to get to fix your mana in case of wanting off colors, or just use a Realmwright to fix all your lands to providing a third color.
4 months ago
Makes me think of my Blue Valakut deck with Realmwright and walking atlas
6 months ago
Connoisseur is a Wizard who I overlooked; it's pretty good with the reanimation theme because it has unearth. Putting Wizards into the graveyard is what this deck does making unearth great. Connoisseur is mana expensive compared to Buried Alive, but having this same effect with a Wizard is needed. It's unearth cost is only four mana and I can eminence it when unearthed. Realmwright is fine, but I've found that I don't need him. He's completely lackluster if I don't need his land ability.
Since adding Gamble I've also added more red lands sources to have a better chance of casting it early because of this I've added Terminate. It's such a good removal spell and I feel the manabase can now support it.
6 months ago
Realmwright helps with mana fixing, the painful manabase and is a Wizard. He's good because he affects all my lands. Whatever type of basic land I name I can tap a pain land and use that type thus not losing life while making colored mana with the land. It works with Mana Confluence, but not City of Brass because I lose life simply by tapping Brass.
Magus of the Will was added as a way to reuse the reanimation enchantments and the graveyard. In a single turn casting, eminence and using the token's ability is not really an option because it costs seven mana. This same turn I want to also be able to use mana to play cards from the graveyard to get actual value. Reanimating Magus however is good. Being able to eminence Magus and use the token's ability is pretty powerful because then he's not just a one shot deal. Getting to use Magus only once is however still fine.
There's ways to reanimate at instant speed with Necromancy and Apprentice Necromancer's tap ability. I use either of these on my last opponent's end step before it's my turn to reanimate Magus, pay one mana to eminence and then on my turn untap with the token and/or the original Magus. This works because I'm already in an end step when reanimating Magus the token gets exiled by Inalla at the beginning of the next end step. Same goes for Apprentice since I'm already in an end step the creature I reanimate with it dies at the beginning of the next end step. The next end step is mine, but I get my whole turn with the token. I can activate the token for three mana and then use the rest of my mana to cast cards from my graveyard for value.
I cut Reunion for Izzet Charm. Charm gives me so many more options for the same mana cost and is an instant. I also like that I can draw the cards before I have to discard them. Although Charm only draws two cards where as Reunion draws three the instant speed and extra options that Charm provides is more beneficial.
7 months ago
This seems like a dumb question but, Realmwright's ability ends when it leaves the battlefield, right?
7 months ago
I would highly recommend revising your land base. Tri color lands are nice and all, but they are slow, consider using dual lands, look for the ones that have a clause to enter the battlefield untapped. Filter Lands are going to be your best friend for five colors and above all, Prismatic Omen, Realmwright and Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth.