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Rhystic Study Discussion
3 days ago
Well, for me Elemental Bond isn't bad but it just... faces too hardcore competition. Let's compare draw:
- Temur Ascendancy - draw off your creatures + haste
- Rhythm of the Wild - uncounterable creatures + haste/counter
- Rhystic Study - draw off someone casting spells
- Aggravated Assault - basically a win-con with Savage Ventmaw
5 days ago
First of all you need more mana rocks badly. Nexr I recommend chposing your walkers for the power of their ultimate abilities. Emblems are what we like. Adding more fast mana will turn the deck from slow and grindy to having explosive openers and quick lines of play to Ultimate your most powerful Planeswalkers. Also you need a Bloom Tender immediately. I only play 20 walkers and something like 80% are chosen for their oppresive emblems. The quicker we can make that happen the better. Imagine the goal is to Ultimate Tamiyo, Field Researcher turn 3 or 4. Not many people are going to want to continue that game...As far as protection for your precious planeswalker allies I recommend cards like: Silent Arbiter , Ensnaring Bridge , and the such along with a healthy arsenal of at least 5 board wipes for annoying go wide decks (looking at you Najeela). Another thing that is a must have is some solid card advantage engines. While it's true we find this in the form of certain loyalty abilities (who doesn't love a free Brainstorm per turn from your favorite mind sculptor) it's still important to include enchantments such as Mystic Remora , Rhystic Study , and Sylvan Library these will smoothe out our lines of play in what would otherwise be a difficult to navigate mess of crazy interaction. Speaking of which where are your black tutors?!?! A deck like this benefits so much from it's color options and to not include at least Demonic Tutor is a big no no, these are the best cards available to us from the color and are crucial to our sinister plans. As far as our mana base is concerned we definitely need every fetch land and fetchable land we can get our hands on. If our lands aren't providing us 2 sources of all four colors by turn four we have failed to some degree. Honestly Atraxa superfriends can be very hectic to pilot and with all the options at your disposal it is easy to become overwhelmed when making decisions. The more cards we can look at, and the more we can tutor from our deck, the clearer those winning situations become. Also when X=7+ Genesis Wave will usually do it for you...trust me on that one. With a clear intention of what we want to do with this archetype we can deploy a team of planeswalkers as quickly as possible, using the raw power of their ultimate abilities to absolutely dominate the board. Emblems no less, which can only be removed by killing us and allow us to reek nothing short of total havoc on the plans of our unfortunate opponents!! I hope this helps someone wanting to take their atraxa deck to the next level, and just wait until someone in your meta decides they've had it and builds Gaddock Teeg ;]
6 days ago
Shared Animosity is also ridiculously good. For such a cheep enchantment it is soo aggressive. Especially as it gives them a boost until the end of turn so if you untap and attack again the creatures that attacked twice get a double boost! (although it does not trigger on the warriors that are created tapped and attacking. But, if you stack your triggers correctly it will count them when giving your warriors that attacked a boost). Purphoros, God of the Forge if you have or can get your hands on one is just a better Impact Tremors more damage, Indestructibility and pump ability is great.
In terms removing cards from the deck:
I think Wild Pair is too costly in terms of CMC but if you have a good argument I'll happily listen.
You could probably cut a couple of lands. I run low 30's I think but I also do run more signets.
Probably creatures is where I would drop the other cards. Combat Celebrant can be great but I normally find it to be underwhelming as it dies far too quickly. Gruul Spellbreaker for me is a standard card, It does not really protect much (only really against settle the wreckage). Samut, Voice of Dissent I find is too mana intensive as generally if I have that much mana i want to attack again.
Try taking some of these out and swapping them in for low costing hard hitting removal (mainly multipurpose enchantment and creature removal) and you will find you stagnate less.
6 days ago
SP3CTR3_chelts I have a bunch of removal I can slot into the deck, but I wouldn’t be too sure on what to swap out. I’ll probably be swapping my Rhystic Study for a card that is more offensive card draw. But I’m not sure what else I could slot out.
1 week ago
Pervavita, nah, the cycle was already complete-ish, the Rhystic Cycle:
1 week ago
1 week ago
AlmightyTentacle Verity Circle is actually popping up a lot because it punishes people using their dorks/utility creatures. More than pulls its weight, and actually draws more cards than Rhystic Study in many cases.
1 week ago
Thanks for asking! You're all welcome to critique or ask any questions regarding this deck and I'll try to give some meaningful input.
Mnemonic Betrayal I feel like is more of a sideboard card that is incredibly powerful in the right meta. If it doesn't do much against decks you regularly play against feel free to drop it for the next most powerful card of your preference. It could be replaced by a cantrip, mana rock or a card draw engine like Sylvan Library if you continuously play against random opponents. You're right in that it's probably not worthy of being maindeck in this "stocklist". Otherwise you could use it as a flex splot for whatever card that works well in your meta like Verity Circle , Rhystic Study or Compost for instance.
Seat of the Synod is in the list to keep the singleton aspect of the manabase for Tainted Pact and enabling mox opal or niche Transmute Artifact synergies. If you play against cards like Null Rod a lot feel free to replace it with something that is more useful for you which could be for example Twilight Mire or Tarnished Citadel . Personally I don't like Tarnished Citadel due to heavy life loss which hurts your Bolas's Citadel and Ad Nauseam potential.
Rhystic Study occurrence in decks from the last year
Commander / EDH:
All decks: 0.17%
W/U (Azorius): 1.76%
U/R (Izzet): 0.87%
U/B (Dimir): 1.22%
G/U (Simic): 0.67%
W/U/B (Esper): 0.9%
U/B/R (Grixis): 0.64%
BUG (Sultai): 0.56%
GWU (Bant): 1.09%