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Retraced Image Discussion
5 months ago
Didn't mean to get on your case about the mana base - I've just seen people dump a lot of money into mana trying to "fix" underoptimized decks and it makes me cringe. Sorry if I came across as rude.
I found a few relevant cards you might've missed. In particular: Dichotomancy is an even bigger bomb than Eradicate , since it can steal all the creatures from an opponent's deck instead of exiling them. Mimeofacture is similar, but requires an investment of 4 mana per creature. Splinter is an Eradicate that requires an artifact creature. And Verdant Succession works like Remembrance for green creatures, except it brings stuff directly onto the battlefield.
Other (less powerful) options: Bazaar of Wonders , Eye of Singularity , Echoing Truth , Sever the Bloodline , Declaration in Stone , Retraced Image , Bubbling Cauldron , Pack Hunt , and Reflector Mage . If you have some way to copy Spy Kit , Biovisionary and Doubling Chant could also work.
In general, I think the biggest challenge you'll face is that effects synergizing with Spy Kit are kind of all over the place. There's board wipes, removal, staxxy control, creature tutoring... but not a lot of actual finishers. You've got to make room not only for precursors to Spy Kit (draw, ramp, tutors, etc.), but stuff that can win the game.
Maybe focus on one or two archetypes for the cards enabled by Spy Kit, then pick an unrelated win con? Or fill up on stealing/copying effects that can help set up Spy Kit combos but also be used offensively? I don't know... interesting dilemma.
1 year ago
Retraced Image is a nice blue ramp spell.
1 year ago
1 year ago
Retraced Image is actually amazing since it serves as a monoblue ramp spell on turn 1. Reveal an Island then get it on the battlefield. Nice. And it's not like the deck is not awesome enough by itself xD
1 year ago
White: Oath of Lieges
Black: Herald of Leshrac
Simic: Plasm Capture
1 year ago
Still not mentioned:Herald of Leshrac, Retraced Image, The Keyrunes, Coldsteel Heart, Clear the Land, Into the Wilds, Oblivion Sower, Crypt of Agadeem, Deathrite Shaman, Thought Vessel, Plasm Capture, Mwonvuli Acid-Moss, Shefet Monitor, The Diamonds, Grand Architect, Scuttlemutt, The Totems, Citanul Hierophants, Cryptolith Rite, Sakura-Tribe Scout, Walking Atlas, Axebane Guardian, Overgrown Battlement, Oath of Lieges, Rites of Flourishing, Sasaya, Orochi Ascendant, Zendikar Resurgent, Squandered Resources, Food Chain, Overabundance, Vedalken Engineer, Cultivator's Caravan, Guardian Idol, Dreamstone Hedron, Koth of the Hammer, Pentad Prism, Sphere of the Suns, Qarsi Deceiver, Spectral Searchlight, Fellwar Stone, Channeler Initiate, Devoted Druid, Morselhoarder, Serra's Sanctum, Recross the Paths, Scattering Stroke, Cryptolith Fragment Flip, Turnabout, Mana Drain
1 year ago
So glad to see someone doing something cool with Retraced Image in edh!
2 years ago
Hey I'm replying to your comment on my deck I'm Blue. My first question is, are you a 1 v. 1 EDH player? I noticed you are trying to lower your CMC and that may simply suit Talrand, but I also wondered if that is just a symptom of 1 v 1 mentality. I'm not sure.
One reason I hesitate to run more cantrips is that that is pretty much all they do, draw me a card and create a 2/2, along with a small ability. Personally, I love those types of cards. Ponder is one of the most lovely card designs I've seen (art too). I'd love to play more like it. Whispers of the Muse, Quicken (which I am seriously considering since it would allow me to toss out one of my 11 sorceries if I don't have Vedalken Orrery), Clairvoyance, Sapphire Charm etc. These are cards I'd love to add, and even non-cantrip U cost cards like Spy Network, Retraced Image seem fun to me. That is because I like cheap spells that do something neat. And with Talrand, each of these also throws a 2/2 drake out there.
I wondered if in a multiplayer game, with all these cheap and comparatively weak spells, won't it fizzle out and eventually lose in the long game. If the idea of Talrand is to rush down opponents, then I might understand that more. But I haven't understood it to be that way unless it's 1v1, which is not what I'm going for.
Eventually I think Misdirection would be a card I'd get. I thought about Turn Aside, but I for the same reasons listed earlier, I didn't want a bunch of cheap spells that don't do much, in this case, it wouldn't even cantrip. But without Talrand out there, the deck is dead, so, maybe Turn Aside would be worth running until I get Misdirection.
That is one reason to play more powerful spells. Some of the high CMC spells are for the purpose of keeping me in the game even if I struggle to keep Talrand out there.
Runechanter's Pike should be in there. I don't have one yet. I don't usually run equipment unless it really helps the deck, but being able to attach that to any of the drakes is pretty nice.
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