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When Reflector Mage enters the battlefield, return target creature an opponent controls to its owner's hand. That creature's owner can't cast spells with the same name as that creature until your next turn.
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Reflector Mage Discussion
1 day ago
I switched out Meddling Mage for Squadron Hawk to up the speed of the deck but not the cmc. I took Reflector Mage out for Kitchen Finks from the original SaffronOlive build because I think Finks is strictly better especially with the Resto Angel interaction.
1 day ago
Also worth mentioning that Aether Vial is a nombo with Monument since you aren't casting the creatures.
Looks like a fun deck, though I also don't like the Meddling Mages here. Sure you can know what your opponent is playing quickly, but pretty much all of the decks you named have easy ways of removing it quickly. I think it's good in the humans deck because they get added use from the subtype.
I'd suggest Reflector Mage if it wouldn't make you heavy on the 3-drops.
Maybe this could go towards Humans with Monument?
1 week ago
Okay so the main problem here seems to be focus. Yeah your curve is bad, but usaDiabetic said enough about that. Imma talk about cards. Also I'm linking my deck at the bottom of this comment because it's very similar. Borrow what you will.
There are a lot of cards in this brew that I looked at and just thought 'what are you doing here'. Whether they didn't fit the theme or were just outright bad, these are some cuts I might suggest for taking USA's and my advice into account.
Crystalline Crawler. It feels kind of useless. Like, what is it there to do? It's either a subpar mana rock or a weak attacker/blocker.
Guardian of the Gateless doesn't interact with +1/+1 counters, is 5 mana, and really isn't great in general. Either you block a bunch of stuff and it dies or you just use it as 2 blockers, and there are much better things to do with 5 mana.
Majestic Myriarch, while powerful, is not a card for this deck. Once again there is the lack of interaction with counters and also it's just a big dumb creature with a lot of keywords. At 5 mana? Not worth it.
Noosegraf Mob will die far too quickly for any counters to be placed on him. In commander I'm casting 5 spells every turn by the time you're casting this guy.
Reflector Mage, while a good card in general, has no place in this deck. Once again, why is it here?
The same is true for Reveillark.
And for Vizier of the Menagerie.
And for Nissa, Steward of Elements.
And for Haunted Cloak, Inspiring Statuary, Panharmonicon, Paradox Engine, Approach of the Second Sun, Migratory Route, Nissa's Pilgrimage, Spitting Image, As Foretold, and Ancient Excavation. All of these are good cards, some really good, but their are other decks that could utilize them better. They're just goodstuff in this deck, where elsewhere they could really be something!
Incremental Growth nay not be worth it for 5 mana. There are much better plays for that cost.
And once again, after you put in some ramp, I have a ton of suggestions for replacing suboptimal cards here. If you'd like me to go into more detail on specific all-stars I will. If I came off as really harsh I'm sorry, this actually looks like one of the first commander decks I ever built myself so I felt like I had to comment, for nostalia's sake. Thanks for bearing with me through this behemoth of a comment, and happy brewing.
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3 weeks ago
You can go aggro control. Most of the creatures do hurt (5 power) with effective etb effect/s. Flickering them reuses their etb and give pseudo vigilance.
I will raise a disclaimer that esper tends to run "good stuff" because, well, there are good spells that have little to no alternates.
From the creature list: consider keeping
--removal Angel of Despair
--draw Sphinx of Uthuun
Sepulchral Primordial -> another good one, getting creatures in opponents' gy
Vela the Night-Clad -> could be a win con, when you flicker enough
Sun Titan -> not sure if you have many 3cmc permanents, but usually great to have
maybeboard Boreas Charger
hope this helps.
1 month ago
Search for Azcanta actually has great synergy with Delver. You can stack the upkeep triggers so that you look at the card with Search, leave it there if it would flip Delver, or bin it if it doesn't and then you get to try to flip Delver with the next card. Search will never flip your Delver on turn 2, but it will oftentimes flip your Delver on turn 3. Whether it belongs with the rest of your deck is hard to say.
The problem is that even if you GQ their Cavern, you lose so much tempo when doing so. Tempo is kind of a big deal with this deck. You could wait until turn 3 or 4 to GQ the Cavern
I'm not sure how this deck can beat Humans, aside from flipping a Thing in the Ice. That's not to say you should play Thing, but that you do need some sort of plan. Thing in the Ice is soft to Reflector Mage. Cryptic Serpent is actually decent at combating the humans matchup and the modern meta in general. It's not the most tempo-oriented card, but it's very powerful.
1 month ago
Hey I have 4 suggestions for you!
1 month ago
Thank you so much for the kind assessment! I could see a Jeskai Wizard deck working. Maybe a more Tempo build or even Control if you wanted. Meddling Mage, Reflector Mage and Aven Mindcensor are all great Wizards to play in White. Burrenton Forge-Tender is a great sideboard card too. This sounds like it could be a great tempo deck and might try one out myself! Good luck building!