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Whenever you cast a noncreature spell, you may have Riddleform become a 3/3 Sphinx creature with flying in addition to its other types until end of turn.
2U: Scry 1.
2 months ago
Thanks for the advice!
I removed Riddleform and replaced it with Sphinx's Revelation and Mission Briefing which is very versatile in play. If I do remove the creatures, what would you suggest for replacements? I only have 6 creatures at present, and it doesn't feel like a reliable win con. I'm not good at deck building, but I really wanted to experiment with Narset Transcendent .
2 months ago
This looks like a pretty cool budget deck, however, you may want to take out the Pteramander and Thing in the Ice Flip as well as Riddleform , as most control decks don't want to cast spells during their main phase. For new cards, maybe one Sphinx's Revelation ? I know it's expensive, but it's a great card.
9 months ago
I would seriously recommend playing a bit more land as 16 is really low (you need to draw 1/3 of all the land in you deck to play your 5 drop). Besides that you might want to cut some counterspells in the mainboard and run Siren Stormtamer it is a wizard so nice and harder to counter the counter for control decks as this is an ability not a spell. This should also allow you to cut some of your worst wizards, i would cut the Ghitu Journeymage. Another cool card is Riddleform although not triggering Adeliz, the Cinder Wind it does trigger prowess and allows you to make sure you don't over draw land cards. Besides suddenly having an extra 3/3 flyer that is way harder to remove by sorcery speed removal is great. One last underrated card in this deck is Warlord’s Fury it replaces itself in your hand and triggers prowess and adeliz and makes your opponent either sacrifice their board or give you a ton of damage allowing you to finish of with one of the burn spells. Lastly i would suggest cutting at least a couple of the counters from your mainboard (i dont know your LGS meta so you do you) usually counters are played on the opponents turn not giving you the prowess triggers when you actually want them. And against UW control you want to outburst them not out control cause that aint gonna happen anyway.
9 months ago
1st off, Riddleform is dope and i can't wait to try it.
i personally really like Delver of Secrets Flip, because a 3/2 flyer is always good. He's not really in the deck to be a wizard, but you can choose to not reveal to keep him a wizard. Often times i use him just to cast a discounted Wizard's Lightning, which can be good enough to win.
Basically, either side is useful. Play delver!!
9 months ago
9 months ago
Hi tjjonny2000, thanks for the suggestions and the feedback!! Now, to answer your questions:
I don't include Siren Stormtamer in my deck mostly because I can't see what card to replace with it. I have considered it many times, but find myself not liking how the deck looks and feels with it. I can't cut cantrips like Opt, Warlord’s Fury and Crash Through (I'm running Crash Through in place of the Renegade Tactics that appear on the list), because my deck is constructed to use a low land count, low curve. The cantrips help give the deck consistency and enable prowess on their own. The only creature I could cut in favor of the Siren Stormtamer is the Ghitu Lavarunner, and I can't do it since it is a far more aggro card that can help me get some damage in early while not being susceptible to Goblin Chainwhirler. I can't cut burn spells for obvious reasons and Riddleform has won me many a game because of the fact that he dodges sorcery speed removal, and is a really good beater in this deck, closing out games by itself if left unchecked. The scrying has also won me games by itself when in a top-deck war. I completely understand why you think that Siren Stormtamer would be a great fit for a Wizards deck, and you might be right, just not for this iteration.
When speaking about Nimble Obstructionist , the reason this card did not make the cut for my deck is because the deck wants a really low curve to function properly. To give you an example, whenever I board in my copies of Enigma Drake to have a bigger threat that can win on its own, I tend to cut all 3 of my copies of Adeliz, the Cinder Wind to not mess up the curve; and it works really well. The point I'm trying to make is that Nimble Obstructionist is a good wizard with useful applications, but it is just too high up the curve for what my deck is trying to do.
Fiery Cannonade sounds awesome with a Soul-Scar Mage on the battlefield, but otherwise, I don't love the idea, especially since when I am sideboarding, one of the first cards to always come out is Adeliz, the Cinder Wind. If I have a card on my board that really works well with one other card on the battlefield, it takes away from the consistency of the deck in general.
I would invite you to playtest a bit with the deck so you can see for yourself what I mean with all of what I said here.
Again, Thanks for the feedback! (And I would really like if you would give a link to your deck in the comments, I do not mind that at all!)
10 months ago
Let's get you some wincons, and fix that landbase.
First: Landbase. Basic stuff, manarocks, and better land cards, and a touch of fetchlands to get us rocking and rolling. Then, guess what, you're playing green. Congrats, you get the luxury of a vast array of tasty morsels called ramp spells, so we'll take advantage of that.
Next, let's look at capitalizing on your commander's strengths: Card draw. We'll add in card draw, and some hand size manipulation to help manage it, along with some ways to make use of all that mana you gain and cards you draw.
- Storm Sculptor + Tishana, Voice of Thunder
Now for some wincons:
-Devastation Tide +Goblin Cannon (with your upcoming infinite mana/card draw combos, draw into this, then ping everyone for infinite damage and win, the ability stacks as many times as you pay the mana for it, before sacrificing itself).
-Spelltwine. - River's Rebuke
-Ghostly Flicker +Aphetto Alchemist (equip bracers to alphetto, tap to untap it and target manarock or kydele for aother infinite mana combo, once you have infinite combos going, you can take multiple turns, draw out your whole deck with psychosis or lab maniac or tishana, or empyrial plate, etc)
Other infinite combos you can look for are Sword of the Paruns or Umbral Mantle equipped to kydele if she's drawn enough cards. The possibilities are vast, just a matter of finding yourself a bit of room for those cards, which shouldn't be too hard. However I'm also aware of budgets, I know I've suggested a LOT of changes, many that you might need to purchase, and while the individual cards aren't too pricey, collectively it's a lot once you look at all the changes. But if you're personally looking to take your deck to the next level, I'll add some more blingy suggestions at the end of this comment.
Last couple of swaps to make:
The bling: Staff of Domination (more kydele comboing)
other cards to consider would be a touch more cantrips and counterspells? Depends on local meta, how often you need to stop people from preventing your comboing off: Pact of Negation Muddle the Mixtures Brainstorm Mystical Tutor
10 months ago
drsnailtrail I have deeply considered Riddleform but sadly in my playtesting with it I would always want a Wizard's Retort, Unsummon or Spell Pierce in its place. Although it is mostly a two-mana 3/3 flyer that can scry, it's not a Wizard, so it doesn't turn on Wizard's Lightning or Wizard's Retort. Also, it doesn't get pumped by Adeliz and it doesn't even have prowess so I can't protect it from commonly used burn spells like Abrade and Lightning Strike.
I don't really like Omenspeaker because it doesn't help me win faster with more answers. A 1/3 for 2 is not what this deck wants in the 75.
Even though Dismissive Pyromancer does have a draw engine attached to it, it doesn't have prowess but in replace it has a solid burn spell on a 2/2 body.
Thanks for the suggestions!
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