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Recurring Insight Discussion
1 month ago
You need more mana acceleration, Thran Dynamo, Gilded Lotus (just reprinted so much cheaper now), Worn Powerstone and of course being in a green a can't recommend green mana ramp spells highly enough for such a mana intensive tribe so things like Rampant Growth, Harrow, Kodama's Reach, Cultivate, Skyshroud Claim, Explosive Vegetation and Hour of Promise if you use utility lands or lands like Temple of the False God. If you go for the green mana ramp route I would highly recommend shock lands or any land that has more then one basic land type to make color fixing easier. With enough ramp you could probably safely drop down to 40 lands, also Quicksilver Amulet seems to be ideal for this kind of deck.
You also have the strongest card drawing color in your command, blue. I would recommend also cashing in on this with about 5 card draw spells to help keep your tempo going. Recurring Insight, Rhystic Study, Consecrated Sphinx, Blue Sun's Zenith, Thought Reflection and Mind Unbound are some decent card draw spells in blue.
You might want to remove Coat of Arms as it is more likely to blow up in your face against cheaper tribal creatures or token decks. Try Lightning Greaves and Swiftfoot Boots instead to protect your investment and beat face sooner.
1 month ago
You may not even have this deck active anymore, but curious how it held up. If you're still running it, why no Recurring Insight?
Appreciate a monoblue build with no counters!
2 months ago
Suggestions:Complicate, Censor, Cryptic Command, Dismiss, Dream Fracture, Izzet Charm, Mystic Confluence, Snapcaster Mage, Torrential Gearhulk, Metallurgic Summonings, Trail of Evidence, Staff of Nin, Mind Stone, Hedron Archive, Commander's Sphere, Thirst for Knowledge, Reality Shift, Insidious Will, Glimmer of Genius, Frantic Search, Deep Analysis, Curse of the Swine, Compulsive Research, Collective Defiance, Cathartic Reunion, Careful Study, Recurring Insight, Time Spiral, Library of Leng, Izzet Signet, Lightning Greaves, Crucible of Worlds, Stifle
2 months ago
Alright so initial thoughts: needs more ramp, needs more card draw and needs more interaction.
Ramp: You are in green so there is a lot of really good and cheep ramp you should add. You have the three two mana rampent growths which are good, but you should have at least 10 pieces of ramp in your deck, generally I like the higher mana ones that get two lands. The two mana ones are better in faster playgroups, but with how slow our games usually are, card efficiency and advantage is more important in my opinion. Cards I suggest: Cultivate, Explosive Vegetation, Kodama's Reach. You might also consider running all the signets though you may not need them. Also a note on mana, I'd say you should still run at least 36 lands, 34 is a bit low. For budget reasons you can probably cut the scry lands too. Look at: Kazandu Refuge, Highland Lake, Simic Guildgate, Timber Gorge, Woodland Stream. You also need to add some Mountains to your deck, at least 4 I'd say. You can also try to reduce the number of tap lands but yeah.
Card draw: One note first, make sure you add Ancestral Statue. Honestly your card draw isn't to to bad. I'd include Fierce Empath to for tutors, Skullclamp is always great card draw too. Secret Plans is cheap and goes with your deck. Trail of Mystery is also a good card, remember you can unmorph inside of combat too. Salt Road Ambushers is also a morph card that goes really well with other morph creatures. Remember megamorph is the same thing as morph, except when it flips it gets an extra +1/+1 counter. Whisperwood Elemental is crazy good card advantage too. Ixidor, Reality Sculptor is really crazy good when you can turn expensive un-morph creatures face up for only 3 mana too. Master of the Veil is also really good to rebuy some of the unmorph effects.
Interaction: This is one you could use some more work on. Most of your interaction will come from creatures but you still need to have some. For artifact and enchantment destruction you should be running a few of these: Acidic Slime, Nantuko Vigilante And a few ways to interact with creatures: Thousand Winds And maybe some spell removal: Beast Within, Primal Command, Shatterstorm.
Cards I dont think are pulling their weight: Recurring Insight is bad imo, if you want Fact or Fiction is better I'd say. Ashcloud Phoenix really slow and probably not going to recur. Broodhatch Nantuko interesting if you block a big creature and unmoroh it but even then I dont think its that good. Dawntreader Elk unless you are returning it from the graveyard I like other ramp more. Desolation Twin only good when you are ahead and even then questionable. Fathom Seer good card, but may not always have two islands, or just needs to be a consideration when you are ramping. Protean Hulk really good for combos and sometimes ok for value. In your deck of high cmc creatures though not as good. Unless he's a combo piece I'd say you can cut him. Thelonite Hermit dont think its worth it. Thought Harvester good if you are comboing it with Ancestral Statue or the like for a game winning combo, so probably fine, doesn't do much if you are not comboing though. Tishana, Voice of Thunder probably only good if you are already winning, may be fine but also cuttable for budget reasons. Flash really doesnt need to be here. Swan Song is a great card but can also probably be cut.
On other notes, your curve is looking pretty good, and overall it looks like a good deck. You can move a few cards around for budget reasons, but really your almost as low as you can go. Cards you can probably cut for budget reasons: Solemn Simulacrum, Voidmage Prodigy, Shaman of Forgotten Ways, Rootbound Crag, Protean Hulk, Cinder Glade, and Swan Song. Other than that it gets iffy I'd say. Let me know if you have any further questions.
2 months ago
The deck looks pretty good. It has a good amount of board wipes and ramp, but I think it could be stronger with more card draw. There's Mystic Remora, Arcanis, Skullclamp, maybe Sandstone Oracle, Recurring Insight, Slate of Ancestry, Jeskai Ascendancy and Well of Lost Dreams.
Otherwise I like the control and lifegain aspects, it looks like a good partner deck. Hope this makes it stronger
2 months ago
I Love the deck, but if you want to take BoGo free to the next level, you should add these sick cards Rishkar's Expertise, Baral's Expertise, Yahenni's Expertise, and Recurring Insight (because of the rebound and draw). Great deck, +1!
2 months ago
A year later already, eh? I love the list. Fire Covenant is an excellent addition for utilizing your life total. It's great for anything from nuking a single dork to an army. Izzet Charm is a great card. Flexibility is key in commander, and the charms exemplify that ideal. I love the control/combo build you have currently. My only suggestion is to either commit to, or completely remove the reanimation spells. Entomb, Buried Alive, and Animate Dead work well when you have bomb payoffs. I see you cut those in favor of better control cards, mana fixing, and just general consistency. If you intend to maximize the control/combo archetype to its fullest I recommend more draw/cantrips such as Impulse, Ponder, and Preordain. If you intend to continue with the reanimator sub-theme I highly recommend at least one more bomb besides C-sphnix and Thopter Assembly. You want 3 to fetch with Buried Alive. I'd still recommend trying to slot Frantic Search into the deck no matter what because I believe that card is absolutely busted in control and reanimator. I can see the deck is currently teched to fight my tier one bullshit. Even still, I believe Recurring Insight will still benefit the deck in a cut-throat meta, as well as you school's. It's perfect to refill your hand; as a top deck, top-end, or tutor target.
3 months ago
Commander > Niv-Mizzet, the Firemind